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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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    • piglet6
    • By piglet6 16th Mar 17, 9:01 PM
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    piglet6
    Thanks, ATT - that's exactly what I was wanting to hear. Will sign up for my card now!

    P x
    SW - 29½lbs lost in 2017...
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Mar 17, 9:07 PM
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    A gain of 1lb for me

    Take care Flat Eric.
    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***
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 16th Mar 17, 9:16 PM
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    greentiger
    bubbs, I’m sure you’ll manage fine.

    This morning I had my Weetabix scrunched up then mixed in a ML Hawaiian yogusrt and some chopped apple. It was most enjoyable.

    Sorry that tummy troubles are still around, Lois.

    Hello, leslieknope. Well done on getting off the mark.

    Well done, piglet.

    "love the mint and the orange ones"(hi fi bars)
    And the salted caramel ones!

    Oh, Eric, so sorry to hear you’ve broken your arm! How did you manage that? I hope it heals quickly.

    Thursday’s Plan
    Pre Breakfast: banana
    Breakfast: 2 hexb Weetabix, fruit (apple) & ff ML Hawaiian yogurt
    Lunch: salad, apple, chicken drumstick, ham, hard boiled egg, hexa cheese, chutney (1 ½ )
    Snack: hi fi salted caramel (3)
    Dinner: cottage pie, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage mixed veg, 2 chocolates (5)
    Snack: 2 ginger nuts (4)


    Syns: 13 1/2
    Stashbusting 141/200
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    Reading Challenge 19/40
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    • chocolateteddy
    • By chocolateteddy 16th Mar 17, 9:36 PM
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    chocolateteddy
    So today's weigh in STS Not really annoyed as weighed on Saturday and I have been eating more now antibiotics are on top of the tonsillitis. So now I need to meal plan. Have a good week
    Thanks to MSE savings we got to go to Disneyworld Florida.

    Slimming World Target - Lose 60 lbs
    Journey started 14th Nov 2016
    Weight loss to date 27 lbs
    • jayII
    • By jayII 16th Mar 17, 9:50 PM
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    jayII
    4lbs loss for me, I'm stunned as I really haven't stuck to the plan very well because it's been a super-stressful week at work.

    I've eaten porridge made with water and berries for breakfast each day. Lunch was couscous or rice with chopped carrots, tomatoes, peppers peas and chicken for lunch each day. Tea was fish, meat or pulses with veg and a carb. Plus occasional fruit and ff yogurt.

    But, I've eaten crisps and chocolate embarrassingly often at night, so 4lbs loss is a very happy surprise.
    15.9.17. Balance: £10360.87/Mortg: £174,906.67

    No spend on non-essentials year. To date: £





    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Mar 17, 10:00 PM
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    beanielou
    Great loss Jay11
    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***
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 16th Mar 17, 10:10 PM
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    MissTeach
    Another on plan day - which is an achievement as there were biscuits ahoy during staff meeting tonight!

    B: Melon and ham
    L: Scotch broth, satsuma, pear, weight watchers yoghurt
    D: Just like Heinz speed soup, with mushrooms, pickled onions, gherkins for dunking

    supper: alpro hot choc (HeA) 2 x salted caramel hifi (HeB) raspberries, muller light and a kit kat chunky cookie dough for 11.5 syns.

    Struggling with a case of sciatica I seem to have developed over the past 2 weeks and must not give in to comfort eating.
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 16th Mar 17, 11:00 PM
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    Tete en l'Air
    Nightmare Flat Eric - hope you're on the mend soon and it isn't too painful!

    Yeah Piglet, I signed up to the Iceland card as well and it was only later that I realised there are no real benefits. I did get a SW meal offer but it was something like 'buy four, get the fifth free' but I don't have that much space in my freezer so didn't bother.

    ATT - overnight oats are prepared the night before (obvs!) so that the liquid soaks in, and are eaten cold I think. The baked oats can be done and eaten warm, or done in advance and eaten cold or reheated. I use this recipe but include grated carrot and cinnamon in mine: http://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/recipes/baked-oats.aspx

    Well done to those of you with losses! I'm dreading WI in the morning
    Lose 20lbs by 2018 (3/20)
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    • Mad with money
    • By Mad with money 17th Mar 17, 6:01 AM
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    Mad with money
    Morning all! Sorry to hear about your arm Flat Eric hope you are ok. Wow to the 4lb loss well done Jay 11!

    Reporting in with a -1lbloss.

    Have good days all! Xx
    • Ruthy1604
    • By Ruthy1604 17th Mar 17, 9:13 AM
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    STS this week for me.
    Bit gutted as I was hoping that last weeks gain would come back off but it was not to be.


    Must try harder
    10lb to lose & keep off in 2017 4.5lb/10lb
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    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 17th Mar 17, 9:45 AM
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    we'll not talk about my food this week. it's been conference week in work so I've been commuting nearly an hour each way every day and running long days :/


    but it's a STS


    really need to get my behind in gear - so fed up of being this way!
    what I might do is plan a full week then get you guys to look over it if you'd be ok with that?


    I need to go on a bit of a spending fast too - I'm thinking this week will go something like:
    breakfast: need to break away from heb every breakfast! so maybe heb shreddies (35g?) with milk from hea and an apple on really busy days. scrambled eggs with ham and baked beans when I have a little more time
    snacks: hard boiled eggs, seafood sticks
    lunches: salad (tuna or chicken with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, pepper) or soup (cauliflower and horseradish or leek and potato)
    evening meals: this is where I need to think and probably have something different to the others; omelette, more soup, baked fish with jacket potato and salad
    syns: hot chocolate of an evening (2/3), 5 for a biscuit after lunch at work, other available for mayo/sauces with evening meals maybe
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 17th Mar 17, 9:52 AM
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    Tete en l'Air
    Morning all! Somehow I've got away with just a 1lb gain - I weighed myself on Monday and have lost 2lb since then somehow despite eating non-stop. A STS or a small gain almost annoys me more than a big one when I've been really off-plan because I think if I'd just had a bit more self-control it would have been a loss.

    Never mind. Onwards. Going to make a plan and a shopping list like I said I was going to the other day
    Lose 20lbs by 2018 (3/20)
    Currently reading: Piglettes (32/30 in 2017)
    September Grocery Challenge: £36.73/£250; NSDs: 1/15
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    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 17th Mar 17, 10:26 AM
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    Well it's showing a loss of 1lb but that is not a true reading really as I don't weigh until Sunday. Next Friday will be better hopefully.
    I hope everyone else has done ok,if not, keep trying.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 17th Mar 17, 11:40 AM
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    Wiz - well done a lb loss is good. Just need to keep within your syns this week. If you go to pieces over the weekend, tot up how many syns you've had and then reduce over the rest of the week.

    I usually have most of my syns at the weekend and then rein it back during the week. It seems to work most of the time. This week using my syns properly I only managed a STS, which is annoying.

    Sorry to hear you've broken your arm FE. How did you manage that?

    I was going to do a Green day today but want a fish pie for dinner tonight and there just isn't enough fish in an HEB to make is worthwhile so having an EE day today.

    B - mushroom omelette
    L - beanburger, fried up potato, pitta (HEB), salad - lettuce,cucumber, tomato
    D - fish pie - salmon, smoked haddock, white fish & prawns; will also add some peas & spinach

    Syns - cheese sauce 4 syns; weekend wine

    Will be over syns today but was under yesterday so still have a couple in hand.

    Denise
    • Lois Lane
    • By Lois Lane 17th Mar 17, 12:42 PM
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    Lois Lane
    Afternoon all

    My tummy seems to have settled down again today. Had a good night last night, decided against the LPD and wore a skirt with elasticated waist - I got up from my seat not realising the hem was under my foot, and I nearly pulled it down! Dinner was SW friendly - melon and ham to start, steak, roast potatoes and veg (I gave most of the roasties and 1/3rd of the steak to DH) and banana split with squirty cream and ice cream (which DH also got).

    4lbs loss for me, I'm stunned as I really haven't stuck to the plan very well because it's been a super-stressful week at work.

    But, I've eaten crisps and chocolate embarrassingly often at night, so 4lbs loss is a very happy surprise.
    Originally posted by jayII
    Great result - imagine what it could have been without the crisps and chocolate! You are allowed to eat them, did you calculate the Syns? It may be that you were still within your Syns. I don't know what your starting weight is, or whether you're male or female, but did you know you get more Syns if you're over 16 stone and even more in you're male?


    A gain of 1lb for me

    Take care Flat Eric.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    That's not as bad as you were expecting, how are you doing with regard to your target?

    Sorry to hear about your arm FE, how did it happen?

    I need to go on a bit of a spending fast too - I'm thinking this week will go something like:
    breakfast: need to break away from heb every breakfast! so maybe heb shreddies (35g?) with milk from hea and an apple on really busy days. scrambled eggs with ham and baked beans when I have a little more time
    snacks: hard boiled eggs, seafood sticks
    lunches: salad (tuna or chicken with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, pepper) or soup (cauliflower and horseradish or leek and potato)
    evening meals: this is where I need to think and probably have something different to the others; omelette, more soup, baked fish with jacket potato and salad
    syns: hot chocolate of an evening (2/3), 5 for a biscuit after lunch at work, other available for mayo/sauces with evening meals maybe
    Originally posted by lushlifesaver
    How are your tummy issues Lush?

    Looking at your menu your evening meals don't seem very substantial, are you eating enough?

    Have a good day everyone.

    LL
    • HeticMum
    • By HeticMum 17th Mar 17, 12:47 PM
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    Newbie
    Hi, I just had my first week and lost 3lb which i was pleased about until others in the group lost over half a stone!! I stuck to plan really well but stuggle with Veg - I dont like it unless its covered in cheese or gravy hence why i am overweight and i cant believe how much my food shopping has gone up! Any tips on snacks for Fri/Sat night?

    breakie: heb - low fat spread (syn) on toast and an apple
    lunch: ham salad with a handful of pasta and tblsp of tesco low fat mayo (syn) and an apple
    dinner: beef stew

    hea for milk in tea,
    snacks / rest of sys: muller light, banana, options hot choc with light aerosol cream.

    Thanks
    Last edited by HeticMum; 17-03-2017 at 12:54 PM.
    • candyapple
    • By candyapple 17th Mar 17, 12:48 PM
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    candyapple
    Hi everyone

    STS for me this week please which I am happy about as I have been less than angelic againnnn! Hoping to behave myself this week though and get a loss on Wednesday (although having a night out with my mumma on Tuesday which is always a good idea the night before WI isn't it?! )

    I went top up food shopping today in slightly tighter than comfortable trousers and boy it did wonders for the willpower I sailed straight past the choc and biccie aisles, totally doing that again

    Well done everyone who lost this week

    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 17th Mar 17, 12:54 PM
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    How are your tummy issues Lush?

    Looking at your menu your evening meals don't seem very substantial, are you eating enough?

    Have a good day everyone.

    LL
    Originally posted by Lois Lane
    Thank you for thinking of me they seem to have settled down somewhat - no real pain now which is a relief.


    I struggle with evening meals if I'm honest. I can't even remember what I used to have the first time I did SW and I'm often not that hungry as I often eat my lunch quite late (often almost 2pm by the time I actually eat). And I'm also not drinking enough - I think my body is just used to an almost permanent state of dehydration now which isn't good at all!


    I'm going to look through my 100 extra easy days book and see if I can get inspired


    I've picked up a couple of small yogurts in morrisons - the good and eat smart fat free natural yogurt. I need to find the syns of them - can anyone help?
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • tammy61
    • By tammy61 17th Mar 17, 1:42 PM
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    I wonder whether any of you could help me. I attend SW after a few years "off" when I went before it was green and red days now it's all altered. Don't get me wrong I have lost weight on this new one but I loved the red and green days and found it so easy. Could anyone let me no where I could get the starter pack for the red and green days. I've tried everywhere e bay, even my local S W club but I can't find them anywhere. Is there anyone out there who could help me. Thankyou.
    • leslieknope
    • By leslieknope 17th Mar 17, 1:59 PM
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    leslieknope
    congrats everyone on your losses!

    breakfast: poached egg and bacon with fat off - 2 syns for the oil
    lunch: scrambled egg on toast - 5 syns for the toast
    dinner: i have bolognaise (syn free!) to warm up as it's a late night at work
    HEA: milk
    HEB: hifi bars
    coffee is free

    i do have an options hot chocolate & pack of cheetos which would bring my syn total to 11. but i also have an apple and a plum which would leave me at 5 syns. we'll see how i feel after a long day at work...
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