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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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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Oct 17, 7:37 PM
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    I usually make my own but saw them today and they looked ok but dont want to buy id crap like SW ones
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Dislike them too.
    Most went in the food bucket.
    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, 8:24 PM
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    bubbs
    It was
    Met my DS & his GF for a coffee.
    DS is doing SW from home & resisted. Well done him
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Glad you enjoyed it well done DS
    Dislike them too.
    Most went in the food bucket.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Oh wont get them then but the sausage was ok as pig in blanket
    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
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 9th Oct 17, 2:26 AM
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    Good work, Msm.

    Thanks for commiserations, maman. Just typical Scotland – only team in the group to score in Slovenia, and did it twice at that, and still fail to get over the line and lose out on goal difference (big difference though). Ho hum, maybe next time … Congrats to all successful nations.

    No sensible eating today; it was grandson’s birthday so he picked the menu and ensured we all partook, lol. I’ll blame it on him anyway. Expecting a plus tomorrow.
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    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 9th Oct 17, 6:54 AM
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    TakeItEazy
    The muffin got me today
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I had a snickers just because it said Mardy Bum on the wrapper
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 9th Oct 17, 8:31 AM
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    kathrynha
    Had another weekend that was off plan, so determined to get back on plan today.


    Today's 'plan':
    Breakfast - porridge
    Lunch - pasta salad
    Dinner - fajita bowl (basically fajitas but with rice rather than wraps)
    Snacks - fruit, ginger sweets


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - oats
    Syns - honey in porridge (1), salad dressing (1), ginger sweets and drugs
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 9th Oct 17, 9:55 AM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Morning all
    Just running in quickly- I lost 5lbs this week! That’s Club 10 and 1/2lb from my interim target- 1 stone 13.5lbs lost in 11 weeks!
    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 😢
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Oct 17, 12:27 PM
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    maman
    Morning all
    Just running in quickly- I lost 5lbs this week! That’s Club 10 and 1/2lb from my interim target- 1 stone 13.5lbs lost in 11 weeks!
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan

    That's really great MrsR. Delighted for you! That's a weekly average of 2.5 lbs. Amazing!! Now you can go off and enjoy your birthday knowing that you'll easily get to your interim target before graduation.


    Fingers crossed for a better day today kathrynha.


    Not seen tete for a while and I do hope wiz feels well enough to come back soon.


    I've got my plan in place for today but not feeling at all hungry. I might skip lunch, snack on fruit and then just have an early dinner. As it's early in the week I've got plenty in to make SW friendly changes if I need to. I've also got about 35 syns to play with until Thursday morning so that's all good.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, scrambled eggs, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: satsumas
    D: cold pork, fried veg and beetroot
    Syns: HP sauce 2
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 9th Oct 17, 3:04 PM
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    Well, I was right: +1.4lbs today. I can accept that; totally deserved. Been ok today – but then it’s only just begun (cue for a song). Another birthday this week then off on holiday on Sunday for a week, so things are going to get interesting.

    Mrs_R, that’s amazing! Well done, you.
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    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 9th Oct 17, 3:07 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Had a bit of a disaster last week and have put half a stone on my own fault as all I did was eat. So back on the bandwagon this week and see if I can do better this week
    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
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 9th Oct 17, 3:10 PM
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    dawyldthing
    God knows why it's done the smiley face as normally : o together is wow ain't it
    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 9th Oct 17, 5:49 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    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
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Flip, stop posting and go and eat the Yorkshire curd tart!

    Morning all
    Just running in quickly- I lost 5lbs this week! That’s Club 10 and 1/2lb from my interim target- 1 stone 13.5lbs lost in 11 weeks!
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan


    Had a bit of a disaster last week and have put half a stone on my own fault as all I did was eat. So back on the bandwagon this week and see if I can do better this week
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    It happens, I have realised I have a cycle to eating/loosing weight... two good weeks, one week I eat everything, two weeks my weight stays the same....this is linked to my lady cycle.

    So get your bum on the bandwagon, that safari is waiting for you 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.
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 9th Oct 17, 6:28 PM
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    Very true Ssm. Done a comp with kiwi experience that could get £500 off which would help massively.

    Well done to all the losers btw - seem to be storming through it.

    Sts and ones like me - we'll get there
    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 9th Oct 17, 7:17 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Very true Ssm. Done a comp with kiwi experience that could get £500 off which would help massively.

    Well done to all the losers btw - seem to be storming through it.

    Sts and ones like me - we'll get there
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    I think we will all be looking for good value safari deals for you soon..... Which country do you want to do the safari (I think this is likely to be a silly question!)
    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 9th Oct 17, 7:25 PM
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    beanielou
    Morning all
    Just running in quickly- I lost 5lbs this week! That’s Club 10 and 1/2lb from my interim target- 1 stone 13.5lbs lost in 11 weeks!
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan


    Great result.
    As Maman says you can now enjoy your holiday
    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 9th Oct 17, 7:27 PM
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    beanielou
    Very mixed feelings today on SW today.
    All of our social team bar one have been asked to stand down from their duties to concentrate on their weight loss
    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 9th Oct 17, 9:07 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Very mixed feelings today on SW today.
    All of our social team bar one have been asked to stand down from their duties to concentrate on their weight loss
    Originally posted by beanielou
    What the heck do the social team do?
    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 9th Oct 17, 9:33 PM
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    beanielou
    What the heck do the social team do?
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    The social team do weigh, pay, shop, raffle ect.
    ie the unpaid volunteers who help run group.
    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 9th Oct 17, 9:39 PM
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    Evening all
    Beanie, if she said that to me, i take money, i would leave that group, i would be really offended
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Oct 17, 9:40 PM
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    Well done to everyone that has lost
    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 9th Oct 17, 9:47 PM
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    beanielou
    Expecting a big drop in numbers at group this week.
    New consultant too.
    I do wonder.
    Supposedly a new SW policy if people not more or less consistently loosing.
    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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