Rugged Maniac 2019

So I did something waaayy outside of my comfort zone! I signed up for an obstacle race. My coworkers talked me into doing it with them! Our team name is Mighty Microbes (we are microbiologists lol). When I first saw the text message of them asking who wanted to do it, my initial reaction was […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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