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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 31st Dec 18, 8:18 AM
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    Slimming through the Winter - Slimming World support thread 2019
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    • 31st Dec 18, 8:18 AM
    Slimming through the Winter - Slimming World support thread 2019 31st Dec 18 at 8:18 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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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 12th Jan 19, 7:23 PM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    I have just made lemon curd
    Originally posted by bubbs
    How do you manage to make lemon curd from tomatoes?
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 12th Jan 19, 7:28 PM
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    greentiger
    You did well. Tete, Penny and TIE😊 Magic, Suffolksue. 😊 And wow, wow, wow, wow, bubbs 😊

    I make lemon curd in the microwave, marmite. I’ve got an Instant Pot too, but today I used my ordinary slow cooker. And I have a huge old pressure cooker that goes on the hob that makes brilliant big batch of lentil soup. I bought the IP to replace them. 😉 I DID give away my smaller 4 person SC.

    Ah well, went to footie today, got a draw with bottom team (we’re 2nd bottom), showed a LOT more fight 😊, but fell further behind 3rd bottom ☹. First time I’d seen 6 of the starting 11 and 2 of the 3 substitutes. It’s been a busy transfer window again.
    Stashbusting 16
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    Film Challenge 8/52
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Jan 19, 7:36 PM
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    bubbs
    Oooh Bubbs that lemon curd looks lovely. I've not tried that in the ip

    Had a bad day yesterday, so drawing a line... today
    B banana
    L 2 wlm bread (hexb) ocean sticks, tomato, salad cream (1), tiny bit of lo pasta salad (1)
    D shepherd pie (1 hexa+ 5)beans, kale
    S hm beetroot houmous, carrots
    2 German biscuits (3)
    Might have a yoghurt later (1/2)
    Originally posted by SIRENS
    Thanks do you want the recipe?
    10 mins on high, NPR , so quick
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    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 3lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Jan 19, 7:38 PM
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    bubbs
    I wouldn't like that at class would drive me potty.

    I will clap myself if I lose weight

    Hope OH soon better ...
    Originally posted by tweets
    That has given me the giggles
    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 3lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Jan 19, 7:39 PM
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    bubbs
    How do you manage to make lemon curd from tomatoes?
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    Dunno you tell me
    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 3lb
    • esmy
    • By esmy 12th Jan 19, 7:59 PM
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    esmy
    Well done all the losers - some great progress there!


    Glad I not going that class every week yawn. Consultant goes round and tells you what everyone put on or lost then clap clap clap.
    Originally posted by tweets
    Tweets that was why I stopped soon after starting. It was a big group and we spent over an hour doing this (over 40 people)! What with weighing everyone, sotw and the raffle that's all there was time for. Not sure how that helps anyone.

    Anyhoo, I have been very very bad the last couple of days - 2 pub meals on the trot and definitely not the best menu choices - and the lager - and the pudding....If I'm not to gain back the precious 1lb lost I need to get my act together.

    Wishing you all a good weekend.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jan 19, 8:53 PM
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    beanielou
    Bubbs~~Coming for tea.
    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. ***Be the difference.***
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Jan 19, 8:55 PM
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    bubbs
    Bubbs~~Coming for tea.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    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 3lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jan 19, 8:57 PM
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    beanielou
    Sary~~I know what you mean about the chat chat clap clap.

    The social team do sign a confidentiallty clause!
    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. ***Be the difference.***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jan 19, 8:58 PM
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    beanielou
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Just as well i dont know where you live
    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. ***Be the difference.***
    • Haylaluru
    • By Haylaluru 12th Jan 19, 9:35 PM
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    Haylaluru
    Evening everyone

    Well done on all of your losses.👏👏

    It's been a long week. Started in my new school full time so it's been hectic. Feel like I've hardly seen my daughter as she's had to go to breakfast and after school club, then by the time we've been to my parents to check on my dad and take his dogs out it's nearly 6pm before we get to sit down together. 😞

    Anyway despite not having time to post I've kept more or less to plan apart from the last of the New Years rice cake that I guessed syns for.

    Weigh in this morning and managed a 4 lb loss so chuffed with that.

    It's my Birthday tomorrow, we're going for food and then the cinema. I'm sure I read somewhere in the New plan that any syns eaten on your birthday don't count so I'm going to make the most of it 😂😂
    2019 Weight Loss Goals
    Goal 1 8.25/10lbs
    Goal 2 8.25/22lbs
    • sarymclary
    • By sarymclary 12th Jan 19, 9:45 PM
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    sarymclary
    Happy birthday for tomorrow Haylaluru I hope you have a lovely day. What are you seeing at the cinema? I'm sure all food is syn/calorie free on birthdays, isn't it?

    I'm off out with OH all day tomorrow, so hoping to get to post tomorrow night. We will be buying food while we are out, but I've said to OH that if cafes/restaurants aren't SW friendly, we will nip into a supermarket and get a salad or some such on plan item. Don't want to risk being off plan if I can help it.
    One day the clocks will stop, and time won't mean a thing

    Be nice to your children, they'll choose your care home
    • TheTalkingDead
    • By TheTalkingDead 12th Jan 19, 9:53 PM
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    TheTalkingDead
    I did SW over a year ago and have now returned Monday just gone, its hard getting back to the swing of things and wow so many changes to plan, that everytime I asked a question I was met with an expression of "oh love him, he's been gone so long with lost puppy dog eyes" and "I'm smiling, but this is getting repetitive". I felt welcomed back though.


    This week I've felt like someone has superglued my lip's together on an empty stomach, If my stomach had tear ducts I would have to carry empty pales to catch the tears, stomach is most certainly whinging by the noise it is making and the cramping I'm experiencing.


    I started the week with Speed and proteins thinking fuller for longer approach like last time, I cooked a lovely fresh cod (fry light naturally) even drove to my local Iceland to pick up some SW parsley sauce that I had eyeballed on the info table in the SW centre. Lots of fresh veg, put it all on the plate, took on bite out the cod with the parsley sauce and immediately regretting buying the sauce not taste testing it and putting it all on my plate, parsley sauce was not for me, oat porridge and parsley with quark sprung to mind. So I wasted a good 2 hours on something I didn't get to eat, not SW fault but mine, but damn! I had gone off eating at this point.


    That night for supper me and the wife did a cooked prawn salad, with pasta, as a side we had to large corn on the cobs each, Then I had 2 fried eggs on toast with ground pepper and ground sea salt.


    Its been a veg and fruit kind of week, then I did a spaghetti bolognaise, I don't like celery so left it out -5% fat minced beef, and as I have always done before placing fried mince in my sauce, I squeeze the mince to rid it of any fat juices it still has, beef Stock pot (don't like oxo cubes), passata, didn't have chopped tinned tomato's so used an oil free tomato puree instead to give thickness, Lots of mushrooms lots of onions, lots of carrots, salt, pepper, and it was a nice meal, also had a side of salad.


    The first time I weighed in over a year ago I was 13st 9, this time 14st I'm 5,6 and the fat is all central tummy and thighs. My wife is a lot heavier than I am and whilst I want to get back to my "natural" weight, I also want my wife to come back to hers, when we met she was a healthy 10st there abouts, 16 years and kids later, and self neglect to give the kids our everything and anything in life, she weighed in at 21st, I know I paused in shock, and thought where the hell did this all come from, then I realised we paid no attention to ourselves diet wise, and focused on the kids more, that we lost sight of health.
    Spent the week consoling my wife, it hit her hard as she went through the years ignoring it and build a level of denial and put up a wall about it. I took some convincing its worth doing SW to regain our weight and put it back under control.


    It's time this time, I will do this whilst helping my wife do it.
    Last edited by TheTalkingDead; 12-01-2019 at 9:56 PM.
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 12th Jan 19, 10:28 PM
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    Was a bit disappointed with my food today.

    Had pasta carbonara for lunch. It was tete's recipe and I like the idea, but I don't think I used enough fromage frais as it didn't seem very creamy. It was okay and I will eat tomorrow's (made two portions), but not sure I would make it again.

    Then SW tikka masala for dinner. Even though I put less spice in, found it too hot for me. Tasted how I imagine a hot curry should taste if you like that kind of thing though. Just a shame after all that faff with making it etc. I made three portions and will eat one of them (although, will I? It will probably just sit in the freezer for ages) and give one to my dad.

    Then the lemonade I got to replace wine just wasn't as nice as I was expecting. It was raspberry and rose and I don't think I liked the rose flavour.

    So, a disappointing day foodwise. Had three chocolate oaties to make up for it. Don't feel bad about it as it was pudding as I am still off wine, so still less than I would normally eat.

    Tomorrow:-

    B - Coffee

    L - Wrap pizza
    Pineapple Salsa
    Yogurt
    Hula Hoops

    D - Rump Steak
    Wedges or Jacket Pot
    Vegetables that I can find.
    Pink Sproglettes born 2008 and 2010
    Mortgages (End 2017) - £180,235.03
    (End 2018) - £169,999.96
    (End 2019) - Target £160,000
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jan 19, 8:59 AM
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    bubbs
    Sary~~I know what you mean about the chat chat clap clap.

    The social team do sign a confidentiallty clause!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I didnt have too,but then i was pay
    Evening everyone

    Well done on all of your losses.👏👏

    It's been a long week. Started in my new school full time so it's been hectic. Feel like I've hardly seen my daughter as she's had to go to breakfast and after school club, then by the time we've been to my parents to check on my dad and take his dogs out it's nearly 6pm before we get to sit down together. 😞

    Anyway despite not having time to post I've kept more or less to plan apart from the last of the New Years rice cake that I guessed syns for.

    Weigh in this morning and managed a 4 lb loss so chuffed with that.

    It's my Birthday tomorrow, we're going for food and then the cinema. I'm sure I read somewhere in the New plan that any syns eaten on your birthday don't count so I'm going to make the most of it 😂😂
    Originally posted by Haylaluru
    Happy Birthday
    Well done on your loss
    I did SW over a year ago and have now returned Monday just gone, its hard getting back to the swing of things and wow so many changes to plan, that everytime I asked a question I was met with an expression of "oh love him, he's been gone so long with lost puppy dog eyes" and "I'm smiling, but this is getting repetitive". I felt welcomed back though.


    This week I've felt like someone has superglued my lip's together on an empty stomach, If my stomach had tear ducts I would have to carry empty pales to catch the tears, stomach is most certainly whinging by the noise it is making and the cramping I'm experiencing.


    I started the week with Speed and proteins thinking fuller for longer approach like last time, I cooked a lovely fresh cod (fry light naturally) even drove to my local Iceland to pick up some SW parsley sauce that I had eyeballed on the info table in the SW centre. Lots of fresh veg, put it all on the plate, took on bite out the cod with the parsley sauce and immediately regretting buying the sauce not taste testing it and putting it all on my plate, parsley sauce was not for me, oat porridge and parsley with quark sprung to mind. So I wasted a good 2 hours on something I didn't get to eat, not SW fault but mine, but damn! I had gone off eating at this point.


    That night for supper me and the wife did a cooked prawn salad, with pasta, as a side we had to large corn on the cobs each, Then I had 2 fried eggs on toast with ground pepper and ground sea salt.


    Its been a veg and fruit kind of week, then I did a spaghetti bolognaise, I don't like celery so left it out -5% fat minced beef, and as I have always done before placing fried mince in my sauce, I squeeze the mince to rid it of any fat juices it still has, beef Stock pot (don't like oxo cubes), passata, didn't have chopped tinned tomato's so used an oil free tomato puree instead to give thickness, Lots of mushrooms lots of onions, lots of carrots, salt, pepper, and it was a nice meal, also had a side of salad.


    The first time I weighed in over a year ago I was 13st 9, this time 14st I'm 5,6 and the fat is all central tummy and thighs. My wife is a lot heavier than I am and whilst I want to get back to my "natural" weight, I also want my wife to come back to hers, when we met she was a healthy 10st there abouts, 16 years and kids later, and self neglect to give the kids our everything and anything in life, she weighed in at 21st, I know I paused in shock, and thought where the hell did this all come from, then I realised we paid no attention to ourselves diet wise, and focused on the kids more, that we lost sight of health.
    Spent the week consoling my wife, it hit her hard as she went through the years ignoring it and build a level of denial and put up a wall about it. I took some convincing its worth doing SW to regain our weight and put it back under control.


    It's time this time, I will do this whilst helping my wife do it.
    Originally posted by TheTalkingDead
    Hello and welcome
    Why was your stomach gurgling ? wind or hunger as you should never be hungry
    I am not keen on SW stuff from Iceland but do like the curry sauce but others say its horrible, but i make a syn fry curry out of it, add garlic, onions, chicken and mushrooms, i usually put my pictures on here
    Does you wife WANT to lose weight though? because if her mind is not set correct she wont do it as will eat other things behind your back in secret.
    Good luck on your journey as it is a lifestyle change and i for one didn't think i would do it but i did and my dh embraced it after he couldnt get in his trousers i have maintained now since last March
    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 3lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jan 19, 9:01 AM
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    bubbs
    Pollyanna, again SWmeals are very hit and miss, some like them some dont , i dont
    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 3lb
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 13th Jan 19, 9:07 AM
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    Tete en l'Air
    D - M&S Cumberland pie (11?) (can anyone advise on the syns for this? It was less fat/cals than the cottage pie. Will look up the nutrition info.) with broccoli & carrots
    Nutrition values: 1/4 pack 312 cals; sat.fat - 5.1; carbs 29.4; sugar - 6g; fibre 4.2g; protein 21.3g - 312 on the 20 cals per syn rule of thumb makes it 15.6 syns. I can live with that, it was delicious, and far better than the McD's or KFC we used to always have on a Saturday night. Totally stuffed now too.
    Originally posted by sarymclary
    Marks & Spencer Cumberland Pie with Minced Beef, chilled (200g pack) = 6

    This was the only result (apart from a fish version) - not as bad as you thought?!

    Was a bit disappointed with my food today.

    Had pasta carbonara for lunch. It was tete's recipe and I like the idea, but I don't think I used enough fromage frais as it didn't seem very creamy. It was okay and I will eat tomorrow's (made two portions), but not sure I would make it again.
    Originally posted by pollyanna24
    Oh dear! It might be that it's not actually very nice, I'm just so used to making it like that that it tastes fine to me

    Welcome TheTalkingDead! It's great that you and your wife are doing SW together and will be able to support each other! If you have been hungry then it may help to increase your carb intake - I only tried the SP plan for a few days once and it left me so hungry I ended up bingeing on rubbish - not for me at all.

    Well done to all the losers, too many to keep track of!

    Happy birthday Haylaluru!!

    Plan for today is a 'foraging in the kitchen' one as I don't intend to leave the house.
    B - Coffee
    D - Bacon and tomato sandwich using a Warburtons Wholemeal Thin
    T - Shepherds pie from the freezer - this I've marked up as 2 syns because there's cheese in the mash but I guess it could be free now, green beans
    HEA - Milk and cheese
    HEB - Warburtons Thin (not strictly a HEB option but similar things are and I'm not having anything else today so sod it)
    Syns - Sugar in coffee (6), hot chocolate (2) = 8
    Slimming into Spring: 0/10 | Total loss: 7 lbs
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 13th Jan 19, 11:34 AM
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    curl girl
    I wouldn't like that at class would drive me potty.

    I will clap myself if I lose weight

    Hope OH soon better ...
    Originally posted by tweets
    What's the procedure tweets?
    I've got my Mag, do I phone to book in ?
    If I register with my real details will I get chased for payment for not attending further meetings if I decide it's not for me?
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 13th Jan 19, 11:38 AM
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    curl girl
    Morning all.

    STS
    for me, pleased as I had 2 days of eating left over Christmas rubbish followed by a drunk Friday which I didn't really enjoy.

    Back on plan this week.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 13th Jan 19, 11:43 AM
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    curl girl
    Sary, that's my worst nightmare!

    Do you get weighed in front of everyone?
    Do I have to do an introductory speech?
    I'm putting myself off before I go.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
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