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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 7th May 19, 7:27 PM
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    Chrisv
    Slimming Towards Summer - Slimming World support thread 2019
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    • 7th May 19, 7:27 PM
    Slimming Towards Summer - Slimming World support thread 2019 7th May 19 at 7:27 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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Jun 19, 8:40 PM
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    bubbs
    Weigh in tomorrow, been good so hoping for a decent result. However, I have just eaten dinner, home made burger (had to cook the mince), potato wedges, mushrooms & tomatoes. Probably ate too much, but it was yum so will blame that if things go wrong tomorrow ��
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    Good luck, i am sure you will be fine x
    I typed it out... and then realised I cannot put it out there to the whole world!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Stone? not your weight just how much you gained x
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018 £1295 for 2019
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 1 1/2lb
    • esmy
    • By esmy 12th Jun 19, 9:39 PM
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    esmy
    Evening everyone.

    Well done losers!
    Happy holidays to all those heading off this week. Here we have the central heating on!!

    Today's menu
    B Bran flakes, banana
    L Left over sausages and salad, cherries
    Snack Hula Hoop Pufts, large orange
    D Salmon new potatoes green beans and asparagus.

    Tomorrow's plan
    B Banana, fresh apricots and yoghurt
    L Ham salad sandwich with LTL mayo, handful of cherry tomatoes, more cherries!
    D HM veg curry and rice, might do some PON onion bhajis
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Jun 19, 9:59 PM
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    bubbs
    Hello Esmy
    We have heating on too and for a change its raining!
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018 £1295 for 2019
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 1 1/2lb
    • Schoolworker
    • By Schoolworker 13th Jun 19, 8:32 AM
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    Schoolworker
    Hiya I had wi this morning and lost 1lb. Was convinced it was not going to happen this week but a pleasant surprise. Only got 2 more weighs ins until holiday so hears I still lose as will no doubt gain whilst on holiday.
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 13th Jun 19, 9:16 AM
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    Caterina
    Hello, I'm seriously thinking of restarting a home SW programme but want to join first for 1-2 sessions to get the books.

    Please does anyone know of any free membership offer out there? Thank you very much.
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Jun 19, 11:08 AM
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    Welcome back Caterina. Haven't seen or heard about any free joining offers but at the moment it is half price joining fee so, I think, £4.95 plus weekly membership of £4.95 (£4.65 for OAP).

    If you can manage to join today or tomorrow with a 12 week countdown there is a free book offer which might be worth thinking about.

    Denise
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 13th Jun 19, 11:12 AM
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    Caterina
    Hi Denise, thank you for reply and your welcome message!

    I saw the half price and book offers. Was hoping for free membership. Book no use to me as I'm chronically unable to follow recipes! Will wait to see if they do a freebie, usually they do near summer.

    Meanwhile I'll keep an eye on this thread.
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jun 19, 3:45 PM
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    bubbs
    Hiya I had wi this morning and lost 1lb. Was convinced it was not going to happen this week but a pleasant surprise. Only got 2 more weighs ins until holiday so hears I still lose as will no doubt gain whilst on holiday.
    Originally posted by Schoolworker
    well done
    Hello, I'm seriously thinking of restarting a home SW programme but want to join first for 1-2 sessions to get the books.

    Please does anyone know of any free membership offer out there? Thank you very much.
    Originally posted by Caterina
    Hello and welcome
    You have just missed Bella, but like you say thee will be one soon
    Welcome back Denise Hope you brought the sunshine with you, we need it!! It has been horrendous here again
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018 £1295 for 2019
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 1 1/2lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Jun 19, 3:58 PM
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    No problem Caterina. Did you do SW before? If you did you could make use of the old books for the time being although there have been a few changes this year including an extra HEA, so now you can have milk and cheese on the same day if you want to. A lot of people don't bother with the extra HEA every day just now and again.

    Thanks for the welcome back Bubbs. Unfortunately the weather in France the last few days was just as bad as it was here!

    Menu plan and shopping done and back on plan from today!

    Today's plan:

    B - weetabix & milk - HEB + part HEA - no speed as didn't have any fruit in
    L - jacket potato with cottage cheese & salad - mixed leaves, pepper, spring onion, cucumber & tomato
    D - mixed bean goulash with rice (first time I've made this with cooking the dried beans rather than using a tin; fruit & jelly for pud might also have some quark or yoghurt with it and possibly some skinny syrup - will decide this evening when I eat it.

    HEA1 & 2 - milk
    HEB - weetabix
    Syns - salad dressing 0.5; 4 marinaded olives 1.5

    Denise
    • SIRENS
    • By SIRENS 13th Jun 19, 8:01 PM
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    SIRENS
    Evening All

    A disappointing gain this week of +1/2lb
    Was so annoyed yesterday I rebelled and didn't go jogging, however I didn't succumb to going off plan so quite pleased with that, small victories in changing bad habits I guess, last year I would have turned straight to a bar of chocolate, I know it's only a small gain but I so wanted to reach the next stone bracket.
    Yesterday was
    B muesli (hexb) nat yoghurt mixed berries
    Cereal bar at 10:30
    L none too busy at work to stop so worked through to 5:30 managed an apple on the train before parents evening.
    Eventually home around 8 and had a chicken pasta bake with cheese (hexa) no real speed but very hectic and long day.
    Today
    B nat yoghurt, fruit
    L lo diet cola chicken and rice (found in freezer!)
    D Mexican pasta bake, peppers, kid bean cheese (hexa x2),

    Hope you are enjoying your holiday despite the weather Denise

    Thanks for the chart chris
    'You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose' - Dr Suess

    OS -3.0/16
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Jun 19, 8:35 PM
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    beanielou
    Going to bite the bullet & join in again.
    Hope that is ok?
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 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.***
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Jun 19, 9:24 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Going to bite the bullet & join in again.
    Hope that is ok?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    It flipping well is xxx
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Jun 19, 9:42 PM
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    beanielou
    It flipping well is xxx
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Thank you xx
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 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.***
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Jun 19, 9:58 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Thank you xx
    Originally posted by beanielou
    beanie, do you need to climb back onto the wagon?

    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Jun 19, 10:04 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    4th day of eating loads but being good.

    Breakfast - all bran, quark, and berries.
    Lunch - pasta bake (thank god the last of it).
    apple and cherries
    Tea - beef stir fry with soya sauce.

    and god I cannot believe that I am not skinny yet!!!!
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Jun 19, 10:21 PM
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    Good to see you posting again Beanie.

    I'm actually back from holiday Sirens, got home yesterday afternoon. The weather didn't bother us to much - just done a lot more reading than usual!

    Only had 2.5 Syns today so 12.5 syns banked for the weekend.

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Jun 19, 10:36 PM
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    beanielou
    beanie, do you need to climb back onto the wagon?

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I am. We can do it together. .

    Thanks Denise😊
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 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.***
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 14th Jun 19, 6:27 AM
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    joedenise
    Misread the time on my watch this morning and got up at 5.30am thinking it was 6.30! Needed to be up early as going to have a blood test and the hospital is always absolutely packed so best to get there before they open at 8am! It's only open until 2pm but quite often they stop letting people take tickets about 1pm as there are too many people waiting!

    Another low syn day planned for today! Only one syn planned so far.

    So the plan is:

    B - boiled eggs with asparagus for dipping
    L - ham salad sandwich - HEB + 0.5 for 1Tbs LTL mayo
    D - sea bass, chips & peas followed by melon, strawberries & grapes with sugar free jelly -0.5 with some quark

    HEA - milk in teas throughout the day
    HEB - bread
    Syns - LTL mayo 0.5; jelly 0.5

    Another 14 Syns to bank for the weekend if I don't have anything else.

    Denise
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Jun 19, 8:28 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I am. We can do it together. .

    Thanks Denise😊
    Originally posted by beanielou
    We can, grab my hand, I will pull you back on the wagon x
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 14th Jun 19, 8:34 AM
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    Caterina
    Thank you Bubbs!

    Denise I have old books so can start (gearing up for Monday, shopping accordingly).

    I've been looking everywhere for Yeo Valley Bio Light yogurt, used to be free. Is it discontinued? I'll have to use Alpro with fresh fruit, cant abide natural dairy 0%!

    The extra HexA is welcome for me (evening snack 30g cheddar with a sliced apple), it will save me from evening excesses in front of TV!
    Last edited by Caterina; 14-06-2019 at 8:38 AM.
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
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