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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 7th May 19, 6:27 PM
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    Slimming Towards Summer - Slimming World support thread 2019
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    • 7th May 19, 6:27 PM
    Slimming Towards Summer - Slimming World support thread 2019 7th May 19 at 6:27 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
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 14th Jun 19, 8:21 AM
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    Caterina Can't find a Bio Light yoghurt on the website. The nearest thing which is free is:

    Leo Valley Organic Bio Live Yogurt 0% Fat Natural (per 100g) Free

    Any good?

    Glad you'll find the extra HEA useful. I probably only use mine a couple of times a week. Having said that I suspect I often go over on my milk so probably have part of the 2nd one most days!

    Denise
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 14th Jun 19, 9:18 AM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    A very happy bunny! - 1 1/2lb for me this week, that is the most I have lost in one week this year, long may it continue!

    Well done on other losses, especially as the weather is so miserable, more inclined to eat winter food.

    Going to a barbecue on Sunday, hopefully the weather will be ok, if not, don't know what they will do as it is a celebration party. Been told I don't need to take anything with me, but that is against my religion. Currently contemplating making and freezing fruit kebabs tomorrow (speed of course!), which I am sure the kids will enjoy also, but other suggestions welcome
    A smile costs little but creates much
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 14th Jun 19, 10:07 AM
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    Stoke
    Apologies for not contributing to this thread for a long time. I've been MIA for a bit.

    Life isn't always fun, but healthy eating is

    Still at target. I need to get to a weigh in tomorrow if possible otherwise i'll lose my membership
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 14th Jun 19, 12:08 PM
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    Good to see your posting again Stoke. You have all week to weigh if you can't get to your usual group. Hopefully there will be another group you can get to if you can't go tomorrow.

    Well done GTQ - that's the most I've ever lost in a week! Most weeks it was only half with the occasional lb!

    Denise
    • Matron Midge
    • By Matron Midge 14th Jun 19, 2:01 PM
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    Matron Midge
    Hi everyone. I'm still around and plodding along (a bit of an upward trend of late but still in range)
    CATERINA, I understand that WOMAN magazine will have a joining voucher next week but I don't think it is out untill Tuesday.
    I've had some very wet and short dog walks this week so I am keeping my fingers crossed that the weather will change soon as if I'm out walking I'm not eating.
    I bought some toasted marshmallow coffee syrup in TK Maxx and have had it this morning in my overnight oats. It's really nice and just a bit different.
    I've also picked up the PON meal planner book in the supermarket and I'm going to use it as it is a 26 week planner so it will se me untill the end of the year. I started it today! I hope it will encourage me to write, plan and drink more. It will also keep me accountable for my trip to South Africa in Autumn.
    So our dinner tonight is cottage pie, peas and green beans. It has a couple of syns in it for gravy granules and a bit of butter in the mash.
    I love the extra Hea of cheese but I find that if I have it regularly I stay the same. Fine if you are at target but if you are losing I'd Syn what I have. Most people say the same at my class - all the loser are just having 1 because having tried it since the new year it isn't going too well. I do however think that complacency sets in and we don't measure after a while and then we having more than we should. I am definitely guilty of it!
    Right, it's dry so I'm off up the woods with the dogs.
    • esmy
    • By esmy 14th Jun 19, 3:58 PM
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    esmy
    Afternoon all. Finally stopped raining here which can only be a good thing however temporary.

    Welcome back to those who have been away a while - good to see you all again.

    Fab losses Schoolworker and GTQ. That would be a very good loss for me, GTQ, I'm of the tortoise persuasion even when I don't cheat! More of which later......

    My scales seem to be a bit out, may need a new battery. I always weigh first thing, no clothes, and in the same spot in the bathroom. When I weighed this am, I had lost loads (for me) then couldn't believe it and got on again after a coffee - 3/4 lb more! so I'll go for the higher of the two weights for this week and claim a loss of 1.25lb which is perfectly respectable.

    Today's menu:
    B 2 fresh apricots, banana and Alpen Light
    L Left over veg curry and rice
    snack - 3 mini doughnuts - I have a note from the year 11s who finished exams today....that's the cheat! Goodness knows the syns....
    D HM pizza made with bread mix for the base with salad and maybe a few chips

    Wishing you all a good weekend.
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 14th Jun 19, 4:22 PM
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    Caterina
    Thank you Denise for looking, I think they must have discontinued that line, shame because it was gorgeous, fruity, 0% and no artificial sweeteners.and Free.

    Matron Midge thanks for the tip, will look out for it!
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 14th Jun 19, 5:07 PM
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    Caterina is it worth emailing them and asking why they've discontinued? I did that to Danone because I was able to buy the little cubes of cheese with different flavours in France but not here and they said they had no plans to bring them out in the UK but a couple of months later they started doing them here. Definitely worth a try!

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Jun 19, 6:23 PM
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    bubbs
    Going to bite the bullet & join in again.
    Hope that is ok?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Yayyyyyy, of course it is welcome back
    A very happy bunny! - 1 1/2lb for me this week, that is the most I have lost in one week this year, long may it continue!

    Well done on other losses, especially as the weather is so miserable, more inclined to eat winter food.

    Going to a barbecue on Sunday, hopefully the weather will be ok, if not, don't know what they will do as it is a celebration party. Been told I don't need to take anything with me, but that is against my religion. Currently contemplating making and freezing fruit kebabs tomorrow (speed of course!), which I am sure the kids will enjoy also, but other suggestions welcome
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    well done, potato salad, coleslaw?
    Apologies for not contributing to this thread for a long time. I've been MIA for a bit.

    Life isn't always fun, but healthy eating is

    Still at target. I need to get to a weigh in tomorrow if possible otherwise i'll lose my membership
    Originally posted by Stoke
    Hiya stoke, we only mentioned you the other day, well done still being at target
    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 1 1/2lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Jun 19, 6:29 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all. Finally stopped raining here which can only be a good thing however temporary.

    Welcome back to those who have been away a while - good to see you all again.

    Fab losses Schoolworker and GTQ. That would be a very good loss for me, GTQ, I'm of the tortoise persuasion even when I don't cheat! More of which later......

    My scales seem to be a bit out, may need a new battery. I always weigh first thing, no clothes, and in the same spot in the bathroom. When I weighed this am, I had lost loads (for me) then couldn't believe it and got on again after a coffee - 3/4 lb more! so I'll go for the higher of the two weights for this week and claim a loss of 1.25lb which is perfectly respectable.

    Today's menu:
    B 2 fresh apricots, banana and Alpen Light
    L Left over veg curry and rice
    snack - 3 mini doughnuts - I have a note from the year 11s who finished exams today....that's the cheat! Goodness knows the syns....
    D HM pizza made with bread mix for the base with salad and maybe a few chips

    Wishing you all a good weekend.
    Originally posted by esmy
    Well done

    Evening all
    Well i have my other op date, 10th July so i would like to loose a coupl of lb's before then to be at lower end of target bubble if i do or not is another matter!
    We are out tomorrow, theatre and meal
    Tonights tea, Friday Fav
    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 1 1/2lb
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 14th Jun 19, 6:50 PM
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    joedenise
    Looking good as usual Bubbs. Enjoy tomorrow's theatre and meal. Good luck on losing enough to get to bottom end of target before you op on 10 July.

    Denise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Jun 19, 7:28 PM
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    bubbs

    Sweet omelette
    Thanks Denise,
    I am sure we will tomorrow, then need to knuckle down
    Last edited by bubbs; 14-06-2019 at 7:46 PM.
    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 1 1/2lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Jun 19, 7:29 PM
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    bubbs
    Oh don't know where pic is gone
    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 1 1/2lb
    • sarymclary
    • By sarymclary 14th Jun 19, 7:33 PM
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    sarymclary
    Evening all,
    Struggling with things a bit here so apologies not posting as much. Back is still quite bad, although initially had thought trip to osteopath had helped. Due to return Tuesday afternoon. It’s my 2 bottom vertebrae that are the issue, one is pushing out or something, so that’s why I’ve so much pain. He tried to get it back in place for over an hour - felt a bit roughed up afterwards!! So no clubbercise which has totally peed me off. Also got some issues with one of my adult children atm, so that’s added to the mix. Always the same I guess & OH is already convinced my back has gone due to stress anyway.

    So not much movement, won’t help things. Can’t bend to switch on scales, so not weighed since weekend when I had lost, but doubt that will have remained the case. Think I may call a STS to be safe.

    Finally gave in and had a day off work today, just couldn’t face sitting at a desk in pain all day again

    Meal plan today:
    B - shredded wheat HEB & milk from HEA
    L - Christmas dinner soup from the freezer - packed with veggies & turkey
    Snavk - mango & kvarg
    D - Aldi skinny sausages (3) mash & beans, gravy (2)
    Snack - cheese slice HEA2 not a full portion but still counting it.

    Welcome back Beanie and catering. Good to see old friends posting too.
    Meant to be out daytime tomorrow so not sure on food. May do a packed lunch for me. Glad to say new mattress arrives Sunday - thank the lord!
    One day the clocks will stop, and time won't mean a thing

    Be nice to your children, they'll choose your care home
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Jun 19, 7:35 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Great to see so many losses.

    I have managed 5 days of being good......

    Breakfast
    all bran, quark, banana, apple

    Lunch
    warm up from last night - stir fry beef
    2 apples

    Tea
    curry - free
    egg fried rice - free
    rice ....

    now I am drinking green tea whilst OH is have beer!

    I have not told him I am back on SW.... so let's see if he clicks on over the weekend
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Jun 19, 7:40 PM
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    Evening all,
    Struggling with things a bit here so apologies not posting as much. Back is still quite bad, although initially had thought trip to osteopath had helped. Due to return Tuesday afternoon. It’s my 2 bottom vertebrae that are the issue, one is pushing out or something, so that’s why I’ve so much pain. He tried to get it back in place for over an hour - felt a bit roughed up afterwards!! So no clubbercise which has totally peed me off. Also got some issues with one of my adult children atm, so that’s added to the mix. Always the same I guess & OH is already convinced my back has gone due to stress anyway.

    So not much movement, won’t help things. Can’t bend to switch on scales, so not weighed since weekend when I had lost, but doubt that will have remained the case. Think I may call a STS to be safe.

    Finally gave in and had a day off work today, just couldn’t face sitting at a desk in pain all day again

    Meal plan today:
    B - shredded wheat HEB & milk from HEA
    L - Christmas dinner soup from the freezer - packed with veggies & turkey
    Snavk - mango & kvarg
    D - Aldi skinny sausages (3) mash & beans, gravy (2)
    Snack - cheese slice HEA2 not a full portion but still counting it.

    Welcome back Beanie and catering. Good to see old friends posting too.
    Meant to be out daytime tomorrow so not sure on food. May do a packed lunch for me. Glad to say new mattress arrives Sunday - thank the lord!
    Originally posted by sarymclary
    It never rains but it pours. When your back is okay, you will have to look after it.... it really restricts what you can do!

    Flipping kids.... I am sure that they get worse when they get older!

    Keep going x
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Jun 19, 7:46 PM
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    bubbs
    Sary , sorry to hear about your back and the troubles you have with one of your children Take care x
    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 1 1/2lb
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Jun 19, 8:33 PM
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    beanielou
    Sary , sorry to hear about your back and the troubles you have with one of your children Take care x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    This from me too xx
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Jun 19, 9:23 PM
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    Sunshinemummy


    OH is now eating pringles whilst drinking beer............ whilst I am have an other cup of green tea!

    I am strong!

    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 15th Jun 19, 7:14 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    So the plan of how long do I need to be on SW/loose weight before OH notices is afoot. On weekends we have been going to the new house to do work... he always makes the lunch - sandwiches Soooo.... I tell him last night that I am not going to eat bread for a few days as I am windy.... he tells me it is rubbish.... so whilst snuggling this morning... I trump..... he is now supportive of me not eating bread... but thinks me taking eggs is just as bad.

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