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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
    • #1
    • 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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    • leslieknope
    • By leslieknope 17th Mar 17, 2:01 PM
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    leslieknope
    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?
    Originally posted by lushlifesaver
    according to the online calculator:

    Morrisons Eat Smart Counted Greek Style Natural Yogurt, Fat Free 500g pot (per 100g)
    FREE
    CCCC #33: £42/£240
    DFW: £4355/£4405
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 17th Mar 17, 2:51 PM
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    joedenise
    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
    Originally posted by HeticMum
    SW don't support Red and Green days anymore, although if you look on the website there is a 7 day Vegetarian menu which may be of help to you for Green days.

    Denise
    • tammy61
    • By tammy61 17th Mar 17, 3:29 PM
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    tammy61
    SW don't support Red and Green days anymore, although if you look on the website there is a 7 day Vegetarian menu which may be of help to you for Green days.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thanks for your help but it's more things like I no your allowed potatoes on a red day and some meat on a green day. Just can't remember the quantities . Thanks though.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 17th Mar 17, 3:45 PM
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    joedenise
    Thanks for your help but it's more things like I no your allowed potatoes on a red day and some meat on a green day. Just can't remember the quantities . Thanks though.
    Originally posted by tammy61
    I've still got the books and can look up for you. I know with potatoes it's 200g of new potatoes with skin on or a 250g jacket potato.

    If you want any others just ask. I do Red & Green days sometimes although most of the time I do EE.

    The other one I know off the top of my head is that you can't have Olive Oil any more for HEB it now has to be synned at 6 syns per Tbs!

    The new EESP plan is fairly similar to Red days although you can't have carbs on it. It's also only really to be done for 1 or 2 weeks.

    HTH.

    Denise
    Last edited by joedenise; 17-03-2017 at 3:47 PM.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Mar 17, 4:44 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    Well done everyone on your 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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Mar 17, 4:45 PM
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    bubbs
    greentiger, thanks im sure i will get my head around it, its alot to take in my little brain SW and diabetes to learn all at once
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Mar 17, 6:06 PM
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    bubbs
    Well done
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Mar 17, 6:39 PM
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    bubbs
    Are these any good on SW please?
    Jacob's Savours Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Bakes
    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 17th Mar 17, 7:07 PM
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    joedenise
    Are these any good on SW please?
    Jacob's Savours Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Bakes
    Originally posted by bubbs
    They are 1.5 syns each but if you add butter you'll be using additonal syns!

    Denise
    • PerthLady91
    • By PerthLady91 17th Mar 17, 7:48 PM
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    PerthLady91
    Reporting in at the end of week 3 with -2 lbs

    I'm really struggling this week - feeling bored and fed up, missing snacking on things other than fruit!
    Starting SW Feb 2017 - Target to lose 4 STONE 8 LBS (64lbs)
    12 weeks down (21/04/2017) - 19 lbs gone forever
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Mar 17, 8:09 PM
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    bubbs
    They are 1.5 syns each but if you add butter you'll be using additonal syns!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thanks, im trying to sort shopping out before i start, wont be buying them then
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Mar 17, 8:10 PM
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    bubbs
    Reporting in at the end of week 3 with -2 lbs

    I'm really struggling this week - feeling bored and fed up, missing snacking on things other than fruit!
    Originally posted by PerthLady91
    thats good
    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
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 17th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    wizkid1
    Hiya everyone
    My menu plan for Saturday will be

    Breakfast.. porridge a/b raspberries strawberries blueberries.

    Lunch..bacon and egg sandwich 6 syns ( cafe )

    Dinner.. smoked cod loin new potatoes garden peas couple of spigs cauli.

    Extra ff yoghurt 2 crispbreads & butter 5 syns
    11 syns
    • abouttimetoo
    • By abouttimetoo 17th Mar 17, 8:28 PM
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    abouttimetoo
    Thanks, ATT - that's exactly what I was wanting to hear. Will sign up for my card now! P x
    Originally posted by piglet6

    Great stuff Piglet

    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.
    Originally posted by jayII

    Wow, brilliant loss Jay, I never lose amounts like that no matter how hard I try, so well done you

    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
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air

    Thanks Tete, i'll give that whirl over the next week or so
    Good luck with your WI, mine is a couple of days away but also dreading it as I've had a good week and know how I'll feel if it's another STS
    MFW Start Date 1.4.08. Updated 23.9.17. MFW date 1.8.18
    Original Mortgage o/s £187,643 / £89,226 (-98,417)
    Repay o/s £92,661 / now £57,226 (-35,435)
    Int Only o/s £94,982, now £32,000 (-62,982)
    Total daily interest 64p [a) £0.39 b)£0.25
    Total OP's:2017 target £TBC YTD £17,853
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 17th Mar 17, 8:34 PM
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    joedenise
    Wiz - are you sure about only 6 syns for a cafe sandwich? Most sandwiches are nearer 13 or even more. Even if the bread is definitely wholemeal it will be an 800g loaf rather than 400g so more syns than 6; there will also probably be butter or spread of some sort and will the bacon have the fat removed and the egg not have any mayo on it? If the egg is egg mayo then the mayo will probably be full fat which is 5 syns a Tbs.

    Denise
    • abouttimetoo
    • By abouttimetoo 17th Mar 17, 8:36 PM
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    abouttimetoo
    Hi all, todays menu was..


    B: bacon, two poached eggs, frylight toms, mushrooms and onions and some h3inz spag hoops - this was a very late breks (11.30) Hot lemon water


    L: (4.30pm) HEB WM bread for sandwich with sliced beef and salad (peppers, lettuce, cucumber, carrot, onion, celery, radicchio and watercress) it was huge, had to press it down to eat, think sitting on a suitcase to close it had 0.5 Tbsp of houmous on the bread (1 syn) and French fries crisps with it (4syns)


    Snacks, NAS juice, coffee, water
    HEA SS milk + more SS milk from syns (2.5)
    Total syns 7.5




    D: not actually sure, its 8.35 now and can't say i'm that hungry and certainly can't be bothered to cook anything at this stage so may look for speed or free food snacks if I get peckish.


    Really trying to stay lowish on the syns this week and change things a bit hence sarnie for lunch and a large style breks
    MFW Start Date 1.4.08. Updated 23.9.17. MFW date 1.8.18
    Original Mortgage o/s £187,643 / £89,226 (-98,417)
    Repay o/s £92,661 / now £57,226 (-35,435)
    Int Only o/s £94,982, now £32,000 (-62,982)
    Total daily interest 64p [a) £0.39 b)£0.25
    Total OP's:2017 target £TBC YTD £17,853
    • tammy61
    • By tammy61 17th Mar 17, 8:39 PM
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    tammy61
    [QUOTE=joedenise;72266902]I've still got the books and can look up for you. I know with potatoes it's 200g of new potatoes with skin on or a 250g jacket potato.

    If you want any others just ask. I do Red & Green days sometimes although most of the time I do EE.

    The other one I know off the top of my head is that you can't have Olive Oil any more for HEB it now has to be synned at 6 syns per Tbs!

    The new EESP plan is fairly similar to Red days although you can't have carbs on it. It's also only really to be done for 1 or 2 weeks.

    Thankyou so much for your help. I hate to be a nuisance but on a green day how much meat am I allowed also is it 1 A and 2 B choices. It's just I remember having the laughing cow triangles.
    Thanks again I appreciate it.
    • abouttimetoo
    • By abouttimetoo 17th Mar 17, 8:40 PM
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    abouttimetoo
    Reporting in at the end of week 3 with -2 lbs

    I'm really struggling this week - feeling bored and fed up, missing snacking on things other than fruit!
    Originally posted by PerthLady91


    Hi Perth Lady, well done, that's a smashing loss, particularly if you're feeling like that. We all have weeks like that. What about making some mini quiche 'muffins' with bacon and speed in. Was reading this week about the SW quiche done in mug and microwave, not convinced how well it will work but will give it a go I think


    Regards
    ATT
    MFW Start Date 1.4.08. Updated 23.9.17. MFW date 1.8.18
    Original Mortgage o/s £187,643 / £89,226 (-98,417)
    Repay o/s £92,661 / now £57,226 (-35,435)
    Int Only o/s £94,982, now £32,000 (-62,982)
    Total daily interest 64p [a) £0.39 b)£0.25
    Total OP's:2017 target £TBC YTD £17,853
    • abouttimetoo
    • By abouttimetoo 17th Mar 17, 8:42 PM
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    abouttimetoo
    Hi
    Just saying hello and I lost 2lb this week
    Originally posted by Iloovefood


    Welcome Iloovefood and congrats on the loss
    MFW Start Date 1.4.08. Updated 23.9.17. MFW date 1.8.18
    Original Mortgage o/s £187,643 / £89,226 (-98,417)
    Repay o/s £92,661 / now £57,226 (-35,435)
    Int Only o/s £94,982, now £32,000 (-62,982)
    Total daily interest 64p [a) £0.39 b)£0.25
    Total OP's:2017 target £TBC YTD £17,853
    • Lois Lane
    • By Lois Lane 17th Mar 17, 8:42 PM
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    Lois Lane
    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.
    Originally posted by tammy61
    I'd keep watching eBay, you never know when something will become available.

    I also have the books so feel free to ask for any information on here, someone will be able to help.

    There's also a Facebook page dedicated to Red and Green days where you can get more information.

    LL
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