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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 8th Mar 18, 11:04 AM
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    beanielou
    greentiger~~that sounds just dire
    It is sunny today & so more snow melting
    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.***
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Mar 18, 11:05 AM
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    beanielou
    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
    Wishing you well on your journey
    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 8th Mar 18, 11:24 AM
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    maman
    on your loss MrsR. Great NSV news about your dress fitting for your event.
    Hi everyone.
    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. .
    Originally posted by esmy
    Today's going to be a good day. No syns planned
    Ha ha, maman. My problems start when I DON'Tplan my syns!
    Originally posted by greentiger
    What I really meant was that my plan for yesterday didn't involve any syns!!

    I'm not a great snacker (probably because my meals are so large) but esmy, I find it helps to buy in SW friendly stuff to have to hand in case I'm feeling peckish. This can happen when I eat early in the evening. I always buy a packet of ham, a tub of cottage cheese and have plenty of pickles in like beetroot and cornichons but you could always try a bag of carrots!

    Sorry to hear about the fresh snow midge. It's a balmy 10 degrees and sunny here. I think I might have over bought on Speed this week to compensate for almost running out last week so I've got a fair bit to eat up in the next couple of days. Today's likely to be one of the last SW friendly days for a week or so. I've got a social weekend starting with lunch out tomorrow and then next week we're in Italy. I'll undo what damage I can when I get back but we're away again over Easter so most of the rest of March is fraught with potential eating out pitfalls. definitely a First World problem though.

    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, scrambled eggs, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: ham, egg, mushrooms, tomatoes
    D: Austrian ham hash with cauli and broccoli
    Syns: HP sauce 1
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Mar 18, 11:46 AM
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    beanielou
    Do we post this weeks results on this thread? ( I think we do but need to check)
    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.
    • ilovetea
    • By ilovetea 8th Mar 18, 12:25 PM
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    ilovetea
    Good afternoon ladies.

    Not sure if I posted what I want to loose on this challenge but can I say -10lbs please?


    At weigh in yesterday I had -1.5.
    Not a bad start . stocked up on lots of fruit and veg incase the weather changes. We have been very lucky weather wise but I'm not taking any chances. Hope everybody is free from snow now.

    ilovetea xx
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 8th Mar 18, 1:11 PM
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    joedenise
    WI went well this morning - lost 2lb but of course didn't weigh last week and the week before I was on holiday. I'm now just 0.5lb above my target weight. Hoping to carry on as I have the last couple of weeks and get near to bottom end before my holiday the week after. Will be back for a week then off again for Easter and possibly the week after so need a bit to play with!

    Todays plan:

    B - grapes, taster morning at group - about 3 syns
    L - scrambled eggs with spinach stirred through, 2 toast - HEB
    D - HM meatballs in ratatouille sauce, spaghetti

    HEA - milk
    HEB - bread
    Syns - bits at taster morning 3, not sure what else but have bought some dark chocolate!

    Denise
    • esmy
    • By esmy 8th Mar 18, 1:28 PM
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    esmy
    on your loss MrsR. Great NSV news about your dress fitting for your event.




    What I really meant was that my plan for yesterday didn't involve any syns!!

    I'm not a great snacker (probably because my meals are so large) but esmy, I find it helps to buy in SW friendly stuff to have to hand in case I'm feeling peckish. This can happen when I eat early in the evening. I always buy a packet of ham, a tub of cottage cheese and have plenty of pickles in like beetroot and cornichons but you could always try a bag of carrots!
    Originally posted by maman
    Oh, I have SW friendly stuff in - the problem is I have KitKats too... Much as I like carrots, I would have to draw the line at a kilo a day like SSM!

    MatronMidge we had at least another 4 inches of snow here this morning. Blue skies now so should be gone soon.

    Better today so far
    B Bran flakes blackberries and yoghurt
    L Ham and cottage cheese salad
    D Not sure yet - DGD coming for tea and she gets to choose at Grandma's. As my DDs point out frequently, I would never let them do that!I've got options if she chooses something non SW approved but she's a good healthy eater so we can usually have the same.
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 8th Mar 18, 1:29 PM
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    I have to say officially my labour was recorded at under 2 hours, if you include the very very early twinges and me somehow knowing I was in labour but not telling anyone (oops) then it's about 6/7hours


    it sounds like if dad does well tonight and tomorrow he will be released and home on Saturday! this makes me incredibly happy.


    Today started off with inches of unexpected and unwanted snow :/ however it has mostly now all melted away however it meant I missed breakfast as I was running around trying to sort little one for a snow day as school shut.


    Breakfast...nothing
    mid morning...a doughnut 10syn. lesson learnt; I need emergency food in my drawer at work!
    lunch: red pepper and butternut squash soup
    tea: will be leftover stir fry from last night (in the end it was chicken, dried noodles, soy sauce, mangetout, onions, mushrooms, green pepper, broccoli
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Mar 18, 1:48 PM
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    beanielou
    Good news on your dad lush.
    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 8th Mar 18, 7:37 PM
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    Evening all
    Well i didnt get the bloody 5 stone i got 4 st 13 1/2lb so my loss was - 1 1/2lb
    Kathryn so next challenge loss i want -4 please, will take me too target and in the middle of ,my lee-way
    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
    • maman
    • By maman 8th Mar 18, 8:09 PM
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    maman
    Great news about your dad lush I couldn't help smiling when you said he was being released. Sounds like he's been a guest of Her Majesty!

    Hard luck bubbs . Maybe next week? When you say getting to target and the middle of your range. Aren't they both the same thing in SW terms? Or do you mean your healthy weight range on the charts?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Mar 18, 8:42 PM
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    Great news about your dad lush I couldn't help smiling when you said he was being released. Sounds like he's been a guest of Her Majesty!

    Hard luck bubbs . Maybe next week? When you say getting to target and the middle of your range. Aren't they both the same thing in SW terms? Or do you mean your healthy weight range on the charts?
    Originally posted by maman
    Bloody hope next week!! i mean in the middle of my 3lb of target
    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 8th Mar 18, 8:56 PM
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    Evening all
    Well i didnt get the bloody 5 stone i got 4 st 13 1/2lb so my loss was - 1 1/2lb
    Kathryn so next challenge loss i want -4 please, will take me too target and in the middle of ,my lee-way
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Great loss though bubbs
    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 8th Mar 18, 8:57 PM
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    beanielou
    Oh & bubbs we are twins
    I also lost 1 1/2 lbs.
    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 8th Mar 18, 8:59 PM
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    bubbs
    Oh & bubbs we are twins
    I also lost 1 1/2 lbs.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    well done
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 8th Mar 18, 8:59 PM
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    bubbs..... just ditch the chocolate squirt ...... you would be there now! x
    181.8
    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 8th Mar 18, 9:00 PM
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    Put a holiday in again at SW this week,because of illness,so no WI. Back to routine next week I hope.
    But I get the feeling my daughter will be making my fave (and irresistible)corned beef plate pie for tea Mother's Day,and there will surely be copious alcohol,so not much hope for getting all that pastry back
    off before Tuesday!

    SPC 2018 # 012 -
    £2 Savers 2018 #19 £90 Tesco Xmas Savers £17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - £172 (plus £174 from 2017 = £346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 21/24 Books read 10/14 Prolific £2.56
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Mar 18, 9:10 PM
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    bubbs..... just ditch the chocolate squirt ...... you would be there now! x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I dont have it everyday and only 1/2 syn
    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 8th Mar 18, 9:13 PM
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    bubbs
    Put a holiday in again at SW this week,because of illness,so no WI. Back to routine next week I hope.
    But I get the feeling my daughter will be making my fave (and irresistible)corned beef plate pie for tea Mother's Day,and there will surely be copious alcohol,so not much hope for getting all that pastry back
    off before Tuesday!
    Originally posted by dustydigger
    Sorry you are still not well Dusty 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 2 1/2 lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 8th Mar 18, 9:54 PM
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    I dont have it everyday and only 1/2 syn
    Originally posted by bubbs


    I had a big chocolate bun today!
    181.8
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