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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 31st Dec 18, 7:18 AM
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    Chrisv
    Slimming through the Winter - Slimming World support thread 2019
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    • 31st Dec 18, 7:18 AM
    Slimming through the Winter - Slimming World support thread 2019 31st Dec 18 at 7:18 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 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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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Feb 19, 3:58 PM
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    joedenise
    That sounds quite difficult to manage Sary. I'd really struggle if I didn't eat regularly. Breakfast can be anytime from 7am - 9am depending on what time I get up! Lunch is usually around 12.30pm and dinner around 6 - 6.30pm, very occasionally 7pm, but that's usually when we eat out, which doesn't happen very often!

    Well done The Talking Dead on being our SOTW this week.

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Feb 19, 4:34 PM
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    beanielou
    Thank you Chris
    For all your hard work & keeping us on track
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Feb 19, 5:16 PM
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    Evening all
    Thanks Chris for the chart well done TheTalkingDead on SOTW
    Well done to any losers
    Hope everyone is ok?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
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    • Suffolksue
    • By Suffolksue 13th Feb 19, 6:15 AM
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    Suffolksue
    many thanks for the chart.Sorry forgot to say [COLOR="Magenta"]sts[/on Saturday .
    Quite relieved as last week was v stressful with potentially bad news re DH health.
    This week we are having a mini break to Bournemouth (was already booked) nice not having to cook but very hard as it is bringing home to both of us just how quickly DH is becoming more disabled .
    Back Friday ,so will face the music Sat am .

    Well done to all the losers
    • Suffolksue
    • By Suffolksue 13th Feb 19, 6:17 AM
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    Suffolksue
    Trying again STS !,
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 13th Feb 19, 6:49 AM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    Hi all

    I've been here before but fell off the SW wagon for quite some time. Surprise, surprise, I am back where I started, weight wise. What a fool I am, will I ever learn????

    I'd like to join the next challenge and for now am happy to read and update weekly.
    • v1ckyt
    • By v1ckyt 13th Feb 19, 6:55 AM
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    v1ckyt
    Morning all, 1.5 lbs loss for me this week, slow and steady

    thanks, x
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    Estimated date of freedom, slipped a little now July 2023, still nine years early.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Feb 19, 7:40 AM
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    Welcome back Lioness Twinkletoes.

    v1ckyt I wouldn't call a 1.5lb loss slow! That's what I lose on a good week! Usually it's only 0.5lb or 1lb - that is slow!

    Today's plan:

    B - scrambled eggs with mixed herbs on toast
    L - 2 pea soup - dried peas, frozen petit pois, onion, garlic, potato, root ginger & water
    D - steak, chips, mushrooms & onions

    A bit short on Speed today but will make it up a bit with some fruit for snacks.

    HEA1 - milk in drinks; HEA2 - nothing
    HEB - bread
    Syns - wholegrain mustard 1; Actimel 0% 1.5; not sure if I'll have anything else

    Denise
    • Pennylane
    • By Pennylane 13th Feb 19, 8:07 AM
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    Pennylane
    I am thinking of making Diet Cola Chicken tonight. Can I make it in a casserole? I am sure when I made it ages ago I did it in a pan but am in and out a bit this afternoon so a casserole would be better.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Feb 19, 8:55 AM
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    Pennylane I've not made it in a casserole but see no reason why it wouldn't work as I've done it in my slow cooker many years ago when I was still working! I actually used a whole chicken to make it rather than pieces which I think probably works better in the SC.

    I've actually never done it in a pan!

    Denise
    • Flat Eric
    • By Flat Eric 13th Feb 19, 12:49 PM
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    Flat Eric
    I've bought a countdown at class this week so I'm *determined* to make an effort. My menu for today is as follows:

    Breakfast: Hot cross bun (allowing 10.5 syns) (I bought the buns before I decided about the countdown so not the best breakfast choice to be honest).

    Lunch:

    Coop prawn salad (need to confirm syns) but think 6.5

    snack if hungry: pineapple

    Tea: is the Iceland slimming world chips, button mushrooms, salad and steak.

    Treat: undecided. Hopefully nothing.

    I've not had a B option today. I wondered whether to avoid having a B option today in lieu of the hot cross bun I've had?

    • Bozwood
    • By Bozwood 13th Feb 19, 12:56 PM
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    Bozwood
    Hi everyone I went today and lost 1and a half pleased with that it’s been an ok week. Going to the gym is paying off and I do feel fitter for it I will try to have more veg as speed cause I tend to have fruit most of the time
    • sarymclary
    • By sarymclary 13th Feb 19, 12:57 PM
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    sarymclary
    Afternoon all,

    Thanks for the chart ChrisV and well done to TalkingDead on SOTW.

    Welcome back Lioness Twinkletoes. I'm a returning weight-gainer too, but this really does help me to stay on track.

    Meal plan today:
    B - banana & nectarine
    L - WW chicken noodle soup (think it's 2.5 syns) tasted OK, and a change from porridge, but I don't think it will be very satisfying hunger wise, so may well end up with porridge too!
    D - Chicken, baked potato & mixed salad, dressing (2), might allow myself a 2nd HEA of cheese on the spud too.
    HEA1 is milk in tea/coffee

    Might go for a quick walk outside as it's so lovely and warm, and have 5 mins fresh air.
    One day the clocks will stop, and time won't mean a thing

    Be nice to your children, they'll choose your care home
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Feb 19, 1:28 PM
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    joedenise
    Flat Eric welcome back to the thread.

    Not a good idea to skip your HEB in lieu of the hot cross bun, although not necessary to have one every day so if you don't need anything then OK to skip it.

    Unless you have a lot of weight to lose then your Syns should be between 5 and 15 a day and with the planned syns you are already over that! You can lose one Syn from the hot cross bun as a standard one is 9.5 not 10.5 syns!

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Feb 19, 2:39 PM
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    beanielou
    many thanks for the chart.Sorry forgot to say [COLOR="Magenta"]sts[/on Saturday .
    Quite relieved as last week was v stressful with potentially bad news re DH health.
    This week we are having a mini break to Bournemouth (was already booked) nice not having to cook but very hard as it is bringing home to both of us just how quickly DH is becoming more disabled .
    Back Friday ,so will face the music Sat am .

    Well done to all the losers
    Originally posted by Suffolksue
    Sorry to hear about your DH.
    Enjoy your break.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. ***Be the difference.***
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Feb 19, 5:29 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    Well done to the losers
    Hope everyone is ok?
    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 7lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Feb 19, 5:37 PM
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    Beanie Saw this and thought of you
    Limited Edition Nestle Orange Smarties Tubes - 38g @ Heron Foods 5 Tubes For £1
    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 7lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Feb 19, 6:36 PM
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    beanielou
    Beanie Saw this and thought of you
    Limited Edition Nestle Orange Smarties Tubes - 38g @ Heron Foods 5 Tubes For £1
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Love it
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. ***Be the difference.***
    • Pennylane
    • By Pennylane 13th Feb 19, 6:49 PM
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    Pleased to report that Diet Coke Chicken is excellent in a casserole. I did it once in a pan and felt it was too runny.

    I had a bag of casserole veg to use up which was baby potatoes, red onion, carrots and leeks. I added some peppers, celery and spring onions. I added a can of diet coke and 250 chicken stock with some tomato puree, worcester sauce and soy sauce and a sprinkle of mixed herbs to the diced chicken. it was totally delicious. i cooked it for 2 hours at 180c.
    • Vixstar
    • By Vixstar 13th Feb 19, 7:16 PM
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    Vixstar
    Thanks for the chart Chris

    Weighing in a day earlier than normal, will likely become my actual weigh in day as I'm working away from home during the week for the foreseeable, anyway the point is 2lb loss for me this week which means finally breaking the 3 stone barrier and there's 20% less of me than there was in the summer
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