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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 4th Dec 17, 4:13 PM
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    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
    well done you 2
    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
    Originally posted by esmy
    I usally have spped crustless quiche at brekkie and fruit as im out the door at 6.30 then usually have salad type lunch, no carbs
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Dec 17, 4:26 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by Matron Midge
    Hope you feel better soon x
    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?
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    well done, i clean houses for a living think that counts as bodymagic
    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
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Have a nice few days x

    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 7lb week 38
    • maman
    • By maman 4th Dec 17, 5:19 PM
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    maman
    chris, dawyldthing and nicki. Those are really good losses!


    Have a good break denise. Glad you're feeling well enough this week.


    I've been ever so good today. We went to the cinema and the film was only available at an odd time (1pm) so I took something to eat. The only grab and go syn free food I had was some cold roast potatoes and a chicken drumstick. A bit weird but it was dark so nobody noticed (I hope). I'll plan next time but we're busy this week so spur of the moment decision.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, 2 fried eggs, HEB toast, tomatoes, mushrooms, HEA milk for drinks
    L: chicken, potatoes
    D: chicken stir fry (mushrooms, peppers, spring onions, cabbage, carrots, courgette, sugar snaps) with noodles and SW chips
    Syns: 2.5 for xtra bread, honey in stir fry 2?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Dec 17, 6:31 PM
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    bubbs

    Tea
    Gammon with onions, mushroom, peas few chips and 4 cubes pineapple and a battered egg it stuck, slice wholemeal bread HEXB

    for brekkie i had crustless quiche, pear and satsuma
    lunch ham, cucumber, cherry toms and a satsuma
    HEXA milk
    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
    • maman
    • By maman 4th Dec 17, 7:00 PM
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    I just read that as battered egg = egg in batter!

    Do you really use 105 syns for picky tea? The average Domino's is about 50 for a whole pizza. What else do you have?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Dec 17, 7:03 PM
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    bubbs
    I just read that as battered egg = egg in batter!

    Do you really use 105 syns for picky tea? The average Domino's is about 50 for a whole pizza. What else do you have?
    Originally posted by maman
    Well it was battered, but not in batter
    I will try and find what i have dont have dominoes too expensive, im a tight !!!! the one we have is £1.50
    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 4th Dec 17, 7:10 PM
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    bubbs
    we have this but bbq chicken i have 1/2
    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/morrisons-price-comparison/Frozen_Pizza_And_Breads/Morrisons_Triple_Pepperoni_Sourdough_Pizza_333g.ht ml?TrackingCode=AQEAAAE.MeyFTqE9K0iAaSsPeefAEw
    5 of these
    http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/iceland-10-duck-spring-rolls-180g/p/69497

    4 of these

    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/morrisons-price-comparison/Frozen_Vegetables/Morrisons_Battered_Onion_Rings_500g.html?TrackingC ode=AQEBAAE.9F2M6bIInEGIRwGX7shWew

    usually 4 bits of this
    https://groceries.asda.com/product/breaded-chicken-turkey/asda-southern-fried-100-chicken-breast-mini-fillets/910002489592

    No speed in sight
    and usually about 2 tbs Heinz bbq sauce
    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 4th Dec 17, 7:22 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by 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
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Blimey, I struggle to stay to 15

    Enjoy your time in the moterhome.
    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, 7:26 PM
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    beanielou

    Tea
    Gammon with onions, mushroom, peas few chips and 4 cubes pineapple and a battered egg it stuck, slice wholemeal bread HEXB

    for brekkie i had crustless quiche, pear and satsuma
    lunch ham, cucumber, cherry toms and a satsuma
    HEXA milk
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I have had my tea & now I am starving again

    Going for a Christmas lunch on Thursday & planning to have gammon
    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 4th Dec 17, 7:38 PM
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    bubbs
    I have had my tea & now I am starving again

    Going for a Christmas lunch on Thursday & planning to have gammon
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Well if you have an egg , hope it looks better than mine tasted alright though, i have just ordered a new swimsuit going on a spa day Friday and tried my other one on last night and too big
    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 4th Dec 17, 7:43 PM
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    I had chichen curry & brussel sprouts~~was lush.
    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, 7:43 PM
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    Great NSV & have a great spa day bubbs
    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 4th Dec 17, 7:53 PM
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    I had chichen curry & brussel sprouts~~was lush.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Blimey be gales there later
    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 4th Dec 17, 7:54 PM
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    Great NSV & have a great spa day bubbs
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thanks, me and sis going hubby bought me it as part of birthday pressie
    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 4th Dec 17, 8:14 PM
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    Sunshinemummy

    Tea
    Gammon with onions, mushroom, peas few chips and 4 cubes pineapple and a battered egg it stuck, slice wholemeal bread HEXB

    for brekkie i had crustless quiche, pear and satsuma
    lunch ham, cucumber, cherry toms and a satsuma
    HEXA milk
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Did you not realise you are supposed to be on a diet!

    Well done on the skinny minny swimsuit.

    You are likely to have slowed your loss as you don't have much left to loose!
    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.
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 4th Dec 17, 8:23 PM
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    Nicki
    Good day today

    Breakfast: porridge and tsp honey (HEB and 2 syns)
    Lunch: mackerel and huge salad with 1 tsp blue cheese dressing (3.5 syns)
    Dinner: beef stew, new potatoes

    Snack: muller light

    HEA milk
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Dec 17, 8:29 PM
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    Did you not realise you are supposed to be on a diet!

    Well done on the skinny minny swimsuit.

    You are likely to have slowed your loss as you don't have much left to loose!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I ordered 2 sizes and will send hopefully the bigger one backbut you have not slowed down.
    Well i just had my fruit and because i forgot to get yogs i had vanilla quark with mine, was ok
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 4th Dec 17, 9:01 PM
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    I ordered 2 sizes and will send hopefully the bigger one backbut you have not slowed down.
    Well i just had my fruit and because i forgot to get yogs i had vanilla quark with mine, was ok
    Originally posted by bubbs
    You will look fabulous x

    Remember you have lost a lot more than me, I will have 3 lbs to lose to make it to the 3 stone marker... you passed that a long time ago!

    Also I was stagnant for 3 weeks... then it caught up. I am likely to have another 3 weeks of the scales not moving whilst OH starves me and makes me go power walking, as long as the scales eventually go down even a little I will be happy!

    Stop moaning and get moving!

    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 4th Dec 17, 9:02 PM
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    oooh and I have about 60 yoghurts in the fridge!
    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 4th Dec 17, 9:10 PM
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    oooh and I have about 60 yoghurts in the fridge!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Blimey your fridge must be huge
    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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