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Losing in Lockdown - Slimming World Support Thread

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This is a change from our usual Slimming World thread. Our aim is to support each other during lockdown and try not to have any horrible surprises when Slimming World groups reopen. If you’re weighing at home, do post your losses but otherwise just post! :smiley:

Many of us find it useful to post daily menus. Most of us have access to Syns Online. If you haven’t just ask for anything you need.

One of the things we’re missing during lockdown is the usual structure to our days. Following the Slimming World plan can help give a structure and keep us healthy. If you’ve not done Slimming World before but want a project then please join in. Everyone welcome. :smile:

This is a link to our old thread. All the basic information about Slimming World is in the first few posts. 

https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6105028/sw-countdown-to-easter#latest


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  • joedenisejoedenise Forumite
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    Thanks maman for starting the new thread.  I'm not bothering with the Zoom meetings and I just find it useful to keep track on here.  I'm reporting in with my weight every 6-8 weeks just to keep access to the website but if I find I've gone out of target when I'm due to weigh I'll just say Maintain to her, just to give me chance to get back into target range but I'm hoping not to go out of range although not sure that's going to be the case this week as still going to be hard to keep within Syns but I'm trying!

    I've never had overnight Weetabix bubbs.  Do you do it the same as overnight oats with yoghurt?  Might have to give that a try at some stage.  

    Had to go out shopping again today as we'd run out of salad completely apart from 3 cherry tomatoes and a small piece of pepper!  Have bought some red onions to make some more onion chutney as the last of the jars I made last year is nearly empty and do like to have some with my salads or when we have cold meats.  Will need to sterilise some jars next time I put the dishwasher on so that I can make it.

    Will do a separate post with my menu plan.

    Denise
  • joedenisejoedenise Forumite
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    Back again with my meals for today:

    B - marmalade on toast - HEB + 4 (very good and didn't have butter just marmalade!)
    L - cheese salad - cheese, mixed leaves, coleslaw, pickles, cucumber, celery, cherry tomatoes, pepper - HEA2; S; F; 0.5
    D - gremalata squid; salad - squid, mixed leaves, cucumber, celery, tomatoes, lemon, herbs, garlic, chilli - P; S; F

    HEA1 - milk
    HEA2 - cheese
    HEB - bread
    Syns - marmalade 4

    Denise
  • bubbsbubbs Forumite
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    Denise,
    I put a layer of frozen fruit then 2 whole weetabix then yog then fruit and a splash of skinny syrup, they are not as claggy as oats can be, some people break them up i don't
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  • poundsinbuckspoundsinbucks Forumite
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    Fab pix as usual bubbs. Trying to get my mojo back, was nice to get SW mag in the post, and now people in my SW fb group posting pix of recipes they’re cooking. Have munched my way thru the Easter chocs, they’re gone now, thank goodness. Missed my Zoom mtg today but have a few weeks left to lose a few lbs, haven’t been near the scales yet this week  :D

    Meals a bit back to front today, had a salad with beetroot and boiled egg for breakfast after my dogwalk, then baked a cakey thing for lunch using 40g weetabix minis (HEb) and 100g ff yogurt, 2 eggs, baking powder, sweetener, vanilla essence, 20mins on 190C in airfryer. Then baked brownies for the kids, and let them cool and divided them up into plastic boxes out of my sight. Now a crustless quiche is cooking in the oven for lunches and some pigs in blankets from freezer (xmas?) are roasting for DS later. Dinner for OH & me will be some Waitrose chicken meal deal dish with my own spiced rice, and will bulk it out with more veg. Then going shopping later for more food and milk. Find going between 7-8pm is nice and quiet here, less stressful. 

    Got my first bill from the milkman, not very MSE, 85p/pint, but really helped us out and meant I did not need to go out so often, so will give it another month and then see if we should continue or not.

    Poundsinbucks x  B)
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  • joedenisejoedenise Forumite
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    Thanks bubbs.  Glad the easter choc has gone PIB.  Sounding as though you're back in the game now which can only be a good thing.  You don't want to waste the time you've already spent losing weight!

    Agree with you about the milkman.  I tried it a few years ago and found it to be far too expensive.  I just buy a week's worth at a time when I go shopping.  We generally use UHT all the time but have had to go back to using fresh as only allowed 2 litres at a time of the UHT which isn't enough for both of us for a week.  Once all this is over we'll go back to buy 12 litres at a time like we used to.  It makes sense for us to use the UHT as it's far easier to get when we're away in the motorhome in France and of course it travels better than fresh being in cartons rather than the big 4 pint plastic bottles which are a bit big for our little motorhome fridge!

    Denise
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    edited 21 April at 4:36PM
    Denise where do you shop? asda, sainsburys have lifted the limits, Aldi you can buy 4, we only use longlife too
    When i went to pick DH up, i go past asda they are usually queuing round the car park! Not one person today, so in i whipped as like there instant mash for KFC and my sister wanted some, so got 8 :smiley:  they also had packs of bacon reduced 65p, packs of light & lean sausages so i got a couple of each for the freezer, so i have loads of bacon now with what i have got already, so might have it for breakfast tomorrow 🤣🤣 will be a brunch tomorrow though as have a c&c from sains :smiley:
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    Hello! Thanks Maman for starting the thread, I think it's a good idea not to have a challenge as such. I'd certainly just like to come out of lockdown the same as I went in, which means losing a few lbs now but I'm trying not to put too much pressure on. 

    Ruby, going back to the other thread for a mo, I hope you're doing OK, can't imagine what it must be like being on the front line, you're an angel. 

    Today:
    B - Porridge
    D - Tuna salad w/ grated carrot, cucumber, red cabbage, sweetcorn, boiled egg, light mayo (4)
    T - Same gnocchi, tomato, mushroom and mozzarella thing as yesterday (8)
    HEA - Milk, mozzarella
    HEB - Oats
    Syns - Sugar in coffee and porridge (4), as above (12), probably gone over on my HEA (4), hot choc (2) = 22

    Hmm that's more syns than yesterday but I thought I was being better :grimace: From tomorrow it's freezer meals for the rest of the week and they are much more SW than the gnocchi so that's good. I've also done a 3 mile run and 1 hour of yoga.

    Hope everyone's doing OK. Shopping day tomorrow which I've come to dread but I'm only planning on getting milk and cat food and maybe mushrooms tomorrow, so it'll just be my grandma's list. Have a good evening!
    Weightloss: 14.5/65lb
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    Went to Lidl today bubbs, not sure whether they had limits so just got a couple for the time being along with a couple of 4 pinters.  Not planning on any more shopping hopefully for the rest of the month, although might have to pop to farm shop for some more fruit and/or veg but not got much left in my groceries budget until next month.  Shopping definitely seems to be more expensive at the moment.

    Tete there doesn't seem to be the queues this week like there have been over the last few weeks.

    Denise


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    Really enjoyed our chicken in satay sauce but just checked and was 21 syns for the pack! Oh well, with it we had a salad and broccoli, as well as spiced rice which includes onion and aubergine, so feel good about upping the speed element. And we are pretending to be on holiday, haha not really, but that is my excuse for going off the rails a bit. Finalising shopping list and off I go.

    Poundsinbucks x  :p
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