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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
    • #1
    • 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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    • maman
    • By maman 9th Aug 18, 3:36 PM
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    maman
    B - tasters at group - managed to get by with just 1 syn!
    Originally posted by joedenise

    SNAP!! It was a bit embarrassing for me as I'd no idea it was a taster day as I did weigh and go last week at another group. I had an onion bhaji which was great apparently the syn is from chick pea flour. I might try making them at some point as it would be a treat with our Aldi curry on 'take away' nights.


    WI went well as I lost a pound! Still not in target range (2lbs out) but I actually feel slimmer and I've got my flat stomach back.


    I've booked 2 weeks holiday which gives me a week with heaps of off plan meals (Good when I can) starting tonight and then 2 weeks to do some reining back. I'd be surprised if I get back to target range that quickly but I don't begrudge paying as I do it so rarely.


    I stayed to group today and it was really interesting. They did some sort of award where 6 members were interviewed about their SW journey'. It was really encouraging to hear all about the health issues and other things that had brought people to SW. Embarrassing really as for me it's all about vanity.


    I'll post my menu but can't finish it as not sure about tonight's dinner:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB Weetabix with HEA milk, half banana
    L: JP with cottage cheese, beetroot, spring onion, gherkins
    D: tbc


    I had a look at tonight's menu. There are a few vaguely SW friendly things but even if I choose wisely there's wine syns.......
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 9th Aug 18, 4:33 PM
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    Stoke
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WHITE-ELECTRIC-HOT-AIR-POPCORN-MAKER-POP-CORN-MAKING-POPPING-POPPER-MACHINE/332435019042?epid=632867259&hash=item4d66abd522:g: Q6AAAOSwKoFa2wb5

    For 15 quid delivered this looks a bargain.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Aug 18, 7:24 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all
    Well done to the losers
    I gained 1/2lb i said to the lady that weighs, haven't been naughty but dont feel i have tried hard enough this week so i bet i will have a gain and i did
    This week i will pull my socks up
    How many syns is popcorn then please
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 9th Aug 18, 7:54 PM
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    joedenise
    Bubbs 25g of unpopped corn kernels is 4.5 syns (think this is actually lower than it used to be - I'm fairly certain it used to be 5 syns!).

    Maman the recipe for onion bharjis on the SW website which aren't bad. They're what I usually do. Trouble is the recipe makes 12 and I often end up ending some of the extras later in the evening cold! So unintended syns!!!

    Stoke that popcorn maker looks very similar to the one I have. You have to be careful when the corn starts coming out - it tends to be thrown all over the place! Really must get mine out again at some stage but don't think I've got any kernels at the moment so would need to buy. Think it might have to wait until next month after I come back from holiday!

    Slight change of plan for dinner tonight - we had rainbow trout instead of sea bream. Wish we hadn't it was so bland. Won't bother buying it from Iceland again.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Aug 18, 8:11 PM
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    bubbs
    Thanks Denise, too many syns for me, not had it, not missed it, don't need it
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Aug 18, 8:16 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Bubbs 25g of unpopped corn kernels is 4.5 syns (think this is actually lower than it used to be - I'm fairly certain it used to be 5 syns!).


    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Flip for 4.5 syns you can have a fab lolly.

    Talking about lollies, bubbs how did your lolly eat go??

    Food today

    breakfast
    all bran, ff yoghurt and brambles

    lunch - everyone in the office had McDonalds.... I had tomatoes,
    carrots, 1 apple and one banana.

    tea - just got in and starving so had a tin of kippers in tomato sauce whilst my jacket pot. and beans cook!

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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 9th Aug 18, 8:24 PM
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    joedenise
    Thanks Denise, too many syns for me, not had it, not missed it, don't need it
    Originally posted by bubbs
    25g of kernels makes a huge amount popcorn. Used to last me most of the week so only 0.5 syns a day! So not high syn at all.

    Denise
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Aug 18, 8:26 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    25g of kernels makes a huge amount popcorn. Used to last me most of the week so only 0.5 syns a day! So not high syn at all.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    and when you say it like that....
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Aug 18, 8:46 PM
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    bubbs
    Flip for 4.5 syns you can have a fab lolly.

    Talking about lollies, bubbs how did your lolly eat go??

    Food today

    breakfast
    all bran, ff yoghurt and brambles

    lunch - everyone in the office had McDonalds.... I had tomatoes,
    carrots, 1 apple and one banana.

    tea - just got in and starving so had a tin of kippers in tomato sauce whilst my jacket pot. and beans cook!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Ice lolly was lovely thanks
    25g of kernels makes a huge amount popcorn. Used to last me most of the week so only 0.5 syns a day! So not high syn at all.
    I would want to eat all at once, sorry
    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Aug 18, 9:00 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Ice lolly was lovely thanks
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Pray tell...... added extras?

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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Aug 18, 9:11 PM
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    bubbs
    Pray tell...... added extras?

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Noooooooooooo
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • Sky_
    • By Sky_ 9th Aug 18, 9:21 PM
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    Sky_
    Evening all, I hope everyone is well.

    Congrats to all losers and STS, commiserations to all gainers.

    I'm reporting a 1.5lb loss this week.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Aug 18, 9:34 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all, I hope everyone is well.

    Congrats to all losers and STS, commiserations to all gainers.

    I'm reporting a 1.5lb loss this week.
    Originally posted by Sky_
    well done
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 9th Aug 18, 9:46 PM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Chuffed to say that despite my naughty week, I maintained, so happy start to my holibob. Embarrassed to say that I am the group woman of the year
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Aug 18, 9:48 PM
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    bubbs
    Chuffed to say that despite my naughty week, I maintained, so happy start to my holibob. Embarrassed to say that I am the group woman of the year
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    Well done, why are you embarrassed ?, Very well done
    Enjoy your holiday x
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 9th Aug 18, 10:25 PM
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    curl girl
    Not been on for a few days but well done to all the losers.
    Happy holidays to all going away.

    I would love to make onion bhajis if anyone would mind sharing an easy recipe please?
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Aug 18, 10:30 PM
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    beanielou
    Chuffed to say that despite my naughty week, I maintained, so happy start to my holibob. Embarrassed to say that I am the group woman of the year
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    Well done
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Aug 18, 10:31 PM
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    beanielou
    Evening all, I hope everyone is well.

    Congrats to all losers and STS, commiserations to all gainers.

    I'm reporting a 1.5lb loss this week.
    Originally posted by Sky_

    Greay loss
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Aug 18, 10:32 PM
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    beanielou
    Not to let bubbs feel left out 1/2 on for me too this week.
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Aug 18, 11:04 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Noooooooooooo
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Liar liar your bums of fire!

    Evening all, I hope everyone is well.

    Congrats to all losers and STS, commiserations to all gainers.

    I'm reporting a 1.5lb loss this week.
    Originally posted by Sky_
    Well done xxx

    Chuffed to say that despite my naughty week, I maintained, so happy start to my holibob. Embarrassed to say that I am the group woman of the year
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    Fabulous xxx

    Beanie and bubbs hugs xx
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