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SynisterDanV01 (Over a year ago): - delete
dont tell matt this because he has my direct email address . how do you put up with your husband having more toy soldiers than your kids. XD
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Kabal458 (Over a year ago): - delete
lol fun to hear from Matt's significant other. Did you happen to see the video of him getting his 10 pie plates? what did you think?
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SalamanderChaplain (Over a year ago): - delete
am lucky 2 ;D my girlfriend play warhammer 40k with me =]
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BewareOfTom (Over a year ago): - delete
must buy all the models from MWG so they can get a new house
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Phury (Over a year ago): - delete
Great sit and talk!!! What kind of hobbies do you have Holly when you aren't doing chores or taking care of the adorable little ones?
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Gloomdready (Over a year ago): - delete
Start playing Warhammer(40k) and you just won't have the money for unhealthy food anymore. That's actually kind of what I did. ;D
Even though I play 40k since 1995, but spending the money on shiny hobby things instead of food really works.
(Female wargamer & D&D nerd here. Peace sister! x) )
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Kolonel Kraig (Over a year ago): - delete
This was AWESOME. Your open honesty is so refreshing. Matt is a lucky man!
;o)

Kraig and the minion sons
Keeper of Tim
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unxpekted22 (Over a year ago): - delete
I'm a 23 year old male who has been very into fitness and eating healthy for a long time. You guys seem to have done some good research about it and I will repeat some things you already know.

If you havnt already, cut sodas from your diet completely. Every time you want soda drink water instead. It might be hard at first but I think its the easiest thing to start with and will start making you feel better the quickest. Just start saying 'I'll have a water' instead of a coke and it will become easy before you know it. A 20oz bottle of coke is usually 240-290 calories. Peeps those little easter candies, stuff about 7 of them into a 20oz bottle and thats how much sugar your drinking. Sodas are straight poison, especially the caffeine. If anything view them as a treat. Instead of your awake levels going up and down, replacing soda and coffee with water and tea will help you start feeling awake on a more consistent basis throughout the day.

Eating red meats sparingly is the way to go. Also view them as a treat, as they are very bad for your heart. Chicken, turkey, and fish are the way to go.

I have had the same thing happen to me about vegetables making me hungry literally 30 min to an hour later. It confused me as well. Here are some reasons it could be happening: You're finally getting a significant amount of fiber in your diet, which can 'shock' the body and jump start the digestive and excretory systems because as you likely know fiber helps those systems run smoothly. Yes, drink more water, as fiber without water can actually SLOW things down. fiber and water go hand in hand. It may also mean that your body is in such need of 'real' nutrients that when they are introduced they get broken down very quickly to be used. A more positive reason could be that your better eating habits have caused your metabolism to get back on track. Many fruits and vegetables are easy for your stomach to dissolve. Try adding chicken or some kind of bread item when you eat them, that way your stomach has something more substantial to break down. generally foods high in protein and carbs make you feel full. This is why desserts often do as well, sugars are a type of carbohydrate.

That brings me to the carb issue. Your body needs carbs, dont cut them too much. You are supposed to have 9-11 servings of grain/high carb foods a day. These foods are your body's main source of energy. Pastas and stuff are fine, but yes swap white for wheat when you can. these high energy foods only become a problem when you dont USE the energy. When you dont use it thats when it becomes stored as fat.

I have a sweet tooth as well. I thought it would be hard to cut soda but it really wasn't. However it is impossible to avoid my sweet tooth completely. Thinking of going cold-turkey or using miracle pills is just not the right train of thought. As you said we have to eat. Its a matter of eating better rather than not at all. Its important to not see eating a piece of cake, for example as a mistake or a regret. If you're going to eat it, then eat it so long as you KNOW that it is in fact unhealthy for you and should be worked off later. Honestly thats a big first step, you'd be surprised how ignorant many people are about what they eat. I met a guy who was genuinely surprised when I told him drinking caramel macchiatos from starbucks every day was unhealthy.

As far as being pregnant, just remember that what you eat is what your baby is eating. Often what is first introduced to a baby's diet is what their bodies conform to. I wouldnt worry about eating less while nursing because yeah you're feeding two people. Eating better is always a good idea but in terms of losing weight I would go so far as to suggest dont even worry about it while nursing. Once that is over losing weight will be much easier. Plus, eating better should naturally start to bring your body weight down anyway.
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JusticarRichards (Over a year ago): - delete
There's nothing wrong with enjoying what life has to offer, like food. But the funny thing is that people like me always feel compelled to take responcibility for our desitions. Eat candy, run it off. It's all about balance. That's my take on it anyway.
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DeamonX89 (Over a year ago): - delete
Holly you are Awesome ^^ cool video .
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rentaspoon (Over a year ago): - delete
Mini wargamer Trish - we love you!

Matts lucky to have a v.supportive wife
MagnificentFiend (Over a year ago): - delete
Dear Holly,

I'm so impressed with your openness and honesty: it's as hard as the struggle itself. Keep it up.

Best wishes from Britain
irendlikecrazy (Over a year ago): - delete
@unxpekted22: hey man, thanks for the info! I cut pop from my system yeears ago. still enjoy the occasional coffee but i drink tea for the most part of it . I'm now known by my friends and family for always ordering water when i go out. I drink a ****load of water as well. I remember hearing that we as humans do not drink enough water everyday so I go the distance and drink up. xD

the red meats thing is interesting/helpful though thank you, its pretty much the only thing I didnt know. for exercise, i usually just do 20-30 push ups
dcrabb (Over a year ago): - delete
That was awesome,I always mess up when I try to talk and paint my toenails. I love to paint my nails cause it helps me get in touch with my Miniwargaming Joe side. Just kidding Joe (I don't really paint my nails).

Chocolate is the so good because it is the food of the Gods!
TaikDaBrain (Over a year ago): - delete
It's funny to hear the stories from your side.
Gangrel767 (Over a year ago): - delete
Holly.... justify yourself to no one. As long as your family is happy, who cares! You guys are doing great! An inspiration to families everywhere.
thayvian (Over a year ago): - delete
I love that you play d and d and that you stand by your man.
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kevlar (Over a year ago): - delete
you are not takin to nobody you are takin to the miniwargamers
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megamanrocx (Over a year ago): - delete
great job Holly. So your into D&D? What's your favorite race or class.
Instinctual (Over a year ago): - delete
Wonderful sit and talk Holly! Its interesting to get some back story on you, Matt, and the rest of the miniwargaming crew. I'm sure my wife could empathize with you about the basement business as I'm currently running my ebay empire out of ours My wife also recently started to lose some weight as our son is now 14 months and is no longer so hands on labor intensive. Best of luck in reaching your goals, and I'm looking forward to the next talk
DeamonX89 (Over a year ago): - delete
A Realy Cool Closing Finger Move ad the Happy Wargaming , i Take Back my Awesome Becaus You are Epic Holly , There Things in that Video that make me laugh, make Me Self reconise , and things were i say hey this Totaly awesome Woman got all my respect , Kepp going weight losing is hard but the Good feeling is worth it ( and excuse My horrible English)
BoscoGotMilk (Over a year ago): - delete
Woah Woah Woah "what do you mean You People".
HighlandPhoenix (Over a year ago): - delete
...mmm, cold turkey...pun intended?... First time I've watched Wife of a Wargamer! Great video Holly... MiniWarGaming as a whole keeps surprising me with such an awesome range of entertainment! Thanks guys, keep it going!
tavaritj (Over a year ago): - delete
I went from just above 300 lbs to around 170 - still eat a lot, just eat differently. Have a low carbohydrate diet, and do short, high intensive workouts for about 30 minutes 4 days a week. I hate jogging, swimming and so on, it takes way too long. 30 minutes tops, anything over that and its frankly mind-numbingly boring. Jogging and low intensive work-outs just burn fat when youre doing it, high intensive ones burn throughout the day. But, whatever works for you is the right thing to go by, whatever it is. Hope you find it! Any good habits you can keep is way better than what is good in the short term. Good luck, and hope to see more vlogs!
40ktyrant (Over a year ago): - delete
hell nooo. i'm 13
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salsberrysteak2 (Over a year ago): - delete
I love to hear from the female war gamer! About the food addiction thing I can totally relate. I am 18 year old male, I used to eat like 2 to 3 (big) snacks a day as well as like a dessert. A while back I decided it was time for a change and went 'cold turkey' as you put it. For me this meant only three meals a day (no exceptions). I also started working out twice weekly for about 35 min. each time. About four months later and I have lost 30 lbs. Going 'cold turkey' Is very hard, after being pregnant I'm sure it will be harder for you but defiantly worth it and I would recommend it! Great video, keep up the good fight!

Question for the next video: Have you ever played Warmachine, 40k, etc (some sort of miniatures game)? If yes, what faction? If no, would you ever play a game like this?
MonteCristo (Over a year ago): - delete
Also, I feel for you Holly, I can only imagine how hard it is to maintain a healthy weight when you've just gone through pregnancy and are now nursing, and added on top of that, you have a food addiction.
MonteCristo (Over a year ago): - delete
It's fun to hear about Matt's life from the view of his wife. Feels like I'm listening to what my gf is going to think about when we get married. Not that I'm going open a store.
Hexeter (Over a year ago): - delete
Wow aside from the successful internet business this Tale sounds a lot like that of my Wife and I..right down to having to share the PC.

I think the way it works best is if married couples share similar interests but not the exact 'same' interests. It lends the ability to be understanding and supportive of that aspect without being directly involved.

Weight Loss wise, my Wife and I tracked our Calories using MyFitnessPal for about 3 months fastidiously. Now we stopped doing that and just try to eat in the manner that MyFitnessPal taught us.

I took a page from MWGDans book and I do Pushups when I get up, when I eat a snack, after Lunch, after dinner and before bed. No specific number, just until I can't do them properly then I stop. Twice a week I do some Cardio on an Eliptical and that's about it aside from day to day walking at work.

We no longer eat out much and make most of our meals at home with fresh items rather than pre-packaged. I chose to cut out Soda and Sugary drinks myself and after a few months of that I found I actually dislike them now.

My biggest failing getting started was that having things handy meant I ate them. Out of sight out of mind really worked for me, also I do not leave ANY food near my Hobby Area, the TV or at my PC. Having to get up and move to get a snack AND having to grab fruit..or something healthy really curbed my appetite for 'munching'.

I actually eat 5 times a day now but much smaller portions at regular times. When I do indulge in something decadent like Cake I make sure to do something exercise related to offset it like go for a walk or a bike ride etc.

To follow along with the Weigh Ins. I started off at 276lbs back in January and now I am down to 200lbs following what I stated above.

It should be noted..I actually do not like to exercise..my wife is a dynamo compared to me..but when I get out and get doing it I really feel amazing afterwards.

Wow..longest Post ever. I talk too much!
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Zarkreonak (Over a year ago): - delete
I hope you keep at it, and if you need support, I'm sure everyone here (including myself) will have your back, and keep cheering you on. Good luck, never give up, and keep your spirits up!
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Holly talks about being the Wife of a Wargamer, and other random stuff.

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