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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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    • Dia Pita
    • By Dia Pita 14th May 18, 8:33 PM
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    Dia Pita
    Hi well done tweets on SOTW and many thanks ChrisV for updating the chart.


    Please can you put me down for a STS, really struggling as we had a meal out, and a bbq last week.


    Another bbq on Saturday. but going to behave.


    I will post my weigh in on Mondays, wasn't sure which day the chart went up.

    Debt Free Aug 15 Mortgage Free Aug 16
    Early retirement 1/10/ 2016.


    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th May 18, 8:33 PM
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    bubbs

    Syn free strawberry and raspberry ice cream
    Chris you need to do this
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th May 18, 8:36 PM
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    bubbs
    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
    Hello and welcome
    If you look back through the thread you will see my size portions BIG i eat alot and am at target, some weeks were slow , some were a standstill but you will get there
    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
    • majorica
    • By majorica 14th May 18, 8:42 PM
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    majorica
    Congratulations on SOTW tweets, and well done all the other losers, that sounds wrong but you know what I mean.
    STS this week.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 14th May 18, 8:42 PM
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    joedenise
    Welcome mylastpound. I'm another target member and my weight loss was extremely slow! Usually just half pound a week with the odd lb from time to time, but not very often!

    I find winter easier than summer as we go away in our motorhome a lot of weekends and it's so easy to go off plan when away as we often eat out, even when I've planned SW friendly food! Also there is usually plenty of wine or gin syns!!!

    Good luck with your weight loss journey.

    You may find it helpful to post your menu plans each day, I certainly find it helps when I post as I tend to stick to it a bit better when I post as I seem to feel more accountable, IYKWIM!

    Denise
    • mylastpound
    • By mylastpound 14th May 18, 8:55 PM
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    mylastpound
    Welcome mylastpound
    This challenge runs up to Sunday 1st July.
    Please post your target loss and I'll add you to the chart
    Originally posted by Chrisv

    Thankyou for the warm welcome


    Can you put me down for a -10lbs please :-)
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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 14th May 18, 9:36 PM
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    Chrisv
    Thankyou for the warm welcome


    Can you put me down for a -10lbs please :-)
    Originally posted by mylastpound
    Done
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th May 18, 9:55 PM
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    beanielou
    Congratulations to tweets on SOTW and thanks ChrisV for doing the chart
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    FRom me too

    Sunshinemummy~~hope the job improves
    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 14th May 18, 9:57 PM
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    beanielou
    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
    - 2lbs this week (although fluctuate by about that throughout the week so may be +2lbs next week!)
    Originally posted by onedaysomeday
    Great losses

    Also on damage limitation.
    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 14th May 18, 9:59 PM
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    beanielou
    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 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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th May 18, 10:04 PM
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    bubbs
    Beanie
    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 14th May 18, 10:13 PM
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    Sunshinemummy



    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
    Originally posted by bubbs
    What so banana instead of porridge?



    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 to the made house x

    FRom me too

    Sunshinemummy~~hope the job improves
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Me too...
    181.8
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th May 18, 10:27 PM
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    beanielou
    Beanie
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Hello 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.
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 14th May 18, 10:28 PM
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    Mrs_Ryan
    Hello hello
    Apologies I been AWOL I been naughty... very naughty! I was away last week and well I very much enjoyed it I went to Cheshire Oaks and I bought something I have always wanted- and SW made it possible
    I bought a pair of genuine Juicy Couture joggers from the outlet and they fit like a dream! I got them in a fantastic huge paper carrier bag with ribbon handles which I carried like a trophy- I was so chuffed with my little self
    Second day back on plan today, weighing Wednesday this week.
    Todays food:
    B: HEXB NAS Alpen Light with fat free natural Greek yoghurt and blueberries. Decaf coffee with HEXA
    L: Jacket spud, beans, salad. Mixed fruit pot, water
    T: Spiced salmon with mango couscous and salad, Fab lolly (4) low alcohol Cider (4.5) water
    S: 3 x Crackerbreads with HEXA remainder Laughing Cow light (3) Orange cereal bar (3.5) water
    Syns: 15
    Night all xx
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th May 18, 10:38 PM
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    bubbs
    What so banana instead of porridge?





    Welcome to the made house x



    Me too...
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    yes but you cant do that a cooked banana on sw is HIGH syns, she is on ww
    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th May 18, 10:41 PM
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    beanielou
    Great news on your joggers Mrs R
    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.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th May 18, 10:43 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    yes but you cant do that a cooked banana on sw is HIGH syns, she is on ww
    Originally posted by bubbs
    There are somethings with SW that really knows no sense!
    181.8
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th May 18, 10:44 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Hello hello
    Apologies I been AWOL I been naughty... very naughty! I was away last week and well I very much enjoyed it I went to Cheshire Oaks and I bought something I have always wanted- and SW made it possible
    I bought a pair of genuine Juicy Couture joggers from the outlet and they fit like a dream! I got them in a fantastic huge paper carrier bag with ribbon handles which I carried like a trophy- I was so chuffed with my little self
    Second day back on plan today, weighing Wednesday this week.
    Todays food:
    B: HEXB NAS Alpen Light with fat free natural Greek yoghurt and blueberries. Decaf coffee with HEXA
    L: Jacket spud, beans, salad. Mixed fruit pot, water
    T: Spiced salmon with mango couscous and salad, Fab lolly (4) low alcohol Cider (4.5) water
    S: 3 x Crackerbreads with HEXA remainder Laughing Cow light (3) Orange cereal bar (3.5) water
    Syns: 15
    Night all xx
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    Well done on the joggers.... we need a photograph of you in them!

    xxxxxx
    181.8
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th May 18, 10:47 PM
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    bubbs
    There are somethings with SW that really knows no sense!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I agree its to do with how much you eat and what sugars are released
    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 14th May 18, 11:47 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I agree its to do with how much you eat and what sugars are released
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I eat loads, and am far more likely to eat more banana than waffles!

    181.8
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