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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 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: 53 lb
    Last updated: 6th February 2018
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    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 10th Feb 18, 9:40 AM
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    Nicki
    Another -3lb off this week which I'm really happy with. I've now lost 10% of my starting weight. Adding in some Body Magic has been the key for me. I'm aiming to do 10,000 steps a day and I also downloaded a beginners exercise app called Easy Does It which I've been doing daily. It's only 15-20 mins per day and is very gentle but since I started I've lost 3 inches off my waist and half an inch off each thigh.

    My aim is to lose another 2 stone if I can but the clothes I was wearing two years ago when I was happier with my body (size 12s) all fit again and it's nice to have more choice when I open my wardrobe. I may in fact adjust my target upwards because although my BMI is still too high for my height I probably don't want to drop more than one more dress size.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Feb 18, 10:32 AM
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    joedenise
    Today's going to be a bit of a back-to-front kind of day! Main meal at lunchtime as DD2 and partner are visiting and don't want to be too late getting home.

    Today's plan:

    B - bacon, egg, mushrooms, tomatoes, beans
    L - roast gammon, roast potatoes, roasted veg (carrots, onions, courgettes, peppers); green beans, mashed swede & peas
    D - not sure but probably butternut squash soup; slice of bread (0.5 HEB)

    HEA - 1% milk
    HEB - bread (0.5); either crackers or rye cakes (0.5)
    Syns - Laughing Cow extra light 1; butter (for mashed swede) 1; maybe a G&T or 2 this evening!

    Denise
    • esmy
    • By esmy 10th Feb 18, 10:52 AM
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    esmy
    Morning all.

    Had a fabulous meal at a Syrian restaurant last night - overall I don't think it was too synful. The meats were grilled (in view), no added syns there, so oil in dressings, a tiny piece of Halloumi and a small flatbread was about the sum of it. Oh and two gins beforehand. However just in case, I'm aiming for a very low syn day today. I will get to target!

    B Berries and yoghurt
    L Just eating breakfast so may not bother
    D HM beefburgers SW chips and salad

    Have a good day.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 10th Feb 18, 11:36 AM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Am well chuffed to report a -2lb today. Havenít been swimming as I think Iím going down with a cold and have been tired & achy all week - though that didnít get me off dog walking duties lol.

    The only thing I can think of that might have helped is Iíve been doing SW in conjunction with watching how many calories Iíve been eating and actually logging syns & calories.

    I doubt very much that the fact that Iíve also been eating popcorn (cooked from kernels) helped - though I found that once Iíd eaten my portion, I felt fuller than if Iíd eaten the syn equivalent in crisps.

    Weather is awful here ...so at the moment curled up on the settee, with mutt, watching the Olympics before watching the rugby.

    Iím not sure whatís on the menu food wise yet - hubby is talking about a curry so a visit to Aldi may be in order ( hubby tried the lamb Rogan Josh this week & he was impressed as well!)
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    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • lightbulb0811
    • By lightbulb0811 10th Feb 18, 11:42 AM
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    lightbulb0811
    Morning everyone,
    -2lb for me today. I've been rubbish at keeping up with the thread and posting meals, time just seems to run away! Today's plan is:

    B: Wholemeal toast 9HEB), beans, mushrooms, poached egg and a potato scone (3 syns)
    L: HM Lentil Soup
    D: Chicken Curry.

    I've a couple of tubs of SW chip shop curry sauce in the freezer, has anyone used this in a chicken curry? If so did it taste okay? I've also bought some Mayflower sauce for the first time so I could use this instead although this would have syns. Thanks in advance x
    Save £12k in 2018 #90 £2117.10/£6000
    Sealed pot challenge #10 £53.19/200
    Weight Loss 7.5/60 lb First challenge 7.5/21 by 4/3/18
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 10th Feb 18, 12:44 PM
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    p00hsticks
    I've a couple of tubs of SW chip shop curry sauce in the freezer, has anyone used this in a chicken curry? If so did it taste okay? I've also bought some Mayflower sauce for the first time so I could use this instead although this would have syns. Thanks in advance x
    Originally posted by lightbulb0811
    bubbs has and it looked great - see picture in post #1449 and ingredients in post #1469
    • lightbulb0811
    • By lightbulb0811 10th Feb 18, 12:46 PM
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    lightbulb0811
    bubbs has and it looked great - see picture in post #1449 and ingredients in post #1469
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    Brilliant - thanks , i'll have a look
    Save £12k in 2018 #90 £2117.10/£6000
    Sealed pot challenge #10 £53.19/200
    Weight Loss 7.5/60 lb First challenge 7.5/21 by 4/3/18
    • maman
    • By maman 10th Feb 18, 12:59 PM
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    maman
    to gettingthere, lightbulb, nicki and poohsticks on your losses.


    I think it's a good idea to change your target nicki and then when you get to the new higher one have a rethink from there. It's good that you can fit into a 12 but although I'm not slavish with BMI, it is a good guide to a healthy weight as are the height/weight charts.


    Absolutely agree with SSM. You're only 70 once. You've got the rest of the week to rein it back!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise

    I think you did well to limit your gain to half a pound dusty! I think what matters is that you enjoyed the meal out with your family. I'd definitely recommend having whatever you fancy on special occasions although I think after a while doing SW we gravitate to wise choices.


    Hope that whatever's encouraging your comfort eating/drinking settles down soon. I'd suggest tight planning as you'll probably feel worse if you lose control.


    I just had two gins last night which is very low for a Friday evening. Unfortunately the first one was in a bar where they only sold Fever Tree tonic which has syns.


    I've done my meal plan and shopping list for the week so off to Aldi soon. When I get back I'm going to cook a batch of veggie chilli. DH said he's willing to try although he did ask where the chicken was in this week's stir fry.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB (half) toast, scrambled eggs, HEA milk for drinks
    L: ham, bubble & squeak, pickles
    D: HM pork burger, patatas bravas, mushrooms, green stuff
    Syns: HP sauce 1, alcoholic beverage of choice tbc.
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 10th Feb 18, 1:19 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Gtst the popcorn from home bargains isn't bad £1 for 4. Popcorn is quite high in protein I think it is so isn't too bad in moderation. I love it as a snack, mum keeps nicking it mind and I burnt some at work the other week lol
    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
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 10th Feb 18, 1:41 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Gtst the popcorn from home bargains isn't bad £1 for 4. Popcorn is quite high in protein I think it is so isn't too bad in moderation. I love it as a snack, mum keeps nicking it mind and I burnt some at work the other week lol
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    The only place I could think of getting the kernels is Holland & Barrett so got 2kg for £4 ....so at 25g a go I think theyíll last me a while lol.

    Didnít know that they were high in protein but that would explain why I feel full after eating them.
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    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Feb 18, 2:15 PM
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    beanielou
    Another -3lb off this week which I'm really happy with. I've now lost 10% of my starting weight. Adding in some Body Magic has been the key for me. I'm aiming to do 10,000 steps a day and I also downloaded a beginners exercise app called Easy Does It which I've been doing daily. It's only 15-20 mins per day and is very gentle but since I started I've lost 3 inches off my waist and half an inch off each thigh.

    My aim is to lose another 2 stone if I can but the clothes I was wearing two years ago when I was happier with my body (size 12s) all fit again and it's nice to have more choice when I open my wardrobe. I may in fact adjust my target upwards because although my BMI is still too high for my height I probably don't want to drop more than one more dress size.
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Great loss & well done on club 10
    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 10th Feb 18, 2:16 PM
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    beanielou
    Am well chuffed to report a -2lb today. Havenít been swimming as I think Iím going down with a cold and have been tired & achy all week - though that didnít get me off dog walking duties lol.

    The only thing I can think of that might have helped is Iíve been doing SW in conjunction with watching how many calories Iíve been eating and actually logging syns & calories.

    I doubt very much that the fact that Iíve also been eating popcorn (cooked from kernels) helped - though I found that once Iíd eaten my portion, I felt fuller than if Iíd eaten the syn equivalent in crisps.

    Weather is awful here ...so at the moment curled up on the settee, with mutt, watching the Olympics before watching the rugby.

    Iím not sure whatís on the menu food wise yet - hubby is talking about a curry so a visit to Aldi may be in order ( hubby tried the lamb Rogan Josh this week & he was impressed as well!)
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Great loss
    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 10th Feb 18, 2:18 PM
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    beanielou
    Morning everyone,
    -2lb for me today. I've been rubbish at keeping up with the thread and posting meals, time just seems to run away! Today's plan is:

    B: Wholemeal toast 9HEB), beans, mushrooms, poached egg and a potato scone (3 syns)
    L: HM Lentil Soup
    D: Chicken Curry.

    I've a couple of tubs of SW chip shop curry sauce in the freezer, has anyone used this in a chicken curry? If so did it taste okay? I've also bought some Mayflower sauce for the first time so I could use this instead although this would have syns. Thanks in advance x
    Originally posted by lightbulb0811

    GReat loss.
    Not to keen on the chip shop curry sauce but give it a wee shot.
    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***
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 10th Feb 18, 4:30 PM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    Well done to the losers. My plan for today:

    B - Home made sausage rolls using TTD tortilla wraps (HEB)
    Quark flavoured with an Options (2) and raspberries
    L - None as I had breakfast late
    D - Oven baked chicken breast with a topping of Quark flavoured with herbs and PON Nandos Spicy rice with broccoli.
    HEX A - Cheese on the chicken breast.

    I am considering making a Tiramisu for a Saturday night dessert using Quark, options, lady fingers and a grating of chocolate. I need to calculate the syns...
    Last edited by Lioness Twinkletoes; 10-02-2018 at 4:33 PM.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Feb 18, 5:08 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    Some great losses well done everyone
    p00hsticks, we love the curry but dont like it too spicy, nice syn free tea in my books
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    :-4 stone 12 lb week 47
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Feb 18, 6:14 PM
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    joedenise
    Maman - do you find the Fever Tree tonic overpowers the gin? I've only had it once because that was all that was available in the pub we were in and all I could taste was the tonic! Wouldn't have minded so much if I hadn't paid extra for a Tanquery rather than a having a bog standard Gordons!

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Feb 18, 6:27 PM
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    beanielou
    Edinburgh gin all the way
    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***
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 10th Feb 18, 6:37 PM
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    TakeItEazy
    Great news Kathryn

    Disappointing WI gained 1.5lb, like a bloody yo-yo at the moment
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Feb 18, 6:43 PM
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    joedenise
    Edinburgh gin all the way
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Yep - like that one too!

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Feb 18, 6:50 PM
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    beanielou
    Yep - like that one too!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Funnily enough someone very kindly gave me a bottle of raspberry Edinbugh yesterday in exchange for a favour
    There is a Valentines one I hear
    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***
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