Foods I Recently “Discovered”

Since beginning my health journey, I have been exploring “new” foods that I would have never eaten before. Now, don’t  judge me. I am sure that many of you have been eating many of these foods since you were toddlers but they are all new to me. As someone who has always HATED trying new […]

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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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How to Handle Valentine’s Day While Single

Today is Valentine’s Day!!! This is a day for couples to show one another their love and appreciation. For some singles, it can be a hard day to handle. Trust me, I have been there – wishing I was in a relationship and just counting each Valentine’s Day as they came and left. Well, this […]

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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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Walnut Tacos

We recently made walnut tacos and to our surprise, they were pretty good! It does not last well so we don’t recommend having any leftovers but they are perfect for a night when you are craving tacos but barely have any calories left for the day. Continue reading to learn how to make this nutritious […]

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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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Striking Out of the Comparison Game (Pt.2)

In Part one of Striking out of the Comparison Game, I stated that comparing leads to low self-esteem, jealousy and also pride. But comparisons can also lead to an ungrateful heart. Constantly comparing what you have or don’t have shows God that what He has blessed you with is not enough. And to be honest, […]

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Striking out of the Comparison Game (Pt.1)

How many of us have been playing in this never-ending game of comparisons? I know I have and I am taking myself out of the game, striking out on purpose because this game just isn’t fun anymore; maybe it never was. COMPARE: estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between. I have struggled with […]

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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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Overnight Oats

This was our first time trying overnight oats (we know that we are late) and to our surprise we absolutely LOVED it! Continue reading for the simple recipe: Ingredients ½ cup of almond milk (or any milk that you prefer) ½ cup of oats (instant or steel cut is just fine) Cinnamon to taste Agave […]

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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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Just Say NO!!

      For the month of December, I am just going to SAY NO!! I am saying no to the bag of chips I seem to have every single day around 12 am. I am saying no to my sweet tooth that comes out every so often. I am saying no to my flesh, […]

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Gaining Relationship

Our relationship with Jesus is the most important relationship that we will ever have and should be our number one focus. Because we serve the one true living God, we have continuous opportunities to communicate with Him. He allows us to ask questions, He answers in his timing and sends confirmations. I grew up in […]

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JASMINE: 11/28/17

Highest weight: 237 Current weight: 208.6 Measurements R arm: 14.2 Waist: 36 BMI: 39.2 Body Fat: 36.8 To start with I am happy that I am down 6.6 lbs. this month! BUT I could have met my 10 lb. goal if I would have made better eating choices. 2 weeks ago I got down to […]

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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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5 Things to Know About FEAR

The feeling of fear is natural. There is a difference between having a spirit of fear and a feeling of fear. First and foremost, feelings are fickle and forever changing so for most scenarios, feelings are not dependable. But the feeling of fear is natural to every human. You have probably heard of fight or […]

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How to Recover from a Binge

Losing weight and breaking old habits are not as easy as people who have lost massive amounts of weight make it seem. Completely overhauling your lifestyle and breaking habits that you have had for decades take discipline, and for me, many prayers! I sometimes slip back into old eating habits and, even worse, indulge in […]

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Challenge Your Insecurities

For the past couple of months I have been trying to do things that take me out of my comfortable little box. And nothing is more uncomfortable than wearing my arms out without a cardigan or jacket on (I know it’s kind of a weird insecurity). But I have like a mini heart attack anytime […]

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JASMINE: 10/17/17

  HIGHEST WEIGHT: 237 CURRENT WEIGHT: 215.2 BODY FAT: 39.6 BMI: 37.8 RIGHT ARM: 14.2 in. WAIST: 36.5 in.     This past month I lost a whopping 3.2 lbs. Last week I was actually 212.8 lbs. but it was also my birthday week sooo I probably ate a just a little too much lol! […]

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Chocolate Almond Granola Bars

Our chocolate almond granola bars were created because our trainer said that I was eating too many granola bars that were loaded with processed sugar. We wanted to continue eating granola bars as well as keep our trainer off of our backs and then the our Chocolate Almond Granola Bars were created! We realize that […]

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Malisa: The Glorious 2Teens

This morning I woke up after a pretty frustrating night to a beautiful sight. My scale weighed me in at 217.8!!! I was/am overjoyed! I sat on my bed in pure bliss as I recorded my new weight in my Lose It app. I began to think about the last time I saw that number […]

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Lose Your Expectations

Philippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. God is such a great father and He loves us so much. He […]

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