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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Sep 17, 8:16 AM
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    Get Spooking & Slimming for Halloween - Slimming World support thread 2017
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    • 4th Sep 17, 8:16 AM
    Get Spooking & Slimming for Halloween - Slimming World support thread 2017 4th Sep 17 at 8:16 AM
    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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    • maman
    • By maman 9th Sep 17, 10:46 PM
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    Beanie, step away from the gin, do not listen to maman...... she is the temptress!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Sorry to bring the tone of the thread down. I mean well. SW recommend making swaps for lower syn options. That's what I'm doing: swapping high syn wine for lower syn gin! It's part of my plan to get back to target.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 9th Sep 17, 11:20 PM
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    With you on ordinary gin but raspberry gin, well.............
    Originally posted by beanielou
    No still lost me.

    Couldn't even tempted me.
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    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 10th Sep 17, 6:54 AM
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    Well done gettingtheresometime on your loss, Takeiteazy on your little loss (recorded as sts), and hug to orlao on your gain.

    Gettingtheresometime, I'm also almost at 4 stone. 1.5lb away for me at the moment, so hoping to get it this week, although you can guarantee I will be bloated on Tuesday and last night's takeaway won't help.

    I'm another one that doesn't like gin. Tried some raspberry gin at a food festival last year as I thought the raspberries might hide the gin flavour but still didn't like it.

    You lot and your gin talks are just like my group meeting. Sometimes feels more like you are in alcoholics anonymous meeting rather than slimming world
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 10th Sep 17, 6:58 AM
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    kathrynha
    Today's 'plan' for me :
    Breakfast - toast
    Lunch -noodles
    Dinner - curry
    Snacks - fruit, ginger sweets

    HA - milk
    HB - toast
    Syns - ginger sweets. No others planned to make up for last night's takeaway
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • tweets
    • By tweets 10th Sep 17, 8:48 AM
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    tweets
    Good Morning

    Gin Gin Gin

    Watched Match yesterday and Match of the day this morning .

    Always brightens my day up

    Along with our Poppy

    Lost 3st-3lb
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 10th Sep 17, 9:00 AM
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    Tete en l'Air
    Morning all! Yep I can't stand gin either, it's a real shame as it's so trendy and there are loads of little micro-pubs opening up that sell gin cocktails exclusively, and it always seems such a sophisticated drink to order if you're staying off the vino. I always feel tremendously retro having a vodka and diet coke

    Tweets, your mum sounds a nightmare! I can sympathise, though my gran isn't quite as bad as that, she is getting more and more demanding (she's 83 this month), and nothing you do is right. And you feel resentful but then you feel guilty about feeling that way because you do love them really, it's just so draining! Very hard work caring for people.

    I've been basically my gran's main carer for the last ten years after my mam died and she had a spat with my uncle, now he's back on the scene following her recent stay in hospital ('Nice Me' says he's seen how frail she now is and grown a conscience, 'Cynical Me' says he's seen how frail she is and wants to get in on her will) - and he's golden boy now. It annoys me because I've done SO MUCH for her over the years even while teacher training and seeing my dad (unsuccessfully) through chemo, but that all seems forgotten. At the same time, it's lovely to have someone else take the responsibility, so I'm not complaining really, just a bit irked.

    Anyway. Today's menu:

    B - Weetabix
    D - Salmon salad (grated carrot, pre-packed beetroot (1), tomatoes)
    T - Sunday Roast For One - Chicken breast, potatoes, carrots, leeks, fine beans, maybe an Aunt Bessie Yorkshire pud (2) and gravy mix (3)

    Managed to do Parkrun yesterday, ran all the way (3 miles) but was incredibly slow and felt like I might vomit up a lung. Amazing how fast you lose your fitness. But still, it's a step in the right direction!
    Slimming for Santa (1.5/8)
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 10th Sep 17, 9:10 AM
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    tweets
    Morning all! Yep I can't stand gin either, it's a real shame as it's so trendy and there are loads of little micro-pubs opening up that sell gin cocktails exclusively, and it always seems such a sophisticated drink to order if you're staying off the vino. I always feel tremendously retro having a vodka and diet coke

    Tweets, your mum sounds a nightmare! I can sympathise, though my gran isn't quite as bad as that, she is getting more and more demanding (she's 83 this month), and nothing you do is right. And you feel resentful but then you feel guilty about feeling that way because you do love them really, it's just so draining! Very hard work caring for people.

    I've been basically my gran's main carer for the last ten years after my mam died and she had a spat with my uncle, now he's back on the scene following her recent stay in hospital ('Nice Me' says he's seen how frail she now is and grown a conscience, 'Cynical Me' says he's seen how frail she is and wants to get in on her will) - and he's golden boy now. It annoys me because I've done SO MUCH for her over the years even while teacher training and seeing my dad (unsuccessfully) through chemo, but that all seems forgotten. At the same time, it's lovely to have someone else take the responsibility, so I'm not complaining really, just a bit irked.

    Anyway. Today's menu:

    B - Weetabix
    D - Salmon salad (grated carrot, pre-packed beetroot (1), tomatoes)
    T - Sunday Roast For One - Chicken breast, potatoes, carrots, leeks, fine beans, maybe an Aunt Bessie Yorkshire pud (2) and gravy mix (3)

    Managed to do Parkrun yesterday, ran all the way (3 miles) but was incredibly slow and felt like I might vomit up a lung. Amazing how fast you lose your fitness. But still, it's a step in the right direction!
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air

    My mum is 85 and I cant believe some of the things she says and does.

    Annoys me when I know she's said things then tells me I am going daft losing it etc when I fetch things she's said again on another day.

    I will be getting ready to go in next 5 mins and wont be able to leave til this afternoon I try and escape around 1pm cant try earlier or I get told off for leaving early and she will go on about all week in phone calls.

    I do love her but she does my head in when she starts .

    Better get going see you laters with my weigh in at home
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 10th Sep 17, 9:13 AM
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    I suspect she knows it's her thats getting confused but is so frightened and annoyed by it that she takes it out on you. Doesn't help when you're being used as an emotional punchbag though.
    Slimming for Santa (1.5/8)
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Sep 17, 11:22 AM
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    Morning all
    I dont drink Gin........infact i dont drink anything really xmas i may have a glass of wine
    Tete and tweets for you both, its a vry hard job you both do xx
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Sep 17, 12:06 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Gin
    I am trying, trying
    Originally posted by beanielou
    How did you do? Did you manage to maintain the NO stance?

    I'm going to swear now........

    .....I really don't get gin.

    Any other spirit I'm your girl ....but gin never!
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    I have to admit my favourite is lager and lime.... posh bint that I am... but the temptress has got me on Gin.... but as is the low syn option so I am thankful Sadly it leads to eating pizza and chips!

    With you on ordinary gin but raspberry gin, well.............
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Please tell me you were good, or you had a good time!




    Sorry to bring the tone of the thread down. I mean well. SW recommend making swaps for lower syn options. That's what I'm doing: swapping high syn wine for lower syn gin! It's part of my plan to get back to target.
    Originally posted by maman
    Very true.... I just need to not have 3/4 a bottle.... and pizza and chips! God it was good!


    No still lost me.

    Couldn't even tempted me.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    We still love you x
    :b eer:

    I'm another one that doesn't like gin. Tried some raspberry gin at a food festival last year as I thought the raspberries might hide the gin flavour but still didn't like it.

    You lot and your gin talks are just like my group meeting. Sometimes feels more like you are in alcoholics anonymous meeting rather than slimming world
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    We could include AA into the name of the next thread...:rotfl :


    Good Morning

    Gin Gin Gin

    Always brightens my day up
    Originally posted by tweets
    tweets has it right!

    It does brighten a day x

    Morning all
    I dont drink Gin........infact i dont drink anything really xmas i may have a glass of wine
    Tete and tweets for you both, its a vry hard job you both do xx
    Originally posted by bubbs
    No alcohol............But you are a little minx on all other areas of your life!

    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.
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 10th Sep 17, 12:33 PM
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    Top Girl
    I'm having a Cornish pasty and a roast pork dinner today. To hell with it all.

    I've developed tendonitis in my left hand and it's driving me mad.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Sep 17, 2:17 PM
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    I'm still on the wine but also drink gin or port as well! Like the occasional cider as well (but not the fruit ones, LOL!)

    Today's plan:

    B - SW fry up
    L - 2 WW wraps with HM meatballs & salad - HEB + 5.5
    D - stuffed chicken wrapped in parma ham; roast potatoes; veg - 1.5

    HEA - milk
    HEB - WW wrap
    Syns - wrap 5.5; wine 15; parma ham 1.5

    Denise
    Last edited by joedenise; 10-09-2017 at 2:23 PM. Reason: to add syns for Parma Ham!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Sep 17, 2:24 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I'm still on the wine but also drink gin or port as well! Like the occasional cider as well (but not the fruit ones, LOL!)

    Today's plan:

    B - SW fry up
    L - 2 WW wraps with HM meatballs & salad - HEB + 5.5
    D - stuffed chicken wrapped in parma ham; roast potatoes; veg - 1.5

    HEA - milk
    HEB - WW wrap
    Syns - wrap 5.5; wine 15; parma ham 1.5

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I suppose apple cider is free? pmsl x
    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.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Sep 17, 2:26 PM
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    I resisted
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    • maman
    • By maman 10th Sep 17, 2:27 PM
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    You lot and your gin talks are just like my group meeting. Sometimes feels more like you are in alcoholics anonymous meeting rather than slimming world
    Originally posted by kathrynha

    It's the same at my group particularly the one I got to target with. It was embarrassing as when anyone asked a question about wine syns they always turned to me as the expert.


    That being said, group could also be a branch of Chocoholics Anonymous and we have a woman who cant say no to ice cream! We all have our vices.

    I'm having a Cornish pasty and a roast pork dinner today. To hell with it all.

    I've developed tendonitis in my left hand and it's driving me mad.
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    .


    Nothing wrong with the roast dinner topgirl. I'm with you on the Cornish pasty though. I love them but haven't had one in months (probably more like years).


    I've had tendonitis in my right wrist since Easter. No idea why. GP recommends using Ibuprofen cream (can you have that?) but I only use it when it's very painful. Fortunately it seems to be getting better at last but have needed DH to open my endless jars of pickles for me otherwise I have to stick to vacuum packs of beetroot.


    Is it Jose that cheers you up or the football tweets? He made some strange decisions yesterday and had a spat with Sparky. Strange man.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB porage with HEA milk
    L: veggie omelette with beetroot
    D: HB steaks (onions and mushrooms), SW roasties, swede & carrot mash, cabbage, cauli and broccoli
    Syns: squirt of syrup


    Not sure about the gin today. I've had a headache the past two morning so it may not be agreeing with me. I might be force to have bubbly instead.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Sep 17, 2:31 PM
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    I resisted
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Well done xxx

    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.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Sep 17, 2:37 PM
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    Today I have bulked cooked today.

    Aubergine and tomato bake.

    Veg, chick peas, kidney beans in tom sauce.

    Scotch broth

    For tea I am doing chicken curry - well onion, chicken cooked in chopped tomato with tikka masala powder.

    I need to do minced beef in chopped toms - then I should be able to be good this week!

    I have done a rice pudding for the others... as I had milk that needed using up oops I mean I am kind and thoughtful ;-))
    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.
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 10th Sep 17, 2:53 PM
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    Afternoon
    Looks like I missed the gin fun then
    greentiger, I know what you mean about the syns being consumed in an anaesthetic fashion my team lost 27-35 at home on Friday night
    Didn't consume syns but did have enormous Subway salad right before bed I lead such a rock and roll lifestyle
    Off to bingo tonight but I've bought a couple of fruit pots and have saved my HEXB for HiFi bars. Will also have some soda water while I'm there.

    Yesterday's food:
    B: HEXB HiFi bars, raspberries and Arla Skyr sour cherry yoghurt (1.5 syns) Decaff coffee with HEXA s/s
    L: 3 Broghies (3 syns) smoked salmon, mixed salad and gherkins. Apple and peach, water
    T: Corned beef pastie made with WW wrap (5.5+1 for corned beef) wedges, Blend Bros ketchup, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower. Quark with 2 x Options sachets (5 syns) Decaf tea with HEXA s/s
    S: John West tuna light lunch (the Moroccan one) (1 syn) decaf tea with HEXA s/s
    Syns: 17

    Today's food:
    B: 2 x boiled eggs and asparagus, decaf coffee with HEXA s/S
    L: 3 Broghies (3 syns) with mixed salad and pastrami and gherkins, Wotsits (4.5 syns) Apple, easy peeler, water
    T: Salmon stir fry with noodles, Fab lolly (4 syns)
    S: Melon, mango, nectarine, apple slices, 2 x HEXB HiFi bars, soda water
    Syns: 11.5

    I went to the big Asda hypermarket in West Bridgford yesterday on my way home from Nottingham as I wanted to grab some lean corned beef for the pasties. While I was there I stocked up on everything I had been meaning to get but kept forgetting- some of the Blend Bros ketchup (not impressed by the way) some of the new 5.5 syn Nutella bars, 2 tins of the corned beef (£5! Scandalous) some of the gorgeous flavours of sugar free sparkling water Asda do (I love the strawberry and vanilla) I even managed to grab the last pack of WW wraps! Oh and Asda fresh wedges are free and they are gorgeous cooked in the Actifry then sprinkled liberally with vinegar. I would have got the Light and Free coconut yoghurts as well but I had a 30 minute bus trip and then another couple of hours while we went to Aldi before I got home so didn't want to risk it (just as well- OH was half an hour late collecting me as he hadn't realised he was just about to run out of petrol- doh!)
    Just been to Sainsbury's and they're selling off a load of fab microwave gadgets- I got one to make poached eggs and mini omelettes in as I always burn mine!
    Sorry about my downer post the other day. Had just had some bad news which I reacted badly to initially but I'm coming round to it now.
    Hope the gin hangovers aren't too bad
    Love to you all xx
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Sep 17, 4:24 PM
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    I suppose apple cider is free? pmsl x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I wish

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 10th Sep 17, 4:25 PM
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    maman

    I have done a rice pudding for the others... as I had milk that needed using up oops I mean I am kind and thoughtful ;-))
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    My DH loves rice pudding, I should make him one as a treat. He ordered one in a restaurant while we were away. In fact everyone had one but me.

    Great batch cooking, how do you make the aubergine bake?

    I need to stock up on some stuff too MrsR . I've been fancying corned beef hash for weeks. I need to buy the lean one, they don't stock it everywhere . They were raving about those Nutella bars at my group but looked far too sickly for me.
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