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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 Jan 18, 8:03 PM
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    Totally with you on that. I like to feel I've had something either really taster, or really bad when I use my syns
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Totally agree
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    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 4th Jan 18, 8:03 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Well done bubbs

    Happy sw birthday Kathryna (my iPad now recognises when I write your username lol) and esmy

    I've had a few off days. Went to the comedy and had 2 ciders. At darts 2 pints of bitter shandy. Then Tuesday had 4 pieces of garlic bread. So got to be better for next 4 days.

    Anyone know the syns of subways meatballs with cheese pot (cheese will be my hexa to be fair.

    Today had

    Breakfast - weetabix (hexb), splash of milk and a cut up Apple
    Dinner - subways meatballs, tomato stuff and cheese
    Tea - mushroom, onion omelette with meat platter from lidl (love the stuff, can get through 2 a week when making my pizzas at work

    Well done losers though keep going folks. Cracking start to 2018
    Last edited by dawyldthing; 04-01-2018 at 8:04 PM. Reason: Spelling
    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
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 4th Jan 18, 8:06 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Nut allergy
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Arr erm what about salty snackajacks
    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
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Jan 18, 8:09 PM
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    kathrynha
    Arr erm what about salty snackajacks
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    Thanks, Will look in to them, to see if I'm allowed them and what their shelf life is like.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 4th Jan 18, 8:09 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Think it was me not the stew, because husband and daughter both liked it. Feeling rather ikky. Low iron, very low blood pressure and absolutely knackered
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Have they not offered iron injections? I used to take nan every 3 months for her
    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
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Jan 18, 8:12 PM
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    kathrynha
    Anyone know the syns of subways meatballs with cheese pot (cheese will be my hexa to be fair.
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    Subway bowl of meatballs with montery cheddar cheese is 10.5 syns
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Jan 18, 8:19 PM
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    kathrynha
    Have they not offered iron injections? I used to take nan every 3 months for her
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    Have them, and tablets, but losing iron and not absorbing it well, so it keeps dropping all the time. Only thing that keeps it up at all is transfusions. Will get one tomorrow when I'm at the hospital.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • esmy
    • By esmy 4th Jan 18, 8:21 PM
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    esmy
    Esmy - at 2 cals I'd say it's free -the brand name one is called Beanies and there are several flavours, including a Bailey's one! all of which are Free.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    It is Beanies - I got caramel and hazlenut flavours - the caramel one was lovely, tastes like a real treat, even better a free one!
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 4th Jan 18, 8:32 PM
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    Nicki
    Totally with you on that. I like to feel I've had something either really taster, or really bad when I use my syns
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    I agree though I blew 5 on a small bowl of cornflakes today which wouldn't even normally be my cereal of choice and I enjoyed every bite!

    Breakfast: cornflakes and milk (HEA and 5 syns)
    Lunch: grilled chicken, rice, salad, small amount feta, 1 tbsp tzatziki and 1 triangle pitta bread (guessing 6 syns)
    Dinner: cod, rice, peas, sweetcorn carrots broccoli

    Snack: toffeee muller light

    I wasn't working today so had a pamper day. I had a Brazilian blow dry this morning, lunch out with a friend and a back massage in the afternoon. Just going to chill with a good book tonight.
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 4th Jan 18, 8:48 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Subway bowl of meatballs with montery cheddar cheese is 10.5 syns
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Oh Lord! I thought cos it was meat it was ok, didn't realise it was my daily syns worth lol
    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
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 4th Jan 18, 8:51 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Have them, and tablets, but losing iron and not absorbing it well, so it keeps dropping all the time. Only thing that keeps it up at all is transfusions. Will get one tomorrow when I'm at the hospital.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Hope you go on ok
    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
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Jan 18, 8:55 PM
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    kathrynha
    Oh Lord! I thought cos it was meat it was ok, didn't realise it was my daily syns worth lol
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    It won't be 5% mince though. And you have no way of knowing how many of the syns are the meatballs, the sauce or the cheese.

    Hope you go on ok
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    Just a regular weekly appointment to get drugs, blood and anything else I need.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Jan 18, 9:22 PM
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    beanielou
    Great loss Bubbs

    A gain for me as expected.
    Not recording it as it will demotivate me.
    So am starting new challange with a clean slate.
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    • jayII
    • By jayII 4th Jan 18, 9:26 PM
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    jayII
    Great loss Bubbs

    A gain for me as expected.
    Not recording it as it will demotivate me.
    So am starting new challange with a clean slate.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    That's exactly how I feel about my gain tonight, so I'm starting with a clean slate too.
    Fighting the biggest battle of my life. Started 30th January 2018.
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 4th Jan 18, 9:27 PM
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    Thanks for your input, kathrynha and Denise.

    Oh, kathrynha, I’m sure Wotsits aren’t that bad.
    Depends on the quantity of wotsits
    Boom tish!

    Enjoy your hols, Denise.

    Well done on the syn free day, maman.

    Fantastic loss, bubbs - and a tasty dinner again.

    kathrynha and esmy, what a great SW year you’ve had! Well done.

    Another ok day.

    Breakfast: didn’t have any!
    Lunch: Cheats eggs Benedict (hexb +2), banana
    Snack: shortbread finger (5)
    Dinner: SW lamb tagine with Ainsley Harriott Spice Sensation couscous (1)
    Snack: hexa cheese & grapes

    Tomorrow I will enjoy my bacon steak for lunch because I will not allow myself to let you lot down. Thanks for your help.
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Jan 18, 9:28 PM
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    kathrynha
    Beanie and Jay, I'll put you both down as holiday weeks
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Jan 18, 9:31 PM
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    bubbs
    Well done bubbs

    Happy sw birthday Kathryna (my iPad now recognises when I write your username lol) and esmy

    I've had a few off days. Went to the comedy and had 2 ciders. At darts 2 pints of bitter shandy. Then Tuesday had 4 pieces of garlic bread. So got to be better for next 4 days.

    Anyone know the syns of subways meatballs with cheese pot (cheese will be my hexa to be fair.

    Today had

    Breakfast - weetabix (hexb), splash of milk and a cut up Apple
    Dinner - subways meatballs, tomato stuff and cheese
    Tea - mushroom, onion omelette with meat platter from lidl (love the stuff, can get through 2 a week when making my pizzas at work

    Well done losers though keep going folks. Cracking start to 2018
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    Great loss Bubbs

    A gain for me as expected.
    Not recording it as it will demotivate me.
    So am starting new challange with a clean slate.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thanks, tell you waht it was manic with newbies and re join's
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Jan 18, 9:33 PM
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    bubbs
    Thanks for your input, kathrynha and Denise.

    Oh, kathrynha, I’m sure Wotsits aren’t that bad.
    Depends on the quantity of wotsits
    Boom tish!

    Enjoy your hols, Denise.

    Well done on the syn free day, maman.

    Fantastic loss, bubbs - and a tasty dinner again.

    kathrynha and esmy, what a great SW year you’ve had! Well done.

    Another ok day.

    Breakfast: didn’t have any!
    Lunch: Cheats eggs Benedict (hexb +2), banana
    Snack: shortbread finger (5)
    Dinner: SW lamb tagine with Ainsley Harriott Spice Sensation couscous (1)
    Snack: hexa cheese & grapes

    Tomorrow I will enjoy my bacon steak for lunch because I will not allow myself to let you lot down. Thanks for your help.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Thanks it was lush but you know what i said to hubby after we had eaten , well about hr after my belly is rumbling
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 4th Jan 18, 9:40 PM
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    have a great holiday Denise

    I found that difficult to remember when I got started. I tell myself that the B in HEB stands for Bread.


    On a similar theme: ... I vaguely remember that if you don't have all your HEX you should syn it. Is that true? Did I make that up
    Originally posted by maman
    similarly i always think B as in carB or fiBre

    maman i can see why they might say that but I regularly don't finish either and I've never synned them

    so happy to report that my mindful week has resulted in -5lb tonight! now to keep up the mindful-ness

    Things to work with:
    *syn-ful lunch tomorrow (but will work it in)
    *dvd workout saturday OR a swim with littlie (so not really a swim but activity
    *usually we have a take away saturday but will see what OH thinks. we may skip this week as money is tight
    *gym monday
    *meeting at work tuesday with lunch provided (will likely avoid if only sandwiches on offer, will take something in with me regardless) new group Tuesday evening
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    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 4th Jan 18, 9:40 PM
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    It won't be 5% mince though. And you have no way of knowing how many of the syns are the meatballs, the sauce or the cheese.



    Just a regular weekly appointment to get drugs, blood and anything else I need.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    That's true. Will have to have salad next time lol
    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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