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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 6th Jul 18, 6:56 PM
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    All I can say, is well done all you losers x

    I am sadly bloating again.... I have decided to keep a diary for a few months and then go to see the doctor as it is not normal (before bubbs says it - I know I am not normal... but you know what I mean)

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Glad you know
    Reporting back about the potato pastry. Was an extremely soft dough and didn't really firm up when wrapped in cling film and left in the fridge. Says to leave in fridge for at least 30 minutes. I left it about 3 hours but was far too soft to roll out even between 2 sheets of cling film.

    I ended up not using all of it as the first quarter I tried to roll out just stuck to the botton sheet and wouldn't peel off.

    Used the rest of it to make a plate pie so will have to syn a bit more flour!

    The pastry was fine once cooked and DH and I had a quarter each with cabbage, potatoes, cabbage and green beans. Will have the rest of it tomorrow with some salad for lunch.

    Will I make it again? I would consider it but would definitely use less milk to mix it, in fact will probably use water the same as when I used to make shortcrust pastry.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Have you tried pease pudding as pastry? dont know how people can eat a full hot dinner in this weather

    Evening all, sorry food interrupted my postings
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Jul 18, 7:00 PM
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    bubbs

    My favourite tea fake KFC had another 2 bits of chicken too, oink oink
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 6th Jul 18, 7:10 PM
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    Glad you know


    Have you tried pease pudding as pastry? dont know how people can eat a full hot dinner in this weather

    Evening all, sorry food interrupted my postings
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Never even heard of pease pudding pastry yet alone tried it, lol.

    It's quite easy eating a hot meal in this weather you just cut it with a knife and fork and put it in your mouth - exactly as you would on a cold day,

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Jul 18, 7:34 PM
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    Never even heard of pease pudding pastry yet alone tried it, lol.

    It's quite easy eating a hot meal in this weather you just cut it with a knife and fork and put it in your mouth - exactly as you would on a cold day,

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Apparently its really nice, you use the pease pudding to make the pastry . Line a pie dish like normal put filling in and make a lid
    Too hot in here to have the oven on to long 34 odd degrees in here
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Jul 18, 7:38 PM
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    Pease pudding pie

    Use what filling you like
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Jul 18, 7:45 PM
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    Sunshinemummy

    Pease pudding pie

    Use what filling you like
    Originally posted by bubbs
    That looks nice... very nice!
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Jul 18, 8:10 PM
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    That looks nice... very nice!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Make it and lets us know if you use mince beef 5% or stewing steak or chicken its free
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Jul 18, 8:20 PM
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    Make it and lets us know if you use mince beef 5% or stewing steak or chicken its free
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I cannot read the recipe.... it is too small!!!!!
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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 6th Jul 18, 8:41 PM
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    Slimming World 15 page recipe special free in The Mail on Sunday this weekend.

    Worth a try.
    Evening peeps.
    I've had one problem after another this week and have sadly turned to comfort food.
    Will get back on track on Monday.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Jul 18, 9:00 PM
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    I cannot read the recipe.... it is too small!!!!!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    enlarge on screen FGS!!
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Jul 18, 9:01 PM
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    bubbs
    Slimming World 15 page recipe special free in The Mail on Sunday this weekend.

    Worth a try.
    Evening peeps.
    I've had one problem after another this week and have sadly turned to comfort food.
    Will get back on track on Monday.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Hello , thanks might have a look
    Hope your problems are sorted x
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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 6th Jul 18, 9:05 PM
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    curl girl
    Hello , thanks might have a look
    Hope your problems are sorted x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I'm ok ta bubbs.
    Will get the paper for a change on Sunday.
    Hope the photos are as good as your creations.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Jul 18, 9:27 PM
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    enlarge on screen FGS!!
    Originally posted by bubbs
    and the language you just spoke in was????

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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Jul 18, 9:38 PM
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    I'm ok ta bubbs.
    Will get the paper for a change on Sunday.
    Hope the photos are as good as your creations.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    But mine are nearly always the same foods was talking about this at group last night, the winter is actually better for me as roasts, soups, stews, pies etc
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Jul 18, 9:41 PM
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    and the language you just spoke in was????

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    The Queens's speech
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Jul 18, 9:46 PM
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    The Queens's speech
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Pardon?

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    • maman
    • By maman 6th Jul 18, 9:54 PM
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    ...dont know how people can eat a full hot dinner in this weather:eekl:
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Having just had three weeks of gorgeous Turkish food, I'm now desperate for a roast. I'm having one on Sunday, however hot it is.

    I'm at a conference tomorrow with lunch provided. Hope there's something SW friendly.

    Just toasting Belgium with a glass of bubbly. I just love Roberto.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Jul 18, 10:10 PM
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    Having just had three weeks of gorgeous Turkish food, I'm now desperate for a roast. I'm having one on Sunday, however hot it is.

    I'm at a conference tomorrow with lunch provided. Hope there's something SW friendly.

    Just toasting Belgium with a glass of bubbly. I just love Roberto.
    Originally posted by maman
    I will cook a chicken tomorrow when picky tea is in for Sun, i am actually going to a party tomorrow evening but will have tea before i go
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 7th Jul 18, 8:18 AM
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    Apparently its really nice, you use the pease pudding to make the pastry . Line a pie dish like normal put filling in and make a lid
    Too hot in here to have the oven on to long 34 odd degrees in here
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Can't say it appeals to me but then I don't like pease pudding anyway. DH didn't like the sound of jt either. Although when I sbowed hin the picture said I liked that potato pastry you did last night, didn't say anything at the time. Glad he likes it 'cos we've got LOs for luncgh today with salad!

    My place is reasonably cool as we've got a bit of a breeze through as both front and back doors are open when the plumber is here as well as most of the windows. The bathroom is coming along nicely - just glad we've got the motorhome which we use for the loo during the day so he doesn't have to stop every time we need to go to the loo! Also able to use the shower in there.

    Back later with menu plan as this is getting to be an essay.

    Denise
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 7th Jul 18, 9:00 AM
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    Morning all. hope everyone is well.

    it's -1 lb for me this week - would have liked more but it's my first loss at all in several weeks, despite me eating speed like nobody's business (this hot salad weather is great for keeping me on the straight and narrow, apart from the occasional ice lolly).
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