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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: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
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    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 3rd Dec 17, 7:33 PM
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    Nicki
    I really enjoyed my food today.

    Breakfast: cup of tea
    Lunch: rump steak, jacket potato, peas, mushroom (8 syns for butter)
    Dinner: salad, pasta in bacon, mushroom and pea sauce (3 syns)

    HEA milk, no HEB yet but have had lots of fibre today with the baked spud and all the veg.

    I've got 20 syns left to last 2 days which seems more do-able now than when I had my two gourmet days out at the beginning of the week.

    I've signed back up for reformer pilates starting on Tuesday so hopefully that will help with inch loss before too long though it doesn't do much to burn calories off. And I have a work Christmas lunch to navigate next week but if I can find a way not to drink and stick to Diet Coke that might be ok
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 3rd Dec 17, 7:42 PM
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    bubbs
    I ave not had much food at all yet today only a roast for tea
    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 3rd Dec 17, 7:43 PM
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    p00hsticks
    You'll be fine pOOhsticks if you work out how many syns you've had since WI and then take from 105 so you know how many syns you have left for the rest of the week. Several people, myself & Maman included, use the 105 syns a week formula all the time. For example if it's been 2 days since WI and you had 10 syns first day and 35 yesterday you've had 45 syns so have 60 syns left for 5 days so 12 syns a day, which should be plenty.
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thanks - that makes me feel a bit better. I've not had any syns today so far and a fair bit of speed so if I can do the same tomorrow I shoudl be back on track.

    B- raspberry & cranberry muller light
    L - ham salad sandwich (HEB) with extra salad and 35g cheddar (HEA)
    D - beef casserole (potato, swede, leek, red onions, carrot, with 5% fat beef)
    snacks - clementines, grapes, banana
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 3rd Dec 17, 10:37 PM
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    joedenise
    Thanks - that makes me feel a bit better. I've not had any syns today so far and a fair bit of speed so if I can do the same tomorrow I shoudl be back on track.

    B- raspberry & cranberry muller light
    L - ham salad sandwich (HEB) with extra salad and 35g cheddar (HEA)
    D - beef casserole (potato, swede, leek, red onions, carrot, with 5% fat beef)
    snacks - clementines, grapes, banana
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    You should try to have a few syns each day. The plan says 5-15, although SW now recommend 10 a day in case you c*ck up!

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 4th Dec 17, 12:00 AM
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    maman
    You should try to have a few syns each day. The plan says 5-15, although SW now recommend 10 a day in case you c*ck up!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    denise was responding to Nicki but I think the same applies to you too bubbs . My take is that your body has got used to the plan and you need to try making a few changes. Unless you have 105 syns for picky tea on Saturdays then you could try having a few (5?) most days just to see if it shakes things up.
    I know you weren't feeling hungry today but do you normally have breakfast and lunch? Do you drink plenty?
    Sorry to be so preachy but just trying to get to the bottom of why you aren't losing much lately.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Dec 17, 8:14 AM
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    kathrynha
    Well done everyone on the losses. Think the spreadsheet is all up to date.


    Well this weekend I went rather over on my syns. Hormones playing up, and I just couldn't stop eating


    Weigh in tomorrow, so 2 days of being good.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - fruit and yougurt
    Lunch - LO cauliflower cheese
    Dinner - Fajita bowls (fajitas but with rice instead of wraps)


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - ?
    Syns - some in cheese sauce
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 4th Dec 17, 8:49 AM
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    Nicki
    3lb loss for me this week. I'm happy with that.
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 4th Dec 17, 9:50 AM
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    Chrisv
    Well after the sts last week, I'm happy with -2 this week.

    Might be a coincidence, but I do think the tips for measuring milk (thanks kathrynha) and alcohol (thanks maman) have helped - my liver should probably thank you too maman
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 4th Dec 17, 9:57 AM
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    Top Girl
    well done guys on the losses! and Tweet I tried on a size 16 coat recently too that fitted and it feels totally amazing! well done!

    Morning sickness has really kicked in trying to eat little and often!

    B: heB(+2 syns) wm toast with 1 scrambled egg and 1/3 tin of tinned tomatoes (2syns for flora light)

    hifi bar (3)
    banana, handful of grapes

    mayflower curry and rice with added veggies for speed (4 syns)

    3 baby bell light for HeA and maybe a yoghurt and 2 satsumas

    Haven't got my head around the 2 heB and 2 heA's yet, not feeling like I need them right now but will bear them in mind in weeks to come or if some days I need more.

    Hugs to everyone that needs them

    Mrs H x
    Originally posted by mary hinge

    I always have both my HEXAs now, even if I just force down milk, for the calcium. The extra HEXB, I have if I fancy it, you won't need to syn your HiFi bar today though!


    A friend sent me a care package when I felt rough in early pregnancy that included ginger sweets and a ginger lipbalm, both of which really helped. I didn't bother synning the sweets, I wasn't keeping enough down!


    B - Bacon and mushroom omelette


    D - Tuna salad sandwich (4 for mayo plus HEXB) and an apple


    T - Spaghetti Bolognese


    Probably crisps (5) or a biscuit (4) with my milk before bed


    I WILL get weighed tomorrow, forgot this morning
    • esmy
    • By esmy 4th Dec 17, 10:00 AM
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    esmy
    Morning all

    Well done Nicki that's a great loss.

    Bubbs I've also been thinking about your slowdown. I had 3-4 weeks where I didn't lose at the end of the last challenge/start of this one. I got going again by being thorough about counting syns and trying to cut carbs a bit. Also putting my meal plans on here each day has really helped. I know you try to avoid carbs anyway and seem to have plenty of speed so not much you can do there. Your dinners always look good but I've also wondered what you eat the rest of the day. I think that our bodies 'rebel' a bit as we get closer to healthy weight and we slow down naturally. As long as you're not gaining every week you're winning.

    Yesterdays food to plan and ended on 11 syns for the day. I have a function this evening with a buffet - I have no idea what will be on offer and I'm tempted to eat at home before I go. If I wait I think I'll be hungry and this always results in making poor choices. I'll be having a few drinks too because I have a lift, usually the driver!

    Todays menu
    B Bran flakes with yoghurt rasps and honey
    L HM carrot and coriander soup (made yesterday) couple of crispbreads, fruit
    D Might make something with pasta - speedy bolognese or similar

    Syns for honey crispbreads alcohol and whatever I eat at the buffet
    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 4th Dec 17, 10:36 AM
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    Matron Midge
    Hi everyone. I gained 1/2LB at class on Friday morning. Only 1 more weigh in until I go away so that wasn't really what I wanted.
    I've been ill all weekend. A horrid cold with a nasty, chesty cough which has made me feel completely rubbish. Very weak and pathetic.
    Off to drink my lemsip.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Dec 17, 12:21 PM
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    beanielou
    3lb loss for me this week. I'm happy with that.
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Well after the sts last week, I'm happy with -2 this week.

    Might be a coincidence, but I do think the tips for measuring milk (thanks kathrynha) and alcohol (thanks maman) have helped - my liver should probably thank you too maman
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Great losses you two
    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 4th Dec 17, 12:22 PM
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    beanielou
    Hadent realised that SW was now saying a minimum of 10 syns.
    Hadent heard that.
    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***
    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 4th Dec 17, 12:23 PM
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    Moneysaverme
    Hello all,

    Just reporting a STS. I'm happy with this because I've been waaaay off plan but have managed to claw things back this week. Really hoping for willpower and a loss next week.

    Take care all x
    Weight loss 2017 - 35.5lbs
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Dec 17, 12:36 PM
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    Hadent realised that SW was now saying a minimum of 10 syns.
    Hadent heard that.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I haven't heard that either
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 4th Dec 17, 12:53 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Hiya all

    Got stuck at work for 2 days so ended up having a whole pizza and some garlic bread so was dreading today. Might show up next week mind. But happy to say

    -2lbs

    Mums lost 3lbs and nearly shouted boots down when she saw. Mind you she's doing well as she bought 2 black currant cakes and I told her to give them to the dog, so mo had some and I think the rest went in the bin. She tried to tempt me sometimes :/ not giving in though.

    Well done to the losers btw. Some impressive losses. Looking forwards to seeing the percentage total tomorrow. Keep going the sts etc. We're in it for the long hall. Getting there though

    I think when it's coming to target it will slow down. Are you doing some body magic too, even if it's just going for a walk?
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 stone 7lbs then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs *46lbs lost* *38lbs to go*
    Started SW16st13lbs 11/7/17 - 21 weeks in -38lbs
    3/9 to NYE 13lbs down / 3lbs to go
    2) to find new challenges
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Dec 17, 12:58 PM
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    beanielou
    dawyldthing ~~ Great 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***
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 4th Dec 17, 2:13 PM
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    Hadent realised that SW was now saying a minimum of 10 syns.
    Hadent heard that.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Not a minimum but a target for each day rather than the 15, mainly because people often guesstimate syns - particularly things like your HEA milk or cheese or gin, wine etc.

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 4th Dec 17, 2:22 PM
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    joedenise
    Away in the motorhome for a few days so will be good when I can and careful when I can't. Today's OK as we ate before we left home and have bought food with us for lunch and dinner. Also haven't bought any wine so no wine syns. Have bought spirits but at least they are lower syns.

    Today's plan

    B - bacon and mushroom sandwich (HEB + 3)
    L - butternut squash and red pepper soup
    D - spanish rice with chorizo and chicken (5 syns)

    HEA - milk
    HEB - bread
    Syns - butter 2, brown sauce 1, chorizo 2.5
    May have a drink or 2 tonight if I fancy it

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Dec 17, 4:09 PM
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    bubbs
    denise was responding to Nicki but I think the same applies to you too bubbs . My take is that your body has got used to the plan and you need to try making a few changes. Unless you have 105 syns for picky tea on Saturdays then you could try having a few (5?) most days just to see if it shakes things up.
    I know you weren't feeling hungry today but do you normally have breakfast and lunch? Do you drink plenty?
    Sorry to be so preachy but just trying to get to the bottom of why you aren't losing much lately.
    Originally posted by maman
    Me? i drink loads ltrs a day always have done even before SW, yes i usually have brekkie and lunchi have alot of syns on a sat
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    :-4 stone 5 1/2lb week 37
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