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September '17 joiners to Slimming World

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Oldowl Sat 09-Sep-17 14:31:43

Hi

I joined last week. First time I have done SW. Anyone want to join me?

I weighed in (Tue) at 11 st 12.5lb (5'7" tall). I set my target for 1 stone, but would really like to get back down to 10 stone. Not sure this is doable before Christmas.

I started a new job 2 years a go and have put on 2 stone.

I am amazed how much free food their is. I don't think I have eaten so much fruit, veg or eggs in years!

Today I have had:

Breakfast: Branflakes and milk
Mid morning: A banana and 6 strawberies
Lunch: Rocket, sweet potato and feta salad with an ostrich steak (2 for £4.49 from Lidl, 157 cals and 2% fat), fat free yoghurt.

(Never had an ostrich steak before, it was delicious. It was in a Moroccan marinade)

Will probably have an omelette for tea.

raisedbyguineapigs Sun 10-Sep-17 13:10:14

Hi I joined last week too. It's taking me a while to get the swing of it. I started off at 12.13 although I think that was a false start as it was off the back of my holiday where I ate my bodyweight in cake! I want to go down to 10 1/2.

bugaboo218 Sun 10-Sep-17 17:49:58

May I join please?

I am.starting tomorrow. I did slimming world years ago when it was just red (meat) @ green (veggie) plans , which was a bit of a faff, but I did lose.

EE plan seems do_able, so I am.just sat here planning my meals for the week.

One thing I cannot see is how you can eat as many potatoes, pasta and bananas as you want and still lose weight.

Also I hate muller light yoghurt. So I will be sticking to natural fat free yoghurt.

Good luck everyone!

TaffyandTeenyTaffy Sun 10-Sep-17 18:05:56

I am joining on Saturday as a lot of people in work seem to be doing it at the moment. Want to lose about 2 stone but aiming to lose a stone by Christmas. Lost about 2.5st with WW over about 2 years but have plateaued/yo-yo'd for the last year (despite running 3-4 times per week) so just need something new.
Good luck everyone

christmasunicorn Sun 10-Sep-17 18:06:04

I hope you don't mind me joining, technically I joined in August, the 29th to be exact, so have my second weigh in on Tuesday. I started at 12st5.5lbs (I'm 5'5) and my goal is 9st and I would like to get there by next August (big family holiday!) so I'm aiming for 1lb a week weight loss. Anymore is a bonus but I'm keeping my expectations low. Lost 1.5lb for first weigh in.

B: 2 Alpen Light Jaffa Cake bars and Muller light cherry youghurt
L: mugshot sweet and sour and a banana
D: roast chicken and veg, no skin or gravy.

Currently at 2 syns for a biscuit I ate this morning whilst visiting my Nan. Will have an options hot chocolate shortly as I've gone over my syn allowance 3 times in the last week (3 birthday in the office including my own! There was a lot of cake!) so I'm trying to keep it low over the next 3 days to make up for it

Oldowl Sun 10-Sep-17 19:19:23

Glad I have some others along for the ride.

Welcome all.

I am trying to do an hour walk a day too, usually between 7.30-8.30 as that is when I get the munchies. I reckon that I do about 3 miles, so 21 miles a week.

I can't believe a crisp, sweet or slice of bread has not passed my lips all week.

I have had a couple of Options hot chocolates on an evening this week to get a bit of a chocolate fix.

Oldowl Sun 10-Sep-17 19:20:20

Happy birthday christmasunicorn!

raisedbyguineapigs Mon 11-Sep-17 22:35:19

I was doing really well, had overnight oats for breakfast, couscous salad for dinner and a lovely chickpea curry for dinner but then couldn't resista chocolate brownie the kids made at the weekend. Goodness knows how many syns are in that. I have a feeling some generous helpings of cocoa and sugar were used!

delftblue Tue 12-Sep-17 10:30:28

I just started last week! I was 11stone 6 earlier this year but had drifted up to 11.13 by last week (just from trying to diet too strictly and falling into binging. My goal is 10 stone but I have lipoedema so I don't know if I can get there.

First week I'm down 3.5 pounds. I'm very pleased. I'd love to be 11 stone by christmas because I know I feel really good at that weight. I'm 5'4".

Loving how kuch I can eat so far. I had M&M's last week and a bowl of crumble.

delftblue Tue 12-Sep-17 10:36:17

One thing I cannot see is how you can eat as many potatoes, pasta and bananas as you want and still lose weight

I think this is really clever of SW. Because technically it isn't unlimited. If you eat a third of a plate of veggies, that's a lot of chewing and a lot of fibre which fills your stomach up. It's quite hard to stuff in lots of carbs too. Your brain kicks in and tells you you're full.

Generally, too if a diet says 'eat this tiny portion' you tend to feel deprived and want more. If it says 'hey have as much as you want' you tend to self-regulate (and concentrate on when you actually feel full) because you know you want to lose weight. It should lead to you eating the correct amount.

I could be wrong, it could be that some people really do eat giant bowls of carbs but I'd have thought most don't.

I'm coming to this having been a low carber for years so it'll be interesting as to what I love. But 3.5 pounds off on week 1 has given me a boost!

delftblue Tue 12-Sep-17 10:36:26

*what i lose

raisedbyguineapigs Tue 12-Sep-17 16:56:17

I bought the free and easy cookbook last weigh in. So far, I've made sausage and bean casserole but used low fat sausages as couldn't be added to go on a special trip to Iceland, chick pea and spinach curry and tonight lemon pork meatballs. All were lovely actually, if a bit tomatoey. There are loads of other nice looking recipes in there. I'm impressed! Tomorrow is cottage pie!

OwlinaTree Tue 12-Sep-17 19:22:45

I like that cookbook, we've had some lovely things from that. The chicken and Artichoke paella is really nice.

Oldowl Tue 12-Sep-17 22:10:15

2 lb off for me tonight. Bit disappointed as I have been super strict- not a crisp, biscuit, sweet, piece of cake or even a slice of bread or potato has crossed my lips all week.

I suppose if I continue like this, I will be down a stone in 6 weeks time.

PlaydoughBarbershop Wed 13-Sep-17 15:14:39

Joined last week. Amazed how much I can eat and rarely use my sins for food save it all for wine!!!
Had my birthday last weekend so stayed good all day then had a night with LOTS of wine and cocktails wine I was good the rest of the week and lost 6lb at my 1st weigh in today. Am so so happy!! Hoping for 2lb next week smile

Oldowl Wed 13-Sep-17 18:11:17

Wow, 6lbs- that's amazing!

Skinnydecafflatte Wed 13-Sep-17 18:56:29

Hello, can I join please?

Technically I joined in August (31st!), I weighed 12st 4 1/2 and lost 1 1/2 last week. Weigh in tomorrow. I'm aiming for 11 stone to start with but would ideally like 10 1/2 or near enough.

The first few days I was eating loads of free foods but now I'm not as hungry. I'm enjoying overnight oats and often eat it in a couple of stages so I guess having a mid morning snack. I had my birthday last weekend so had a bit of a blow out on Saturday (estimated 64 syns 😱) but have been on track since. Would like a bigger loss than last week as I was a little disappointed with it.

PlaydoughBarbershop Thu 14-Sep-17 11:41:21

I am loving the overnight oats. Have them every morning with either strawberries or raspberries. Having chicken with brown rice/pasta and veg for lunch. Tea is either chicken, mince or eggs. Snacking on fruit and still having a large wine of an evening. The planning is the hardest part but get everything ready the night before with the kids lunches. Hoping to lose 4st though so a long way to go !!

Yukbuck Thu 14-Sep-17 12:59:50

Seeing you all writing makes me really want to do it. I started a thread in June and then just gave up. It's so annoying because I could have been at least 8 pounds down now if I'd stuck to it. But why can't I get motivated!? I almost just need someone to come and meal plan and prepare everything for me. Seriously need a kick up the bum . There's about 14 weeks until Christmas and I just need the motivation to have that as a goal. Even if I lost half a pound a week that's be 7 pounds down. I'm going to try to check back in to this group weekly. I'll make a proper meal plan this weekend and go shopping. Good luck everyone! I'm 11 stone 1.

Oldowl Thu 14-Sep-17 18:31:32

Glad to see so many joining the thread. I am sticking rigidly to the plan and making tweeks.

2 egg omelettes with loads of mushrooms, courgettes, pepper and ham, finished off under the grill with low fat cheese.

This has changed from 3 eggs and now using 1 cal spray oil.

Options hot chocolates are my saviour each evening when I NEED chocolate.

Still trying to walk for an hour each day.

QueenofLouisiana Thu 14-Sep-17 23:11:33

I started at the end of August, but can I join this thread? I'm an online member so need a group for mutual cheering/ arse-kicking as needed!

Weigh in 3 today, lost another 2lb so 9lb off in total. About another 3 stone to go.....

PhantomBlooper Thu 14-Sep-17 23:20:45

Hello!

I started 4th of September, although my birthday landing on the weekend of that week meant that I gained in my first week gin ! Only a lb though so I'm consoling myself that it could have been HEAPS worse had I not been on SW.

This week has been and will be much more settled and I'm hoping for a loss. Weighing in on Monday.

Queen, I am also online only. You kick my arse, I will kick yours.

Also, as a bit of a side note, overnight oats are life! Absolutely loving them. Have 40g porridge oats as my heb, 200g of fat-free yoghurt and strawberries and blueberries. Yum!

m0therofdragons Thu 14-Sep-17 23:59:55

I joined this evening so need to figure out the online stuff but group was surprisingly good. I went with friend who started last January so she's hoping I'll drag her along and I'm hoping that will motivate me. I've made overnight porridge (love porridge!) but used a muller light lemon Greek yoghurt as it was all I had. I have a feeling they're not syn free are they? Will check tomorrow unless anyone here knows. Also remembered I actually love peppermint tea so that might help with tea at work and the milk calculation.
I'm 5'5" and weigh 11st 5.5. I've put on a stone since April through stupid attempts to diet that result in me stuffing my face by 5pm. I would love to be under 11st in 3 weeks but will have to be strict (going to a wedding which will be like a hideous school reunion-bride and groom are lovely but old friends are bitchy and we moved miles away so not seen them for years). Longer term I want to be closer to 10 stone or even under but not getting ahead of myself. Baby steps!

Skinnydecafflatte Fri 15-Sep-17 09:41:46

1 1/2 again off for me this week so 3 lbs in 2 weeks, a little disappointing but I did have my birthday where we went out. I'm not giving up though, I'm enjoying the meals and I NEED to do this.

Meal planning is definitely what helps em the lost and ensuring I have fruit or yoghurt so around for snacks. Alcohol was always my downfall as then I'd start snacking so apart from my birthday I haven't had any since August Bank holiday.

Keep going everyone, we're all fabulous

Yukbuck Fri 15-Sep-17 13:19:23

I've just weighted at work... I think my scales are wrong at home. Work scales say 11 stone 4. I'm wondering whether to try to go to Tesco and weigh myself on their big scales. Hmm.

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