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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: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Oct 17, 4:16 PM
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    I hope so too beanie . I've been studying my book again, looking at the losses leading up to reaching my target. The last half stone almost exactly mirrors what's happening now. Very slow and lots of ups and downs. But what matters is I got there eventually and I will again!
    Originally posted by maman
    Yes,you will.
    I, on the other hand.......
    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 5th Oct 17, 4:18 PM
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    Yes,you will.
    I, on the other hand.......
    Originally posted by beanielou

    No reason why it can't happen for both of us one day! No promises when though.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Oct 17, 5:56 PM
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    Evening all
    Well i will joing the gains +1lb, i dont know why but did get told off for not having HEXB, have not been naughty.
    Well done everyone that has lost
    Just back from WI and cooking tea, back later
    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 5th Oct 17, 6:26 PM
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    It's hard not to get fed up when you don't lose bubbs but sometimes it is difficult to explain. Consultants just check if you've been 100% on plan . I'd be surprised if the lack of HEB is the reason as it's called a Healthy Extra for a reason. They're extra not essential. That being said there is a wide choice of HEBs compared with HEAs which are just milk and cheese.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Oct 17, 6:38 PM
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    It's hard not to get fed up when you don't lose bubbs but sometimes it is difficult to explain. Consultants just check if you've been 100% on plan . I'd be surprised if the lack of HEB is the reason as it's called a Healthy Extra for a reason. They're extra not essential. That being said there is a wide choice of HEBs compared with HEAs which are just milk and cheese.
    Originally posted by maman
    Yes i know, but was wanting my 4st, go on holiday Sat
    HexA is ok cause of milk, but i also have to think about my sugars
    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 5th Oct 17, 7:28 PM
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    Yes i know, but was wanting my 4st, go on holiday Sat
    HexA is ok cause of milk, but i also have to think about my sugars
    Originally posted by bubbs

    What about some tinned soup (particularly with weather turning colder) or nuts? Could you eat those?


    Have a good holiday when it comes.


    Dh had to go out so needed to make supper quickly. To save time I did a pouch of microwave rice so 1 whole syn taken out of the bank!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Oct 17, 7:34 PM
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    Maman and bubbs, tomorrow is another day x

    I think my weight loss is closely linked to my lady cycle, there is many different parts that impact on eating/weight loss as long as we are generally going in the right direction we are okay x
    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 5th Oct 17, 8:29 PM
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    What about some tinned soup (particularly with weather turning colder) or nuts? Could you eat those?


    Have a good holiday when it comes.


    Dh had to go out so needed to make supper quickly. To save time I did a pouch of microwave rice so 1 whole syn taken out of the bank!
    Originally posted by maman
    I coouldnt be trusted with 6 /nutsi would eat the whole pack
    Will look at soup
    Maman and bubbs, tomorrow is another day x

    I think my weight loss is closely linked to my lady cycle, there is many different parts that impact on eating/weight loss as long as we are generally going in the right direction we are okay x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Yes i know and a weeks holiday
    I dont have a lady cycle anymore
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Oct 17, 8:36 PM
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    I coouldnt be trusted with 6 /nutsi would eat the whole pack
    Will look at soup


    Yes i know and a weeks holiday
    I dont have a lady cycle anymore
    Originally posted by bubbs
    You lucky lady!

    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 5th Oct 17, 8:37 PM
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    I dont have a lady cycle any more either

    Delighted to report 4 lbs off
    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***
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Oct 17, 8:44 PM
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    I dont have a lady cycle any more either

    Delighted to report 4 lbs off
    Originally posted by beanielou
    You are a doubly lucky lady x

    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 5th Oct 17, 8:51 PM
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    You lucky lady!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I am they just stopped when i was about 46

    I dont have a lady cycle any more either

    Delighted to report 4 lbs off
    Originally posted by beanielou
    well done,how did you d that?
    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
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 5th Oct 17, 9:06 PM
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    Brilliant, beanie.

    Jings, lucky you, bubbs – my cycle went on until I was 53. And it started when was 10.
    Stashbusting 166/200
    17 in 17 Challenge 17/17
    Reading Challenge 23/40
    Film Challenge 36/52
    • esmy
    • By esmy 5th Oct 17, 9:10 PM
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    Wow, brilliant losses Missteach and Beanielou!

    Maman I suspect I will also lose and gain in bits as I'm now on my last 1/2 stone. If I can make it by Xmas I'll be happy. That being said nothing I've done today will help me on my way! A woman who came to the group I attended at the start of the year had lost an amazing amount but said to lose her last few pounds to get to target, she had eaten tiny portions and ran miles every day. I have no plans to do this!

    Good luck to those still to weigh in this week.
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Oct 17, 9:24 PM
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    maman

    Delighted to report 4 lbs off
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Absolutely thrilled for you beanie . Well done!

    Maman I suspect I will also lose and gain in bits as I'm now on my last 1/2 stone. If I can make it by Xmas I'll be happy. That being said nothing I've done today will help me on my way! A woman who came to the group I attended at the start of the year had lost an amazing amount but said to lose her last few pounds to get to target, she had eaten tiny portions and ran miles every day. I have no plans to do this!

    .
    Originally posted by esmy
    That sounds like punishment esmy I'd rather stay as I am than put myself through that.

    Sounds like the Scotland game is about as exciting as the England rubbish greentiger . Now fans are throwing paper planes onto the pitch to keep themselves amused. At least when I'm watching them fail abysmally (again) in the finals it'll be in the sun. I'll be on holiday putting all the weight I've lost back on again!
    ETA: Oh bu**er, they both scored. Now we'll have to put up with optimism!
    Last edited by maman; 05-10-2017 at 9:38 PM.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Oct 17, 9:33 PM
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    I am they just stopped when i was about 46



    well done,how did you d that?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Brilliant, beanie.

    Jings, lucky you, bubbs – my cycle went on until I was 53. And it started when was 10.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    I think I may go on having them until I am in my 90's, until I was 40 I only ever had a few.... then they have arrived with a vengeance! I was 42 when I was diagnosis with POS.....aka fat tummy!
    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 5th Oct 17, 9:49 PM
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    Thank you Maman & my SW buddies
    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***
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 5th Oct 17, 9:58 PM
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    I need beanielou & MissTeach to give me some lessons!

    Food wise tonight has been butternut squash chips & a SW curry.
    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Oct 17, 10:05 PM
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    I need lessons in keeping it up
    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***
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 5th Oct 17, 10:37 PM
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    Well done beanie That's a fabulous loss

    I got away with my binge yesterday -1.5 for me this week It was probably too close to WI to take effect. I suppose I'll see it, combined with the inevitable holiday gain, when I get back. Kathrynha can you put me down for holiday next week please?

    Managed to get some holiday clothes sorted so just have to pack them now. I'm off Monday My poor deluded consultant was giving me tips to stay on plan while I'm away It's just not going to happen! Although I am going to pack my gym gear so I'll at least hopefully keep up the body magic. Next week is my fourth week on the bronze award, so hopefully I'll get a new shiney when I come back.
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