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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 5th Feb 18, 11:09 PM
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    Great loss Greentiger.
    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.
    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 5th Feb 18, 11:33 PM
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    Hi all,

    I haven’t read back fully yet but spotted your news KATHRYNHA, I’m so happy to hear things are going well at last Hopefully your kidneys will get back their proper function soon. Sending you good wishes for continued recovery x

    Thanks for the chart as always, please could you just leave me blank this week. I’ve not been good for a couple of days and feel that the scales will not be kind. It was so freezing today I went to Costa (don’t even drink coffee!) and got a mocha and chocolate brownie. Not sure how I convinced myself a chocolate brownie would warm me up!!

    I seem to have good losses followed by falling off the SW wagon. Repeat repeat repeat.

    Gotta go sleep now, all the best to everyone. Keep plodding x
    Weight loss 2017/2018 - 47 lbs
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 6th Feb 18, 6:32 AM
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    Morning all

    Great news kathryna Well done to all the losers.

    Yesterday's meal plan:

    B - Fruit (orange, raspberries, strawberries and a nectarine) followed by porridge (HEX A & B)
    L - Chicken salad (leaves, tomatoes, peppers, onions, beetroot & cucumber) squirt of low fat salad cream (4)
    D - Ham, cheese & tomato omelette with broccoli, sprouts and cabbage (3.5 for the cheese)

    Loads of water.

    Syns 7.5

    Looking forward to a banana today!
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Feb 18, 7:15 AM
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    Well done Greentiger and Cattycat on your losses

    Not the best of days today food wise.
    Sometimes as I am so skint I eat not the best things and today a friend brought me a chicken curry pir & a mini white chocolate cheesecake.
    WEre both lush & much enjoyed.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    When we went through a skint stage the other year my go to recipe was sausage and lentil risotto. With cheap sausages it could work out as little as 10p per portion, although to make it SW friendly it would be a bit more than that (and a few years of food price inflation)

    Chop sausage small and brown in a large pan. Add lentils, rice, tin of basked beans, tin of tomatoes, grated carrot, dried mint and stock. Cook and keep adding more water as needed. It expands so much as it cooks and the rice, lentils and carrots are so cheap and filling.
    It doesn't look great but tastes lush and is one of my daughter's favourites.

    The mint can obviously be changed for other herbs.


    Thanks for the chart as always, please could you just leave me blank this week. I’ve not been good for a couple of days and feel that the scales will not be kind.
    Originally posted by Moneysaverme
    Done
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Feb 18, 7:21 AM
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    Well last night my syn count might of gone through the roof


    Weigh in tonight, and it won't be good, but I'm fine with that.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - salad
    Dinner - noodles


    HA - milk
    HB - none planned
    syns - think I need to be good
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • BarleySugar
    • By BarleySugar 6th Feb 18, 9:57 AM
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    Kathrynha,

    Absolutely terrific news for you, all your weeks of struggling have paid off. Well done you.
    When all is said and done, health is paramount and I think we’re all on this thread hoping to improve out health by losing weight. So great news will spur us all on.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Feb 18, 10:42 AM
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    Kathrynha,~~Thats a lot for the recipie
    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.
    • candyapple
    • By candyapple 6th Feb 18, 11:18 AM
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    Morning all on this snowy Tuesday

    We have a functioning phone line and wifi once again finally after many struggles and in-laws are flying home this weekend (we hope) from a very eventful holiday. Finally everything feels normal again at last Just need to get back to 'proper' eating now. I'm currently doing a food shop using a lot of 2CC recipes this week as I've never tried their stuff before. I can't remember who posted about the corned beef hash but you have made me crave it now so that's going to be made this week sometime!

    Well done kathryn on your fab news, fingers crossed for those kidneys functioning better soon. That sausage and lentil risotto sounds quite yum I may have to give that a go on that horrible skint week before payday.

    I've not seen the chart this week I think I skipped past it but well done all losing and SOTW I'll be doing my WI in tomorrow I'm not expecting anything great as my eating has been rubbish these past couple of weeks but will take it on the chin whatever the scales say.

    • esmy
    • By esmy 6th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
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    Afternoon from a cold and snowy hill side!

    Over syns (again) yesterday as I 'needed' chocolate but will make up today. Found the salted caramel alpen lights in Morrisons so will try one later.

    Todays menu
    B Bran flakes, berries and 0% fat strawberry yoghurt (saves a syn as I usually have honey and plain yog)
    L Ham and chicken salad with free cottage cheese as dressing
    Snack Orange
    D Aldi Low fat sausage with SW chips, veg and gravy
    Aim to finish the day on around 9 syns.

    Well done losers!
    Kathryn delighted with your news and hope you continue to improve.
    Beanie my go-to when skint or lazy or nothing in is potato, spinach (frozen) and chickpea (tinned) curry, goes down well here and all store cupboard stuff apart from potato and onion. Like most curries, it's even better on the second day and freezes well too. Hope things look up for you soon.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 6th Feb 18, 3:04 PM
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    I'm another for spinach & chickpea curry when I'm skint or even if I just fancy a veggie curry and haven't got loads of veg in the fridge. Another favourite is mixed bean goulash (from https://cookingonabootstrap.com/2017/09/20/mixed-bean-goulash-29p-vegan/). Really tasty and cheap.

    Today's plan:

    B - baked oats; apple (made the baked oats with fromage frais as had run out of yoghurt - it was actually much lighter than when made with yoghurt so will probably carry on using it in future)
    L - LO 2 pea soup; 1 slice of bread 3 syns
    D - sausage pilaf with roasted veg(2 syns for sausages). This is a new to me recipe from The Savvy Shoppers Cookbook.

    HEA - milk
    HEB - oats
    Syns - bread 3; sausages 2

    May also have some Halo Top icecream for desert if I want something else although think the dinner should be filling enough on its' own!

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 6th Feb 18, 3:17 PM
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    well done on your loss greentiger.


    I do hope things pick up for you soon beanie. I think if I needed to have some cheap meals I'd do veggie with lots of JPs and noodles. I'd make a big pot of veggie chilli which is great with a jacket. I'd have egg and chips with pickles or tomatoes. Lately I've had a lot of stir fried veg with noodles and I can honestly say I don't miss having meat with it. I just raid the fridge/cupboard for any bits of veg, fry them up a bit and finish off with a shake of soy and some 5 spice. If you can remember back to the old Green plan you could have 2 HEAs and Bs too.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, 2 boiled eggs, HEB toast, HEA milk
    L: ham, LO fried veg, beetroot, cornichons, pickled onion
    D: corned beef hash with cauli and broccoli
    Syns: 3
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 6th Feb 18, 6:41 PM
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    Evening all

    I had salad yesterday, bad move! Way too cold. Today's menu is...

    B - Overnight oats with raspberries and nectarine
    L - Ham, cheese and mushroom omelette with three lots of speed veg
    D - I made a chicken pasta thing with red onion, leeks, mushroom and red pepper. Made it with Philly lightest (HEX A). It made a LOT so I'll be eating it for a few days yet.
    S - Fruit and I might have a KitKat.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Feb 18, 7:26 PM
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    OMG in shock. 1.5 lb off
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Feb 18, 7:32 PM
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    OMG in shock. 1.5 lb off
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Good result then
    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Feb 18, 7:34 PM
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    Evening all

    For SSM this was brekkie and lunch, as brekkie in the foil


    This was tea, minced beef, onion and mushroom pie made out of ww wrap
    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 6th Feb 18, 7:35 PM
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    OMG in shock. 1.5 lb off
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    well done Kathryn 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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Feb 18, 7:36 PM
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    Bubbs~~Pie looks lush
    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.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 6th Feb 18, 7:39 PM
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    Well done Kathryn - a great result after a very trying week.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Feb 18, 7:51 PM
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    Bubbs~~Pie looks lush
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thanks, made it in the pie maker
    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 6th Feb 18, 8:27 PM
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    Evening all

    For SSM this was brekkie and lunch, as brekkie in the foil


    This was tea, minced beef, onion and mushroom pie made out of ww wrap
    Originally posted by bubbs
    But did you eat it all at one go?



    On a serious note... that is a little breakfast, I eat loads and loads.
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