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    Bunnyinthelights
    The DFW Red/Green Support Group-JOIN HERE!
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    • 18th Apr 08, 7:46 AM
    The DFW Red/Green Support Group-JOIN HERE! 18th Apr 08 at 7:46 AM
    Good morning,
    After feeling truly despondant yet again about my spiralling weight, I decided to bite the bullet, get back into control and start Slimming World. Now as many people are aware, going to a weekly class is not exactly DFW so I figured that between all of us DFW's there's enough knowledge to do it as a support group and swop ideas, recipes etc.

    I know there is a group already elsewhere but I wanted it to stay here on DFW as we are a close bunch and I feel 'secure' around you lot!

    To make it DFW, I suggest that perhaps we take the amount we would pay for a class (£5 p/w) and put it aside each week (or any amount you want) and then use it to reward yourself at the end of a month with a 'treat', clothes, makeup, whatever motivates you!

    I know there are quite a few good cooks on here that can think up great ideas for 'FREE' meals and I intend to go to the weekly classes so can keep everyone aware of the weekly password for the intranet site.

    Are you up for it? New members always welcome (that's me going for my bronze award on Body Magic! lol)

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    Last edited by Former MSE Wendy; 13-05-2008 at 8:25 PM.
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    • Sea78
    • By Sea78 18th Apr 08, 8:03 AM
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    Sea78
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:03 AM
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:03 AM
    ooh me me!!
    I'm def up for this - was thinking the other day that I'd like to do this again, but I realy can't justify the cost of going to the classes!

    I will weigh myself later - eek - but I would like to lose about 1.5st and tone up too - which will have to be done in a free way!

    I will commit to a DFW slant - the hour and a half I would usually take out on a tues eve to go to class, I hereby promise to spend that time doing something truely MSE/DFW, whether that be listing on ebay (and we all know how much I hate that lol!!!), entering competitions etc.

    I have lots of clothes in smaller sizes, just waiting to be worn! So it makes DFW sense to slim into them.

    Thanks Bunny - I hope we can keep this thread on here

    Sea xx
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  • hypno06
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:11 AM
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:11 AM
    good luck guys - I am doing a different diet, so won't join this thread as such, but just wanted to say that I am sure you will all succeed, with the support and ideas that you can give each other!

    Here's to a load of skinny DFW'ers
    Successful women can still have their feet on the ground. They just wear better shoes. (Maud Van de Venne)
    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone (Neale Donald Walsch)
    • Sea78
    • By Sea78 18th Apr 08, 8:20 AM
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    Sea78
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:20 AM
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:20 AM
    Hey Hypno - when you ease off the Atkins, the red days on SW are actually quite similar and also ensure you have the necessary healthy options, so always something to consider!

    Sea xxx
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    • Toto
    • By Toto 18th Apr 08, 8:21 AM
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    Toto
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:21 AM
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:21 AM
    Ok, I know I can't exactly diet in the traditional sense right now but I am worried about gaining an absolute ton of weight so I'd like to join too. I'll be keeping an eye on eating healthily and not snacking too much on junk (which is what I'm doing a lot of right now).

    I've already gained half a stone which is awful really considering I was 1.5 stone overweight to begin with. I've been feeling so sick and have been nibbling all day on cookies and blueberry muffins (all that seems to help). I am actually getting to the point where none of my regular clothes fit and it's way too early for maternity clothes so I'd have to go and buy stuff in bigger siizes. That's no good seeing as I have too many clothes as it is. I am now the heaviest I've ever been in my life (even when 9 months pregnant) and it's making me miserable. So, no dieting but I do really need to keep an eye on what I'm eating and try to keep the weight gain down to some sort of a sensible level.


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  • hypno06
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:24 AM
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:24 AM
    That is a good idea Sea, thank you! I have a number of excellent cook books for SW, so could have a rummage through for red day recipies!

    If anyone wants curry recipies, let me know - one of my best SW books is SW curries - fabulous!!
    Successful women can still have their feet on the ground. They just wear better shoes. (Maud Van de Venne)
    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone (Neale Donald Walsch)
    • Sea78
    • By Sea78 18th Apr 08, 8:29 AM
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:29 AM
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:29 AM
    Hang on - how on earth did I miss this news??? Toto! Share all Congrats!!
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    • Toto
    • By Toto 18th Apr 08, 8:34 AM
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:34 AM
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:34 AM
    Hang on - how on earth did I miss this news??? Toto! Share all Congrats!!
    Originally posted by Sea78
    umm I dunno sea lol, I did a 'live' pregnancy test on dfw. In a nutshell we went to florida in february and came home with a little extra baggage . It's early days, only 8 weeks and no one in our real lives knows yet, we're waiting for a bit to tell anyone. But of course I couldn't keep a secret from all of you, could I.


    "Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid" - Albert Einstein
    • Sea78
    • By Sea78 18th Apr 08, 8:44 AM
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    Sea78
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:44 AM
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    • 18th Apr 08, 8:44 AM
    Well, congrats!!

    I remained at SW throughout my second pg - still put on nearly 3 stone, but reckon it would have been more if I hadn't have gone!!
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    • SuzySu
    • By SuzySu 18th Apr 08, 8:54 AM
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    SuzySu
    Oh yes please......I'd love to join. I have a few SW recipie books at home so could volunteer to post them up here if anyone was interested. Not sure I could commit to posting one recipie a day, but would certainly be willing to post one FREE red and one FREE green a week - maybe at the weekend so peeps could shop for their ingredients and cook during the week.

    Are we all going to weigh ourselves on the same day each week like the classes? I lost 1st doing SW but couldn't justify the cost each week and have put some back on . With Summer just around the corner (yeah....right) it would benefit all of us.

    Fab idea keeping it on here Bunny......I know what you mean. I feel more at home on the DFW site too.
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  • SarahNeedle1872
    Congratulations Toto!

    I'd love to join the DFW SW gang, as I need to loose weight..... have NO info on it other than you have red/green days, so I'd better go find some information on it from somewhere! Otherwise count me in!

    Sarah x
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    • jennyred
    • By jennyred 18th Apr 08, 9:12 AM
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    jennyred
    Hi guys - I would love to join this group. have been doing SW own style for last 8 weeks. have lost 1st 2lb so far. but by not going to a class each week am starting to feel demotivated especially as the weight loss has tapered off a little over last 2 weeks.
    still have 3st to lose so am looking forward to all the receipes and support from fellow DFW's!!

    good luck everyone

    • Sea78
    • By Sea78 18th Apr 08, 9:13 AM
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    Sea78
    Fantastic weight loss so far Jennyred!! Fabulous! I guess weight loss does slow down, but motivation from this group will help I hope!
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  • SarahNeedle1872
    He He..... just found a 7 day free trial menu on the SW website.... first day's breakfast - Full English! This is my kind of diet
    'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars' - Oscar Wilde
  • Bunnyinthelights
    For those of you that have never done SW before, it is worth it to buy the magazine and see if you can buy the books off ebay or something? It's a very easy diet to do, you can eat LOADS and it works-the main problem I find is you tend to eat the same things and get bored-and weight loss slows down.

    I would love to start coooking the SW curries-there is a curry house in Telford that does SW meals and they are LUSH!!!!!!
    So, anyone with the books, pick a recipe and post it for me???

    I also aim to start walking more-I think excersise is the key and im a lazy so and so. So I walked DD to school today, over 5200 steps and an hour of brisk walking and I feel so much better for it!
    Last edited by Bunnyinthelights; 18-04-2008 at 10:00 AM. Reason: oops
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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 18th Apr 08, 10:01 AM
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    Buffythedebtslayer
    bit off topic, bt does anyone do a weight watchers thread?

    I did join a challenge, but I never subscribed and so I can't find it

    good luck everyone with slimmers world!


    edited - just read bunny's last post, might go and have a search xx
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    • Purpleroses
    • By Purpleroses 18th Apr 08, 10:08 AM
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    Purpleroses
    ohh please count me in, i have numerous books and even subscirbed to the mag but never seem to stick to it. we dont have classes for it up here either. i feel inspired now lol x
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  • SarahNeedle1872
    For those of you that have never done SW before, it is worth it to buy the magazine and see if you can buy the books off ebay or something? It's a very easy diet to do, you can eat LOADS and it works-the main problem I find is you tend to eat the same things and get bored-and weight loss slows down.

    I would love to start coooking the SW curries-there is a curry house in Telford that does SW meals and they are LUSH!!!!!!
    So, anyone with the books, pick a recipe and post it for me???

    I also aim to start walking more-I think excersise is the key and im a lazy so and so. So I walked DD to school today, over 5200 steps and an hour of brisk walking and I feel so much better for it!
    Originally posted by Bunnyinthelights
    I need to start walking more too, especially to work and back! Is the magazine monthly Bun? Will have a look for the books on eBay....

    Saw the singer Duffy on the tv this morning, and she reminded me of you (in a good way of course )
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  • Bunnyinthelights
    Yes, the magazine is monthly Sarah-and always full of great recipes-

    Oh! Forgot to say Toto, you can do SW whilst pregnant-I would recommend seeing your midwife and maybe going to the classes (at least for a week or 2 to get the idea) but it's definately safe for mums-to-be.

    I love that Duffy song but don't know what she looks like?
    Empty pockets never held anyone back, only empty heads and empty hearts can do that -Peale
  • jinky67
    I have never done SW but did do Scottish Slimmers for a while....so I will join in too using my books
    You could all probably use some of the recipes too
    will look out my books later
    here's to us Fat Free Wannabes
    I reckon I have more weight to lose than you tho' Bunny
    Last edited by jinky67; 13-05-2008 at 11:43 PM.
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