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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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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 10th May 18, 7:42 AM
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    curl girl
    Phew - I don't need to do anything this weekend.... but I am officially a crap daughter as I missed out mothers day.... just realised my kids are crap as well as they missed it as well! lol
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Happy Mothers Day ssm.
    I'm sure you're a wonderful daughter and mummy.






    Bit blooming forgetful though........
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 10th May 18, 8:48 AM
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    I really enjoy reading this thread, although it seems to move on very quickly!

    I will post my food later - must get into the habit of doing that maybe!

    Have a good day all. x
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 9:15 AM
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    Phew - I don't need to do anything this weekend.... but I am officially a crap daughter as I missed out mothers day.... just realised my kids are crap as well as they missed it as well! lol
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I remembered my mum & my DS sent me a text!
    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 9:17 AM
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    beanielou
    It is a lovely sunny day here today.
    Weigh in later.
    Predicting a wee gain.
    Feeling bloated.
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th May 18, 9:59 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Happy Mothers Day ssm.
    I'm sure you're a wonderful daughter and mummy.

    Bit blooming forgetful though........
    Originally posted by curl girl
    It was just before our holiday when I was manic at work, so I will excuse myself... lol! It is mum's birthday this Saturday - I am hoping Waitrose delivers her some very cheap flowers unless this order was cancelled!

    I remembered my mum & my DS sent me a text!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I knew you would not let me down!

    It is a lovely sunny day here today.
    Weigh in later.
    Predicting a wee gain.
    Feeling bloated.
    WE will see!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    It is fluid girl! Fluid!!
    183.4
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 10th May 18, 10:15 AM
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    p00hsticks
    Morning all

    Still feeling really motivated from the kick up the wotsit I gave myself following the fall from grace last week. Fingers crossed for a good loss on Saturday.

    Plan for today:

    B: Overnight oats ( HEXB grape nuts, raspberry & cranberry muller light, mixed summer fruits)
    L: Chicken salad (cucumber, red pepper, mushrooms)
    D: Trying out campfire stew for the first time - it;s in the slow cooker now. Will have it with a jacket potato

    Snacks: melon, muller light.
    Syns: none planned - may have a kitkat (5.5). Have only used 37 syns so far this week (over five days)
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 10th May 18, 10:37 AM
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    gettingtheresometime
    SSM - I've always said that it's not what you buy a person for their birthday/Christmas/hallmark day but what you do for them the other days of the year.


    Yesterday didn't go as planned as hubby decided not to go out so tea wasn't as planned but I did do lots of walking.


    I've got choir tonight but I'm in two minds as to whether to go .....think the deciding factor may be whether my partner in crime goes - if I don't go then I'll go cycling.
    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
    • maman
    • By maman 10th May 18, 11:33 AM
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    maman
    Mothers' Day is always in March. This year on 11th. I remember because it's always around the same sort of time as my birthday. This year just a day difference. my DD2 bought me raspberry gin!


    I've still got a miserable cold hanging round me so not feeling very hungry most of the time and can't taste much. Somehow doesn't stop me eating though!


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS Ribena, HEB porage with HEA milk
    L: LO corned beef hash with Speed veg
    D: chicken stir fry with noodles
    Syns: syrup 2.5, Extra HEXs 6, honey 2.5, noodles 1


    Seems a bit of a waste of 12 syns on nothing in particular all coming in one day. DH always makes huge porage portions and we like a honey/soy/lime sauce on the stir fry. I'm guessing the noodles as they used to be on syns online but now removed.


    This is an odd couple of weeks. No chance of keeping within syns as we're away again this weekend so just trying to be good when I can. I should have a straight run at it next week.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 12:24 PM
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    beanielou
    Enjoy your weekend Maman
    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
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 10th May 18, 3:57 PM
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    Stoke
    As a perennial worrier, as I close in on target (around 1st 4lbs to go now), I'm utterly terrified that I'm going to be left with loose skin. The stretch marks I aren't all that bothered about in reality, but I'm starting to definitely develop loose skin.

    Wonder how I can tighten it up
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 10th May 18, 4:16 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Mothers' Day is always in March. This year on 11th. I remember because it's always around the same sort of time as my birthday. This year just a day difference.
    Originally posted by maman
    31st March or 2nd April?
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


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    • maman
    • By maman 10th May 18, 5:48 PM
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    maman
    Mothers' Day is always in March. This year on 11th. I remember because it's always around the same sort of time as my birthday. This year just a day difference. my DD2 bought me raspberry gin!
    Originally posted by maman
    31st March or 2nd April?
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime

    I think you misread GTS. This year Mother's Day was on 11th March. My birthday is on 12th....every year!


    I suppose it depends how much you've lost to get loose skin Stoke. I only had to lose 3.5 stone so it wasn't an issue for me. I suppose exercise is about the only way to tone up without surgery. That being said I know that if I go too far below my target then the skin on my neck and inside my arms and thighs starts to look a bit wrinkly. That's how I know my target weight is just about right for me.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th May 18, 6:14 PM
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    Gin for mothers day - how lucky!

    I have to admit my mum is rather horrid - she always has been and always will be - but by some miracle all her kids turned out ok (her step-mum really raised us). Her birthday is approaching, she keeps telling us (but she never does anyone else's birthday) God knows what I will end up doing for her....maybe M&S knickers!
    183.4
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 10th May 18, 6:39 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Maman - d'oh!
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th May 18, 7:18 PM
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    Evening all
    Reporting a STS this week
    Hope everyone is ok?
    Stoke i lost 5 st 3, i still have a belly though, big knickers keep it in my arms have loose skin, i will never wear a strappy top
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th May 18, 7:19 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Maman - d'oh!
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    You were closer than me.... so well done

    Food today

    Breakfast

    Strawberry, blueberry, apple, satsuma in Muller light Yoghurt with 35g of bran flakes

    Lunch

    Tin of sweetcorn and a tin of mackerel

    Tea

    onion, leeks, mushroom, courgette with slimming world sausages and pasta in a chopped tomato sauce.

    I think I will have fruit and yoghurt this evening and maybe a highlights hot chocolate.

    Today OH had

    Breakfast
    Cheese on toast
    Lunch
    Cheese and ham toasty
    loads of biscuits
    tea
    chips, roast veg and slimming world sausage
    ice cream

    183.4
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th May 18, 7:21 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Evening all
    Reporting a STS this week
    Hope everyone is ok?
    Stoke i lost 5 st 3, i still have a belly though, big knickers keep it in my arms have loose skin, i will never wear a strappy top
    Originally posted by bubbs
    So you need to wear high waisted trousers/jeans, and tops that cover your arms (your shoulders can be on show). Dress the body you have not the one you used to have or the one you want x

    183.4
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th May 18, 7:24 PM
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    Bubbs I hear the French air traffic control are going on strike - hope it does not impact on your journey
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Bloody hope not
    Phew - I don't need to do anything this weekend.... but I am officially a crap daughter as I missed out mothers day.... just realised my kids are crap as well as they missed it as well! lol
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    you crack me up
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th May 18, 8:01 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Bloody hope not


    you crack me up
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am really crap - She comes to mine every night and just moans about everything - she ignores the fact that she has been with someone all day who have been indulging to her. My sisters kept telling me to lock my door so she cannot get in so tonight I closed the windows and curtains and locked the front door so she could not walk in - she came in the back way!
    183.4
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 8:36 PM
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    beanielou
    I am really crap - She comes to mine every night and just moans about everything - she ignores the fact that she has been with someone all day who have been indulging to her. My sisters kept telling me to lock my door so she cannot get in so tonight I closed the windows and curtains and locked the front door so she could not walk in - she came in the back way!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Oh thats dire
    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
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