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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 8th Oct 17, 3:59 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Had a lovely day out in Bridlington, no coats needed
    We had a massive SW fry up before we went out and not needed anything else
    We are having chicken and veg for tea, followed by chopped up fruit and muller light.
    Last night was not quite so good but i usualy save all my syns for Sat for picky tea , but we were out it was DH's birthday but we both made good choices apart from the chips i had steak and chicken he had mixed grill but surely 1 portion of chips is not a weeks syns?
    We never had pudding but when we came back we had fruit and yoghurt.
    Tomorrow we are going to York, having a fry up before we go, bought some m&s skinny sausages to try, so that will be 3 syns, theen we are having chicken curry for tea, i will have cauli rice and he will have normal
    Think im going to do my syns different and see if it makes a difference if i have a few a day?
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Oct 17, 4:02 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
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I have been lucky too, just a few flushes thats it
    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
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Hi Denise
    Glad you are having a fab time
    Good Afternoon

    STS please
    Originally posted by tweets
    well done tweets xx
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    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 8th Oct 17, 4:27 PM
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    Hello all,

    This week it's minus 1lb for me please. I've moved into the next ten pound bracket and am one pound off 12 stone. It will feel fab to be in the elevens. I'm still taking things in 5lb chunks at a time so will be working my way down to 165lb. Fingers crossed. My back is still in crisis mode and other things are difficult here. Forgive me if I don't post much more but I have read and wish you all a good week, better health, lovely holidays and positive SW vibes x

    Ps I think I recall the lower end of my perfect BMI weight being 8 stone something. I think I'd look horrendous at this weight if I could ever reach it!
    Weight loss 2017 - 34 lbs
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Oct 17, 4:36 PM
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    bubbs
    Hello all,

    This week it's minus 1lb for me please. I've moved into the next ten pound bracket and am one pound off 12 stone. It will feel fab to be in the elevens. I'm still taking things in 5lb chunks at a time so will be working my way down to 165lb. Fingers crossed. My back is still in crisis mode and other things are difficult here. Forgive me if I don't post much more but I have read and wish you all a good week, better health, lovely holidays and positive SW vibes x

    Ps I think I recall the lower end of my perfect BMI weight being 8 stone something. I think I'd look horrendous at this weight if I could ever reach it!
    Originally posted by Moneysaverme
    Well done thats a good way too look at it
    Hope your back improves for you xx
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Oct 17, 4:55 PM
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    Anyone help please? If i make a pig in blanket with an m&s skinny sausage (1syn) and lean bacon , does it still count as 1 syn?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    :-4 stone week 30
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 8th Oct 17, 5:28 PM
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    Afternoon all
    My target weight is allegedly still obese for my height. However I have been that weight at target before and more than one person told me I was too thin as I have quite a heavy frame.
    As I was getting dressed this morning I noticed a difference for the first time. I went over to Birmingham with OH on Thursday and I bought a pair of my fave jeans in a 20 which I am mega chuffed about- along with a size 20 shirt and a size 20 long sleeved top. A sneaky weigh tells me I am very close to my interim target with 5.5 weeks still to go! However it’s my birthday on Wednesday and off to London on Tuesday with mum and sister. I think I may have a few naughties then back on plan! I know I always do a lot of walking so might end up balancing itself out. Would love to push a bit further and go for a 2.5 stone loss- I’m allowing 4 weeks as think next weeks WI might not be great- 2lbs per week is doable!

    Today’s menu:
    B: 3 x LMc RO&R sausages, 2 fried eggs, tinned tomatoes with garlic and herbs, butternut squaffles (1 syn for oil) decaf coffee with HEXA s/s, 2 Broghies (2 syns)
    L: Ham and garlic and herb chicken (1 syn) salad, 1/2 syn tbsp Sweet chilli sauce, 1.5 syns for Alpro choc soya drink
    T: Smoked Salmon stir fry, Fab lolly (4 syns) water
    S: HEXB 2 x HiFi bars, Quavers (4.5 syns) fruit pot, water

    Love to you all. Sorry I’m quiet xx
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 8th Oct 17, 6:01 PM
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    kathrynha
    Anyone help please? If i make a pig in blanket with an m&s skinny sausage (1syn) and lean bacon , does it still count as 1 syn?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Yes still 1 syn. You are using normal ingredients for it, so not a tweak, and as long as loads of fat aint coming out of the sausage, which the bacon is cooking in, then the bacon remains free
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • maman
    • By maman 8th Oct 17, 6:08 PM
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    maman
    Anyone help please? If i make a pig in blanket with an m&s skinny sausage (1syn) and lean bacon , does it still count as 1 syn?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Yes, that's right bubbs . The lean bacon is free so just the sausage syn to count. Not sure if I've asked before but is your DH doing SW too?

    My DH and denise 's do it but not 100%. I'd hate to have to cook separate meals.

    Sounds like a real NSV with the new clothes MrsR . I thought you'd get to your mini target early. Enjoy your birthday when it comes. What are you planning to do in London?

    on your loss msm My back is playing up again today too. You have my sympathy. I've dosed myself up so pain has subsidised but feeling really woozy. Slept through most of first half of the football but that may be because it's really boring!

    Pork is cooked and taste tested! Will sort out veg in a bit and throw crackling in the bin to avoid temptation.
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th Oct 17, 6:15 PM
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    tweets
    Yes, that's right bubbs . The lean bacon is free so just the sausage syn to count. Not sure if I've asked before but is your DH doing SW too?

    My DH and denise 's do it but not 100%. I'd hate to have to cook separate meals.

    Sounds like a real NSV with the new clothes MrsR . I thought you'd get to your mini target early. Enjoy your birthday when it comes. What are you planning to do in London?

    on your loss msm My back is playing up again today too. You have my sympathy. I've dosed myself up so pain has subsidised but feeling really woozy. Slept through most of first half of the football but that may be because it's really boring!

    Pork is cooked and taste tested! Will sort out veg in a bit and throw crackling in the bin to avoid temptation.
    Originally posted by maman
    Match must have been boring I was watching it. Listening to chat after break they said England 1-0 up thought they talking about other night It was a penalty in tonights match I missed it Second half is boring
    Lost 3st-1.5lb
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 8th Oct 17, 6:26 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Thanks Maman. I’ve surprised myself with how well I’ve done! We got a deal on theatre tickets and a meal- front row tickets for Phantom of the Opera with a meal at Planet Hollywood beforehand. Mum has gone all out buying nibbles for the room- mum, sis and I are sharing a room in a Travelodge and we’re going to do a quick change and go to Harrods before our meal
    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 😢
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Oct 17, 6:37 PM
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    bubbs
    Yes still 1 syn. You are using normal ingredients for it, so not a tweak, and as long as loads of fat aint coming out of the sausage, which the bacon is cooking in, then the bacon remains free
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Thanks ate it now was lovely
    Yes, that's right bubbs . The lean bacon is free so just the sausage syn to count. Not sure if I've asked before but is your DH doing SW too?

    My DH and denise 's do it but not 100%. I'd hate to have to cook separate meals.

    Sounds like a real NSV with the new clothes MrsR . I thought you'd get to your mini target early. Enjoy your birthday when it comes. What are you planning to do in London?

    on your loss msm My back is playing up again today too. You have my sympathy. I've dosed myself up so pain has subsidised but feeling really woozy. Slept through most of first half of the football but that may be because it's really boring!

    Pork is cooked and taste tested! Will sort out veg in a bit and throw crackling in the bin to avoid temptation.
    Originally posted by maman
    Thanks, yes he is he does not go to group, i weigh him when i come home, he has lost 1 st 10lbs think it is since June 4 th But as we were walking around Bridlington the cake shops were open and he was drooling I said have one and get it out your system but he wouldnt
    Thanks Maman. I’ve surprised myself with how well I’ve done! We got a deal on theatre tickets and a meal- front row tickets for Phantom of the Opera with a meal at Planet Hollywood beforehand. Mum has gone all out buying nibbles for the room- mum, sis and I are sharing a room in a Travelodge and we’re going to do a quick change and go to Harrods before our meal
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Have a lovely time, we saw phantom, must be 15-20 years
    ago
    We are going too see Footloose on Weds, been and booked it today
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    • maman
    • By maman 8th Oct 17, 7:08 PM
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    maman
    Thanks Maman. I’ve surprised myself with how well I’ve done! We got a deal on theatre tickets and a meal- front row tickets for Phantom of the Opera with a meal at Planet Hollywood beforehand. Mum has gone all out buying nibbles for the room- mum, sis and I are sharing a room in a Travelodge and we’re going to do a quick change and go to Harrods before our meal
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Sounds like a great plan MrsR . Probably not the place to say it but the Food Hall is my favourite part of Harrods. I love the tiles and the cheese!

    Commiserations greentiger .
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Oct 17, 7:16 PM
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    Has anyone had the skinny burgers from m & s ? ir so they are not like SW
    ones are they?
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    • maman
    • By maman 8th Oct 17, 7:27 PM
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    maman
    Has anyone had the skinny burgers from m & s ? ir so they are not like SW
    ones are they?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Sorry no. I either make my own or have Sainsbury's.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Oct 17, 7:27 PM
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    beanielou
    The muffin got me today
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Oct 17, 7:30 PM
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    beanielou
    Hello all,

    This week it's minus 1lb for me please. I've moved into the next ten pound bracket and am one pound off 12 stone. It will feel fab to be in the elevens. I'm still taking things in 5lb chunks at a time so will be working my way down to 165lb. Fingers crossed. My back is still in crisis mode and other things are difficult here. Forgive me if I don't post much more but I have read and wish you all a good week, better health, lovely holidays and positive SW vibes x

    Ps I think I recall the lower end of my perfect BMI weight being 8 stone something. I think I'd look horrendous at this weight if I could ever reach it!
    Originally posted by Moneysaverme
    Great loss.
    Like you I am keen to be back in the 11's ( & to blooming stay there )
    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 8th Oct 17, 7:30 PM
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    Sorry no. I either make my own or have Sainsbury's.
    Originally posted by maman
    I usually make my own but saw them today and they looked ok but dont want to buy id crap like SW ones
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Oct 17, 7:30 PM
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    The muffin got me today
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Was it nice ?
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Oct 17, 7:32 PM
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    beanielou
    Thanks Maman. I’ve surprised myself with how well I’ve done! We got a deal on theatre tickets and a meal- front row tickets for Phantom of the Opera with a meal at Planet Hollywood beforehand. Mum has gone all out buying nibbles for the room- mum, sis and I are sharing a room in a Travelodge and we’re going to do a quick change and go to Harrods before our meal
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Enjoy muchly.
    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 8th Oct 17, 7:35 PM
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    Was it nice ?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    It was
    Met my DS & his GF for a coffee.
    DS is doing SW from home & resisted. Well done him
    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***
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