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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
    • #1
    • 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 9th Sep 17, 7:29 PM
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    Tweets, hugs x

    -1lb loss this week which is surprising as last Saturday I did drink 3/4 bottle of gin, pizza and chips!

    No gin this weekend!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    well done
    Morning,

    2.5lbs lost this week. Yay!

    Have a good day all
    Originally posted by Moneysaverme
    well done
    Happy Saturday everyone and hello to everyone whose joined!

    WI today showed a [color=red] -2lb [/color ] so I'm well pleased with that ...3lbs to 4 stone !! Would love to do that next week but realistically it's at least a fortnight's work.

    Not sure what's on the menu tonight - hubby was talking about making a pork & peanut butter curry - he made it ages ago & it was although it was nice now in my SW days it sounds too far syn laden for my liking!
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    well done , my next award is 4 stone too i have 7lbs to go but want to do by 7th October as we go away for a week then
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 4lb week 34
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Sep 17, 7:30 PM
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    Evening all
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 4lb week 34
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th 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
    From me too.
    You know where I am if you need a moan/rant.
    Remember to take care of you too xx
    Hurrah for Poppy
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 9th Sep 17, 9:15 PM
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    Well done, Sunshine, TIE (I count every loss. No matter how toty), gts and Msm.

    Well, my team continues to be rubbish, so may syns were consumed in an anaesthetic capacity. Commiserations to you too, maman.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Sep 17, 9:16 PM
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    Really having the urge to have raspberry gin & chocolate.
    Am resisting For now!
    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 9th Sep 17, 9:21 PM
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    gts - it depends on how much peanut butter there is in it. It works out at 4.5 syns per Tbs or 1.5 syns if you use a reduced fat one. You'll have to decide whether it's worth it synwise or not.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thanks for that info but I gave up counting syns when I realised that there was a can of coconut milk (full fat ) as well as the 4 tbs of peanut butter ().....not to mention the bottle of red hubby had opened!

    I'm just going to have to be super good for the rest of the week
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Sep 17, 9:21 PM
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    Really having the urge to have raspberry gin & chocolate.
    Am resisting For now!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I am resisting gin..... we can resist together!
    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.
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Sep 17, 9:25 PM
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    Well, my team continues to be rubbish, so may syns were consumed in an anaesthetic capacity. Commiserations to you too, maman.
    Originally posted by greentiger

    Thanks greentiger.
    DH couldn't make today's game and he was lucky! Silver lining was that Liverpool lost 5-0!


    I had a Tuna Nicoise salad before the game so an extra couple of syns for a drizzle of dressing but otherwise stayed on plan. I'm still sticking with half time bananas until I'm back in target zone. Not missing the chocolate.


    Raspberry gin sounds interesting beanie. Is it more synful than the plain stuff?
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Sep 17, 9:26 PM
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    I am resisting gin..... we can resist together!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    I'm not!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Sep 17, 9:35 PM
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    We can
    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 Sep 17, 9:37 PM
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    I dont know Maman.
    I had it recently on a family night out.
    No syns counted though.
    I got a bottle for my birthday which I have resisted thus far!!
    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 Sep 17, 9:41 PM
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    I'm not!
    Originally posted by maman
    We can
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I dont know Maman.
    I had it recently on a family night out.
    No syns counted though.
    I got a bottle for my birthday which I have resisted thus far!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Beanie, step away from the gin, do not listen to maman...... she is the temptress!

    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.
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Sep 17, 9:42 PM
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    I dont know Maman.
    I had it recently on a family night out.
    No syns counted though.
    I got a bottle for my birthday which I have resisted thus far!!
    Originally posted by beanielou


    There's an Edinburgh Raspberry Gin Liqueur online which is less syns than the normal stuff: 2.5 syns for 25ml instead of 3. I'd have thought it was more because it's sweeter. Not that I'm suggesting you have any though.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Sep 17, 9:42 PM
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    Edinburgh Gin raspberry Liqueur, 20% vol (25ml) 2 1/2 syns.

    Dident realise it was 20% proof!
    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 Sep 17, 9:43 PM
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    Crossed posts Maman
    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 Sep 17, 9:47 PM
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    Beanie.....be good
    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.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Sep 17, 9:47 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Beanie.... be strong
    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 Sep 17, 9:51 PM
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    Beanie.....be good
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Beanie.... be strong
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I am trying, trying
    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 9th Sep 17, 10:01 PM
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    I'm going to swear now........

    .....I really don't get gin.


    Any other spirit I'm your girl ....but gin never!
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Sep 17, 10:29 PM
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    I'm going to swear now........

    .....I really don't get gin.


    Any other spirit I'm your girl ....but gin never!
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    With you on ordinary gin but raspberry gin, well.............
    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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