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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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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 8:37 PM
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    beanielou
    1/2 off this week.
    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, 8:40 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by Stoke
    Skin is elastic but after 40 the amount reduces, but the skin still contracts to a certain level.

    There was a programme on TV a while ago that looked at this issue - some people chose to have operations, some chose to put a stone back on (these were the more happier people) and some just love themselves just as they are.
    183.4
    • maman
    • By maman 10th May 18, 8:40 PM
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    maman
    1/2 off this week.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Right direction beanie

    What happened to the gain you were expecting?
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 8:42 PM
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    beanielou
    Right sunshine mummy you can suggest clothes for me.
    DReadful legs knees & thighs.
    Big upper arms & a bit of a tummy.
    What do you suggest
    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, 8:42 PM
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    Right direction beanie

    What happened to the gain you were expecting?
    Originally posted by maman
    She did really well
    183.4
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th May 18, 8:45 PM
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    Right sunshine mummy you can suggest clothes for me.
    DReadful legs knees & thighs.
    Big upper arms & a bit of a tummy.
    What do you suggest
    Originally posted by beanielou
    What does dreadful legs, knees and thighs mean? If you have thighs I am soon jealous!

    Tummy - high waisted trousers (My tummy is more than a bit so I wear material that keeps my stomach in place!)

    Arms - what about those tops that have the shoulder split? but actually cover the wobbly bits.
    183.4
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 8:59 PM
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    I have poor muscles particularily in my legs so they really look bad.
    The only time they looked good was when I weighed 7 stone when I split with my XH.
    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 10th May 18, 9:00 PM
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    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

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Yes i have short sleeved topsjust not strappy
    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 10th May 18, 9:03 PM
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    1/2 off this week.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    well done
    Right direction beanie

    What happened to the gain you were expecting?
    Originally posted by maman
    The gain went the same place as last week off
    I have poor muscles particularily in my legs so they really look bad.
    The only time they looked good was when I weighed 7 stone when I split with my XH.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    That is too thin you dont want to be that thin
    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 10th May 18, 9:21 PM
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    Bubbs~~I will never be 7 stone again,
    Even the Dr told me I needed to put weight on!!
    Mind you that was 22 years ago
    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
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 10th May 18, 9:37 PM
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    Hello, Dia Pita.

    GTS I read your post as meaning your son was joining the Slimming World police and had images of him enforcing the plan strictly :lol
    You are not the only one!

    Anyone watching Huge?
    Are you spying on me?

    We had torrential rain again today. It brightened up late afternoon.

    Off for the weekend tomorrow, but I’m sure I won’t be as in control as maman.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 9:50 PM
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    beanielou
    Enjoy your weekend greentiger
    No one is in control like 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
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 10th May 18, 10:22 PM
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    curl girl
    Cantaloupe melons £1 in T.
    I did post on another thread but had a load of rude comments.
    I know you lot are classier and more appreciative.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 10th May 18, 10:24 PM
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    curl girl
    I've struggled tonight .
    Found a chunk of Cadbury Easter egg..................















    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 10th May 18, 10:29 PM
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    curl girl
    Is mine the only house in the UK with Easter eggs?
    Son still has 3 eggs and a box of cream eggs that are tempting me.
    The chunk that I've eaten was very small but it satisfied my chocolate craving.

    Night all.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 10:31 PM
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    I still have a smarties easter egg
    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
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 10th May 18, 10:59 PM
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    curl girl
    I still have a smarties easter egg
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Well done.

    They haven't bothered me until today.
    I just had to finish a left over chunk that I found this morning.

    Well it's gone now and I have no intention of opening new ones as they're not mine.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th May 18, 11:26 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I have poor muscles particularily in my legs so they really look bad.
    The only time they looked good was when I weighed 7 stone when I split with my XH.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I bet they are wonderful x

    7 stone is a bag of bones!
    183.4
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th May 18, 11:31 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Hello, Dia Pita.

    GTS I read your post as meaning your son was joining the Slimming World police and had images of him enforcing the plan strictly :lol
    You are not the only one!

    Anyone watching Huge?
    Are you spying on me?

    We had torrential rain again today. It brightened up late afternoon.

    Off for the weekend tomorrow, but I’m sure I won’t be as in control as maman.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Yeap!

    You all know that my OH and kids steal all my chocolate and wine and consume it! They are evil!

    Cantaloupe melons £1 in T.
    I did post on another thread but had a load of rude comments.
    I know you lot are classier and more appreciative.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Was the Elite rude - I need to catch up...

    Is mine the only house in the UK with Easter eggs?
    Son still has 3 eggs and a box of cream eggs that are tempting me.
    The chunk that I've eaten was very small but it satisfied my chocolate craving.

    Night all.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Mine did not have any Easter eggs cross the threshold this year....

    I would have ate sons eggs!
    183.4
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 11th May 18, 8:24 AM
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    Stoke
    Skin is elastic but after 40 the amount reduces, but the skin still contracts to a certain level.

    There was a programme on TV a while ago that looked at this issue - some people chose to have operations, some chose to put a stone back on (these were the more happier people) and some just love themselves just as they are.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I won't be putting a stone back. To be honest, if I put a stone back on after hitting target, I'd be where I am right now Not sure what that means when I eventually do hit target, probably just lots of skin.

    I'm 27, so I hope that my skin has retained some of it's elasticity, but I'm also aware that I was very big at my biggest. There's always going to be some damage I suppose. I've read about doing like ab crunches and going for a run and stuff, but I just don't see that working.

    Surgery doesn't sound great either. I think it might be one of those where I just have to grow to live with it I guess I should have known it might happen.
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