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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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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 16th Jun 17, 4:43 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Afternoon all....hope it's sunny where you are!

    I'm away this weekend in the caravan so weighed today & my loss was 1/2 lb

    Surprisingly I wasn't disappointed - I know last week the scales was flickering between a 2 & 2.5lb last week so as far as I'm concerned it's a 3lb loss over the 2 weeks

    We're in a slightly remote area of west Wales so have brought food with us - though an ice cream or two may get eaten!
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - the Argos Card!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Jun 17, 6:30 PM
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    Evening all
    Well done to all the losers
    tweets, i am sorry meant to say thanks for the peach info
    I made SW KFC for tea was yummy
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    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
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Jun 17, 7:05 PM
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    Bubbs - which recipe did you use? The chubbycubs perhaps?

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Jun 17, 7:10 PM
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    bubbs
    Bubbs - which recipe did you use? The chubbycubs perhaps?

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I made my own up i used instant mash, with cumin, mustard powder, garlic granules, paprika, cinnamon and ground black pepper
    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
    • AlwaysHappy
    • By AlwaysHappy 16th Jun 17, 9:14 PM
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    AlwaysHappy
    OOh Bubbs - that looks delicious - I must add that to my mealplan for next week, which funnily enough i'm about to look at.
    a 3.5lb LOSS for me this week and got slimmer of the week, and my stone award so really pleased with that - and slightly embarrassed at group. I hadn't expected that much although in fairness I stuck to the plan like glue. Hope you all have had a good week.
    I'm not a failure if I don't make it, I'm a success because I :tried!
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 16th Jun 17, 9:24 PM
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    TakeItEazy
    Sorry for the leave of absence lol, I'm back now. Happy belated birthday Kathyrn. Hope you are well.


    Been a crazy busy couple of weeks and been off plan. Only got back on yesterday.


    Back to group on Monday night to rejoin and back to the gym tomorrow.


    I got a new job (finally) so I've been busy doing interviews, handing in my notice and dealing with the backlash from that lol.


    Off to work for a charity that supports disabled people into work so I'm looking forward to a nice change and greater job satisfaction.


    Just have to get through my 5 weeks notice period first!
    Originally posted by lantanna
    Congrats Lantanna, hope you'll be happier now

    Belated happy Birthday Kathryn


    Going back to ActiMist - OH MY EYES turns out I'm allergic so the skin round my eyes is inflamed and so sore At the moment I'm just bathing the area with cold water and cold compresses. Feeling so depressed at the moment
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Jun 17, 9:38 PM
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    bubbs
    OOh Bubbs - that looks delicious - I must add that to my mealplan for next week, which funnily enough i'm about to look at.
    a 3.5lb LOSS for me this week and got slimmer of the week, and my stone award so really pleased with that - and slightly embarrassed at group. I hadn't expected that much although in fairness I stuck to the plan like glue. Hope you all have had a good week.
    Originally posted by AlwaysHappy
    It was even if i say so myself well done on your loss
    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Jun 17, 9:47 PM
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    beanielou
    Great news lantanna on your new job.
    Sounds great
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    ***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 16th Jun 17, 10:35 PM
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    wizkid1
    Hiya, another lovely day and the warm weekend to come Yeh!!

    My Saturday's menu plan

    Breakfast. B Overnight oats f f yoghutprt and raspberries.

    Lunch.. cheese toastie A . 6 syns salad. Clemenhtine.

    Dinner. Chicken s/w chips salad beetroot. F f yoghurt.

    Extra crispbread / butter 5 syns clementine
    11 syns
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 16th Jun 17, 11:30 PM
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    greentiger
    Well done, Mwm, wiz, Ruthy, gts, Happy (brill) and bubbs.

    The ‘dognut’ peaches are getting smaller and smaller!

    Congrats on the new job, lantanna. It sounds really interesting.
    Stashbusting 102/200
    17 in 17 Challenge 11/17
    Reading Challenge 10/40
    Film Challenge 22/52
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 16th Jun 17, 11:51 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Today's menu (glad maman is on holiday-not nearly enough speed food today )

    Breakfast: 2 slices thick wholemeal toast (HEB + 5 syns)with marg (2 .5 syns),Marmite
    2 apricots

    Lunch: chilli and lime chicken (1/2 syn),beetroot

    Tea:small jacket potato,bacon,cheese (2 syns),egg mayo (1syn),sweet chilli sauce (1 syn),creme fraiche (1 syn)

    About 1800ml water/sqash

    Brisk walking 25 minutes
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00
    Pinecone £289,Valued Opinions £10.50,Grocery Challenge June 17: £50.68/250




    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 17th Jun 17, 8:52 AM
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    TakeItEazy
    Morning all, lovely day here weather wise. Not so go on the WI, plus .4lb. Not much I know but annoying just the same. I'm feeling very bloated at the moment and not sure what's causing it. Light diet today and see what happens.
    Have a great weekend all
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 17th Jun 17, 10:11 AM
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    joedenise
    Don't think I posted my menu yesterday but made the chemoula chicken from the EE book which DH cooked on the BBQ. It was absolutely gorgeous. Had it with vegetable kebabs. Was very filling. Will definitely do it again.

    Today's plan:

    B - SW fry up
    L - fruity couscous, full of chopped up Speed foods
    D - burger & salad; WM pitta as HEB. I know it's not officially but you can take a few liberties when you're at target. Can't see why it shouldn't count though as it is 60g of wholemeal bread.

    HEA will be milk in tea; but have to say not been having the full amount each day since we've been having the hot weather; mainly drinking lots of squash with the occasional black coffee.

    HEB - 60g pitta

    Syns - not sure but may open another bottle of wine

    Congratulations on the new job Lantanna.

    Belated birthday greetings Kathryn.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Jun 17, 1:18 PM
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    bubbs
    Well done, Mwm, wiz, Ruthy, gts, Happy (brill) and bubbs.

    The ‘dognut’ peaches are getting smaller and smaller!

    Congrats on the new job, lantanna. It sounds really interesting.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Thanks, the peaches are in some packs, but saying that the smaller ones seem to have 5/6 in where as the bigger ones have 4 in, i was looking carefully and choosing wisely this morning also the offer is extended till 5/7
    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
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 17th Jun 17, 2:22 PM
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    joedenise
    Change of plan for lunch. DH didn't fancy the couscous so we had ham salad instead. DH had his in a sandwich and I had mine on a plate.

    Denise
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 17th Jun 17, 4:47 PM
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    wizkid1
    Hiya everyone, Kathrynha hope you had a lovely birthday on Friday x

    My menu for Sunday..

    Breakfast.warm lemon water. Bran flakes A/B strawberries blueberries raspberries.

    Lunch . Ham and Egg salad sandwich 6 syns Apple

    Dinner. Homemade cheese 3 syns burger new potatoes mixed veg. Banana.

    Extra. F f yoghurt. S/f Jellie 0.5 syns..
    9.05 syns.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Jun 17, 5:12 PM
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    beanielou
    lush~~if you are around~~very proud of you ~~ well done
    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***
    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 17th Jun 17, 5:58 PM
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    Moneysaverme
    Another STS for me.

    Haven't been great on the food front, some days on plan followed by a few indulgences. Luckily I've been really active so haven't gained anything.

    Must up my game to actually make some progress.

    Good luck to all x
    Weight loss 2017 - 16 lbs
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 18th Jun 17, 3:30 AM
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    Saver-upper
    Saturday's menu:

    Breakfast: bacon,eggs,tomato,baked beans,onion,followed by a pear

    Lunch: ham,tomato,cous cous,beetroot,onion,followed by yoghurt (free)

    SNack: snack-a-jack 2.5 syns

    Tea: chicken,sweet potato fries,butternut squash,brocolli,swede,gravy (not sure of syns.Made by 13yo son,originally it was so thick you could just about stand a spoon in it.I watered it down a bit so at least it would pour,but still no idea how many syns)

    SNack: rice cakes 3.5 syns

    HEA: not all allowance used in cups of tea

    HEB: 2 Hifi bars

    2 litres of water or squash throughout the day
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00
    Pinecone £289,Valued Opinions £10.50,Grocery Challenge June 17: £50.68/250




    • esmy
    • By esmy 18th Jun 17, 7:31 AM
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    esmy
    Morning all.

    Missed posting for weigh in on Friday so 1/2lb off for me this week losing the same I gained last week. Busy few days ahead so I'm hoping I can stick to plan. We've booked another few days away in 4 weeks so I'd like to lose at least 1lb a week till then.

    Congrats to the losers and commiserations to the plodders
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