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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 14th Feb 18, 6:25 PM
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    bubbs
    Oops 5 lb in for me. Need to try and get under control
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    You have been seriously ill, had ops and all sorts, SW can wait while you get better xx

    delighted to finally report -2lb after the last two weeks!
    Originally posted by lushlifesaver
    well done
    Evening all

    Quick update from me and then I'll read back.

    Today's plan:

    B - Banana , Weetabix minis (chocolate) 40g with semi-skimmed milk
    L - Oven roasted chicken with S/P wedges, potato wedges, onion, red onion, carrots and broccoli
    D - Chicken curry with onion, carrots & peas and boiled rice
    S – Fruit (orange, raspberries and nectarine)

    Drinks – Approx 2.5 litres of herbal teas and plain water
    1 coffee with milk
    Tea with milk
    Syns

    Alpen bar (3.5)
    Snack a Jacks (5)

    NSV: Wearing a new (old) top that I'd barely worn as it looks great now and someone commented on the fact that I've lost weight :-)
    Originally posted by Lioness Twinkletoes
    wel done on NSV
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    • esmy
    • By esmy 14th Feb 18, 6:31 PM
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    esmy
    Evening all.

    Didn't have pancakes yesterday as I had a couple of tiny dumplings with the casserole for tea and was stuffed.

    Today has been another story - unexpectedly looking after DGD for the day and we went out to a local museum, aimed specifically at children. Of course, queues a mile long everywhere including the cafe which did have some healthy offerings but we ended up having a kind of packed lunch thing each. Lovely flapjack, 10,000 syns no doubt.They do welcome people bringing their own food and provide seating and tables so planning is all! Other meals were on plan so hope I haven't done too much damage.

    So,menu for tomorrow
    B Bacon with tomatoes and mushrooms, slice of toast (1/2 HEB)
    L egg salad with cottage cheese dressing
    D Speedy Chilli over JP with broccoli
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Feb 18, 6:35 PM
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    bubbs
    It could have a double negative affect..... I had the last it for lunch....



    Coupon?..... have I missed something!

    Lushbaby (your new name) congrats! x

    Food today.

    Breakfast
    Ham
    pear
    3 tangerines
    (I need to buy carrots).

    Lunch
    campfire stew
    quark
    blueberries

    Tea
    boiled pot
    2 boiled eggs
    peas
    salad
    sprinkle of cheese.
    2 cups of green tea with lemon.... cus I rock with the hard chicks!

    I came home to a card on the mantle piece - says to OH... oooh who is the card for......... doh moment.... I totally forgot.

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Not like how we know coupons but you get 2.50 off when you spend £25, but better than a smack in the eye
    Ladies..... I need suggestions.......please

    I need to find and buy some swimming costumes that were made by Jesus H Christ........ as they need to perform the miracle of:-

    1. holding my stomach in.
    2. not high cut on the legs (it would just show the stomach)
    3 with a bra that goes to H cup.
    4. makes me look perfect
    5. that I get get out of to have a wee..... my pelvic floor is absolutely shot!
    6. That will avoid mutton dressed as lamb look.... but is fabulously classy and sexy (I know I am dreaming...!)
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I got mine from bonmarche , but i dont have the boob problem

    My legs are truely dire
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Stop it now!!!!!
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Feb 18, 9:40 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    GTST, I know the feeling....I went swimming a couple of weeks ago... the bum of my costume was inches below my bottom....I was flapping as I was swimming!

    I assumed that a costume is supposed to be used for lounging and swimming - I think I may have been out of the fashion stakes for too long.

    I am going to purchase:-

    https://www.barenecessities.com/pour-moi-starboard-halter-one-piece-68015_product.htm?pf_id=PourMoi68015

    I am between a 14 and 16.... so will get a 14 in this size, and keep it for best days of the holiday.

    and another one that is a 16....... I want to try a skirt one on before I make the jump (I have paid a fortune to have my bits lazered....).

    I will take maman's advice.... and not buy three!

    bubbs, I have seen your boobs.... they are more than ample!

    Mine have shrank..... but the cup size has got bigger to the point it is hard to buy them!

    183.6
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Feb 18, 9:49 PM
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    Beanie, I think we need a picture of your legs..... after all I've seen bubbs' boobs!!
    183.6
    • ilovetea
    • By ilovetea 14th Feb 18, 10:41 PM
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    ilovetea
    Quick update as it's bedtime.
    Lost- 2.5lbs again this week so I must be doing something right.
    Haven't had chance to read back. Well done to all the loosers.

    ilovetea xx
    #10 Make £2018 in 2018. £338.99
    • esmy
    • By esmy 14th Feb 18, 11:19 PM
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    esmy

    I am going to purchase:-

    https://www.barenecessities.com/pour-moi-starboard-halter-one-piece-68015_product.htm?pf_id=PourMoi68015

    I am between a 14 and 16.... so will get a 14 in this size, and keep it for best days of the holiday.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Love the costume, ssm

    I've just discovered that my favourite sausages have been re-synned (?) and are now 3 each as opposed to 1.5. Sorry to anyone I've recommended them to (Aldi reduced fat). On a more positive note DD has had the Slimwell chicken saag from Aldi tonight and said it was very good.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Feb 18, 11:50 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Love the costume, ssm

    I've just discovered that my favourite sausages have been re-synned (?) and are now 3 each as opposed to 1.5. Sorry to anyone I've recommended them to (Aldi reduced fat). On a more positive note DD has had the Slimwell chicken saag from Aldi tonight and said it was very good.
    Originally posted by esmy
    I think they just want to increase sales of SW sausages.

    183.6
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 15th Feb 18, 4:06 AM
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    kathrynha
    I think they just want to increase sales of SW sausages.

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Improving the taste and texture would do that!
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 15th Feb 18, 9:48 AM
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    kathrynha
    So yesterday I was halo polishing good. Today will be harder though as out again.

    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - hm soup
    Mid afternoon - going to local cake shop for cake and natter
    Dinner - shepherds pie

    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - none planned
    Syns - cranberry juice (2.5), cake (lots)

    Hoping by being soooooo good yesterday and being not too bad the rest of the week it will be okay
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • Annie Lawrence
    • By Annie Lawrence 15th Feb 18, 10:06 AM
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    Annie Lawrence
    Hi everyone ...... newbie to this site

    SW has become a way of life over the last few years with many ups and downs.

    I`m a diamond member at my local group but still attend regularly.

    Don`t want to slide back into old habits
    • BarleySugar
    • By BarleySugar 15th Feb 18, 11:06 AM
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    BarleySugar
    Well it's -1/2 for me again. Why is it so hard to lose the last few lbs.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 15th Feb 18, 12:15 PM
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    joedenise
    I'm over the moon! I lost 1lb today and am now back in target.

    I'll stick to plan today but that will be it for the next week but I'll be straight back on it when I get back from holiday.

    That's a good plan Kathryn. As you know I usually use my syns weekly as want more at the weekend and less during the week, although this last few weeks I've been sticking to the 10-15 a day with just the odd day of going over!

    Welcome Annie. I'm another diamond target member and have been for about 6 years but went out of target range after a fortnight's holiday in January, which as you can see above I've finally got back, just in time for another holiday

    Today's plan:

    B - fruit after WI - apple slices & grapes (bought a snack pack on the way into Group)
    L - bacon & egg sandwich (HEB + 3)
    D - HM SW faggots; mash & veg from freezer, probably green beans & peas

    HEA - milk
    HEB - bread
    Syns - spread 2; brown sauce 1; not sure what else.

    See you all in a weeks time!

    Denise
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 15th Feb 18, 3:39 PM
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    TakeItEazy
    Breadgate
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • maman
    • By maman 15th Feb 18, 4:31 PM
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    maman
    Well done ilovetea that's a great loss!


    Man congratulations denise. Delighted for you!


    Well it's -1/2 for me again. Why is it so hard to lose the last few lbs.
    Originally posted by BarleySugar

    Why indeed?? although I'd gladly swap with you.


    Mixed news for me at WI today. I gained a pound. That's the bad news but the good part is that I'm still in target...just.


    I am a bit perplexed as I know I've been sticking to plan and stayed within syns but I suppose as I haven't weighed since December 4th, a pound is nothing.


    I've got a meal out tomorrow and no idea of the menu but other than that I'm going to try hard.


    I stayed to group this morning. There were a couple of old faces there that I haven't seen for 5 or 6 years. They're starting again. One of them said she'd made the Smash pizza that she used to enjoy years ago. The consultant lectured her on cheats and said that although she'd loaded the 'pizza' with vegetables she must have more on the side. We questioned her about what was the difference between having veg in a meal compared with on the side (surely it still counted as part of a third?) and she said on the side was very important, a new SW thing because people were disappointed they weren't getting the losses. I'm really confused about this. I can't see why, for example, layering tomatoes on top of a cottage pie is any different from roasting them separately. She seemed only to be able to see it as a plate divided into thirds and if the cottage pie (in my example) covered more than a third of the plate then it wouldn't be right even if it was full of veg. I'm sure that's not right but the message I'm taking away is have loads of Speed and keep the carbs down.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB Weetabix, HEA milk
    L: veggie (courgette, tomato, mushroom, spring onion) omelette with pickled cabbage, ham and cottage cheese
    D: sausage, swede/carrot/potato mash, cauli, broccoli, kale, peas. Berries & yogurt.
    Syns: BGTY sausages 2, gravy 2
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Feb 18, 6:01 PM
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    bubbs
    reporting 1lb off
    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
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 15th Feb 18, 6:09 PM
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    gettingtheresometime

    I stayed to group this morning. There were a couple of old faces there that I haven't seen for 5 or 6 years. They're starting again. One of them said she'd made the Smash pizza that she used to enjoy years ago. The consultant lectured her on cheats and said that although she'd loaded the 'pizza' with vegetables she must have more on the side. We questioned her about what was the difference between having veg in a meal compared with on the side (surely it still counted as part of a third?) and she said on the side was very important, a new SW thing because people were disappointed they weren't getting the losses. I'm really confused about this. I can't see why, for example, layering tomatoes on top of a cottage pie is any different from roasting them separately. She seemed only to be able to see it as a plate divided into thirds and if the cottage pie (in my example) covered more than a third of the plate then it wouldn't be right even if it was full of veg. I'm sure that's not right but the message I'm taking away is have loads of Speed and keep the carbs down.
    Originally posted by maman
    I’ve often wondered that Maman as it didn’t make sense to me either.

    SSM - what I meant was that the swimming costume I described isn’t really practical for swimming as the skirt bit either clings to your legs or (if sitting in the jacuzzi) everything puffs up lol.

    Off to choir tonight so hubby will make a mushroom & ham omelette when I come back - MIL trained him well
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    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Feb 18, 6:58 PM
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    bubbs
    Beanie, I think we need a picture of your legs..... after all I've seen bubbs' boobs!!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    That sounds rude!! i am a b cup
    Quick update as it's bedtime.
    Lost- 2.5lbs again this week so I must be doing something right.
    Haven't had chance to read back. Well done to all the loosers.

    ilovetea xx
    Originally posted by ilovetea
    Well done

    Hi everyone ...... newbie to this site

    SW has become a way of life over the last few years with many ups and downs.

    I`m a diamond member at my local group but still attend regularly.

    Don`t want to slide back into old habits
    Originally posted by Annie Lawrence
    Welcome and congratulations
    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 15th Feb 18, 7:02 PM
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    bubbs
    Well it's -1/2 for me again. Why is it so hard to lose the last few lbs.
    Originally posted by BarleySugar
    Well done, but its bloody hard i need 3 1/2 now would love 1 1/2 next week for 5 stone, doubt i will

    I'm over the moon! I lost 1lb today and am now back in target.

    I'll stick to plan today but that will be it for the next week but I'll be straight back on it when I get back from holiday.

    That's a good plan Kathryn. As you know I usually use my syns weekly as want more at the weekend and less during the week, although this last few weeks I've been sticking to the 10-15 a day with just the odd day of going over!

    Welcome Annie. I'm another diamond target member and have been for about 6 years but went out of target range after a fortnight's holiday in January, which as you can see above I've finally got back, just in time for another holiday

    Today's plan:

    B - fruit after WI - apple slices & grapes (bought a snack pack on the way into Group)
    L - bacon & egg sandwich (HEB + 3)
    D - HM SW faggots; mash & veg from freezer, probably green beans & peas

    HEA - milk
    HEB - bread
    Syns - spread 2; brown sauce 1; not sure what else.

    See you all in a weeks time!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Well done, enjoy your holiday
    Well done ilovetea that's a great loss!


    Man congratulations denise. Delighted for you!





    Why indeed?? although I'd gladly swap with you.


    Mixed news for me at WI today. I gained a pound. That's the bad news but the good part is that I'm still in target...just.


    I am a bit perplexed as I know I've been sticking to plan and stayed within syns but I suppose as I haven't weighed since December 4th, a pound is nothing.


    I've got a meal out tomorrow and no idea of the menu but other than that I'm going to try hard.


    I stayed to group this morning. There were a couple of old faces there that I haven't seen for 5 or 6 years. They're starting again. One of them said she'd made the Smash pizza that she used to enjoy years ago. The consultant lectured her on cheats and said that although she'd loaded the 'pizza' with vegetables she must have more on the side. We questioned her about what was the difference between having veg in a meal compared with on the side (surely it still counted as part of a third?) and she said on the side was very important, a new SW thing because people were disappointed they weren't getting the losses. I'm really confused about this. I can't see why, for example, layering tomatoes on top of a cottage pie is any different from roasting them separately. She seemed only to be able to see it as a plate divided into thirds and if the cottage pie (in my example) covered more than a third of the plate then it wouldn't be right even if it was full of veg. I'm sure that's not right but the message I'm taking away is have loads of Speed and keep the carbs down.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB Weetabix, HEA milk
    L: veggie (courgette, tomato, mushroom, spring onion) omelette with pickled cabbage, ham and cottage cheese
    D: sausage, swede/carrot/potato mash, cauli, broccoli, kale, peas. Berries & yogurt.
    Syns: BGTY sausages 2, gravy 2
    Originally posted by maman
    Sorry for your gain but like you say from 4th dec thats good
    Our consultant says so you eat more speed like that than free food, but thats generally waht i do, it's rare for me to have carbs, she says having chips today
    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
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 15th Feb 18, 7:58 PM
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    p00hsticks
    congratulations on your loss ilovetea and other losers
    Love the swimsuit SSM
    Welcome Annie Lawrence

    Happy (and a bit surprised) to report a -1 lb loss this week

    It's my birthday tomorrow and so I got a voucher for a free meal from Brewers Fayre. We went on Tuesday lunchtime and I was very virtuous by ordering steak but swapping out the chips for salad, and just having Pepsi Max to drink. However, I then rather ruined it by eating the four onion rings (10 syns) and then having pancakes later in the day

    As a consequence I've already used up all my syns for this week and I still have to get through tomorrow (I've weighed in early as we're now away on a break for around ten days). And my OH is taking me out for a birthday coffee and cake - I haven't had any cake since I started SW in October so I'm not going to refuse it but it does mean I will finish the week well over syns wise - and I've started counting calories as well as a double check and even on the days that have been pretty low syn I seem to have generally been consuming more calories than on previous weeks (with things like potatoes, pasta, mango etc).


    However I'll get straight back on plan on Saturday, and watch the calories as well as a double check - I'm finding it useful to get more of an idea of how to prioritise my choice of fruit & veg etc.

    Kathrynha,
    can you please put me down for holiday for next week, and I'll be back home for the final weigh in of this challenge in a fortnight. Thanks.
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