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Hammer and Chisel Week 1 Recap


Matt: -3.6 pounds

Erica: -1.2 pounds

We will measure inches and take photos every two weeks, so those will be in the next update!   We are both feeling so much better inside and out. December was a month of traveling for us, which meant eating out and

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0 Comments 04 January 2016
Pumpkin "Pie" Bites

These pumpkin bites are perfect for the upcoming cooler weather!  These are still a dessert, for sure, but they do not use refined sugar, white flour, or gluten.  They are vegan and are automatically portion controlled because they are in individual muffin cups rather than a large pie.  The original

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0 Comments 21 September 2015

Waking up early and loving it

Waking up early hasn’t always been easy for me. In fact, I set a goal for myself to get up at 5:15 every single morning and it took me two whole months to actually do it for the first time. I set my alarm every night, but when

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0 Comments 11 September 2015
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Confession: I really, really hate olives.  And I also hate chickpeas, but I love hummus.  Is that weird?  Even with how I feel about both of those things, this salad looks SO good to me!!  To be honest, you could probably sprinkle feta cheese on anything and I’d eat

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0 Comments 08 July 2015
How to Identify and Remove Toxic Relationships from Your Life

“The thing about a toxic person is that they are like vampires. They drain your energy. They drain your joy.   They are people that when you are with them, you feel stressed. And when you leave them, you are exhausted.” – Chris Lee

We all have them. Those toxic vampires that

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0 Comments 24 June 2015
Avocado Hummus

I just recently rediscovered hummus (I used to hate it when I was younger), and I can’t get over how GOOD it is!  I happened to stumble upon this Avocado Hummus recipe and I knew I had to share it here.  Creamy avocado + hummus = heaven.  This is *super food

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0 Comments 15 June 2015
How I Deal with Food Cravings and Temptations

We all have those foods that do it to us.  Some of us like sweet and others like salty – but we all have foods that tempt us and sabotage our goals.  I, myself, am a sweets girl.  I could eat chocolate all day every day.  Chocolate chip cookies?  Cupcakes? Cake?

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0 Comments 08 June 2015
Summer Corn, Avocado, and Black Bean Salad

It’s funny how much our taste buds change over time.  I used to be such a picky eater and wouldn’t touch anything new.  I was convinced that black beans and avocado weren’t for me!  I am so glad I became more adventurous with my eating because my

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0 Comments 03 June 2015