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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 29th Oct 18, 9:20 AM
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    Slimming for Santa - Slimming World support thread 2018
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    • 29th Oct 18, 9:20 AM
    Slimming for Santa - Slimming World support thread 2018 29th Oct 18 at 9:20 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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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 30th Dec 18, 9:45 PM
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    Evening all.....

    Sorry to have neglected the thread as my weight loss has been the least important issue in my life lately.

    Hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous Christmas.


    Please can I join the next challenge?

    Chris would you add me please for a 10 lb target.
    Tia.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 30th Dec 18, 9:47 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all.....

    Sorry to have neglected the thread as my weight loss has been the least important issue in my life lately.

    Hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous Christmas.


    Please can I join the next challenge?

    Chris would you add me please for a 10 lb target.
    Tia.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Of course you can join
    Hope things will be better this coming year 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 3lb
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 30th Dec 18, 9:51 PM
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    curl girl
    Of course you can join
    Hope things will be better this coming year x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Ta bubbs.
    You can tell how long I've been away the page had frozen on my phone plus my derriere is a bit bigger.......
    I got on from stalking your profile.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 30th Dec 18, 9:54 PM
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    Welcome back curl girl. Hope things are better for you in 2019.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 30th Dec 18, 9:55 PM
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    bubbs
    Ta bubbs.
    You can tell how long I've been away the page had frozen on my phone plus my derriere is a bit bigger.......
    I got on from stalking your profile.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Stalker so is mine 5 1/2 lbs bigger
    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 3lb
    • lindez
    • By lindez 30th Dec 18, 9:57 PM
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    lindez
    Hi Can I join the next challenge please, I have put on over 2 stone in the past year, I am planning on going to SW next week, though I will start to cut down on the sugars from Tuesday
    Payment A Day Chapter 18:
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 30th Dec 18, 10:04 PM
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    bubbs
    Hi Can I join the next challenge please, I have put on over 2 stone in the past year, I am planning on going to SW next week, though I will start to cut down on the sugars from Tuesday
    Originally posted by lindez
    Hello lindez, if you say how much you want to lose , chris will add you 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 3lb
    • lindez
    • By lindez 30th Dec 18, 10:18 PM
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    Hello lindez, if you say how much you want to lose , chris will add you x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Thanks Bubbs,
    I would like to lose the 2 stone I have put on
    but being realistic as a start I would like to lose 10lbs which I think would be achievable.
    Payment A Day Chapter 18:
    MFWB#44
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 30th Dec 18, 10:22 PM
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    curl girl
    Welcome back curl girl. Hope things are better for you in 2019.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thanks you Denise, that's kind of you.

    Hope we all have a fabulous 2019.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 30th Dec 18, 10:26 PM
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    curl girl
    Thanks Bubbs,
    I would like to lose the 2 stone I have put on
    but being realistic as a start I would like to lose 10lbs which I think would be achievable.
    Originally posted by lindez
    Good luck lindez, that's exactly what I thought.
    I haven't weighed in for a few weeks but can tell by jeans that I've increased a bit.
    10 lb loss for me would be fab.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 30th Dec 18, 10:26 PM
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    bubbs
    Thanks Bubbs,
    I would like to lose the 2 stone I have put on
    but being realistic as a start I would like to lose 10lbs which I think would be achievable.
    Originally posted by lindez
    Yes small chunks is the way to go
    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 3lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 30th Dec 18, 10:28 PM
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    Welcome lindez to the thread.

    A 10lb loss is definitely achievable over the 9 weeks of the challenge.

    Denise
    • Suffolksue
    • By Suffolksue 30th Dec 18, 11:08 PM
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    Please may I join ,have been going to SW for a while ,but lack willpower,am a comfort eater with a DH who has deteriorating Parkinson's and falls frequently.
    When he has problems I eat! When he is feeling well and wants to go out to eat ,I think what the heck ,he won't be able to for much longer .
    My weigh in day is Saturday and I would like to lose 10 during the challenge ,
    Hope you'll have me and I can give as well as receive support.
    Last edited by Suffolksue; 30-12-2018 at 11:10 PM. Reason: Spelling!
    • virgomaiden
    • By virgomaiden 30th Dec 18, 11:41 PM
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    Evening all. long time lurker of the threads but would like to join for 2019. Several stones to lose but want to take it 1st at a time please if thats ok. Thinking of rejoining a group but not decided yet. I keep thinking it could be 20 quid a month on fruit and veg....
    First ever SW challenge 2015: 0/70
    Watch this space!
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 31st Dec 18, 7:55 AM
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    Welcome suffolksue and virgomaiden to the thread. Everyone is welcome.

    As the plan is changing slightly it may well be worth going to a group, even if it's just the once to get the new books and the new members talk. I suspect most consultants will be doing the new member talk to the whole group over the next couple of weeks.

    Good luck to all the new joiners to the thread.

    If you have any questions there is usually someone around to will be able to answer or look up things for you - but not me for the next few weeks as I am off on holiday to Goa!

    Will definitely be out of target by the time I return!

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 31st Dec 18, 9:00 AM
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    joedenise
    Thought I'd get my menu plan posted before I get started on the housework and going for my walk!

    Today's plan:

    B - beans on toast
    L - LO La potee
    D - SW 1/4lb burger, chips, onions, cornichons

    HEA1 - milk
    HEA2 - probably won't have any but if I do it'll be some cheese on the burger
    Syns - none planned

    Denise
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 31st Dec 18, 9:38 AM
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    Chrisv
    Here is the last chart of this challenge.



    Well done got2dothisnow 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
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 31st Dec 18, 9:41 AM
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    Chrisv
    The new thread can be found here

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5943753
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
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