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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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    • lightbulb0811
    • By lightbulb0811 12th Jan 18, 8:50 AM
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    lightbulb0811
    Well done on the loss Whiplashy, that's amazing!
    My plan for today is:
    B: Boiled Eggs and fruit
    L: Tuna & Quinoa Salad
    D: Not sure, but probably a salad in anticipation of tomorrow morning's weigh in (gulp).
    Body magic today will need to be housework tonight - the house is a complete mess!
    Have a good day everyone x
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 12th Jan 18, 9:06 AM
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    tweets
    Whiplashy well done

    I read that 3 times before the sieve brain kicked in and you had lost it not reporting the amount you wanted to lose

    Good Morning
    Lost 3st-11.5lb
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 12th Jan 18, 9:11 AM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    Nice one, Whiplashy. Impressive.

    I was totally on plan yesterday but have a challenging weekend coming up. My daughter and her partner are visiting and we're off to the theatre and for a meal tomorrow. So my plan is to be syn free all day today and most of tomorrow so I can have a dessert. I've already decided to go for the sea bass at the restaurant.

    I did a sneaky, cheeky weigh this morning, hoping for motivation, and I got in the form of another 2lb off. Not counting it till official weigh in on Monday though, but it's enough to keep me honest. Got the day off so food choices are a little easier.

    Today's plan:

    B - Baked oats with fruit (they are so tasty!)
    L - Omelette with salad or veg
    D - Roast chicken. I am planning on cooking my potatoes separate from those cooked in duck fat and I'll fill up on veg
    S - Fruit

    I am also making a real effort to drink more water.

    Have a good Friday everyone.
    • XSpender
    • By XSpender 12th Jan 18, 10:40 AM
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    XSpender
    Wow that' an amazing loss Whiplashy, well done.

    I ate better yesterday but still slipped over my syns with the last few pieces of fudge after dinner I had misread the syns value of the Spanish rice and it was actually 2.5 syns not 5 but I still had too many syns overall. This was my issue when I went to SW last year, I am great with the meals but the syns get me every time. I still lost most weeks but could have lost more.

    Today's plan:

    B - Porridge (HEB), raspberries, FF Greek yogurt, 1/2 tsp sweetener
    L - LO Chicken and Chorizo Spanish Rice (2.5syns)
    D - Grilled pork steak, dauphinoise potatoes (12.5 syns - it needs eating up but having a smaller portion than I usually would), green beans and carrots
    Snacks - Cheese (HEA) cucumber, carrot, beetroot, apple, melon, muller lite, banana

    I'm off to Aldi/Asda later to do the weekly shop and have planned more speed fruits and veg.
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    • BarleySugar
    • By BarleySugar 12th Jan 18, 10:43 AM
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    BarleySugar
    Hi everyone,

    Some great losses being reported. -1 for me. I'm happy with that.
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 12th Jan 18, 11:26 AM
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    - 4 1/2 please! And my first stone certificate!
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 12th Jan 18, 11:39 AM
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    lushlifesaver
    morning all;
    breakfast: heb cereal with milk from hea
    mid morning: aldi skyr yogurt (1)
    lunch: aldi veggie sushi (2.5)
    tea: currently no idea. need to feed me and littlie...potentially something and chips for her and a baked potato and chicken with salad or a bowl of salad and some chicken, sweetcorn and noodle soup for me. we need to go to the shop and pick up ham and bread.
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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 12th Jan 18, 12:15 PM
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    Chrisv
    Well done to all of the losers, another brilliant week

    -2 for me - just 5lb to go for my interim target, it's starting to feel achievable
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    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 12th Jan 18, 12:27 PM
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    Matron Midge
    Hi everyone and Flippin' 'ek Whiplashy, that is A-ma-zing!!! What an inspiration!
    I've been to class this morning (another 5 newbies so it was packed) and managed to shift -1/2LB. not brilliant but......
    I've shopped and prepped for this week and my plan today is :-
    He a milk
    He b ww wrap
    B banana
    L sw chips and eggs with beetroot
    D sw veggie burger, (served sliced up in the wrap) with salad
    Snacks/syns easy peelers, hifi bar (3) 2 tins of ready mixed G&T (8)
    Hope you all have a good day.
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Jan 18, 12:33 PM
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    maman
    Four good losses this morning. Well done caterina, chris, midge and barleysugar!


    Excuse me being my usual nosey self lush but why don't you and littlie have the same evening meal? Are you using bits up? I find it so much easier just cooking one evening meal. How did choir go?


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast, HEA milk, fried egg, mushrooms, tomatoes, ham
    L: smoked salmon (scraps) salad
    D: salmon, new potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms
    Syns: weekend wine
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 12th Jan 18, 1:08 PM
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    Whiplashy
    Thanks everyone Great to see more losses coming in this morning. Well done

    I'm on a lot of weight loss groups on facebook, and pretty much all of them have been posting that blueberries are now a speed I've sent a message to my consultant to confirm. I'll be raging if it's true. I did my shopping last night in Aldi and blueberries were in the super 6. I didn't get them because they're not speed I have checked the sw app and it's still listing them as free. Hopefully they have changed though.
    Back on the slimming world wagon 04.01.18
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    • maman
    • By maman 12th Jan 18, 2:37 PM
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    maman
    I can't find anything official about blueberries changing to Speed whiplashy so until something appears on the website I'm going to assume they're just free and healthy like other fruits not on the list.

    I did notice a mythbusting FAQs section on the website which is really good. It's really useful to have sensible reasons rather than the magic and mystery that many consultants seem to use. Probably because they don't know the answer!

    How are you today kathrynha ? I've been thinking about you.
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 12th Jan 18, 3:42 PM
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    Whiplashy
    Just had it confirmed by my consultant. Blueberries are now speed
    Back on the slimming world wagon 04.01.18
    Total lost 1st 3.5lbs Week 4
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 12th Jan 18, 4:30 PM
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    lushlifesaver
    Excuse me being my usual nosey self lush but why don't you and littlie have the same evening meal? Are you using bits up? I find it so much easier just cooking one evening meal. How did choir go?
    Originally posted by maman
    choir was fab, definitely going back


    it's usually when there's leftovers in the fridge she doesn't like and/or things in the freezer to use. today will be because she will be exhausted and needs something super quick where as I have the luxury of time she's not a huge salad fan (just cucumbers) or soup fan as yet so sometimes the option is just a security blanket

    Just had it confirmed by my consultant. Blueberries are now speed
    Originally posted by Whiplashy

    I saw this on facebook earlier I don't eat tons but it does make me happy to see them reacting rather than just saying they do keep up to date etc
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    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 12th Jan 18, 6:53 PM
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    Caterina
    Thanks everyone Great to see more losses coming in this morning. Well done

    I'm on a lot of weight loss groups on facebook, and pretty much all of them have been posting that blueberries are now a speed I've sent a message to my consultant to confirm. I'll be raging if it's true. I did my shopping last night in Aldi and blueberries were in the super 6. I didn't get them because they're not speed I have checked the sw app and it's still listing them as free. Hopefully they have changed though.
    Originally posted by Whiplashy
    Ah, I was in Aldi earlier on and could not see them in the super 6. Maybe it varies depending on location.
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 12th Jan 18, 7:35 PM
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    Whiplashy
    Ah, I was in Aldi earlier on and could not see them in the super 6. Maybe it varies depending on location.
    Originally posted by Caterina
    I'm in Ireland. There must be a difference in the super 6 between here and the UK.
    Back on the slimming world wagon 04.01.18
    Total lost 1st 3.5lbs Week 4
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 12th Jan 18, 7:38 PM
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    greentiger
    Good losses, bubbs, Caterina (fabby for certificate too), Chrisv, Midge and BarleySugar. Whiplashy, that is absolutely astounding; I!!!8217;m all of a flutter just reading that number!

    Decent day today.
    Breakfast: banana
    Lunch: hexb sandwich with roast chicken breast and red pesto mayo(2 ½ )
    Snack: shortbread finger (5)
    Dinner: mince (guessing 2 !!!8211; DH made it and he always uses a little butter) and tatties (2 !!!8211; DH again!), carrots and peas
    Snack: small slice toast (3) and hexa cheese and apple
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Jan 18, 7:40 PM
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    bubbs
    Hi everyone,

    Some great losses being reported. -1 for me. I'm happy with that.
    Originally posted by BarleySugar
    Well done BS

    - 4 1/2 please! And my first stone certificate!
    Originally posted by Caterina
    Well done Caterina
    Well done to all of the losers, another brilliant week

    -2 for me - just 5lb to go for my interim target, it's starting to feel achievable
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Well done Chris how much do you want to lose altogether? I am sure you will do it as you are focused
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Jan 18, 7:43 PM
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    bubbs
    Hi everyone and Flippin' 'ek Whiplashy, that is A-ma-zing!!! What an inspiration!
    I've been to class this morning (another 5 newbies so it was packed) and managed to shift -1/2LB. not brilliant but......
    I've shopped and prepped for this week and my plan today is :-
    He a milk
    He b ww wrap
    B banana
    L sw chips and eggs with beetroot
    D sw veggie burger, (served sliced up in the wrap) with salad
    Snacks/syns easy peelers, hifi bar (3) 2 tins of ready mixed G&T (8)
    Hope you all have a good day.
    Originally posted by Matron Midge
    Well done a loss is a loss

    Thanks everyone Great to see more losses coming in this morning. Well done

    I'm on a lot of weight loss groups on facebook, and pretty much all of them have been posting that blueberries are now a speed I've sent a message to my consultant to confirm. I'll be raging if it's true. I did my shopping last night in Aldi and blueberries were in the super 6. I didn't get them because they're not speed I have checked the sw app and it's still listing them as free. Hopefully they have changed though.
    Originally posted by Whiplashy
    Yes they are speed, i dont like them
    Good losses, bubbs, Caterina (fabby for certificate too), Chrisv, Midge and BarleySugar. Whiplashy, that is absolutely astounding; I’m all of a flutter just reading that number!

    Decent day today.
    Breakfast: banana
    Lunch: hexb sandwich with roast chicken breast and red pesto mayo(2 ½ )
    Snack: shortbread finger (5)
    Dinner: mince (guessing 2 – DH made it and he always uses a little butter) and tatties (2 – DH again!), carrots and peas
    Snack: small slice toast (3) and hexa cheese and apple
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Thankyou x
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jan 18, 8:08 PM
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    beanielou
    - 4 1/2 please! And my first stone certificate!
    Originally posted by Caterina
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