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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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Feb 18, 6:42 PM
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    Really surprised (mind you last week I rounded up so it might have made the difference) but

    -3.5lbs

    So now only got 2.5lbs to go until I've lost 4 stone really cannot believe it. I never thought it would happen. I'm wondering if my thyroid tablets are now too high mind but I think the last prescription said review in April so might wait until then and not bother docs as I've got more energy now and stuff.

    Food for today:

    Breakfast: Greek 0% fat yoghurt and an apple cut up.
    Dinner: birds tomato sausages (I'm saying 4 syns each so 8 syns), home made gravy (2 syns), broccoli, sprouts, cabbage.
    Tea: I think I'll have fish, mushy peas and mint sauce.

    Also I think I've asked before but feeling like a bit of chocolate - can anyone tell me what chocolate honeycombe matchsticks are for 4 or how they work it out.

    Well done to the losers, keep your head up sts and any gainers. It's heading in the right direction and remember where we started to where we are now
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    well done, i need 2 1/2 for 5 stone, not holding my breath for it this week
    Kathryn, some people manage a quick detox, the majority manage a tailored detox that has periods where things go a little slower. We wish you all the very best, it is a hard journey.... but one that needs to be made x

    I think I like the sausages because I was a veggie for 30 odd years..... when you have age veggie sausages for this length of time..... cardboard tastes lovely!



    Todays food

    Breakfast
    2 apples

    Lunch
    2 apples

    Snack
    Brough (I cannot remember the spelling - the large tasteless cracker).
    1 triangle of the light cheese
    slice of ham
    Quark and brambles

    Tea
    Not sure, we are going out for a posh meal as it is 31 years since we met.... just looked at the menu... I think I will be having steak and salad.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Congratulations enjoy your food xx
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 12 1/2 lb week 46
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 12th Feb 18, 6:46 PM
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    Well done on the loss.

    I'm not actually in that much pain from the kidneys or operation. Just a bit bruised and achey.

    I'm on the pain relief because I was in a lot of pain during my treatment. Problem is I am now addicted to it, and need to get off it. The withdrawal symptoms do include pain, but there is nothing I can take for it. Just have to endure it. They could do the reduction slower, but that will just make me suffer for even longer, so I really don't want that, so will cope with it if I can.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Ah ok fair enough. If it gets too much though I'd Deffo ask for it taking longer to be reduced.
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Feb 18, 6:47 PM
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    yummy not much speed though
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 12 1/2 lb week 46
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 12th Feb 18, 6:50 PM
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    Ya never know bubbs. This weight loss malarkey is a surprising thing sometimes 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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Feb 18, 6:55 PM
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    Ya never know bubbs. This weight loss malarkey is a surprising thing sometimes lol
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    I know but with my record bet it will be sts or 1/2
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 12 1/2 lb week 46
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Feb 18, 6:58 PM
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    Good luck bubbs and well done on the NSV!

    Going to try to cope, but am aware that it might not be possible. I am quite stubborn and determined though

    Having had quorn sausages before, that explains it
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    I read some reviews of vegan /veggie food last week and it was scathing of LM sausages, said they taste like Paxo. I thought that's good as I use them to make stuffing balls!

    Good luck with coming off the pain killers. I can understand why you want to get it over with PDQ but be kind to yourself.

    Called in for milk in the Co-op earlier. Some good YS bargains: chicken pieces, 5% mince and best of all smoked salmon.
    I don't think I'll be trying broghies as I don't like prawn crackers. I like melba toast as a low syn cracker.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Feb 18, 7:02 PM
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    Good luck bubbs and well done on the NSV!


    I read some reviews of vegan /veggie food last week and it was scathing of LM sausages, said they taste like Paxo. I thought that's good as I use them to make stuffing balls!

    Good luck with coming off the pain killers. I can understand why you want to get it over with PDQ but be kind to yourself.

    Called in for milk in the Co-op earlier. Some good YS bargains: chicken pieces, 5% mince and best of all smoked salmon.
    I don't think I'll be trying broghies as I don't like prawn crackers. I like melba toast as a low syn cracker.
    Originally posted by maman
    Thanks
    Being lazy now how many syns is melba toast please i like that
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 12 1/2 lb week 46
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Feb 18, 7:04 PM
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    I know but with my record bet it will be sts or 1/2
    Originally posted by bubbs
    You and me both! But I'll be happy with a 1/2lb this week as it will take me back to top end of target range and won't have to pay next week when I'm on holiday or book a holiday week!

    I've used the Linda Mc sausages as stuffing balls before and they turned out OK. I also use them when I make scotch eggs (needs 2 per egg if they're large! so only 3 scotch eggs to a pack).

    Melba toasts are 1/2 syn each. I've made them myself though using HEB crustless bread which makes 24 triangles so plenty to use to use with a dip. Suppose they could be used to scoop up a saucy curry on an SP day (might try that sometime!)

    Denise
    Last edited by joedenise; 12-02-2018 at 7:10 PM.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Feb 18, 7:04 PM
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    Have the SW lasange in the hallogen.
    Will report back later.
    Heard very mixed reports.
    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 12th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
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    Bubbs~~have forgotten~~how much more are you thinking of loosing?
    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 12th Feb 18, 7:11 PM
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    aldi super 6 from thurs
    Aldi Super 6: Little gem lettuce 45p 2 pack / Mixed Chillies 45p 65g / Sweet Pointed Peppers 65p 2 Pack / Mangetout 65p 155g / Chestnut Mushrooms 65p 250g / Baby Corn 65p 135g
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 12 1/2 lb week 46
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Feb 18, 7:12 PM
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    Bubbs~~have forgotten~~how much more are you thinking of loosing?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    5st 2 need 4 1/2lb
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 12 1/2 lb week 46
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Feb 18, 7:14 PM
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    You and me both! But I'll be happy with a 1/2lb this week as it will take me back to top end of target range and won't have to pay next week when I'm on holiday or book a holiday week!

    I've used the Linda Mc sausages as stuffing balls before and they turned out OK. I also use them when I make scotch eggs (needs 2 per egg if they're large! so only 3 scotch eggs to a pack).

    Melba toasts are 1/2 syn each. I've made them myself though using HEB crustless bread which makes 24 triangles so plenty to use to use with a dip. Suppose they could be used to scoop up a saucy curry on an SP day (might try that sometime!)

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Fingers crossed for us both
    I have never used them for stuffing, i use paxo
    Thanks for melba info, knew someone would know without looking
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 12 1/2 lb week 46
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Feb 18, 8:25 PM
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    maman
    Fingers crossed for us both
    I have never used them for stuffing, i use paxo
    Thanks for melba info, knew someone would know without looking
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I like the Sainsbury's wholewheat melba toast. It's got a lovely, nutty flavour.

    Good Super 6 coming up, especially sugar snaps and baby corn.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Feb 18, 8:46 PM
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    I like the Sainsbury's wholewheat melba toast. It's got a lovely, nutty flavour.

    Good Super 6 coming up, especially sugar snaps and baby corn.
    Originally posted by maman
    Thanks Maman
    Are they both speed?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 12 1/2 lb week 46
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Feb 18, 9:02 PM
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    Have the SW lasange in the hallogen.
    Will report back later.
    Heard very mixed reports.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Was ok.
    Just ok.
    Will not buy again.
    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 12th Feb 18, 9:04 PM
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    So you will be hoping to be at taget w3ithin a year then bubbs?
    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 12th Feb 18, 9:09 PM
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    So you will be hoping to be at taget w3ithin a year then bubbs?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Hope so
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 12 1/2 lb week 46
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Feb 18, 9:11 PM
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    Was ok.
    Just ok.
    Will not buy again.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I wont be trying, as heard more bad than good
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 12 1/2 lb week 46
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 12th Feb 18, 9:12 PM
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    Well, I’m stunned to announce a 2.8lb loss. I didn’t see that coming but I’ll grab it! Just over 0.6lbs to break through the stone barrier.
    Thanks for the chart, Kathryn. Delighted for you, Grey, for being SOTW.
    Sorry you’re struggling at the moment. Kathryn. I’m amazed that you still manage to keep us all on the straight and narrow.

    Brilliant loss, dawyldthing.

    tweets, Poppy looks cosy in her (almost) Utd coat!

    Getting back to normal (still not been to shops – too much snow and not keen to drive DH’s car in it).

    Breakfast: hexb porridge made with water and salt
    Lunch: hm leek & potato soup, Liberte 0% fat blueberry yogurt
    Snacks: wine gums (4), 3 cranberry & coconut mini crispreads (2)
    Dinner: chicken & mushroom barley risotto with tomatoes and beetroot (6), meringue nest (3), fresh fruit salad, ff Greek yogurt
    Snack: hexa cheese & grapes
    Stashbusting 16
    Reading Challenge 4/26
    Film Challenge 2/26
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