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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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Mar 18, 5:17 PM
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    bubbs
    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)
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Well done on your loss
    Been and bought new machine today got too wait till weekend i think for it to be fitted by dh as need to move loads of stuff
    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
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    I am not on as need to know what i lost , if anywell i better have done but you never know.
    Well done on SOTW and try and be kind to yourself, glad you had good-ish news at the hospital x
    Afternoon all and well done anyone i have missed
    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 6th Mar 18, 6:33 PM
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    bubbs
    Miss piggy here
    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
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 6th Mar 18, 7:42 PM
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    Tete en l'Air
    Is that the minimim's recipe?
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Hmm, not sure, I didn't ask her. After googling it I'm wondering if she just meant the frozen meal from Iceland?

    Well done you losers and SOTW Kathryn!

    If someone could sew my mouth shut please that would be ace. I gobbled half a big bag of kettle chips on the way home from work. I'm preparing and eating saintly meals, just can't stop stuffing my face with rubbish.

    Tomorrow:
    B - Weetabix (1 syn for sugar)
    D - Roast veg (sweet potato, red onion, aubergine, courgette, mushrooms and cherry tom) and couscous with chorizo (3)
    T - Speedy spag bol from freezer
    HEA - Milk
    HEB - Weetabix
    Syns - 4 as above, plus 5 in hot drinks.

    Will also go to run club, how many miles to burn off a bag of crisps..? More than you'd think, unfortunately.
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 6th Mar 18, 8:17 PM
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    Nicki
    Nice shiny new thread.

    Today I had

    Lunch: chicken breast, chick peas, salad
    Dinner: omelette with spinach salmon and goats cheese (HEA)

    Snack: apple and peanut butter (4)

    I'm planning on a slice of wholemeal toast later for HEB

    I'd dropped another 1lb today so I'm only 1lb off where I'd hoped to be before I go on holiday on Thursday. Hoping for a STS while I'm away but I do love American breakfasts so will have to be good first thing.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Mar 18, 8:32 PM
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    bubbs
    Nice shiny new thread.

    Today I had

    Lunch: chicken breast, chick peas, salad
    Dinner: omelette with spinach salmon and goats cheese (HEA)

    Snack: apple and peanut butter (4)

    I'm planning on a slice of wholemeal toast later for HEB

    I'd dropped another 1lb today so I'm only 1lb off where I'd hoped to be before I go on holiday on Thursday. Hoping for a STS while I'm away but I do love American breakfasts so will have to be good first thing.
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Well done an have a lovely holiday
    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 6th Mar 18, 8:34 PM
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    beanielou
    Bannana & cutard for tea
    Very nice it was too
    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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    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 6th Mar 18, 8:54 PM
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    lushlifesaver
    -1.5lb for me tonight

    Can't remember what i have and haven't shared since Friday (if anything!) Dad still in hospital in Wales. doesn't look like he'll be out this week. but I'm feeling less scared about him having gone in now.
    car went in for repairs last week due to water ingress around teh windscreen. was water tested again today and its not fixed properly so they are keeping it for at least 2/3 more days miss my 5 door car

    trying for a good week - keeping busy, snacking less. well trying to!
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Mar 18, 9:03 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    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!
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Swimming daily - what a luxury - make sure hubby does not hurry up x

    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 skinny minny....

    I think the 11 stone something is a wonderful target (which I am joining you in) x
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Mar 18, 9:06 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Can someone stop me buying clothes please?
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    If you find a cure.... can I have it please x

    Nice shiny new thread.

    Today I had

    Lunch: chicken breast, chick peas, salad
    Dinner: omelette with spinach salmon and goats cheese (HEA)

    Snack: apple and peanut butter (4)

    I'm planning on a slice of wholemeal toast later for HEB

    I'd dropped another 1lb today so I'm only 1lb off where I'd hoped to be before I go on holiday on Thursday. Hoping for a STS while I'm away but I do love American breakfasts so will have to be good first thing.
    Originally posted by Nicki
    You may achieve your target - 2 days to go and you are eating really well (but not sure of the peanut butter...yuck).
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    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 6th Mar 18, 9:08 PM
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    Nicki
    I love PB sunshinemummy - my secret sin!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Mar 18, 9:09 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    -1.5lb for me tonight

    Can't remember what i have and haven't shared since Friday (if anything!) Dad still in hospital in Wales. doesn't look like he'll be out this week. but I'm feeling less scared about him having gone in now.
    car went in for repairs last week due to water ingress around teh windscreen. was water tested again today and its not fixed properly so they are keeping it for at least 2/3 more days miss my 5 door car

    trying for a good week - keeping busy, snacking less. well trying to!
    Originally posted by lushlifesaver
    Hugs lush x

    Kathryn - well done Ms SOTW x

    Food today

    Breakfast/lunch
    1 kilogram of carrots (it stops me stuffing fattening food in my mouth)
    4 tomato
    1 apple
    1 boiled egg

    Tea
    slimming world sausages
    beans
    SW chips
    egg - total lack of speed I should be but I am it was gorgeous!
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Mar 18, 9:10 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I love PB sunshinemummy - my secret sin!
    Originally posted by Nicki
    I could have a little bit on toast - but no..... yuck.

    There is a diet that has peanut butter in...
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 6th Mar 18, 9:33 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Swimming daily - what a luxury - make sure hubby does not hurry up
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Does mean that I have to get up at 6 though!
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    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Mar 18, 9:55 PM
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    beanielou
    Great loss lush
    Hope that your dad is on the mend soon.
    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.
    • maman
    • By maman 6th Mar 18, 11:12 PM
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    maman
    Great loss lush
    Hope that your dad is on the mend soon.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Same from me too lush .

    Today's menu :
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB porage. HEA milk
    L: ham and stir fry veg
    D: salmon, SW chips, roasted veg
    Syns: 6 extra HEX, 2.5 syrup
    Last edited by maman; 20-03-2018 at 4:53 PM.
    • maman
    • By maman 7th Mar 18, 11:01 AM
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    maman
    How unusual for me to be first of the day to post!!


    Today's going to be a good day. No syns planned.


    EE menu:
    B: NAS grapefruit, 2 boiled eggs, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: JP with cottage cheese, spring onions and beetroot
    D: veggie chilli with rice
    Syns: none
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 7th Mar 18, 11:57 AM
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    kathrynha
    How unusual for me to be first of the day to post!!
    Originally posted by maman
    Struggling with access on my phone at the moment, so cant get on as much.


    I had a gain last night, but I expected it. As consultant said, it's a maintain over 2 weeks

    So many people gained last night. I think we have all really struggled with being snowed in and kids at home and stuff.


    But new week, and not had chance to plan the full week yet, but determined to be good when I can. Got daughter birthday tomorrow (12 years ago I was 63 hours in to labour!), but other than cake everything is manageable.


    Today's plan
    Breakfast - fruit salad
    Lunch - couscous salad
    Dinner - pasta carbonara


    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
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 7th Mar 18, 12:30 PM
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    lushlifesaver
    Thanks for the well wishes for Dad - they think he has pleurisy now :/ he's hoping to be released towards the end of the week but we're none the wiser really.


    Today:
    breakfast: coffee (milk from hea) an apple and strawberries
    lunch: butternut quash and rep pepper soup. cooked chicken, sweet clem
    tea: something with chicken. potentially chicken topped with bacon and cheese for OH and maybe something with noodles for me; a stiry fry style thing...thinking chicken, pepper, onion, mangetout, baby corn, fried off then add some noodles and a splash of soy maybe. chicken and something for littlie.


    got my bronze body magic last night as I walk 30 mins a day and gym 1hr once a week...I think its maybe more like silver but I like to collect in order so in however many weeks I'll get silver
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Mar 18, 1:06 PM
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    beanielou
    kathrynha ~~ 63 hours
    Well it would be worth 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 7th Mar 18, 1:08 PM
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    beanielou
    Going by FB there will be a lot of gains in our class on Thursday.
    I will maybe be one of them, but my jeans are definatly bigger than they were. So maybe not!
    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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