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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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    • maman
    • By maman 10th Feb 18, 7:24 PM
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    Maman - do you find the Fever Tree tonic overpowers the gin? I've only had it once because that was all that was available in the pub we were in and all I could taste was the tonic! Wouldn't have minded so much if I hadn't paid extra for a Tanquery rather than a having a bog standard Gordons!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I think the problem could be that Schweppes comes in 125ml bottles but the Fever Tree is 200mls. As the theatre bar I went to was brand new I don't know what they might normally stock. They didn't have my current favourite Bombay Sapphire so I had Hendrick's which is a good alternative. I've never tried Edinburgh gin and the only flavoured one I've had is sloe but I do have damson (gift) in the cupboard. I'm guessing as it has syrup in it, it will be higher in syns.

    I've got a veggie chilli in SC. I'm wondering if it will be like Speed soup in effect (Remember that??). As well as 3 different beans, it has tomatoes, onions, celery, courgettes, garlic, mushrooms, green and red peppers, broccoli stalks, carrots and BNS. I think that's all!

    Sorry to say but yo-yoing is normal at target tie .
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 10th Feb 18, 7:43 PM
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    Great stuff, beanie, Barley, esmy, p00hsticks, gts, lightbulb and Grey (wonderful double) and Nicki (brilliant).

    Oh my, bubbs, you have to adopt me! Your meals are amazing!

    Lioness, I!!!8217;m sure your tiramisu will be fab! It did make me laugh because when you write !!!8216;lady fingers!!!8217;, I think !!!8216;okra!!!8217;, which might not be the best ingredient for it!

    Anther not good day SW wise, as I!!!8217;ve not done any shopping yet and DH had a recall to the hospital at noon. Happy to report that, following all sorts of tests and repeated blood tests, they have now confirmed it!!!8217;s a very bad flu!!!8217; !!!8211; on Thursday they were certain it wasn!!!8217;t that. He had had the jab, so dread to think what he!!!8217;d have been like without it.

    No more calamities to report, thank goodness, unless you call missing the trip north for the cup tie today and missing a 1-3 win, a calamity.

    I!!!8217;m trying to decide what to do about car. I had been thinking about changing it and now my hand is forced. But do I spend a couple of grand on fixing it first? Garage says it could last a day or a couple of days without the new steering rack, or do I just trade it in as is and accept a lower price? I!!!8217;ve just left it at the garage with everything else that!!!8217;s been happening.

    Night all.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Feb 18, 7:49 PM
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    bubbs

    2 syns each
    Nom nom
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Feb 18, 7:50 PM
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    Great stuff, beanie, Barley, esmy, p00hsticks, gts, lightbulb and Grey (wonderful double) and Nicki (brilliant).

    Oh my, bubbs, you have to adopt me! Your meals are amazing!

    Lioness, I!!!8217;m sure your tiramisu will be fab! It did make me laugh because when you write !!!8216;lady fingers!!!8217;, I think !!!8216;okra!!!8217;, which might not be the best ingredient for it!

    Anther not good day SW wise, as I!!!8217;ve not done any shopping yet and DH had a recall to the hospital at noon. Happy to report that, following all sorts of tests and repeated blood tests, they have now confirmed it!!!8217;s a very bad flu!!!8217; !!!8211; on Thursday they were certain it wasn!!!8217;t that. He had had the jab, so dread to think what he!!!8217;d have been like without it.

    No more calamities to report, thank goodness, unless you call missing the trip north for the cup tie today and missing a 1-3 win, a calamity.

    I!!!8217;m trying to decide what to do about car. I had been thinking about changing it and now my hand is forced. But do I spend a couple of grand on fixing it first? Garage says it could last a day or a couple of days without the new steering rack, or do I just trade it in as is and accept a lower price? I!!!8217;ve just left it at the garage with everything else that!!!8217;s been happening.

    Night all.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Anytime
    Whats amazing though?
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    • maman
    • By maman 10th Feb 18, 7:51 PM
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    What are they bubbs ?

    Glad your DH came through tests OK greentiger . I think I might cut your losses with the car although it's a hard one. You'll have to weigh up how long you need to keep it to get your money back on the repairs.
    Last edited by maman; 10-02-2018 at 7:56 PM.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Feb 18, 7:54 PM
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    bubbs
    What are they bubbs ?
    Originally posted by maman
    Banana at the bottom, then vanilla muller , doughnut muller , 1 hi fi far all broke up between the 2, raspberries and a drizzle of choc shot
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Feb 18, 8:02 PM
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    Glad that your DH is ok greentiger.
    That must have been scarey.
    I think I would have to cut my losses on the car.
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Feb 18, 8:04 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    well done

    No, more like a big prawn cracker without the flavouring x

    Evening all
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I bought some today, and ate one in the car as I had missed breakfast - I cannot decide what I think!

    Banana at the bottom, then vanilla muller , doughnut muller , 1 hi fi far all broke up between the 2, raspberries and a drizzle of choc shot
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I've just had quark, brambles, all bran (HEXB)... it did not look as nice but it was jummy.
    181.8
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Feb 18, 8:10 PM
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    bubbs
    I bought some today, and ate one in the car as I had missed breakfast - I cannot decide what I think!



    I've just had quark, brambles, all bran (HEXB)... it did not look as nice but it was jummy.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Brambles? hope you didnt have a p rick in your throat
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Feb 18, 8:53 PM
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    Brambles? hope you didnt have a p rick in your throat
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I had to take some out of the freezer - to make room for the meat and peas from Waities!

    I am supposed to be emptying the freezer - instead it is crammed and I have a load of APG needing using.

    I really am not moaning..... but I am.

    181.8
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Feb 18, 8:58 PM
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    I had to take some out of the freezer - to make room for the meat and peas from Waities!

    I am supposed to be emptying the freezer - instead it is crammed and I have a load of APG needing using.

    I really am not moaning..... but I am.

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Lucky you got waities
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Feb 18, 11:04 PM
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    Lucky you got waities
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I'm not sure I will be going very much after today!

    Todays food

    late breakfast
    Brogue
    Banana

    Lunch
    Beef strips
    Banana
    Quark

    Tea

    Beef strips
    onion
    mushroom
    tomato
    pasta

    brambles
    quark
    all bran
    181.8
    • maman
    • By maman 10th Feb 18, 11:30 PM
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    What are brambles ssm . Are they the same as red berries? I've only heard of bramble jelly.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Feb 18, 11:57 PM
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    What are brambles ssm . Are they the same as red berries? I've only heard of bramble jelly.
    Originally posted by maman
    Blackberries

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    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 11th Feb 18, 8:22 AM
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    Morning all

    Didn't make the Tiramisu after all. Might make it today. Stuck to plan yesterday; drank loads of water and lo and behold, this morning I had a LOSS of 3LB. One more pound to my first stone and 7lb to 10%.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Feb 18, 9:18 AM
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    Morning all

    Didn't make the Tiramisu after all. Might make it today. Stuck to plan yesterday; drank loads of water and lo and behold, this morning I had a LOSS of 3LB. One more pound to my first stone and 7lb to 10%.
    Originally posted by Lioness Twinkletoes
    well done
    I am making scotch eggs and quiche today
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Feb 18, 9:20 AM
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    Morning all
    The sun is out and it looks lovely out
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Feb 18, 9:33 AM
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    Morning all

    Didn't make the Tiramisu after all. Might make it today. Stuck to plan yesterday; drank loads of water and lo and behold, this morning I had a LOSS of 3LB. One more pound to my first stone and 7lb to 10%.
    Originally posted by Lioness Twinkletoes
    Great loss
    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.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Feb 18, 9:34 AM
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    Morning all
    The sun is out and it looks lovely out
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Same here.
    Frosty too.
    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 11th Feb 18, 9:43 AM
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    Same here.
    Frosty too.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Don't look frosty, but could have been and i might have missed it
    Going in the shower now and too sort out my my cooking
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