Amanda & Jesse

Weight A Minute: Bad Days

“You can’t appreciate the good days without the bad ones.” That’s so true. And let me tell you, on a weight loss journey…you’ll have your fair share of bad days. It’s hard. It’s frustrating. But it’s so worth it once you meet your good days. Today was a bad day for me. At least as far as weight loss goes. ... Read More »

Bad Jokes: Identical Twin Edition

Jesse and Joey had a goal of not laughing at each other’s jokes. They failed miserably. Bad Jokes: Identical Twin Edition Jesse and Joey had a goal of not laughing at each other's jokes. They failed miserably. Posted by Amanda and Jesse on B-105 on Friday, March 17, 2017 Read More »

Weight A Minute: Workplace Temptations

Date: 3/16/17 Weight: Down 105 DISCLAIMER: I’m not a nutritionist or an expert. My advice is based on my own weight loss experience. Resisting temptations while at work is HARD! Whether it be free snacks or offers to grab food you know will derail your diet. Rule number one is to be prepared! Just in the past few days, here’s ... Read More »

Weight a Minute: New Milestone!

With patience, perseverance and hard work…you can make big things happen! After being in a weight loss plateau for a couple years, then gaining some weight back last year…it’s been a while since I’ve had that euphoric feeling of going down a pant size. I was going to wait until I hit my next mini goal before I dared try ... Read More »

Weight a Minute: Food Prep Video

Here’s a peek of some of my meal prep from our Facebook page… Amanda's meal prep Posted by Amanda and Jesse on B-105 on Saturday, March 4, 2017 -Amanda     Read More »

Weight a Minute: Goals

Weight: Down 103 Date: 3/3/17 It’s always a good idea to have small goals. My goal right now? Lose 7 pounds, get a new pair of fancy yoga pants. 7 more pounds will put me at my lowest weight ever, but it’s still attainable. Looking at losing a giant number is so scary and seems unrealistic. At my biggest weights ... Read More »

Weight a Minute: Calories Count

Weight: Down 103 Date: 3/3/17 I’ve always hated calorie counting. I really never felt like I was doing it right or knew how many calories to eat. Except now…I’m counting again! Well, with the advice from my doctor. Last year I started doing a lot of strength training at the gym, and my trainers told me I needed to not ... Read More »

Weight a Minute: Backstory

Hi! I’m Amanda Valentine, and I’ve battled with weight issues my entire life. Since I was 6 or so I’ve been overweight/obese. I’ve always kind of been labeled that “fat, funny friend” …which I really feel like I developed my sense of humor as a coping mechanism from being so uncomfortable with my weight and appearance. I always wanted to ... Read More »

Undress Jess

We’re raising money for the Heart Mini, benefiting the American Heart Association! For every $100 donation we receive, a piece of Jesse’s clothes comes off! Whatever he is left wearing is what he’ll wear during the Heart Mini! Please help us raise $1,000 to make this a very memorable Mini! Donate here. Update (3/10):  We’ve reached our goal!  Thank you ... Read More »