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Slimming World

Slimming World support Part 3

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calzone · 13/11/2015 06:35

How exciting.....page 3 of our SW saga.

I am 38lbs down since we started.....how are you all doing?

Slimming World support Part 3
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madein1995 · 01/01/2016 20:53

I seriously need to get my act together, I want to be slim not only for health and beauty reasons but I want to join the police force after uni, and to even be considered I need to be a healthy weight. Plus its really getting me down. I'm planning on rejoining next week but just feel such a failure, yes I've lost 1.5 stones this year but that's not much in the grand scheme of things is it? Reckon its going to be a huge shock getting back into things

Wiggleem · 01/01/2016 21:34

Hi, I'm thinking of joining slimming world and wondered if I could join for support.

My weight has crept up since having two children and eating lots of biscuits!! I would ideally like to lose around 10lb to a stone - so not a huge weight lose but it's becoming harder and harder to keep it down.

I'm worried that I am going to struggle with the recipes - I work 3 full days and struggle to stick chicken nuggets and chips in the oven in time for bedtime routine on these days - and breakfast is shovelling cereal down as I wash up and get kids stuff together - how will I have time to cook properly???

I'm also not keen on fruit or vegetables, or cottage cheese or yoghurt or much else - my husband doesn't like minced anything so between us we're so picky.

Will it be worth it for me?

Kryptonite · 01/01/2016 21:51

Well, as I said I was going to, I started today the way I intend to go on as I desperately need to start doing something about my weight - it's getting out of hand and just creeping up.
I'm going to list today's food (not to be boring, but as a record for myself

2 slices of toast (HE)

grilled salmon, plain new potatoes, salad


  • some plain pasta (yes, I know, I'm weird but I like it plain Grin )

    Have had no syns at all today as I was saving them for a couple of glasses of wine tonight. Which I am now happily drinking, FBooking and MNing. Grin
    Here's to another healthy eating day tomorrow.
KittyOShea · 01/01/2016 22:02

Welcome madein and wiggle.

madein you should not feel like a failure. Not only have you lost one and a half stone but think of what you could have gained during the same time. One of the things I like most about SW is that there is no shame. I've had a terrible week so far this week and have a big night out tomorrow night so am expecting a gain but I'll just start again. I hope you feel a bit better once you have another go this week.

wiggle it would be really tough to do SW if you don't like fruit or veg. One third of each meal is supposed to be 'speed' food which is most fruits and vegetables. Are there any you like?

calzone · 01/01/2016 22:06

Got stuff going on this weekend so am being mindful of what I eat but not being 100% on plan.

On Monday I am going to sp til Wednesday.

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calzone · 01/01/2016 22:07

List the fruits and vegetables you do like wiggle and we can help.

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backinschool · 01/01/2016 22:51

B - apple and mullerlight
L - gammon steak, SW chips, pineapple and huge salad
D - chicken and sweetcorn noodles
Snacks - dressing (1), apples, angel cake (5), 2 chocolate fingers (3), meringues (2), mullerlight.

As you can see I've had a problem with snacking on rubbish today. I'm still under 15 syns but I've been writing assignments all day and thats when I really struggle to stick to plan. I've been starving and craving sugar all day.

Helenbell1987 · 02/01/2016 00:55

Hi I'm new to this thread and net mums, been a member of SW for three years now, any ladies have some good ideas to kick my bum back into gear? Motivation is at a all time low Hmmthanx Helen X ps happy new year to you all xxx

fraggle84 · 02/01/2016 07:59

Plan for today

B - coffee (milk =a) strawberries & muller
L- egg, beans, toast (b)
D - jacket, tuna, salad

Syns - Mayo (3) salad cream (3)

Yesterday breakfast and dinner was spot on and syn free but we had a buffet at dh grandparents so plenty of syns at lunch. Felt determined and had a salad & mugshot before we went so I didn't feel hungry but did have a few egg mayo mini rolls, sausage roll, cheese & pineapple, slice of pizza and chocolate tart with cream !

FannyFanakapan · 02/01/2016 08:32

backinschool, make yourself some carrot sticks, apple slices, celery sticks, etc maybe even a free dip. nibble on those and black coffee/tea/water.

backinschool · 02/01/2016 08:36

Thanks FannyFanakapan, we are bit short of veg and salad so I'll do a quick shop today. Yesterday I was just craving sugar and cake. No idea why as I haven't really missed sweet treats until now. Hopefully that's done with and today will be easier.

backinschool · 02/01/2016 08:42

Helenbell, how about setting yourself a small easily achievable goal to get you started. Have a small reward or treat in mind for when you do it. If you have time to cook look for some new recipes to try next week.

carbcraver · 02/01/2016 08:54

Needing support and motivation...
You won't let me down will you!?!!!!

Been dipping in and out of SW for a couple of weeks. Over the last year have lost 20lbs ish. Was 1lb off 2 stone in December.... Then xmas hit GrinXmas Hmm

So, returned to the gym on Boxing Day (6am!!!) after 4 weeks absence! Started c25k, have upped my water intake, and bought salad bits!!!

I'm in it for the long haul!

Stellar67 · 02/01/2016 09:12

Hello everyone, I'm going to SW after being unwell for a long time, developed bad habits, and needing a kickstart back into it all. I'm going to do the 12 week countdown.
I know it's a cliche with new year and all that but hey ho.

OrianaBanana · 02/01/2016 09:24

20lbs is great! I'd just got my 1.5 stone then had a nice 6.5 lb gain at Christmas!

I'm back on it too, SP day yesterday, on plan today (hopefully including lunch out) and I hope to kick start the year with a good loss...

B - banana, apple, 0% yoghurt, coffee with HExA milk)
L - Nandos possibly, if so then grilled chicken (say 5 syns for oil and sauce?) with salad (no dressing) and corn on the cob (no butter)
D - pea and ham soup leftovers (with HExB bread if I've been ok over lunch).

OrianaBanana · 02/01/2016 09:25

And hello Stellar! Cliche or not it's great you're here.

pipjune · 02/01/2016 09:25

I joined SW in January 2015- I've since set up a blog with loads of SW recipe ideas if anyone is interested! www.theslimmingfoodie.com/recipe_index/
This is the related Facebook page www.facebook.com/slimmingworld2015recipetester/?ref=hl

carbcraver · 02/01/2016 09:31

Post xmas weigh in this morning....
From 13th dec gained 7lbs Xmas BiscuitXmas Blush

Have enjoyed my festive indulging. But now my head is (hopefully) back in the game.

Black coffee had.
Breakfast will be egg and beans. Maybe toast.
Lunch - salmon salad, maybe with some cous cous
Dinner - chicken, SW chips and veg

funnyperson · 02/01/2016 09:49

May I join? I need to loose 32 kg (5 stone) I lost 1 st 12 lb but have 5 st to go
yesterday I had

lunch: 2 eggs, mushrooms, spinach,tomato
tea: gooseberry fool
supper:2 eggs, small microwaved potato, raw spinach, tomato

calzone · 02/01/2016 10:30

Ok.....a little pep talk for the newbies and some motivation for all.

SW is not a diet you can do for a few months, quit and go back to your old ways. You are in it for the long haul. You will be learning how to make tasty food the SW way and lose weight at the same time.

You need to:
Meal Plan
Have snacks in that will satisfy you when you are desperate to eat something.
Hold on to why you want to lose weight.....do you want the chocolate more than getting into a smaller size dress?
Set small goals and then give yourself a non food related treat
Surround yourself with everything SW. Follow inspirational people on FB and IG and look at their achievements. Stay on this thread. :)
STAY TO GROUP EVERY WEEK - it really helps.
If you can, buy a 12 week countdown at SW as you get 2 weeks free and it will make you go to class.
Drink more water.
Make sure 1/3 plate is speed vegetables as it will speed up your weightloss.

I have lost 3 stone in a year and I am not going back to the way I was.
Come on! Let's do this, support each other and not beat ourselves up so much.
2016 can be the year we all do this.

((Am being nice today but the stick comes out on Monday and I will thrash you all with it!))

Am posting my photos again.......looks like we need a new thread soon.....

Slimming World support Part 3
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carbcraver · 02/01/2016 10:51

You've done fab calzone

I may need the stick.... Have a tendency to wander dangerously close to over the edge

backinschool · 02/01/2016 12:22

Wow calzone, you look great! Do you want to lose much more or are you maintaining now?

Muffintopmum · 02/01/2016 12:41

Hello all. Congratulations on your losses. I'm another newbie. Going to take the plunge and join a Slimming World group on Monday and have just seen this thread. Would love to join in the chat here - hopefully to keep me motivated. I have about 3 and a half stone to lose.

You look fab Calzone - well done. I'm really inspired by some before and after pics I've seen on blogs etc.

TwoTonTessie · 02/01/2016 13:01

I need a thrashing with the stick Smile
After getting to target a few days before Christmas I went off plan and need some motivation to get back on it. I am off for a walk to the shops to get more fruit and veg and will be looking at SW recipes for some more regular meal planning.

FannyFanakapan · 02/01/2016 13:23

Hello all newbies!

I am very smug to report ....... A loss over Christmas! Xmas Shock After being everso scared at gaining so much on MILs scales, I found that at on my normal SW scales I had lost 1/2 a pound! Which just goes to show that you can claw back that holiday excess! Also, although I feel like I have been overindulging for weeks, maybe I was making more good choices than I thought?? Certainly been 100% on plan this week.

So as motivation for the newbies - start weight 16st12lb. Sad Todays weight: 12st 5.5lb. just short of 4.5 stone lost - or 62.5lb - in a year. I pretty damned chuffed. I avoid photos, but I may have to post one if I have a glam shot of myself...

I second what Cal has said. My top tips:

o The journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step. Well done for owning your weigh issues and deciding to do something about it.

o Plan your meals. I cannot emphasise this enough - start with the main dinner/supper and work backwards. Build in your snacky syns, so you are less tempted to grab a bag of crisps at lunchtime. It also gives you something to look forward to.

o Try something new every week - it can be a ready meal or a SW meal or something you read on here, but try something!

o Buy the best quality produce you can afford. There is nothing worse than a floury apple or a tasteless tomato.

o Come on here at the end of the day and write what you have eaten all day. It really helps. ANd confession is good for the soul!

o DOnt save all your syns for chocolate and crisps and wine. Use them in your food to make you feel less like you are on a diet. DO you normally eat a bar of chocolate every night? Drink every night? If the answer is yes, then thats your problem, If no, then dont start now just because you feel you need to reward yourself with sugary snacks.

o when you have a bad food binge....and you will...because you are human! draw a line under it, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start again - immediatelly. Dont binge for another 5 days until weigh in. Diets dont always start on a monday.

o Be kind to yourself, and to eachother. Theres enough fat shaming going on out there, lets be there for eachother, support through the good, encouragement for staying on plan, strategies for avoiding danger. We can do it!

Have a great 2016 all!

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