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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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    • Greysanatomyfan
    • By Greysanatomyfan 8th Feb 18, 10:17 PM
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    Is that a Chinese style curry bubbs? How did you make it? Looks yummy.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 8th Feb 18, 10:57 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Is that a Chinese style curry bubbs? How did you make it? Looks yummy.
    Originally posted by Greysanatomyfan
    I was thinking the same thing.
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    • BarleySugar
    • By BarleySugar 9th Feb 18, 9:42 AM
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    -1/2 for me this week. I think I'm shadowing you Bubbs
    • esmy
    • By esmy 9th Feb 18, 10:08 AM
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    esmy
    1.5 off this week - surprised and delighted - leaving me 1lb to go to target. I moved the scales all around the bathroom floor to check!

    Greentiger, don't you just hate cars sometimes? More specifically car bills...

    Todays menu:
    B 1/2 grapefruit, Bran flakes yoghurt and honey
    L JP cottage cheese and salad
    D Not sure might be out at teatime

    Well done all the losers and positive vibes to all.
    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 9th Feb 18, 11:12 AM
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    STS for me at class today. Happy with that. Only 1 weigh in before Tenerife now but that's OK by me.
    Chilli for tea so off to get that ready.
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Feb 18, 11:37 AM
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    maman
    Well done losers and we'll look forward to you getting to target next week esmy.


    Are broghies similar to rice cakes? I'd like to give them a try but I'd never heard of broghies until MrsR started having them. Anyone seen them for sale in the South?


    I experimented with having a banana with my porage this morning instead of syrup (2.5 syns). It was OK but I think I'll probably stick with what I enjoy. We only have porage once or twice a week and less in summer so I think it's worth it.


    I haven't done my meal plan or shop yet. I'll post my menu for today when I've decided whether it's bits from the freezer or whatever we're having.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Feb 18, 4:00 PM
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    Great loss Emsy
    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***
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    • maman
    • By maman 9th Feb 18, 5:09 PM
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    maman
    I managed to find enough to see us through today so I'll do my shopping tomorrow. We've been busy 3 Fridays in a row and it throws me out of routine. Next week's the same I think.

    One plus is that there will be less time for drinks tonight as we're going to the theatre.

    Today's EE plan :
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB porage with HEA milk, banana
    L: JP with cottage cheese, pickles and ham
    D: savoury mince, mash, carrots, cabbage, peas and onions
    Syns: Extra porage 6, gin?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Feb 18, 7:23 PM
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    bubbs
    Is that a Chinese style curry bubbs? How did you make it? Looks yummy.
    Originally posted by Greysanatomyfan
    I was thinking the same thing.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    No was SW chip shop curry sauce . so free food just fried the chicken an onion in frylight and added sprinkle of garlic granules , then added the sauce, then the mushrooms just before cooked
    -1/2 for me this week. I think I'm shadowing you Bubbs
    Originally posted by BarleySugar
    Well i want more next week so lets see if we can do it BS
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Feb 18, 7:26 PM
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    bubbs
    1.5 off this week - surprised and delighted - leaving me 1lb to go to target. I moved the scales all around the bathroom floor to check!

    Greentiger, don't you just hate cars sometimes? More specifically car bills...

    Todays menu:
    B 1/2 grapefruit, Bran flakes yoghurt and honey
    L JP cottage cheese and salad
    D Not sure might be out at teatime

    Well done all the losers and positive vibes to all.
    Originally posted by esmy
    well done

    Well done losers and we'll look forward to you getting to target next week esmy.


    Are broghies similar to rice cakes? I'd like to give them a try but I'd never heard of broghies until MrsR started having them. Anyone seen them for sale in the South?


    I experimented with having a banana with my porage this morning instead of syrup (2.5 syns). It was OK but I think I'll probably stick with what I enjoy. We only have porage once or twice a week and less in summer so I think it's worth it.


    I haven't done my meal plan or shop yet. I'll post my menu for today when I've decided whether it's bits from the freezer or whatever we're having.
    Originally posted by maman
    No, more like a big prawn cracker without the flavouring x

    Evening all
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Feb 18, 7:27 PM
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    bubbs

    Friday fakeaway and another 2 pieces of chicken
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Feb 18, 7:40 PM
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    beanielou

    Friday fakeaway and another 2 pieces of chicken
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Looks yummy.
    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 9th Feb 18, 7:56 PM
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    Well done GAF - amazing loss and SOTW!

    You'll get target next week Esmy!

    Maman - Iceland sell the Broghies in the south, well they do here in Kent!

    What a day! Don't know where it's gone!!!

    Only just got online to start browsing, although have been online earlier to book another holiday! This time our long early summer holiday to France - going from end of May to end of June so about 4 weeks. Really looking forward to it.

    Before that though we're planning on getting away to the New Forest for a couple of weeks - probably our favourite place in the UK.

    Even though it's been a busy day we've managed to stick to plan!

    B - museli, quark & apple (HEB) (DH had yoghurt instead of quark)
    L - chicken breast, SW chips, beans & tomatoes
    D - prawn stirfry

    HEA - milk
    HEB - museli
    Syns - weekend wine (enjoying that now!)

    Denise
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Feb 18, 9:07 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    This time our long early summer holiday to France - going from end of May to end of June so about 4 weeks. Really looking forward to it.
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I love the idea of your long early summer holiday x
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 9th Feb 18, 9:52 PM
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    I love the idea of your long early summer holiday x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    The late summer holiday is September - October (or maybe until December/January if we decide to go to Spain!).

    Denise
    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 9th Feb 18, 10:09 PM
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    dustydigger
    gained 1/2 lb this week
    At one point after the family visit to an all you can eat Indian restaurant on Saturday to celebrate my 70th birthday my scales registered a 4 lb gain I worked really hard but didnt quite manage a loss.Oh well. Not sure if I'll lose this coming week. Some very stressful real life events are testing my resolve to resist comfort eating and alcohol,very difficult

    SPC 2018 # 012 -
    £2 Savers 2018 #19 £90 Tesco Xmas Savers £17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - £172 (plus £174 from 2017 = £346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 21/24 Books read 10/14 Prolific £2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 8/12

    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Feb 18, 11:15 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    gained 1/2 lb this week
    At one point after the family visit to an all you can eat Indian restaurant on Saturday to celebrate my 70th birthday my scales registered a 4 lb gain I worked really hard but didnt quite manage a loss.Oh well. Not sure if I'll lose this coming week. Some very stressful real life events are testing my resolve to resist comfort eating and alcohol,very difficult
    Originally posted by dustydigger
    As it is your 70th...... you need to enjoy and not feeling guilty. We all comfort eat.... just try to make the healthiest choice possible x
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 9th Feb 18, 11:42 PM
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    joedenise
    Absolutely agree with SSM. You're only 70 once. You've got the rest of the week to rein it back!

    Denise
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 10th Feb 18, 8:40 AM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    Morning all

    I've been really tired this week - no idea why. Stayed firmly on plan; had two speed days and have used my syns. An early sneak peek shows only a pound off *sighs*.

    Proper weigh in on Monday. Onwards and downwards. Hopefully.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 10th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
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    Congratualtions on your 70th, dustydigger.

    -1lb for me. I know how you feel, LionessTwinkletoes - it;s been the same for me this week.

    Plan for today

    Breakfast - mushroom omelette
    Lunch - cheese (HEXA) sandwich (HEXB) with red pepper and salad
    Tea tonight is chicken stirfry with carrots, mushrooms and beansprouts.

    Snacks; - clementines, pears, mango

    Syns: 2 for spray oil for the mushroom and stirfry, 3 for the stir fry sauce
    Possibly 5.5 for a kitkat
    Last edited by p00hsticks; 10-02-2018 at 8:52 AM.
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