Anyone else doing slimming world?

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me23 Fri 04-Jan-13 07:43:15

Hi all, I joined slimmig world yesterday as I finally ready and motivated to get this weight off. Anyone else? Is there a support thread for those following slimming world? As I couldn't see one on here. If not anyone interested in helping to support each other here?

PenguinBear Fri 04-Jan-13 07:48:19

I am following the plan but not at the group. I've done it before and it works
smile

BillyBollyBrandy Fri 04-Jan-13 07:49:29

Hi there

Yes I am back on SW again! Having to do it online as I can't get to meeting. There is a support thread I think but no harm in starting another one for the new year.

I have lost the same 6lbs, put a couple back on over Christmas. I want to loose another stone and a half. I want to get it off before we start trying for DC3 as I have found it much much harder this time, DD2 18months, than Idid with DD1.

How much are you hoping to loose?

LondonSuperTrooper Fri 04-Jan-13 13:31:35

Hi,

I joined SW in middle of November. It's a very healthy plan... well it would be if I can get my syns in control.

I need to lose at least 2 stones. How about you?

me23 Fri 04-Jan-13 13:32:32

Hi there penguinBear I've also done it before and lost some weight but motivation waned so I stopped. Glad to hear it is working for you, how much do you want to lose?

Hello BillyBollyBrandy I want to lose 3 1/2 stone! my starting weight is 12st 5 1/2 and would like to get to 9 stone. I'm only 5ft 2 so need to be a lot slimmer. my mini target is to be under 11st for my sons 2nd birthday in mid march.

I'm following the green plan and going to meetings though this is difficult as i work shifts so can't make every thursday so some weeks I will be attending other groups further out on different days.

how many syns are you having? my consultant said we should start off having the full 15 syns then if/when weight loss slows down we should reduce them, finding it hard to have 15 syns as I'm so motivated right now if feels wrong to be eating chocolate!

me23 Fri 04-Jan-13 13:34:17

Hi londonsupertrooper sorry wasn't ignoring you we must have xposted! how much have you lost so far? are you going to group? I need the embarrassment factor of group to keep me motivated.

BillyBollyBrandy Sat 05-Jan-13 20:42:59

I have 15 sins. I lost 4 stone about 10 years ago on SW and stuck to it until I had DD1. I have now put 2 of it back on, but in 10 years I don't think that's too bad! It's def the way to go long term I think as it's just a healthy eating plan really.

I am not drinking in January so that will help, it's not the sins in the alcohol that is the problem, more that I eat crap after I have had a drink. I'm going away with DH in Feb so want to have lost half a stone by then.

KatyPeril Sat 05-Jan-13 20:44:41

I want too! Was hoping to bite the bullet and show up Thursday. Can you just show up or do you have to ring? I have phone anxiety so would prefer to just show up.

LavenderPots Sat 05-Jan-13 20:55:47

i want to go but hate going to these sort of things on my own would like to loose 2 stone

poorpaws Sat 05-Jan-13 20:58:41

I went to slimming world and lost nothing. I went to Weightwatchers and lost 3 stones. Just depends which slimming group is for you. Rosemary Conley is also very good if you like exercise.

BillyBollyBrandy Sat 05-Jan-13 21:35:33

No just show up Katy, and the slimming consultant will go through the plan with you

MummyDoIt Sat 05-Jan-13 21:39:22

I started in April and have lost just over two stone. Reached my target just before Christmas. I found it easy to stick to and easy to follow. Seeing the Syn value of some of my favourite foods was a bit of an eye-opener and it's taught me that some of the things I thought were healthy snacks were really quite bad.

KatyPeril Sun 06-Jan-13 17:53:59

Thanks billy!

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 07-Jan-13 17:40:28

blondes slinks in blush

hello everyone

i was on a sw thread this time last year and was good till june/july - then went on holiday and been a veeeeeeeeeeeery bad blonde since sad

need to kick start the blonde butt again

im the same as penguin i know what to do, so do at home, as 1) refuse to pay £5+ a week for someone to weigh me, but 2) i work weird shifts days/nights/evenings etc so wouldnt always be able to go to the same group and wi would be on different days and times so weight loss would always be different iyswim

so i do at home, weigh on a friday am at home , seems to work for me as then if i go out/have a takeaway etc/been bad with syns at weekend then extra good mon to thur

need to lose 2.5 stone so thats 35lbs 'gulps'

generally been a lb a week gal - slow and steady but boring and annoying

XBenedict Mon 07-Jan-13 17:43:24

I also refuse to go to class as I find them so cringey and I'm not willing to pay £5 just to get weighed. The WW classes are so much more motivational. I can't stand going through everyones weight gain/loss. So I've bought the current mag and I'm going alone! Will weigh myself tomorrow morning and then weekly on a Tuesday.

I'm really crap at breakfast - any tips?

XBenedict Mon 07-Jan-13 17:43:46

I have just under 3 stone to loose.

I'm doing SW too, been a member since July. Got my 2 st award just before Christmas, though I gained 4.5lb over Christmas. Got weigh-in tomorrow and not really looking forward to it, I know I've over-synned, but got to face it and move on!

I think I might have the most to lose so far though - at least 6st (my goal) but possibly 8st (drs request!) will just see once I get there!

dontwanttobefatandforty Mon 07-Jan-13 17:45:49

going back in 1 hr! Im hoping this time I can get to target plus keep it off grin

tigerdriverII Mon 07-Jan-13 17:52:32

I'm doing it too. Started in September and have lost 17.5 lbs. I have another 46 to go to get a bmi of 25, I think it will take me about 9 months. It is a very healthy plan and I like way it majors on home cooking not processed stuff. The group I go to isn't cringey but it takes ages to get through the what everyone's lost bit. I bout a couple of dresses for work in a sale today and was delighted to be buying a 16, rather than hoping that there were 20s in stock.

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 07-Jan-13 18:05:50

i also buy the mag - well have on subscription and delivered monthly

have tried some of their receipes out last year - rem the chicken pie was nice

im also on the fb sw group (free) grin and if ever need to know anything then ask on there

but hopefully we will all be here to help each other smile

xbenidict - i either have cereal (b) and milk (a) and then chopped fruit

or if i want bread for lunch then have a bowl of fruit covered with mullier light or natural fatfree/low fat yog and sweetner

weekends when have time, i have bacon/eggs/beans and fruit

Tindertree Mon 07-Jan-13 19:15:58

Hello everyone! Like Blondes, I have done this before. I know it works for me, but can't get to regular groups and don't really want to pay to be weighed either.

I'm going to weigh myself in the morning - I suspect it's a 2 1/2 stone job. If I could do it by mid-July, that would be brilliant. I know slow but steady is the way, no matter how impatient I may be!

Bosgrove Mon 07-Jan-13 21:55:24

I joined in June and got my 4 1/2 stone award tonight, so SW is working for me. For me I find that going to group helps, it was a bit cringy to start with but as I got to know the people I have got to learn lost of tips, like how to make syn free crisps in the microwave.

I do have a lot to lose, about another 4 stone to get me to target, so hopefully by next Christmas I will have got to the size that I want to be.

NewFerry Mon 07-Jan-13 22:06:29

Hi, I'm doing this at home too. I really dislike the SW sessions where you listen to everyone's week, tbh there always seems to be a few people in each group who just take over, and I end up feeling v cross, instead of motivated.

So I will save the £5 and buy myself a treat for each 5 lbs I lose.

Samnella Mon 07-Jan-13 22:23:32

Hi. I joined online before Christmas but really couldn't focus so am on the case now. I want to lose 2.5 stone but am going to focus on half stone intervals. I have had this today-

Porridge with sugar - 1 syn
Salad and chicken
Choc mousse -5
2X Baklava blush - 8
Spaghetti bolognese - I have estimated 2 syns for oil.Made with quorn.
Hot choc - 2

Too many syns mostly eaten as snacks between meals. I have this terrible habit of coming from work famished and eating the cupboard of anything bad for me. Why oh why I do not know. I really have to work on that.

Great to hear about peoples successes. I need to do this as I have loads to motivate me this year. Not least being Maid of Honour for my friend in July!

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 07-Jan-13 22:30:04

Samnella - you have very little fruit or veg there

Are you having 1/3 superfree

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 07-Jan-13 22:33:40

I had today

All bran (b)
Milk (a)
Blueberries

Chicken and salad and sc lite 2syns
Apple

Sw shepherds pie&peas - loads of sf veg in mince - yummy and free
Low fat yog- banana - sweetener

But did a low syn day as had a chicken kief yesterday and think was 17syns shock

I've been going to SW since April, I've lost just over a stone in total but it all stalled just before Christmas when we moved house. I do go to group because it's a tiny group - the early evening one has about 20 people but ours (at 7.30) only has eight so it's tiny and friendly and we have a right laugh.

I'm getting back on track this week, weigh-in is Wednesday and I'll be right back on it from then on.

Right after I finish this rather nice bottle of wine... blush

XBenedict Tue 08-Jan-13 13:42:43

OK so I decided that despite my new year enthusiasm if I'm honest I won't do this on my own. I joined a group today, yes it was a little cringey although she didn't dwell too much on individuals and concentrated more on the new book. If I don't have that weigh target each week I think I may slip too many times to achieve any great weight loss.

Cleaned out fridge. Just had a use up lunch with DH. Beef in red wine tonight from current mag!

Tindertree Tue 08-Jan-13 15:53:38

11 st 4, which means that ideally I'd like to lose 1 and a 1/3 pounds a week. I'd be more than happy with one though!

So, starting today: fruit and yogurt for breakfast, beans on toast with an egg and grilled tomatoes for lunch. Investigating a veggie/carb supper, maybe an experimental risotto.

Really encouraging to read all your successes. I'm hoping that by posting on here every week I'll feel a bit like I'm going to group, and remain focussed. Thanks me23 for starting the thread!

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 08-Jan-13 16:37:38

i have a few basic meals i like - all syn free

sw shepherds pie and veg
diet coke chiken and veg and noodles
salmon and rice and veg
pork chops/meat/fish with sw sweet potato chips (scrummy) and salad

i have made the 3 tin soup which is ok for quick snack if feeling peekish

I had a very naughty plate of crumpets for breakfast, but they were my only Syns - lunch was homemade spag bol over a jacket potato, tea is gammon with mashed potatoes, cabbage and carrots.

I want to lose about 1 1/2 stone. My biggest downfall is yogurt - I love it, but the dairy-free Alpro yogurts are 2 Syns each. Why can't they make lovely Syn-free yogurts like Muller!

What's the 3 tin soup Blondes?

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 08-Jan-13 17:40:55

tin of toms, tin of carrots in water and tin of beans (personally use heinz) then again blondes is a snob lol grin

add all together with some stock and then whizz and heat and serve whever you want it

syn free and yummy, though weird taste as in beans in soup

ninjanurse Tue 08-Jan-13 18:01:06

Hiya all can I join in as well?? Rejoined SW last wednesday. LOst about 18 lb last summer but have put about 8 of that back on sad Need to lose about 4 stone in total. Am getting married in 8 weeks so would like to lose at least a stone by then! Today I have eaten

B- fruit and fibre and milk
L - pasta with smoked salmon, lettuce, sweetcorn, peppers and tomatoes and a pot of grapes and raspberries
D - pasta with bacon, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and low fat fromage frais
snack - pack of hulahoops (6.5 syns)

Going to zumba tonight as well.
First weigh in tomorrow morning!!!

NewFerry Tue 08-Jan-13 18:34:03

I asked one of the blokes at work to pick up some chopped fruit for me at lunchtime and he came back with a Sainsbos pack of 400g of grapes, melon, watermelon, mango and pineapple.
It was absolutely delicious , but I ate the whole damn box!! Not sure if I might regret this later on this eve.blush

BillyBollyBrandy Tue 08-Jan-13 19:20:20

oops can you have your yogurts as a "b" choice? Think this was recommended to a dairy free friend of mine who shares the same problem.

My typical dinners are

spag bol
chilli
carbonara
risotto - I use the mushroom Gallo one which takes 12 mins and is sin free.

Samnella Tue 08-Jan-13 20:35:12

Oh today was going so well. Notice I am saying 'was'.

Porridge for breakfast. (1 syn for sugar)

Banana, grapes and Satsuma for snacks.

Jacket potato and beans for lunch.

4 finger kit kat (11 syns I think)

Then it all went downhill;

Snacked on fruit and chopped pepper whilst cooking and had a very SW friendly stir fry of quorn chunks, rice, egg and onion with soy sauce.

Than made the huge mistake of making drop scones for my children. I ate about 5 of them (they are tiny though) with a few mouthfuls of Nutella thrown in for good measure. Oh dear.

Than I started scoffing nuts and even had a Lindt choc.

Evening bingeing is my downfall. I don't know why I do it. Its just a habit. As ridiculous as it sounds I find dealing with the children at that time so stressful. Cooking a meal, stopping them fighting, the bathing, the whole putting to bed thing.

So I need find answers; I was hungry at work so went straight for the kit kat but should have had fruit. I should also insist on fruit for after meals as the children barely eat any fruit and clearly cooking drop scones is not a good idea when on a diet!

Samnella Tue 08-Jan-13 20:43:39

Should I add up the syns for today and not eat any for until they are cancelled out or would you just start again tomorrow?

Owlfright Tue 08-Jan-13 20:51:19

I'm really interested in trying Slimming World. Need to loose about 2 stone, my downfall is really loving calorific food and barely touching fruit and vegetables blush.

Unfortunately though, I'm also embarking on an economy drive. Can anyone tell me if Slimming World is 'doable' on a budget?

BadRoly Tue 08-Jan-13 20:55:50

Samnella - I started SW in November and did really well upto Christmas. Was unwell over Christmas itself but New Year we went to stay with my mum who doesn't do healthy eating! I did really week all day today but in the last hour have demolished probably a packet of biscuits confused it is boredom/munchies in the evening. Tomorrow is my first weigh in since Christmas Eve...

BillyBollyBrandy Tue 08-Jan-13 20:56:39

Add them up Samnella, then you can know how many syns you've had so can make a more informed choice next time you want to do it iykwim.

I was blithely eating Perle du Lait coconut yoghurt thinking it was about 3/4 sins. 9 BLOODY SYNS!!!! That's a mars bar virtually! I'm not wasting that on yogurt grin

Owlfright imo yes it is as it is about fresh food and cooking. I go to Aldi and can get all my fresh fruit and veg, meat for pasta/chilli dishes etc there. I get my muller yogurts and gallo risotto from Tesco as they are sin free. You can make most dishes veggie, either without any meat or with quorn.

BadRoly Tue 08-Jan-13 20:57:53

Owl fright - I think it is as you have lots of fruit/veg and on Easy, wholewheat pasta/rice and jacket pots are unlimited too. The meat probably is dearer because you are using the leanest cuts but you can have smaller amounts of meat and more veg...

Owlfright Tue 08-Jan-13 21:01:53

Thanks billie, I can see this requiring quite a few changes from me to make it work- organisation to meal plan and ensure I have correct ingredients, motivation to cook from scratch and determination not to snack on rubbish.

In a way a 'lazier' slimfast type approach would suit me better, but I know that would be a rubbish approach.

I want and need to loose weight, but I know that the changes required will need a lot of determination. I'm Hopi g that if I go to the classes they will help me find the motivation that I need.

BillyBollyBrandy Tue 08-Jan-13 21:06:19

I know what you mean. but once you get used to it, say in a month, it is just as easy as ready meals/crap. Trust me I've been there grin

BadRoly Tue 08-Jan-13 21:15:51

I agree with Billy Bolly that you get into it - I was getting right back into menu planning and so on. I figure this week is a write off getting back into normality and I'll be off and running next week.

I shall also have fed all the tins of biscuits we were given to the children or binged on them each evening which will help!

SW certainly can be done on a budget. I have roughly £220 a month for all food and groceries and we manage it. Frozen veg is a lot cheaper and I get salad/fruit from Aldi.

Not too bad for me, gained 3lb. Was expecting more so I'm ok with that. Gonna success express this week, with lots of veg soup too, should see it back off by next week

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 08-Jan-13 22:05:12

Oh dear samella sad but think of it as a blip and one day

Why do you use sugar and not canderal etc? If you have every day that's 7syns wasted

Sounds like you are hungry so pick at bad foods

Have mugshots on hand - love the spicy sweet and sour

Boiled eggs

Grapes / fruit

Dairy lea triangles - can be used as a I think

Homemade veggie soup

WaspFactory Tue 08-Jan-13 22:12:49

I started SW yesterday too, snap!

2.5 stone to lose here, started the Couch to 5K running thing too so feeling pretty good.

P.S. everyone please note it's LOSE not LOOSE (for the sake of my sanity - thanks)

Samnella Tue 08-Jan-13 22:29:21

Thank you Blondes. What is a mug shot?

beanandspud Tue 08-Jan-13 22:30:33

Can I join you all please? I have just started doing SW - I have the books etc. from when I joined online last year (and then completely ignored it) but I'm determined to get going this time. I don't have chance to join a group so I need some support!

I have also bought the January SW magazine so we are working our way through the recipes...

Paella, fish pie, veggie chilli - all good
Tuna pasta bake and brocolli & potato bake - ok but a bit wierd

Just waiting for Sainsbury's to call to query why I have ordered three tubs of Quark instead of my usual half a dozen bottles of wine grin

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 08-Jan-13 22:34:50

Beanandspud - wine is so high on sw sad

I tend to have a gin and slim or diet coke - yes weird but people have vodka and coke smile

Mugshots are like cuppa soups and made with water in a cup but with pasta - think batchelors but not sure - those that are less then 1% fat are free

Bloody yummy and fill you up smile

Chicken one I thought bland - Tom one ok but fav one is sweet and sour - cheese one is syned

beanandspud Tue 08-Jan-13 22:40:32

Blondes I think I will also be on the G&SLT! Trying to have a fairly 'dry' January but I know I will look forward to a token Friday drink...

Are you supposed to use up all of your syns? Most days I haven't been close but not sure if this is a bad thing? I have been eating loads of fruit and veg instead of snacking so haven't really needed them.

beanandspud Tue 08-Jan-13 22:41:41

Bosgrove - just looked back, how do you do syn-free crisps in the microwave?

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 08-Jan-13 22:54:36

Blonde drools

Syn free crisps? Do they actually taste nice

I seem to use my syns on ringos 4 and salad cream lite lol

I do like sw chips - always make out of sweet potato and yummy

Guess the same method apart from microwave - plus flavourings - cheese and onion / salt and vinegar and prawn would be fab
Or are they only ready salted ?

BikeRunSki Tue 08-Jan-13 22:58:05

Syn free crisps - Get a sheet of lasagna, soak it in hot water for a few mins until it is soft but not cooked, cut into squares, and bake on a Fry-Lited baking tray for 2 or 3 mins. Cover in salt and pepper and dip in syn free hummous.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 09-Jan-13 00:16:05

Lasagne as crisps????

I'm willing to try tomorrow - well today

Just finished feeding babs and could have done with crisps to munch on grin

Instead I raided works fridge and had blueberries - bah humbug

How do you make syn free humous?

Thanks smile

BillyBolly if I use my yogurts as my 'b' then I have to Syn the milk in my tea. sad I am SO envious of everyone who can snack on lovely Muller yogurts all day while I tuck into yet another tub of blueberries...

I subscribed to Graze a couple of months ago, thinking they would be a healthier choice for DD than a kitkat. She doesn't like the dried fruit, so I've been 'taking care' of it all. I think I need to cancel them!

We've now eaten all the Christmas chocs and biccies, and DD and DH are in for a shock next time they open the cupboards. We're all going on SW plan.

Syn free humous is easy - tin of chickpeas, a bit of garlic, a splash of lemon juice, and a tablespoon or two of water. Blitz it all in a blender. You can add a spoonful of fat-free fromage frais or quark to make it 'creamier'.

Watch the lasagne 'crisps', they are delicious (especially dusted with onion powder, weirdly!) but our SW consultant said they were a "guilty" free food, basically the ingredients are free but the way they're prepared makes it far too easy to eat much more than you usually would.

BadRoly Wed 09-Jan-13 14:02:49

oops - I was having graze boxes and cancelled them this week as I don't want to waste syns on raisins wink

Despite my attempts to self sabotage last night, I was 3lb off this morning which has given me the boost to really try hard this week. For now anyway...

ShhBoom Wed 09-Jan-13 14:11:53

Ohh can I join too please smile

I'm going to sign up for the third time on Thursday, 3rd time lucky!

I need to lose roughly 6 stone sad

My mum bought me a tandem sky five for Christmas which I need to be 15 stone for. I'm so disgustingly fat that I'm about 1.5 stones over that.

I'm so determined this time & I know that it works! Good luck to all of you.

me23 Wed 09-Jan-13 14:25:34

Hello Everyone,
It's great to see so many people on here doing slimming world, I have my first weigh in tomorrow. sorry havent been on much very busy week have 2 exams! Have followed the plan properly so I hope to lose some lbs.

I'm veggie so I can't have mullerlight either oopslateagain have you tried Activia snackpots fat free they are free and yummy. However do check as one or two of the flavours are syns only about 1/2 a syn.

Vagazzled Wed 09-Jan-13 16:20:33

I envy Slimming World. So far I've been going to group for 14 weeks and hit my target yesterday :D 2st 1lb hopefully never to be seen again!! Wondering wether to lower my target but think I will try and maintain for a few weeks before deciding what to do grin

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 09-Jan-13 16:51:54

well done on 3lb loss badroly

i made the free crisps today - interesting texture, nice to have a crunch and did salt and pepper and some spice chilli thing i had in the cupbaord

obviously not as yummy as proper crisps but not bad and made in a few mins so a quick healthy- snack

vegazzled, well done on reaching target smile

i am doing this i think, i started today on instructions from a colleague. I have had
b - cheerios and milk
a muller breakfast corner
ham sarnie for lunch and a banana
then for my tea/ dinner sweet potato chips, frattata thingy with ham and onion in it and another banana. I might fancy 3 cream crackers about 8pm with some low fat cheese spread but dontknow if that will have been to much for the day. Think i need to join a group for guidance but hate that crack and am skint. I am 11st 10 and would like to be 9 and a half ish.

If i join online how quick does the literature come so i can be proper or should i just go along tomrow night and brazen it out and join? Anyway tell me what you think of my todays eatathon.

oh i had loads of salad with it too in case you wondered. smile

XBenedict Wed 09-Jan-13 17:56:06

Wow 2 stone in 14 weeks - that's impressive! Did you find it easy?

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 09-Jan-13 18:20:19

noyou, you need some superfree for breakfast, fruit etc

some say lots of bananas a day hinder weight loss so be warned

if you have milk as your a then you need to syn the cheese in eve

you dont seem to have any syns, again sw say 10/15 a day ot 70/105 a week and then you can cut down if no loss;s

BillyBollyBrandy Wed 09-Jan-13 20:45:56

Those of you who do syn free sweet potato what exactly do you do? I do the syn free chips but find the sweet potato ones always stick and end up a mushy mess. Clearly I am doing something wrong!

Congrats on everyone who has had a loss!

Samnella Wed 09-Jan-13 20:50:29

Well done Vagazzled! thanks Have you any tips for success? 14 weeks is good going.

Well I have had a better day smile

Breakfast: Porridge with brown sugar (A =B and 1 syn)
Snacks: Grapes, blueberries and a pear.
Lunch: A big salad with 2 smoked mackerel fillets.
Caramel shape desert - I need to check but I think its 5 syns
Punnet of cherries.
Snack: Small punnet of raspberries.
Dinner: Salmon fillet cooked in foil with honey, mustard and soy sauce (I would say 1 syn for honey)Noodles and loads of stir fry veg.(Tip for veggies; DD is veggie and I made her quorn chunks soaked in the hney, mustard and soy sauce mix and she loved it)
Choc - A few nibbly bits which I would guestmate are 4 syns.

This is much better than yesterday. I also realised I need a substantial lunch to stop mne feeling so hungry when I am home. I went to delve into the cupboard earlier and managed to stop myself which is huge progress.

Blondes - thanks for the info on mugshots I shall look out for those.

Samnella Wed 09-Jan-13 20:53:32

It's 5.5 syns for the caramel desert but was lovely. My new trainers arrived today so I have set myself a goal of walking to work once a week (5 miles)

ninjanurse Wed 09-Jan-13 20:59:26

1st weigh in this morning and only 3 lb loss which is a bit disappointing for 1st week, usually can shift hal a stone in the first week of a diet. Still, onwards I go, will try to up my superfree this week.

Today I have eaten

B- fruit and fibre and milk
L - noodle salad, banana, raspberries
D - spiced chicken with peppers and onions and rice. Fresh pineapple and yogurt.

Samnella Wed 09-Jan-13 21:01:51

noyou - Looks like you are having too many bread type products. If you join online all the info is there so you don't need to wait for anything to come through the post.

As a quick guide to the Extra Easy plan (you can also do red or green but I don't much about those): 1/3rd plate should be superfree which is pretty much most fruits and Veg.
You then get free allowance of pasta, rice, cous cous and potatoes as well as lean meat, beans and fish.
You can than have one 'a' which is either milk or a portion of cheese or a couple of cheese triangle type things.
You can also have a 'B' which is 2 slices of wholemeal bread or a portion of cereal.
You also get 5-15 syns a day to spend on anything you like.

This is just a quick guide and others may add to it but really you need to join or at least pick up a magazine to understand it. Good luck.

Samnella Wed 09-Jan-13 21:02:38

Well done for the 3lbs loss Ninjanurse. I would be delighted with that myself.

Bosgrove Wed 09-Jan-13 21:23:17

Syn free crisps - slice potatoes very thinly, I use a potato peeler.

Spray a microwaveable plate with fry light

Place the sliced potato in a thin layer in the plate (make sure that they don't touch or they will stick together)

Spray Potatoes with fry light

Microwave on high for 30 sec bursts until cooked and crispy - watch all the time there is a narrow window between cooked and burnt.

Season as required, I like salt and black pepper.

I love the weeks in group we bring in our favourite syn free snacks

Thanks for the clarification - i only had 2 slices of 50/50 bread blush and i have forgone my crackers and will go to bed early before i get hungry. Just planning my tomorow and going to go yogurt and fruit for brekky then a noodle salad jobby wiith a bit of nice ham grin for lunch - quorn spag bol tomoro but with a ready jar which is probably all my sins oh dear. Am impressed with all your success so far guys and feel inspired. Just got a code from daily mirror to save £35 to join onle but its still another £20 to pay myself on top. How much will it be to join if i turn up in all my shame at a group meeting tomorow night?

tigerdriverII Wed 09-Jan-13 21:57:15

I'm hoping for a couple of lbs off in the next week. I lost 1.5 lbs last week and then put it all back on this week - Holiday too long, too much wine etc i think.

Today: no breakfast, but fruit mid morning. I usually have 0% yog and fruit or beans on toast but didn't have time for anything this morning.

Lunch: chicken sandwich - two large slices whole meal bread, so one was healthy extra, the other 6 syns

Snacks this afternoon: three clementines

Supper: homemade soup,with lentils and chickpeas and lots of different veg.

A banana

Not a drop of the hard stuff, it is only Wednesday....

So 6 syns today, hopefully the same tomorrow.

Off to have a read of the January magazine, I fancy something different at the weekend.

beanandspud Wed 09-Jan-13 22:21:37

I made spaghetti with salmon and courgettes (from the January magazine) tonight which was surprisingly nice.

Even DH is enjoying SW food and so far it's not too much of a hardship although I suspect that he will do that really annoying male thing and lose a stone in two weeks without even trying

Going to try the crisps and houmous on Friday night - rock 'n' roll!!! grin

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 09-Jan-13 22:33:49

Sweet potato chips. Have them tons

Peel an chop into chip size. Boil for 8 mins then put in oven for 20 mins. Yummy

Much nicer then other normal potato ones

I mentioned on the fb sw site I'm on about the syn free crisps and for told very FIRMLY that not syn free lol

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 09-Jan-13 22:43:00

Ninja - 3lbs loss is fab. I would e happy with that on Friday

B banana blueberry ff yog and sweeteners

L pork chops and carrot/swede mash and brocolli

Syn free crisps

T roll (b) egg mayo - well salad cream lite 2syns

Cucumber lettuce toms grapes

Ringos 4syns

Ww yog

ThatBintAgain Thu 10-Jan-13 13:19:31

Hello - can I jump in please, I signed up before Christmas and lost a bit, put it on over Christmas and NY. So now hitting it properly. I'm pleased, to be honest, because if I'd not started before Christmas I'd probably be half a stone heavier right now...

I usually do green days but when I showed my consultant my diary with two b choices she told me I'd need to syn one of them. hmm Do they just not want you to do Green anymore? Is it basically the same as EE but with less HEs?

Vagazzled Thu 10-Jan-13 13:41:36

Thanks blondes, XBenedict and Samnella. thanks I have found it very easy, BUT I enjoy cooking and save all my Syns for treats rather than use them within cooking like some do. I have some Red days too as I love my HExBs!! Tips? Check everything grin and sticking by the rule that if your not eating something in its proper state (ahem lasagne crisps) to syn it, the same way fruit is to be synned when you change it's natural state!!!
If you want crisps, buy some Velvet crunch, quavers, French fries, 4 Syns!

noyou- muller corners are not free. They're between 4-6syns accordingto the app. Only muller lights and then only certain "plainer" ones, cherry fruit layer etc are all synned. sadSo good news is that you did have some Syns that day grin they're there to be used!! I'd try and get some literature if I was you. It's so handy and you can guide yourself. And 50/50 bread isn't a HExB so you'd also have to syn the bread.
Samnella, you're day sounds lush! Made me hungry smile

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 10-Jan-13 13:53:17

ahem lasagne crisps blush i do usually have ringos's every few days for 4 syns

menu for today

fruit and ff yog and sweetner
egg may salad, lettuce, toms, cucumber,grated carrot - fruit

attempting to make chicken wrapped in bacon with cheese (a) in the middle tonight - with sweet potato chips and veg

poor oh seems to suffer my cooking, he HATED the lasgane with egg in it instead of white sauce, but tolerates most of it, he does love my shepherds pie grin

most admit the lasagne was rank and its worth using a white sauce mix and synning it lol

and hes actually lost more weight then me last year when i was being good and he ate my food under sufferance sometimes and then ate huge bowls of ice cream/choc/crisps/drank beer etc and a few months later people said wow youve lost weight and he had lost about a stone envy

Vagazzled Thu 10-Jan-13 14:15:52

Blondes- extra light laughing cow make a lovely lasagne topping. grin

Samnella Thu 10-Jan-13 16:53:50

Help! It's happened again. Mindless eating when at home!!

Breakfast: 2 slices of toast with butter and SIL homemade marmalade - B plus -3.

Lunch - Left over noodles and salmon form yesterday. Choc mousse - 5

Snack - Fruit

Now!!: Doughnut - 11
Waitrose crackers x 8: 8 (they are small!)
Nuts: 5
marshmallow x 4: 4
chocolate brazil nuts x 5: 17.5

TOTAL SYNS: 48.5

I am so blush. I really don't know what comes over me. I just start raiding the cupboard and its a slippery slope. I decided to add it here to try and shake me up and realise I am sabotaging myself. I am not expecting any advice as I am thinking I am unusual for doing it blush. I am out for dinner with a friend later as well shock

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 10-Jan-13 17:25:43

blondes sends samella into the naughty syn corner

wtf are you doing shock

by all means have a treat but all those snacks dont fill you up, use your syns big time and then you get upset with yourself

and you are out tonight - eat something good, like chicken breast/salmon/jacket and salad/veg

but we all have bad days, trust me im no angel so forget about today, some leaders say to have a day off/dont count syns day - think that is today for you grin

im well thrilled with my chicken/cheese/bacon thing - looks fab when raw, but will it taste ok when cooked ......................

WI tomorrow, hoping for a 2/3lb loss, normally im a lb a week girl, but been so good and my first week so heres hoping smile

ThatBintAgain Thu 10-Jan-13 17:27:27

Samnella - I can relate to that! (I work from home as well and am practically sat in my kitchen 8 hours a day!)

Can you pinpoint what makes you do it? Were you generally hungry? Or was it just because the stuff was there post Christmas? I'm similar with savoury things, and I sent DH to work with the last of the cheese, crackers and peanuts so that they wouldn't be right here next to me all day...

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 10-Jan-13 17:42:52

i work in other peoples houses, which is worse as eat what they buy - ahhhhhhhhhhh

always have hard boiled eggs and mugshots if feeling peekish

Samnella Thu 10-Jan-13 17:59:04

Thanks.

Love the 'WTF' blondes grin

I know exactly when this started. Get the violins ready ladies. I was rail thin until I got to 16 and my parents had an acrimonious (sp?) divorce. Home life was very stressful and when I got home after school the house was empty and I would eat. It is ridiculous as I am now getting on for 40 but I guess somewhere in the back of my mind its a habit I have continued. I am the biggest I have ever been (12.3 and 5'4") which has jolted me into action but I have spent 90% of my adulthood overweight even if only by half a stone due to this stupid, stupid habit.

That Bint (I can't do bold- I right click but it's not there!) - I do it out of boredom I think. This will sound awful but I hate this time of the day. The screaming kids, the cooking of meals (have to cook two meals as DD is veggie), bathing the DCs, trying to work FT whilst managing a house. I just don't enjoy this time of the day.

Figureof80 Thu 10-Jan-13 18:26:11

Hello, may I join in? I’ve been lurking Mumsnet for a couple of weeks and am taking the plunge to post. Am feeling a bit down. I joined SW Feb 2010, lost 2st 4lb over 8 months but really struggled to keep going to classes, rejoined twice during that time, stopped going in Oct 2010. Weighed myself this morning and am exactly the weight I was when I first joined in 2010 though have been back following extra easy for a week. Feeling so annoyed with self but don’t want to do classes again, they just don’t suit me. I may try online. I like the SW programme particularly extra easy. Need to lose 7st 4lb sad, didn’t even make my club 10 target last time.

Tried an adaptation of a Jamie Oliver recipe for dinner last night. Makes 2 servings. 2 x chicken breast wrapped in smoked bacon (fat trimmed off). Large leek washed and cut into chunks, whole button mushrooms (can’t remember how many). Chicken placed in centre of baking dish, leeks and mushrooms distributed round side of chicken. Sprinkle of thyme over veg plus sea salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 30 mins, served with baked potato. Thought it could be a bit dry so 10-15 mins into bake added some liquid stock (from knorr bottle) to cooking juices which were forming and spooned over leeks and mushrooms. These were tending to crisp a bit too quickly so covered these with foil round edges of dish at this point while leaving chicken exposed in centre of dish. Was v.v. tasty and v. easy. Think it would be good with boiled rice if you can increase the liquor with more stock. Also may think about mixing butter beans in with leeks and mushrooms next time.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 10-Jan-13 19:00:16

Welcome fig

Your chicken thing sounds like mine minus the mushroom - plus I have cheese

Cooking now

Blondes sniffs the air

weeee i am gooder though because if i said muller corner i must have just autot typed because they were true muller lights grin. I couldnt get there to join tonight biut a friend has given me her literature till i get there tuesday so will have a read up. Today i had muller light and a banana for breakfast that felt very wrong then noodle salad with a dash of soy sauce for lunch with another muller, when i left work at 3 i was ravenous and nipped to the shop outside of school for some emergency salter french frie crisps which sorted me out - tea i did quorn bolognese and spagetti and having decided it was a green day i had buckets of spagetti and when ds left some o hoovered that too blush. i feel stuffed to the hilt blush. I need to be snack savvy i think. Can i ask - i had 2 emergency cream crackers and some virtually fat free cheese spread i was keeping in case i got ravenous at work but didnt (in hind sight that would have averged my french fries moment), anyway would that have been so bad or qould 2 ryvitas with said cheesey topping have been better - would i have ruined my day? I want a southern comfort and lemonade now as well - is that a no no?

No idea what to eat tomorow !

sorry hop you dont all hate me for my crappy typing.......

ninjanurse Thu 10-Jan-13 19:51:12

Noyouhavehadawee - cream crackers are 1.5 syns each. Original Ryvitas are 1.5 as well. Low fat soft cheese is 1.5 syns per 25g.

Figureof80 - that dinner sounds lush. I did the lemony pork traybake out of the Jan SW mag. Was quite nice but OH looked at it and went out to get a Chinese. How rude!!

Today I have eaten
B - fruit and fibre and milk
L - salad - rice, smoked salmon, peppers, sweetcorn, lettuce, low fat mayo, mullerlight, banana
D - pork traybake with potatoes, onions and squash

Might push the boat out and have a 2 finger kitkat later.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 10-Jan-13 19:52:43

Diet lemonade is fine - and gin southern comfort smile

My bacon chicken cheese thing went down a storm - oh couldn't beleive my whole plate was all allowed to eat

He said was most yummy !!!!!

'Blondes polishs halo'

Thanks ninjanurse In that case i m about to pour a lasrge one and have meself 2 crackers and a toot of cheese well maybe i wont have the crackers actually hmmm and tomorrow blondes i am inspired - i am defo going to give your chickeny bacon thing a whirl! How do them birdseye chicken chargrill things work out on sw? For convenience i was debating cooking one whacking in fridge and having it in a nice wholemeal sambo for my lunch tomorow. I just love eating and all this just makes me obsessed with food!

beanandspud Thu 10-Jan-13 20:16:49

<<waves at Fig and Bint>>

Have had another pretty good day, ended up having an unexpected pub lunch but had the Quorn chilli with plain rice and left the nachos [smug] which, having googled it, I hope was only 4.5 syns maximum.

Not good planning though as I then made the mexican bean bake from the magazine for dinner (I may not have many friends tomorrow with all these beans blush) which was really good and has been demolished by DH.

Weigh-in tomorrow, keep your fingers crossed, I will be gutted if I haven't lost anything.

Vagazzled Fri 11-Jan-13 01:11:14

Noyou- you need you HExB too so ryvita would be perfect as they're a HE grin

woke up in middle of night with horendous tum ache then stumbled to loo to discover it was my monthly friend with avengence , dealt with it walked back to bed inthe dark and nearlk knocked myself out walking into a door! Already had my cereal this morning with milkk so that a healthy extra done in then made ham sandwich with my other he so fel p against it already - god knows what to do for tea - think today will be a challenge in my ratty state. Anyway good luck for today everyone and may the force me with you confused.

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 11-Jan-13 08:04:46

Lost 3lbs smile

Blondes does a happy dance and falls back into bed after working all night and not a single morsel passes my lips since 9pm

me23 Fri 11-Jan-13 08:07:41

First weigh in last night lost 2.5 lbs. thought I would lose more in my first week to be honest, last time round I lost 4lbs first week.

weblette Fri 11-Jan-13 08:08:19

As usual I'm slipping in late at the back...

Mind if I join you? Started SW 8 weeks ago and have lost 17.5lbs so far, want to lose 3 stone altogether by my 40th in April - my DB gets married that week too so it's a double incentive...

I prefer EE tbh, easier to fit in with DCs food and have a pathological hatred of weighing/counting/measuring...

BadRoly Fri 11-Jan-13 13:27:06

I like EE too Weblette so we can all eat as a family. It has really caught dd1's attention (she is 11) and we are talking a lot about eating healthily, ie I'm not 'banned' from anything but just have 1 biscuit instead of 5.

She is not fat (can see tibs/spine etc) but is at an age where it could all start to go wrong. I don't think it is doing her any harm to see me snacking on apples and being careful about what I eat.

Vagazzled Fri 11-Jan-13 13:33:03

BadRoly- that's such a lovely attitude to have smile

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 11-Jan-13 16:33:57

just made the chilli prawn linguine

bloody lush, simple and easy - a def once a week job me thinks smile

beanandspud Fri 11-Jan-13 17:05:22

Lost 5lbs grin. I know some of it is water/week one-ness etc. but still feels good.

Chilli prawn linguine sounds good blondes. Is it on the website do you know? Planning quorn curry tonight, here's hoping that it's as good as a takeaway!?

ninjanurse Fri 11-Jan-13 17:35:36

Well done blondes, thats great.

Weblette - thats a great loss in 8 weeks.

I have been mega good today.

B- fruit and fibre and milk
L - left over lemon pork tray bake from yesterday, mullerlight
D - home made roasted butternut squash soup with 2 slices wholemeal bread (6 syns)

Will prob have banana, raspberries and a kitkat later.

i like sound of prawn linguine too - i am just doing my asda online shop at the moment - all good fun, i have gone egg mad lol

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 11-Jan-13 20:03:21

not sure if on website, as im not a member, saw it on the fb sw site

really simple

tin of toms, herbs, tsp chilli, tbsp sweetner, boil so thickens

meanwhile cook pasta

add prawns to tom mix - i also added chopped onion, courgette and baby corn into toms

mix pasta and tom/prawn/veg mix

ready in about 15mins

Figureof80 Fri 11-Jan-13 21:24:57

Thanks for the welcome blondes, ninja and beans. Well done on the weigh ins, you all give me incentive to keep trying.

HeavenlyWineandRoses Fri 11-Jan-13 22:28:25

Hello, another newbie to SW here. Really impressed so far (day 4) by how easy it is to eat well on this diet. I have 1.5 stone to lose and feel really enthusiastic and positive about the next few months. Still won't be back in my bikini for the summer though as the pregnancy that left me with 1.5 stone to spare also left me with stretch marks (sad).

This week's recipe of the week on the SW website is Chicken Katsu Curry. I made it tonight and it was delicious. Definitely a new family favourite for us.

HeavenlyWineandRoses Fri 11-Jan-13 22:32:19

I am a bit of a technophobe so please excuse this dumb question: if I join / like the SW Facebook page, will my friends see I've joined? I don't mind some of my friends knowing but definitely don't want to broadcast on Facebook.

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 11-Jan-13 22:58:01

Welcome heavenly and don't think so no as the one I'm on is a private group and you need to be added by someone in it so Is the same as other private groups I'm in.

tigerdriverII Fri 11-Jan-13 23:22:50

Prawn linguine sounds gorgeous. Tonight's dinner is Thai salmon. That is baked salmon with lime leaves, lemon grass, garlic, chilli, ginger, and lime juice with plain rice and kale with chilli and peppers and soy sauce. All totally free on E E. not sure about the wine though.....

PenguinBear Fri 11-Jan-13 23:37:18

Can you access sw website without paying?

Vagazzled Sat 12-Jan-13 00:29:50

I think you can see limited content without joining Penguin, a weeks worth of recipes etc grin

ShhBoom Sat 12-Jan-13 08:35:22

I joined again on Thursday & am already struggling hmm I had a really good day yesterday, but found myself being hungry all day. I went my friends house in the evening & took. Punnett of strawberries with me for a snack & ended up eating loads of crisps & crap.

I've just done a night shift and ended up eating marshmallows & I now feel really sick. I'm desperate to lose weight and I HAVE to lost at least 2 stone as my mum's paid for me to do a sky dive & I'm too fat to do it atm!

Does anyone else struggle like this? I know what to do, and how to do it, my self control is just crap angry

ShhBoom Sat 12-Jan-13 08:36:35

Penguin I'm pretty sure you can see most of the recipes on the website without needing to he a member.

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 12-Jan-13 09:54:21

Shsboom - you shouldn't be hungry on Sw - so many free foods

Maybe write down a days food for us and we can help you smile

beanandspud Sat 12-Jan-13 10:43:46

Penguin if you google 'Slimming World Recipes' you should be able to access quite a lot on the SW site without needing to be a member.

gallivantsaregood Sat 12-Jan-13 12:22:10

I am joining on Monday! :-D

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 12-Jan-13 12:28:00

off to harvester for lunch with friend

plan to have chicken/salmon with jacket/rice and salad and no pudding

hopefully i will stick tho this lol

HIya all, well done losers - (meant in the nicest possible way), i notice some mention EE - well the book i have and am following so far so good is original plan and green - i dont mind if its outdated and works but whats EE? Mine currently is the original or green with 2 or 3 hextras and upto 15 syns time programme? ..... woke up planning my tea tonight - dh was a bit hmm as we hadnt even had breakfast. Just had a big fatty jacket spud with ww baked bens and a beetroot - museli for breakfast - dont feel hungry but my shopping has come and i fee a bit spoilt for choice.

Ths sw facebook i have been looking on is a public one so i havent commented or liked for fear of piss takers. A colleague advised mug shot cup a soupy things with noodles in on a green day - got some in chicken flavour for emergencies at work though as im on a greeny today i might have one tonight for me treat - rock n roll!

beanandspud Sat 12-Jan-13 13:31:50

Good luck Blondes. I have had a couple of unexpected lunches out this week and found it the hardest bit - normal choice would have been fish cakes/lasagne/fish pie probably with chips or garlic bread followed by sticky toffee pud and custard blush.

HeavenlyWineandRoses Sat 12-Jan-13 15:40:45

Thanks blondes. Hope you find some good lunch options.

noyou, I am no expert, being an SW follower for just five days but EE means Extra Easy and is much less restrictive than the green and red diets. I think (but may very well be wrong) that any foods that are free on either red or green are always free on EE so you can have meat and pasta / potatoes / rice on one plate. Hope that makes sense.

What miserable weather outside! I am staying indoors today cooking up a syn-free storm.

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 12-Jan-13 18:41:47

'polishs halo'

lunch was 1 syn - that was a ladel of fat free sauce 20 cals so assume 1 syn

was soooooooooooooooo good

bowl of lettuce, cucumber, toms, sweetcorn, beetroot, peppers

waitress said to me what did i want, and i said anything low on sw - she laughed and said chicken and jacket/rice is what people tend to go for

i said, thats what i was going to gave

so chicken and rice and huge bowl of salad

bah bloody humbug

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 12-Jan-13 18:49:58

noyou yes ee is basically any carbs apart from bread - bread is bad on sw so pasta, rice, potato are free

and you can mix carbs with meat, unlike red meat, green carbs days - so can say have spag bol or roast dinner all free on ee

Aaaa i see, think will just stick to the red and green so as not to confuse myself till i am more SW savvy. Tonight i had fish and chips sw styley with peas and one slice of bread - everybody seemed happy with it which helped then i had my yogurt and fruit dessert.

MissingMyMarbles Sat 12-Jan-13 21:36:06

Hello SWorlders. Can I just ask a quick question? Well, two, actually.
Is it one extra 'a' and 'b' choice when you're breastfeeding?
And, do you get extra syns?
TIA
Marbles

ShhBoom Sat 12-Jan-13 22:17:30

Thanks blondes

I'm on green plan as I'm a vegetarian. Yesterday i had:

Porridge (HEB) with 2 bananas

Muller light
Apple

A huge plate of pasta, mushrooms & cheese (HEA) followed by another yoghurt & a half a punnet of grapes.

A punnet of cherry tomatoes & half a whole cucumber.
2 Hi Fi light bars

And i was still RAVENOUS!

I tend to get hungry within an hour or so of eating. Like for lunch today I had a big Jacket Potato, half a plate of mixed salad, baked beans, cheese followed by a Activia fat free snack pot & and an apple. And after an hour of eating all of that I was starving & had the shakes.

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 12-Jan-13 22:49:40

Have to say boom that I don't think salad really fills up - I find eating veg is better

What did you eat for tea that day? Maybe have some quorn /eggs/ protein

I love snacking on cold boiled eggs - yes I know I'm mad

beanandspud Sat 12-Jan-13 23:18:16

Well done Blondes! grin

Boom could you make an enormous pot of 'free' soup that you can just heat up when you get hungry? You can add lentils/beans/chickpeas to make it a bit more substantial.

I tend to agree with Blondes that salad doesn't really fill you up. Could you have jacket potato with it, or pasta with a tomato sauce instead? Even mashed potato made with quark and some veg might keep you going longer than yogurt and an apple. Someone further up the thread mentioned munchpots (?) which might be worth a try?

Don't lose heart, I keep telling myself that this isn't a quick fix, it's finding a new way of eating (and a lifestyle change) and it takes time for your body to get used to the change.

Vagazzled Sun 13-Jan-13 00:45:17

Missing- you get 2 HExA choices grin

ShhBoom Sun 13-Jan-13 08:30:03

Ohh I love cold boiled eggs too, I'll keep some in the fridge I think! I'll
make some soup too, thanks bean.

My meals seem to be okay, I'll have a jacket potato with salad/pasta for lunch and dinner is usually Spag Bol, Shepards pie, stir fry etc.

It's the inbetween where no matter how much I eat I'm still hungry, and end up shaking so much that I need chocolate to make me feel better!
I'm going to persevere though! You're right bean it's such a big change that I can't expect my body to take to it straight away.

MissingMyMarbles Sun 13-Jan-13 09:20:36

Thanks Vagazzled.
Depressing though, as a) I'm hungry all the time, and b) it's carbs I want grin I can take or leave the dairygrin

BadRoly Sun 13-Jan-13 10:29:26

Sshboom - are you drinking lots of water? Sometimes you can feel hungry when actually you are thirsty. Might be worth trying a glass of water before you eat your snack?

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 13-Jan-13 11:28:18

Whoops

I fucked up sad

Pilau rice is syned - I thought all rice was free sad

So harvester lunch was actually 3.5syns. Which still isn't bad

Off for an Indian today / gawd I have a busy social life but Indian doesn't help sw at all sad

Gathered best thing to have is boiled rice / oh joy and dhansak or rojan josh / 6.5 syns

3.5 syns isnt that bad is it mindi would have though too pilau rice would have been ok hmm? I had a sunday dinner today - only had a bit of pork then a medium sized yorkshire pud, carrots and brocolli and a small portion of cauli flower cheese and sw roast pots down with fry lite which i am probably putting far to much of on. I am probably all syned out but planning just a poach egg on my HEb of 2 wholemeal slices of bread. Early to bed probs fo me! I cant beleive how i am not always hungry - this is amazing for me but i am very sceptical that come Wednesday weigh morning i will have lost anything - do miracles happen?

trinitybleu Sun 13-Jan-13 19:11:44

Can I join in too? I need to lose loads and am doing it without a group, but lots of friends doing it who are helping with info.

We've just had a chicken and spinach curry and it was gorgeous. My meat hating DD5 ate 6 lumps of chicken and has asked for the leftovers to be her dinner tomorrow shock

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 13-Jan-13 19:17:15

noyouhave yes miracles do happen

trinty welcome smile

HeavenlyWineandRoses Sun 13-Jan-13 22:18:09

Missing, I am bf too and apart from the extra healthy extras, you are encouraged to take all 15 syns. Can't say I have so far as have never felt that hungry. I'm probably taking 3-8 syns a day, depending on whether it's a weekday or weekend day.

Blondes, I was also gutted to find those pouches of microwaveable rice have syns, even the plain and whole grain varieties. Have bought boil in the bag instead as I am rubbish at cooking rice.

MissingMyMarbles Sun 13-Jan-13 22:22:40

Ooh that's good news, Heavenly. It's things like bread and cereal and porridge and crackers that I'm after. If I can syn them then that's great. Also have gone over on syns a little this weekend and today complete fell off the wagon blush I've just had a ginormous bowl of muesli but I probably shouldn't have as now feel a bit bloated.

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 14-Jan-13 16:11:18

made the spaghetti carbonara today - not bad !!! obv not the same as cream but tasted ok smile

b fruit
l spaghetti c and grapes
t chicken, rice and cabbage

tigerdriverII Mon 14-Jan-13 19:36:24

Blondes. I make the carbonara but use 0% yog and also some chopped up cherry tomatoes. It's really good and possibly more creamy.

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 14-Jan-13 19:48:17

i havnt found any 0 % yog yet, only low fat at 1.5 a 500g pot from coop or 5 from tescos

sounds weird having yog in pasta .................

tigerdriverII Mon 14-Jan-13 19:52:33

You can get Total0% yog from the co-op or Sainsburys, sometimes there are only big pots though. I eat loads of it on every thing. And normally I loathe yoghurt.

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 14-Jan-13 19:58:10

will have a look - thanks tiger

Vagazzled Tue 15-Jan-13 00:01:16

Weigh in tomorrow confused See how badly my maintaining is going!!!

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 15-Jan-13 00:32:53

Good luck vagazzled

Good luck Vagazzled. Weigh in for tonight too. And I sign up with the local "Life Matters" plan today, which gets me into the gym for £15 for 10 weeks, and some healthy eating counselling!

Vagazzled Tue 15-Jan-13 14:17:30

2lb off hmm Not very good at this maintaining hmm
I HAVE to either gain next week or lower my target... Don't really want to do either!!! sad

Tindertree Tue 15-Jan-13 14:19:55

Hello all, -3.5 for me on week one, so really pleased. I've stuck to it religiously, eaten plenty, and used my syns for bits of butter/oil and wine (which feels sustainable). This thread is inspiring me and keeping me going!

I've been doing Green, with protein as one of HE sometimes. Quorn bolognese was good, and the carbonara, which I made with a tub of quark and 2 egg yolks and a bit of the pasta water. Also experimenting with the pretend "quiche". I've been having yeo valley fat free vanilla yogurt when I need a hit of sweet, as it's only 4 syns for 450g. I do think I may be about to turn into a tin of baked beans, though.

Oh dear Vagazzled, could you oversyn a little just for one week to get it back up?

Tinder, thats an excellent loss, well done! Your food saounds good too. I would say though, make sure you do allow yourself a few treats or you might d=find you'll binge in a couple of weeks

Vagazzled Tue 15-Jan-13 16:16:46

I did this week imnota? hmm Haven't quite worked it out yet. All my meals have been SW friendly but I've had biscuits, vodka, dairy milks, caramels blush One of the women did make a point of if I can eat like that and still lose, how did I ever get fat lol!!! Lots more Bs this week, I struggle to ever have my A but am making options with milk rather than water and saying the milk is my A grin

Vagazzled Tue 15-Jan-13 16:18:46

And well done tinder! The sustainability is what I envy about SW. My friend has just started the Special K diet, she has a lot to lose but won't listen that SK diet is meant for a 6 week push in the summer, not a 6st journey hmmYou sound so enthusiastic thanks

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 15-Jan-13 16:34:49

envy @ vag - but tbh weight does do up and down so not the end of the world if you lose a lb or two - as sure next week/week after you will gain - thought once you reach target you can hoover a few lbs either side of it

well done tinder smile

Vagazzled Tue 15-Jan-13 17:54:37

I am target blondes, hit it last ween and have gone 3lb straight under so need to have a serious think wether I can healthily lower my target... Or have some deliberate gains!! blush

I can understand their thinking lol, but I bet you'll have a gain next week, i've found it can sometimes "catch up"

I maintained sad shouldn't be too shocked after what I've eaten the last 2 days (biscuits, cake and custard and mince pies) but was keeping my fingers crossed for a loss

Ah well, have made my 12 speed soup and will be having that all week, so should see a good loss next week

Oh well done Tindertree i was looking out for first weekers like myself to see how gutted i can be tomorow when i dont ha! I am weighing in tomroow morning 9.30am - will report back tomorow night, tonight it was quorn meatballs with pasta, ive been good all day though dh is out till 8 at work and the temptation is killing me - must stay strong! I dontunderstand the maintaingn thing just yet vagazzled so dont think i am being ignorant i just havent given that aspect any thought confused

beanandspud Tue 15-Jan-13 20:16:21

Just checking in...

Well done Tinder - that's a great start. I needed that first week loss to keep me going and prove that I didn't have some obscure metabolic condition that was preventing me from losing weight ever again grin

Will keep my fingers crossed for you noyouhavehadawee! TBH I haven't given any thought at all to maintenance, I'll worry about it in several months when hopefully I am closer to where I want to be.

I have survived a few days away with work which is always more difficult than eating at home. Turned up for meetings with a 'picnic' of fruit, yogurt and Alpen bars much to everyone's amusement. DH made a chickpea, spinach and sweet potato curry tonight which was only 2 syns a portion and very, very good.

tigerdriverII Tue 15-Jan-13 21:30:31

Checking in too. Had my weigh in tonight. -2.5! Delighted, and averaged out it means from Xmas I've lost 1lb. Not stellar but going ok. Now just got to work out how to lose and have three lunches out in a row. One with no choice, a posh set meal. I suspect I'll be pushing the food about and hiding it under the cutlery....

BadRoly Tue 15-Jan-13 23:19:40

Well done you losers grin except for Vagazzled (?) - someone has your problem at our group but has been told she has to drop her target by 7lb which she feels is too much hmm

I have had 2 days of full on self sabotage confused cakes, chocolates, biscuits - a proper binge. I think it is the return to reality with some of the Christmas crap left over.

In my head, if I eat all the Christmas cake/tin of heroes/tin of biscuits now it will all be over and done with. And really I won't buy or bake anymore. No really.confused That'll be why I'm fat then wink

Ah well, weigh in tomorrow morning for me...

laughalot Wed 16-Jan-13 09:46:46

Hi can I sneak my lardy bum in and join please smile. I started last monday stepped on the scales and nearly cried 14 stone 5lb . Got weighed this week and lost 4lb. I am following slimming world but not doing the classes im weighing myself at boots every monday. I want to be slimmer for my holiday in early July.

BadRoly Wed 16-Jan-13 10:01:19

2lb off so I've lost my first stone grin

Well done on all the losses so far this week, you're all doing brilliantly!! Badroly its amazing how much we can convince ourselves that we've oversynned enough to gain, and then get a shock at the results on the scales! I'm currently having therapy to help me learn that all food is just that, there is nothing good or bad, and I don't have to feel fuilty about eating!

BadRoly Wed 16-Jan-13 11:57:09

imnotaslimjim you are so right! I tell the children there is no such thing as bad food - just bad portion size! And I do believe that, I have just never got to grips with the portion but of it grin but I am getting there slowly! I probably scoffed 5-8 Heroes last night at Brownies but then stopped. In the past I would have kept going...

Thats it totally. I only started this week and I know its going to be a long process for me (I was raised by a prolific yo-yo dieter) but I know I'll get there

Well done on stopping, I'm not sure I would have done...........

BadRoly Wed 16-Jan-13 13:54:47

I only stopped because Brownies finished and I came home and put children to bed so 'broke' the mindless picking... But I stopped and that makes me very happy grin

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 16-Jan-13 16:50:28

slimjim - well done for sts

noyouhave - good luck with wi today

beanandspud - that curry sounds yum, whats the recipe please

tiger - fab loss well done

roly - bad girl for binging, on sw you are allowed treats so have a choccy biscuit/cake each day, dont deny or you will binge but well done for loss, how did you manage that envy

laughalot - waves' hello you, glad you found me us smile good loss

Wowzers and welcome laughalot (i too am not going to an actual group) so today <drum roll>...... i weighed my self and i have lost 6lb - this is at the end of my first week!!! I cant beleive it - i am using proper medical scales so no cheating and had a collague double check i wasnt dreaming it. I am amazed, i am expecting to lose diddly squat next week but will continue grin.

SalaciousCrumb Wed 16-Jan-13 18:08:04

Hi all, I'd like to join you.

I've had some success with slimmers world before, but keep falling off the wagon sad

Have 2 stone to lose and would like to lose a stone by Easter.

Good to catch up with some friends blondes and laugh a lot and look forward to chatting to rest of you (I was Trimmer).

beanandspud Wed 16-Jan-13 19:13:50

Hello laughalot and crumb - welcome to the madhouse!

Well done Roly - that's a great milestone!

Curry recipe...

Boil 100g of sweet potatoes (cubed) for about 10mins until soft. In another pan stir together a 400g can of tomatoes, a tin of chickpeas, 1/2 teaspoon of chilli flakes and 2 tablespoons of curry paste. Simmer for about 5mins.

Drain the potatoes and add to vegetable mixture, stir in about 100g baby spinach leaves and wilt. Stir in coriander and seasoning and serve with rice.

It's 4 syns in total (for the curry paste) so not too bad and v tasty.

Very sad work lunch - I sat there with plain pasta and salad from the buffet whilst everyone else had fish 'n' chips sad. It's those sort of things I hate, particularly when it's commented on but there really wasn't much choice at all.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 16-Jan-13 20:14:36

i am also doing it alone, as i said earlier i refuse to pay each week for someone to weigh me, plus work weird shifts days/eves/nights so wouldnt be able to go to same class so scales/wi would be different

yah to crumb - good to see you and laughalot again - we will suceed this year eh gals x

noyou, well done, fab loss

beans thanks for recipe,sounds so simple ............... - wonder if can make without the curry paste, or would it taste naff - where do i even buy curry paste from - if i ever make a curry i use a jar of korma sauce blush

beanandspud Wed 16-Jan-13 22:22:59

Blondes you can easily get curry paste from the supermarket, it's in a jar next to the ready made sauces. We usually use a madras but I should think you can get a korma.

I'm going it alone too. The thought of a group and a public weigh-in brings me out in a cold sweat. I also work daft hours and all over the place so I would struggle to commit to going each week. This thread is great though, we should keep a running total of how much we've lost as a group since New Year, it must be a couple of stone by now?

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 16-Jan-13 22:44:35

Thanks bean smile will have a look and guess I could add some chicken as dont think oh would eat a veggie curry plus chicken is free on ee smile

Tindertree Thu 17-Jan-13 00:05:44

Thanks all, and well done everyone else on such great losses smile

Welcome laughalot and crumb too.

I've tried this before a few times, but this time I think my head is in the right place. Trying not to get too syn-happy after my loss - I'd love another 2 off this week. Good luck everyone for the next lot of weigh ins!

ThatBintAgain Thu 17-Jan-13 09:55:18

Well done everyone!

I've lost 3.5lbs in total in the last two weeks. It's going in the right direction but very envy of all of you who manage to get bigger losses! At this rate it's going to take me aaaages to get a stone off. sad

SalaciousCrumb Thu 17-Jan-13 09:59:07

Hi all, I did not have a good day yesterday. The dc's school was closed yesterday, made muffins with dd, ate xmas left over tortilla chips blush and was generally snacking on non free food/superfree. Far too much blush

But I am putting it behind me.

Had breakfast 2 boiled eggs and soldiers. Lunch will be jacket potato and beans with salad. Some fruit mid morning as 2nd part of my breakfast.

Bean thanks for the curry recipe. I am veggie - chick peas are very filling and will stop the munchies.

Tindertree I'm the same, tried before. Hope we can support each other; there will be falling off wagons from time to time!

Sounds like you're all doing really well! I'm trying hard to keep my syns as low as possible, and I'm avoiding bread as best as I can as I know that will help

beanandspud if you end up in that situation with lunch again, strip the batter off the fish and have that with the salad. As long as you take all the batter off, its syn free

Tindertree Thu 17-Jan-13 11:03:49

Yes Crumb, a fresh start! I know in the past I've set unrealistic targets, been extreme for a week or two, then fallen off the wagon spectacularly. Imnot quite rightly pointed out upthread that it's much better to use the syns properly than feel deprived - so I promptly had a bag of quavers (4.5 syns, I think). And some chocolate.

I'm trying to lose about 2 stones too, and having just checked when Easter is (31st March), I think aiming for a stone by then is a great plan.

This time though, being simultaneously firm and kind with myself, I'm taking the view that if the whole thing takes till Christmas, then that's okay with me. All I really want is a long term fix, so whilst goal weight for the summer would be brilliant, slow and steady is fine too. Better than fine; even half a pound a week would be vastly better than the the vicious cycle of faddyness, overindulging and hitting myself with twigs that has been going on the last few years...

So on that note, Thatbint, I think 3.5 over 2 weeks is a fantastic loss grin

ThatBintAgain Thu 17-Jan-13 11:06:12

grin Tindertree. That's a very sane way of looking at it.

BerkshireMum Thu 17-Jan-13 12:09:23

I joined SW a year ago and lost 3.5 stone - dropping from size 20 to size 12 - in just over six months to reach target at the end of July. I've maintained since then - actually lowered my target a bit in the autumn and am now 5lbs below my first target. I managed to stay in my target range over Christmas although I'm finding it hard to drop back towards the bottom of that range.

I still go to my group every week and love the motivation, ideas and chat. Having struggled with my weight all my adult life, I'm sure it's this weekly focus that helps me stay at target. We also have a fab, private, Facebook page for the group that we use loads for support and help during the week.

In terms of what I eat, I find I eat loads and most meals are the same for the whole family. It feels like a way of life rather than a diet and I'm only sorry I waited til I was in my (early) 40s to give it a go!

BerkshireMum Thu 17-Jan-13 12:15:10

Just read a few more messages - managed to miss some pages blush.

Imnotaslimjim be careful of keeping syns too low, it can actually slow down your weight loss and also give you nothing left to play with as you approach target and it gets harder to shift the last few lbs. 5-10 syns per day is ideal. I allow myself one bottle of wine per week plus a max of 11 syns per day. When I need want more wine I take it from the 11 syns!

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 17-Jan-13 13:01:34

tinder think most of us try to lose weight and then fall off the wagon - dont we crumb and laughalot - but 2013 will bw the year we all lose weight for good !!!

plus slow and steady is good and yes syns are for using smile

bint good loss well done

crumb naughty school making you binge wink

slimjim kwym - bread is bad and i almost begrudge using syns on it - so normally will have my B as a brown roll, fills me up more then 2 thin bits of bread from 400g

berkshire mum well done for losing weight last year and keeping it off - thats also the hard thing

years ago i lost 4 stone on ww and kept it off for a few years, then it crept back on, met crumb and laughalot a few years ago on mn and we all lost some weight, and again put some back on

lost some serious weight with death of my dh in 2011 sad , and then put it 99% back on again - hence back here

Chubfuddler Thu 17-Jan-13 13:17:29

Hello all

I'm not brilliant at keeping up with threads but this seems like a nice one. I started SW last January and lost 2 stone in about four months. I stopped going to group but kept the weight off and list another 7 pounds just before Christmas. No weight gain over Xmas and rejoinedast week. First weigh in last night - 6 pounds down! Only about 2 stone to go ....

Berkshiremum I am having syns, but only about 5 a day. A couple of small biscuits, or some Special K crisps. I've got a choc bar in the freezer for when the cravings hit, but knowing I can have it whenever, rather than "you can't have choc you're on a diet" makes a big difference to me

Blondes I have a mild wheat intolerance and can usually cope, but I know cutting right back does help me lose more. Sorry to hear of your loss, i hope you're doing ok

SalaciousCrumb Thu 17-Jan-13 14:11:45

Hi all, I am supposed to be filling in an application form but taking a break before I complete this question "what are you weaknesses?" I think it is a daft question as it just invites an inventive answer...they don't want to hear a real weakness but a lapsed strength.....wish I could say chocolate chip muffins!

Blondes grin yes the school was naughty! Would never have happened if they'd opened up. No heating yesterday, but if they had opened & I'd gone in to help would have burnt some calories keeping warm.

And <hugs> when you need them

Chub welcome and well done on your success. I'm another one with 2 stone to lose.

Berkshiremum it must have been lovely to buy new clothes in a size 12! Just goes to show sw works smile

Tinder I agree with you completely about a longer term solution; I especially need to crack maintaining. I did lose 1.5 stone on another thread with Blondes & Laughalot and put the whole lot on again sad

beanandspud Thu 17-Jan-13 14:49:29

Thanks for the tip Imnotaslimjim - it never even crossed my mind to take the batter off the fish blush - I think I am still in the mindset of things I can't eat rather than things that I can!

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 17-Jan-13 15:43:41

welcome chub yeah we are nice smile thanks slim i was a total mess but getting there smile

my treats are normally crisps, and salad cream lol - tho did make a scrummy rice pudding yesterday which hit the sweetness spot big time for me smile

just about to make the crust less quiche for tomorrow but only have onions to add to it, oh well! anyway my problem now is i have duped my dh this week serving up quorn and tonight i was rumbled shock to say he was angry is an under statement and apparently i am poisoning us all with chemicals!!! so that's my next week meal plans to pot as i am not cooking separate dishes .

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 17-Jan-13 20:06:19

my other half either eats what i cook or he cooks his self, tho do sometimes tweak stuff for him

last night i made the sw shepherds pie and was yummy, i asked him if he wanted any and he said no and wanted steak - which was fine

i arrive home this morning at 7ish as work nights at the moment and find the rest of the pie gone - he was hungry and liked it grin

so noyou offer/tell dh what you are cooking and if he doesnt like it then tough shit - hes a grown man, he can cook for his self

2nd WI tomorrow .................. hope ive lost another lb, have been so good and within my syns

Samnella Thu 17-Jan-13 20:42:27

I have had a bad few days but am back on track after some pretty unfavourable comments from my 7 year old daughter about me looking pregnant hmm.

So today I have had:

Yogurt with honey - 1
Snack; Satsuma and plum
Lunch: Homemade chicken, potato casserole with stock.
Snack; Jam doger biscuit -4.
Dinner; Rice, quorn pieces in homepride curry sauce (DH cooked!) , salad and a small piece of naan bread. 10.

ha your so right blondes - to be fair i knew his views on fake meat so didn't tell him he was enjoying it grin but will go with the tough shit method in future, dc who were non the wiser have took more notice of grumpy Dh and are now twisting too , grr

laughalot Thu 17-Jan-13 21:39:12

Why is it so hard to be good when '' its that time of the month ''

tigerdriverII Thu 17-Jan-13 21:49:46

Well have managed one of the three meals out unscathed. Had salmon with crushed new potatoes (might have been some olive oil in them, but tiny portion and 1 tbsp of oo is a HEb) and beet root salsa which had no fat and was lovely (chopped beet root with capers, really yum). The meal tomorrow is total set menu, it's lunch and I can just eat the veg and meat and fruit etc so should be able to avoid the difficult stuff. And the third lunch(what a social life I have!) is likely to be off as its a pre football curry and I can't see the footie happening.

PS. My iPad has just translated pre-football as "après football". Loving it

beanandspud Thu 17-Jan-13 21:57:25

Après Football makes it sound terribly classy Tiger grin

Well done on your lunch... one down and two possibly one to go!

I think I must have a very 'easy' DH who pretty much eats anything. I have been cooking SW meals for the last couple of weeks and he's quite enjoying them. One of the pluses of this diet is that I am planning meals and shopping with a list so I feel as if we have spent a lot less on food this month. Or it could be the lack of wine...

Weigh-in tomorrow, just 2lbs would be good.

tigerdriverII Thu 17-Jan-13 22:06:23

It's not classy at all. grin. League 2 at its finest but a decent Indian resto 5 mins from the ground.

DH has done very well on SW considering he has a normal breakfast and lunch, eats kitkats and drinks beer. He's lost 4 kilos, and has gone down to a BMI of 24 envy

I found you all!! Just marking my place first week on slimming world last week lost 2.5 lbs but feel loads better more energetic, less bloated etc etc. I lost quite a bit of weight a few years ago with WW core plan which strikes me as a bit similar to Slimming World . My lovely sister who has just had a baby has joined too (although she is half way up country) and lost 5lbs in her first week so she is chuffed too.

I have a lot of weight to lose about 4 stone guess it will be one step at a time but I feel like I could do this for life I am in an optimistic mood . Just regret not doingthis earlier - stopped binging and everything

SW is great!

Tindertree Fri 18-Jan-13 01:37:19

Welcome chub and orange, we're in this one for the long haul I think!

beanandspud Fri 18-Jan-13 08:49:07

Welcome chub and orange!

Just lost 1lb this morning. Not really surprised after a big loss last week but still a little bit disappointed.

SalaciousCrumb Fri 18-Jan-13 09:51:48

Hi all, school is closed, I have some options hot chocolate when we come in from the cold (making snowmen later brrrrr!)

Well done on your 1lb loss bean.

Laughalot plenty of bananas! They may satisfy that hormonal crave for sweet things?

This snow day is dangerous - Im a bit bored trying to work from home not sure how people do it without going on mumsnet every five mins well done beans guess we have to remember its our average weight loss over say a month not weekly weigh ins that matter most.

Chubfuddler Fri 18-Jan-13 15:56:30

I resorted to baking to try to keep Dcs entertained, it's still too blizzard like to play out for long. So far I have resisted eating any of our cupcakes...

ThatBintAgain Fri 18-Jan-13 16:26:48

smellylittleorange I arse about work from home and it's a nightmare. Especially being sat next to the kitchen all day.

Anyone else starving this week? I'm blaming the freezing temperatures...

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 18-Jan-13 16:59:17

tiger my oh has also lost weight and not even trying as eats what i cook (sometimes) THEN has crisps/choc/beer/ice cream etc - grrrrrrrr envy

welcome ornage

bean well done for loss smile

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 18-Jan-13 16:59:47

whoops forgot to add 1 lb off for me smile so 4 lbs in all -

Tindertree Fri 18-Jan-13 18:44:02

Well done bean and blondes smile

beanandspud Fri 18-Jan-13 19:42:50

Well done Blondes grin

<<repeats mantra: 'slow and steady...slow and steady...slow and steady...'>>

well done, what week you both on now?

tigerdriverII Fri 18-Jan-13 22:27:40

Ok ladies. Today:

Beans on (nimble - boak) toast

A banana

Home made no syn soup

Diet coke and vodka

Wine , sadly rather too much

Dinner (prospective)

No syn chilli, pretend sour cream, two types of salsa, rice

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 18-Jan-13 22:39:31

week 2 smile

b fruit
l chicken rice and green beans
t chinese small - gin large grin

beanandspud Sat 19-Jan-13 16:23:18

This is the start of week 3 for me:

B - Alpen bar (heB), a banana and an apple [not ideal but had to be out early so eaten in the car!]

L - SW carrot and lentil soup, muller light yogurt

D - Prawn curry and rice

Snacks include second Alpen bar, two babybels (heA) and fruit

I also have an Options hot chocolate most evenings (2 syns)

Been out sledging with DS this afternoon and now all cosy back at home.

laughalot Sat 19-Jan-13 17:44:11

Had a bad day !!!!!

b banana and a muller yoghurt
l a friut salad
t pizza (wtf) ?

4 malted milks sad

tigerdriverII Sat 19-Jan-13 20:30:20

Never mind laughalot tomorrow's another day, don't let it put you off.

Today:

B - scrambled eggs with smoked salmon
L - some leftover chilli from last night topped with grated cheese HE a
D - chicken curry, Bombay potatoes made with fry lite, rice and cauliflower with ginger, need to start cooking soon but am nice and cosy by the fire

Wine

Lovely being out and about in the snow, it may be pain for some things but lovely for country walks

SalaciousCrumb Sat 19-Jan-13 20:46:30

That doesn't sound too bad laughalot.

I wouldn't even attempt to list what I ate on thursday when dc were home, leftover tortilla chips from christmas etc blush

Tomorrow is another day and next week is another week. I wi in today and unfortunately sts (no surprise).

Today I had muesli & fat free yogurt for breakfast
Boiled eggs, carrots, ryvitas and 30g cheese for lunch
jacket potato, chick pea salad, green salad. Followed by yogurt for tea.

SalaciousCrumb Sat 19-Jan-13 20:48:29

And well done Blondes and Spud on your losses smile

beanandspud Sat 19-Jan-13 22:00:49

Laughalot that doesn't sound too horrendous, write it off as a bad(ish) day and back to normal tomorrow. I don't think the cold weather helps, it makes me want real comfort food.

Tiger your Bombay potato sounds good, is it easy to make?

We had a SW 'speedy prawn curry' for dinner which was good, DH approved although I think he is missing our weekly takeaway a bit.

lucywiltshire Sat 19-Jan-13 22:13:07

I did SW to lose baby weight after baby number 2 - lost almost 4 stone between Nov and March (from a size 18 to a 10) went to meetings every week (just to be weighed, didn't stay for chitchat), lost every week. Then got preggers again - currently 35 weeks, and desperate to get back on track after 6 week check. Best diet ever and I am a slimming club pro! I am a greedy guts and never get hungry on it, always do Green days and rarely use my syns as don't see the point in eating them unless I really need them. Love it love it love it!

Vagazzled Sun 20-Jan-13 12:49:56

So, this week I have had 3 HEBs a day smile and lots of syns... THAT has to be a gain <hopeful> xxx grin

androbbob Sun 20-Jan-13 15:43:17

Can I join in? Beeing doing SW since mid Nov and lost 10.5lbs so far. Been going to classes but will have to stop now as going back to work on mondays so not able to get to class and I am not paying a fiver to be weighed and then go! Will WI on local chemist scales as get a print out for my 50p!

tigerdriverII Sun 20-Jan-13 17:37:55

beanandspud. Bombay potatoes are a cinch. Basically roasties with spices: cut up spuds into smallish chunks, par boil, put on a baking tray sprayed with fry lite, spray the spuds with fry lite, sprinkle your choice of spices (I used cumin, chilli, turmeric, and I think coriander). Roast for half an hour or so. Try to get them on the plate, not eat them off the tray!

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 20-Jan-13 20:04:49

waves to androb - hellooooooooooooo long timeno see x

BadRoly Sun 20-Jan-13 20:26:10

Well I have blown it all weekend - a proper pig out bender including a gin night with Pringles/Kettle Chips shock

I am happy that I have done it due to circumstances and that I can get back on track tomorrow. Not looking good for Wednesday's weigh in though grin

I haven't done brilliantly either. Nothign a major as a blow-out but I've been baking and picking and it all adds up. Keep your fingers crossed for tomorrow for me

beanandspud Mon 21-Jan-13 09:23:28

Keeping everything crossed for you slimjim and Roly - a gin night sounds like a good enough reason for a blow-out though grin.

Welcome androb - there are a lot of us on here going it alone with our private mn Group on here - seems to be mostly working!

I had a pretty good weekend and managed to resist most of the cakes/biscuits that are still hanging around from Christmas. It seems like a never-ending cupboard of stuff but I did put the slightly stale mince pies out for the birds just to get them out of the house.

Thanks for the recipe Tiger I have added it to my list of meals for this week.

gofaster Mon 21-Jan-13 14:30:13

Hellooo can I join in. First week here. have done it in the past but back when it was red/green - the extra easy seems a bit odd by comparison.

Just treating it as healthier eating and seeing how it goes.

WI on Friday - the group seemed a bit naff tbh but the normal leader was off so I'll try again this week.

Good to see people's menus...still working out the EE malarkey but today
B oats, apple, berries, ff plain yoghurt
snack carrot
L home made minestrone soup with added ham and 25g cheese (5s)
D spag bol with mushrooms + carrots & green beans

so HEA milk HEB oats
"syns" (eek I hate that word) on cheese & maybe a bit of chocolate

BadRoly Mon 21-Jan-13 14:43:48

So far today:
Bran flakes (heB)
Milk (heA)
Black coffee x4
Apples x2
Mullerlight x2
Jacket potatoe and cottage cheese

All if it so far is free food on EE. I am doing SW SPaG big for tea and will be having the last bit of Christmas pudding & brandy sauce after. Then there's only the Christmas Cake to finish and all the tempting syns are gone from my house grin

BadRoly Mon 21-Jan-13 14:46:16

gofaster I know what you mean but mostly it IS all about healthier eating overall rather than finding 'cheats' I think. So hopefully it will be easier to maintain? I hope wink

I forgot to add cherry tomatoes, grapes and 2x glass water to my list before.smile

beanandspud Mon 21-Jan-13 15:22:28

So far today...

B - All Bran and skimmed milk (2.5 syns) with a banana

L - Leftover fish pie from yesterday (2 syns), a yogurt and a couple of clementines

Dinner will be SW paella (which is fast becoming our favourite meal) with seafood mixed in.

Have had some fruit as a snack and plenty of water. Also spent an hour clearing snow which surely counts for something!!!

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 21-Jan-13 15:46:04

did have some rather large gins saturday night ............... and blondes was a tad tiddly grin

b fruit and lf yog 1syn
l salmon and rice and veg
t sw lasagne and cheese sauce using a and 2 syns

littlemefi Mon 21-Jan-13 16:35:00

Hi can I join too?
Won't be going to group as I work shifts, as does DH, and have a 3 year old dd.Have done SW successfully before and lost 3 and a half stone and stayed at target for a year before becoming pregnant with dd.
Have at least 1 1/2 to 2 stone to lose and am fed up of feeling like a fat frumpy mum! Joined a group last year but the SW consultant wasn't very accommodating when there were days I couldn't come, due to shift work, so I stopped going, but at least I have all the books and know about syns/green days/red days/ EE.

laughalot Mon 21-Jan-13 20:26:50

b wheatabix
l potatoe and leek soup homemade
d spag bol

snack - low fat youghurt

cleared half of our snowy road that best be some lbs off ha ha
was my weigh in day today but I wasnt at work because of the snow and school being off so will weigh in the morning.

Tindertree Mon 21-Jan-13 20:45:43

Welcome androbob, gofaster and littlemefi!

Weigh in in the morning for me, but I very much doubt it'll be a loss at all after rather too many wine syns over the weekend. No slip-ups on the food front though, so I'm optimistic I can get it back on track over the next few days grin

Samnella Mon 21-Jan-13 21:20:52

Hi all, smile

Today has been a fairly good day. Not perfect but OK:

B - Banana (I wasn't very hungry)
L- Chicken salad and fruit salad.
S- Banana - 4 syns
S- Pancake and an orange.
D- Chicken and rice (couldn't be bothered to cook veg!)
Half of one of DH's lemon tarts - yum. 6 syns

I am trying to get a collection of easy cook recipes together for when I am working (Mon-Thu). They have to be family friendly so easy to cook in 30 minutes or so. Have any of you got any favourites you could share?

androbbob Mon 21-Jan-13 21:22:42

waves to blondes - loving seeing your meals on FB!

I did write a long post but lost it ...grrrr.

Mini targets of 5lb per month with an aim of 25lbs off in 18 weeks before going to Center Parcs!

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 21-Jan-13 21:43:52

Welcome little smile

Androb - think my fb pics annoy some but tough shit grin

Samella - lasagne , chilli prawn linguini , chicken&veg pie , salmon and rice , fish pie , spag Bol , diet coke chicken , shepherds pie

beanandspud Mon 21-Jan-13 22:14:05

Salmnella - have a look and see if you can get this month's SW magazine. There is an additional book with recipes in it and the ones I've tried have been good.

We ended up with Quorn chilli tonight. Ratatouille with wedges, pineapple and squash curry and bean bake are on the list for this week. Frittata is my 'quick and easy' dinner and uses up all of the leftover bits of veg in the fridge.

How did yesterdays weighters get on? Today is my day off and tomorow is my date with the scales, dh is working late today and the dc have begged me to do them a homemade parmesan tonight for tea so i really dont know how to sw that up for me other than just having the breadcrumbed chicken then drool at theirs - bit torturous. I have come on tinternet this am to keep me from thinking about food - today i fear i have the nibbles - i must stay strong........

Tindertree Tue 22-Jan-13 12:47:48

Stay strong noyou!

No loss for me this week. It's not unexpected - too many syns. I've been doing a lot of pilates too, so have possibly altered something to do with muscle... (The science of it evades me.) But, a loss next week is essential.

A very disciplined week ahead for me!

likelucklove Tue 22-Jan-13 12:53:28

Marking place, will add once I've put DD down for nap.

oh well tindertree at least you did not gain smile . i have had fruit and muller for breakfast today and a onion omlet for lunch, thinking of doing me a chicken quorn risotto for tea for me whilst satisfying the dc with their parmo then hopefully i might lose tomorrow though suspect it will be minimum after last weeks big loss.

androbbob Tue 22-Jan-13 13:42:19

noyou - stay strong - no nibbling!! grin

I have had HEXB cereal - forget what it is called but are little curls of bran with milk from HEXA.

Lunch was home made pea and ham soup - out of the freezer as made last month. Was delicious and was free! Three Ryvita flatbreads used as croutons (6 syns) and added a Muller yog (free) and that was me done!

Spag bol for tea with some cauli that needs using up.

Been drinking loads of water today as well.

Cant decide what day to WI - class was a Monday but is too soon after weekend, so may go for a Thursday or even a Friday morning. Will decide later!

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 22-Jan-13 14:44:12

noyou what is homemade parmasen?? assuming something cheesey grin be strong!!!!

tinder sts is good esp if been bad with syns, so well done

androb fri am works well for me, then if been a bad blonde wink at the weekend with food/gin grin etc then can have less syns during the week

i count weekly rather then daily, so as long as im inbetween 70-105 10/15 a day then should be ok - chinese and gin i had the other day was 30 and i though omfg, but just means as long as dont have more then 10 a day should even self out iyswim

just made my fav chilli prawn linguini - yummy smile

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 22-Jan-13 14:48:59

bean im gonna try your curry tonight .......................

Curry recipe...

Boil 100g of sweet potatoes (cubed) for about 10mins until soft. In another pan stir together a 400g can of tomatoes, a tin of chickpeas, 1/2 teaspoon of chilli flakes and 2 tablespoons of curry paste. Simmer for about 5mins.

Drain the potatoes and add to vegetable mixture, stir in about 100g baby spinach leaves and wilt. Stir in coriander and seasoning and serve with rice.

It's 4 syns in total (for the curry paste) so not too bad and v tasty.

the sw app i have on my phone says the pasta is 1.5syns per tbsp so that would be 3 not 4- what sauce did you use? thanks x

blondes its a big take away favourite round here which basically involves a chicken or pork escalope covered in bread crumbs the size of a giant pizza box covered with bechamel sauce with loads of cheese lashed over the top too. my version was a lot smaller and less enjoyable grin . i had it with two sweet potato wedges, half a baked potato some baked beans and salad. grin grin grin

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 22-Jan-13 17:31:47

so chicken and cheese then - weird grin

littlemefi Tue 22-Jan-13 18:24:35

Well first day not too bad!
B 2 small slices wholemeal toast with scraping marmalade ?1syn and a banana
L big bowl homemade lentil, celery and carrot soup syn free and a lot yummier than it sounds, plus an apple
D beef casserole made in slow cooker with lots of extra sf veg
Snacks, 1 actimel yoghurt ?4 syns as not a fat free one, plus a homemade fairy cake with butter cream icing ??5 syns
And just had a sugar free jelly! (Feel like a child eating jelly but needed something sweet)

blondes you cannot dismiss a parmesan like that - i am going to link you to the real deal.......

littlemefi i did the sw carrot and lentil soup too the other day - was slightly dreaing it but it was indeed yumtastic smile

Well I'm totally made up, even after over-indulging with the kids bakes over the weekend, I've lost 4lb!! So only 3 to go to lose my Christmas weight!

Well done imnotalimjim smile, id be made up with that too - what week you on?

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 22-Jan-13 19:57:12

noyou so deep fried chicken grin

little well done, a good days food

slim fab weight loss envy

my vegetarian meal curry is cooking, smells ok, but will it taste ok??

tigerdriverII Tue 22-Jan-13 19:58:33

Just back from my WI: 1lb off. Hooray! Not as spectacular as last week but still in the right direction and I have rather hit the wine and carbs since its been so cold. Running out of supper ideas, tonight we're having spag Bol, but can't think of anything tomorrow apart from veg soup, a bit boring. Any ideas gratefully received!

beanandspud Tue 22-Jan-13 20:23:57

Well done slimjim and tiger!

Blondes I do hope your curry is ok, I'm beginning to feel personally responsible for your dinner tonight grin. I think I must have googled the syns in curry paste as I can't find it in my book now, even better if it's 3 rather than 4?!

Tiger I have been working my way through old SW magazines as well as some of the recipes on the website. I think the variety is one of the reasons that I'm quite enjoying this diet - when I tried to low-carb last year I got very sick of fish and salad Every Single Night and ended up giving up through boredom. I've also just ordered a SW recipe book from Amazon in the hope of finding more meals - I love cooking which is probably what got me into this state in the first place.

tigerdriverII Tue 22-Jan-13 20:56:13

Oh, yes - I have the January magazine and haven't really looked at the recipes. Off to do some reading now, I like their ideas, and often find you can cut out a few syns along the way. Thanks!

Samnella Tue 22-Jan-13 20:59:41

Well done Imnotaslimjim

littlemefi your day sounded good.

noyouhavehadawee that cheesy dish sounds yummy. Probably the sort of thing I would love blush

Another OK ish day for me:

B- Branflakes, milk and banana (much more filling then porridge )

L - Jacket potato and beans.

S- Banana

S- Brioche roll and 2 x pancakes. 14.5 (hmmm not so good choices there then)

D - 2 slices of veggie pizza- 12

Peroni -4

What I have learnt - Don't pig out when I get home from work! I was hungry and stressed and just grabbed at what was in the shopping bag after flinging myself around the shops with the 2 children in two and fighting. If I had had fruit it would have been ok to have the pizza and beer. Total 30 syns so none tomorrow!

Hi all on phone so please bear with laptop on the blink, weighed in last night lost 3lbs in week two so am mega pleased. Thats 5.5lb altogether, must drink more water and try to up exercise. January is still dry for me but I may have to break that on the weekend for some champers as DH passed his finals exam today whoop.
grin

tigerdriverII Tue 22-Jan-13 22:16:24

Re our spag Bol, I remembered at the last minute that olive oil is a HEb: stirred some into the sauce at the last minute - delicious!

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 22-Jan-13 22:52:41

Well done tiger and orange

bean was weirdly nice. Actually got 3 portions out of it - froze 2 - oh didnt want grin so only 1 syn per portion

Ate 7.30pm as working tonight and has kept me full and havnt even looked at the biscuit barrel where I work smile

Chick peas are filling. May be adding them to many dishes - much to oh disgust !!!

I got the magazine last night as well, and have last months that i've barely looked at, so going to have a look for some recipe ideas! I did the steak and chips from the calander last week, that was lush!

You are all doing brilliantly, well done!

BadRoly Wed 23-Jan-13 10:06:32

No change! grin Which given my excesses over the weekend is a fricking miracle shock

I have bought the magazine so will be inspired...

Tindertree Wed 23-Jan-13 11:12:18

Well done slimjim, tiger and orange on your losses, and BadRoly on staying the same. Miracle here too, so an inspired week would make sure it doesn't catch up on us!

noyou, you have made me want a parma. Badly. <Sighs and looks at pan of lentil soup>

BadRoly Wed 23-Jan-13 13:56:06

Feeling motivated so I nipped into Asda and picked up a ransoms selection of veg - I've just sweated them in fry light, added a tin of tomatoes and a pint or so of Bovril, simmered for a bit then blitzed with the hand doodah! Lush warming soup - and loads so that's my lunches sorted for the rest of this week grin

Just a shame I crave a crusty roll smothered in butter to go with it... confused

We are all doing so well and I'm appreciating the support on here more than anywhere else - GO US! grin

tigerdriverII Wed 23-Jan-13 14:29:38

Well done all!

Anyone else finding that the cold weather is making them hungry? Delighted to find a bag of pistachios and realised that you can have 28 (count them!) as a HEb. I just feel like having a nice big cheese sandwich or something: and I've had a bowl of chili and grated cheese, and a satsuma, for lunch.....

Me23 Wed 23-Jan-13 14:52:47

Hi everyone wow loads of new people since I started this thread smile
Weighed in last week only lost half a pound sad weight loss going really slowly And I have been following the plan 100% weigh in again tomorrow if similar weight loss again think I may consider leaving Sw and trying weight watchers.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 23-Jan-13 15:19:47

me 1/2lb is still a loss, so well done - i was told to judge your weight loss over a month not week by week

ninjanurse Wed 23-Jan-13 15:59:12

Hello peeps, Im back again. Good to see people so motivated still. I had 3rd weigh in this morning and have lost 4 lb this week! I lost 3 lb first week and only .5 lb second week, so last week, I really upped my superfree and cut down on my carbs and have had a good result! 7.5 lb in 3 weeks, really pleased. Gonna have a sneaky choccy bar tonight as part of my syns and then carry on with lo carbing for another week.

Tindertree Wed 23-Jan-13 16:01:57

Yes, go us! grin

tiger I am ravenous - it's definitely the cold. It's so cold I'm wearing my dressing gown over my clothes (swiftly whipped off if anyone comes to the door,) and seem to have a mug of tea permanently on the go to distract from biscuits.

me, blondes is right, 1/2 off is 1/2 off - see how it goes month by month. Week to week, bodies (my body certainly,) can do funny things with water. Sometimes my apparent shrinkage and the scales seem remarkably out of sync.

Whilst we are all on the same plan, it's a pretty broad plan; different versions of it work for different people. Sometimes it just takes a few tweaks to work out which version works best for you. Stay!

Tindertree Wed 23-Jan-13 16:04:46

Wow ninja that's brilliant, well done!

ninjanurse Wed 23-Jan-13 16:11:19

Tindertree - Thanks. Youre right about different versions work for different people. Unlimited pasta, rice and potatoes is never going to get me skinny. I need to be careful with my carbs.

I Have been making some homemade soup like others up thread. Butternut squash soup is really easy to do and really filling for lunchtime with some fruit for afters.

laughalot Wed 23-Jan-13 16:25:40

Hi everyone I am a bit busy but weighed yesterday and I lost 3lb so that is half a stone in 2 weeks I am very smile.

Tindertree Wed 23-Jan-13 16:45:20

Whoop, well done laughalot, I would be very smile too!

beanandspud Wed 23-Jan-13 17:51:58

Well done to all of the Losers!!! gringringrin

oh i am utterly pissed off, i lost a whopping 30g not even half a pound and i have been am angel this last week!angry

Tindertree Wed 23-Jan-13 20:20:13

So that would be an average of 3 lb (and 15g!) a week so far then noyou ? grin Next week will be a loss for sure!

Samnella Wed 23-Jan-13 20:23:45

Welll done to all the losers. grin That is great.

noyouhavehadawee Maybe your in for a bigger loss next week? ninjanurse had a similar loss and tweeked things a bit and ,ost a lot more this week.

I like to post what I had as it makes me face up to it:
B- Weetabix, banana and milk
S- Grapes and pear
L- Sushi (1), raspberries, active fruit layer yogurt (3) curly wurly (6)
S- Pear and half a brioche (3)
Dinner - Mashed potato (1 for butter added), chicken and sweetcorn.

Total syns: 3

I am going to do a mid week weigh in tomorrow.

I am trying to eek out my food until payday next week so I am not planning as well as normal. Just sort of grabbing things out of the freezer the night before. Tomorrow I plan on having salmon cooked in honey, mustard and soy with noodles and stir fry vege. My 7 year old daughter loved this last week.

beanandspud Wed 23-Jan-13 20:28:10

Just been back through this thread (whilst watching the Bake Off smile) and so far we have lost 56lb between us... that's FOUR STONE!!!

Great result - let's keep going grin

yeah your right a lovely average grin i am now having a massive southern comfort and fresh orange and some ryvita with low low cheese then tomorrow i am back on it!

littlemefi Wed 23-Jan-13 21:32:17

Had quite a good food day today though came home from work, 12 and a half hr shift, to find DH had cooked dinner of pasta and pesto, no veg, and, luckily, low fat grilled sausages!
So that's used up the syns I would have been able to have for chocolate! Should I leave the bastard??!!
And I've been doing SW on/ off for ages, arrghh, you think he'd know by now!

Just a little bit of advice for you all - don't try the magic pancakes they're vile sad was really looking forward to them as well!

SalaciousCrumb Thu 24-Jan-13 10:21:18

HI all, well done to everyone who's lost some weight smile

I sts last week but I am hoping for a loss this week, wi on Saturday.

slimjim what was vile about the magic pancakes? Tis pancake day coming up soon!

SalaciousCrumb Thu 24-Jan-13 10:21:49

My jeans feel more comfortable so I think will be good news this week!

TurkeyDino Thu 24-Jan-13 10:28:41

Hi hope you don't mind me joining in!

Re-joined slimming world 2 weeks ago having put on all of the 5 stone I lost previously angry

3rd weigh in tonight and hoping for 2.5lb off as that will give me my first stone off! I have another 9 to go but gotta start somewhere smile

Finding it reasonably easy at the moment but I know that my danger time is when I start getting compliments for losing weight and I think I can get away with eating crap again.

Anyway, good luck to anyone else weighing in this week!

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 24-Jan-13 11:26:37

ninja that brill smile have to say i LOVE my carbs like pasta and rice, they keep me full - i tend to avoid bread tho,esp as so high syns on sw sad

laughalot fab loss , well done

noyou that stinks, when you have been good and following the plan and dont lose sad have you been eating your syns, as some say if you dont then you dont lose,as body needs good and bad

littleme def leave him,what a bastard!!!!!

slim i actually like the pancakes - does depend on what yog you use tho

crumb good luck sat

turkey welcome smile wow a stone in 3 weeks envy

im working from 2.30 - 8.30pm and then 9pm-7am today/tonight and trying to plan my meals so i actually have time to eat them grin

b lf yog and fruit - 1
l sw potato curry/veg and rice - 1
rice pudding A
t bns soup - roll B prob with ham/chicken in it

have mugshot for 11pm snack as when im working always seem starving then, yet if home i wouldnt be

WI tomorrow, hoping for another lb - as i said blondes is a tortoise

Slow and steady wins the race blondes when I lose small amounts I just keep on telling myself that it all adds up and its the average over the length of time that matters - I previously worked out that through Yo yo dieting and lots of big losses over a period of a year I managed to stay the same weight! I was ecstatic at teh time at losing 6 lbs a week etc but then fall off the wagon dramatically and put back on loads! I would have been better off just losing 1/2 to 1lb aweek clearly grin .

Welcome Turkey a few off us starting back again nice to see this thread on thw front page lots of support here.

beans wow four stone we are truly AMAZEBALLS!

The pancakes, turns out I was supposed to add sweetener and I didn't so they just tasted like vanilla omelettes lol. Gonna try again and let you all know tomorrow!

Beans I was thinking of doing that today (as its something they do at the meetings) but hadn't got round to it yet! 4 stone is amazing. does anyone know how many of us there is now?

blondes well done on your planning, and good luck for tomorrow, got my fingers crossed for you

Turkey welcome, and good luck. I know what you mean about feeling like you can relax when people notice you're losing. I've managed to turn it to my advantage now though, and think about how happy they'll be for me when I've lost another 6 stone

TurkeyDino Thu 24-Jan-13 17:14:34

Bah only half a pound. Bought a food directory so I stop making up the syns for things.....

Still a loss is a loss and I'm heading the right way.

These pancakes sound good, how do you make them?

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 24-Jan-13 18:39:09

Turkey again it's a loss and 1/2lb a week is 2stone a year

1lb is 4stone a year

Magic pancakes

35g porridge HEB
diet youghurt 0% fat or mullier light
3eggs

add oats to youghurt,mix with 3 eggs,spoon into pan and fry on pan wit frilite.i they were gorgeous and the only syns was the honey if you want a drizzle on them 1 syn

some people soak oats in yoghurt overnite,i don't and they were still fab.

made and ate in 10 mins and they were DELISH :-)

beanandspud Thu 24-Jan-13 19:18:59

Well done Turkey, it's still a pound and we're all chanting 'slow and steady...slow and steady...' and trying to remember that it's the right way to go!

I've had a bad case of the munchies today, don't know why but fruit just isn't hitting the spot.

B- All Bran (heB), skimmed milk and banana
Snack - tangerines, two baby bels (heA) and an Alpen bar
L - Massive bowl of veg soup with a muller yogurt and an apple
D - just cooking ratatouille with potato wedges

Have drunk loads of water but still want something to nibble...

oh i so wanted a scotch egg today so so wanted one. i resisted though and glad to see i not the only nearly half pounder this week, it would have been so easy to sack it but i will stay strong . perhaps i don't sin enough but chocolate and sweets and cakes just don't pull me in its the scotch eggs and pies grin grin grin

slow and steady slow and steady wink

BadRoly Thu 24-Jan-13 20:53:35

beanandspud I have the munchies too - I have stuffed different fruits, yoghurts and water down but none of it is doing it tonight. Must be something in the air...

tigerdriverII Thu 24-Jan-13 22:21:56

Not quite so ravenous today

B 0% yog, banana and honey 1

L cold roast beef, various undressed salads

D two large glasses of wine 16

S satsumas. Another medium glass of wine 6

Total 22. Not great.....

Was going to have supper but we got way laid.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 24-Jan-13 22:26:24

Fuck me wine is bad shock I love it but have large gins now and diet mixer

Waylaid?? Dare I ask how?? Have wine but you must eat as well

The sweet potato curry is even better a few days old. Had with rice for lunch and yummy

I so want my mugshot. Twins still asleep but my tummy says its 11pm grin

tigerdriverII Thu 24-Jan-13 22:43:31

blondes. Worked late. DH had to collect me from work (35 mile round trip) as only one car can still get up our drive, so he has my car. Went for a drink on way home, bought DS supper as DH had forgotten to make any. Supper delayed, pub was in a muddle. We didn't order for ourselves as we're going to cook at home. Eventually got home just before 10. Decided not to cook! Had another wine after all that and also my mate is taking me to work tomorrow (as DH car stuck, and repeat). I promise to eat properly tomorrow. But have had lots of fruit and veg today as well as special grape juice.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 24-Jan-13 22:58:36

Surely grape juice wine should be free on sw

Sounds a hello of a day sad

tigerdriverII Thu 24-Jan-13 23:05:07

It was ok actually, don't normally get home much before 8. But everything else was bit irritating! Tomorrow better, my pal will take me there and back, just need to make sure that there isn't too much grape juice around tomorrow evening...can't wait for the thaw, I love snow, never thought I'd say that

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 25-Jan-13 08:28:08

2 lbs off smile really happy with that esp as had a Chinese fri - copious amounts of gin Saturday night and lunch out Monday smile

so 6 in 3 weeks and jeans def baggier round blondes butt smile

and oh said I looked slimmer in face and also boobs are getting smaller rofl

I will measure next week so every 4 weeks as sometimes you don't lose lbs but cms

So everyone if you haven't measured at new year when we started sw measure now and again every 4 weeks and you will see the numbers go down smile

BadRoly Fri 25-Jan-13 09:35:29

Morning and well done Blondes grin

I haven't measured but the new jeans I bought in November are now clearly too big hmm and I love them hmm

People are commenting on my face and I know I'm losing on my waist because I need new belts smile. My boobs just look extra droopy now - I need to start doing toning exercises I think. I have a yoga and a Pilates DVD on order grin

I have got off to a bad start however, coffee with dh (he gets home Thurs night) and a pain au raisin confused so 18.5 syns minimum before 10am shock

Loving the losses here, well done everyone!

I'm going to follow everyone else and start keeping a food diary

B - magic porridge and a satsuma
L - Speed soup and a scan bran (bleurgh but really boosts the losses!)
D - SW Dopiaza. Recipe is on the website but I can copy it in here for anyone not officially following

I've made some scan bran rochers too for my chocolate fix later, and going to stick to fruit for snacks

Tindertree Fri 25-Jan-13 11:26:59

Wow bean, that is great!

Welcome turkey smile

imnot, I think it might help me to do that too - it would certainly highlight how many syns are currently going on grape juice extra. Need to follow blondes and switch to gin grin

Another great loss blondes!

Now, how do I manage nandos this evening? confused DP is determined we go, and since it's his first proper day off in ages, it would be highly churlish to object...

Tinder, have you kept up w ith how many syns you've had so far this week? (and day do you weigh?) You can flexi your syns to be able to go, just takes a little planning! There is loads online on how to syn it (and how to avoid the high syns) so go and enjoy!

ThatBintAgain Fri 25-Jan-13 13:23:36

Hello again - I've been on holiday and there was only bread and cheese based food so I'm hoping I can rectify any damage by WI next week.

Off to catch up on the thread... grin

gofaster Fri 25-Jan-13 13:48:40

Well 1lb off for me this morning. Bit rubbish for first week (some of the others had loat 5!!) but I'm chanting slow and steady and concentrating on less syns this week (ie not 20+ some days hmm).
Today
B 1 toast & butter (HeB) 2s
L veg soup chicken salad
snack banana & yoghurt
D prawn stir fry

milk for HEa

trying to save some syns for birthday cake tomorrow and burns supper grin

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 25-Jan-13 16:23:41

roly fab clothes are getting looser but wow at pain au raisin shock

tinder i shall be on the gin and sex tonight- as oh and i 1st anniversary

how many syns do i get for sexercise grin

bint hope you had a nice holiday but those are the worst foods on sw

gofaster its still a loss, so well done-lose that every week and thats 4stone in a year smile

b fruit and hard boiled egg
l diet coke chicken and noodles and veg
t chinese, gin and sex - 25ish syns from what i worked out last week

laughalot Fri 25-Jan-13 18:51:32

Keep going everyone !!!!! Well done on the loses. We are going out for a curry this weekend for a friends birthday that is going to be leathal !!!!!!

tigerdriverII Fri 25-Jan-13 19:59:06

Well done everyone for losses! Go us.

Today....

B a banana

L baked spud, beans, cheese HEb, various salads, grapes and a tiny bit of extra cheese - say 4 syns max

Drinks - wine, not revealing how much

D - gonna be pasta w tomato and tuna sauce, salad no Parmesan though for me.

So wine syns and whatever was in the extra tiny bits of cheese.

hi all just discovered that the slimming world web page is now viewable in mobile form have logged into lifeline online and it really quite good! You lot are making me very envy with your special grape juice but dry January still going well
Breakfast, fruit and yoghurt
Lunch, fish sticks and salad
Snack, goahead bar syns 5
Dinner, Singapore noodles handful crisps 10
hex a, milk hex b, bread and no am not a hedgehog

Well done blondez if this all looks weird is because laptop lead still not fixed sorry¡

Me23 Sat 26-Jan-13 08:51:27

Thankyou all for the reassurance re my 0.5lb off last week. I weighed in this thurs and lost 2.5lbs so I'm chuffed with that, 5.5lbs in 3 weeks :-) however this week I'm not expecting a loss as its my birthday tomorrow so I'm goin out to a Vietnamese restaurant will try to make healthy choices still (steamed rice?) but not going to deprive myself. I just hope I don't put any on this week.

Well done everyone on your losses this week. Welcome turkey

beanandspud Sat 26-Jan-13 09:45:45

Good morning!

Well done me, blondes and everyone else. Have a great birthday meal out!

I was a bit fed up yesterday when I weighed in and no change. Got on the scales this morning and I am down 2lb which I'm much happier with smile. Have managed ok this week and I'm now determined to keep going (which wasn't what I was feeling yesterday!).

We are also having a 'dry' January but there is a bottle of prosecco in the fridge with my name on it for next Friday night!

My SW cookbook has also arrived - at first glance there are some yummy recipes...

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 26-Jan-13 17:30:31

enjoy tomorrow me

if any nice meat/mince recipes in there then can you post, thanks bean

androbbob Sat 26-Jan-13 19:57:13

Evening all! Some good losses going on. Decided to keep to my Mon WI for now as it focuses my mind on a sunday evening! Full of cold at the moment so not really eating properly.

Just about to plan my weeks food before I order my online shop. Two busy nights are Tues and Wed when get in by 4.45is and have to be out by 6.30 and 6pm so need to know what I am cooking then.

Planning to write everything down this week so hopefully will get a good start on 4th Feb WI. Thats my plan!

Tindertree Sun 27-Jan-13 12:47:23

Aargh no internet, so a tardy thanks slim - I shall check for future reference (he's very keen on nandos). In the end I went for the spicy rice and removed the chicken skin, so on the food front all was okay, I think. Had a flexible syns moment on the wine, though; it was a bit of a celebration. So, from now on no more wine syns for me!

Hope you've had a lovely weekend blondes grin

Grrr to these dratted colds - hope you're feeling better soon androbob.

me, glad you're feeling back on track, that's great!

I have been doing slimming world for a few months and lost 8,5 pound.

I started eating muller light yogurts but realised there is gelatine in them that I cannot have,

Does anyone knows of low fat yogurts that do not have gelatine in them?

Or ideas on snacks (sweet ones) which are free or very low syns value?

Tindertree Sun 27-Jan-13 14:43:12

Hi salagadoo, I don't think the yeo valley ones have gelatin, but I don't have any to hand so you'd need to check. They are not free, but pretty low in syns.

Me23 Sun 27-Jan-13 15:41:31

Thanks everyone! salagadoo I can't have gelatine either so I have activia snack pots nearly all of them are free on Sw but one or two are about half a syn.

Nicocacola Sun 27-Jan-13 17:11:24

Hi everyone, I'm feeling a bit disheartened today and found this thread so thought I'd come for a rant smile

Joined SW on 2nd Jan, sts first week (star week), lost 2lb then 1.5lb so only 3.5 in 3 weeks! I've been sticking to the plan but last night went out for a meal for friends birthday and even though I tried to be good by choosing the healthiest options I feel cheated as my main was really oily and they served my starter with bread which is really hard for me to resist sad I'm worried now that I'm not going to lose again when I already seem to be losing so slowly!

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 27-Jan-13 17:49:29

tbh its very rare to lose nothing the first week, even if star week so not sure what happened there

but

3.5lbs in 3 weeks isnt bad, thats an average of a lb a week which is a healthy weight loss, ikwym as im generally a lb a week girl and its hard when othersare losing say 4/5/6lbs a week

Nicocacola Sun 27-Jan-13 19:08:06

It wasn't fun being the only person to not lose at least 4.5lbs! Kept a food diary and my consultant couldn't understand it either and put it down to me eating lots of crap the week before! Even though I'm sticking to the plan religiously it just seems to be happening so slowly, annoying when others seem to be able to cheat freely all weekend and still lose 2lb+ at WI!

Justtheonemore Sun 27-Jan-13 20:17:20

Hi everyone smile

I joined SW mid September last year. As of last Thursday I've lost 3 stone 1 lb. Very pleased with my progress.

I've tried lots of different weight loss plans but afterwards the weight always crept back on. I really feel SW is helping me to automatically choose healthier options, I feel much more confident in my ability to keep it off this time.

I tend to mix it up with free meals - chilli, curry, spag bol, shepherds pie etc, all made with a tonne of super free veg. I'm one of those people that feels a bit deprived without my treats blush so I save my syns for those mainly.

Good luck this week!

beanandspud Sun 27-Jan-13 20:19:03

Salagadoo I like the Shape 'delight' ones - apple crumble and rhubarb crumble. They are 0.5 syns each and don't have gelatine.

Nicocacola. As Blondes said, an average of 1lb a week is steady and sustainable. Someone said earlier up the thread that on other diets it was amazing to lose 6lb in a week but much less amazing when it piles back on even more quickly. I think most of us have had 'slow' weeks but please don't give up, we're a friendly bunch on here so please do join us.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 27-Jan-13 20:42:58

well done just

nicolaare you eating your syns?

androbbob Sun 27-Jan-13 21:33:44

ooh getting nervous - its WI day tomorrow morning. Really hoping for a maintain or sneaky half pound off, but whatever the result I will draw a line under it and move onwards.

This cold is lingering now and now frankly being an irritant! DH of course has one which is far worse than mine! DC have managed to escape so far.

Need to get the pen out and write down everything this week and reap the results next week at WI.

Hope everyone else is ok and enjoyed their weekends.

Think am putting on tomorrow , neeed to plan as well. Lets just say dry january has been broken and I have not cooked all weekend and my willpowe r wained big time blush

BadRoly Mon 28-Jan-13 09:51:45

Morning smile

I am starting to struggle big time with my syns - I think Friday's pain au raisin has buggered my head up confused

Anyhow, dc3 has asked if we can have Chinese takeaway on Weds night for tea. I don't want to but wondered if anyone could recommend a child friendly noodle dish please? They don't especially like sweet and sour though...

I have a question about the website and syns too. I am struggling to find the syn value of things at times, is this a cunning ploy by SW to make me buy the food directory book thing?

beanandspud Mon 28-Jan-13 10:11:53

Good Morning!

Not sure if this helps but the only way I am keeping going is by planning a week of meals at a time so that I know that breakfast, lunch and dinner are almost syn-free (or using healthy extras) and then I have the rest of my syns as snacks. Before Christmas we would work day-to-day for meals and inevitably by Thursday I would get to the 'can't be bothered' point and order a takeaway, it was a downward slope then to the weekend!

If you need something sweet the Bakewell Tart Alpen bars are lovely - 3 syns each or you can have two a day as a heB.

BadRoly - I would probably order something like chicken chow mein or stir-fry chicken and vegetables for DS if we were having Chinese. If you are doing Chinese at home PM me your email and I will try to send you some SW Chinese recipes.

As for syns, I usually google 'how many syns in....' and mostly it points to a minimins forum that gives me the answers! suspect it is also a cunning ploy to get you to buy the directory grin

Blondes I made Kofta curry yesterday with mince 'meatballs' for DH and DS (I don't eat meat). It went down well if you would like that one?

Justtheonemore Mon 28-Jan-13 13:26:22

I downloaded the SW app onto my iPhone, great for instantly looking up syn values smile

Feeling rather 'picky' today! Can't seem to stop myself taking one/having a nibble of whatever my DC is eating. I blame Mondays (and me, a little bit wink)

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 28-Jan-13 15:25:54

androb how was wi?

badroly count syns weekly, so 105 (15 a day) so you have left after your major cock up little booboo 87 left for the week, which is over 10 a day for 6 days - you can do this

bean yes please for kofat curry, though may make it with chicken, would that make a difference?

and yes i try to eat healthy for meals and then use syns for crisps gin salad cream etc

justone agree syns on the go is good smile

b magic pancakes (b) banana/kiwi/grapes - pic on fb those who know me
l chilli proawn linguini- toms, onions, courgette
t salmon and veg and rice

and the above is without any syns -very proud of myself

but

i did have fish and chips from chippy on saturday - was oh fault -but only ate 1/3rd of chips and top half of batter on fish so halved syns

BadRoly Mon 28-Jan-13 19:26:10

Blondes I think I ok overall - like beans I try to keep my meals syn free so that I can keep the syns for treats. I probably should stop watching Comic Relief GBBO though...

beans I have replied to your pm and will pm you again now I'm not on the phone smile

BadRoly Mon 28-Jan-13 19:27:17

Justthe great until you are in a supermarket dithering over low fat/no fat/fat free yogurts and can't get a signal sad

laughalot Mon 28-Jan-13 20:30:35

Stayed the same this week suppose im not to unhappy as I went out saturday night and had a curry with onion bhajis for starters a bottle of wine and a few lagers blush. Keep trying everyone xxx

androbbob Mon 28-Jan-13 20:55:58

Well WI - lost 1lb! Very pleased as really had to rein it in towards the end of the week. I only have another 24 to go to get to my May goal!

If I lose 3lbs this week then I will get my stone award, so I am aiming for that. Also have diabetic check up next Mon, which includes as WI, so need to focus for that! SW WI will be straight after that!!

I do think the idea of having syn free meals is a good aim and to use the syns to add bits to it.

smellylittleorange - how was your WI today?

Badroly - blondes advicce is spot on I reckon - will consider weekly syns myself I think!

blondes - the pancakes looked great - will try them later in week when I have time. Do you think I could do them the nighr before and just microwave in the morning, or are they dead quick to cook?

laughalot - STS ok given you have been out enjoying yourself! Back to the plan now please!!

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 28-Jan-13 21:52:58

laughalot sts is good ESP if had a curry and beer

androb easy to make - literally mix all ingredients and then fry - takes maybe 3 mins so quick and yummy smile

Microwave may make them go soggy

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 28-Jan-13 21:53:49

Congrats about 1 lb loss smile

Evening all - mind if I join in please? smile

I'm back on the metaphorical weightloss treadmill. Back in 2005 to 2007 I lost just over 11st on WW, with a lot of exercise (was running half marathons and stuff) - since stopping running I gained around 5 stone or so and then when pregnant with DS I gained another 5 or so. Lost a stone and a half after DS was born last year so I've started out around 8 stone up on where I was a few years back.

Since DS was born I don't have much time for the exercise (which is a shame as I love it to be honest) so am hoping SW can help me get the weight off without the exercise. Not worried about the amount I have to lose as I know it'll come off eventually if I stick to things, but I can be impatient so will be interesting to see how I get on - enjoying the plan so far and even enjoying cooking, which is unheard of grin.

I joined SW on 3 Jan and am doing Extra Easy (I will learn to like fruit). Lost 3.5 the first week, 2 the second week and 4 last week. I've set my initial target to give me a nice round 100lb to lose as a start, so just 90.5lb to go!

Total loss to date: 9.5lb
Remaining to target: 90.5lb
Aim for this week: 1lb

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 28-Jan-13 22:24:06

Welcome cheese

I also lost weight - 4st on ww about 10yrs ago but can't get to grips with the new system or couldn't a few years ago and was always hungry so decided to try sw

Why are you doing sw now instead of ww - as obv gets results

Wow at your weight loss - and you did it once before and you will again

Ww You can eat prepacked /jars etc etc

Sw is freshly prepared meals

WishYouWereMine Mon 28-Jan-13 22:54:46

Hi everyone, mind if I join you?

I started SW nearly 2 weeks ago. I lost 2lbs the first week (although had McDs and an Indian at Birthday parties), and am hoping for a bit more this week (WI on Wednesday).

Like Cheddar, I'm aiming for 100lbs as a nice round figure, and then will reassess... 98lbs to go!

I've never done anything like this before but I'm enjoying cooking everything from scratch. I've found it much easier this week because I managed to plan meals.

Only thing I'm struggling with is the use of natural yoghurt in recipes.. Currys etc. We're not that keen on the tangy-ness. Is there anything else I could use? Loving it at the moment but fear we may soon get fed up of endless Spagbol and Cottage pie!

Also swam today - 40 lengths.

Good luck to everyone WI!

Middy86 Mon 28-Jan-13 22:57:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Morning!

Blondes - actually, I'm doing SW because a friend of mine mentioned at New Year that she was going to do it. I used to do WW online but felt like I needed a group, at least for the first few weeks, to get me back on track so thought I'd give it a go for a change and said I'd go along. Ironically, she only made the first week and is now back working full time so can't get to the meeting we started going to! Also, I think SW is more flexible than WW and psycologically I like that there are foods I can eat 'as much as I like' of without having to count it - stops me feeling restricted. Think I eat more healthily on SW too, which is important as I want to provide a semi respectable role model for DS when it comes to food!

Wish - you could try fat free fromage frais instead of the yogurt.

Sorry I'm not popping in very often, I'm struggling to catch up when I do! WI for me today, but not til this evening, so cross your fingers for me! Will have a read through and catch up now

Tindertree Tue 29-Jan-13 10:16:43

1.5 off this morning, so 5lb in 3 weeks. Really chuffed; starting to see a difference and clothes looser. I think I can keep this up.

laughalot I sts last week - frustrating, but I kept thinking the truth will out next time!

androbob well done

Welcome all the new people smile ( wish, some fat free yogurts are much less tangy than others - I prefer the creamier ones.)

slim, I don't think anyone minds if everyone isn't up to date all the time? It would be such a shame if anyone felt they couldn't come back because the thread had moved on a bit. It's the popping in at all that counts!

littlemefi Tue 29-Jan-13 12:53:04

Well weighed in this morning for my first week back, have stayed the same.
Feeling a bit demoralised but will keep plodding on! Have just made a lovely syn free broccoli soup, will pull out some SW magazines and try to get a bit more inspiration and some recipe ideas.

I did eat out last night for tea with dd(age 3) who thinks its the height of sophistication to have tea at Morrison's cafe!
Not the easiest healthy eating menu, I ended up with battered fish and the waitress kindly swapped the chips and peas for a big syn free salad. I did eat the fish,batter and all, and it was bloody lovely, there's no way I was picking the batter off! I think it was about 15 syns but I had no other syns yesterday.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 29-Jan-13 13:15:19

tinder well done on loss

slim no one has to update daily, i often flip through threadat night, as i work nights - main thing is that we are all here for each other to support and kick gently up the arse if we fall off track

androbobs - congrats on your loss better than you'd hoped ! Unfortunately not for me 1/2lb on - i know why - and I will take lessons from it - i didnt want to be a killjoy with DH but I must must learn to put myself first - i probably need to share withhim more about what the diet actually is but I am embarassed to talk about it with him for some reason confused blush

SeriouslyStrongCheddar WishYouWereMine welcome to the SW gang! Similair amounts to lose - Instant diet buddies?

waves at Imnotaslimjim hi sometimes all I can do is pop in a couple of times a week two - go so fed up with typing minutes have locked the door to the office and having a good old read!

Tindertree well done - have you taken your measurements? - it is something three weeks in I have yet to do.

littlemefi perhaps it was salt on the fish? I know I suffer if Ive been good all week with lots of veg etc its like my body grabs it and retains it good luck for next week just keep on plodding on!

Speaking of fluid had to take my rinigs off in bed last night which means PMT and Star week coming up grrrrr - have a weekend away visiting my sis but we planned last night what SW we were going to eat as she is doing it too. Soup and HEX B sandwich on the train on the way up as its about 4 hours!

Have a great week everyone!

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 29-Jan-13 15:14:56

smelly sad at gain-def talk to dh and explain you need healthy meals, or meals you can 'tweak'

b blueberry pancake
l salmon and veg risotto
t spag bol and veg

prob have a mugshot tonight as working, so 11pm will call blondes tummy grin

havnt had any syns today shock and none planned - maybe i can have some crisps etc

still feel bad about my fish and chips sad

Tindertree Tue 29-Jan-13 16:25:53

Thanks smile

orange - don't be disheartened, at least you know why it is. This way of eating can be a bit baffling to some, (and, in places, it can seem a bit illogical).

It may be worth explaining it in terms as simple as these: you are limiting these things, so you can have as much as you like of these other things, which in turn stops you eating too much of a whole lot of worse things because you're hungry. And yes I really can eat all this food and still lose weight grin Or something like that?

DP was a bit slow to grasp it, because when he gains weight he just thinks "eat less, cycle more" and the job's done...

blondes don't feel bad, the whole point of this is long term sustainability, and I for one don't mind having half the batter on fish and a third of the chips indefinitely. Good idea!

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 29-Jan-13 16:28:29

tinder i know - but dont even like chips/battered fish much so to me a waste of syns - could of had tons of gin and cheese for that grin

Tindertree Tue 29-Jan-13 16:42:42

Well when you put it like that... grin

ninjanurse Wed 30-Jan-13 07:41:59

Morning all, am back for my weigh in. Another 1.5 lbs off today, thats a total of 9LB in 4 weeks, so am pleased with that. Still keeping my carbs relatively low, have been making recipes from my new Jamie Oliver 15 minutes book and tweaking them to make SW friendly. Felt like I have eaten really well this week. Got 4 gym classes booked for the next week, so looking forward to another bumper week next week!

Keeping going everyone, we are all doing so well.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 30-Jan-13 08:13:17

Well done ninja

tinder excalty grin

B banana and phil CHOC pancake 2.5syns
L not sure yet .....
T shepherds pie and veg

Aw thanks everyone, made me feel a bit better about not popping in every day. I'm just getting a business of the ground (I'm a novelty cake maker) and don't have time to get online

WI last night was crap, I gained 1lb. Was gutted as I thought I'd done well, but AF did arrive yesterday morning so hopefully will get a big loss next week when thats buggared off!

Well done to all of you that have lost, and those that have gained seem to know why so fingers crossed for next week!

I'm off to bake some more cakes and torture myself

BadRoly Wed 30-Jan-13 09:58:35

4lb off shock

I do not understand how this works! All I can think is that my meals are very low syn and my 'treats' are not as bad as I think? Which doesn't mean I am going to have a pain au raisin every morning...

BadRoly Wed 30-Jan-13 10:00:22

Imnotaslimjim - isn't that a bit like torture?! My friend makes cakes and is about to open a cafe - I spent yesterday morning helping paint and she 'paid' me in cupcakes confused I think she wanted me to take more than I did but if I took them home I'd just drill them blush

TurkeyDino Wed 30-Jan-13 10:01:27

Hey. Just had a quick flick through the thread, sounds like everyone is doing great (I know there was a tiny gain but it was AF related) sorry I'm not name checking anyone, I'm on my phone!

I've been struggling to do 3 meals a day this week. Just being lazy really. Hope it doesn't bite me on the arse come weigh in. I did make some hairy bikers minestrone, replacing oil with fry light which is free and nice!

Also Turkish delight muller lights are keeping me going!

I am about to try the pancakes suggested by blondes. Hope you're all having a good week.

badroly at first it was really really hard, would constantly be picking and grazing on leftovers and cut-offs. Now, I taste the mixture once to make sure its right, same with the buttercream. I have no syns on days I'm baking (ie make sure all meals and snacks are syn free) and any leftovers that can't be used go straight in the bin or are boxed up for the DC

turkeydino we have a lovely lady in group who was just about managing to eat 1 meal a day, and was only seeing .5-1lb off every week. Consultant got her to do a fast forward, to show her how much she should be eating, and she lost 6.5lb!

beanandspud Wed 30-Jan-13 10:44:33

Just popping in to see how everyone's doing. Well done to all of you that have lost lbs this week (smile at Roly). In my unofficial version of the plan AF 'gains' don't count!!!

Orange - just reading back I know what you mean about trying to diet in secret. I have tried that in the past and it was rubbish - DH started adding chips to go with the salads that I was making, didn't see 'jacket and beans' as a proper dinner and would still want a takeaway on a Friday because he didn't get it that I was trying to watch what I was eating. This time round I've been a lot more open about it and I'm trying to cook SW versions of things he likes so lots of curries, chillis, veggie bakes, pasta dishes etc. He's actually looking and feeling much better for the change.

Any advice for the weekend? We are going for an Italian on Friday, birthday party for DS on Saturday and 'dry January' comes to an end. I also have a load of overnight stays with work coming up (hotel food and evenings spent socialising). January has been fairly easy as we haven't been anywhere or done very much but I can't help thinking that it has the potential to all go horribly wrong.

TurkeyDino Wed 30-Jan-13 11:16:29

imnotaslimjim I'm a bit more prepared today, had breakfast, got soup ready for lunch just need to decide on dinner.

I'm hoping to get into a better routine when I start back at work next week. An actual lunch break! Joy! grin

ninjanurse Wed 30-Jan-13 11:22:07

beanandspud - If youre going for an Italian I would go for a salad or pasta with a tomato based sauce. Just steer clear of pizza!

tan3517 Wed 30-Jan-13 12:03:42

Hi
I have just started EE on SW. I am a bit confused apparently I need to eat more superfoods in my diet. Can anybody give me any free soup and curry receipes that I can make please
thanks x