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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 Ė Donald Horban
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    • maman
    • By maman 23rd May 19, 9:13 PM
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    You could always have a SW reception MrsR .

    If you want to post your menus sirens , we'd be willing to advise on the plan if it helps.
    • Missli
    • By Missli 24th May 19, 9:38 AM
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    Good morning all. 1lb loss for me this week
    Started at 11.5 stone 11th May 2019
    17/5 11.3!
    24/5 11.2
    • maman
    • By maman 24th May 19, 11:15 AM
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    maman
    Good morning all. 1lb loss for me this week
    Originally posted by Missli

    They all help! Well done missli!


    Looking forward to going out tonight but not to the food. I wish there was a choice but I'll just have to eat the usual Afternoon Tea (sandwiches, scones etc) and then draw a line and plod on. We've been invited by friends so it wouldn't be very sociable to not turn up or not eat. The best I can hope for is eating plenty before I go so that I'm not starving. Not sure about the weekend wine situation either. Probably some Prosecco and who knows later as we're going to the theatre.


    Sorry but I sound like an ungrateful b*tch. I'll enjoy myself and then get back on it tomorrow. I need to do my meal plan and shop.


    I've had SW breakfast (HEX porage) and will have JP for lunch. Then I'll just suck it up until tomorrow.
    • Missli
    • By Missli 24th May 19, 5:19 PM
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    They all help! Well done missli!


    Looking forward to going out tonight but not to the food. I wish there was a choice but I'll just have to eat the usual Afternoon Tea (sandwiches, scones etc) and then draw a line and plod on. We've been invited by friends so it wouldn't be very sociable to not turn up or not eat. The best I can hope for is eating plenty before I go so that I'm not starving. Not sure about the weekend wine situation either. Probably some Prosecco and who knows later as we're going to the theatre.


    Sorry but I sound like an ungrateful b*tch. I'll enjoy myself and then get back on it tomorrow. I need to do my meal plan and shop.


    I've had SW breakfast (HEX porage) and will have JP for lunch. Then I'll just suck it up until tomorrow.
    Originally posted by maman
    Thank you!
    Just go and enjoy yourself today, and have a day off slimming world. Sounds fabulous!
    Started at 11.5 stone 11th May 2019
    17/5 11.3!
    24/5 11.2
    • sarymclary
    • By sarymclary 24th May 19, 5:58 PM
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    Hope you have a lovely evening Maman. I had the same at the funeral wake on Monday, then out for an Italian meal afterwards (and meal out the night before!), so itís no wonder Iím a STS this week instead of the lb loss I had been on target to get the day before I left. Ho-hum, itís a one off event so no point being OTT about things.

    Face is a bit sore still after dentist yesterday - thought he was going to pull my face off sideways at one point!!

    Meal plan yesterday:
    B - porridge HEB, water & milk from HEA & sugar (2)
    L - salad (lettuce, cucumber, onions, tomato), ham, dressing (2); 0% yogurt with mango, strawberries & passion fruit
    D - Aldi skinny sausages (4.5), mash, green beans, carrots, sweetcorn, peas, baked beans, gravy & ketchup (2)

    Todayís plan:
    B - banana & Apple
    L - salad (lettuce, carrot, cucumber), ham, dressing (1.5); 0% yogurt, mango & strawberries
    D - garlic chicken breast, super rice with added veg & mixed salad
    HEA - milk in tea/coffee
    HEB - none planned
    Snack - Americans coffee with cream (3)

    OH and I are off out on the road again tomorrow, so I may do myself my usual packed lunch to be on the safe side. I will feel less stressed that way. Lead me not into temptation and all that!

    Have a great weekend everyone
    One day the clocks will stop, and time won't mean a thing

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 24th May 19, 7:00 PM
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    I made some pickled eggs a week and a half ago.
    I never had them before - does anybody know what they're like?
    I added green chillies and red peppers to the pickling vinegar.
    Weekly Distance Walked 19 km / Total For Year 676 km
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 24th May 19, 7:44 PM
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    Funnily enough I picked some just before my holiday. They are sitting in a dark cupboard waiting for my return! They taste of eggs and vinegar basically. I like them as an occasional snack when I feel peckish. I imagine yours will just have an added kick from the chillies.

    Best to leave them for a month before eating them.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 24th May 19, 8:04 PM
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    Evening all
    Well done Missli
    B mixed berries and fat free greek style yog, 3 boiled eggs
    snack 3 walnut halves
    T fake kfc and salad, fruit and yog made into ice cream
    Hope everyone is ok?
    Maman what you going to see at the theatre? enjoy your day today
    Well my sister is out for the day tomorrow, so she came for tea and brought the dogs with her and we are dog sitting till tomorrow evening
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    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 1 1/2lb
    • maman
    • By maman 24th May 19, 10:34 PM
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    I think I limited the damage tonight. Quiche was on offer so I mostly ate that and one small sandwich. Avoided all sweet stuff.

    Interestingly, I met my SW Consultant at the theatre, gave her a hug and told her we both looked good thanks to her and SW.

    bubbs , we saw a play called The Audience. It's about the Queen and all the Prime Ministers she's worked with over the years. Very topical!
    • Missli
    • By Missli 25th May 19, 7:54 AM
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    Missli
    I think I limited the damage tonight. Quiche was on offer so I mostly ate that and one small sandwich. Avoided all sweet stuff.

    Interestingly, I met my SW Consultant at the theatre, gave her a hug and told her we both looked good thanks to her and SW.

    bubbs , we saw a play called The Audience. It's about the Queen and all the Prime Ministers she's worked with over the years. Very topical!
    Originally posted by maman
    Sounds like you had a great time.

    Breakfast: poached eggs, seeded toast
    Lunch: chicken salad
    Dinner: Seabass fillets, salad
    Started at 11.5 stone 11th May 2019
    17/5 11.3!
    24/5 11.2
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 25th May 19, 10:16 AM
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    TakeItEazy
    Morning all

    WI with gain 1lb, fully expected as itís been a hectic week with bread products consumed .was working until 9pm on Wednesday as children at a dance show including both my 1-1s. At least my job share was there too plus his nibs dad so all went well.

    The problem with GF bread is it causes (tmi) tummy troubles and Iíve been bloated ever since (also not Ďbeení since even with meds )
    Going to be really strict next week as off work, so is hubby for once!

    Hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoy the sun while it lasts
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 25th May 19, 10:55 AM
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    I think I limited the damage tonight. Quiche was on offer so I mostly ate that and one small sandwich. Avoided all sweet stuff.

    Interestingly, I met my SW Consultant at the theatre, gave her a hug and told her we both looked good thanks to her and SW.

    bubbs , we saw a play called The Audience. It's about the Queen and all the Prime Ministers she's worked with over the years. Very topical!
    Originally posted by maman
    Glad you enjoyed it but not my cup of tea

    Morning 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 1 1/2lb
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 25th May 19, 11:13 AM
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    Tried a pickled egg - was ok.
    Mrs Sleazy's opinion was "certainly taste the vinegar ...."
    Didn't taste the chillies much though .....
    Weekly Distance Walked 19 km / Total For Year 676 km
    • Suffolksue
    • By Suffolksue 25th May 19, 11:27 AM
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    I lost 1lb really pleased as it was an iffy week .
    Congratulations to everybody
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 25th May 19, 11:41 AM
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    Tried a pickled egg - was ok.
    Mrs Sleazy's opinion was "certainly taste the vinegar ...."
    Didn't taste the chillies much though .....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Probably eaten before maturing enough. You're supposed to leave them about a month before eating. That's why I did mine a few days before leaving for my holiday.

    Being fairly good at the moment. The only alcohol yesterday was a small glass with lunch and some tasters at a cave in Vouvray. It's one of the few white wines we both like! Today it's just a diet tonic with lunch.

    May open a bottle this evening if we fancy a wine.

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 25th May 19, 12:39 PM
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    Well done sue. You're chipping away a bit at a time.


    Hope you (and Mr tie) have a good week off tie. Relax!


    Which seeded bread do you use missli? I find some of the plain wholemeal breads so tasteless and insubstantial. Lately we've been having the Burgen Soya & Linseed but it's 90p for a small loaf! Not sure that I'm not having too much either as the SW website suggests that it's one slice for a HEB whether it's a large or small loaf.


    Thanks for calling by denise. That's a nice area and so many lovely chateaus. Enjoy.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast, fried eggs, HEA milk for drinks
    L: JP with spring onion, cottage cheese, beetroot
    D: BGTY burger, SW chips, broccoli, asparagus, tomato, mushrooms
    Syns: HP sauce 1, burger 1, weekend wine
    • Pennylane
    • By Pennylane 25th May 19, 2:41 PM
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    Overjoyed to say I lost 2 lbs this week which is a lot for me. I got my 1.5 stone award at last and lost an extra 1.5 lbs. I pledged to lose 2 stone from New year to 10 June when I go on holiday and I am 5.5 lbs away from that now. i would love to do it!
    • maman
    • By maman 25th May 19, 3:02 PM
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    Overjoyed to say I lost 2 lbs this week which is a lot for me. I got my 1.5 stone award at last and lost an extra 1.5 lbs. I pledged to lose 2 stone from New year to 10 June when I go on holiday and I am 5.5 lbs away from that now. i would love to do it!
    Originally posted by Pennylane

    Well done Penny. You smashed it!
    • Missli
    • By Missli 25th May 19, 5:09 PM
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    Sounds like you had a great time.

    Breakfast: poached eggs, seeded toast
    Lunch: chicken salad
    Dinner: Seabass fillets, salad
    Originally posted by Missli
    Change of menu today. I just had some fruit at lunch because I was really busy today.
    I had breakfast as stated, but dinner tonight will be Seabass (m&s will have to syn the cheese topping (rough guess 2 to 3 syns) roasted med vegetables and halloumi (HA) with a drizzle of honey, and olive oil, I'll syn that at 1 as the amount was minuscule and theres enough for 2 to 4 portions.
    Anyway looking forward to dinner tonight! Sorry for bad grammar but very busy atm.
    Started at 11.5 stone 11th May 2019
    17/5 11.3!
    24/5 11.2
    • maman
    • By maman 25th May 19, 5:13 PM
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    maman
    Change of menu today. I just had some fruit at lunch because I was really busy today.
    I had breakfast as stated, but dinner tonight will be Seabass (m&s will have to syn the cheese topping (rough guess 2 to 3 syns) roasted med vegetables and halloumi (HA) with a drizzle of honey, and olive oil, I'll syn that at 1 as the amount was minuscule and theres enough for 2 to 4 portions.
    Anyway looking forward to dinner tonight! Sorry for bad grammar but very busy atm.
    Originally posted by Missli
    According to syns online the seabass is 6.5 syns. I might be scraping some off.
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