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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 – Donald Horban
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 20th Jun 19, 4:14 PM
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    Well done to all 3 SOTW.

    Yes Bubbs back at the hospital all day again. Another litre of fluids plus IV medication to try to lower my calcium levels. I'm sure all the fluids they're giving me are not helping with weight loss, plus of course the SW unfriendly hospital food. Was a bit better today as they had a WM ham sandwich but no salad in it but still means 10 Syns as they were large slices. I took a ham salad sandwich with me from home plus a box of chopped fruit with me so at least I got some speed. I'm back again next Wednesday and may have to have another litre of fluids plus medication IV again depending on blood test results which means yet another full day at the hospital. All these fluids are not doing anything for weight loss, LOL! Have put on 1.5lb today with all that liquid!

    I'm definitely feeling much better on the dental front! The pain has all but gone and controllable with Ibuprofen thankfully. Just wish I'd taken them with me to the hospital today.

    Anyway back to SW things. Today's food:

    B - fruit & quark
    L - ham salad sandwich from home; ham sandwich from hospital; chopped fruit
    D - butternut squash, sweet potato & red lentil curry, brown rice

    HEA1 - milk
    HEB - bread
    Syns - 2 large slices WM bread 8; spread 2; 3 biscuits 9 (at hospital with a cuppa!)

    Actually syns aren't quite as bad as I thought they were going to be so not too many to pull back over the week (today is the 1st day of my new week).

    That's all for now. Hopefully back to posting normally again for a few days.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th Jun 19, 5:05 PM
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    Denise
    Glad your mouth is alot better, that's one thing!
    How long does it take for a litre of fluid to go through then? i can drink that in 10 mins
    Hope you get sorted soon, take care x

    Hope Maman is having a lovely holiday
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    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 20th Jun 19, 5:28 PM
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    Denise good news re no pain in teeth. The fluids are just that, fluids, NOT fat, they'll go quickly once you're better, don't let that worry you. Thanks for idea re. chopped fruit, I'll do that in future, but first time round I was weighed after class.

    Chrisv thank you for entering me in chart, wI'll update at next WI.

    Today lunch plan went upside down, made my synned sandwich, HEXed cheese and got packed lunch with yogurt (synned), fruit etc and went to my first full day volunteering.

    Turns out they feed the volunteers! So ended up with a FREE (in more ways than one) lunch of jacket spud, baked beans, cottage cheese and salad. So I got 8 spare syns to squander on fancy stuff at dinner (prob oil on my veg). Happy!

    Day food:

    B. Baked oats (HEX B) with quark, egg and blueberries, 2 Tbsps fruit conserve (3).

    L. Spud etc.

    S. Apricots, banana

    D. Smoked cod, brown rice, steamed carrots, broccoli and peas. Oil (6)

    Will prob have 60g cheese with chopped apple in the evening for calcium. 2 HEX A
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 20th Jun 19, 6:34 PM
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    Denise
    Glad your mouth is alot better, that's one thing!
    How long does it take for a litre of fluid to go through then? i can drink that in 10 mins
    Hope you get sorted soon, take care x

    Hope Maman is having a lovely holiday
    Originally posted by bubbs
    It takes 4 hours for the litre and 30 minutes for the medication IV! Got to the hospital about 8.15 and it was 11.15 before they even started the fluids so was another long day.

    Caterina I know the fluids will disappear quickly as it is just water but I just feel uncomfortable as I'm already at top end of target having not long been back from a month long holiday eating lots of French bread and drinking red wine! Hoping that after today's higher than usual syns for a Thursday and damage limitation throughout the week that I'll lose a bit of weight and that next WI I'll be a bit lower in the target range!

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th Jun 19, 7:40 PM
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    bubbs

    Yummy, syn free and speed
    Beanie hope you got on ok at Docs?
    Denise, it is the hanging about that makes the time build up
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 20th Jun 19, 8:08 PM
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    Partly the hanging around but also the time it takes for the fluids to go in. Then there's bloods tests, results take around 2 hours and similar amount of time for the pharmacy to send up the medication - although it was nearer 3 hours today! Just hoping that the bloods I have done next week are OK so that I don't have to hang around all day agin!

    Denise
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 20th Jun 19, 8:26 PM
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    Help! I've got to entertain a neighbour this Sunday, his wife and kids are away for over a month and DH and myself promised that we'd invite him to dinner. Now I'm racking my brains as to what to cook to limit syns.

    Can't do veggie chilli because he's Mexican and I don't want to give him pseudo mexican food. Pasta is too banal.

    Risotto could be a solution, maybe a spring veg one with courgette, peas and asparagus using a few syns for oil and butter (shared by 3 it would not be so damaging) and use the 2 HEX As in parmesan. Can't abide syn-free risotto unfortunately. Side salad with dressing separately in a jug. A large mixed fruit salad (cream topping optional for the two men). Does it sound ok? I'd have to be syn free all day, easily done with late morning brunch of eggs and mushrooms, light soup lunch with bread (HEXB).

    Any other ideas very welcome for a nice suitable vegetarian meal. Thank you!
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
    • Pennypincin
    • By Pennypincin 20th Jun 19, 8:28 PM
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    Can I join please.
    Been doing slimming world for a few years and been struggling.
    Sticking with it though.
    B 1 shredded wheat with part of my he a
    L salad with grated cheese, boiled egg and 4 falafels at 1.5 syns each.
    D was mixed vegetable stir fry with prawns, boiled noodles, stock and soy sauce.
    2 nectarine, a banana and a peach for a snack.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 20th Jun 19, 8:36 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Help! I've got to entertain a neighbour this Sunday, his wife and kids are away for over a month and DH and myself promised that we'd invite him to dinner. Now I'm racking my brains as to what to cook to limit syns.

    Can't do veggie chilli because he's Mexican and I don't want to give him pseudo mexican food. Pasta is too banal.

    Risotto could be a solution, maybe a spring veg one with courgette, peas and asparagus using a few syns for oil and butter (shared by 3 it would not be so damaging) and use the 2 HEX As in parmesan. Can't abide syn-free risotto unfortunately. Side salad with dressing separately in a jug. A large mixed fruit salad (cream topping optional for the two men). Does it sound ok? I'd have to be syn free all day, easily done with late morning brunch of eggs and mushrooms, light soup lunch with bread (HEXB).

    Any other ideas very welcome for a nice suitable vegetarian meal. Thank you!
    Originally posted by Caterina
    Sounds wonderful.... it they were coming to my house they would be lucky to get beans on toast!

    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 20th Jun 19, 8:39 PM
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    Can I join please.
    Been doing slimming world for a few years and been struggling.
    Sticking with it though.
    B 1 shredded wheat with part of my he a
    L salad with grated cheese, boiled egg and 4 falafels at 1.5 syns each.
    D was mixed vegetable stir fry with prawns, boiled noodles, stock and soy sauce.
    2 nectarine, a banana and a peach for a snack.
    Originally posted by Pennypincin
    welcome... we all struggle to remain in the right head space.

    Breakfast - grapes, blueberries and yog.
    Lunch - tin of chick peas and tin of mackerel (no I am not pregnant I was in a rush this morning).
    Tea - salad, prawns, new pot and peas.

    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th Jun 19, 8:40 PM
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    Not the best of starts.
    1/2 on this week.
    Was hoping for a wee loss.
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    ***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 20th Jun 19, 8:53 PM
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    Welcome Penn
    Beanie never mind, you will get it this week xx
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 20th Jun 19, 8:59 PM
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    Sunshine, at least no one can be accused of failing to keep appointments at your surgery. It is shocking how many people just don't turn up.

    Denise, I'm glad your mouth is getting better and sorry you're having to 'waste' time at hospital.

    Take care of yourself, chrisv.
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 20th Jun 19, 9:02 PM
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    Sunshine, at least no one can be accused of failing to keep appointments at your surgery. It is shocking how many people just don't turn up.

    Denise, I'm glad your mouth is getting better and sorry you're having to 'waste' time at hospital.

    Take care of yourself, chrisv.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Very true..........It is all very middle class.... polite and takes too much time!

    I think I will just eat onions, as eating them makes me feel full or is it just the wind!!!

    OH has still not realised I am on a diet....
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 20th Jun 19, 9:50 PM
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    God he is now eating pringles... I have moved them twice.... he keeps putting them next to me...... god help me!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th Jun 19, 10:07 PM
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    God he is now eating pringles... I have moved them twice.... he keeps putting them next to me...... god help me!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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 20th Jun 19, 10:10 PM
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    Originally posted by beanielou
    If you wake up to the news that an overweight Yorkshire woman kills her other half during the night..... you know it is justifiable!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th Jun 19, 10:24 PM
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    If you wake up to the news that an overweight Yorkshire woman kills her other half during the night..... you know it is justifiable!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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.***
    • SIRENS
    • By SIRENS 21st Jun 19, 6:35 AM
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    Morning All
    Small loss of -1lb this week, was naughty at the weekend so content with that.
    All was going well from Monday until yesterday when I demolished 2 large hm choc chip cookies, unsure on the syns and immediately felt sick after I'd eaten them hopefully lesson learned.
    Out shopping with Mum today, going to try and steer her towards a jacket potato for lunch.

    B yog fruit
    L jacket pot maybe tuna mayo so maybe 6 for mayo?
    D meatballs and spaghetti cheese for hexa

    Not sure on my hexb going to save it in case Mum heads somewhere else for Lunch!

    Well done sotw's

    Thanks for the chart Chris hugs xx
    'You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose' - Dr Suess
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 21st Jun 19, 6:39 AM
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    Caterina your plan for Sunday sounds lovely. I usually have some quark rather than cream or greek yoghurt. I'm not really that keen on fruit salad without anything on it! Might be an option. At least it would look similar to the men's plates. I don't know about you but I used to use some white wine when I did a risotto but now a good alternative is a Tesco White Wine Stockpot. Gives a hint of the flavour without the alcohol (or Syns!).

    Beanie a half on isn't too bad. You can shift that and more this week. Hope all went well at the Drs yesterday.

    SSM I can't believe your OH hasn't cottoned on to the fact that you're doing SW again. Not very observant is he? As for the Pringles think if my DH kept doing that to me I'd end up chucking them in the bin.

    At least I've got nearly a week of "normality" now apart from a GP appointment to check my BP this morning at 9!

    Today's plan:

    B - toasted bacon & mushroom sandwich (was lovely!)
    L - prawn & smoked salmon salad
    D - mini roast - pork chop, roast potatoes, roasted onions & peppers, green veg of some sort, syn free gravy (oxo cube, hot water thickened with Xanthum Gum)

    HEA - milk
    HEB - bread
    Syns - weekend wine. Think I deserve it after all the rubbish this week, LOL

    Denise
    Last edited by joedenise; 21-06-2019 at 7:01 AM.
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