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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: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 7th Jul 17, 7:21 AM
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    kathrynha
    Yesterday was a good day for me plan wise. Did 9168 steps and 29 active minutes. With a planned day out tomorrow, I will definitely be half way to my silver body magic by next weigh in.

    Today will be a harder day to stick on plan, and a harder one to reach my step target, but I will try.

    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - Frittata
    Dinner - prawn stir fry
    Snacks - fruit, cereal bars

    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - some in stir fry

    BM - 7000 steps
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 7th Jul 17, 7:40 AM
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    Hugs Shala & hubby

    Oh dear not a good week, just not feeling it . Was my anniversary yesterday so had a meal out plus hubby has been in control of meals and he doesn't think SW . To cap it all my (not) 10s are snug today
    Dreading scales tomorrow, may well avoid them
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 7th Jul 17, 8:20 AM
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    Not much to report I just STS I am not surprised in the least. I just can't seem to get that determined extra push I keep giving in.
    It just won't do.
    • AuntyCat
    • By AuntyCat 7th Jul 17, 8:33 AM
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    Back on track
    Right I need to get back on track.

    I follow slimming world to a degree after being a member a few years ago and loosing the bulk of what I needed to. After a recent holiday I really need to get back on track.

    I usually follow the thread and catch up when I can, but don't usually post.

    I was so inspired by Bubbs and the not wanting to be fat at 50, I am also 50 in November, so I decided to join the challenge and go for the 2lb a week, so 18lb in the challenge please
    I promise to read the thread and keep motivated with all your inspiration.
    • mouche
    • By mouche 7th Jul 17, 9:27 AM
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    mouche
    It's Friday! I have tons of free and low syn meals in the fridge. Just need to make sure I eat that and NOT the chocolate like I did yesterday! On the bright side, I did manage to resist the cheesy quesadillas I made for the boys.

    Plan for today:
    B: Yogurt and blueberries
    L: Chicken curry & steam veg
    D: Chana masala, couscous & steam veg

    HEA: Almond milk
    HEB: 2 Hi Fi bars
    Syns:
    Chocolate: 5
    Chicken curry: 3
    Chana masala: 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)
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    • maman
    • By maman 7th Jul 17, 11:52 AM
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    maman
    Welcome cat. I'm glad the challenge has inspired you. Kathrynha will add you to the list. Do post regularly. I find it helps to articulate my plans. It helps me keep on the straight and narrow.


    Yesterday was a good day for me plan wise. Did 9168 steps and 29 active minutes. With a planned day out tomorrow, I will definitely be half way to my silver body magic by next weigh in.

    Today will be a harder day to stick on plan, and a harder one to reach my step target, but I will try.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Hope you manage it, what's the temptation kathrynha?

    To cap it all my (not) 10s are snug today
    Dreading scales tomorrow, may well avoid them
    Originally posted by TakeItEazy

    I know the feeling tie. I tried on 3 skirts before I went out last night and all felt tight around the tummy.


    Today's the first day I've been completely in control of food for almost a month. I just bought a few bits when we got back on Tuesday to see us through the week so today I'm going to do a week's meal plan and shop and get back to 'normal'.



    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast, 2 fried eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms, HEA milk for drinks
    L: JP with cottage cheese, beetroot and cornichons
    D: salmon, SW chips, mushrooms, tomatoes and sugar snaps
    Syns: weekend wine


    I may have something different for dinner but I know I can make the above without any shopping. Wine might be changed for gin which is a syn saving compromise.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Jul 17, 1:45 PM
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    beanielou
    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?
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Just a blank thanks or I will be totally demotivated.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jul 17, 4:10 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by HorseyKaz
    well done
    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.
    Originally posted by maman
    Thankyou

    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!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    fab well done and 6 stone is brill
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 7lb week 38
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jul 17, 4:12 PM
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    bubbs
    Not much to report I just STS I am not surprised in the least. I just can't seem to get that determined extra push I keep giving in.
    It just won't do.
    Originally posted by wizkid1
    Better than a gain
    Right I need to get back on track.

    I follow slimming world to a degree after being a member a few years ago and loosing the bulk of what I needed to. After a recent holiday I really need to get back on track.

    I usually follow the thread and catch up when I can, but don't usually post.

    I was so inspired by Bubbs and the not wanting to be fat at 50, I am also 50 in November, so I decided to join the challenge and go for the 2lb a week, so 18lb in the challenge please
    I promise to read the thread and keep motivated with all your inspiration.
    Originally posted by AuntyCat
    Welcome, glad i inspired someone not the 3rd is it?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 7lb week 38
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jul 17, 4:14 PM
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    bubbs
    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?
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Thankyou
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 7lb week 38
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 7th Jul 17, 5:20 PM
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    kathrynha
    Right I need to get back on track.

    I was so inspired by Bubbs and the not wanting to be fat at 50, I am also 50 in November, so I decided to join the challenge and go for the 2lb a week, so 18lb in the challenge please
    I promise to read the thread and keep motivated with all your inspiration.
    Originally posted by AuntyCat
    Welcome Cat. I've added you to the spreadsheet

    Hope you manage it, what's the temptation kathrynha?
    Originally posted by maman
    None working day with stuff around the house to do. Glad to say I have managed it and earnt some body magic spring cleaning

    Just a blank thanks or I will be totally demotivated.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    That's absolutely fine. Try not to let it get you down.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 7th Jul 17, 6:18 PM
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    parking_question_chap
    Yesterday was a good day for me plan wise. Did 9168 steps and 29 active minutes. With a planned day out tomorrow, I will definitely be half way to my silver body magic by next weigh in.

    Today will be a harder day to stick on plan, and a harder one to reach my step target, but I will try.

    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - Frittata
    Dinner - prawn stir fry
    Snacks - fruit, cereal bars

    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - some in stir fry

    BM - 7000 steps
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Thats very carb heavy. And doesnt have much in the way of protein/fat.

    I would strongly advise reducing yogurts and cereal bars. From a nutritional point of view he same number of Kcals from nuts would be way better.

    Why on earth is stir fry a "syn"?
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 7th Jul 17, 6:45 PM
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    kathrynha
    Thats very carb heavy. And doesnt have much in the way of protein/fat.

    I would strongly advise reducing yogurts and cereal bars. From a nutritional point of view he same number of Kcals from nuts would be way better.

    Why on earth is stir fry a "syn"?
    Originally posted by parking_question_chap
    Carb heavy? Only carbs are the cereal bars, and noodles.
    Protein in the frittata and the stir fry.
    Yogurts and cereal bars definitely better from my than nuts, and fine as part of my healthy diet.
    Syns in the stir fry are in the chilli sauce.

    This is a Slimming World thread, and my food todaybfits perfectly within the plan.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 7th Jul 17, 7:19 PM
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    parking_question_chap
    Carb heavy? Only carbs are the cereal bars, and noodles.
    Protein in the frittata and the stir fry.
    Yogurts and cereal bars definitely better from my than nuts, and fine as part of my healthy diet.
    Syns in the stir fry are in the chilli sauce.

    This is a Slimming World thread, and my food todaybfits perfectly within the plan.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    What is fruit and yogurt then? last time I checked they were carbs.

    Cereal bars and yogurts are basically just processed sugars.

    Nuts are a great source of your essential nutrients such as B vitamins and minerals, without any sugar.

    What exactly is bad about chilli sauce?

    I appreciate you might be promoting a set plan, I am just wondering why its so full of processed sugar when the goal is weight loss. If I were cynical I might suggest it were to try and edge people towards buying certain products
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 7th Jul 17, 7:21 PM
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    MissTeach
    Thanks guys.

    Have had another good day so far. Was so much food left over from yesterday but haven't touched a single bit! I was literally giving the scones away at the end of the day to all the parents so I had none left to tempt me!

    Am going out now to a friend's house. She invited me for dinner and drinks but I made the decision to eat dinner before I go so I can stick to plan and I'm driving so will just be on soft drinks.

    Had mushy pea curry for dinner tonight with rice. Plenty of speed in the curry and lots of extra mushrooms for more speed.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jul 17, 7:35 PM
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    bubbs
    What is fruit and yogurt then? last time I checked they were carbs.

    Cereal bars and yogurts are basically just processed sugars.

    Nuts are a great source of your essential nutrients such as B vitamins and minerals, without any sugar.

    What exactly is bad about chilli sauce?

    I appreciate you might be promoting a set plan, I am just wondering why its so full of processed sugar when the goal is weight loss. If I were cynical I might suggest it were to try and edge people towards buying certain products
    Originally posted by parking_question_chap
    I dont buy any set products, i also low carb but go SW and from my sig you can see im doing very well
    There is nothing wrong with Kathrynha's menu as per SW and she is losing weight
    Last edited by bubbs; 07-07-2017 at 7:38 PM.
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 7lb week 38
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 7th Jul 17, 7:38 PM
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    Well, DH took me out for my dinner to a lovely restaurant I had rump steak about 15 chips garden peas and tomatoes. I didn't have onion rings cause I don't like onions. we decided to push the boat out and have a dessert !!!
    Apple crumble and cream or custard. Guess what ? They only brought one so being a good girl I let hubby have it and I had a latte.

    So now. My Saturday's menu will be...

    Breakfast.. overnight oats B. Mixed berries.

    Lunch. Veg soup, roll , Apple

    Dinner.. burger, salad beetroot pickled cauli clementine x 2

    Extra. Crispbread /butter 5 syns. S F digestive biscuit 3 syns
    8 syns.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jul 17, 7:48 PM
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    bubbs
    Well, DH took me out for my dinner to a lovely restaurant I had rump steak about 15 chips garden peas and tomatoes. I didn't have onion rings cause I don't like onions. we decided to push the boat out and have a dessert !!!
    Apple crumble and cream or custard. Guess what ? They only brought one so being a good girl I let hubby have it and I had a latte.

    So now. My Saturday's menu will be...

    Breakfast.. overnight oats B. Mixed berries.

    Lunch. Veg soup, roll , Apple

    Dinner.. burger, salad beetroot pickled cauli clementine x 2

    Extra. Crispbread /butter 5 syns. S F digestive biscuit 3 syns
    8 syns.
    Originally posted by wizkid1
    Hope you enjoyed it?
    I havent posted my menu yet
    HEXA Milk
    HEXB 2 small slice wholemeal

    Breakfast
    2 boiled eggs, melon

    Lunch
    Ham Salad sarnie (hexb) cucumber and toms on the side

    Tea
    SW KFC with speed salad

    Strawberries and chopped fruit with Muller ff yog
    Drinks
    Water , NAS lime squash and tea
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 7lb week 38
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 7th Jul 17, 8:32 PM
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    kathrynha
    What is fruit and yogurt then? last time I checked they were carbs.

    Cereal bars and yogurts are basically just processed sugars.

    Nuts are a great source of your essential nutrients such as B vitamins and minerals, without any sugar.

    What exactly is bad about chilli sauce?

    I appreciate you might be promoting a set plan, I am just wondering why its so full of processed sugar when the goal is weight loss. If I were cynical I might suggest it were to try and edge people towards buying certain products
    Originally posted by parking_question_chap
    There's nothing wrong with carbs.
    The yogurt I have has no processed sugar.
    Nuts would kill me.
    I never said chilli sauce was bad, but it does have syns that need to be counted.
    I'm not promoting any set plan, this is just a thread for people following Slimming World to support each other, and my diet hasn't got too many processed sugars.
    Where exactly have I tried to edge people towards buying certain products? I have mentioned no brands, and am just a sw member.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Jul 17, 8:37 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Thats very carb heavy. And doesnt have much in the way of protein/fat.

    I would strongly advise reducing yogurts and cereal bars. From a nutritional point of view he same number of Kcals from nuts would be way better.

    Why on earth is stir fry a "syn"?
    Originally posted by parking_question_chap
    My mum always said if you cannot say something nice, then don't say anything.

    I do love nuts but OH tells me I bite too hard so I am no longer allowed to taste them again........(I'm sorry but there needed to be a nut joke)

    Yes fat is good under certain circumstances for certain people, usually fit and healthy people, this is a SW thread which avoids fat and can be high in carbs.... but it works as bubbs says

    I dont buy any set products, i also low carb but go SW and from my sig you can see im doing very well
    There is nothing wrong with Kathrynha's menu as per SW and she is losing weight
    Originally posted by bubbs
    It is a SW thread!




    Hope you enjoyed it?
    I havent posted my menu yet
    HEXA Milk
    HEXB 2 small slice wholemeal

    Breakfast
    2 boiled eggs, melon

    Lunch
    Ham Salad sarnie (hexb) cucumber and toms on the side

    Tea
    SW KFC with speed salad

    Strawberries and chopped fruit with Muller ff yog
    Drinks
    Water , NAS lime squash and tea
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I have my first weekend since Xmas when I have not been manic with work.... I intend reading some SW literature.

    I have never ate so much and so many vegetables in my life, and much more protein then I would ever have eaten...
    Today's meals

    Breakfast - whole cucumber, 2 tomato and a carrot.

    Lunch - salad with cottage cheese

    Tea - omelette and beans

    snack apple and a boiled egg.

    I had a banana and another apple in my bag but saved some famished people in a rather strange meeting...
    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    13 weeks to go - 19 lbs to go.
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