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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.
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Jul 18, 11:18 AM
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    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.


    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.
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thankfully I'm big enough to allowed up to 20 syns, and never plan to go above 10, so that I have some protection when I go totally bad, but yes going to try even harder than normal to stick to 10.


    Asda had the 6 packs of the kiddies hartleys jellys for £2. Not as fancy as the 10 cal more aimed at adult ones, but cheaper and I like them. They only have sugar free in a couple of flavours but thankfully ones I like
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 11th Jul 18, 11:20 AM
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    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
    Originally posted by joedenise

    Met Office weather warning for wind near Denise's house
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Jul 18, 1:46 PM
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    Met Office weather warning for wind near Denise's house
    Originally posted by kathrynha
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 11th Jul 18, 2:12 PM
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    curl girl
    I am now a 16 , 14 in some but not many but am quiet happy ike this.


    I dont like chicken in the slow cooker
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I cook mine in the slow cooker then finish it off on an open tray in the oven to brown it.

    Sorry I'm days behind so catching up


    Afternoon all
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 11th Jul 18, 2:30 PM
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    Well I'm back reading your thread for inspiration.
    It doesn't take much for me to overeat, any excuse, birthdays, holidays, couldn't care less days, upset days in fact any day lately!
    Need to get back to your healthy way.

    I bought the mail on Sunday for the slimming world supplement but must say I was disappointed.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jul 18, 3:48 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Curly did you ring the consultant?
    I really think you need to go to group , i think it will help you x
    How much do you want to lose? Think of your holiday or something nice that is coming up
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jul 18, 3:56 PM
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    Well done stoke, better than a gain
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2lb
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Jul 18, 3:57 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by joedenise

    That's a dream meal for me. Just reading it makes me feel like changing my meal plan.


    majorica on your loss and to kathrynha and stoke on your STS which is very good going under the circumstances!

    ....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's definitely stopping me getting back on plan properly. I think it'll be Monday before I can really focus.

    I cook mine in the slow cooker then finish it off on an open tray in the oven to brown it.
    Originally posted by curl girl

    It's something I'd like to try. May I ask if you cook beef joints in the SC as someone else was telling me they're delicious? And why do you brown the chicken in the oven? Surely you're not planning on eating the skin?


    Didn't manage to post yesterday as I got side tracked. I went out for a delicious lunch: a fish platter with cod, haddock, scallops, prawns and a tiny fishcake. With new potatoes and salad, the only syns were in the little fishcake and the pan frying and I drank fizzy water. That was fine until DH suggested a drink with last night's football. Tonight's going to be just the same as will the weekend. I'll have a good day tomorrow and then start again Monday.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, baked beans. HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: veggie (mushroom, courgette, peppers) omelette with pickles
    D: SW spaghetti Bolognese
    Syns: Parmesan (might reclaim some from HEA) and wine syns.


    P.S. Where will you be hiding on Sunday denise?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jul 18, 4:05 PM
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    Maman that does sound delicious we are having mixed grill tonight
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2lb
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 11th Jul 18, 5:54 PM
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    maman.
    I brown the chicken after slow cooking to finish it off, as it always looks wet and uncooked straight from the slow cooker, I've never eaten skin, son sometimes does when we have the M&S marinaded one.
    Everything in my house has to be well cooked/burnt as that's what they like.
    Or rather, That's what they're used to!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 11th Jul 18, 5:58 PM
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    Bubbs.
    I did ring but she was on answer phone.
    Haven't bothered since.
    Ideally 1.5 - 2 stone would be nice.
    Can't think of it like that though, so 7lb would be acceptable, mentally!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Jul 18, 6:33 PM
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    That's a dream meal for me. Just reading it makes me feel like changing my meal plan.

    Really enjoyed it. It's not something we have very often. Really must remember simple things like this when I next meal plan - not doing much in the way of meal planning on holiday at least not like I do at home!


    majorica on your loss and to kathrynha and stoke on your STS which is very good going under the circumstances!

    It's definitely stopping me getting back on plan properly. I think it'll be Monday before I can really focus.


    It's something I'd like to try. May I ask if you cook beef joints in the SC as someone else was telling me they're delicious? And why do you brown the chicken in the oven? Surely you're not planning on eating the skin?

    I've done beef joints in the SC and it comes out really moist and believe it or not it is also often pink in the middle, if that's how you like it (which we do) but of course no guarantee, depends on the joint I would think.

    Didn't manage to post yesterday as I got side tracked. I went out for a delicious lunch: a fish platter with cod, haddock, scallops, prawns and a tiny fishcake. With new potatoes and salad, the only syns were in the little fishcake and the pan frying and I drank fizzy water. That was fine until DH suggested a drink with last night's football. Tonight's going to be just the same as will the weekend. I'll have a good day tomorrow and then start again Monday.

    That would be one of my dream meals when eating out, low syn too! I don't eat enough fish but do really enjoy it.

    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, baked beans. HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: veggie (mushroom, courgette, peppers) omelette with pickles
    D: SW spaghetti Bolognese
    Syns: Parmesan (might reclaim some from HEA) and wine syns.


    P.S. Where will you be hiding on Sunday denise?
    Originally posted by maman
    Back in the sewing room, . I've got plenty of fabric which really needs to be used!

    Tonight I'm planning on cutting up a dress I bought in Jamaica a couple of years ago. Hate the dress but love the fabric! Planning on cutting off at armhole level and making it into a long skirt.


    Denise
    Last edited by joedenise; 11-07-2018 at 6:36 PM. Reason: spelling & grammar!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jul 18, 7:08 PM
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    Bubbs.
    I did ring but she was on answer phone.
    Haven't bothered since.
    Ideally 1.5 - 2 stone would be nice.
    Can't think of it like that though, so 7lb would be acceptable, mentally!
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Yes thats the way too look at it , you can do this
    She was probably doing a group, most have the most days x
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jul 18, 7:10 PM
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    bubbs

    This was lush hubby says there is something missing thought he was going to say sausage but no said egg, i said well you couldnt fit one on the platehe said yes on top, its free so why not
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
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    • SIRENS
    • By SIRENS 11th Jul 18, 7:26 PM
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    Evening All
    Reporting in with a -2lb
    Pretty happy with that as I had my fish and chips monthly treat on Sunday.
    Today
    Didn't have time for breakfast and had to skip lunch as I worked through so I could go to ds last primary school production did eat 2 cereal bars on the train home so hexb.
    Dinner was kedgeree from freezer, may have kitkat later 5.5 syns
    'You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose' - Dr Suess
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Jul 18, 7:31 PM
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    Evening All
    Reporting in with a -2lb
    Pretty happy with that as I had my fish and chips monthly treat on Sunday.
    Today
    Didn't have time for breakfast and had to skip lunch as I worked through so I could go to ds last primary school production did eat 2 cereal bars on the train home so hexb.
    Dinner was kedgeree from freezer, may have kitkat later 5.5 syns
    Originally posted by SIRENS
    Well done, good loss
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Jul 18, 8:11 PM
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    Back in the sewing room, . I've got plenty of fabric which really needs to be used!

    Tonight I'm planning on cutting up a dress I bought in Jamaica a couple of years ago. Hate the dress but love the fabric! Planning on cutting off at armhole level and making it into a long skirt.


    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Was hoping to just cut down the dress and hem around the top and thread some elastic through it but it's so wide it won't work so going to have to look for a pattern. Patterns are so expensive now so it'll have to wait until I'm back from holiday.

    Realised after I'd said I'd do more sewing on Sunday I won't even be here, I'll be away in the motorhome in Stratford upon Avon!

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Jul 18, 8:27 PM
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    Realised after I'd said I'd do more sewing on Sunday I won't even be here, I'll be away in the motorhome in Stratford upon Avon!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    That's what I thought unless your motorhome is so luxurious it has a sewing room!

    We had a super break around Stratford last Autumn. All the usual Shakespeare stuff ( can recommend the hop on/ hop off bus) but also some great National Trust properties if that's your thing.

    Change of plan for dinner. No Bolognaise left in freezer so had veggie chilli making it an accidental Green day. I'll have to do some batch cooking as HM ready meals getting low.

    Croatia just scored! Back to match now it's getting more interesting!
    Last edited by maman; 11-07-2018 at 8:34 PM.
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 11th Jul 18, 10:07 PM
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    Was hoping to just cut down the dress and hem around the top and thread some elastic through it but it's so wide it won't work so going to have to look for a pattern. Patterns are so expensive now so it'll have to wait until I'm back from holiday.

    Realised after I'd said I'd do more sewing on Sunday I won't even be here, I'll be away in the motorhome in Stratford upon Avon!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Can you use something you already have to cut round? This should help.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 11th Jul 18, 10:57 PM
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    Can I just say I did not watch the game tonight despite no dress tokens coming my way.

    Obviously the curse of the game being on ITV was greater than my lucky knickers could overcome.

    I did however bag this

    for the wedding of a son of very good friends next year....yes I know it's early but got it for less than £20 so am very pleased with that.
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