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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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    • maman
    • By maman 6th Dec 17, 11:48 AM
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    maman
    Today's EE plan:


    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB porage with HEA milk
    L: ham, cottage cheese, pickles
    D: SW Spaghetti Bolognese
    Syns: 6 porage, 2 syrup


    I checked the freezer and only 3 slices of hand cut bread left so that'll save me a few syns next week.


    Have a good break in Butlins lush. What a great idea to have a pre Christmas holiday. Well done on having a plan to cope with the catering. I don't have a problem with 'hotel' breakfasts. I steer clear of the sausages and fill up on beans, eggs and bacon and mushrooms. If there's fruit and SW friendly cereal as well then so much the better. Hash browns are surprisingly low syn as sometimes it's hard to tell whether bread is wholemeal or just brown.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 6th Dec 17, 11:55 AM
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    Maman I tend to use Tesco Cumberland sausages as they're not too thick but definitely a bit thicker than a chipolata. I find they taste OK.

    As we'll be at DD2s for Christmas day I'm sure there will be some treats but it's only once a year so why not. Will definitely be some wine syns consumed as well, although planning on sticking to shorts between now and Christmas as hoping to get back to at least target as currently at top end. Hoping for a lb loss tomorrow at least! but we will see.

    Off to make soup for lunch and then after lunch will make the chicken curry to reheat later. Couldn't get any plain mini naan breads so had to get garlic & coriander so will probably be a few extra syns but I've got them in hand so no problem.

    Denise
    Last edited by joedenise; 06-12-2017 at 12:21 PM.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 6th Dec 17, 11:58 AM
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    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.
    Originally posted by maman
    I've bought two bars of dark chocolate from LIDL (I only meant to buy one but couldn't decide between the one with dried red fruits or the one with orange peel). I reckon if I ration myself between Christmas Eve and New Year it shouldn't be too bad. It's only the two of us for Christmas and we don't make a lot of fuss about Christmas so I'm hoping it won't be too expensive syns-wise.

    I might take the opportunity to dig out some of the pre-SW party food packs we have in the freezer (tempura prawns etc) and have those as a treat.

    I rarely drink any more so I can afford to have the odd treat food-wise !
    • SuperPikachu
    • By SuperPikachu 6th Dec 17, 12:41 PM
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    SuperPikachu
    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 ?
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    Thanks 15.10 now! So that is now 7lbs.

    I didn't get the books yet, I have a few sat in my Amazon basket but i'm still just sort of winging it so I guess i'm not really doing a true slimming world diet, just using their "what you can eat" lists as guides.
    "Wild Pikachu appeared!"
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Dec 17, 1:18 PM
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    kathrynha
    Thanks 15.10 now! So that is now 7lbs.

    I didn't get the books yet, I have a few sat in my Amazon basket but i'm still just sort of winging it so I guess i'm not really doing a true slimming world diet, just using their "what you can eat" lists as guides.
    Originally posted by Greatorex1987
    Well done. If it's working for you, I reckon stick with it for now.

    really pleased to hear that the new drugs seem to suit you better kathrynha.
    Originally posted by maman
    Not suiting me better unfortunately, just reducing one side effect. New drugs are reducing effectiveness of pain meds, and I feel badly hungover most of the time

    Determined to not let it get the better of me though


    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.
    Originally posted by maman
    Pigs in blankets I can't help with. Not allowed sausages or bacon

    Christmas treats I will definitely be having though, and stuff the syns!
    I'm facing a Christmas where I can't have alcohol, chocolate, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, mince pies, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, gravy or sprouts. I'm thinking I deserve something nice. I will be making a batch of gingerbread, and get a box of giant haribo cola bottles and I don't care how much I eat. I will of course share with my family.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Dec 17, 4:16 PM
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    Enjoy your ball Mrs R
    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 6th Dec 17, 4:18 PM
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    beanielou
    Well done. If it's working for you, I reckon stick with it for now.



    Not suiting me better unfortunately, just reducing one side effect. New drugs are reducing effectiveness of pain meds, and I feel badly hungover most of the time

    Determined to not let it get the better of me though

    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Wish you well with that really I do.
    I dont envy you.
    Keep plodding 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 6th Dec 17, 4:19 PM
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    Think i too am on damage limitation until January.
    Dont expect to loose anything but would really hope to not have a big gain.
    Up to me really.
    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 6th Dec 17, 5:47 PM
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    maman
    Think i too am on damage limitation until January.
    Dont expect to loose anything but would really hope to not have a big gain.
    Up to me really.
    Originally posted by beanielou

    You're so right! (as always).
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Dec 17, 5:52 PM
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    Think i too am on damage limitation until January.
    Dont expect to loose anything but would really hope to not have a big gain.
    Up to me really.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Think my whole SW group is like this
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Dec 17, 7:31 PM
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    Evening all
    I am having what i want xmas day but still got to be careful because of sugar, then hopefully eating normal after that, i will buy 1 tub chocs
    I bought a new tunic dress today and im pleased to say i look quite slim in 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 7lb week 38
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Dec 17, 7:48 PM
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    beanielou
    Bubbs~~Great news on tunic dress & looking quite slim
    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***
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 6th Dec 17, 8:23 PM
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    Lovely office Christmas lunch today at the Oxo Tower in London.

    Breakfast - cup of coffee

    Lunch - brown bread roll and butter (HEB), hot salmon starter, chicken, bacon and veg main, about 4 chips, chocolate and orange pave 1 glass prosecco and 1 glass white wine. I'm guessing about 30 syns for the lot.

    Dinner - grilled pork steak, lettuce and fig salad

    HEA milk

    I'm off to Geneva for a few days at the weekend but can be strict between now and then.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Dec 17, 8:24 PM
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    bubbs
    Bubbs~~Great news on tunic dress & looking quite slim
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thanks was cheap from asda 12.50 cant argue with that
    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 6th Dec 17, 8:31 PM
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    Kathrynha, lets hope they get the drugs right soon, it must be really difficult for you. x

    I probably should add that when we use the term drugs... we mean legal prescribed drugs!!!

    Well we have balls, holidays, new clothes and immense weight loss of 7 stone... wow ladies.

    The only thing I know about Christmas is that I am NOT buying Baileys (as I would drink a bottle in one day) and I am NOT buying chocolates.

    I think that I will be having the day off plan, and cuddling my bottle of gin........... but with slim line tonic and NAS lime. No starter, and fruit salad for pud....I may manage a walk through the woods to help burn off the gravy, Yorkshire puds, stuffing....
    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    13 weeks to go - 19 lbs to go.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Dec 17, 8:32 PM
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    Thanks was cheap from asda 12.50 cant argue with that
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Photo?
    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    13 weeks to go - 19 lbs to go.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Dec 17, 8:34 PM
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    Lovely office Christmas lunch today at the Oxo Tower in London.

    Breakfast - cup of coffee

    Lunch - brown bread roll and butter (HEB), hot salmon starter, chicken, bacon and veg main, about 4 chips, chocolate and orange pave 1 glass prosecco and 1 glass white wine. I'm guessing about 30 syns for the lot.

    Dinner - grilled pork steak, lettuce and fig salad

    HEA milk

    I'm off to Geneva for a few days at the weekend but can be strict between now and then.
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Did you enjoy the gravy!!

    I am mirroring our alcohol expert.... but could you swop the wine for gin?
    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    13 weeks to go - 19 lbs to go.
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 6th Dec 17, 8:42 PM
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    Ha ha. My son made the same joke.

    I do like gin but I wouldn't drink it with a meal. Also I went back to work later in the afternoon and I don't think I'd have been fit for much if I'd been on the gin. I could have done without the dessert and that probably would have brought me in close to my syn budget but we had to order all 3 courses at the beginning of the meal and I didn't want to be a party pooper and draw attention to the fact I was dieting. If we'd been ordering them after the mains as you usually do it would have been easier to go straight to coffee.
    • esmy
    • By esmy 6th Dec 17, 8:45 PM
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    Evening everyone.

    All this talk of Christmas food is making me hungry! I'm hoping I can stay as much as possible on plan but apart from Christmas Day itself we're visiting family till 30th so I won't be in charge of the food. I'm staying on plan till Christmas Eve, so 3 more weigh ins, in the hope I can get to target.

    Todays menu
    B (late again!) boiled eggs with 4 crispbreads, apple
    Snack mid afternoon 2 Alpen Lights, banana
    D Aldi Lamb Rogan Josh with rice and salad with mint yoghurt, satsuma
    A bit light on speed apart from the fruit today
    Tomorrows plan
    B Bran flakes berries and yoghurt
    L Ham salad
    D Babysitting for granddaughter so depends what DD has in - might take something with me in case.

    Have a good night all.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Dec 17, 8:50 PM
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    I am going to a Christmas lunch the morra and I have deceided I am having melon & parma ham to start & gammon for main. It has mustard mash with it. I am looking forward to it muchly
    I dont go out that much so I am looking forward to it
    Christmas jumper at the ready!
    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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