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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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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th May 18, 10:43 AM
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    beanielou
    Have a lovely day all.
    The sun is shining here
    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.
    • Sunflower1227
    • By Sunflower1227 12th May 18, 10:51 AM
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    Sunflower1227
    Good morning to you all.

    Just done my weekly weigh and am delighted and astonished to report -8lbthis week !

    Admittedly 5,5lb of that will be the 'bloat' that I put on when off plan away, but as that had taken a fortnight to put on, I was expecting it to take at least a fortnight to shift. I knew I was being really good this week - drinking loads of water, loads of speed, few carbs and minimal syns but that loss has exceeded my expectations - it's even 1 lb more than my first week loss!

    It's also taken me past my 4 stone mark and into a new stone value on the scales - so I'm feeling rather pleased with myself today.

    Plan for today

    B: kipper with 2 small slices wholemeal bread (HEXB)
    L: chicken salad
    D: HM cottage pie

    Snacks: easy peelers, red pepper, HEXA cheese
    Syns: 2 for oil for pie, possibly 5.5 for a kit kat
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    WOW well done
    I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
    • Sunflower1227
    • By Sunflower1227 12th May 18, 10:53 AM
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    Sunflower1227
    This weeks WI in for me is 0lb

    On wards and up wards, or should that be down wards
    I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th May 18, 11:16 AM
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    beanielou
    This weeks WI in for me is 0lb

    On wards and up wards, or should that be down wards
    Originally posted by Sunflower1227

    Keep going
    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.
    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 12th May 18, 12:10 PM
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    Moneysaverme
    Hi,

    Popping in to report a MINUS 1 LB for me this week. Plodding along, trying to make the best choices, lots of exercise and not looking at the scales too much. I!!!8217;ll get there ..... eventually!

    Amazing loss Poohsticks, well done. That will take some beating for SOTW.

    Happy Saturday all x
    Weight loss 2017/2018 - 49 lbs
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th May 18, 12:27 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Good morning to you all.

    Just done my weekly weigh and am delighted and astonished to report -8lbthis week !

    Admittedly 5,5lb of that will be the 'bloat' that I put on when off plan away, but as that had taken a fortnight to put on, I was expecting it to take at least a fortnight to shift. I knew I was being really good this week - drinking loads of water, loads of speed, few carbs and minimal syns but that loss has exceeded my expectations - it's even 1 lb more than my first week loss!

    It's also taken me past my 4 stone mark and into a new stone value on the scales - so I'm feeling rather pleased with myself today.

    Plan for today

    B: kipper with 2 small slices wholemeal bread (HEXB)
    L: chicken salad
    D: HM cottage pie

    Snacks: easy peelers, red pepper, HEXA cheese
    Syns: 2 for oil for pie, possibly 5.5 for a kit kat
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    Well done poosticks that is fabulous x

    Stoke - very good to read your story and nice to see things from a male perspective. Sorry to hear about what happened with your Fiancee.

    After much deliberation, I have decided to stop going to group. I got to target, was there for a few months, went on a holiday, came out of target and have struggled to get back in again. With it costing me £4.95 a week, just couldn't see a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Am still going to follow the plan, as I don't want to end up having to re-join group with my tail between my legs and look at all those "I told you so" faces. I was on the social team, doing the weighing, which I enjoyed as it was nice to chat to the members, but as you do it for nothing, I think you get taken for granted, as the group can't operate without the social team doing all the other stuff. Now I have my Saturday mornings back.

    Anyway, there were quite a few men in the group and their weight losses were generally quite good, the most loss I had seen was 10lb!
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    Can you just not attend a few sessions and see how you feel then?

    We are always hear. I have to admit I have thought of joining a group with the aim of really getting my head around SW - but I am going to re-read the books and keep a diary see if that helps but I am a bloater like our poohsticks - sadly I don't loose like her!

    Hi,

    Popping in to report a MINUS 1 LB for me this week. Plodding along, trying to make the best choices, lots of exercise and not looking at the scales too much. I!!!8217;ll get there ..... eventually!

    Amazing loss Poohsticks, well done. That will take some beating for SOTW.

    Happy Saturday all x
    Originally posted by Moneysaverme

    Plodding is the best way to go, well done xxxx

    Sunflower - you will be saving up for a loss x
    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 12-05-2018 at 12:40 PM.
    185.6
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 12th May 18, 12:52 PM
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    curl girl
    Stoke - very good to read your story and nice to see things from a male perspective. Sorry to hear about what happened with your Fiancee.

    After much deliberation, I have decided to stop going to group. I got to target, was there for a few months, went on a holiday, came out of target and have struggled to get back in again. With it costing me £4.95 a week, just couldn't see a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Am still going to follow the plan, as I don't want to end up having to re-join group with my tail between my legs and look at all those "I told you so" faces. I was on the social team, doing the weighing, which I enjoyed as it was nice to chat to the members, but as you do it for nothing, I think you get taken for granted, as the group can't operate without the social team doing all the other stuff. Now I have my Saturday mornings back.

    Anyway, there were quite a few men in the group and their weight losses were generally quite good, the most loss I had seen was 10lb!
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    What about putting the £4.95 aside each week, setting your target then allowing yourself access to the cash for a treat when you hit your goal?
    Do a standing order to another account?

    Morning peeps.

    Well done p00h.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 12th May 18, 12:56 PM
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    curl girl
    Can someone direct me to the final chart for the last challenge so I can screen shot it Please?
    Tia.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 12th May 18, 1:05 PM
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    p00hsticks
    Amazing loss Poohsticks, well done. That will take some beating for SOTW.
    Originally posted by Moneysaverme

    Thank you - but I won't get SOTW because I had a gain of 5.5 while on holiday last week (which accounts for much of the loss this week)


    Still trying to get out of the mentality of rewarding myself with food - will perhaps treat myself to a book or CD
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th May 18, 1:07 PM
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    bubbs

    Forgive me all because i have sinned
    Afternoon all, need to catch up from where i left off thurs
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th May 18, 1:22 PM
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    bubbs
    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
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Think i was 7 stone at 7, i have been thinking since i got to target i cant remember being this weight since i was at school
    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
    I didnt buy any
    I am stuffed.

    Bubbs where is the photo of your dinner?
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    You wouldnt have wanted to see it ,i have synned , i was out we went to the theatre
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th May 18, 1:25 PM
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    bubbs
    Yes Bubbs, where are the pictures of your tea?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Was out
    Great minds think alike.... I think our bubbs is keeping Mr bubbs busy!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    Good morning to you all.

    Just done my weekly weigh and am delighted and astonished to report -8lbthis week !

    Admittedly 5,5lb of that will be the 'bloat' that I put on when off plan away, but as that had taken a fortnight to put on, I was expecting it to take at least a fortnight to shift. I knew I was being really good this week - drinking loads of water, loads of speed, few carbs and minimal syns but that loss has exceeded my expectations - it's even 1 lb more than my first week loss!

    It's also taken me past my 4 stone mark and into a new stone value on the scales - so I'm feeling rather pleased with myself today.

    Plan for today

    B: kipper with 2 small slices wholemeal bread (HEXB)
    L: chicken salad
    D: HM cottage pie

    Snacks: easy peelers, red pepper, HEXA cheese
    Syns: 2 for oil for pie, possibly 5.5 for a kit kat
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    well done, there is SOTW
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th May 18, 1:27 PM
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    bubbs
    This weeks WI in for me is 0lb

    On wards and up wards, or should that be down wards
    Originally posted by Sunflower1227
    If you sts thats ok x
    Hi,

    Popping in to report a MINUS 1 LB for me this week. Plodding along, trying to make the best choices, lots of exercise and not looking at the scales too much. I!!!8217;ll get there ..... eventually!

    Amazing loss Poohsticks, well done. That will take some beating for SOTW.

    Happy Saturday all x
    Originally posted by Moneysaverme
    well done
    Thank you - but I won't get SOTW because I had a gain of 5.5 while on holiday last week (which accounts for much of the loss this week)


    Still trying to get out of the mentality of rewarding myself with food - will perhaps treat myself to a book or CD
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    Oh well least thats gone then
    Stoke, lovely reading your story but at fiancee , you will find someone better
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th May 18, 1:57 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Thank you - but I won't get SOTW because I had a gain of 5.5 while on holiday last week (which accounts for much of the loss this week)

    Still trying to get out of the mentality of rewarding myself with food - will perhaps treat myself to a book or CD
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    I think you have hit the nail on the head. We (royal we) tend to comfort eat and then use food as a reward (I do both).

    I love beanies idea of storing the money up and treating yourself when you have lost x


    Forgive me all because i have sinned
    Afternoon all, need to catch up from where i left off thurs
    Originally posted by bubbs

    Think i was 7 stone at 7, i have been thinking since i got to target i cant remember being this weight since i was at school

    I didnt buy any

    You wouldnt have wanted to see it ,i have synned , i was out we went to the theatre
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I too was a large and chubby child, slimmed off in my teenage years but always had love handles and big boobs (never hips - I want hips)

    Pray tell of your syns at the theatre, all the details please!

    185.6
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th May 18, 2:56 PM
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    bubbs
    I think it was about 500 syns i did chose wisely it was a buffet i had alot of chicken, but it was how it was cooked, but i did have loads of speed and was there so automatically got toms, cucumber and spring onions and i did have quiet alot
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3lb
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 12th May 18, 3:51 PM
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    Abbafan1972
    Can you just not attend a few sessions and see how you feel then?
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Well I've been seeing how it goes for a few weeks now, as my decision is not something I've just made on a whim, I've been considering it for ages. Plus not being a target member, I can't just attend when I want, as I will get charged for the weeks I don't turn up. I've already nearly used up all my holidays, as I used 2 weeks recently for when my kitchen was being fitted. So I've only got 2 weeks left until August.
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th May 18, 3:52 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I think it was about 500 syns i did chose wisely it was a buffet i had alot of chicken, but it was how it was cooked, but i did have loads of speed and was there so automatically got toms, cucumber and spring onions and i did have quiet alot
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I would not worry about it, it will be no worse than your picky tea

    185.6
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th May 18, 3:54 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Well I've been seeing how it goes for a few weeks now, as my decision is not something I've just made on a whim, I've been considering it for ages. Plus not being a target member, I can't just attend when I want, as I will get charged for the weeks I don't turn up. I've already nearly used up all my holidays, as I used 2 weeks recently for when my kitchen was being fitted. So I've only got 2 weeks left until August.
    Originally posted by Abbafan1972
    Flip, I did not realise that they charge you when you don't attend

    There are a lot of us doing SW with the support of this thread, and we are doing okay....well I was before the holiday I need my mojo back!

    185.6
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 12th May 18, 4:00 PM
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    Abbafan1972
    What about putting the £4.95 aside each week, setting your target then allowing yourself access to the cash for a treat when you hit your goal?
    Do a standing order to another account?
    Originally posted by curl girl
    That's a good idea yes - my treat though, wouldn't be food, it would be Pandora (I have 3 bracelets lol).
    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
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 12th May 18, 4:03 PM
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    Abbafan1972
    Flip, I did not realise that they charge you when you don't attend

    There are a lot of us doing SW with the support of this thread, and we are doing okay....well I was before the holiday I need my mojo back!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    My consultant was really good though, she would override it for sickness and unforeseen circumstances etc, but they would smell a rat if making a habit of it.
    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
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