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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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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Jan 18, 8:03 PM
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    beanielou
    I got 4 beetroot Maman so you beat me
    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 Jan 18, 8:04 PM
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    beanielou
    Great losses Orlao & Moneysaverme
    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***
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 6th Jan 18, 8:17 PM
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    greentiger
    maman, I was glad of you two watching over me; it meant I just didn’t crumble and overdo things.

    That’s great loss, orlao and wow, Msm. Everyone seems to have really started in the right frame of mind this year.

    Congrats on Saints’ win, maman. I’m buzzing after our match! Now celebrating with a shortbread finger, lol.

    So ….

    Breakfast: hexb All Bran, banana, ML vanilla with dark choc sprinkles
    Lunch: baked potato, Heinz 5 Beanz, pear sprinkled with ginger
    Snack (match) Maltesers (5)
    Dinner: chilli con carne, rice, WW raspberry tart yogurt
    Snack: shortbread finger (5)
    Snack: hexa cheese & orange (!)
    Stashbusting 10
    Reading Challenge 2/26
    Film Challenge 2/26
    Weight Loss 1 3/9
    • maman
    • By maman 6th Jan 18, 8:19 PM
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    maman
    I got 4 beetroot Maman so you beat me
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Glad you got to go to Aldi. I eat loads of pickles to up my Speed.

    The other thing I bought was frozen berries meant for making smoothies. £2.79 for a kg but what's good is all the berries are Speed ( blackberry, strawberries, blackcurrant and raspberries). I've come to enjoy them with 0% Greek yogurt.
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 6th Jan 18, 8:37 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Hi all
    Hiding under my duvet
    So excited for tomorrow but nervous too.
    Promise will tell the story tomorrow
    Not great food choices today but could be worse I suppose!

    B: HEXB HiFi x 2, decaf coffee with HEXA
    L: butternut squash, sweet potato and pepper soup with 3 x crackerbreads and a tin of coronation tuna (4 in total) water
    T: Aldi skinny burgers (2) in a bun (7) with salad and mash made with HEXA, also gherkins, decaf tea with remainder of HEXA
    S: Chicken thighs and crisps (6.5)
    Syns:19.5
    Night all xxx
    Very proud to be Open University BA (Hons) English Lang and Lit Graduate! ❤️DMU MA English begins 09/17
    WFC and pleased to be sponsor for the 2nd season ❤️ 🐝
    I ❤️my bulldozer
    Will always miss you Elle and will never forget you, brightest star in the sky 😢
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Jan 18, 9:00 PM
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    beanielou
    Hope whatever is happening tomorrow goes well 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***
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 6th Jan 18, 9:03 PM
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    Nicki
    No HEA or HEB today and not much speed either - oops!

    Breakfast: Muller lite
    Lunch: gammon, eggs, baked potato, butter, peas, mushroom, tomato (7 syns)
    Dinner: pasta carabonara (3 syns)
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Jan 18, 9:05 PM
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    beanielou
    Hopefully back on track today
    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***
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 6th Jan 18, 10:47 PM
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    Thank you beanie xx
    Very proud to be Open University BA (Hons) English Lang and Lit Graduate! ❤️DMU MA English begins 09/17
    WFC and pleased to be sponsor for the 2nd season ❤️ 🐝
    I ❤️my bulldozer
    Will always miss you Elle and will never forget you, brightest star in the sky 😢
    • jayII
    • By jayII 6th Jan 18, 11:22 PM
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    jayII
    I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

    My meals today:

    B/L: cornflakes, oats, raisins and milk (HEA, HEB and 5)
    D: Potato and veg frittata, beetroot, gammon
    S: a mini veg quiche, light hot chocolate and a mugshot (3)
    Total unsecured debt paid off/stoozed in 2018: (£881+33+500)= £1414/£12490.
    Slimming Through The Winter - Slimming World Support Thread #1 2018: 0/8lbs

    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 7th Jan 18, 8:32 AM
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    Abbafan1972
    Good morning everyone!

    Well weigh in wasn't pretty yesterday - put on 4lbs (over 2 weeks) and was horrified!

    There was a problem with the software on the pay desk yesterday, so the equipment had to be set to tablet only mode. So the poor lady had to write down everyone who paid manually and then I had to click "take payment" on the tablet when I was weighing everyone.

    I think the consultant is getting a new laptop on Tuesday. So should be good for next weeks groups. It was really busy yesterday as well, due to lots of new members. 2 members who joined last week both got their half stone after the 1st week (both lost 8.5lbs), so I was really chuffed for them.

    Need to get back on it seriously now, there's no excuse.
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    Greatest Loser for SW group 2016 & 2017
    Woman of the year for SW group 2016 & 2017
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Jan 18, 9:06 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I am a STS, which is amazing as my stomach is massively swollen.

    I am hoping that I am storing a loss!
    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 7th Jan 18, 9:21 AM
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    beanielou
    I am a STS, which is amazing as my stomach is massively swollen.

    I am hoping that I am storing a loss!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    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***
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 7th Jan 18, 10:29 AM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Wow! greentiger . I just heard your score.
    Not too much celebrating please.

    Slight change of plan. I'd forgotten I had some LO veg in the fridge so had that for lunch with ham so no syns used.

    I do the same at weekends gettingtheresometime . Hope that cookie was worth it.
    Originally posted by maman
    No it wasn’t maman

    We’re off to the cinema tonight so I’ll take my own snacks with me to try & resist the popcorn / beer.

    Hubby is going to cook a stir fry beforehand which will help.
    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
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 7th Jan 18, 11:50 AM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    Morning everyone

    Didn't eat enough yesterday; ended up skipping dinner entirely. My bad. I just wasn't hungry as 'lunch' was late at 4pm.

    Today's menu:

    B - SW Fry up (slice toast, mushrooms, toms, poached eggs, beans and streaky bacon. Pic below)
    L - Not sure
    D - Caribbean pepperpot stew with rice

    Snacks - Fruit

    HEXA - Milk
    HEXB - Slice brown bread

    Quick question, the only bacon I've got is streak so I pan fried it in Frylight. Do I have to Syn it? If so how many Syns per rasher?

    I might have a Nature Valley bar later as Syns, depending the response I get in respect of the bacon!

    [IMG][/IMG]
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jan 18, 12:16 PM
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    bubbs
    I am a STS, which is amazing as my stomach is massively swollen.

    I am hoping that I am storing a loss!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    And not a babba
    Morning all
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 10 1/2 lb week 43
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jan 18, 12:17 PM
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    bubbs
    Morning everyone

    Didn't eat enough yesterday; ended up skipping dinner entirely. My bad. I just wasn't hungry as 'lunch' was late at 4pm.

    Today's menu:

    B - SW Fry up (slice toast, mushrooms, toms, poached eggs, beans and streaky bacon. Pic below)
    L - Not sure
    D - Caribbean pepperpot stew with rice

    Snacks - Fruit

    HEXA - Milk
    HEXB - Slice brown bread

    Quick question, the only bacon I've got is streak so I pan fried it in Frylight. Do I have to Syn it? If so how many Syns per rasher?

    I might have a Nature Valley bar later as Syns, depending the response I get in respect of the bacon!

    [IMG][/IMG]
    Originally posted by Lioness Twinkletoes
    I would have cut as much fat off as i could, and no need for fry light if frying, dry fry but personally i grill.
    I would think syns but dont now how many, but does look nice
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 10 1/2 lb week 43
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jan 18, 12:18 PM
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    bubbs
    Mrs Ryan, hope you have a good day
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 10 1/2 lb week 43
    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 7th Jan 18, 1:17 PM
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    Matron Midge
    The sw app says :- streaky bacon, raw (1 rasher) 1.5 syns. HTH.

    Had bacon sarnie for lunch and sw curry with rice for tea so hopefully I will stay on track.
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 7th Jan 18, 1:52 PM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    The sw app says :- streaky bacon, raw (1 rasher) 1.5 syns. HTH.
    Originally posted by Matron Midge
    Indeed it does, thank you. I had five rashers so 7.5 syns. Looks like the Nature Valley bar will have to wait
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