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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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    • 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
    184.2
    • maman
    • By maman 10th Aug 18, 9:59 AM
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    maman
    Well done sky.

    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
    That means you've been an inspiration to your group. That's brilliant! Have a good holiday.

    Are kippers the new carrots ssm?

    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!!!
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I was wondering whether they could be frozen? Then I could bring a couple each out when we have curry.


    My meal out last night was good. Went fishy: salmon mousse to start and pan fried plaice with veg and new potatoes afterwards. Disappointed that mousse came with toast soldiers when Melba toast is on the website (obviously cutting corners to maintain profit margins). Also, it was one of those fancy pubs where they sell Fever Tree tonic. It's not only expensive but the slimline has syns!


    I won't post a menu today. I've had my HEX breakfast. We're out for lunch and then it'll depend how hungry I am later in the day. Definitely SW friendly snacking this evening if I feel the need.


    Back on plan tomorrow.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Aug 18, 10:05 AM
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    Congratulations GTQ. No need to be embarrassed about winning Woman of the Year, you are obviously an inspiration to others in your group. You keep going even when life gets in the way. It's very hard to carry on when life throws curveballs you always do that's why your an inspiration.

    Well done to all the losers, hugs for those who gained for no apparent reason. Hang in there those of you who STS - it's better than a gain.

    I've got a funeral this afternoon for my friend's husband. I didn't know him very well but I want to support my friend who has always been there for me when I've needed her. We won't be going on to the wake after as we already had plans to go away this weekend so we'll just be going later.

    I've done a menu plan for the weekend so hopefully we can stick to it, although might be difficult if we're out and about at lunchtime but if that's the case I'll just try to pick something low syn like steak & salad or jacket potato, beans & salad.

    Today's plan:

    B - baked oats; quark; raspberries, strawberries
    L - carrot & lentil soup (made yesterday so just needs reheating)
    D - sausage casserole, mash, green beans (casserole also made yesterday so just needs reheating

    HEA - milk
    HEB - oats
    Syns - none in the food but definitely wine syns tonight!

    Have a great weekend everyone. I doubt I'll be able to get a signal where we're going so will be back either Sunday night or Monday morning.

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Aug 18, 10:11 AM
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    joedenise
    Maman Not sure whether the bharjis can be frozen but can't see why not. Just checked the website and they can be frozen.

    The spicy veggie pakoras are quite nice too. Don't think I'd freeze those as they contain yoghurt. They are also Free!

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Aug 18, 4:25 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 5 1/2lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Aug 18, 4:45 PM
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    beanielou
    Afternoon all
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Hello bubbs
    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 10th Aug 18, 4:47 PM
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    beanielou
    Meant to say our consultant is leaving.
    Wonder what our new one will be like?
    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
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 10th Aug 18, 4:49 PM
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    TakeItEazy
    Dreading wi, had a ‘can’t be arsed’ week
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Aug 18, 4:57 PM
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    beanielou
    Dreading wi, had a ‘can’t be arsed’ week
    Originally posted by TakeItEazy
    We all have weeks like that TIE.
    It wont be as bad as you think & you are still at target
    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
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 10th Aug 18, 5:02 PM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Dreading wi, had a ‘can’t be arsed’ week
    Originally posted by TakeItEazy
    You will be pleasantly surprised, I had a bad week, not intentional, but decided I wasn't going to wi. Then had a good talking to myself as I had tried to pull back so suck it up and face the damage, there was none, so I was very happy
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Aug 18, 5:15 PM
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    bubbs
    Meant to say our consultant is leaving.
    Wonder what our new one will be like?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Hello Beanie
    Why is she leaving?
    How did you do this week?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 5 1/2lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Aug 18, 5:17 PM
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    beanielou
    Hello Beanie
    Why is she leaving?
    How did you do this week?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Long story!!

    1/2 on.
    Still under target though I think.
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Aug 18, 6:07 PM
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    bubbs
    Long story!!

    1/2 on.
    Still under target though I think.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Twinnes i am still 1 1/2 over, never know if to sat over or under i am at target plus 1 1/2
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 5 1/2lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Aug 18, 6:24 PM
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    beanielou
    Twinnes i am still 1 1/2 over, never know if to sat over or under i am at target plus 1 1/2
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am target - 1 I think.
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Aug 18, 6:55 PM
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    bubbs
    I am target - 1 I think.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thats ok
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 5 1/2lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Aug 18, 7:23 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    GTST, well done

    Well done sky.

    That means you've been an inspiration to your group. That's brilliant! Have a good holiday.

    Are kippers the new carrots ssm?
    Originally posted by maman
    Nope, carrots are still king through the day at work.

    Breakfast
    All bran, yog, berries

    Lunch - the office had bacon sandwiches but I had:-
    Carrots
    grapes

    Tea
    DS3 is taking us out for a meal - I think I will have gammon and salad.
    But I have only had 4 syns all week...... so I may be a little naughty x
    184.2
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Aug 18, 9:00 PM
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    beanielou
    Thats ok
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Not for long!!
    Currently eating unicorn smarties
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Aug 18, 9:21 PM
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    bubbs
    Not for long!!
    Currently eating unicorn smarties
    Originally posted by beanielou
    You love your smarties, Mr bubbs ate a whole but 1 triangle of a large toblerone and sts
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 5 1/2lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Aug 18, 9:22 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Not for long!!
    Currently eating unicorn smarties
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Temptress.

    I have been so very very good.

    DS3 took us for a meal.

    I had gammon, salad, peas, egg.........

    and a diet coke!

    184.2
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Aug 18, 9:23 PM
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    bubbs
    Temptress.

    I have been so very very good.

    DS3 took us for a meal.

    I had gammon, salad, peas, egg.........

    and a diet coke!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Thought you were having syns
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 5 1/2lb
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