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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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    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 13th Jul 18, 1:55 PM
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    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!
    Originally posted by maman
    I think that's probably what I need to do. This week all kind of fell apart with the England game. I suppose I hoped England would get through which would have justified it, but instead them going out has made me feel uber guilty.

    I can start again next week A new week, a new start.

    Meal plans don't usually work for me, because any kind of u-turn in my schedule will completely destroy it. What I tend to do, however, as a compromise, is batch cook a few things that would work as free lunch and tea. Interchangeable preferably. I'll do that and get them frozen (with one or two in the fridge).

    I've fallen off the wagon before, and got myself back on.... so I know it happens, I guess I didn't want it to on the home straight
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Jul 18, 2:29 PM
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    Some great losses rolling in! Well done beanie, gtq, sky, sunflower and vixstar.





    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!
    Originally posted by maman
    No, I dont think that I want to loose another 1/2 a stone really.
    I have already adjusted my target.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jul 18, 3:34 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Well done to everyone that has lost
    Stoke like maman says, just draw the line and start again, may be get your book out and have a good read and start from basic again
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jul 18, 6:53 PM
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    Friday Fav, fake KFC
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Jul 18, 6:57 PM
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    Look whose been and spent 10 minutes with her nana after not seeing her for 3 months

    Lost 3st-11.5lb
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Jul 18, 7:20 PM
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    Your Poppy would cheer anyone up tweets . She's such a happy little love.

    A meal plan doesn't have to be all freshly cooked Stoke . I always plan in frozen HM ready meals for changes of plan and quick, easy meals like omelettes that I can do in minutes. You've definitely got the right idea. Don't be too hard on yourself. It's not your fault that England lost out. It certainly wasn't through lack of support. You did your best!

    I did my meal plan and shop. Today's EE menu :
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB Weetabix, HEA milk
    L: bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms and courgettes
    D: baked cod, SW chips, mushrooms, tomatoes, asparagus
    Syns: weekend wine. Tastes better 25% off!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jul 18, 7:48 PM
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    SSM you are very quiet are you ok?
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Jul 18, 8:39 PM
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    Look whose been and spent 10 minutes with her nana after not seeing her for 3 months

    Originally posted by tweets
    What a lovely picture
    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.
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    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Jul 18, 8:49 PM
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    SSM you are very quiet are you ok?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am thanks............ just spent a few hours with my mum asking me if I remember 'our mum and dad' taking us on holiday and then showed me some postcards that my siblings sent to her about 30 years ago..... who were now clearly our parents!!!

    185.6
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jul 18, 9:29 PM
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    I am thanks............ just spent a few hours with my mum asking me if I remember 'our mum and dad' taking us on holiday and then showed me some postcards that my siblings sent to her about 30 years ago..... who were now clearly our parents!!!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Awww bless her, is he still managing at home on her own?
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 13th Jul 18, 10:30 PM
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    Do not climb Ben Nevis in kitten heels!


    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    Oh SSM you do make me laugh ...you must be the only person I know whose more accident prone than me!

    No I won't wear the kitten heels.....have some seriously unsexy mountain boots with matching unsexy socks.

    Weighed on the way up and am reporting +2 lbs but not worrying about it or being on plan this weekend.

    Will try & report in tomorrow but have a good day whatever you get up to x
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    • maman
    • By maman 13th Jul 18, 10:38 PM
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    maman
    Weighed on the way up and am reporting +2 lbs but not worrying about it or being on plan this weekend.
    x
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    I read that as you weighed on the way up Ben Nevis!

    You could try wedges with your dress. Much easier to walk in than killer heels and good if you're near grass. It's something Waity Katie does.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 14th Jul 18, 9:59 AM
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    I can start again next week A new week, a new start.
    Originally posted by Stoke
    I'd say don't wait until next week - start again on your next meal.

    Otherwise you end up falling even further off the wagon.

    Having said that, I can sympathise as I've also been well and truly off plan this week and am paying for it with a +3 lb.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Jul 18, 10:49 AM
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    Awww bless her, is he still managing at home on her own?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    We live a few doors from her, and was moving house 4 years ago when we realised something was wrong.... so the move was postponed until she goes into a residential unit.....over the years as she has declined OH has altered the house to keep it safe i.e. she no longer has gas in the house, or anything else that will burn the house down. The reality is that she now needs to go into a home but my sister is not ready for this to happen.....sadly this impacts on us more than anyone else in the family as I see her every night, we cannot move and are constantly managing the risk she poses to herself and others.......

    Oh SSM you do make me laugh ...you must be the only person I know whose more accident prone than me!

    No I won't wear the kitten heels.....have some seriously unsexy mountain boots with matching unsexy socks.

    Weighed on the way up and am reporting +2 lbs but not worrying about it or being on plan this weekend.

    Will try & report in tomorrow but have a good day whatever you get up to x
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    To test if they are sexy undertake the following directions:

    1. shower and make use of a razor
    2. dry and moisturise
    3. pop your socks and boots on (nothing else.... ear rings are acceptable)
    4. call OH upstairs....and see what happens!

    I bet those boots are very very sexy!


    185.6
    • maman
    • By maman 14th Jul 18, 12:31 PM
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    SSM, It's very difficult for the so called 'sandwich' generation where you end up worrying about parents and children. Sending you a big hug and to tweets. I have to admit that we got off lightly with our parents. It was my brother who lived close to my mother like you and in DH's case he had 6 sisters living closer than we did.


    My lunches are getting a bit samey lately as I'm trying to stick to EESP during the daytime. I'm still enjoying them though. I think it's partly because with the hot weather I'm not cooking many roast type meals so don't have my favourite LO veg to fry up for lunches.


    Aldi was out of Lamb Rogan Josh yesterday so I bought one of their Slimfast (?) curries instead. Needless to say it doesn't appear on syns online. I know poohsticks uses them so they can't be too synful. I'll count it as free until I hear otherwise.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB Weetabix with HEA milk. Pear.
    L: Veggie omelette with pickles
    D: Chicken Tikka with HM pilau rice, SW chips and extra veg.
    Syns: weekend wine.
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 14th Jul 18, 12:45 PM
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    Morning all (well it is for me, didn’t get up till 11 )

    WI with loss of .2lb so will go with STS please Chris. Thanks for doing the chart, I know how you end up being taken for granted (like I am at work) so THANK YOU

    We have a WOW board in the staff room and I finally got a mention the other day for a 1 off thing I did but never get a thing for all the regular stuff I do. They’d soon notice if I didn’t do it though!

    Hope you have a good weekend all
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    • Sky_
    • By Sky_ 14th Jul 18, 12:54 PM
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    Afternoon all, it's lovely outside but soooo hot!!!


    Today's food:

    Brunch: Ryvitas (B) and quark, ff yogurt and berries
    D: Turkey and cashew (7) stir fry with udon noodles and loads of veg
    S: milk in drinks (A)


    Have a good day.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Jul 18, 1:36 PM
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    Pizza omlete
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 14th Jul 18, 4:22 PM
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    I read that as you weighed on the way up Ben Nevis!

    You could try wedges with your dress. Much easier to walk in than killer heels and good if you're near grass. It's something Waity Katie does.
    Originally posted by maman
    I sort of did ....we broke the journey up into two days to make it more bearable & before we set of on the Friday I made hubby stop at the local class....do I get this week's prize for dedication?

    Anyway the Ben Nevis box has been ticked....I'm knackered so may not be around much tonight.

    Will think about wedges SSM....
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    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Jul 18, 6:23 PM
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    We live a few doors from her, and was moving house 4 years ago when we realised something was wrong.... so the move was postponed until she goes into a residential unit.....over the years as she has declined OH has altered the house to keep it safe i.e. she no longer has gas in the house, or anything else that will burn the house down. The reality is that she now needs to go into a home but my sister is not ready for this to happen.....sadly this impacts on us more than anyone else in the family as I see her every night, we cannot move and are constantly managing the risk she poses to herself and others.......



    To test if they are sexy undertake the following directions:

    1. shower and make use of a razor
    2. dry and moisturise
    3. pop your socks and boots on (nothing else.... ear rings are acceptable)
    4. call OH upstairs....and see what happens!

    I bet those boots are very very sexy!


    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    So difficult for you , its always those that dont see all that dont agree
    I sort of did ....we broke the journey up into two days to make it more bearable & before we set of on the Friday I made hubby stop at the local class....do I get this week's prize for dedication?

    Anyway the Ben Nevis box has been ticked....I'm knackered so may not be around much tonight.

    Will think about wedges SSM....
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    well done x
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