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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 31st Dec 17, 4:01 PM
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    kathrynha
    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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    • jayII
    • By jayII 8th Feb 18, 11:44 AM
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    jayII
    Good luck with your weigh in's Denise and Beanie




    STS is good.
    Aiming to maintain is a good plan. You are allowed to set a temporary target so you don't have to pay in group, but keep going, and even though they say you can only book holiday at the start of the countdown, they can put others in for serious medical reasons.
    Take care
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Thanks Kathryn, I didn't know that. I've stopped going to group at the moment, partly because I'm so up and down emotionally and partly as I'm afraid of catching a bug and having to postpone my op.

    I was halfway through a 6 week countdown when diagnosed. I've mentally written that one off, but it's good information to have for the rest of my treatment.

    Thank you, you take care too and congratulations again on getting the all clear.
    Fighting the biggest battle of my life. Started 30th January 2018.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 8th Feb 18, 2:29 PM
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    Well WI wasn't as good as I'd have liked after 2 full weeks completely on plan - 1/2lb last week and another 1/2lb this week. As long as I get another 1/2lb this week I'll finally be back to top end of target range which is a good thing as it will save me having to book holiday for the following week. There will be a definitely gain from the holiday as it's an all inclusive hotel!

    Denise
    • esmy
    • By esmy 8th Feb 18, 3:18 PM
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    esmy
    Hi all.

    Syn help please - Aldi Village Bakery supersoft original mini wraps - cannot find them on my usual sources for syn information. Debating whether it's worth it....
    Many thanks.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Feb 18, 3:26 PM
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    At least it was a loss Denise & as you have said before unfortunatly you are a slow looser.
    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 8th Feb 18, 6:44 PM
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    Thanks Beanie.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Feb 18, 6:44 PM
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    bubbs
    Hi all.

    Syn help please - Aldi Village Bakery supersoft original mini wraps - cannot find them on my usual sources for syn information. Debating whether it's worth it....
    Many thanks.
    Originally posted by esmy
    These?


    Aldi The Village Bakery Mini Super Soft Wraps, Original 8 pack (31g each) 4½
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Feb 18, 6:46 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    I feel your pain Denise, i have been on plan too and a measley 1/2lb off but like Beanie said its a loss
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3 lb
    • maman
    • By maman 8th Feb 18, 6:57 PM
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    maman
    Commiserations denise . I just checked my book and it took me 11 weeks to lose the last 3lbs to target including a fortnight's holiday. When we slip out of range it's like doing that last few pounds all over again!

    Hope your car gets fixed very soon greentiger . At least the Bairns won. You could have been really depressed!

    I'm having lots of Speed with dinner as I haven't had any all day.
    Disappointed with Debenhams as they now just plonk a JP in a pudding bowl, no garnish at all when they used to do a decent amount of salad. At least the tuna was decent and meaty, better than the usual mush.

    Today's EE plan :
    B: NAS grapefruit, baked beans, HEB toast, HEA milk
    L: JP with tuna and mayo
    D: veggie stir fry with noodles and SW chips, berries and yogurt
    Syns: mayo 2, honey 2.5, noodles 1
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Feb 18, 7:28 PM
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    bubbs

    Garlic bread HEXB made with one of them GF rolls

    Chicken curry with mushrooms and onions, few sw chips and cauli rice , dry fried with garlic and coriander

    1 of these 1 syn
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3 lb
    • esmy
    • By esmy 8th Feb 18, 7:44 PM
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    esmy
    These?


    Aldi The Village Bakery Mini Super Soft Wraps, Original 8 pack (31g each) 4½
    Originally posted by bubbs
    They're the ones, thanks Bubbs. I think wraps are rarely worth the syns! Made some sweet potato pakoras tonight from this recipe:

    http://pinchofnom.com/recipes/syn-free-sweet-potato-pakoras-slimming-world/

    Delicious, easy and syn free!
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 8th Feb 18, 7:54 PM
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    Well it wasn!!!8217;t better today. DH had emergency appt at doc, fainted there and got sent to Monklands Hospital. We are just home after 7 hours there. It seems to have been nothing more sinister than a particularly nasty viral infection, thank goodness. He still feels rotten though. NHS is magic; tested all sorts, fluid drip, chest xray. Although they are convinced it!!!8217;s not flu, he!!!8217;s got Tamiflu tabs, just in case. Go back on Saturday for more blood tests.

    Thanks for car wishes, beanie, Kathryn, jay, maman and Denise.
    While I was there got a call from garage re car !!!8211; part is £1300+, then add labour. They!!!8217;re good too and are keeping the car safe until I!!!8217;m ready to deal with that issue, no rush. Not important in the grand scheme of things.

    Well done, MissTeach (twice over) and Denise & bubbs (every little helps).

    Oh, bubbs, that had me chortling! I don!!!8217;t think I could bring myself to buy it!
    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 8th Feb 18, 7:58 PM
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    gettingtheresometime

    Garlic bread HEXB made with one of them GF rolls

    Chicken curry with mushrooms and onions, few sw chips and cauli rice , dry fried with garlic and coriander

    1 of these 1 syn
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I’m hungry now !
    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
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 8th Feb 18, 8:13 PM
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    dawyldthing
    -2.5lb for me this week. Really chuffed with that.

    Haven't been posting much as I've been busy with Parents' evenings and trips! And I've been making sure I take time for myself instead of working every evening so I've been to aqua aerobics, zumba and sessions in the gym. All paying off. Food has been on plan. I even managed a night out on Friday and stayed within my syns which is just unheard of.

    And the number on the scale started with a 14 today instead of a 15!! I'm so happy. 6 stone 2,5lb in total and now at my lowest weight. Yes!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    Well done to you, Katheryna and I love tea plus all the others. I bet the kids are noticing now
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 8th Feb 18, 8:56 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    -2.5lb for me this week. Really chuffed with that.

    Haven't been posting much as I've been busy with Parents' evenings and trips! And I've been making sure I take time for myself instead of working every evening so I've been to aqua aerobics, zumba and sessions in the gym. All paying off. Food has been on plan. I even managed a night out on Friday and stayed within my syns which is just unheard of.

    And the number on the scale started with a 14 today instead of a 15!! I'm so happy. 6 stone 2,5lb in total and now at my lowest weight. Yes!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    wow... that is fabulous x

    Todays food.

    Breakfast/lunch

    1 kilogram of carrots.
    apple

    tea

    turnip
    peas
    minced beef, with onion, mushroom, spinach in tomato sauce.

    I am now thinking what to have for my Hex A and Hex B.
    184.8
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Feb 18, 9:29 PM
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    beanielou
    1 off this week
    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.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 8th Feb 18, 9:35 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    1 off this week
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Well done, hope you are still not eating spaghetti on toast!
    184.8
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Feb 18, 9:41 PM
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    beanielou
    Well done, hope you are still not eating spaghetti on toast!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Not far off it
    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 8th Feb 18, 9:50 PM
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    Well done Beanie

    Denise
    • Greysanatomyfan
    • By Greysanatomyfan 8th Feb 18, 10:13 PM
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    Evening all,

    Well done on losses beanielou joedenise. Apologies for anyone I've missed.

    Weigh in was -3.5 lb and SOTW!! Fab result after the extra indulgences on Sunday, but I have been really good and reigned the syns back to compensate.

    Had chilli and rice for Tea and a couple of bickies for afters.

    Plan for tomorrow is
    B - overnight oats
    L - chicken salad
    Snacks fruit
    D - ???? Me and DD are going shopping after school and I've said we'll have tea out, nothing fancy or expensive so I should be able to get a baked potato, salad, pasta somewhere and not go OTT on syns.

    Aiming for 2lb next week...week 3 is usually my biggest downfall on diets and all the cravings and complacency sets in so need to plan, plan, plan ..

    Happy Friday for tomorrow everyone

    GAF
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Feb 18, 10:14 PM
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    beanielou
    Great result Greysaf
    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.
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