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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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    • MissTeach
    • By MissTeach 7th Jul 18, 9:38 AM
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    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
    Originally posted by joedenise

    I haven't set a final target as when I started SW I weighed 21 stone 1lb and was totally dubious about anything working. I didn't anticipate such a big weight loss and never really knew what was realistic! I have my 8 stone award down as an interim target which I set when I got to 5stone loss. I still don't know what is realistic. I'm still wearing size 16 clothes and knowing I've got there from a size 26 I'm really proud of myself but I don't want to be a size 16. Everyone says I don't look like a size 16 but knowing I've come so far, I want to see what I can do. I'd bloody love to fit in a size 10 but not sure if that's just too ambitious! I've bought a few bits in size 14 which are starting to fit.
    I might just aim for my 10 stone award and If I get to a point where I'm happy before then, then I'll call target. It's so hard to judge!
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 7th Jul 18, 9:41 AM
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    Back again with my meal plan for today:

    B - fry up - bacon, egg, mushrooms, tomatoes & beans
    L - LO veggie pie (5 syns for potato pastry); salad - mixed leaves, cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions, grated carrot; dressed with balsamic vinegar
    D - steak, chips, onions, mushrooms, beans, mixed leaves & tomatoes

    HEA - milk
    HEB - still to be decided
    Syns - potato pastry 5 syns; wine syns

    Denise
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 7th Jul 18, 9:53 AM
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    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
    Originally posted by bubbs
    That's exactly what I was saying last night.
    I'm struggling in summer.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 7th Jul 18, 11:22 AM
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    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
    Originally posted by bubbs
    If you slow cook your chicken it won't make the kitchen hotter and I think actually tastes better than a roast chicken as it's more succulent. You could cook it overnight if you want to have it cold for dinner tomorrow so a win:win.

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 7th Jul 18, 11:26 AM
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    joedenise
    I haven't set a final target as when I started SW I weighed 21 stone 1lb and was totally dubious about anything working. I didn't anticipate such a big weight loss and never really knew what was realistic! I have my 8 stone award down as an interim target which I set when I got to 5stone loss. I still don't know what is realistic. I'm still wearing size 16 clothes and knowing I've got there from a size 26 I'm really proud of myself but I don't want to be a size 16. Everyone says I don't look like a size 16 but knowing I've come so far, I want to see what I can do. I'd bloody love to fit in a size 10 but not sure if that's just too ambitious! I've bought a few bits in size 14 which are starting to fit.
    I might just aim for my 10 stone award and If I get to a point where I'm happy before then, then I'll call target. It's so hard to judge!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    You have done amazingly well and to be 10 dress sizes down is a massive achievement. Maybe you could just do 1 stone interim targets until you get to where you feel comfortable and then call target. I think it must be very difficult to guess how much weight you want to lose when you first start. I didn't have this problem as I only needed to lose about a stone - I did lose 1.5 stone but then got told off by my doctor when I got ill and told to put 1/2 stone back on which is where my target is now.

    Good luck with whatever you decide.

    Denise
    • Moneysaverme
    • By Moneysaverme 7th Jul 18, 11:46 AM
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    Glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday MAMAN. Turkish food.... yum!

    Miss Teach, what an incredible loss so far. Keep going and see how you feel. Thatís what Iím doing, though it does get tricky towards the end to know when to stop.

    Reporting a loss of - 1 lb this week.
    Pretty happy with that. Iím nearly into a new 10 lb bracket which is encouraging.

    Iím off to make a SW quiche now. Itís a great thing to have in the fridge in this hot weather and easy to grab when you canít be bothered to cook anything more substantial.

    Have a good day all x
    Weight loss 2017/2018 - 49 lbs
    • B17c
    • By B17c 7th Jul 18, 12:18 PM
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    I know I'm a little bit late but please may I join the 9 week challenge? I'm going away for 2 weeks in October and I've got a fair amount to lose...

    I've done SW before and have the books... I'm debating about joining a group again as I feel the weigh in motivates me but it's another thing to pay for!!

    I'm aiming for 14 lbsplease
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 7th Jul 18, 12:23 PM
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    Morning all

    Well done to all those that have lost & cwtchs to those that haven't. Hope those that are finding this weather testing are baring up.

    I'm pleased to say that wi today saw a -2lb so only 9lbs to go to target .....not that I haven't been here before lol

    This good weather is obviously helping - I'm finding it easier to drink water (which I've always struggled with) and not to pick as I've had no real appetite (ditto).

    Going away next weekend so I've already found a class to near where I'm staying ...I'd have to pay for the week anyway & if I know I've got a fortnight to my next wi I know I'd go off plan. We're climbing Ben Nevis ...so if I don't lose the weekend after there really will be trouble lol.

    So how much am I being offered not to watch the match today???.
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 7th Jul 18, 12:24 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Just seen your post but welcome B17c
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    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 7th Jul 18, 12:28 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Miss Teach .....I know what you mean about being a size 16 but I'm balancing it up with what I feel happiest with and what I know is maintainable.
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    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jul 18, 1:03 PM
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    bubbs
    I haven't set a final target as when I started SW I weighed 21 stone 1lb and was totally dubious about anything working. I didn't anticipate such a big weight loss and never really knew what was realistic! I have my 8 stone award down as an interim target which I set when I got to 5stone loss. I still don't know what is realistic. I'm still wearing size 16 clothes and knowing I've got there from a size 26 I'm really proud of myself but I don't want to be a size 16. Everyone says I don't look like a size 16 but knowing I've come so far, I want to see what I can do. I'd bloody love to fit in a size 10 but not sure if that's just too ambitious! I've bought a few bits in size 14 which are starting to fit.
    I might just aim for my 10 stone award and If I get to a point where I'm happy before then, then I'll call target. It's so hard to judge!
    Originally posted by MissTeach
    I am now a 16 , 14 in some but not many but am quiet happy ike this , i just want to be able to maintain and i know i would struggle lower i have not been this weight since i was about 14 and am 51 this yr

    That's exactly what I was saying last night.
    I'm struggling in summer.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    I like salad it dont bother me but its the same ole with it all the time
    If you slow cook your chicken it won't make the kitchen hotter and I think actually tastes better than a roast chicken as it's more succulent. You could cook it overnight if you want to have it cold for dinner tomorrow so a win:win.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I dont like chicken in the slow cooker
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    :- 5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jul 18, 1:07 PM
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    bubbs
    I know I'm a little bit late but please may I join the 9 week challenge? I'm going away for 2 weeks in October and I've got a fair amount to lose...

    I've done SW before and have the books... I'm debating about joining a group again as I feel the weigh in motivates me but it's another thing to pay for!!

    I'm aiming for 14 lbsplease
    Originally posted by B17c
    Welcome thats why i still go to go every week, although at target i need the discipline , even when i have been away i dont skip a week
    Miss Teach .....I know what you mean about being a size 16 but I'm balancing it up with what I feel happiest with and what I know is maintainable.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Exactly what i have just said

    Afternoon all
    Well done to all the people that have lost
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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 7th Jul 18, 1:23 PM
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    Oh my word, have just eaten breakfast, I think. Had a meeting earlier so ate some yoghurt & melon before I went, so have just made PON pancakes for the first time, ate them with strawberries & were divine.

    Got to go out shortly, involved with managing a hall & someone decided it would be a good idea to show the match & raise a few quid for the maintenance at the same time, so muggins has to sort out the nibbles & pizzas for half time. I hate football so will be spending the time sorting out the storage areas
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    • never too old
    • By never too old 7th Jul 18, 2:02 PM
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    Afternoon all
    weigh in today and 3 1/2lb off.

    Hope everyone is well
    Wombling in 2018. 314 cc. 113 nec. £2.68 apg
    45 mm
    2 coffee beans(44p)
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 7th Jul 18, 2:17 PM
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    GTQ PON? Is that Pinch of Nom?

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Jul 18, 4:21 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    weigh in today and 3 1/2lb off.

    Hope everyone is well
    Originally posted by never too old
    well done
    GTQ PON? Is that Pinch of Nom?

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I am guessing so most people call it that
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    • maman
    • By maman 7th Jul 18, 6:25 PM
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    maman
    Is it time for picky tea yet bubbs?


    well done to poohsticks, msm, gts and never too old on your losses!


    I know I'm a little bit late but please may I join the 9 week challenge? I'm going away for 2 weeks in October and I've got a fair amount to lose...

    I've done SW before and have the books... I'm debating about joining a group again as I feel the weigh in motivates me but it's another thing to pay for!!

    I'm aiming for 14 lbsplease
    Originally posted by B17c

    Welcome! Chris will add you to the list when she comes on. How long ago did you do SW? If it's fairly recent then you've probably got the latest books. There are a number of people on here that use the thread as their group. Just ask any questions you like.


    When I joined missteach, I just conjured a weight I'd been happy with previously out of the air for my target but my main goal was to be back to a size 12. I'm 5 foot 9 so any lower and I start to get a bit scrawny.


    Fortunately the food at my conference today was a buffet with hot or cold options. Other than some oil/butter used in cooking I made good SW choices so not many syns to add.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB Weetabix with HEA milk
    L: chicken, new potatoes, tenderstem, courgettes. Melon and pineapple pieces.
    D: Aldi Lamb Rogan Josh with xtra mushrooms, HM pilau, SW chips.
    Syns: oil? curry 1.5, wine syns.
    • B17c
    • By B17c 7th Jul 18, 6:53 PM
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    Thanks everyone! I did SW a couple of years ago... 2016? Not sure if my books are up to date or not? My Food Optimising book is mainly black with bowls of what looks like goulash or curry with rice on!
    I like going to group I feel it keeps me accountable, and I like having access to the online features such as being able to search for a certain item of food and it'll tell you the syns... I work night shifts though so I need to find one that's local on the days/times I can do!
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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 7th Jul 18, 7:14 PM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    GTQ PON? Is that Pinch of Nom?

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Yes it is, first time I made them, definitely on future menu
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    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 7th Jul 18, 8:56 PM
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    TakeItEazy
    Evening all, having a Ďfatigueí day so have mostly been sleeping
    Was my anniversary yesterday and as hubby was working we were going for a meal today but that went out the window had Chinese instead
    WI with loss of .5lb but probably regained it with a huge bowl of triple choc ice cream
    Still feeling fatigued and would love to go to bed but as havenít spent much time with hubby this week feel I have to now (even though heís watching the damn football).
    Enjoy your weekend all
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