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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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Apr 18, 8:35 PM
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    Well done Kathryn x
    tweets i use direct link, does it stretch your screen?
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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 17th Apr 18, 8:36 PM
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    Evening all
    Lovely photos Top Girl- your little one is gorgeous!
    Happy anniversary to you and your hubby Denise

    Assignment finally done and dusted! Looking forward to a few days off before I start the next one- and of course I have awards night Saturday to look forward to! Am looking forward to Saturday for more than one reason- WI Saturday morning and staying to group where I will be good and have HiFis and fruit for brekkie, then off plan for awards weekend until Monday morning! Looking forward to some naughty food Feeling ready to let my hair down- have had this assignment looming over me for the last week as I been doing it gradually. So glad to see the back of it, its been making me very grouchy! Saying that I dont think how strict Im being with my food is helping- just seems to be making me miserable! Sorry for the moan

    Todays menu:
    B: HEXB NAS Alpen, HEXA +1.5 Alpro choc soya drink, chopped apple
    L: Ham gluten free pasta salad, pear, water
    T: SW fish pie, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, peas. Milkybar buttons (4.5) Curly Wurly (6) water
    S: Omelette with mushrooms, peppers, ham, onions.
    Syns: 12
    Night all xx
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 17th Apr 18, 8:42 PM
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    tweets
    Well done Kathryn x
    tweets i use direct link, does it stretch your screen?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    No my screen is ok with your pics

    Who was it on elite who used to send us all into next town with pics ?

    The not posted for yonks thank god
    Lost 3st-12.5lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Apr 18, 8:47 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    Lovely photos Top Girl- your little one is gorgeous!
    Happy anniversary to you and your hubby Denise

    Assignment finally done and dusted! Looking forward to a few days off before I start the next one- and of course I have awards night Saturday to look forward to! Am looking forward to Saturday for more than one reason- WI Saturday morning and staying to group where I will be good and have HiFis and fruit for brekkie, then off plan for awards weekend until Monday morning! Looking forward to some naughty food Feeling ready to let my hair down- have had this assignment looming over me for the last week as I been doing it gradually. So glad to see the back of it, its been making me very grouchy! Saying that I dont think how strict Im being with my food is helping- just seems to be making me miserable! Sorry for the moan

    Todays menu:
    B: HEXB NAS Alpen, HEXA +1.5 Alpro choc soya drink, chopped apple
    L: Ham gluten free pasta salad, pear, water
    T: SW fish pie, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, peas. Milkybar buttons (4.5) Curly Wurly (6) water
    S: Omelette with mushrooms, peppers, ham, onions.
    Syns: 12
    Night all xx
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Glad you have got the assignment done
    Being strict will be so worth it come the weekend , you will feel a million dollars
    No my screen is ok with your pics

    Who was it on elite who used to send us all into next town with pics ?

    The not posted for yonks thank god
    Originally posted by tweets
    Oh thats good as i cant even see where you change screen size
    Don't know but i do remember being in 6 doors down garden
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 17th Apr 18, 8:48 PM
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    Nicki
    What a beautiful baby Topgirl.

    I had dinner with an old friend last night. He's been doing a meal replacement diet and has lost 2.5 stone in 12 weeks by having 3 shakes and a cup of Brussels sprouts every day He did look dramatically different and he was doing it for medical reasons (type 2 diabetes) but I couldn't have done that. This is the first week he's been allowed real food - one meal a day and 2 shakes.

    Today I had:

    Brunch: avocado, poached egg, wholemeal toast (HEB, 7 syns)
    Dinner: pork meatballs, parsnip mash, broccoli (3)
    Snack: Nakd bar (7 apparently !!! Who knew they were so high)

    HEA: milk in tea and coffee
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Apr 18, 9:02 PM
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    What a beautiful baby Topgirl.

    I had dinner with an old friend last night. He's been doing a meal replacement diet and has lost 2.5 stone in 12 weeks by having 3 shakes and a cup of Brussels sprouts every day He did look dramatically different and he was doing it for medical reasons (type 2 diabetes) but I couldn't have done that. This is the first week he's been allowed real food - one meal a day and 2 shakes.

    Today I had:

    Brunch: avocado, poached egg, wholemeal toast (HEB, 7 syns)
    Dinner: pork meatballs, parsnip mash, broccoli (3)
    Snack: Nakd bar (7 apparently !!! Who knew they were so high)

    HEA: milk in tea and coffee
    Originally posted by Nicki
    I started SW because i was diagnosed T2 last March, i am now out of diabetic range thanks too SW no medication now
    Well fingers crossed i still am had bloods done yesterday
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • frogga
    • By frogga 17th Apr 18, 9:04 PM
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    frogga
    Evening People,

    Hope you are all fine and dandy.

    Well the op is all done and I am home, but it wasn't quite as straight forward as I had hoped.

    Basically the lumpy bump was too big to get out of the small hole, so they had to cut a slot in my tummy. It meant a longer time asleep (4 hours) and my tummy is the colour of the Purple one in the Quality Street tin.

    The surgeon was LOVELY, but she was very straight with me when she said that my chubbiness on my tummy made it a much more difficult operation. She recommended a way to lose weight, that the NHS recommend, it's an easy healthy way to eat, no deprivation, lots of F&V, some treats, some of you may have heard of it, it's called Slimming World

    SO that was absolutely the kick that was needed. What a fool I am. I've lost weight SO many times with SW, it's easy, and I know it works, so why keep slipping back into binge starve mode? Idiotic Frog

    Anyway, I'm feeling much more positive about the future. NO MORE crash dieting, sensible healthy eating is the key. It's only taken me 45 years to work it out which is actually quite quick for a Frog

    I shall hop on from time to time to be inspired by all you humans

    Night all xxx
    Say it once, say it loud ~ I'm an Atheist, Anti-Royalist, Socialist, Tea-Total Veggie Frog and PROUD!

    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Apr 18, 9:24 PM
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    Frogga, sorry you had to have a bigger op than planned
    Make sure you rest and take care of yourself 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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Apr 18, 9:25 PM
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    1 lb off. Happy with that
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Great
    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, 9:28 PM
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    Frogga, sorry you had to have a bigger op than planned
    Make sure you rest and take care of yourself x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    From me too Frogga xxx
    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, 10:01 PM
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    Beanieeeeeeeeeeee
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Apr 18, 10:15 PM
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    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 17th Apr 18, 10:20 PM
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    bubbs
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Quiet without SSM isnt it?
    Have you eaten all them smarties?
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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 17th Apr 18, 10:21 PM
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    curl girl
    Frogga, wishing you a speedy recovery!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Apr 18, 10:23 PM
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    bubbs~~The smarties are but a distant memory.............
    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
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 17th Apr 18, 10:23 PM
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    curl girl
    I've done well today.
    Loads of water, loads of salad and veg.
    Nothing naughty has passed my lips today and I feel better for it.
    Hope it's the same tomorrow.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Apr 18, 10:24 PM
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    SSM seems to have been away for ages.
    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, 10:26 PM
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    Hopefully when we get our mini heatwave we will all eat less.
    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, 10:31 PM
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    bubbs~~The smarties are but a distant memory.............
    Originally posted by beanielou

    I've done well today.
    Loads of water, loads of salad and veg.
    Nothing naughty has passed my lips today and I feel better for it.
    Hope it's the same tomorrow.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    well done i am having a munchie attack this week but all good stuff
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Apr 18, 10:32 PM
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    SSM seems to have been away for ages.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    She is away for 5 weeks
    Hopefully when we get our mini heatwave we will all eat less.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I always eat
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