Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 31st Oct 17, 8:07 AM
    • 1,810Posts
    • 9,076Thanks
    kathrynha
    Slimming for Santa - Slimming World Support Thread 2017
    • #1
    • 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
Page 53
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Dec 17, 9:36 AM
    • 17,149 Posts
    • 102,533 Thanks
    maman
    That's a great loss MrsR and a fantastic NSV on the new top!


    I know it's hard to remember that we're actually going down in dress sizes but it's a fantastic feeling when it truly sinks in. I've been at target for 6+ years and I still get a kick from being a smaller size. It's given me so much more pleasure in clothes shopping too. It's great to buy things I actually love rather than just something that makes a good disguise.


    Many congratulations to all of you on the chart. You're ahead of target for half way through the challenge. That's brilliant.


    I've had my SW breakfast. Not 100% sure how the rest of the day pans out as I may be out at lunchtime. Will report back later.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Dec 17, 9:56 AM
    • 1,810 Posts
    • 9,076 Thanks
    kathrynha
    I'll not be joining the size 16 club for a while yet, but it is nice to see the numbers go down. My new skirts are size 20, and my new coat is a size 22. Considerably better than the size 28's I was in a year ago.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Dec 17, 10:10 AM
    • 17,149 Posts
    • 102,533 Thanks
    maman
    I'll not be joining the size 16 club for a while yet, but it is nice to see the numbers go down. My new skirts are size 20, and my new coat is a size 22. Considerably better than the size 28's I was in a year ago.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    That's an amazing achievement in a year! You should be so proud!
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Dec 17, 10:30 AM
    • 1,810 Posts
    • 9,076 Thanks
    kathrynha
    That's an amazing achievement in a year! You should be so proud!
    Originally posted by maman
    Quite a lot is down to being ill. The thing is, I don't think I look any thinner. I still look in the mirror and see the same really fat person looking back

    At what point have people started to feel thinner, or look thinner to themselves?
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Dec 17, 10:34 AM
    • 49,035 Posts
    • 182,064 Thanks
    beanielou
    That's an amazing achievement in a year! You should be so proud!
    Originally posted by maman
    You should
    Hope weigh in goes 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***
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 5th Dec 17, 10:53 AM
    • 5,785 Posts
    • 5,573 Thanks
    p00hsticks
    Quite a lot is down to being ill. The thing is, I don't think I look any thinner. I still look in the mirror and see the same really fat person looking back

    At what point have people started to feel thinner, or look thinner to themselves?
    Originally posted by kathrynha

    Have you got any photos of yourself ? I took a selfie in a full length mirror when I started SW a couple of months ago, and I'm going to try to take one every six months or so, when I'll hopefully notice a difference. I'm size 28 at the moment so a VERY long way to go....

    I think when you see yourself every day you don't notice a difference - it;s only when you comare photos or bump into someone who hasn't seen you for a while and comments that you'll notice. But the fact that you've gone down several dress sizes shows that you are losing.
    Last edited by p00hsticks; 05-12-2017 at 10:55 AM.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Dec 17, 10:59 AM
    • 49,035 Posts
    • 182,064 Thanks
    beanielou
    Will let you into a secret.
    I just feel fat & frumpy & yuk.
    Doesent make any difference if I am a 16, 14 or whatever.
    I have such dire legs whatever I weigh.
    Bah.
    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***
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Dec 17, 11:15 AM
    • 1,810 Posts
    • 9,076 Thanks
    kathrynha
    Have you got any photos of yourself ? I took a selfie in a full length mirror when I started SW a couple of months ago, and I'm going to try to take one every six months or so, when I'll hopefully notice a difference. I'm size 28 at the moment so a VERY long way to go....

    I think when you see yourself every day you don't notice a difference - it;s only when you comare photos or bump into someone who hasn't seen you for a while and comments that you'll notice. But the fact that you've gone down several dress sizes shows that you are losing.
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    I avoid photos as much as I can. I have a few photos from over the years, but none of me last Christmas just before I joined.


    I did measure my chest, waist and hips when I started, and have done at intervals, and I know I am thinner, but I don't know it.


    I know that doesn't make sense, but I think you lot probably get it.


    And agree Beanie, I think as females we generally have pretty poor body image, and feel we don't look great even if we are stunning (which I'm sure you are)
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • Sephs
    • By Sephs 5th Dec 17, 11:17 AM
    • 20 Posts
    • 33 Thanks
    Sephs
    Well done to all this week. I was weighed last night after a two week hiatus and I'd gained 2lbs. I was totally expecting the gain and I took it on the chin and stayed for group.

    I've got a busy few weeks coming up as I'm off to Morocco on Friday, and I can't see any losses until January now. I'm going to go to the gym whilst I'm there and try to fill up on lovely speed foods. I'm 4lbs from my target weight of 10st and I really, really want to get there now!
    Last edited by Sephs; 05-12-2017 at 11:18 AM. Reason: Typo
    • esmy
    • By esmy 5th Dec 17, 11:47 AM
    • 872 Posts
    • 2,874 Thanks
    esmy
    Quite a lot is down to being ill. The thing is, I don't think I look any thinner. I still look in the mirror and see the same really fat person looking back

    At what point have people started to feel thinner, or look thinner to themselves?
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Others tell me I look thinner - I'm not sure (even though the scales and my clothes say I am.) I kept one photo from my fatter days as I avoided them wherever possible and I've got a Before and After file on the laptop with that photo and one other in it so far. I can see the difference in the photos but not in real life. I know I'm getting on for 3 sizes smaller (bordering 20 to 14-16) but I still pick up 18s first in shops. Today I'm wearing an 18 tshirt, a 16 cardi, jeans I think are a 16 but too big with a belt on its smallest hole to hold them up. I think it'll take a while for me to dress for my new shape.

    Ended up yesterday not going to the party so no buffet and no alcohol! Had my speedy bolognese with veg left over from the previous day so a very speedy tea. Slept in this am ,so..
    Today
    B/L Bacon and mushroom sandwich, 2 small slices WM bread
    About to go out so will take some fruit and an Alpen Light
    D Chicken wrapped in bacon, various veg

    Well done recent losers and congrats Sunshinemummy. Special well done Beanie and MrsR both at/ exceeded target!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Dec 17, 11:53 AM
    • 49,035 Posts
    • 182,064 Thanks
    beanielou
    Thank you esmy
    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***
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 5th Dec 17, 12:23 PM
    • 1,106 Posts
    • 7,749 Thanks
    Top Girl
    Will let you into a secret.
    I just feel fat & frumpy & yuk.
    Doesent make any difference if I am a 16, 14 or whatever.
    I have such dire legs whatever I weigh.
    Bah.
    Originally posted by beanielou



    I'm like that with my stomach, I have a small bum and skinny legs, even now, but my tummy always looks huge to me. That and my face
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Dec 17, 12:29 PM
    • 1,810 Posts
    • 9,076 Thanks
    kathrynha
    I'm like that with my stomach, I have a small bum and skinny legs, even now, but my tummy always looks huge to me. That and my face
    Originally posted by Top Girl

    That will be Top Baby. Would be surprised if your tummy wasn't big at the moment


    Seriously, I'm sure your tummy and face are fine. We all just have bits of us we don't like
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 5th Dec 17, 12:49 PM
    • 2,238 Posts
    • 18,043 Thanks
    lushlifesaver
    afternoon all,


    had my oven cleaned yesterday...no I can see what I'm cooking!


    mixed few days generally down to running errands at a hundred miles an hour!


    today:
    breakfast: tea (milk from hea) 2 hi fi light
    lunch: homemade leek and tattie soup
    tea: no idea as yet. forgot to lift anything out so potentially leftover for the others and a jacket potato and beans/salad or an omelette for me!


    would love to lose 1.5lb this week to get my shiny before Butlins think I have a plan: our dining plan includes the buffett restaurants so will probably see what they have on day one and pick one thing that I think is syn-ful from what is offered to try at both meals. day two - four I will see how much (if any) variety/changes they have and then probably day five I may indulge in a full cooked brekkie or sweet thing before we leave this I think gives me the best of both worlds. little treats so as not to feel deprived but rationed out over the stay.


    drinks will be water/diet coke in the bars and I am going to take some snacks to take in each evening as they only offer popcorn/sweets and we are in there for a few hours at a time and I can guarantee little one will get the munchies before bed!
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 5th Dec 17, 1:06 PM
    • 1,106 Posts
    • 7,749 Thanks
    Top Girl
    Baby brain forgot to get weighed again. I did almost leave without a coat and my travel card this morning though, so that was the least of my worries.


    B - Bacon and mushroom sandwich


    D - Chicken noodle soup and an apple


    T - Sausage, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire Puddings (3), carrots, cabbage, broccoli, SW onion gravy


    Syns will be whatever I fancy before bed and double HEXA will be a pint of milk to stave off the heartburn with my tea.


    I have six more working days left after today. One of which is working from home this Friday. I can do this!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Dec 17, 1:41 PM
    • 49,035 Posts
    • 182,064 Thanks
    beanielou
    The end is in sight Top Girl
    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 5th Dec 17, 1:42 PM
    • 49,035 Posts
    • 182,064 Thanks
    beanielou
    Sounds like a plan lush.
    Enjoy your break
    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***
    • SuperPikachu
    • By SuperPikachu 5th Dec 17, 1:49 PM
    • 75 Posts
    • 84 Thanks
    SuperPikachu
    I started at 16.6 when I first found this post and decided to give it a go.

    I've been eating stuff like noodle pots with extra veg and cooked chicken for my lunches and then various things for dinner. Have a muller light yoghurt each night too and just cut out chocolate bars.

    Must be like 2 or 3 weeks now but I'm now at 15.12 just through controlling what I eat! So i'm quite impressed.

    I tried the bubble & squeak recipe so far from the home page and that was really nice.
    "Wild Pikachu appeared!"
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Dec 17, 1:50 PM
    • 49,035 Posts
    • 182,064 Thanks
    beanielou
    I started at 16.6 when I first found this post and decided to give it a go.

    I've been eating stuff like noodle pots with extra veg and cooked chicken for my lunches and then various things for dinner. Have a muller light yoghurt each night too and just cut out chocolate bars.

    Must be like 2 or 3 weeks now but I'm now at 15.12 just through controlling what I eat! So i'm quite impressed.

    I tried the bubble & squeak recipe so far from the home page and that was really nice.
    Originally posted by Greatorex1987
    Great result for you
    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***
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 5th Dec 17, 4:12 PM
    • 5,785 Posts
    • 5,573 Thanks
    p00hsticks
    I started at 16.6 when I first found this post and decided to give it a go.

    I've been eating stuff like noodle pots with extra veg and cooked chicken for my lunches and then various things for dinner. Have a muller light yoghurt each night too and just cut out chocolate bars.

    Must be like 2 or 3 weeks now but I'm now at 15.12 just through controlling what I eat! So i'm quite impressed.

    I tried the bubble & squeak recipe so far from the home page and that was really nice.
    Originally posted by Greatorex1987
    Yay! Well done - I was only thinking of you yesterday as I remember you posting a few weeks back when you were starting and hadn't heard from you since. That's a really good loss, glad it;s working for you. Did you get the books in the end ?
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

712Posts Today

4,519Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • Nice debating with (all but the rude ones) of you. Bedtime for me now. Goodnight #bbcqt

  • RT @kevmthomas: @MartinSLewis It was a comment you made about the referendum being a binary choice on a non binary issue that helped me rea?

  • To clarify this. Cameron's gamble that having a stark vote'd mean his team won. He gambled wrong (that's not a stat? https://t.co/NSCT3aKvGS

  • Follow Martin