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Slimming World

Slimming World 2023 - All Starters, Returners and anybody else welcome

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LightandAiry · 19/12/2022 20:54

@Wilma55

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pappajonessecretchild · 02/01/2023 14:34

a nice long walk will def help, well done on 5 miles chocolate candle!
I know what you mean Delta, my first mini goal is to feel the clothes i am squeezing into fit properley before then thinking about the size down. I am fooling no one by thinking i fit this size.
I have found this week trickier than christmas week as everything is open, and the casual approach to food is coming back. last wednesday was a half pound gain which was lucky. I realistically know this wednesday will be probably a 2lb gain.
keep going everyone, baby steps...

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LightandAiry · 02/01/2023 16:37

@SpongeBobJudgeyPants I don't see why you shouldn't be able to freeze Brandy Butter if Tiramisu can be frozen. The birds round your way would be lucky!

Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday everyone.

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Carpediem15 · 02/01/2023 17:06

Wrap the brandy butter in clingfilm making it sausage shape then freeze. I take it out when it is just starting to freeze and portion it then rewrap and freeze. Do this to make Kiev (without the brandy).

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ChocolateCandle · 02/01/2023 18:50

pappajonessecretchild · 02/01/2023 14:34

a nice long walk will def help, well done on 5 miles chocolate candle!
I know what you mean Delta, my first mini goal is to feel the clothes i am squeezing into fit properley before then thinking about the size down. I am fooling no one by thinking i fit this size.
I have found this week trickier than christmas week as everything is open, and the casual approach to food is coming back. last wednesday was a half pound gain which was lucky. I realistically know this wednesday will be probably a 2lb gain.
keep going everyone, baby steps...

Another 5 mile walk this morning but I'm also finding all the open things difficult. Back to work on Wednesday so hoping to be stricter then. Still hoping for a small loss when I weigh in...

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SpongeBobJudgeyPants · 03/01/2023 04:13

Thanks @LightandAiry and @Carpediem15 . I'm a bit confused Carp. Sausage shape, freeze, take out part frozen and refreeze? What is the re freeze for? Have you changed the shape from a sausage shape prior to 2nd freeze? Tis early in the morning, and can't sleep. Daren't have coffee! Grin @LightandAiry I see the sponsoring is coming along for your walking!

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mickandrorty · 03/01/2023 07:15

oh yay a thread for people who don't think sw is the work of the devil! i have just re-joined online after 3 years of not doing it! had a rather nasty shock that I'm pushing 18 stone! Starting today! I'm having smoked salmon and eggs for breakfast, beef and veggie noodles and 5% beef meatballs with veg and pasta for dinner. have oranges if i need a snack! my hifi bars for dessert (they are the best bit of sw πŸ˜‚) and lots of water! I need to do it this time i cant believe i have let myself go this badly I'm really disappointed in myself.

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Carpediem15 · 03/01/2023 08:35

Re the butter - just put it in ice tray portions. πŸ˜„I roll it and freeze a bit so it is easy to cut then put it back in the freezer until I want a portion.
This is the only forum that doesn't think SW is the work of the devil and that we eat proper food and not live on Muller Lights and Snack pot stuff. Enjoy your first day back (and the rest of them).

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Carpediem15 · 03/01/2023 09:55

Just seen a SW offer in today's Daily Star.

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LightandAiry · 03/01/2023 09:57

Welcome @mickandrorty I lost 1.5 stone with SW, definitely angelic! Although after Christmas weigh in it's only 1 stone 1.5 lb. I did gain a little before Christmas.I agree re the water, it fills me up.

I've had to make a few tweaks because I am pre-diabetic, so I restrict fruit and carbs which works for me, but what you're doing sounds as if it will be successful. What do you like to have for syns?

@SpongeBobJudgeyPants yes it's coming along. That brandy butter won't go out for the birds then. I had some trouble with my fundraising page, two family members can't work the link, which is a pain.

If anyone is in interested the charity Refuge are offering a walking challenge in February - 2 miles per day. Raise whatever sponsorship you can.

I had a shock when I put on a pair of jeans after Christmas - just after a week it was a struggle to get the waist done up!

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Decafflatteplease · 03/01/2023 10:42

Can anyone critique my first few days? Not starting properly until 8 Jan but trying to get into the swing of things eg not measuring milk etc yet

Yesterday....
1 Weetabix and a sprinkle of raisins. (Half a hex b)

Latte as per username πŸ˜‰ and a sw bar for other hex b.

Our for lunch and really wanted a big fat panini and chips but instead I had jacket and beans with a side salad no dressing.

Dinner was tacos so low fat pork mince and I think it was all free eg veg and beans apart from a sachet of salsa but that was between 3 and I had 2 tacos for 7 syns.

Today...

Same as yesterday for breakfast of Weetabix

Lunch will be 2 heck chicken sausages 1 syn each, mushrooms and a poached egg.


Dinner planning the taco mix from yesterday but making it into a sort of Bolognese. Got a jar of tomato sauce to use up unsure if syns. With spaghetti and salad.

Fruit to snack on during the day.

Am I roughly on the right track.

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PositivePants2023 · 03/01/2023 11:17

Thanks for this thread.

Sneaking in quietly. I spent the last third of last year comfort eating and generally wallowing in self pity. Life has been full throttle and I've used it as an excuse to really beat up my body.

Weighed in this morning - was not a nice surprise! So coming back to what I know works best for me. I have a target of 1lb a week, starting from today. Hoping you guys will keep me focused!

HNY everyone xx

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questionsneverstop · 03/01/2023 12:46

Joining again. I went to SW few years ago and i know how it works. I am weak and I love chocolate and anything sweet. I am starting today in a softly way hahah but tomorrow (kids at school) for good.

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pharmacoco · 03/01/2023 13:23

Joined a group last night Grin can no longer blame the baby weight, seeing as he's 2 very soon!
Good luck all

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Carpediem15 · 03/01/2023 14:41

Decafflatteplease · 03/01/2023 10:42

Can anyone critique my first few days? Not starting properly until 8 Jan but trying to get into the swing of things eg not measuring milk etc yet

Yesterday....
1 Weetabix and a sprinkle of raisins. (Half a hex b)

Latte as per username πŸ˜‰ and a sw bar for other hex b.

Our for lunch and really wanted a big fat panini and chips but instead I had jacket and beans with a side salad no dressing.

Dinner was tacos so low fat pork mince and I think it was all free eg veg and beans apart from a sachet of salsa but that was between 3 and I had 2 tacos for 7 syns.

Today...

Same as yesterday for breakfast of Weetabix

Lunch will be 2 heck chicken sausages 1 syn each, mushrooms and a poached egg.


Dinner planning the taco mix from yesterday but making it into a sort of Bolognese. Got a jar of tomato sauce to use up unsure if syns. With spaghetti and salad.

Fruit to snack on during the day.

Am I roughly on the right track.

If you want to know the syns of the tomato sauce put the brand etc here and I will look it up for you.

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Decafflatteplease · 03/01/2023 14:45

Carpediem15 · 03/01/2023 14:41

If you want to know the syns of the tomato sauce put the brand etc here and I will look it up for you.

Thanks @Carpediem15 it's m and s "everything" tomato sauce. From memory I think it may have been 10 from when I last had the app?

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Carpediem15 · 03/01/2023 14:54

340gm M and S Everything tomato sauce - 12.5
500gm Everything tomato sauce - 18.5

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Decafflatteplease · 03/01/2023 15:03

Ooo that's high @Carpediem15 maybe I'll just use tinned tomatoes! Can you also look up a Lidl can of readymade g and t please?

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Carpediem15 · 03/01/2023 15:11

I thought they were high, I had a shock when I looked up some Aldi ones.
There are 2 g and t's.
Fintons Pink Gin and Diet Tonic 250mls 3.5
Hortus Lemon and Lime Gin and Light Tonic 4

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LightandAiry · 03/01/2023 16:07

I have a whole bottle of Hortus Lemon & lime gin! That is high.

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Dahliasrule · 03/01/2023 19:04

Just went to weigh in. Quite pleased the gain seems manageable, but confused as to the figures. I thought I had put on 1.5 lb from the readout at the weigh machine. Weighperson said computer was showing only a half pound gain when I queried what he had written.
Has this happened to anyone else?

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AdditionalCharacter · 03/01/2023 21:45

Been and joined tonight, all set for tomorrow as my first day.

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Thegirlwithnousername · 04/01/2023 16:02

Can I join?



I started SW in Feb 2022 and to date I have lost 6stone 10.5lbs..Hoping to get to 7 stone loss tomorrow as I have been so good this week!

I still have a lot more weight to loose probable around 9 stone 2.5lb ish depending on what I look like when I get near to it!

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LightandAiry · 04/01/2023 16:47

@Dahliasrule that's not bad at all, hardly any gain!

@AdditionalCharacter how was your first day?

@Thegirlwithnousername of course you can join, good luck with the weigh in, and what brilliant perseverance.

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LightandAiry · 04/01/2023 16:50

First day at work today after the Christmas break, I'm walking to my yoga class for 6.30 as my job is sitting behind a PC, I've had a good day so far. How is everybody doing?

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picklemewalnuts · 04/01/2023 17:09

Right, I've been awol but I'm back on track! I ve spent the last two weeks eating everything I don't normally have. As a result I've put on about 7lbs (not been for a weigh in yet).

So today I've planned the week's food, and eaten only fish sticks so far. Healthy tea in the oven- a biryani.

I've soup lined up tomorrow. I'm sticking to speed and protein for a week.

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