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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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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Sep 17, 4:36 PM
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    [QUOTE=maman;73105636]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.

    Sounds like all groups are the same then! Like you I'm the one who always gets looked at for wine syns! No idea why

    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).

    [COLOR="red"]HM cornish pasty are our treat meal on our way to France, which is usually dinner but would also have if it was lunchtime! DH would even eat one for breakfast but that's a step too far for me, LOL![COLOR="red"][COLOR="red"]

    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.[/QUE]

    That certainly made me LOL! It's red wine again for me - last bottle until we get to France, assuming we get to go on Wednesday! If not, I'll need to buy some more as now run out.

    My DD2 has been over this afternoon and has taken all the food we won't be using or taking with us from the freezer so I'll be able to turn it off before we go - saves a bit of money so very . I'll get my neighbour to close the doors and switch back on a couple of days before we get back when she turns the heating up so it's not too cold when we get back.

    Denise
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 10th Sep 17, 6:00 PM
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    Hi all,

    Hope your weekends have gone well so far.

    Tweets - Sorry to hear about the problems you have with your Mom!

    The weather here in Brum has been crap! Been raining on and off all day today.

    I've stuck to plan today - usually my weekends consist of non stop eating! Had a piece of steak for my dinner, with heck sausages, mushrooms, beans and sweet potato mash.

    For my tea I will have a naked noodle and then a yoghurt.

    Hubby has been at work today, so it's just been me and the kids.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone x
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    Greatest Loser for SW group 2016 & 2017
    Woman of the year for SW group 2016 & 2017
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Sep 17, 6:01 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by maman
    Since I have been on SW, my recipe has changed dramatically. Now I just crush garlic in chopped tom, season. Then layer aubergine, chopped toms, sliced toms - and bang it in the oven.

    It is nice as a meal with veg/pasta/veg, as a dip with veg sticks, or a side to a salad - and all speed.

    I used to put a tonne of cheese on top... but no longer!
    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.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 10th Sep 17, 6:03 PM
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    Evening all.

    Had a bit of a rough night / morning as the dog was up at 4am being ill.....so this morning's breakfast was a bagel followed by a Tesco cookie.

    The day tailed off even further when the son went to Tesco & bought a pick & mix selection - I know he was trying to be nice but still!

    Trying to redeeem the day with a cottage pie (mash unfortunately made with butter) but accompanied by mangetout, broccoli & butternut squash.

    Kathrynha - hope you reach it on tuesday...Our substitute consultant reckons there should be a shinny for getting into the next stone bracket - I tend to agree with her

    Sunshinemummy - so I'm an honourary non gin drinking gin gang member lol

    Joedenise - can't stand port either !
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - the Argos Card!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Sep 17, 6:14 PM
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    Great idea to have an into the next stone down bracket sticker
    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 10th Sep 17, 7:08 PM
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    Great idea to have an into the next stone down bracket sticker
    Originally posted by beanielou
    It won't happen as people like me that keep hovering around the stone border would get a sticker every other week!

    I made a similar recipe sunshinemummy . I tried to reproduce something I had in Turkey where aubergines are cheap as chips. It had onions as well but it was far more fiddly to make than yours. If you can use it as a dip, does it cook down really soft? Would you be able to give me an idea of quantities and cooking times. I need some extra side dishes to go with things like fish and burgers as we're a bit stuck in a rut.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Sep 17, 7:13 PM
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    Maman~~same could be said for people who keep regaining any sticker

    Can anyone please help with syns for Aldi Ready steady cook Beef Stroganoff meal kit? 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***
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 10th Sep 17, 7:17 PM
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    But with the half stone stickers, you only get it when you first earn it.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Sep 17, 7:19 PM
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    Depends on who gives them out I think.
    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***
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Sep 17, 7:24 PM
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    In my group you only get the stickers the first time you fit a "milestone"; if you put on and then loose again you don't get another sticky.

    I thought all groups were the same.

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 10th Sep 17, 7:34 PM
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    maman
    In my group you only get the stickers the first time you fit a "milestone"; if you put on and then loose again you don't get another sticky.

    I thought all groups were the same.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I've never had a sticker since I got to target and I, too, assumed it was the same everywhere.
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 10th Sep 17, 7:57 PM
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    I’m with you on the gin front, gts. Although I’d pass on any alcohol, ha ha. And I’d leave alone any kind of chocolate that’s not a chocolate bar, eg ice cream, cake. However, I have been forced to eat 2 hm banana muffins (found them when I was tidying the freezer). They have bran in them, so they’re not all bad!

    Rub it in, why don’t you, tweets! And I know there’s nothing else in the freezer – apart from a big rhubarb tart …. Lying around in the kitchen are 2 Galaxy bars (1 big, 1 bigger) and a box of Maltesers, all untouched

    Oh TG, tendonitis is horrible. Poor you.

    Mrs_R, I hope you are recovering from your defeat. I’m not.

    Night all; tomorrow ends another week - and it’s scary!
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Sep 17, 8:06 PM
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    I wish

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise


    Evening all.

    Had a bit of a rough night / morning as the dog was up at 4am being ill.....so this morning's breakfast was a bagel followed by a Tesco cookie.

    The day tailed off even further when the son went to Tesco & bought a pick & mix selection - I know he was trying to be nice but still!

    Trying to redeeem the day with a cottage pie (mash unfortunately made with butter) but accompanied by mangetout, broccoli & butternut squash.

    Kathrynha - hope you reach it on tuesday...Our substitute consultant reckons there should be a shinny for getting into the next stone bracket - I tend to agree with her

    Sunshinemummy - so I'm an honourary non gin drinking gin gang member lol

    Joedenise - can't stand port either !
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    I want to join the honorary non gin drinking gang.... if I have the willpower!
    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.
    • tweets
    • By tweets 10th Sep 17, 8:10 PM
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    I’m with you on the gin front, gts. Although I’d pass on any alcohol, ha ha. And I’d leave alone any kind of chocolate that’s not a chocolate bar, eg ice cream, cake. However, I have been forced to eat 2 hm banana muffins (found them when I was tidying the freezer). They have bran in them, so they’re not all bad!

    Rub it in, why don’t you, tweets! And I know there’s nothing else in the freezer – apart from a big rhubarb tart …. Lying around in the kitchen are 2 Galaxy bars (1 big, 1 bigger) and a box of Maltesers, all untouched

    Oh TG, tendonitis is horrible. Poor you.

    Mrs_R, I hope you are recovering from your defeat. I’m not.

    Night all; tomorrow ends another week - and it’s scary!
    Originally posted by greentiger
    What have I done now greentiger

    I don't know what I have done

    Sorry whatever it is
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 10th Sep 17, 8:11 PM
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    STS this week
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Sep 17, 8:11 PM
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    It won't happen as people like me that keep hovering around the stone border would get a sticker every other week!

    I made a similar recipe sunshinemummy . I tried to reproduce something I had in Turkey where aubergines are cheap as chips. It had onions as well but it was far more fiddly to make than yours. If you can use it as a dip, does it cook down really soft? Would you be able to give me an idea of quantities and cooking times. I need some extra side dishes to go with things like fish and burgers as we're a bit stuck in a rut.
    Originally posted by maman
    I am rather chuck it in a dish kind of girl.

    I used a large aubergine, two tins of chopped tomato, 4 sliced onions, 2 cloves of garlic, salt and pepper - and cook on a medium heat until mush (the recipes cook for 45 minutes, but I like the mush!)

    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, 8:12 PM
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    STS this week
    Originally posted by tweets
    That is good

    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.
    • maman
    • By maman 10th Sep 17, 8:53 PM
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    I am rather chuck it in a dish kind of girl.

    I used a large aubergine, two tins of chopped tomato, 4 sliced onions, 2 cloves of garlic, salt and pepper - and cook on a medium heat until mush (the recipes cook for 45 minutes, but I like the mush!)

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Thanks for that. I like mush too.
    Did you say you put in sliced tomatoes too?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Sep 17, 9:05 PM
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    How did you do? Did you manage to maintain the NO stance?



    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!



    Please tell me you were good, or you had a good time!






    Very true.... I just need to not have 3/4 a bottle.... and pizza and chips! God it was good!




    We still love you x
    :b eer:



    We could include AA into the name of the next thread...:rotfl :




    tweets has it right!

    It does brighten a day x



    No alcohol............But you are a little minx on all other areas of your life!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    No im a good girl
    STS this week
    Originally posted by tweets
    well done tweets
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Sep 17, 9:12 PM
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    Evening all
    Today's food
    HEXA Milk
    HEXB 2 slices wholemeal bread

    Brunch
    Bacon and egg sandwich with mushrooms on the side

    Tea
    Roast chicken/cauli/carrotts / broc/runner beans, drop gravy , small ball stuffing and a small frozen yorkie

    Chopped fruit with Muller light
    Drins tea and NAS squash
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
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