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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 11th Mar 18, 3:07 PM
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    Well i have made crustless quiche, soup, cooked a gammon and turned a jelly into a mousse
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Mar 18, 3:23 PM
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    I have an orange smarties easter egg
    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 11th Mar 18, 3:47 PM
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    I have an orange smarties easter egg
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Will it last till easter though?
    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
    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Mar 18, 3:49 PM
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    tweets
    +4.5

    Don't know why I deserved that I have been good this week.

    When I am good I put on

    When I am a tad naughty I lose

    Off I go to finish making the SW Quiche for tea

    Happy Mothers Day
    Lost 3st-6lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Mar 18, 3:55 PM
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    Will it last till easter though?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    That is a very very good question!!
    When is easter?
    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 11th Mar 18, 3:58 PM
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    bubbs
    +4.5

    Don't know why I deserved that I have been good this week.

    When I am good I put on

    When I am a tad naughty I lose

    Off I go to finish making the SW Quiche for tea

    Happy Mothers Day
    Originally posted by tweets
    Its annoying isnt it tweets
    You can guarantee i will stay the same this week or gain
    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 11th Mar 18, 3:59 PM
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    bubbs
    That is a very very good question!!
    When is easter?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Easter Sunday 3 weeks today 1st April
    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
    • BarleySugar
    • By BarleySugar 11th Mar 18, 4:28 PM
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    Back from holiday with an expected gain, but it was worth it.

    We were on a Caribbean cruise and the weather was great, especially knowing we were missing all the snow. The sea and the beaches were amazing but the surroundings on most of the islands were quite dismal (old rusty wrecked cars lying in gardens). The ship we were on was fabulous, hence too much food and too much wine.

    Kathrynha, could you add me to the list with 7lb to lose. Thanks!
    Last edited by BarleySugar; 11-03-2018 at 4:30 PM.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 18, 4:32 PM
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    bubbs
    Back from holiday with an expected gain, but it was worth it.

    We were on a Caribbean cruise and the weather was great, especially knowing we were missing all the snow. The sea and the beaches were amazing but the surroundings on most of the islands were quite dismal (old rusty wrecked cars lying in gardens). The ship we were on was fabulous, hence too much food and too much wine.

    Kathrynha, could you add me to the list with 7lb to lose. Thanks!
    Originally posted by BarleySugar
    Sounds fab well worth a gain
    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
    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Mar 18, 4:35 PM
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    tweets
    Its annoying isnt it tweets
    You can guarantee i will stay the same this week or gain
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I cant even change my signature well not yet so

    I changed battery in scales and weighed more with new battery

    So took it out and put old one back in

    I have even walked more this week stayed in 2 days week before when it was bad with snow/wind .

    Hope you get to goal this week

    I have put SW Quiche in oven

    That will be tonights tomorrows tea

    I also started with sore throat and ear last night so if I am getting that lurgy again will be really struggled last time . No rest for poorlies in this house
    Lost 3st-6lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Mar 18, 4:36 PM
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    tweets
    Back from holiday with an expected gain, but it was worth it.

    We were on a Caribbean cruise and the weather was great, especially knowing we were missing all the snow. The sea and the beaches were amazing but the surroundings on most of the islands were quite dismal (old rusty wrecked cars lying in gardens). The ship we were on was fabulous, hence too much food and too much wine.

    Kathrynha, could you add me to the list with 7lb to lose. Thanks!
    Originally posted by BarleySugar
    Wish I had been on a cruise then my gain wouldn't have been so lol.
    Lost 3st-6lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 18, 5:43 PM
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    bubbs
    I cant even change my signature well not yet so

    I changed battery in scales and weighed more with new battery

    So took it out and put old one back in

    I have even walked more this week stayed in 2 days week before when it was bad with snow/wind .

    Hope you get to goal this week

    I have put SW Quiche in oven

    That will be tonights tomorrows tea

    I also started with sore throat and ear last night so if I am getting that lurgy again will be really struggled last time . No rest for poorlies in this house
    Originally posted by tweets
    with batteries, i would have done the same, i just want 5 st, so 1/2lb then 2 lb more too target.
    Hope you feel better soon x
    I have just had to take a glucose tablet, my sugar quite low considering i had just eaten
    Anyone heard from Whizz?
    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 11th Mar 18, 6:03 PM
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    bubbs

    Speed soup

    Quiche

    Roast dinner, when i serve the mousse will take a pic
    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 11th Mar 18, 6:39 PM
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    esmy
    Evening all.

    Hope all the mums have had a lovely day today, and that everyone's had a restful Sunday! As it was OHs birthday yesterday we decided to make his birthday lunch a Mother's Day lunch too and very nice it was! Not very SW friendly but that was expected so I need to be 'on it' for the rest of the week.

    Maman has it been your birthday this weekend? If so a very happy birthday and enjoy your holiday. We went to Venice as impoverished students, ran out of money and had to spend 2 nights on sleeper trains to Rome and back as it was the cheapest accomodation option!

    Meal planning and shopping tomorrow, so lt's lots of fruit and veg for me. Have a good evening.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 18, 7:17 PM
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    bubbs

    This was simple but nice, SF jelly with a yoghurt whizzed in it
    Maman have a lovely holiday 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 2 1/2 lb
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 11th Mar 18, 7:31 PM
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    greentiger
    Snow refuses to go here! We do have bits of pavement showing now though, so that’s good.

    Well done, TIE, Catty and Sunshine.

    I've decided to treat myself to some new blush pink jeans.
    I got a pair for a tenner in M&S sale last year! I love them.

    Maybe the snow shovelling made you build muscle, gts. And that is heavier than fat!

    Congrats on the Easter egg, beanie.

    Out of control SW eating this weekend. Roll on tomorrow and a fresh start (although I have 3 meals out this week thanks to rearranged snow dates and DGS commitments coming up from next week).
    I’m not complaining; I’m lucky to have the good friends and the wherewithal and ability to do it.

    Happy new week, everyone.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Mar 18, 7:35 PM
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    Easter Sunday 3 weeks today 1st April
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Well we will see
    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 11th Mar 18, 7:37 PM
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    beanielou

    Speed soup

    Quiche

    Roast dinner, when i serve the mousse will take a pic
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Please move near me. Thank you.
    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 11th Mar 18, 7:38 PM
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    beanielou

    This was simple but nice, SF jelly with a yoghurt whizzed in it
    Maman have a lovely holiday x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Looks good too
    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.
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 11th Mar 18, 7:39 PM
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    Tete en l'Air
    Hi all,

    Just bobbing in with a STS for the first week of the challenge (thoroughly deserved ). Plan for tomorrow is:

    B - Clementine, passionfruit and FF yog
    D - Chicken salad wrap (ready-to-eat mango and lime chicken chunks (0.5), grated carrot, cucumber, grated pre-packed beetroot (0.5) and WW wrap (HEB)), banana
    T - Pork chop (no fat) with stir-fried-in-soy-sauce courgette and mushrooms
    HEA - Milk
    HEB - Wrap
    Syns - 1 for lunch, 4 for sugar in coffee, 2 in hot chocolate.

    Bubbs you always put me to shame with the amount of veggies on your plate!

    Hope everyone is well and has enjoyed Mother's Day if they celebrate.

    I could read back but I'm just too tired and tbh am heading to bed now with my book! Will try to keep up with the thread a bit better this week! Enjoy the last of the weekend all! x
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