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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 5th Mar 18, 11:12 AM
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    Slimming in to Spring - Slimming World Support Thr
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    • 5th Mar 18, 11:12 AM
    Slimming in to Spring - Slimming World Support Thr 5th Mar 18 at 11:12 AM
    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 youÖÖÖgo 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 Ė so thatís 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 Ďaí choice and one Healthy Extra Ďbí 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/showpost.php?p=66049704&postcount=4853

    List of Speed foods here - Fruits & Vegetables
    Last edited by Chrisv; 05-03-2018 at 11:22 AM.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it Ė Donald Horban
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Mar 18, 7:40 PM
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    beanielou
    Snow refuses to go here! We do have bits of pavement showing now though, so thatís good.

    Well done, TIE, Catty and Sunshine.

    I've decided to treat myself to some new blush pink jeans.
    I got a pair for a tenner in M&S sale last year! I love them.

    Maybe the snow shovelling made you build muscle, gts. And that is heavier than fat!

    Congrats on the Easter egg, beanie.

    Out of control SW eating this weekend. Roll on tomorrow and a fresh start (although I have 3 meals out this week thanks to rearranged snow dates and DGS commitments coming up from next week).
    Iím not complaining; Iím lucky to have the good friends and the wherewithal and ability to do it.

    Happy new week, everyone.
    Originally posted by greentiger

    So true

    Happy new jeans
    Have a good week 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.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Mar 18, 7:41 PM
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    beanielou
    Tweets~~ just keep plodding.
    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 Mar 18, 7:42 PM
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    beanielou
    Oh & I made the imitation Heinz tomato soup.
    Was good.
    Some in freezer & some in the fridge for the week.

    Was that your soup too Bubbs?
    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 Mar 18, 7:43 PM
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    bubbs
    Please move near me. Thank you.
    Originally posted by beanielou

    Looks good too
    Originally posted by beanielou
    It was nice
    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 11th Mar 18, 7:46 PM
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    bubbs
    Hi all,

    Just bobbing in with a STS for the first week of the challenge (thoroughly deserved ). Plan for tomorrow is:

    B - Clementine, passionfruit and FF yog
    D - Chicken salad wrap (ready-to-eat mango and lime chicken chunks (0.5), grated carrot, cucumber, grated pre-packed beetroot (0.5) and WW wrap (HEB)), banana
    T - Pork chop (no fat) with stir-fried-in-soy-sauce courgette and mushrooms
    HEA - Milk
    HEB - Wrap
    Syns - 1 for lunch, 4 for sugar in coffee, 2 in hot chocolate.

    Bubbs you always put me to shame with the amount of veggies on your plate!

    Hope everyone is well and has enjoyed Mother's Day if they celebrate.

    I could read back but I'm just too tired and tbh am heading to bed now with my book! Will try to keep up with the thread a bit better this week! Enjoy the last of the weekend all! x
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air
    But i dont have potatoes and know if i didnt have that much veg i would be picking
    Oh & I made the imitation Heinz tomato soup.
    Was good.
    Some in freezer & some in the fridge for the week.

    Was that your soup too Bubbs?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Carrots, onions, leeks, swede, parsnips, carton of passata s&p and paprika , blitz half and left half chunks.
    I have yet to try tommy tomato
    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 11th Mar 18, 7:50 PM
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    beanielou



    It was nice
    Originally posted by bubbs
    But i dont have potatoes and know if i didnt have that much veg i would be picking


    Carrots, onions, leeks, swede, parsnips, carton of passata s&p and paprika , blitz half and left half chunks.
    I have yet to try tommy tomato
    Originally posted by bubbs
    You mean you are not moving near to me

    Tommy tomato is great.
    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.
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 11th Mar 18, 7:57 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Evening all
    Kathryn for this challenge put me down for -12.5 That will get me into the next stone bracket and then iíll be 7lbs from target. Thatís if I get that far- Iím back to my pre holiday weight but I seem to be struggling to lose any more! Itís not really that much of an issue- my dress fits beautifully and Iíve lost enough to feel a lot better. Iíve a 12 week countdown that Iím only 2 weeks into so if it werenít for that I would probably call target to take the pressure off for a bit! Went for a walk earlier which was nice- blew the cobwebs away a bit.

    Todayís food:
    Brunch: 3 Asda Light and Lean sausages (1.5) beans, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms. Decaf coffee with HEXA
    Snack: HEXB HiFi bars, Apple, pear, Light and Free yoghurt, water
    Tea: Oriental salmon with salad, noodles and SW spring onion, ginger and garlic sauce. Raspberries, vanilla yogurt, single finger Twirl (6) decaf coffee with HEXA
    S: 3 Broghies with ham and smoked salmon (3) Wotsits (4.5) water
    Syns: 14.5
    Happy Motherís Day everyone xx
    Very proud to be Open University BA (Hons) English Lang and Lit Graduate! MA English 75% complete Going back for round 2! BSc (Hons) Combined STEM 2018- Bring it on!
    Weight lost so far- 3 stone 3lb
    I Am Green And White Miss you JV and TW!
    Elle
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 18, 7:57 PM
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    bubbs
    You mean you are not moving near to me

    Tommy tomato is great.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Too cold
    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
    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Mar 18, 7:58 PM
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    tweets
    Tweets~~ just keep plodding.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I am always plodding got to keep plodding
    Lost 3st-6lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Mar 18, 8:03 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I have an orange smarties easter egg
    Originally posted by beanielou
    OMG that is dangerous...... step away from the egg!

    tweets, keep plodding, I can vary this much with a bit of water retention x
    181.8
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Mar 18, 8:42 PM
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    beanielou
    OMG that is dangerous...... step away from the egg!

    tweets, keep plodding, I can vary this much with a bit of water retention x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Very.
    My friend was very kind.
    Maybe just a bit too early
    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 11th Mar 18, 9:29 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Very.
    My friend was very kind.
    Maybe just a bit too early
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I will swop friends with you...............

    I am on a big push to get to 175 lbs before the 21st.... I have done 27500 steps today....
    181.8
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Mar 18, 9:37 PM
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    beanielou
    I will swop friends with you...............

    I am on a big push to get to 175 lbs before the 21st.... I have done 27500 steps today....
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    You can do it

    I am lucky if I have done 500 steps
    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 11th Mar 18, 10:07 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    You can do it

    I am lucky if I have done 500 steps
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Beanie, you are doing really well x
    181.8
    • jaynespain
    • By jaynespain 12th Mar 18, 6:56 AM
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    Good Morning! I have lost 4lb in my first week and I am very happy with that!
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 12th Mar 18, 8:20 AM
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    kathrynha
    Here is this weeks chart





    SOTW is P00hsticks


    *SOTW is the person who lost the most this week and also lost or maintained last week
    **Please note everyone who didn't post a weigh in last week due to the snow was recorded as STS as it wasn't your fault
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 12th Mar 18, 8:21 AM
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    p00hsticks
    Good Morning! I have lost 4lb in my first week and I am very happy with that!
    Originally posted by jaynespain
    Well done !
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 12th Mar 18, 8:25 AM
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    kathrynha
    Welcome to all the newbies, and well done on that brilliant first week loss Jaynespain


    Been a busy weekend for me, and with my daughters birthday and mothers day, it's been rather off plan too, but If I'm good today and tomorrow I'm hoping I can pull some back before tomorrows weigh in.


    Todays plan:
    Breakfast - fruit salad
    Lunch - noodles
    Dinner - fajita chicken and couscous (family have wraps, I have couscous instead)


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - none planned
    Syns - cranberry juice (2.5), miso (0.5)
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 12th Mar 18, 8:33 AM
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    Plea for help


    You have probably all noticed I'm struggling to keep up with managing the thread at the moment.


    I know the spreadsheet scares a lot of you, and to be honest, doing it forces me to stay on here, and not give up so I don't want to really stop doing it.


    What I need is someone who is willing to make a list of all weigh ins and private message me the list on a Sunday evening, so that I can just input the data and do the chart.
    Also to greet new members, ask them their target for the challenge, and private message me that information too.


    It will mean I am able to spend my time properly reading peoples post, rather than rushing and skim reading them to find the info I need, which is what I am finding I am doing a bit at the moment.


    Thanks
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 12th Mar 18, 9:52 AM
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    Chrisv
    Morning

    Kathrynha, I really don't want to step on anyone's toes (I'm pretty new here ) but if none of the more knowledgeable SW members has the spare time, then spare time is something I have copious amounts of.

    I'm not too chatty I know (I'm shy lol) but I'm more than willing to help by reading, gathering and pm'ing you relevant info. Perhaps wait until everyone has time to see and respond to your plea today .

    ps, did you spot my STS from Saturday
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