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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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    • cloud88
    • By cloud88 4th Feb 18, 8:12 PM
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    cloud88
    Wow that looks amazing Bubbs! Well done to all the losers.

    I'm having a tough week, I went mad on Friday and Saturday so trying to get by on just a few syns a day until weigh day on Weds, I miss my treats though!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Feb 18, 8:21 PM
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    Bubbs, the amount of potatoes on your plate keeps reducing x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I dont usually have any apart from when its a roast and usually on have 2
    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 Feb 18, 8:22 PM
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    Wow that looks amazing Bubbs! Well done to all the losers.

    I'm having a tough week, I went mad on Friday and Saturday so trying to get by on just a few syns a day until weigh day on Weds, I miss my treats though!
    Originally posted by cloud88
    Thanks, now im home i will be posting meals most days
    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
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 4th Feb 18, 8:28 PM
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    Afternoon everyone, hope you're all well!

    It was my birthday last week and I went for a buffet meal which has chinese, indian, italian and loads of other stuff. Going for a buffet meal is fatal for me, as I eat everything in sight!

    I had a gain of 1.5lb at group yesterday.

    Need to get back on it and get those extra few lbs off.

    Am excited as we've ordered a new kitchen and I have the kitchen fitter coming tomorrow to do a survey and agree what I want doing.

    I am going to ask my Mom if she will buy me a new cooker (I have a plan B if she says no).

    Here is the link to what I'm having (my kitchen is not massive though like the pictures, it's a galley type). It's the Sofia in cream.
    http://www.wickes.co.uk/kitchen/contemporary-kitchens/sofia-range/sofia-cream-gloss

    Probably won't be getting it done until about April time, but it will soon come round.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend all. x
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    That's the range I'd picked out but no idea when we'll get round to doing the kitchen.

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 4th Feb 18, 8:35 PM
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    A married Doctor was having an affair with his nurse and got her pregnant, he sent her to have the baby. How will I let you know when I have the baby she asked. Send me a postcard saying spaghetti has arrived. Eight months later his wife rang his office to tell him a postcard had come and she did not understand it. He told her he would look at it later. When he looked at the postcard he grabbed his chest and collapsed. Paramedics took him to Hospital and one stayed with the wife. What brought that on asked the paramedic and the wife handed him the postcard. It read. SPAGHETTI. SPAGHETTI. SPAGHETTI. SPAGHETTI. TWO WITH SAUSAGE TWO WITHOUT.
    Originally posted by tweets
    Love it! DH and I both really did LOL

    Denise
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 4th Feb 18, 9:08 PM
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    Well done, Sunshine, gts and Nicki.

    Re the apostrophe glitch - I notice it!!!8217;s turned up on my last post and I!!!8217;m not an apple user!

    Your kitchen will be lovely, Abbafan. Enjoy! And belated happy birthday.

    More nom nom food, bubbs! I thought that was a pizza, at first glance.

    Not a great SW day today. DD moved house on Thursday and I went over to help sort stuff out while her husband was clearing previous house (she!!!8217;s 8 months pregnant so pretty tired). Later home than expected so I shared a takeaway curry with DH (and naan bread).

    WI tomorrow should be interesting.
    Stashbusting 74
    Reading Challenge 18/26
    Film Challenge 13/26[COLOR="Blue"]
    Weight Loss 1 2.2/9
    Weight Loss 2 3.0/9
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 4th Feb 18, 9:47 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Has anyone heard from Topgirl recently?
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Feb 18, 9:52 PM
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    Well done, Sunshine, gts and Nicki.

    Re the apostrophe glitch - I notice it!!!8217;s turned up on my last post and I!!!8217;m not an apple user!

    Your kitchen will be lovely, Abbafan. Enjoy! And belated happy birthday.

    More nom nom food, bubbs! I thought that was a pizza, at first glance.

    Not a great SW day today. DD moved house on Thursday and I went over to help sort stuff out while her husband was clearing previous house (she!!!8217;s 8 months pregnant so pretty tired). Later home than expected so I shared a takeaway curry with DH (and naan bread).

    WI tomorrow should be interesting.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    No i buy pizza from morrisons
    Has anyone heard from Topgirl recently?
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    I asked the other day, think she may have had the baby by now x
    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
    • Greysanatomyfan
    • By Greysanatomyfan 4th Feb 18, 10:42 PM
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    Greysanatomyfan
    Evening all,

    Thanks for the welcomes everyone, I will hopefully remember your names in time!

    kathrynha yes please add me to the spreadsheet, would like another 10 lbs off by beginning of march.
    bubbs your meals look great, I tried the mini quiches..epic fail!

    Quite a disjointed weekend for meals, hubby working late shifts and a birthday meal has resulted in a few more syns than necessary.......I think I might be hormonal too as I've craved chocolate all weekend and been tetchy with the kids, or it just might be the sugar monster in my head getting grumpy lol

    Shopping done this morning though and meals planned for the rest of the week so still hoping for a loss at WI

    Plan for tomorrow is
    B - overnight oats
    L - large egg salad
    D - beef strips with lots of stir fry veg

    Snacks will be fruit, yogurt.

    Happy Monday for tomorrow everyone! Oh and what are brogies?
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 5th Feb 18, 12:17 AM
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    Condolences to Whiplashy & Lushlifesaver. I lost my nan 2 years ago in May. I ended up finding her as relative was on holiday and she'd only had her 90th a few weeks prior. I've got part of her ashes on a bracelet so when I have a 'what would nan say' moment it helps me decide.

    Well done to all the losers this week. Been some cracking losses. I recogn graph tomorrow will be interesting. Keep the heads up sts and if any has gone on. We're getting there together

    I've had a mixed week. Got stuck on shift again but at least it stopped me eating to be fair, but I've had stomach ache all week and I recogn I'll have to go to the docs who will tell me I'm 'stressed' even though I'm the least stressed I've been in a long long while but meh.

    Weigh in tomorrow then will be back on it proper. Bought some of the primark shorts for my hol as I thought they would sell out but well happy with them
    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 5th Feb 18, 12:32 AM
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    dawyldthing
    Top girls not been on since

    Last Activity: 08-01-2018 2:34 PM

    So hopefully she comes on soon to let us know how she's going
    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
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 5th Feb 18, 7:36 AM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    Morning all

    STS this week - not unexpected. Having a speed day today.

    Have a great day xx
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Feb 18, 7:47 AM
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    Here is this weeks chart





    Well done to Lucia22 on SOTW


    *SOTW is the person who has lost most this week that also lost or maintained last week
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Feb 18, 7:57 AM
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    kathrynha
    Weigh in for me tomorrow, and once again not feeling it's going to be good, but not sure how much I can do to salvage it before then. At the hospital this afternoon for a scan and to see the consultant so will find out how the op went and how my kidneys are coping.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - porridge and fruit
    Lunch/snacks - fruit, cereal bars, quavers
    Dinner - Bolognese already in the slow cooker


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - oats
    Syns - cereal bars and quavers
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 5th Feb 18, 11:48 AM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Well done Lucia22 on SOTW.


    Hope everything goes ok today Kathrynha
    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
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Feb 18, 12:09 PM
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    maman
    I'll be thinking of you this afternoon kathrynha. Hoping for some really good news.


    The chart really makes interesting reading. Except for some very small gains (about 4lbs between all of you), everyone else has lost. That's fantastic!


    As usual I've got a small number of syns left to last for 3 days. That's usual for me as I use most of my syns at weekends. Just checked back and I have 17.5 left which is great! We'll probably have one more big porage breakfast and then I'm planning a corned beef hash which has some syns (compared to ham hash) later in the week.


    I just looked up syns online and I can make the corned beef hash recipe I like for 6 syns which I'll share with DH. That's using the Princes reduced fat corned beef. What's crazy is that they don't list Fray Bentos corned beef which is probably the market leader.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, baked beans, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: cold meat, LO fried veg inc. potatoes, pickles
    D: baked salmon, SW chips, stir fried veg
    Syns: none planned
    • CattyCatX
    • By CattyCatX 5th Feb 18, 12:13 PM
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    CattyCatX
    Hi all,
    I finally have a loss! -3lb for me this week after a few weeks of no progress I'm more relieved than anything. Have been sticking to plan apart from this weekend as we were away and it was a bit tricky so I had a few guesstimates but always tried to pick the healthiest option and avoided alcohol (still getting over the flu so didn't feel like it anyway).
    Hoping to get back into exercise this week - the flu really floored me.
    Love reading this thread, well done for all the losses and STS
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 5th Feb 18, 12:31 PM
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    joedenise
    Evening all,

    Thanks for the welcomes everyone, I will hopefully remember your names in time!

    kathrynha yes please add me to the spreadsheet, would like another 10 lbs off by beginning of march.
    bubbs your meals look great, I tried the mini quiches..epic fail!

    Quite a disjointed weekend for meals, hubby working late shifts and a birthday meal has resulted in a few more syns than necessary.......I think I might be hormonal too as I've craved chocolate all weekend and been tetchy with the kids, or it just might be the sugar monster in my head getting grumpy lol

    Shopping done this morning though and meals planned for the rest of the week so still hoping for a loss at WI

    Plan for tomorrow is
    B - overnight oats
    L - large egg salad
    D - beef strips with lots of stir fry veg

    Snacks will be fruit, yogurt.

    Happy Monday for tomorrow everyone! Oh and what are brogies?
    Originally posted by Greysanatomyfan
    GAF that looks very much like an EESP day which means you can have another HEB, assuming of course you're not planning potatoes, peas etc.

    I'll be thinking of you this afternoon kathrynha. Hoping for some really good news.


    The chart really makes interesting reading. Except for some very small gains (about 4lbs between all of you), everyone else has lost. That's fantastic!


    As usual I've got a small number of syns left to last for 3 days. That's usual for me as I use most of my syns at weekends. Just checked back and I have 17.5 left which is great! We'll probably have one more big porage breakfast and then I'm planning a corned beef hash which has some syns (compared to ham hash) later in the week.


    I just looked up syns online and I can make the corned beef hash recipe I like for 6 syns which I'll share with DH. That's using the Princes reduced fat corned beef. What's crazy is that they don't list Fray Bentos corned beef which is probably the market leader.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, baked beans, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: cold meat, LO fried veg inc. potatoes, pickles
    D: baked salmon, SW chips, stir fried veg
    Syns: none planned
    Originally posted by maman
    You've just reminded me Maman that I haven't included a corned beef hash in my menu plans for some time. Think that will be on the next one as I have a tin of corned beef in the fridge which has been there some time.

    Well done Lucia on being our SOTW.

    Today's plan:

    B - stuffed mushrooms - stuffed with onion, pepper, mushroom stalks, ham all mixed together with some fromage frais. Haven't had this for a long time as well and must say it was very tasty
    L - 2 pea soup - split peas; frozen peas; onion; potato; garlic, mustard powder, cumin seeds; ginger; stock - all pressure cooked for about 12 minutes before whizzing. Think it may be a bit thin when I reheat it so if it is I'll add a little Xanthum gum to thicken
    D - Cold roast chicken, chips, beans, tomatoes & mushrooms

    HEA - milk
    HEB - not sure but maybe a couple of Ryvita and a Hifi bar
    Syns - Laughing Cow triangle 1 if I have the Ryvita; nothing else planned but do still have a lot of syns left (for a change - think it's all to do with the gin diet rather than the wine diet

    Denise
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 5th Feb 18, 2:16 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Well done Lucia22 on slimmer of the week.

    Hope you're going on ok Kathryna

    Been on the scales this morning and have

    sts

    Am happy with that as I thought I'd have gained to be honest. Might swap food plan around a bit next week but I do enjoy what I eat so we shall see. Got 5 weeks until Cheltenham so would love to get the 6lbs off to get to 4 stone loss. Just need to avoid frankie and bennies and the weekly offer :/ I love fudge cake but it certainly don't love me :/

    Well done though folk, nearly half of target lost. It's fantasic news
    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
    • esmy
    • By esmy 5th Feb 18, 3:35 PM
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    esmy
    Afternoon all.

    Well done Lucia22 on SOTW and thanks once again Kathryn for the chart - hope you get some good news today.

    Finished on 9 syns yesterday so have recouped the extras from the weekend.
    Todays menu:
    B Boiled eggs 4 crispbreads and scrape of spread
    L LO beef sandwich with various pickles, orange and yoghurt
    D Speedy veggie lasagne with a sprinkle of cheese, salad and/or green beans

    MrsR was it you that mentioned salted caramel Alpen lights? Might be competition for my favourite cherry bakewell flavour! I'll have to find some to try.

    Have a good day everyone.
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