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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 – Donald Horban
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Nov 18, 9:32 PM
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    https://inews.co.uk/news/pensioner-85-becomes-instagram-star-after-he-posts-photos-of-his-healthy-meals-in-bid-to-lose-weight-after-heart-attack/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=ijp&fbcl id=IwAR1UokzjnD57RgJB2FXJBq8h5_hfdeEIcQ1-HsGgqSble965NdM4COMrO4c
    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
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 10th Nov 18, 9:43 PM
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    Oh my, Kathryn, your family is showing amazing strength.

    Well done, getting back into target range, maman. You could add chilli & ginger to your carrot soup. And thanks for noticing our score today. I’m grabbing (gently & politely) the bragging rights back from beanie. Of course, I didn’t go today!

    Good work Vixstar.

    I think cauli rice is a waste of a good cauli!
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Nov 18, 9:58 PM
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    Great result Greentiger
    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
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 11th Nov 18, 6:17 AM
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    fatrab
    Morning everyone

    When I joined SW I set a target that I though was maybe a bit optimistic but hopefully achievable. I had no idea how well I would have got on as I pretty much failed at every other "diet", but I'm delighted to say that I made that target this week!! I have lost 2st 6lbs in just 10 weeks.

    I am actually 2lbs under the target that I had initially set with a whopping 7lbs off this week! I'm very happy to have reached this stage but I'm still not at the weight I really want be, so I've spoken to my consultant and agreed a new target.

    It feels great to have hit this target though
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    Challenge - be 14 Stone BY XMAS!

    • Bozwood
    • By Bozwood 11th Nov 18, 8:17 AM
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    Morning. Well done for hitting your target fatrab This morning I have had a weetabix and a pear.
    Not sure for dinner. Sunday dinner for later.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Nov 18, 8:52 AM
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    Morning everyone

    When I joined SW I set a target that I though was maybe a bit optimistic but hopefully achievable. I had no idea how well I would have got on as I pretty much failed at every other "diet", but I'm delighted to say that I made that target this week!! I have lost 2st 6lbs in just 10 weeks.

    I am actually 2lbs under the target that I had initially set with a whopping 7lbs off this week! I'm very happy to have reached this stage but I'm still not at the weight I really want be, so I've spoken to my consultant and agreed a new target.

    It feels great to have hit this target though
    Originally posted by fatrab
    amazing , very well done and 7lbs off this week
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
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    :- 5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Nov 18, 9:58 AM
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    Well done Fatrab on achieving your initial target and another brilliant loss this week.

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Nov 18, 11:34 AM
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    Absolutely cream crackers! Just back from a fairly brisk walk along the beach to the next town and back again! About 2.5 miles. Didn't manage as much yesterday so pleased with the improvement. DH has been going out walking & running every day and aiming to do at least 45 minutes of brisk walking in addition to the more leisurely walking! I can't keep up with him as my COPD is worse in winter than it is is summer.

    Today's plan:

    B - Fry up - cooked by DH
    L - HM mixed root veg soup; 1 slice of bread (0.5 HEB)
    D - A family named dish of rounders - layers of savoury mince, aubergine, tomatoes and finished with a good layer of sliced potatoes and baked in the oven until the potatoes are crispy and golden. Will serve with broccoli & peas probably. Might also do some mash depending on how hungry we feel!

    HEA - will be skimmed milk as usual
    HEA - 1 slice bread (0.5); 1 Hifi bar (0.5)
    Syns - couple of glasses of wine (DH and I will finish the bottle he had a couple of glasses from last night)

    Denise
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 11th Nov 18, 11:37 AM
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    Well done fatrab on reaching your target & all those that have lost.

    WI yesterday saw [+ 1/2 which I'm ok with especially given last week.

    Went out again on another date night with hubby (at this rate anyone will think I like him) so had more alcohol than I would normal have so will have to be good now for the rest of the week.

    I did make a cottage pie for tea tonight & will cook a chilli to freeze later on.

    I've also spoken to my consultant about changing my target....she suggested I have a think about it....part of me thinks why not but there's another part that says you've already mentally changed it once don't do it again. Will have a think this week
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Nov 18, 3:37 PM
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    Don't feel sorry for me I knew before I stood on scales it would be a gain and I couldn't care less will try to be back on it tomorrow I am 3lb above goal with a +2

    Don't worry about me I am ok and our Poppy is ok



    How many syns in this , this and this please ?

    See below for this , this and this

    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/301234614

    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/254857518

    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/280364555
    Lost 3st-9.5lb
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Nov 18, 4:11 PM
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    maman
    Well done Fatrab on achieving your initial target and another brilliant loss this week.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    and so say all of us. Brilliant fatrab!!


    The water melon one isn't online tweets but the other two are free. I think they probably all are as they are NAS. Super photo of Poppy.


    Strange you not liking champagne denise! I've always enjoyed it. I used to drink red all the year round then I got onto chilled white in the summer months. So now I'll drink either.


    We got out early this morning as we had an hour to travel for the Remembrance ceremony. Fortunately we were back home by lunchtime so no need for eating out. This week I plan to go to WI on Thursday morning before eating out for lunch. Hoping for a decent loss but if it's just another half pound I'll take it.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, 2 boiled eggs, half HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: ham, fried potatoes and veg, pickles
    D: roast chicken, SW roast potatoes, carrots and BNS, kale, cabbage, cauli, broccoli
    Syns: HM gravy 4? weekend wine
    Last edited by maman; 11-11-2018 at 4:59 PM.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Nov 18, 4:56 PM
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    Didn't say I wouldn't drink champagne Maman just I don't particularly like it. I wouldn't choose to drink it but if someone gave me some I certainly wouldn't refuse to drink it, LOL!

    I don't mind some whites and rose but really only drink them in the summer months when it's particularly warm otherwise it's red all the way!

    Tweets all those drinks will be Free as they are sugar free.

    Denise
    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Nov 18, 5:01 PM
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    tweets
    and so say all of us. Brilliant fatrab!!


    The water melon one isn't online tweets but the other two are free. I think they probably all are as they are NAS. Super photo of Poppy.


    Strange you not liking champagne denise! I've always enjoyed it. I used to drink red all the year round then I got onto chilled white in the summer months. So now I'll drink either.


    We got out early this morning as we had an hour to travel for the Remembrance ceremony. Fortunately we were back home by lunchtime so no need for eating out. This week I plan to go to WI on Thursday morning before eating out for lunch. Hoping for a decent loss but if it's just another half pound I'll take it.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, 2 boiled eggs, half HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: ham, fried potatoes and veg, pickles
    D: roast chicken, SW roast potatoes, carrots and BNS, kale, cabbage, cauli, broccoli
    Syns: HM gravy 4? weekend wine
    Originally posted by maman
    Thank you
    Lost 3st-9.5lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Nov 18, 5:02 PM
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    Didn't say I wouldn't drink champagne Maman just I don't particularly like it. I wouldn't choose to drink it but if someone gave me some I certainly wouldn't refuse to drink it, LOL!

    I don't mind some whites and rose but really only drink them in the summer months when it's particularly warm otherwise it's red all the way!

    Tweets all those drinks will be Free as they are sugar free.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thank you
    Lost 3st-9.5lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Nov 18, 5:19 PM
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    tweets, have you tried the watermelon one? can you let me know wht its like, think i would like that
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • esmy
    • By esmy 11th Nov 18, 5:33 PM
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    Evening everyone.

    Congratulations Fatrab on getting to target with that magnificent loss! Well done to all other losers this week

    I'd drink nothing but champagne - unfortunately I have a beer income so it's not to be...

    I've gone off plan this week (birthday week) so I haven't weighed Friday as usual, cheating I know. I'll be working for the next couple of weeks so I should walk any gain off if I stick to plan.

    Have a good week all.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Nov 18, 5:50 PM
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    Evening everyone.

    Congratulations Fatrab on getting to target with that magnificent loss! Well done to all other losers this week

    I'd drink nothing but champagne - unfortunately I have a beer income so it's not to be...

    I've gone off plan this week (birthday week) so I haven't weighed Friday as usual, cheating I know. I'll be working for the next couple of weeks so I should walk any gain off if I stick to plan.

    Have a good week all.
    Originally posted by esmy
    Don't blame you at all! That's the advantage of being a target member.

    Good luck with losing the weight you think you've put on this week.

    Denise
    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Nov 18, 6:55 PM
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    tweets, have you tried the watermelon one? can you let me know wht its like, think i would like that
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Tried it earlier it tastes lovely will be buying more
    Lost 3st-9.5lb
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Nov 18, 6:59 PM
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    Don't blame you at all! That's the advantage of being a target member.

    Good luck with losing the weight you think you've put on this week.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Me neither. Being a target member is a constant balancing act. SW pretend that they understand but there's a big difference IMO in real life and what they recommend for maintaining. My biggest problem is that I don't need treats (or syns) on a daily basis. I have normal, ordinary days and then meals out or drinks at weekends or special occasions. Isn't that normal for most people? I think the reason most people are overweight in this country is because they have things like crisps and sweets and chocolate and wine daily when they should be occasional treats.

    Apologies for soapbox.

    Happy belated birthday esmy.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Nov 18, 7:03 PM
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    Absolutely agree with you Maman. Also "normal" people don't weight every week either! Before SW I used to weigh myself maybe once every 2-3 months!

    Denise
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