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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Malisa: January 2019 Results

I started off the year at a horrible 231.6 pounds! I can’t say that I was really surprised because I had been eating more than enough for the holidays but I hadn’t been on the scale in forever so I didn’t know what the scale would say. I stepped on my trainer’s scale on January […]

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Jasmine:1/23/19

Starting weight: 189 Current weight: 180.8 DOWN 8.2 LBS!!! January has been a great month so far!! I have been sticking to my plan and the weight is finally coming off again. My goal for the month of January is to be at least 179 lbs. by February 1st! I have a little over a […]

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Malisa – Quarter 1 Goals

This year I have decided to break my year into quarters. It should be much easier for my brain to focus on 3 months rather than the entire year and this way I can alter my goals as needed. For quarter 1 of the year (January – March), I have given myself a hefty goal […]

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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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Overall Health

2018 has been very interesting for me. There have been many, many good times – promotion, Dubai (maybe we will write a post on this soon), new car, met many great people, etc. But it has also been a year of STRUGGLE regarding my overall health. I hit my first major goal weight towards the […]

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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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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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Last 100 Days

I cannot believe that we are less than 100 days away from 2019! Am I the only one that is still having a hard time accepting that it is currently 2018 and now I have to prepare for the next year? I feel as if I just turned 16 yesterday and I am wondering why […]

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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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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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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 Things I Have Learned in 30 Years

NEXT WEEK I WILL CELEBRATE MY 31st BIRTHDAY!!! MY Birthday is a really big, super, huge, enormous deal to me. I plan an event/outing with my closest girlfriends each year and I do little things to celebrate throughout the entire month of July. Oh… and I usually act like this (HeHe): Since it’s my birthday […]

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30 Day Challenge Complete

I am super happy to say that I made it on the other side of the challenge!! And to be honest, I didn’t stay on track as much as I wanted to because of I guess life lol! But all in all, I think I accomplished what I wanted to! This was a great kick […]

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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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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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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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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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