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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 30th Oct 19, 8:53 PM
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    Slinky for Christmas with Slimming World 2019.
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    • 30th Oct 19, 8:53 PM
    Slinky for Christmas with Slimming World 2019. 30th Oct 19 at 8:53 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
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 15 months to mortgage freedom.
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    • Pennylane
    • By Pennylane 1st Dec 19, 6:14 PM
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    Pennylane
    checking in with a 1lb loss. Total weight loss since Jan 2019 is just 1st 9.5 lbs.

    I SO want to get my 2 stone award but I never seem to get there.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 1st Dec 19, 6:15 PM
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    Evening all
    Been a busy bee, got up late 9 ish
    Sorted the shed out, made some beetroot jelly, made a quiche, coooked a roast.
    Well done tweets
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 1st Dec 19, 6:44 PM
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    bubbs



    Made 5 jars but need to buy more vinegar for beetroot jelly
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 1st Dec 19, 6:47 PM
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    bubbs
    checking in with a 1lb loss. Total weight loss since Jan 2019 is just 1st 9.5 lbs.

    I SO want to get my 2 stone award but I never seem to get there.
    Originally posted by Pennylane
    Penny,
    1st 9.5 lbs is more than you would have lost if you wasn't going!
    Do you write EVERYTHING down? drink enough? measure hexa & b?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018 £1295 for 2019
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    • maman
    • By maman 1st Dec 19, 7:08 PM
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    maman
    checking in with a 1lb loss. Total weight loss since Jan 2019 is just 1st 9.5 lbs.

    I SO want to get my 2 stone award but I never seem to get there.
    Originally posted by Pennylane
    Of course you do. It's so frustrating when we can't lose as fast as we like. Some people just lose slowly (I'm sure Denise says she got to target with regular small losses). Others lose to a regular pattern. I was up and down like a yo-yo. Usually I knew why but sometimes I was really on plan and didn't lose. Do you know why? Would you have time to post menus so we can make suggestions?

    Don't beat yourself up though because you're a lot lighter than you were at the beginning of the year. How much more do you want to lose?
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 1st Dec 19, 7:50 PM
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    Sleazy
    This week is Plus 2.5 LB

    I'm not surprised - stress and medical related issues ....

    Your food looks nice Bubb!
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    Quod scripsi, scripsi
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 2nd Dec 19, 8:31 AM
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    Maman is right. I've always been a slow loser - usually 0.5lb a week with the occasional lb and a couple of 1.5lb. Once at target I think it's probably been easier for me than a lot of people as my body was used to not losing much each week, however I do have to make sure I use all my Syns and sometimes more in order to stay within target range.

    The couple of days this week is going to be using stuff up so probably not enough Speed but will do my best. The veg I had left made up 3 good sized bags of ratatouille, about 500g each so will probably end up having it 2 days running when I defrost them, LOL!

    Today's plan:

    B - sausage sandwich - HEB; 2 for sausages; 2 for spread
    L - starfry chicken - starry is half a pack I froze last time we had stirfry; chicken is some I frozen from a roast dinner so a Free meal both SW wise and financially!
    D - egg, chips, beans; stuffed apple 6 syns

    HEA - milk
    HEB - bread

    Denise
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 2nd Dec 19, 9:47 AM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Oh hell, boss trying to book lunch for next week. I can't do it as I am already eating out every night, not going to be a complete pig! Only one possibility the following week, but will mean I put my hairdresser back for a couple of hours, she comes to me so hopefully that will work.

    Forgive me SW, I will be synning despite my very best efforts
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    • maman
    • By maman 2nd Dec 19, 11:05 AM
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    Not sure how today's going to work out. There will be nibbles at the gin tasting tonight but my plan is to eat beforehand so that I'm not ravenous. We went to a similar event last year and they were really nice canapes but tiny so just a small amount of rye bread or oatcakes with a fairly SW friendly topping like smoked salmon or prosciutto. I'm not going to worry about it though. I'll just enjoy myself and get back on plan tomorrow for a few days (next Christmas event is Thursday).

    Today's menu is close to being SP. I prepped the cottage pie yesterday and the topping is made up of a small amount of potato and a lot of swede, carrot and BNS.

    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS Ribena (F), scrambled eggs (P), HEB toast, HEA1 milk for drinks
    L: ham (P), bubble & squeak (mostly S) and pickles (S)
    D: cottage pie (P, S and limited F), broccoli, cauli, HEA2 Parmesan on topping
    Syns: HP sauce 1 plus gin and canapes
    • maman
    • By maman 2nd Dec 19, 11:15 AM
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    maman
    Forgive me SW, I will be synning despite my very best efforts
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    Don't worry. It happens.

    There are a number of ways of looking at how to cope with holidays and SW. Some stay on plan as much as possible by making specific requests in restaurants. Others just forget about SW for the duration and then get back on plan ASAP. Personally I try to do what Denise does and be good when I can. Over time I find that mostly I prefer SW friendly choices with a few exceptions. I'm rarely tempted by things with bread, batter or pastry and don't fancy most puddings. What I do enjoy is a cheeseboard and chips (not fries) then there's the wine syns.

    When I was getting to target, my consultant was astounded that I lost 5.5lbs between Christmas and New Year. I found that it was so easy to stay on plan at home with roast dinners, cold meats and pickles. It's the lead up to Christmas with the nibbly parties full of beige food that was difficult.
    • Betharooni
    • By Betharooni 2nd Dec 19, 1:54 PM
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    Betharooni
    Hi all. Can I join in please? Joined SW last Saturday-have previously been so starting again. Am loving the meal suggestions and ideas floating around this page so would love to get more inspiration from you all
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 2nd Dec 19, 2:36 PM
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    Welcome Betharooni to the thread. Will call you Beth in future if that's OK!

    If you'd like to post your menu plans please feel free. There are quite a few regulars on here and lots of people who are following plan. We're quite good of picking up "mistakes" which can happen when you first start - and even when you've been following SW for a long time!

    Today was my final session for the COPD before my holiday and pleased with my reassessment which I had after the group. I managed an extra 100m in the 6 minute assessment. First time was 430 metres; this time 510 metres. The trainers were really pleased with how both DH and I did over the whole course. They've said that if at any time in the future we feel we'd benefit from the course again to just ask our GP or whoever we see for our COPD annual review (which happens to be a couple of the people who were running the course!).

    Probably just one more day of posting for me as not sure what the free wifi will be like at the hotel we're staying at so may not be able to post easily.

    Denise
    • Betharooni
    • By Betharooni 2nd Dec 19, 3:14 PM
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    Hi Denise

    Beth is fine. Have not yet meal-planned as struggling to pin down my mum and brother to do it but should sort it today and then we’re planning to go shopping tomorrow. Have had a good first couple of days but it should hopefully be even better from tomorrow onwards. Have had lots of salad and fruit (as that’s what we had left in the house), used most if not all of my syns, thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hifi bars (had forgotten how much I like them) and am about to pop to corner shop to get makings of omelette for late lunch and a chocolate bar. Previously have overly restricted myself with what I’m eating and that’s been the reason I’ve struggled so trying to stop that and eat sensible portions with as much speed foods as poss. Will post up meal plans later today for advice if that’s ok...
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    • maman
    • By maman 2nd Dec 19, 4:16 PM
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    maman
    Welcome Beth .

    It's always difficult to get started when you've got to manage with what you have in. As you said, when you've done a meal plan and shop it will be easier. I think planning and Speed food are the two most important things about SW.

    You're right about not restricting yourself. The plan is a healthy way of eating. It's not a quick fix diet. If you start thinking of it as a diet then you'll give up. Good luck,
    and well done for starting now rather than putting it off for the new year.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 2nd Dec 19, 5:52 PM
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    Evening all
    Welcome Beth
    Denise when do you go away? i know it's soon
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    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 2nd Dec 19, 6:02 PM
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    I'll be leaving home around 5am Wednesday morning and back early hours a week before Christmas. Not planning on going back to group until 9 January in the hopes of losing holiday and Christmas gains, LOL!

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 2nd Dec 19, 6:04 PM
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    I'll be leaving home around 5am Wednesday morning and back early hours a week before Christmas. Not planning on going back to group until 9 January in the hopes of losing holiday and Christmas gains, LOL!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Well incase i forget later and don't "see"you tomorrow , have a fab time
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 2nd Dec 19, 6:26 PM
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    Happy holidays Denise

    Welcome Beth
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 15 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 2nd Dec 19, 6:55 PM
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    Thank you both. I'm sure I will - can't wait for a bit of warmth on the old bones!

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 2nd Dec 19, 11:25 PM
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    Thank you both. I'm sure I will - can't wait for a bit of warmth on the old bones!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    And a bit of sunshine on that 'bikini body' you've worked so hard for!
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