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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 31st Oct 17, 8:07 AM
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    Slimming for Santa - Slimming World Support Thread 2017
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    • 31st Oct 17, 8:07 AM
    Slimming for Santa - Slimming World Support Thread 2017 31st Oct 17 at 8:07 AM
    Shiny new thread, with all the info carried over as follows:-

    Slimming World and Food Optimising is a plan for life, it's not a quick fix and you should look at weight losses over a period of time. There are no prizes for speed of weight loss.

    You need to commit to making changes to the food that you buy and how you cook it, because what you've been doing in the past hasn't got you to where you want to be.

    You can't use parts of the plan that suit you and forget the rest.

    If you are not prepared to make a commitment to change the behaviour that has got you into your current situation then nothing is going to change, and above all things, you need to be honest and accountable for every single mouthful of food that passes your lips.

    You need to care enough to take time out to pre-plan your slimming campaign. Look again at the menu plans and see the variety and volume of food you can eat. All you have to lose is the weight.

    Slimming World has been successfully helping people lose weight for over forty years, so trust them and read your Food Optimising books again and again.

    Food Optimising is easy but life isn't. Losing weight is a battle but you have the battle plan in your food optimising book, your secret weapon is free food, and that, together with your healthy extras and syns add up to a healthy way of eating that can (and should) be a life plan. Success is there waiting for you………go for it!

    If you fancy having a go at EE, here are the official 'rules' to ensure that you not only lose weight regularly but get all the nutrition your body needs to function well:-

    Extra Easy:

    1: Choose your Free Food

    Most of the food you eat should come from the free foods list – so that’s pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat, poultry, fish, fruit and vegetables.

    And for super-fast, super healthy results, fill one third of your plate with Speed Foods!

    2: Choose your Healthy Extras

    Each day select one Healthy Extra ‘a’ choice and one Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice from our simplified list of calcium and fibre-filled foods, including milk, cheese, bread, nuts and cereal.

    3: Enjoy 5-15 Syns each day

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    If you find your weight loss has slowed down or stopped, check:-

    1. Whether everything you're counting as Free, is Free

    2. Whether you're under-estimating Syn values (over-estimate if guessing)

    3. Whether you're counting everything that should be counted

    4. Whether you're measuring everything that should be measured

    5. Whether you're sabotaging your success in any other way (using SAS logs will help uncover individual long-term self-sabotage patterns) and, if none of these is the culprit, either...........

    A: increase the proportion of Speed Foods to half of your plate
    B: switch to more Speed Foods

    or

    C: try Extra Easy SP - details are on this link - https://www.minimins.com/threads/extra-easy-sp-plan.348340/

    And above all, if you follow the plan, any plan, 100% you will lose weight!


    Remember we are all here to support each other, and to have fun, and to share in any little disappointments.

    Link to the List of Healthy Extras as at April 14

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...postcount=4853

    List of Speed foods here - Fruits & Vegetables
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 10th Nov 17, 9:37 PM
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    Kathryn, i had to drink something like that when i was tested for diabetes, and not leave the surgery for 2 hrs!! then have another blood test
    Hope you soon get sorted xx
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I had that blood test when pregnant. This was a much worse drink, although my memory could be being selective. This was a nutrient drink.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Nov 17, 9:37 PM
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    I had that blood test when pregnant. This was a much worse drink, although my memory could be being selective. This was a nutrient drink.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Oh mine was pure glucose
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 10th Nov 17, 9:47 PM
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    tweets
    I hate my clothes at the moment. I'm at that awkward between sizes phase where the current jeans are hanging off looking like a tramp and but the smaller ones are in danger of popping the zip if I'm caught out by a surprise sneeze.
    I'm thinking of changing to dresses with leggings, is that still a thing? I've never been into fashion but like the idea as it might be easier to shop for and alter as I don't really want to have to keep buying clothes that hopefully won't fit for too long.

    Didn't fancy cooking tonight so thought I'd have the tin of lidl soup that's been lurking in the cupboard. Have to say it was much nicer than than the big brand but feel a bit miffed that it was 12 syns for the tin + the 16 syns for 2 slices of toast and smidge of butter which makes it work out more than a takeaway. I understand the sugars in it and not a third speed blah blah blah but I seriously doubt a tin of soup is going to do more damage than a chinese so I'm not going to count it. I've got my stroppy head on!
    Originally posted by Deja Vu
    I live in leggings and jumpers . Haven't even got any skirts or dresses . Even work uniform is trousers and top with tabard. I am a kitchen assistant ibn school. That was reason for starting SW my work trousers size 18 wouldn't fasten I needed a 20

    Started SW week before long 6 weeks hols when went back work my 18s fitted. I am now wearing size 16
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Nov 17, 10:39 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I live in leggings and jumpers . Haven't even got any skirts or dresses . Even work uniform is trousers and top with tabard. I am a kitchen assistant ibn school. That was reason for starting SW my work trousers size 18 wouldn't fasten I needed a 20

    Started SW week before long 6 weeks hols when went back work my 18s fitted. I am now wearing size 16
    Originally posted by tweets
    Skinny minny x


    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Nov 17, 11:03 PM
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    Text conversation with DS3

    him - 'Sarah maybe staying overnight as I'm too tired to drive her home
    me - 'in the spare room' (we do not know Sarah)
    him - 'with me'
    me - 'ohh, no rude cuddles'
    me - I will pop her some pjs in your room and a toothbrush.
    him - please don't she won't need them
    me - no rude cuddles
    me - don't keep your brother awake he has work in morning
    me - we are drunk and dad is walking around naked
    him - please mum, be normal




    I'm just going to get all of his teddies out and put them all over his bedroom!!
    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 10-11-2017 at 11:15 PM.
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • VALM
    • By VALM 11th Nov 17, 6:31 AM
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    VALM
    Evening all
    Had a steroid jab in my shoulder today. The dam thing hurts more now than it did before yesterday wore me out I think- took it easy today. I’m going away tomorrow so trying to conserve energy (and cash ) for then. I have a carefully planned shopping trip- I need vests, leggings, more jeans and underwear. I cleared out about 90% of my t-shirts yesterday- the result was empty drawers but of the remaining 10-12 of them at least they all fit. I’ve also got rid of the majority of my remaining size 22 jeans although it was embarrassing when I went to the docs this morning- I had a pair of size 22 jeggings on (I love them so refuse to get rid of them but they’re miles too big ) with a pair of leggings underneath and the doctor said to me ‘how many layers do you need, it’s not that cold’ had to explain I’ve lost 2 stone 3.5lbs and so my clothes don’t fit me :

    Today’s menu (SP day 2)
    B: HEXB HiFi bars, 2 apples, decaf coffee with part HEXA s/s
    L: Speedy ‘Heinz’ soup, HEXB wholemeal roll, 1 syn for spread. Arla Protein strawberry quark (1.5) with a Bournville Highlights (2) and fresh rasps, HEXA 500ml Alpro coconut Original drink
    T: Oriental salmon, butternut squash chips, green beans, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli (2 syns for oil) Fab lolly (4 syns) Vimto Zero fizzy
    S: Chicken (no skin) with a bit of salad. Quavers (4.5) Highlights Bournville (2)
    Syns: 16
    Sorry to hear your news Kathrynha. Take care of you xx
    Love to you all xxx
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    I had a steroid injection years ago and it really did the trick.

    Must have felt good telling your GP about the weight loss.
    Back for the No Buying Toiletries challenge. I pledge to only buy when I run out of a product that is not already in my stash no matter what wonderful emails land in in my Inbox or threads I read on MSE re: glitches!

    SPC Member 046
    £2. Challenge member 55
    • VALM
    • By VALM 11th Nov 17, 6:49 AM
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    VALM
    OK I have a trip to the Trafford Centre planned as MRM needs shave cream and I want face wipes from Boots. More importantly, the Xmas drinks are released at Starbucks and I need a Gingerbread latte. My consultant posted on our FB page the syn values in the Festive drinks. It's 13 Syns for a Gingerbread Latte tall. Now I actually don't like Latte as I drink my coffee normally black so usually opt for a skinny cappuccino with the gingerbread syrup added. Looking on the SW App a tall skinny cappuccino is 3.5 Syns and a shot of syrup is 1 syn. If they have the sugar free syrup it's free. Have I found a hack?

    I may also have lunch there and have my options listed (in order of preference that I like) Pret A Manger, Nando's, Spud U like, Subway. I really like Barburrito when I go there but can't find any Syn values.

    For tea tonight I'm making Lamb Rogan Josh from Pinch of Nom.

    Spent time planning meals for the week last night so will also food shop today.
    Back for the No Buying Toiletries challenge. I pledge to only buy when I run out of a product that is not already in my stash no matter what wonderful emails land in in my Inbox or threads I read on MSE re: glitches!

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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Nov 17, 10:35 AM
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    Sounds like you have a good plan for dealing with the Trafford Centre Valm.

    My plan for today:
    Breakfast in bed - porridge and fruit
    Lunch - HM soup that was in the freezer
    Dinner - HM chilli that was in the freezer

    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - oats
    Syns - there will definitely be some

    I am resting as I've been told. Just glad as I have meals in the freezer.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 11th Nov 17, 11:25 AM
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    Matron Midge
    Morning, hope you are all doing ok.
    Today's plan
    He a bob milk
    He b?
    B banana
    L sweet chilli chicken (1/2) salad
    D curry made with sw chip shop curry sauce. In it is chicken, onion, mushroom, peas served with rice
    Syns don't know yet, no booze as picking hubby up from train station late tonight might have some icecream or cheese and crackers (Heb)
    Hoping for another good day!
    • Deja Vu
    • By Deja Vu 11th Nov 17, 12:36 PM
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    Deja Vu
    Well done on your size 16s tweets.

    Enjoy your holiday Maman

    Today's plan

    Breakfast: none as running late for daughters dance class
    Lunch: Beans on toast (heb)
    Snacks: fruit
    Dinner: carbonara. syns for cheese and I'll put some roasted broccoli as a side.
    Saturday treat meringue nest with yoghurt and berries. Can't remember the syns I'll work out later but it won't break the bank.
    • esmy
    • By esmy 11th Nov 17, 5:26 PM
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    Evening all.

    So this was my menu for yesterday and what I actually ate!
    B Bran flakes, rasps and 0% greek yoghurt, drizzle of honey
    L ham and egg salad with LTL mayo, apple Too cold for salad so had gammon, egg, mushrooms tomatoes and beans
    snack - (late tea today) - cauli and horseradish soup, 2 crispbreads Alpen Light and banana (didn't get round to making soup!)
    D Campfire stew from pinch of nom with green beans plus an apple
    Syns - honey, mayo, crispbreads 3.5 alpen light
    HEA is milk in coffee and tea
    Originally posted by esmy
    So total syns 4 - very low for me but I enjoyed my food and didn't feel deprived!

    Today as follows:
    B Berries and yoghurt
    L Leftover campfire stew, apple
    snack - Alpen Light 3
    D HM beefburger in wholemeal roll, HM sweet potato chips and large salad with LTL mayo, might have a bit of cheese on and syn it
    HEA Milk

    Posting menus is really making me think about what I'm doing so I think I'll carry on. I've also weighed/measured again which I haven't done for a while. Beef stew done in the slow cooker tomorrow, not sure about lunch yet.

    Enjoy the weekend all and have a great holiday Maman. DD2 went to Krakow early this year and loved it.
    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 11th Nov 17, 5:36 PM
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    Omg, just made the Syn free bhajees from the PON site to go with our curry and they are well worth the effort (loads of effort mind, and washing up) they are going to be eaten as a starter with fat free Greek yogurt, mint sauce, onions and tomato but I've already had a wee taste mmmmmm.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Nov 17, 6:51 PM
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    Evening all
    Still no cooker
    Well done all on there losses
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 4lb week 34
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Nov 17, 7:27 PM
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    joedenise
    Typed up a post earlier but looks like I forgot to click Post Quick Reply, doh!

    So just a quick post now.

    Enjoy your holiday Maman.

    Today's plan:

    B - bacon & mushroom omlette
    L - carrot & lentil soup
    D - pulled pork (3 syns for rub - so not worth it!); HM coleslaw (0.5); SW chips, corn on the cob (1 for low fat spread)

    HEA - milk
    HEB - not sure but may have Ryvita or hifis if need something this eveing
    Syns - rub 3; mayo 0.5; low fat spread 1; wine 15 - total 19.5

    Few syns over but will pull back during the week.

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Nov 17, 8:21 PM
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    Beanie, I'd never heard of that company but just had a look and they've some nice things - oh and 25% off everything at the moment

    Can you tell me what their sizing is like??
    Originally posted by esmy
    There stuff is organic cotton & so comfy.
    There sizes are ok & strechy if need be.
    I buy second hand these days.
    I wear anything between a 12 and a 16.
    HTH
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    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Nov 17, 8:26 PM
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    Beanie I love those dresses and tunics will definitely revisit when I get back to an 18.
    Originally posted by Deja Vu
    Thats a great motivation & target
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Nov 17, 8:28 PM
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    Great result Tweets
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 11th Nov 17, 8:35 PM
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    Hello from Liverpool!
    Today has sorely tested my patience food wise- I’m lying in bed in my hotel room watching TV and directly under the TV is a tray containing all manner of yummy treats seriously if it weren’t the weekend before my graduation I would have just went sod it! I went into Simply Be to get some of the jeans I love but they had every other size but an 18! So I went to River Island. The store has a Plus department but I can’t tell you how good it felt to walk past the escalator up to the Plus department, and pick out a pair of the jeans I like from the pile on the table in the ‘normal’ range. I’ve tried them on before so I know they will fit- it felt amazing!
    Today’s menu:
    B: HEXB overnight oats, decaf coffee with HEXA s/s
    L: Ham pasta salad, veg sushi (1) egg and spinach protein pot, melon, Light and Free yoghurt, barbeque Popchips (4.5) water
    T: Boots Shapers Sushi (1 syn) Sweet chilli chicken rice salad (2) melon, Boots Shapers sugar free cream soda, Marsh and Mallow roasted coconut bar (4.5) satsuma, Apple
    S: Sweet Chilli Naked Noodle pot (1) satsuma, Apple
    Wine syns 4.5 (alcohol free)
    Syns: 18.5
    Steps: 13450
    Night all xxxx
    Last edited by Mrs_Ryan; 11-11-2017 at 11:41 PM.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Nov 17, 9:01 PM
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    Great news on the jeans Mrs R
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 11th Nov 17, 10:44 PM
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    lushlifesaver
    finally weighed for this week and it's +1.5 for me....considering niece's bday, a catered day in London and husbands birthday yesterday which included an amazing 3 course (and 2 mocktail) meal plus not being 100% for each meal it's better than I expected!


    All set to sort out a short top up list and run round the shop tomorrow so as to have a good week next week
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
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