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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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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 16th Apr 18, 8:50 AM
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    Managed to get back on plan yesterday after my few days away, and with weigh in tomorrow, I have another 2 good days, which means I'm managing 5 good days and 2 bad days this week. Not too bad considering, but not a clue what the scales will say.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - speedy chilli
    Dinner - Stir fry


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - cranberry juice (2.5), SF sauce (1)
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 49 lb
    Last updated: 27th November 2018
    • klew356
    • By klew356 16th Apr 18, 9:17 AM
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    welcome
    hi, i am doing it from tips etc on here, saves spending money on the class
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 16th Apr 18, 9:19 AM
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    Image looks fine to me Kathryn, mebbe a little smaller than usual, but that might be because my forum skin has changed to the new one this week and I'm still getting used to it

    Fingers crossed that all goes well this week
    Last edited by Chrisv; 16-04-2018 at 9:23 AM.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Apr 18, 9:31 AM
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    joedenise
    Thanks for the chart Kathryn and toChrisv for the help with it. Hope your daughter is OK and not in hospital for too long.

    Well done Stokes on being our SOTW.

    Another low syn day for me today!

    Today's Green day plan:

    B - baked oats; quark; frozen raspberries & pomegranate seeds
    L - LO roast potatoes & veg with an egg
    D - HM veggie burger made with TVP & haricot beans (hope they're OK!); sweet potato chips & beans. If I go near a SM today I'll try and get some low fat halloumi to have as my 2nd HEA!

    HEA1 - milk
    HEA2 - 45g low fat halloumi?
    HEB1 - oats
    HEB2 - badcrumbs (if needed for the veggie burgers!)

    Syns - 25g gram flour 4 syns but this is for all burgers so will see how many burgers the mix makes and then work out the syns for each burger!

    Denise
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 16th Apr 18, 9:56 AM
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    Top Girl
    STS for me today. A bullet dodged I think. I'm actually a couple of ounces lighter but I'm not counting those !!!

    B/D - Bacon and egg sandwich with oven roasted cherry tomatoes

    T - Slow cooked chicken creole and rice. There's 10 syns of chorizo in it and I'll have a third so calling it 3

    An options later (2) and hexa milk in drinks.

    Plenty of fruit in if I need to have a pick.

    Good luck this week lovelies!
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 16th Apr 18, 10:31 AM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Morning all!

    Misbehaved on Saturday and ended up with upset tum, but back on plan yesterday, so hopefully any damage has been wiped out.

    Today is:

    Breakfast - weetabix
    Lunch - butternut squash soup
    Dinner - left over lamb with stir fry veg

    Well done to those showing losses!
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 16th Apr 18, 11:02 AM
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    curl girl
    Morning everyone.

    STS aka stayed fat.......

    I must try harder as the weather is getting better and I know I'll be moaning about clothes soon.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 16th Apr 18, 11:05 AM
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    curl girl
    So today's plan.

    Mixed fruit, strawberry, kiwi, Orange, grapefruit and a ff yoghurt.

    Chicken salad with boiled egg.

    No idea about evening meal as we are supposed to be out tonight but I WILL try to choose well.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 16th Apr 18, 11:06 AM
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    curl girl
    Well done Stokes!
    Plus well done to all other losers......
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 16th Apr 18, 1:33 PM
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    Damn it, it's total beer weather, I have a couple of cans of Coors Light in the fridge and tea smells like a beer would be delicious with it...

    *thinks thin thoughts*
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Apr 18, 4:25 PM
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    Didn't need the full HEB in the burgers so will syn the 30g of breadcrumbs for 3 syns. Made a total of 9 burgers so will call them 1 syn each. I'm having 2 tonight and DH is having 3.

    Will probably have a couple of hihi bars for HEB this evening.

    Managed to get some halloumi but couldn't get low fat so will only get 30g instead of 45g!

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Apr 18, 4:36 PM
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    Thanks for the chart
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    • maman
    • By maman 16th Apr 18, 6:02 PM
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    maman
    Morning everyone.

    STS aka stayed fat.......


    I must try harder as the weather is getting better and I know I'll be moaning about clothes soon.
    Originally posted by curl girl




    I know you do sometimes have Green days denise but are introducing more veggie meals deliberately?


    Todays EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, baked beans, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: cold pork, pickles, fried veg (1 potato, rest Speed)
    D: baked haddock, SW chips, green stuff (broccoli, mange tout, asparagus, peas), tomatoes and mushrooms
    Syns: none!
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 16th Apr 18, 6:11 PM
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    Just testing

    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 16th Apr 18, 6:32 PM
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    Top Girl

    T - Slow cooked chicken creole and rice!
    This is delicious!

    4 chopped chicken breasts
    100g chorizo diced (10.5 syns)
    A large onion, peeled and chopped
    A red and a green pepper, chopped
    100g mushrooms, chopped
    Two chopped chillies
    1 tin chopped tomatoes
    3 cloves crushed garlic
    Salt and pepper to taste

    I added two big squirts of tomato puree (about 1/4 a tube) and a bit of water as I'm always wary of chopped chicken drying out in the slow cooker

    Cook on high for 6 hours and serve with rice.

    You could leave the chorizo out to make it free if you were super syn friendly bit it's lovely with and gives it a smokey favour. I used asda spicy chorizo.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Apr 18, 6:56 PM
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    joedenise



    I know you do sometimes have Green days denise but are introducing more veggie meals deliberately?


    Todays EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, baked beans, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: cold pork, pickles, fried veg (1 potato, rest Speed)
    D: baked haddock, SW chips, green stuff (broccoli, mange tout, asparagus, peas), tomatoes and mushrooms
    Syns: none!
    Originally posted by maman
    Not really deliberate just seems to be working out that way at the moment. We had vegan burgers for a snack when we were away the weekend before last and DH enjoyed it so decided to strike while the iron's hot, so to speak, as he usually moans whenever I do Green days!

    Have to say my veggie burgers weren't as good as the ones we bought but they were at least edible! They were a bit too soft really but the taste was good. Good job DH didn't mind them as there's another meal's worth gone in the freezer for another time.


    I've still got another couple of Green days in the menu plan this month!

    I quite enjoy the Green days so I can have 2 HEAs and 2 HEBs.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Apr 18, 6:58 PM
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    Evening all

    Well done stokes om SOTW
    Thanks Kathryn and Chris for chart x
    Hope your dd gets on ok Kathryn xx
    Well done to all the losers

    Scottish. Which might seem strange for a Welsh girl living in England but I enjoy it!
    Originally posted by maman
    Longs you enjoy it thats all that matters, well done on doing it
    Morning everyone.

    STS aka stayed fat.......

    I must try harder as the weather is getting better and I know I'll be moaning about clothes soon.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    You made me but least you didnt put on
    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
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Apr 18, 6:59 PM
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    The recipe sound good Top Girl. Is it really 6 hours on High? That sounds a long time for chicken breasts.

    I think you're right about the chorizo, it goes so well with chicken!

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Apr 18, 7:05 PM
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    I was starving
    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 16th Apr 18, 7:08 PM
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    I was starving
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am starving & envious
    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.***
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