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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


    C: try Extra Easy SP - details are on this link -

    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

    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.

    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th Jun 19, 5:05 PM
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    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!).
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