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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Sep 19, 5:22 PM
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    Autumn Slimming World Support Thread 2019
    • #1
    • 7th Sep 19, 5:22 PM
    Autumn Slimming World Support Thread 2019 7th Sep 19 at 5:22 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
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    • T.T.D
    • By T.T.D 19th Sep 19, 9:07 PM
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    All 4 of you eating healthily I hope!
    Originally posted by maman
    Yes I batch cook lots of different things, like minced beef hash, bolognais, mayflower veg curry chicken curry beef curry, and buy loads of salad stuffs, lots of fruit, I’m buying in lots of cotton candy grapes from Aldi as me kids love them they smell and taste real sweet so eases the cravings for sweet stuff.
    Joined slimming world Jan 2019 @ 14st....

    August 2019 I hit my weight loss target and am now 10st 5.5lb sitting within my target nicely.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 19th Sep 19, 9:57 PM
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    The candy floss grapes from Mr Ts are fantastic. They are so sweet.

    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 20th Sep 19, 8:37 AM
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    Had a little too much to drink last night so again over Syns on a Thursday - think I need to change this and just drink at the weekend!

    Today's plan:

    B - scrambled eggs on toast HEB; P
    L - LO casserole from the freezer. DH has asked for mash with it but not sure I'll have it as well; mainly S, there may be a bit of chicken left in it but not sure so P if there is!
    D - fish curry & brown rice using frozen white fish fillets P; S; F

    HEA - milk
    HEB - bread
    Syns - may have WM roll with the casserole (if DH remembers to buy them!)

    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 20th Sep 19, 11:21 AM
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    Matron Midge
    I’m afraid to say I’ve gained 2lb. Knew it was coming and no one to blame but me (and crusty bread and butter)
    Back to basics I think.
    Off to food shop this afternoon but having lunch first so I don’t sneak any off plan foods in.
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 20th Sep 19, 11:49 AM
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    Well done beanie and "get back on it" Matron Midge.

    I "sneak" peeked this morning and wish I hadn't. I'm up a lb, harumph. I shouldn't have done it as I don't want it to derail my weekend (I weigh in first thing on a Monday), but it is hard when I know I have been so blooming good this week. I save my syns for Friday and Saturday's wine.

    Quite looking forward to tomorrow. We are going by train, so might have a look around the town of Warwick before going to the castle. I have heard it's very "Disneyified" or something to that effect. It's only me and my mum going as we got free tickets from the Sun. But hey it's a day out and cos it's free, if we decide to stay away from the crowds, from what I can see on the web, the town is pretty enough just to spend the day wandering.

    Plan today:-

    B - coffee (hea1), watermelon (s), grapes (f)

    11am - egg (P)

    Lunch - crustless quich with mushrooms, peppers and s. onions (s, p),
    Toffee Muller Light (0.5syns - here's hoping anyways!)

    D - chicken and rice (1syn)

    Syns for wine, but I probably shouldn't as up blooming early tomorrow!
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    • sarymclary
    • By sarymclary 20th Sep 19, 1:00 PM
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    Afternoon all,

    I've not had a chance to catch up on the chat, so completely out of the loop with you all.

    Back at work and it's full-on - the 3 days I've been in feel like a full week anyway and feeling cream-crackered again.

    Anyway, back on plan, although struggling with it a bit. Just shows that once you slip off the saddle, it's a bit hard to stay fully back on it.

    Have decided this week is a holiday, but there was a small gain when I snuck a look this morning

    Plan today:
    B - porridge HEB & milk from HEA. Sugar (2)
    L - mixed leaf salad, cucumber, onion, peppers, tomato, ham & LF dressing (1.5); melon, strawberries, mango with 10 cal peach jelly (0.5)
    snack - banana
    D - beef stir fry with noodles. Sauce (3)

    Will attempt to read and get fully caught up over the weekend. Hugs to anyone in need, and hope you're all doing better than I am at staying on-plan.
    One day the clocks will stop, and time won't mean a thing

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