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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
    • #1
    • 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
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    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
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    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 15th Sep 17, 9:09 PM
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    Day 1 done. I'm a bit hungry tonight, but not hungry enough to face anymore fruit Never used to post my meal plan, but would appreciate any input as I'm so out of touch with the plan.

    B apple(s), peach(s), pear(s), Yoplait super frutii yogurt(f), Brooklea cholesterol strawberry drink(2)
    L protein bar(11), Clementine(s)
    D pork(f), noodles(f), green beans(s?), brocolli(s), green pepper(s), soy sauce(f)
    Snacks banana(f), 2xhi-fi bars(heb)
    Hea milk for tea
    Syns 13

    Does that look about right? Started working towards my bronze body magic award too. I know I won't stay on plan food wise during my holiday, but hoping that I'll at least stick with the body magic. It might help to curtail the damage.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 15th Sep 17, 9:09 PM
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    I may make some egg mayo up and scoop it up with the stuffed cucumber
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Now egg mayo needs to be in a crusty bread roll with loads of butter!

    And that thinking made me cuddly!

    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Sep 17, 9:15 PM
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    bubbs
    Day 1 done. I'm a bit hungry tonight, but not hungry enough to face anymore fruit Never used to post my meal plan, but would appreciate any input as I'm so out of touch with the plan.

    B apple(s), peach(s), pear(s), Yoplait super frutii yogurt(f), Brooklea cholesterol strawberry drink(2)
    L protein bar(11), Clementine(s)
    D pork(f), noodles(f), green beans(s?), brocolli(s), green pepper(s), soy sauce(f)
    Snacks banana(f), 2xhi-fi bars(heb)
    Hea milk for tea
    Syns 13

    Does that look about right? Started working towards my bronze body magic award too. I know I won't stay on plan food wise during my holiday, but hoping that I'll at least stick with the body magic. It might help to curtail the damage.
    Originally posted by Whiplashy
    I am no expert but looks ok to me
    I have never heard of the yoghurts just put them in MSM are they nice?
    Edit why use loads of syns on a protein bar though? could have had a jp , soup, or salad
    Last edited by bubbs; 15-09-2017 at 9:17 PM.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Sep 17, 9:17 PM
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    bubbs
    Now egg mayo needs to be in a crusty bread roll with loads of butter!

    And that thinking made me cuddly!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I have never had butter in sandwiches, on malt loaf (thick slices of both)and bread with your dinner yes
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 15th Sep 17, 9:31 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Day 1 done. I'm a bit hungry tonight, but not hungry enough to face anymore fruit Never used to post my meal plan, but would appreciate any input as I'm so out of touch with the plan.

    B apple(s), peach(s), pear(s), Yoplait super frutii yogurt(f), Brooklea cholesterol strawberry drink(2)
    L protein bar(11), Clementine(s)
    D pork(f), noodles(f), green beans(s?), brocolli(s), green pepper(s), soy sauce(f)
    Snacks banana(f), 2xhi-fi bars(heb)
    Hea milk for tea
    Syns 13

    Does that look about right? Started working towards my bronze body magic award too. I know I won't stay on plan food wise during my holiday, but hoping that I'll at least stick with the body magic. It might help to curtail the damage.
    Originally posted by Whiplashy
    All I can think of is I hope that protein bar was nice!

    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 15th Sep 17, 9:35 PM
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    I have never had butter in sandwiches, on malt loaf (thick slices of both)and bread with your dinner yes
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I'd have butter on all three!

    The best is a french stick and butter, and for the filling, a morrison cheese roll.......

    I think I am fantasying about food!
    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 15th Sep 17, 9:43 PM
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    Thanks guys

    The protein bar was delicious. I always have a stash of them in for when I'm in a hurry. Lunch was on the run today so very handy. Didn't get to have it until half 4 though. I'd have eaten anything at that stage!

    bubbs the yogurts are lovely. They're Greek style which I like and there's a decent layer of fruit.
    • maman
    • By maman 15th Sep 17, 9:54 PM
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    No need to feel guilty....a little of what you fancy does you a world of good

    I'd make a carp consultant
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Oops! I was agreeing that kathryna should treat herself of course!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Sep 17, 9:54 PM
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    bubbs
    Thanks guys

    The protein bar was delicious. I always have a stash of them in for when I'm in a hurry. Lunch was on the run today so very handy. Didn't get to have it until half 4 though. I'd have eaten anything at that stage!

    bubbs the yogurts are lovely. They're Greek style which I like and there's a decent layer of fruit.
    Originally posted by Whiplashy
    Oh thanks, but i dont like greek yoghurts
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 15th Sep 17, 9:57 PM
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    Watching the 'How To Stay Young' thing on BBC1.
    Scary how many of the participants body age is so higher than their actual age.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Sep 17, 10:07 PM
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    bubbs
    Watching the 'How To Stay Young' thing on BBC1.
    Scary how many of the participants body age is so higher than their actual age.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Oh not seen that
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    • maman
    • By maman 15th Sep 17, 10:10 PM
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    Looks fine to me too whiplashy but I'm with the others on the protein bar. It's your choice of course but I could use syns for all sorts before that.

    I'm being angelic tonight. Alcohol free on a Friday is almost unheard of for me.

    I'm trying to save my syns for meals out. We're out for a late lunch tomorrow. I've looked at the menu and there's a salad with salmon that looks OK for me.

    I bought easy peelers today and I've had 2 already. Strangely enough I don't really like yogurt but I do enjoy thick Greek yogurt on fruit. I bought a pack of frozen raspberries today to have with it.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 15th Sep 17, 10:12 PM
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    Looks fine to me too whiplashy but I'm with the others on the protein bar. It's your choice of course but I could use syns for all sorts before that.

    I'm being angelic tonight. Alcohol free on a Friday is almost unheard of for me.

    I'm trying to save my syns for meals out. We're out for a late lunch tomorrow. I've looked at the menu and there's a salad with salmon that looks OK for me.

    I bought easy peelers today and I've had 2 already. Strangely enough I don't really like yogurt but I do enjoy thick Greek yogurt on fruit. I bought a pack of frozen raspberries today to have with it.
    Originally posted by maman
    You MUST be ill!

    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.
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 15th Sep 17, 10:44 PM
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    Well done, beanie and esmy.

    Like the look of that lunch too, bubbs. I like the ‘cucumber sandwich’. Although I’m not sure about the crispbread topping – it looks like banana and tomato to me! I like both of those, but together? Oh, just saw another post suggesting it’s egg mayo (which I love and which makes much more sense), but there is hardly any. One egg, ‘mayoed’, would surely be a bit more generous looking (as would a banana, come to think of it).

    I do miss butter …. I may need to go and have a buttery piece now …… I’ve been ‘off plan’ today, sheep and lambs and hanging come to mind.
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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 16th Sep 17, 12:11 AM
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    Hi all
    Sorry not been around much but have been lurking. Had the day from hell- OH managed to break the lock on the front door and then when I sorted it and told him what to do, he rang and started shouting at me that it wouldn't work and I would have to come home and pay for a locksmith to come and sort it! I went ballistic at him needless to say- he then had the audacity to say he didn't know why I needed to go out and I should stay at home! I made him well aware he was truly in the doghouse. So while I was waiting for the locksmith I decided to make a batch of pasties- and I managed to burn my arm taking them out! The burn looked nasty so I legged it round to the GP's and thankfully it was nothing serious. He prescribed some cream which the chemist didn't have. 'Come and pick it up on Monday' they said. I was getting pretty exasperated by now- I just about patiently pointed out I was 200 miles away in Newcastle on Monday. 'Oh we can ring our other branch and you can just drive up there now and pick it up.' they said. Biting my lip I said 'I don't drive.' Oh so what do you want to do then? They asked. So I asked for the prescription back and called the branch of Boots in town that opened until 8pm. Luckily they had it and so I was able to get into town and pick it up.
    I finally managed to sit down for half an hour while I ate at around 9pm- aside from sitting down on the bus and a brief sit down in the shopping centre while I spoke on the phone to mum earlier it was the first time I had sat down all day! Good news at the doctors this morning though- I no longer qualify for the flu jab as my BMI is now under 40!
    Today's menu was:
    B: HEXB HIFi x 2, Apple, easy peeler, HEXA carton of choc soya milk + 1.5 syns
    L: Corned beef pastie (6.5 syns) Mushroom and garlic cous cous, big salad. 1/2 a litre of water
    T: Sweet chilli chicken (3 syns for sauce) carrots, sugar snap peas, baby corn, broccoli, cauliflower
    S: Fab lolly (4 syns) cup of peppermint tea

    Syns: 15
    Body magic: not stopped all day!

    Off to London tomorrow for the rugby. Naturally after what happened both friend and I are a little apprehensive- especially as we were due to travel on the District Line to Richmond but now catching a train instead.

    Night all xx
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 16th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    Flip Mrs_Ryan, I would be tempted to become Ms_Ryan. Hope Mr_Ryan is kept in the dog house for a very long time..... you know the old motto, 'treat them mean, keep them keen'..... have fun implementing this!

    I've been on the scales, I really do need to buy a set of scales that are not 30 years old, and glasses so I can see the dial! The scales appeared to be moving between 3 lbs and 2 lbs.... so I'll say 2 lbs which I am pleased with as I need a ***.... I wonder what that will weigh!

    On a negative note, we have rats in the joists. We used to get them every Autumn, but OH replaced all our drains which reduced the annual invasion. Then next year they came back, I asked the neighbours if they had them... they said no. OH checked and double checked to see where they were coming in, no sign. He went through loads of poison, but they still kept coming back. Then OH saw a van at the neighbours which appeared to be vermin control. He spoke to the male neighbour - they had had them for months, and had been paying a fortune for treatment. So OH went around their house and blocked any holes - they disappeared... clearly had been they were getting through the attach neighbours house...!

    OH has been back around the outside of the house, they appear to be getting in above their conservatory, which OH cannot get to without erecting scaffolding. OH continued to put poison/traps out.

    Well all night the rats have been having a wild party in the joists above our bed. OH has just checked the traps/poison. One trap has disappeared! Another trap has a live rat in it, it's leg is caught (they are supposed to be human) and the poison has got. OH is up there now trying to figure out what to do with the life rat. I will keep out of the way!
    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.
    • esmy
    • By esmy 16th Sep 17, 10:29 AM
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    [QUOTE=greentiger;73131966

    I do miss butter …. I may need to go and have a buttery piece now …… I’ve been ‘off plan’ today, sheep and lambs and hanging come to mind.[/QUOTE]

    I bought butter yesterday to make a birthday cake for Dad (91 tomorrow!) - what I don't use will have to go in the freezer as all this talk of crusty bread and butter is sorely tempting!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 16th Sep 17, 10:31 AM
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    I bought butter yesterday to make a birthday cake for Dad (91 tomorrow!) - what I don't use will have to go in the freezer as all this talk of crusty bread and butter is sorely tempting!
    Originally posted by esmy
    Sorry, I will try not to dream of food on here!

    I've just noticed that Branson baked beans are 201 calories for half a tin. Heinz are 150 for half a tin.

    I do prefer Branston, but I won't be buying them again!
    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.
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 16th Sep 17, 10:40 AM
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    Now egg mayo needs to be in a crusty bread roll with loads of butter!

    And that thinking made me cuddly!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy


    I used to think that then I tried a Spud U Like special of egg mayo and cheddar in a jacket potato and I love it.

    I can do it for about 2 syns (aldi lighter than light mayo + HEXA) on a large salad now and it feels like a cheat meal, I use strong cheddar so I need less
    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 16th Sep 17, 10:42 AM
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    Morning all,

    Haven't read, will catch up later. Just popping on in a rush to say I've lost 3lbs this week. Something is definitely working these past couple of weeks. Good luck everyone x
    Weight loss 2017 - 27.5 lbs
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