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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.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Mar 18, 8:35 PM
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    bubbs
    Thanks for the new thread Chris!

    Lost a meagre 1.5lbs last week (not towards any challenge). I wonder if I can manage 16lbs for the challenge, to take me under 13st?

    New job today, the lady I sit next to is a SW-er and recommended the chicken and chorizo rice dish, so I'll look that up!

    Plan for tomorrow:
    B - Weetabix (1syn sugar)
    D - Pesto (2) pasta with bacon, onion, mushrooms and cherry toms
    T - Fishspiration (1) with sweet potato wedges and some veg from freezer (not sure what yet!)
    Snacks - Banana, raw carrot
    HEA - Milk
    HEB - Weetabix
    Syns - 4 as above, plus 3 sugar in hot drinks.

    Right, I'm going to watch Corrie then have an early night, doing nothing much on a first day in an office is exhausting!!
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air
    well done thats brill
    Last edited by bubbs; 05-03-2018 at 8:37 PM.
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 5th Mar 18, 9:35 PM
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    greentiger
    Well done, Nicki (Enjoy your hols – I'm jealous!).

    Thanks for setting up the new thread, Chrisv.

    bubbs, glad you’ve got some sort of water now, but your washing machine ….. Tasty looking tea again, btw.

    Just enjoy, March, maman. It is the best month for birthdays after all!

    Get well soon, dusty. Hope you turn the corner quickly, Kathryn.

    Well, I am posting -1.2lbs today! Totally thrilled with that. Don't know how things will go this week as I will spend a lot of time helping out DD. DSiL is in charge of food, so I'll take what I’m given.

    Breakfast: scrambled eggs with smoked salmon
    Lunch (at DD’s): part baguette with butter and cheese and tomato – eeeek!, mini dairymilkbar
    Dinner: 2 roast chicken drumsticks, SW roasties, mixed veg, gravy (1)
    Snack: 2 ginger nuts (4)
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Mar 18, 9:38 PM
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    beanielou
    Great loss Greentiger
    Hope your snow is melting fast now.
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Mar 18, 10:52 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Food today.

    Breakfast
    Chicken
    1/2 kg of carrots

    Lunch
    1/2 kg of carrots
    1 apple

    Snack
    1 apples
    1 boiled egg

    Tea
    loads of veg and 5% meat in tom. sauce
    Pasta
    quark
    apple
    tangerine
    sprinkle of oats.

    I am sure I am 'saving' up a loss!

    184.8
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Mar 18, 9:06 AM
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    kathrynha
    Thank you Chris for helping out with the new thread. Really appreciate it


    Sorry I was absent. Been hideously busy with family stuff all weekend, then yesterday morning everything had gone t*ts up at work, and I was only doing half a day due to a hospital appointment.


    Finally caught up, and work is getting back on track today.

    Not too bad at hospital yesterday. Still cancer free, kidney is improving, although not as quickly as they had hoped.
    Got lecture about taking things easy. Pointed out that I'm a carer for husband, daughter on crutches and I don't have time to take things easy.


    Back at hospital today. This time with daughter. Hoping they give her some exercises, and some idea of timescales for recovery.


    Weigh in tonight. Not expecting it to be good. Last weeks was a morning weigh in and better than deserved, and I've been really struggling to control my eating with having to work from home and the snow.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Mar 18, 9:14 AM
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    kathrynha
    Here is the final chart of the last challenge





    SOTW is me

    I hope I haven't missed any weigh in's. I have put all that didn't post a weigh in last week down as a STS, so that you don't miss the chance of SOTW this week because of the snow
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Mar 18, 9:17 AM
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    kathrynha
    Trawled through the last thread looking for people targets for this thread. Hope I haven't missed anyone.


    So far I have Esmy, ChrisV, P00hsticks, DustyDigger, GTS, MSM, ILoveTea, Dawyldthing, CattyCatx, Lush, Tweets, Beanie, Nicki, Greentiger, Sunshine, Jaynespain and Tete.

    Let me know your target if you aren't on the list
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 6th Mar 18, 9:18 AM
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    kathrynha
    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - fruit
    Lunch - couscous salad
    Dinner - noodles


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - cranberry juice (2.5)
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 6th Mar 18, 9:31 AM
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    joedenise
    Well done Kathryn on SOTW.

    Today's plan

    B - beans and tomatoes on 1 slice of toast - 0.5 HEB
    L - leek and potato soup
    D - shepherds pie, veg

    HEA - milk
    HEB - bread (0.5), not sure what else
    Syns - none planned but went over yesterday so will keep it low

    Denise
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 6th Mar 18, 9:51 AM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Morning everyone!


    Quiet evening last night - just walked the dog in the slush.


    We're in the middle of redoing up our bathroom - well I say middle, it's taken 10 years for hubby to get to the stage where he has had to rip out the bath so at chez gts we have no way of showering so it means I have to use the leisure centre for my morning shower. So I've been forced to go swimming in the mornings......what do they say about every cloud and its linings???


    Should mean I do better on this challenge than I did on the last.....the challenge target would mean that I would be at the weight that I had in my mind when I originally joined SW but my mini target for the challenge is 9lbs by the end of March as that's when we go away for our Birthdays.


    Plan on having a stir fry tonight and may indulge in some popcorn as well if I don't do anything stupid today!


    Edit: Well done Kathrynha - well deserved!
    Last edited by gettingtheresometime; 06-03-2018 at 12:30 PM.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Mar 18, 10:06 AM
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    beanielou
    Here is the final chart of the last challenge





    SOTW is me

    I hope I haven't missed any weigh in's. I have put all that didn't post a weigh in last week down as a STS, so that you don't miss the chance of SOTW this week because of the snow
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Thanks for chart & yah to you for being SOTW.
    On a more serious note hard as it is you have to look after yourself. You are the only one that can do it.
    Its a difficult one but please be kind to yourself
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    **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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    • maman
    • By maman 6th Mar 18, 10:58 AM
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    maman
    Congratulations on SoW kathrynha. Good news from the hospital.


    You must be delighted to have a loss greentiger after the week you've had.


    I'm sure my meal last night was incredibly synful but could have been worse. In the end they did us a sort of all you can eat buffet just for our group. It could have been worse though if I'd fancied any of the puddings (was full up by then). Did you know that they still make Arctic Roll?


    Today's started off badly with extra porage and jeans feeling very tight.


    I'll hold off posting my menu until later as I might be out at lunchtime and not sure whether it's just me for dinner.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 6th Mar 18, 12:00 PM
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    joedenise
    Used to love Arctic Roll. My mum used to make it and it always amazed me that the ice cream didn't melt!

    Been and bought some more fruit as we only picked up bananas the other day which I'm not supposed to eat more than a couple of times a month.

    Denise
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 6th Mar 18, 12:29 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    New job today, the lady I sit next to is a SW-er and recommended the chicken and chorizo rice dish, so I'll look that up!

    ht, doing nothing much on a first day in an office is exhausting!!
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air


    Is that the minimim's recipe?
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    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 6th Mar 18, 12:47 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Hello everyone on the new thread

    I've not had a good week slimming wise. Went to a friends lil one christening and ate like a pig, continued on to yesterday so going to try and minimise it today and the rest of the week. Meal out Sunday for mums day, Cheltenham races Tuesday and Wednesday next week so going to have to take some healthy treats or something but if I put on I'll proper restart next Thursday but I'm going to try and stick to it today till next Tuesday.

    Well done Kathryna on sotw. I used to look after nan and took a day off every week to take her to appointments as there was always somewhere she needed to be. It is difficult supporting folk at times. Hope you're ok though and it's good about the cancer gone
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 st 7lbs then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs: *61lbs lost* *30lbs to go*
    1st started SW16st13lbs tues11/7/17 - 38 weeks -53lbs
    2nd sw 14 st 12lbs Fri15/6/18 -> 0 weeks -0lbs
    2) to find new challenges
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 6th Mar 18, 12:51 PM
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    If I can lose this next stone and get to 11 stone 13lbs by mid July I'll be ecstatic as I'll have lost 5 stone in a year. (And I looked back at a 30 things to do on my 30s and one of them was to get to 12 stone), so if it happens I'll be well happy. I'm not in a rush to get to 11 stone though as I'm happy with the hol this year and go to safari next year at some point.

    Just need to find myself for the next 18 weeks
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 st 7lbs then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs: *61lbs lost* *30lbs to go*
    1st started SW16st13lbs tues11/7/17 - 38 weeks -53lbs
    2nd sw 14 st 12lbs Fri15/6/18 -> 0 weeks -0lbs
    2) to find new challenges
    • lightbulb0811
    • By lightbulb0811 6th Mar 18, 1:36 PM
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    lightbulb0811
    Thanks for the new thread. I got nowhere near my target for the last time so I'm going to go for a more achievable 12lbs this time. The bad weather last week really sent me off track, but I'm back on plan.
    Today's plan:
    B: All bran (HEB), Skyr yogurt (0.5 syns), fruit
    L: Cajun chicken pasta - one laughing cow extra light triangle in the recipe (1 syn), salad & mozzarella (HEA)
    D: Mayflower chicken curry (4 syns)
    I've got a packet of popchips at 4.5 syns if I need them and a hips bums and tums class tonight for body magic.

    Have a good day everyone.
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 6th Mar 18, 2:09 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Can someone stop me buying clothes please?
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Mar 18, 4:21 PM
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    If I can lose this next stone and get to 11 stone 13lbs by mid July I'll be ecstatic as I'll have lost 5 stone in a year. (And I looked back at a 30 things to do on my 30s and one of them was to get to 12 stone), so if it happens I'll be well happy. I'm not in a rush to get to 11 stone though as I'm happy with the hol this year and go to safari next year at some point.

    Just need to find myself for the next 18 weeks
    Originally posted by dawyldthing
    You can 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.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Mar 18, 4:22 PM
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    beanielou
    Maman~~not had artic roll in years
    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.
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