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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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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 17th Apr 18, 9:19 AM
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    kathrynha
    Weigh in day for me. I must be good today


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - chilli
    Dinner - Noodle salad


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - Cranberry juice (2.5)
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • maman
    • By maman 17th Apr 18, 11:33 AM
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    maman
    Hope you get a good result tonight kathrynha. You've done well to pull back after your trip down south.


    DH has decided he wants us to go away for a few days next week. Nothing exotic, just Devon or Cornwall but it means SW could/will go out of the window. That's on top of a dance on Sunday where a cream tea is part of the package. I'm just going to suck it up and do a beanie....plod on!


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, scrambled eggs, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: Groundhog lunch: pork, fried veg and pickles
    D: Veggie chilli with rice and cottage cheese
    Syns: 1 for HP sauce
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 17th Apr 18, 12:03 PM
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    Top Girl
    Smiling hours after being born

    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 17th Apr 18, 12:04 PM
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    Top Girl
    Five days old, with Top Boy and Top Dog

    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 17th Apr 18, 12:06 PM
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    Top Girl
    Us an hour after her being born

    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 17th Apr 18, 12:10 PM
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    Top Girl
    A few more, the bottom two are her discovering her hands this weekend, I promise I will stop now















    • esmy
    • By esmy 17th Apr 18, 12:23 PM
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    esmy
    What a beautiful baby girl...and a very handsome young man, too!
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 17th Apr 18, 12:34 PM
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    kathrynha
    She is absolutely gorgeous Top Girl
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 17th Apr 18, 12:46 PM
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    curl girl
    Lovely photos topgirl well done.
    What a beautiful family you have.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 17th Apr 18, 1:31 PM
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    p00hsticks
    She looks a happy little soul
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 17th Apr 18, 1:39 PM
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    joedenise
    Lovely photos Top Girl

    TIE - that's awful. Can the council not move you into an empty property for a time until the bathroom is sorted? That's what our council did when we had a fire years ago! But we had to sign a form to say that we'd move back once the work was done. Hope it doesn't take too long to dry out and be refitted.

    Good luck with WI tonight Kathryn.

    It's our 47th anniversary today so it's back to EE:

    B - 20g Honey Monster Puffs (3.5 syns); milk from HEA
    L - WW wrap; tartare sauce (2.5 syns) tuna; seafood sticks, salad
    D - steak, chips, onions, chestnut mushrooms. As I need to keep syns low I'll save alcohol until after WI in Thursday!

    HEA - milk
    HEB - WW wrap
    Syns - as above 6

    Denise
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 17th Apr 18, 3:26 PM
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    Stoke
    Weigh in again tonight. Fingers crossed.
    • maman
    • By maman 17th Apr 18, 4:02 PM
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    maman
    It's our 47th anniversary today so it's back to EE:
    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise

    What dedication!! Happy Anniversary.


    She's absolutely gorgeous topgirl. You must be so pleased and proud.


    Thanks for the chicken recipe BTW. I must give it a try. How many portions did you get from it?
    Last edited by maman; 17-04-2018 at 7:20 PM.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Apr 18, 4:13 PM
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    beanielou
    Happy anniversary Denise
    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 17th Apr 18, 4:14 PM
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    beanielou
    Love your pictures Top Girl.
    What a wee cutie pie
    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 17th Apr 18, 5:34 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    Beautiful pictures topgirl xx
    Good luck to all the weighers tonight x
    Happy Anniversary Denise and DH 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 4 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Apr 18, 6:30 PM
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    bubbs


    yummy 5 syns
    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
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 17th Apr 18, 6:38 PM
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    TakeItEazy
    Lovely photos Top Girl

    TIE - that's awful. Can the council not move you into an empty property for a time until the bathroom is sorted? That's what our council did when we had a fire years ago! But we had to sign a form to say that we'd move back once the work was done. Hope it doesn't take too long to dry out and be refitted.

    Good luck with WI tonight Kathryn.

    It's our 47th anniversary today so it's back to EE:

    B - 20g Honey Monster Puffs (3.5 syns); milk from HEA
    L - WW wrap; tartare sauce (2.5 syns) tuna; seafood sticks, salad
    D - steak, chips, onions, chestnut mushrooms. As I need to keep syns low I'll save alcohol until after WI in Thursday!

    HEA - milk
    HEB - WW wrap
    Syns - as above 6

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    That’s what the builder said today when he brought the dehumidifier
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 17th Apr 18, 7:29 PM
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    kathrynha
    1 lb off. Happy with that
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • tweets
    • By tweets 17th Apr 18, 7:48 PM
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    tweets
    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
    Copy and paste hotlink for forums on 15 inch size then it will be bigger pic

    photo upload
    Lost 3st-12.5lb
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