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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 31st Dec 17, 4:01 PM
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    Slimming Through The Winter - Slimming World Support Thread 2018
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    • 31st Dec 17, 4:01 PM
    Slimming Through The Winter - Slimming World Support Thread 2018 31st Dec 17 at 4:01 PM
    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: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 2nd January 2018
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Jan 18, 9:42 PM
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    bubbs
    have a great holiday Denise



    similarly i always think B as in carB or fiBre

    maman i can see why they might say that but I regularly don't finish either and I've never synned them

    so happy to report that my mindful week has resulted in -5lb tonight! now to keep up the mindful-ness

    Things to work with:
    *syn-ful lunch tomorrow (but will work it in)
    *dvd workout saturday OR a swim with littlie (so not really a swim but activity
    *usually we have a take away saturday but will see what OH thinks. we may skip this week as money is tight
    *gym monday
    *meeting at work tuesday with lunch provided (will likely avoid if only sandwiches on offer, will take something in with me regardless) new group Tuesday evening
    Originally posted by lushlifesaver
    well done x
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 8 1/2 lb week 42
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
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    beanielou
    Beanie and Jay, I'll put you both down as holiday weeks
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Thanks

    Hope tomorrow goes well.
    Take care.
    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 Jan 18, 9:52 PM
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    beanielou
    Thanks, tell you waht it was manic with newbies and re join's
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Our 5.30 was much much quieter than I thought it would be.
    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 Jan 18, 9:53 PM
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    beanielou
    Wow, lush, that is a truely fantastic loss.
    WEll done 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***
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 4th Jan 18, 9:58 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Ladies, I ate like a pig last night. I do it everytime MRM is working away and really need to combat this. Didn't help that I still had chocolate and Haribo in from Christmas! Anyway, no point dwelling on it but will actively cut the syns back until WI on Monday.

    So :-

    BF: Fat Free Greek Yogurt and berries plus banana
    Lunch: LO HM curried veg soup and 3 chicken drumsticks
    Tea: Tortilla pizza
    Originally posted by VALM
    What about organising something special to do when he is away again x

    I've just realised it is exactly a year today since I joined SW!
    I went to a group for the first 3 months, and then relied on the support of everyone on this thread (thank you, all).

    So in that year:
    I've lost 3 st (but regained 2lb over Christmas)
    I've lost 2/3 dress sizes and look better in my clothes
    I feel generally healthier
    My knees don't hurt daily
    I can walk uphill without a struggle
    I'm easily getting my '5 a day' every day, usually more
    I'm eating food I enjoy and I'm only hungry if I miss a meal
    My tastes have changed and, with the exception of chocolate, are healthier
    I've saved money by planning meals and not buying rubbish
    OH has lost half a stone too!

    If anyone had told me I'd be able to do this for a whole year (with the occasional lapse!) I wouldn't have believed it. I've still a few lbs to go but I'll do it.

    I know I could be preaching to the converted but this does work. Stick with it, those just starting out. It gets easier and becomes 'normal' eventually.
    Originally posted by esmy
    Wonderful achievements xx



    I agree though I blew 5 on a small bowl of cornflakes today which wouldn't even normally be my cereal of choice and I enjoyed every bite!

    Breakfast: cornflakes and milk (HEA and 5 syns)
    Lunch: grilled chicken, rice, salad, small amount feta, 1 tbsp tzatziki and 1 triangle pitta bread (guessing 6 syns)
    Dinner: cod, rice, peas, sweetcorn carrots broccoli

    Snack: toffeee muller light

    I wasn't working today so had a pamper day. I had a Brazilian blow dry this morning, lunch out with a friend and a back massage in the afternoon. Just going to chill with a good book tonight.
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Is this having your lady hair blow dried!



    Food today.

    Breakfast/lunch
    1 kg carrot
    1 bag tomato

    Tea
    New potato, ham, egg, peas, salad
    Melon, FF greek Yog. and sprinkle of all bran.

    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    10 weeks to go - 16.5 lbs to go.
    20,000 step a day challenge.
    Day 1 - 27,024 steps. Day 2 - 24,000 steps. Day 3 - 18,554 Day 4 -13,207 Day 5 - 14,218 Day 6 - 27,238 Day 7 - 13,000. Total 137,241
    Banked steps for lazy days 0....
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Jan 18, 9:59 PM
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    bubbs
    Our 5.30 was much much quieter than I thought it would be.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I go to 4pm one, even had to have a 2nd semi circle
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 8 1/2 lb week 42
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Jan 18, 10:00 PM
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    beanielou
    5.50 & 7.30 classes at mine.
    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***
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 4th Jan 18, 10:04 PM
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    Caterina
    Good evening,

    Well done to all the losers, happy holiday Denise!

    I went to WI on Weds expecting the worst but miraculously STS!

    Hopefully I'll start losing again this week.

    My consultant is meh. Nothing to write home about, not inspiring and very uninformed about vegan food. Am not impressed but the class is the only morning one I can attend so I'm stuck. The group members seem friendly enough but they keep themselves to themselves, not much hope to socialise there. Next week is my last of the 6 and then I'll decide if to go it alone. What's people's opinion about doing it without the group?Thank you.

    Edited to add: I save all my syns for fat! Olive oil, extra cheese or nuts, avocado.am I the only one? I would rather have oil on my salad than chocolate!
    Last edited by Caterina; 04-01-2018 at 10:08 PM.
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 4th Jan 18, 10:07 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Well done bubbs and lush.... you are both an inspiration x

    I still am waiting for mother nature - now late by a fair bit. OH is sweating like a pig.... my stomach is blowing up, so I am panicking now!

    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    10 weeks to go - 16.5 lbs to go.
    20,000 step a day challenge.
    Day 1 - 27,024 steps. Day 2 - 24,000 steps. Day 3 - 18,554 Day 4 -13,207 Day 5 - 14,218 Day 6 - 27,238 Day 7 - 13,000. Total 137,241
    Banked steps for lazy days 0....
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Jan 18, 10:09 PM
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    beanielou
    Catrina~~Why dont you try going alone for a wee while & see how it goes.
    If if doesent work for you, then you could go back to group.
    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***
    • esmy
    • By esmy 4th Jan 18, 10:24 PM
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    esmy
    Very well done, Lush!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Jan 18, 10:31 PM
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    bubbs
    5.50 & 7.30 classes at mine.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    There is 3 this evening at mine but i only do pay at 4pm , then there is 5.30 and 7pm
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 8 1/2 lb week 42
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Jan 18, 10:33 PM
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    bubbs
    Well done bubbs and lush.... you are both an inspiration x

    I still am waiting for mother nature - now late by a fair bit. OH is sweating like a pig.... my stomach is blowing up, so I am panicking now!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Thanks
    Oh my sure you are not starting the change?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 8 1/2 lb week 42
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 4th Jan 18, 10:42 PM
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    Nicki
    Well done bubbs and lush.... you are both an inspiration x

    I still am waiting for mother nature - now late by a fair bit. OH is sweating like a pig.... my stomach is blowing up, so I am panicking now!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I wouldn't be able to stand the suspense. Id have to do a test to put my mind at rest! Hope the outcome is whatever you'd want it to be.
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 4th Jan 18, 10:43 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Well done bubbs and lush.... you are both an inspiration x

    I still am waiting for mother nature - now late by a fair bit. OH is sweating like a pig.... my stomach is blowing up, so I am panicking now!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Aarrrr congratulations might be in order then
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 stone then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs *52lbs lost* *39lbs to go*
    Started SW16st13lbs tues11/7/17 - 27 weeks in -44lbs
    -> target 12 stone 6lbs by 11/7/18 -> 19lb to go
    2) to find new challenges
    • maman
    • By maman 4th Jan 18, 10:49 PM
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    maman
    on your loss bubbs
    I loved your post of all your achievements in the past year esmy . It's brilliant motivation for all of us but especially anyone starting out. Thank you.

    Salted nuts (would be your hexb I think but worth it as they last for ages).
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    AFAIK salted nuts aren't a HEB, only plain ones.
    Thanks for all the feedback on HEBs. I rarely miss but I don't want to mess DH about. If I tell him I can have 2 slices he'll do the same with rye bread and that'll mean 6 more syns. He's such a sweetie making me breakfast in bed every day, I don't want to put him off.

    I've just taken 1.5 syns out of the bank today. I decided to make up a pack of couscous to use up salady bits. I've snacked on some this evening.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 4th Jan 18, 11:57 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Thanks
    Oh my sure you are not starting the change?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I wouldn't be able to stand the suspense. Id have to do a test to put my mind at rest! Hope the outcome is whatever you'd want it to be.
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Aarrrr congratulations might be in order then
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    I would be suicidal...... so hoping it is just me being out of kilter or the menopause... either are better than another pregnancy. But my swollen tummy is annoying me, but that is still far better than a pregnancy! Pulling my fingers nails out with pliers would be better than a pregnancy.

    I should add that I am 48.... hence the strong oppositional view.
    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    10 weeks to go - 16.5 lbs to go.
    20,000 step a day challenge.
    Day 1 - 27,024 steps. Day 2 - 24,000 steps. Day 3 - 18,554 Day 4 -13,207 Day 5 - 14,218 Day 6 - 27,238 Day 7 - 13,000. Total 137,241
    Banked steps for lazy days 0....
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Jan 18, 4:50 AM
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    so happy to report that my mindful week has resulted in -5lb tonight! now to keep up the mindful-ness
    Originally posted by lushlifesaver
    Wow brilliant loss. Well done
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 2nd January 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Jan 18, 4:53 AM
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    kathrynha
    Is this having your lady hair blow dried!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 2nd January 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Jan 18, 4:59 AM
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    kathrynha
    I went to WI on Weds expecting the worst but miraculously STS!

    Hopefully I'll start losing again this week.

    My consultant is meh. Nothing to write home about, not inspiring and very uninformed about vegan food. Am not impressed but the class is the only morning one I can attend so I'm stuck. The group members seem friendly enough but they keep themselves to themselves, not much hope to socialise there. Next week is my last of the 6 and then I'll decide if to go it alone. What's people's opinion about doing it without the group?Thank you.

    Edited to add: I save all my syns for fat! Olive oil, extra cheese or nuts, avocado.am I the only one? I would rather have oil on my salad than chocolate!
    Originally posted by Caterina
    Well done on the sts.
    I know a number on here don't go to group, and manage to lose. I couldn't do it (tried and failed a number of times), but everyone is different, and to be honest, a naff consultant wouldn't help me lose either, and I'd so drift away.
    Try it, and see how you get on.

    Saving your syns for fats makes a difference from most people's saving them for alcohol (maman)
    It's what ever you fancy. For me a like a few a day for adding good flavour, and most for real bad treats, although I always like to leave some free cos of sugar coating on tablets, and drug side effects and stuff.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 2nd January 2018
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