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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: 53 lb
    Last updated: 6th February 2018
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    • maman
    • By maman 5th Feb 18, 5:04 PM
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    well done cattycat. It can often happen that weightloss doesn't go in logical weekly steps but, provided you stick to the plan, all good work catches up eventually!


    ......but do still have a lot of syns left (for a change - think it's all to do with the gin diet rather than the wine diet

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise

    It agrees with me too denise I've been trying to have at least one of my evenings at the weekend on gin instead of wine.




    GAF that looks very much like an EESP day which means you can have another HEB, assuming of course you're not planning potatoes, peas etc.
    Originally posted by joedenise

    I was only thinking that GAF's food looked a bit thin on the ground. I always have noodles or rice with a stir fry and sometimes chips as well! Peas would be OK for EESP though.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Feb 18, 6:12 PM
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    Thankfully had some good news today. Operation was a success and there is no longer any cancer in me. Kidney functionality isn't great, but not as bad as it could have been.
    Still on restrictive diet, with some extra changes to try and repair them as well as possible.
    Also starting to reduce pain relief I have been on and my body has got addicted to over the last 6 months.
    Had a bit of a lecture about taking it easy, but consultant happy with me.

    As for eating, I have had my syns today, but could have done worse.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 6th February 2018
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Feb 18, 6:24 PM
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    That's brilliant news kathrynha . I am so very pleased for you!
    • jayII
    • By jayII 5th Feb 18, 6:30 PM
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    Thankfully had some good news today. Operation was a success and there is no longer any cancer in me. Kidney functionality isn't great, but not as bad as it could have been.
    Still on restrictive diet, with some extra changes to try and repair them as well as possible.
    Also starting to reduce pain relief I have been on and my body has got addicted to over the last 6 months.
    Had a bit of a lecture about taking it easy, but consultant happy with me.

    As for eating, I have had my syns today, but could have done worse.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    That's so lovely to hear, you deserve a good outcome!

    I hope your kidneys recover soon.
    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

    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 5th Feb 18, 7:08 PM
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    That's brilliant news Kathryn. Hope the new changes to your diet help. Hopefully coming of the pain killers won't be too bad for you; it's obviously better not to rely on them.

    Maman - you're right, peas are okay on EESP because they're protein, forgot that. Was just thinking starchy veg.

    Denise
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Feb 18, 7:08 PM
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    Well done Lucia22 x

    Thankfully had some good news today. Operation was a success and there is no longer any cancer in me. Kidney functionality isn't great, but not as bad as it could have been.
    Still on restrictive diet, with some extra changes to try and repair them as well as possible.
    Also starting to reduce pain relief I have been on and my body has got addicted to over the last 6 months.
    Had a bit of a lecture about taking it easy, but consultant happy with me.

    As for eating, I have had my syns today, but could have done worse.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Well today has just become perfect x

    You can have my syns today, but tomorrow it is back on track x
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Feb 18, 7:35 PM
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    Evening all
    Firstly Kathryn, absolutely fantastic news hope your kidneys recover xx
    Lucia22 well done on SOTW
    Well done to all the losers
    Greysanatomyfan why were the mini quiche an epic fail?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Feb 18, 7:36 PM
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    Thankfully had some good news today. Operation was a success and there is no longer any cancer in me. Kidney functionality isn't great, but not as bad as it could have been.
    Still on restrictive diet, with some extra changes to try and repair them as well as possible.
    Also starting to reduce pain relief I have been on and my body has got addicted to over the last 6 months.
    Had a bit of a lecture about taking it easy, but consultant happy with me.

    As for eating, I have had my syns today, but could have done worse.
    Originally posted by kathrynha

    Excellent news
    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 5th Feb 18, 7:38 PM
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    bubbs

    Quiche for brekkie in the foil, chicken and ham salad and fruit for lunch

    Tea
    Steak with half a dozen SW chips, onions, mushrooms , many egg and salad
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Feb 18, 7:38 PM
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    Not the best of days today food wise.
    Sometimes as I am so skint I eat not the best things and today a friend brought me a chicken curry pir & a mini white chocolate cheesecake.
    WEre both lush & much enjoyed.
    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 5th Feb 18, 8:10 PM
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    Sunshinemummy

    Quiche for brekkie in the foil, chicken and ham salad and fruit for lunch

    Tea
    Steak with half a dozen SW chips, onions, mushrooms , many egg and salad
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Did you eat both for your tea?

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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Feb 18, 8:20 PM
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    Not the best of days today food wise.
    Sometimes as I am so skint I eat not the best things and today a friend brought me a chicken curry pir & a mini white chocolate cheesecake.
    WEre both lush & much enjoyed.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Glad you enjoyed, sorry you are skint
    Did you eat both for your tea?

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    You clearly did not read what i put
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 5th Feb 18, 8:29 PM
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    Thankfully had some good news today. Operation was a success and there is no longer any cancer in me. Kidney functionality isn't great, but not as bad as it could have been.
    Still on restrictive diet, with some extra changes to try and repair them as well as possible.
    Also starting to reduce pain relief I have been on and my body has got addicted to over the last 6 months.
    Had a bit of a lecture about taking it easy, but consultant happy with me.

    As for eating, I have had my syns today, but could have done worse.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Fantastic news extra syns are deserved to celebrate
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 stone then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs *60lbs lost* *31lbs to go*
    Started SW16st13lbs tues11/7/17 - 32 weeks in -52lbs
    -> target 11 st 13lbs by mid June -> 15 weeks & 18lbs to go
    2) to find new challenges
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 5th Feb 18, 8:41 PM
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    great news Kathrynha

    I am feeling better...though i did do some emotional eating over the weekend :/

    today:
    breakfast: scrambled egg, half heb toast, tinned tomatoes
    lunch: jacket tattie, chicken tikka (free) mixed with quark, lettuce, tomato, beetroot
    tea: meatballs (3) with sauce (3) and pasta served with lettuce, pickled onion, tomatoes. then a mullerlight
    supper: 2nd half heb, hea chocolate coconut milk

    tomorrow; weigh day. no idea how it will pan out but not holding my breath!
    breakfast: cinnamon and apple baked oats - 70g apples so 2 syns?
    lunch: catered work event - it's a buffet but will tread carefully....that's why I'm having a more filling breakfast
    tea: not 100% as yet. potentially cheese and bacon burgers (hea cheese, heb bread, free burger) with lettuce, tomatoes etc etc
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Feb 18, 9:08 PM
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    Maman - you're right, peas are okay on EESP because they're protein, forgot that. Was just thinking starchy veg.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I used to avoid peas although I love them with mash but now I tell myself they're protein and supplement my small meat portions.

    lush, glad you're feeling better. I was thinking that as you often have these catered events with work, couldn't you ask that they provide some SW friendly foods?
    • Greysanatomyfan
    • By Greysanatomyfan 5th Feb 18, 9:27 PM
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    Evening all,

    kathrynha great news! I haven't been here long enough to know your history but wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery.
    bubbs lovely looking meals!
    joedenise I can't say I fully understand sp days yet, not sure if i've had one though as my berries and cherries for brekkie aren't shown as speed.
    beanielou cheesecake is my fave......mmmmmmmmm yum.

    I've had a couple of ryvita and a banana for supper, not sure whether it would be another healthy extra and allowed or syns, not gonna stress it either way though as I've not had syns today (trying not to go over 7 a day to make up for the few extra at the weekend).

    Does anyone track their food on the slimming world website? I've put today's and tomorrow's in and am puzzled that napolina tinned tomatoes aren't speed? And Tesco bacon medallions are 1/2 syn.

    Plan for tomorrow is,
    B - shredded wheat, fruit salad
    L - homemade veg soup, yogurt
    D - bacon, tinned Tom's, onions and mushrooms, poached eggs - I might have to substitute the bacon for quorn sausages if the kids want the same though as there's not much bacon left. Will be relatively low syns though whichever it is.

    Trying to up the water intake but it's been so cold today I haven't wanted to drink much. Must try harder.

    Happy Tuesday for tomorrow everyone!

    GAF
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 5th Feb 18, 10:06 PM
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    Tinned tomatoes are usually Speed, the only thing I can think of is that is a little oil in the Napolina ones - check the label to if there is any, if not then I'd say they should be Speed.

    With the bacon medallions there is usually a little bit of fat around the edges and as long as you cut that off then it will be free.

    I use the website to track my food but mainly for the syns so I can check back over the week to make sure I haven't had too many syns or, very rarely, not enough syns over the week!

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Feb 18, 10:21 PM
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    joedenise I can't say I fully understand sp days yet, not sure if i've had one though as my berries and cherries for brekkie aren't shown as speed.

    I've had a couple of ryvita and a banana for supper, not sure whether it would be another healthy extra and allowed or syns, not gonna stress it either way though as I've not had syns today (trying not to go over 7 a day to make up for the few extra at the weekend).

    Does anyone track their food on the slimming world website? I've put today's and tomorrow's in and am puzzled that napolina tinned tomatoes aren't speed? And Tesco bacon medallions are 1/2 syn.

    Plan for tomorrow is,
    B - shredded wheat, fruit salad
    L - homemade veg soup, yogurt
    D - bacon, tinned Tom's, onions and mushrooms, poached eggs - I might have to substitute the bacon for quorn sausages if the kids want the same though as there's not much bacon left. Will be relatively low syns though whichever it is.


    GAF
    Originally posted by Greysanatomyfan
    Briefly, SP is 50:50 Speed and Protein plus your HEXs. No free food.
    You're right that cherries aren't Speed and neither are bananas so today's menu will be good as it's low carb but not 100% SP.

    Personally I'd count the tomatoes as Speed as ingredients will just say 'tomatoes'. SW have been adding odd syns to all sorts of things lately. It could be that there's a bit of fat on the bacon medallions. If you cut off any fat it'll be free.

    SP is only recommended as a boost to weightloss for a short while. Don't be afraid of having carbs. As long as you have your at least a third of Speed with it plus your protein then you'll be fine.

    ETA: cross posted with denise . I thought the same about the tomatoes but then I thought that some oil would give them some syns but they'd still be Speed don't you think?
    Last edited by maman; 05-02-2018 at 10:24 PM.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 5th Feb 18, 10:46 PM
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    So pleased the news was good Kathrynha
    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
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 5th Feb 18, 10:46 PM
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    Congrats on being our SOTW, lucia.

    Thanks for the chart, Kathryn. Fantastic, crazy dancing, woop woop news for you today; I am so happy for you.

    Well done, CattyCat (fab).

    Haven’t managed to track down the salted caramel Alpen Lights, so I’m still having the jaffa cake variety.

    Well, I am happy to report a 1.4lb loss today.

    Monday

    Breakfast: hexb toast with light soft cheese (1 ½ ), banana
    Lunch: noodles, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, syboes and roast chicken, all dressed with soy sauce and lime juice, Milbona Skyr strawberry yogurt
    Snack: shortbread finger (5)
    Dinner: minced beef hotpot
    Snack: hexa cheese & grapes

    'Til tomorrow ...
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