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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 4th Mar 19, 10:52 AM
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    Slimming in to Spring - Slimming World support thread 2019
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    • 4th Mar 19, 10:52 AM
    Slimming in to Spring - Slimming World support thread 2019 4th Mar 19 at 10:52 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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    • sarymclary
    • By sarymclary 16th Apr 19, 12:38 PM
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    Oh heck Denise that's just made me check,just had 2 slices for breakfast ,thought it would be a couple of sins !
    5 sins a slice !!
    Plus butter,had better not eat anything else all day !
    Originally posted by Suffolksue
    Feeling even more glad I resisted the M&S hot cross buns and hot cross bun loaf yesterday. This will be the first year in my life that I won't have had them at Easter... I could save all my syns from today onwards and have one maybe? Not sure if I dare risk it as I find them completely irresistible, in the way some people can't resist having some chocolate, or a little drinkie-poos, and before you know it you've had the lot!
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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 16th Apr 19, 12:43 PM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Feeling even more glad I resisted the M&S hot cross buns and hot cross bun loaf yesterday. This will be the first year in my life that I won't have had them at Easter... I could save all my syns from today onwards and have one maybe? Not sure if I dare risk it as I find them completely irresistible, in the way some people can't resist having some chocolate, or a little drinkie-poos, and before you know it you've had the lot!
    Originally posted by sarymclary
    M&S ones are lethal! However, I bought a box of 12 from Costco, 11 in freezer, 1 synned, heavily (gone for 12, but think it may be a little less, that way I have some hope of not oversynning)! But that is what syns are for and if they are not easily rescued from the storage tin, I can't eat any more.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Apr 19, 12:51 PM
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    Normal hot cross buns range from 9 to 11 syns each plus, of course, the butter!

    Good idea GTQ to just keep one out and put the rest into the freezer (individually wrapped I hope!).

    Didn't need to make the veg soup after all as when I went to get some stock out what I thought was stock was actually some of the last veg soup I made. So still have the veg in the fridge. Will now have to get some beef out of the freezer and make a beef casserole instead! But that's fine as I was going to make a beef bourguignon anyway so the beef is there for that!

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Apr 19, 1:28 PM
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    How are you Bubbs?
    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.***
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Apr 19, 2:30 PM
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    How are you Bubbs?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I have just had a nice bubbly bath so do feel a bit better today thankyou
    My sling under my nose had to be changed every hour last night for a couple of hours as my nose was really bleedingbut it has calmed down now
    DH said i am feeling better as i wanted food
    I had a funny NSV at the hospital yesterday, the pressure sock things you have to wear they measure your ankles for the size, she said oh i have got to go and get a SMALL medium was too big
    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 7lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Apr 19, 2:36 PM
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    Glad you're feeling better Bubbs. Last night must have been awful with all that blood and having to keep changing the dressing.

    That's a great NSV!

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Apr 19, 2:38 PM
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    Glad you're feeling better Bubbs. Last night must have been awful with all that blood and having to keep changing the dressing.

    That's a great NSV!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    This from me too x
    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 16th Apr 19, 2:39 PM
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    Glad you're feeling better Bubbs. Last night must have been awful with all that blood and having to keep changing the dressing.

    That's a great NSV!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    This from me too x
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thanks both, still have the sling on now but when we changed it earlier was alot better, does make it awkward eating and you know me i like eating
    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 7lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Apr 19, 2:56 PM
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    Thanks both, still have the sling on now but when we changed it earlier was alot better, does make it awkward eating and you know me i like eating
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Nearly as much as me
    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 16th Apr 19, 2:59 PM
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    Nearly as much as me
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Twinnies
    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
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    • poundsinbucks
    • By poundsinbucks 16th Apr 19, 3:34 PM
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    Thank you beanielou, joedenise, FrankieM, bubbs and chrisv . Had a lovely 3 nights away in Wales, near river Usk and we were lucky with the weather. No rain! Lots of walks with the dog, on the lead most of the time cos of all the sheep & lambs and the fast flowing river, he would have gone in otherwise! Brought my slowcooker along and we enjoyed the PON campfire stew. There were some welshcakes left for us in the cottage, but they were 8 syns each, so we left them .

    2lbs loss at today’s WI and got my 2.5st award, so very happy . Planning the Special Fried Rice from the latest mag for tonight, but will probably leave out the rice , I think I have all the ingredients.

    After a warm and sunny morning, it has come over all dark here in Bucks and it is raining, boooooo. Hopefully the sun will be back tomorrow.

    Well done to everyone sticking to plan .

    Poundsinbucks x
    SW -2st 11lbs
    • poundsinbucks
    • By poundsinbucks 16th Apr 19, 3:41 PM
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    I have just had a nice bubbly bath so do feel a bit better today thankyou
    My sling under my nose had to be changed every hour last night for a couple of hours as my nose was really bleedingbut it has calmed down now
    DH said i am feeling better as i wanted food
    I had a funny NSV at the hospital yesterday, the pressure sock things you have to wear they measure your ankles for the size, she said oh i have got to go and get a SMALL medium was too big
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Oh gosh, glad the bleeding is lessening. Eating must be a challenge .

    P x
    SW -2st 11lbs
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Apr 19, 3:58 PM
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    Thank you beanielou, joedenise, FrankieM, bubbs and chrisv . Had a lovely 3 nights away in Wales, near river Usk and we were lucky with the weather. No rain! Lots of walks with the dog, on the lead most of the time cos of all the sheep & lambs and the fast flowing river, he would have gone in otherwise! Brought my slowcooker along and we enjoyed the PON campfire stew. There were some welshcakes left for us in the cottage, but they were 8 syns each, so we left them .


    2lbs loss at today’s WI and got my 2.5st award, so very happy . Planning the Special Fried Rice from the latest mag for tonight, but will probably leave out the rice , I think I have all the ingredients.

    After a warm and sunny morning, it has come over all dark here in Bucks and it is raining, boooooo. Hopefully the sun will be back tomorrow.

    Well done to everyone sticking to plan .
    Glad you had a lovely weekend and well done on your loss i would have eaten them
    Poundsinbucks x
    Originally posted by poundsinbucks
    Oh gosh, glad the bleeding is lessening. Eating must be a challenge .

    P x
    Originally posted by poundsinbucks
    Yes alot better thanks, not changed it since lunch time ish think it was , yes it is we have chilli and chips for tea
    The royal we have put it on, cause i cant put my head down or lift
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Apr 19, 4:08 PM
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    Meant to say poundsinbucks, didnt realise you was in buck im in northants so not far away and we have no rain
    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 7lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Apr 19, 4:24 PM
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    Thanks both, still have the sling on now but when we changed it earlier was alot better, does make it awkward eating and you know me i like eating
    Originally posted by bubbs
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Apr 19, 5:07 PM
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    Well tea eaten and didn't spill any
    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 7lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Apr 19, 5:57 PM
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    Well tea eaten and didn't spill any
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Well done! What was it then? I'm sure it wasn't soup!

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Apr 19, 6:22 PM
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    Well done! What was it then? I'm sure it wasn't soup!

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Chilli and chips but have now took sling off so will have soup i made tomorrow just cant have it too hot
    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 7lb
    • sarymclary
    • By sarymclary 16th Apr 19, 9:02 PM
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    Evening all,

    Glad you’re okay Bubbs.

    Poundsinbucks well done on your loss

    Meal plan today:
    B - banana
    L - mixed salad with ham & savoury rice, LF dressing (1.5); 0% Greek yog with strawberries and mango
    D - SC beef casserole, swede, carrots, onion, leek, parsnip, baked beans, new potatoes, season mix (3)

    Keep on plodding!
    One day the clocks will stop, and time won't mean a thing

    Be nice to your children, they'll choose your care home
    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 17th Apr 19, 5:17 AM
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    Glad things have gone okay bubbs and your time away sounds lovely poundsinbucks

    Plodding along here too sary

    Food for today:

    B: overnight oats (HEB)
    L: cottage chesse/onion/ham/cheese(HEA) and salad
    T: Aldi 5% burgers x 2 (1 syn), onions & mushrooms , salad (I may have some synned cheese for on the top)

    Milk (HEA) for hot drinks
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