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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 12th Jul 17, 10:45 PM
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    bubbs
    Oh we've had our moments.....went through a stage of buying £1 plates as it was like a Greek wedding
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    how many yrs?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    [COLOR="Magenta"]Stopped Smoking 22/01/15 -3 st 10 1/2 lb week 26
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 12th Jul 17, 10:46 PM
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    +1lb for me which isn't all that bad considering my binge drinking!

    Unfortunately, that was the end of my sw friendly run! The next 4 days are going to end up very off plan. I have Y6 leavers party and the kids are all bringing home made food and they'll want me to try it (I could say no but I'd feel bad!) then am out for pizza tomorrow night before the cinema. Friday is the end of term and we have our annual let's get so drunk we forget the whole academic year night out! Have a wedding on Sunday and am at Friends Fest in Sheffield on Sunday.

    I'm absolutely fine with knowing it will be another gain and think I'll have to resign myself to gains for the foreseeable future as the follwoing weekend, I'm heading back down south for a family reunion, then the week after is my wedding anniversary and then we're away for 2 weeks on a cruise!

    So to sum up - I will almost certainly not make this target!

    Have had a good day today though:
    B: nectarine, pear, ham
    L: Veg cous cous, cherry toms, mushrooms, chicken, boiled egg, 1/2 satsuma and yoghurt
    D: chicken tikka masala, rice and grated carrots and courgette
    Treat plate: strawberries, raspberries, cherries, yoghurt, 2 x hifi bars (HeB) 1 x kit kat chunky cookie dough (11 syns) plus a hot choc made with 250ml alpro dark choc almond milk.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 12th Jul 17, 11:40 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    how many yrs?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    27 married 31 in total.
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - the Argos Card!
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 12th Jul 17, 11:43 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    +1lb for me which isn't all that bad considering my binge drinking!

    Unfortunately, that was the end of my sw friendly run! The next 4 days are going to end up very off plan. I have Y6 leavers party and the kids are all bringing home made food and they'll want me to try it (I could say no but I'd feel bad!) then am out for pizza tomorrow night before the cinema. Friday is the end of term and we have our annual let's get so drunk we forget the whole academic year night out! Have a wedding on Sunday and am at Friends Fest in Sheffield on Sunday.

    I'm absolutely fine with knowing it will be another gain and think I'll have to resign myself to gains for the foreseeable future as the follwoing weekend, I'm heading back down south for a family reunion, then the week after is my wedding anniversary and then we're away for 2 weeks on a cruise!

    So to sum up - I will almost certainly not make this target!

    Have had a good day today though:
    B: nectarine, pear, ham
    L: Veg cous cous, cherry toms, mushrooms, chicken, boiled egg, 1/2 satsuma and yoghurt
    D: chicken tikka masala, rice and grated carrots and courgette
    Treat plate: strawberries, raspberries, cherries, yoghurt, 2 x hifi bars (HeB) 1 x kit kat chunky cookie dough (11 syns) plus a hot choc made with 250ml alpro dark choc almond milk.
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    Where you off to on your cruise ? Do you need someone to help you with your luggage?
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - the Argos Card!
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 13th Jul 17, 12:12 AM
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    My Thursday menu plan

    Breakfast .. Bran Flakes A/B strawberries

    Lunch .. salmon salad beetroot. Melon, clementine.

    Dinner.. Burger S/W chips mixed veg, melon Apple.

    Extra f fyoghurt, 2 crispbreads/ butter 5 syns. Pkt crisps 6 syns
    11 syns
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Jul 17, 12:17 AM
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    maman
    Climbing Snowdon definitely counts as Body Magic!!

    I'd just make wise choices whenever you can missteach but have a really good break from school and then plan to get back on it when you can.

    I was very good at tonight's buffet plus the Body Magic bonus of dancing. There were loads of Speed options like tomatoes, radishes, melon, veg sticks. I had a minimal amount of dips and 2 small sandwiches but as I had half a HEB left that was fine.

    Also a small NSV. I have 3 White Stuff skirts. Since my holiday I've worn the 14 but tonight the 12 fitted! The 10 only really fits when I'm at the bottom of target range. I can dream but it's hard to have a long run at it. Saturday we've been invited to a party and my niece usually buys in canap!s and I sandwiches. Delicious but loads of syns.
    Never mind, 2 good days planned before that.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Jul 17, 7:03 AM
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    Oh we've had our moments.....went through a stage of buying £1 plates as it was like a Greek wedding
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    27 married 31 in total.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    You need a bottle of champagne and a slap up meal...31 years
    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.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Jul 17, 7:10 AM
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    Enjoy your end of term celebrations Miss Teach. I know how hard I find sticking to plan when I have time off work, so imagine 6 weeks is very hard. Just be good when you can.

    Yesterday was good food wise, but really wasn't very active.

    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - egg and asparagus
    Lunch - miso noodles
    Dinner - at mums so not sure but it will be healthy
    Snacks - fruit and cereal bars

    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - sure there will be some

    Body magic - aiming for 7000 steps and 15 active minutes again
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • mirry
    • By mirry 13th Jul 17, 10:16 AM
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    mirry
    1 lb off for me, not bad considering we went away for a few days to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary
    Last edited by mirry; 13-07-2017 at 10:24 AM.
    Kindness costs nothing
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Jul 17, 5:16 PM
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    beanielou
    STS for me
    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***
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Jul 17, 5:21 PM
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    maman
    Well done mirry and belated congratulations on your anniversary. You too gettingtheresometime.


    I've had a busy day and missed lunch so just came back and snacked. Fortunately all good stuff so managed an SP lunch.


    Tonight's Bolognese is the last of the HM ready meals in the freezer so I plan to put some savoury mince in the SC later.


    I read this recipe in the paper this morning.
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/recipe-lindsey-barehams-turkey-rissoles-with-cucumber-salad-nkpxrn8ml
    I think I might give something similar a try probably with dried herbs. I don't think it'd count as a cheat because the couscous is made up rather than being used as flour.


    Today's EE menu:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB porage with HEA milk
    L: beetroot, ham, cottage cheese
    D: Spaghetti Bolognese
    Syns: parmesan
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Jul 17, 7:00 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Morning...oops evening!

    Breakfast - porridge and water
    Snack - apple
    Lunch - tin of beans and a cucumber (I am not pregnant)
    Tea - no idea... off for a walk/strange shuffle that should be a jog!
    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 13-07-2017 at 7:10 PM.
    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jul 17, 7:06 PM
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    bubbs
    27 married 31 in total.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Congratulations
    1 lb off for me, not bad considering we went away for a few days to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary
    Originally posted by mirry
    Well done and congratulations
    Morning

    Breakfast - porridge and water
    Snack - apple
    Lunch - tin of beans and a cucumber (I am not pregnant)
    Tea - no idea... off for a walk/strange shuffle that should be a jog!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Mad

    Evening all 1 1/2 off for me please
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    [COLOR="Magenta"]Stopped Smoking 22/01/15 -3 st 10 1/2 lb week 26
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Jul 17, 7:18 PM
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    Well today has been bad

    Super stressful, eaten badly and hardly walked at all
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jul 17, 7:31 PM
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    bubbs
    Well today has been bad

    Super stressful, eaten badly and hardly walked at all
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Don't beat yourself up, tomorrow is another day xx
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    [COLOR="Magenta"]Stopped Smoking 22/01/15 -3 st 10 1/2 lb week 26
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 13th Jul 17, 9:29 PM
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    wizkid1
    Hi,my menu plan for Friday I will post my WI mid morning or before if I have lost any, I don't think I will have because I have had a bad week.

    Breakfast... Bran flakes A/B. Strawberries.

    Lunch.. cheese on toast 6 syns melon clementine.

    Dinner.. fish, s/w chips peas tomatoes Apple clementine.

    Extra s f. jelly 0.5 syns
    6.5 syns
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Jul 17, 9:34 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Congratulations

    Well done and congratulations

    Mad

    Evening all 1 1/2 off for me please
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Congratulations that is a good loss x

    We walked/shuffled for 2 hours, my legs and arms and body is like jelly. I have three statements to write.... no bloody chance now.... I cannot even be bothered to eat any tea.
    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.
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 13th Jul 17, 11:04 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Today's menu:

    Breakfast: an apple,apricot and mandarine

    Lunch: had 10 minutes to eat it between getting home,and leaving house again to collect kids from school.In a previous life I would have reached for white bread ,biscuits,or chocolate): a hard-boiled egg,reheated butternut sqush ,an apricot and a nectarine

    Tea: honey soy -sauce chicken (3 syns) with rice,fried onion and red peppers,and beetroot

    HEA: skimmed milk in cups of tea

    HEB: 2 hifi bars

    Snack: 6 Mikado Daim sticks (3 syns).Had never had the Daim ones before (I have never actually tried a Daim bar before)-very nice.Might have to go out and try a Daim bar now
    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




    • Ellsbel
    • By Ellsbel 14th Jul 17, 7:59 AM
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    Ellsbel
    I love Daim bars saver upper - so much so, I've banned myself from buying them
    A bit of a hit and miss day for me yesterday - I was offered a place in a course at the last minute - a day long affair with refreshments and lunch provided. I stuck to black coffee and avoided the biscuits that comprised the refreshments, but lunch was tricky, no fruit or healthy options at all really so I had to go for the least synful looking sandwich fillings and avoid any of the pastry wrapped offerings.
    Breakfast had been weetabix and dinner was hm burger without the bun, with hm wedges and salad.
    Today, the plan roughly is
    B - fruit and low fat yoghurt
    L - scrambled eggs and tomatoes on HE toast
    D - Fish, mashed potatoes, green veg - a little parsley sauce - I'm allowing about 5 syns for that.
    May have a couple of glasses of wine later which will account for the rest of my daily syns!
    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 14th Jul 17, 8:06 AM
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    Matron Midge
    Off to face the music this morning after a week completely off plan at great Yorks show. I'm sure I'll still be within range though so not over bothered by what it says but I need to draw that line and reboot.
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