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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 31st Dec 17, 4:01 PM
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    kathrynha
    Slimming Through The Winter - Slimming World Support Thread 2018
    • #1
    • 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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    • tweets
    • By tweets 7th Jan 18, 3:36 PM
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    tweets
    Good Afternoon

    Well done to all the losses this week

    Looks like we all at footie scores
    Lost 3st-9lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 7th Jan 18, 3:37 PM
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    tweets
    Lost 2lb
    Lost 3st-9lb
    • lightbulb0811
    • By lightbulb0811 7th Jan 18, 3:47 PM
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    lightbulb0811
    Hello !!!55357;!!!56395;,
    Had the SlimmingWorld chicken saag and rice last night, really enjoyed it and much less synful than a takeaway.
    Today!!!8217;s plan
    B: one slice hovis whole meal bread (heb), boiled egg and tomato
    L: SlimmingWorld Tuscan bean soup
    D: homemade Syn Free chilli with rice.

    I!!!8217;ve had a muller light, an apple and pear and a hi Fi bar for 3 syns. HEA will be milk for rea and coffee.
    Save £12k in 2018 #90 £3818.48.03/£6000
    Sealed pot challenge #10 £115.16/200
    Weight Loss 14.5/60 lb challenge
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Jan 18, 3:47 PM
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    beanielou
    Great loss Tweets
    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.
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 7th Jan 18, 4:09 PM
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    lushlifesaver
    I'm moving to a Tuesday group and i had the munchies on Friday plus made some not so great choices yesterday...all together I'm not optimistic for Tuesdays weigh in!
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • tweets
    • By tweets 7th Jan 18, 4:18 PM
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    tweets
    Great loss Tweets
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thank you
    Lost 3st-9lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Jan 18, 5:34 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    And not a babba
    Morning all
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am still obtaining pleasure at winding OH up about him potentially becoming a father again.... he wants me to have a test!



    I do get pleasure from the simplest things!


    Lost 2lb
    Originally posted by tweets
    Well done tweets that if fabulous x
    184.8
    • maman
    • By maman 7th Jan 18, 5:41 PM
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    maman
    Well done on your loss tweets. Are you in target range now?


    Pleased you've found a group slot to suit lush. Meant to say that it's great to hear about the singing group too. I always think you need more me time.


    That sounded like a real headache with the software abbafan. Hope your gain disappears PDQ! It's not easy being at target because we're always watching a 6lb window and doing one of the hardest parts of SW which is the last couple of pounds.


    Last synful day for me then I'm going to be very good until I can refill the syn bank on Thursday. Fortunately I'm not eating out next until Thursday lunchtime so that's good. I'm experimenting today with stuffing balls made for LM sausages. I just defrosted, cut them in half and rolled them and I'm going to put them in next to the potatoes later.


    Today's EE plan:
    B NAS grapefruit, baked beans, half HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: veggie (courgette, spring onion, mushroom) omelette, with lettuce and beetroot, satsuma
    D: roast chicken, stuffing balls, SW roast potatoes, BNS, kale, cabbage, red cabbage, swede & carrot mash
    Syns: gravy 4? weekend wine.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Jan 18, 6:11 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I'm experimenting today with stuffing balls made for LM sausages. I just defrosted, cut them in half and rolled them and I'm going to put them in next to the potatoes later.
    Originally posted by maman
    Can we have a review of these please x
    184.8
    • esmy
    • By esmy 7th Jan 18, 6:46 PM
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    esmy
    Great losses Barleysugar,Matron Midge, orlao, Moneysaverme, tweets, very impressive!

    I can't stand the suspense MrsR and also Sunshinemummy!
    • tweets
    • By tweets 7th Jan 18, 6:50 PM
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    tweets
    Well done on your loss tweets. Are you in target range now?


    Pleased you've found a group slot to suit lush. Meant to say that it's great to hear about the singing group too. I always think you need more me time.


    That sounded like a real headache with the software abbafan. Hope your gain disappears PDQ! It's not easy being at target because we're always watching a 6lb window and doing one of the hardest parts of SW which is the last couple of pounds.


    Last synful day for me then I'm going to be very good until I can refill the syn bank on Thursday. Fortunately I'm not eating out next until Thursday lunchtime so that's good. I'm experimenting today with stuffing balls made for LM sausages. I just defrosted, cut them in half and rolled them and I'm going to put them in next to the potatoes later.


    Today's EE plan:
    B NAS grapefruit, baked beans, half HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: veggie (courgette, spring onion, mushroom) omelette, with lettuce and beetroot, satsuma
    D: roast chicken, stuffing balls, SW roast potatoes, BNS, kale, cabbage, red cabbage, swede & carrot mash
    Syns: gravy 4? weekend wine.
    Originally posted by maman
    Not quite I get there then that 3lbs on normally appears don't know why

    I am happy though all my clothes fit and I am buying smaller size
    Lost 3st-9lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jan 18, 8:08 PM
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    bubbs
    Lost 2lb
    Originally posted by tweets
    well done

    Evening all
    Sorry no pics of tea but sis said it was lush, we had a chicken roast
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Jan 18, 8:11 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Great losses Barleysugar,Matron Midge, orlao, Moneysaverme, tweets, very impressive!

    I can't stand the suspense MrsR and also Sunshinemummy!
    Originally posted by esmy
    I'm desperate for MrsR's news.

    And to stop feeling like a balloon.... there is nothing in there except fluid. If this happens again, I will need two dresses for the wedding - 2 sizes apart just in case!

    Not quite I get there then that 3lbs on normally appears don't know why

    I am happy though all my clothes fit and I am buying smaller size
    Originally posted by tweets
    tweets, you have your own way of keeping stable with your weight, with a little wobble - perfect x
    184.8
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 7th Jan 18, 9:10 PM
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    Nicki
    I'm desperate for MrsR's news.

    And to stop feeling like a balloon.... there is nothing in there except fluid. If this happens again, I will need two dresses for the wedding - 2 sizes apart just in case x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Ive been googling for how to do lymphatic drainage massage on myself today because my hands and feet have been swollen for a few weeks. May be worth a shot to see if it helps you too?

    Meals today

    Breakfast: nutribullet smoothie (I'm going to call this HEA and not syn it because I only ate a normal portion of fruit)
    Lunch: chicken, rice, salad
    Dinner: low fat sausages, potatoes, broccoli peas leeks in maple syrup and mustard baste (8 syns)
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 7th Jan 18, 9:58 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Good Afternoon

    Well done to all the losses this week

    Looks like we all at footie scores
    Originally posted by tweets
    Was delighted at forest 4-2 score
    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
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 7th Jan 18, 10:20 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    I was just trying to keep you all in suspense
    Today has been a big day for me although this may disappoint some of you- sorry
    I have today watched the rugby player I sponsor make his Premiership debut, from the directors box seating no doubt!
    Massively incredibly proud of him. He is only 21 and has been on loan to us at Nottingham for two seasons from his parent club Wasps. He made his debut off the bench against Saracens for Wasps and I could actually have cried I!!!8217;m that proud, it meant so much to me as he works so hard and so I work hard in supporting him, I always try to be there when he plays and in fact it was so important that when I heard I dropped all my plans for the weekend (was supposed to be going to Darlington again to watch Mr Ryan in panto, had it all booked and I lost money just because I could never have forgiven myself if I wasn!!!8217;t there to see my player make his debut)
    I have been very good food wise today though, was too nervous to eat much!
    Night all x
    Last edited by Mrs_Ryan; 07-01-2018 at 10:23 PM.
    Very proud to be Open University BA (Hons) English Lang and Lit Graduate! MA English 75% complete Going back for round 2! BSc (Hons) Combined STEM 2018- Bring it on!
    Weight lost so far- 3 stone 3lb
    I Am Green And White Miss you JV and TW!
    Elle
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Jan 18, 10:39 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Ive been googling for how to do lymphatic drainage massage on myself today because my hands and feet have been swollen for a few weeks. May be worth a shot to see if it helps you too?
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Thanks I will have a look - I have taken some Adios tablet but they did not work....maybe because they have been in the cupboard for god knows how long!

    Was delighted at forest 4-2 score
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    It was a good game
    184.8
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Jan 18, 10:40 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I was just trying to keep you all in suspense
    Today has been a big day for me although this may disappoint some of you- sorry
    I have today watched the rugby player I sponsor make his Premiership debut, from the directors box seating no doubt!
    Massively incredibly proud of him. He is only 21 and has been on loan to us at Nottingham for two seasons from his parent club Wasps. He made his debut off the bench against Saracens for Wasps and I could actually have cried I’m that proud, it meant so much to me as he works so hard and so I work hard in supporting him, I always try to be there when he plays and in fact it was so important that when I heard I dropped all my plans for the weekend (was supposed to be going to Darlington again to watch Mr Ryan in panto, had it all booked and I lost money just because I could never have forgiven myself if I wasn’t there to see my player make his debut)
    I have been very good food wise today though, was too nervous to eat much!
    Night all x
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    That is fabulous, it is so wonderful of you to support a youngster achieve his potential x
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    • maman
    • By maman 7th Jan 18, 10:45 PM
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    maman
    I understand your sentiments exactly MrsR . I hope Mr Ryan did too!
    I remember once being invited to the directors' box but to watch your sponsored player as well is icing on the cake.

    That being said, I also remember much wining and dining was involved.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 7th Jan 18, 10:51 PM
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    Pollycat
    I was just trying to keep you all in suspense
    Today has been a big day for me although this may disappoint some of you- sorry
    I have today watched the rugby player I sponsor make his Premiership debut, from the directors box seating no doubt!
    Massively incredibly proud of him. He is only 21 and has been on loan to us at Nottingham for two seasons from his parent club Wasps. He made his debut off the bench against Saracens for Wasps and I could actually have cried I’m that proud, it meant so much to me as he works so hard and so I work hard in supporting him, I always try to be there when he plays and in fact it was so important that when I heard I dropped all my plans for the weekend (was supposed to be going to Darlington again to watch Mr Ryan in panto, had it all booked and I lost money just because I could never have forgiven myself if I wasn’t there to see my player make his debut)
    I have been very good food wise today though, was too nervous to eat much!
    Night all x
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    What a lovely story.
    Well done to your protege - and well done to you too.
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