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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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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Jul 17, 9:40 AM
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    Good Afternoon



    We do get some strange ones on here

    Went Tesco Thursday and they have got their 3 for 2 offers back on fresh veg etc
    Originally posted by tweets


    That is not a nice way to speak about our bubbs!

    weigh day - 3 lbs
    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 9th Jul 17, 9:48 AM
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    Good loss SunshineMummy
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 1st August 2017
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Jul 17, 9:55 AM
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    Good loss SunshineMummy
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Thanks, I am amazed I have lost anything as I have ate about 5x what I would normally eat....
    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 9th Jul 17, 10:25 AM
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    That's the good thing about Slimming World, you can eat loads as long as it's the right stuff. My cereal bowl was full to the brim this morning, the yogurt and grape nut looked pathetic in the bottom until I added loads of strawberries
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 1st August 2017
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Jul 17, 1:39 PM
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    well done on your loss sunshinemummy. Here's to another good week!


    I am now reading how to cook samphire!

    lol
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    I'd say the closest I've eaten to it would be asparagus. I had it in a restaurant but I'd have thought cooking method was much the same.

    It's been a tonic reading this thread tonight. Thanks guys.
    Originally posted by greentiger

    good to see you greentiger. Will you be joining us??


    on the Body Magic kathrynha, especially in this heat. I almost melted dancing last night.


    I had various syns in last night's buffet supper. I couldn't resist a small HM cheese and crab tartlet and all the salads had some sort of dressing but there was plenty of lean chicken and ham too. As I drank water all night I'll have saved on all my wine syns though so I'm happy with that.


    Today's EE menu:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast,2 boiled eggs, HEA milk for drinks
    L: ham, stir fry veg (probably mushrooms, courgettes and anything else lurking), LO potato salad and beetroot
    D: HB steaks (mushrooms and onions), SW roast potatoes and parsnips, red cabbage, cauli, carrots and broccoli
    Syns: weekend wine


    There will be very few syns in my potato salad as there were just 2 tbsps. of light crème fraiche and 2 tbsps. of light mayo in a bowl for 10 people. Really looking forward to my roast as I haven't had one for a month and doing loads of veg to make LOs for my lunch tomorrow.
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 9th Jul 17, 1:55 PM
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    2lb gain

    However, my pregnancy app assures me that the baby now weighs 7.4g. I'm no expert at metric and imperial conversion, so I'm calling that 4lb and a 2lb loss, I expect SOTW now

    B - Bacon, egg and mushroom sandwich

    D/T - Sunday roast.

    BM - Tesco, Aldi and Asda.

    Syns in roast probably. Also lovely Top Man bought me some Thornton's fudge yesterday, just because. So I'll have a couple of those.

    Hope you're all well.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Jul 17, 2:33 PM
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    Afternoon all

    That is not a nice way to speak about our bubbs!

    weigh day - 3 lbs
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    You are cheeky! I was going to say well donewell done, good loss
    2lb gain

    However, my pregnancy app assures me that the baby now weighs 7.4g. I'm no expert at metric and imperial conversion, so I'm calling that 4lb and a 2lb loss, I expect SOTW now

    B - Bacon, egg and mushroom sandwich

    D/T - Sunday roast.

    BM - Tesco, Aldi and Asda.

    Syns in roast probably. Also lovely Top Man bought me some Thornton's fudge yesterday, just because. So I'll have a couple of those.

    Hope you're all well.
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    Hi
    Are you keeping better now?
    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
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 9th Jul 17, 2:44 PM
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    Hi
    Are you keeping better now?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am, thank you.

    The nausea has finally passed (I hope!) and I'm feeling very slight butterfly movements. 12 week scan on Tuesday. Currently set on Eliza for a girl and Dylan or Lachlan for a boy (Top Man is Scottish).

    Not really craving much any more, just trying to eat as well as I can, as I understand it, I can have 2 HEXA and 2 HEXB now, making sure I have the As but only bothering with the Bs when I fancy them
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Jul 17, 3:08 PM
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    Top Girl~~I love Lachlan as a name
    Take care of you
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    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 9th Jul 17, 3:16 PM
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    Top Girl~~I love Lachlan as a name
    Take care of you
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thank you lovely. Hope you're well.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Jul 17, 3:38 PM
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    I am, thank you.

    The nausea has finally passed (I hope!) and I'm feeling very slight butterfly movements. 12 week scan on Tuesday. Currently set on Eliza for a girl and Dylan or Lachlan for a boy (Top Man is Scottish).

    Not really craving much any more, just trying to eat as well as I can, as I understand it, I can have 2 HEXA and 2 HEXB now, making sure I have the As but only bothering with the Bs when I fancy them
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    Glad you are feeling better x
    Lovely names
    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
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Jul 17, 3:43 PM
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    I am, thank you.

    The nausea has finally passed (I hope!) and I'm feeling very slight butterfly movements. 12 week scan on Tuesday. Currently set on Eliza for a girl and Dylan or Lachlan for a boy (Top Man is Scottish).

    Not really craving much any more, just trying to eat as well as I can, as I understand it, I can have 2 HEXA and 2 HEXB now, making sure I have the As but only bothering with the Bs when I fancy them
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    Thanks for the update topgirl glad you're keeping well. Well done for keeping up with the healthy eating, agree it's the HEA that's more important.
    We have an Eliza in the family so either way, beanie or I will be happy. Hope scan goes well.
    • tweets
    • By tweets 9th Jul 17, 3:56 PM
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    tweets
    That is not a nice way to speak about our bubbs!

    weigh day - 3 lbs
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy


    Well done on Weight Loss
    Lost 3st-1.5lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 9th Jul 17, 3:58 PM
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    tweets
    Good Afternoon

    STS please

    Well done on all loses
    Lost 3st-1.5lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
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    I thought it was -1lb tweets but well done
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Jul 17, 6:31 PM
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    I love the name Lachlan, we have a neighbours child with this name.... it even sounds great when they are howling it down the street!!!
    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 9th Jul 17, 6:47 PM
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    Like those names Topgirl.

    Managed okay at the barbecue this afternoon. Every free or speed except one mushroom pakora and one onion bhaji. They were freshly cooked and absolutely gorgeous.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 1st August 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Jul 17, 7:46 PM
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    Like those names Topgirl.

    Managed okay at the barbecue this afternoon. Every free or speed except one mushroom pakora and one onion bhaji. They were freshly cooked and absolutely gorgeous.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    well done
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Jul 17, 8:40 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
    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
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Jul 17, 8:51 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
    Great NSV!
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