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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 5th Mar 18, 11:12 AM
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    Chrisv
    Slimming in to Spring - Slimming World Support Thr
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    • 5th Mar 18, 11:12 AM
    Slimming in to Spring - Slimming World Support Thr 5th Mar 18 at 11:12 AM
    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/showpost.php?p=66049704&postcount=4853

    List of Speed foods here - Fruits & Vegetables
    Last edited by Chrisv; 05-03-2018 at 11:22 AM.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Mar 18, 9:59 PM
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    bubbs



    I had a big chocolate bun today!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Mar 18, 10:06 PM
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    beanielou
    I have had 1/2 a tube of smarties!!
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 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***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Mar 18, 10:21 PM
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    bubbs
    I have had 1/2 a tube of smarties!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Big or small? and could have been worse and had the whole tube
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Mar 18, 10:24 PM
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    beanielou
    Big or small? and could have been worse and had the whole tube
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Small of course.
    As i am an
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 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***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Mar 18, 10:26 PM
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    bubbs
    Small of course.
    As i am an
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Well you have more will power than me cause they would have been gone before i knew it
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 8th Mar 18, 10:33 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I have had 1/2 a tube of smarties!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Was they orange ones.... they are
    184.8
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 8th Mar 18, 10:34 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Well you have more will power than me cause they would have been gone before i knew it
    Originally posted by bubbs
    bubbs you will achieve your 5 stone on your 50th week....
    184.8
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 8th Mar 18, 10:55 PM
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    MissTeach
    I've been AWOL for what feels like ages! A lot going on at the moment but have managed to maintain the weight I was at when I last posted (albeit with a big half term gain followed by losing 4.5lb and 2lb in the 2 subsequent weeks so back to where I was!)

    I'm going to aim for -12lb this time which would be my next two awards which I have been trying to get for so long! Need to stop going up and down. Have been at the gym lots recently so have earned by Bronze and Silver body magic awards and am on the way to my gold now. Just happy with being much fitter and healthier.

    Was awarded Greatest Loser 2018 in my group yesterday with a total of 6 stone 2lb loss so that was lovely!
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 9th Mar 18, 12:40 AM
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    greentiger
    Snow report – none fell today, yay! The garden is beginning to surface from it’s white blanket, a bit like a teenager really!

    Good losses, Mrs_R (and NSV dress), Denise, bubbs (you'll get it next time), beanie and ilovetea.

    Happy for you ad your dad, lush.

    Hi again, MissTeach, and congratulations on Biggest Loser award. That is a fantastic loss.

    Naughty today!

    Breakfast: 1 wee slice toast (3), jam (1) and melon
    Lunch: hexb sandwich with hexa light cream cheese with smoked salmon
    Snack: shortbread finger (5)
    Dinner: less than half Margherita pizza (far too many unknown syns), with added ¼ pork sausage (1 ½ ), baby plum tomatoes , mixed salad and SW chips, ML toffee yogurt, banana
    Snack: shortbread finger (5)

    And tomorrow I'm going out with my very 'eaty' friend, so any will power I have will evaporate.
    Stashbusting 74
    Reading Challenge 18/26
    Film Challenge 13/26[COLOR="Blue"]
    Weight Loss 1 2.2/9
    Weight Loss 2 3.0/9
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 9th Mar 18, 7:32 AM
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    joedenise
    Well done Miss Teach on being your group's Greatest Loser. Quite an achievement.

    The chocolate jumped into my mouth last night! and took me over my syns for the day (only by 0.5) but it's the first time in the last 3 weeks.

    Today's plan:

    B - waffles with fruit (HEB)
    L - LO spaghetti and ratatouille
    D - at DD1s - not sure what it will be but hopefully not too synful. Not sure what she's making but she said it's from one of the HB diet books.

    HEA - milk
    HEB - oats
    Syns - not sure

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Mar 18, 8:54 AM
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    beanielou
    I've been AWOL for what feels like ages! A lot going on at the moment but have managed to maintain the weight I was at when I last posted (albeit with a big half term gain followed by losing 4.5lb and 2lb in the 2 subsequent weeks so back to where I was!)

    I'm going to aim for -12lb this time which would be my next two awards which I have been trying to get for so long! Need to stop going up and down. Have been at the gym lots recently so have earned by Bronze and Silver body magic awards and am on the way to my gold now. Just happy with being much fitter and healthier.

    Was awarded Greatest Loser 2018 in my group yesterday with a total of 6 stone 2lb loss so that was lovely!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    Well done
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 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***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Mar 18, 8:56 AM
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    beanielou
    Small of course.
    As i am an
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Well you have more will power than me cause they would have been gone before i knew it
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Have to say this is rather unusual for me

    sunshinemummy~~have you seen the orange ones anywhere?
    None around here. thanks
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 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***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Mar 18, 9:26 AM
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    Sunshinemummy

    sunshinemummy~~have you seen the orange ones anywhere?
    None around here. thanks
    Originally posted by beanielou

    No... thank god.

    I cannot say that I would have the will power to stop myself emptying a tube directly into my mouth within 30 seconds of me seeing them!

    So today is the first day of the rest of my life.

    Breakfast today was - veggies/beef tomato based curry, with cauliflower rice.

    I have my lady scrape .... at 12.30.... so having a coffee and then will walk
    184.8
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 9th Mar 18, 1:37 PM
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    p00hsticks
    Morning all.

    Hoep you are all well. Belated congratulations to kathrynha on SOTW, welcome to truebluemummy, and well done to lushlifesaver and any others on your loss (also pleased to hear your dad is on the mend, lush).

    Weighed in a day early this week as I won;t have access to my usual scales tomorrow and pleased to report -3lb.
    Shows what keeping rigourously to the plan can do, after a few weeks veering dangeerously off in places.

    Plan for today;
    B: Cheese & onion stuffed mushroom (HEXA & 1/2 HEXB for breadcrumbs
    L: Ham salad sandwich using other 1/2 HEXB, mixed leaf salad, red pepper, muller light
    D: not sure but have a jacket potato to use up so might be JP, mushrooms and lean bacon

    snacks: plums, clementine, melon, muller light
    syns: none planned but have kitkats, lotus biscoff biscuits and after 8 mints in the house if tempted !
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Mar 18, 3:29 PM
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    bubbs
    bubbs you will achieve your 5 stone on your 50th week....
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Hope so
    I've been AWOL for what feels like ages! A lot going on at the moment but have managed to maintain the weight I was at when I last posted (albeit with a big half term gain followed by losing 4.5lb and 2lb in the 2 subsequent weeks so back to where I was!)

    I'm going to aim for -12lb this time which would be my next two awards which I have been trying to get for so long! Need to stop going up and down. Have been at the gym lots recently so have earned by Bronze and Silver body magic awards and am on the way to my gold now. Just happy with being much fitter and healthier.

    Was awarded Greatest Loser 2018 in my group yesterday with a total of 6 stone 2lb loss so that was lovely!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    well done, is it done over the last yr? or in total out of the group? ours is next week
    No... thank god.

    I cannot say that I would have the will power to stop myself emptying a tube directly into my mouth within 30 seconds of me seeing them!

    So today is the first day of the rest of my life.

    Breakfast today was - veggies/beef tomato based curry, with cauliflower rice.

    I have my lady scrape .... at 12.30.... so having a coffee and then will walk
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Weird breakfast i wouldnt have dared have that before having that done
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Mar 18, 3:30 PM
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    bubbs
    Morning all.

    Hoep you are all well. Belated congratulations to kathrynha on SOTW, welcome to truebluemummy, and well done to lushlifesaver and any others on your loss (also pleased to hear your dad is on the mend, lush).

    Weighed in a day early this week as I won;t have access to my usual scales tomorrow and pleased to report -3lb.
    Shows what keeping rigourously to the plan can do, after a few weeks veering dangeerously off in places.

    Plan for today;
    B: Cheese & onion stuffed mushroom (HEXA & 1/2 HEXB for breadcrumbs
    L: Ham salad sandwich using other 1/2 HEXB, mixed leaf salad, red pepper, muller light
    D: not sure but have a jacket potato to use up so might be JP, mushrooms and lean bacon

    snacks: plums, clementine, melon, muller light
    syns: none planned but have kitkats, lotus biscoff biscuits and after 8 mints in the house if tempted !
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    Well done
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Mar 18, 3:37 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 9th Mar 18, 4:13 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Afternoon everyone
    Not much to report today. Mammoth Asda delivery showed up this morning so I finally have food!
    Had to go and collect a top I ordered this afternoon but got some bargainous bras while I was there- since Ive lost weight Ive started wearing proper bras again as they are no longer scandalously expensive I got 4 for £11! Also got some muffin cases to make some of the oat muffins that mum made for me the other day and I really wanted to try.
    Still a bit stressed at the moment- 2500 word essay due Wednesday that I have not started! Ive been so flat out trying to get my PhD application in (closing date Sunday) that I neglected everything else!
    SP day today.
    B: HEXB Scan Bran with tomatoes and eggs with a bit of garlic salt. Decaf coffee with HEXA
    L: Boots Shapers Chicken Caesar salad (3) apple, 7Up Free Mojito
    T: Salt and chilli Quorn made with cauliflower rice, extra salad. Quark with Highlights (4 syns) with raspberries and blueberries, water
    S: Sandwich made with off the bone ham, gherkins, Laughiing Cow Light x 2 (part HEXA) and HEXB crustless bread. Hula Hoops pufts (3.5)
    Wine syns 4.5.
    Syns: 15
    Hope all is well xx
    Last edited by Mrs_Ryan; 09-03-2018 at 4:16 PM.
    Very proud to be Open University BA (Hons) English Lang and Lit Graduate! MA English 75% complete Going back for round 2! BSc (Hons) Combined STEM 2018- Bring it on!
    Weight lost so far- 3 stone 3lb
    I Am Green And White Miss you JV and TW!
    Elle
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Mar 18, 4:34 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Morning all.

    Hoep you are all well. Belated congratulations to kathrynha on SOTW, welcome to truebluemummy, and well done to lushlifesaver and any others on your loss (also pleased to hear your dad is on the mend, lush).

    Weighed in a day early this week as I won;t have access to my usual scales tomorrow and pleased to report -3lb.
    Shows what keeping rigourously to the plan can do, after a few weeks veering dangeerously off in places.

    Plan for today;
    B: Cheese & onion stuffed mushroom (HEXA & 1/2 HEXB for breadcrumbs
    L: Ham salad sandwich using other 1/2 HEXB, mixed leaf salad, red pepper, muller light
    D: not sure but have a jacket potato to use up so might be JP, mushrooms and lean bacon

    snacks: plums, clementine, melon, muller light
    syns: none planned but have kitkats, lotus biscoff biscuits and after 8 mints in the house if tempted !
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    Well done

    Hope so

    well done, is it done over the last yr? or in total out of the group? ours is next week


    Weird breakfast i wouldnt have dared have that before having that done
    Originally posted by bubbs
    All is good!

    Afternoon everyone
    Not much to report today. Mammoth Asda delivery showed up this morning so I finally have food!
    Had to go and collect a top I ordered this afternoon but got some bargainous bras while I was there- since Ive lost weight Ive started wearing proper bras again as they are no longer scandalously expensive I got 4 for £11! Also got some muffin cases to make some of the oat muffins that mum made for me the other day and I really wanted to try.
    Still a bit stressed at the moment- 2500 word essay due Wednesday that I have not started! Ive been so flat out trying to get my PhD application in (closing date Sunday) that I neglected everything else!
    SP day today.
    B: HEXB Scan Bran with tomatoes and eggs with a bit of garlic salt. Decaf coffee with HEXA
    L: Boots Shapers Chicken Caesar salad (3) apple, 7Up Free Mojito
    T: Salt and chilli Quorn made with cauliflower rice, extra salad. Quark with Highlights (4 syns) with raspberries and blueberries, water
    S: Sandwich made with off the bone ham, gherkins, Laughiing Cow Light x 2 (part HEXA) and HEXB crustless bread. Hula Hoops pufts (3.5)
    Wine syns 4.5.
    Syns: 15
    Hope all is well xx
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Do you have your application in?

    Ask for an extension.... then crack on!

    You know (and we know) you can do this x
    184.8
    • Shelliknitter
    • By Shelliknitter 9th Mar 18, 4:55 PM
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    Shelliknitter
    Hi there

    Just found this thread.

    I just started back at SW after a long absence due to health issues, but have only gained 2lbs in six months, so am happy at that! I'd love to be involved in this challenge; hopefully it'll give me a bit more incentive to stick to plan! Could you please put me down for a (hopeful) 14lb weight loss?

    Good luck everyone!
    Shelliknitter
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