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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Jul 17, 8:37 AM
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    Sun, Sand, Sea & Slimming - Slimming World support thread 2017
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    • 4th Jul 17, 8:37 AM
    Sun, Sand, Sea & Slimming - Slimming World support thread 2017 4th Jul 17 at 8:37 AM
    Starting a new thread to help Shala out. Please all be kind to me, as I'm new to this. I will try my best.


    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.

    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Jul 17, 8:53 PM
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    Great NSV!
    Originally posted by maman
    Thanks but whats NSV?
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Jul 17, 8:59 PM
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    Forgot to say, today i have on a pair 3/4 shorts that are 2 sizes smaller, last year couldnt get past my knees
    Originally posted by bubbs


    Thanks but whats NSV?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    We could guess??

    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 9th Jul 17, 9:04 PM
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    Bubbs it stands for non-scale victory - well done!

    So I had a great day at the races yesterday but may have consumed a few too many bottles of prosecco! 2 meals out and then sangria and cocktails last night. In order to try and get back on track I have attempted an SP day today.

    B: 2 x satsuma and some honey roast ham
    L: 2 x sw garlic and herb 1/4 pounders, 1 x kingsmill wholemeal sandwich thin (HeB) 30g cheddar (HeA), butternut squash chips and mushrooms. Used a squirt of passata instead of ketchup.
    D: Chicken in blackbean sauce sw meal with rainbow vegetable cous cous from tesco (made with carrot, cauliflower and beetroot) and because it was looking speed heavy, I added some chopped up bacon to the cous cous.

    In a moment I'm going to get a bowl of strawberries, 2 x hifi bars (2nd HeB) and a toffee cream meringue (5.5 syns).

    Does that sound like it works as an SP day?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Jul 17, 9:30 PM
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    bubbs




    We could guess??

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    No need t now we know
    Bubbs it stands for non-scale victory - well done!

    So I had a great day at the races yesterday but may have consumed a few too many bottles of prosecco! 2 meals out and then sangria and cocktails last night. In order to try and get back on track I have attempted an SP day today.

    B: 2 x satsuma and some honey roast ham
    L: 2 x sw garlic and herb 1/4 pounders, 1 x kingsmill wholemeal sandwich thin (HeB) 30g cheddar (HeA), butternut squash chips and mushrooms. Used a squirt of passata instead of ketchup.
    D: Chicken in blackbean sauce sw meal with rainbow vegetable cous cous from tesco (made with carrot, cauliflower and beetroot) and because it was looking speed heavy, I added some chopped up bacon to the cous cous.

    In a moment I'm going to get a bowl of strawberries, 2 x hifi bars (2nd HeB) and a toffee cream meringue (5.5 syns).


    Does that sound like it works as an SP day?
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    Thankyou
    Sounds like you had a good day
    I dont know what a SP day is, sorry x
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Jul 17, 10:17 PM
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    No need t now we know


    Thankyou
    Sounds like you had a good day
    I dont know what a SP day is, sorry x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Can we guess what SP is?
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Jul 17, 10:52 PM
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    Can we guess what SP is?
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    SP is shorthand for EESP (Extra Easy Speed Protein) the fast track version of Extra Easy when you have 50:50 Speed and Protein and no carbs or other free food.

    It's a good day missteach but AFAIK the couscous is free carbs so you'll have to syn the extra HEB.
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 9th Jul 17, 11:01 PM
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    Hi, maman, I probably won’t join in for a couple of weeks. We have to of our DGCs staying this week while parents are in Poland for a wedding, so lots of outings with a lot of unplanned food. On Sunday we should be away for the day (9.00 – 22.00) on the Waverley and can only carry so much picnic food. Then, next Wednesday 19th, we head off to France for 10 days (a week on a river cruise and 3 days in Nice). We get back on 29th, so I should be ready to get stuck back in by August. In the meantime, I’m sticking to SW principles most of the time, but it really is a treading water situation; my mojo isn’t quite lost, it’s just out of reach!

    You’re doing really well, TG.
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    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 9th Jul 17, 11:46 PM
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    My menu for Monday will be...On the straight and narrow I hope!!!

    Breakfast.Bran flakes A/B strawberries raspberries blackberries, blueberries.

    Lunch.. boiled eggs salad beetroot light salad cream.2 syns Clementine , cherries

    Dinner.. bacon, hotpot mixed veg. Apple.
    Extra.ff yoghurt. 2 crispbread /butter 5 syns
    7 syns
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 10th Jul 17, 7:39 AM
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    TakeItEazy
    SP is shorthand for EESP (Extra Easy Speed Protein) the fast track version of Extra Easy when you have 50:50 Speed and Protein and no carbs or other free food.

    It's a good day missteach but AFAIK the couscous is free carbs so you'll have to syn the extra HEB.
    Originally posted by maman
    The couscous isn't 'real' couscous, it's made to look like it but out of veg. I think all the veg is speed isn't it?
    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 10th Jul 17, 7:43 AM
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    Morning all
    Sitting waiting for blood test, so thought I'd do my menu
    Hexa milk
    Hexb 2 small slices wholemeal bread

    Breakfast speed crust less quiche, melon

    Lunch speed salad with chicken and ham, satsuma

    Tea salad , Hexb bread, possibly fish not quite decided
    Drinks NAS squash , water and tea
    Edit had steak with salad onions mushrooms and egg nom nom
    Last edited by bubbs; 10-07-2017 at 7:13 PM.
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 10th Jul 17, 7:51 AM
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    Managed really well this weekend with all the temptation but still feeling the need to get properly back on plan before tomorrows weigh in.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - egg salad
    Dinner - chicken stir fry
    Snacks - strawberries, cherries, cereal bars and Aldi quavers


    HA - milk
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - salad dressing (0.5), Quavers (3)


    Body magic target - 7000 steps and 15 active minutes
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Jul 17, 9:22 AM
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    Hi, maman, I probably won’t join in for a couple of weeks. We have to of our DGCs staying this week while parents are in Poland for a wedding, so lots of outings with a lot of unplanned food. On Sunday we should be away for the day (9.00 – 22.00) on the Waverley and can only carry so much picnic food. Then, next Wednesday 19th, we head off to France for 10 days (a week on a river cruise and 3 days in Nice). We get back on 29th, so I should be ready to get stuck back in by August. In the meantime, I’m sticking to SW principles most of the time, but it really is a treading water situation; my mojo isn’t quite lost, it’s just out of reach!

    You’re doing really well, TG.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Snap. This is me too
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    • maman
    • By maman 10th Jul 17, 11:12 AM
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    The couscous isn't 'real' couscous, it's made to look like it but out of veg. I think all the veg is speed isn't it?
    Originally posted by TakeItEazy

    Thanks for that tie. That'll teach me to Speed read (excuse pun).


    I'm going to try and up my water intake today. I seem to go in fits and starts. I did well yesterday and need to do the same today. I've got some HB leftovers in that I cooked a small piece of shin in with the steaks yesterday for me to have for lunch.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast (1 small slice), fried egg, mushrooms and tomatoes, HEA milk for drinks
    L: LO beef, fried veg (inc. potato) and beetroot
    D: chicken in mushroom sauce, SW chips, green stuff (sugar snaps, peas and broccoli)
    Snack: I've got half a HEB left so may have an Aldi Benefit bar
    Syns: 1 or 2 for crème fraiche in mushrooms sauce (trying new recipe).
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Jul 17, 7:12 PM
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    You lot don't half natter! Had 4 pages to read and I've only been away for 3 days!

    Sticking to plan as much as possible, although there was one day when it was double syns! Pulling it back today by not drinking any alcohol!

    Only syns today has been for tonight's dinner of corned beef hash so 4 syns.

    Am going out for dinner later in the week. Will definitely be syns but have chosen the best I can from the menu - a vegan curry & rice.

    Off now as wifi is a bit hit and miss and don't want to push my luck!

    Will try to get online in a day or two.

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 10th Jul 17, 7:59 PM
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    Sounds like you're having a good time denise . You've got me fancying corned beef hash again! Well done on having an alcohol free day on holiday. Amazing willpower!

    The mushroom sauce was OK. I'd make it again if I had LO creme fraiche but I wouldn't buy it specially. It was a bit thin even though I measured the stock which is unusual for me.
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 10th Jul 17, 9:00 PM
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    It's a good day missteach but AFAIK the couscous is free carbs so you'll have to syn the extra HEB.
    Originally posted by maman
    As TIE said, it's not actual cous cous but blitzed up veg to look like cous cous. Like cauliflower rice.

    Had a normal EE day today.

    B:Necatrine, plum, pear, ham
    L: chicken salad, satsuma, muller light
    D: 1 syn musclefood burger, chips (3syns for oil), beans, beetroot, gherkins, onions and mushrooms

    Snack in a minute: 2 x hifi (HeB) 250ml alpro almond dark choc milk (HeA) some strawberries and a kinder choc bar (6 syns)
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 10th Jul 17, 11:05 PM
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    Hi it's a bit late I know but. I was so engrossed in Ripper Street I almost forgot to post. I did very well today hope all goes well tomorrow.

    My Tuesday's menu is...

    Breakfast.. special K A/B mixed berries.

    Lunch.chicken, and egg salad beetroot light salad cream 3 syns cherries.

    Dinner.. beef stew and 2 dumplings. 4 syns pots Mixed veg. Couple of sprigs cauli

    Extra f f yoghurt. 2 gullon digestive biscuits 4 syns Apple clementine.
    11 syns..
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 11th Jul 17, 12:08 AM
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    Excellent willpower on the school trip saverupper. Advance planning is definitely the key to success. Out of sheer nosiness, what did they do in Bournemouth?
    Originally posted by maman
    Hi maman.It was a cheerleading competition at the Bournemouth International Centre.They were school teams competing against each other .My15yo daughter has been doing cheerleading since she started secondary school (which was the year the team was first formed).The team has had some amazing wins/places over the last couple of years,even against teams where the members have been doing cheerleading recreationally since they were really little (the teeny-tiny tots,3-4-5year olds are sooooooo cute!).


    I had weigh-in tonight,and was super surprised to have had a 2.5 lb loss.I now have 9lb to lose to reach my target weight .
    Does anyone know if,having kept my history,I need to lose the whole 9lb before I stop paying,or just 6lb to get to the 3lb either side?I was a target member,at target, when I stopped going to group.
    Last edited by Saver-upper; 11-07-2017 at 12:11 AM.
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    • AuntyCat
    • By AuntyCat 11th Jul 17, 6:57 AM
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    Well, after my promise to keep reading the posts and get involved..................i didn't.

    It was a busy weekend, it was carnival day in our town, the fair, street music, food stalls etc. very tempting. I was good on Saturday, had an early start at the allotment and got loads done, then ate at home so I wouldn't be tempted. Even took "special soda" in a bottle o avoid beer (my big downfall) and wen't home early - Good girl.

    Sunday afternoon, sun shining, OH tempts me to a pub afternoon & to top it off - a kebab!!!!! Bad girl.

    To be fair I have been on the treadmill Friday, Saturday & Monday and got back up to 3.5km following the holiday break.

    Back on track yesterday food wise so hopefully not too much damage done. It took until now to catch up on here though.

    Bubbs you are going to hit "it" a couple of weeks before me I'm 21st.

    Right, to work.

    Have a good day all
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Jul 17, 7:11 AM
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    Okay, so first attempt at the chart. Please correct me if I've got owt wrong


    Slimmer of the week is Saver-upper. Well done


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


    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
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