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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.
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 19-06-2017 at 9:41 AM.
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    • WJN222
    • By WJN222 19th Jun 17, 12:11 PM
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    Afternoon all, sorry for being awol (think i have caught up on the thread now!) I was away with work for a few days last week -food wasnt too bad but did have more wine syns than I should have but was back on the wagon Saturday so am hoping WI tomorrow will be a sts - it would be a good result for this week!
    hope everyone is enjoying the sun
    walk 2017 miles in 2017 - 272 of 2017
    SW journey - loose 28lbs - 11lb of 28
    Clear the stash May OUT : IN = 3:1
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th Jun 17, 4:35 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by tweets
    Let you off
    Afternoon all
    HONEYDEW MELON £1 IN MORRISONS
    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
    • shiprob195
    • By shiprob195 19th Jun 17, 5:10 PM
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    Monday afternoon weigh in I lost 1 1/2 lbs
    This coming week might not be so successful! I'm off out this evening.
    An all you can eat charity Curry evening........ and Saturday is a very good friends 40th birthday drinks.

    OH!!! And I am just 14 pounds from my target
    Slimming world new starter 2/1/17
    Weight loss so far 4 stone 4.5 lbs

    Loss needed to get to target 14lbs
    24 weeks in to my weightloss journey
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th Jun 17, 6:11 PM
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    bubbs
    Monday afternoon weigh in I lost 1 1/2 lbs
    This coming week might not be so successful! I'm off out this evening.
    An all you can eat charity Curry evening........ and Saturday is a very good friends 40th birthday drinks.

    OH!!! And I am just 14 pounds from my target
    Originally posted by shipr!!!95
    Well done, you have done so well
    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
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 19th Jun 17, 6:16 PM
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    wizkid1
    Good evening another hot day, but I m not complaining as we don't get enough of sunny and warm weather in the U K

    My menu for Tuesday will be...

    Breakfast..museli A/B mixed berries.

    Lunch ..Cheese A toastie 6 syns salad, beetroot Apple.

    Dinner..chicken B new potatoes, peas,haricot beans.s/f jelly 0.5 syns.

    Extra..2 finger dark kit Kat 5.05 syns.
    12 syns
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th Jun 17, 6:54 PM
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    bubbs
    Todays food
    Breakfast
    2 chicken drumsticks and 2 peaches(not your normal breakfast)
    Lunch
    Speed salad with chicken and 2 boiled eggs
    Tea
    Gammon and pineapple with speed salad, mushrooms and onions
    Slice wholemeal bread from small loaf

    Mixed chopped fruit with muller light
    About 26 gallons of water/sugar free juice
    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
    • shala_moo
    • By shala_moo 19th Jun 17, 7:02 PM
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    shala_moo
    Good evening another hot day, but I m not complaining as we don't get enough of sunny and warm weather in the U K
    Originally posted by wizkid1
    I am.. can't bear this heat! can't actually wait to get back in the office tomorrow for the air conditioning!

    Chart time!

    SOTW* is.... KATHRYNHA with a loss of 4.0lbs!!

    Congratulations!



    *SOTW is the person who has lost the most weight this week, but also had a loss or sts last week.

    [URL=http://s1182.photobucket.com/user/shala_moo/media/summer_zpsyu68rhzd.png.html][/
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Jun 17, 7:09 PM
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    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
    Great idea
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    **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***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Jun 17, 7:12 PM
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    beanielou
    KATHRYNHA
    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***
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th Jun 17, 7:27 PM
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    bubbs
    I am.. can't bear this heat! can't actually wait to get back in the office tomorrow for the air conditioning!

    Chart time!

    SOTW* is.... KATHRYNHA with a loss of 4.0lbs!!

    Congratulations!



    *SOTW is the person who has lost the most weight this week, but also had a loss or sts last week.

    [URL=http://s1182.photobucket.com/user/shala_moo/media/summer_zpsyu68rhzd.png.html][/
    Originally posted by shala_moo
    Thanks for doing the chart i need to up my game to complete challenge
    Well done Kathrynha
    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
    • esmy
    • By esmy 19th Jun 17, 8:51 PM
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    Well done Kathryha and a belated happy birthday! Thanks to Shala for the chart.

    Another here needing to up their game...only two weeks of this challenge left!
    • AlwaysHappy
    • By AlwaysHappy 19th Jun 17, 9:52 PM
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    AlwaysHappy
    Well done Kathrynha on sotw
    I'm not a failure if I don't make it, I'm a success because I :tried!
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 19th Jun 17, 9:56 PM
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    Saver-upper
    I haven't eaten very SW-ly at all today.A combination of being too hot,and also being a bit naughty and not wanting to eat too much before weigh-in tonight.Iwas not expecting a 2.5lb loss .


    Today's menu:

    Breakfast: 2 slices thick wholemeal toast (HEB+5 syns,I think),with marg (1 syn)

    No lunch (I don't often hve lunch when I am working ,and cetainly wouldn'y have it when I get home,about 2 hours before weighing -in.

    Snack: caramel rice cake (2.5 syns)

    Snack: nectarine

    Tea: bacon,eggs,sweet potato,3 hash browns

    So far have had 1650 ml water

    Have made lots of cup of tea,but only drank about 1/2 of them,so not much of HEX A used today
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 19th Jun 17, 10:08 PM
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    joedenise
    Well done Kathrynha on SOTW. That's amazing with your limited diet options.

    Denise
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 19th Jun 17, 10:57 PM
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    curl girl
    Well done to the losers!
    Thanks Shala for the chart.

    Hopefully I will have a better week.
    Today's menu.

    Pineapple and low fat yoghurt.

    Egg roll. Only 1 ( no crisps )
    Pear/peach/banana.

    Big salad, boiled egg, chicken and plain rice.
    Loads of water but not as much as bubbs!

    Coffee and 1 chocolate bounty found in the back of the fridge!

    Tweets, is the SW curry sauce ready made or do you make your own please?

    bubbs, how do you cook your mushroom and onion combo please, do you fry?!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboards!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 19th Jun 17, 11:04 PM
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    curl girl
    I looked terrible in a pale blue pair of cropped trousers today, tight wasn't the word, it was disgusting.
    I still can't fit into holiday clothing so need to up my game!
    Plus the hot weather makes you realise being overweight you do suffer more.
    Sadly.......
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboards!!!
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 20th Jun 17, 8:51 AM
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    Well done Kathrynha and well done everyone with your losses big hugs to those who have STS or gained and thanks Shala once again for the chart.


    I hope everyone is enjoying the hot weather I keep very much in the shade but I do like it warm and not raining or windy , and definately no snow and ice now, that I do hate. How folk can go to places in the snow skiing for a holiday is beyond me , it's far too cold.
    • WJN222
    • By WJN222 20th Jun 17, 9:12 AM
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    WJN222
    morning all - well done Kathrynha on SOW! Shala - thanks for the chart (although I am a little despondent reading my line!)

    WI this morning was a happy loss of - 1lb I am now 1lb off my stone award and haf way mark - will push for that this week although will need to be careful with 3 nights out!!

    Hugs to all (long live this hot weather!)
    walk 2017 miles in 2017 - 272 of 2017
    SW journey - loose 28lbs - 11lb of 28
    Clear the stash May OUT : IN = 3:1
    • candyapple
    • By candyapple 20th Jun 17, 10:06 AM
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    candyapple
    Well done kathrynha for being SOTW

    It feels a bit cooler here today thankfully, I do like the sun but too much of it and I start to feel a bit fed up - I'm a redhead so burn quite easily although I have a tiny bit of tan from the weekend plus freckles

    I've been bitten off something in the garden as well on the back of each thigh I'm not happy it's so bloomin itchy

    curl girl I am the same re holiday clothes I tried a few pairs of shorts & cropped trousers on last week and they looked horrible and were so uncomfortable, need to get myself motivated!

    • lantanna
    • By lantanna 20th Jun 17, 11:24 AM
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    lantanna
    Morning,


    So back to group I went last night. Want to get half a stone off the next two weeks. Havent a stitch that fits and yes the warm weather makes you feel more uncomfortable when your bigger.


    Know I'm going to have to work really hard for it though!
    3 stone 13.5 lbs to target




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