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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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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 3rd Oct 17, 7:37 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Pm what you started at what now and will work it out for you

    Dont have potato , no good for my sugar
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Thanks, I have sent this x

    I ought to keep a spread sheet......
    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 3rd Oct 17, 7:51 PM
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    bubbs
    Thanks, I have sent this x

    I ought to keep a spread sheet......
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Done for you xx
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 5 1/2lb week 37
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 3rd Oct 17, 10:40 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Thanks for explaining gettingtheresometime. There's no problem having a ham roll if that's what suits you. It's just that unless you use your HEB, it's a waste of 6+ syns to me. But if you're still losing steadily then there's nothing to worry about.


    I just put something in the SC at the weekend and portion that up. I like the SC because it looks after itself while I'm busy doing other things. At the moment I've got savoury mince, chunky chilli and Bolognese. I find those take away type containers are great for 2 portions. Or you could make some soup to have with your roll. You'll need something when the weather gets colder.


    Great idea to get to target for Christmas. You can treat yourself to a lovely outfit.
    Originally posted by maman
    The problem in having the ham roll is that since I've been doing SW I've really tried to limit bread.....I could quite easily, even now, eat a whole French stick especially with lashings of butter.

    My chilli pasta bake was lovely - had my 40g of cheese grated on top & warmed it up in the oven.

    I think the takeaway containers are the way to go - the long ones would be ideal as they are 2 small portions which would be sufficient.

    Sunshine - he's had his return visit & it took as 3 years to get rid of him lol!

    Kathrynha - I'm sure you'll find the balance soon x
    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
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 3rd Oct 17, 11:51 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Evening all
    Still living life at 100mph! Went to my final physio session this morning and she’s concerned that my shoulder still hasn’t healed. She’s asked me to see my GP and ask for a referral to orthopaedics to see if they can find out what’s going on. I’ve spoken to my solicitor this afternoon though and she said she’s going to argue for funding to get me seen privately as after over a year and then 6 months of physio it’s stubbornly not healing and they’re wondering what kind of damage has been done. Then came home to await locksmith (OH broke the back door lock this time, he now owes me for both the front and back doors- £200!) and while I was waiting I made a batch of pasties for myself and OH- had two with salad and they were yummy ❤️Then dashed into town to get OH’s Xmas present- a Dyson vacuum cleaner as the old one broke- dashed back as friend was coming to visit- friend came round to drop off my birthday gift and have a chat- then we went off to Asda as I needed some more frozen carrot and swede for the pasties- was amazed to see they had loads of WW wraps so I bought a pack along with the Blend Bros BBQ and Sweet Chilli sauces. Came home, cooked tea then spent the evening doing uni work- finally rested up at about 10.30! Another early start tomorrow- blood test at 8.40, then uni from 11-3, quick dash Home to get changed and out to a comedy show tomorrow night.
    Shattered! Hardly got time to breathe these days!
    SP day today.
    B: 3 Sainsbury’s taste the difference Cumberland sausages (3 syns) fried egg, onions, peppers, mushrooms. Decaf coffee with HEXA s/s
    L: 2 Corned beef pasties (7.5 as one wrap HEXB) big salad. Apple, water, decaf tea with HEXA s/s
    T: Oriental salmon with squaffles, broccoli, baby corn, cauliflower and green beans. Quark with 2 x Options (5 syns) Decaf tea with HEXA, carton of NAS Vimto
    S: HEXB 4 x Ryvita Original, 2 x Laughing Cow Light (3) 1/2 pack Garlic and Herb Chicken (1/2) Ham, Gherkins, Decaf tea with HEXA s/s
    Syns: 18.5
    Bought one of those pans from Ikea where you don’t need any oil. It was £15 but worth every single penny! It’s amazing!
    Night all xx
    Last edited by Mrs_Ryan; 03-10-2017 at 11:53 PM.
    Very proud to be Open University BA (Hons) English Lang and Lit Graduate! ❤️DMU MA English begins 09/17
    WFC and pleased to be sponsor for the 2nd season ❤️ 🐝
    Will always miss you Elle and will never forget you, brightest star in the sky 😢
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Oct 17, 7:22 AM
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    Kathrynn thannks for the chart but i lost 1 1/2lb this week so will be over half way 6lbs
    Originally posted by bubbs

    I'd written it down right, but put it in to the spreadsheet wrong
    Sure these drugs are addling my brain

    Are you feelinng any better?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Not really. It seems to be ongoing. Any hope of side effects reducing as my body adapts to all the drugs are gone. Just got to keep thinking they are working therefore it is worth it




    Determined to try and have a good week. Two and a half weeks till I go on holiday, and want to be comfortably over 4 stone before I go. Currently at 3st 13.5lb.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - porridge
    Lunch - pasta salad
    Dinner - Roasted veg bake
    Snacks - fruit, ginger sweets


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - oats
    Syns - salad dressing (1), ginger sweets and drugs
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • maman
    • By maman 4th Oct 17, 12:19 PM
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    maman
    Any hope of side effects reducing as my body adapts to all the drugs are gone. Just got to keep thinking they are working therefore it is worth it
    Originally posted by kathrynha

    You're right it is worth it. Not that it makes it any easier to cope with the side effects I'm sure.

    Determined to try and have a good week. Two and a half weeks till I go on holiday, and want to be comfortably over 4 stone before I go. Currently at 3st 13.5lb.
    Originally posted by kathrynha

    Admiring your positivity! So you just need half a pound and anything else is a bonus!! Where are you going for your holiday? (searches in vain for nosey smiley)


    You're certainly living life to the full MrsR and still managing to stay on plan (or close). How many weeks left to the graduation?


    I've been a lot more focused lately. I'm determined to get back down into my target range and it's helped that I've been far more in control of my food. I've even done some measuring which I don't normally bother much with when I'm maintaining. I weighed out the cheese for topping the hash yesterday and couldn't believe how mean 35g of cheddar is. I have 2lbs to lose to get into range but not really expecting it tomorrow. I've been good this week, 100% on plan, used (just) 70 syns. I generally lose better over a two week period though so might have to wait a bit longer.


    I'm focusing on drinking plenty of water today so not so much milk but may need a couple of syns for parmesan( not 35 though).


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS Ribena, HEB toast, 2 fried eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, HEA milk for drinks
    L: LO ham hash with pickled cabbage
    D: SW spaghetti Bolognese
    Syns: Parmesan?
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Oct 17, 1:59 PM
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    kathrynha
    You're right it is worth it. Not that it makes it any easier to cope with the side effects I'm sure.




    Admiring your positivity! So you just need half a pound and anything else is a bonus!! Where are you going for your holiday? (searches in vain for nosey smiley)


    You're certainly living life to the full MrsR and still managing to stay on plan (or close). How many weeks left to the graduation?


    I've been a lot more focused lately. I'm determined to get back down into my target range and it's helped that I've been far more in control of my food. I've even done some measuring which I don't normally bother much with when I'm maintaining. I weighed out the cheese for topping the hash yesterday and couldn't believe how mean 35g of cheddar is. I have 2lbs to lose to get into range but not really expecting it tomorrow. I've been good this week, 100% on plan, used (just) 70 syns. I generally lose better over a two week period though so might have to wait a bit longer.


    I'm focusing on drinking plenty of water today so not so much milk but may need a couple of syns for parmesan( not 35 though).


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS Ribena, HEB toast, 2 fried eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, HEA milk for drinks
    L: LO ham hash with pickled cabbage
    D: SW spaghetti Bolognese
    Syns: Parmesan?
    Originally posted by maman
    No it doesn't help cope. Only I'm allowed to say that it's worth it though. Anyone else that says it to me, especially when I'm feel bad is liable to be slapped


    Going to Devon. Staying in this country, because travel insurance would be eye watering, and there's easy access to the NHS.


    Glad you're feeling a bit more focussed. You really know how your body deals with weight loss, and you will get back down in to range. And yes the cheese allowance is really tight. I always go for extra mature cheese and grate it so that you don't need as much.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 4th Oct 17, 2:47 PM
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    joedenise
    Have some wifi again aftwr a few days without.

    Keeping to plan when I can and careful when I can't (apart from the bread and wine!)

    Tonight's dinner is HM stew and mash (using an egg instead of butter to mash).

    It's quite warm today so no idea why we've decided on stew for dinner, lol!

    Well done to all the losers. Back soon.

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Oct 17, 4:50 PM
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    beanielou
    2 on for me tonight but with a combination of emotional eating, hormones and medication I expected it
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Dont worry.
    Keep plodding xx
    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***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Oct 17, 4:57 PM
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    beanielou
    Hoping for a STS or a 1/2 off tomorrow.
    We will see.

    I am so flipping sick of being so tired & in pain.
    I dont know how you do it Kathrynha.
    Big respect.
    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***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Oct 17, 4:58 PM
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    beanielou
    Good to see you Denise
    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***
    • maman
    • By maman 4th Oct 17, 5:55 PM
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    maman
    You're right it is worth it. Not that it makes it any easier to cope with the side effects I'm sure.
    Originally posted by maman
    No it doesn't help cope. Only I'm allowed to say that it's worth it though. Anyone else that says it to me, especially when I'm feel bad is liable to be slapped
    Originally posted by kathrynha

    Oh dear, that's me told then!

    Keeping to plan when I can and careful when I can't (apart from the bread and wine!)
    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    That sounds very pious!


    How far South are you?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Oct 17, 5:56 PM
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    bubbs

    Small stir fry
    Evening all
    Will catch up in a min
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 5 1/2lb week 37
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Oct 17, 6:09 PM
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    kathrynha
    I am so flipping sick of being so tired & in pain.
    I dont know how you do it Kathrynha.
    Big respect.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Hugs, it's not nice is it. You just have to try your best to get on with it.

    Oh dear, that's me told then!
    Originally posted by maman
    Had just been told it by someone at work whilst I was throwing up!
    Sorry tetchy today, but that wasn't aimed at you, just venting frustration.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Oct 17, 6:10 PM
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    kathrynha

    Small stir fry
    Evening all
    Will catch up in a min
    Originally posted by bubbs
    That looks really nice.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Oct 17, 6:29 PM
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    bubbs
    I'd written it down right, but put it in to the spreadsheet wrong
    Sure these drugs are addling my brain


    Not really. It seems to be ongoing. Any hope of side effects reducing as my body adapts to all the drugs are gone. Just got to keep thinking they are working therefore it is worth it




    Determined to try and have a good week. Two and a half weeks till I go on holiday, and want to be comfortably over 4 stone before I go. Currently at 3st 13.5lb.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - porridge
    Lunch - pasta salad
    Dinner - Roasted veg bake
    Snacks - fruit, ginger sweets


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - oats
    Syns - salad dressing (1), ginger sweets and drugs
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    No worries , you do a fab job, i dont even know how to use a spreadsheet
    ((((hugs ))))to you too xx
    Have some wifi again aftwr a few days without.

    Keeping to plan when I can and careful when I can't (apart from the bread and wine!)

    Tonight's dinner is HM stew and mash (using an egg instead of butter to mash).

    It's quite warm today so no idea why we've decided on stew for dinner, lol!

    Well done to all the losers. Back soon.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Hi
    Lovely to see yu, hope you are having a fab time
    Hoping for a STS or a 1/2 off tomorrow.
    We will see.

    I am so flipping sick of being so tired & in pain.
    I dont know how you do it Kathrynha.
    Big respect.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    (((hugs))) good luck for tomorrow, my WI day too
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 5 1/2lb week 37
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Oct 17, 6:29 PM
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    bubbs
    That looks really nice.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    It was
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 5 1/2lb week 37
    • maman
    • By maman 4th Oct 17, 7:22 PM
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    maman

    Had just been told it by someone at work whilst I was throwing up!
    Sorry tetchy today, but that wasn't aimed at you, just venting frustration.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    No. problem. I just loved the smiley!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 4th Oct 17, 7:27 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    It was
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am waiting for my tea.... OH stayed at home today and has been googling slimming world recipes!

    When I got home, he made me go power walking...... sweating......
    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 4th Oct 17, 7:29 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Hugs to Kathryn and Beanie x

    I fancy the joedenise's stew!!!
    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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