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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 29th Oct 18, 9:20 AM
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    Slimming for Santa - Slimming World support thread 2018
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    • 29th Oct 18, 9:20 AM
    Slimming for Santa - Slimming World support thread 2018 29th Oct 18 at 9:20 AM
    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 Ė Donald Horban
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 15th Nov 18, 8:11 PM
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    beanielou
    Yes just consultant appointment to wait for now
    Originally posted by bubbs
    The week after next?
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 15th Nov 18, 9:36 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Yes just consultant appointment to wait for now
    Originally posted by bubbs
    So pleased the MRI is out of the way. Sending virtual hugs xxx
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Nov 18, 9:50 PM
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    bubbs
    The week after next?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Yes week on Tues
    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 2 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Nov 18, 9:51 PM
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    bubbs
    So pleased the MRI is out of the way. Sending virtual hugs xxx
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Thanks
    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 2 1/2 lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 15th Nov 18, 10:12 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    So pleased the MRI is out of the way. Sending virtual hugs xxx
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Whilst it may seem like ages till the appointment it is not that far away but if the results are back, can ring to see if there is a cancelation? x
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    • Williamsnana
    • By Williamsnana 15th Nov 18, 10:44 PM
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    Williamsnana
    Well pains in tummy last couple of days due to poor eating and gall bladder giving me hassle for the same reason has spurred me to make a speed filled salad tomorrow with tomato, beetroot celery gherkins peppers grapes and turkey breast , itís total boredom and bit of loneliness that sways me off big time. Does anyone use sw online ?
    Everybody deserves a slice of pie
    • maman
    • By maman 15th Nov 18, 11:48 PM
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    maman
    Well pains in tummy last couple of days due to poor eating and gall bladder giving me hassle for the same reason has spurred me to make a speed filled salad tomorrow with tomato, beetroot celery gherkins peppers grapes and turkey breast , itís total boredom and bit of loneliness that sways me off big time. Does anyone use sw online ?
    Originally posted by Williamsnana
    That sounds like a good plan for tomorrow.

    A few people on here did join online originally but didn't stay. The overall verdict seemed to be that it didn't offer much support or value for money.

    You'll probably get as much support and advice on here, for free!
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 16th Nov 18, 12:16 AM
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    greentiger
    Oh, Kathryn, I hope it’s not a big setback.

    Well done, Bozwood and Denise.

    After a great day yesterday, I spent today inhaling sugar! Grrr! Every so often I just get a day when I’m a bit ‘off’ and the only thing that sorts me out is a dose of the sweet stuff. It’s about once or twice a year, since I was a teenager. Usually a Mars Bar sorts it out, but I don’t keep anything like that now. Crazy!
    Stashbusting 154
    Reading Challenge 34/26
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    • Sunflower1227
    • By Sunflower1227 16th Nov 18, 12:32 AM
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    Sunflower1227
    half a pound off this week happy with that, been off plan with one thing and another for a couple of weeks. Going to be really good this week and see if I can get into a new weight bracket next week ☺
    I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 16th Nov 18, 6:25 AM
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    kathrynha
    Glad the mri is out of the way bubbs. They take so long, and they are so noisy and claustrophobic.
    Daughter will probably need another one her knee. She just breaks so easily. We are right back to the beginning on recovery, and each time she does it she is a set closer to a knee replacement probably. This time she injured herself in her sleep so no idea how she is supposed to avoid it.

    Yesterday wasn't too bad food wise. Now just need to keep it up.
    Breakfast - porridge and fruit
    Lunch - soup
    Dinner - nandos after the cinema

    HA - milk
    HB - oats
    Syns - 3 at nandos
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • Vixstar
    • By Vixstar 16th Nov 18, 7:12 AM
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    Vixstar
    1.5 gain for me this week. Not to worried as I think it's the curry and beer I had the night before weigh in mostly. Onwards and downward!
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