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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
    • #1
    • 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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    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th Jun 17, 3:07 PM
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    tweets
    Good Afternoon
    Lost 1/2lb this week think that's sweat
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Jun 17, 4:27 PM
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    Good Afternoon
    Lost 1/2lb this week think that's sweat
    Originally posted by tweets
    well done tweets, if that was the case i would be 7stone
    Afternoon all
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    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 18th Jun 17, 5:41 PM
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    curl girl
    Afternoon all.

    STS for me.

    I'm glad the weather has warmed up much easier for salads and loads of water .

    Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboards!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Jun 17, 5:50 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all.

    STS for me.

    I'm glad the weather has warmed up much easier for salads and loads of water .

    Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Hello
    WD
    We have had salad with dinner every day this week
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    • candyapple
    • By candyapple 18th Jun 17, 7:03 PM
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    Afternoon all.

    STS for me.

    I'm glad the weather has warmed up much easier for salads and loads of water .

    Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Definitely agree with this, I love the hot weather for making me want to eat salad

    So much water drunk today too I'll probably be up half the night

    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th Jun 17, 7:26 PM
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    tweets
    I don't like salad (rabbit food)

    Its going to be hot again tomorrow going to be melting and limping again in work.

    Limping because work trainers make my feet ache we got to wear them though grr.

    bubbs I am 7 stone

    shala look what I just found in smillies
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 18th Jun 17, 7:50 PM
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    wizkid1
    I don't like salad (rabbit food)

    Its going to be hot again tomorrow going to be melting and limping again in work.

    Limping because work trainers make my feet ache we got to wear them though grr.

    bubbs I am 7 stone

    shala look what I just found in smillies
    Originally posted by tweets
    No Tweets, I don't much like rabbit food either it doesn't fill you up anyway.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Jun 17, 8:39 PM
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    bubbs
    I don't like salad (rabbit food)

    Its going to be hot again tomorrow going to be melting and limping again in work.

    Limping because work trainers make my feet ache we got to wear them though grr.

    bubbs I am 7 stone

    shala look what I just found in smillies
    Originally posted by tweets
    You dont have a hot dinner in this weather do you?
    You skinny minney you
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    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th Jun 17, 8:47 PM
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    No Tweets, I don't much like rabbit food either it doesn't fill you up anyway.
    Originally posted by wizkid1
    I wouldn't know if it filled you up or not only like cherry tomatoes
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th Jun 17, 8:49 PM
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    You dont have a hot dinner in this weather do you?
    You skinny minney you
    Originally posted by bubbs
    For my tea I had veg curry. Boiled loads different veg and poured over a SW curry sauce loved it should have taken a pic but didn't think plus I was hungry
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 18th Jun 17, 9:05 PM
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    Another hot day here. Have only just got on the laptop as been in the garden all day except when I've been doing meals!!! Had DD & her partner down for lunch and dinner today. Would have had a BBQ but had already told her it was going to be a roast lamb dinner which she loves! She prefers that to a BBQ.

    So today's food has been:

    B - SW fry up
    L - ham salad plus 3 mini cravings - 1.5 syns
    D - roast lamb dinner

    HEA - milk, although not much as not drunk much tea today. Been drinking mainly squash and diet tonic.
    HEB - not had anything yet but may have some Honey Monster Puffs later. I like to just have them in a bowl and eat like popcorn.

    No wine syns either today so think I've probably pulled back all the syns I've been over so far this week.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Jun 17, 9:07 PM
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    bubbs
    For my tea I had veg curry. Boiled loads different veg and poured over a SW curry sauce loved it should have taken a pic but didn't think plus I was hungry
    Originally posted by tweets
    curry in this weather i couldnt, but salad is not just lettuce
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    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

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    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th Jun 17, 9:42 PM
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    tweets
    curry in this weather i couldnt, but salad is not just lettuce
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I prepare salad at work for kids it consists of all in separate containers cucumber, lettuce , coleslaw oh I like that lol , red green and yellow peppers , tomatoes and tuna pasta . So there
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • shala_moo
    • By shala_moo 18th Jun 17, 10:52 PM
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    shala_moo
    Not too much to catch up on tonight, hope it's cause you're all out enjoying the sunshine.

    Thanks for all the moral support guys, you're the best xx Sorry some of you are going through the same thing, work plays such a big part of our day it can really affect our lives!

    I put on 2lb this week.. it was expected as we went out for dinner and the cinema the night before, but it was fine. Decided I now want to look like one of the Baywatch ladies in a bikini.. Amazing figures!

    I've had a few days off work so time to give my butt a bit of a kick, ordered some shopping, done some meal planning and got back on plan! First day has gone ok so far..

    Some absolutely stonking losses congratulations to you all, and Kathryn well done on getting your 3 stone!! And belated Birthday wishes, hope you had a great day xx

    Congratulations on the new job Lantanna So happy that you've finally managed to get out of there, the new job sounds really interesting.

    shala look what I just found in smillies
    Originally posted by tweets
    You might need it this week, we're onto week 7 it's getting tinier

    I need to start getting into posting my menus again to make sure i'm following plan so..

    B - none
    L - chicken salad sandwich (heb) poppadums (3.5) mayo (1)
    T - pasta bolagnese (mushrooms, onion, peppers, passata, mince, herbs, pasta) cheese (hea)
    S - apple, hifh (3) icecream (6)

    xxx
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 18th Jun 17, 11:23 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Warm enough for everyone here??

    Today's menu:
    Breakfast: bacon,eggs,tomato

    Lunch: 2 apricots,a nectarine

    Snackacket of Wotsits (4.5 syns),snack-a-jack (2.5 syns)

    Tea: chicken with a synful satay sauce,rice,broccoli,carrots

    Snacks: 2 hifi bars (HEB)

    HEA has been milk in cups of tea

    Have only had about 1200ml water today.It seemed like more ,but that is all I have noted down on my menu for today.
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    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 18th Jun 17, 11:40 PM
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    My Monday menu plan is....green day.

    Breakfast. Special K A/B. Strawberries raspberries blueberries.

    Lunch ... chicken B salad beetroot clementine.

    Dinner.. mushroom omelette salad few s/w chips.beetroot. Apple.
    Extra f f yoghurt, 2 crispbread /butter 5 syns . A for Milk in brews
    5 syns ( maybe a slice of toast for supper 6 syns )
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 19th Jun 17, 7:47 AM
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    kathrynha
    Morning all. What a lovely weekend.

    You lot have been busy posting again.
    Well done MissTeach, MadWithMoney, CandyApple, Denise, Bubbs, Wizkid, Ruthy,, GettingThereSometime, AlwaysHappy, Esmy and Tweets on your losses. (and anyone else I've missed )

    And hugs for Orleo, TakeItEazy and Shala on your gains.

    Thank you for all the birthday wishes. I had a lovely few days. A really nice stay in a hotel. The 7 course taster menu was not SW friendly, but it was gorgeous.

    Did make use of the spa at the hotel though, and swam 800m, as well as sweating some fat out of me in the sauna.

    I now obviously fully expect a gain tomorrow night, but it was worth it, and I am now pretty much back on plan.

    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - cheese salad
    Dinner - stir fry
    Snacks - fruit, Space raiders, cereal bars, cupcake

    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - Space raiders (3), cupcake (?)
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 43 lb
    Last updated: 13th June 2017
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 19th Jun 17, 10:12 AM
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    Had a lovely day yesterday with DD and her partner. Kept the food SW all day and hardly any syns as didn't drink in case I needed to pick my friend up from the hospital so definitely saved a full day's syns and what I did have has counteracted the syns I'd already gone over IYSWIM.

    Today's plan:

    B - mixed fruit & quark
    L - LO roast lamb sandwich & salad
    D - chicken tagine & couscous

    Not as much Speed as usual but not much in until I go shopping again tomorrow.

    Denise
    • lantanna
    • By lantanna 19th Jun 17, 10:44 AM
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    lantanna
    Absolutely roasting here today!!


    Thanks for all the congrats on my new job. Yes it has been a long time coming! Off to rejoin class tonight, hopefully get a good loss this week. 3 weeks until I'm off on my holiday so I want at least 7 lbs before then.


    Made my return to the gym on Saturday, so at least that's that nut cracked!


    On the salad debate, I love salad, I'd rather have salad than boiled veg any day.
    3 stone 13.5 lbs to target




    • candyapple
    • By candyapple 19th Jun 17, 12:09 PM
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    candyapple

    On the salad debate, I love salad, I'd rather have salad than boiled veg any day.
    Originally posted by lantanna
    Same here, less time to prepare and there's always low syn salad cream or syn free dressings to chuck on to jazz 'em up a bit The only way that OH will eat salads is if they're covered in salad cream or got coleslaw included!

    Today may be another salady day its blummin gorgeous out there right now

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