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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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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 9th Mar 18, 5:11 PM
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    Ssm- application in, I already have an extension and cant have another! I have four days so that should do it x
    Very proud to be Open University BA (Hons) English Lang and Lit Graduate! MA English 75% complete Going back for round 2! BSc (Hons) Combined STEM 2018- Bring it on!
    Weight lost so far- 3 stone 3lb
    I Am Green And White Miss you JV and TW!
    Elle
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Mar 18, 5:17 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Ssm- application in, I already have an extension and cant have another! I have four days so that should do it x
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Easypeasy....lemon squeezy - less than 1,000 words a day....time to prove read...... crack on, then reward yourself with something none food related x
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Mar 18, 5:18 PM
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    Hi there

    Just found this thread.

    I just started back at SW after a long absence due to health issues, but have only gained 2lbs in six months, so am happy at that! I'd love to be involved in this challenge; hopefully it'll give me a bit more incentive to stick to plan! Could you please put me down for a (hopeful) 14lb weight loss?

    Good luck everyone!
    Originally posted by Shelliknitter
    Welcome, Kathryn will add you when she sees this
    Good luck
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Mar 18, 6:40 PM
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    bubbs
    One word........................LUSH
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Mar 18, 7:00 PM
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    maman
    well done to beanie and poohsticks and any losers I've missed. Great achievement missteach.


    Just checking in to catch up. I won't post my food as was out to lunch.


    Picked up new car on the way back from restaurant but haven't driven it myself yet as I'd had gin with lunch. I'll take it out tomorrow as lots of bells and whistles to get used to.


    Will get back on plan tomorrow as I have lots of Speed to use up before my holiday.


    Good luck with the assignment MrsR.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Mar 18, 7:13 PM
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    bubbs
    well done to beanie and poohsticks and any losers I've missed. Great achievement missteach.


    Just checking in to catch up. I won't post my food as was out to lunch.


    Picked up new car on the way back from restaurant but haven't driven it myself yet as I'd had gin with lunch. I'll take it out tomorrow as lots of bells and whistles to get used to.


    Will get back on plan tomorrow as I have lots of Speed to use up before my holiday.


    Good luck with the assignment MrsR.
    Originally posted by maman
    Oooo shiney new car enjoy What have you got?
    Where you going on hols? must have missed it if you said
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 9th Mar 18, 7:17 PM
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    Chrisv
    A STS for me this week - s'pose it's better than a gain again
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • maman
    • By maman 9th Mar 18, 7:25 PM
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    maman
    Oooo shiney new car enjoy What have you got?
    Where you going on hols? must have missed it if you said
    Originally posted by bubbs

    It's this car:
    http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/touran-nf


    We're going to Italy on Monday for 6 nights: 3 in Venice and 3 in Milan.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Mar 18, 7:28 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    It's this car:
    http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/touran-nf


    We're going to Italy on Monday for 6 nights: 3 in Venice and 3 in Milan.
    Originally posted by maman
    Now that is a lovely car

    Enjoy x
    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 09-03-2018 at 9:12 PM.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Mar 18, 7:30 PM
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    beanielou
    It's this car:
    http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/touran-nf


    We're going to Italy on Monday for 6 nights: 3 in Venice and 3 in Milan.
    Originally posted by maman
    Happy new car.
    You are the third person to have got this car in the last week that I know. Enjoy
    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.***
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    • maman
    • By maman 9th Mar 18, 7:34 PM
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    maman
    Happy new car.
    You are the third person to have got this car in the last week that I know. Enjoy
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Now that is a lovely car

    Enjoy x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    Thanks. I've done 100 000+ in the old one (earlier model of same car) and been really pleased so although we did look around at some others decided to get another.


    Sorry to go a bit off track....(excuse pun)
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Mar 18, 7:37 PM
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    beanielou
    Thanks. I've done 100 000+ in the old one (earlier model of same car) and been really pleased so although we did look around at some others decided to get another.


    Sorry to go a bit off track....(excuse pun)
    Originally posted by maman


    Happy holidays.
    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Mar 18, 7:44 PM
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    bubbs
    A STS for me this week - s'pose it's better than a gain again
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Yes it is and you can guarantee that will be me next week

    It's this car:
    http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/touran-nf


    We're going to Italy on Monday for 6 nights: 3 in Venice and 3 in Milan.
    Originally posted by maman
    lovely on both accounts, enjoy!
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • esmy
    • By esmy 9th Mar 18, 8:10 PM
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    esmy
    Evening all.

    Well done losers and welcome newbies to this fabulous thread!

    To my surprise an undeserved 1/2 off this week. Off plan day today (lunch out) OHs birthday tomorrow then Mothers Day so I'll just have to be good when I can be and enjoy the rest!

    Lovely car Maman - what colour did you choose?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Mar 18, 8:43 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all.

    Well done losers and welcome newbies to this fabulous thread!

    To my surprise an undeserved 1/2 off this week. Off plan day today (lunch out) OHs birthday tomorrow then Mothers Day so I'll just have to be good when I can be and enjoy the rest!

    Lovely car Maman - what colour did you choose?
    Originally posted by esmy
    Well done
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Mar 18, 9:12 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Now that is a lovely car

    Enjoy x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    oops sometimes I need to read before I press send!
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Mar 18, 9:13 PM
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    beanielou
    Mrs R~~You can do it
    My DS was going to do a PhD but its so expensive.
    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.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Mar 18, 9:15 PM
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    beanielou
    Hi there

    Just found this thread.

    I just started back at SW after a long absence due to health issues, but have only gained 2lbs in six months, so am happy at that! I'd love to be involved in this challenge; hopefully it'll give me a bit more incentive to stick to plan! Could you please put me down for a (hopeful) 14lb weight loss?

    Good luck everyone!
    Originally posted by Shelliknitter
    Hello & welcome to our lovely thread.
    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.
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 9th Mar 18, 9:25 PM
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    greentiger
    Well done, p00hsticks (magic loss) and esmy.

    Hi, Shelliknitter.

    Oh my, bubbs, you have excelled yourself there!

    Happy new car, maman. I’m soooo jealous of your trip – I love both those cities. Well, truth be told, I pretty much love anywhere in Italy!

    Well my ‘eaty’ friend cancelled, which was bad but good but bad. Bad because we didn’t meet up, good because I didn’t have to test my willpower and bad because I wasn’t planned as a result. So I went to DD’s and had a fall from grace.

    So

    Breakfast: hexb muesli with raspberries, brambles and blueberries and ff Greek yogurt
    Lunch: roast pork & apple sauce sandwich (7), 2 plums
    Snack: blueberry muffin (12 – I blame the baby as she wouldn't eat any)
    Dinner: campfire stew, potatoes, sprouts, WW strawberry yogurt
    Snack: hexa cheese & grapes
    Stashbusting 65
    Reading Challenge 10/26
    Film Challenge 7/26[COLOR="Blue"]
    Weight Loss 1 2.2/9
    Weight Loss 2 +0.8/9
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Mar 18, 8:48 AM
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    joedenise
    First one posting this morning - that's unusual although I suppose it's quite early for a Saturday!

    Last night's dinner was very nice but turned out to be chicken and not pork! Was chicken escalope topped with fresh herbs and a slice of parma ham; very nice it was too. DD1 served it with mash & baby carrots. There was a bit of masala sauce but I only had about a Tbs of it as it was a bit thin!

    Today's plan:

    B - bacon & mushroom toasted sandwich - HEB + 3 for spread and brown sauce
    L - jacket potato; tuna mayo; salad
    D - HM faggots with onion gravy; mash & veg - not sure what yet but have several different veg in the freezer.

    HEA will be milk as usual
    HEB - bread
    Syns - spread 2; brown sauce 1; not sure what other syns at the moment but maybe a couple of squares of dark chocolate

    Denise
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