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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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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Mar 18, 1:09 PM
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    beanielou
    Well done on the body magic
    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 7th Mar 18, 1:17 PM
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    kathrynha
    kathrynha ~~ 63 hours
    Well it would be worth it
    Originally posted by beanielou
    77 in total, and with no pain relief in the end. Was definitely worth it though.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Mar 18, 1:29 PM
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    beanielou
    77 in total, and with no pain relief in the end. Was definitely worth it though.
    Originally posted by kathrynha


    Blimey.
    I had a Tens machine & then had an epidural.
    But I was only about 12 hours(sorry!!)
    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 7th Mar 18, 1:44 PM
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    joedenise
    DH had a hospital appointment this morning and finally got home about half hour ago! A lot of the time was hanging around for a prescription. Why on earth the hospital doesn't hand out prescriptions you can pick up locally I'll never understand. They always used to but stopped it under "efficiency measures"!

    Today's plan:

    B - porridge with mixed frozen fruit
    L - LO chicken curry
    D - chicken kiev, potatoes and veg

    Was peckish at the hospital but of cpurse nothing healthy available so shared a chicken salad sanwich with DH - 8 syns?

    HEA - milk
    HEB - porridge
    Syns - 1/2 sandwich 8?

    WI for me tomorrow morning - hoping I've done enough to be back in target range!

    Only got a couple of weeks to my next holiday - no idea how I managed to go to work before retirement!
    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Mar 18, 4:08 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    Lush hope your dad makes a speedy recovery x
    77 hrs labour i have never had the pleasure and when i read stories like that i thank god but like you say worth it in the end Happy Birthday to you're DD for tomorrow 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
    • esmy
    • By esmy 7th Mar 18, 5:21 PM
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    esmy
    Hi everyone.

    Sorry I've been AWOL for a few days. Thanks for the new thread Chrisv and well done SOTW Kathrynha! Lush I hope you get good news re your Dad soon. Nicki if you're reading, have a fabulous time.

    Having a rubbish week so far - my meals are all on plan, it's the rest that's the problem, so I'm expecting a gain this week. I have no idea why I do this because I don't really enjoy the snacky stuff when I eat it. As I've worked this week, I've eaten at odd times which doesn't help me eat sensibly (eg breakfast at 7.30, lunch at 10.30am, hit the biscuits at 3.00!). On a brighter note I've discovered I can use the gym at my workplace for free before 5pm so I really have no excuse! There's no pool but I think there's a deal with local pools included - I will investigate further next week.

    Yesterday I made some Scotch eggs with Linda McCartney rosemary and red onion sausages defrosted and mashed up - they went down very well for lunch (at 11.00 today!) so one to do again.

    Blue sky and a bit of late sunshine here - Spring is on it's way!
    Take care all.
    • truebluemummy
    • By truebluemummy 7th Mar 18, 6:44 PM
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    truebluemummy
    Hi everyone

    I've just found this thread, since starting sw I've lost 1st 9lbs and have recently received my club 10. This thread is just what I need, need the motivation and the determination to finish getting to target another 13lbs. I would like to join the challenge if I can --8lbs.
    Hope everyone is ok and I am so pleased to see the back of the snow.
    xx
    February £5 a day ... 187.84/140
    March £10 a day 287.47 /310
    April £73/310
    May £119.456/£310 £10 a day
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Mar 18, 6:54 PM
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    bubbs
    Hi everyone

    I've just found this thread, since starting sw I've lost 1st 9lbs and have recently received my club 10. This thread is just what I need, need the motivation and the determination to finish getting to target another 13lbs. I would like to join the challenge if I can --8lbs.
    Hope everyone is ok and I am so pleased to see the back of the snow.
    xx
    Originally posted by truebluemummy
    Hello and welcome
    Well done on your loss
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Mar 18, 8:09 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Todays food

    Breakfast/lunch
    ...... you guest it ...........1 kg of carrots.
    1 apple

    Tea
    beef and loads and loads of veg in tomatoes with curry power
    Rice

    Someone bought me a pack of doughnuts ------ I said no thank you!
    Then I stole a small pack of nutella..... lovely x
    181.8
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Mar 18, 8:35 PM
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    bubbs
    Todays food

    Breakfast/lunch
    ...... you guest it ...........1 kg of carrots.
    1 apple

    Tea
    beef and loads and loads of veg in tomatoes with curry power
    Rice

    Someone bought me a pack of doughnuts ------ I said no thank you!
    Then I stole a small pack of nutella..... lovely x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    You will soon look like a carrot
    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
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 7th Mar 18, 8:37 PM
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    joedenise
    Hi everyone

    I've just found this thread, since starting sw I've lost 1st 9lbs and have recently received my club 10. This thread is just what I need, need the motivation and the determination to finish getting to target another 13lbs. I would like to join the challenge if I can --8lbs.
    Hope everyone is ok and I am so pleased to see the back of the snow.
    xx
    Originally posted by truebluemummy
    Welcome to the thread. You've made a good start so far. Won't take you to long to get to target.

    Kathrynha will add you to the challenge when she sees your post. 1lb a week is a healtny and achievable loss.

    You may find it helpful to post your daily menus as lots of us do, but of course it isn't compulsory, LOL!

    Denise
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Mar 18, 8:43 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    You will soon look like a carrot
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am not even an orange!

    181.8
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 7th Mar 18, 9:01 PM
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    Nicki
    Welcome true blue mummy

    Last night before my travels

    Breakfast: oatcake (2) peanut butter(4)
    Lunch: salmon, asparagus, sweet corn
    Dinner: poached eggs on wholemeal toast (HEB)

    Snack: apple and almonds (4)

    Milk HEA
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Mar 18, 9:09 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Welcome true blue mummy

    Last night before my travels

    Breakfast: oatcake (2) peanut butter(4)
    Lunch: salmon, asparagus, sweet corn
    Dinner: poached eggs on wholemeal toast (HEB)

    Snack: apple and almonds (4)

    Milk HEA
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Nicki,

    Have a great time in NY, enjoy buying lots of wonderful things, have lots of wonderful experiences and try to not get arrested..... although that could be an experience!!!
    181.8
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Mar 18, 9:12 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Moan time

    Well OH ate my hidden pack of chocolates.... the greedy sausage has now ate all of my Xmas chocolates.... and now he is sat next to me eating his 2nd chocolate bar......greedy guts.
    181.8
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 7th Mar 18, 10:26 PM
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    greentiger
    Thanks, beanie. Snow is shifting, little by little. Road into village (it's a dead end, lol) is still one lane in wee bits. We are lucky as we are just over the hill from Carron Valley where some communities were still completely cut off yesterday; search & rescue team was delivering food there today!

    That's a good loss, lush. I wish your dad a speedy recovery.

    Today's going to be a good day. No syns planned
    Ha ha, maman, My problems start when I DON'T plan my syns!

    Happy birthday to your daughter, Kathryn. And !!!8211; ouch!

    Hi, truebluemummy. You're doing well.

    Sunshine, maybe OH was just saving you from yourself. Or maybe not.

    Spent all day yesterday at DD's, supposedly helping her with the baby.

    Today back on track (almost).

    Breakfast: banana
    Lunch: hexb sandwich with hexa cheese and chilli chutney (1), pear
    Snack: 2 ginger nuts (4)
    Dinner: sea bass, courgette, mushrooms, baby potatoes and beetroot, Milbona ff Greek style lemon yogurt
    Snack: 2 ginger nuts (4)
    Stashbusting 65
    Reading Challenge 10/26
    Film Challenge 7/26[COLOR="Blue"]
    Weight Loss 1 2.2/9
    Weight Loss 2 +0.8/9
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 7th Mar 18, 10:28 PM
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    greentiger
    Thanks, beanie. Snow is shifting, little by little. Road into village (it!!!8217;s a dead end, lol) is still one lane in wee bits. We are lucky as we are just over the hill from Carron Valley where some communities were still completely cut off yesterday; search & rescue team was delivering food there today!

    That!!!8217;s a good loss, lush. I wish your dad a speedy recovery.

    Today's going to be a good day. No syns planned
    Ha ha, maman. My problems start when I DON!!!8217;T plan my syns!

    Happy birthday to your daughter, Kathryn. And !!!8211; ouch!

    Hi, truebluemummy. You!!!8217;re doing well.

    Sunshine, maybe OH was just saving you from yourself. Or maybe not.

    Spent all day yesterday at DD!!!8217;s, supposedly helping her with the baby.

    Today back on track (almost).

    Breakfast: banana
    Lunch: hexb sandwich with hexa cheese and chilli chutney (1), pear
    Snack: 2 ginger nuts (4)
    Dinner: sea bass, courgette, mushrooms, baby potatoes and beetroot, Milbona ff Greek style lemon yogurt
    Snack: 2 ginger nuts (4)
    Stashbusting 65
    Reading Challenge 10/26
    Film Challenge 7/26[COLOR="Blue"]
    Weight Loss 1 2.2/9
    Weight Loss 2 +0.8/9
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 8th Mar 18, 12:20 AM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Evening all
    Kathryn- sorry I think I confused everyone in the last challenge
    On week 7 I was on holiday, i didn’t gain 5lbs. That was my ‘unofficial’ gain when I came back off holiday. My ‘official’ gain was actually 3lbs.
    I weighed in week 5 and didn’t weigh again until week 8 where I gained 3 but I had unofficially weighed myself in week 7 where I had gained 5lbs- but I had actually lost 2lbs in week 8! Make any sense? Probably not so week 7 should be greyed out for holiday not show a 5lb gain
    So my total loss should be 9.5lbs. Still not what I wanted though- grr
    For the next challenge I need to lose 12.5lbs please

    I tried my dress on tonight and I was impressed I had to say
    Must be a first because I’m usually in despair at not fitting into/looking awful in my dress
    This week was a -1.5lbs
    Then I proceeded to go out for afternoon tea so probably put that straight back on again
    Wednesday’s food plan- wasn’t great as I spent most of the day either on a train or trying to unpack the enormous amount of stuff I had brought home with me
    B: HEXB oat muffins (1.5 syns for cooked fruit) decaf coffee with HEXA
    L: Ham, egg and potato salad, M&S skinny red cabbage salad thing with horseradish (5 syns for the tub and worth every syn! Gorgeous) Ham and egg muffins, water. Melon, blackberries and blueberries. Decaf coffee with HEXA on the train.
    T: SW Chinese banquet rice with extra cauliflower rice for speed, water
    S: 3 Broghies (3) with Iceland Sweet Chilli mini chicken fillets (1/2) popcorn (4) water, decaf tea with HEXA
    Syns: 14

    Tomorrow’s food plan:
    B: HEXB 2 x HiFi, 2 satsumas, decaf coffee with HEXA
    L: M&S Irish Stew (2)
    T: SW ready meal- aromatic chicken noodles with extra veg, Halo Top ice cream (4.5 syns) with blueberries
    S: Mini chicken skewers and dip (1.5) crisps (4.5)
    Syns: 12
    Waiting for an enormous Asda delivery on Friday- had a small Iceland delivery today which will tide me over tomorrow but having to be a bit creative
    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 8th Mar 18, 7:08 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Sunshine, maybe OH was just saving you from yourself. Or maybe not.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    That is what he tells me!

    He is a meanie!

    Evening all
    Kathryn- sorry I think I confused everyone in the last challenge
    On week 7 I was on holiday, i didn’t gain 5lbs. That was my ‘unofficial’ gain when I came back off holiday. My ‘official’ gain was actually 3lbs.
    I weighed in week 5 and didn’t weigh again until week 8 where I gained 3 but I had unofficially weighed myself in week 7 where I had gained 5lbs- but I had actually lost 2lbs in week 8! Make any sense? Probably not so week 7 should be greyed out for holiday not show a 5lb gain
    So my total loss should be 9.5lbs. Still not what I wanted though- grr
    For the next challenge I need to lose 12.5lbs please

    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Flip, I am confused... but well done....
    181.8
    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 8th Mar 18, 7:59 AM
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    Matron Midge
    Blimey, we've woken up to MORE snow! We hadn't got rid of the last blooming lot. Grrrr!

    I won't be in the challenge this time. Like Maman, I will be trying to stay in target for March.

    Mothering Sunday this weekend and I've got a houseful. Both sets of parents are coming to stay and the children will be here too. Lovely but a very synful weekend in store I think.

    Take care all, I'll pop back later.
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