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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.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 8th Jun 17, 7:10 PM
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    My feelings too tweets . Sorry to hear that beanie .

    I know what you mean about potatoes denise . My best (probably only) SP days have been when I have swede and carrot mash. I tend to favour cutting carbs a bit by having SP lunches. It's odd but I don't miss the potatoes then. Next time I have cottage pie on the menu I'm going to think Red especially as I like a bit of cheese on top.

    ETA: Well done bubbs !!!!
    Originally posted by maman
    Definitely worth doing a Red day so that you can have that cheese on top!

    Like you I don't miss potatoes at lunch but I like carbs with my evening meal be it potatoes, rice or pasta or like today swede!

    Forgot to say earlier you can't have peas & beans unless you have a measured amount as a HEB!

    Denise
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 8th Jun 17, 8:49 PM
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    I think we can all empathise with you MissTeach; you had a difficult experience and then you had to cope alone; that is always difficult.

    Well done, Tete and bubbs.

    I hope you’re ok, beanie. Keep eavesdropping and putting in your tuppensworth when you feel like it.


    Thursday
    Pre- breakfast: banana
    Breakfast: cheat’s Eggs Benedict (hexb +2syns)
    Lunch: baked potato with beans and hexa cheese
    Snack: 2 gingernuts (4)
    Dinner: sweet & sour pork (with green pepper, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes & fresh pineapple) with rice (3 syns)
    Snack: Maltesers (5)
    Total: 14 syns
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    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 8th Jun 17, 8:53 PM
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    MissTeach

    Not surprised you feel like that MissTeach, our world truly is frightening at the moment. Did you hear about the man attacking police with a hammer at Notre Dame on Tues? We were only there on Saturday and saying how easy it must be for them to cause maximum chaos at such busy attractions.

    Right, off to try and do something productive. Have a good day all, and don't forget to VOTE xx
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air
    Yeah, it's shocking isn't it.

    And I've cast my vote!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Jun 17, 8:55 PM
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    bubbs
    Oh just remembered SW consultant said alot of sausage syns have changed , so just be aware
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    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 8th Jun 17, 9:49 PM
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    Tete en l'Air
    Ah 'sausage syns' sounds so much more exciting than it actually is!

    Yikes, it's the WW scales I have, but I've found them pretty consistent so I'll stick with them.

    Hugs Beanie, take care of yourself!
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 8th Jun 17, 9:49 PM
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    Oh just remembered SW consultant said alot of sausage syns have changed , so just be aware
    Originally posted by bubbs
    There's a bit on the front page of the SW site about it. Don't think they've changed much - just half a syn or so on some but there are still some Free ones (apart from SW ones, LOL!).

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 8th Jun 17, 9:50 PM
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    Oh just remembered SW consultant said alot of sausage syns have changed , so just be aware
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Hope LM are still free. I just ate 4
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 8th Jun 17, 9:55 PM
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    Hope LM are still free. I just ate 4
    Originally posted by maman
    Yep, the rosemary & red onion ones are still Free; the chorizo ones are still 1/2 each; so no changes to either of them.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Jun 17, 10:00 PM
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    bubbs
    Ah 'sausage syns' sounds so much more exciting than it actually is!

    Yikes, it's the WW scales I have, but I've found them pretty consistent so I'll stick with them.

    Hugs Beanie, take care of yourself!
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air
    Don't be rude now
    TBH have not even looked
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Jun 17, 10:01 PM
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    bubbs
    Yep, the rosemary & red onion ones are still Free; the chorizo ones are still 1/2 each; so no changes to either of them.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thanks for looking i was being lazy
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    • maman
    • By maman 8th Jun 17, 10:36 PM
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    maman
    Yep, the rosemary & red onion ones are still Free; the chorizo ones are still 1/2 each; so no changes to either of them.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thanks denise . I just checked my favourite Sainsbury's BGTY and they're still 1 syn.
    Maybe it's the SW Iceland ones that have gone up!
    Last edited by maman; 08-06-2017 at 10:39 PM.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Jun 17, 10:40 PM
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    bubbs
    These might help someone
    Aldi super 6 from Thur 8th June until Wed 21st

    Cucumber 39p
    Loose pepper 39p
    250g Radish 39p
    6 pack Salad Tomatoes 49p
    Romaine Lettuce 2 pack 49p
    320g Apricots 49p
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    • maman
    • By maman 8th Jun 17, 11:05 PM
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    maman
    These might help someone
    Aldi super 6 from Thur 8th June until Wed 21st

    Cucumber 39p
    Loose pepper 39p
    250g Radish 39p
    6 pack Salad Tomatoes 49p
    Romaine Lettuce 2 pack 49p
    320g Apricots 49p
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Thanks for that bubbs . I'm an Aldi shopper so normally I'd be stocking up but this week's different. Tomorrow I need to write a meal plan for 4 days buying only as much fresh stuff as I can use up before Tuesday.
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 8th Jun 17, 11:37 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Today's menu:

    Breakfast:none

    Lunch: 2 egg omelette with tomato,onion,and 15g cheese (3 syns),served with bacon and tomato

    Tea: 3 vegetable fingers (supermarket bought,9 syns),sweet potato wedges,brocolli,carrot

    SNack: 2 Hifi bars (HEB)

    Milk in cups of tea

    Think I must have only had about 1L of water today.

    About 10 minutes brisk walking (on top of 5.5 hours cleaning houses,mind ).Anytime I mention the "brisk walk",I have deliberately gone for a walk (either purposeful.eg walking kids to school,or just for the heck of getting extra body magic).But ,during term time,it will always be ontop of cleaning for 4-6 hours a day .
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    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 9th Jun 17, 12:55 AM
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    Hi, this is my Friday menu plan ...E E day

    Breakfast.. overnight oats B f f yoghurt and raspberries

    Lunch .. bacon and egg sandwich 6 syns with tomato and beetroot.

    Dinner.. fish S/W chips and peas,lemon, melon

    Extra.. f f yoghurt. Jelly 0.5 syns 2 crispbreads /butter 5 syns melon. A for Milk
    11.5 syns
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 9th Jun 17, 6:22 AM
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    BeanieLou, even if you don't go to a group, and don't even proper follow the plan, please stay on this thread. We all have phases of falling off plan, but keeping in here I think helps you to get back on it when you are ready.

    Well done on the loss Bubbs.

    Yesterday was very good food wise, and exercise wise. Didn't look like I would quite reach my 6000 steps before bedtime, but I walked around the house a couple of times and finished the day on 6032 steps

    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - steak and asparagus (iron levels need boosting)
    Dinner - fish cakes and salad
    Snacks - melon, strawberries, cereal bars

    HA - milk
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - horseradish sauce, salad cream

    Body magic target - 6000 steps and 10 active minutes
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Ruthy1604
    • By Ruthy1604 9th Jun 17, 6:50 AM
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    Well it was a + 0.5lb for me last night. Bit gutted but it was well deserved.

    Feeling a bit meh this morning what with the news. My job depends on Government funding and I find the uncertainty difficult to cope with. I just want to stuff my face.

    4 weeks exactly til my hols & 6.5 lb to lose.
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    • HorseyKaz
    • By HorseyKaz 9th Jun 17, 8:45 AM
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    Morning all - not been doing too well last couple of weeks - am on tenterhooks waiting for the results of a job/training interview and into last few weeks of revision for gardening exams, so eating well has not been high on the list of priorities....I was going to bow out, but after standing on scales for first time in a fortnight (+2.5 please Shalla ) think staying on board might help stop me getting any more out of control.... so here's to reining it in and taking it one day at a time...
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 9th Jun 17, 9:55 AM
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    That's not too badHorseyKaz if you haven't really been following the plan. Draw line and back on it from today. You'll soon lose that again if you stick with it. We all fall off the wagon from time to time!

    I'm not too fussed about the sausage syns as I buy butchers low fat sausages and as no fat comes out of them when they're cooked I'll carry on synning them at 0.5 each, same as before.

    Today's plan:

    B - overnight oats; 0% FF black cherry yoghurt; mixed frozen fruit; fresh strawberries & grapes added this morning
    L - gammon slices & salad
    D - fish pie; 4 syns for sauce; green veg

    HEA - milk
    HEB - porridge oats
    Syns - cheese sauce 4; wine

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Jun 17, 11:00 AM
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    4 weeks exactly til my hols & 6.5 lb to lose.
    Originally posted by Ruthy1604



    I was going to bow out, but after standing on scales for first time in a fortnight (+2.5 please Shalla ) think staying on board might help stop me getting any more out of control.... so here's to reining it in and taking it one day at a time...
    Originally posted by HorseyKaz

    Great to hear that you're both going to forge ahead ruthy and kaz. I think we all know that while eating rubbish might give a bit of short term pleasure it's nothing like the feeling of getting a good loss. It's difficult to control so many things in life but we can control how we choose to eat (and drink). Go for it!!


    EE plan so far:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast, 2 fried eggs, tomatoes, HEA milk for drinks
    L: veg and lentil soup
    D:


    That's as far as I've got. I need to do a small shop before I can sort out dinner. If I don't we'll have to eat curry from the freezer. I need a plan.
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