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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 7th May 19, 6:27 PM
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    Slimming Towards Summer - Slimming World support thread 2019
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    • 7th May 19, 6:27 PM
    Slimming Towards Summer - Slimming World support thread 2019 7th May 19 at 6:27 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 choice and one Healthy Extra 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
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
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    • maman
    • By maman 14th May 19, 6:24 PM
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    maman
    Well the picnic by the lake went well and the emu scotch eggs went down a treat, Hubby loved his. I managed to eat a good 3/4 rest went to the dog, who also really liked them.
    Had with beets toms rad - still giving the lettuce and cuc a miss, needless to say I went for a long walk after.
    Not sure what to have for tea as not hungry at present.
    Never feel ravenous when it is warm.
    Originally posted by Vegastare
    Wow! Your dog does Slimming World! That's amazing!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th May 19, 7:23 PM
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    bubbs

    Pudding
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    • Vegastare
    • By Vegastare 15th May 19, 6:58 AM
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    Vegastare
    Wow! Your dog does Slimming World! That's amazing!
    Originally posted by maman

    My dog does any diet as long as it contains food, very accommodating sorry we didn't call him Dyson
    • maman
    • By maman 15th May 19, 10:38 AM
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    maman
    I'm having a good week but still feeling a bit fat and bloated. Probably last week's excesses catching up.


    Still plodding on though (hope you're OK beanie) and sticking to plan. I was starving when I got home last night because we'd had dinner early. Resisted having chocolate though and made myself (at 11.15 p.m) a quick salad of bits from the fridge and cupboards (ham, beetroot, pickled onion, cornichons, tomato and cottage cheese). It's always worth having SW friendly snacking things available.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast, scrambled eggs, HEA1 milk for drinks
    L: ham, beetroot, fried LO veg
    D: SW Bolognese, tagliatelle, HEA2 Parmesan
    Syns: HP sauce 1
    • OxfordGirl
    • By OxfordGirl 15th May 19, 1:05 PM
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    Hi All,


    Reporting 1lb loss this week. Quite happy with this. Fingers crossed for a loss next week.
    • Vegastare
    • By Vegastare 15th May 19, 4:50 PM
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    Vegastare
    Hi everyone enjoyed group today....great natter went am today as hub home and wanted to have b&q - he's cooking.


    Lost 1 1/2 lb today to add to list


    B Berries and yoghurt
    L SW burger with mush. onions and toms
    D Tuna and prawns jacket and side salad -bread made into garlic bread syn free(garlic one spray)


    Also had hi bar in group with coffee


    HEA and HEB


    Have to stay totally focused.


    Just to ask does 0% fat fromage frais have no syns like quark was going to mix half and half for syn free coleslaw. Was also going to get this syn free syrup from TKM they are on about - thoought mix with FF as fruit topping
    • maman
    • By maman 15th May 19, 5:00 PM
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    maman
    Well done vegastare and oxfordgirl on your losses.

    I like a morning group best too but not always possible.

    Yes, fat free fromage frais is free.

    I've recently bought Jordans Skinny Syrup from TKMaxx. Mine is the salted caramel flavour. I'm really pleased with it. I have it instead of golden syrup on my porage. Anything to save a few syns.

    What do you save your syns for vegastare ?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th May 19, 5:11 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    Have i missed Denise go away?
    Well done to the losers
    Tea

    Couldn't resist one of the potato halves, hubby had tonnes but only used 40g cheese between them all
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st
    • maman
    • By maman 15th May 19, 6:21 PM
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    maman
    Evening all
    Have i missed Denise go away?
    Well done to the losers
    Tea

    Couldn't resist one of the potato halves, hubby had tonnes but only used 40g cheese between them all
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Your salad looks lush bubbs . Perfect for a summer evening. I could reach out and grab those prawns. I love them.

    Yes, Denise went off to France yesterday. She promised to keep in touch when she has WiFi.
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 15th May 19, 6:44 PM
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    Tete en l'Air
    Hello all, just popping on to keep myself accountable Hope you're all doing ok.

    TTD, just to echo what the others said - a totally thoughtless comment, don't give it another thought.

    Glad things are improving Sue!

    Bon voyage Denise!

    Went for an Indian last night and had chicken rogan josh with pilau rice (9 syns as far as I can tell), plus half a peshwari naan (I'm not even going to look at the syns in THAT! ) plus diet coke. I normally love a korma or butter chicken(!) so I was fairly restrained.

    Today:
    B - Granola and FF greek yog with clementine
    D - Chicken and chorizo jambalaya (2.5)
    T - Tray bake: 3x M&S cumberland chipolatas (1.5), sweet potato, red onion, broccoli
    HEA - Milk
    HEB - Granola
    Syns - Sugar (4), 4 as above, hot choc (2) = 10

    Tomorrow:
    B - Granola and FF greek yog with clementine
    D - Pasta with bacon, red onion, tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, parmesan
    S - Clementine, pineapple, passionfruit
    T - Pork chop, sweet potato mash, roast broccoli
    HEA - Milk, parmesan
    HEB - Granola
    Syns - Sugar (4), hot choc (2) = 6

    I really want to cut down on my sugar and have been trying to reduce what I put in my coffee but it's hard! (I don't like sweetener unfortunately). Going to take some peppermint tea to work tomorrow as an alternative.

    All this meal prepping lark - does anyone feel like their life has become one long cycle of washing up tupperware?!
    Slimming towards Summer: 1/10 | Total loss: 13 lbs
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th May 19, 6:53 PM
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    bubbs
    Your salad looks lush bubbs . Perfect for a summer evening. I could reach out and grab those prawns. I love them.

    Yes, Denise went off to France yesterday. She promised to keep in touch when she has WiFi.
    Originally posted by maman
    Thanks Maman, you could have had one.....or maybe 2but i scoffed them all
    Sorry Denise for when you pop in, have a lovely holiday
    Hello all, just popping on to keep myself accountable Hope you're all doing ok.

    TTD, just to echo what the others said - a totally thoughtless comment, don't give it another thought.

    Glad things are improving Sue!

    Bon voyage Denise!

    Went for an Indian last night and had chicken rogan josh with pilau rice (9 syns as far as I can tell), plus half a peshwari naan (I'm not even going to look at the syns in THAT! ) plus diet coke. I normally love a korma or butter chicken(!) so I was fairly restrained.

    Today:
    B - Granola and FF greek yog with clementine
    D - Chicken and chorizo jambalaya (2.5)
    T - Tray bake: 3x M&S cumberland chipolatas (1.5), sweet potato, red onion, broccoli
    HEA - Milk
    HEB - Granola
    Syns - Sugar (4), 4 as above, hot choc (2) = 10

    Tomorrow:
    B - Granola and FF greek yog with clementine
    D - Pasta with bacon, red onion, tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, parmesan
    S - Clementine, pineapple, passionfruit
    T - Pork chop, sweet potato mash, roast broccoli
    HEA - Milk, parmesan
    HEB - Granola
    Syns - Sugar (4), hot choc (2) = 6

    I really want to cut down on my sugar and have been trying to reduce what I put in my coffee but it's hard! (I don't like sweetener unfortunately). Going to take some peppermint tea to work tomorrow as an alternative.

    All this meal prepping lark - does anyone feel like their life has become one long cycle of washing up tupperware?!
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air
    Tete, i always have tonnes of washing up, glad i have a dw since we have moved but its only slimline so all pots and pans dont fit in
    And i LOVE butter chicken , especially in Goa
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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 15th May 19, 7:20 PM
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    curl girl
    Evening all
    Have i missed Denise go away?
    Well done to the losers
    Tea

    Couldn't resist one of the potato halves, hubby had tonnes but only used 40g cheese between them all
    Originally posted by bubbs
    What's the book?
    Naughty treats?
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th May 19, 8:07 PM
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    bubbs
    What's the book?
    Naughty treats?
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Hawk eye Tesco mag
    Last edited by bubbs; 16-05-2019 at 3:09 PM.
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th May 19, 7:12 AM
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    joedenise
    Good morning everyone- arrived in Belgium yesterday and we are parked up between 2 canals. The one in front of us is for leisure boats and the one behind us is for working boats, some of which are enormous! There are also quite a few houseboats moored up.

    Food and wine not particularly SW friendly! although at the moment evening meals are as bought stuff from home for a few days. Tonight I'm making a Spanish rice dish which is a bit like the SW chicken and chorizo jambalaya.

    Weather is great and definitely shorts and t-shirt weather. Hope it lasts.

    I'm reading most days but using mobile data so won't be posting often.

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 16th May 19, 1:57 PM
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    maman
    denise.


    I'm still feeling fat but I've been on plan since last Friday so I'm just going to keep plodding.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB porage with HEA milk, half banana, skinny syrup
    L: JP with veggie chilli, cottage cheese, beetroot and pickled cabbage
    D: Sausages, mash, carrots, cauli, broccoli, fried onions
    Syns: BGTY sausages 2, gravy 4?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th May 19, 3:11 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    Curly it actually says beauty treats looked this morning
    Denise, hope you have a fab time, worry about sw when you come back
    Are you not weighing this week then Maman? I am hoping for a loss Monday want to be in bottom part of bubble be the lowest i can especially with this op still lingering
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st
    • maman
    • By maman 16th May 19, 3:51 PM
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    maman
    Are you not weighing this week then Maman? I am hoping for a loss Monday want to be in bottom part of bubble be the lowest i can especially with this op still lingering
    Originally posted by bubbs

    No, not this week bubbs. Usually I only go about every 8 weeks. I'll try to leave it as close to my holiday (just under 4 weeks away) as possible to give me maximum time to rein in when I get back. Well that's the plan.


    ETA: Also, like denise, I don't want to book holidays when I'm away for 3 weeks if I can avoid it so need to feel slim before I go back to WI to try to ensure I'm in target range at least. Low end is a bit of a pipe dream at the moment.
    Last edited by maman; 16-05-2019 at 3:54 PM.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th May 19, 4:37 PM
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    I didn't manage bottom end before he.iday but still in range. Won't go back u til at least a week possibly 2 once I get home.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th May 19, 5:09 PM
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    No, not this week bubbs. Usually I only go about every 8 weeks. I'll try to leave it as close to my holiday (just under 4 weeks away) as possible to give me maximum time to rein in when I get back. Well that's the plan.


    ETA: Also, like denise, I don't want to book holidays when I'm away for 3 weeks if I can avoid it so need to feel slim before I go back to WI to try to ensure I'm in target range at least. Low end is a bit of a pipe dream at the moment.
    Originally posted by maman
    I didn't manage bottom end before he.iday but still in range. Won't go back u til at least a week possibly 2 once I get home.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    See i like to know where i am before i go and how much i have put on when i come back
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th May 19, 5:38 PM
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    bubbs

    Egg fried cauli ricewith chicken and mushroom curry and garlic bread (hexb)
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st
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