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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 31st Dec 17, 4:01 PM
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    kathrynha
    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 8th Jan 18, 10:12 PM
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    beanielou
    Well done VALM.
    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 8th Jan 18, 10:15 PM
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    beanielou
    Have had bad news on a close family member's health.
    So everything else just seems just so bleeping pointless.
    Does the fact that I am a little overweight matter.
    Not at the moment, not in the slightest.
    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 8th Jan 18, 11:25 PM
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    esmy
    Never viewed labour as body magic before
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    As my Mum used to say 'They don't call it labour for nothing'! (Sorry Topgirl. Hope all goes well for you.) Certainly the hardest I've ever worked...So pleased to hear your good news Kathryn - keep as far as you can from the poorlies - they should all be better in time to look after you.

    Brilliant losses ladies (are we all ladies??), there'll be stiff competition for SOTW next week!fingers crossed I can join you all when I weigh in on Friday.

    I've had a funny few days - very hungry for no apparent reason, and demolished a pack of chocolate digestives over the weekend. I know I have no self control around chocolate but DD had asked for them, then decided she didn't want them. Other than that I've eaten well and syns would have been well within the allowance. Hey ho, they're gone now so normal service resumed as of today!
    • esmy
    • By esmy 8th Jan 18, 11:26 PM
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    esmy
    Have had bad news on a close family member's health.
    So everything else just seems just so bleeping pointless.
    Does the fact that I am a little overweight matter.
    Not at the moment, not in the slightest.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    So sorry Beanie. Sometimes there are more important things going on for us x
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 8th Jan 18, 11:46 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Have had bad news on a close family member's health.
    So everything else just seems just so bleeping pointless.
    Does the fact that I am a little overweight matter.
    Not at the moment, not in the slightest.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Sorry to hear this. It is important to do what makes you happy, whether this is spending time with a loved one or having a sofa day at this hard time.

    We will be here to support you in whatever helps (obv. nothing terribly illegal... semi rough is okay)...x
    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 9th Jan 18, 8:04 AM
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    kathrynha
    Have had bad news on a close family member's health.
    So everything else just seems just so bleeping pointless.
    Does the fact that I am a little overweight matter.
    Not at the moment, not in the slightest.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Hugs Beanie. Definitely get what you're saying about everything else seeming pointless. In comparison it isn't important, and it isn't what you need to be concentrating your time on. Concentrate on your family member.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 2nd January 2018
    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 9th Jan 18, 8:11 AM
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    Moneysaverme
    Sorry to hear your news Beanie, take care x
    Weight loss 2017/2018 - 40 lbs
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 9th Jan 18, 8:17 AM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    Morning all

    Just a quickie as I'm out of the door...

    Beanie sorry to hear your news. kathrynha, glad to hear yours. Congrats to ruby on the 5lb. Impressive!

    Fell off the wagon a little last night. 3 M&S chocs from a box (two coffee and a lemon if anyone is interested :-) As I'd already had 10 syns I think I safely say that pushed me over 15. Ah well. Onwards and upwards.

    Today:

    B - Overnight oats
    L - LO bolognese and pasta
    D - SW Chicken saag and rice
    S - Fruit

    HEA - Milk
    HEB - Oats

    Have a good day.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 9th Jan 18, 8:23 AM
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    kathrynha
    You lot seem to think I overdo things and won't take it easy when I'm told. I'm a good girl and always do as I'm told


    Weigh in day for me today. Not going to be good after the weekend I've had, but I'm going, and finding out the damage


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - porridge and fruit
    Lunch - salad
    Dinner - noodles


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - oats
    Syns - salad dressing (1)
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 2nd January 2018
    • VALM
    • By VALM 9th Jan 18, 9:01 AM
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    VALM
    Hugs and hope to those in need. Take care xxx

    OK, back on plan. So menu for today:-

    BF Porridge (HEA/HEB) made with 250ml ss milk and added granulated sweetener
    Snack Banana
    Lunch HM BNS soup and salad (all free) raspberries and fat free greek style yogurt
    Tea: Heck sausage squares (bought these on clearance and not sure why!) with ready made mash and veggies. Will calculate the syns in them later. Since it has only been myself and MRM at home we buy ready made mash as potatoes only go to waste although now that I'm into batch cooking soup this may change.

    Want to be on plan with minimal syn spendage until weekend as we are taking Emma back to Uni in Newcastle and staying over. Will be eating out on Saturday night - likely to go to a Spanish restaurant we like so am looking for minimum syn type tapas recommendations. Of course, wine will be drunk as well.
    Back for the No Buying Toiletries challenge. I pledge to only buy when I run out of a product that is not already in my stash no matter what wonderful emails land in in my Inbox or threads I read on MSE re: glitches!

    SPC Member 046
    £2. Challenge member 55
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 9th Jan 18, 9:13 AM
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    Pollycat
    Tea: Heck sausage squares (bought these on clearance and not sure why!) with ready made mash and veggies. Will calculate the syns in them later. Since it has only been myself and MRM at home we buy ready made mash as potatoes only go to waste although now that I'm into batch cooking soup this may change.
    Originally posted by VALM
    I do a big pan of mashed potatoes and freeze it in portions.
    For Christmas, I do a couple of ice cream scoops, 1 each, as we have so much other veg.
    Handy to have in.
    And you know exactly what's in it.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 9th Jan 18, 9:50 AM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Have had bad news on a close family member's health.
    So everything else just seems just so bleeping pointless.
    Does the fact that I am a little overweight matter.
    Not at the moment, not in the slightest.
    Originally posted by beanielou

    Have a big virtually cwtch beanie.


    And yes you're right - being overweight is way down the list of what matters atm.
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 9th Jan 18, 9:58 AM
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    kathrynha
    Want to be on plan with minimal syn spendage until weekend as we are taking Emma back to Uni in Newcastle and staying over. Will be eating out on Saturday night - likely to go to a Spanish restaurant we like so am looking for minimum syn type tapas recommendations. Of course, wine will be drunk as well.
    Originally posted by VALM
    Tomato based and avoid chorizo.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 2nd January 2018
    • lightbulb0811
    • By lightbulb0811 9th Jan 18, 1:12 PM
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    lightbulb0811
    Hi Everyone,
    I've not had a chance to catch up with all the posts yet.... Today's plan:
    B: Overnight Oats (HEB)
    L: Baked potato, cottage cheese and salad
    D: Veg Szabi from the freezer (think this was from the comfort food book or maybe an old magazine?)
    Snacks are fruit, carrot sticks and sugar snap peas. A bag of Sensations popadoms for 3.5 syns and Hips, Bums and Tums class for exercise tonight.

    Have a good day x
    Save £12k in 2018 #?? £1117.10/£6000
    Sealed pot challenge #10 £26.70/200
    Weight Loss 2.5/60 lb First challenge 2.5/21 by 4/3/18
    • candyapple
    • By candyapple 9th Jan 18, 3:44 PM
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    candyapple
    Hugs beanie hope you are as ok as can be, unfortunately life likes to chuck a spanner in the works every now and then so do what's best for you

    I didn't know you could make up mash and freeze it polly, that sounds so time saving I think I will give that a go. Every day's a school day

    I forgot how useful this thread can be!

    Not too bad a day for my 1st day back on plan, I feel like I'm in the right headspace finally I've not thought about chocolate all day which is progress!

    Today's food:

    B - HEB muesli with HEA milk
    S - Rhubarb ML yog (hopefully still free), cherries & a cuppa
    L - omelette with tomato & cheese (3.5 syns), cucumber, pink slaw and a splodge of salad cream (2 syns)
    S - ringos (5 syns) and a satsuma
    T - bacon onion & potato bake (pinch of nom recipe) with broccoli, sprouts & turnip
    S - SF jelly (0.5 syn)

    • shrimpy_80
    • By shrimpy_80 9th Jan 18, 3:49 PM
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    shrimpy_80
    Hi all, sorry for the quick post, have been keeping up with the thread and will try to post a bit more

    -1lb this week for me, have been using up some bits and bobs so not 100% on plan so not too bad really, next week hopefully will be better!
    Starting debt £18,600
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 9th Jan 18, 3:52 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Why on earth would someone post on a thread they have zero interest in ?
    Last edited by gettingtheresometime; 09-01-2018 at 4:07 PM.
    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
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 9th Jan 18, 3:59 PM
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    kathrynha
    Hi all, sorry for the quick post, have been keeping up with the thread and will try to post a bit more

    -1lb this week for me, have been using up some bits and bobs so not 100% on plan so not too bad really, next week hopefully will be better!
    Originally posted by shrimpy_80
    Well done on the loss. It has been a busy thread recently so a lot to keep up with
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 2nd January 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 9th Jan 18, 4:01 PM
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    kathrynha
    Why on earth would someone post on a thread they have zero interest in ?
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Just a troll trying o cause an argument. Best ignored, although all feel free to use the report button.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 2nd January 2018
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 9th Jan 18, 4:07 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Just a troll trying o cause an argument. Best ignored, although all feel free to use the report button.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Good idea - I'll delete the quote as well
    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
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