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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 7th May 18, 12:30 PM
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    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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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 14th May 18, 2:25 PM
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    Chrisv
    Revised Chart
    Here is this week's chart.



    Well done tweets on SOTW

    *SOTW is the person who lost most this week who also lost or maintained last week.
    Last edited by Chrisv; 14-05-2018 at 6:56 PM. Reason: Revised Chart
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 14th May 18, 2:38 PM
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    Afternoon, I think I've got every one, if I've missed you, please shout up

    Hope all is ok with kathrynha, I haven't seen her post for a little while.

    -1lb for me please!
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    - 2lbs this week (although fluctuate by about that throughout the week so may be +2lbs next week!)
    Originally posted by onedaysomeday
    -2.2 lbs for me please Chris x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    These are posts from this morning.

    I've put them on the Chart for week 1 of this challenge - is that right?

    As the week goes from a Monday to a Sunday, Monday weigh-ins should be week 2? I'm confusing myself now
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 14th May 18, 3:05 PM
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    Congratulations Tweets on SOTW.

    I, too, was wondering if everything is OK with Kathrynha. Do hope so.

    Denise
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 14th May 18, 3:46 PM
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    Back on it today after a large meal at Buffet Island (Chinese) yesterday.
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    OOOhhh! I'm *so* jealous! We used to have a branch of Buffet Island close by in Newcastle-under-Lyme which we used to go to around once a month for lunch but unfortunately it closed down just before Christmas.

    We enjoyed it so much and still miss it - As I started SW just before it closed we've simply stopped going out for lunch since but funnily enough just yesterday we said that we'd try another pan-asian buffet restaurant later this week. (probably Thursday) I'm not going to go mad but have decided that I will just go off plan for the day.
    • maman
    • By maman 14th May 18, 4:58 PM
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    maman
    Afternoon, I think I've got every one, if I've missed you, please shout up

    Hope all is ok with kathrynha, I haven't seen her post for a little while.







    These are posts from this morning.

    I've put them on the Chart for week 1 of this challenge - is that right?

    As the week goes from a Monday to a Sunday, Monday weigh-ins should be week 2? I'm confusing myself now
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Didn't want to just read and run but as I don't enter the challenges I'm a bit unsure.

    I think whenever you do the chart there has to be a cut off. So you're right that anyone with a WI today should be week 2 and they should have given you a score for last Monday for week 1.

    So there might be 2 or 3 people with Week 1 WI scores outstanding that they haven't posted yet but otherwise everything that comes in from a Monday morning is for that week.

    Hope I haven't confused you even more Chris
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 14th May 18, 5:37 PM
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    Thanks for that maman

    That's exactly what I was thinking - midnight Sunday cut off, so the three posted this morning should be week 2.
    I'll go back and see what they posted for last week.
    There may be a revised chart coming up
    Last edited by Chrisv; 14-05-2018 at 6:23 PM. Reason: Chart Revised ^^
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th May 18, 5:55 PM
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    Hope the job goes well Sunshinemoney
    Originally posted by beanielou
    The only positive is that I did not leave home until 8 am (instead of 6 am) and am home for 5.45 (instead of 9 pm).... the rest is

    I am sure I was actually muttering aloud 'incompetence' at one point!

    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.
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    Be careful with those exercises in bed - I used to straight my legs (in the air) and pull them to by abdomen.... OH rather liked it...... so I stopped!!

    - 2lbs this week (although fluctuate by about that throughout the week so may be +2lbs next week!)
    Originally posted by onedaysomeday
    Don't worry. I vary greatly but as long as the overall variation is going down, it shows the weight loss. x Well done on the loss xxxx
    186.4
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 14th May 18, 6:38 PM
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    Top Girl
    Update

    Dinner was a jacket potato with beans and salad.

    Tea was homemade lasagne - hexa plus 0.5 syns and no quark or cottage cheese in sight I had a side salad too.

    BM was an hour mooching about with Top Baby to the shops and library
    • tweets
    • By tweets 14th May 18, 6:45 PM
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    tweets
    Here is this week's chart.



    Well done tweets on SOTW

    *SOTW is the person who lost most this week who also lost or maintained last week.
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Thank you

    Didn't expect that now to keep the 3lbs off til the end
    Lost 3st-9.5lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 14th May 18, 6:47 PM
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    Thanks for that maman

    That's exactly what I was thinking - midnight Sunday cut off, so the three posted this morning should be week 2.
    I'll go back and see what they posted for last week.
    There may be a revised chart coming up
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    So I may not be SOTW
    Lost 3st-9.5lb
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 14th May 18, 6:55 PM
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    Chrisv
    So I may not be SOTW
    Originally posted by tweets
    Oh yes you are

    I've already revised the chart, but either way you are SOTW
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • tweets
    • By tweets 14th May 18, 6:57 PM
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    tweets
    Oh yes you are

    I've already revised the chart, but either way you are SOTW
    Originally posted by Chrisv

    Thank you
    Lost 3st-9.5lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th May 18, 6:59 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    Welldone on all the losses everyone
    tweets, well done on SOTW
    Thanks Chris for chart x
    Last edited by bubbs; 14-05-2018 at 7:42 PM.
    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 14th May 18, 7:19 PM
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    bubbs



    Kfc as didnt have it Friday
    Breakfast was strawberries, 2 satsuma and a pear
    Lunch was chicken salad
    Will have fruit salad and ice cream in a bit

    SSM
    That waffle that i posted of my sisters was made with banana and egg, she said it was lovely, no good for us as would have to syn the bananna
    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
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 14th May 18, 7:31 PM
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    Congratulations to tweets on SOTW and thanks ChrisV for doing the chart
    • mylastpound
    • By mylastpound 14th May 18, 7:46 PM
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    mylastpound
    Hey all


    can i join too?
    im currently an SW member and my weigh in day is Saturday Morning.


    Ive currently lost 7lbs


    i feel the weigh lost is slow, but that may be down to portion size........
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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 14th May 18, 7:54 PM
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    Thanks Chris for the charts, both of them!
    I like a screenshot to remind me.....
    Thank you.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 14th May 18, 7:55 PM
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    curl girl
    Well done tweets sotw!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 14th May 18, 7:57 PM
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    Chrisv
    Hey all
    can i join too?
    im currently an SW member and my weigh in day is Saturday Morning.
    Ive currently lost 7lbs
    i feel the weigh lost is slow, but that may be down to portion size........
    Originally posted by mylastpound
    Welcome mylastpound
    This challenge runs up to Sunday 1st July.
    Please post your target loss and I'll add you to the chart
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 14th May 18, 8:16 PM
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    Well done Tweets & welcome mylastpound
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