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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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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Dec 17, 8:41 PM
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    Sunshinemummy

    What day do you weigh in case I need to hide?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I'm have planned my working week around avoiding her area on her weigh day! On a bad weigh day, I've hear that the police refuse to leave the police station.


    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Dec 17, 8:45 PM
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    bubbs

    What day do you weigh in case I need to hide?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Too much
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Dec 17, 8:46 PM
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    bubbs
    Also having a good de fuzz this week in preparation for spa Friday
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Dec 17, 8:49 PM
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    As I was driving along today, munching on a pack of celery I realised something that was life changing.

    The foliage tastes absolutely vile...... never ever just pop it in your mouth.

    I was spitting out of the window!
    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 5th Dec 17, 8:50 PM
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    also having a good de fuzz this week in preparation for spa friday :d
    Originally posted by bubbs
    j**** h c****
    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 5th Dec 17, 8:53 PM
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    The mind boggles
    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 5th Dec 17, 8:56 PM
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    bubbs
    j**** h c****
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    God knows what this says
    But all this hair less should weigh less, having hair cut and eyebrows tomorrow but thats normal 6 weekly appointment just happens to be tomorrow
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Dec 17, 8:56 PM
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    The mind boggles
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I need therapy!

    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 5th Dec 17, 8:59 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    God knows what this says
    But all this hair less should weigh less, having hair cut and eyebrows tomorrow but thats normal 6 weekly appointment just happens to be tomorrow
    Originally posted by bubbs
    It means...Je*sus H Chr*st......although there is too many letters in this (sorry if this offends).

    Bubbs, do not have all the hair removed from your head just to achieve the 2.5 lbs... it really is not worth it!
    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Dec 17, 9:09 PM
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    bubbs
    It means...Je*sus H Chr*st......although there is too many letters in this (sorry if this offends).

    Bubbs, do not have all the hair removed from your head just to achieve the 2.5 lbs... it really is not worth it!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    No im not someone is speking to you on elite dont know if you have seen it?
    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
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 5th Dec 17, 9:18 PM
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    Nicki
    First reformer pilates class in about 6 months tonight. My abs are so covered by flab I couldn't see whether I was doing it right or not! I was shattered by the end as well but I feel all nice and stretched out now

    Food today:
    Breakfast:Porridge and honey (HEB 2 syns)
    Lunch: grilled chicken breast, rice and salad
    Dinner: homemade chicken korma and rice (8 syns

    HEA milk

    Work Christmas lunch tomorrow. Wish me luck!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Dec 17, 9:24 PM
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    Enjoy your lunch Nicki
    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 5th Dec 17, 9:29 PM
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    Well done all the losers. Congratulations SSM on being our SOTW.

    Am still sticking to plan. Having spirits instead of wine is definitely good for saving syns.

    Decided to come home late this afternoon having eaten out at lunchtime today and doing a bit of Christmas shopping this afternoon. Now only have another couple of presents to get. Be much easier if I knew what to get!

    Today's food:

    B - none - we had a nice lie in until nearly 10 this morning!
    L - mixed grill - I was good and swapped the chips for salad and gave DH my sausage
    D - LO roast chicken, boiled potatoes & red cabbage

    HEA - milk
    HEB - none yet but think I'll have some Ryvita & blue cheese shortly
    Syns - low fat spread 1 syn; blue cheese 4 syns; pastis 7.5 - so still within syns

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Dec 17, 9:53 PM
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    bubbs
    SSM your inbox is full
    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
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 5th Dec 17, 10:12 PM
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    Evening all
    Anyone got any matchsticks for my eyes was up early again as OH at work early. Spent the evening cooking- making WW wrap pizza, pasties and overnight oats and washing up the resulting mess off to my uni ball tomorrow in my size 18 dress- I have a little thing that I feel really proud when I manage to dress entirely in clothes that aren’t from dedicated plus size stores and tomorrow night’s outfit is such- dress is from Quiz (although it was second hand, a bargain off Facebook) tights from M&S, coat and boots from Primarni. Pretty pleased with that

    Today’s menu:
    B: HEXB HiFi x 2, apple, water
    L: 4 x Heck Thai Turkey sausages (2 syns) lean Bacon medallions, onions, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes. 2 x Light and Free vanilla yogurts, Highlights Bournville sachet (2 syns) blackberries, HEXA Alpro choc soya drink + 1.5 syns.
    T: WW wrap pizza (5.5) topped with tomatoes, tuna, onions, peppers, mixed herbs. Mixed salad, egg noodles. Water
    S: Cup of veggie soup, bag of Wotsits (4.5)
    Plus 2 advent calendar chocs (4)
    Syns: 19.5
    Night all xx
    Very proud to be Open University BA (Hons) English Lang and Lit Graduate! ❤️DMU MA English begins 09/17
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    Will always miss you Elle and will never forget you, brightest star in the sky 😢
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Dec 17, 10:37 PM
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    maman
    Just wanted to post the menu I ended up with today as I use it for my food diary. I didn't have lunch until 3.30, so 2 meals in fairly quick succession left me bloated. Hopefully it'll be better tomorrow. I've a dinner to go to on Thursday and my dress is quite slim fitting.

    Have a great time at your ball MrsR . Another NSV not wearing plus size! Good luck with your lunch Nicki , hope it's not too synful.

    Today's EE menu :
    B: NAS grapefruit, baked beans, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: ham, chicken, LO veg, pickled cabbage
    D: baked salmon, SW chips, asparagus, tomatoes, mushrooms, red onion
    Syns :2.5 for extra bread
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Dec 17, 6:37 AM
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    Niki have a wonderful lunch. x

    SSM your inbox is full
    Originally posted by bubbs
    It is empty now!
    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.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Dec 17, 7:28 AM
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    Another week, and I am starting on Christmas parties and stuff, so going to have to be good. Also new drugs seem to be making me throw up a bit less, so going to have to really watch what I eat.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - porridge and fruit
    Lunch - Noodles
    Dinner - pasta and meatballs


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - oats
    Syns - none planned. Saving them for when I need them
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 6th Dec 17, 9:43 AM
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    Enjoy your uni ball tonight Mrs R.

    Glad to hear the meds are helping a bit with the throwing up kathryn.

    Have totalled my syns for this week so far and what a difference as have only used 70 and just today to go so changing to pastis from wine has definitely helped there.

    Today's plan:

    B- almond baked oats (HEB + 1.5)
    L - carrot & lentil soup
    D - chicken curry made with LO roast chicken from Sunday with rice; may even treat myself to a mini naan if I can get some today when I'm out

    HEA - milk
    HEB - porridge
    Syns - flaked almonds 1.5; mini naan 6.5?

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 6th Dec 17, 11:42 AM
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    really pleased to hear that the new drugs seem to suit you better kathrynha.


    Another week, and I am starting on Christmas parties and stuff, so going to have to be good.


    Syns - none planned. Saving them for when I need them
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    I'm playing that game too!


    I reckon I had 26 spare syns for the 'guestimated' Christmas meal last Friday. I'd already accounted for the wine as I can do the maths on that! Probably not enough as although the portions were tiny and reasonably healthy, I had cheese and crackers afterwards and I know cheese is mega synful.


    After WI tomorrow the same things starts again as I'm out tomorrow evening. I'm out Saturday too but I'm driving and hope I can pick enough healthy bits from a buffet to cope.


    I think I'm just doing damage limitation until January.


    A couple of Christmas questions:
    • I want to make up Pigs in Blankets for the freezer. Any advice on tasty, low syn sausages? I generally eat Sainsbury's but thought chipolatas might be better.
    • Are you planning to have any Christmas treats or are you giving them a miss this year and staying within syns? I generally buy some chocolate marzipan and cherry liqueurs for me but have avoided it so far. What are the rest of you doing?
    This is getting a bit long. Will post menu separately.
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