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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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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jan 18, 8:11 PM
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    beanielou
    Good news on bluberries.
    I love them.
    Not in the Aldi sper 6 here
    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.***
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    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 12th Jan 18, 8:14 PM
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    I'm in Ireland. There must be a difference in the super 6 between here and the UK.
    Originally posted by Whiplashy
    Yes, I think so - the current UK Super 6 is tomatoes, spring onions, radishes, beetroot, celery and lettuce - no fruit at all :-( (unless you count tomatoes - but as the saying goes - knowledge is knowing tomatoes are a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put them in a fruit salad )


    https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/groceries/super-6
    Last edited by p00hsticks; 12-01-2018 at 8:17 PM.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jan 18, 8:33 PM
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    beanielou
    Someone was lauging as I had bought a lot of beetroot as on offer.
    Well I love it with Philli on oatcakes
    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.
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 12th Jan 18, 8:53 PM
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    Quick question. When I was in Aldi last night they finally had flavoured quark. They're called MyQ and about the same size as a standard yogurt. Got one of each flavour to try out. Wasn't available on the app so put it through the syns calculator and it came back as free. Haven't tried it yet as I'm on an SP day, but it just occurred to me that quark is a P. These are quark based but have a bit of yogurt and flavouring added. Would they count as a P? It does say on the lid that they're high protein.
    Back on the slimming world wagon 04.01.18
    Total lost 1st 3.5lbs Week 4
    • esmy
    • By esmy 12th Jan 18, 9:04 PM
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    Reporting an STS for me this week - well a tiny gain (my scales weigh in decimals) but I round up/down a bit and I need all the help I can get! Why are these last few pounds so hard?? That being said I've done myself no favours today with a fish and chip lunch with family. Determined to reign it in this week by keeping syns low and a couple of SP days - any other suggestions welcome.

    Well done to all that have lost this week.
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 12th Jan 18, 9:31 PM
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    I want to WI on whiplashys scales please
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jan 18, 9:51 PM
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    I want to WI on whiplashys scales please
    Originally posted by TakeItEazy
    Dont we all

    How are things with you TIE?
    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.
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Jan 18, 10:11 PM
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    Someone was lauging as I had bought a lot of beetroot as on offer.
    Well I love it with Philli on oatcakes
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I bought 6 more packs today.

    Quick question. When I was in Aldi last night they finally had flavoured quark. They're called MyQ and about the same size as a standard yogurt. Got one of each flavour to try out. Wasn't available on the app so put it through the syns calculator and it came back as free. Haven't tried it yet as I'm on an SP day, but it just occurred to me that quark is a P. These are quark based but have a bit of yogurt and flavouring added. Would they count as a P? It does say on the lid that they're high protein.
    Originally posted by Whiplashy
    If you want to be 100% strict with yourself on SP then you probably shouldn't have them if they've got a bit of yogurt in them. But the amount you're straying from SP would be tiny. Do you always have the extra HEB? When I have an 'almost' SP day I just go without the extra.

    I've got a bit of a cold hanging around so decided as I can't taste very much it would be a waste to have wine. That means I'll have heaps of syns for the rest of the week.
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 12th Jan 18, 10:37 PM
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    TIE You're welcome to weigh in with me anytime you want I'm expecting the scales will be back to normal next week though

    Thanks maman. I was thinking the yogurt would probably rule them out. I've not had my second b today yet as I got distracted looking up holidays Think I'll leave it now and have one of the quark. I'll call it an 'almost' day
    Back on the slimming world wagon 04.01.18
    Total lost 1st 3.5lbs Week 4
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 12th Jan 18, 11:18 PM
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    Dont we all

    How are things with you TIE?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Good here Beanie thanks for asking. His nibs has had a good return to School (long may it last!). Lots of staff illness at the moment so hoping I don’t get it!
    Got everything crossed for a good WI!
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 12th Jan 18, 11:49 PM
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    Nicki
    Takeaway tonight.

    Breakfast: Alpen Light HEB
    Lunch: jacket potato, tuna, extra light mayo (5 syns)
    Dinner: grilled chicken kebab (no pitta), salad, chips (10 syns)

    Milk HEA
    Last edited by Nicki; 13-01-2018 at 12:07 AM.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 13th Jan 18, 9:04 AM
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    Well done bubbs, whiplashy, barleysugar, caterina, chrisv and matron midge on your losses.

    I'm pleased to report -5lb (over two weeks) for me.

    Relieved as I had had a bit of a meltdown and gorged on chocolate on Wednesday, but I kept to plan for all the other days and it doesn't appear to have had a disastrous effect, thank goodness. I've now given OH the kit-kat tin to hide to prevent a re-occurrence.

    Todays plan;

    Breakfast - kippers
    Lunch - ham sandwich with wholemeal bread (HEXB), red pepper slices
    Dinner - HM cottage pie with swede and carrot topping

    Snacks - HEXA cheese, red peppers
    • lightbulb0811
    • By lightbulb0811 13th Jan 18, 10:35 AM
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    -2 1/2 lbs and happy with that. Off to Pilates soon for some body magic and trying to stick to plan as a Saturday after weigh in has always been my treat day....
    Save £12k in 2018 #90 £3818.48.03/£6000
    Sealed pot challenge #10 £115.16/200
    Weight Loss 14.5/60 lb challenge
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Jan 18, 11:08 AM
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    OH could hear me (from the bathroom) replicating a scene from a famous film .. shouting YES YES YES.

    OH is also relieved.

    Now lets hope the swelling stomach reduces, I have stuck to the plan all through the frustrating period, so hoping for some weight loss now.


    Someone was lauging as I had bought a lot of beetroot as on offer.
    Well I love it with Philli on oatcakes
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I love beetroot with salt, pepper and a little lemon juice.
    184.8
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 13th Jan 18, 12:01 PM
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    Thank you all for the encouragement and cheering me on.

    Well done to all losses and sts and hugs to any gainers, tomorrow is another day!
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 13th Jan 18, 12:24 PM
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    I'm back!! Had a fab time in Egypt over Christmas and then went back down home to visit family and then celebrate with them. It did result in a 7.5lb gain on Wednesday at group from over the 3 weeks I was away from my group so I'm using that as my starting point now.

    How many weeks are left in this challenge so I can set myself an appropriate target?!
    • Mofette
    • By Mofette 13th Jan 18, 12:58 PM
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    Hi - I wondered if there was a SW thread in here, between paying debts, slimming world, work and running I don't have much else, so I should say hi here I guess!

    I started going to SW in June 2016, I'm currently 4.5 stone down, 3 more to go. I desperately want to get those gone before my 35th Birthday in July, but that's a tough ask, I know. I was up at 19 stone at my heaviest, I'm just under 14 now. I want to be 10st 3.

    My main issue with SW is the cost. My food bills used to cost £30/week, but they are up at 60-90 now. It's a very middle-class diet, no way poorer people could afford this, but I decided that losing some heft was more important than paying bills right now. Roll on target so I don't have to pay!

    I've eaten the same thing for lunch since I started, Szechuan Chilli Chicken - it's basically rice with chicken, peppers, and seasonings. It's filling, reheats well and has half a syn. People mock me for it but then I just bust out my instagram picture. I'm focussed and don't have time to explain my food for them.

    My biggest problem is drinking - I work for a brewery and we get free beer and we socialise a lot. I'm also rather into craft ales, so I've found it hard giving up weekly visits to pubs. We're down to a couple of times a month, rather than week now.

    I'm sure you guys are as lovely as the people I've found in the challenges threads, I'm excited to share our journeys and watch us all get to where we want to be. x
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    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 13th Jan 18, 2:38 PM
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    Hi - I wondered if there was a SW thread in here, between paying debts, slimming world, work and running I don't have much else, so I should say hi here I guess!

    I started going to SW in June 2016, I'm currently 4.5 stone down, 3 more to go. I desperately want to get those gone before my 35th Birthday in July, but that's a tough ask, I know. I was up at 19 stone at my heaviest, I'm just under 14 now. I want to be 10st 3.

    My main issue with SW is the cost. My food bills used to cost £30/week, but they are up at 60-90 now. It's a very middle-class diet, no way poorer people could afford this, but I decided that losing some heft was more important than paying bills right now. Roll on target so I don't have to pay!

    I've eaten the same thing for lunch since I started, Szechuan Chilli Chicken - it's basically rice with chicken, peppers, and seasonings. It's filling, reheats well and has half a syn. People mock me for it but then I just bust out my instagram picture. I'm focussed and don't have time to explain my food for them.

    My biggest problem is drinking - I work for a brewery and we get free beer and we socialise a lot. I'm also rather into craft ales, so I've found it hard giving up weekly visits to pubs. We're down to a couple of times a month, rather than week now.

    I'm sure you guys are as lovely as the people I've found in the challenges threads, I'm excited to share our journeys and watch us all get to where we want to be. x
    Originally posted by Mofette

    Welcome! And congratulations on your loss so far.

    It's an interesting comment about the increased cost - how many are you feeding ? And what have been the changes to your shopping list to cause the increase ?

    Our main weekly shopping bill (at LIDL) is about £40-50 for the two of us. I found that it has gone up a bit since I started SW - by about £10 - mainly due to the fact that we're buying the more expensive 5% fat beef mince and pork and far more fruit and veg, but we have fewer takeaways and spur of the moment extras such as cakes, shop bought sandwiches and chocolate so I think it balances out and overall we're spending about the same.

    The main problem with shopping in LIDL is keeping OH away from all the DIY tools in the centre aisles !

    Like several others on this board I don't actually go to group, as I tend to travel quite a bit so can't commit to a regular meeting. And the online membership seems expensive for what it is. I bought the starter pack off e-bay and google or ask here if I can't find syn values. I've been following SW since the start of October and have lost 2 and a half stone so far - still a lot more to go though. This thread here is my virtual group, and a very friendly and supportive one it is too.
    • Whiplashy
    • By Whiplashy 13th Jan 18, 2:51 PM
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    Welcome Mofette Well done on your loss so far I find SW a bit more expensive but I try to get as much of my speed as possible from the super 6 in Aldi. Some weeks are better than others though, as I'm not keen on fruit and veg. I also go to group and as I'm in Ireland, that's €9 a week That's some conversion rate SW use! And I can't resist buying 2 boxes of hi-fi bars each week.

    Great to see more losses coming in. Congrats everyone

    I made myself a big pot of speed soup this morning so that will keep me going for the next couple of days. Wasn't as nice as last weeks though and I can't work out why. I've gotten very slack on drinking my water the last couple of days so hoping to get my 2 litres in today. Having an SP day today as I want a burger for dinner but I also want my hi-fi bars
    Back on the slimming world wagon 04.01.18
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Jan 18, 3:34 PM
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    tweets
    Help please been googling and he isn't my friend. I cant find the syns in these 2, Can anyone help please

    Lost 3st-9lb
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