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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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    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 13th Sep 17, 1:17 PM
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    Top Girl
    Forgot to weigh in Maybe next week...


    Very tired today. 22+2. She feels very low though.


    Well done Kathryn on your fabulous loss!!


    Fairly simple menu today


    B - Sw quiche and HEXB toast, an apple


    D - Chicken noodle soup and bbq beef hula hoops (6)


    T - Chicken and chorizo pasta bake (2.5 + hexa) and salad.


    Going to have an utterly lazy night once I'm in from work.


    BM - Getting myself out of the bath?
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Sep 17, 3:03 PM
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    Some great losses and great achievements since I posted yesterday:
    • kathrynha on getting to 4 stone!
    • saverupper on getting back to target range
    • Mrs R on a good loss and an average of almost 3lbs a week!
    I'm dreaming of getting back to target range. It's DH's birthday tomorrow so that'll be an off plan meal at least. Happy Birthday to you to saverupper.


    When I'm at target I just go to a group (any group) about once a month/6 weeks. It means I keep website access for syn values. This is the first time I've needed to pay for 6 years. It's not so much the money that bothers me but I'm out of the habit of weekly WI and the discipline it needs.


    Have a lovely holiday whiplashy. I've never been to the Canaries but if you've been before I'm sure you'll love every minute. We'll deal with any gains when you get back.


    I'm going to WI tomorrow and if I get STS I'll be lucky after last week's little jaunt. I've been very good since though. All I can do is keep plodding.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast, scrambled eggs, HEA milk for drinks
    L: JP with veggie chilli, beetroot, cottage cheese
    D: Austrian ham hash with cauli and broccoli
    Syns: squirt of HP sauce (2?)


    I'm down to one portion of veggie chilli so I plan to make some more later. It'll be really easy as I have loads of chopped veg in the freezer that I sorted last week before going away. It feels like soup weather here too so that needs making for the freezer.


    ETA: I thought of wiz when I mentioned soup as I love her bacon and lentil recipe. Hope you're feeling a bit better soon. It seems ages since you posted.


    Same with the 3 L's. Anyone heard from lush or lantanna or lois?
    Last edited by maman; 13-09-2017 at 3:11 PM.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Sep 17, 4:20 PM
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    Well done on the loss Mrs R.

    I find pay the hardest job on the social team. Most to remember, and where you get the most queries about stuff.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Sep 17, 4:22 PM
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    kathrynha
    I'm going to WI tomorrow and if I get STS I'll be lucky after last week's little jaunt. I've been very good since though. All I can do is keep plodding.

    ETA: I thought of wiz when I mentioned soup as I love her bacon and lentil recipe. Hope you're feeling a bit better soon. It seems ages since you posted.


    Same with the 3 L's. Anyone heard from lush or lantanna or lois?
    Originally posted by maman
    Good luck with tomorrows weigh in, and yes Wiz and the 3 L's haven't been around lately. Hope they are all okay.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Sep 17, 4:37 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    Well done Kathryn knew you would do it
    Well done Merlin on SOTW
    Well done to everyon else that has lost
    Have a nice holiday people going away i go 3 weeks Sat and cat wait i want my 4 stone certificate before then too

    Yesterdays food
    HEXA Milk
    HEXB WWwrap

    Breakfast
    Big chnk crustless quiche
    2 plums

    Lunch
    Ham speed salad

    Tea
    Cauli, broc, carrots, runner beans and pastie made with wrap with asda tinned steak, drop gravy
    Chopped fruit and muller light

    Drinks, tea, 1 1/2 ltrs water, 1 pepsi max and NAS squash about 3 pints

    Todays food
    HEXA Milk
    HEXB slice bread

    Breakfast
    Chunk crustless quiche , pear, plum
    Lunch
    Tinned Salmon salad , sugar free jelly 2 pots of smoke and fire chicken chunks, was hungry can you tell
    Tea
    Bubble and squeak, LM sausage, bacon, tinned spaghetti , mushrooms and HXB bread
    Chopped fruit muller light
    Drinks
    Tea, NAS squash about 4 pints
    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 13th Sep 17, 5:06 PM
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    i go 3 weeks Sat and cat wait i want my 4 stone certificate before then too
    Originally posted by bubbs
    You can do it Bubbs
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Sep 17, 5:11 PM
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    bubbs
    You can do it Bubbs
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Hope so, i will be disappointed tomorrow if i dont have a loss last week was bad enough , that why have logged my food dairy this week
    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
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Sep 17, 5:11 PM
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    joedenise
    Just waiting to board the train. Has been horrendously long delays. Got here about 2pm . No idea how much longer it will be but hopefully not too much longer. Board at the terminal was saying 1850! But looks like it will be a bit earlier than that but still too long.

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Sep 17, 5:47 PM
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    maman
    Just waiting to board the train. Has been horrendously long delays. Got here about 2pm . No idea how much longer it will be but hopefully not too much longer. Board at the terminal was saying 1850! But looks like it will be a bit earlier than that but still too long.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I don't envy you the hassle denise but think of the lovely holiday to come! Safe journey.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Sep 17, 6:14 PM
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    bubbs
    Just waiting to board the train. Has been horrendously long delays. Got here about 2pm . No idea how much longer it will be but hopefully not too much longer. Board at the terminal was saying 1850! But looks like it will be a bit earlier than that but still too long.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Hope you have a lovely holiday and dont have to wait too long x
    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
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 13th Sep 17, 8:33 PM
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    I'm struggling to actually get on here and keep up with posts! Bloody work and having no time during term!

    After 2 perfect 100% on plan weeks and rubbish losses of 0.5 and 1.5lb, I've had a bit of a blow out this week. I knew I had nights out planned but I hadn't anticipated that Friday night would end so hideously drunk and with 4am McDonalds after eating a 3 course meal earlier in the evening! And this was after eating out Thursday night too. Which then led to horrible hangover Saturday and eating chinese takeaway on Sat night.

    But somehow I've only gone and got -2.5lb this week. God knows how but I'm taking it and running with it! I feel it's justice for my rubbish first week loss after having the summer off plan.
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 13th Sep 17, 8:42 PM
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    Well done, Saver, MissTeach and Mrs_R.

    Aw, tweets, you are a great morale booster. Thank you.

    Behaved pretty well today.
    Stashbusting 165/200
    17 in 17 Challenge 16/17
    Reading Challenge 23/40
    Film Challenge 34/52
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 13th Sep 17, 9:44 PM
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    That will teach me to have a sneaky peak at the internet Kathrynha!

    Thanks for the tip re Aldi ....i tend to buy quavers in bulk when they're on offer but will try Aldi's as I want to try their light bars as an alternative to the hifi bars.

    Currently cwtching the dog whose still feeling sorry for himself but slowly he's recovering......just have to break it to him now that treats are limited to the weekend and even then they will be limited in amount!
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Sep 17, 9:54 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I'm struggling to actually get on here and keep up with posts! Bloody work and having no time during term!

    After 2 perfect 100% on plan weeks and rubbish losses of 0.5 and 1.5lb, I've had a bit of a blow out this week. I knew I had nights out planned but I hadn't anticipated that Friday night would end so hideously drunk and with 4am McDonalds after eating a 3 course meal earlier in the evening! And this was after eating out Thursday night too. Which then led to horrible hangover Saturday and eating chinese takeaway on Sat night.

    But somehow I've only gone and got -2.5lb this week. God knows how but I'm taking it and running with it! I feel it's justice for my rubbish first week loss after having the summer off plan.
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    Now that sounds like a perfect week, alcohol, food, and weight loss 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.
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Sep 17, 10:01 PM
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    Now that sounds like a perfect week, alcohol, food, and weight loss x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy


    Well done missteach . I'm guessing that it's all about catch up. Good and bad catches up IMO. So your good weeks have caught up eventually. You might be able to avoid the McDs and booze catching up if you're very good this coming week. Good Luck.
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 13th Sep 17, 10:29 PM
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    I have been a very naughty girl today Had a 99, 2 cream buns and a couple packets of sweets. Pretty sure I've undone the 4lbs I lost last week. At least by this time tommorow I'll be joined up to group. Hopefully having to pay each week will motivate me to stay on plan...until my holiday at least!
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 13th Sep 17, 10:34 PM
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    Now that sounds like a perfect week, alcohol, food, and weight loss x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    If it wasn't for Saturday being a complete write off due to the alcohol, I might agree but NOTHING is worth the hangover I had last weekend! I was still feeling sick on Monday morning!
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 13th Sep 17, 10:36 PM
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    MissTeach


    Well done missteach . I'm guessing that it's all about catch up. Good and bad catches up IMO. So your good weeks have caught up eventually. You might be able to avoid the McDs and booze catching up if you're very good this coming week. Good Luck.
    Originally posted by maman
    Thanks maman! I'm hoping so too, unfortunately my husband gets back from a business trip tomorrow night and I already know he'll want to go out at the weekend as we've not seen each other all week! Have nothing else planned though so hopefully can minimise damage!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Sep 17, 10:53 PM
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    If it wasn't for Saturday being a complete write off due to the alcohol, I might agree but NOTHING is worth the hangover I had last weekend! I was still feeling sick on Monday morning!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    ooh a 3 day hangover is rather hard core!

    Thanks maman! I'm hoping so too, unfortunately my husband gets back from a business trip tomorrow night and I already know he'll want to go out at the weekend as we've not seen each other all week! Have nothing else planned though so hopefully can minimise damage!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    You need to plan a little shopping trip to a specialist shop..... let him know your intentions, he will not want to go out and if he did he won't have the energy!

    Enjoy 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 13th Sep 17, 10:54 PM
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    So OH is eating skinny popcorn.

    I ask for one.

    He tells me to run up and down the stairs twice for one piece.

    I don't like popcorn that much!!
    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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