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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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Aug 18, 8:28 PM
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    bubbs
    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.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Happy belated anniversary x
    But I have been naughty......
    Originally posted by curl girl
    What have you had?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Aug 18, 9:21 PM
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    beanielou
    Blimey, I have just realised I would have been married for 36 years this year!!
    How times flies!
    I am getting auld.
    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
    • tweets
    • By tweets 12th Aug 18, 9:26 PM
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    tweets
    Blimey, I have just realised I would have been married for 36 years this year!!
    How times flies!
    I am getting auld.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Would have been 37 for me

    Best thing I ever did getting rid off him and same week getting our Chloe Irish Terrier a stray dog no one but me wanted she was a sister for our Lucy JR I already had
    Lost 3st-9.5lb
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 12th Aug 18, 9:32 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Happy anniversary for tomorrow Maman.

    Been relatively good today though enjoying a glass of wine tonight but resisting the chocolate hubby is munching on.

    Had paella tonight & will have the leftovers tomorrow
    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
    • Vixstar
    • By Vixstar 13th Aug 18, 7:19 AM
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    Vixstar
    Happy anniversary Mamanl!

    Congratulations and commiserations (thank goodness for autocorrect on that one) to all as appropriate.

    3lb off for me last week, although I don't know how.

    Was expecting an alcohol free week this week as I was away with a non drinker at the weekend but my OH (without much effort) persuaded me to go to the pub on Friday night. Also had a very tasty and thoroughly enjoyed chocolate brownie on Saturday so what I was hoping to be another really good week may not end up so.
    Last edited by Vixstar; 13-08-2018 at 7:21 AM.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Aug 18, 8:03 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Maman and Beanie congratulations on surviving so long!

    We never married, but have been together just over 31 years....

    Would have been 37 for me

    Best thing I ever did getting rid off him and same week getting our Chloe Irish Terrier a stray dog no one but me wanted she was a sister for our Lucy JR I already had
    Originally posted by tweets
    Just think of the number of happy years you have had since, well done xxxx
    186.4
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Aug 18, 9:12 AM
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    joedenise
    I must be one of the oldest on here - we've been married 47 years now - although we married less than 4 months after we met! We were given 6 months by our parents, how wrong they were!

    Today's plan:

    B - toasted bacon & mushroom sandwich
    L - jacket potato; tuna mayo & salad
    D - LO gammon, chips, beans; followed by strawberries, raspberries & quark

    HEA - milk
    HEB - bread
    Syns - spread 2; LTL mayo 1

    Need to keep syns low as only have 18.5 syns for today until Wednesday!

    Denise
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 13th Aug 18, 9:26 AM
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    kathrynha
    Well done to all the losers and happy anniversary Maman


    Been offline for a few days again. Went away overnight over the weekend, and with 7 meals out this week I'm not very hopeful for tomorrows weigh in. Also on countdown for holiday so not in a staying on plan mood but going to try. Going early hours Friday morning for a week, and lots to do before then including hospital for me today, and for daughter tomorrow.


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt and fruit
    Lunch - ham and cucumber in a wrap (I had not much in fridge)
    Dinner - risotto
    Snacks - fruit, SF jelly, cereal bars


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - wrap
    Syns - SF jelly, cereal bars and some in risotto
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 13th Aug 18, 9:27 AM
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    curl girl

    Roast beef yum yum
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Lovely but I would need loads of gravy and some roasties......
    Think that's where I go wrong, gravy and other sauces.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Aug 18, 9:49 AM
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    tweets
    Maman and Beanie congratulations on surviving so long!

    We never married, but have been together just over 31 years....



    Just think of the number of happy years you have had since, well done xxxx
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    All 20 of them life did begin at 40
    Lost 3st-9.5lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Aug 18, 11:13 AM
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    joedenise
    Lovely but I would need loads of gravy and some roasties......
    Think that's where I go wrong, gravy and other sauces.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Have you tried the SW onion gravy? Recipe below:

    2 white onions, finely chopped
    3 red onions, sliced
    1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    1 heaped tsp tomato pur!e
    1 tsp balsamic vinegar
    1 beef stock cube
    Method

    Spray a large non-stick pan with low calorie cooking spray and gently fry the white onions until soft or microwave for 2 minutes on full power. Blend until smooth adding a drop of water, if needed, this will make it a little easier. Remove from pan and set aside.
    Fry the red onions in the pan and cook until browned.
    Return the pur!ed white onion to the pan and add the garlic, tomato pur!e, balsamic vinegar, stock cube and 100ml of water. Stir well and simmer for 5 minutes and season to taste. If you want a thinner sauce add more water.

    If you don't want onions in the gravy just blend the whole lot at the end. I love this, far better than gravy granules!

    Denise
    • esmy
    • By esmy 13th Aug 18, 11:49 AM
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    esmy
    Hi everyone.

    Well, after 10 days or so of little control over food (and little self control, too!) I seem to have gained 3lb, still1lb under target though. We were at a funeral for a few days, followed immediately by a pre booked short holiday in the sun, and I'm afraid the breakfast pastries were just too tempting...and the booze...The only saving grace has been the swimming and walking we've done so things could have been much worse. The hotel served all meals buffet style with loads of choice and I couldn't help but look at what some other guests were choosing to eat - plates of plain pasta, chips and bread, no veg, no protein, massive amounts of carbs. Anyway, back on the horse today, so meal planning and shopping, alongside the washing mountain.

    I haven't read back yet, but will later, so I'll just say well done to any losers, commiserations fellow gainers!
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Aug 18, 11:52 AM
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    maman
    Thanks for the good wishes. We're out for an Italian meal later. It's lovely food there but I think it'll be really off plan but I expected it.


    well done vixstar. That's a really good loss!


    I think you're one of the 'be good when I can' group kathrynha. I like that you only counted off plan meals. Much better than writing off whole days.


    Lovely but I would need loads of gravy and some roasties......
    Think that's where I go wrong, gravy and other sauces.
    Originally posted by curl girl

    Have your tried the Hairy Bikers braised steak curlgirl?


    https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/braised_steak_with_gravy_24508


    It has heaps of delicious gravy. We had it yesterday and I count it as free. It's just a teaspoon of cornflour for the whole lot. In the past I've saved some gravy and reheated it.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB Weetabix, half banana, HEA milk
    L: ham, gherkins, fried LO veg
    D: Italian
    Syns: tbc
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 13th Aug 18, 12:47 PM
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    Stoke
    Good luck everyone this week
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 13th Aug 18, 12:51 PM
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    Chrisv
    Here is last week's chart.



    Well done Vixstar on SOTW

    *SOTW is the person who lost most this week who also lost or maintained last week.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 13th Aug 18, 1:04 PM
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    Stoke
    Thanks for that Chris. it's kind of disappointing to see that in 6 weeks, I've only lost 3.5lbs although I already knew this, it's worse to see it in writing.

    I suspect tomorrow is going to be a good week for me though.... I've been weighing myself everyday and going next level on my dieting. I should be posting a weigh-in of 2lbs off, at least which is awesome.

    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 13th Aug 18, 3:54 PM
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    Arkers
    Good afternoon everyone,

    Thank you ChrisV for including me. Pleased to report a loss of 2.5lb.
    Arkers x
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Aug 18, 4:49 PM
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    bubbs
    Lovely but I would need loads of gravy and some roasties......
    Think that's where I go wrong, gravy and other sauces.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    I have gravy but put it on at the table
    Roasties are ok in actifryer or air fryer,hubby has them i dont cause of diabetes

    Afternoon all
    Well done to all the losers
    I have been for my diabetic eye screening today, bloomin stings
    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 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Aug 18, 4:52 PM
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    bubbs
    Thanks for the chart Chris well done Vixstar
    I use bisto best, never syn it, never have i don't syn any sauce like ketchup
    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 lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Aug 18, 5:16 PM
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    joedenise
    Not been on for a few days, did anyone post the Onion Bhaji recipe please?
    Tia.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Have a look on Pinch of Nom website. They've got a syn free version. Haven't tried it as only seen it today. Think I might have a go at them when I come back from holiday when I make a curry.

    Denise
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