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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 30th Oct 19, 8:53 PM
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    Slinky for Christmas with Slimming World 2019.
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    • 30th Oct 19, 8:53 PM
    Slinky for Christmas with Slimming World 2019. 30th Oct 19 at 8:53 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
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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 3rd Dec 19, 9:24 AM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Have a fab holiday Denise!
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • maman
    • By maman 3rd Dec 19, 12:51 PM
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    Have a super holiday denise. It's a brilliant idea to have a sunshine holiday in winter.

    I was reading an article earlier about looking after your general health during December because of bugs around and sleep and eating disrupted by parties. They said something that reminded me of SW. We'll be eating around 90+ meals this month and realistically (unless you're denise) only a fraction of them will be meals out. What the nutritionists in the article said was that there's no need to just give up on December and eat rubbish all the time and it's better for our health to eat wisely whenever we can.

    DH isn't feeling very well today so all he's eaten is 2 plain biscuits. I've rejigged the menu to have a freezer meal tonight so that if he's not hungry I can make myself an omelette or something rather than wasting something fresh.

    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS Ribena, banana (F), HEB Weetabix, HEA1 milk
    L: LO cottage pie (P, S, F), stir fried veg (mushrooms, courgettes, mange tout) and pickled cabbage (S)
    D: meatballs (P) with HM tomato sauce (S) and spaghetti (F), HEA2 Parmesan
    Syns: None planned
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 3rd Dec 19, 1:49 PM
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    joedenise
    Thanks everyone, I'm sure I'll have a lovely holiday and glad it's nearly here, even if I do have to get up a 4am!!! tomorrow morning.

    Today's the final day at home and it's actually to plan!

    B - breakfast hash (from freezer) - pork mince P; courgettes, mushrooms, butternut squash, onions, garlic (can't remember what else!) S; fried egg P
    L - prawns, scallops P; sweetcorn kernels F; roasted veg couscous 1.5 Syns; lettuce, celery, spring onions, cucumber S
    D - toad in the hole 2 syns sausages, flour 4.5, egg P, milk HEA2, roasted jackets F; red cabbage; green veg S

    HEA1 - milk in tea
    HEA2 - milk in batter
    HEB - none planned
    Syns - 2 sausages 2; flour 4.5; flavoured couscous 1.5

    "See" you all after my holiday.

    Denise
    • sarymclary
    • By sarymclary 3rd Dec 19, 1:59 PM
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    Happy holidays Denise. Hope you have a fab time, and soak up some sunshine for all of us

    Welcome to the thread Beth. The contributors here are excellent at helping you when you're getting to grips with the plan.

    Life is just a bit too 'extra' at the mo, so I am often not online much in my free time, hence not contributing as I usually would. I am also using the advice of good when I can be, careful when I cannot. It hasn't stopped a 0.5lb gain last week, that I'm hoping to be rid of this week. Maintaining will be the minimum I hope to achieve before Christmas, and a gain is my obvious ideal.

    I will pop by when I can, but attempting to at least read every few days if I'm not 'here'.
    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 3rd Dec 19, 4:00 PM
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    sary did you really mean to say your ideal would be a gain? Surely you really want a loss!

    Denise
    • poundsinbucks
    • By poundsinbucks 3rd Dec 19, 4:50 PM
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    Have a great holiday denise, jealous you are going to sunnier pastures . I had a meal out at our local village hall Sat, but was sensible and asked for extra veg, left the potatoes and ate the chicken sans skin. For dessert went for the diabetic option of fruit salad, tried a tiny bite of OHs lemon tart, so glad I didnít pick that option, not worth the syns . And yesterday had 5 visitors for lunch at mine, did lots of SW recipes, so totally on plan . So thank goodness, after last weekís 2.5lb gain, this week I have lost 3lbs, am over the moon . Have bought another 6wk countdown, and decided to keep going to group religiously this month. Anything to keep me on track really. I feel rubbish after self sabotage, so have decided to leave the snacky food shopping for when the kids come home for xmas will have to wait til they are actually here. Much safer for me that way.

    Welcome to any new joiners and well done to any others sticking to plan during this hard month .

    Poundsinbucks x
    🥳🥳 SW -5st 9.5lbs 🥳🥳
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 3rd Dec 19, 6:01 PM
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    Evening all
    Yes Sary a loss not a gain :P
    Well done PIB
    The tub of chocs we bought at sains double up are still in the car, because if i bring them in dh will have eaten them!!
    Maman, hope your DH is feeling better?
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    • maman
    • By maman 4th Dec 19, 11:24 AM
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    maman
    I expect denise is in the air and on her way by now. Lucky lady.

    Well done on your loss PIB. So pleased for you that you lost that gain so quickly and then some.

    I think it's a brilliant idea to not buy things that you know might encourage you to self sabotage. Buying the family things that you don't particularly like is good too as is buying in SW friendly snacks.

    Last year I bought my two favourites: chocolate marzipan and cherry liqueurs and I'd treat myself to one of each most evenings over the holiday. I'd rather do that than just graze on stuff just because it's there. Unfortunately they don't seem to have any of them in Aldi this year so I'll have to try Lidl.

    DH didn't fancy a proper dinner last night so I just made myself an omelette before I went out and left him to snack on bland stuff. I still stuck 100% to plan though and not a syn passed my lips. He's much improved today so the normal menu will resume.

    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS Ribena, skinny syrup, banana (F), HEB porage with HEA milk
    L: JP (F) with cottage cheese (P), spring onions and pickles (S)
    D: chicken casserole (P,S) with new potatoes and butter beans (F), cauli, kale, broccoli, cabbage (S)
    Syns: cornflour 1
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Dec 19, 6:14 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    Yes lucky Denise
    I said earlier Maman, 3 weeks today i will be eating chocolate dh said no you won't, i said why won't i? he said cause he is going to eat them all
    Glad your dh is better today
    I sent TMD a private message last week, no reply hope she is ok
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Dec 19, 7:05 PM
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    bubbs

    Just what you need on a cold day
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    • poundsinbucks
    • By poundsinbucks 4th Dec 19, 7:20 PM
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    Thanks maman. Have you tried the Ritter chocolate marzipan? Sainsburys and Waitrose sell various flavours of Ritter chocolate squares for around £1, the marzipan one is in red packaging and is very nice .

    I have my sister and her daughter visiting from Holland from tomorrow for a few days. Planning to stay on plan foodwise. I know she tried SW but didnít last very long , the latest is she turned vegetarian last week after watching one of those documentaries 🙄. So not sure my Campfire Stew planned for tomorrow will go down well. Iíd better prepare a Plan B as well.

    Bubbs, which chocolate are you looking forward to having over Christmas? Do you find your tastes have changed now in regard to sweet treats?

    Poundsinbucks x
    🥳🥳 SW -5st 9.5lbs 🥳🥳
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Dec 19, 7:45 PM
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    bubbs
    Thanks maman. Have you tried the Ritter chocolate marzipan? Sainsburys and Waitrose sell various flavours of Ritter chocolate squares for around £1, the marzipan one is in red packaging and is very nice .

    I have my sister and her daughter visiting from Holland from tomorrow for a few days. Planning to stay on plan foodwise. I know she tried SW but didnít last very long , the latest is she turned vegetarian last week after watching one of those documentaries 🙄. So not sure my Campfire Stew planned for tomorrow will go down well. Iíd better prepare a Plan B as well.

    Bubbs, which chocolate are you looking forward to having over Christmas? Do you find your tastes have changed now in regard to sweet treats?

    Poundsinbucks x
    Originally posted by poundsinbucks
    Have a nice couple of days with your sister
    I have my Aunties funeral tomorrow
    Yes my tastes have changed, don't even eat muller anymore only greek yog, but i will try any choc but thing is i know i will feel bad the next day but can't help myself
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    • maman
    • By maman 5th Dec 19, 11:59 AM
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    Thanks for the head up on the Ritter marzipan PIB. I'll take a look.

    My tastes have definitely changed since starting SW. When I started I chose to almost ban certain things (mainly crisps and cheese) as I knew I wouldn't be satisfied with the tiny amount in the plan and didn't love them enough to 'waste' syns. Now I don't miss them at all, just enjoy as an occasional treat. By occasional I mean just a few times a year.

    As far as my general eating is concerned I really love my vegetables and home cooked food. I often think about buying a fish supper or even a bag of chips but quickly decide it's not worth it. I'm very disappointed with some meals out when everything on the menu is full of deep fried rubbish or bread or pastry.

    I had a couple of extra syns yesterday as I'd forgotten I had to buy full fat cottage cheese this week. I don't know why Aldi didn't have any FF, hope t was just a delivery blip.

    We're out for a Christmas meal tonight. As ever, I can't remember exactly what I've ordered but I think it might be a prawn cocktail followed by a roast. It's a set menu and I may have said yes to Christmas pudding as I like it and that doesn't come round too often. Otherwise I'll have ordered something I can feed to DH. Of course, wine syns will be involved so no hope of staying within syns. Back on it tomorrow though.

    Other meals today are on plan though.

    Today's EE menu:
    B: NAS Ribena (F), ham, eggs (P), HEB toast, HEA milk
    L: LO chickenless casserole (S,F)
    D: TBC
    Syns:
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Dec 19, 4:14 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    Enjoy your meal Maman
    Yes like you, i get fed up when out and its all the same, and if it is fresh veg you get like 1 sprig!! i mean WTF?!!!
    I have been to my aunt's funeral today and had a nice cooked breakfast of scrambled egg, toms and mushrooms followed bu pear and yoghurt as didn't want my belly rumbling!!
    While at the wake i did have 2 1/2 egg mayo sand, brown bread but wasn't wholemeal, few chips, oh my they were delicious , a small pastry thing but didn't have any cake, what an i am
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Dec 19, 6:31 PM
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    I was at a funeral the other day & there was no cake bubbs!!

    At a christmas lunch today.
    2 brussel sprouts!! 1 mangtrout!!
    I kid you not.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 15 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 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 5th Dec 19, 7:15 PM
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    bubbs
    I was at a funeral the other day & there was no cake bubbs!!

    At a christmas lunch today.
    2 brussel sprouts!! 1 mangtrout!!
    I kid you not.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    There was lemon, carrot and choc cake , wasn't i good?My other Auntie i have not seen for a long long time said you are a different shape thought that was funny!
    That is not much veg!!!
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