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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 7th May 19, 6:27 PM
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    Chrisv
    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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    • maman
    • By maman 20th May 19, 8:00 PM
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    maman
    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
    And so you should be! . How much more before you maintain?

    Seems many SW things are try once MrsR.

    Just settling down with a cuppa. A friend tried to persuade me to have a drink earlier. I refused but was very tempted.
    • TheTalkingDead
    • By TheTalkingDead 20th May 19, 9:11 PM
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    TheTalkingDead
    And so you should be! . How much more before you maintain?

    Seems many SW things are try once MrsR.

    Just settling down with a cuppa. A friend tried to persuade me to have a drink earlier. I refused but was very tempted.
    Originally posted by maman
    1st 4lbs to 10st target and at this rate I’ll have my flat tum for late summer. Hopefully
    No matter what, be yourself, be true.
    • LilacLillie
    • By LilacLillie 20th May 19, 10:04 PM
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    LilacLillie
    I'm thinking of dieting and did SW in the past. Does the online password still get posted weekly? Also is SW still the way to go nowadays, what with fitnesspal and other free diet apps
    ? LL
    We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars........................


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    • maman
    • By maman 20th May 19, 11:07 PM
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    maman
    I'm thinking of dieting and did SW in the past. Does the online password still get posted weekly? Also is SW still the way to go nowadays, what with fitnesspal and other free diet apps
    ? LL
    Originally posted by LilacLillie
    You'd be very welcome to join us.

    You can't access the website any longer without joining so no password posted. If you did want any syn values then just ask.

    The main difference with SW is that it's not a diet . With mfp you have to count/limit calories and exercise so there's the chance that you'll feel hungry and give up. Also SW isn't about limiting calories, it's about eating a balanced menu of the right healthy foods and limiting treat foods.

    Weight Watchers has changed quite a bit so that now it's almost a copy of SW.

    If you have old books, the old plan will still work but best to go to a group even if it's just the once and get new books (the plan has changed a bit, basics at the beginning of the thread ) and the introductory talk. HTH
    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 21st May 19, 5:46 AM
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    FrankieM
    Went for a walk this morning...I'm sure I'll learn to enjoy it eventually but for now it's about getting the body magic habit in place.

    Food for today:

    B: Mixed berries, plain yog, hi-fi bars x 2
    L: Chilli & rice
    T: Bolognaise, pasta, salad

    I discovered the Aldi lighter than light mayo which is actually very nice, so I've been putting a light drizzle of that on my salads for a few syns.
    • Suffolksue
    • By Suffolksue 21st May 19, 6:46 AM
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    Suffolksue
    -1/2 lblast week please Chris ,was going great guess until Thursday ( was 3 lb down ) then ate and ate syn foods for 2 days .
    Only one fall ,but theDH night sweats are terrible,complete change of bed ,even the mattress topper once or twice a night ,so am shattered .
    Congrats to everyone
    • poundsinbucks
    • By poundsinbucks 21st May 19, 3:34 PM
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    poundsinbucks
    Well done vegastare on SOTW.

    Thank you chrisv for new chart.

    I am very pleased to report -4.5lbs after WI today. So lost last week’s half pound plus some more. Especially after two meals away from home as well, quite a confidence booster to know I can make good decisions about food.

    New SW mag for sale today, plus it was Tasters. Did the Mexican Sweetcorn Salad from the Free Food on the Go book. Very refreshing with lime juice and fresh coriander. New Countdown offer with book starts next week.

    This gorgeous weather is perfect for salads and other non-stodgy foods. And makes it really easy to drink lots too. Long may it last!

    Poundsinbucks x
    SW -3st 9.5lbs
    • maman
    • By maman 21st May 19, 3:36 PM
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    maman
    Quiet on here today.


    Do try to rest sue. You're doing really well plodding away bt it's hard.


    How tall are you TTD? Just trying to work out how slim you'll be at 10 stone!


    ETA: Brilliant loss poundsinbucks.


    Don't know what's happening this evening. DH is getting his own meal as I'll be out and not hungry enough to eat yet. I may grab something when I'm out or wait and snack when I get home.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast, scrambled eggs, HEA milk for drinks
    L: cold meat, pickles, fried veg
    D: TBC
    Syns: HP sauce 1 and whatever else?
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 21st May 19, 4:33 PM
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    I was thinking it's very quiet today. Today is more or less on plan! At least so far.

    B - pkt of Proper Corn sweet and salty 3 suns (about 10.30)
    L - salad - salad leaves, pepper, cheese (cheese HEA1), ham, cherry tomato, cucumbe, small piece French bread 5 syns
    D - HM lamb and chickpea tagine (from freezer, brought from home), couscous with salady bits)

    HEA1 - cheese
    HEA2 - milk in tea
    HEB - nothing planned but maybe couple Ryvita later
    Syns - wine, bread, popcorn

    Will probably be over on syns but not too bad for being on holiday!
    Denise
    • Vegastare
    • By Vegastare 21st May 19, 5:48 PM
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    Vegastare
    Evening all, nice day out there...my body magic was gardening!!


    Boring day food wise as cream cracked.


    B Fruit, berries mix bran and yog
    L Bacon mushrooms beans eggs
    D JP with more bean left from lunch, salad, beets, toms.
    HEA
    HEB

    syns rice cake choc topped.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 21st May 19, 5:53 PM
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    Sleazy
    Tea cooked and eaten



    Quorn southern fried burgers in toasted muffins, wholegrain mustard relish, Homemade wedges, Mixed veg.

    Om nom nom
    Weekly Distance Walked 14 km / Total For Year 690 km
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 21st May 19, 6:04 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    PIB you are stomping, well done
    Sue well done losing you are having such a difficult time at the moment take care of yourself
    Welcome LL
    Sorry if missed anyone's loss, well done
    Denise hope you are having a good holiday?
    Right today
    B, 3 boiled eggs, watermelon
    L chicken salad, 2 pears
    T Fajita with hexb wrap
    Hexa Milk
    Will have fruit and yog later
    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 21st May 19, 6:51 PM
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    Sleazy
    Bubb, 3 eggs for breakfast and more eggs tonight?
    I like eggs too but was worried I eating too many, so I slowed down.
    At one time it was 3 x scrabby eggs on 2 x toast every morning.
    Weekly Distance Walked 14 km / Total For Year 690 km
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 21st May 19, 7:10 PM
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    bubbs
    Bubb, 3 eggs for breakfast and more eggs tonight?
    I like eggs too but was worried I eating too many, so I slowed down.
    At one time it was 3 x scrabby eggs on 2 x toast every morning.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Eggs are free food
    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 21st May 19, 7:18 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Evening all
    Made a provisional booking for my reception today Should be confirmed Friday when I have a meeting at the hotel, then I can sort the car and the favours out. It’s all getting very real now! Thankfully my neck and shoulders have eased somewhat so they’re a lot less painful which makes life a lot easier. WI tomorrow, looking forward to seeing what my weight change is!
    Today’s food:
    B: 2 x HiFi HEXB, peach, pear. Coconut water (3.5)
    L: Ham, egg and new potato salad. Sushi (1 syn) Melon and mango pieces. Water
    T: Sausages, chips and salad, with 2 tbsps ketchup (1 syn) Ice lolly (4 syns) water
    Supper: Chicken drumsticks, Packet of crisps (4.5) Cup of Light Horlicks made with HEXA milk (5.5)
    Syns:19.5
    Hope everyone enjoying the lovely weather! Xx
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    Elle
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 21st May 19, 7:43 PM
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    bubbs
    Exciting times Mrs R
    Good luck on the scales
    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 21st May 19, 8:02 PM
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    bubbs
    the new Aldi Super 6 from 23rd May will be:

    Green beans (220g)
    Sharon fruit (3 pk)
    Jersey Royal potatoes (500g)

    all at 59p

    Rhubarb (400g)
    Cocktail vine tomatoes (250g)
    Nectarines (4 pk)

    all at 65p
    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
    • Suffolksue
    • By Suffolksue 21st May 19, 9:46 PM
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    Oh lovely .I love Sharon fruit and DH doesn't !
    All look good ,have a rhubarb crown but it hasn't produced much this year .
    Much better day today (after a better night )
    Managed to go to my U3A book group this morning ,first time ever we all hated the book!we take it in turns to choose a book and this months one hadn't read it but her daughter had !nuff said !

    We had the Mediterranean veg pasta bake tonight with left over gammon rather than chicken .
    It was lovely ,made the veg and sauce for the whole recipe and have frozen half ,have done it before and it works ,find it easier than halving recipes .

    Off to get DH to bed ,fingers crossed for another good night ,life feels so much better after an uninterrupted sleep !
    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 22nd May 19, 5:11 AM
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    FrankieM
    I bought myself some fat free vanilla yoghurt, pineapple and strawberries during lunch yesterday for an afternoon snack..no crisps

    And I have enough left for at least today.

    Unfortunately my mind remembered some frozen curly fries and tim tams that were in the house on the way home from work and it was too tired to resist, so I'm currently at 82.5 syns for the week so far.

    On the positive side...there is now nothing like that in the house and I'll be leaving my purse at home

    Food for today:

    B: eggs, frozen mixed berries, fat free plain yog, hi-fi bar/s(HEB)
    L: Bolognaise & pasta
    T: Chicken & veg dahl.

    HEAs will be milk for hot drinks and I'll have some of the vanilla yog and fruit from yesterday. I've already counted the syns for the tub already
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 22nd May 19, 2:58 PM
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    Afternoon all
    No posts since 6.11 this morning
    Hope everyone is ok , either enjoying the sun or at work
    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
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