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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 Sep 17, 6:37 PM
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    Evening all, cant find the syns for this and someone would like to know on elite thread, can anyone help please?

    Princes Beef Stew(in a can)
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Sep 17, 6:51 PM
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    Morning all - 3lb loss this week for me, not a bad start, I'd like to be under 13st next week if possible.

    Well done to all with losses, and Bubbs I'm sure that half pound will come straight off and take some friends with it!

    Good luck with your ambitions to be a consultant Merlin, it's such a female dominated industry, more male leaders can only be a good thing.

    B - WM toast with butter (3)
    D - SW full English: Bacon, egg, potato, mushrooms and tomatoes
    T - Diet cola chicken from freezer with noodles (almost like a takeaway!)
    HEA - Milk
    HEB - WM toast
    Syns - Sugar (4), butter (3), Pom Bears (4) and maybe a Wispa or something since it's Friday (11?) = 22+

    Need to do a meal plan and shopping list for tomorrow onwards though because the cupboards are bare.

    Augh, just realised I'll have to weigh in a day early next week as I'm off to London on Thursday aft. Right! Got my focused hat on!
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air
    Thankyou, bloomin well hope so want 7lb gone so i have lost 4 stone by 7th oct when i go away.
    Well done on your loss
    Been another busy week again. Have enjoyed catching up again but am going to make a point of getting on here eachday to read.

    Hazel went to see her dad at the weekend an I have been down south since Tuesday seeing my dad. Hazels dad has lost the sight in his right eye due to the stroke and will not get it back. Had to laugh when Hazel was saying he was bumping into things. I know I should not but I think its the dark squaddie humour in me.

    WI last night. Another 3.5 lbs loss for me. Hazel 0.5 lbs. She had been dreading it as it was her birthday on Monday and we went out and drank too much when we got back. Btl of wine and 2 btl's of Champagne. It was still a loss and its has been everyweek since she started 16 weeks ago. I got my 1.5 stone award.

    I have joined the social team. 2 reasons for this. 1 to help and secondly attended a presentation on Sunday morning about becoming a consultant. Looking at about 6 months away so all aspects of the social team will be a help.

    At the presentation when I walked in I thought, what am I doing I am the wrong sex! But after to speaking to people there made to feel very welcome. As I have been told SW want more male consultants. All in all a well spent 3 hours. A long way to go in my SW journey first.
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    well done to both of you
    Afternoon all.

    Welcome newbies, well done all losers and commiserations to the gainers. Merlin go for becoming a consultant! I'm sure as a man you'd be welcomed with open arms. We had a number of men when I went to group, all of whom did very well as I recall but I'm sure a male consultant would encourage more.

    1lb off for me this week - slowly creeping towards target! I always seem to slow down when I'm approaching a stone barrier even when I don't do anything different - anyone else find this?
    Originally posted by esmy
    well done
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Sep 17, 6:54 PM
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    Well done Tete and Esmy on your losses.

    Not been a bad day for me today. Managed to resist the biscuits at the hospital, and feeling better now I have some iron in my blood again. Just a rather bruised arm, but at least I have some energy now
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Glad you are feeling a bit better, try and have a rest x
    Back from my mini break in Stratford upon Avon. We had a great time and I did make some good SW choices. Also when I did choose syns I enjoyed them so win/win.


    I can thoroughly recommend the Premier Inn Waterways. Aside from being clean and comfortable with very cheap parking, breakfast was a SW dream! They had Weetabix, FF yogurt, loads of fresh fruit and then the buffet of hot food. I skipped bread to keep my HEB for sandwiches at lunchtime and had a single hash brown with bacon, beans, mushrooms and fried eggs after a big bowl of fruit. So other than the hash brown and any oil it was all free. Alcohol consumption was minimal too as my friends aren't big drinkers.


    I have only skimmed through this week's posts so forgive me if I've missed important news.


    I did read the bit about the weightloss TV programme. As far as I'm concerned, people can spend what they like on food as long as they can afford it. That's personal choice. What I would say though is that unless someone is very poor indeed (like food banks or the cheapest of ready meals and few cooking facilities) then rejecting SW as expensive is nonsense and just an excuse IMO. I'm in the fortunate position that I am mse because I choose to be and hate being ripped off but I can feed us both well on about £50 a week with us both eating SW and DH having treats on top. The fact that I choose to eat out a lot and spend additional money on booze is up to me but that's my personal choice. It's not essential for SW.


    Back on plan today. I've done my meal plan and shop for the week. Most of the time will be OK although it's DH's birthday on Wednesday so will probably eat out then (night before WI). Today's meals are a bit chilli heavy but was the quickest way to get some Speed in at lunchtime and I like it anyway.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, 2 boiled eggs, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: JP with veggie chilli and cottage cheese
    D: marrow, chunky chilli, extra Speed (mushrooms etc.), SW chips
    Syns: gin
    Originally posted by maman
    glad you had a good time
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th Sep 17, 6:56 PM
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    Good Evening

    Evening all, cant find the syns for this and someone would like to know on elite thread, can anyone help please?

    Princes Beef Stew(in a can)
    Originally posted by bubbs
    No sorry cant help with syns
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • maman
    • By maman 8th Sep 17, 7:03 PM
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    maman
    Evening all, cant find the syns for this and someone would like to know on elite thread, can anyone help please?

    Princes Beef Stew(in a can)
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Irish stew is 9 and mince beef is 9.5. HTH

    P S. Stewed steak is 6
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Sep 17, 7:03 PM
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    bubbs
    Good Evening



    No sorry cant help with syns
    Originally posted by tweets
    Hello tweets
    You ok?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Sep 17, 7:05 PM
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    Evening all, cant find the syns for this and someone would like to know on elite thread, can anyone help please?

    Princes Beef Stew(in a can)
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Princes Irish beef stew in can 400g is 9 syns.

    HTH
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 8th Sep 17, 7:05 PM
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    Evening all, cant find the syns for this and someone would like to know on elite thread, can anyone help please?

    Princes Beef Stew(in a can)
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Closest I can find our:
    Princes Irish stew 400g - 9 syns
    Princes minced beef and onion in gravt 392g - 9.5 syns
    Princes stewed steak in meaty rich gravy 400g - 6 syns
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Sep 17, 7:11 PM
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    bubbs
    Princes Irish beef stew in can 400g is 9 syns.

    HTH
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Closest I can find our:
    Princes Irish stew 400g - 9 syns
    Princes minced beef and onion in gravt 392g - 9.5 syns
    Princes stewed steak in meaty rich gravy 400g - 6 syns
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Thanks i have asked if its the Irish one as she said steak with veg, its not the bottom one Kathryn already asked that will wait for reply thanks both for looking xx
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
    • maman
    • By maman 8th Sep 17, 7:23 PM
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    Thanks i have asked if its the Irish one as she said steak with veg, its not the bottom one Kathryn already asked that will wait for reply thanks both for looking xx
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I put it through the calculator and it comes to 1 syn per 100g using beef as free food. It's a 392g can so call it 4?

    But comes out as 8.5 if potatoes used as main free food. It'll be interesting to know.
    Last edited by maman; 08-09-2017 at 7:26 PM.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Sep 17, 7:28 PM
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    Oh must remember to post my meals this week and everything i eat as want a good loss
    Hexa Milk
    Hexab 1 aplen light, 1/2 slice wholemeal bread

    Brunch/lunch ham, cucumber, tomatoes, alpen light, 5 plums
    1 1/2 ltrs water , tea x 1
    Tea
    SW KFC with huge speed salad and 1/2 slice bread
    Chopped mixed fruit muller light yog
    3 x tea
    NAS squash for drinks
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Sep 17, 7:29 PM
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    I put it through the calculator and it comes to 1 syn per 100g using beef as free food. It's a 392g can so call it 4?

    But comes out as 8.5 if potatoes used as main free food. It'll be interesting to know.
    Originally posted by maman
    Thanks waiting on answer, she is perhaps having tea
    I know she ordered the steak in a can which is free from asda but this was a sub
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th Sep 17, 7:40 PM
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    Hello tweets
    You ok?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Yo bubbs

    I got to be ok lol
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Sep 17, 7:50 PM
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    Whats up Tweets?
    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 Sep 17, 8:28 PM
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    Yo bubbs

    I got to be ok lol
    Originally posted by tweets
    Aww whats up?

    This is the beef stew she wants syns for if anyone can help ?
    http://www.princes.co.uk/our-products/meat-pies-and-ready-meals/ready-meals/beef-stew/
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th Sep 17, 8:31 PM
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    Whats up Tweets?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I am ok just tired.

    Don't want to moan but mum runs me ragged and I was glad to go back work for a rest. During long hols I hardly saw my house during morning .

    Doesn't help when I go mums I feel like I am in school and she teacher. If she cant find anything to moan I done wrong she finds something. I cant even use my phone in her flat now . So when footie have Sunday early kick off as well as missing match I wont be able to google score

    I joke with Poppy I got list of don't do's as long as my arm .

    Got to phone everyday 3-30pm sometimes 30 min on phone and I cant make any noise because if she hears noise got to explain what I am doing grr lol. She even rings me when I get home weekends. It gets harder because she says things and when I ask her days later what happened she says I am going mad because she didn't say it. So I am now careful what I say to her very hard I tell you.


    Good job I got Poppy she could tell folk some tales lol
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Sep 17, 8:40 PM
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    I am ok just tired.

    Don't want to moan but mum runs me ragged and I was glad to go back work for a rest. During long hols I hardly saw my house during morning .

    Doesn't help when I go mums I feel like I am in school and she teacher. If she cant find anything to moan I done wrong she finds something. I cant even use my phone in her flat now . So when footie have Sunday early kick off as well as missing match I wont be able to google score

    I joke with Poppy I got list of don't do's as long as my arm .

    Got to phone everyday 3-30pm sometimes 30 min on phone and I cant make any noise because if she hears noise got to explain what I am doing grr lol. She even rings me when I get home weekends. It gets harder because she says things and when I ask her days later what happened she says I am going mad because she didn't say it. So I am now careful what I say to her very hard I tell you.


    Good job I got Poppy she could tell folk some tales lol
    Originally posted by tweets
    Awww must be very difficullt for you, but no good keeping it bottled up, always at the end of a PM
    Do you think maybe she is getting confused?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th Sep 17, 8:43 PM
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    Awww must be very difficullt for you, but no good keeping it bottled up, always at the end of a PM
    Do you think maybe she is getting confused?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    More like I am getting confused lol

    You know what she's like. I got to go Tesco for her tomorrow been going Thursday while I was off. She thought I was going Thursday after work no way.
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Sep 17, 8:48 PM
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    More like I am getting confused lol

    You know what she's like. I got to go Tesco for her tomorrow been going Thursday while I was off. She thought I was going Thursday after work no way.
    Originally posted by tweets
    She is making you confused
    So in the holiday, did you go every morning?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th Sep 17, 8:53 PM
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    She is making you confused
    So in the holiday, did you go every morning?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I went more mornings then I stayed here the odd days I didn't go she rang me so if I had wanted to go anywhere would have been impossible. One day I was in Tesco and trying to use phone , Tesco zapper and do shopping packing as I went was Was still on phone going for taxi home .

    I have done an Iceland shop online for me coming tomorrow affy.

    I will get a few items in Tesco when I go for mum . Like there fresh pre packed veg on 3 for 2
    Lost 3st-3lb
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