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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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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Sep 17, 8:58 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    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.
    Originally posted by Whiplashy
    Little Miss Whiplashy (new name in my head), I'm pleased you are going to make the most of your holidays, enjoy and please try to avoid getting arrested or seriously injured..... everything else can be resolved when you are home 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.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Sep 17, 8:59 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Really happy at 3.5 of this week and well and truly got my 4 stone.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Fabulous

    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 12th Sep 17, 9:34 PM
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    beanielou
    Really happy at 3.5 of this week and well and truly got my 4 stone.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Great result for you
    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***
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 12th Sep 17, 9:51 PM
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    Congrats, merlin, on being SOTW.
    You’re a wonder keeping our chart, kathrynha, with all you have to contend with. Thank you.

    O tweets, thanks for trying to cheer me up! A good win for you tonight. Of course, I was listening to Celtic getting humped by PSG! I am destined to be a loser, except when it comes to SW, it seems.

    I am metaphorically dancing round the living room for you, kathrynha! Fandabbydozy, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and any other made up words you can think of!
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Sep 17, 9:59 PM
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    joedenise
    Congratulations Merlin on being out SOTW.

    Absolutely brilliant Kathryn on your 3.5lb loss tonight and getting your 4 stone shiney!

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Sep 17, 10:06 PM
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    Well done Merlin on SOTW.
    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***
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 12th Sep 17, 10:40 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!
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    I say it all the time to one or 2 colleagues but at times you have to make time for yourself, especially when Ill.
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 stone 7lbs then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs 36.5lbs lost 47.5lbs to go.
    Started SW16st13lbs 11/7/17 - 10 weeks in -28.5lbs
    3/9 to NYE 2.5lbs down / 12.5lbs to go
    2) to find new challenges
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 12th Sep 17, 10:44 PM
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    Whiplashy
    beanielou I'm going to Matagorda. It's really close to the airport but just a few mins in a taxi to Puerto Del Carmen. I've stayed in the same hotel the last time I went and loved how quiet the area was.

    Sunshinemummy thanks very much. That's exactly how I'm looking at it. I've had health issues the last couple of years including mobility issues, so as long as I come back without injury what does a few extra pounds matter? My mums coming with me so I should be safe on the being arrested front. Worst I've ever done in front of her was down a bottle of wine and become convinced that there was a short cut back to our room through a garden
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 12th Sep 17, 10:48 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Sorry I am late to report a 2lb loss last night.Was very surprised at that!It takes me to 1lb under target .I imagine I will gain some of it back before monday-I have got a big birthday happening on Thursday (at least 2 meals out for that),and out for son's birthday on Saturday.

    Kathrynha,It being nearly 2 years since I reached target last time,I can't remember if I stay on your chart,and keep reporting each week, or get a mention on the first page?(And well done on your loss this week .Fantastic work!!)
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    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 12th Sep 17, 10:57 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Well done Kathryn on getting to 4 stone loss

    Well done merlin on sotw



    Been to Aqua fit today and I do enjoy it. Was once told it doesn't do a lot.

    I've decided I'm defrosting the chicken tonight for tomorrow. I'm really excited, love chicken but I'm so slow at remembering to defrost it. Would buy more from lidl but the freezers full
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 stone 7lbs then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs 36.5lbs lost 47.5lbs to go.
    Started SW16st13lbs 11/7/17 - 10 weeks in -28.5lbs
    3/9 to NYE 2.5lbs down / 12.5lbs to go
    2) to find new challenges
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 12th Sep 17, 11:36 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Well done Kathrynha on getting your 4 stone award! How much more do you want to lose?

    Well done Merlin on SOTW as well.

    Went to the theatre tonight to see 'The Wiper Times' and was a totally good girl......as I went from work, I bought some cooked meats & a bag of satsumas to much on whereas before I'd have called in for a McDonalds or had a fattening sandwich complete with crisps.

    Thought I'd be hungry but surprisingly I'm not even though I've got in late as there was a question & answer session afterwards.

    Got home & everyone is in bed!!

    Oh well saves me having a glass of wine I suppose!
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - the Argos Card!
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Sep 17, 7:17 AM
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    kathrynha
    Sorry I am late to report a 2lb loss last night.Was very surprised at that!It takes me to 1lb under target .I imagine I will gain some of it back before monday-I have got a big birthday happening on Thursday (at least 2 meals out for that),and out for son's birthday on Saturday.

    Kathrynha,It being nearly 2 years since I reached target last time,I can't remember if I stay on your chart,and keep reporting each week, or get a mention on the first page?(And well done on your loss this week .Fantastic work!!)
    Originally posted by Saver-upper

    Well done on your loss and getting back to target. I will add you to the target member list on the first page.


    Up to you what you do about the chart. Quite happy to have you on there if it keeps you on track. I would put you down with a target of a 1lb loss, which was what you needed to get to your actual target.
    Most target members aren't on the chart, but Orlao is on there with a target loss of 0lb. It's just up to you what is best for you.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Sep 17, 7:27 AM
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    Well done Kathrynha on getting your 4 stone award! How much more do you want to lose?
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Still a hell of a long way to go. Wanting to lose over 10 stone in total




    Today's 'plan':
    Breakfast - noodles
    Lunch - Speedy chilli (if I have correctly identified the frozen leftovers I have got out of the freezer )
    Dinner - spag bol
    Snacks - quavers, fruit, cereal bars, ginger sweets


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - quavers (3), ginger sweets
    Last edited by kathrynha; 13-09-2017 at 7:33 AM.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Sep 17, 8:08 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    beanielou I'm going to Matagorda. It's really close to the airport but just a few mins in a taxi to Puerto Del Carmen. I've stayed in the same hotel the last time I went and loved how quiet the area was.

    Sunshinemummy thanks very much. That's exactly how I'm looking at it. I've had health issues the last couple of years including mobility issues, so as long as I come back without injury what does a few extra pounds matter? My mums coming with me so I should be safe on the being arrested front. Worst I've ever done in front of her was down a bottle of wine and become convinced that there was a short cut back to our room through a garden
    Originally posted by Whiplashy
    Sounds like a good holiday x

    Still a hell of a long way to go. Wanting to lose over 10 stone in total

    Today's 'plan':
    Breakfast - noodles
    Lunch - Speedy chilli (if I have correctly identified the frozen leftovers I have got out of the freezer )
    Dinner - spag bol
    Snacks - quavers, fruit, cereal bars, ginger sweets

    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - quavers (3), ginger sweets
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    You are nearly half way there
    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 13th Sep 17, 8:39 AM
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    tweets
    Congrats, merlin, on being SOTW.
    You’re a wonder keeping our chart, kathrynha, with all you have to contend with. Thank you.

    O tweets, thanks for trying to cheer me up! A good win for you tonight. Of course, I was listening to Celtic getting humped by PSG! I am destined to be a loser, except when it comes to SW, it seems.

    I am metaphorically dancing round the living room for you, kathrynha! Fandabbydozy, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and any other made up words you can think of!
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Good Morning

    Yes was a good win. Was laughing at managers dripping wet with the torrential rain I look similar when I arrive at work have done since i went back to work think its been fine 2 days

    Today with the rain got the wind as well drowned rat again

    Celtic hammered .

    You are not a loser you are a great virtual online SW friend always helping people on here
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Sep 17, 8:41 AM
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    tweets
    Congratulations kathrynha

    Well done to all the other losers
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 13th Sep 17, 11:10 AM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Still a hell of a long way to go. Wanting to lose over 10 stone in total
    Originally posted by kathrynha


    But with another stone loss, you'll have reached 1/2 way and then with every pound you lose, you'll have lost more than you have to lose


    I find it mentally easier to think of my weight loss in 1/2 stone chunks - if I'd thought of the mountain I wanted to climb I think I'd have given up. I also plan on little (non food) treats - doesn't have to be mega extravagant - I am very child like so I think of it as my weight loss star chart..


    When you say you eat aldi quavers are they aldi own brand? Only ask as I eat the branded quavers and I thought they were 4.5 syns so if I can save myself 1.5 syns that would be useful.


    Hubby & son are out tonight so I'm playing nurse maid to the mutt.....talking of which we took him to the vet yesterday and (whilst we did know it) had a bit of a ticking off from the vet, who called him fat ...she was a young vet but was very old school in calling a spade a spade. So mutt has officially joined doggy slimming world lol!


    Not sure what dinner will be as a result (might do the same as yesterday).
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - the Argos Card!
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Sep 17, 11:47 AM
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    You are nearly half way there
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    But with another stone loss, you'll have reached 1/2 way and then with every pound you lose, you'll have lost more than you have to lose


    I find it mentally easier to think of my weight loss in 1/2 stone chunks - if I'd thought of the mountain I wanted to climb I think I'd have given up. I also plan on little (non food) treats - doesn't have to be mega extravagant - I am very child like so I think of it as my weight loss star chart..


    When you say you eat aldi quavers are they aldi own brand? Only ask as I eat the branded quavers and I thought they were 4.5 syns so if I can save myself 1.5 syns that would be useful.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    That is MORE than 10 stone I want to lose, so 5 aint half way. I am more than a third of a way there though.
    I am thinking of it very much a half stone at a time. because even 5 stone seems sooooo far away. And yes I plan non food treats too. I get a Lush bath bomb for each half stone.

    And yes the quavers are Aldi own brand cheese curls. I personally think they taste just like quavers, and they are a lot cheaper too. Their wotsit(4.5 syns) and skips(4 syns) alternatives are also good.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • esmy
    • By esmy 13th Sep 17, 12:09 PM
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    esmy
    Congrats Merlin on SOTW

    Congrats Kathrynha on your 4 stone loss, in very difficult circumstances. I hope rejigging the meds will help you feel a little better. Oh and thanks for doing the chart - I wouldn't know where to start!

    Have a great holiday Joedenise - after the weather we've had for a few days, I'd be thrilled to be going away for 3 months! I'm off to see DD2 in Spain for a few days next week so will get a little sunshine.
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 13th Sep 17, 12:32 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Morning all
    Just back from WI. I've joined the social team- I was on pay today, I had the regular lady helping me but blimey it was full on! Shattered now! Decent loss though- 2.5 off meaning a 1 stone 4.5lb loss in 7 WI's. 9 weeks left to lose 9.5 lbs- so a very manageable 1lb a week for 8 weeks with 1.5 on my final week. I would very much like to try and get my 1.5 stone award next week which would mean a bit of pressure off- it's 4 weeks today until my birthday and I'm off to London with mum and sis. We've got a fixed menu meal pre theatre, I can be good and have a salad for main but would like a dessert so would be great just to have that pressure off for a week.
    I attempted an SP day yesterday but it made me feel so awful that I had to succumb and have some rice with my evening meal. It reminded me why I don't do SP
    Yesterday's food:
    B: Bacon medallions, 3 Sainsbury's BGTY Cumberland sausages (3 syns) large flat mushroom, onions, tomatoes. Decaf coffee with HEXA s/s
    L: HEXB WW wrap pizza (tomato, mixed herbs, tuna, onion, peppers) green beans, carrots, cauliflower. 2 easy peelers, water
    T: Salt and chilli Quorn made with 1/2 normal rice and 1/2 M&S spring onion, garlic and ginger cauliflower rice, Fab lolly (4 syns) Can of NAS tropical crush
    Syns: 7

    Today's food
    B: HEXB 2 x HiFi bars, easy peeler, can of NAS tropical crush, cup of decaf coffee with HEXA S/S
    L: Chicken and bacon pasta salad, apple, peach, water
    T: Lamb rogan josh (1.5 syns) with mixed veg, Fab lolly (4 syns)
    S: Sausage sandwich with onions and mushrooms (8 syns)
    Syns: 13.5
    Won't be many steps today- I'm exhausted so I'm taking it easy!
    Ps very well done Kathryn on your fab loss!
    Love to you all xx
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