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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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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Apr 18, 9:03 PM
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    beanielou
    Glad to report 1 1/2 off this week.
    & won couple of the year with my friend!!

    Hope you had a good result bubbs.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. ***Be the difference.***
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Apr 18, 9:10 PM
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    joedenise
    Well done Beanie.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Apr 18, 10:01 PM
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    bubbs
    Glad to report 1 1/2 off this week.
    & won couple of the year with my friend!!

    Hope you had a good result bubbs.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Well done yes i got -2lb
    Whats couple f the year? but well done getting it
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 3 1/2 lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Apr 18, 10:07 PM
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    beanielou
    Well done yes i got -2lb
    Whats couple f the year? but well done getting it
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Great result
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. ***Be the difference.***
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 12th Apr 18, 10:33 PM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    I've only gone and done it! After 8 weeks of absolutely no change whatsoever, [B]-1lb. While not that impressed with it, it is finally something, so hopefully this is the kickstart needed and I can start the downward spiral again.

    Well done on the losses achieved, jealous
    Last edited by Gettingtherequickly; 13-04-2018 at 8:38 AM.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Apr 18, 10:34 PM
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    bubbs
    Great result
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thanks
    I've only gone and done it! After 8 weeks of absolutely no change whatsoever, [B]-1lb. While not that impressed with it, it is finally something, so hopefully this is the kickstart needed and I can start the downward spiral again.

    Well done on the losses achieved, jealous
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    Well done on the move now
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 3 1/2 lb
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 13th Apr 18, 9:49 AM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Isn't it a relief gtq when you finally have a loss?


    Last night was good - had pasta which was relatively on plan though I did have some garlic bread and pinched one or two of mum's chips, and as I was the designated driver, drank soft drinks and there was no ice cream in the interval either.....AND I resisted the remains of hubby's KFC when I got home !


    There's been a change of plan to the weekend - weather is awful so we're going to swop weekends in the sense of what we were planning to do next weekend we'll do this weekend and go away now next weekend (if that makes sense) so I will weigh but won't stay to class (as I said I hate taster sessions) so (and I know I'm awkward so and so) Kathrynha/ChrisV I will post my WI tomorrow after all.


    I am going to go to the gym / swimming pool tonight so that will reduce the picking time.


    Not sure what will be on the menu though
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Apr 18, 10:29 AM
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    joedenise
    Well done Bubbs, a good result. Well done GTQ - a lb is better than an STS or a gain. Hopefully you can continue on the downward journey.

    Going away this afternoon for the weekend so meals are mainly ready frozen so just defrost & reheat in the motorhome or from store cupboard.

    Today's Green plan:

    B - porridge (forgot to defrost fruit!)
    L - veggie omelette - mushroom, spring onion, spinach, tomato; with have pickled onions & beetroot on the side
    D - mixed bean goulash with rice - not a huge amount of veg but has onions, garlic & tinned tomatoes in it

    HEA - milk
    HEB - porridge
    Syns - wine probably!

    Still another HEA & HEB to have. May have a couple of Alpen Light or Hifi bars for the HEB. Not sure about the HEA though, may not have it.

    Denise
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 13th Apr 18, 11:27 AM
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    p00hsticks
    Congratulations to bubbs, beanielou and GTQ on your losses

    Morning all

    Plan for today:

    B: Kippers, wholemeal bread (HEXB)
    L: ham salad (mixed leaves, red pepper) with HEXA cheese
    D: chile con carne and rice

    Snacks: melon, easy peelers
    Syns: 4 for kippers (youngs frozen), 3 for chile con carne mix (wouldn't usually use these but picked up one by mistake thinking it was a beef casserole one so am going to try it)
    • BarleySugar
    • By BarleySugar 13th Apr 18, 12:29 PM
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    BarleySugar
    Not doing so well these days

    It’s +1 for me this week. Totally due to eating out. We were away last weekend in our motorhome and away again this weekend, and we always have a few pub type meals out to save on cooking.

    Never mind, I’ll just have to make more effort when we're at home.

    Well done to all the losers.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Apr 18, 4:43 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    Thanks everyone x
    Glad its Friday
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 3 1/2 lb
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 13th Apr 18, 10:08 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Evening all
    Blimey its quiet in here tonight. You all been eaten by aliens or something
    Had an absolutely manic day and am now finally relaxing. Stocked up the freezer with SW meals- I need to be mega good this week but with an assignment looming I dont think that I will have the time or inclination to cook. Cost me a fortune but hopefully will be worth it come Saturday!
    Todays food
    B: HEXB Alpen NAS cranberry and raspberry muesli with 175ml of HEXA, blueberries. Decaf coffee with HEXA
    L: Salad with Iceland chicken skewers (1.5) water
    T: SW veggie burgers topped with onions, chips and salad. 1 syn for Nandos sauce on chips. 100ml Breyers cookies and cream, blueberries, Dairy Milk little bar (8.5 syns)
    Wine syns: 3.5 for Rawsons Retreat
    Supper will be some chicken drumsticks when I can be bothered to get off the sofa
    Syns: 13.5
    Night all xx
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    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 13th Apr 18, 10:41 PM
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    Nicki
    Healthy but over syns today.

    Breakfast: baked beans, wholemeal toast (HEB) bacon
    Lunch: mozzarella avocado and tomato salad (HEA, 10 syns)
    Dinner: omelette with smoked salmon

    Snacks: almonds and apple (4 syns), oatcake with peanut butter (6 syns)

    Oh dear!

    I'm having a new fridge freezer delivered tomorrow so my plan for Sunday is to have a cook up and freeze some meals for next week. Hopefully that will keep me more on the straight and narrow.
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 14th Apr 18, 2:09 AM
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    greentiger
    Thanks, maman.

    Sorry I!!!8217;ve been mia for a bit !!!8211; I didn!!!8217;t actually realise it has been as long as it has!

    Glad all!!!8217;s well, Denise.

    Happy belated birthday, gtq.

    Good work, ilovetea (twice), beanie, gtq and bubbs. Bravo, Stoke, that is fab.

    Oh my, hiya frogga! Hope your hospital !!!8216;adventure!!!8217; has gone well.

    Hi, taskey and happyandcontented.

    That!!!8217;s brilliant news, dusty. My wee cat has hyperthyroidism, so she is always hungry, can eat whatever she likes and doesn!!!8217;t put weight on! I could do with some of that!

    Happy new fridge freezer, Nicki.

    You might have seen my village on Friday!!!8217;s BBC news (Reporting Scotland), beanie.
    Residents from the tiny North Lanarkshire village bought the Swan Inn thanks to £184,490 from the Scottish Land Fund.
    The new £738,149 funding (Big Lottery) will enable a complete renovation of the pub into a community hub housing a cafe, restaurant, and shop as well as a traditional pub.
    This follows the closure of the local Post Office in 2010 and the village store two years later.
    Hooray. If you saw the piece, you did not see me, however.
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    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 14th Apr 18, 9:02 AM
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    Matron Midge
    Hi everyone. Very disappointed this week as +2LBS. I had relaxed rules a bit, drunk too much wine and didn't measure HE's so only got myself to blame.
    Will try again this week as I'm right at the top of range (again) and need to reign it in now. Stupid thing is, I actually felt quite slim yesterday.
    Anyway, off to shop for week ahead. Got chickpea curry for tea and lunch will be some kind of sandwich and fruit once I get home.
    Catch you all later.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 14th Apr 18, 9:46 AM
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    p00hsticks
    Morning all.

    -3.5 lb for me this week.

    Unfortunately all but the odd half pound of that is from the gain when I was away over Easter, so overall that's just 1/2 lb lost over three weeks, but at least I'm heading in the right direction again.

    Plan for today

    B: plain melon (forgot to take the berries out the freezer )
    L: stuffed mushrooms (using HEXA cheese and HEXB breadcrumbs)
    D: going to try the SW chicken korma recipe for the first time, so fingers crossed. Serving with cauli rice.

    Snacks: easy peelers, pear
    Syns: may have an onion bhaji with the curry.

    Hope you all have a good weekend
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Apr 18, 10:46 AM
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    beanielou
    Great loss poohsicks

    Thats great Greentiger~~hope all goes well
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. ***Be the difference.***
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 14th Apr 18, 12:09 PM
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    TakeItEazy
    Hello all

    WI with loss of .2lb but will record a STS. Was amazed really after all the chocolate consumed . Back to work next week so more of a routine

    The council saga continues with a letter stating date for work to be done (that they measured for on Wednesday) only the END OF BLOODY MAY . Just ridulous, no way we can get more time off.

    Hubby still coughing a goodun, I started over night and this morning but at the moment nothing, weird! Would be just my luck to get it just as I go back to work

    Anyway have a good weekend all, Keep plodding
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Apr 18, 2:02 PM
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    kathrynha
    Back from my few days away. Managed to eat not too stupidly bad, and lots of walking, but sure I am over my syns.

    Had a good time despite being surrounded by southerners
    Now just tired. Will be back on plan tomorrow
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 49 lb
    Last updated: 27th November 2018
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 14th Apr 18, 5:25 PM
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    Nicki
    Flipping useless Curry's. The delivery men this morning didn't ring the doorbell or knock the door, just pulled up outside and walked to the door. Unluckily for them my husband saw them, so they then announced that one of them had a bad back and a fridge freezer was too heavy for the other to unload on his own. Yeah right, they clearly wanted to knock off early on a weekend and never had any intention of delivering and installing it.

    So I have no fridge and my plan of batch cooking for the week ahead is a non starter. Allegedly they will send someone who doesn't have a bad back out tomorrow to deliver it but I'll believe that when I seee it. If they don't though I will have to cancel the purchase and buy one somewhere else.

    So the food plan today was:

    Breakfast: fruit smoothie (I don't syn fruit though I know some do)
    Lunch: chicken Caesar salad (I'm going to say 4 as I only had a small amount of dressing and HEA for cheese)
    Dinner: beef casserole with mushrooms, sweet potato and cauli
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