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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, 8:08 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Happy to welcome the new members if no one else wants to do it?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    You will be perfect for this job x
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 18, 8:20 PM
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    bubbs
    You will be perfect for this job x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I agree
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Mar 18, 8:41 PM
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    I agree
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Are you feeling poorly???
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 18, 8:42 PM
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    bubbs
    Are you feeling poorly???
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    What agreeing with you?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 12th Mar 18, 8:43 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Evening everyone
    Stuffed full of rice pudding! It was lovely though- just decided at random to make some Have had a manic day- nice to be relaxing!
    Today’s food:
    B: HEXB 2 x HiFi plus 3 syns for another (guess who was really hungry at group ) Apple, pear, water
    L: Jacket spud, beans and salad. Apple. Water
    T: SW ready meal Chinese Banquet Rice with green beans, carrots, cauliflower and peas. Spiced rice pudding (3.5) with jam (0.5) HEXA Alpro Choc Soya Milk (+1.5)
    S: Toast and jam (5.5)
    Syns: 14
    Im off to do the dishes before I doze off
    Night all 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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Mar 18, 9:10 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    What agreeing with you?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am sure you have oppositional defiance syndrome!!

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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 12th Mar 18, 9:24 PM
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    My goodness, it!!!8217;s been a busy day on here.

    I!!!8217;m logging a gain of 0.4lbs, not as much as I!!!8217;d expected, so I!!!8217;ll have to be extra careful this week. One of my friends is unwell, so that!!!8217;s one challenge avoided. Thanks for doing the chart, Kathryn.

    Too cold
    But, bubbs, the people, like beanie, are warm! I think beanie and I might have to kidnap you!

    I have done 27500 steps today....
    Sunshine, I don!!!8217;t think I do that in a year, lol. Just saw beanie!!!8217;s comment !!!8211; I!!!8217;m with her!

    Well done, jayne (magic loss) and Mrs_R (every little helps).

    Congrats, p00hsticks, for SOTW.

    I think you!!!8217;ll do a great job as Kathryn!!!8217;s aide de camp, Chrisv. And I did say above that beanie is a friendly person so she will be a perfect person for meet and greet.

    Denise, sorry you!!!8217;re off colour.

    I know you're on your hols, maman, but just heard that Pellegrino has got the heave. How do you feel about that? I'm a bit sorry for him as the best players had been sold off.

    Breakfast: hexb toast with sardines
    Lunch: pasta, courgette, mushrooms, chicken, pesto (1 ½ ), ff Greek yogurt with cooked chicken, a pear
    Snack: Tower Gate Arctic bar (7)
    Dinner: fried egg, 2 Heck chicken Italia sausages (1), ½ small gammon steak, beans, ff Skyr raspberry yogurt
    Snack: hexa cheese & grapes
    Last edited by greentiger; 13-03-2018 at 11:34 PM.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
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    bubbs
    I am sure you have oppositional defiance syndrome!!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Might have if i knew what it meant
    My goodness, it’s been a busy day on here.

    I’m logging a gain of 0.4lbs, not as much as I’d expected, so I’ll have to be extra careful this week. One of my friends is unwell, so that’s one challenge avoided. Thanks for doing the chart, Kathryn.

    Too cold
    But, bubbs, the people, like beanie, are warm! I think beanie and I might have to kidnap you!


    I have done 27500 steps today....
    Sunshine, I don’t think I do that in a year, lol. Just saw beanie’s comment – I’m with her!

    Well done, jayne (magic loss) and Mrs_R (every little helps).

    Congrats, p00hsticks, for SOTW.

    I think you’ll do a great job as Kathryn’s aide de camp, Chrisv. And I did say above that beanie is a friendly person so she will be a perfect person for meet and greet.

    Denise, sorry you’re off colour.

    I know you're on your hols, maman, but just heard that Pochettino has got the heave. How do you feel about that? I'm a bit sorry for him as the best players had been sold off.

    Breakfast: hexb toast with sardines
    Lunch: pasta, courgette, mushrooms, chicken, pesto (1 ½ ), ff Greek yogurt with cooked chicken, a pear
    Snack: Tower Gate Arctic bar (7)
    Dinner: fried egg, 2 Heck chicken Italia sausages (1), ½ small gammon steak, beans, ff Skyr raspberry yogurt
    Snack: hexa cheese & grapes
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Beanie is yes , infact i think we all are here you will have to find me first
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Mar 18, 9:41 PM
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    beanielou
    Did I mention that I discovered Nestles do orange mini eggs in a bag

    I had appapuncture today?
    On one side of the muscles in my back
    The other side next week!
    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.***
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 18, 9:59 PM
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    bubbs
    Did I mention that I discovered Nestles do orange mini eggs in a bag

    I had appapuncture today?
    On one side of the muscles in my back
    The other side next week!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    No you didnt , have you tried them?
    Does you back feel any better?
    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 12th Mar 18, 10:16 PM
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    beanielou
    My back(one side) hasent felt this good in years.
    Wonder how long it will last?

    I may have treated myself to a wee bag 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.
    • esmy
    • By esmy 12th Mar 18, 10:30 PM
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    esmy
    Did I mention that I discovered Nestles do orange mini eggs in a bag
    !
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Fingers in ears going 'Lalalala'....
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Mar 18, 10:37 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Did I mention that I discovered Nestles do orange mini eggs in a bag

    I had appapuncture today?
    On one side of the muscles in my back
    The other side next week!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    ooh that is not good.

    I used to have all sorts done on my back, physio, some strange pulling thing, acupuncture, some electrical thing.... I always left worse than I went in!... I now go to a private chiropractor once a month - I call him jesus - as he performs a miracle every time he sees me!


    My back(one side) hasent felt this good in years.
    Wonder how long it will last?

    I may have treated myself to a wee bag bubbs.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I initially read this as 'urine bag'

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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Mar 18, 10:39 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Fingers in ears going 'Lalalala'....
    Originally posted by esmy
    Good girl.... that beanie is a temptress!


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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Mar 18, 7:46 AM
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    kathrynha
    and I might lose some pounds shivering as the boiler has broken down.
    Originally posted by Lioness Twinkletoes

    Hope you get it fixed quickly. Temperature due to drop again this weekend


    Did I mention that I discovered Nestles do orange mini eggs in a bag
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Good job I'm not allowed chocolate, or that could be tempting.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Mar 18, 7:48 AM
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    Happy to welcome the new members if no one else wants to do it?
    Originally posted by beanielou

    Thank you Beanie


    So that's ChrisV as our person to make sure no weigh-ins are missed, and Beanie as our new member welcome.


    Thank you people. Knew you would help me out.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Mar 18, 8:23 AM
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    kathrynha
    So weigh in day for me. No idea how it will go. Haven't been on plan some days, but what's I've eaten hasn't been too stupid, and when I've been good I've been very good.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - fruit salad
    Lunch - Couscous and chicken salad
    Dinner - pasta


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - none planned
    Syns - cranberry juice (2.5), salad dressing (0.5)
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Mar 18, 9:24 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Might have if i knew what it meant
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Perfect answer for this condition!



    Lion.... hope you have managed to keep warm x
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Mar 18, 9:25 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    My back(one side) hasent felt this good in years.
    Wonder how long it will last?

    I may have treated myself to a wee bag bubbs.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Pleased your back is feeling good, lets hope the course of acupuncture works well x
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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 13th Mar 18, 11:59 AM
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    Chrisv
    Thank you Beanie


    So that's ChrisV as our person to make sure no weigh-ins are missed, and Beanie as our new member welcome.


    Thank you people. Knew you would help me out.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Happy to help I'll do m'self a little spreadsheet
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
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