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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 31st Dec 17, 4:01 PM
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    Slimming Through The Winter - Slimming World Support Thread 2018
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    • 31st Dec 17, 4:01 PM
    Slimming Through The Winter - Slimming World Support Thread 2018 31st Dec 17 at 4:01 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 ‘a’ choice and one Healthy Extra ‘b’ 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/...postcount=4853

    List of Speed foods here - Fruits & Vegetables
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Mar 18, 7:21 PM
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    bubbs
    Bubbs~~Thanks for the info on pay.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Welcome, i better take my glasses this week, i fumble along usually but will be more to read this week by the sounds
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Mar 18, 7:22 PM
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    bubbs
    All looking lush Bubbs
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thanks, darnt tell hubby , but he is drinking milk as we have no water, so way over syns
    Its now hammering it down
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 4th Mar 18, 7:56 PM
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    Thanks for all the welcomes.
    Everyone's so motivated - so I'm hoping it'll rub off
    My book is about a year old, hardly used - I don't get on well with the groups.
    I haven't been counting today, but went through the cupboards and wrote syn counts on all the things I could find. This worked well when I decided to start back on this path at the beginning of the year.

    Made an SW quiche (no pastry lots of veggies, cottage cheese as the main ingredient ) and a pie (thin pastry lid works out to 3 syns per portion) today with left overs from the Sunday Roast.
    My biggest problem is the snack-attack mood that hits after 7pm and the crash post gym sessions.

    Is a small glass of wine still 7syns?
    Originally posted by DancingDragons
    Syns in wine depend on the size of the glass and the strength of the wine. If you check the bottle and let us know what % it is and what size glass can advise on the number of syns.

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Mar 18, 8:11 PM
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    Yes bubbs, you will need your glasses this week
    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Mar 18, 8:20 PM
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    bubbs

    Pudding
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 4th Mar 18, 8:29 PM
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    lushlifesaver
    evening all,

    raining here now and melting all the ruddy snow at long last! just hoping it doesn't freeze overnight!

    Today:
    breakfast- 40g puffed wheat (heb) with 125ml sem skimmed(half hea)
    lunch - cheese and broccoli pasta n sauce pot - 2.5syn
    tea: bacon steak (trimmed all fat off) jacket potato, pickle donion, cucumber, tomato
    syns: most of 1 finger of a kinder bueno (3 of the 4 sections) = 6 syns

    Today I have focussed on doing crafts with little one, cleaning downstairs and sorting through some bags dumped around the downstairs full of 'stuff'. i have snacked less and drank more so even though I'm way too light on speed i am not overly worried as I'm taking less snacking and more fluid as wins for the day

    now off for a bath with some lush bubble bar
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Mar 18, 8:43 PM
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    Have to say I have not had the best of eating since being snowed in.
    Lots of people on our FB page saying the same so I am not alone
    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Mar 18, 9:29 PM
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    bubbs
    Have to say I have not had the best of eating since being snowed in.
    Lots of people on our FB page saying the same so I am not alone
    Originally posted by beanielou
    And on ours, its been hammering it down here, we will be flooded next
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Mar 18, 9:36 PM
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    And on ours, its been hammering it down here, we will be flooded next
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Yes, us too.
    But more snow forecast for Tuesday
    A yellow warning this time!
    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Mar 18, 9:38 PM
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    Yes, us too.
    But more snow forecast for Tuesday
    A yellow warning this time!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    God hope not! i want water back
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Mar 18, 9:55 PM
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    beanielou
    God hope not! i want water back
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I just want to be able to get out
    & to buy oramge smarties
    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Mar 18, 9:57 PM
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    bubbs
    I just want to be able to get out
    & to buy oramge smarties
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I hate not being able to get out but would still prefer water at the mo
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Mar 18, 9:59 PM
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    beanielou
    I hate not being able to get out but would still prefer water at the mo
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Yes, that must be dire.
    Hope you can get some soon.
    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.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 4th Mar 18, 10:01 PM
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    Snow has mainly all gone now, had loads of rain. Hoping to get out and do a bit of shopping tomorrow. Have run out of fresh veg apart from one onion and a few potatoes; half cabbage & half swede. No fruit left apart from a bit of frozen (which I must get out to have with baked oats tomorrow morning for breakfast).

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Mar 18, 10:08 PM
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    bubbs
    Yes, that must be dire.
    Hope you can get some soon.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    It is had to go and buy some from tesco today, will re fill at my sisters tomorrow
    Snow has mainly all gone now, had loads of rain. Hoping to get out and do a bit of shopping tomorrow. Have run out of fresh veg apart from one onion and a few potatoes; half cabbage & half swede. No fruit left apart from a bit of frozen (which I must get out to have with baked oats tomorrow morning for breakfast).

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Aldi super6 is good, onions, swede, parsnips, baby pots, savoy cabbage and them little carrots cant spell it all 45p
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 5th Mar 18, 1:11 AM
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    No mail here either since Tuesday, beanie – and no bus and we don’t have a shop in the village. But we got milk delivered today, first since Monday (milkman usually comes on Monday, Wednesday & Friday).
    Snow gone, maman! I don’t believe it! It’s still single track streets here (after ploughing). In our village and next town, folk have been out trying to clear paths to schools. We’ve had light rain today (and a little snow), but it’s making no impression on the snow.
    No water; how awful! Are you melting snow, bubbs, to make soup? The night that 1000 cars were stuck on the motorway by us a guy was going around with a wee stove and making tea/coffee using snow, for the stranded folk.

    Casserole or stew, hmm, maman? I always think of casseroles cooking in the oven and stews on the hob!

    Hi, DancingDragons.

    New family all at home today I was surprised as it seems very soon after a section. DD had section last time to and was in much longer but there were a lot of complications then so couldn’t really compare. So we didn’t visit, just let them all draw their breath and enjoy.

    tweets, you are a tease!

    Well done, Catty and tweets. Brilliant, ann07cor.

    And we’ll just gloss over the football.

    Breakfast: hm granola (6), FF Greek yogurt, hm 50/50 bread & jam (4)
    Lunch: noodles, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, syboes, cooked chicken, dressed with lime juice, soy sauce, ginger and chilli mixture, Milbona ff Greek style lemon yogurt
    Snack: 2 ginger nuts (4)
    Dinner: paprika pork chops with red peppers, cauliflower, green beans and baby potatoes, ice cream (3)
    Snack: hexa cheese & grapes
    Maltesers (5)

    So a bit over my 15 syns !!!9785;
    Not looking forward to tomorrow’s WI.
    Stashbusting 65
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    Weight Loss 1 2.2/9
    Weight Loss 2 +0.8/9
    • jaynespain
    • By jaynespain 5th Mar 18, 7:10 AM
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    Thanks for the welcome! I have weighed myself this morning and am feeling really motivated! I would love to lose 2 stone before my sons October wedding and breaking it into smaller challenges makes it more manageable.
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 5th Mar 18, 8:13 AM
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    Nicki
    -2lb for me again this week. I'm off on hols for 5 days from Thursday so won't be weighing in next week.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 5th Mar 18, 9:21 AM
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    Decided on a Green day today:

    B - baked oats; frozen mixed fruit - HEB1
    L - cheese on toast - HEA2/HEB2
    D - egg, chips & beans

    HEA1 will be milk as usual
    HEA2 - cheese
    HEB1 - porridge
    HEB2 - bread
    Syns - no idea at the moment but will find something no doubt!

    Denise
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Mar 18, 10:18 AM
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    Hi people. Sorry been stupidly busy, and really busy at work this morning. I know a new thread needs starting. Is anyone willing to start the thread for me please. Basically it just needs the first 4 (I think) posts from this thread copying across in to the new thread, and then any bits that mentions dates or the thread title needs amending.
    Thanks


    I will sort out the chart for end of this challenge later.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
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