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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: 45.5 lb
    Last updated: 11th July 2017
    Body Magic: Bronze earned 27th June 2017
    2 weeks towards silver
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Jul 17, 7:17 AM
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    kathrynha
    Weigh in for me tonight.


    Had a good day yesterday, although not sure on my body magic. Need to remember to take my Fitbit off before I do any needle felting. It's saying 9623 steps and 43 active minutes, but that is definitely not correct


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - egg salad
    Dinner - HM pot noodle
    Snacks - strawberries, cherries, grapes, cereal bars, aldi quavers


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


    BM - aiming for 7000 steps and 15 active minutes again, although I'll be pushing it today.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 45.5 lb
    Last updated: 11th July 2017
    Body Magic: Bronze earned 27th June 2017
    2 weeks towards silver
    • shiprob195
    • By shiprob195 11th Jul 17, 8:33 AM
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    After a day of prosecco and vodka at Leicester Races on Saturday, I was a bit aprhensive to step on the scales last night.
    I was pleasantly surprised to discover a loss of 1/2 a pound.

    Also last night I went for my halfway assessment with my trainer at the gym.
    After 6 weeks of light exercise and weights I have lost 7 cm on my waist... and 5% of my body fat! Over the 6 weeks I have also lost about 3kg (according to his scales). More exercises to try over the next 6 weeks including the rowing machine.

    We're off on holiday for a week, so I'm not expecting many losses over the next fortnight.
    Slimming world new starter 2/1/17
    Weight loss so far 4 stone 8 1/2 lbs

    Loss needed to get to target 10lbs
    27 weeks in to my weightloss journey
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Jul 17, 9:05 AM
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    kathrynha
    Well done on the loss Shiprob
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 45.5 lb
    Last updated: 11th July 2017
    Body Magic: Bronze earned 27th June 2017
    2 weeks towards silver
    • WJN222
    • By WJN222 11th Jul 17, 9:23 AM
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    WJN222
    morning all,

    WI for me this morning and happy to say a loss of -1.5lb think I have found my SW mojo again (have upped the exercise this week too though).

    Plan for today:
    B: fruit salad and Muller light
    L: Salad with lots of speed
    D: Fish and salad
    Snacks: celery sticks
    HEA cheese HEB scan bran!
    walk 2017 miles in 2017 - 415 of 2017
    SW journey - loose 28lbs - 12.5lb of 28
    Clear the stash July OUT : IN = 7:1
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Jul 17, 9:44 AM
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    beanielou
    Kathrynha Thanks for chart
    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***
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Jul 17, 9:46 AM
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    kathrynha
    Well done WJN. Glad your mojo is back. Being in the right frame of mind definitely helps.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 45.5 lb
    Last updated: 11th July 2017
    Body Magic: Bronze earned 27th June 2017
    2 weeks towards silver
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 11th Jul 17, 10:04 AM
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    Thanks for the chart Kathrynha, you did a great job Yeh!!

    It's drizzling here the sort of rain that really wets you through.
    I think it's time for some more sunshine.
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Jul 17, 11:31 AM
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    maman
    on your first chart kathrynha.


    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.
    Originally posted by Saver-upper

    Thanks for the info on the cheerleading. Taking your own food obviously helped!
    I think it will depend on whether you have set a target with your consultant. When I got to target (and stopped paying) it was for the actual weight I'd declared when I joined (rather than the top end of the range i.e. 3 lbs heavier). I suppose you could call target wherever you want (like at the top of range) but that would mean having to drop by a minimum of 7 lbs if you decided to go lower in the future. I hope that makes sense but maybe someone like denise or beanie who help out at classes might know more.

    After a day of prosecco and vodka at Leicester Races on Saturday, I was a bit aprhensive to step on the scales last night.
    I was pleasantly surprised to discover a loss of 1/2 a pound.

    Also last night I went for my halfway assessment with my trainer at the gym.
    After 6 weeks of light exercise and weights I have lost 7 cm on my waist... and 5% of my body fat! Over the 6 weeks I have also lost about 3kg (according to his scales). More exercises to try over the next 6 weeks including the rowing machine.

    We're off on holiday for a week, so I'm not expecting many losses over the next fortnight.
    Originally posted by shipr!!!95

    That's a great NSV shiprob and well done on your loss. Have a good holiday. I think the sun is coming back tomorrow if you're staying in this country (hope that's soon enough for you wiz.)


    That's a good loss and a menu for today WJN. Without the yogurt it could be EESP but as it stands, being low carb should help a lot. I was thinking this morning I need to lean closer to EESP even if it's just on portion size of carbs. From yesterday I'm completely back on plan but tummy still feels a bit bloated.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, scrambled eggs, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: JP with cottage cheese, cornichons and beetroot
    D: sausage, mash, carrots, cabbage, cauli, fried onions
    Syns: small squirt of HP sauce. 2 for BGTY sausages, and ? for gravy


    I may be out at lunchtime but will stick to a JP or salad somewhere. Determined to limit the mash for dinner and up the other veg to closer to 50% than a third of the plate.
    • Ellsbel
    • By Ellsbel 11th Jul 17, 3:22 PM
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    Ellsbel
    Hello
    I've found my way to the thread courtesy of lovely Maman
    It is OK if I join you?
    I've lost around 9lbs in the last 6-8 weeks by trying to eat less and move more but I'm dangerously close to falling off the wagon completely after a couple of weeks of a fair amount of socialising and eating out. I'm out for dinner tonight too, but actually am not really looking forward to it as I feel my stomach is crying out for a simple salad
    Anyway, I think to get to my goal weight I need a more structured eating plan and some moral support. I have the SW books, and hopefully I can find the support here?
    Life's a bit busy at the moment but I'd like to commit to checking in at least once a day (apart from a few days next week when I'll be going away!).
    Thanks in advance
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Jul 17, 4:15 PM
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    beanielou
    Saver upper~~I think that when you get back into your target range ie 3lbs or loss over your target weight you wont need to pay.
    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***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Jul 17, 4:16 PM
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    beanielou
    Welcome Ellsbel to our lovely thread
    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***
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Jul 17, 5:04 PM
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    joedenise
    Saver Upper as long as you kept your history and didn't rejoin then you only need to get to top end of target range, ie target weight + 3lb.

    Maman - afraid the will power left me in the evening and I ended up the day with a can of cider! so more syns than having a glass of wine.

    Today has been completely off plan as the Subway I went into while we were out the meat didn't look very fresh so I didn't bother with a salad which was what I had planned to do. Couldn't find anywhere to get a takeaway anywhere SW friendly and DH fancied a pasty so I ended up with one too - but I only had a small against his large so a bit of damage limitation. I had a chicken, bacon & chorizo pasty but unfortunately all I could taste was the chorizo, there was far too much of it and I couldn't taste the chicken or bacon even though I could see it! Shame really as I was looking forward to it. So lots of syns for something I didn't really enjoy but ate because I was hungry.

    Having a SW dinner this evening - low fat burger with peppers & onions all done on the BBQ.

    Denise
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Jul 17, 5:28 PM
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    kathrynha
    Welcome Ellsbel. If you have an idea of how much you would like to lose over the next 8 weeks, I will add you to the spreadsheet.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 45.5 lb
    Last updated: 11th July 2017
    Body Magic: Bronze earned 27th June 2017
    2 weeks towards silver
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 11th Jul 17, 5:49 PM
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    wizkid1
    Hello, everyone, just doing my Wednesday's menu plan...

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

    Lunch.. BLT sandwich 6 syns. Melon , cherries, Apple.

    Dinner..chicken salad beetroot pickled cauli. Clementine, melon.

    Extra.. crispbread / butter 5 syns.
    • esmy
    • By esmy 11th Jul 17, 8:01 PM
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    esmy
    Thanks for the chart Kathrynha and well done Saverupper on SOTW. Welcome Ellsbel, there are a few of us 'going it alone' on this thread and everyone is super helpful so ask away if you've any questions.

    On that note, could I ask for syn help please. I'm sure I looked this up when I was a member but didn't make a note of it - Aldi Brooklea fat free vanilla yoghurt, 450g pot (looks like the Onken one). Thanks!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Jul 17, 8:05 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Evening....

    I was yesterday.

    I got up, did not feel too good, started driving to work, stuck in traffic, was ill in my lunch bag, got to work, was ill again (toilet this time)... thinking I have ate something... then realised I had not ate anything that could cause this, and had been near an infected child the week before.... gradually began to feel worst, so decided to drive the 1.5 hours home whilst I could... but I left it too late.. driving at 30 miles an hour on the motor way was not good.. arrived home, ill, slept from 1 pm until 7 am.... went back to work late, people I was interviewing kept asking if I was okay... I thought i was okay but clearly not..

    I had nothing to eat yesterday, and today I have had sugar snaps peas, celery and an apple. But now am feeling much better and starving so just had cottage cheese whilst potatoes are boiling!

    Every cloud has a silver lining!

    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 11th Jul 17, 8:39 PM
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    maman
    Thanks for the chart Kathrynha and well done Saverupper on SOTW. Welcome Ellsbel, there are a few of us 'going it alone' on this thread and everyone is super helpful so ask away if you've any questions.

    On that note, could I ask for syn help please. I'm sure I looked this up when I was a member but didn't make a note of it - Aldi Brooklea fat free vanilla yoghurt, 450g pot (looks like the Onken one). Thanks!
    Originally posted by esmy
    It's 8.5 syns for the whole pot esmy.


    Glad you decided to join us ellsbell . Most of us post menus every day. I use it to help with planning and as a sort of food diary.

    I decided to have a salad in Pret when I was shopping. Really enjoyed it and just had the smallest drizzle of dressing. I made a carrot and potato mash with dinner to keep the potatoes down. I must put swede on the shopping list. EESP dinners are the hardest IMO.

    Glad you're feeling better sunshinemummy .Hopefully you'll get your silver lining at WI.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jul 17, 8:59 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    Thanks Kathrynha for chart
    Well done saver-upper
    Well done to everyone on there loss........lots of claps tonight
    Welcome ellsbell's beware of sunshinemummy
    SSM glad you are feeling better
    Sorry if i forgot anyone

    Todays Menu

    HEXA Milk
    HEXB 1 large slice wholemeal bread

    Breakfast
    Crustless speed quiche
    Melon

    Tea,
    Bubble and squeak , bacon, linda Mccartney sausages, spaghetti hoops, egg
    fresh chopped fruit with muller light

    drinks
    NAS squash, tea, water
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Jul 17, 9:01 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Yesterday... I was the best diet aid!!!
    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 11th Jul 17, 9:10 PM
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    After a day of prosecco and vodka at Leicester Races on Saturday, I was a bit aprhensive to step on the scales last night.
    Originally posted by shipr!!!95
    Ohh snap! I was at Ladies' Day on Saturday too! Between 3 of us we got through 4 bottles of prosecco during the day then went into town after for more cocktails and jugs of sangria! Plus the indian style chicken, halloumi and chips plus the mexican burrito I had for dinner! Whoops! I am dreading weigh in tomorrow!
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