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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.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Jul 18, 9:55 AM
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    beanielou
    Still a good loss stoke

    I cant blame the world cup~~just eating too much ice cream
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Jul 18, 9:58 AM
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    kathrynha
    Good loss Stoke
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 4th Jul 18, 10:53 AM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Can I ask for comments please?

    I have maintained for the last couple of weeks, which on the one hand is good, but on the other.... I also found a lump in my groin a couple of weeks ago & decided on Sunday that I needed to phone GP to get it checked, life overtook on Monday so didn't make the call.

    Yesterday morning while in the shower, I discovered that what I thought was a lump was actually an abscess, it exploded everywhere (sorry if I have put you off!). Now this is great news, but got me thinking, as I had no pain whatsoever, was my body dealing with this and consequently it put SW on the back burner? I am never ill, so not sure if it would impact?
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 4th Jul 18, 4:29 PM
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    joedenise
    Gettingtherequickly - no idea if it's affected your losing weight but glad it was an abscess and not something more serious. Did the root come out or just the pus? If it was just the pus you may need some antibiotics to clear it up properly. Might still be worth seeing your doctor.

    Have been doing a few mending jobs - sewing on buttons, repairing a top, that sort of thing and then decided to tidy up my small sewing cabinet (3 drawers), can't believe how much junk there was in there! I've chucked out nearly a carrier bag of rubbish from those 3 drawers. Also put a pile of sewing magazines complete with patterns in my CS bag - will probably take that with me tomorrow and drop off that the CS on the way home.

    Today's plan:

    B - boiled eggs; asparagus
    L - cauliflower cheese & SW chips
    D - chicken & vegetable curry; rice

    HEA - milk
    HEB - not sure but possibly a couple of Rocky Road Hifi bars
    Syns - biscuit at my friends this morning 3 syns? cheese sauce 4 syns. Hopefully no more as I worked out last night's dinner to about 40 syns, some of the portions were huge so may even have been more

    I'll find out the damage if any at WI tomorrow but hopefully I'll still be within target range, albeit top end!

    Denise
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Jul 18, 6:11 PM
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    kathrynha
    GTQ, it would make sense for it to weigh, but wouldn't of thought it would be that much, but our bodies are complex things. Agree with Denise that it's still probably worth getting checked out.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Jul 18, 8:11 PM
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    bubbs
    Strangely enough Bubbs my consultant suggested that last time I was in class....didn't think it would work but you've proved it does lol.

    Well done Kathrynha - hope you're feeling better now.

    Missed the penalty shoot out as they were drawing one all coming up to the end of extra time & decided I'd had enough so went & prepared tomorrow's tea....and of course they won.

    So England how much are you going to pay me to be busy Saturday???
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    I have never tried it before, was nice
    Ta bubbs.
    I'm going to phone the consultant on the advert I've seen to see what she sounds like first.

    Morning all.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    You are welcome, hope she sounds ok
    2.5lbs off for me. All of this good cheer around England in the World Cup is definitely affecting my weight loss but it only happens every 4 years so I'll survive :P
    Originally posted by Stoke
    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 3lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Jul 18, 8:18 PM
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    bubbs
    Evening all #
    Oh just went to upload my tea pic and not there too late i have eaten it
    I had salad and cod in parsley sauce
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3lb
    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 4th Jul 18, 8:44 PM
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    MissTeach
    Well I've been AWOL for the whole bloody challenge! Sorry guys. Work is keeping me super busy.


    I know I'm not in the chart but thought I'd check in to let you know that I lost -3.5lb tonight and got my 7.5 stone award!! Woohoo!
    Had set myself a challenge to achieve that one before we broke up for the summer holidays and have managed it with a week and a half to spare. Super happy at the moment!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 4th Jul 18, 9:00 PM
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    bubbs
    Well I've been AWOL for the whole bloody challenge! Sorry guys. Work is keeping me super busy.


    I know I'm not in the chart but thought I'd check in to let you know that I lost -3.5lb tonight and got my 7.5 stone award!! Woohoo!
    Had set myself a challenge to achieve that one before we broke up for the summer holidays and have managed it with a week and a half to spare. Super happy at the moment!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    WOW
    That is just flippin amazing
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3lb
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 4th Jul 18, 9:01 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Well I've been AWOL for the whole bloody challenge! Sorry guys. Work is keeping me super busy.


    I know I'm not in the chart but thought I'd check in to let you know that I lost -3.5lb tonight and got my 7.5 stone award!! Woohoo!
    Had set myself a challenge to achieve that one before we broke up for the summer holidays and have managed it with a week and a half to spare. Super happy at the moment!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    That is very very very impressive x


    185.6
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 4th Jul 18, 10:23 PM
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    joedenise
    Well done MissTeach that's a great loss this week and amazing overall. Do you need to lose much more or are you nearly at target?

    Denise
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Jul 18, 7:12 AM
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    kathrynha
    Wow, brilliant loss MissTeach


    Another day of feeling rather ikky for me. Really suffering with this heat and my kidneys. Having to work from home today because I'm absolutely knackered.


    Despite that I am trying to stick to plan


    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - scrambled egg and asparagus
    Lunch - salad
    Dinner - salad
    Snacks - fruit, cereal bars, frozen yogurt


    HA - milk and cheese
    HB - cereal bars
    Syns - dressing (2), and there will be more
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
    • tweets
    • By tweets 5th Jul 18, 7:15 AM
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    tweets
    2.5lbs off for me. All of this good cheer around England in the World Cup is definitely affecting my weight loss but it only happens every 4 years so I'll survive :P
    Originally posted by Stoke
    Don't forget the Euros in between so every 2 years
    Lost 3st-11.5lb
    • SIRENS
    • By SIRENS 5th Jul 18, 7:44 AM
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    SIRENS
    Morning All
    Checking in with a sts this week

    B fruit and yog
    L am off shopping with Mum today, it is her first week of retirement and is very happy to go out on a 'work day' will try to aim for a salad or other sw lunch
    D bean burgers and sweet pot wedges.

    Hope you are feeling better soon kathrynha
    'You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose' - Dr Suess
    • Sunflower1227
    • By Sunflower1227 5th Jul 18, 8:26 AM
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    Sunflower1227
    Well I've been AWOL for the whole bloody challenge! Sorry guys. Work is keeping me super busy.


    I know I'm not in the chart but thought I'd check in to let you know that I lost -3.5lb tonight and got my 7.5 stone award!! Woohoo!
    Had set myself a challenge to achieve that one before we broke up for the summer holidays and have managed it with a week and a half to spare. Super happy at the moment!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    Wow, well done
    I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 5th Jul 18, 8:32 AM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Thanks for comment re body fighting infection. Think it is ok, there is a little bit of a root, but nothing to cause further problems I think.

    Wow Miss Teach, that is some achievement! I think I need to go for that, but going for 5 at the moment, will then decide whether to change target.

    WI tonight
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • Julia E
    • By Julia E 5th Jul 18, 10:24 AM
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    Julia E
    Really thanks for all the tips.
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Jul 18, 11:35 AM
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    maman
    Hello All! Back from my holiday yesterday and easing myself in gently to SW plan.


    There's no way I can read back for nearly a month so I hope you're all doing well and look forward to getting back to our lovely, virtual group.


    I feel like I've gained but nothing like as much as this time last year. The main difference was that I cut back a lot on stuffing myself with white bread starting with having a couple of Ryvita with breakfast in the apartment every day. Another bonus was that, in many restaurants, you needed to ask for bread so it wasn't there tempting me. Probably a cost cutting measure for them but it helped me.


    My plan going forward is to have as many SP breakfasts and lunches as possible until I'm sure I'm back in target although I don't plan to go to WI for a couple of weeks. I'm not really going to be 100% on plan until Monday as I need to withdraw from the daily wine syns.


    I did a small shop yesterday to stock up on Speed so I can post a menu.


    Today's EE menu:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB Weetabix with HEA milk
    L: veggie omelette (courgette, spring onion, mushroom, tomato) with beetroot
    D: chicken stir fry with noodles
    Syns: 2.5 honey in sauce, wine syns.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 5th Jul 18, 3:07 PM
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    joedenise
    Welcome back Maman; I only got back last week. Could have gone to group as got back Wednesday evening but decided against it! That of course gave me a week to lose a bit, although according to my scales I was only just out of target. Had a bit of a mixed week! Was a case of Be Good when I could and Careful when I couldn't! Had a combination of Green days, SP day (only the one I always feel hungry on SP days!) & EE. Also had a flexible syn day on Tuesday when we went out for a meal we'd won in a raffle (I guessed at about 40 or so syns!)

    Went to WI this morning found I'd put on 3lb! pleased with that as it meant I was still in target! Absolutely amazed at that as it was definitely very off plan whilst on holiday - French bread every day; alcohol syns every day; you get the picture!

    Today's plan:

    B - tasters at group this morning - counting 5 syns but probably wasn't as much as that - kept to the savoury stuff rather than the sweet stuff
    L - LO chicken & veg curry & rice from last night
    D - jacket potato with either tuna mayo or beans (haven't decided which yet but probably beans as haven't got much mayo left and couldn't get any this morning in Mr Ts!); salad; followed by fruit, quark & maybe a mini meringue for 1 syn.

    HEA - milk
    HEB - no idea but will probably be either bread or Ryvita, so syns for butter
    Syns - tasters 5; mini meringue 1; possibly an extra 1 if I decide on tuna mayo and 2 if I decide to have my HEB but will only have that if I need it.

    Denise
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 5th Jul 18, 3:18 PM
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    kathrynha
    Welcome back Maman. Was wondering where you were.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 53 lb
    Last updated: 27th February 2018
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