Jasmine: Goals for 2019

   A new year has started, so of course it is time to write down some new goals and a plan that will help me accomplish those goals!! My major goal for 2019 is to lose 30 lbs!! But since I am probably going to accomplish this goal by the halfway point of 2019, my […]

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Jasmine: End of Year Review

    Can’t believe 2018 is coming to a close. This year has literally flown by! But before I am totally done with 2018, I wanted to look back on some gains and losses that I have encountered this year. 1.) I completed my first 5k!   The Great Inflatable Race was a great introduction […]

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I Still Hate Working Out

I hate to admit it, but I hate working out! I know that is weird to say considering we created a faith and fitness blog, but it’s the truth. I don’t look forward to an hour of exercising every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! The best part of the workout for me is when it’s over […]

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Our First 5K

In April, Jasmine had the bright idea of us participating in our very first 5K… I was a tad bit nervous because I wasn’t as fit then but we both agreed that we would be ready by the time the race came around… Well it came around in November and to be honest, I didn’t […]

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Non-Food Rewards

  Since I am only 20 pounds away from goal weight, I have been thinking about how I will reward myself. I was supposed to reward myself once I got to 199 lbs. but I’m not sure why I never made it happen. But I will definitely be rewarding myself once I see 160 lbs!! […]

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JASMINE: 9/26/18

Highest weight: 237 Current weight: 187/178.4 Total Weight Lost: 58.6 lbs!!! Measurements R arm: 15//13.5//12.5 Waist: 37//35//32 BMI: 39.3//33.1//31.1 Body Fat: 41.6//36//33.2 It has taken me majority of this year to get out of the 180’s, but it finally happened! My goal weight for right now is 160-165 lbs. and I am soo close!! Not […]

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I Don’t Count Calories Anymore!

    I had to stop counting calories, it was stressing me out. I know it probably sounds crazy, but if I saw that I had 200 calories to eat for the rest of the day, I would become slightly depressed lol. I felt like it just took up too much time to put in […]

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Week 2 – We Made It!

Ahhh. The 2-Week Challenge is FINALLY OVER! But before Malisa runs to Chick-fil-A for #1 with a lemonade, let’s discuss how we wrapped up the rest of the challenge! Jasmine This challenge definitely turned out to be harder than what I expected! But it was definitely the push I needed to get me closer to […]

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Week 1 Check-In: How Did We Do?

We are currently in week 2 of the 2-Week Challenge and it’s time to check in and let you all know how well (or not) that we did during the first week. If you have stumbled along the way, it is perfectly okay. Just pick yourself back up and finish strong! Malisa One word to […]

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How To Recover/Avoid Caffeine Withdrawal

 I hate to admit it, but when I drink coffee it must taste like candy lol! So now, I absolutely CANNOT drink coffee or I would not lose any weight because it has to have mounds of sugar and cream in order for me to even think about sipping it! Coffee and Coke can cause […]

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2 Week Challenge

Our next challenge starts on Monday, August 13th (HOW EXCITING)! We have been planning to begin another challenge for over a month now and we are happy to say that it is finally here and we really do appreciate everyone who has asked about the details! Challenge Rules You probably noticed that we didn’t put […]

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A Quick Guide to a Healthy & Happy 4th of July

Workout if You Can This morning Jasmine and I were able to get a good workout in before Jasmine heads off to work and I begin cooking for the holiday. If your trainer is not as amazing as ours or if your gym is not open, try to get in a run/walk before the day’s […]

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30 Day Challenge: 2 Week Recap

  I can’t believe the challenge is halfway over!! Just wanted to update you guys on how it has been going so far and what I have been eating!!     Week 1 Meal Plan: Breakfast: eggs w/ avocado; overnight oats Lunch: Taco salad w/ ground turkey Dinner: Shrimp and broccoli Snacks: apples w/peanut butter; […]

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Malisa: Where Have I Been?

I wish that I had a long, drawn out response to why I have not been active on Lose to Gain More but the truth is that I have been working and eating (A LOT). I have a job that consists of many extreme highs and lows in regards to work load. For example, I […]

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30 Day Challenge: Clean Eating

Soooo I need a restart, I’m calling for a do over because these past two months have not been the best eating wise. Since I have been consistent with my workouts, I haven’t really gained weight, but if I keep heading down the same road, I am pretty sure it will happen. Like I just […]

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Losing Excuses

As a woman, my hair is very important to me and I like for it to look nice! I used to feel like it was impossible for me to work out as much as I do and have my hair look presentable throughout the week! Some hairstyles that I use to wear before starting this […]

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JASMINE: 3/14/18

Highest weight: 237 Current weight: 187   Measurements R arm: 15//13.5 Waist: 37//35 BMI: 39.3//33.1 Body Fat: 41.6//36 It’s my first weigh-in of 2018!! I have been 187 lbs. for the past month because the month of February was trash eating wise! Click here if you missed my last post about  February. To be honest, […]

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Malisa: I Gained 5 Pounds

I gained 5 pounds! I wish that I could write that I have no idea how this happened but that would be a lie… a complete lie. I ate very strict in January and only ate raw, vegan foods. Once February 1st hit, I was over it, ready to eat everything in sight. Since February […]

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Plateaus are Real

Plateaus are HORRIBLE! I am writing this after a full-blown melt down about waking up to 200.something pounds yet another day. It has been almost two weeks and the scale has not budged. Upset is an understatement. I have been working out extremely hard and eating healthier than I ever have and yet my weight […]

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Walnut Brownies

Raw, vegan walnut brownies are a new fav dessert of mine! I ate these brownies guilt free and plan on making another batch soon. Keep reading for details: Ingredients: 2 cup of walnuts 1 cup of pitted dates Dash of Himalayan salt 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup raw honey or agave if vegan 3 […]

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Rough Week

     My eating habits this week have been OUT OF CONTROL, you hear me!? I have eaten more junk and fast food this past week (maybe a week and a half) than I have for the past two months! If you recall my post JUST SAY NO (click here of you missed it) back […]

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Banana, Blueberry & Mango Smoothie

Since beginning my weight loss journey smoothies have become a go-to “meal” for me. Believe it or not, I make and drink the same smoothie at least three times a week. Still interested? Keep reading below: Ingredients: Vanilla plant based protein powder Frozen mango cubes Frozen blueberries Almond milk 1 whole banana Kale or spinach […]

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The Journey is Beautiful

Before I got serious with my weight loss journey, I would sit and swipe through 100’s of before and after pics on the internet. I would do this hoping that it would give me some type of motivation or inspiration to start my own journey and actually stick to it. Now that I have finally […]

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Non-Scale Victories: Malisa

I am extremely close to my first major goal weight of 199 pounds (the scale keeps moving between 200.8 and 199.3) and I think this is a perfect time for me to highlight my NSVs thus far. It still amazes me to think that I have already lost approximately 57 pounds! During this time last […]

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Malisa: 50 Pounds Down

It has taken me over 2 months to lose a little over 10 pounds and I am thrilled to finally be in the single digits and so close to 199. I posted my last weight progress entry on October 13, 2017 (you can read that here) and I weighed in at 217.8 pounds. Height: 5’1″ […]

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Jasmine: ONEderland

Friday, December 22, 2017 is a day that I will never forget! It is the day that I stepped into ONEderland. You see, I haven’t seen the 100’s since I was in high school!! (A few years ago, I got down to 200 lbs. but I never saw 199 because I celebrated a bit too […]

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Portion Control

I have been overeating for all of my life and it has been a constant battle trying to reteach myself how much food I should eat during meals. I am pretty sure that I ate enough to feed at least three people during each helping and I always went back for seconds. The craziest part […]

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Malisa: From a Size 22 to Size 16

Yesterday Jasmine and I went to Target to kill some time before a Christmas party and she decided to try on pants to see if she went down a size. Watching her success inspired me to try on a size 16, even though I was convinced that the pants would not go above my hips. […]

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Don’t Believe The Myth

Lifting weights has been a major part of our weight loss journey! It is a common misconception that women should not lift heavy or even lift weights at all but we are living proof that that is NOT TRUE! Most of the time spent with our trainer is spent lifting heavy weights, we are both […]

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Thanksgiving Survival Kit

1. Eat Breakfast In past years, we would skip breakfast to “save room” for our Thanksgiving feasts. This year we will wake up and eat breakfast, in order to not feel famished when it is time to eat and eat enough for three people. For some reason, in our minds, skipping breakfast made us feel […]

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