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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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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 11th Jun 17, 3:25 PM
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    Been a dreadful weekend syns wise.

    Sickness has kicked in so have been eating what I can keep down, when I can face it.

    My go to the last time I was pregnant was Heinz vegetable soup. 10 syns a tin!

    Very little in the way of BM as I've mostly been laying around feeling nauseous. Bleurgh.
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    It shouldn't last long Top Girl then you will be back to normal.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboards!!!
    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Jun 17, 3:30 PM
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    tweets
    STS this week
    Lost 3st-1.5lb
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Jun 17, 3:38 PM
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    Saver upper, singing swede is a godsend for us. Cross the bottom with a knife, 15-20 mins in the microwave, turn halfway through, no peeling or chopping and a whole swede gives three decent portions.
    Originally posted by Top Girl

    I used to do singing swede too as that was the only way I could get it to soften. Recently I've been boiling it and got it to work. I think the answer is to add the chopped swede to cold water and bring to the boil. Generally I use boiling water from the kettle to speed things up but swede doesn't seem to like that method.


    Sorry to hear about the sickness topgirl. I vaguely remember that there's a SW soup recipe involving a pickled onion that's meant to taste like Heinz. Perhaps you could try that?


    https://www.minimins.com/threads/heinz-tomato-soup.311921/
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jun 17, 4:46 PM
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    Going to make a quiche and boil some eggs for snacking as i have craved and eaten too many crisps this week.

    Will try harder as we have been talking holidays and I can't fit into my summer clothes.

    Well done to all the losers.
    You are an inspiration. X
    Originally posted by curl girl
    I have a quiche and chicken in, eggs boiling
    Been a dreadful weekend syns wise.

    Sickness has kicked in so have been eating what I can keep down, when I can face it.

    My go to the last time I was pregnant was Heinz vegetable soup. 10 syns a tin!

    Very little in the way of BM as I've mostly been laying around feeling nauseous. Bleurgh.
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    Sorry you have been feeling rough
    Thanks this sounds easy.
    I do like swede as well.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    I like swede but never heard of signing sweede
    I always boil it
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    -3 st 2 lb week 20
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jun 17, 4:47 PM
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    bubbs
    STS this week
    Originally posted by tweets
    Thats ok tweets as you are at target
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 st 2 lb week 20
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jun 17, 4:48 PM
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    bubbs
    I am assuming Watermelon is free? but cant find it and dont want to assume wrong, is this the case please?
    Edit.....Its ok found it
    Last edited by bubbs; 11-06-2017 at 5:09 PM.
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 st 2 lb week 20
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 11th Jun 17, 5:07 PM
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    Looks like it was the eye drops causing the bloodshot and pain . Have been flushing eyes with sterile water to help the itch but bloodshot now gone.
    Now trying ActiMist which seems to work, expensive but lasts a long time. Will see how I go! I so hate hay fever .

    Is it hot where you are? Very muggy here

    Am watching the Brownlees ��
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jun 17, 5:16 PM
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    Looks like it was the eye drops causing the bloodshot and pain . Have been flushing eyes with sterile water to help the itch but bloodshot now gone.
    Now trying ActiMist which seems to work, expensive but lasts a long time. Will see how I go! I so hate hay fever .

    Is it hot where you are? Very muggy here

    Am watching the Brownlees ��
    Originally posted by TakeItEazy
    Hope the actimist works, i dont suffer with my eye luckily just my nose
    Its a lovely day here but windy, i have caught the sun
    Yes we are watching it
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    -3 st 2 lb week 20
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Jun 17, 7:20 PM
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    Totally OT tie but thanks for the heads up on actimist. We don't have hay fever but we live in an unmade road and I don't get on with drops so it might be useful. My eyes react in dry spells and I can react to some make up so something soothing would be welcome.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Jun 17, 7:57 PM
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    Back home since mid afternoon. Had a lovely time at friends last night but as expected not SW friendly evening meal plus wine syns - ended up on about 48 syns so not as bad as it could have been. Think it helped that I took lunch to have at the motorhome show so that was SW friendly - ham sandwich & salad; berry medley of fruit from Tesco; diet tonic. Took an apple as well but didn't need it so that's now back in the fridge for another day.

    Maman - what recipe did you use for the pilau rice which had made? Would make a nice change from plain boiled rice or with just added spices.

    Today's plan:

    B - toast & butter 2 syns
    L - gammon & salad
    D - lamb slouvaki; pasta salad; raita (recipe from and old SW booklet which came with one of the magazines called Around the World with 22 Fakeaways or something like that). Didn't enjoy it at all the lamb was a bit chewy.

    There is some pasta salad left but not enough for 2 tomorrow so DH will have that. I'll get a couple of prawn & salmon fishcakes out the freezer and have those with some salad.

    No wine syns tonight so a low syn day today so pulling back 13 syns from the week's total. Just need to keep the next few days low syn as well and hopefully can get an STS again or a very small gain.

    Denise
    Last edited by joedenise; 11-06-2017 at 8:00 PM.
    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 11th Jun 17, 8:13 PM
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    Another one who swears by actimist for sore, dry eyes. On offer at sainsburys last week too £10 instead of £13. It does last ages too
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 11th Jun 17, 8:17 PM
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    wizkid1
    Good evening all, I hope you have all done well this week with your losses, if not a great big hug you all xx

    My menu for Monday will be...

    Breakfast... overnight oats B with f f yoghurt and frozen berries.

    Lunch. Celery soup, Ryvita /butter 6 syns ham salad beetroot clementine

    Dinner..chicken s/w chips tomatoes mushrooms lettuce. Strawberries.

    Extra. Pkt crisps 5 .5 syns clementine.
    11.5 syns.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jun 17, 8:41 PM
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    bubbs
    My menu tomorrow
    HEXA Milk
    HEXB 2 small slice wholemeal bread...DH 4 slices 5 syns
    Breakfast
    egg and tomato sandwich with few cherry toms, melon funny breackfast i know
    tea
    Water
    Lunch
    melon and strawberries ans 2 doughnut peaches
    Water

    Tea
    Steak /mushrooms and salad
    Mixed chopped fruit with muller light

    DH

    Tea
    Water
    Lunch (he has some at tea break)
    2 sandwiches (4slices) ham salad
    banana , muller ff yog, 1 alpen light satsuma 3 syns
    sugar free squash
    Water
    Tea
    Same as me plus SW chips total syns 8
    Last edited by bubbs; 12-06-2017 at 4:44 PM.
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    -3 st 2 lb week 20
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Jun 17, 8:50 PM
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    Maman - what recipe did you use for the pilau rice which had made? Would make a nice change from plain boiled rice or with just added spices.
    Originally posted by joedenise

    I used the pilau rice recipe from here. It was the easiest I could find. I halved it for two of us. There are loads of recipes online which featured onions and garlic. I'm sure they'd be delicious too but this one was really simple.


    http://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/chicken-dupiaza-with-pilau-rice



    I think Hairy Bikers steaks must be my most favourite recipe for SW. We've just had it for dinner and I'm never failed to be amazed how lush the gravy is and free!! and I've got plenty of veg left over for my lunch tomorrow.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jun 17, 9:02 PM
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    bubbs
    I used the pilau rice recipe from here. It was the easiest I could find. I halved it for two of us. There are loads of recipes online which featured onions and garlic. I'm sure they'd be delicious too but this one was really simple.


    http://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/chicken-dupiaza-with-pilau-rice



    I think Hairy Bikers steaks must be my most favourite recipe for SW. We've just had it for dinner and I'm never failed to be amazed how lush the gravy is and free!! and I've got plenty of veg left over for my lunch tomorrow.
    Originally posted by maman
    Is it this gravy please?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/braised_steak_with_gravy_24508
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 11th Jun 17, 9:54 PM
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    Oh, tweets, sorry. I see beanie has given you a good translation of “scunnered”. You can also “take a scunner” to something, ie a feeling of disgust, or a strong dislike eg I wish I would take a scunner to chocolate!

    Hope you’re sickness phase passes soon, TG.
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    • maman
    • By maman 11th Jun 17, 10:15 PM
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    That's the one bubbs . For just 1 tsp of cornflour between 4 portions any syns are negligible and it's so yummy! 😃
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 11th Jun 17, 10:30 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Evening everyone !

    Well I think it's fair to say I blew everyone away with my weight loss last night - people even asked if I was 'ok' - and managed to avoid the buffet as well!

    The weird think is I saw a picture of me from last night and even though I've lost 3 stone I still thought I looked huge...I don't feel huge (in fact I feel, for a long time a little sexy (sorry if that's tmi))

    Ive been good today ....lamb cooked dinner, been kayaking and came home to a glass of wine with a bag of satsumas ....oh how I've changed lol
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 12th Jun 17, 1:22 AM
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    Saver-upper
    Today's menu:
    Breakfast: bacon,eggs,tomato,baked beans,onion

    Lunch: leftover lamb,roast parsnip,pumpkin,1/2 tab mint sauce (1/2 syn),followed bty strawberries

    Snack: 2 Oreo thins (3 syns )

    Tea: 2 slices toast (HEB) ,Flora light (1 syn),Marmite

    Snack: coconut yoghurt (1/2 syn),sweet and salted popcorn (2.5 syns)

    Snack: 2 Hifi bars (6 syns)

    Have had 5 large glasses of water (2 litres total .Have been drinking from a particular glass at home for a few days.I knew it wasn't 250ml.Just measured it now:400ml!!).So this is the first day since I have been making an effort to drink water (just over a week),that I have hit the 2L mark .

    25 min brisk walking today.
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    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 12th Jun 17, 11:58 AM
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    lushlifesaver
    g'day all,


    yesterday was busy busy finishing the front of the house off - we started it last year (lifted chippings and turfed did a bit of paving etc) and never finished it (its not very big but labour intensive) and I have caught the sun across my shoulders/back of my neck despite it not being very bright at all!


    Missed breakfast but had a cookie morning :/ so that's today's syns gone in essence! on tea and NAS vimto for fluids as last night I had a crippling headache 9could barely move my head or eyes) due to dehydration!


    event week at work so all hands on deck and I'm in the office today having swapped my day off to Friday (so at least I get a long weekend!) scrapping by today and tomorrow I can't make any promises as food for the team is down to the venue but then I'll be back on it.


    Starting to plan for next month as it's pay day a week on Friday and I want to be prepared and have a good month
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