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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 5th Mar 18, 11:12 AM
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    Chrisv
    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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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Mar 18, 9:27 PM
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    beanielou
    It is a day to catch our breathe, and then to be pleased that we learnt and evolved from this incident. x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    It is indeed.
    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***
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
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    beanielou
    Great loss Miss Teach
    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.
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 13th Mar 18, 9:32 PM
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    Nicki

    Stuff the weight .... what did you do? what did you buy? where did you eat?...... we need details!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I had a fab time. In terms of shopping we bought lots of clothes for my OH but I didn't buy anything for myself because nothing looked quite how I wanted yet. So ended up having a makeover in Bloomingdales instead and OH bought me all the cosmetics they used and some very nice skincare too.

    Our sightseeing this time was a bit off the wall because we've done most of the usual stuff already. We did an historical walk of the parts of NY which were important in War of Independence and also had a lovely morning in JP Morgan library and saw a Tennessee Williams exhibition.

    Saw Chicago on Broadway and The Post in a movie theatre. And cocktails one night.

    Food wise I was pretty good. I had what I wanted for meals but no snacking in between. Only had pancakes for breakfast once and ironically didn't even enjoy them that much having looked forward to them for weeks! Lunches I mostly had a salad. Dinners were less good and involved wine
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Mar 18, 9:35 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I had a fab time. In terms of shopping we bought lots of clothes for my OH but I didn't buy anything for myself because nothing looked quite how I wanted yet. So ended up having a makeover in Bloomingdales instead and OH bought me all the cosmetics they used and some very nice skincare too.

    Our sightseeing this time was a bit off the wall because we've done most of the usual stuff already. We did an historical walk of the parts of NY which were important in War of Independence and also had a lovely morning in JP Morgan library and saw a Tennessee Williams exhibition.

    Saw Chicago on Broadway and The Post in a movie theatre. And cocktails one night.

    Food wise I was pretty good. I had what I wanted for meals but no snacking in between. Only had pancakes for breakfast once and ironically didn't even enjoy them that much having looked forward to them for weeks! Lunches I mostly had a salad. Dinners were less good and involved wine
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Sounds fabulous.... but you know what you need to do now..... plan a return trip for when the clothes will feel/look right on you... and enjoy again x
    184.8
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Mar 18, 9:53 PM
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    bubbs
    Weighed in a day early this week but super thrilled to have lost -3.5lb!! Woohoo! That is 10lb in 3 weeks. And as my husband agreed when I got to 6 stone loss that he was going to put £5 in my moneybox for each pound I lose instead of the £1 he had been putting in, that was a nice little chunk in the pot tonight!

    Will be off plan Wednesday/Thursday/Friday now though as I'm taking 30 of our Y5/6 children away on residential. We were supposed to go a couple of weeks ago but 'The Beast from The East' stopped our adventure! Normally my suitcase would contain a selection of family sized sharing bags of chocolate but I'm not taking any extra snacks with me this year. I know I will be having syns for my main meals as I have a choice of only what they are serving! Hoping as it's for the kids they will try and serve them nutritious food but not sure if I'm being ambitious! I know when I went to look around before they had a salad bar so if all else fails there is hopefully that!

    I will eat breakfast here before I leave and we have to take a packed lunch as we don't arrive in time to eat a cooked lunch there so I've got egg and potato salad, melon and a yoghurt. So dinner will be the only off plan meal tomorrow. Then Friday I will be home for dinner and I have a SW frozen ready meal so I can get back on it ASAP when I get back.

    I need 1.5lb to get my 6.5 stone award and would love that next week but need to stay focused whilst away to achieve that.
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    WOW , well done
    Also today is very much a day of reflection.
    Today it is 22 years since the horror of Dunblane.
    So please take a moment to remember the children & their teacher.
    Always in our heart.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    And what a horror it was
    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
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 13th Mar 18, 10:44 PM
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    greentiger
    Glad the acupuncture seems to have helped you, beanie. Thanks for thinking of Dunblane. Neighbours of ours lost their granddaughter. Dunblane is not that far from where I live.

    Thanks, Chrisv and beanie for helping Kathryn out.

    tweets, you did make me laugh with your dog food story. I hope it kept your spirits up after the match tonight!

    Well done, Mrs_R, on your determination and achievements.

    Great result, MissTeach. I don’t envy your week away – been there, done that, lol.

    Today’s been ok.

    Breakfast: hexb bran flakes, raspberries
    Lunch: tomato & herb omelette, salad, ML orange & choc sprinkle yogurt
    Snack: Tower Gate arctic bar (7)
    Dinner: sc chicken fajitas, Rowan Hill wholewheat & white small tortilla (4), tsp each salsa, guacamole & sour cream & chive dip (?)
    Snack: hexa cheese & grapes
    Stashbusting 74
    Reading Challenge 18/26
    Film Challenge 13/26[COLOR="Blue"]
    Weight Loss 1 2.2/9
    Weight Loss 2 3.0/9
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 13th Mar 18, 11:09 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    It is a day to catch our breath, and then to be pleased that we learnt and evolved from this incident. x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    There's a very moving video posted on the BBC news Facebook page.
    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
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 14th Mar 18, 6:58 AM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    Hope you get it fixed quickly. Temperature due to drop again this weekend
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Lion.... hope you have managed to keep warm x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    All sorted now, thanks.

    Great loss Miss Teach and Nicki, your trip sounds fab!

    I remain faithfully on plan. Yesterday's offerings were:

    B – Porridge with frozen mixed berries (defrosted obviously!) (HEX B)
    L – L/O spaggy bol
    D- Heck Chicken Italian sausages in a tomato pasta bake with cheese (HEX A)

    Snacks: Fat free yog

    Syns: Murray mints x 2 – think I am addicted to them

    Not much speed there other than what was in the sauces (onions, leeks, carrots, tomatoes, peas and spinach.)
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Mar 18, 7:53 AM
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    kathrynha
    Also today is very much a day of reflection.
    Today it is 22 years since the horror of Dunblane.
    So please take a moment to remember the children & their teacher.
    Always in our heart.
    Originally posted by beanielou

    I was at university doing teacher training when it happened and it really hit us all quite hard. Thoughts are with all those families and the community.

    Weighed in a day early this week but super thrilled to have lost -3.5lb!! Woohoo! That is 10lb in 3 weeks. And as my husband agreed when I got to 6 stone loss that he was going to put £5 in my moneybox for each pound I lose instead of the £1 he had been putting in, that was a nice little chunk in the pot tonight!

    Will be off plan Wednesday/Thursday/Friday now though as I'm taking 30 of our Y5/6 children away on residential. We were supposed to go a couple of weeks ago but 'The Beast from The East' stopped our adventure! Normally my suitcase would contain a selection of family sized sharing bags of chocolate but I'm not taking any extra snacks with me this year. I know I will be having syns for my main meals as I have a choice of only what they are serving! Hoping as it's for the kids they will try and serve them nutritious food but not sure if I'm being ambitious! I know when I went to look around before they had a salad bar so if all else fails there is hopefully that!

    I will eat breakfast here before I leave and we have to take a packed lunch as we don't arrive in time to eat a cooked lunch there so I've got egg and potato salad, melon and a yoghurt. So dinner will be the only off plan meal tomorrow. Then Friday I will be home for dinner and I have a SW frozen ready meal so I can get back on it ASAP when I get back.

    I need 1.5lb to get my 6.5 stone award and would love that next week but need to stay focused whilst away to achieve that.
    Originally posted by MissTeach

    Well done on the weight loss and good luck on the residential.


    As a Guide leader I understand the 'fun' of residentials. My normal plan for eating is to just eat a normal size plateful. No going back for seconds, and if you are putting the stuff on the plate yourself, put the speed on first.
    Places catering for kids are generally getting better at offering healthy option, as the kids tend to prefer it. My Guides love having a fruit bowl they can help themselves to, and we can easily go through 3 cucumbers in one meal.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Mar 18, 8:01 AM
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    kathrynha
    Half on for me last night
    Bit disappointed as I had hoped for a maintain, but I had eaten dinner before weigh in because I was starving, and I normally wait till after.


    Feeling determined to have a good week.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - fruit salad
    Lunch - noodles, chicken and veg
    Dinner - Broccoli cheese soup


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - cranberry juice (2.5), miso (0.5) and possibly some extra syns for the soup.


    Dinner isn't great, but daughter is having a tooth out today, so want something easy to eat for her.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • tweets
    • By tweets 14th Mar 18, 8:35 AM
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    tweets
    Glad the acupuncture seems to have helped you, beanie. Thanks for thinking of Dunblane. Neighbours of ours lost their granddaughter. Dunblane is not that far from where I live.

    Thanks, Chrisv and beanie for helping Kathryn out.

    tweets, you did make me laugh with your dog food story. I hope it kept your spirits up after the match tonight!

    Well done, Mrs_R, on your determination and achievements.

    Great result, MissTeach. I don’t envy your week away – been there, done that, lol.

    Today’s been ok.

    Breakfast: hexb bran flakes, raspberries
    Lunch: tomato & herb omelette, salad, ML orange & choc sprinkle yogurt
    Snack: Tower Gate arctic bar (7)
    Dinner: sc chicken fajitas, Rowan Hill wholewheat & white small tortilla (4), tsp each salsa, guacamole & sour cream & chive dip (?)
    Snack: hexa cheese & grapes
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Good Morning

    I found the dog story on Facebook and it made me

    Football nearly made me fall asleep
    Lost 3st-9lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 14th Mar 18, 10:01 AM
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    joedenise
    Really not eating particularly well this week but at least I'm not having loads of syns either! My jeans are feeling tighter than last week so wouldn't be surprised if I've put on which seems really unfair when I haven't eaten much!

    Today's plan:

    B - baked oats; grapes (forgot to get the frozen fruit out!)
    L - not sure was supposed to have been a mediterrean veg salad but forgot to get the veg! Will probably get some soup out of the freezer
    D - mince and onion pie (using Lodough for the "pastry" - hope it's OK as not used it before); mash & veg

    HEA - milk
    HEB - porridge
    Syns - spread/milk in mash 3 (I usually use egg to make mash but haven't got any left so have to use some syns!); nothing else planned

    Denise
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 14th Mar 18, 4:32 PM
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    lushlifesaver
    Dad is home, not 100% but home - thank you for all the well wishes


    +4.5

    Don't know why I deserved that I have been good this week.

    When I am good I put on

    When I am a tad naughty I lose

    Off I go to finish making the SW Quiche for tea

    Happy Mothers Day
    Originally posted by tweets

    story. of. my. life


    This week despite the only "not sw" things to pass my lips being 2 slices of white bread, a 1inch square piece of cake and 50g vanilla ice cream I gained 2.5lb


    so not impressed. practically cried in class.


    I am trying to do a week of SAS logs to dig in and help me persevere a bit
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Mar 18, 5:28 PM
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    beanielou
    Glad that your dad is home lush.
    Sorry about your gain.
    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Mar 18, 6:12 PM
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    bubbs


    Evening all
    Chicken and prawn stir fry
    Need to make some little muffin things for taster tomorrow so will disappear again in a min
    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 14th Mar 18, 6:59 PM
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    beanielou
    Oh forgot it was a taster tomorrow.
    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.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 14th Mar 18, 7:13 PM
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    joedenise
    We had ours last week!

    The Lodough wasn't brilliant as a pastry substitute - DH was even less impressed than me, LOL! Have you used yours yet LLS?

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Mar 18, 7:19 PM
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    bubbs
    Anyone know if a voucher in any mags this week.next week please x
    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 14th Mar 18, 7:26 PM
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    bubbs
    Kathryn, your gain will be because you ate and dont normally x
    Lush sorry about your gain
    Denise ours is this week because consultant was away week before last and was too much of a rush to do last week
    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
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 14th Mar 18, 8:06 PM
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    greentiger
    Dinner definitely negates that ½ lb on, Kathryn.

    Welcome home, lushdad; I’m sure you’ll soon pick up again.

    It was a quiet day today, so I’ve no excuses for getting things wrong - but I think I’m ok.

    Breakfast: toasted muffin & jam (5)
    Lunch: ½ hexb toast & beans, nectarine
    Snack: Tower Gate Arctic bar (7)
    Dinner: mince (1 for gravy) & tatties and carrots and peas, hexa milk
    Snack: ½ hexb toast & jam (1)

    Out for lunch tomorrow with ’eaty’ friend. I will need to watch my fuel intake. And dinner at DD’s (not seen DGS and baby for ages).
    Stashbusting 74
    Reading Challenge 18/26
    Film Challenge 13/26[COLOR="Blue"]
    Weight Loss 1 2.2/9
    Weight Loss 2 3.0/9
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