Gamer_Wife2008

Start Weight:(02 Aug 12) 269.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Mar 16) 243.0 lb
Goal Weight:215.0 lb
following: Gamer_Wife2008's own diet
performance: losing 4.9 lb a week

Hi everyone :-)! My name is Jess, a 28 year old living in Philly. I've be married for eight years to my wonderful husband Martin! Joined the site mostly because I've been struggling with my weight since being married. I love him, but you know how it is... "Honey, try this!" Or he tries to be thoughtful and bring chocolate back home with him. I swear in our first two years, all we did was dine out. Yes, he has a lot of meat on his bones too!

I have fertility issues other than my obesity. The last thing you think about in your early twenties is (in)fertility, you know? I thought of either of us, it would be more on his side (he's older than I am). But we talked about adoption before we were even engaged (in addition to any children we had), so we'll do just that :-) It hurt for a long time to not have any of our own biological ones. But I think G-d planned this all along. I have an amazing gift with kids, and maybe this is how I'm supposed to experience motherhood. And my husband is pretty great with kids too, so I guess this was his path all along as well!

Just a bit of info- LOVE dancing and music (obsessed with Zumba!), movies, video games, hanging out, taking care of kids, etc.

FatSecret member since: 02 Aug 12

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Gamer_Wife2008's Latest Member Challenges

52
  Quit the Gimmicks and Still Drop the Weight
status: Completed
ended: 29 Jun 13
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190
  7lbs off in month of February
status: Completed
ended: 25 Feb 13
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Nicole Michale Scott
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Gamer_Wife2008's Cookbook

cals: 61kcal | fat: 0.82g | carbs: 11.92g | prot: 2.04g
Banana Oat Cookies
3 ingredients make this cookie recipe quick and easy.
cals: 147kcal | fat: 6.21g | carbs: 17.79g | prot: 4.48g
"Cookie Dough" Dip
Protein packed chickpea dip made into a sweet non-guilty treat.
cals: 138kcal | fat: 1.62g | carbs: 19.92g | prot: 14.47g
Protein Pancakes II
A healthy, delicious, low-fat pancake, that is high in protein.
cals: 84kcal | fat: 4.50g | carbs: 10.71g | prot: 2.36g
Chocolate No Bake Cookies
Quick and easy yummy chocolate cookies that require no baking.
cals: 135kcal | fat: 8.17g | carbs: 12.61g | prot: 4.36g
All Natural Breakfast Bars
Breakfast bars made of natural ingredients for health minded people on the go.
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Affording the food for a healthier me..help?
Gamer_Wife2008 wrote:
My hubby isn't a picky eater by any means, but he sometimes gives me issues about buying healthier foods. He's trying to mentally prepare himself to lose weight with me. I understand that you have to be at a place and believe that 'enough is enough.' So in the meantime, we compromise.

We didn't like whole grain pasta (tastes like cardboard to us lol), so we switched to the ones made from spinach and tomato; additionally it gives you a half serving of pasta per portion. Costs the same as a regular box of pasta anyways! If you buy fresh fruits and veggies, especially from a farmer's market, it's way cheaper than supermarkets. I know if we ever have babies, I will be pureeing the majority of their baby food.

Oh and people LOVE my turkey burgers- most can't even tell it's not beef.

Also when I prepare my homemade mac and cheese, I put some cauliflower in it now. It's SO good! There is a cookbook from Jessica Seinfeld called Deceptively Delicious. Most of the recipes are AMAZING! Her chicken strips are to DIE FOR!!! I now crave that chicken more than fried chicken! However that is not the cheapest route to go.


Oh as far as adding more vegetables into your diet, you can buy baby food purees and add them to many dishes! And it saves time, cleaning, prep, dishes, etc. I will be doing this on our next shopping trip!
posted 13 Jul 2013, 10:46
Will losing weight really make you happy?
JustADreamer wrote:
I consider myself a strong, independent woman. I am losing weight for my health. However, I would be lying if I didn't want to look better as well. As long as you understand that the main reason to lose weight is to feel better and be healthier, wanting to look better isn't a bad thing. You just can't become obsessed with it.


Perfect, you said what all of us are thinking- thank you!
posted 13 Jul 2013, 10:42
Affording the food for a healthier me..help?
My hubby isn't a picky eater by any means, but he sometimes gives me issues about buying healthier foods. He's trying to mentally prepare himself to lose weight with me. I understand that you have to be at a place and believe that 'enough is enough.' So in the meantime, we compromise.

We didn't like whole grain pasta (tastes like cardboard to us lol), so we switched to the ones made from spinach and tomato; additionally it gives you a half serving of pasta per portion. Costs the same as a regular box of pasta anyways! If you buy fresh fruits and veggies, especially from a farmer's market, it's way cheaper than supermarkets. I know if we ever have babies, I will be pureeing the majority of their baby food.

Oh and people LOVE my turkey burgers- most can't even tell it's not beef.

Also when I prepare my homemade mac and cheese, I put some cauliflower in it now. It's SO good! There is a cookbook from Jessica Seinfeld called Deceptively Delicious. Most of the recipes are AMAZING! Her chicken strips are to DIE FOR!!! I now crave that chicken more than fried chicken! However that is not the cheapest route to go.
posted 13 Jul 2013, 10:40
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19 March 2016

After I ended my pity party, I moved the Wii into our room and found an additional workout that works for me- went down 7 pounds in 10 days! I don't a ...
on diet Gamer_Wife2008's own diet  losing 4.9 lb a week

09 March 2016

Looooooooong entry, just to warn anyone who dares enter here! My family has been through too much, and I have been thinking too much. Several family ...
on diet Gamer_Wife2008's own diet  gaining 0.3 lb a week

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