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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.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Aug 18, 7:59 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by maman
    Oh god yes done and dusted by 6.15 just made ice cream to have with my fruit
    Hope you enjoyed
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 11th Aug 18, 10:08 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    The no temper eating is the bit I'm most proud of.

    Don't get me wrong he is a good man - just a bl00dy stubborn one.
    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
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Aug 18, 10:22 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    The no temper eating is the bit I'm most proud of.

    Don't get me wrong he is a good man - just a bl00dy stubborn one.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Sounds like my OH.... but mine is also turning into a grumpy old man. I keep telling him that our age difference is becoming more evident.....
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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 12th Aug 18, 10:40 AM
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    curl girl
    Morning all.

    -1.5lb loss for me.
    Need to be more focused this week.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 12th Aug 18, 10:42 AM
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    Not been on for a few days, did anyone post the Onion Bhaji recipe please?
    Tia.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Aug 18, 2:34 PM
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    joedenise
    Here it is:

    Ingredients

    200g onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
    60g gram flour
    1 tsp lemon juice
    2 tsp ground cumin
    1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed
    1 tsp deseeded and chopped green chilli
    1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
    ¼ tsp baking powder (may contain gluten)
    Salt
    Low calorie cooking spray
    To serve

    A pinch of paprika
    Method

    Place the onions, gram flour, lemon juice, cumin, coriander seeds, green chilli, chopped coriander and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and add a few tablespoons of water to form a thick batter that coats the onion. Leave to rest for 15 minutes and then, using your fingers, mix again to combine thoroughly.
    Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C Fan/Gas 7. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and, using your fingers or a dessert spoon, drop small mounds of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet to give you 12 bhajis.
    Spray with low calorie cooking spray and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and serve immediately sprinkled with the paprika.
    If you're enjoying an Extra East SP day, enjoy with at least half a plate of Speed food vegetables.

    Works out at 1 syn each but they're not a bad size.

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Aug 18, 2:37 PM
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    joedenise
    Just back from our short break.

    Today's plan:

    B - Fry up
    L - fish sticks & cucumber sandwich; raspberries & strawberries, quark, mini meringue (HEB + 2 for sandwich and 1 syn for meringue)
    D - roasted gammon, potatoes, carrots & onions, green beans

    HEA - milk
    HEB - bread
    Syns - butter 2; mini meringue 3. May have a couple of glasses of wine tonight as didn't have any last night (unheard of, LOL!)

    Denise
    • tweets
    • By tweets 12th Aug 18, 3:34 PM
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    +1 this week
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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 12th Aug 18, 4:39 PM
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    curl girl
    Here it is:

    Ingredients

    200g onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
    60g gram flour
    1 tsp lemon juice
    2 tsp ground cumin
    1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed
    1 tsp deseeded and chopped green chilli
    1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
    ¼ tsp baking powder (may contain gluten)
    Salt
    Low calorie cooking spray
    To serve

    A pinch of paprika
    Method

    Place the onions, gram flour, lemon juice, cumin, coriander seeds, green chilli, chopped coriander and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and add a few tablespoons of water to form a thick batter that coats the onion. Leave to rest for 15 minutes and then, using your fingers, mix again to combine thoroughly.
    Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C Fan/Gas 7. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and, using your fingers or a dessert spoon, drop small mounds of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet to give you 12 bhajis.
    Spray with low calorie cooking spray and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and serve immediately sprinkled with the paprika.
    If you're enjoying an Extra East SP day, enjoy with at least half a plate of Speed food vegetables.

    Works out at 1 syn each but they're not a bad size.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Fabulous!
    Thanks Denise for sharing.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Aug 18, 4:53 PM
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    maman
    May have a couple of glasses of wine tonight as didn't have any last night (unheard of, LOL!)

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise

    that's good going for a Saturday night! Well done!


    We've had football today, first match of the season. Ended as a 0-0 draw but the good news is that Half Time Crunchies are a thing of the past! I was quite happy with a Satsuma and I think I'll stick with fruit from now on.


    On plan today. Tomorrow is our Wedding Anniversary so it won't be on plan.


    Today's EE menu:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB overnight oats with red berries, HEA milk for drinks
    L: ham, fried eggs, asparagus, tomato, spring onion and mushrooms
    D: HB steaks, SW roast potatoes, carrots and BNS, swede & carrot mash, kale, broccoli
    Syns: Parmesan crust 1, weekend wine.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Aug 18, 5:32 PM
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    joedenise
    I wasn't that good! I'd used my syns during the day, LOL!

    A can of cider with lunch and then we went into Broadstairs for the Folk Festival and ended up in the pub and I had a double gin & diet tonic - thankfully they had Sch***s and not Fe*er Tr**! I begrudge syns on tonic!

    Also had an Iceland vanilla Vienna lolly (3 syns). Very nice but I prefer the strawberry one which is 4 syns!

    Enjoy your anniversary meal. How many years is it?

    Denise
    • maman
    • By maman 12th Aug 18, 5:42 PM
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    maman
    Enjoy your anniversary meal. How many years is it?

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise

    It's 38 years tomorrow. DH is being an absolute sweetie. Normally we'd go out for the day but he has a commitment in the morning. Instead we're going to an early evening performance of Mamma Mia Here we go Again then for a drink and a meal. Poor man says he hates Abba but he knows I love it so that's what we're doing!


    As this is a food thread. I thought I'd post a link to the Chicken Tikka song!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4QqMKe3rwY


    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Aug 18, 6:33 PM
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    bubbs
    Morning all.

    -1.5lb loss for me.
    Need to be more focused this week.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    well done thats a good loss, i would like 1/2 let alone 1 and 1/2
    It's 38 years tomorrow. DH is being an absolute sweetie. Normally we'd go out for the day but he has a commitment in the morning. Instead we're going to an early evening performance of Mamma Mia Here we go Again then for a drink and a meal. Poor man says he hates Abba but he knows I love it so that's what we're doing!


    As this is a food thread. I thought I'd post a link to the Chicken Tikka song!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4QqMKe3rwY


    Originally posted by maman
    Happy Anniversary for tomorrow, enjoy mama mia
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Aug 18, 6:57 PM
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    bubbs

    Roast beef yum yum
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Aug 18, 8:13 PM
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    beanielou
    Hello Tweets How are you?

    Great loss curl girl
    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 12th Aug 18, 8:14 PM
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    beanielou
    Happy anniversary Maman.
    Enjoy the film
    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
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 12th Aug 18, 8:14 PM
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    curl girl
    well done thats a good loss,
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Not for 2 weeks it isn't.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 12th Aug 18, 8:14 PM
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    greentiger
    Hello, again. Sorry I've been MIA for a while. I've just read this last page; time seems to be not on my side these days!
    Glad you're having a better time of it at the footie than I am. A few friendlies (they don't count), 3 league cup games gone (rubbish) and 2 league games gone (3 hours of my life I'll never get back; my eyes were bleeding yesterday!). On the bright side, I've managed without any half time snacks.

    Have a wonderful anniversary celebration, maman. I remembered it was around the same time as mine (47 years last Monday). Unfortunately our celebrations seem to have gone on all week, so a gain is on the cards for tomorrow.

    Night all, see you tomorrow.
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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 12th Aug 18, 8:15 PM
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    curl girl
    But I have been naughty......
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • tweets
    • By tweets 12th Aug 18, 8:25 PM
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    tweets
    Hello Tweets How are you?

    Great loss curl girl
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Yo beanielou

    I am ok thanks still under the 3lbs goal weight so yet again so glad I don't go to class
    Lost 3st-12lb
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