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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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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 15th May 18, 9:33 AM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Morning All


    yesterday was a very productive day - went swimming lunch time and gave the dog a relatively long walk as well as getting some washing done so was very happy.


    Came into work on the train so will have some extra BM today as well.


    Had a yogurt today for breakfast for the first time in a long time so am currently stuffed - isn't funny how certain foods fill you up and yet others don't ....I know if I have toast for breakfast I'll be hungry again by 11 so don't bother with it much.


    I also bought a skipping rope yesterday as I thought if I'm not able to go swimming then it would be ideal - tried it out last night and was wacked lol but will do some more tonight as well. Might be the best £1 I've spent in a long while lol!
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 15th May 18, 12:57 PM
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    Abbafan1972
    Hello all,

    Is it too late to join the challenge please?

    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    Greatest Loser for SW group 2016, 2017 & 2018
    Woman of the year for SW group 2016 & 2017
    • maman
    • By maman 15th May 18, 2:26 PM
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    maman
    Hello all,

    Is it too late to join the challenge please?
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    I'm sure it's not. Just post up what you need to lose and Chris will add you in. I'm sure you don't need to lose much or are you lowering your target?


    Welcome mylastpound. Losses can be so variable with SW. You can be really good one week and lose nothing and then have a good loss when you think you've blown it. It's convenient to weigh every week but I don't think weightloss works like that for many people. Do ask any questions you want.


    Good to have you back MrsR. I love your shopping stories!! Fantastic NSVs and this time it's not Victoria's Secrets.


    to kathrynha if you're lurking.


    I had to do a bit of a shop this morning. These weekends away are causing havoc with my usual routines but I have to say Aldi is really nice and quiet midweek. Vacuum packed beetroot is on offer again so I stocked up.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS Ribena, baked beans, half HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L:JP with cottage cheese, jalapenos, beetroot.
    D: ham slices (HM) with new potatoes, asparagus, carrots and cauliflower steaks.
    Syns: None!
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 15th May 18, 2:40 PM
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    joedenise
    A small shop this morning for me after helping DH clear a load of wood from our DD1s garden - she and others have demolished an old shed! We took 2 loads to the tip but still loads more to take. Will probably do some more tomorrow.

    Today's Green plan:

    B - boiled eggs, soldiers HEB1, 2 syns for spread
    L - courgette, lemon & ricotta pasta 0.5 HEA2 - couldn't get a light version. I was using a WW recipe and they used a light ricotta. Does anyone know who, if anywhere stocks a light version?
    D - chilli made with TVP & loads of veg; rice

    HEA1 - milk
    HEA2 - ricotta - 0.5; may have some cheese for the other half on the chilli
    HEB1 - bread
    HEB2 - 2 hifi bars this evening

    So only 2 syns today.

    Denise
    • tweets
    • By tweets 15th May 18, 3:04 PM
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    tweets
    Good Afternoon

    Thank you for the thank you's for being SOTW

    Welcome to the newbies my brain cant remember names its in sieve mode
    Lost 3st-12.5lb
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 15th May 18, 3:28 PM
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    Abbafan1972
    I'm sure it's not. Just post up what you need to lose and Chris will add you in. I'm sure you don't need to lose much or are you lowering your target?
    Originally posted by maman
    I've gone out of target though and need to get back in.

    Could I be put down for 8lbs please?

    Thank you.
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    Greatest Loser for SW group 2016, 2017 & 2018
    Woman of the year for SW group 2016 & 2017
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th May 18, 4:10 PM
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    bubbs
    I eat loads, and am far more likely to eat more banana than waffles!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Yes but its when cooked not in raw state
    Hello all,

    Is it too late to join the challenge please?

    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    Never too late
    Afternoon all
    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
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 15th May 18, 4:39 PM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Found a website called twochubbycubs.com which allegedly has SW friendly recipes. First glance seems to be ok, has anyone used it?

    Must say I like their layout, as recipes are listed in orders, be it meal or food. Although, as it is also a blog, those of a sensitive nature may not be enthused about the recipe being so far down!
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th May 18, 4:48 PM
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    bubbs
    Found a website called twochubbycubs.com which allegedly has SW friendly recipes. First glance seems to be ok, has anyone used it?

    Must say I like their layout, as recipes are listed in orders, be it meal or food. Although, as it is also a blog, those of a sensitive nature may not be enthused about the recipe being so far down!
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    I often read it as its but do not read if easily offended
    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
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 15th May 18, 4:49 PM
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    Chrisv
    I've gone out of target though and need to get back in.

    Could I be put down for 8lbs please?

    Thank you.
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    Done
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 15th May 18, 4:52 PM
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    Abbafan1972
    Done
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Thank you x
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    Greatest Loser for SW group 2016, 2017 & 2018
    Woman of the year for SW group 2016 & 2017
    • majorica
    • By majorica 15th May 18, 5:56 PM
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    majorica
    Found a website called twochubbycubs.com which allegedly has SW friendly recipes. First glance seems to be ok, has anyone used it?

    Must say I like their layout, as recipes are listed in orders, be it meal or food. Although, as it is also a blog, those of a sensitive nature may not be enthused about the recipe being so far down!
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    Yep, their blog is not for the easily offended but some of their recipies are great, honey and heat noodles I could eat everyday
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th May 18, 6:37 PM
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    bubbs


    I had an unexpected cancellation at work today, so took hubby work, came home cooked a syn free brekkie, cleaned all the windows inside and out (body magic )
    Lunch i had 2 peaches, banana and satsuma
    Tea i had fajita with ww wrap (hexb) and salad, will be making mint chop chip ice cream later (2 syns) having with salad
    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 15th May 18, 6:49 PM
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    beanielou
    You have been a busy bee 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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th May 18, 7:07 PM
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    bubbs
    You have been a busy bee bubbs.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Yes eating i was up at 5.15 well i am always up at 5.25 anyway but needed loo so wasnt worth getting back in bed
    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 15th May 18, 7:10 PM
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    beanielou
    Blimey bubbs you must start work early
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 15th May 18, 7:21 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I often read it as its but do not read if easily offended
    Originally posted by bubbs
    If easily offended best put bubbs, beanie and me on ignore!



    ooh just realised - that most of us could be on this list!
    183.4
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th May 18, 7:33 PM
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    bubbs
    Blimey bubbs you must start work early
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Hubby starts at 7 we leave at 6.30, i take him earliest i start is 8
    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 15th May 18, 7:41 PM
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    beanielou
    Hubby starts at 7 we leave at 6.30, i take him earliest i start is 8
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I used to leave at 6.30 in my other life.
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th May 18, 7:59 PM
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    bubbs
    If easily offended best put bubbs, beanie and me on ignore!



    ooh just realised - that most of us could be on this list!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    You, you mean Beanie and i are
    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
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