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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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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 19th May 19, 7:20 PM
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    Hello Curly
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Evening bubbs.

    My cooking skills have been non existent this weekend.
    Ping curries for tea pimped up with extra onion and green pepper. Trying to loosen up the freezer so I can see what's in there!

    Need inspiration this week.....
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 19, 7:26 PM
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    Evening bubbs.

    My cooking skills have been non existent this weekend.
    Ping curries for tea pimped up with extra onion and green pepper. Trying to loosen up the freezer so I can see what's in there!

    Need inspiration this week.....
    Originally posted by curl girl
    I could do with inspiration too, we always have nice food but always the same
    I didnt stop to group this week but had decided i was eating more fish this week as i eat very little, well i did have it 3 times, also i have eaten 38 different speed foods this week, and 2 of the challenges in group were eat fish every day, ok didnt manage that but 3 times was good for me, the other was eat 50 different speed foods, i didnt i had eaten that many till i sat and listed them after seeing the challenges on our page so not bad really .
    Another was drink 4 pints of water a day, i smash that every day anyway
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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 19th May 19, 8:03 PM
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    I could do with inspiration too, we always have nice food but always the same
    I didnt stop to group this week but had decided i was eating more fish this week as i eat very little, well i did have it 3 times, also i have eaten 38 different speed foods this week, and 2 of the challenges in group were eat fish every day, ok didnt manage that but 3 times was good for me, the other was eat 50 different speed foods, i didnt i had eaten that many till i sat and listed them after seeing the challenges on our page so not bad really .
    Another was drink 4 pints of water a day, i smash that every day anyway
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I've read that families tend to repeat the same 10 meals.
    I have a good spell where everything goes to plan then I have a bad spell of a few days......
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th May 19, 8:41 PM
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    I've read that families tend to repeat the same 10 meals.
    I have a good spell where everything goes to plan then I have a bad spell of a few days......
    Originally posted by curl girl
    We all have times like that, well we have curry Thurs, kfc fri and picky tea sat and usually a roast Sun so only have 3 meals to think of really
    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 1 1/2lb
    • Pennylane
    • By Pennylane 19th May 19, 9:01 PM
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    Well, after my depressing WI yesterday I went bonkers today and ate the first chocolate I have had since Xmas! a 100g bar of milk chocolate with fruit and nuts from Lidl .... a whopping 25 syns!

    I will now have a few days with minimal or no syns and see if I can repair the damage.
    • Pennylane
    • By Pennylane 19th May 19, 9:07 PM
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    Just say i would rather not set a target then i won't be disappointed
    Try mixing up your meals only eating speed f&v and not free veg, cut carbs ie pasta/rice/potatoes and drinking more water/NAS and see if that makes a difference
    Good luck x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Thanks. I will take your advice from tomorrow.
    • TheTalkingDead
    • By TheTalkingDead 20th May 19, 6:33 AM
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    Hi all well done all losers, WI tonight for me so all those weighing in today and this week good luck and fingers crossed it’s what you worked hard towards. Been on plan and doing well. I shall update you on scores as soon as I can and I wish everyone else the best of luck.
    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 20th May 19, 10:35 AM
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    Hi, I'm back from my holiday with a gain.

    + 5.5lbs

    This has taken me back to original starting weight but I've back from holiday knowing that losing the weight is now my priority (and getting fitter) so my choices need to make that happen.

    Anyway, I've done my meal plan, done my shopping and I'm organised for the week with most meals coming from batchinh cooking in the freezer.

    Today's food:

    B: leftover chinese ( I did wake up at 3am, so it felt like lunch and it needed to go....)
    L: Chicken fajita salad
    T: Chilli, rice & salad

    HEA's will be milk for hot drinks and some cheese on either lunch or tea and HEB will be hi-fi bars later with a cuppa.
    • maman
    • By maman 20th May 19, 2:37 PM
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    Hopefully the holiday gain will soon disappear Frankie. You're doing exactly the right thing to get organised and plan.


    I'm very organised today too. I won't have much time to cook dinner so I've prepped everything for a stir fry which will only take moments to cook when I get home.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB porage with HEA milk, half banana, skinny syrup
    L: cold meat, pickles, fried LO veg
    D: chicken stir fry with noodles
    Syns: 2.5 for honey in sauce
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 20th May 19, 5:20 PM
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    Here is last week's chart. Please let me know if there are any errors/omissions



    Well done Vegastare on SOTW

    *SOTW is the person who lost most this week who also lost or maintained last week.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 20th May 19, 5:41 PM
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    Well done vegastare.....

    Well done everyone.

    Thanks Chris for the chart.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 20th May 19, 5:42 PM
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    Well done Missli, just noticed your 3lb loss!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • TheTalkingDead
    • By TheTalkingDead 20th May 19, 6:06 PM
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    4.5 off this week identified the problem from last week and corrected it. 2 and a half stone gone in 19 weeks. Well proud of myself!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th May 19, 6:32 PM
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    bubbs
    Well Penny i can beat you!!
    I have been good had fish 3 times last week, 38 different speed foods and gained 2 1/2 I got on the sacles and went WHAT??!!!
    So instead of being at lower end of target i am at higher end
    Anyway tea was home made cheese burger with mushrooms as bun
    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 1 1/2lb
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 20th May 19, 6:33 PM
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    4.5 off this week identified the problem from last week and corrected it. 2 and a half stone gone in 19 weeks. Well proud of myself!
    Originally posted by TheTalkingDead
    Well done!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th May 19, 6:34 PM
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    4.5 off this week identified the problem from last week and corrected it. 2 and a half stone gone in 19 weeks. Well proud of myself!
    Originally posted by TheTalkingDead
    well done, so you should be proud
    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 1 1/2lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th May 19, 6:36 PM
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    Well done Vegastare on SOTW Thanks as always Chris x
    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 1 1/2lb
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 20th May 19, 6:36 PM
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    I was talked into some profiteroles this afternoon. Said no politely but was given 8!
    Said again I didn't want them but was pressurised into eating them.
    I did leave 4 though, so not too bad.

    I hate feeders especially when they know you are trying to lose weight!

    Sorry about the spelling...........
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th May 19, 6:55 PM
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    bubbs
    I was talked into some profiteroles this afternoon. Said no politely but was given 8!
    Said again I didn't want them but was pressurised into eating them.
    I did leave 4 though, so not too bad.

    I hate feeders especially when they know you are trying to lose weight!

    Sorry about the spelling...........
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Wouldn't make me eat them as dont like them
    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 1 1/2lb
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 20th May 19, 7:43 PM
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    Evening everyone
    Still in pain- blinking shoulder and neck managed to get to Iceland and Tesco for some bits and pieces but came home and fell asleep! I located some parsley sauce from the SW range at Iceland but I’m not sure about it this might be a strictly ‘try once’ thing
    Today’s food:
    B: HEXB porridge with HEXA milk and blackberries, coconut water (3.5)
    L: Mexican rice salad (rice cooked in stock, black eyed beans, sweet corn, red kidney beans, onions, peppers, lemon and lime juice, Cajun seasoning) on a bed of salad leaves, red onion, more peppers, and tomatoes. 2 x HiFi bars (6) water
    T: Salmon in SW parsley sauce, garlic chips, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower. Ice lolly (3.5) water
    S: 2 Broghies (2) topped with ham and gherkins, crisps (4.5)
    Syns: 19.5
    I have been so good this week- really hope I get my 1/2 stone!
    Xx
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