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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 6th Dec 17, 9:02 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Everyone is going for posh meals.... I am going to Nandos!
    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 6th Dec 17, 9:08 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Everyone is going for posh meals.... I am going to Nandos!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I don't know why I am complaining..... I have only been once before about 10 years ago!

    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.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 6th Dec 17, 9:21 PM
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    I don't know why I am complaining..... I have only been once before about 10 years ago!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Still once more than me. I've never been.

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Dec 17, 9:27 PM
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    beanielou
    Must admit I like Nando's.
    Not been in ages.
    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***
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Dec 17, 9:28 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Still once more than me. I've never been.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    If there was not friends of 30 years involved, I would not be going!
    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.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 6th Dec 17, 9:28 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Evening all.

    Been missing in action again (nothing new there then) - bl00dy sister has been a pita (again!)

    So far I’m been able to avoid Christmas chocolates, mince pies & other temptations.....after saturday’s wi it may be a different story!

    Went to the gym on Monday & was due to go again tonight but decided to walk the dog with my weighted belt instead.

    One downside of losing this weight, as others have said, is clothes looking like sacks - though the upside is the buying of new clothes!!
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Dec 17, 9:30 PM
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    bubbs
    Forgot to post tea, speedy chicken and prawn stirfry
    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Dec 17, 9:34 PM
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    Yes, I have to say my fairly new 'good' jeans are getting a tad big.
    They will have to do though
    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 6th Dec 17, 9:38 PM
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    bubbs
    Photo?
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    This is it
    https://direct.asda.com/george/womens/dresses/border-print-dress/GEM612233,default,pd.html
    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 6th Dec 17, 9:41 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Yes, I have to say my fairly new 'good' jeans are getting a tad big.
    They will have to do though
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I have only lost weight once before, and throw all my clothes away only to have to buy them again. I am now packing clothes away in size order..... with the aim of never wearing them again, but knowing that I will never have to buy them again!

    I kept my slim clothes... OH found the boxes when he was tidying the garage with labels of **** medium clothes and **** slim clothes. I need to get the medium box into the house and sorted!
    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 6th Dec 17, 9:43 PM
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    bubbs
    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!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Enjoy beanie
    Everyone is going for posh meals.... I am going to Nandos!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    1 more than me
    Still once more than me. I've never been.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Me neither
    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 6th Dec 17, 9:44 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I like that. But, I need a photo of you in it!

    It would be ideal for less formal days at work, I think I may order one.

    Is it stretchy? .... that will inform the size I get
    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 6th Dec 17, 9:47 PM
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    Sunshinemummy

    1 more than me

    Me neither
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I took the boys about 10 years ago (probably more like 20 as my eldest is 28). I was a veggie, so did not eat as it was just spicy chicken. The boys burnt their mouths and never asked to go back. I do not understand the attraction of places like this. Just realised I sound like my mum.

    Anyhow I will say night as I need to work x
    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 6th Dec 17, 9:49 PM
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    bubbs
    I like that. But, I need a photo of you in it!

    It would be ideal for less formal days at work, I think I may order one.

    Is it stretchy? .... that will inform the size I get
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    There bloody 20% off online wasnt in store not really stretchy and wouldnt look right if it was stretched and night, get on with your work
    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Dec 17, 9:52 PM
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    beanielou
    Liking this
    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, 9:54 PM
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    beanielou
    Mind you the wind is really getting up now
    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***
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Dec 17, 9:55 PM
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    There bloody 20% off online wasnt in store not really stretchy and wouldnt look right if it was stretched and night, get on with your work
    Originally posted by bubbs
    You are no flipping good... I am writing cr*p anyway....so do i get a 14 or 16? and 20% off.... off for another look
    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.
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 7th Dec 17, 1:00 AM
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    Just running on quickly- There was so much yummy food and what made it worse was that my chair was directly in front of a table full of bread rolls! Bread has always been my vice but I managed just to limit myself to one. I had minimal syns all day but I was shocked at how quick my syns vanished on so little I only had one drink all night- a glass of water. I went to a book launch before the ball, a friend of mine has written a book of haiku about his time on a mental health ward and had it published. There was the temptation there of great slabs of beautiful cake and hot choc with marshmallows and again I resisted! I fear I am going to come off the wagon big style on Xmas Day. However I have gone off plan for a couple of days along the way and managed fine so I might or might not- just depends on how I feel. I’ve managed to do Xmas Day on 15 syns before so I can possibly do it again- although I’m thanking my lucky stars that it’s deeply unlikely I will lose 6lbs in 2 weeks so I will still have my 20 syns

    Wednesday’s menu was:
    B: HEXB overnight oats, decaf coffee with HEXA
    L: Subway turkey and ham salad, Apple, satsuma, water. 1.5 syns for dressing.
    Snack: 2 Crackerbreads (2) with HEXA Laughing Cow Light, Ham
    Tea: SW Mexican Chicken, cauliflower rice, carrots, baby corn, sugar snaps.
    Supper: Mixed salad, couscous, carrot and cucumber sticks, 1 mini sausage roll (2 syns) a tiny piece of gammon, 1 bread roll (wholemeal) with a carefully measured teaspoon of spread (7.5) choc coin (2 syns) packet of Popchips (4.5) small veggie sushi (1/2)spinach and egg protein pot, water, decaf tea with HEXA.
    Syns: 20 exactly
    Night all xxx
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 7th Dec 17, 6:59 AM
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    Enjoy your Christmas meal Beanie.


    Yesterday went a tad off plan, so def need to be good today


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - egg and asparagus
    Lunch - stir fry
    Dinner - curry


    HA - milk
    HB - ?
    Syns - hopefully none
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 58 lb
    Last updated: 12th September 2017
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 7th Dec 17, 8:59 AM
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    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.
    Originally posted by maman

    Thanks maman, we're looking at going for the same week next year as well - though that will mean taking littlie out of school (!)
    Looking at the 'example' menus it looks like breakfast is beans, sausage, bacon, eggs, toast, hashbrowns and fresh tomatoes, cereals and fruit. I tend to steer clear of cereals as I'm useless at guestimating weights/syns of that stuff. fruit is easiest and i'll have a couple of brews as I won't use my hea otherwise. I'll probably have beans and eggs with a hash brown and tomato if I fancy something hot. maybe a couple of sausage on one or two of the days. I want to try and mix it up a bit whilst there rather than same every day.
    evening meals are roast meats, battered fish, another main, veggies/chips/etc and then fruit, 2 hot dessert choices, 2 cold choices incl a cake and ice cream factory. so roast meats and veggies are easiest and happen to be some of my favourite foods then fruit as the ice cream whippy stuff doesn't sit well with me and I can't eat cake every day!


    I think with walking/swimming/playing etc too hopefully it will all even out.


    yesterday was staff Christmas meal - lovely and not too sinful though I took a little unwell afterwards


    today I'm off to a charity lunch (3 courses, set menu only) with the boss will see how that effects weigh in tonight! been as on plan as possible all other meals bar these two and the kids party so fingers crossed!
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
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