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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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 1st Oct 17, 4:32 PM
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    bubbs
    So that is you lunch for Monday, what are you having on Tuesday?

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    It is bread.....

    You need to let us into the secret of what Haslet is, does it taste nice and what are the syn etc.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Yes tastes lush, 1/2 of it is your HEXB
    1kg 5% pork mince
    sage
    Chilli flakes
    4small slices wholemeal bread whizzed into breadd crumbs
    salt and pepper
    finely shopped onion

    Mix altogether , put in a 1lb loaf tin, spray over the mixture with frylight bake in the oven 60-80 mins on number 4
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 1st Oct 17, 5:23 PM
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    That made me lol.

    Got to say I feel like the odd one out on here and in group not using any syns on alcohol
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    I don’t drink either
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

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    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 1st Oct 17, 5:31 PM
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    No I agree green tiger. I saw a post earlier on Facebook that said something like 'I'm drinking all this water and if I haven't lost 4lb this week I'm giving up' or somewhere along those lines
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 stone 7lbs then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs *34lbs lost* *51lbs to go*
    Started SW16st13lbs 11/7/17 - 13 weeks in -25lbs
    3/9 to NYE 0lbs down / 16lbs to go
    2) to find new challenges
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 1st Oct 17, 5:51 PM
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    Sunshinemummy



    Yes tastes lush, 1/2 of it is your HEXB
    1kg 5% pork mince
    sage
    Chilli flakes
    4small slices wholemeal bread whizzed into breadd crumbs
    salt and pepper
    finely shopped onion

    Mix altogether , put in a 1lb loaf tin, spray over the mixture with frylight bake in the oven 60-80 mins on number 4
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Thank god I only for 500g of pork mince in the house and no sage!

    Phew....... I cannot believe that it is lush...
    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 1st Oct 17, 5:53 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    No I agree green tiger. I saw a post earlier on Facebook that said something like 'I'm drinking all this water and if I haven't lost 4lb this week I'm giving up' or somewhere along those lines
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    I am sat eating a bag of popcorn albeit Metcalfe's skinny popcorn.... no idea what the syns are.... but tomorrow is a new day!

    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 1st Oct 17, 6:02 PM
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    bubbs
    Thank god I only for 500g of pork mince in the house and no sage!

    Phew....... I cannot believe that it is lush...
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Its lush if you like Haslet and becuase i made it
    I made it with 500g and half the breadcrumbs last time but got lost in a 1lb loaf tin
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 1st Oct 17, 6:08 PM
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    The picture of the haslet looked lovely, although I have no clue what it is.

    I did think it was a weetabix cake when I first saw the picture.
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 1st Oct 17, 6:33 PM
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    Evening all
    Well these past few days have been a long old way from the straight and narrow When I went to Marco’s my resolve lasted about well- five minutes
    I succumbed to tomato pizza bread, crab cakes with lemon mayo, sweet potato fries, slaw, spaghetti bolognaise and and the strawberry mess- Meringue, strawberries and ice cream
    Saturday dawned well and I had a breakfast of fruit, coffee, HiFi bars and cracker breads with ham. I stupidly forgot to take anything to the rugby so I had vegetable curry with rice (although there were far worse things I could have had, it was basically just big chunks of veg in a spicy tomato sauce with plain boiled rice) We had planned to go to Nando’s but were out off by the enormous queue so instead decamped to Frankie and Benny’s. The main was fine- oven baked salmon with baby new potatoes (no butter) peas, green beans and broccoli (no butter) with water to drink. However the starter (dough balls and garlic butter) and the dessert (choc brownie with ice cream) and the mocktail weren’t fine
    A sneaky weigh indicates not actually too bad but the scales will tell tomorrow morning
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 1st Oct 17, 7:36 PM
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    Well done dawyldthing & tweets!

    Another struggle day I'm afraid - we were up early as son was running in a half marathon so had breakfast (latte & muffin) in McDonald's.

    Then we went up to see mum & had 2 chocolate biscuits & came home after walking the dog to two wraps.

    If we had any crisps they'd be gone as well.

    Must find time to do a batch cook - though at the moment the freezer is full of dog food.

    Am going to stick at though - that 4.5 stone will be mine lol
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - the Argos Card!
    • maman
    • By maman 1st Oct 17, 7:40 PM
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    on getting a loss tweets . It's not easy to stay at target.

    Hope you enjoyed your weekend MrsR . I'm sure you can afford a little break as you seem well on target for your graduation goal.

    Really enjoyed the film and time with my DH.

    We split all the chores at home. As far as food is concerned, he does breakfast and I do dinner and lunch we sort out our own. I win out there because, as a friend of mine pointed out, we're more likely to eat dinner out than breakfast!

    I'm another SC fan although I really only use mine for batch cooking soup, Bolognaise and chilli. Last night I made topgirl 's lush savoury mince. I portioned it up for the freezer today but I did have a taste last night when I got home from the dance.

    My lunch/dinner was OK synwise but very low on Speed. Thank goodness for the lemon in the gin! I had steak, JP, half a tomato, one mushroom and peas. I think the JP may have had oil on the skin but well in hand with syns so not worried about it.
    I probably won't feel hungry again tonight but might try to eat a couple of satsumas to up the Speed.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 1st Oct 17, 8:17 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Its lush if you like Haslet and becuase i made it
    I made it with 500g and half the breadcrumbs last time but got lost in a 1lb loaf tin
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I really cannot figure out what it would be like.... other than yuck.

    OH has made me walk twice today for an hour each, and had me running up stairs of a bridge.... I have walked 13 km......Exhausted..
    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 1st Oct 17, 8:48 PM
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    Mrs Ryan, sounds like you had a fab time i know you will draw the line x
    Sorry you aree struggling GTST you will turn it around x
    Maman glad you had a good dayx
    SSM have you never bought Haslet? its only pork and herbs x
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 1st Oct 17, 8:56 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Mrs Ryan, sounds like you had a fab time i know you will draw the line x
    Sorry you aree struggling GTST you will turn it around x
    Maman glad you had a good dayx
    SSM have you never bought Haslet? its only pork and herbs x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Never bought it.... I had never heard of it before!

    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 1st Oct 17, 9:11 PM
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    Never heard of haslet either
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 1st Oct 17, 9:13 PM
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    Mrs R~~ Dont worry too much.
    Only one day & then back on plan tomorrow
    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***
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 1st Oct 17, 9:17 PM
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    The picture of the haslet looked lovely, although I have no clue what it is.

    I did think it was a weetabix cake when I first saw the picture.
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    Its a cooked meat what you have in sarnies, have cold with salad
    Never bought it.... I had never heard of it before!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Asda, tesco, sains sell it
    Never heard of haslet either
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Cant believe you lot
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 1st Oct 17, 9:30 PM
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    Well it isent a Scottish thing
    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***
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 1st Oct 17, 9:34 PM
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    Well it isent a Scottish thing
    Originally posted by beanielou
    My hubby loves it and he is from Nofolk
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • maman
    • By maman 2nd Oct 17, 12:07 PM
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    Where is everyone this morning? It's not like me to be first to post.


    Not sure of plans yet. I'll be out over lunchtime. I think I'll take some fruit with me and that may be enough. If not, I'll have a salad or a JP in town later.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS Ribena, HEB toast, baked beans, HEA milk for drinks
    L: tbc
    D: baked salmon, SW chips, tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, asparagus
    Syns: none planned


    From memory, I've got about 50 syns left until Thursday WI. I could easily not use any more but I do advocate using syns providing you stay within the 105 so I'll fit some in at some point.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 2nd Oct 17, 12:20 PM
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    Where is everyone this morning? It's not like me to be first to post.
    Originally posted by maman
    Sorry normally first to post each day, but having an off plan day so didn't post.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
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