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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 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/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 – Donald Horban
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Mar 18, 10:46 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    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
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Seconded!
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 12th Mar 18, 11:24 AM
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    kathrynha
    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
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Thank you Chris. I was pretty new here when I stepped in to help out running the thread. Newness is not an issue.


    Yes I did miss your STS which I think proves perfectly why I need help.

    Happy to wait and see if I'm inundated with offers of help.
    As you're a little shy, maybe if you do the weigh in info, and somebody else less shy (and there are plenty on this thread ) could do welcoming new members.


    Thanks
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 12th Mar 18, 11:57 AM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Hi all
    Just popping by to report a slightly disappointing -0.5
    Will post properly later x
    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
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 12th Mar 18, 12:53 PM
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    Chrisv
    Thank you Chris. I was pretty new here when I stepped in to help out running the thread. Newness is not an issue.


    Yes I did miss your STS which I think proves perfectly why I need help.

    Happy to wait and see if I'm inundated with offers of help.

    As you're a little shy, maybe if you do the weigh in info, and somebody else less shy (and there are plenty on this thread ) could do welcoming new members.


    Thanks
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    I'd be more than happy with that, we'll wait and see any yes, I can think of 'one or two' less shy
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Mar 18, 1:02 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I'd be more than happy with that, we'll wait and see any yes, I can think of 'one or two' less shy
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Chris, I have never ever seen you as being shy.... a mathematician yes, a wealth of information and always happy to share with others yes - but shy - never!

    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 12-03-2018 at 1:12 PM.
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 12th Mar 18, 1:45 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    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
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Thirded!


    (Oh I do love a volunteer!)


    Well done P00hsticks on being SOTW.


    Went swimming this morning again (bathroom still out of action!) and I had the leftovers of the diet pepsi chicken for lunch. Tonight will probably have an omelette as its quick & filling after we've walked the dog.


    Might have some popcorn as well after but would consider trading that for 2 vodkas lol
    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
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 12th Mar 18, 2:20 PM
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    Chrisv
    Chris, I have never ever seen you as being shy.... a mathematician yes, a wealth of information and always happy to share with others yes - but shy - never!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Aw thanks I love maths and IT, but yes, I'm a little more self-conscious than some chatting online (no names mentioned lol )
    Last edited by Chrisv; 12-03-2018 at 2:37 PM.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Mar 18, 5:29 PM
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    joedenise
    Not feeling too good today but am trying to eat something. DH is doing the cooking!

    Todays food Green day

    B - 1 slice of toast a d marmalade - HEB + 2.5
    L - 2 slices cheese on toast HEB2/HEA2
    D - toad in the hole with Linda McCartney rosemary and red onion sausages, mash and veg 4.5 syns for flour

    HEA1 milk
    HEA 2 cheese
    HEA1 1 slice of bread, 0.5 still to have
    HEB2 2 slices of bread
    Syns 1.5 spread.
    , marmalade 1
    Flor 4.5

    Denise
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 12th Mar 18, 6:03 PM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    Happy to help, if needed, but I think Chris might have it covered. Fully back on plan today - and I might lose some pounds shivering as the boiler has broken down.

    bubbs, your food looks amazing as always. Mrs_R, well done on the loss. Small, but perfectly formed.

    Plan for today was/is:

    B - Grape nuts with FF yoghurt and frozen berries
    L - Orzo salad (toms, peppers, onion, parsley) with a poached chicken breast
    D - Spaghetti bol with a side salad of mixed leaves, cucumber, beetroot and onion

    Snacks - Raspberries, grapes.
    Syns - 2 Murray Mints

    Trying to give the syns a wide berth for a couple of days as I had plenty over the last week!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 18, 6:19 PM
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    bubbs
    Eveningall
    Lush
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 18, 6:21 PM
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    bubbs
    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
    Pushing the goal posts?
    Good Morning! I have lost 4lb in my first week and I am very happy with that!
    Originally posted by jaynespain
    well done
    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
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    well done Chris, i vote you aswell you are not shy
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 18, 6:23 PM
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    bubbs
    Thank you Chris. I was pretty new here when I stepped in to help out running the thread. Newness is not an issue.


    Yes I did miss your STS which I think proves perfectly why I need help.

    Happy to wait and see if I'm inundated with offers of help.
    As you're a little shy, maybe if you do the weigh in info, and somebody else less shy (and there are plenty on this thread ) could do welcoming new members.


    Thanks
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    SSM again
    Hi all
    Just popping by to report a slightly disappointing -0.5
    Will post properly later x
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    A loss is a loss well done
    Aw thanks I love maths and IT, but yes, I'm a little more self-conscious than some chatting online (no names mentioned lol )
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    SSM
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 18, 6:25 PM
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    bubbs
    Not feeling too good today but am trying to eat something. DH is doing the cooking!

    Todays food Green day

    B - 1 slice of toast a d marmalade - HEB + 2.5
    L - 2 slices cheese on toast HEB2/HEA2
    D - toad in the hole with Linda McCartney rosemary and red onion sausages, mash and veg 4.5 syns for flour

    HEA1 milk
    HEA 2 cheese
    HEA1 1 slice of bread, 0.5 still to have
    HEB2 2 slices of bread
    Syns 1.5 spread.
    , marmalade 1
    Flor 4.5

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Hope you soon feel better xx
    Happy to help, if needed, but I think Chris might have it covered. Fully back on plan today - and I might lose some pounds shivering as the boiler has broken down.

    bubbs, your food looks amazing as always. Mrs_R, well done on the loss. Small, but perfectly formed.

    Plan for today was/is:

    B - Grape nuts with FF yoghurt and frozen berries
    L - Orzo salad (toms, peppers, onion, parsley) with a poached chicken breast
    D - Spaghetti bol with a side salad of mixed leaves, cucumber, beetroot and onion

    Snacks - Raspberries, grapes.
    Syns - 2 Murray Mints

    Trying to give the syns a wide berth for a couple of days as I had plenty over the last week!
    Originally posted by Lioness Twinkletoes
    Thankyou
    Hope you get your boiler fixed soon xx


    Well done p00sticks on SOTW
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Mar 18, 6:37 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Aw thanks I love maths and IT, but yes, I'm a little more self-conscious than some chatting online (no names mentioned lol )
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    You clearly mean bubbs....

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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Mar 18, 6:41 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    joedenise, pleased to see you have your OH trained

    Make sure you take care of yourself c


    Pushing the goal posts?

    well done Chris, i love you aswell you are not shy
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I will always be pushing the goal posts!

    I read your comment to Chris like above!

    SSM again

    A loss is a loss well done

    SSM
    Originally posted by bubbs
    What the heck have I done now!

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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 18, 6:45 PM
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    bubbs
    You clearly mean bubbs....

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    No you

    joedenise, pleased to see you have your OH trained

    Make sure you take care of yourself c




    I will always be pushing the goal posts!

    I read your comment to Chris like above!



    What the heck have I done now!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Everything
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Mar 18, 7:47 PM
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    beanielou
    Good Morning! I have lost 4lb in my first week and I am very happy with that!
    Originally posted by jaynespain
    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 12th Mar 18, 7:49 PM
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    beanielou
    Happy to welcome the new members if no one else wants to do it?
    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 12th Mar 18, 7:55 PM
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    bubbs
    Happy to welcome the new members if no one else wants to do it?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Well volunteered I do think most of us welcome them anyway , but you can be dedicated welcome-er
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Mar 18, 8:07 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    No you

    Everything
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Cheeky!

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