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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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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 5th Mar 18, 10:37 AM
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    I'll do it now kathrynha if that's ok. First 5 posts I think, changing dates - Edit found the title Slimming in to Spring
    Last edited by Chrisv; 05-03-2018 at 10:39 AM.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 5th Mar 18, 11:41 AM
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    Chrisv
    A thread for the new challenge http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5805047

    Kathrynha, I'll correct a few more of the links as I go, but do you know why I can't amend to show the full title - it doesn't seem to allow any more characters?
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Mar 18, 1:18 PM
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    beanielou
    A thread for the new challenge http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5805047

    Kathrynha, I'll correct a few more of the links as I go, but do you know why I can't amend to show the full title - it doesn't seem to allow any more characters?
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    I think it may be because there is a limit on the number of characters that you can use.
    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.
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 5th Mar 18, 2:53 PM
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    Chrisv
    I think it may be because there is a limit on the number of characters that you can use.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Ah, must be a limit of 50.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Mar 18, 5:01 PM
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    bubbs
    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.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    No went and bought some, filled buckets from neighbors as they had outside tap working but mine wouldnt, anyhow been and filled all the bottles up what we used at my sisters and done washing, came home and water back but pressure not fantastic , bit we have water BUT the washing machine is knackered the pipes have all burst
    -2lb for me again this week. I'm off on hols for 5 days from Thursday so won't be weighing in next week.
    Originally posted by Nicki
    :well done
    A thread for the new challenge http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5805047

    Kathrynha, I'll correct a few more of the links as I go, but do you know why I can't amend to show the full title - it doesn't seem to allow any more characters?
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Thanks chrisx
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Mar 18, 9:04 PM
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    Eeek to the WM Bubbs
    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.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Mar 18, 8:29 AM
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    kathrynha
    Here is the last chart of the challenge





    Well done people.


    Put everyone who hasn't posted a weigh in this week down as a sts, so that when it comes to next weeks SOTW you won't be penalised for not weighing in due to the weather.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 6th Mar 18, 8:34 AM
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    Nicki
    Thanks for the chart K
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 6th Mar 18, 9:32 AM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Didn't I do badly lol
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Mar 18, 10:19 AM
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    beanielou
    Thanks kathrynha
    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.
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 6th Mar 18, 12:36 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Thanks Kathryna for the chart see you all on the new thread
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 st 7lbs then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs: *61lbs lost* *30lbs to go*
    1st started SW16st13lbs tues11/7/17 - 38 weeks -53lbs
    2nd sw 14 st 12lbs Fri15/6/18 -> 0 weeks -0lbs
    2) to find new challenges
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