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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 31st Oct 17, 8:07 AM
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    Slimming for Santa - Slimming World Support Thread 2017
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    • 31st Oct 17, 8:07 AM
    Slimming for Santa - Slimming World Support Thread 2017 31st Oct 17 at 8:07 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
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 28th Nov 17, 8:29 PM
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    bubbs
    That pie looked delicious!

    My days food

    Breakfast: porridge with 1 tsp honey (HEB and 2 syns)
    Lunch: jerk chicken, salad, rice and beans
    Dinner: h/m chicken curry, rice, peashoots and cress (5 syns)

    HEA milk
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Was and easy with pie maker
    I have eaten way too much today.
    Is all.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Naughty stuff?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 5 1/2lb week 37
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 28th Nov 17, 9:18 PM
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    thanks for the chart kathryna, and well done to the SOTWs.

    Bit of an odd day today as we've been travelling, so had a massive breakfast (for me) which has pretty much done us for the day.

    B: 2 small slices wholemeal toast (HEXB), baked beans, mushrooms, lean bacon.

    then the naughty bit....
    2 crumpets with a pat of butter each (2 x (5+2) = 14 syns)

    and have been on speed snacks the rest of the day - red pepper, clementines, banana and 35g cheddar (HEXA).

    This is only the second time I've had butter since starting SW in October and it was soooo nice ! Given that I used to have about four rounds of white toast with lashings of butter and marmalade most days (which is one of the reasons I need to lose weight) I think I deserved the treat.
    • esmy
    • By esmy 28th Nov 17, 9:34 PM
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    esmy
    Thanks for the chart Kathryn and well done on your loss! Congrats too to the slimmers of the week.

    Another on plan day today, syns for breadcrumbs (3) an extra crispbread (1) and a tsp of honey (1) with rasps and yoghurt. Posting my menus here seems to keep me on track a bit better.

    Tomorrow's menu:
    B Bran flakes yoghurt berries and honey
    L More cauli soup (I've got a gallon of it and no freezer room!) and a speedy omlette
    D Need to check what needs using up in the fridge - maybe chilli with a JP

    My last baby weighed 12lbs 13oz...... you just need a 10b baby!


    .
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Good grief, how on earth did you do that??!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 28th Nov 17, 11:00 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Thanks for that - will have a better look later
    Errrr not really. I was going swimming but since it’s got really cold that’s sort of been knocked on the head....that’s why I was heading for the gym.
    I cancelled Monday ...I was feeling ropey & my head wasn’t really in it.
    My consultant asked me to do a food diary & I know I’m miss repetitive but this week even more so because I just need comfort food - trying to avoid full fat chip shop chips lol
    Thanks guys for letting me whinge....much appreciated x
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    We love it when someone has a whinge.... it is good for the soul x
    Make sure you shift your bottom at the gym... but remember if you jog/run that the pressure going through your knees is double your weight i.e. if you are 10 stone, there is 20 stone going through your knees..... walking is much better and more sustainable

    Thanks for the chart Kathryn and well done on your loss! Congrats too to the slimmers of the week.

    Another on plan day today, syns for breadcrumbs (3) an extra crispbread (1) and a tsp of honey (1) with rasps and yoghurt. Posting my menus here seems to keep me on track a bit better.

    Tomorrow's menu:
    B Bran flakes yoghurt berries and honey
    L More cauli soup (I've got a gallon of it and no freezer room!) and a speedy omlette
    D Need to check what needs using up in the fridge - maybe chilli with a JP

    Good grief, how on earth did you do that??!
    Originally posted by esmy
    Can you take something out of your freezer and eat it, and freeze caulk soup... a girl can only take so much cauli soup!

    The squeezing the baby out was easy... my first weighed 8 lb 11, my second weighed 10 lb 12, and my third.... well all I can say is I stopped at that one!
    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 29th Nov 17, 12:27 AM
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    maman
    1 off for me.

    Not to bad considering a weekend away, and hospital day and a meal out.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Fantastic kathryna . So pleased for you!
    My last baby weighed 12lbs 13oz......
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    That's frightening!!

    You'll get there gettingtheresometime . You've not been yourself at all recently but your mojo will come back. Why not write a meal plan for the coming week with a new recipe or two. Plenty of ideas on here. It doesn't have to be fancy. I just love egg and chips and a few mushrooms and beetroot.

    I always think of SP as a low carb version of EE. So instead of a third each lean meat, carbs and veg you just have 50:50 lean meat and veg. You have your usual syns but no free food just protein, Speed and your HEXs. You can have an extra HEB if you do it 100%. I rarely do a full day but I often keep the carbs down a bit by having a SP lunch but then I don't have the extra HEB. It's only intended short term as a boost. HTH.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 29th Nov 17, 7:36 AM
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    kathrynha
    Please whinge GettingThereSomeTime. It's good to have somewhere to vent how you are feeling, and we are all here to support each other.


    Another day not feeling great for me. Some new drugs and my body aint used to them yet. But, going to try and stick to plan, because I want my 4stone back. Currently at 3st 11lb. I need to be in control of something in my life.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - Special 'fried' rice
    Dinner - stir fry


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - ?
    Syns - chilli sauce (2), stir fry sauce (3)
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 29th Nov 17, 9:34 AM
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    Top Girl
    I most certainly do not need a 12lb baby *grimace*


    Finding out on Friday if we need a C Section or if they'll let her come naturally.


    I must work out how to put a photo on before she's here!


    An on plan day today:


    B - Sausage sandwich and an apple


    D - Chicken stew


    T - Dirty rice


    Syns - whatever I fancy


    Milk for HEXA. In tea and a pint with my tea probably, the heartburn tends to hit around the early evening


    BM - Lugging little legs about with me!
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 29th Nov 17, 9:47 AM
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    kathrynha
    I most certainly do not need a 12lb baby *grimace*


    Finding out on Friday if we need a C Section or if they'll let her come naturally.


    I must work out how to put a photo on before she's here!
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    I thought a 9.5lb baby was bad enough, but a 12lb one is enough to make your eyes water.


    Fingers crossed you get whatever birth is best for you, as well as for TopBaby.


    I use https://postimages.org/ for putting the charts up. It's really easy. Register, upload the picture, then copy and paste the 'Hotlinks for Forums' code in to your post.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • maman
    • By maman 29th Nov 17, 11:52 AM
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    I must work out how to put a photo on before she's here!
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    Just so you can show off afterwards how much you've lost!!

    Another day not feeling great for me. Some new drugs and my body aint used to them yet. But, going to try and stick to plan, because I want my 4stone back. Currently at 3st 11lb. I need to be in control of something in my life.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Sorry to hear that you're suffering more side effects kathrynha. Hopefully the new drugs will settle down very soon. I really resonate with the control. I'd be devastated if I allowed myself to go back to being fat again but we must keep a perspective. 3 lbs is nothing in the scheme of things. What matters is we keep plodding on and don't let it get out of control. I'll be as delighted as you are when that 3lbs (and more) comes off but we're not going to beat ourselves up about it if it takes time. Right?


    I had a piece of chocolate last night so, with today's bread, I'll have just 7 syns left. That's sailing close to the wind as I could only estimate last Saturday's restaurant meal. nest week doesn't look any better as Christmas events are starting to kick in. I now understand the people who come to group, don't lose, and say they'd gain more if they stayed away.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, 2 boiled eggs, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: lentil and veg soup, apple and cottage cheese
    D: SW Spaghetti Bolognese
    Syns: chocolate (yesterday) 3.5, xtra bread 2.5, sprinkle of Parmesan??
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 29th Nov 17, 12:09 PM
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    joedenise
    Well done losers and SsOTW. Probably not going to weigh tomorrow as definitely over syns this week - the whiskey & hot lemon doesn't help the syns but helps me sleep a bit better!

    Today's plan:

    B - Coconut baked oats (0.5 HEB + 0.5) (I make 2 in muffin tins and will have the other for pudding later)
    L - lentil dahl; melba toast (3 syns)
    D - Egg, bacon, mushrooms, beans; coconut baked oats (0.5 HEB + 0.5)

    HEA - milk
    HEB - porridge
    Syns - coconut 1;wm bread 3

    Denise
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 29th Nov 17, 12:32 PM
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    Todays plan from me;

    Cheese (HEXA) wholemal sandwich (HEXB) for brunch.

    Gammon, mashed potatoes and peas for tea, with parsley sauce (about 6 syns worth I expect, + 1 for the milk in the mash)

    For th record, I drink either black coffee, fruit tea, NAS lemon squash or cherry pepsi max depending on my mood and the weather - all are free so I never bother to put those down here, although I do write them in my food diary.

    Snacks: banana, grapes, clementines, red pepper strips.
    • maman
    • By maman 29th Nov 17, 12:52 PM
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    maman
    Sorry to hear you're still under the weather denise.


    Just a thought but if you were to forego the bacon it could be a Green day? Than you could have hot milk instead of the whisky?


    Todays plan from me;

    Cheese (HEXA) wholemal sandwich (HEXB) for brunch.

    Gammon, mashed potatoes and peas for tea, with parsley sauce (about 6 syns worth I expect, + 1 for the milk in the mash)

    For th record, I drink either black coffee, fruit tea, NAS lemon squash or cherry pepsi max depending on my mood and the weather - all are free so I never bother to put those down here, although I do write them in my food diary.

    Snacks: banana, grapes, clementines, red pepper strips.
    Originally posted by p00hsticks

    I'd focus on these snacks heavily as they're your only Speed (except for a bit of parsley) today poohsticks.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 29th Nov 17, 1:33 PM
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    Thanks Maman, hadn't even noticed it was very nearly a green day so will definitely forgo the bacon this evening. Means I won't have to syn the bread at lunchtime and can have another slice to dip in my egg this evening!

    The extra HEA will be used for milk.

    Not feeling too bad today so no whiskey tonight!

    Denise
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 29th Nov 17, 2:48 PM
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    I'd focus on these snacks heavily as they're your only Speed (except for a bit of parsley) today poohsticks.
    Originally posted by maman
    Thanks for the tip - will do.

    I've been assuming that peas (frozen) were free and speed, but having looked at the food optimising book I can't actually see them listed anywhere ?
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 29th Nov 17, 2:52 PM
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    Thanks for the tip - will do.

    I've been assuming that peas (frozen) were free and speed, but having looked at the food optimising book I can't actually see them listed anywhere ?
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    Peas are free but not speed (think they might be listed in the pulses section not the veg section)

    Mange tout and sugar snaps are speed though.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 29th Nov 17, 3:17 PM
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    Thanks for the tip - will do.

    I've been assuming that peas (frozen) were free and speed, but having looked at the food optimising book I can't actually see them listed anywhere ?
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    Peas are actually Protein so can be used if doing EESP.

    Denise
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 29th Nov 17, 4:06 PM
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    kathrynha
    Sorry to hear that you're suffering more side effects kathrynha. Hopefully the new drugs will settle down very soon. I really resonate with the control. I'd be devastated if I allowed myself to go back to being fat again but we must keep a perspective. 3 lbs is nothing in the scheme of things. What matters is we keep plodding on and don't let it get out of control. I'll be as delighted as you are when that 3lbs (and more) comes off but we're not going to beat ourselves up about it if it takes time. Right?
    Originally posted by maman
    Of course I'm not beating myself up about it
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 29th Nov 17, 4:07 PM
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    p00hsticks
    Peas are free but not speed (think they might be listed in the pulses section not the veg section)

    Mange tout and sugar snaps are speed though.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Peas are actually Protein so can be used if doing EESP.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thanks both - will bear that in mind when doing my menu planning in future.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 29th Nov 17, 5:59 PM
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    I always think of SP as a low carb version of EE. So instead of a third each lean meat, carbs and veg you just have 50:50 lean meat and veg. You have your usual syns but no free food just protein, Speed and your HEXs. You can have an extra HEB if you do it 100%. I rarely do a full day but I often keep the carbs down a bit by having a SP lunch but then I don't have the extra HEB. It's only intended short term as a boost. HTH.
    Originally posted by maman
    So there are;

    normal slimming world
    Speed/Protein
    Green
    EESPSPPSPS days

    Anything else I have missed off... it is confusing!

    Today I have had for breakfast/lunch (eaten separately)

    Several large carrots (I think I am going to turn orange)
    Banana
    3 large Tomato

    Tea
    Mushroom, peppers, onions, courgettes, aubergines, spinach, leaks, chopped toms, curry powder and rice.

    I am going to have yoghurt and fruit
    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.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 29th Nov 17, 6:16 PM
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    p00hsticks
    So there are;

    normal slimming world
    Speed/Protein
    Green
    EESPSPPSPS days

    Anything else I have missed off... it is confusing!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I'm new to all this but I think that even 'normal' slimming world has morphed over the years.

    The latest starter pack deals with 'Extra Easy' (EE) and also mentions 'Extra Easy Speed/Protein' (EE SP) but people who I've spoken to who joined a while ago talk about having 'Red' and 'Green' days

    Mushroom, peppers, onions, courgettes, aubergines, spinach, leaks, chopped toms, curry powder and rice.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    oooh - that sounds nice - how do you cook it ?
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