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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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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 30th Nov 17, 3:26 PM
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    -2.5lb for me! Properly yo-yo-ing at the moment!

    Have got my work xmas do on Friday night and afternoon tea on Saturday at a fancy hotel so It's probably all going back on next week!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    As my consultant would say "stop being a negative nelly". It's only 2 meals out of 21!

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 30th Nov 17, 3:48 PM
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    Didn't WI this morning but did go to group. As I'm in target range I don't have to weigh every week but don't see why I shouldn't have "me" time the same as usual!

    Another Green day for me today (accidentally again!)

    B - melon chunks at group
    L - KFC veggie rice box using the chicken as HEB1; 4.5 syns
    D - butternut squash & red lentil curry/rice

    HEA1 - milk
    HEA2 - not sure but probably split extra milk/cheese
    HEB1 - chicken
    HEB2 - Ryvita; cheese
    Syns - 4.5 in KFC

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 30th Nov 17, 4:11 PM
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    Today's plan for me is to try to not be too off plan. Feeling naff, feeling like eating everything bad, feeling down
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Sorry to read this.
    Take care of you xx
    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 30th Nov 17, 4:14 PM
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    Hoping for a STS this week.
    We shall see.
    I fear too many naughty's this week.
    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***
    • maman
    • By maman 30th Nov 17, 4:15 PM
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    maman
    Sorry to hear you're having a down day kathrynha. Hope you've not strayed too far from your plan. The weather here is beautiful, cold and crisp and bright but I saw big white blobs on the weather map for your neck of the woods.
    to all the losers since I posted yesterday. Well done!


    Have you tried my savoury mince recipe LLS, it's on here and is a big favourite in this house - Top Bloke isn't the biggest stew fan around but is always happy with this as long as I grate the carrot, he hates lumps!
    Originally posted by Top Girl

    It's a huge favourite in this house too! I think the tomato puree and Oxos in it might give it that soupy flavour that lush's DH likes. If I were you lush, I'd make up topgirl's recipe with 5% mince and disguised veg if needed and get your DH to taste it. If he doesn't like it then you can freeze in portions for yourself.

    OH's request we're going off plan to have a chicken curry for dinner (was going to be a veggie stir fry full of good speed, which will have to wait until tomorrow now).

    Dinner - chicken curry with rice (made with fresh chicken breast and an old (pre-SW) curry sauce jar from the cupboard that is apparently 17 1/2 syns, so say 9 syns for my portion. Possibly some veggies as a side.
    Originally posted by p00hsticks

    As you're still well within syns for the day then you're not going off plan in the SW sense (and having tomorrow's meal all sorted is a bonus). Syns are there to be used and we all prioritise them to have what we like most. If you want to use them for half a jar of curry sauce then that's fine. It won't be as low on Speed as you might imagine if you look at the ingredients and you could always add in mushrooms or onions or spinach. Another idea is to split it into 3 portions and freeze one for your DH to have another day but as you have plenty of syns to play with that's not essential.


    I did a quick weigh and go this morning. I'm calling it STS although the scales showed a pound loss. I've not got my head around it but I think there must have been an error in the recording last week.


    I'm happy as although I'm still a pound out of range it's likely now that any residual gain from my holiday is behind me. Denise, I read your advice to missteach. I've got 2 meals out planned before next WI but I'll listen and make sure the other 19 are very much on plan.


    Todays' EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB Weetabix, HEA milk
    L: JP with ham, cottage cheese, pickled cabbage, cornichons, jalapenos and spring onions
    D: Chicken casserole (onion, carrot, leeks, celery, mushrooms and butter beans) with broccoli, cauli and new potatoes
    Syns: cornflour 1
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 30th Nov 17, 4:31 PM
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    Well side effect of the medication means that all the bad food I ate exited my body the quick way, so might I have got away with eating bad

    At the hospital again tomorrow so got to hope we don't get snowed in overnight.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 30th Nov 17, 4:51 PM
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    Topgirl- can't seem to find the savoury mince recipe on here and haven't got a copy of it. Have really meant to try it so many times but not yet. I always add a beef stockpot, tomato puree and various veggies so may not be that different to your recipe anyway.

    Denise
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 30th Nov 17, 5:16 PM
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    evening all, seem to be rather low on actual appetite after breakfast the past few days

    today:
    breakfast: tea (milk from hea), sweet omelette with quark and strawberries (0.5syn for sweetener)
    lunch: 5.5 syn kitkat, ham slices,
    tea: group at 7.30 so will take a tub of apple slices and orange slices and a can of pop for after I've been weighed

    hair finally got did today. I'm very happy with it just need to adapt my usual eye make up to suit the darker tones

    feeling a bit bloated today :/

    we found out today OH has to go one atwo day course which starts tomorrow and is an overnight stay so littlie and i have tomorrow to ourselves. we're at a friends birthday party (4 year old so lots of running and playing for littlie, i should be ok as the mum does sw ) we may see if my dad wants to meet and go to meadowhell for a mooch round and a nosey at the new ikea...probably no different to leeds but always nice for a change of scenery. maybe a carvery for tea somewhere either with my parents if mum finishes work at a decent time or maybe just me and littlie if im feeling brave!
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 30th Nov 17, 5:35 PM
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    Today's plan for me is to try to not be too off plan. Feeling naff, feeling like eating everything bad, feeling down
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Ah Kathrynha hope you’re feeling better soon & that the snow stays away until at least Saturday.
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 30th Nov 17, 6:50 PM
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    Evening all
    A measly 1/2lb off for me, i am so disappointed , dont know what to do anymore
    Well done to all the losers
    Kathryn hope you feel a bit better soon x
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 7lb week 38
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 30th Nov 17, 7:50 PM
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    Kathryn - you really are doing fab. That 10lb will come off. Don't be too hard on yourself Hun

    Bubbs - it's 1/2 in the right direction. Slow and steady wins the race - if that was every week it's 2 stone a year

    Does any one know what meat feast calzone from Frankish and bennies is? Blooming bargains drove me in. Was rather nice but dread the syns :/
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 stone then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs *48lbs lost* *43lbs to go*
    Started SW16st13lbs 11/7/17 - 23 weeks in -40lbs
    -> target 12/12 to 12/6 *** +2lbs in 1 weeks ***
    2) to find new challenges
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 30th Nov 17, 8:12 PM
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    Morning all

    Thank you for not kicking me up the proverbal - as my consultant told me I should remember how far I've come....I do - the credit card is taking a bashing from all the new clothes I'm buying lol!

    On a serious note, whilst I didn't want to get to target before Christmas I was hoping to have at least hit 4.5 stones - well that isn't going to happen now especially as I've only got two WIs before I go away.

    So I think the plan will be to try to lose what I can before I go away but not have a blow out whilst I'm away ...I will even take my gym kit (and use it!) and then in the New Year look to get some 1:1 guidance whether it be with James Smith (he's very straight talking isn't he lol) or a real live person.

    So as they say onwards & upwards!
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    If I lost 4.5 stone I would be .

    Enjoy and celebrate x


    Today's plan for me is to try to not be too off plan. Feeling naff, feeling like eating everything bad, feeling down
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Special dodgy hugs x


    That is you in the middle of me and bubbs xxxx


    Evening all
    A measly 1/2lb off for me, i am so disappointed , dont know what to do anymore
    Well done to all the losers
    Kathryn hope you feel a bit better soon x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Some people are just not happy....... you have had a loss and should be pleased....

    Could some kind soul tell me what syns there are in sugar free polos. A person bought me a pack specially..... I ate them all and now have wind! Terrible wind!!! and think I may have had hundreds of syns!!!!!

    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    13 weeks to go - 19 lbs to go.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 30th Nov 17, 8:29 PM
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    Nestle Polo Mints, Sugar Free (per tube) 4
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 7lb week 38
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 30th Nov 17, 8:32 PM
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    Kathryn - you really are doing fab. That 10lb will come off. Don't be too hard on yourself Hun

    Bubbs - it's 1/2 in the right direction. Slow and steady wins the race - if that was every week it's 2 stone a year

    Does any one know what meat feast calzone from Frankish and bennies is? Blooming bargains drove me in. Was rather nice but dread the syns :/
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    I know but been so good last 2 weeks and half a bleeding pound!
    Cant find the feast calzone on the app
    If I lost 4.5 stone I would be .

    Enjoy and celebrate x




    Special dodgy hugs x


    That is you in the middle of me and bubbs xxxx




    Some people are just not happy....... you have had a loss and should be pleased....

    Could some kind soul tell me what syns there are in sugar free polos. A person bought me a pack specially..... I ate them all and now have wind! Terrible wind!!! and think I may have had hundreds of syns!!!!!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    But im not pleased i worked really hard the last 2 weeks, for what? 1/2lb feel like having a massive blow out
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 7lb week 38
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 30th Nov 17, 8:32 PM
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    Delighted to report 2 1/2 off.
    This is unheard for me to loose or M every week for something like 10 weeks.
    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 30th Nov 17, 8:41 PM
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    Keep going bubbs.
    We can do this
    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 30th Nov 17, 9:02 PM
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    Delighted to report 2 1/2 off.
    This is unheard for me to loose or M every week for something like 10 weeks.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    well done
    Keep going bubbs.
    We can do this
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Suppose i will keep going, dont stop me feeling totally peed off
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 7lb week 38
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 30th Nov 17, 9:13 PM
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    Nestle Polo Mints, Sugar Free (per tube) 4
    Originally posted by bubbs
    That is rather good... but I really do not recommend them at all...

    Just remember you are getting closer to the target weight (you will already be in the ideal range) so weight loss is slower, and you are probably either storing a weight loss... or need a poo!

    Delighted to report 2 1/2 off.
    This is unheard for me to loose or M every week for something like 10 weeks.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Well done skinny mini x
    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    13 weeks to go - 19 lbs to go.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 30th Nov 17, 9:17 PM
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    That is rather good... but I really do not recommend them at all...

    Just remember you are getting closer to the target weight (you will already be in the ideal range) so weight loss is slower, and you are probably either storing a weight loss... or need a poo!



    Well done skinny mini x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    If only
    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 30th Nov 17, 9:18 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    If only
    Originally posted by beanielou
    2 stone 2 lbs loss..... skinny!
    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    13 weeks to go - 19 lbs to go.
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