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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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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Aug 18, 9:23 PM
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    You love your smarties, Mr bubbs ate a whole but 1 triangle of a large toblerone and sts
    Originally posted by bubbs
    oh god I love toblerone frozen.....
    184.2
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Aug 18, 9:36 PM
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    SSM~~You are a better woman than me!!

    Now having a wee raspberry gin
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    Out of debt, out of danger. MFW 2018. No 144
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Aug 18, 9:49 PM
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    oh god I love toblerone frozen.....
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I just had 1 triangle
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Aug 18, 9:53 PM
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    Hust had a Haggen Dass raspberry & mango ice lolly~~lush.
    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 10th Aug 18, 9:55 PM
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    SSM~~You are a better woman than me!!

    Now having a wee raspberry gin
    Originally posted by beanielou
    My motto is now 'on it like a car bonnet' ......



    I just had 1 triangle
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Good girl.... I would have eaten it all x
    184.2
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Aug 18, 9:56 PM
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    Hust had a Haggen Dass raspberry & mango ice lolly~~lush.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    You are the devil!

    184.2
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 10th Aug 18, 11:32 PM
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    Tunnocks teacakes
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Aug 18, 11:00 AM
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    Tunnocks teacakes
    Originally posted by TakeItEazy
    ooh, I liked (past tense) popping these in my mouth whole and popping them open on the roof of my mouth..... it is amazing just how must happy memories are linked to eating unhealthy food.

    This morning I made the decision that I am going to get prepared for next week so first on the list is to make pulled pork.... this will be my first ever SW pulled pork.

    I have trimmed the pork, which I will cook in chicken stock (as it makes it nice and moist), has anyone used Schwartz Perfect Shake Classic BBQ Seasoning.... trying to figure out if it is worth driving to shop (30 mile round trip).... or shall I just blag it with the recipe!

    184.2
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 11th Aug 18, 12:40 PM
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    I play frozen mania and all I can see are tunnock teacakes

    WI with STS, need a gobsmacked emoji . Just hope it doesn’t catch up next week

    Sun is shining at the moment so hopefully will have a day out with hubby.
    Have a good weekend all
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Aug 18, 12:52 PM
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    Glad you escaped with a STS tie. It's harder with school holidays. Have a good day.


    You've had an excellent week ssm. Angelic meal last night. What are you saving syns for?


    I made good choices out to lunch yesterday had more fish (red mullet this time), salad and new potatoes. Everyone else had old fashioned puddings (like treacle tart and custard!) but I had a pot of Earl Grey! Wine syns were consumed but that's allowed at weekends. In the evening I just snacked on a packet of chicken slices.


    Back on plan for today and tomorrow. I have yet to do my meal plan and shop but today is OK.


    EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast with baked beans, HEA milk for drinks
    L: JP with cottage cheese, spring onion and pickles
    D: Aldi Lamb Rogan Josh and mushrooms, HM pilau, SW chips
    Syns: curry 1.5, wine syns.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 11th Aug 18, 2:49 PM
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    Sorry I haven't been around at all this week - it was the first week without son at work and it was even weirder than him leaving home.....not mentioning the fact that hubby was totally stressed and was totally !!!!!y all week which lead to a few choice words being exchanged....so I wasn't very sociable. Sorry.

    As for WI well today saw +1/2 lb which I'm ok with as I had a very boozy & foodie weekend las weekend ...which led to me playing catch-up this week but I'm still at my pre Christmas weight so I'm pleased with that.

    We had woman of the year today but the person who I thought should have won didn't which given her weight loss in the timeframe was jaw dropping but hey ho.

    Made a curry for nights tea & am going to have a jacket potato instead of rice.

    Aim for this week (apart from not killing hubby) is to lose 1.5 lbs. I know which one will be easier to achieve.
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 11th Aug 18, 2:56 PM
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    Hi all. -1 lb for me this week/
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Aug 18, 3:26 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Glad you escaped with a STS tie. It's harder with school holidays. Have a good day.


    You've had an excellent week ssm. Angelic meal last night. What are you saving syns for?


    I made good choices out to lunch yesterday had more fish (red mullet this time), salad and new potatoes. Everyone else had old fashioned puddings (like treacle tart and custard!) but I had a pot of Earl Grey! Wine syns were consumed but that's allowed at weekends. In the evening I just snacked on a packet of chicken slices.


    Back on plan for today and tomorrow. I have yet to do my meal plan and shop but today is OK.


    EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB toast with baked beans, HEA milk for drinks
    L: JP with cottage cheese, spring onion and pickles
    D: Aldi Lamb Rogan Josh and mushrooms, HM pilau, SW chips
    Syns: curry 1.5, wine syns.
    Originally posted by maman
    Not sure what I am saving them for at the moment.... but I have just had a cheese triangle light and 4 water biscuits!

    Enjoy the wine x
    184.2
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Aug 18, 3:29 PM
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    Sorry I haven't been around at all this week - it was the first week without son at work and it was even weirder than him leaving home.....not mentioning the fact that hubby was totally stressed and was totally !!!!!y all week which lead to a few choice words being exchanged....so I wasn't very sociable. Sorry.

    As for WI well today saw +1/2 lb which I'm ok with as I had a very boozy & foodie weekend las weekend ...which led to me playing catch-up this week but I'm still at my pre Christmas weight so I'm pleased with that.

    We had woman of the year today but the person who I thought should have won didn't which given her weight loss in the timeframe was jaw dropping but hey ho.

    Made a curry for nights tea & am going to have a jacket potato instead of rice.

    Aim for this week (apart from not killing hubby) is to lose 1.5 lbs. I know which one will be easier to achieve.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Can I send my OH to you..... you can kill them both.

    Yesterday he told me I was hormonal. I told him that for 1 week out of a month I am slightly less tolerant of him being an ******* ******, but for 4 weeks out of the month he is a ******* ******.

    184.2
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Aug 18, 3:35 PM
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    Hi all. -1 lb for me this week/
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    Well done p00hsticks x
    184.2
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 11th Aug 18, 4:27 PM
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    Can I send my OH to you..... you can kill them both.

    Yesterday he told me I was hormonal. I told him that for 1 week out of a month I am slightly less tolerant of him being an ******* ******, but for 4 weeks out of the month he is a ******* ******.

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I'm definitely less tolerant these days & not only of him ....definitely got to be an angry middle aged woman lol.

    A big part of the trouble is that he's extremely good at his job so he gets a lot of clients referred to him as well as his regular clients, all thinking they're the only client he's got. So, being the only qualified person in the office places the pressures squarely in his shoulders.

    Suggesting he employs someone causes arguments but then the amount of work he has also causes arguments so it's a chicken & egg situation.

    The only saving grace is that I haven't temper ate this week.
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Aug 18, 5:21 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I'm definitely less tolerant these days & not only of him ....definitely got to be an angry middle aged woman lol.

    A big part of the trouble is that he's extremely good at his job so he gets a lot of clients referred to him as well as his regular clients, all thinking they're the only client he's got. So, being the only qualified person in the office places the pressures squarely in his shoulders.

    Suggesting he employs someone causes arguments but then the amount of work he has also causes arguments so it's a chicken & egg situation.

    The only saving grace is that I haven't temper ate this week.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Flip, tell him he has 6 weeks to employ someone or you will......as at the end of the day there is non of him left for you to enjoy ........ you need a better work/life balance x

    Well done on the no temper eating - that is a massive achievement xxxx
    184.2
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Aug 18, 6:47 PM
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    Great loss p00h
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    **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 11th Aug 18, 7:07 PM
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    Evening all
    Well done to the losers
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    • maman
    • By maman 11th Aug 18, 7:57 PM
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    Evening all
    Well done to the losers
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Picky tea all done and dusted???

    There seems to be a big variation on what time we all eat of an evening. We're always later on a Saturday, more like 8 o'clock about half an hour earlier in the week.

    Curry's ready, just need to ping the rice.
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