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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 11th Feb 18, 4:08 PM
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    Sacrilege ....... get that sausage roll out of the tomato sauce, it will make the lovely crunchy pastry soft! I have to say your eggs look perfect (I think that is the first time I have ever made that comment!!)







    Well done tweets, you are doing fabulous.

    Welcome Fred.

    Not sure what beanie is on about.... lovely bunch.....they encourage you to stop putting food in your mouth...
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Watch it
    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 11th Feb 18, 4:17 PM
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    Watch it
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Love you gal x
    183.6
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Feb 18, 4:23 PM
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    Bubbs~~Scotch eggs look just fabarooni

    Bright sunny but cold here today~~very bracing!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Just had one to test of course it was lovely but needs seasoning of some kind in the pork
    Hello all, wonder if it's ok for me to join in?

    I've done SW before, varying degrees of success until I discovered a couple of years ago I had an autoimmune condition connected to my thyroid - cue lots of fast weightloss without much effort. I've since had my thyroid removed and while I'm waiting to the meds to stabilise me, the weight has started to creep back on. I'm headed back to class on Tuesday but think this thread might help me to stay on track, you seem like a lovely lot xxx
    Originally posted by FredTheArmadillo
    Welcome
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 1 1/2lb
    • orlao
    • By orlao 11th Feb 18, 5:06 PM
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    Hello everyone,

    Aren't you all doing well???

    MIA the last few weeks - away last weekend and a stinking cold all week. Funny isn't it that all I could actually taste and wanted to eat was chocolate...

    Totally forgot to weigh last week so let's call that a STS (who am I kidding ) and this week is +2.5lbs
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Feb 18, 5:15 PM
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    Hello everyone,

    Aren't you all doing well???

    MIA the last few weeks - away last weekend and a stinking cold all week. Funny isn't it that all I could actually taste and wanted to eat was chocolate...

    Totally forgot to weigh last week so let's call that a STS (who am I kidding ) and this week is +2.5lbs
    Originally posted by orlao
    Dont worry too much as there is always next week
    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 11th Feb 18, 5:36 PM
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    I had only lost 1lb at my weigh in on Thursday but my clothes feel looser and some people have noticed my weight loss so I'll keep going (-5.5lb so far). I've been eating healthy in the main but used pretty much all available syns yesterday. I'm going out for lunch tomorrow so I'll try and eat as well as I can. Hopeful that I can squeeze in a 1.5lb loss as that would get me my half stone award but will wait and see how things go.

    Hope you all have great results this week!
    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries 2018 (Total 2016 UU - 211|Total 2017 UU - 114)
    Toiletries Total UU to end of March - 24
    |Apr - 4|Makeup Total UU to end of March - 1
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Feb 18, 5:48 PM
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    I had only lost 1lb at my weigh in on Thursday but my clothes feel looser and some people have noticed my weight loss so I'll keep going (-5.5lb so far). I've been eating healthy in the main but used pretty much all available syns yesterday. I'm going out for lunch tomorrow so I'll try and eat as well as I can. Hopeful that I can squeeze in a 1.5lb loss as that would get me my half stone award but will wait and see how things go.

    Hope you all have great results this week!
    Originally posted by lucia22
    1 lb is great & hope that you get the 1 1/2 you want this week.
    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Feb 18, 6:12 PM
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    bubbs
    I had only lost 1lb at my weigh in on Thursday but my clothes feel looser and some people have noticed my weight loss so I'll keep going (-5.5lb so far). I've been eating healthy in the main but used pretty much all available syns yesterday. I'm going out for lunch tomorrow so I'll try and eat as well as I can. Hopeful that I can squeeze in a 1.5lb loss as that would get me my half stone award but will wait and see how things go.

    Hope you all have great results this week!
    Originally posted by lucia22
    1lb is great i would like 2 1/2 this week but doubt it will happen
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 1 1/2lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Feb 18, 7:05 PM
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    Just a small roast
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 1 1/2lb
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 11th Feb 18, 7:18 PM
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    That looks nice Bubbs, don't you have gravy? (I love my Gravy).

    I lost 3lb at group yesterday, which I was pleased about. WI is getting so busy as there are so many members going through the scales.

    Have started taking the tiles off the kitchen walls in preparation for when the new kitchen is started and it's the tidiest it's ever looked!

    I have the SW chip shop curry sauce in my freezer but am not really sure what do with it (as in what to have with it), any ideas please?

    Have a good week all. x
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    Greatest Loser for SW group 2016, 2017 & 2018
    Woman of the year for SW group 2016 & 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Feb 18, 7:52 PM
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    bubbs
    That looks nice Bubbs, don't you have gravy? (I love my Gravy).

    I lost 3lb at group yesterday, which I was pleased about. WI is getting so busy as there are so many members going through the scales.

    Have started taking the tiles off the kitchen walls in preparation for when the new kitchen is started and it's the tidiest it's ever looked!

    I have the SW chip shop curry sauce in my freezer but am not really sure what do with it (as in what to have with it), any ideas please?

    Have a good week all. x
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    Thanks, yes always put gravy on at the table
    Well done on your loss
    I make curry from that sauce
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 1 1/2lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Feb 18, 7:54 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
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Here it is abbafan this is what i had thurs
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 1 1/2lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Feb 18, 8:01 PM
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    tweets
    Hello everyone,

    Aren't you all doing well???

    MIA the last few weeks - away last weekend and a stinking cold all week. Funny isn't it that all I could actually taste and wanted to eat was chocolate...

    Totally forgot to weigh last week so let's call that a STS (who am I kidding ) and this week is +2.5lbs
    Originally posted by orlao
    Sorry I pinched it

    You will probably lose it and more next week
    Lost 3st-4lb
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 11th Feb 18, 8:09 PM
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    Evening all

    Had a very active day today....spent most of it in the Beacons again & walked around one of the reservoirs up there.

    Came home, had a cup of tea & took the dog out again for his usual evening walk.

    Came home, showered & now trying to find something to watch.

    I did have a McDonald!!!8217;s bacon roll this morning & have had some tacos tonight.
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Feb 18, 8:15 PM
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    bubbs



    OMG lush for 3 syns, 2 1/2 syns meringue nest, 1/2 syn choc shot, just waiting to see if my sugar rockets
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 1 1/2lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Feb 18, 8:16 PM
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    Great loss Abbafan
    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.
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 11th Feb 18, 8:20 PM
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    Here it is abbafan this is what i had thurs
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Never heard of Broghies, had to look them up to see where you can buy and what they are. Apparently you can buy in Iceland.
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    Greatest Loser for SW group 2016, 2017 & 2018
    Woman of the year for SW group 2016 & 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Feb 18, 8:24 PM
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    Never heard of Broghies, had to look them up to see where you can buy and what they are. Apparently you can buy in Iceland.
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    Yes Iceland they are £2 like a big prawn craccker, but without the flavouring, Mrs Ryan has them alot with savoury things on. 1 syn each
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 1 1/2lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Feb 18, 8:28 PM
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    Talking of Mrs R she has been very quiet of late.
    Hope all is well Mrs R.
    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.
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 11th Feb 18, 8:30 PM
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    Yes Iceland they are £2 like a big prawn craccker, but without the flavouring, Mrs Ryan has them alot with savoury things on. 1 syn each
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Are they soft to eat?
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


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