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Slimming World

Starting again... Anyone looking for a buddy?

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KeepAbreast · 21/06/2014 23:47

Okay, so I'm going to start Slimming World again. I lost about three stone last year on it after having my DD but I've put it all back on and more :/ and I feel stuck in a massive rut.

This time however, I'm back at work so can't make it to group, so will be doing it from home. If anyone else is thinking about starting SW, or already has, I'd love to have someone to chat to and check in with! Anybody? Smile

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OneSkinnyChip · 06/08/2014 11:46

Blackbird when I'm in one-off situations like that I just eat it and enjoy it :) I love cake :o

Going to make a huge pan of pasta in passata sauce for lunch and Thai green curry for tea. I need veg as breakfast was just two leftover sausages in a sarnie.

OneSkinnyChip · 06/08/2014 11:48

PS: Our group has started talking about Christmas already! Apparently if you lose 1lb a week that'll be 1.5 stone by Christmas and 2lbs a week will be 3 stone. A stone and a half would make me smile!

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo · 06/08/2014 12:52


Words fail me!

Cannotbelieveit · 06/08/2014 13:45

Yeah our consultant put that Christmas countdown on our fb group! Would love 2lb a week realistically!

Eddas · 06/08/2014 21:35

Yay I got my first sticker today Grin 3lb loss. Phew last week was lady related!!

OneSkinnyChip · 06/08/2014 22:35

Yay Eddas well done :)

Yep, Christmas stuff all over our group FB too. Maybe it's a SW 'thing'. I have to say I don't find this diet particularly restrictive because of the substitutions you can make and their cookbooks are really good and very reasonably priced. I got the Soups one this week and there are some gorgeous soups - can't wait for the cold weather now :o (Although I will miss the bread with my soup. Might have a once a week white crusty roll with butter thing.) I want to try the Thai green curry soup and the Goan potato soup. A few others too.

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo · 07/08/2014 06:42

Our consultant suggested using SW roast potatoes to dunk in soup

Cannotbelieveit · 07/08/2014 08:14

Might have to get the soups book! Sounds good Grin

Katiekins90 · 07/08/2014 08:48

I've decided in regards to Christmas I am going to have Christmas Eve Christmas Day and Boxing Day off plan and New Year's Day and eve.
I'm going to be extra good in the days round then to try and limit the damage but I want crispy roast potatoes and all the trimmings with my dinner not the alternatives lol.

Weigh in tonight I need half a pound of for my club 10.

OneSkinnyChip · 07/08/2014 09:21

Katie we have been away a lot this summer and I have found that as long as I eat sensibly two meals a day I can eat whatever I want for my third meal. This really helped me to stay in control at the breakfast buffet. Usually I would have been shovelling croissants down my throat but I stuck to free stuff instead so I could have a nice dinner and pudding.

Blackbird the roasties in veg soup would be nice! Might try that.

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo · 07/08/2014 12:03

Just back from weigh-in. Another 2lbs down and a shiny sticker for reaching my half stone.

Our consultant has started talking about the 'c' word so they must have all got together about it!

Someone in our group mentioned mushy pea curry - when she described it, it sounded vile but a lot of members nodded sagely about how lovely it is.

Has anyone here tried it?

OneSkinnyChip · 07/08/2014 12:09

Well done Blackbird :)

On the mushy pea curry people swear it's gorgeous (it sounds disgusting to me). The recipe I was told is 1 tin of beans, 1 tin of mushy peas, 1 tin of tomatoes. Blend it all together and add curry powder to taste.

Having some leftover pasta and lovely sauce for lunch very soon :)

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo · 07/08/2014 12:24

Eew OneSkinny that still sounds vile.

I think I'll give it a miss and enjoy my egg salad instead!

OkyDoke · 07/08/2014 12:29

Hello, Can I join you all? I've been doing Slimming World for nearly a year now, only lost 24 lbs altogether! I lose really slowly and my highest loss has been 2.5lbs in a week! Weighing in tonight, so new week starting! Got about 2 stone to lose for wedding in 12 months time!

How does everyone feel about eating after weigh in? Do you have a treat or stick to plan?

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo · 07/08/2014 15:48

Hello OkyDoke and welcome

I have some SW friends who go out and have a 'gert blow out', as they put it, after weigh in. (We're in Somerset, can you tell?!)

I can't see the point in that because they spend the rest of the week trying to lose it again.

I carry on as usual but have treats in the fridge when I really need them (Freddo bars- 5 syns!)

OneSkinnyChip · 07/08/2014 16:11

Hi Oky :) All the evidence seems to be that losing weight slowly is the most sustainable way for the long term. You're doing something right :)

Eating after weigh in is just normal eating for me. I haven't been doing this long but I am really trying to avoid the all or nothing approach. I want this to be a way of eating for life. My secret weapons are savoury rice or carrots with low fat houmous when I feel snacky for savoury stuff. For sweet stuff I have a meringue nest with berries and some vanilla yoghurt or a frozen bar of Green and Black's 85% chocolate. I just snap a couple of squares off for a few syns but it lasts ages and is so chocolate-y that it hits the spot.

Katiekins90 · 08/08/2014 12:00

oneskinnychip I like that idea of one meal whatever you like.

I normally have a "cheat" dinner after a weigh in and then wake up the next morning and start again.

Lost 1lb at weigh in last night so I got club 10 and I'm 4lbs away from target. I'm out tonight for dinner and drinking over the weekend so I'm aiming just for a STS next Thursday.

Cannotbelieveit · 08/08/2014 13:19

1lb off which I'm chuffed with as I had 2 days off plan (pre planned!!)

OneSkinnyChip · 08/08/2014 21:50

Well done Katie and Cannot on the weight loss :)

Feeling a bit munchy tonight. I may have to break the G&B's out of the freezer with a nice strong cup of coffee. Had a jar sauce tonight for our curry (I've been making from scratch) and it cost FIVE syns and wasn't any nicer than one I could make from SW recipe book. Won't be doing that again!

KinkyDorito · 09/08/2014 07:38

Saying hello - just rejoined online and have loads to lose, so will be around for a while.

OneSkinnyChip · 09/08/2014 08:03

Morning Kinky Smile welcome.

Early start here. Thank god coffee is free!

BendyMum15 · 09/08/2014 09:25

Can I join in please?

Starting again after DD was born (lost loads after DS) but gave my books from my last membership to a friend so just doing it from memory!

Nice to meet you all!

OneSkinnyChip · 09/08/2014 10:01

Welcome Bendy Smile This thread is starting to liven up. Lots of us coming out of the woodwork Smile

KinkyDorito · 10/08/2014 15:43

Onto day 3 and so far so good. My tricks so far have been to try not to think about it and to stock up on lots of SW staples so I have stuff to eat. I'm on holiday visiting at the moment, so having to resist lots of lovely food. But, if I get any fatter I would have to buy more work clothes before September, so that is giving me motivation Grin.

threeislovely · 10/08/2014 19:07

Hello. Please can I join? Finally found some motivation to focus on me and try to get healthy again.

Completely inspired by a couple of friends' weight losses. So, just been for a bike ride - never thought I'd make it home (we live at the top of a huge hill) but feeling really proud of myself!

Off to find the SW books I got a couple of years ago when I lost about 2.5 stone and going to see if I can do it again.

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