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    • shala_moo
    • By shala_moo 30th Apr 17, 3:17 PM
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    Be a Stunner for Summer - Slimming World support thread 2017
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    • 30th Apr 17, 3:17 PM
    Be a Stunner for Summer - Slimming World support thread 2017 30th Apr 17 at 3:17 PM
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    Huge thanks to shala_moo for starting this challenge and keeping everyone motivated along with her in her goal to lose weight for summer. She's used the content from previous challenges, which explains what Slimming World's about, how it might help you etc. As some of the info in this first post may be from Slimming World itself it may sound a bit "adverty".

    Back to shala_moo's support thread..

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    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.
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 17th May 17, 1:07 PM
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    Not in the best of form. Found out I didn't get the job by seeing it readvertised again!!!!


    Not the nicest way to find out but then neither of the other two people got it either so I've not lost out to anybody just wasn't suitable at all obviously!


    Fed up.com, cant even be bothered talking about it.


    Cant wait to get into bed tonight.
    Originally posted by lantanna


    Hugs Lantanna. It is so annoying and rude when companies don't contact job applicants, especially when they have got as far as interview stage.


    Try not to let it get to you too much.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Flat Eric
    • By Flat Eric 17th May 17, 1:13 PM
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    Do you get any other perks? I thought social team members got a free magazine but opinion seems divided as to whether slimming world have stopped offering this and therefore it is up to the consultants whether they pay for this out of their own pocket.
    Last edited by Flat Eric; 17-05-2017 at 1:17 PM.

    • maman
    • By maman 17th May 17, 1:13 PM
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    maman
    Not in the best of form. Found out I didn't get the job by seeing it readvertised again!!!!


    Not the nicest way to find out but then neither of the other two people got it either so I've not lost out to anybody just wasn't suitable at all obviously!


    Fed up.com, cant even be bothered talking about it.


    Cant wait to get into bed tonight.
    Originally posted by lantanna

    Sending you a huge hug.


    P.S. If it was me I think I'd want to call them and ask for feedback but a company that don't even contact you isn't one I'd want to work for.
    • Lois Lane
    • By Lois Lane 17th May 17, 1:15 PM
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    Afternoon all

    Well done Mrs R - I bet you're glad that's over. Any plans for further studies? Like Maman, I used to get through loads of M&S snacks when I was studying.

    Welcome back Starry-eyed, don't beat yourself up for putting weight back on, give yourself a pat on the back for deciding to get back on plan and nipping it in the bud before it got out of hand.

    Saver-upper - I dip fish cakes in beaten egg and HM breadcrumbs (Syns) and fry them with Frylight, start them off fairly hot and spray the top before turning them over. It helps to chill them for a while too as Maman said.

    Sorry to hear about the job Lantanna - it's their loss. Would you want to work for a company that readvertises before letting unsuccessful candidates know? I used to work in HR and it shocks me how rude some employers are.

    I don't usually do batch cooking beyond keeping leftovers for another meal, but decided to last week after buying a larger pack of mince, which made 3 portions of bolognese sauce. I bought 2 large packs this week, which I realised was cheaper than buying three packs for £10 and is the same amount. I'm going to make chilli and meatballs this time and I'm thinking of stockpiling them ready for the summer holidays when meals and shopping become more difficult. I have plenty of access to freezer space but there is a limit - they're intended to store shop related stock really!

    Have a good day everyone.

    LL
    Start BMI - 38.7 Current BMI - 31.2 Target BMI - 26.3
    • Lois Lane
    • By Lois Lane 17th May 17, 1:19 PM
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    Do you get any other perks? I thought social team members got a free magazine but opinion seems divided as to whether slimming world have stopped offering this and therefore it is up to the consultants whether they pay for this out of their own pocket.
    Originally posted by Flat Eric
    I think any rewards are down to the consultant. There was a discussion a while ago about this and some people were taken out for meals, got free magazines and occasional gifts while others didn't get anything.
    Start BMI - 38.7 Current BMI - 31.2 Target BMI - 26.3
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 17th May 17, 1:24 PM
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    kathrynha
    Do you get any other perks? I thought social team members got a free magazine but opinion seems divided as to whether slimming world have stopped offering this and therefore it is up to the consultants whether they pay for this out of their own pocket.
    Originally posted by Flat Eric
    No other perks for us, but I quite like being weighed by the consultant, because it gives you a little chance for a private chat about any issues, although I could do that anyway if there were no new starters or I hung around at the end.
    She always thanks us though, which shows we are appreciated.
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    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Ruthy1604
    • By Ruthy1604 17th May 17, 1:38 PM
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    Sorry to hear your news Lantanna - they sound like a horrible company to work for anyway.

    Todays plan is:
    B: Banana
    L: HM Cauli & horseradish soup, HM coleslaw, Melon Strawberries & raspberries
    D: Not sure yet - DH is out so I might make the SW quiche or an omelette.
    HExA - Milk in tea HExB WM Tuna baguette (no mayo) that I snaffled from a buffet. I'm guessing 6 syns as I cannot find it online.
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    • candyapple
    • By candyapple 17th May 17, 3:27 PM
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    Hi everyone

    I've been quiet lately because I've been misbehaving and piling on so many lbs its ridiculous. Have given myself a good talking to though and I've behaved for 2 days and managed to get a little loss so just need to keep it going now. I have some size 12s to fit into in 2 weeks for a social occasion but I'm not overly convinced that'll happen but I'll give it a damn good try If I don't quite get there, there's always my fab sucky in pants from M&S

    Hope everyone's well.

    Boo to the work stuff lantanna, I'm applying for jobs at the moment too but not been to that scary interview stage yet!

    Well done MrsR on your degree

    Well done losers and bubbs for SOTW can you pass me some of your motivation please?

    Food today:

    B - porridge HEB with almond milk (1 syn), banana and jam (2 syns), latte made with HEA milk
    L - pasta with tuna mayo (2 syns)
    T - chicken stir fry (hopefully getting all my speed in as its been lacking today), no noodles as its a massive pack of veg so I'm sure it'll fill me

    Will use the rest of my syns with pud I'm sure, heading off on a mini food shop in a little while

    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 17th May 17, 3:34 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Thanks for the kind words it was very stressful towards the end so I'm glad it's done and dusted. Lois- yes, I start my Masters in English in October. I actually posted on Walkers Crisps Facebook page 'I wanted to say a big thanks for the wonderful product that is Wotsits for fuelling this stressed student through the final examined assignment of my degree. Love, a stressed student' They sent a lovely reply back saying thanks for the kind words and don't get too stressed
    Horrid weather here today. Throwing it down with rain. OH decided at 1am this morning that he wants an XBox 360. He had a PlayStation 3 that I paid £500 for about 10 years ago, and he's played it the grand total of about 3 or 4 times. In the last 8 years or so it's just sat gathering dust- it was a monumental waste of money. He decided he wanted to swap it for the XBox, so I was dispatched into the rain today to see what I could do. Couple of places laughed when I asked as it's such a dinosaur of a thing, and I was getting progressively more and more cross with him. He already knew he was in the doghouse for abandoning the PS3 and never really using it, and he's really in the doghouse now. I got him the XBox but got utterly drenched in the process honestly- men!!!!
    Rant over haha!
    B: HEXB 2 x HiFi light bars, decaf coffee with HEXA s/s
    L: Chicken and bacon pasta salad, 1/2 a syn for mayo. Melon slices, pint of NAS Vimto.
    T: Oriental salmon with noodles and veg, Fab lolly (4 syns)
    S: 4 crackerbreads with ham and gherkins (4 syns) Apple, decaf coffee withHeXA.
    Syns: 8.5
    Love to you all x
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 17th May 17, 4:37 PM
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    joedenise
    Today's menu:

    Breakfast:bacon,eggs,baked beans,onion,tomato

    SNack: a nectarine and an apricot

    Lunch: Batchelor's rice (free),followed by 2 apricots,a necarine and an apple

    Tea:salmon fishcakes (milk from allowance for mashed potato,breadcrumbs about 3 syns (measured out 25g of breadcrumbs,used on 3 fishcakes,but only ate 2).About 1 syn for spray oil.Served with butternut squash and peas .

    Snack tonight: chocolate rice cakes 3.5 syns.

    WIll have 2 Hifi bars later,have had milk in cups of tea throughout the day.

    How does everyone else cook fishcakes?A couple of weeks ago I simply coated with plain flour (synned) and dry fried.A bit
    Today,saw a recipe with a different method.I used the breadcrumbs,fried in spray oil both sides,then cooked in oven for 10-15 miutes.Better than fried flour,but not as nice a shallow fried in lots of oil

    Walked briskly about 50 minutes today.
    Originally posted by Saver-upper
    When I make fishcakes I usually mix either tinned salmon or tuna and mix with mash; form into cakes and then freeze for a while to firm up (don't usually leave enough time for them to firm up in the fridge!). Always cook in the oven on a frylighted baking sheet and spray the top before turning them over half way through.

    The last lot of fishcakes I made was from a recipe in one of the magazines which was just wizzed up salmon fillet & prawns. These were also oven cooked. The recipe made 4 cakes but DH didn't want any (he's not keen on salmon) so I had 2 and froze the other 2.

    Congratulations on finishing your degree Mrs Ryan. At least you've got a few months before you start studying again.

    Having another Green day today:

    B - scrambled eggs on toast
    L - ate out (pasta with pesto, mushrooms & tomato so allowing 10 syns
    D - mixed bean goulash/rice - if I want/need it. Still feeling full at the moment.

    HEA - milk
    HEA2 - cheese
    HEB - toast
    HEB2 - not sure yet

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th May 17, 5:09 PM
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    You’re a star, bubbs! Congrats on being SOTW again.

    Hello, Starry.eyed.

    Woo hoo, Mrs_R, well done – a magnificent achievement.

    Happy tiger here – first leg of play off semi final negotiated safely. My daughter and I went up to Dundee for the game, which was most enjoyable. Roll on Friday!
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Hi everyone

    I've been quiet lately because I've been misbehaving and piling on so many lbs its ridiculous. Have given myself a good talking to though and I've behaved for 2 days and managed to get a little loss so just need to keep it going now. I have some size 12s to fit into in 2 weeks for a social occasion but I'm not overly convinced that'll happen but I'll give it a damn good try If I don't quite get there, there's always my fab sucky in pants from M&S

    Hope everyone's well.

    Boo to the work stuff lantanna, I'm applying for jobs at the moment too but not been to that scary interview stage yet!

    Well done MrsR on your degree

    Well done losers and bubbs for SOTW can you pass me some of your motivation please?

    Food today:

    B - porridge HEB with almond milk (1 syn), banana and jam (2 syns), latte made with HEA milk
    L - pasta with tuna mayo (2 syns)
    T - chicken stir fry (hopefully getting all my speed in as its been lacking today), no noodles as its a massive pack of veg so I'm sure it'll fill me

    Will use the rest of my syns with pud I'm sure, heading off on a mini food shop in a little while
    Originally posted by candyapple
    Afternoon all
    Thanks both, candyapple you dont want my motivation i would never be here if i wasnt diagnosed diabetic , even though i should be just keep going , we will get there
    Lantanna sorry you didnt get the job
    Welcome newbies and well dont those that lost sorry those that didnt
    tete whe i went slimming years ago, they used to say a pint of water weigh a pound and a quarter, so dont drink before you get weighed
    Thats the only thing i did different last 2 weeks loads of water, but saying that i was reaally thirsty but i have not as drank as much this week
    I am not weighing tomorrow as have eye screening, so going sat morn
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    • shiprob195
    • By shiprob195 17th May 17, 6:01 PM
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    Sorry, I forgot to post my weigh in from Monday 15th. I sts
    I know exactly why. I drank far too much prosecco on Saturday night, and ate 3 slices of pizza.
    I'm gonna try harder this week.
    Slimming world new starter 2/1/17
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th May 17, 6:07 PM
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    Sorry, I forgot to post my weigh in from Monday 15th. I sts
    I know exactly why. I drank far too much prosecco on Saturday night, and ate 3 slices of pizza.
    I'm gonna try harder this week.
    Originally posted by shipr!!!95
    I have pizza every sat but dont drink,thats why i never post sat menu you have done amazing how much you have lost , just WOW in 19 weeks
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    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 17th May 17, 8:51 PM
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    Reporting in with a disappointing 0.5lb on.

    Only had the take away on Friday night so I'm a little miffed that by Wednesday that hasn't evened itself out.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th May 17, 9:01 PM
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    bubbs
    Reporting in with a disappointing 0.5lb on.

    Only had the take away on Friday night so I'm a little miffed that by Wednesday that hasn't evened itself out.
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    Perhaps you will have a super loss this week
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th May 17, 9:09 PM
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    beanielou
    lantanna~~That is so out order.
    I am so mad on your behalf.
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    • shala_moo
    • By shala_moo 17th May 17, 9:12 PM
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    Just a quick post tonight..

    Added you to the challenge starry.eyed

    Lantanna, sorry that people are so inconsiderate these days! It would be nice if people were more courteous in the job world!

    Menu for today
    B - yogurt, fruit, oats(3)
    L - jacket potato, cheese (hea) coleslaw
    T - SW burger, roll (heb) sw chips, red slaw
    S - crisps (3.5) lots of wafer biscuits maybe 10, but they were little so maybe 2-3 syns each?

    Didn't bother with speed foods for dinner as I've eaten so many biscuits today it wouldn't have made a difference to my downward spiral

    We're just catching up with the programme about the All You Can eat buffet restaurants anyway watch it? The "professional" eaters make me feel a bit queasy food up their faces and all over their t-shirts.

    But it's quite interesting to hear how the restaurants still make their money, even when people think they're getting their money's worth.
    Last edited by shala_moo; 17-05-2017 at 9:17 PM.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th May 17, 9:23 PM
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    beanielou
    Great result Mrs R
    MY son has finished his bar a presentation at a conference this weekend.
    He starts his Masters in September
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    **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***
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 17th May 17, 9:34 PM
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    wizkid1
    Not in the best of form. Found out I didn't get the job by seeing it readvertised again!!!!


    Not the nicest way to find out but then neither of the other two people got it either so I've not lost out to anybody just wasn't suitable at all obviously!


    Fed up.com, cant even be bothered talking about it.


    Cant wait to get into bed tonight.
    Originally posted by lantanna
    Not to worry Lantanna, they have missed the bargain ( you ) you will get something better I hope whoever they have chosen isn't up to much, then they will realise You were the best.There will be something better round the corner xx
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 17th May 17, 9:38 PM
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    kathrynha
    Miss Teach, your hard work will show on the scales in the end. 1/2 on can easily be hormones or fluid or something.

    I'm feeling proud of myself. Got to the end of the day and not gone off plan at all. I have eaten exactly what I planned to eat this morning, nothing extra. After the last week or so, that is really quite an achievement.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
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