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    • shala_moo
    • By shala_moo 26th Feb 17, 5:02 PM
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    Get in the swing for Spring - Slimming World support thread 2017
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    • 26th Feb 17, 5:02 PM
    Get in the swing for Spring - Slimming World support thread 2017 26th Feb 17 at 5:02 PM
    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


    We have a Facebook group open to anyone joining us on this thread; to join please mention it in your post or drop Lushlifesaver a PM and an existing member can send you an invite.
    Last edited by shala_moo; 26-02-2017 at 5:29 PM.
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    SW target - 54lb/31.5lb
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    • leslieknope
    • By leslieknope 16th Mar 17, 1:39 PM
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    i joined slimming world last week. to be honest i haven't really made much of an effort over the last week so i only lost 1/2 a pound but my mum who joined with me lost 8 1/2 pounds in her first week! very proud of her. so this week am determined to get on it.

    so far today i've only had a coffee (no syns) and one of those hifi bars for my breakfast.

    will be trawling this thread for ideas! and of course, no going out for dinner this week...
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    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 16th Mar 17, 2:48 PM
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    Leslieknope - Keep at it and well done to your Mom for getting a brilliant result like that!

    I am off to the Toby carvery tonight (I won't be having a dessert though).
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    "Greatest Loser" for SW group 2016 & 2017

    Woman of the year award 2016
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 16th Mar 17, 3:18 PM
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    Bit late posting my plan for today. Got a day off today, so been busy doing other things

    Breakfast - leftover chicken and salad from the fridge
    Lunch - Egg and tomato
    Dinner - Fish stir fry
    Snacks - fruit and cereal bars

    HA - milk
    HB - cereal bars
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 43 lb
    Last updated: 13th June 2017
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Mar 17, 4:32 PM
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    beanielou
    Weigh in shortly.
    Another not great week so expecting a big gain,.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

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    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • piglet6
    • By piglet6 16th Mar 17, 5:43 PM
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    Sorry I've not been around for a couple of days - have just caught up with what's been happening...

    Pixtotts - thanks for the vegetable encouragement! That pudding you had in London sounds amazing!!!

    Lantanna - sorry to hear that your week seems to be being rubbish and stressful - well done for keeping going and not going off plan!

    Welcome bubbs!

    Great loss, MissTeach!

    Weighed in this morning and it was -½lb. Not overly delighted, because I was mostly good this week - but I guess that's what I get for not food optimising 100%, so am raring to go and hoping for better next week. Its still in the right direction, I guess...

    Today's menu is as follows:

    B: Crunchy bran (HExA) and milk (HExB)
    L: Pasta n sauce with extra roasted vegetables added for speed (onions, peppers, tomatoes, courgettes & mushrooms)
    D: Green salad (lettuce, Chinese leaf & cucumber) with smoked salmon and a poached egg. Raspberries with Greek yoghurt.

    Am now about to sit down and plan, plan, plan... Popped into Iceland after weigh in and picked up some pork sausages, some pork & leek sausages and some burgers. Have only tried the pork sausages before, but liked those, so hope the others will be as good (have heard positive reports at group!). Also got the free Sunshine fruits bag so will try and build that in somewhere. Also stocked up on cauliflowers at Aldi before they went off the super 6, so have multiple portions of cauliflower and horseradish soup in my freezer - yum yum!!

    P x
    SW - 29½lbs lost in 2017...
    • piglet6
    • By piglet6 16th Mar 17, 6:02 PM
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    Quick question, please...

    In Iceland today, the lady on the till gave me a Bonus card application form (& temporary card). Just having a read through the paperwork to see whether its worth registering, and I can't honestly see what the "bonus" is?! I presumed it would be like Boots/Tesco/Nectar where you get points for every £ you spend and they add up to be spent in store, but it looks like its a card I have to load money onto and they'll put £1 on for every £20 I add.

    I don't shop enough in Iceland to make it worth getting free delivery for £20+ shops, so the only possible bonus is that it asks if I'm interested in Slimming World products (which is really the only thing I go into Iceland for, usually). Does anybody know what the extra SW offers are, and whether its worth signing up for?

    I don't want to sign up for loads of pointless e-mails if its not worth it!!

    P x
    SW - 29½lbs lost in 2017...
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Mar 17, 6:07 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    Thanks all for the welcome, think im getting my head round it now but i keep seeing hifi bars mentioned , what are they please?
    Well done everyone on your losses
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Mar 17, 6:41 PM
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    joedenise
    : I hadn't seen the melon, grape, strawberry pack Denise so thanks for mentioning it. I tried the breakfast topper one, and like you, wasn't keen. Will definitely try the other one though.
    Originally posted by shala_moo
    Unfortunately Tesco didn't have any today and speaking to one of the staff it's looking as though it may have been stopped; not happy about that. The only fruit they had were individual ones which in order to get a mix you'd end up having to buy several. The only Speed ones were blackberries, strawberries & blackcurrants. The others: pineapple & mango are only Free and I can't stand mango!

    Disappointed this morning at WI as it was only a STS when I'd had a really good week and didn't even drink as much as usual.

    Going to do Red and Green days this week and see if that helps.

    Red day today:

    B - banana after WI
    L - LO asparagus soup; needed to add some instant mash (50g 1.5 syns); 1 slice of WM bread (0.5 HEB1)
    D - stuffed chicken breast; 200 new potatoes (HEB2) but I didn't eat them all. Roasted mediterrean veg (4 syns for 1/2 pack); cabbage. Chicken breast was stuffed with Low fat 25g cheese spread with garlic & herb -2 syns and wrapped in parma ham (1.5 syns)
    S - 2 Ryvita; quark; ham; cucumber

    HEA 1 & 2 - milk
    HEB1 - 1 slice of bread; 2 Ryvita
    Syns - instant mash 1.5; mediterrean veg 4 syns; soft cheese 2 syns; parma ham 1.5 syns. 9 syns so far but may also have som dark chocolate but will wait to see if I want it later as only just finished dinner!

    Denise
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 16th Mar 17, 7:24 PM
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    MissTeach


    D - stuffed chicken breast; 200 new potatoes (HEB2) but I didn't eat them all
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I'm not surprised!!
    (sorry: I'm sure you mean grams but the typo really tickled me as I imagined the mountain of new potatoes!)
    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 16th Mar 17, 7:30 PM
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    Moneysaverme
    Ughhh I'm doing so badly this week. I have been eating a LOT of chocolate and seem to be really hungry and unable to fill myself up. Have a feeling my Monday WI will not be good!

    BUBBS - hifi bars are SW bars that you can buy in group. They are blooming delicious but expensive. They constitute a Healthy Extra B but can't remember if this is for one or two Hifi bars. I don't go to group anymore but used to love the mint and the orange ones. Omg what I would give for a couple of those right now...
    Weight loss 2017 - 16 lbs
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Mar 17, 7:39 PM
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    joedenise
    I'm not surprised!!
    (sorry: I'm sure you mean grams but the typo really tickled me as I imagined the mountain of new potatoes!)
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    Oops! didn't notice that. Yes it was 200g and it was masses. Think I'll probably just have 100g next time and call it 0.5 HEB!

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Mar 17, 7:40 PM
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    joedenise
    Ughhh I'm doing so badly this week. I have been eating a LOT of chocolate and seem to be really hungry and unable to fill myself up. Have a feeling my Monday WI will not be good!

    BUBBS - hifi bars are SW bars that you can buy in group. They are blooming delicious but expensive. They constitute a Healthy Extra B but can't remember if this is for one or two Hifi bars. I don't go to group anymore but used to love the mint and the orange ones. Omg what I would give for a couple of those right now...
    Originally posted by Moneysaverme
    The Hifi bars are 1 for HEB or 2 Light ones for HEB.

    Denise
    • Flat Eric
    • By Flat Eric 16th Mar 17, 7:45 PM
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    Flat Eric
    A quick message to say hi and to say that I'm withdrawing from the current challenge. I have broken my arm so having others cook for you is hardly the best recipe for sw friendly meals and to be honest I'm a bit preoccupied at the moment .

    I'll still try to check in however
    Books read in 2017 = 3 Pounds lost at Slimming World = 10
    March Grocery Challenge £0.00/£400 Feb Grocery Challenge £540.95/£250
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Mar 17, 7:47 PM
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    bubbs
    Ughhh I'm doing so badly this week. I have been eating a LOT of chocolate and seem to be really hungry and unable to fill myself up. Have a feeling my Monday WI will not be good!

    BUBBS - hifi bars are SW bars that you can buy in group. They are blooming delicious but expensive. They constitute a Healthy Extra B but can't remember if this is for one or two Hifi bars. I don't go to group anymore but used to love the mint and the orange ones. Omg what I would give for a couple of those right now...
    Originally posted by Moneysaverme
    The Hifi bars are 1 for HEB or 2 Light ones for HEB.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thanks both,
    Dont think i will try them if they are that nice, also its the sugar content
    Are there any diabetics on here that post that anyone is aware of?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Mar 17, 7:47 PM
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    bubbs
    A quick message to say hi and to say that I'm withdrawing from the current challenge. I have broken my arm so having others cook for you is hardly the best recipe for sw friendly meals and to be honest I'm a bit preoccupied at the moment .

    I'll still try to check in however
    Originally posted by Flat Eric
    Wishing you a speedy recovery
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 16th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
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    wizkid1
    Hiya everyone, this will be my Fridays menu plan I am also taking Maman's advice and having my WI tomorrow instead of Sunday.so I will post any losses, Gains or STS.

    Breakfast.. shredded Wheat A/B raspberries..

    Lunch.. mushroom soup cheese 15 g = 3 syns bread 6 syns clementine

    Dinner.. fish B s/w chips peas lemon melon

    Extra 2 crispbread 5 syns f f yoghurt. Melon.
    14 syns
    • abouttimetoo
    • By abouttimetoo 16th Mar 17, 8:13 PM
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    abouttimetoo
    Afternoon all (I just wrote morning and then checked the clock - lol)

    Welcome to the thread bubbs and welcome back About time.
    We're out tonight at DH's golf society dinner and dance so hopefully I'll be alright by then. I was going to wear my LPD (like a little black dress but purple) but it's not very forgiving of a bloated stomach so I might rethink.
    Originally posted by Lois Lane

    Thanks Louise, sorry to hear about your tum issues and shame you had to postpone lunch but hope that means you get to have a great time at the dinner tonight

    hi all, just checking in from a misty Brighton.. Off to afternoon tea in a bit just waiting for the sister to come from work, no SW plans for me until Monday when I get back home!

    Will add you to the challenge att, welcome back

    Hope you feel better soon Lois, nothing worse than going out when your not feeling your best x and hugs to you other poorlies too!
    Originally posted by shala_moo

    Thanks Shala Your afternoon tea sounds, fab, very envious nomnon

    i joined slimming world last week. to be honest i haven't really made much of an effort over the last week so i only lost 1/2 a pound but my mum who joined with me lost 8 1/2 pounds in her first week! very proud of her. so this week am determined to get on it.

    so far today i've only had a coffee (no syns) and one of those hifi bars for my breakfast.

    will be trawling this thread for ideas! and of course, no going out for dinner this week...
    Originally posted by leslieknope

    Welcome leslienope and good luck


    Regards
    ATT
    MFW Start Date 1.4.08. Updated 23.1.17. MFW date 1.8.18
    Original Mortgage o/s £187,643 / £109,725 (-77,918)
    Repay o/s £92,661 / now £59,872 (-32,789)
    Int Only o/s £94,982, now £49,852 (-45,130)
    Total daily interest 75p [a) £0.41 b)£0.34
    Total OP's:2017 target £TBC YTD £0, 0%
    • abouttimetoo
    • By abouttimetoo 16th Mar 17, 8:22 PM
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    Quick question, please...

    In Iceland today, the lady on the till gave me a Bonus card application form (& temporary card). Just having a read through the paperwork to see whether its worth registering, and I can't honestly see what the "bonus" is?! I presumed it would be like Boots/Tesco/Nectar where you get points for every £ you spend and they add up to be spent in store, but it looks like its a card I have to load money onto and they'll put £1 on for every £20 I add.

    I don't shop enough in Iceland to make it worth getting free delivery for £20+ shops, so the only possible bonus is that it asks if I'm interested in Slimming World products (which is really the only thing I go into Iceland for, usually). Does anybody know what the extra SW offers are, and whether its worth signing up for?

    I don't want to sign up for loads of pointless e-mails if its not worth it!!

    P x
    Originally posted by piglet6

    Hi Piglet. When I got mine it was because if you had a card you didn't have to spend so much money in the shop to get free delivery but I think that may have changed now and you just need to spend the same e.g think they reduced the spend limit for all


    I don't do the save thing but can see it would be useful for others I know if you spend for example 2.01 they can round up the extra 99p onto your card to save so seems a simple way of doing it. Although you can't put that much on it they do occasionally have offers which pound for pound is a better interest rate than bank account IYKWIM


    I do get the email but happy to confirm i'm not bombarded with them and they do alert me to offers I wouldn't know about


    The best thing for me is that fairly regularly I get offers such as spend X (it's never very high) and get a free X. Recently I've had a mixed veg thingy worth £1.69 and a chicken nugget one which was good for visiting little ones


    Not much hassle to get a card and I think overall is worth it


    Hope that helps


    Regards
    ATT
    MFW Start Date 1.4.08. Updated 23.1.17. MFW date 1.8.18
    Original Mortgage o/s £187,643 / £109,725 (-77,918)
    Repay o/s £92,661 / now £59,872 (-32,789)
    Int Only o/s £94,982, now £49,852 (-45,130)
    Total daily interest 75p [a) £0.41 b)£0.34
    Total OP's:2017 target £TBC YTD £0, 0%
    • abouttimetoo
    • By abouttimetoo 16th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    abouttimetoo
    A quick message to say hi and to say that I'm withdrawing from the current challenge. I have broken my arm so having others cook for you is hardly the best recipe for sw friendly meals and to be honest I'm a bit preoccupied at the moment .

    I'll still try to check in however
    Originally posted by Flat Eric

    Sorry to hear that Flat Eric, wishing you a speedy recovery and lots of happy bossing people about to run around after you
    MFW Start Date 1.4.08. Updated 23.1.17. MFW date 1.8.18
    Original Mortgage o/s £187,643 / £109,725 (-77,918)
    Repay o/s £92,661 / now £59,872 (-32,789)
    Int Only o/s £94,982, now £49,852 (-45,130)
    Total daily interest 75p [a) £0.41 b)£0.34
    Total OP's:2017 target £TBC YTD £0, 0%
    • abouttimetoo
    • By abouttimetoo 16th Mar 17, 8:31 PM
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    abouttimetoo
    Hi all, today's menu


    B: bacon & poached egg with HM sun dried toms + HEB WM bread, hot lemon water
    L: passed me by
    D: SW Chicken and black bean sauce and rice


    HEA of skimmed milk + 2.5 syns
    Snacks, black coffee and NAS apple juice
    Syns - was having a rare fancy so options (1.5) + 5 for SS milk


    Not one for frozen ready meals but knew i'd be soopa busy this week but more as i'm trying to shake meals up a bit. Pretty much no speed today but I do have a bowl of salad I'm working my way through now which i'd intended to have for lunch


    PS, could someone please tell me what the DG coffee is that I see referred to, sorry, can't remember who posts about it


    PPS, sorry for daft question but how do you do overnight oats, I see cold ones mentioned but think some of you do a baked version too with an egg in it?


    Regards
    ATT
    MFW Start Date 1.4.08. Updated 23.1.17. MFW date 1.8.18
    Original Mortgage o/s £187,643 / £109,725 (-77,918)
    Repay o/s £92,661 / now £59,872 (-32,789)
    Int Only o/s £94,982, now £49,852 (-45,130)
    Total daily interest 75p [a) £0.41 b)£0.34
    Total OP's:2017 target £TBC YTD £0, 0%
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