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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 16th Apr 18, 7:08 PM
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    beanielou

    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 2 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 16th Apr 18, 7:10 PM
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    Well done stoke on SOTW
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 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 16th Apr 18, 7:46 PM
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    bubbs
    I am starving & envious
    Originally posted by beanielou
    had a really busy and expensive day both need new glasses
    Doctors at 7.15 am, out there at 8, drop hubby home, go work different town, come back , pick him up, opticians in different town again, to be back at docs for 3.30!!
    So no time to eat
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    :5 st 1 1/2lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Apr 18, 8:06 PM
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    beanielou
    had a really busy and expensive day both need new glasses
    Doctors at 7.15 am, out there at 8, drop hubby home, go work different town, come back , pick him up, opticians in different town again, to be back at docs for 3.30!!
    So no time to eat
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Blimey, I am tired just reading that
    to both needing new glasses at the same time.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 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.
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 16th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
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    Top Girl
    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
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Diced too! I checked after 4 hours and the chicken was done, but it was far nicer after 6, was really tender
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Apr 18, 8:38 PM
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    bubbs
    Blimey, I am tired just reading that
    to both needing new glasses at the same time.
    Originally posted by beanielou

    Yes we always have them at the same time because its easier to go together, hubby dont drive so have to take him anyway
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 1 1/2lb
    • CattyCatX
    • By CattyCatX 16th Apr 18, 8:51 PM
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    Ah, no WI for me this week, can I be excused? Been with friends Thursday-today so have been incredibly busy... we ate out a lot do hoping there's not too much damage done. Back on plan from tomorrow so will weigh in next weekend as usual! Well done to everyone else this week
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Apr 18, 9:23 PM
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    joedenise

    Yes we always have them at the same time because its easier to go together, hubby dont drive so have to take him anyway
    Originally posted by bubbs
    We've got the same problem - gets very expensive as we both wear varifocals - although don't have the driving problem, we both drive (but I avoid it as much as I can as don't really like it).

    Denise
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 16th Apr 18, 9:24 PM
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    Abbafan1972
    I would like to post up a picture of my kitchen, the fitter has started today and it looks like a bomb has gone off in there at the moment!

    I can seem to upload a picture and have previously used Tinypic, but I can't upload my photo to it - can anyone recommend a good photo hosting site please?
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 16th Apr 18, 9:31 PM
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    Chrisv
    I would like to post up a picture of my kitchen, the fitter has started today and it looks like a bomb has gone off in there at the moment!

    I can seem to upload a picture and have previously used Tinypic, but I can't upload my photo to it - can anyone recommend a good photo hosting site please?
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    I'm using this one Abbafan No need to sign up or log in.

    https://postimages.org/
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Apr 18, 9:35 PM
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    bubbs
    We've got the same problem - gets very expensive as we both wear varifocals - although don't have the driving problem, we both drive (but I avoid it as much as I can as don't really like it).

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I have reading, hubby has distance but his glasses are not as expensive now as we used to have to pay £120 odd to have them thinned out, but then he developed cataracts (that was an expensive time, £500 odd for glasses in between eye surgery) but his eyes are fantastic now to what they were
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 1 1/2lb
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 16th Apr 18, 9:42 PM
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    Abbafan1972
    Here is my picture.

    I can't cook in there or wash up as there's no sink - I only have the microwave in the lounge!

    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    Greatest Loser for SW group 2016, 2017 & 2018
    Woman of the year for SW group 2016 & 2017
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Apr 18, 9:44 PM
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    joedenise
    Here is my picture.

    I can't cook in there or wash up as there's no sink - I only have the microwave in the lounge!

    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    I'm sure it will be worth it once it's all installed.

    Lots of jacket potatoes & beans for you then!

    Denise
    • esmy
    • By esmy 16th Apr 18, 9:47 PM
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    esmy
    Evening everyone. Sorry I haven't been around much lately - April is always busy for us, both DDs birthdays, and Easter too - but I am reading.

    Thanks for the chart Kathrynha and ChrisV and well done on SOTW, Stoke!

    After a few days off plan for various reasons, back on it today. It's surprising how less energetic I feel after going off plan - I think my body prefers the SW way!
    B Coffee (woke up late!)
    L HM chunky veg soup, small HM wholemeal roll with chicken and LTL mayo, orange
    D Baked salmon, baby potatoes and green veg, yoghurt
    Snacks Slice of toast, berries yoghurt and honey, Alpen Light Syns 5.5, so low for me

    Tomorrows plan
    B Bran flakes, berries yoghurt honey
    L Omelette with salad
    D HM moussaka made with veggie mince and extra added veg, something green with it
    Snacks Fruit and my second HEB (which doesn't seem to be doing me any harm)

    Out for dinner on Wedneday (DD2s last day in UK for a while) and that should be it for eating out for a while.

    Have a good night, all.
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 16th Apr 18, 10:00 PM
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    TakeItEazy
    Well council workman turned up and ended up ripping out the WHOLE bathroom we now only have the toilet but no cistern! The whole room is so wet we will have a dehumidifier to dry it out. So instead of a couple of days to replace a stud wall and retile we will now have no bathroom for the foreseeable future while it dries out . Only have the kitchen sink to wash in , can’t even have a bucket shower as they ripped the floor up too (wet room). Typical as the weather warms up too #smelly

    Oh and hubby was sent for chest X-ray so waiting on results from that! I was so knackered back at work today
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 16th Apr 18, 10:21 PM
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    greentiger
    bubbs, your munchies are usually SW compatible; well done.

    I’d be spitting feathers if I’d had that delivery service (????), Nikki. How did it get onto the van, I wonder – levitation? Good luck with John Lewis.

    Brilliant NSV, Mrs_R!

    I want orange smarties!

    You’ll have used up plenty of energy with Scottish country dancing, maman. I don’t know any that are short!

    TG, I fancy that chicken creole, Thanks for recipe.

    Oh, Abba, I remember being in that situation, but it is all worth it.

    TIE, there’s nothing like a contrast in actions; at least you should have a fab new bathroom at the end of it all. Like the ad says, “You’ll just have to smell for now!”

    Well done, Stoke, for your SOTW.

    Wow, wow, wow - a fantastic loss Nikki!

    It’s a teeny tiny -0.2lbs for me, but at least it’s in the right direction.

    Thanks, kathryn, for all your efforts even when you’ve a lot more on your plate. Thanks, chrisv, for helping.

    Went to the wire on syns today.

    Breakfast: fresh fruit salad, ff Greek yogurt. 2 x LMcC roro sausages & beans
    Lunch: SW quiche Lorraine (hexa), mixed salad, banana
    Snack: fudge (5)
    Dinner: hexb roll with spicy beanburger (8 ½ ! – using them up from freezer), tomato, SW chips, baby corn
    Snack: L&F peach & passionfruit yogurt
    Stashbusting 47
    Reading Challenge 8/26
    Film Challenge 3/26[COLOR="Blue"]
    Weight Loss 1 2.2/9
    Weight Loss 2 +1.6/9
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 16th Apr 18, 10:22 PM
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    curl girl
    Just testing

    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Thanks for updating the chart Chris, but my zero loss was for the last week
    I'm hoping for a loss on the 22nd.

    Hope everyone's had a good day.
    The weather is much better making it easier to eat lighter!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 16th Apr 18, 10:28 PM
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    Top Girl
    I'm using this one Abbafan No need to sign up or log in.

    https://postimages.org/
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Oh dear, you can all expect some Top Baby spam tomorrow
    • maman
    • By maman 16th Apr 18, 10:28 PM
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    maman
    I feel for you both abbafan and tie
    It's a shame you aren't neighbours as between you, you have a bathroom and a kitchen. Hope you both get back to normal very soon.

    I wouldn't dream of going to optician with DH. I'm fortunate that I only need glasses for driving and change has been minimal over time. So when I choose new glasses I like to splash out and take an age choosing!

    My DH likes meat too denise and he doesn't eat eggs. The two veggie meals he's enjoyed so far are chilli and stir fry.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Apr 18, 10:29 PM
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    beanielou
    Passes some orange smarties to greentiger
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 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.
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