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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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    • maman
    • By maman 8th Apr 18, 7:10 PM
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    Meant to say ; Well done tweets on your loss. Brilliant for school holidays!
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th Apr 18, 7:50 PM
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    tweets
    Meant to say ; Well done tweets on your loss. Brilliant for school holidays!
    Originally posted by maman
    Thank you

    I not on school holidays went back Tuesday after having a week off
    Lost 3st-12.5lb
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 8th Apr 18, 8:21 PM
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    Well.
    That was the wrong week to start the challenge.
    Sisters birthday, so flowing wine, huge slice of fresh cream sponge and a few chocolates!

    At least I've resisted crisps this week.

    Despite my binge I'm somehow 1lb lighter than last week!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 8th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
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    curl girl
    Inspired by bubbs.
    Chicken dinner tomorrow.
    I'll make the crustless quiche for fridge.
    Chicken skewers for lunch with rice and more salad.

    Will be back on track next week.

    Well done to the losers and tweets for her loss as Well!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Apr 18, 8:36 PM
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    Well.
    That was the wrong week to start the challenge.
    Sisters birthday, so flowing wine, huge slice of fresh cream sponge and a few chocolates!

    At least I've resisted crisps this week.

    Despite my binge I'm somehow 1lb lighter than last week!
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Well done

    Inspired by bubbs.
    Chicken dinner tomorrow.
    I'll make the crustless quiche for fridge.
    Chicken skewers for lunch with rice and more salad.

    Will be back on track next week.

    Well done to the losers and tweets for her loss as Well!
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Glad i inspire someone
    Did you make the waffles? they are lush
    Those turkey tikka are nice, i had a test of them, in the name of research
    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 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Apr 18, 8:49 PM
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    beanielou
    Hi there everyone

    Todays plan

    B: Overnight oats (grapenuts, danone fat free lemon yoghurt & mixed summer berries)
    L: Red pepper salad with cheese, melon
    D: Beef casserole

    Snacks: melon, pears, muller light
    Syns: 3 for casserole mix

    Can I ask - does anyone here spiralise their veg ? And if so, would you recommend a spiraliser as we're thinking of getting one. Thanks

    PS not sure if this has (or should be) mentioned as I've been away - but I've just returned from ASDA and noticed they were selling limited edition tubes of orange smarties by the checkouts. I resisted, but only just!
    Originally posted by p00hsticks


    Big or ordinary sixed tubes?
    Thanks.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
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    "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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 8th Apr 18, 8:49 PM
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    Mega proud of this- lamb kebab with couscous and garlic sauce from the most recent magazine. I cheated a bit and used ready prepared salad instead of chopping my own, lemon juice from a bottle instead of squeezing them freshly and garlic granules instead of freshly crushing garlic. Made no difference though- it was gorgeous! Feeling pleasantly stuffed now
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Apr 18, 8:50 PM
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    Greet losses CAttyCat & Tweets
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 8th Apr 18, 8:50 PM
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    Chrisv
    +1 for me - no surprise really, I shouldn't have ate that Chinese last night, but OH brought it in and I didn't want to appear ungrateful I did enjoy eating it though

    You ok bubbs?
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Apr 18, 8:51 PM
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    beanielou
    Thank you Mrs R. xx
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Apr 18, 8:53 PM
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    beanielou
    Bubbs~~your food always looks so 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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Apr 18, 9:12 PM
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    bubbs
    Mega proud of this- lamb kebab with couscous and garlic sauce from the most recent magazine. I cheated a bit and used ready prepared salad instead of chopping my own, lemon juice from a bottle instead of squeezing them freshly and garlic granules instead of freshly crushing garlic. Made no difference though- it was gorgeous! Feeling pleasantly stuffed now
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Looks lush
    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 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Apr 18, 9:15 PM
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    bubbs
    +1 for me - no surprise really, I shouldn't have ate that Chinese last night, but OH brought it in and I didn't want to appear ungrateful I did enjoy eating it though

    You ok bubbs?
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Least you had something tasty for your 1lbi didnt for my 3
    Yes im ok thanks you?
    Bubbs~~your food always looks so lush.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thanks, they say we eat with our eyes
    I eat all the time
    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 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Apr 18, 9:18 PM
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    I eat ALL the time too 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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Apr 18, 9:23 PM
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    I eat ALL the time too bubbs!!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    But i dont eat smarties
    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 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Apr 18, 9:24 PM
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    But i dont eat smarties
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am a smartie addict
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 8th Apr 18, 9:42 PM
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    Looks lush
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Thanks bubbs it was- I love kebabs for real so I’m usually a bit suspicious of SW versions but I really enjoyed this.
    Very proud to be Open University BA (Hons) English Lang and Lit Graduate! MA English De Montfort Uni 2018- PASSED WITH MERIT!!
    Strictly 2018 Go Mr R! #teamLee
    Miss you JV and TW
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    Elle
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 9th Apr 18, 8:20 AM
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    kathrynha
    Here is this weeks chart





    Well done TopGirl on SOTW


    *SOTW is the person who lost most this week who also lost or maintained last week.


    And thanks to Chris for the help with the weigh ins


    Now to go catch up on all the posts
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 9th Apr 18, 8:25 AM
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    p00hsticks
    [/B]

    Big or ordinary sixed tubes?
    Thanks.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    ordinary sized (not sure of the weight) - 60p each
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 9th Apr 18, 8:27 AM
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    Nicki
    I've somehow managed to record a 7lb gain between Friday and today after a weekend away with family. We did have a couple of formal meals and more alcohol than I would normally drink but as I was still having modest breakfast and lunches and not snacking in between I can't really understand why there was such a big gain in just 3 days!

    My digestion is feeling pretty uncomfortable and I'm quite sleep deprived today so hopefully this will all largely resolve over the next few days, including the gain! I had just managed to get into normal BMI as well so it's frustrating to be back firmly in the overweight category again so quickly.
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