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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 16th Sep 17, 10:42 AM
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    Top Girl
    Today I am working at job 2 at least it's from home.

    B - 2 x HEXB toast with 3 syns of lurpak lighter and an apple

    D - Unsure yet - have loads of salad in plus tuna and chicken so probably some of that.

    T - Lasagne and salad (12 syns as it's a 'proper' homemade lasagne) If I'm starving, I may do SW chips with it, keeps my lasagne portion size down too...

    HEXA is in white sauce. BM will be the ironing basket tonight during X Factor...

    Plenty of fruit to snack on in the house, plus some mugshots if I fancy anything carby.
    • maman
    • By maman 16th Sep 17, 12:56 PM
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    that's a great loss msm. Well done!
    You MUST be ill!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    It was a struggle last night but I managed it. I just associate Fridays with wine syns as I try to be low syn/syn free during the week.

    Sorry, I will try not to dream of food on here!

    I've just noticed that Branston 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!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    SW doesn't do calories so both brands of baked beans are free and protein. I always have Branston as they're my favourite and tend to be more mse than Heinz as well.


    Was that 2lbs your official weigh in or just that you can't keep away from the scales?


    I've had my SW breakfast (Weetabix) but not sure about the rest of the day. We're out for a late lunch and depending how greedy we are will depend what we have later. I'll report back this evening.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 16th Sep 17, 1:32 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    I think this is one of those dishes that if I ate, my OH would look at me and ask 'are you pregnant?'

    that's a great loss msm. Well done!

    It was a struggle last night but I managed it. I just associate Fridays with wine syns as I try to be low syn/syn free during the week.

    SW doesn't do calories so both brands of baked beans are free and protein. I always have Branston as they're my favourite and tend to be more mse than Heinz as well.

    Was that 2lbs your official weigh in or just that you can't keep away from the scales?

    I've had my SW breakfast (Weetabix) but not sure about the rest of the day. We're out for a late lunch and depending how greedy we are will depend what we have later. I'll report back this evening.
    Originally posted by maman
    Well done on having a night alcohol free...

    I've just done the SW and I had not thought about the calories in food until now. Whilst they are both free protein, it is worth noting that there is a 100 calorie difference, ultimately no matter what diet we are on, the interplay between calorie intake and calorie output is key.

    The 2lb is my official weight... I think I will be having some roughage today

    Just walked 12,000+ steps in the rain with OH.

    I think he is developing a distorted sense of humour in relation to my diet! He is now sat next to me, eating crisps... evil!

    Enjoy your lunch xx
    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 16th Sep 17, 1:57 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Well done to those that have lost
    SSM hope you get the rat problem sorted x
    Just had a bacon and egg sandwich with mushrooms and cucumber on the side, that was breakfast/lunch
    Maman well done not having any booze last night
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 16th Sep 17, 2:39 PM
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    Oh Sunshine....you're braver than I am - I'd be in a hotel by now!

    Well done moneysaverme on the loss - what did you do differently if you don't mind me asking?

    Well I had my WI today & STS ...better than a gain I suppose - guess that means I really must lay off the pick n mix that hubby seems to have got addicted to recently.

    Not sure what's on the menu today - I was going to do the easy chicken curry from pon but have lost all enthusiasm. Will probably try to do a curry though of some discription.
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 16th Sep 17, 2:53 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Well done to those that have lost
    SSM hope you get the rat problem sorted x
    Just had a bacon and egg sandwich with mushrooms and cucumber on the side, that was breakfast/lunch
    Maman well done not having any booze last night
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Oh Sunshine....you're braver than I am - I'd be in a hotel by now!

    Well done moneysaverme on the loss - what did you do differently if you don't mind me asking?

    Well I had my WI today & STS ...better than a gain I suppose - guess that means I really must lay off the pick n mix that hubby seems to have got addicted to recently.

    Not sure what's on the menu today - I was going to do the easy chicken curry from pon but have lost all enthusiasm. Will probably try to do a curry though of some discription.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    The trapped rat has been despatched. OH is mortified that he had to do the task..... he now thinks he will not get into heaven! Is it wrong to have laughed at him!

    We live in the country, so rats are everywhere!

    Well done at STS
    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 16th Sep 17, 2:54 PM
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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
    Originally posted by Moneysaverme
    Great loss
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 16th Sep 17, 5:41 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    The trapped rat has been despatched. OH is mortified that he had to do the task..... he now thinks he will not get into heaven! Is it wrong to have laughed at him!

    We live in the country, so rats are everywhere!

    Well done at STS
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Even hubby, who is a water engineer - so well used to sewers etc - hates rats!
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 16th Sep 17, 6:54 PM
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    Even hubby, who is a water engineer - so well used to sewers etc - hates rats!
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Years ago, we had an Aga and every Autumn we would have rats attracted to the heat. We used to spend hours trying to get them out of the house but it never worked. We are now horrid and use poison. They are just animals, ones that run very quickly!
    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 16-09-2017 at 7:28 PM.
    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 16th Sep 17, 7:41 PM
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    Meals today

    Breakfast - tin of beans (it maybe windy tonight)
    Lunch - veg and pot
    Evening - baked fish, sw roast pot, mushy peas
    Apple/yoghurt.

    OH had popcorn again and was mean again...... I may be pumping in his direction tonight!
    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 16-09-2017 at 7:55 PM.
    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 16th Sep 17, 7:59 PM
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    That was a rotten day, Mrs_R! I hope your London trip makes up for it; you deserve it.

    Sunshine, will the council not come out for your rats. They did for my Mum and also for my son, when they found mice.

    I didn’t have my buttery piece and now I don’t have any bread!

    Great result, Msm.

    Well done on your restraint, maman. Now you can celebrate the Saints’ win!

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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Sep 17, 8:32 PM
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    Hate to say greentiger I think we won & are near the top
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 16th Sep 17, 8:52 PM
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    That was a rotten day, Mrs_R! I hope your London trip makes up for it; you deserve it.

    Sunshine, will the council not come out for your rats. They did for my Mum and also for my son, when they found mice.

    I didn’t have my buttery piece and now I don’t have any bread!

    Great result, Msm.

    Well done on your restraint, maman. Now you can celebrate the Saints’ win!

    Bairns failed to win – again! But at least they didn’t lose. Now 1 point off the bottom ☹
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Sorry to say that the council is rather rubbish, the neighbours had employed a specialist company but they were rubbish...OH is best placed to get rid of them.
    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 16th Sep 17, 10:18 PM
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    Thanks greentiger . I'm just celebrating now! About to watch MOTD although they probably won't say much about us.

    Lunch went well, everyone enjoyed themselves. I didn't do too badly but couldn't be a party pooper.

    I shared a starter of chicken wings, potato skins and mozzarella sticks( I didn't eat these) and then I had a chicken Caesar main. Syns were in oil, bit of cheese, minimum chicken skin and some mayo and croutons. Then a few gins. OMG sounds awful when I list it.

    Oh well, back on plan tomorrow until Wednesday.
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 16th Sep 17, 10:25 PM
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    Did a big shop today, so all set for the week ahead. Bought heb bread in the main supermarket in town as I thought Aldi didn't do one. Then discovered a bread I hadn't noticed in Aldi before. Checked it on the app and it's a heb at a fraction of the cost. I know which one I'll be getting in future!

    I get the point about the syns in the protein bar I had for lunch yesterday. It won't be an everyday occurance, and I probably won't buy anymore when I run out, but I'm not going to let the ones I have go to waste

    Here's what I had for day 2. Any feedback welcome. I think it's starting to come back to me now, although I did have to bring a list of speed with me when I was shopping!

    B apple, pear, peach, Yoplait super frutii yogurt, cholesterol yogurt drink (2)
    L mugshot, Clementine, fibre one (4)
    D speedy spag bol, quark, options (2), strawberries
    Snacks banana, spicy toms (4.5), 2 hi-fi bars (hxb)
    Hxa milk for tea
    Syns 12.5
    • maman
    • By maman 16th Sep 17, 10:37 PM
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    Did a big shop today, so all set for the week ahead. Bought heb bread in the main supermarket in town as I thought Aldi didn't do one. Then discovered a bread I hadn't noticed in Aldi before. Checked it on the app and it's a heb at a fraction of the cost. I know which one I'll be getting in future!

    I get the point about the syns in the protein bar I had for lunch yesterday. It won't be an everyday occurance, and I probably won't buy anymore when I run out, but I'm not going to let the ones I have go to waste

    Here's what I had for day 2. Any feedback welcome. I think it's starting to come back to me now, although I did have to bring a list of speed with me when I was shopping!

    B apple, pear, peach, Yoplait super frutii yogurt, cholesterol yogurt drink (2)
    L mugshot, Clementine, fibre one (4)
    D speedy spag bol, quark, options (2), strawberries
    Snacks banana, spicy toms (4.5), 2 hi-fi bars (hxb)
    Hxa milk for tea
    Syns 12.5
    Originally posted by Whiplashy
    Wow! That's a load of Speed fruit. Well done. and well done for being organised!

    Out of curiosity what are fibre one and spicy tomatoes?

    All I'd say is try to have a balance of Speed fruit and vegetables as fruit is higher in sugar but I'm nitpicking really. SW reviewed the fruit list a while ago and limited the Speed ones.

    Which bread did you buy in Aldi? I didn't think they did one any more either.
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 16th Sep 17, 10:54 PM
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    Evening all
    Blimey what a day! Was on a very tight schedule and so a lot of rushing was done today. I've tried to make the best food choices I could- not easy when my friend was feeding her face with chips, doritos, chocolate
    But at least I've done plenty of body magic today And we won- 31-33 so a bonus point win which lifts us to second in the table.

    Today's menu:
    B: Overnight Oats (HEXB) decaf coffee with HEXA S/S
    L: Big ham pasta salad, duck sushi taster (1 syn) melon and grapes, water
    Half time snack: Sunbites salted popcorn (4 syns) more melon, pineapple, water
    Snack on train home: Salt and vinegar popchips (5 syns) water
    T: Sausage and egg butty (6 syns for bread) cup of decaf tea with HEXA S/S
    Syns: 16
    Body magic: 11102 steps
    Yes I know today's food is light on speed I think I did okay though considering my limited opportunities to buy food
    Night all xx
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    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 17th Sep 17, 12:19 AM
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    Wow! That's a load of Speed fruit. Well done. and well done for being organised!

    Out of curiosity what are fibre one and spicy tomatoes?

    All I'd say is try to have a balance of Speed fruit and vegetables as fruit is higher in sugar but I'm nitpicking really. SW reviewed the fruit list a while ago and limited the Speed ones.

    Which bread did you buy in Aldi? I didn't think they did one any more either.
    Originally posted by maman
    I'm terrible with veg so trying to make up for it with fruit I know the veg is a better option though. I used to eat no veg at all so I'm making progress. Still experimenting to work out which ones I like. Bought some tenderstem brocolli today to try. I don't like normal brocolli but I think a lot of it is the size of it. I'll get there.

    The Aldi bread is Ballymore crust thins. It was mentioned in my group last week but I thought they ment the thins as in the sandwich thins. (Does that even make sense?) But saw it today and it's actually a loaf of bread. 2 slices for hxb or 5.5 syns. (I'm in Ireland so the brand name might be different in UK. I've noticed a few differences. Ballymore crust is the brand name they put on most of there bread here.)

    Fibre One are little cakey bars. They come in chocolate brownie, salted caramel and lemon drizzle. All flavours are 4 syns I think. All the main supermarkets sell them, but they can be pricey if not on offer.

    Spicy toms I had never heard of before either. Found them in the specials aisle in Aldi today. They're corn crisps made by Golden Wonder. Really enjoyed them. I'll be stocking up next time I'm in.
    Last edited by Whiplashy; 17-09-2017 at 1:06 AM.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 17th Sep 17, 10:25 AM
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    Morning all!

    Well I didn't have my curry but had a steak from Aldi (which was very nice) tomatoes, mushrooms and whilst the others had chips from the chip shop, I had butternut fusilli.....though one or two chips were pinched from the others' plates.

    I must have upped my fluid intake as I had to get up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet, first time in a long time.

    Breakfast gas been the usual cereal & yogurt & lunch/dinner will be sausage casserole with carrots & broccoli.

    I will go kayaking tonight and swimming/go to the gym at least 3 times this week.

    Have a good day everyone
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    • maman
    • By maman 17th Sep 17, 11:43 AM
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    Thanks for the info whiplashy.


    My Aldi, which is a largish branch, doesn't sell any small loaves at all now. I'll look out for the 'thins' but it may be local to you. Lidl did a small loaf which was tasty but they don't sell those in our city centre branch, hopefully the bigger branch does them when I go there next. I feel cheated with my HEB if I can only have a single slice from a large loaf.


    wiz had a similar problem with eating veg. She went down the list and found a few things she does like but, like you, makes up her Speed with fruit. Also, she can eat veg in soup which she doesn't like whole on her plate if that makes sense. On the fruit side you should be OK if you try to stick with the Speed stuff rather than grapes and pineapple and the other free ones.


    I'm going to be on plan today except for some syns this evening. I've had a big breakfast and don't feel hungry at all at the moment so I'm going to go for a snack at lunchtime but I have other things in if I feel peckish. I'm also going to put Bolognese in the SC before I go out this afternoon to keep the freezer stocked with HM ready meals.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast, fried egg, ham, tomatoes, mushrooms
    L: satsumas
    S: roast chicken, SW roasties, roast BNS, swede/carrot mash, red cabbage, cauli, broccoli
    Syns: gravy, gin
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