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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 1st Jul 18, 9:19 PM
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    Slimming For Summer - Slimming World Support Thread 2018
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    • 1st Jul 18, 9:19 PM
    Slimming For Summer - Slimming World Support Thread 2018 1st Jul 18 at 9:19 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!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;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 !!!8211; so that!!!8217;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 !!!8216;a!!!8217; choice and one Healthy Extra !!!8216;b!!!8217; 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
    Last edited by Chrisv; 01-07-2018 at 9:30 PM.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 9th Jul 18, 8:46 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    So you will not be watching the next two games....
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    If I'm offered sufficient dress tokens not to
    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
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 9th Jul 18, 10:44 PM
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    Stoke
    Stoke if you do decide to lower your target wait until you are at bottom end for your current target and then you'll only need to lose 4lb to reach your new target. This of course means you'd probably only need to pay for a few weeks before you reached target again.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    SW and MSE Advice come together

    Glorious

    I'll get to target first and see how I feel. It could take 6 months yet.... hopefully it won't, because once the WC is over I will be determined and I will start SP'ing like mad again. It's hard when there's all this good feeling going round though. Everyone is having BBQ's and pizza and barrel loads of alcohol etc. Although we did a SW-only BBQ the other week and it actually was easier than I expected it to be.

    Weigh in tomorrow. I'm expecting a -1 or -2, which is enough to creep me over that 5st line

    Although I rarely post my food diaries up (i always think my meals are too boring), I did try the SW vegetable bowls they're giving away for free with 3 meals and they're pretty good. Not sure how many servings there is, but I suspect it's at least 2!!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Jul 18, 7:46 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    If I'm offered sufficient dress tokens not to
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    We had better message Gareth Southgate and ask him what he proposes!
    186.4
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 10th Jul 18, 8:06 AM
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    kathrynha
    Weigh in day for me and know it won't be good. Bloating and fluid straight in the veins along with 'nutritional' hospital food do not bode well for a loss


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - couscous salad
    Dinner - noodles
    Snacks - fruit, sf jelly, cereal bars


    HA - milk
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - sf jelly (0.5)
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Jul 18, 8:55 AM
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    Good luck Kathryn but your health comes first. You are doing your best with your food.

    Weather is much cooler today so hopefully will feel more like eating than I have of late!

    Having another Green day today:

    B - cheese on toast (HEA1 & HEB1 + 1.5) - 2 slices weigh in at 75g!
    L - chicken curry & rice (chicken HEB2 )
    D - Mixed bean goulash/rice

    HEA1 - 40g low fat cheese
    HEA2 - skimmed milk
    HEB1 - bread
    HEB2 - chicken (probably not enough for an HEB as only meat from 2 legs!)
    Syns - extra bread 1.5; not sure what else but having counted up my syns I actually didn't have as many over the weekend as I thought. May have a packet of popcorn for 5 syns

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Jul 18, 10:18 AM
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    beanielou
    Kathyrnha~~Dont worry about it.
    Your health is way more important.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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
    • majorica
    • By majorica 10th Jul 18, 1:25 PM
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    majorica
    Thanks for the chart Chris

    -1lb for me this week.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Jul 18, 3:37 PM
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    beanielou
    Thanks for the chart Chris

    -1lb for me this week.
    Originally posted by majorica
    Well done
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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 Jul 18, 6:20 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    Well done to the losers
    Kathryn good luck, but dont be so hard on yourself x
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Jul 18, 7:20 PM
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    joedenise
    Change of plan, decided we didn't want rice twice in one day and DH fancied egg & chips so it's going to be egg & chips with beans & mushrooms.

    Denise
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 10th Jul 18, 7:54 PM
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    Managed a maintain. Happy with that.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Jul 18, 7:58 PM
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    bubbs

    Yummy
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Jul 18, 7:59 PM
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    bubbs
    Managed a maintain. Happy with that.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Well done
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Jul 18, 8:07 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Managed a maintain. Happy with that.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    When you have had hospital food that is a miracle...........
    186.4
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Jul 18, 8:23 AM
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    kathrynha
    When you have had hospital food that is a miracle...........
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    I am assured the food was nutritious!
    I have some supplements to take too, that I'm also assured are nutritious, but I know they have syns in them. SW consultant says not to worry about the syns in them because they are prescribed, but just be aware of it when having other syns.


    New week for me, and determined not to end up at the hospital, and to be good with what I eat. Weather has cooled down a bit, so that will help.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - rice and veg
    Dinner - burritos (but mine is with couscous not wraps)
    Snacks - sf jelly, fruit, cereal bars


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 11th Jul 18, 9:00 AM
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    Stoke
    Maintain for the second week in a row, which means i'm still 0.5lbs off 5st.

    I'm happy that I'm not gaining weight so that's a positive, but I am hoping that once the world cup is over, it starts to come off again and i get my 5st
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Jul 18, 9:05 AM
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    kathrynha
    Maintain for the second week in a row, which means i'm still 0.5lbs off 5st.

    I'm happy that I'm not gaining weight so that's a positive, but I am hoping that once the world cup is over, it starts to come off again and i get my 5st
    Originally posted by Stoke
    I'm feeling the same. Well done on the maintain.


    had a laugh at SW meeting last night. Consultant asks someone who likes football if there is anything in the next week that could stop her having a loss next week. Someone else in the group starts singing Football's coming home.
    Know a few in our group are struggling because of the football
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 11th Jul 18, 10:59 AM
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    Stoke
    I'm feeling the same. Well done on the maintain.


    had a laugh at SW meeting last night. Consultant asks someone who likes football if there is anything in the next week that could stop her having a loss next week. Someone else in the group starts singing Football's coming home.
    Know a few in our group are struggling because of the football
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    It does impact. I know it shouldn't and I should be more restrained, but this happens once every 4 years and is genuinely something to get behind.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Jul 18, 11:01 AM
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    Managed a maintain. Happy with that.
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Well done. That's really good considering you've had to put up with hospital food!

    I am assured the food was nutritious!
    I have some supplements to take too, that I'm also assured are nutritious, but I know they have syns in them. SW consultant says not to worry about the syns in them because they are prescribed, but just be aware of it when having other syns.

    I think your consultant is right. You're not choosing to take them but they are prescribed. Perhaps stick to 10 rather than 15 syns a day to allow for the supplements.


    New week for me, and determined not to end up at the hospital, and to be good with what I eat. Weather has cooled down a bit, so that will help.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - rice and veg
    Dinner - burritos (but mine is with couscous not wraps)
    Snacks - sf jelly, fruit, cereal bars


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    Seeing you having sf jelly reminded me I'd got some in the cupboard so we too have been having sf jelly the last few days. Need to make another one today which should last us today & tomorrow and then we're off on holiday on Friday. Might take some sf jellies with me as they are easy to make in the motorhome!. Thanks Kathryn.

    Maintain for the second week in a row, which means i'm still 0.5lbs off 5st.

    I'm happy that I'm not gaining weight so that's a positive, but I am hoping that once the world cup is over, it starts to come off again and i get my 5st
    Originally posted by Stoke
    You'll definitely get that 5st after the World Cup. To be quite honest I'm sick of the amount of coverage it's getting! Think I'm going into my sewing room when it's on and shut myself in so I don't have to listed to DH yelling at the telly, LOL!

    Will post again with my menu plan shortly.

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Jul 18, 11:08 AM
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    joedenise
    Back again with my menu plan. Today's another Green day:

    B - Boiled eggs; soldiers - HEB1 + 3 for spread
    L - jacket potato; beans; salad
    D - mixed bean goulash; rice
    S - cheese on toast - HEA2/HEB2

    HEA1 - milk
    HEA2 - cheese
    HEB1 - bread
    HEB2 - bread
    Syns - spread 3;

    If I go out shopping I might change tonight's dinner to spinach & ricotta cannelloni but don't actually think I'm going out today so it'll probably be lots of beans as above! Could be a bit windy in our house tonight!!!!

    Denise
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