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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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    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 14th Mar 18, 8:14 PM
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    Nicki
    I was starving today and not feeling great. I was so busy at work I didn't have much time to eat I think!

    Breakfast porridge with raspberries (HEA and HEB)
    Lunch chicken with lentils and salad
    Dinner 2 poached eggs, I slice toast (4)

    Snack oatcake, peanut butter and pumpkin seeds (7)
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Mar 18, 8:27 PM
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    beanielou
    Hoping for a STS tomorrow night.
    We will see!!
    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, 8:32 PM
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    bubbs
    Mullers 12 for £3 in Tesco
    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 14th Mar 18, 8:35 PM
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    beanielou
    Mullers 12 for £3 in Tesco
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Too cold to eat Mullers
    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, 8:57 PM
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    bubbs
    Too cold to eat Mullers
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Dont be daft i am sweating turned the heater 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 2 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Mar 18, 8:58 PM
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    bubbs
    Hoping for a STS tomorrow night.
    We will see!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I want at least 1/2lb
    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 14th Mar 18, 9:22 PM
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    beanielou
    Whispers. Maybe too many mini eggs!!

    Bubbs~~Hope you will get your 1/2 lb & there is a 5 stone award with your name on 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 14th Mar 18, 9:26 PM
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    bubbs
    Whispers. Maybe too many mini eggs!!

    Bubbs~~Hope you will get your 1/2 lb & there is a 5 stone award with your name on it
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thats why i dont buy them, but dh wants an easter egg
    Hope there is a 5 stone award, thanks xxx
    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 14th Mar 18, 9:31 PM
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    beanielou
    Thats why i dont buy them, but dh wants an easter egg
    Hope there is a 5 stone award, thanks xxx
    Originally posted by bubbs
    If you were in my group then Sticker Sue would have it ready & waiting
    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.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Mar 18, 9:35 PM
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    kathrynha
    Glad your dad is home Lush.
    Don't let the gain get you down.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 14th Mar 18, 9:41 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Evening everyone
    Had a really tough day today and Iíve got the headache from hell so will keep it short! Off to York tomorrow and Iím going to be naughty on the train Iím in first class and I know iíll succumb to the tempting food. Iíve a hospital appt tomorrow and will have to go straight from there to the station- given the forecast that itís going to pee it down iíll be in a taxi to the station. Iíll try not to let it derail me for the rest of the day though. I have a meeting on Friday that I have regularly and last time I saw them I had lost just under 2 stone and the boss was shocked at the change in me then- Iíve lost 3 stone 1lb now so I think she might be pretty surprised this time
    Todayís food:
    B: Apple, pear, yoghurt, HEXB x 2 HiFi. HEXA Alpro choc soya drink +1.5 syns
    L: Boots Shapers sushi (1) egg and spinach pot, water
    T: Spicy beef couscous (from the new Little Book of menus) raspberries, blueberries and a crumbled 1 finger Twirl (6) water
    S: Toast and jam (5.5) NAS Vimto
    Syns: 14
    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 14th Mar 18, 9:49 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I was starving today and not feeling great. I was so busy at work I didn't have much time to eat I think!

    Breakfast porridge with raspberries (HEA and HEB)
    Lunch chicken with lentils and salad
    Dinner 2 poached eggs, I slice toast (4)

    Snack oatcake, peanut butter and pumpkin seeds (7)
    Originally posted by Nicki
    God I would be starving if I had only ate this...

    You are motivated x

    Evening everyone
    Had a really tough day today and Iíve got the headache from hell so will keep it short! Off to York tomorrow and Iím going to be naughty on the train Iím in first class and I know iíll succumb to the tempting food. Iíve a hospital appt tomorrow and will have to go straight from there to the station- given the forecast that itís going to pee it down iíll be in a taxi to the station. Iíll try not to let it derail me for the rest of the day though. I have a meeting on Friday that I have regularly and last time I saw them I had lost just under 2 stone and the boss was shocked at the change in me then- Iíve lost 3 stone 1lb now so I think she might be pretty surprised this time
    Todayís food:
    B: Apple, pear, yoghurt, HEXB x 2 HiFi. HEXA Alpro choc soya drink +1.5 syns
    L: Boots Shapers sushi (1) egg and spinach pot, water
    T: Spicy beef couscous (from the new Little Book of menus) raspberries, blueberries and a crumbled 1 finger Twirl (6) water
    S: Toast and jam (5.5) NAS Vimto
    Syns: 14
    Night all xx
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    I love York - hope everything go wells x
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Mar 18, 9:56 PM
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    beanielou
    Enjoy your day Mrs R.
    I have never travelled in first class!!
    There is a fantastic shop in York selling all things cat
    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, 10:01 PM
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    bubbs
    If you were in my group then Sticker Sue would have it ready & waiting
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Sticky Sue, not sticky vicki
    Enjoy your day Mrs R.
    I have never travelled in first class!!
    There is a fantastic shop in York selling all things cat
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Nor me, not posh enough like Mrs R
    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
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 14th Mar 18, 10:47 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan

    Im not posh its a freebie Im doing a bit of work for Virgin Trains so they pay for me to travel first class. Ive travelled loads in first class with Virgin (I get free first class tickets as well) and its amazing. Massive comfy leather seats, constant food and drink- free alcohol, just a shame I dont drink (but theres juice, water, pop and tea and coffee as well)
    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Mar 18, 10:50 PM
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    beanielou
    Sounds fab Mrs R
    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 14th Mar 18, 10:56 PM
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    Sunshinemummy

    Im not posh its a freebie Im doing a bit of work for Virgin Trains so they pay for me to travel first class. Ive travelled loads in first class with Virgin (I get free first class tickets as well) and its amazing. Massive comfy leather seats, constant food and drink- free alcohol, just a shame I dont drink (but theres juice, water, pop and tea and coffee as well)
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Can I have your job? lol
    181.8
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 15th Mar 18, 8:50 AM
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    kathrynha
    Evening everyone
    Had a really tough day today and Iíve got the headache from hell so will keep it short! Off to York tomorrow and Iím going to be naughty on the train Iím in first class and I know iíll succumb to the tempting food. Iíve a hospital appt tomorrow and will have to go straight from there to the station- given the forecast that itís going to pee it down iíll be in a taxi to the station. Iíll try not to let it derail me for the rest of the day though. I have a meeting on Friday that I have regularly and last time I saw them I had lost just under 2 stone and the boss was shocked at the change in me then- Iíve lost 3 stone 1lb now so I think she might be pretty surprised this time
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Good luck today with the travelling and temptation and with the hospital appointment.
    For the hospital I find planning and taking snacks with you is the way to go, although not always that easy. Cereal bars, low syn crisps like skips and quavers, and fruit are my normal hospital snacks.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 15th Mar 18, 8:53 AM
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    Lioness Twinkletoes
    Enjoy your trip to York, Mrs_R. LOL@ Sticker Sue. bubbs - fingers crossed for the five stone.

    Busy at work yesterday but refused the offer of biscuits. I sit next to the loveliest lady, but she is a feeder! She is a tiny woman with great cheekbones who offers food a LOT.

    Yesterday's offerings:

    B - Porridge with mixed berries (HEX B)
    L - Left over sausage pasta bake with cheese (HEX A)
    D - Oven roasted chicken with new pots, onions, peppers, mushrooms & carrots. Served with broccoli, cabbage and peas.
    S - Raspberries & a nectarine

    Syns - Murray mints (of course!) x 2

    I am working from home today so intend making the most of it. Today's plan is:

    B - Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon
    L - Oven roasted chicken with new pots, onions, peppers, mushrooms & carrots. Served with broccoli, cabbage and peas (I plated up an extra at dinner)
    D - No idea. I have a TON of eggs so I am thinking maybe cheese omelettes with salad.

    Would that be too many eggs, do you think? Probably end up eating four.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 15th Mar 18, 9:04 AM
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    kathrynha
    Proud of myself with a totally on plan day, all written in a food diary and no cheating yesterday. 7 syns in total, and even managed 10000 steps on my fitbit. Was knackered at the end of the day, but energy levels are definitely improving now I'm further in to my recovery.

    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - speedy frittata
    Lunch - Prawn couscous salad
    Dinner - Shepherds pie

    HA - milk
    HB - none planned, but cereal bars if I need a treat later
    Syns - cranberry juice (2.5), salad dressing (1)

    And hoping to get at least 7500 steps on my fitbit. Will be hard as it's a work from home day, so going to have to make a conscious effort to move more.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
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