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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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Sep 17, 9:43 PM
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    bubbs
    Do you ever let OH snug in spooning - and fart on him!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I am not as common as you
    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]
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Sep 17, 9:57 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I am not as common as you
    Originally posted by bubbs
    It is a wonderful test of true love. Does he

    1. move and kick up a fuss
    2. hold you tighter to stop the smell escaping
    3. just ignore the fart and continue to snug in

    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 11th Sep 17, 10:42 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Evening everyone
    Blimey I'm shattered. I had a little win at the bingo last night so after my appointment at uni this afternoon I headed over to Birmingham to get some jeans as currently I only have about three pairs that fit me There are only 2 styles of jeans that fit me properly and one is 'Molly' by River Island- but since Nottingham stopped stocking the Plus range I have to go to Birmingham I'm increasingly running out of clothes that fit me but I'm reluctant to spend loads of money as I'm pretty sure that no sooner have I bought them then they will be too big again! I spent £45 on these new jeans but they fit me like a glove- hopefully I'll get some kind of decent wear out of them!
    Today's food:
    B: HEXB 2 x HiFi bars and an apple, decaf coffee with HEXA
    L: Subway turkey and ham salad, 1.5 syns for dressing, water
    Snack: Tesco veggie sushi (1/2 a syn) apple, water
    Tea: Nando's chicken butterfly, medium spicy rice (5.5 for both) salad, water
    Supper: 3 Broghies (3 syns) 3 Sainsbury's BGTY Cumberland sausages (3 syns) onions, mushrooms, NAS tropical crush
    Syns: 13.5
    Steps: 17086 (no wonder my blinking feet hurt )
    Night all x
    Very proud to be Open University BA (Hons) English Lang and Lit Graduate! ❤️DMU MA English begins 09/17
    WFC and pleased to be sponsor for the 2nd season ❤️ 🐝
    Will always miss you Elle and will never forget you, brightest star in the sky 😢
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 12th Sep 17, 1:08 AM
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    tweets, it’s just that your team got a win and I was (am) in a rather fragile state footie wise these days ☹ Sorry to have confused you; just jealous.

    I hope your hospital trip went well, kathrynha. Good luck for your 4st award.
    ETA glad your treatment has helped, but sorry you’re stuck with the drugs. You are managing your situation amazingly – you have taken such a positive and proactive approach throughout.

    Great card, maman. Is that you on the table, or is it tweets?

    Sunshine, you’re crazy! But I love it.

    Congrats on bingo win and new jeans, Mrs_R.

    It’s a +0.2lbs for me today
    Stashbusting 141/200
    17 in 17 Challenge 14/17
    Reading Challenge 19/40
    Film Challenge 30/52
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 12th Sep 17, 7:31 AM
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    kathrynha
    Here is this weeks chart

    Some amazing losses for first week of the challenge.
    SOTW is Merlin


    *SOTW is the person who has lost the most and also lost or maintained last week
    Last edited by kathrynha; 12-09-2017 at 4:40 PM.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 12th Sep 17, 8:11 AM
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    Weigh in tonight. Feeling bloated (why does my body just seem to know when weigh in day is, and bloat up especially for it?). really not got a clue which way it's going to go.


    Today's 'plan':
    Breakfast - yogurt
    Lunch - pasta salad
    Dinner - noodles
    Snacks - fruit, quavers, cereal bars, ginger sweets


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    syns - quavers (3), ginger sweets
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 12th Sep 17, 9:55 AM
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    Top Girl
    Good morning


    Going to WI again in the morning and try and keep a track of myself. Bad few days for syns I'm afraid.


    B - Overnight oats with extra berries


    D - Chicken noodle soup


    T - Bacon and mushroom carbonara


    HEXA - Parmesan in carbonara and milk
    HEXB - Oats
    Syns - Probably some crisps later
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Sep 17, 10:22 AM
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    maman
    Good luck with your WI tonight kathrynha. We're rooting for you to get that shiny.


    Same for you too topgirl. I think you're so sensible to keep your weight down now rather than waiting until topbaby arrives and then spending years trying to banish babyweight.


    It's going to be difficult to fit in meals around various commitments today. My plan is to have a late lunch, some fruit at teatime and then if I'm really hungry when I get home tonight (10.30 p.m.) I'll have a SW friendly snack then.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, baked beans, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: ham with fried veg and beetroot )SP lunch)
    D: cottage cheese and apple
    Syns: NONE!!
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Sep 17, 10:39 AM
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    Hope all goes well with WI kathryn. Sorry the news isn't better from the hospital but at least your drugs are being reduced, which has to be better.

    I'd be starving Maman if that was all I ate during the day! Think I'd want to have a bigger lunch if I wasn't going to have a proper dinner!

    Still using stuff up from freezer so not as on plan as I'd like but needs must:

    B - porridge made with water; mixed frozen fruit; sprinkle of sweetner (the blackcurrants in the fruit are really sour! - glad the bags gone now)
    L - smoked haddock, mash, mixed veg
    D - breaded cod; chips; more frozen fruit with yoghurt

    HEA - milk
    HEB - porridge
    Syns - breaded cod ?

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Sep 17, 12:11 PM
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    maman
    Your day sounds very fishy denise .

    My lunch will be big don't worry. And so will my late night snack if needed. I'm thinking a JP.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Sep 17, 12:24 PM
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    Yes a very fishy day and quite synful too, think the fish is probably about 10 syns but never mind I'm off on holiday tomorrow!

    Glad your lunch is going to be big but don't think I'd be able to eat so late at night. I struggle if dinner's later than about 7pm, LOL!

    Have just discovered I've still got some carrots left so will make some carrot chips as well as potato ones this evening. At least it means I'll have some speed with dinner.

    Denise
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 12th Sep 17, 12:25 PM
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    Congrats to all the losers this week

    I made the decision to join before the holiday. Mad dash to Tesco late last night to get the voucher as found out yesterday was the last day the magazine was on sale I'm afraid if I don't just do it this week I'll let my anxiety talk me out of it. I've contacted the consultant and she seems nice. Worried though because the group is in the evening. I'm used to weighing first thing in the morning, so I'm worried that the result won't be as accurate.

    The holiday is all inclusive and I'm going for a week. I've been paying it off for about a year, and it's my first holiday in over 3 years. I have absolutely no intention of even trying to behave myself I'll get back four days before weigh in for that week though so I might do SP for a few days to reign in the damage!

    I've also changed my mind about joining the challenge. Kathrynha can you put me down for 7lbs please? I did lose 4lbs last week but I'll start the challenge using my official weigh ins if that's okay? So the first, hopefully loss!, won't actually be until next weeks group.

    Really sorry to hear that you're still having health issues Kathrynha. I remember reading about it when I was last here. Hope it continues to shrink and you can have the op soon.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 12th Sep 17, 12:52 PM
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    Whiplashy, you're now on the spreadsheet
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Sep 17, 3:04 PM
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    maman
    Yes a very fishy day and quite synful too, think the fish is probably about 10 syns but never mind I'm off on holiday tomorrow!

    Glad your lunch is going to be big but don't think I'd be able to eat so late at night. I struggle if dinner's later than about 7pm, LOL!

    Have just discovered I've still got some carrots left so will make some carrot chips as well as potato ones this evening. At least it means I'll have some speed with dinner.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise

    That's great denise delighted your DH has the all clear at last. Bon Voyage if I don't get on again. Do keep in touch when you can.


    Well done for biting the bullet whiplashy. I know what you mean about evening meetings but once you've done the first WI then the weight difference between morning and evening will be sorted. Just try to do much the same every WI day to control variables as much as you can. AI holidays often have buffets with loads of choices so it may not be as synful as you think. Where are you going?
    • tweets
    • By tweets 12th Sep 17, 4:24 PM
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    tweets
    tweets, it’s just that your team got a win and I was (am) in a rather fragile state footie wise these days ☹ Sorry to have confused you; just jealous.

    I hope your hospital trip went well, kathrynha. Good luck for your 4st award.
    ETA glad your treatment has helped, but sorry you’re stuck with the drugs. You are managing your situation amazingly – you have taken such a positive and proactive approach throughout.

    Great card, maman. Is that you on the table, or is it tweets?

    Sunshine, you’re crazy! But I love it.

    Congrats on bingo win and new jeans, Mrs_R.

    It’s a +0.2lbs for me today
    Originally posted by greentiger
    greentiger We didn't win we drew 2-2 hope that makes you feel better

    I will be watching match tonight
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 12th Sep 17, 4:28 PM
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    tweets
    Sorry having image problems, hoping you can at least see it by clicking on the link. If anyone has a suggestion of a free site I can use for the chart images please tell me.


    Here is this weeks chart https://image.ibb.co/iHqeia/SW11092017.jpg


    Some amazing losses for first week of the challenge.
    SOTW is Merlin


    *SOTW is the person who has lost the most and also lost or maintained last week
    Originally posted by kathrynha

    https://postimages.org/

    15 inch monitor size

    when pic uploaded copy and paste
    Hotlink for forums link
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 12th Sep 17, 4:43 PM
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    kathrynha
    https://postimages.org/

    15 inch monitor size

    when pic uploaded copy and paste
    Hotlink for forums link
    Originally posted by tweets
    Thank you. Works brilliantly. Now just to hope I can get on it at work too. If not I will just have to change the time I post the chart.

    Chart is now higher up the page
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 12th Sep 17, 5:34 PM
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    I'm off to Lanzarote maman The buffet isn't my main concern. There's bound to be lots of healthyish choices. I'm planning on spending most of the time by the pool....and there's a pool bar....that's probably going to do the biggest damage
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Sep 17, 5:44 PM
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    beanielou
    Happy holidays Denise

    Where is Lanzarote are you going Whiplashy?
    Havent been since before DS was born & he is soon to be 24
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
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    ***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 12th Sep 17, 7:28 PM
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    Really happy at 3.5 of this week and well and truly got my 4 stone.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
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