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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 1st Jul 18, 9:19 PM
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    Chrisv
    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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    • majorica
    • By majorica 12th Jul 18, 7:00 PM
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    majorica
    Well done Sunflower. What an achievement.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Jul 18, 7:15 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    Not been naughty but 2lb on but still 1lb over my target so all good but i will try harder this week
    Well done to everyone that has los and those that have new shinnies
    Kathryn sorry you ended up back in hospital
    Thats a lovely dress gettingtheresometime
    Sorry if i have missed anyone
    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 12th Jul 18, 7:18 PM
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    bubbs

    Tea
    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jul 18, 8:38 PM
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    beanielou
    Amazed to report 1 1/2 off & I am now 1/2 under my my 3 lbs allowance.
    So need to put on 1/2 a stone this week or pay!!
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Jul 18, 9:00 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Haven't really decided but guess cream would be the most obvious. Going to try and learn how to walk in killer heels as most of my shoes look like they belong to someone a lot older, they're that low.


    Sorry to hear that Kathrynha - though it's a lot cooler where I am so hopefully it's the same where you are and you'll be recovering soon.


    We're off to Fort William tonight .....it's our anniversary on Saturday and last year having climbed Snowden I joking said next year let's climb Ben Nevis ....so guess how I'm spending the day lol. Should be good for BM if nothing else


    Food wise I'm going to have to wing it but will try & stay on plan.


    Have a good day everyone
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Do not climb Ben Nevis in kitten heels!

    I always wear flat shoes - you can get some fashionable ones but sadly they always turn out to be granny shoes.

    The last time I wore kitten heels was a disaster.

    It was late, dark and rainy, I was rushing to my car when someone I had been trying to speak to for days rang... so there I am running through a car park, phone to ear, bag over shoulder and laptop clutched to my chest... when my heal gets caught in my trousers, I fall. My phone and bag go off in different directions but the lap top acts as a skate board and I skid across the carpark. I pick myself and possessions up...to find the silly man is still talking. I explain I have just fallen and can he repeat himself... he just keeps talking. I then had to go to hospital to do something for work that is never pleasant. Well I walked into the ward, and the nurses gasped...... I was black and blue...I had gravel in my hands/arms and lips, and was filthy except the rectangle shape of my laptop on my chest.

    The heels have never been worn since!



    Amazed to report 1 1/2 off & I am now 1/2 under my my 3 lbs allowance.
    So need to put on 1/2 a stone this week or pay!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Put a rock in her pocket!

    186.4
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jul 18, 9:06 PM
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    beanielou
    Amazed to report 1 1/2 off & I am now 1/2 under my my 3 lbs allowance.
    So need to put on 1/2 a stone this week or pay!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I/2 a pound even!!
    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 12th Jul 18, 9:12 PM
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    bubbs
    Amazed to report 1 1/2 off & I am now 1/2 under my my 3 lbs allowance.
    So need to put on 1/2 a stone this week or pay!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Well done, 1/2 a stone?
    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 12th Jul 18, 9:14 PM
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    bubbs
    Do not climb Ben Nevis in kitten heels!

    I always wear flat shoes - you can get some fashionable ones but sadly they always turn out to be granny shoes.

    The last time I wore kitten heels was a disaster.

    It was late, dark and rainy, I was rushing to my car when someone I had been trying to speak to for days rang... so there I am running through a car park, phone to ear, bag over shoulder and laptop clutched to my chest... when my heal gets caught in my trousers, I fall. My phone and bag go off in different directions but the lap top acts as a skate board and I skid across the carpark. I pick myself and possessions up...to find the silly man is still talking. I explain I have just fallen and can he repeat himself... he just keeps talking. I then had to go to hospital to do something for work that is never pleasant. Well I walked into the ward, and the nurses gasped...... I was black and blue...I had gravel in my hands/arms and lips, and was filthy except the rectangle shape of my laptop on my chest.

    The heels have never been worn since!





    Put a rock in her pocket!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Sorry its not funny but:rotf l:
    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
    • Sky_
    • By Sky_ 12th Jul 18, 9:53 PM
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    Well done Sunflower, 2 stone is brilliant!!



    Well done Beanielou too, it must be fab to be at target.

    I'm reporting a 4.5lb loss this week and happily got a 1/2 stone shiny.
    • Sunflower1227
    • By Sunflower1227 12th Jul 18, 9:56 PM
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    Well done everyone, even if you had a little gain, we are all winners
    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 Jul 18, 10:04 PM
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    beanielou
    Well done Sunflower, 2 stone is brilliant!!



    Well done Beanielou too, it must be fab to be at target.

    I'm reporting a 4.5lb loss this week and happily got a 1/2 stone shiny.
    Originally posted by Sky_
    Great results sunflower & sky
    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 12th Jul 18, 10:31 PM
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    bubbs
    Well done Sunflower, 2 stone is brilliant!!



    Well done Beanielou too, it must be fab to be at target.

    I'm reporting a 4.5lb loss this week and happily got a 1/2 stone shiny.
    Originally posted by Sky_
    wel 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 12th Jul 18, 11:22 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Well done Sunflower, 2 stone is brilliant!!



    Well done Beanielou too, it must be fab to be at target.

    I'm reporting a 4.5lb loss this week and happily got a 1/2 stone shiny.
    Originally posted by Sky_
    Fabulous loss
    186.4
    • Vixstar
    • By Vixstar 13th Jul 18, 7:22 AM
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    Vixstar
    Well done for all the losses, pleased to report that I have lost 1/2lb. Would've been nice to lose a little more as I'd have dropped into the next stone (if you see what I mean) but I'll do it next week
    • Sky_
    • By Sky_ 13th Jul 18, 7:26 AM
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    Sky_
    Well done Vixstar.



    Today:
    B: ff greek yogurt and berries
    L: Ryvitas (B) and quark, fruit.

    D: Skinny sausages, couscous, peas, carrot/celery/apple/walnut salad with full fat yogurt dressing.
    S: Milk (A) in drinks


    Syns: sausages 4.5, yogurt dressing 1, walnuts 8.5 or less depending how many I add to the salad.



    Have a great day everyone and good luck to anyone who is weighing in today.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Jul 18, 7:30 AM
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    Well done Sky. That's a really good loss this week and congratulations on your shiny!

    As we're off on holiday today I won't be posting my plans but will try and get online from time to time while I'm away and try to keep up to date which could be difficult the way you lot natter.

    Denise
    Last edited by joedenise; 13-07-2018 at 7:36 AM.
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 13th Jul 18, 9:13 AM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    [B]- 1 1/lb![[B] Even happier, I have finally reached my 3 1/2st. Over the moon, did 3st from May to Christmas, since then has been torture, just could not get anything to happen. Now on a mission to lose 1lb a week, think that is all that will be achievable because of my loss to date, so should be at my original target of 5st by Christmas/New Year, but will re-assess, probably another 2, which hopefully, everything going well, will be 7st in a little over 2 years. That's the plan anyway!

    Thanks Kathryn for suggestion re tomorrow, realised last night that I have some spag bol in freezer, so can partake in Italian but SW friendly Hope you are feeling better.

    Well done to the losses, don't fret about any gains, it is only temporary and will be gone next week

    Have a good holiday Denise.

    GTS, you need your sanity checked! My cousin's best friend's brother decided to walk around Ireland barefoot to raise money for a charity (he lost his best friend to suicide) a couple of years ago, he smashed his target & made it to the Guiness Book of Records for longest walk barefoot, think it was 2,000km. This year, in his infinite madness, he decided to climb the 10 highest peaks in 10 days barefoot for the same charity, so maybe you are not that insane
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 13th Jul 18, 12:19 PM
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    Stoke
    When you feel like you're having a terrible week, how do you pick yourself up and get back on the wagon? I know I've completely sabotaged any potential weight loss for next week. How do you motivate yourself not to make it worse?
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Jul 18, 12:22 PM
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    maman
    Some great losses rolling in! Well done beanie, gtq, sky, sunflower and vixstar.


    Amazed to report 1 1/2 off & I am now 1/2 under my my 3 lbs allowance.
    So need to put on 1/2 a stone this week or pay!!
    Originally posted by beanielou

    You've got us really confused now! I'm reading that you're now 3.5 lbs. under target. That's great and I'm sure a few Smarties will see you OK for next week. Are you happy with your target or might you drop it?


    Have a great holiday denise. Hope the weather holds out for you.


    Not sure what to have for dinner yet as I've yet to do a meal plan or a shop. Definitely going to Sainsbury's though as 25% off wine syns!
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Jul 18, 12:28 PM
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    maman
    When you feel like you're having a terrible week, how do you pick yourself up and get back on the wagon? I know I've completely sabotaged any potential weight loss for next week. How do you motivate yourself not to make it worse?
    Originally posted by Stoke

    There are all sorts of analogies for that like: if you dropped your mobile and dented it, you wouldn't then jump all over and smash it to pieces. You'd get the damage repaired.


    I'd say that whatever damage you've done this week then it won't result in you putting back all the weight you've lost. It's a bad week. You know why it's happened. That's the past.Moving forward, I'd suggest drawing a line, writing a meal plan and shopping list and moving on. Oh and I might start that from Monday!
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