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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..

    -----------

    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 MSE Andrea; 19-06-2017 at 9:41 AM.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th May 17, 2:17 PM
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    Moneysaverme~~ I dont think Mr M's will take back your magazine.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 19th May 17, 3:09 PM
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    Really pleased for you LL that you've finally got a loss. Hopefully your couple of week of WW will catch up properly next week and give you a good loss!.

    Been at the hospital with DH this morning and didn't get home until lunchtime so we've had a weird combination of food with a combination of the planned breakfast & planned lunch!

    B - none (got up too late as needed to leave at 8am for hospital)
    L - scrambled eggs with chopped spinach, ham, LO rashish salsa; jersey new potatoes
    D - HM faggots (still to make - the mixture is firming up in the fridge at the moment); mash; veg. Still need to work out the syns for this but know it's very low, probably around 1.5 - 2 syns per portion. Followed by SW bread and butter pudding (recipe from www.slimmingeats.com)

    HEA - milk
    HEB - bread
    Syns - 2?; weekend wine

    Will probably go over on syns a bit but will pull back during the week.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 3:24 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Well done everyone that has lost
    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
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 19th May 17, 3:28 PM
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    Moneysaverme~~ I dont think Mr M's will take back your magazine.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    If you take the other copy with you they may change it as they know that you're speaking the truth.
    I have done this before when I purchased OH a cycling magazine he already had!
    Hth.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboards!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 19th May 17, 3:29 PM
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    Hi bubbs.
    Just having a look for inspiration.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboards!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 3:37 PM
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    Hi bubbs.
    Just having a look for inspiration.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Hello
    Well for tea we have chicken curry with SW sauce, DH eats it too stuffed with mushrooms and onions, i may have a few SW chips in actifry, have weigh in , in the morning
    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
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 19th May 17, 3:47 PM
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    Can I ask what the sauce consists of please bubbs.
    Normally I use a jar!
    Could try it then tomorrow.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboards!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 3:50 PM
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    I buy it from iceland but will look and see if recipe is online, its not that spicy but how we like it
    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 19th May 17, 3:52 PM
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    This is from online and instore called chip shop curry so guess the same
    Low calorie cooking spray
    1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
    1cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated
    1 tbsp curry powder
    400g can chopped tomatoes
    60ml vegetable stock
    2 tbsp sweetener
    50g fat free natural fromage frais
    1 tbsp of freshly chopped coriander
    1 tbsp of freshly chopped mint
    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 19th May 17, 3:56 PM
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    Ain't no stopping me now, I'm on the Move ! Yeh! At long last...
    Shala put me down for 2 lb LOSS looks like I am moving at last But. I 'm not speaking too soon as anythig can happen

    My menu for Saturday ...

    Breakfast...special K a/b strawberries raspberries.

    Lunch.. cheese A and egg on toast clementine x 2

    Dinner, steak B s/w wedges tomatoes mushrooms beetroot.

    Extra f f yoghurt, 2 crispbread /butter 5 syns pkt crisps 5 syns.
    10 syns..
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 3:58 PM
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    Ain't no stopping me now, I'm on the Move ! Yeh! At long last...
    Shala put me down for 2 lb LOSS looks like I am moving at last But. I 'm not speaking too soon as anythig can happen

    My menu for Saturday ...

    Breakfast...special K a/b strawberries raspberries.

    Lunch.. cheese A and egg on toast clementine x 2

    Dinner, steak B s/w wedges tomatoes mushrooms beetroot.

    Extra f f yoghurt, 2 crispbread /butter 5 syns pkt crisps 5 syns.
    10 syns..
    Originally posted by wizkid1
    well done
    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 19th May 17, 4:00 PM
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    bubbs
    or there is this one
    1 large onion, 1/2 roughly chopped and 1/2 finely chopped
    2 large garlic cloves, peeled
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1/4 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
    2 tbsp dark soy sauce
    3/4 tbsp medium curry powder
    3 tbsp fat free natural Greek yogurt
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
    sweetener, 1 level tsp


    EDIT this is the recipe on the lid of the tub
    Last edited by bubbs; 19-05-2017 at 4:49 PM.
    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
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 19th May 17, 4:56 PM
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    Well done, Ruthy, Midge, AlwaysHappy, Lois, wiz and Maisie (fabarooney).

    Off to footy tonight – butterflies already. Come on Ye Bairns!
    Stashbusting 102/200
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    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 19th May 17, 5:20 PM
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    Hi, does anyone know how many syns 80 grams of chocolate is, only I got a box of chocolate batons Hotel Chocolate from British gas. Dying to try them
    Congrats and hugs to everyone, losers or not xxx
    • orlao
    • By orlao 19th May 17, 5:25 PM
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    Hi all,

    Flying visit today - my weekend starts soon
    -1lb please Shala. Just as well really, the weekend plans for the next few weeks would make the dedicated SWers among us have palpitations so I'm very glad to be at the low end of target (for now anyway!)

    Well done the losers, hugs to those that aren't.

    Lantanna I'm jobhunting too right now and I'm constantly gobsmacked by the behaviour of recruiters and employers...they really do have an over inflated sense of their own importance. S0d em, as we're on the way up, we'll meet them on their way down - that's what my good old Dad says anyway
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 5:52 PM
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    bubbs
    Hi, does anyone know how many syns 80 grams of chocolate is, only I got a box of chocolate batons Hotel Chocolate from British gas. Dying to try them
    Congrats and hugs to everyone, losers or not xxx
    Originally posted by wizkid1
    Is it milk or dark?
    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 19th May 17, 5:58 PM
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    Found this if any use?
    I adore Hotel Chocolat but you really do have to guess as best you can. I count all their individual chocs (the selector and boxed ones) as 3 syns because a friend of mine does and that doesn't seem to have a bad effect, hehe
    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
    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 19th May 17, 5:59 PM
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    Oh !!!!!!, I wish I hadn't looked at that Hotel Chocolat website WIZKID. It looks unbelieveably gorgeous. Must try to unsee!!

    Sorry but I didn't have any luck finding the syns for this, maybe someone will be along later.

    Re the magazine, I will try to exchange it by bringing my two copies along, but the new issue isn't out til 30th so by then I will probably have forgotten. Oh well, note to self, do own magazine shopping next time!

    I've been good today and will stick to plan for dinner. Yay!
    Weight loss 2017 - 16 lbs
    • maman
    • By maman 19th May 17, 6:12 PM
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    Ain't no stopping me now, I'm on the Move ! Yeh! At long last...
    Shala put me down for 2 lb LOSS looks like I am moving at last But. I 'm not speaking too soon as anythig can happen
    Originally posted by wizkid1

    Yay!!! Delighted for you.


    And you too orlao!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th May 17, 7:44 PM
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    greentiger~~hope you get a great result

    Great loss Whiz.
    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***
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