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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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    • shiprob195
    • By shiprob195 14th Sep 17, 7:05 AM
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    shiprob195
    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
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Really sorry Kathrynha, I completely forgot to post my weigh in.

    After a weekend of excess alcohol..... I lost just 1/2 lb

    I am now 1 pound from my final target.

    I am totally focused this week... nothing but food optimising. 5-15 syns...... NO ALCOHOL !!!
    Slimming world new starter 2/1/17
    Weight loss so far 5 stone 5.5 lbs

    Loss needed to get to target NONE!!! TARGET MEMBER
    37 weeks in to my weightloss journey
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Sep 17, 7:14 AM
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    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

    Well done, brilliant loss

    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!
    Originally posted by Whiplashy

    But did you enjoy it?

    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!!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    That is so cruel, but it did make me laugh
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Sep 17, 7:17 AM
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    kathrynha
    Really sorry Kathrynha, I completely forgot to post my weigh in.

    After a weekend of excess alcohol..... I lost just 1/2 lb

    I am now 1 pound from my final target.

    I am totally focused this week... nothing but food optimising. 5-15 syns...... NO ALCOHOL !!!
    Originally posted by shipr!!!95
    Well done on the loss. I did wonder where your weigh in post was. I know you normally post it around the same time as I sort the chart, and therefore sometimes miss out on getting on it. Put it in for last week.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Sep 17, 7:31 AM
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    kathrynha
    Today's 'plan':
    Breakfast - yogurt
    Lunch - pasta salad
    Dinner - stir fry
    Snacks - fruit, quavers, cereal bars, ginger sweets


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - quavers (3), salad dressing (1), ginger sweets


    Feeling my food is getting a bit repetitive. Think I need to have a look at my SW magazines and try some new recipes. If anyone has any they have tried please tell me. I can adapt most recipes to suit me, except really tomatoey ones.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 14th Sep 17, 9:14 AM
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    Top Girl
    Hi Kathryn


    I have recipes for the following if you like the sound of them:


    SW dirty rice
    Chicken noodle soup (I love this if I feel nauseous or tired)
    Bacon and mushroom carbonara
    SW kebab
    Mexican chicken lasagne (a bit tomatoey but more fajita ish really)
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Sep 17, 9:28 AM
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    kathrynha
    Hi Kathryn


    I have recipes for the following if you like the sound of them:


    SW dirty rice
    Chicken noodle soup (I love this if I feel nauseous or tired)
    Bacon and mushroom carbonara
    SW kebab
    Mexican chicken lasagne (a bit tomatoey but more fajita ish really)
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    Ooh can I have the recipes for dirty rice and chicken noodle soup please.
    Been hearing about dirty rice and people saying it's lush, and I love anything with noodles. Thanks
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 14th Sep 17, 9:57 AM
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    Abbafan1972
    Morning all,

    What's dirty rice please?

    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
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 14th Sep 17, 10:32 AM
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    Top Girl
    The dirty rice is below:


    http://pinchofnom.com/recipes/syn-free-dirty-fried-rice-slimming-world/


    I add extra cajun and worcester sauce and sub mushrooms for celery as OH hates celery


    I also use a packet of blue dragon microwaveable long grain rice as it's free and I can't be bothered cooking rice in advance!


    The chicken noodle soup is one of my absolute favourite comfort meals:


    http://tastefullyvikkie.com/2015/04/30/just-what-i-needed-fat-free-yummy-chicken-noodle-soup-maker-friendly-recipe-soup-maker-friendly/


    I have a soup maker but I do this in my big pan as I like to check the noodles as I go.


    Enjoy!
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Sep 17, 10:40 AM
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    Thanks Top Girl. Reckon I can successfully adapt both of those.
    I find courgette makes a good replacement for celery in a lot of recipes. Celery is an evil food!
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • maman
    • By maman 14th Sep 17, 10:46 AM
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    maman
    I went to WI and gained a pound. Not unexpected, it would be the sandwiches etc. last week.


    I don't know what's happening today. It's DH's birthday but he's not feeling too well so we may/may not be eating out. I feel positive that I can lose the few pounds I need to get back to target in that I know what to do but RL keeps getting in the way.


    I've had my SW breakfast (Weetabix) and will post later when I know what's happening.


    Have a good day all.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Sep 17, 10:55 AM
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    kathrynha
    I went to WI and gained a pound. Not unexpected, it would be the sandwiches etc. last week.


    I don't know what's happening today. It's DH's birthday but he's not feeling too well so we may/may not be eating out. I feel positive that I can lose the few pounds I need to get back to target in that I know what to do but RL keeps getting in the way.


    I've had my SW breakfast (Weetabix) and will post later when I know what's happening.


    Have a good day all.
    Originally posted by maman

    Don't let 1lb get you down. You are a target member and that is a real achievement. Real life does get in the way, but if you weren't still weighing in and keeping on here, then it would be much more than 1lb you would have to worry about.
    Keep positive and you will get back down.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 14th Sep 17, 11:11 AM
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    You know yourself Maman, real life can wiggle us off course now and again. A pound is only a big poo really.


    I'm being a little bit off plan today


    B - SW quiches, toast, an apple


    D - Chicken noodle soup


    Cinema trip where I am having pick and mix. I'm not gonna go mad, but I'm not going to deny myself either.


    T - Whatever we go out for or pick up on the way home


    Quiet weekend in working and obviously no boozing, so plenty of opportunities to claw back some syns
    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 14th Sep 17, 11:36 AM
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    Matron Midge
    Hi everyone. I'm back from weigh in at a new class and have +1/2LB not too unhappy with that considering.
    The new class seemed nice and it's great to have another morning option for when I can't make a Friday. I really don't like late classes as I starve (stupidly) before I weigh in to try and replicate my morning weigh in.
    Plan today is
    He a Bob milk
    Heb hifi bars
    B hifi bar and a nectarine
    L egg, sw chips, beetroot
    D lasagne and salad (4 syns as used a jar) I haven't topped it with cheese yet but I might use some more syns and have some

    We've booked a trip to New York in December so I'm back on the wagon and might even drop my target. I'll wait until I get to the bottom of range before I decide as I found it so difficult last time I tried to lose the 1/2 stone extra. Plus, I have a feeling I'd come home waaaay out of target range as everything we are planning seems to be foodie one way or another.
    Enjoy your day, I'm off to walk my dogs!
    • maman
    • By maman 14th Sep 17, 12:20 PM
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    Thanks for the voices of reason. I'm just frustrated that getting back into range is taking so long. When I think about it rationally it's just the same as when I got to target in the first place. I just checked back in my book and from where I am now to target (8 lbs) took 13 weeks with loads of to-ing and fro-ing on the way. It's just that it was 6 years ago and I'd forgotten about it being so hard.

    DH's birthday is officially postponed! He's been to GP and has a virus that's given him a horrible chesty cough. So as we're not going out I can plan my day better. I'll make us a special dinner so there will be syns and probably DD1 will be round later ( hopefully without cake).

    I've portioned up the veggie chilli for the freezer so that's a few lunches sorted.

    Today's plan :
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB weetabix, HEA milk
    L: LO ham has with pickled cabbage
    D: duck confit . dauphinoise potatoes, onions, peas, carrots
    Syns :tbc

    News from group today was that there's a new comfort food cookbook coming out with Christmas countdown. I didn't see much in it that I don't already adapt. Iceland have new Mullerlights with the ready meals. Didn't pay much attention as I don't eat them. I think one may have been a coffee flavour. And a new ready meal IIRC Mexican chicken.

    I know you like stir fry kathryna . My favourite is Chicken with honey, lime and soy sauce. It doesn't need any oil. Put the honey 2tbsp and 1 tbsp of soy in wok and cook chicken pieces in that then add and stir all the veg, then add noodles (I use straight to wok) then stir in juice of a lime before eating. That serves 2 greedy people and sometimes we have chips as well!
    Last edited by maman; 14-09-2017 at 12:22 PM.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Sep 17, 12:23 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Well done to everyone that has lost
    Sorry to those that have gained (like me last week)
    WI tonght for me , i better have lost or next week im cutting my leg off
    SSM that made me laugh about the popcorn
    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]
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Sep 17, 12:26 PM
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    bubbs
    Thanks for the voices of reason. I'm just frustrated that getting back into range is taking so long. When I think about it rationally it's just the same as when I got to target in the first place. I just checked back in my book and from where I am now to target (8 lbs) took 13 weeks with loads of to-ing and fro-ing on the way. It's just that it was 6 years ago and I'd forgotten about it being so hard.

    DH's birthday is officially postponed! He's been to GP and has a virus that's given him a horrible chesty cough. So as we're not going out I can plan my day better. I'll make us a special dinner so there will be syns and probably DD1 will be round later ( hopefully without cake).

    I've portioned up the veggie chilli for the freezer so that's a few lunches sorted.

    Today's plan :
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB weetabix, HEA milk
    L: LO ham has with pickled cabbage
    D: duck confit . dauphinoise potatoes, onions, peas, carrots
    Syns :tbc

    News from group today was that there's a new comfort food cookbook coming out with Christmas countdown. I didn't see much in it that I don't already adapt. Iceland have new Mullerlights with the ready meals. Didn't pay much attention as I don't eat them. I think one may have been a coffee flavour. And a new ready meal IIRC Mexican chicken.

    I know you like stir fry kathryna . My favourite is Chicken with honey, lime and soy sauce. It doesn't need any oil. Put the honey 2tbsp and 1 tbsp of soy in wok and cook chicken pieces in that then add and stir all the veg, then add noodles (I use straight to wok) then stir in juice of a lime before eating. That serves 2 greedy people and sometimes we have chips as well!
    Originally posted by maman
    Sorry your DH is unwell especially on his birthday but wish him a Happy Birthday from us rebels
    We have stirfry tonight, that sounds nice with honey, but its not something i have ever bought
    I am here now as waiting for a new bed to be delivered no comments from SSM please
    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]
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Sep 17, 12:30 PM
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    News from group today was that there's a new comfort food cookbook coming out with Christmas countdown. I didn't see much in it that I don't already adapt. Iceland have new Mullerlights with the ready meals. Didn't pay much attention as I don't eat them. I think one may have been a coffee flavour. And a new ready meal IIRC Mexican chicken.

    I know you like stir fry kathryna . My favourite is Chicken with honey, lime and soy sauce. It doesn't need any oil. Put the honey 2tbsp and 1 tbsp of soy in wok and cook chicken pieces in that then add and stir all the veg, then add noodles (I use straight to wok) then stir in juice of a lime before eating. That serves 2 greedy people and sometimes we have chips as well!
    Originally posted by maman

    That recipe sounds nice. Need to buy some honey, and I love lime in stuff.


    The Iceland offer yogurts were gingerbread latte and salted caramel latte flavours if I remember rightly.
    I will get the new cookbook, but just because I will be due to by a new countdown then anyway.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Sep 17, 12:39 PM
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    We tried some of them SW meals about 3 weeks ago, the chinesey ones, didnt like at all, hubby said dont get again they are like eating elastic bands
    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]
    • BarleySugar
    • By BarleySugar 14th Sep 17, 2:21 PM
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    We tried some of them SW meals about 3 weeks ago, the chinesey ones, didnt like at all, hubby said dont get again they are like eating elastic bands
    Originally posted by bubbs
    We've tried the Indian ones Bubbs and we thought they were OK. I split one between 2 people and add lots of veg, and a wholemeal Pitta bread.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Sep 17, 2:32 PM
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    We've tried the Indian ones Bubbs and we thought they were OK. I split one between 2 people and add lots of veg, and a wholemeal Pitta bread.
    Originally posted by BarleySugar
    Hello
    Hope you are ok?
    The tikka was nice but not the chow mien or the others
    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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