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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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 8:10 PM
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    Has anyone tried these please?
    SW Chorizo-Style Pork Sausages
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
    • tweets
    • By tweets 19th May 17, 8:50 PM
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    That's good. I used my Pyrex dish too. Just copied tweets pic. I think I'll make another this weekend.


    Sorry you got a STS tete. Better luck next week. I don't blame you having your favourite tin of sausages for lunch but you'll need an awful lot of Speed in your Bolognese to make it a third of a day's food. I rarely have Speed with breakfast but make it up the rest of the day. Ideally you'd have had fruit with your porage but too late now. What about snacking on some fruit? It's easy to hoover up a punnet of raspberries I find.


    I have to do my meal plan and shop before we can have anything vaguely SW friendly for today's dinner. Will post later when it's done.


    ETA: Well done midge.
    Originally posted by maman
    I will be making another tomorrow will have different veg in it than last week

    I am sure I got the recipe from this thread when I first joined because I been making it a long time
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 19th May 17, 8:52 PM
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    Has anyone tried these please?
    SW Chorizo-Style Pork Sausages
    Originally posted by bubbs

    bubbs me and Poppy had them for our tea can't say I was impressed enjoyed my mash beans and corn better. Wont be buying them again
    Lost 3st-0.5lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 19th May 17, 8:59 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
    Originally posted by wizkid1
    hotel chocolate chocs

    I am glad they don't have a store near me
    Lost 3st-0.5lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 8:59 PM
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    bubbs me and Poppy had them for our tea can't say I was impressed enjoyed my mash beans and corn better. Wont be buying them again
    Originally posted by tweets
    Wont bother then, thanks
    Was looking on SW websie and there was new recipe with them
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
    • maman
    • By maman 19th May 17, 9:01 PM
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    bubbs me and Poppy had them for our tea can't say I was impressed enjoyed my mash beans and corn better. Wont be buying them again
    Originally posted by tweets
    Thanks for that tweets . You've been ace reviewing SW ready meals.

    Being the Speed Cop , is that baby corn with your tea? I know you're at target but all free food is a risk.

    P.S. All good for greentiger 's team at the moment.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 9:03 PM
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    Thanks for that tweets . You've been ace reviewing SW ready meals.

    Being the Speed Cop , is that baby corn with your tea? I know you're at target but all free food is a risk.

    P.S. All good for greentiger 's team at the moment.
    Originally posted by maman
    Why is all free food a risk, i eat tonnes of it
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
    • Squiggly Diddly
    • By Squiggly Diddly 19th May 17, 9:06 PM
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    Oh dear, never made it to weigh-in last night, was wiped out & already in bed tonight. Big week has taken it out of me I think. Possibly 1lb up looking at home scales but not sure. Reverted to eating badly last few days but back on it tomorrow & time to shop/cook as well.

    Well done to all those losing ��
    Live your life until love is found, or love's gonna get you down" (credit to Mika!)

    • tweets
    • By tweets 19th May 17, 9:12 PM
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    Wont bother then, thanks
    Was looking on SW websie and there was new recipe with them
    Originally posted by bubbs
    No I wouldn't bother I have tried some others of the new SW meals that are nice one is the sausage casserole will have to go look on Iceland for others will be back lol.

    Thanks for that tweets . You've been ace reviewing SW ready meals.

    Being the Speed Cop , is that baby corn with your tea? I know you're at target but all free food is a risk.

    P.S. All good for greentiger 's team at the moment.
    Originally posted by maman
    No it was just sweetcorn kernel's I have the baby sweetcorn at work they smile when I put around 7 on my plate from the mixed veg . Kids don't like the baby sweetcorn but love the kernel's lol
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 9:17 PM
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    Oh dear, never made it to weigh-in last night, was wiped out & already in bed tonight. Big week has taken it out of me I think. Possibly 1lb up looking at home scales but not sure. Reverted to eating badly last few days but back on it tomorrow & time to shop/cook as well.

    Well done to all those losing ��
    Originally posted by Squiggly Diddly
    Hope you have a better week this week x
    No I wouldn't bother I have tried some others of the new SW meals that are nice one is the sausage casserole will have to go look on Iceland for others will be back lol.



    No it was just sweetcorn kernel's I have the baby sweetcorn at work they smile when I put around 7 on my plate from the mixed veg . Kids don't like the baby sweetcorn but love the kernel's lol
    Originally posted by tweets
    Urghhhhhhhhhh cant stand sweetcorn
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
    • tweets
    • By tweets 19th May 17, 9:18 PM
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    Slimming World Chicken Chow Mein

    Slimming World Chicken & Chorizo-Style Sausage Paella

    Slimming World Aromatic Chicken Noodles

    Think these are new I love them really tasty with extra veg

    Wont try the pasta dishes don't like pasta .

    Fed up telling people pasta tastes nothing like noodles .

    Mum says spaghetti and noodles are the same
    Lost 3st-0.5lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 9:26 PM
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    I might get away with chow mein but not the others
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
    • esmy
    • By esmy 19th May 17, 9:31 PM
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    2lb off for me this week - delighted as I have broken the next stone 'barrier' in time for my holiday next week. I have had proper fish and chips today,though and really enjoyed them! So I've a note for next week, Shala. I hope to make some sensible choices whilst away but won't be beating myself up about the not so sensible ones!

    Not sure what we'll be eating over the next few days as I'll be using up what I've got in - anything left over will be off loaded to eldest DD who always appreciates Mum's food bank.

    Congrats to all the losers, especially those who've struggled, commiserations to those still trying.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 19th May 17, 9:31 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
    First of all a massive Well Done on a fantastic loss Wiz

    However your plan for tomorrow you have forgotten to syn the toast, which you need to do as you have Cereal for HEB1 and steak for HEB2!

    That means you'll be having 16 syns not 10. If it was me I think I'd forget about the crisps and save 5 syns!

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 19th May 17, 9:35 PM
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    Why is all free food a risk, i eat tonnes of it
    Originally posted by bubbs
    It's because the SW EE plan is designed around at least a third of Speed food. So if you have a meal that's all free food you're potentially cutting down your Speed food intake.

    tweets obviously has loads at lunchtime (for some weird reason babycorn is Speed but kernels aren't) and as she's at target that should be fine to maintain.

    When you're trying to lose the one third Speed is really important.

    I know many consultants say it's free and 'fill your boot's' but to me that's not logical. IMO if you have a third of Speed food at each meal but have loads of free food in between you're cutting down the proportion of Speed.

    Don't mean to be preachy but honestly Speed and planning are the answers to weightloss.
    • maman
    • By maman 19th May 17, 9:39 PM
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    Well done esmy . It's great to be at your lowest weight before a holiday. That's my plan and I have 3 weeks to go.
    • maman
    • By maman 19th May 17, 9:44 PM
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    Just saw the score greentiger . That's dreadful. Snatched away with minutes to go.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 9:48 PM
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    2lb off for me this week - delighted as I have broken the next stone 'barrier' in time for my holiday next week. I have had proper fish and chips today,though and really enjoyed them! So I've a note for next week, Shala. I hope to make some sensible choices whilst away but won't be beating myself up about the not so sensible ones!

    Not sure what we'll be eating over the next few days as I'll be using up what I've got in - anything left over will be off loaded to eldest DD who always appreciates Mum's food bank.

    Congrats to all the losers, especially those who've struggled, commiserations to those still trying.
    Originally posted by esmy
    well done
    It's because the SW EE plan is designed around at least a third of Speed food. So if you have a meal that's all free food you're potentially cutting down your Speed food intake.

    tweets obviously has loads at lunchtime (for some weird reason babycorn is Speed but kernels aren't) and as she's at target that should be fine to maintain.

    When you're trying to lose the one third Speed is really important.

    I know many consultants say it's free and 'fill your boot's' but to me that's not logical. IMO if you have a third of Speed food at each meal but have loads of free food in between you're cutting down the proportion of Speed.

    Don't mean to be preachy but honestly Speed and planning are the answers to weightloss.
    Originally posted by maman
    I very rarely have anything between meals, but for instance tonight i had a few sw chips, sw chicken curry filled with onions and mushrooms and 1 1/2 rottis, for afters i had strawbwerries/pear/raspberries in a dish with muller ff yog poured over so is that a no no? as that is a typical day's tea minus sw chips, dont have carbs like pot,rice or pasta
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
    • maman
    • By maman 19th May 17, 9:59 PM
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    I very rarely have anything between meals, but for instance tonight i had a few sw chips, sw chicken curry filled with onions and mushrooms and 1 1/2 rottis, for afters i had strawbwerries/pear/raspberries in a dish with muller ff yog poured over so is that a no no? as that is a typical day's tea minus sw chips, dont have carbs like pot,rice or pasta
    Originally posted by bubbs
    That's fine bubbs . You've had an on plan balanced meal with plenty of Speed with the fruit and veg. As you aren't snacking on free food in between you're keeping that balance. No problem.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 17, 10:07 PM
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    That's fine bubbs . You've had an on plan balanced meal with plenty of Speed with the fruit and veg. As you aren't snacking on free food in between you're keeping that balance. No problem.
    Originally posted by maman
    Phewww , thanks, appreciate everyones help
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
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