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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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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 19th Jun 19, 6:41 PM
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    Oh Denise, poor you. I hope your (ex) tooth has not left your mouth feeling too bad. What a horrible couple of days you've had.

    Thanks for the good luck wishes, bubbs. I hope all goes well for you too.
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 19th Jun 19, 6:47 PM
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    I deserve a gold medal today..... I was working in a different place today... and went without preparation aka food........only food available fish and chips... and I was starving........ so I got the fish........ took off the batter and had peas....
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th Jun 19, 7:15 PM
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    I deserve a gold medal today..... I was working in a different place today... and went without preparation aka food........only food available fish and chips... and I was starving........ so I got the fish........ took off the batter and had peas....
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Good girl
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 19th Jun 19, 7:20 PM
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    Denise I am definitely jealous... I would love to retire. OH took very early retirement... aka following his dreams which means that I will be working until I drop!

    I do have to ask why on earth are you drinking just cool or warm water? I assume it is due to here tooth, rather than some strange health kick!!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Not allowed anything other than cool or warm water for 3 hours after the tooth extraction! Definitely not some strange health kick, LOL!

    My early retirement was only because when I took the job on way back in the 80s the retirement age for women was 60 so even though my state retirement pension didn't kick in until I was 62 without my very expensive train journey to work (back in 2009/10 it was over £2,500 a year!) and eating at home rather than at work, being a bit more we could manage with just my work pension and DH's wages. He wasn't very happy about having to work to 65 though as our original plan had been to both retire at 62 but I was having problems at work which HR wouldn't sort out so I left as soon as I could.

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Jun 19, 7:20 PM
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    Bubbs~~thanks for the Aldi super 6.
    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***
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th Jun 19, 7:30 PM
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    bubbs

    Cottage pie for tea
    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
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th Jun 19, 7:43 PM
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    Bubbs~~thanks for the Aldi super 6.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Welcome
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 19th Jun 19, 8:00 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Good girl
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am so flipping impressed... as I love fish, chips, gravy and bread and butter... and I mean love....now you know why I am fat!!

    Not allowed anything other than cool or warm water for 3 hours after the tooth extraction! Definitely not some strange health kick, LOL!

    My early retirement was only because when I took the job on way back in the 80s the retirement age for women was 60 so even though my state retirement pension didn't kick in until I was 62 without my very expensive train journey to work (back in 2009/10 it was over £2,500 a year!) and eating at home rather than at work, being a bit more we could manage with just my work pension and DH's wages. He wasn't very happy about having to work to 65 though as our original plan had been to both retire at 62 but I was having problems at work which HR wouldn't sort out so I left as soon as I could.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Sounds like the perfect response to issues, and your OH will benefit from you being at home and taking some responsibility for the house from him. My OH does our housework etc..... well if I am honest he tickles it (so I do the deep clean), he hates shopping (so I do this) and has no idea about finances (I flipping do this as well)......
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 19th Jun 19, 8:40 PM
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    Chrisv
    Here is last week's chart. Please let me know if there are any errors/omissions



    Well done Gettingtherequickly Tete en l'air and TheTalkingDead on SOTW

    *SOTW is the person who lost most this week who also lost or maintained last week.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 19th Jun 19, 8:44 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Well done Gettingtherequickly Tete en l'air and TheTalkingDead on SOTW

    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Jun 19, 8:46 PM
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    Thanks Chris for the chart.
    Well done to all the SOTW
    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.***
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 19th Jun 19, 8:50 PM
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    Evening Welcome back beanie, Caterina and SSM
    Apologies for the late chart, but things not good in RL I'm afraid.
    Reading back it's been a booger of a week for a few Hopefully things will start looking up for us all soon
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Jun 19, 9:00 PM
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    beanielou
    Hope things are on the up for you soon Chris.
    Take care.
    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 19th Jun 19, 9:01 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Evening Welcome back beanie, Caterina and SSM
    Apologies for the late chart, but things not good in RL I'm afraid.
    Reading back it's been a booger of a week for a few Hopefully things will start looking up for us all soon
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    RL can be a **** at times... sending love xxxx
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Jun 19, 9:03 PM
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    beanielou
    Evening Welcome back beanie, Caterina and SSM
    Apologies for the late chart, but things not good in RL I'm afraid.
    Reading back it's been a booger of a week for a few Hopefully things will start looking up for us all soon
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Thanks for putting me back on the chart.
    I lost 1/2 lb last week if you could pop that on when you get a mo. Ta.
    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 19th Jun 19, 9:31 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Thanks for putting me back on the chart.
    I lost 1/2 lb last week if you could pop that on when you get a mo. Ta.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Welcome back on the wagon x
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Jun 19, 9:44 PM
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    beanielou
    Welcome back on the wagon x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Thanks. Not had the best of weeks so we will see how tomorrow's weigh in goes.
    I have a GP appointment late afternoon & am hoping they are not running too late. xx
    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 19th Jun 19, 9:54 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Thanks. Not had the best of weeks so we will see how tomorrow's weigh in goes.
    I have a GP appointment late afternoon & am hoping they are not running too late. xx
    Originally posted by beanielou
    You are back on the wagon that is all that matters.

    Hope it goes well with the GP.

    Our GP does not give out appointments, it is just turn up and wait your turn ....
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 20th Jun 19, 12:53 PM
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    Didn't see SOTW coming, well done Tete & TTD.

    Hope your feeling a bit more human today Denise.

    WI this evening, terrified as have had a mixed week, Fri & Sat were perfect, let's forget Sun, Mon I had end of year with my class, but had eaten before I went to avoid temptation, it was Arabic food, which was fine, also had some lemon cake, which had quark as the filling, so got away reasonably well as had not synned up to then, Tuesday was perfect, yesterday was meeting a friend for her birthday dinner, was terrified of where we were going as there are so many options, went Turkish, so again no syns all day and none for dinner, maybe a little for the Americano, but would class it as HEX, so hopefully, Sunday's write off has been balanced out, happy to maintain this week.
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th Jun 19, 3:05 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Denise hope your are ok as MIA again, but if i remember correctly you was back at the hospital today?
    Well done Gettingtherequickly Tete and TTD on SOTW, Thanks as always Chris hope things turn a corner for you soon xx
    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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