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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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    • Greysanatomyfan
    • By Greysanatomyfan 13th Feb 18, 6:43 PM
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    bubbs looks lovely
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Feb 18, 6:45 PM
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    We are back.

    I was a little naughty with food.... and very naughty with something else (I did not mean to).

    I had tempura prawns and calamari as a starter
    Then fish, and veg.... yes..... what a choice.... I was looking at OH's chips with envy...
    Pudding - came home and had chopped apple, orange, banana with Quark.

    Now for the unintentionally naughty.... the meet/greet/manager chap.... well I recognised him but not sure where from. He then says 'aren't you xxx's mum.' I say no but I am her aunt. Two lots of free drinks brought to the table. The waiter tells us, he just to sit next to said niece.... they all flipping knew her.......... lots of little chats about the niece..... until the waiter states that her boyfriend is called Ben..... I click we are on about different people.... not that I am going to disclose that after receiving free drinks!!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    you are a one!!
    Brilliant loss.


    It is hard work keeping you all on the straight and narrow. There are some baaaaaad people in this group
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    SSM?
    Came in to polish my halo, made the boy (loads) of pancakes and didn!!!8217;t touch any of them (except with the spatula )

    Got the Farm Foods flyer through today, looks like price reductions all round. Bacon was 3 for £6 but now £5, bags of fruit 3 for £5, veg 5 for £4 and fish 3 for £10 all mix and match
    Originally posted by TakeItEazy
    Dont forget to use the coupn which is on the flyers
    I am not having pancakes either
    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 13th Feb 18, 6:50 PM
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    Love it SSM

    Tea looks braw bubbs.

    Chuffing freezing here.
    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***
    • Greysanatomyfan
    • By Greysanatomyfan 13th Feb 18, 6:54 PM
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    Greysanatomyfan
    Been a busy few days so need to read back properly, I did see greentigers fab weight loss though!
    bubbs you're an inspiration and I hope I can get as good a result this year.

    A mixed few days for me, dunno what was up on Saturday but I was in a right fettle with myself!
    Really wanted rubbish.....ended up using syns on a cereal bar and a bowl of cereal then went to bed to avoid further temptation.

    Food today
    B - shredded wheat and an apple
    L - mugshot ( I had visitors at work so didn't have much time)
    D - quorn chilli and baked potato

    Snacks if needed later will be fruit and yogurt

    I'm going to prep a salad for work tomorrow later and tea will be fish and veggies, I had baked cod in a miso broth at a restaurant last year and I'm going to try to recreate it with roasted veggies.

    GAF
    • Greysanatomyfan
    • By Greysanatomyfan 13th Feb 18, 6:58 PM
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    Weigh in day today and feeling bloated and yukky. Just hope it isn't too bad.


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


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - none planned
    syns - salad dressing (1), cranberry juice (2.5)


    With it being the start of lent tomorrow is anyone giving up anything for lent?
    I'm thinking of giving up unplanned food synful food.
    I manage fine with my meals, and they are generally planned. It's all the little extras that I kind of guestimate, or don't write down at all.
    I reckon if I plan my treats I will be more in control of them.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Hope weigh in was kind to you kathrynha
    I'm giving up chocolate... haven't managed it since I was a kid so we'll see how that goes...
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Feb 18, 7:11 PM
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    bubbs looks lovely
    Originally posted by Greysanatomyfan
    Do i ? thanks
    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 13th Feb 18, 7:17 PM
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    bubbs
    Love it SSM

    Tea looks braw bubbs.

    Chuffing freezing here.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thanks, not been too cold here today, a balmy 5 degrees

    Been a busy few days so need to read back properly, I did see greentigers fab weight loss though!
    bubbs you're an inspiration and I hope I can get as good a result this year.

    A mixed few days for me, dunno what was up on Saturday but I was in a right fettle with myself!
    Really wanted rubbish.....ended up using syns on a cereal bar and a bowl of cereal then went to bed to avoid further temptation.

    Food today
    B - shredded wheat and an apple
    L - mugshot ( I had visitors at work so didn't have much time)
    D - quorn chilli and baked potato

    Snacks if needed later will be fruit and yogurt

    I'm going to prep a salad for work tomorrow later and tea will be fish and veggies, I had baked cod in a miso broth at a restaurant last year and I'm going to try to recreate it with roasted veggies.

    GAF
    Originally posted by Greysanatomyfan
    I wouldnt say i was an inspiration
    I never thought i could do it , it was tweets that got me on it if i hadnt been diagnosed diabetic, my guess is i would have been fatter this year
    If i can do it anyone can
    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
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Feb 18, 8:13 PM
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    Oops 5 lb in for me. Need to try and get under control
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 6th February 2018
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Feb 18, 8:22 PM
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    Oops 5 lb in for me. Need to try and get under control
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Dont be so hard on yourself.
    You will soon loose it 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***
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 13th Feb 18, 8:56 PM
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    delighted to finally report -2lb after the last two weeks!
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • Greysanatomyfan
    • By Greysanatomyfan 13th Feb 18, 8:59 PM
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    Greysanatomyfan
    Do i ? thanks
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I'm sure you do....... that's why I shouldn't try to post when the kids are still up, half sentences all around
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 13th Feb 18, 9:00 PM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    Evening all

    Quick update from me and then I'll read back.

    Today's plan:

    B - Banana , Weetabix minis (chocolate) 40g with semi-skimmed milk
    L - Oven roasted chicken with S/P wedges, potato wedges, onion, red onion, carrots and broccoli
    D - Chicken curry with onion, carrots & peas and boiled rice
    S – Fruit (orange, raspberries and nectarine)

    Drinks – Approx 2.5 litres of herbal teas and plain water
    1 coffee with milk
    Tea with milk
    Syns

    Alpen bar (3.5)
    Snack a Jacks (5)

    NSV: Wearing a new (old) top that I'd barely worn as it looks great now and someone commented on the fact that I've lost weight :-)
    • Greysanatomyfan
    • By Greysanatomyfan 13th Feb 18, 9:01 PM
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    Greysanatomyfan
    delighted to finally report -2lb after the last two weeks!
    Originally posted by lushlifesaver
    Well done!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Feb 18, 9:24 PM
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    I thought it was called campfire due to the beans effect from Blazing Saddles
    Originally posted by TakeItEazy
    It could have a double negative affect..... I had the last it for lunch....

    you are a one!!

    SSM?

    Dont forget to use the coupn which is on the flyers
    I am not having pancakes either
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Coupon?..... have I missed something!

    Lushbaby (your new name) congrats! x

    Food today.

    Breakfast
    Ham
    pear
    3 tangerines
    (I need to buy carrots).

    Lunch
    campfire stew
    quark
    blueberries

    Tea
    boiled pot
    2 boiled eggs
    peas
    salad
    sprinkle of cheese.
    2 cups of green tea with lemon.... cus I rock with the hard chicks!

    I came home to a card on the mantle piece - says to OH... oooh who is the card for......... doh moment.... I totally forgot.

    179.2
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Feb 18, 9:28 PM
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    Evening all

    NSV: Wearing a new (old) top that I'd barely worn as it looks great now and someone commented on the fact that I've lost weight :-)
    Originally posted by Lioness Twinkletoes

    Congratulations xxx
    179.2
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Feb 18, 9:49 PM
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    Well done Lioness Twinkletoes

    Great loss lush
    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 13th Feb 18, 9:53 PM
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    Ladies..... I need suggestions.......please

    I need to find and buy some swimming costumes that were made by Jesus H Christ........ as they need to perform the miracle of:-

    1. holding my stomach in.
    2. not high cut on the legs (it would just show the stomach)
    3 with a bra that goes to H cup.
    4. makes me look perfect
    5. that I get get out of to have a wee..... my pelvic floor is absolutely shot!
    6. That will avoid mutton dressed as lamb look.... but is fabulously classy and sexy (I know I am dreaming...!)
    179.2
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Feb 18, 10:03 PM
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    Ladies..... I need suggestions.......please

    I need to find and buy some swimming costumes that were made by Jesus H Christ........ as they need to perform the miracle of:-

    1. holding my stomach in.
    2. not high cut on the legs (it would just show the stomach)
    3 with a bra that goes to H cup.
    4. makes me look perfect
    5. that I get get out of to have a wee..... my pelvic floor is absolutely shot!
    6. That will avoid mutton dressed as lamb look.... but is fabulously classy and sexy (I know I am dreaming...!)
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Well I can only wish you well with that
    At least you dont have to hide your dire legs
    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 13th Feb 18, 10:12 PM
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    Well I can only wish you well with that
    At least you dont have to hide your dire legs
    Originally posted by beanielou
    My legs are the only thing that are okay!


    Burkini is needed for the rest of the body!
    179.2
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Feb 18, 10:13 PM
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    beanielou
    My legs are truely dire
    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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