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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 youÖÖÖgo 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 Ė so thatís 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 Ďaí choice and one Healthy Extra Ďbí 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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    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 13th Jan 18, 3:48 PM
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    Whiplashy
    They're both 6.5 tweets
    Back on the slimming world wagon 04.01.18
    Total lost 12.5lb Week 2
    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Jan 18, 4:07 PM
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    tweets
    They're both 6.5 tweets
    Originally posted by Whiplashy

    Thank you Whiplashy


    Now I know why mum gave me a 6 pack

    I can enjoy though and Poppy will help me eat one so wont be eating 6.5 syns with help
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • candyapple
    • By candyapple 13th Jan 18, 4:09 PM
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    candyapple
    Just had it confirmed by my consultant. Blueberries are now speed
    Originally posted by Whiplashy
    Great news for the blueberries fans I've never been a fan of blueberries I wish I liked them as they are good for you, got loads of antioxidants in them apparently

    I hope the same happens to grapes at some point as I love them they're probably the fruit that I eat the most

    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 13th Jan 18, 4:25 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Morning all ...well done to all the losers & those that have sts - a big well done goes to Whiplashy!

    Reporting a +1lb ...enough said lol

    A little disappointed but I’ve just wanted stodge this week andhaven’t done any exercise except walk the dog. Didn’t help that we had tubs of cheesy cheddars in the house which I tried to resist but you know how it is.......

    I did take my fat person’s evening dress to the charity shop yesterday so I haven’t got it to fall back on and will slowly declutter my wardrobe of other fat persons clothes.

    Class is still manic though a lot better than last week.

    Glad to hear about blueberries as I’ll have them at breakfast.

    Defrosting remnants of a chilli to have tonight when hubby has his Chinese though I will be having my wine tonight
    Last edited by gettingtheresometime; 13-01-2018 at 4:30 PM.
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    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • esmy
    • By esmy 13th Jan 18, 4:37 PM
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    esmy
    Help please! I've bought a celeriac -I've never had it before and no idea what to do with it and I'd love some suggestions. Is it speed or free??
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jan 18, 5:31 PM
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    bubbs
    Well done bubbs, whiplashy, barleysugar, caterina, chrisv and matron midge on your losses.

    I'm pleased to report -5lb (over two weeks) for me.

    Relieved as I had had a bit of a meltdown and gorged on chocolate on Wednesday, but I kept to plan for all the other days and it doesn't appear to have had a disastrous effect, thank goodness. I've now given OH the kit-kat tin to hide to prevent a re-occurrence.

    Todays plan;

    Breakfast - kippers
    Lunch - ham sandwich with wholemeal bread (HEXB), red pepper slices
    Dinner - HM cottage pie with swede and carrot topping

    Snacks - HEXA cheese, red peppers
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    -2 1/2 lbs and happy with that. Off to Pilates soon for some body magic and trying to stick to plan as a Saturday after weigh in has always been my treat day....
    Originally posted by lightbulb0811
    well done and thanks
    Hi - I wondered if there was a SW thread in here, between paying debts, slimming world, work and running I don't have much else, so I should say hi here I guess!

    I started going to SW in June 2016, I'm currently 4.5 stone down, 3 more to go. I desperately want to get those gone before my 35th Birthday in July, but that's a tough ask, I know. I was up at 19 stone at my heaviest, I'm just under 14 now. I want to be 10st 3.

    My main issue with SW is the cost. My food bills used to cost £30/week, but they are up at 60-90 now. It's a very middle-class diet, no way poorer people could afford this, but I decided that losing some heft was more important than paying bills right now. Roll on target so I don't have to pay!

    I've eaten the same thing for lunch since I started, Szechuan Chilli Chicken - it's basically rice with chicken, peppers, and seasonings. It's filling, reheats well and has half a syn. People mock me for it but then I just bust out my instagram picture. I'm focussed and don't have time to explain my food for them.

    My biggest problem is drinking - I work for a brewery and we get free beer and we socialise a lot. I'm also rather into craft ales, so I've found it hard giving up weekly visits to pubs. We're down to a couple of times a month, rather than week now.

    I'm sure you guys are as lovely as the people I've found in the challenges threads, I'm excited to share our journeys and watch us all get to where we want to be. x
    Originally posted by Mofette
    Welcome and well done on your loss
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jan 18, 5:35 PM
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    bubbs
    Help please! I've bought a celeriac -I've never had it before and no idea what to do with it and I'd love some suggestions. Is it speed or free??
    Originally posted by esmy
    I have never had before its speed , just checked for you
    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 13th Jan 18, 5:36 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening 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
    • Mofette
    • By Mofette 13th Jan 18, 5:44 PM
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    Mofette
    Help please! I've bought a celeriac -I've never had it before and no idea what to do with it and I'd love some suggestions. Is it speed or free??
    Originally posted by esmy
    Celeriac is Fibre and Speed

    I have used it as the topping on my cottage pie this speed week along with butternut squash - cut into cubes, boil thoroughly and then use a blender to mash and use as the topping.

    If you don't mind the syns you can also roast slices in Marsala Wine

    Thanks for the welcome, everyone.
    Groceries-wise, we're a 2 person household. It's gone from oven chips and chicken nuggets to everything completely cooked from scratch. The veg and fruit and the lean meat and various dairy products has upped it substantially. We never ate out or had takeaway anyway, because we have debt to pay down, and we never ate cake either, so the food bills were tiny before.

    I go to group but our group has been through 3 consultants and I'm not quite clicking with the third one, so I'm looking around now, moving my group and running group. I don't think I could do it on my own tbh...
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jan 18, 5:48 PM
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    bubbs
    Celeriac is Fibre and Speed

    I have used it as the topping on my cottage pie this speed week along with butternut squash - cut into cubes, boil thoroughly and then use a blender to mash and use as the topping.

    If you don't mind the syns you can also roast slices in Marsala Wine

    Thanks for the welcome, everyone.
    Groceries-wise, we're a 2 person household. It's gone from oven chips and chicken nuggets to everything completely cooked from scratch. The veg and fruit and the lean meat and various dairy products has upped it substantially. We never ate out or had takeaway anyway, because we have debt to pay down, and we never ate cake either, so the food bills were tiny before.

    I go to group but our group has been through 3 consultants and I'm not quite clicking with the third one, so I'm looking around now, moving my group and running group. I don't think I could do it on my own tbh...
    Originally posted by Mofette


    This is me , i def know i couldnt do it on my own, as for costs, did your choc bar, crisps etc you would buy when you are out include in your shopping bill, i do often think £1.75 for raspberries etc BUT then i think well i wouldnt think twice before buying a sausage roll and bar of choc, same cost
    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
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Jan 18, 6:10 PM
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    maman
    More good losses today. Well done all!
    I did take my fat personís evening dress to the charity shop yesterday so I havenít got it to fall back on and will slowly declutter my wardrobe of other fat persons clothes.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    I'd call that a NSV!


    I think the challenge is 9 weeks with last WI on 4th March miss teach. You didn't do too badly for 3 weeks off plan. I think kathrynha must still be poorly but I'm sure she'll add you in when she gets back.


    I'm another that doesn't find SW particularly expensive. I'm another Aldi convert and I find about £40 a week is enough for the two of us (alcohol budget is separate though).


    Today's EE plan:


    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB porage with HEA milk
    L: JP with cottage cheese, spring onions, pickled cabbage and ham
    D: chicken 'kiev' (with cottage cheese & bacon), Mexican potato bake, asparagus
    Syns: extra porage 6, syrup 2, 1.5 for cheese on potato bake, weekend wine!
    Last edited by maman; 13-01-2018 at 7:17 PM.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jan 18, 6:13 PM
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    bubbs
    SSM, bet you went phewwwww
    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
    • Mofette
    • By Mofette 13th Jan 18, 6:25 PM
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    Mofette
    [/B]

    This is me , i def know i couldnt do it on my own, as for costs, did your choc bar, crisps etc you would buy when you are out include in your shopping bill, i do often think £1.75 for raspberries etc BUT then i think well i wouldnt think twice before buying a sausage roll and bar of choc, same cost
    Originally posted by bubbs
    never bought treats before Probably why our bills used to be so damn low haha
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jan 18, 7:01 PM
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    bubbs
    never bought treats before Probably why our bills used to be so damn low haha
    Originally posted by Mofette
    Oh god i was always buying treats
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Jan 18, 7:21 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Morning all ...well done to all the losers & those that have sts - a big well done goes to Whiplashy!

    Reporting a +1lb ...enough said lol

    A little disappointed but Iíve just wanted stodge this week andhavenít done any exercise except walk the dog. Didnít help that we had tubs of cheesy cheddars in the house which I tried to resist but you know how it is.......

    I did take my fat personís evening dress to the charity shop yesterday so I havenít got it to fall back on and will slowly declutter my wardrobe of other fat persons clothes.

    Class is still manic though a lot better than last week.

    Glad to hear about blueberries as Iíll have them at breakfast.

    Defrosting remnants of a chilli to have tonight when hubby has his Chinese though I will be having my wine tonight
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    I have a box where I am going to store my fat clothes. I have only been on a diet once before - went down to a size 12, took all my clothes to charity shop...... only to have to buy all new again.

    Help please! I've bought a celeriac -I've never had it before and no idea what to do with it and I'd love some suggestions. Is it speed or free??
    Originally posted by esmy
    Roast it, it is lovely x

    Oh god i was always buying treats
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Still am for the boys, we have loads of chocolate and biscuits!

    OH went TFFT! I am just hoping that my stomach goes down and I start loosing weight again.

    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....
    • orlao
    • By orlao 13th Jan 18, 7:53 PM
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    orlao
    Hi all,

    Some fabulous losses and hugs to the STSers and gainers.

    -1lb please for me.

    Off to do batch cooking for next week - how wild are my Saturday nights eh?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jan 18, 8:37 PM
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    bubbs
    I have a box where I am going to store my fat clothes. I have only been on a diet once before - went down to a size 12, took all my clothes to charity shop...... only to have to buy all new again.



    Roast it, it is lovely x



    Still am for the boys, we have loads of chocolate and biscuits!

    OH went TFFT! I am just hoping that my stomach goes down and I start loosing weight again.

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    My Fat clothes have gone......................whoosh!!!
    Have you not lost then last few weeks?
    Hi all,

    Some fabulous losses and hugs to the STSers and gainers.

    -1lb please for me.

    Off to do batch cooking for next week - how wild are my Saturday nights eh?
    Originally posted by orlao
    Well done
    We are watching the voice
    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
    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 13th Jan 18, 8:46 PM
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    Moneysaverme
    Hello all,

    Itís -2 lbs for me this week. This is despite one day extremely off plan with endless syns. I think this shows that if the majority of your week is on plan, you can still lose.

    So if anyone has a bad day, or bad morning, evening or afternoon, DONíT WORRY, just get back on it and keep going.

    My meals today...

    Breakfast - yoghurt with cherries and honey with some all bran on top heB
    Lunch - Quorn bacon and tomato toasted sandwich with ketchup heB
    Dinner - SW baked bean lasagne with salad heA
    Syns - Terryís choc orange minis 9, honey 2, ketchup 2

    If Iím lucky I should make it into the next 10 lb bracket next week which would be beyond amazing.
    Weight loss 2017/2018 - 40 lbs
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 13th Jan 18, 9:02 PM
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    TakeItEazy
    Evening all

    WI with -1lb

    Might have been more if I hadnít binged on chocolate and Doritos last weekend . Trying to behave this weekend though

    Have a good weekend all
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
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    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 13th Jan 18, 9:18 PM
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    Nicki
    Didn't manage a HEA or HEB today which is unusual for me

    Brunch: half avocado, 2 poached eggs, one slice sourdough bread, corn on the cob
    Dinner: few tortilla chips off my OH's plate with a little guacomale, steak, broccoli small amount bearnaise sauce (about a tbsp)

    I'm not completely sure of syns today. I know avocados are higher than you might think. I'm going to guess 20. Properly back on plan tomorrow
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