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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Sep 19, 5:22 PM
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    Autumn Slimming World Support Thread 2019
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    • 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

    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
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 17 months to mortgage freedom.
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    "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.***
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Sep 19, 9:44 PM
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    Cucumber was one. Red grapes may have been one.
    Thanks bubbs
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Ahhh that was another offer, yes red grapes started yesterday £1 so will be on 2 weeks, cucumber is not on offer so not sure about that
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 18th Sep 19, 9:51 PM
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    Bubbs~~Thanks.
    Did you check online?
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 17 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.***
    • prosaver
    • By prosaver 18th Sep 19, 9:57 PM
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    Cant understand you can eat unlimited high sugared fruits?
    , and exercise dosent count , like if i ran 10k every day I would be on the same programme as a couch potato ... like i would die of starvation
    “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
    ― George Bernard Shaw
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Sep 19, 10:02 PM
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    Bubbs~~Thanks.
    Did you check online?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Yes i did , but remembered about the grapes as seen them today x
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    • prosaver
    • By prosaver 18th Sep 19, 10:11 PM
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    Yes i did , but remembered about the grapes as seen them today x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Grapes are high in sugar
    Your never going lose any weight
    “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
    ― George Bernard Shaw
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 19th Sep 19, 5:59 AM
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    SW does work as many can confirm by their weight loss. I have been at target since 2012 so yes it does work.

    prosaver stop trolling! Any more negative posts and I'll report you for spamming.

    Denise
    • klew356
    • By klew356 19th Sep 19, 6:57 AM
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    Also.remember you should only eat until you are satisfied not until you feel fit to burst!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    this is really good advice as is the other info put on since i posted about portion size, i think i need the above sentence tattooed on my forehead, i lost 1 and 3/4 pounds last week, Going forward im going to try the put the speed food on first to the plate and see how I get on – thanks !
    • Vegastare
    • By Vegastare 19th Sep 19, 10:01 AM
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    SW does work as many can confirm by their weight loss. I have been at target since 2012 so yes it does work.

    prosaver stop trolling! Any more negative posts and I'll report you for spamming.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I agree too!

    Well folks you where right the SW Fish cakes where ick....ended up putting bisto cheese sauce(chopped parsley). Is it me or do others find the meal are over the top with pepper!! Must admit only have a meal in freezer for emergency.....will make my own next time - already had an idea to place Laughing Cow blue in middle.

    Denise....do hope you manage your holiday and the op date comes round sooner. I hope you don't mind me asking but without mentioning companies....do you manage to get hol insurance at reasonable price....I was so upset at cost two years ago when off to Cyprus I said never again....plus now our little dog is 12 and won't leave him in kennels....but really puts me off. Hope today goes well and Dr can push it forward.

    Pollyanna seems you are getting there...we all have swings and roundabouts but you are sticking with it.

    No group this week as target and while I could get weighed and go I love chatting with the girls then end up staying ....only our consultant can't grasp the finish time and always runs over and unlike a few who just get up and go I stay....plus I really want to try and stay in range for a few weeks to see if I can maintain.
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 19th Sep 19, 12:05 PM
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    I forgot that I am out for the day on Saturday and I wanted to cook a load of meals ready for the next week.

    I have to knock some sense into me. I tend to get a bit obsessed if I am in the zone.

    It is a full day out with my mum going oop North. And now I am thinking how I can make it SW friendly when I really should just enjoy the day. I think I will bring a ham roll for lunch, but not sure what else to do.

    My plan for today:-

    B - Coffee (HEA1), watermelon (S), banana (F)

    Snack - Boiled egg (random, but I boiled two last night as my egg muffins had been in the fridge a bit too long. Much preferred just an egg by itself. Nice simple snack for the future. Might bring some on Saturday!).

    L - Potato and leek soup with laughing cow (S, F, 2/5 HEA2), WM roll (HEB)
    WW Yog (0.5)

    D - Chicken (P) Stirfry (snap peas, babycorn, peppers) (S), Noodles (F), soy sauce (please tell me this is free!!!)

    S - Alpen Bar (3.0)
    Tea x 3 (HEA1)

    I get to eat dinner at a normal time tonight, yay!

    Girls go to their dad tomorrow evening and I have a few meals in the freezer. All chicken, so maybe I should try making something else:-

    Chicken and Rice (1syn)
    Chicken Saag (0syns)
    Chicken Stroganoff (0syns)

    Goodness, have just realised they are all eaten with rice too! I might eat one and leave the others and cook something else for Sunday. Saturday will have to be a meal out with my Mum.
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    (End 2019) - Target £160,000
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 19th Sep 19, 12:30 PM
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    Pollyanna you'll be pleased to know that soy sauce is Free so no need to measure how much you put in your starry. I often add extra at the table too as I find it difficult to judge how much I need when I'm cooking the stir fry!

    Managed to lose a 0.5lb this week so happy with that.

    Today's plan:

    B - fruit - apple at home; then plum, fig & melon at group, all Speed
    L - 2 pea soup - onions, garlic S; dried split peas, frozen peas F; potato F
    D - jerk chicken with rice & peas - chicken P; spices F, honey 1; rice F, kidney beans P

    HEA - milk
    HEB - none planned but have various options in the cupboard
    Syns - honey 1, nothing else planned but who knows!

    Back to the hospital again this afternoon to see another consultant! He'll be the one who decides if I need to go back for weekly fluids and blood tests!

    Denise
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 19th Sep 19, 12:41 PM
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    Pollyanna you'll be pleased to know that soy sauce is Free so no need to measure how much you put in your starry. I often add extra at the table too as I find it difficult to judge how much I need when I'm cooking the stir fry!

    Managed to lose a 0.5lb this week so happy with that.

    Today's plan:

    B - fruit - apple at home; then plum, fig & melon at group, all Speed
    L - 2 pea soup - onions, garlic S; dried split peas, frozen peas F; potato F
    D - jerk chicken with rice & peas - chicken P; spices F, honey 1; rice F, kidney beans P

    HEA - milk
    HEB - none planned but have various options in the cupboard
    Syns - honey 1, nothing else planned but who knows!

    Back to the hospital again this afternoon to see another consultant! He'll be the one who decides if I need to go back for weekly fluids and blood tests!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thank you so much. You have been incredibly helpful in my journey so far. My work trousers are feeling looser, so hoping for a good loss this week.

    I don't know your medical situation as haven't been on the thread long, but I do wish you well and it can't be fun having to spend so much time in hospital

    Tonight, think all the soy sauce will be done at the table (hope that doesn't make it taste dry) as we are unsure as to whether the girls will eat it with sauce.
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    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 19th Sep 19, 12:54 PM
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    I've ran out of WW Yogurts. This is unheard of even when I wasn't following SW.

    My local coop which is the only shop I will be passing on the way home (save for silly London shops) won't sell them I don't think. Surely they will sell Muller Lights. These are all 0.5 syns I believe?
    Pink Sproglettes born 2008 and 2010
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    (End 2018) - £169,999.96
    (End 2019) - Target £160,000
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th Sep 19, 3:12 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Well done Denise Hope you got on ok this afternoon x
    Pollyanna yes muller 1/2 syn, i also eat loads of eggs i have at least 3 a day, you could chop some, veg/cucumber up, or make some syn free scotch eggs, some muffins/crustless quiche, take a box with ham/chicken salad , or chciken drumsticks, crab sticks, hope this gives you some ideas
    Beanie i looked at those red stars in tesco today and honestly have no clue, was on lettuce as well
    Last edited by bubbs; 19-09-2019 at 3:14 PM.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Sep 19, 3:16 PM
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    Thanks bubbs

    Hope you got on ok today Denise
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 17 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 19th Sep 19, 3:32 PM
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    Just back from this afternoon's appointment and very good news! No more sitting around at the hospital all day every Wednesday having fluids! Instead he has given me tablets which I need to take every day until my operation. I asked him why they didn't' just give me those to start with and he said because they are very expensive! and they are, the pharmacist has had to order them and could take up to 5 working days to arrive! Two months's supply comes in at £600.

    I need to have a blood test in a couple of weeks and then go back and see him in 5 months so once I've had the op and they can see whether it's worked! Will need to have a blood test a couple of weeks before my next appointment.

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Sep 19, 4:13 PM
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    Blimey, that's expensive Denise! But you are worth it
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 17 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.***
    • maman
    • By maman 19th Sep 19, 4:52 PM
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    Blimey, that's expensive Denise! But you are worth it
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Of course you are!

    Well done on your half pound too.

    I'm going to WI tomorrow but not hugely hopeful after 2 birthdays this week.

    You have plenty of ideas for food to take with you on Saturday pollyanna . If you do decide to have a meal out with your mum then choose your restaurant wisely if that's possible. Will you be in a shopping centre at lunchtime or driving? Many places have SW friendly options.

    The HM frozen oven chips were a huge success last night. They were much crisper than cooking them fresh when they can go a bit soggy when they cool down. I'll definitely make them again, deliberately next time.

    Today's EE plan :
    B: NAS grapefruit (F), 2 boiled eggs (P) HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: veggie omelette (S, P) with ham (P) beetroot and pickled cabbage (S)
    D: sausages (P?), mash (F), onions, red cabbage, carrots and broccoli (S)
    Syns : sausages 2, gravy 4?

    Overdid the eggs a bit (not by bubbs standards ) but didn't have much else to go with Speed veg.

    Thanks for the kind words but I'd never make a consultant. I cheat far too much.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 19th Sep 19, 5:46 PM
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    Mayflower chicken and mushroom curry with egg fried cauli rice and garlic bread (hexb)

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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 19th Sep 19, 5:55 PM
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    Thanks Beanie and Maman - have to agree I'm worth it, LOL! Was quite impressed that the Dr said I was still quite young, LOL! Been retired since 2010 (very slightly early!). I'm hoping that because he's only given me 2 months worth that he's going to talk to the ENT consultant to push the op to be done before then - can only hope that's the case! If not I'll then be without tablets until the date of the op as he hasn't given me a way of getting any more.

    Maman did you par-boil the chips before freezing? I assume once they were cooled, if you did, that you then sprayed them with Frylight before freezing. Did you cook them from frozen?

    Must say I really enjoyed the jerk chicken tonight, first time of making it. I used my own jerk seasoning but next time I'll add a bit more chilli as DH thought thought it was a bit mild. Got the recipe by googling!

    We've decided to have a bottle of wine tonight to celebrate the good news! (any excuse, LOL!).

    Denise
    • esmy
    • By esmy 19th Sep 19, 5:59 PM
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    Evening!

    Denise
    that's great news that you don't have to spend days at the hospital any more - I bet you're delighted! and well done on your 1/2lb.

    Today's menu
    HEA1 - milk in drinks
    B Bran flakes/ bran crunch mixed, 0% yog, blackberries, honey (HEB, P, S, 1 syn)
    L 2 egg omelette with mushrooms, spring onion and cheese (P,S, HEA2)
    banana (F) large orange (S)
    D Steak, roasted veg (carrots, peppers, onions, baby corn, mushrooms all S) baby roast potatoes (F) yoghurt (1/2 syn)
    Snack - Fibre One (4.5)

    I need to see if there are any more blackberries to pick as I've really enjoyed them and I've used all my freezer stock - lovely day forecast tomorrow so it'll be a nice way to spend an hour or so. I've made a pan of syn free gravy today for the freezer - it's surprising how the odd syn or two can mount up over a day so I'm trying to find ways to save syns.

    Have a good evening all.
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