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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 9th Sep 18, 9:36 PM
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    Slimming for Halloween - Slimming World support thread 2018
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    • 9th Sep 18, 9:36 PM
    Slimming for Halloween - Slimming World support thread 2018 9th Sep 18 at 9:36 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, 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; so that'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 choice and one Healthy Extra 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; 09-09-2018 at 9:39 PM.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Oct 18, 7:54 PM
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    beanielou
    Amazed to report 1 off.
    So under target range.


    I wish I could reduce it by less than 7 lbs.
    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
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Oct 18, 7:57 PM
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    Well done Beanie. Not such a bad week then, LOL!

    Denise
    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Oct 18, 8:19 PM
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    Do they still sell those little shortbread triangles? Chocolate and plain when I went school..... They were amazing probably my favourite school food!!
    Originally posted by Stoke
    Do shortbread biscuits roundish ones with scalloped edges Primary school kids don't buy them they allowed one sweet .

    Primary kids parents pay office for school dinners
    Lost 3st-9.5lb
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 11th Oct 18, 8:25 PM
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    Oh, TIE, take care of yourself.

    What a disappointment for you, gtq.

    Well done, Denise. beanie, you are doing so well.

    Well, I went to podiatrist a couple of weeks ago for one thing and she has diagnosed another (as well). It seems I have overpronation (often associated with flat feet). She’s done some manipulation and today she put some inserts in my shoes. Well, all I can say is, “Wow!” I have had terrible knee pain for years, and I’ve been putting off going to docs about it as I suspected I might need a knee replacement (or two). Well, I may still do - hopefully not, but all I can say that when I walked back to the car I was in much less pain and my limp had almost gone! Well done, that woman!
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Oct 18, 8:26 PM
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    Thats great greentiger
    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
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 11th Oct 18, 9:55 PM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Should have gone off plan, at least I could blame that for [COLOR="Red"][/1 1/2 gain

    Can my week get any worse?
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Oct 18, 9:58 PM
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    beanielou
    Should have gone off plan, at least I could blame that for [COLOR="Red"][/1 1/2 gain

    Can my week get any worse?
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    You will loose it again next week.
    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
    • Sunflower1227
    • By Sunflower1227 12th Oct 18, 12:01 AM
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    Reporting in with 1.5 lb off

    Thanks Chris ☺
    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.
    • Vixstar
    • By Vixstar 12th Oct 18, 7:07 AM
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    Reporting in with a totally unexpected but really pleasing 4lb off. Hope it's not due to my running on Thursday morning as that isn't happening every week!
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 12th Oct 18, 8:28 AM
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    You will loose it again next week.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Hope so Beanie, going to do my best to ensure that despite my carp week, I stick rigidly to plan, could be so easy to say to hell with it at the moment.
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Oct 18, 9:46 AM
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    Hope so Beanie, going to do my best to ensure that despite my carp week, I stick rigidly to plan, could be so easy to say to hell with it at the moment.
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    No reason for it not to come off next week if you stick to plan. As is often said if it goes on quickly it'll come off quickly. Good luck.

    Another unintentional SP day today:

    B - cheesy pizza toasties - HEB + 0.5 HEA
    L - Ham salad sandwich - HEB2 + 1 for LTL mayo instead of spread
    D - Terriyaki salmon with pak choi & sesame seeds - 5.5 syns (would have been less syns if I just bought the teriyaki sauce rather than making it!)

    HEA - 20g light cheddar; 175ml skimmed milk
    HEB1 - bread
    HEB2 - bread
    Syns - 5.5 for sesame seeds, oil, honey & sweet chilli sauce

    Denise
    • pixielottie
    • By pixielottie 12th Oct 18, 10:42 AM
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    Maintain meh, my week wasn't perfect, but maybe the rest wasn't good enough to make up for the sausage sandwich and bread and butter pudding

    We stay to group every week, and every now and then we come home and just think wow learnt nothing today
    Anyway...I'm going out tomorrow night for a friends 30th so that will be interesting, and I don't have high hopes for next week. The restaurant menu doesn't look very syn friendly, and they do amazing cocktails! haha

    Breakfast - toast (HE B) - and Biscoff spread - 4.5 syns
    Lunch - I'm going to make a chilli
    Dinner - we won the raffle last night so maybe that... I dunno I don't really fancy stir fry but do fancy noodles... love noodles!

    Oooh maybe I'll make sweet chilli noodles, and remake this chickpea salad my sister did the other day, it was a hello fresh recipe made with marmalade (2syns for a table spoon), chickpeas, lettuce, I'll check the recipe for anything else later but it was AMAZING! But then they are a bit summery, and outside isn't.

    I'm pretty much just procrastinating here sorry :P
    anything's possible if you've got enough nerve
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Oct 18, 1:37 PM
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    Reporting in with 1.5 lb off

    Thanks Chris ☺
    Originally posted by Sunflower1227
    Reporting in with a totally unexpected but really pleasing 4lb off. Hope it's not due to my running on Thursday morning as that isn't happening every week!
    Originally posted by Vixstar
    Great losses.
    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
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Oct 18, 1:49 PM
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    Maintain meh, my week wasn't perfect, but maybe the rest wasn't good enough to make up for the sausage sandwich and bread and butter pudding

    We stay to group every week, and every now and then we come home and just think wow learnt nothing today
    Anyway...I'm going out tomorrow night for a friends 30th so that will be interesting, and I don't have high hopes for next week. The restaurant menu doesn't look very syn friendly, and they do amazing cocktails! haha

    Breakfast - toast (HE B) - and Biscoff spread - 4.5 syns
    Lunch - I'm going to make a chilli
    Dinner - we won the raffle last night so maybe that... I dunno I don't really fancy stir fry but do fancy noodles... love noodles!

    Oooh maybe I'll make sweet chilli noodles, and remake this chickpea salad my sister did the other day, it was a hello fresh recipe made with marmalade (2syns for a table spoon), chickpeas, lettuce, I'll check the recipe for anything else later but it was AMAZING! But then they are a bit summery, and outside isn't.

    I'm pretty much just procrastinating here sorry :P
    Originally posted by pixielottie
    I'm still eating salads, even at this time of year! That salad sounds good could you post the full recipe please when you get a minute. Thanks.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 18, 7:07 PM
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    Evening all
    Beanie, told ya you would lose well done
    Well done to all the other losers too
    Just back from hospital for my leg, got to have an MRI scan, so still a waiting game
    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 Oct 18, 7:12 PM
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    Evening all
    Beanie, told ya you would lose well done
    Well done to all the other losers too
    Just back from hospital for my leg, got to have an MRI scan, so still a waiting game
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Honestly dont know how

    Hopefully you will not need to wait too long for the MRI.
    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 Oct 18, 7:26 PM
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    Oh & bubbs, how is your moving going?
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 18, 7:39 PM
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    Honestly dont know how

    Hopefully you will not need to wait too long for the MRI.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Oh & bubbs, how is your moving going?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Hope not too long.
    It's going slowly this weekend is a big push though
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 12th Oct 18, 9:08 PM
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    So.... bit of an emotional dump here.

    Had what feels like a terrible day really. I know compared to most people, it's trivial, but I struggle with the pressures of work a lot and actually, one of the reasons I've had problems on SW in the past is work. It gets very heavy at times and without my ex, I end up feeling very lonely at times.

    Yesterday, my car conks out on the way to work. I park it up and get a friend to take me the rest of the way to work. I get back to my car after work and it won't start at all. It's torrential rain and I'm sat in a car that won't budge at all. Luckily, a good mate of mine helps me tow it home.

    Get up this morning, car still won't start (obviously, I mean what was I expecting?), so no way of getting to work. Phone in, explain the situation, told I need to try and work from home. Really? It's not easy in my line of work currently. So, I'm trying to work, and handle the fact I have an immobilised 3 Series on my drive which still needs to get me to work on Monday and is no closer to working again.

    My dad eventually arrives and we go to a garage, but of course, the car needs towing which is problematic because garages are busy. So the car isn't even getting collected until tomorrow and they won't start on it till Monday and it should be fixed Tuesday.......... and that's assuming it's what they think it is. It could be something else of course..... oh and I've got all the fun with the warranty, because as I'm sure you all know, car warranties are basically just a good way for dealerships to get out of paying for jobs that really should be legitimately covered by your warranty.

    Oh, and then I remember I need to be somewhere tomorrow. I've promised I'll be there to support them.....except I now have literally no realistic way of getting there. Even if I did take the train via a taxi or something, I can't get to them. The trains round here don't go that way.

    It all got too much for me, I'll admit. It reminded me what I lost, being kind of helpless in my house. My parents are great and I love them, but having that support structure from a significant other Not being able to fulfil promises and I think part of my problem still, is that I hate letting people down. It actually scares me in a way. I'm scared of saying No and I'm scared of saying Yes then not doing what I said yes too If I let them know I can't make it, they'll be perfectly fine about it, I know they will..... but I won't be. I feel bitterly remorseful and guilty, because I said yes and I'm letting them down.

    I felt very alone today though, and stressed. In the past, when I was living with my partner.... today would have gone so differently... and tomorrow. I'd have woken up, she could have dropped me off at the train station, I'd have gone to work and then handled this tomorrow when I was a bit more relaxed and able to think. Then, she would have probably driven me to the place tomorrow because that's what couples do right? Heck, it did happen before once or twice..... Amazing what two can do instead of one. Really makes you think

    Bringing it back round to the topic at hand though, I took my dad to get a coffee and ended up buying this cake.... which is not really like me. I like cake, but it's not my usual go to comfort food. Regardless, within an hour, the entire thing has gone, which proves to me that I still have a really unhealthy relationship with food especially when life gets tough and I struggle with pressure And that's despite all my progress. It's almost certainly going to sabotage my progress for target.

    So so disappointed with myself. Going to go for a run now. Skipping tea as well, really don't see the point. I'm full..... still..... albeit of cake. I'll start again tomorrow and try put a smile on again.

    It's amazing isn't it? It's not the car that matters. That's just a lump of metal. It's everything else that comes crashing down afterwards, right?

    Sorry for the bitterly miserable post. I know there's so much more bad things going on in the world than a poxy broken down car and I really don't want to ruin your Friday, just needed to vent
    Last edited by Stoke; 12-10-2018 at 9:15 PM.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 12th Oct 18, 9:16 PM
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    Sorry you are feeling so down. Life is s*it at times.

    Forgive yourself for the cake, draw the line and get back on it tomorrow. There is still time for damage limitation and you can still get to target this week.

    Denise
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