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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 29th Oct 18, 9:20 AM
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    Slimming for Santa - Slimming World support thread 2018
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    • 29th Oct 18, 9:20 AM
    Slimming for Santa - Slimming World support thread 2018 29th Oct 18 at 9:20 AM
    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
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it Ė Donald Horban
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    • LMCD
    • By LMCD 9th Nov 18, 8:16 PM
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    Yo!

    so today I had FnBs fry up which is apparently grilled when I queried them... I poached eggs instead of fried.. fat removed from bacon! and a latte 3.5. Made this count as brunch. wasn't hungry between.

    For tea I googled slimming world burgers, made them with wholemeal roll and cheese and HEX. Syns in crispy onions and a dod of tomato sauce included as a .5syn and some lettuce and tomato on side.

    So nowwwww its green tea time and chill. Had a small bit of shortbread and counted and now have prepped fruit on side as I sit and watch a few things on tv.

    Good luck to those who are pausing the alcohol.. its tough at first but I also public outed myself in order to push me harder.

    Enjoy your evening/weekends.
    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 9th Nov 18, 9:06 PM
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    Yo!

    so today I had FnBs fry up which is apparently grilled when I queried them... I poached eggs instead of fried.. fat removed from bacon! and a latte 3.5. Made this count as brunch. wasn't hungry between.
    Originally posted by LMCD
    I went last night and had steak, jacket potato with a tiny bit of sour cream, saut!ed mushrooms and tomatoes. Had a drizzle of spicy peppercorn sauce too. Called it 5 syns all in all. Then had six vodka and diet cokes at a do I went to however, the whole lot was fewer than three ciders worth, which I would have had, plus several more, previously...

    I registered at SW on Wed finally.

    Heavier than my scales say, but given that I weighed in fully dressed after a lamb and paneer wrap (the condemned woman, hearty meal etc) and at home I usually WI in my vest and short PJs after my morning wee when nothing else has passed my lips, it's not unexpected!
    • LMCD
    • By LMCD 10th Nov 18, 7:54 AM
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    I went last night and had steak, jacket potato with a tiny bit of sour cream, saut!ed mushrooms and tomatoes. Had a drizzle of spicy peppercorn sauce too. Called it 5 syns all in all. Then had six vodka and diet cokes at a do I went to however, the whole lot was fewer than three ciders worth, which I would have had, plus several more, previously...

    I registered at SW on Wed finally.

    Heavier than my scales say, but given that I weighed in fully dressed after a lamb and paneer wrap (the condemned woman, hearty meal etc) and at home I usually WI in my vest and short PJs after my morning wee when nothing else has passed my lips, it's not unexpected!
    Originally posted by Top Girl
    Wed was the day I joined too, will post my results here, will either cry or laugh... That wrap sounds delicious, is it made same way as spinach paneer wrap?

    That dinner with the jacket potato sounds good too.. I am taking all ideas of delicious food.

    Welldone on the drink changes, hope you feel ok today. If not green tea is amazing!
    • Bozwood
    • By Bozwood 10th Nov 18, 8:38 AM
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    Morning. I have just had weetabix and a pear. Not sure what to have later I am going shopping for food I could have eggs bacon mushrooms as they are needing to be used up
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Nov 18, 9:02 AM
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    Bozwood I would add some tomatoes to that as well to up the Speed foods.

    Today's plan:

    B - SW fry up
    L - stuffed portabello mushroom - stuffed with couscous, mushroom stalks, bacon, peas, spring onions & primula for a cheesy hit 3 syns (didn't need as much as I thought so now only 1 syn) + had HM coleslaw (1 syn for LTL mayo), various pickles
    D - Duck breast (needs using up as my friend gave to me yesterday as her DH doesn't fancy it! and as she'd taken it out of the freezer I obviously couldn't put it back in the freezer); roast potatoes, roasted carrots, onions & peppers, Brussel sprouts & peas

    HEA - milk
    HEB - none planned but maybe a couple of Hifi bars
    Syns - 25g primula 3 only 1 syn as it was Light and only 1/2 Tbs (may not need that amount so if I only need half of that it would be better!); 2 or 3 G&Ts - 6 or 9 syns

    Denise
    Last edited by joedenise; 10-11-2018 at 12:58 PM. Reason: to change details for lunch, reduced syns
    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 10th Nov 18, 9:44 AM
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    Morning all, another WI and another gain only .5lb but Iím desperate to lose Iíve been so on it but doesnít seem to make any difference. I hate being medicated
    Off to sulk
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • v1ckyt
    • By v1ckyt 10th Nov 18, 12:22 PM
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    HI all, STS this week,
    thanks.

    hope all have a good week,

    V
    Owed 12th Oct 2015 £73942.43


    Estimated date of freedom, slipped a little now July 2023, still nine years early.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Nov 18, 12:55 PM
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    Have a happy weekend all
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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 10th Nov 18, 1:00 PM
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    Sorry to hear it's another gain TIE. Do you think that it might be because you're trying too hard? Try and relax about it this week and see if that helps. Also does SP work for you, if so it might be worth a couple of days of that (have to say it doesn't seem to work for me and I don't enjoy not having the carbs anyway, LOL!)

    Heres to a good but relaxed week!

    Denise
    • majorica
    • By majorica 10th Nov 18, 1:03 PM
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    Hello, STS for me this week.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Nov 18, 1:05 PM
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    Keep plodding TIE
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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
    • maman
    • By maman 10th Nov 18, 1:22 PM
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    Keep plodding TIE
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Yes, and try the curry from bubbs , it'll be good for you!

    I coped well with my alcohol free Friday so now I have lots of syns for the rest of the week.

    I made some of the lentil and carrot soup last night. It was OK and I have 2 more portions in the freezer.

    Today's EE plan :
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB porage with HEA milk, banana and pear
    L: carrot soup
    D: sweet and sour chicken, noodles and SW chips
    Syns : syrup 2.5, sauce 3, weekend wine
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Nov 18, 1:48 PM
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    Enjoy your weekend wine Maman
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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 10th Nov 18, 3:12 PM
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    Maman - if the carrot & lentil soup is "only OK", I'd suggest spicing it up a bit when you reheat it with some cumin and coriander, and garnish with some fresh coriander if you have any. Although it might just need some extra black pepper! I always add black pepper when I sit down to eat it to give it a bit more flavour!

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Nov 18, 7:05 PM
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    Evening all
    TIE as Beanie says, keep plodding xx
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    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
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    • maman
    • By maman 10th Nov 18, 7:57 PM
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    Thanks Denise . I'll try the black pepper. I did put in a little bit of cumin, coriander and chilli flakes but only a little. I think I'm probably comparing with my favourite ham and lentil.

    I'm enjoying my weekend wine beanie . I've accidentally had real champagne when I normally have Cremant or Presecco on a Saturday. Nothing much to celebrate (unlike greentiger) but I'm enjoying it.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Nov 18, 8:17 PM
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    Nothing to beat some champange Maman
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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
    • maman
    • By maman 10th Nov 18, 8:56 PM
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    Nothing to beat some champange Maman
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Only problem is that DH wants some!

    Off to watch the Remembrance now. We'll be going to DH's home village tomorrow and {don't mean to be disrespectful} but hope it doesn't mean eating out.
    Last edited by maman; 10-11-2018 at 9:00 PM.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Nov 18, 8:59 PM
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    Only problem is that DH wants some!
    Originally posted by maman
    Ladies only.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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 10th Nov 18, 9:10 PM
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    Think I must be weird - I don't like champagne! Not that keen on any of the fizzy wines, LOL! Give me a glass or 3 of most red wines and I'll be happy!

    Was good today and stuck to just 2 G&Ts! but still had almost all today's syns as I ate some of fat on the duck breast.

    Denise
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