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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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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th Mar 17, 8:42 AM
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    beanielou
    Great loss Lois
    You can do it
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    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th Mar 17, 8:44 AM
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    Abbafan~~If you are not at target yet why dont you change it to 10 stone (or 10 0.5 & that way you have you 3 lbs ebach way so could go down to 9 11 or up as far as 10 3.
    Food for thought.
    Well done on biggest looser
    Originally posted by beanielou
    abbafan~~ did my response not make sense~think it was a bit muddled
    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***
    • lantanna
    • By lantanna 20th Mar 17, 8:46 AM
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    I'm confused by the whole target thing, I've been told in 3 groups you can only change it up or down 7 lbs and that's before you get to target. It really annoyed me and I think it most unfair.


    1LB on for me on Saturday - which wasn't at all a surprise, last week was a bit of a disaster with work etc so I wasn't focused.


    3.5 weeks now until my holidays - so need to get my head down.
    3 stone 13.5 lbs to target




    • Ruthy1604
    • By Ruthy1604 20th Mar 17, 9:02 AM
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    Todays plan for me:
    B: Cup of Tea, FF Yog with berries
    L: Covent Garden Skinny Soup (HExB) Melon
    D: Courgetti with mushy pea sauce(broccoli, leek, broad beans and onion)
    HExA - milk with tea
    Syns - I had a sneaky piece of Oreo cheesecake made by DD in food tech. Say 10 Syns
    Last edited by Ruthy1604; 21-03-2017 at 9:01 AM.
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    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 20th Mar 17, 10:29 AM
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    Matron Midge
    Hi everyone, I didn't weigh in this week. I am going on Friday morning though.
    Today's plan
    He a milk
    Heb chia seeds
    B watermelon balls, pomegranate,strawberries, 2tbsp chia and total yogurt (3)
    L egg, sw chips and beetroot
    D sw quiche, salad

    Will use some syns with Broadchurch this evening. Probably babybels and grapes or hifi bars
    • Lois Lane
    • By Lois Lane 20th Mar 17, 10:46 AM
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    I'm confused by the whole target thing, I've been told in 3 groups you can only change it up or down 7 lbs and that's before you get to target. It really annoyed me and I think it most unfair.
    Originally posted by lantanna
    I've just checked my book and it depends how you read it, and whether you've set a Parsonal Achievement Target or left it to 'wait and see'.

    When I got to target before, I'd never been slim in my life and I didn't really believe I could be so I set 1 stone interim targets and then reset them each time I got there, which obviously fits in with the 7lb minimum adjustment, but I called target after maintaining for 4 weeks and I was within a few pounds of my interim which doesn't.

    I guess it depends on the consultant at the group.

    LL

    Eta p.s. It's interesting that SW have a minimum weight you can set as your PAT (based on height) but not a maximum.
    Last edited by Lois Lane; 20-03-2017 at 10:49 AM.
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 20th Mar 17, 10:50 AM
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    Tete en l'Air
    Hello all, hope you've had a good weekend. I did my ten mile race yesterday and went for a lovely big pub lunch afterwards I'm stiff as a board today from running into the wind, have just dropped my car off for its MOT and walked the two miles home hoping that would loosen me up a bit but no luck.

    It's not me with the Greggs lattes ATT, but I am a bit addicted to Greggs in general so maybe you were thinking of that?!

    Matron Midge - are chia seeds a HEB? Two tablespoons?

    Can anyone help with a syn value please? I've just bought some Tesco 0% fat Greek style honey yoghurt and can't find it anywhere - hope that means it's free like the Muller ones but does anyone know for sure please?

    Plan for today:
    B - Fruit mix (melon, pineapple, grapes, blueberries and raspberries - yes I know it's mostly not speed) with above mentioned yoghurt
    D - Bacon, eggs, mushrooms, onion, carrot and tomato omeletty thing
    T - TCC chicken leek and sweet pot pie

    Then I need to have willpower and not eat anymore when I come in starving from yoga at 8.30pm.
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 20th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    kathrynha

    Can anyone help with a syn value please? I've just bought some Tesco 0% fat Greek style honey yoghurt and can't find it anywhere - hope that means it's free like the Muller ones but does anyone know for sure please?
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air
    According to the app it looks like it's 4.5 syns for a 450g pot if I've found the right one
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • lantanna
    • By lantanna 20th Mar 17, 11:01 AM
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    lantanna
    Think I'm leaving my group, again.........


    I'm literally paying the woman a fiver for nothing each week.


    Going to weigh myself for now on a Friday, may return again in future its just what it seems to make sense to do right now!
    3 stone 13.5 lbs to target




    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 20th Mar 17, 11:04 AM
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    That only applies to target members Denise, Abbafan hasn't reached target yet.

    Well done for Biggest Loser Abbafan.
    Originally posted by Lois Lane
    Didn't realise it was only for target members. Sorry Abbafan for misleading you.

    Denise
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 20th Mar 17, 11:48 AM
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    Tete en l'Air
    According to the app it looks like it's 4.5 syns for a 450g pot if I've found the right one
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Thank you - it does come in a 450g pot so I guess it's that one. I'll say 1 syn then for the amount I had.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 20th Mar 17, 12:11 PM
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    Today's plan is for a Red day again:

    B - boiled eggs; WM bread (HEB1); 2 tsps low fat butter (3)
    L - LO roast pork; mixed lettuce leaves, cucumber, tomato, beetroot, pickled onions, pepper; 100g new potatoes (0.5 HEB2); dressed with balsamic vingar
    D - roast chicken; swede & carrot mash; LO fried up brocolli
    S - 2 Ryvita (0.5 HEB2); Laughing Cow triangle Lightest (1)
    Snack - Caramel (9)

    HEA1 & 2 - milk
    HEB1 - bread
    HEB2 - 100g new potatoes; Ryvita
    Syns - butter; Laughing Cow; Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel

    Really struggling to eat/drink my syns this week as not been feeling well, which is why I had chocolate last night and again tonight! I've still got 34.5 syns left for tomorrow & Wednesday! This is just so different to most weeks.

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 20th Mar 17, 12:15 PM
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    Just read back and a few posts have appeared which weren't there while I was typing my post (my sister rang me half way through!).

    LL - Can't believe it's time for you to come back to England already! The time has gone really quick this time.

    Denise
    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 20th Mar 17, 12:16 PM
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    Matron Midge

    Matron Midge - are chia seeds a HEB? Two tablespoons.
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air
    Yes! 30g to be exact but if you use measuring spoons and get them dead level then 2tbsp = 30g
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 20th Mar 17, 1:25 PM
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    abbafan~~ did my response not make sense~think it was a bit muddled
    Originally posted by beanielou
    No Beanielou, your response was fine.

    I have been asked before if I want to change my PAT. I will see how things go this week and will most probably change it to 10st exactly - I just don't think my body wants to go as low as 9st 12lbs.

    Lantanna - oh no, where to you live? You need to come to our group as the consultant is fab.

    Went to Buffet Island yesterday and had tooooo much pudding! Need to get back on it this week as I'll never reach that target!
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 20th Mar 17, 1:59 PM
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    Abbafan - of course you'll reach target at some point. You're just taking the scenic route like most of us! Life gets in the way sometimes.

    Denise
    • mrs motivated
    • By mrs motivated 20th Mar 17, 2:10 PM
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    Gosh this thread moves fast, I am going to have to spend my lunch hour trying to catch up, with everything.

    Well done everyone who lost weight and hugs to those that didn't. I weighed in on Saturday (sorry for the late post ) and lost 0.5Lb
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    • abouttimetoo
    • By abouttimetoo 20th Mar 17, 3:43 PM
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    Hi all

    Got IT problems so having to do this on phone so short and sweet for now and hopefully be back properly later

    Shala, its 3 pound off for me please, thanks so much

    Delighted!!!!
    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
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    • lantanna
    • By lantanna 20th Mar 17, 4:21 PM
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    oh dear.........


    I've managed to really mess up this afternoon, I suspected (have done for ages that a friend was on the autistic spectrum). I asked the question and they are not very pleased.


    Do you ever feel like you could run away lol


    Anyway I never got a response to my question, very defensive answer was, was I sure that I wasn't with my highs and lows!


    How am I getting out of this mess.
    3 stone 13.5 lbs to target




    • lantanna
    • By lantanna 20th Mar 17, 4:47 PM
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    Well I didn't ask them I just said I was researching about it for work and some of the characteristics made me think of them.


    And I sincerely hope that this doesn't offend anybody on here. I was acting out of concern that's all.


    Oh dear, me and my big mouth!


    Great start to the week lol
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