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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 7th Oct 17, 1:10 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Well done GTST x

    How are people figuring out their 'target' or 'ideal' weight?

    I have no idea, whilst every lb is a bonus... Pre-children I weighed 9 stone 2 lbs. But when I look at the NHS sites, it says healthy weight 8.5 - 11.4 (rough guess at the points).
    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.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 7th Oct 17, 1:23 PM
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    How are people figuring out their 'target' or 'ideal' weight?
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    My initial target is a BMI of 25, so top end of the healthy bracket, but I am willing to change my target when I'm closer to it.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Oct 17, 1:27 PM
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    beanielou
    Mine is BMI of roughly 27.
    It seems that as we get older that is an ok place to be.
    Also look at the new smart BMI which I find to be quite a good guide for me
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
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    "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 7th Oct 17, 1:51 PM
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    Depending on your age I do think that you have to watch. A girl at my class about my age has just got to target and in my humble opinion she does not look her best as I think she has lost too much. It shows in her face and neck.
    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***
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 7th Oct 17, 2:07 PM
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    Hello all
    WI with LOSS of 1lb most I’ve lost in a while so pleased with it .

    Did 4 days as sp ( or near as damnit) will see if I can do similar this week.

    Work has been interesting as his nibs has been really pleasant for near 2 weeks, But and it’s a big But he let himself down on Thursday afternoon and hurt my job share so ended up excluded . I was so disappointed as he had tried really hard. So yesterday I didn’t know what to do with myself . Will be back Monday though!

    Onward and upward as they say

    Have a good weekend all
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Oct 17, 2:21 PM
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    Great loss TIE.
    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***
    • esmy
    • By esmy 7th Oct 17, 2:29 PM
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    Posted yesterday and it disappeared!

    STS this week - well a .2 of a lb loss so I don't count it unless its at least .5. Some brilliant losses this week so well done all.

    I set my original target weight at the top end of healthy BMI for my height and a weight I maintained for several years. I've decided to adjust this down by 3lbs to give me a bit of breathing room. I don't go to group now so no concern about paying for fluctuations. The range is quite broad and I wouldn't want to be at the low end - I'm tall with big hands and feet and at the wrong end of my 50s, so my face needs a bit of help to avoid collapse! I'll have a look at the smart BMI Beanie.

    Got a bit of an upset tummy today so haven't eaten much at all, just a couple of crispbreads and an apple. OH remarked that I must be feeling a bit off - I usually enjoy my food!

    Bit late but have good hols Whiplashy and Bubbs
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Oct 17, 2:51 PM
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    I like the SBMI..... I am only overweight not obese!!!

    And it says I have 12 lbs to loose..... I think I can live with that!
    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 7th Oct 17, 4:43 PM
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    Afternoon all from Yorkshire
    The cottage is beautiful
    Well done everyone on there loses
    SSM, if i put any more on you will be
    I am going to look at that smart BMI
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    • maman
    • By maman 7th Oct 17, 5:14 PM
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    maman
    Well done on your loss tie
    I can see why you were disappointed about the exclusion but it's good that the school draws a line at physical attacks.

    Well done GTST x

    How are people figuring out their 'target' or 'ideal' weight?

    I have no idea, whilst every lb is a bonus... Pre-children I weighed 9 stone 2 lbs. But when I look at the NHS sites, it says healthy weight 8.5 - 11.4 (rough guess at the points).
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Personally I don't go on BMI although I know mine is healthy. I use those height /weight charts and my target is right in the middle of healthy range. Any lower and like beanie says I'd have a scraggy neck. I have been a stone lighter years ago but then I had arms like pipe cleaners.

    2 portions of raspberries and 0% yogurt to add to today's plan. It's the Aldi one and every bit as good as Total.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 7th Oct 17, 5:15 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Well done GTST x

    How are people figuring out their 'target' or 'ideal' weight?
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Depending on your age I do think that you have to watch. A girl at my class about my age has just got to target and in my humble opinion she does not look her best as I think she has lost too much. It shows in her face and neck.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Sunshine - there's no way I could be in the range that it's healthy for my BMI & maintain / be happy so my official target weight is about a stone more than the top BMI weight (if that makes sense). The weight I've had in my head is just slightly above the top weight but as beanie has said, I'm aware that I could end up looking, as a friend said (but not about me I hasten to add!) a plucked turkey - so when I get near my official weight I'm going to make that decision.
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    Next on the list - the Argos Card!
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 7th Oct 17, 5:35 PM
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    I like the SBMI..... I am only overweight not obese!!!

    And it says I have 12 lbs to loose..... I think I can live with that!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I like SBMI too as I’m right where I should be which is better than my last MOT where the nurse said I was overweight!!! (Only just but still )

    Well done on your loss tie
    I can see why you were disappointed about the exclusion but it's good that the school draws a line at physical attacks.



    Personally I don't go on BMI although I know mine is healthy. I use those height /weight charts and my target is right in the middle of healthy range. Any lower and like beanie says I'd have a scraggy neck. I have been a stone lighter years ago but then I had arms like pipe cleaners.

    2 portions of raspberries and 0% yogurt to add to today's plan. It's the Aldi one and every bit as good as Total.
    Originally posted by maman
    I had a laugh with my colleague (she knew I was joking) when I said all the times he’s hurt me, he hurts her once and he’s excluded! She said it was her blonde hair and blue eyes
    I know it’s not that it’s just where we’ve got to, after the last incident his dad was warned this would be the next step. In fact we all said he should have been excluded last time. Oh well see what happens now.
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • maman
    • By maman 7th Oct 17, 7:04 PM
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    I had a laugh with my colleague (she knew I was joking) when I said all the times he’s hurt me, he hurts her once and he’s excluded! She said it was her blonde hair and blue eyes
    I know it’s not that it’s just where we’ve got to, after the last incident his dad was warned this would be the next step. In fact we all said he should have been excluded last time. Oh well see what happens now.
    Originally posted by TakeItEazy
    I thought that was the case but at least a line has been drawn. Incidentally, how old is his nibs?

    I can't seem to stop eating today. At least it's SW friendly stuff. I went to local Co-op for BOB milk and bought a YS pack of turkey slices. It is no more. Soon be dinner time.
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 7th Oct 17, 8:12 PM
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    maman, at least you know where you are with your underachieving team. We now have to beat Slovenia just to get the chance to fail again (valiantly) to qualify through the play offs!

    Woohoo! The Bairns won again I the diddy cup! But it looks like our goalie may have a broken ankle. Every ray of sunshine has a thunderstorm to follow. No comfort food was necessary.

    Well done, gts, TIE, esmy (every little counts 😉 )sunshine, orlao (fabaroony) and Whiplashy. And happy hols to bubbs, and you too, Whiplashy.

    Oh, kathrynha, you are just having a rotten time all round. I feel for you. I love that sozzled maman emoji.

    I can just see you having a ‘rerr terr’ on a mobility scooter, beanie. Good luck with your savings.

    One thing I never had was menopause! Periods just stopped! I had no symptoms either, although one afternoon I did have hot hands! Doc had to tell me I had definitely been through the menopause (was 55 then).

    Positive thinking , kathrynha - toast is yum!
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Oct 17, 8:55 PM
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    I have been very very lucky menapause wise it has to be said.

    Had a very yummy tea.
    Pasta with a wee cheese sauce & courgettes, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots & brussels. Was rather yummy
    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***
    • esmy
    • By esmy 7th Oct 17, 9:50 PM
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    One thing I never had was menopause! Periods just stopped! I had no symptoms either, although one afternoon I did have hot hands! Doc had to tell me I had definitely been through the menopause (was 55 then).
    Originally posted by greentiger
    I was the same but at 49. Got slightly warm occasionally but that was it really. Think we were lucky!
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 8th Oct 17, 11:38 AM
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    I thought that was the case but at least a line has been drawn. Incidentally, how old is his nibs?

    I can't seem to stop eating today. At least it's SW friendly stuff. I went to local Co-op for BOB milk and bought a YS pack of turkey slices. It is no more. Soon be dinner time.
    Originally posted by maman
    His nibs is a summer born 7 but emotionally about 3/4 plus other issues. Really hoping for a successful week 🤞🏼
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • maman
    • By maman 8th Oct 17, 12:21 PM
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    I love that sozzled maman emoji.
    Originally posted by greentiger

    Charming!! You soon know who your friends are.

    maman, at least you know where you are with your underachieving team. We now have to beat Slovenia just to get the chance to fail again (valiantly) to qualify through the play offs!

    Woohoo! The Bairns won again I the diddy cup! But it looks like our goalie may have a broken ankle. Every ray of sunshine has a thunderstorm to follow. No comfort food was necessary.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Pleased that no comfort food needed greentiger.


    Fortunately they're only my adopted team so I can cope with the mess and look on with some glee! My real team need to win tomorrow (is there a biting fingers smiley?).

    His nibs is a summer born 7 but emotionally about 3/4 plus other issues. Really hoping for a successful week 🤞🏼
    Originally posted by TakeItEazy

    I only ask because too often schools struggle through KS1 (or even the whole of Primary) at great personal cost to staff and other pupils alike only to find that then they get a move to a much needed specialist placement. Sound like now he's in KS2 the school is starting to take action.


    I'm only slightly over on syns since Thursday and that's making some overly generous guesses for things where I don't know the exact syns/quantities. As I'm unlikely to need many more after today I'm not concerned.


    I'm having HM gravy today and that's difficult to work out syn values for. I'll syn the cornflour and perhaps add in a few more for any fat that gets into the meat juices.
    ETA: I just checked on Minimins and that's exactly what they recommend.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, 2 fried eggs, HEB toast, mushrooms, tomatoes, HEA milk for drinks
    L: LO patatas bravas with ham and pickles
    D: JO pork shoulder on trivet of carrots, celery and red onions, with SW rosties, swede & carrot mash, cauli, broccoli, red cabbage
    Syns: gravy (4) and gin.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 8th Oct 17, 1:52 PM
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    Finally have wifi again and have had a quick skim through while we're at the launderette!

    Today as more or less been on plan so far today (if you ignore the french bread). Had bacon and mushroom omelette for breakfast and HM leek and potato soup for lunch. Tonight's dinner will be mosly on plan as I'm making my version of cassoulet with sausages and chicken (I'll give DH most of the sausage, lol).

    Have got just over half bottle of wine for this evening (as long as DH doesn't get another out.)

    Well done to a.l the losers and hugs for anyone who needs one.

    Enjoy your holidays. Thanks to every one for asking about mine. We are currently in the Maritime Charente Department heading towards the River Gironde which are planning on following for q few days but don't expect to get there for another 2 or 3 days.

    Denise
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th Oct 17, 3:46 PM
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    tweets
    Good Afternoon

    STS please
    Lost 3st-1.5lb
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