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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 11th Sep 17, 2:18 PM
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    maman
    Ooh brill. I think I know what I'll now be drinking how much is a can of coke (mums moved my book and now we can't find it anywhere)

    Been on the scales. Little wonder after the week I've had

    +1.5

    So got back on it today. Picked up a pack of 4 curly wirlys as treat for the week (after getting through the lidl version of Mars bars in a day last week).

    Today I've had
    Breakfast - didn't have anything as was going to get weighed
    Dinner - 3 pork and tomato sausages from birds, 1 red potato, 5 small mushrooms and an onion in the oven with a bit of tescos spray - going to say 15 syns as the sausages were quite big, only going to get 2 next time.
    Tea - 2 large mushrooms with tomato, daily cheese allowance and possibly garlic in it (starting with a stinking cold).

    Might get one of the wraps out and put paprika on it and warm them up later as a snack.

    Well done to the losers and sts, keep going everyone. We shall look different this time next year
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    Full fat coke is 5.5 syns for 250 mll but any of the diet ones are free.

    Obviously it's your choice if you want to use your syns for sausages but there are loads you can buy that are low syn. My own choice is Sainsbury's BGTY Cumberland at 1 syn each but there are others you might like.

    Don't stint yourself on the mushrooms, have as much Speed as you can.

    Overall I'd say you aren't having enough food. Lots of people don't eat before WI but take fruit or something to have afterwards. You'll lose weight just by eating less but that's not sustainable long term.

    HTH
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Sep 17, 4:37 PM
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    Afternoon all

    Hope we are all ok?
    Sorry to those that have gained
    Well done those that have lost

    My menu today

    HEXA milk/ 2 lauging cow light
    Hexb......not sure

    Breakfast
    Great big fat wedge of crustless quiche with bacon and full of speed

    Lunch
    Melon (whole one)

    Tea
    Homemade burgers with 5% fat with the cheese in the middle, large mushrooms, fried egg and salad (maybe a slice of bread HEXB)

    Chopped fruit and muller light
    Drinkks tea / 2 ltrs water/ NAS this evening
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 4lb week 34
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Sep 17, 5:02 PM
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    kathrynha
    Kathrynha, hope everything goes well today x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Good luck at the hospital Kathryn.
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    Good luck at the hospital Kathryn :-)
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    Hope you get some good news and good advice on managing things at the hospital kathrynha.

    I have visions of the same sad, battered little bag of Quavers following you around day to day and never getting eaten!
    Originally posted by maman
    Thanks all.
    Not too bad, but not great. The tumour has shrunk which is good, but not as much as it needs to for them to remove in the least intrusive way, so got to stay on the drugs for longer, which is bad.

    Consultant thinks I am coping brilliantly, even though I feel like I'm not, but has adjusted the doses of some of the drugs to try and reduce the side effects.

    The good news is, the quavers have been eaten
    Yes they were a little bashed about and broken up
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Sep 17, 5:26 PM
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    bubbs
    Thanks all.
    Not too bad, but not great. The tumour has shrunk which is good, but not as much as it needs to for them to remove in the least intrusive way, so got to stay on the drugs for longer, which is bad.

    Consultant thinks I am coping brilliantly, even though I feel like I'm not, but has adjusted the doses of some of the drugs to try and reduce the side effects.

    The good news is, the quavers have been eaten
    Yes they were a little bashed about and broken up
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    glad it has shrunk, sorry Kathryn meant to comment on you going hospital x
    Hope you start to feel a bit better with the drugs being changed and see dont be so hard on yourself, your consultnat says you are doing well
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 4lb week 34
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 11th Sep 17, 5:46 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Glad to hear the hospital appt went well Kathrynha even though not as well as you wanted.

    Dog still not well so a little comfort eating going on though I am trying not to pick too much on the pick & mix - though failing miserably. Will try & see if doing some cross stitch tonight helps.

    Had the last bit of the cottage pie for lunch & dinner will be whatever falls out of cupboard.

    Think you'll get to 4 stone before me Kathrynha!
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 11th Sep 17, 6:01 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Full fat coke is 5.5 syns for 250 mll but any of the diet ones are free.

    Obviously it's your choice if you want to use your syns for sausages but there are loads you can buy that are low syn. My own choice is Sainsbury's BGTY Cumberland at 1 syn each but there are others you might like.

    Don't stint yourself on the mushrooms, have as much Speed as you can.

    Overall I'd say you aren't having enough food. Lots of people don't eat before WI but take fruit or something to have afterwards. You'll lose weight just by eating less but that's not sustainable long term.

    HTH
    Originally posted by maman
    I might give them sausages a try. Are there any Asda alternative as I'll pick some up on the way to work one day
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 stone 7lbs then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs *45lbs lost* *39lbs to go*
    Started SW16st13lbs 11/7/17 - 18 weeks in -37lbs
    3/9 to NYE 12lbs down / 4lbs to go
    2) to find new challenges
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 11th Sep 17, 6:03 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Thanks all.
    Not too bad, but not great. The tumour has shrunk which is good, but not as much as it needs to for them to remove in the least intrusive way, so got to stay on the drugs for longer, which is bad.

    Consultant thinks I am coping brilliantly, even though I feel like I'm not, but has adjusted the doses of some of the drugs to try and reduce the side effects.

    The good news is, the quavers have been eaten
    Yes they were a little bashed about and broken up
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    It's good it's shrinking though Hun.
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 stone 7lbs then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs *45lbs lost* *39lbs to go*
    Started SW16st13lbs 11/7/17 - 18 weeks in -37lbs
    3/9 to NYE 12lbs down / 4lbs to go
    2) to find new challenges
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Sep 17, 6:51 PM
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    maman
    Really pleased that you've had some good news kathryna . Hopefully you'll have an improvement in symptoms with changed medication. Well done on the Quavers!

    I might give the sausages a try. Are there any Asda alternative as I'll pick some up on the way to work one day
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    There's a number on syns online but I haven't tried them myself so perhaps others can recommend :
    Extra Special pork and red onion 3
    Butchers Selection pork sausages 3
    Butchers Selection reduced fat pork sausages 2.5
    Butchers Selection Cumberland pork 2.5
    Extra Special Light and Lean 0.5
    All in the chiller.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Sep 17, 7:19 PM
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    I know it's good that it has shrunk, I just really wanted it to have shrunk enough to be removed as the drugs are making me feel so ill. Feeling a little sorry for myself when I really shouldn't.
    Just having a bit of a downer day. Today is 16 days since a good friend died, and I should really just be grateful to be alive!
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Sep 17, 7:52 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Hugs Kathrynha 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.
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 11th Sep 17, 7:53 PM
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    Whiplashy
    Hi all. I've been absent the last couple of months Not having a good year weight wise. Losing and regaining the same stone since January

    Off on my holidays in a couple of weeks and looking like I'll have to buy new clothes. Decided I'm going to join my local SW group. I've been an online member before but never been to group, and I have anxiety issues so really stressing about it. Do I just turn up or do I need to contact the consultant before hand? Should I join this week or wait until I'm back from holidays? Any opinions welcome!

    Also I know sometimes you can get a voucher to get out of paying the joining fee. Money is very tight so if anyone knows of any vouchers doing the rounds I'd greatly appreciate it. Not going to join in the challenge but I'll still lurk around if that's okay?
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Sep 17, 8:13 PM
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    beanielou
    I know it's good that it has shrunk, I just really wanted it to have shrunk enough to be removed as the drugs are making me feel so ill. Feeling a little sorry for myself when I really shouldn't.
    Just having a bit of a downer day. Today is 16 days since a good friend died, and I should really just be grateful to be alive!
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Big huggs.
    You are allowed to have downer days.
    If you read my diary you will see I often do!
    Remember how well you are doing.
    Take care of you xx
    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***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Sep 17, 8:14 PM
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    Whiplashy~~Think it was/is Bella have a voucher at the mo.
    Check the cover first for the SW mention.
    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***
    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 11th Sep 17, 8:56 PM
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    Moneysaverme
    Sorry to hear things are so rough Kathryn, take care x
    Weight loss 2017 - 35.5lbs
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Sep 17, 9:12 PM
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    So my diet went weird today. Really weird.

    For breakfast I ended up having the chicken curry and cabbage that I had not ate last night - cold.
    Lunch - some sugar free sweets
    2nd lunch at 3 pm - veg in tomato
    tea - rice and aubergine/tomato
    pudding - overnight oats which I should have had for breakfast!

    I now have wind!
    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 11th Sep 17, 9:24 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Kathrynha - if we cant feel sorry for ourselves now & again, who can we?
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Sep 17, 9:29 PM
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    bubbs
    So my diet went weird today. Really weird.

    For breakfast I ended up having the chicken curry and cabbage that I had not ate last night - cold.
    Lunch - some sugar free sweets
    2nd lunch at 3 pm - veg in tomato
    tea - rice and aubergine/tomato
    pudding - overnight oats which I should have had for breakfast!

    I now have wind!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    The day i dont have will be a miracle
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 4lb week 34
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Sep 17, 9:31 PM
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    The day i dont have will be a miracle
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Do you ever let OH snug in spooning - and fart on him!
    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 11th Sep 17, 9:33 PM
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    maman
    So my diet went weird today. Really weird.

    For breakfast I ended up having the chicken curry and cabbage that I had not ate last night - cold.
    Lunch - some sugar free sweets
    2nd lunch at 3 pm - veg in tomato
    tea - rice and aubergine/tomato
    pudding - overnight oats which I should have had for breakfast!

    I now have wind!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    OMG I can't believe you did that!

    Welcome back whiplashy . Although I'd usually recommend anyone to join straight away and not put it off, in your position I'm not sure. You'd save a fiver with a voucher and you could lose up to half a stone before your holiday. But then depending on the type of holiday you could put it all back on (I speak from experience ). If you're doing self catering then you might be able to stay on plan but it might spoil your holiday if you'd normally eat out a lot. If you think it'll be hard to stay on plan then I'd join when you get back. It's worth thinking about.

    As for joining a group: Yes, you can just turn up. In your case, because of the anxiety, I'd call the consultant then you know she'll be looking out to welcome you. Groups really aren't scary, everyone is in the same position and have a common interest to talk about.
    Let us know what you decide and do post regularly as this thread is really supportive. It certainly helps me to stay on track.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Sep 17, 9:41 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    OMG I can't believe you did that!
    Originally posted by maman
    I was interview someone today, with my lower stomach being audible for the majority of the session....

    When later I sat eating my veg whilst interviewing as my tummy continued to make strange noises......... I was starving! pmsl
    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.
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