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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: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 1st August 2017
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 6th Jul 17, 2:53 PM
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    joedenise
    Glad to hear your OH is getting some help Shala. Hugs to you, hopefully the cold won't get you down too much.

    As expected I had a gain of 1lb this morning but as said previously there was a lot of red wine syns (totted it up last night and it was 160 syns over the week - not all wine but quite a lot of it, LOL!). I love target life.

    Off on holiday tomorrow for a couple of weeks, not sure how often I'll be posting but will try to keep an eye on things when I can.

    Have a good weekend everyone. See you soon.

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 6th Jul 17, 3:02 PM
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    maman
    Thanks so much for posting the chart shala. Pleased to hear that your DH is improving. Locally our GPs offer a counselling telephone line which can be a help until face to face is available. Maybe they do this is your area.


    I had a flyer from Farmfoods today. They have 3 bags of frozen fruits for £5 at the moment including many Speed fruits. I haven't tried them myself but their frozen veg is excellent both in quality and value so fruit has to be worth a try.


    Still not 100% back on plan but this is today:
    EE menu:
    B: NAS grapefruit, 2 boiled eggs, HEB toast, strawberries
    L: JP with cottage cheese, cornichons and beetroot
    D: TBC


    I'm out for dinner. I can't see anything particularly SW friendly on the online menu but this pub sometimes has good specials and who knows as it's 26 degrees here they might even offer a salad!


    ETA: Have a great holiday denise.
    • mouche
    • By mouche 6th Jul 17, 3:26 PM
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    mouche
    I've had a bit of a self control failure with the chocolate after WI. I maxed out my syns yesterday and will be slightly over today as I forgot my dinner has a couple of syns in it. Still, there's the rest of the week to fix it I guess.

    Today's plan:
    B: None - didn't have time
    L: Tuna frittata & steam veg. That was the last of the frittata and while pleasant, it lasted FOREVER so won't be making it again too soon!
    D: Dal, couscous & steam veg

    HEA: Almond milk & teeny bit of milk and cheese from frittata
    HEB: 2 Hi Fi bars
    Syns:
    Chocolate - 12.5
    Bread - 2
    Dal - 3
    Mortgage (original/ current):193,000 (23/09/11)/ £144,515.84 (16/06/2017).
    MFW target for 2017: £2355.48/ £5,000
    2017 Challenges
    Grocery Challenge: £162.32/£200 (July); £200.76/ £200 (June)
    Make £300 a month: £107.42/£300 (July); £237.88/ £300 (June)
    Lose 3st 9lb: 1st 12lb/3st 9lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Jul 17, 5:19 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    Not read back, got in from a couple of days at Skeggy, emptied the car dumped dh(not literally) i mean at home and went to see what the damage was, but -1/2llb, so happy
    Knuckle down this week
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 st 4 1/2 lb week 21
    • tweets
    • By tweets 6th Jul 17, 7:19 PM
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    tweets
    So when I'm wanting a volunteer for when I have a weeks holiday in August you're not the person to ask then?
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    You could ask I am off work then

    But it would be !!!! a hoop

    Lol c o c k a hoop
    Lost 3st-2lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 6th Jul 17, 7:22 PM
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    tweets
    And your eyesight is too bad to see it

    Hi everyone, a big thank you to Kathrynha for taking the reins on this one and a big thank you to everyone for your kind words and pm's. I've said it before and i'll say it again, you're all a lovely bunch of people!!

    We're over the bump with OH hopefully, he's been given some meds and we're trying to get him some counselling so fingers crossed he's on the road to full recovery.

    I'm currently off work poorly with a cold, the universe has decided to kick me whilst i'm down but at least it's given me some time to update the last weeks chart finally! Now you probably aren't interested anymore because we've moved on to the new challenge but I can't leave things unfinished it would drive me spare, so to the chart..

    We had two SOTW* .... ALWAYSHAPPY and ORLAO with a loss of 3.0lbs each!!

    Congratulations!



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



    hope to pop in soon xx
    Originally posted by shala_moo
    My eyesight isn't that bad I would make it bigger somehow
    Lost 3st-2lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Jul 17, 7:24 PM
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    bubbs
    I dont even know where to start with spreadsheets
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 st 4 1/2 lb week 21
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Jul 17, 8:28 PM
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    beanielou
    A very large gain tonight.
    Time to get back on track.

    Does anyone know of somewhere to buy frozen melon? Thanks.
    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 6th Jul 17, 8:36 PM
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    bubbs
    A very large gain tonight.
    Time to get back on track.

    Does anyone know of somewhere to buy frozen melon? Thanks.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Hi beanie
    Didnt know tbh that you could buy frozen melon, wouldnt it be mush?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 st 4 1/2 lb week 21
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Jul 17, 8:42 PM
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    beanielou
    Hi beanie
    Didnt know tbh that you could buy frozen melon, wouldnt it be mush?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Farmfoods sold it many moons ago & it was ok.
    I struggle to chop melon and it is so expensive to buy ready prepared.
    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 6th Jul 17, 8:59 PM
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    bubbs
    Farmfoods sold it many moons ago & it was ok.
    I struggle to chop melon and it is so expensive to buy ready prepared.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Oh didnt know that, you are right is expensive ready chopped.
    I will chop you some and post it
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 st 4 1/2 lb week 21
    • tweets
    • By tweets 6th Jul 17, 9:34 PM
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    tweets
    A very large gain tonight.
    Time to get back on track.

    Does anyone know of somewhere to buy frozen melon? Thanks.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I know Tesco and Iceland sell frozen melon balls because I have bought them
    Lost 3st-2lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Jul 17, 9:43 PM
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    beanielou
    Thank you Tweets.
    My nearest Iceland 10 miles away dont sell them but hopefully can get them the next time I am at a bigger one.
    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***
    • HorseyKaz
    • By HorseyKaz 6th Jul 17, 9:51 PM
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    HorseyKaz
    Evening all,
    Reporting in with -1.5lb for this week please Kathrynha.
    Bit of a mini victory - first time in ages I've got to the end of the day on track - now just need to keep doing more of the same....

    Today's food was:
    Rasps/apricots with crème fresh, honey & nuts - 2.5syns
    Rice salad - 4syns (for 10ml oil in dressing)
    Tuna with citrus/fennel salad, new pots and French beans
    Milk (A), x2 cereal bars (B), Solero - 4.5 syns
    • maman
    • By maman 6th Jul 17, 10:25 PM
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    maman
    Well done kaz and bubbs .All losses count!

    My meal wasn't too bad at all. I had pan fried cod on a bed of samphire with roasted tomatoes and crushed new potatoes. So only syns were in oil (and the gin).

    Not eating out tomorrow so I'm in control. No syns in tomorrow's meals.
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 6th Jul 17, 10:46 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Thank you Tweets.
    My nearest Iceland 10 miles away dont sell them but hopefully can get them the next time I am at a bigger one.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    beanielou my local Iceland does home deliveries-I wonder if the bigger one near you does.

    Have had a good day today.

    Breakfast:apple,apricot

    Snack:apricot,nectarine

    Lunch: picnic at school with 8yo daughter's class:yoghurt (free),cherries,cucumber,mini sweetcorn,a mandarin.Then,bless her,daughter came toddling over with a small ice cream cone for me.I wasn't going to say "Oh,no darling,I can't have that",so that was syns (cone plus tiny amount of ice cream-barely enough to make a mound in the cone,so not too bad,hopefully.)

    Tea:bit of a mixed bag- chicken,sweet potato wedges,with salad (beetroot,red pepper,cucumber,sweetcorn,carrot,egg salad (some spring onion in),shop-bought coleslaw (syns)

    HEA: not alot of milk in cups of tea

    HEB: 2 Hifi bars
    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




    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 6th Jul 17, 11:03 PM
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    MissTeach
    Ohh new thread! Sorry to hear your news Shala, hope things get better for you guys soon x

    I'm not sure what to set as a target as the school holidays are coming up and this always leads to a gain!

    I'll try 10lbs as that will get me my next 2 awards but it's really not likely.

    I'll start that with a fab -4lb off this week after last weeks gain. But I've got ladies' day at the races on Saturday and I plan on getting through a lot of prosecco!

    Was very proud today. We had a whole school picnic/tea party this afternoon and there were sandwiches, scones, victoria sponges, quiches etc and not a single morsel entered my mouth. I didn't even lick the buttercream and jam I got on my fingers when slicing the sponges! Dedication!

    I really hope this weekend doesn't sabotage me too much. Would like 2lb off next week to get my 6 stone award but not feeling entirely optimistic!
    • maman
    • By maman 6th Jul 17, 11:37 PM
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    maman
    Brilliant loss missteach.
    Enjoy your prosecco and plan a week of syn free or very low syn meals. You've shown amazing self control today, you can do it!
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 6th Jul 17, 11:41 PM
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    wizkid1
    Hi, my menu for Friday before I forget....

    Breakfast. Museli A/B strawberries.

    Lunch.More pea soup with smokey bacon. Toast cut Into croutons 6 syns.

    Dinner...fish s/w chips peas tomatoes pickled cauliflower. Clementine x 2

    Extra.. f f yoghurt. Cispbread /butter 5 syns Apple.
    11 syns.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 7th Jul 17, 7:14 AM
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    kathrynha
    Well done Bubbs, HorseyKaz and MissTeach on your losses.

    Hugs beanielou on your gain. Are you wanting an amount recording on a spreadsheet, or just a blank?
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 1st August 2017
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