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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 7th May 18, 12:30 PM
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    Chrisv
    Slimming Towards Summer - Slimming World Support Thread 2018
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    • 7th May 18, 12:30 PM
    Slimming Towards Summer - Slimming World Support Thread 2018 7th May 18 at 12:30 PM
    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
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th May 18, 10:12 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Ok thanks did you use the same mixture as i used for waffles?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Yes, it is just a batter mix, although I cannot see how this cannot be made with the porridge, egg and skimmed milk - it will be less calories (but no SW friendly). I do have to admit i feel rather full - not sure whether this is the thick mixture or the psychological aspect of having something more substantial for pudding.

    SSM I'm going to have a go at the mint aero ice cream from the link - hate to think what the syns are but only 3 ingredients

    https://www.bmstores.co.uk/recipes/easy-homemade-ice-cream?utm_source=B%26M+Newsletters++2018&utm_campa ign=34b7b2d9f8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_05_10&utm_medium=email&utm_ter m=0_4c300691f3-34b7b2d9f8-120727785

    Sorry that's a long link!

    Bubbs I make the pancakes sort of saucer size in a little frying pan - thicker than normal pancakes, bit like American pancakes.
    Originally posted by esmy
    OMG esmy that is a heart attack waiting to happen - OH is the wrong side of 50!

    I was thinking vanilla yoghurt, peppermint essence, some fresh peppermint and choc chips.... I would rather like him to survive until he is 100!
    186.4
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th May 18, 10:15 PM
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    bubbs
    Yes, it is just a batter mix, although I cannot see how this cannot be made with the porridge, egg and skimmed milk - it will be less calories (but no SW friendly). I do have to admit i feel rather full - not sure whether this is the thick mixture or the psychological aspect of having something more substantial for pudding.



    OMG esmy that is a heart attack waiting to happen - OH is the wrong side of 50!

    I was thinking vanilla yoghurt, peppermint essence, some fresh peppermint and choc chips.... I would rather like him to survive until he is 100!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    So you used normal batter ie flour and eggs ?
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th May 18, 10:19 PM
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    joedenise
    Another weekend away with far too many syns! So damage limitation from tomorrow until Thursday WI.

    Well done all the losers and hugs to those who gained.

    Getting tired now so off to bed. Night all.

    Denise
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th May 18, 10:32 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    So you used normal batter ie flour and eggs ?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I was good and used the powdered porridge, egg and muller. I think next time I do this I will use the porridge, egg and skimmed milk as my HEXA as it will be less calories (then again if I get on the scales tomorrow and they have moved the right way I won't!)

    Good job Mr A has too many mullers he has to give them to me!
    186.4
    • Sunflower1227
    • By Sunflower1227 13th May 18, 11:11 PM
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    Sunflower1227
    Now repeat the same behaviour at Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury... and you should be ready all done.



    Well done, you must have been really good all week xx





    OMG - I really need a waffle maker that looks lush. Is that a frozen muller I spot there - you will be having ice-cream tomorrow. My ice-cream maker will arrive on Wednesday, so ice-cream on Thursday.

    I need to find a mint choc chip ice-cream recipe for OH - then he won't moan at me too much!

    I have done a bubbs and been cooking... Today we are having, mash and roasted pot, carrots, cauli, broccoli and beef for lunch. I have cooked a crustless quiche, there is aubergine and toms for packed lunches and beef stew for tomorrow's tea. Just thinking about making spicy parsnip soup (as I have two packs of whoopsie parsnips that need using).

    I do have a crepe maker - so may be tempted to make some pancakes.

    1st day back at work tomorrow and in a new job and more like a proper job than the last one, so I need to be prepared - I have carrots and tomato ready for snacking.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    SW recipe, not made it so can't comment on the taste

    https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/recipes/mint-choc-chip-ice-cream.aspx
    I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 14th May 18, 7:18 AM
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    Top Girl
    -1lb for me please!

    Thank God the football season is almost over. Liverpool bring on every week has killed me off.

    Nothing much on today, a mooch to the doctors and supermarket with Top Baby.

    B - Overnight granola

    That's as far as I've planned! Might roast a chicken and throw together a salad later.

    Happy losing all!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th May 18, 7:26 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    SW recipe, not made it so can't comment on the taste

    https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/recipes/mint-choc-chip-ice-cream.aspx
    Originally posted by Sunflower1227
    I would never have thought of putting custard in ice-cream (but it actually makes sense).

    -2.2 lbs for me please Chris x
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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 14th May 18, 8:19 AM
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    curl girl
    I would never have thought of putting custard in ice-cream (but it actually makes sense).

    -2.2 lbs for me please Chris x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Well done
    You're very precise!

    Morning all.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th May 18, 8:26 AM
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    beanielou
    I do but I don't sweeten them - they go with sweet or savoury.
    40g oats, 2 eggs (though I'm going to try the next batch with 1) 3 tbsp plain yoghurt. Whizz up together. I let it stand a bit if I can wait so the oats soak up the liquid, then fry in frylight. I've had them with berries and yoghurt and with bacon and egg. The original recipe adds a bit of sweetener and vanilla essence.
    Originally posted by esmy
    Thanks
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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 14th May 18, 8:29 AM
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    beanielou
    -3 this week
    Originally posted by tweets
    Great loss Tweets
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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 14th May 18, 8:32 AM
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    beanielou
    Hope the job goes well Sunshinemoney
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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 14th May 18, 8:33 AM
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    beanielou
    Great losses Top Girl & Sunshine mummy
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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 14th May 18, 8:36 AM
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    beanielou
    TIE~~Hope you get some answers soon.
    I have periods like that~~dire.

    Denise~~Glad you had a good weekend
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 14th May 18, 8:50 AM
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    joedenise
    Back on plan now for the next 3 days until WI on Thursday am!

    B - baked oats; mixed frozen berries; pomegranate seeds & natural yoghurt (really must buy some more quark when I go shopping I much prefer it to yoghurt!)
    L - HM crustless quiche with lots of salad
    D - rump steak, SW chips, onions, mushrooms & peas

    HEA - 350ml skimmed milk
    HEB - 40g oats
    Syns - none planned

    Some good losses coming in this week. Will be happy with a STS this week but a small loss would be brilliant!

    Denise
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 14th May 18, 9:59 AM
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    p00hsticks
    Morning all

    Good losses, tweets, Sunshine Mummy and Top Girl

    Sorry to hear about the fatigue, TIE - hope it turns out to be something easily fixable

    Plan for today:

    B: Overnight oats (HEXB grape nuts, cherry muller light, mixed summer fruits)
    L: Chicken salad - have a choice of either morrocan style (2.5 syn) or piri piri (2 syn) mini chicken fillets (from ALDI)
    D: grilled pork medallions with savoury rice and mushrooms


    Snacks: HEXA cheese. Fruit wise, Only have OH's bananas in at present - will try to get some speed fruit today
    Syns: 2 or 2.5 for chicken, 1 for savoury rice
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 14th May 18, 10:34 AM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Morning all! My God, you lot can yack a bit, just caught up with the amazing losses.

    Another one on damage limitation for the next few days, but thoroughly enjoyed my weekend. Have taken to doing exercises in bed, about 10-15mins each night. Sounds odd, but I find it difficult to do sit ups on the floor (well, what passes for a sit up!), so thought I would have a bash when I go to bed. My mattress is very firm, so not alot of give when I sit up. Must be doing something positive for me as the muscle pain when I started was hideous. Hope the impact will be as positive as I would like it to be.

    Going to a wedding in a couple of weeks, been putting off getting something to wear as I don't know what size I need and don't want to spend a lot of money on something that won't get any further wear. Bought a couple of dresses on the Bay of E, too big for me only paid about £30 for the 2 of them, but will send them back.

    Was out for lunch on Saturday, wasn't expecting the rain so my poor tootsies were getting a bit wet in sandals. Nipped into Dorothy Perkins for footwear (got a pair of espadrilles for £12) but it was so nice to be able to look at clothes which will comfortably fit me sooner rather than later, which are not bland. Was a really good boost for my morale.

    Feel bloated at moment, had egg & potato muffins for breakfast, will really keep me going for the day. Made an SW lasagne yesterday as I have class this evening, so just need to bung a bit in microwave, with salad will be able to eat by 8:30!

    Have a good day everyone.
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    • onedaysomeday
    • By onedaysomeday 14th May 18, 10:46 AM
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    onedaysomeday
    - 2lbs this week (although fluctuate by about that throughout the week so may be +2lbs next week!)
    • maman
    • By maman 14th May 18, 12:52 PM
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    maman
    Had a very quick catch up and noticed losses!


    The weekend was a it of a write off as far as SW concerned. More accurately 24 hours from Saturday to Sunday morning eating off plan stuff including some rubbish. Plus I had a fun sized Crunchie to celebrate the end of the season!


    Back on it today with a vengeance and I should have a good week coming up with no distractions.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS Ribena, fried egg, half HEB toast, tomatoes, mushrooms, HEA milk for drinks
    L: ham with stir fried veg and maybe noodles or couscous
    D: SW Bolognese with tagliatelle
    Syns: 1 for Parmesan
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 14th May 18, 1:27 PM
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    Abbafan1972
    Hi there,

    Back on it today after a large meal at Buffet Island (Chinese) yesterday.

    Logged into my account on SW and found there is something where you can transfer your group membership to online - has anyone ever done this and is it worth it?

    Thanks in advance.
    Winging it since 1972
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 14th May 18, 2:13 PM
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    Chrisv
    Can someone direct me to the final chart for the last challenge so I can screen shot it Please?
    Tia.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Last Week

    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
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