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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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Feb 18, 9:05 PM
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    But did you eat it all at one go?



    On a serious note... that is a little breakfast, I eat loads and loads.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I never used to have any before and also i dont have time to eat more before i start, if i had time would like something like poached eggs
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Feb 18, 9:10 PM
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    I could not have a pie maker.Fact.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Feb 18, 9:13 PM
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    I could not have a pie maker.Fact.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Why? fact
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 6th Feb 18, 9:18 PM
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    2 pieces of good news Kathrynha - what’s the 3rd going to be?
    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
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Feb 18, 9:22 PM
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    Evening all

    I had salad yesterday, bad move! Way too cold.
    Originally posted by Lioness Twinkletoes
    I can quite happily eat salad all year round as long as I'm not outside in the cold

    I could not have a pie maker.Fact.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Part of me is tempted to get one as I like pie but I would have to show a lot of will power not to just eat the same pies as I would do for hubby.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Feb 18, 9:24 PM
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    2 pieces of good news Kathrynha - what’s the 3rd going to be?
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Hopefully re-earning my 4 stone next week
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Feb 18, 9:27 PM
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    Hopefully re-earning my 4 stone next week
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    You will
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 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.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Feb 18, 9:28 PM
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    Why? fact
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Would be having pies for breakfast , lunch & tea
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 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.
    • lucia22
    • By lucia22 6th Feb 18, 9:37 PM
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    I've started doing Zumba - had one class last week and just had my second. I discovered a new syn - Fibre One chocolate brownie bars (for four syns each) which satisfy my chocolate cravings without going to town. I ate really lightly today so I was little bit hungry. I'll probably eat some fruit before I go to bed and maybe have another Fibre One bar to take me up to about 8 syns for the day.

    Quick question about syns. Do you tend to lose more using the syns or not? The first week I used none of my syns and only lost half a pound and last week I was liberal about it and lost more weight.

    I'm anxious to see what's on the scales on Thursday. My mum is half a pound away from her half stone award - very exciting!
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Feb 18, 9:44 PM
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    Quick question about syns. Do you tend to lose more using the syns or not? The first week I used none of my syns and only lost half a pound and last week I was liberal about it and lost more weight.
    Originally posted by lucia22
    Well are all different. Some people need to use all their syns to lose where as others lose best at nearer to 5 syns a day. It's finding what works for you.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Feb 18, 9:48 PM
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    You do need to have at least 5 syns a day.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 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.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Feb 18, 9:55 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I never used to have any before and also i dont have time to eat more before i start, if i had time would like something like poached eggs
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I eat whilst I drive... hence the carrots/cucumbers...
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Feb 18, 9:57 PM
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    You do need to have at least 5 syns a day.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I commit 5 sins a day......... does that count?

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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Feb 18, 10:03 PM
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    I commit 5 sins a day......... does that count?

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Only 5
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 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, 10:29 PM
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    Lucia you definitely need to use some syns as they are part of the plan. SW are now saying to aim for 10 syns a day but you can have up to 15 if you need them.

    I tend to need to use the full 15 a day otherwise I don't lose at all! Even with using them all I still only lose 1/2lb at a time usually. Have been at target for nearly 7 years now, although currently 1lb over top end following gains over Christmas, New Year and a half board holiday! Really want to lose it in the next couple of weeks as I'm off on an all inclusive holiday to Tenerife then! Looks like I'm destined to continue paying for a while!

    Denise
    • VALM
    • By VALM 7th Feb 18, 5:26 AM
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    Stayed the same this week.
    Back for the No Buying Toiletries challenge. I pledge to only buy when I run out of a product that is not already in my stash no matter what wonderful emails land in in my Inbox or threads I read on MSE re: glitches!

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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 7th Feb 18, 7:29 AM
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    New SW week for me, and I need to plan. Expecting not to stick to it, as lots of people want to celebrate with me and stuff, but if I have a plan at least I should be in control for most meals.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - fruit and yogurt
    Lunch - beef salad
    Dinner - pasta bake


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - none planned
    Syns - salad dressing (1), cranberry juice (2.5)


    I know the cranberry juice might seem like a waste of syns, but it's medicinal as cranberries are good for the kidneys.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Feb 18, 8:11 AM
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    kathrynha~~NO wonder people want to celebrate with you
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 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.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Feb 18, 10:02 AM
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    Only 5
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Good point well made Ms Beanie x

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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Feb 18, 10:04 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    New SW week for me, and I need to plan. Expecting not to stick to it, as lots of people want to celebrate with me and stuff, but if I have a plan at least I should be in control for most meals.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - fruit and yogurt
    Lunch - beef salad
    Dinner - pasta bake


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - none planned
    Syns - salad dressing (1), cranberry juice (2.5)


    I know the cranberry juice might seem like a waste of syns, but it's medicinal as cranberries are good for the kidneys.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Cranberries are good to keep you urinary tract clean! Drink up girl x

    My dad had kidney problems, which he did not manage with his diet ending up on him being on dialysis and forced diet changes. All I remember was that he could not have tomato or citric acid.
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