SparkPeople Slimming World UK!!! Team Messageboard If you are following the Slimming World plan (UK) WE WANT YOU on our team!!! SparkPeople Slimming World UK!!! Team Messageboard New Plan? So the second hand Slimming World books I got from e-bay are from 2012 and have red days and green days - which is fine - but am I right in thinking they don't do red and green days anymore? - and have you found that you prefer one plan over the other (old v new - or red v green)? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>213</em> Tue, 16 Apr 2019 03:15:55 EST Hiya! Just joined the team. Have done Slimming World before but it was centuries ago. Don't want to fork out the cash to go to class or do it online, so I thought I'd join the team and muddle through? <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 9 Apr 2019 13:19:24 EST Chit Chat for December 2018 Isn't it hard to believe its almost the end of 2018, lets make the most of it and keep at it, supporting each other and doing our best in whatever way! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Sorry to hear about your husbands fall's Tina, hope he is feeling much better <BR> <BR> Today I have been to my MiL's house and hoovered top to bottom, there are still a couple of big items to be removed and a few things for my dad to take to his charity but its almost done. No date to exchange yet but its all with ... Fri, 7 Dec 2018 05:55:51 EST Chit Chat for October 2018 How are we all doing? <BR> The weather's so different to the May Day holiday last week. We've got rainy weather back again!!! <BR> <BR> I went to group as usual on consultant had been on a fresher training so was absolutely buzzing with new ideas for the group. <BR> In light of the royal wedding next weekend we're been asked to bring some low syn nibbles and the consultant will make some sw pimms etc. Should be a good session. Sat, 12 May 2018 15:44:03 EST Happy Birthday to Jude Please join me celebrating Judy's birthday tomorrow <BR> <BR><BR>d=BRANDI1809 <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> em>276</em> <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> Thank you <BR> Sun, 25 Mar 2018 13:42:44 EST Chit Chat - March 2018 1st March already and I think we're all ready for some Spring time now. <BR> <BR> I know I am...the South of England has had a real snowy time this week...hopefully some rain moving in over the w/e to warm the temps up again. <BR> <BR> I've been doing my best with the plan but for some reason not making much headway. <BR> It's still iffy whether my sw group will be open tomorrow but I know with the icy roads out there I won't be going. <BR> <BR> How's everyone else doing? Thu, 1 Mar 2018 16:42:53 EST Daily Chit Chat January 2018 I had a crazy indulent and Synful night with my great friend and my family. A really 'sensible' start to the New Year though 😆 <BR> <BR> Weighing myself this morning and getting a reasonablish scake measurement didn't spoil my day like it did the other day! <em>104</em> 😉 <BR> <BR> My 1st goal is to go to WI and be at my target soon! <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> My other major thing happening soon is my MiL is coming to live in my house overnight (about the 9th January) and I will... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 14:28:40 EST SHED THE GUILT - My SW Consultants wise words this SHED THE GUILT - ESPECIALLY AFTER ANY GAIN!!! Lets try not to SABOUTAGE our success! <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER though that <BR> <BR> - If someone gave you 7 Roses and 1 died you wouldn't thrown them all away would you! <BR> 1 bad day doesn't mean that the whole week, the other 6 days need to be bad too! <BR> <BR> Keep at it! Don't give up! <BR> <BR> Overall BE KIND TO YOURSELF! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Consider where is went wrong? (NEVER BLAME YOURSELF) <BR> <BR> 1. Have you had... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 15:19:20 EST Daily Chit Chat - December I thought that if we started a new thread for the month of August maybe we'd get some more members posting again! <BR> <BR> So AUGUST off we go.... <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>216</em> <em>550</em> <em>492</em> <em>53</em> <em>311</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:55:57 EST Hex A substitute. Ok, so I was having a chat with my daughter a few days ago doing my usual complaining that there isn't enough hex a for me in a day. I was eating a vanilla Muller light at the time. She said if Muller light is free and it's dairy why cant you water a bit down and put that in coffee instead? I thought this was an interesting question so before I try it I thought I would ask you lovely people. Is this acceptable seeing as I would be eating it anyway, or would it be classed as a tweak? Tue, 6 Jun 2017 18:38:36 EST Hello everyone. Hi everyone. I joined sparkpeople years ago but sort of drifted away. Now I'm back as a mighty slimming world member and I'm on a mission. I will shift those stubborn pounds (shhh stones😉) Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Sat, 3 Jun 2017 18:28:57 EST Yoghurt Milk can be HEa but if I put that same milk in yoghurt maker with probiotic bacteria and turn it into natural yoghurt it then can't be HEa. Why????? Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:08:59 EST SW recipes I've been looking at the recipes on the Slimming World website and have tried a couple of them - Italian chicken and tomato soup and the Beef Bourgignon. Both of them I thoroughly enjoyed. Has anyone else tried some of their recipes and if so, are there any you would recommend? Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:56:29 EST Daily Chit Chat The chocolate bars in the vending machine at work seemed to be screaming 'come and eat me' this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Feeling proud of myself as I managed to resist - phew! <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:23:56 EST New Year, New Month & New Goals. Here is great opportunity for begin a fresh for January 2017!! <BR> <BR> Let's take advantage of the month of January 2017 and make the new month really count for 2017!! <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 18:26:48 EST Plans to get us through DECEMBER?? OK we know December can be a difficult month for most if not all of us.... <BR> <BR> How we going to play this? <BR> <BR> Feel free to make some goals or just tell us how you will do your best to cope. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>593</em> <em>594</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:03:54 EST November ~ “Look within!…The secret is inside YOU" November ~ “Look within!… The secret is inside YOU.” <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I like that often do we look around for the answers and yet forget WE actually hold the KEY to our own SUCCESS!!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:51:02 EST Starting today! I have decided to start this journey today. I live in the Caribbean so don't have access to certain ingredients but I am sure I can adjust things and stay within the boundaries. Also may need some interpretation of Looking forward to finally having some success. Have been a yo-yo dieter for most of my life. <em>524</em> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:03:51 EST OCTOBER - Eat Better - Feel Better!! October and it seems to be me that this year is running away FAST!!! <BR> <BR> We all know how much better we feel when we are good to ourselves by eating healthy foods so let's really try this month to be kind to ourselves and <BR> "EAT BETTER - FEEL BETTER!! <BR> <em>104</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>334</em> <em>274</em> <em>550</em> <em>492</em> <em>370</em> <em>291</em> <em>53</em> <em>372</em> <em>22</em> <em>497</em> <em>... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 08:31:09 EST September ~ Surprise ME!!! New Month <BR> New Beginning <BR> New Mindset <BR> New Focus <BR> New Start <BR> New Intentions <BR> New RESULTS!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>345</em> <em>104</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <em>220</em> <em>252</em> <BR> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 17:56:07 EST Lets be AWESOME & ABLE in August!! I'm starting us off for the month of August! <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> &amp;ABLE??? Sure we can be...Set some goals and let's MAKE IT HAPPEN!!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>216</em> <em>68</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>45</em> <em>491</em> <em>492</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>53</em> <em>22</em> <em>267</em> <em>291</em> <em>469</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 17:08:48 EST Jump Start July..... As Irene suggested this title for our new month's name I had to oblige! <BR> <BR> If we are honest I think that several of us need a Jump Start to a Healthy Summer after all hopefully weather will improve soon and we will need our summer clothes out! <em>67</em> <BR> Happy July everyone! <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 03:41:29 EST Does anyone have a saboteur in their home or life? I'm just asking as I have one. I'm married to one. <BR> He stuffs his face with crisps while we are in the car and I'm trapped in a Micra with a cheese and onion mega bag. C&amp;O have always been my favourite since I've been a child. Difficult to weigh out when on a journey, so I ignore them. I know that if I eat one, I'll eat loads and lose track of the syns, as not able to weigh. <BR> <BR> Last night he was eating Co-op choc chip cookies. The really big chewy ones, half a raspberry victor... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:46:08 EST Happy Birthday Jackie MADEINBRITAIN MADEINBRITAIN Please join me celebrating Jackie's birthday tomorrow on 20th June. <em>383</em> <BR> <BR><BR>=MADEINBRITAIN <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>44</em> <em>181</em> <em>297</em> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:14:38 EST Hello June & Summer!!! Who can believe that the month June is here already!! That's the 6th month of 2016!! <BR> <BR> Phew...this year is really skipping past!! <BR> <BR> Please feel free to list some goals for this month to help you along. <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>224</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> <em>220</em> Tue, 31 May 2016 17:58:19 EST Did you stay within your syns allowance? Just wanted to set up a thread where we can come and post a goal met when we stay within our syns allowance. <BR> :-) Fri, 27 May 2016 06:22:06 EST Haven't done Slimming World for years... Was going to join a class on Wednesday but am thinking I might join online... Not decided yet. Online seems rather expensive. £60?... <BR> <BR> Anyhow the food pics in the May chat thread have decided me - I'm definitely joining. The change may help me start moving some weight again. I've been stuck for too long... <BR> <BR> I live in Devon, am 52, married, no kids, no pets, walk for exercise and would like to do the callanetics dvd that's sitting on my shelf... more into talking about... Mon, 16 May 2016 16:59:45 EST Happy Birthday STITCHINGNAN - Irene/Ree on 15th Ma Please join me CELEBRATING Irene's birthday on this next Sunday, the 15th May. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ITCHINGNAN </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>276</em> <em>125</em> <em>125</em> <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Wed, 11 May 2016 16:15:56 EST Let's make it A May-Zing!!! Here we go...1st May: <BR> <BR> Let's make it A May-Zing!!! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>285</em> <em>381</em> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have some goals for this month? Please tell us about them... <BR> <BR> Maybe something you want to wear now the weather should be improving? <BR> <em>204</em> <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Maybe adding some fitness minutes? <BR> <em>331</em> <em>108</em> <em>185</em> <em>237</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 05:26:06 EST Happy Birthay Janet Elizabeth 1 Hi guys please join me celebrating JANETELIZABETH1's birthday on the 15th April. <BR> We have to do it early as she is going on holiday on Friday the 8th for 10 days so will be somewhere hot for her big day - lucky her! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>NETELIZABETH1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you have a fantastic day and holiday Janet, thanks for EVERYTHING! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 15:26:02 EST Amazing April....!! Here we go month that we're calling AMAZING APRIL....Let's just DO IT!! <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>216</em> <em>216</em> <em>216</em> <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> Please feel free to share your ideas and how you're doing on your your journey. <BR> We know it's not always easy but please remember... <BR> We're all in this together. <em>220</em> <BR> We know Slimming World works. <em>525</em> <BR> We know the plan promotes healthy eating. <em>550</em> <em>55... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:26:04 EST Easter Treats - April 2016 SW values At my club this week my consultant was giving us ideas about Easter, its a bit like Christmas and about making good choices and planning a Strategy! <BR> <BR> Hot Cross Buns (mini from M &amp; S) 5 syns <BR> 1 slice Hot Cross Bun bread 5 syns (lovely but could you just eat one slice?) <BR> <BR> Average Hot Cross Bun (without butter) 10 syns <BR> <BR> <BR> Mini Egg Nest 9 syns <BR> <BR> Mini Creme Eggs 3 syns <BR> <BR> Mini Eggs ... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 05:55:13 EST Spring into MARCH with plans for more progress!! The weather may not feel very Spring like yet but we can still be doing our best to try and make lots of progress this month! <BR> <BR> <em>378</em> <em>378</em> <em>87</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>267</em> <em>491</em> <em>284</em> <em>370</em> <em>204</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 05:32:37 EST Motivational Ideas from my SW consultant this week SW Lifeline Online this week is Fakeaways and Motivational Tools <BR> <BR> Motivation is a powerful tool, when it is harnessed ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, you can ACHIEVE ANYTHING. <BR> <BR> SW allows us to set our own Target so there is no Pressure from Goals or Deadlines, however sometimes we do need to set ourselves a target so we have something to work towards. <BR> <BR> <em>209</em> <BR> <BR> Think about the football match, 2 teams run onto the pitch in the Stadium but if there aren't ... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 14:17:39 EST Brand new to SW Hello! <BR> I'm starting again again again.. but first time with slimming world. I signed up online as I work shifts and they are totally unpredictable so there's almost no chance I could get to a class. I have to say online is completely bewildering. But I did it because I'm less likely to back out as I paid for it. I do like the idea and my mum lost a few stone on it years ago, kept it mostly off and looks amazing. <BR> I have a lot to lose, aiming for around 6-7 stone in total but will be ... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:46:42 EST Snacks - what are your favourite ones? Group ideas Can I share my thoughts about snacking I got at my last SW class. <BR> <BR> When we snack they are often NAUGHTY and SYNFUL foods so could damage our eating plan! <BR> <BR> Why do we snack? Often emotional eating – ANGRY?, BORED, LONELY? We want to eat don’t we but DON’T – Try to leave it at least 20 minutes before you have a snack. Keeping a food diary will help you spot (hopefully) when your munchies times are so you can PLAN for them. <BR> <BR> Some people I know keep a treat box w... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 15:30:59 EST Wishing for a Fun February not a Frosty One! Hi guys I know I'm a few hours early but as Feb 1st is Monday and I may not have time Monday morning! I'm starting this new thread now. <BR> <BR> Well done to those who had good WI's at the end of last week/month, any loss is great! But a STAY THE SAME is good too <em>242</em> . <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great month, even if it is a shorter one, it does have an extra day, its a LEAP year. <BR> <BR> Oh and sorry for being a miserable thing last week and thanks for all your support... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:13:50 EST SW friendly recipes on SP Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Just wondering if any recipes on SP is Slimming World friendly? What would you recommend? <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks xx Tue, 5 Jan 2016 10:16:15 EST January 2016 - Happy New Year everyone! Of course we have to start a new thread/blog for January, hard to believe its here. Anyone have any resolutions/goals they have set for the new year? <BR> <BR> Mine have to be to get back to goal and stay there <BR> To get back to regular exercising and many others not decided yet! <em>216</em> <em>274</em> <em>386</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 05:27:19 EST Decembers Here so Lets Share Christmas Ideas November is past - advent calendars are being opened in many houses! <BR> <BR> I haven't put my decorations up yet, planning to do that on Sunday here. <BR> <BR> Lets try to share our Christmas plans and ideas to 'avoid' the temptations. <em>381</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 02:17:27 EST Happy Birthday Tina TESAM2931 Hope you had a very happy birthday Tina and well done for losing weight your birthday week as well. <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> love from Donna x Sat, 7 Nov 2015 19:03:15 EST November Ideas Hi guys, well its officially November now and lets share our ideas here! <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:02:52 EST Hi Hi, <BR> Just joined the team and wanted to say hello 👋 <BR> I'm Julie 56 years old, looking to lose around 2 stone (or a bit more... Lol). I don't go to class but I'm trying to eat the Slimming World way but not having a lot of success. Hoping to get ideas etc. <BR> Thanks for having me here and looking forward to getting to know you all Fri, 16 Oct 2015 04:11:59 EST October Thoughts Okay guys, anyone else surprised its October already. Mornings are feeling cooler aren't they but this week the afternoons haved been lovely. <BR> Just starting this but dashing out now so hope everyone knows I care but am a bit busy today. hugs everyone and happy October Thu, 1 Oct 2015 03:57:20 EST Hi from Norfolk, UK Hi All. <BR> <BR> I am a follower of SW, here in sunny (or not) Norfolk, over on the East Coast. <BR> <BR> I've been on SW for about 4 months now and it's steadily shifted those last 7lb and I'm hovering around my goal weight, give or take a couple of lbs. I don't attend class at the moment as the goal that was set for me was just under 10stone, and at my height, I feel that's a bit unrealistic. I weigh at my gym or at home (scales are accurate and weigh exactly the same as gym, Drs scales ... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 05:51:55 EST September Ideas & Thoughts! Hi guys, the plan is still the same, worth doing (especially properly <em>211</em> ) but its a NEW MONTH! September already - hard to believe isn't it! <em>386</em> <em>67</em> Tue, 1 Sep 2015 04:11:39 EST SlimmingWorld Devotee Hi, I'm a new SparkPeople member who is crazy about Slimming World. Been going to group since 1st May 2014. Chasing my 3 1/2st award like mad. Summer hols are a killer! Sun, 9 Aug 2015 16:30:28 EST August Thoughts/Chat? Hi everyone, well its summer now (the weather forecast hasn't go that yet!?) but does anyone have any new plans for this month? <BR> <BR> I am trying (again) to refocus on the SW plan/goals and remind myself why I love this plan so much and try to forget the self sabotage on my recent holiday! <BR> <BR> also got lots of other cleaning jobs etc to do as its my work break as its school summer holidays. <BR> Donna x <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Aug 2015 02:50:32 EST confused hello all <BR> please can you tell me how to pu my weight tracker on here? <BR> thanks Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:40:23 EST Hello from Berkshire I joined online as I have work commitments that I can't get to a meeting. Having done this now it sea very isolating . I'm still trying to work it all out but the online stuff seems all over place not very clear. <em>198</em> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:44:34 EST Bread :( I eat bread for breakfast and before I go to bed. It's going to be terribly hard not to eat it 😕 I joined online as I can't get to meetings. It seems very lonely online? Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:41:05 EST Newbie target member :) Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm a target Sw member, reached target in March 2015. Have kept it since, dropped out my bubble once but otherwise have kept fairly steady. <BR> <BR> I'm now looking to tone up and, depending on the exercise outcome, perhaps drop my target a little :) Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:44:48 EST New Challenge - 5's! Join me - we can do this! Last night my consultant challenged us all to keep a honest food diary and to have <BR> <BR> 5 free foods <BR> 5 superfree foods and <BR> 5 fruit/vegetables (different to the 5 superfree foods <BR> <BR> per day! She said she has seen people lose 3.5lbs on this plan in one week. <BR> <BR> Gonna try it, anyone else with me? Will put a new place to post on our page. <BR> <BR> <em>488</em> <em>274</em> <em>289</em> <em>368</em> <em>291</em> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:43:48 EST Challenge of 5's - post your ideas here! Last night my consultant challenged us all to keep a honest food diary and to have <BR> <BR> 5 free foods <BR> 5 superfree foods and <BR> 5 fruit/vegetables (different to the 5 superfree foods <BR> <BR> per day! She said she has seen people lose 3.5lbs on this plan in one week. <BR> <BR> Gonna try it, anyone else with me? Will put a new place to post on our page. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>368</em> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>274</em> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 02:09:21 EST June Challenges - how's it going? 1 KEEPING A FOOD DIARY <em>150</em> <BR> <BR> 2. KEEPING HYDRATED <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am pleased to have the two new challenges and plan to post on this site every week to detail my achievement on these goals. Already I have started a food diary on the Slimming World web site when I logged in and intend to keep it going! Mon, 1 Jun 2015 02:33:53 EST Ideas for New Team Member of Syn Free Ready Meals Of course Omlettes can be a quick easy meal so long as you cook them in Fry Lite not oil. <BR> <BR> There are some 'easy ready made meals', Batchelors Rice and most Batchelors Pasta and Sauce are syn free so allowed on the SW eating plan. There are some syn free ready meals at Iceland from the 18th February. Tins of Chickpea Dhal (from Asda) are syn free and like a curry. Many Mugshots (especially the 1% ones are syn free too). <BR> <BR> I like to make a huge pan of mixed veg soup so that ... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 14:03:46 EST National Breakfast Week! January 2015 What is your favourite breakfast? Of course its the most important meal of the day breaking the fast you have had overnight and helps keep your blood sugar on an even keel! <BR> <BR> I like weetabix, yogurt and fruit myself. I too am pretty dull too, despite my consultant regularly saying we should mix it up but the yog may be a different flavour and the fruit is rarely the same, though banana is the most filling! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:26:22 EST Temptations - can we resist? Hi guys, I think I can her the bells from santa's sleigh, he is certainly approaching - I can also hear the chocolate tins opening! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh. <BR> <BR> The chocolates are really tempting me this week, what are everyone else's favourite treats.I especially like Quality Street though quite like Maltesers and Snickers in the Celebrations tin that's already open <em>224</em> <em>446</em> <em>444</em> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:38:50 EST May new start I can't find the regular weigh in a page , oh ! Hope it's ok to start this one, <BR> I got weighed yesterday , happy with 144 <BR> Today the scales have added 2lb overnight , as they do, <BR> So can only register today's wight at 146 <BR> I am still within my goal weight but at top end. I want to be below 10 stone so aiming to lose half a stone. Not a lot? Well it is when you lose at a snails pace, I will aim for a pound a week .i i am just getting back in track with food and exercise aft... Thu, 1 May 2014 05:19:42 EST What foods can you not resist? They do say with Slimming World that nothing is out of bounds but for me I can't have: <BR> <BR> NUTELLA or PEANUT BUTTER in the house - sorry children, you can have them when you <BR> get your own house! I have been known to eat both by the teaspoon full in the past. <BR> My dad mentioned today that he'd got some peanut butter this week but I forced myself <BR> not to open his cupboard and help myself. <BR> <BR> Does anyone els have any items they cannot resist? <em>18</em> <em>33</e... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:42:34 EST New group opening ? I hope our dear group leader does not object to me starting a new thread, <BR> I feel I have been playing at slimming world for some time. Making excuses generally . <BR> I don't go to any groups but feel I should do .its not easy for me to get to a group, i could join online yes but we have a good group already, I see this as an offshoot, <BR> My thoughts are we have a regular meeting day and weigh in. Treat is as a real group. Starts off with weigh in , them the reasons why it's up or d... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 04:04:55 EST New year,new start Decided to start the Slimming world plan again,lost weight successfully with them years ago,i like that there is no having to count points or calories. <BR> Unfortunately there is no class here in the Isle of man,but i still have the books and i may consider joining online. <BR> Cathy Tue, 7 Jan 2014 07:55:20 EST Being positive It had been suggested we have a new thread on being positive, <BR> It's so easy to be hard on ourselves , some days it's seems nothing goes right ,we all have them, <BR> I am a glass half full person and try to encourage others to feel the same <BR> So what's good about today? <BR> The sun is shining , we have no gales and power is on! <BR> That's general, <BR> re myself I did 15 minutes exercise early today. The scales stayed the same as yesterday, yes ii am daily scales person! But t... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 04:42:03 EST SW - Have any goals for 2014? Let's give the New Year some thought and plan ahead with some goals to help us make a good start. <BR> <em>4</em> <em>265</em> <em>488</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>22</em> <em>492</em> <em>497</em> <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>216</em> <em>311</em> <em>332</em> <em>231</em> <em>320</em> <em>313</em> <em>331</em> <em>224</em> <em>248</em> <BR> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:38:02 EST We need to be positive about our eating plan! Easy Team Challenge <BR> <BR> <BR> Sent this by email but have now added it as a discussion thread, thanks for the email replies so far which I have added here. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone can you think hard about the Slimming World eating plan and your weight loss to date and list below 1 POSITIVE thing and 1 NEGATIVE thing. (We did this in my SW class this week and personally I found it really hard to find something negative - but I had lost 2lbs !) <BR> <BR> <BR... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 06:07:34 EST 6 Week Slimming World Challenge I went to class again last night and they had the 12 week challenge sheet out again! <em>381</em> <BR> I will not force some of them on you - scan bran biscuits every day for those SW oldies - you know they are REALLY NOT NICE! <BR> <BR> I think we can try some of the other though starting with: <BR> <BR> A BOWL/MUG OF SYN FREE SOUP EVERY DAY <BR> Its gotten cold this week so this shouldn't be too difficult. <BR> <BR> I've made a pan of soup with carrots, onions, tinned tomatoes, cel... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:20:13 EST Restarting SW and New to this forum. I have decided to give SW another go and see if I can get my weight back to something that is relatively healthy. Although I find Spark People a great resource for logging what I have eaten and tracking exercise, I still feel I need to have a regular group weigh in to keep me motivated to stay on track and luckily where I live there is a daytime group. I did join two weeks ago, but did not go this week (had a stressful week and did not want to see scales saying I was the same or more) but bac... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 02:07:37 EST Progress and Achievements Stuck to the eating plan today, although the 8-10pm evening spot was a struggle. Not sure why I should want to munch at that time. <BR> Exercise - Spent 90 mins in garden first thing, sweeping and raking and generally dealing with the 'fallout' of the Lovely Limes. Then stripped and remade the spare beds as we have family coming from Saturday. <BR> Drinking lots of water. <BR> Had a sneaky peep at the scales midweek and it would appear the numbers are moving in the right direction, which ... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:51:48 EST Thoughts from SW classes Please feel free to share motivating thoughts from your classes here <BR> <BR> My consultant reminded us the following last night 23/7/13 <BR> <BR> If we are not losing weight we need to consider: <BR> <BR> are we in denial of what I am doing? <BR> Do I cheat – not write it down <BR> pretend it didn't happen <BR> habit <BR> kidding myself? <BR> Conveniently forget? <BR> <BR> Is your food diary honest? Or does it say 'haven't I been good?! Maybe I'm not writing it all <BR> down. <BR>... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:40:22 EST Advice please... I've just finished my day 1....bearing in mind I only know what Ive read here and on the SW website. I'll be attending a local group on Wednesday for the first time. <BR> <BR> Can someone please look at my food for today and tell me how many 'syns' I used. <BR> I know I've used a small amount of full fat cheese because that's what I had at home so will improve on that when I shop tomorrow. Is low fat cheese generally available in the supermarkets? I also used low fat creme fraiche which I g... Thu, 30 May 2013 17:03:54 EST Pinterest Hi everyone <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Is any one a Pinterest user with a slimming world board, looking for some boards to follow for inspiration. <BR> <BR> Mine can be found at<BR>ing-world/ if anyone would like to see mine. <BR> <BR> Thanks charlotte x Sun, 21 Apr 2013 06:09:19 EST Here I go again :) So the last 6months have been pretty awful for me for a number of reasons, including having to have my appendix removed :( ouch. I lost all motivation and just generally started feeling sorry for myself. But I am pleased to say I have picked myself back up and am back on my weight loss journey. I rejoined slimming world paying for 6 weeks in advance to make sure I keep on track and lost 6lbs in my first week. I really feel in the zone but am nervous in case I have a wobble. I was at my nephew... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 05:55:18 EST FREE FOOD CHALLENGE Its about time we had a challenge here on Spark! <BR> <BR> As you know you can eat as much free food as you like, fill your boots! No weighing or measuring. However I have heard at my group that still some member are not eating enough! <BR> <BR> The challenge is to eat 5 FREE FOODS every day plus 5 SUPER FREE FOODS to help your weight loss even more. <BR> <BR> List your daily challenge response on the Free Food Challenge Daily List, I will start. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>224</em> ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 14:38:44 EST links there was once a good link for recipes i found for slimming world and i lost it or would you know of any good ones Fri, 5 Apr 2013 10:28:03 EST Celebrating You Today! Everyone in our wonderful team deserves celebration. How often do we consider how well we are doing and give ourselves a pat on the back? I am the worlds worst for remembering this but today I want to say <em>380</em> to all team members for this fitness minutes and spark points entered this month! You all rock! <BR> <BR> FITNESS MINUTES <em>216</em> <BR>   BLUEBELLGIRLS <BR>  DSJB9999 <BR>  M4GGIE_B <BR>  TALLYRAE <BR>  CULLCONE <BR> TESAM2931 <BR> STITCHINGNAN <BR> HAVEFUN2LOSE <... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:06:43 EST Gettting Fit in February 2013 <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Come on team lets get moving! <BR> <BR> This is where we can record our fitness minutes for February - everyone who posts 45 minutes in three sessions or more gets a SparkGoodie for the week <BR> - and if you do this for the whole of February you get a bigger SparkGoodie for the end of the month! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 05:50:10 EST What's cooking? I get stuck in a rut at times with healthy meals. I have been turning to older copies of Slimming Work magazines. I am making up my own cook book using these recipes, sometimes adjusted a little. I would like to set up a thread here where we can tell each other of any SW.suitable recipe we use? Please join in help each other out and support the team too. <BR> One I use a lot is Pizza Topped Chicken . I can put it on this thread with the various toppings I use but maybe you all know of it? ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:50:20 EST I'm new, hi Hi All <BR> I do Slimming World, just started! <BR> Is this Team still up and running ? <BR> Happy New Year <BR> Geri Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:55:58 EST Recipes Hi Donna <BR> Just found this thread, and there are loads of recipes on it: <BR> <link><BR>ead.php?t=3032236 </link> <BR> Enjoy xx Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:51:17 EST Mushy Pea Curry Hi Ladies, has anyone tried this? I know, my first thought too - "O that sounds awful" - don't be fooled it is very good <BR> Tina x <BR> <em>4</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 06:02:49 EST Diet Coke Chicken Has anyone tried this? I cooked it this evening for the first time - it is delicious xx Sat, 1 Sep 2012 16:05:45 EST C25K I am working my way through the C25K running programme I am on week 3 now, anyone else tried this? Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:33:04 EST Hi from Essex Hi All, I'm Julie age 34 from Harlow in Essex. I re-joined slimming world about 3 months ago and since then I've managed to gain about 11lbs. I seem to be sabotaging myself but can't quite figure out why. <BR> Hope you all have a great week. <BR> Julie x Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:54:28 EST Hello!!! I just wanted to say hello - i found this site about six weeks ago and think it's fab for recording exercise and food / calories. Have never joined online communities so this is a new experience for me.... a whole new experience ! <em>30</em> Mon, 9 Jul 2012 04:13:07 EST Started today!! Iv'e started following the Slimming World diet today. I actually live in Greece but I'm from the UK. I really want to succeed this time!!! <em>211</em> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 01:50:51 EST NEW HERE Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Michelle, I have been a member of SW for several years (can't remember the actual amount <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> I am in my mid-40's and have been married for 23 years. <BR> <BR> We have a 11 year old wheelchair bound son, who obviously is the light of our lives, but this does have its downside too. <BR> <BR> We do not have a "normal" family life as I work part time in the Evenings (mon to fri) and as my husband works in a garden centre he has to work 1 day every w... Thu, 24 May 2012 12:29:29 EST Slimmer Summerathon Anyone going to take part? It seems SW will donate £1 for every pound we lose over 6 weeks to the NSPCC. Thu, 5 Apr 2012 15:38:40 EST Slimming World - the Basics I had written this for a friend so am sharing it with anyone who needs to know more, the plan does suit me when I follow it completely. <BR> <BR> Slimming World does limit bread and cereal but not all carbs! Bread tends to be the reason many of my mates can't stick to this eating plan. <BR> <BR> If you follow food optimising you have to have lots of superfree food (fruit and veg), your plate at each meal should be one third this type of food <BR> <BR> free food lean meat (most of them)... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 07:25:53 EST Birthdays Update - Please add yours! Hiya guys, I know some birth dates of team members but not all of you. Please post your birthdate if it isn't listed below. <BR> <BR> Tina TESAM 29th October <BR> Annie 26th September <BR> PeggyLou4 23rd March <BR> Magic Monkey 25th July (Michelle) <BR> Chrisin 15th January <BR> SparklinSue 16th June (Sue) <BR> LyndaGreg1 Februa... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 05:39:51 EST Hi =) Hello everyone! My name is Izzy and I just joined the site today, and immediately went searching for a Slimming World group, so here I am. <BR> I started SW last September, have lost 2 stone since but it slowed down over/after Christmas and I really want to get it back to how it was! I'm a student, and before starting university I lost 1.5 stone on SW, which I then put back on, with more, after starting uni. Now it's my last term here and I'd love to shift another stone by graduation, and hit... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:18:19 EST I'm a newby Hi my names lulu aged 43 with 60lbs to lose, i really need to lose this weight by end september for my holidays, so i'm really going to workout as hard as i can. I'm following the slimming world diet at home at the moment but i will be rejoining my local group next tuesday......i'm really looking forward to being part of your group and picking up some tips.... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 18:56:52 EST I'm New Hi, I'm Samantha and I am new to SparkPeople. I joined the site last year, but haven't actually used it except to read the occasional article. I have been doing Slimming world for the past 5 months and so far I have lost 2 st. 2.5 lbs. I am looking for ways to keep myself motivated to keep going and would love any tips that anyone can share with me. :) Sun, 19 Feb 2012 18:53:24 EST Hi i'm new Hi i'm new to this team, i have done slimming world before, i decided to restart, so sunday is the first day for names karen aged 43 and i live in South Wales, i've got about 50lbs to lose before i got on hols in september so i've been working hard so far......unfortunately i've had the muchies tonight.... nevermind tomorrows a new day and new Sat, 18 Feb 2012 19:19:56 EST Not doing too well I have been going through a really bad time in the past week or two, just can’t stop bingeing, weighed yesterday at SW and gained 4lbs, not good, so disgusted I didn’t stay to class, didn’t want to tell anyone! <BR> I think the problem lies with my thyroid gland a few years ago I was taking 200mg of Thyroxine on the docs instructions in the past 2 years they have cut me down to 100mg, I think that is too low for me, I had a blood test last Tuesday and waiting for the results, even if they ... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:11:17 EST Getting Fit in February I see no one has used this body magic section for a while, so it’s the 1st of Feb, how about recording each day’s activity? <BR> A while back my SW consultant wanted to promote Body Magic and started asking members to work towards their awards, I told her the exercise I get each day and the next week she presented me with all 4 awards, so I have got my Platinum Award without any changes in my life, which was great for me. <BR> I will get back at the end of the day and let you know how it goe... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 01:31:57 EST Be aware, new feature linking to FB Spark have introduced a new feature on your blogs that if another member reads it and likes it..THEY can share it on FB for all to read. <BR> <BR> You can read about it here <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SP_STAFF#comments </link> <BR> <BR> To opt out, go to your edit page and unclick the box at the top that says share blogs on is the last one under the share food and fitness trackers etc. I went to the blog(link above) and gave my comments, come ... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 05:04:53 EST Hi Everyone! Hi all SW Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I've been off and on sparksworld for about 2 years but I have FINALLY got my life and living situation stable so it's time for me to go for it, lose weight and get healthy. With that in mind I've signed up with SW - my first class will be on thursday! Does anyone have any advice on what the classes are like? I'm a little nervous. <BR> <BR> I'm a 23 year old Accounts Assistant living in Glasgow's West End. I've got about 2 stone to lose but I'm not focusing on t... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 08:13:23 EST 2012 Weight Losses I thought I would start this thread to keep a record of my weight losses for 2012. <BR> I shall add my weekly losses then add together for a monthly loss. I weigh on Thursdays so I shall weigh in on 29th Dec so my first 2012 weight loss will be on 5th Jan. Feel free to join me and add yours. <BR> WK 1- <BR> Wk 2- <BR> WK 3- <BR> WK 4- <BR> January loss - <BR> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:35:43 EST Hi from Devon Hi there, I have been a member of SW for a while now infact at one time I was at target but like so many I stopped going and the weight creeped on again. I am 57 years old and lead an active life, I love walking on the moors, I have 3.5 stone to lose, I keep telling myself I can do it by the middle of 2012 (2lbs a week) if I stopped mucking around. At the moment I am using the SW website to keep track of my food, which helps between classes. <BR> <BR> I am not using the food tracker on SP ne... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 01:45:01 EST Hello from across the pond! Hey there! <BR> I just started to do the slimming world diet on Friday. I actually live in the USA but im originally from the UK. My sister (in the UK) has been doing SW for a few weeks and has done absolutely fantastic and has lost 40lbs! So she totally motivated me to give it a try. Being in the USA is a little tougher since the food lists are only for UK and we dont have everything that is on it and have a lot of food that isnt on the lists... but ive been sticking with mostly fresh foods ... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:08:14 EST Syns and Socialising - Our new virtual SW group! Hi guys I really love the Spark Cafe but want to extend it to include some 'syn' values - we can keep encouraging each other too. <BR> <BR> I'm going to start by sharing my favourite tipple is bacardi and diet coke at 2.5 syns. <BR> Though as I'm going to a Halloween party tonight I think it will not be very low syn! Today has been good so far. <BR> <BR> What about you, anyone else 'celebrating' halloween or just having fun. <BR> <em>431</em> <em>333</em> <em>275</em> Sat, 29 Oct 2011 07:56:41 EST Hello Ladies Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> Allow me to introduce myself <em>213</em> . <BR> <BR> I'm J, mother of two girlies & partner to A. <BR> <BR> I trying to lose the weight I gained during & after pregnancy with my baby daughter now 17mths. After trying it alone (not too hard <em>4</em> ) on & off since the new year I managed to lose about a stone on my own but couldn't stay motivated <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I've watched my childminder lose 3 stone + since the new year on Slimming World so thought ... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 07:36:33 EST Lose 14lbs by Christmas 2011 Hello dear friends,we have 14 and a half weeks until Christmas Day, let's try and lose a lb a week and get 14lbs off by Christmas (that's if you have 14lbs to lose that <BR> <BR> My start weight today is 262, so my goal is to reach 248 <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:32:47 EST Hello Everyone Hi, new to Spark People but not to SW! <BR> <BR> I found this site by accident and am still getting to grips with it. I don't go to a group but am an online subscriber although I don't think it is worth the money. <BR> <BR> Struggled with my weight for about 20 years now and am still not sure if SW is really right for me, but keep trying. <BR> <BR> I live in Cornwall UK and have 3 daughters, two dogs and a parrot who talks non stop! Look forward to knowing you all. <BR> <BR> Barb Sat, 3 Sep 2011 13:25:13 EST First 1/2 stone Hi everyone my name is Rose and I received my 1/2 stone sticker last night, so chuffed with myself. I love this website it has everything. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 07:39:28 EST Syn Free or Low Syn Favourites? Pavlova? Help friends does anyone know of a syn free Pavlova recipe? I am sure my consultant described one containing sweetener and egg whites but I don't know the quantities. Can anyone help please? If no one can then I will contact Nicola and share it with you all! <BR> <BR> Thank you guys, hugs Donna x <BR> <BR> <em>468</em> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:14:58 EST QUORN SAUSAGES UPDATE from the Slimming World site Susie found this information on the SW web site. <BR> <BR> <BR> Quorn sausages <BR> <BR> Quorn recently changed their sausage recipe and as a result regular plain Quorn sausages are no longer Free. The Syn values of other sausages also vary depending on the flavour. <BR> <BR> Here’s a full list: <BR> <BR> * Sizzling BBQ Bangers, 5 pack, chilled: 2 Syns each <BR> * Best Ever Cumberland Sausages, 5 pack, chilled: 1 Syn each <BR> * Best Ever Sausages, 6 pack, chilled: 1 Syn each <BR> * Bes... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:43:53 EST Have you read or are you reading the Spark book? Sue told us at the Spark cafe that she was reading the Spark again and it was inspiring her again. I am going to try to pick mine up again too. Anyone else reading it right now? <BR> <BR> <em>305</em> <em>305</em> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:47:01 EST My joyous journey in taking each day as it comes My journey started beginning of September 2010. My car blew up January 2010 decided not to replace it. Then noticed after driving every where for the last 18 years, I had lost the ability to walk as this as the heavist i have ever been 13st 5.4lb at the start For you to get an idea a toddler would challenge my ability to walk forget trying to run lol Luckily i had the option to choose a gym near home or work. I choose work so i make it my duty to love myself daily i attend 5 days a week ... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 14:32:14 EST Slimming World On~Line question Hi there, <BR> <BR> Wasn't sure where to put this but..... <BR> <BR> I joined Slimming World on~line on Friday at which point they asked me what I weighed so I gave them Wednesdays weight. Now it says to weigh in again next Friday but I want to weigh in on a Wednesday as usual. Do I just delay telling them until a week Wednesday or is there a function that I can change my weigh in day? <BR> <BR> Hope this is OK to post here and that it isn't too daft a question! <BR> <BR> Thanks for readi... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 14:16:07 EST does anyone know i want to make muffins, ive been fancying them for a while since my other half decided he was in a muffin mood, so i made him some full fat but i was thinking hmmm i want muffins so if anyone knows a syn free or low syn muffin recipe please let me know thanks guys xxx Sat, 4 Jun 2011 12:06:22 EST What is your favourite syn? Let all share our favourite syn ideas - food or drink, list the items and the syn value please. Who knows there may be something we didn't know the value of! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>480</em> <em>473</em> <em>181</em> <em>297</em> <em>287</em> <BR> <BR> I really like Choc Options Hazlenut powder mixed in a a large fat free yogurt, only 2 syns - (this has to be my favourite but I find it hard to have half of the large tub) <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 May 2011 03:09:56 EST new to slimming world Hallo all, <BR> I just started slimming world online (I live in Germany so that was my only option! I would so love to go to a group). I was abit disappointed that there were no forums on the slimming world website so its nice to have found this on Spark. <BR> I have been with Spark for a while but have just got back to it really. I was really ill in the winter; got pneumonia and ended up in hospital and wasn't able to do any exercise until the beginning of May! I usually manage to do quite a... Thu, 26 May 2011 12:04:17 EST When do you weigh? Hi there, <BR> <BR> Just being a Nosey Nora really! Wondered when you weigh in. Do you weigh in at home or in class? Do you do Slimming World alone at home, go to class, or joined the Body Optimise? <BR> <BR> Just being curious. <BR> Wed, 25 May 2011 11:11:06 EST new returnee Hi there, <BR> <BR> Judith here. <BR> <BR> I was here before and got overwhelmed with e-mail and then fled. But I am coming back for support and motibvation. I am doing Slimming World from home and weighing in at Boots. I do mainly green days. <BR> <BR> I am 46, single and live in Kent with my dog called Pickle. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know you all <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 May 2011 09:43:58 EST SW Ideas for Easter (Ideas from my group this week - if anyone has any more good Easter ideas for SW please share them here) <BR> <BR> Remember you can have CHOCOLATE this easter if you count it as syns but try to STAY IN CONTROL! <BR> <BR> Okay you can have a SOD IT SATURDAY but not a sod it 4 days or a week!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> [If it gets really bad for one event/day/evening there are always flexible syns] <BR> <BR> 28g chocolate is 7.5 syns <BR> mini eggs 1.5 syns for 2 <BR> <BR> Other chocolates <BR> <BR... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 03:22:30 EST Hi new today Hi soo glad I found this team. I go to the Slimming World Beckenham in London / kent group. Need to be motivated as I am seriously lagging behind. Looing for support and to support in return. Anyone else from the Beckenham group? <BR> <BR> got about 100lbs to lose Tall mountain, one pound at a time. <BR> <BR> pauline Mon, 28 Mar 2011 08:00:38 EST Hello, new today Hi everyone, I have lost 10 lbs with S/W and have another 33 lbs to go, hopefully with the help of the Sparkpeople web site I will reach my goal.... <em>30</em> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 03:34:06 EST Very cute story! THE PERFUME <BR> <BR> As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the <BR> <BR> very first day of school, she told the children an <BR> <BR> untruth . Like most teachers, she looked at her <BR> <BR> students and said that she loved them all the same. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> However, that was impossible, because there in the <BR> <BR> front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named <BR> <BR> Teddy Stoddard. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 09:14:03 EST Spark Cafe Thought this could be a good place for a chat! <BR> <BR> I'm struggling a little to get back to my target, have had 3 weeks at stay the same weight! Its getting me down a little! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is another day though, thanks to my spark friends, my best mate and my family I can cope with anything though! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>244</em> <em>224</em> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 16:40:49 EST New Year's Resolutions? I personally haven't set myself any NY resolutions as I think they are 'meant to be broken'! but want to be as healthy as I can be, to exercise lots and have fun this year. <BR> <em>125</em> <em>184</em> <em>437</em> <em>461</em> <em>137</em> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 18:01:56 EST Chicken Curry Hi, I've not been around on SP for some months now, but am back and focussed. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I found an old SW recipe booklet for sauces "Saucy Secrets" and last evening prepared a Dopiaza Sauce and cooked it with a whole chicken. <BR> It was just so scrummy. <BR> Any new SW ideas? <BR> Tina <em>4</em> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 06:07:25 EST Today I plan........... ............... I have written my thoughts on how I plan my day to go on the emoticon thread but thought it may be good for us to have a thread for these thoughts. <BR> At SW class we always made a commitment to the group of how we planned the week ahead and I found it helpful. <BR> Doing it day by day with friends here may be even more so as I am a great believer in "One day at a time" <BR> Of course something nearly always happens to thwart my plans but it does help to have an idea of how we would LIKE th... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 04:25:25 EST pledging to count syns again Yes indeed! <BR> It is time to pull myself together and shift this excess weight. <BR> I have done it before so I can do it again. <BR> Dr is not impressed with my progress and neither am I. 5lbs in 7 months is hardly cause for celebration now is it? <BR> Therefore I am back to keeping a food and exercise diary and counting syns. <BR> I plan to eat syn free meals today and have 15 syns (as still entertaining MIL) in Xmas goodies <BR> Tomorrow I will go back to 10 syns a day, <BR> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 02:30:21 EST What would you like for Christmas? 12 weeks to go! Slimming World are keen for its members to commit to what they would like to 'lose' before Christmas. <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> I know it seems ages off but last night I wrote that I'd like to lose another 6lbs. <BR> <BR> What about you? <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Oct 2010 13:06:59 EST Post as often as you like why you are thankful? A new topic, lets post as often as we like, maybe even daily to describe people or situations we are thankful for and appreciative. Positive I thought. <BR> <BR> I am thankful that its sunny today. Donna x <BR> <em>67</em> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 09:45:09 EST If you're drinking remember to count those syns 2! At my group last week the consultant talked about alcohol. <BR> <BR> <em>181</em> <em>297</em> <BR> <BR> Alcohol can make you hungrier, if you've been drinking what would you eat? <BR> Probably something greasy, crisps/nuts, or some other unhealthy rubbish. <BR> 1oz of dry roasted peanuts (about 10 peanuts) would be 8 syns! <BR> <BR> Thats before we count how many syns we had drunk too. <BR> <BR> Be careful especially with spirits as the pub measure tends to be 35ml so more syns. Ch... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 14:04:21 EST Dictionary of Syn Free Food! Lets see how many different syn free foods we can think of! I'm going to start at A but please add any items you can think of. <BR> <BR> Anchovies <BR> Apricots <BR> Apples (my favourite) Fri, 17 Sep 2010 02:37:50 EST Body Magic - August 2010 <em>306</em> <BR> This is where we can record our fitness minutes for August - everyone who posts 45 minutes in three sessions or more gets a SparkGoodie for the week <BR> - and if you do this for the whole of August you get a bigger SparkGoodie for the end of the month! <BR> <em>313</em> <em>108</em> <em>415</em> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:40:27 EST Team Member of the Week Whoever is most involved on the team pages including entering their emotion and exercise that day, fitness minutes will be given a Spark Goodie and given Team Member of the Week. <BR> <BR> Last week this was GOLDFISHLIZ, well done Liz! <BR> <BR> Come on team. Sun, 8 Aug 2010 14:20:38 EST new :) hi iv just started sw on monday, weighed on fri and i lost 6lbs soooo chuffed! want to chat to others n keep motivated, sharing tips and recipes! look forward to talking to u all. sarah xx Sun, 4 Jul 2010 18:05:05 EST Hi - I'm new!! Hi everyone - I'm Eili. Just rejoined Slimming World - I have lost and regained the same stone with interest over the last couple of years and want to really get a grip now. Sometimes it feels like an insurmountable mountain to climb as I have a few stone to lose but I really want to get back on track and feel (and look!)like me again. I think finding this team is just what I need and will hopefully help keep me motivated x Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:44:17 EST Packed Lunches Hi All! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if you guys have any good ideas for packed lunches? <BR> <BR> Usually I have a tupperware box full of cucumbers, peppers, carrots celery etc, with a slice of ham. Whilst it does fill me up a bit, it is getting...BORING! <BR> <BR> I need something with a bit more flavour or spice to make me feel like I've actually eaten something- I'm sure you know what I mean! <BR> <BR> I can prepare the night before, or in the morning before work, and I have access to a... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 10:59:25 EST What's your biggest inspiration right now? Hi team, I know exciting things about some of you guys. HESMYWATERMELON is getting married next year, Louise's charity bike ride and Tina has an exciting holiday coming up later in the month. <BR> How about you share those ideas here? I am enjoying my half term holiday, working in school is fantastic but the holidays are REALLY great too. <BR> <em>303</em> <em>306</em> Thu, 3 Jun 2010 02:54:57 EST Slimming World From Home I have just joined the SP site and I am glad to have found this team. I have gone to SW clubs twice in the last few years and lost 2 stone on both occasions. I have all the recipe books etc but don't wish to go back to a group. Now I have found this team for support, I look forward to meeting you all and doing my own SW diet at home! Thu, 20 May 2010 17:48:53 EST Newbie Hi All just joined this group been on SP for awhile but not been doing well. <BR> I did SW last year and lost nearly 1.5 stone think I was half a pound off which was a bit of a bummer! <em>41</em> I got stuck and quit, then piled almost a stone back on. <BR> I dug out the books again this weekend and have decided to give it another go. finding this group is just what I need. Mon, 3 May 2010 15:51:14 EST Weigh in Wednesday If you'd like to post your weight here (every week) and measurements (maybe once a month) please do so! We would love to celebrate your success! <BR> <BR> (I'll do my measuring later!) <BR> <em>410</em> <em>192</em> <em>7</em> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:23:35 EST 68 members ok so there is 68 members in this team but only a handful seem to post so i was just wondering who is still around and how are you doing? Fri, 16 Apr 2010 05:27:06 EST Ideas and Inspiration from Group Last night at class I learned: <BR> <BR> # there is no such thing as diet coke at McDonalds. Why we asked, we've ordered it before. They aren't syn free or diet really as contain syrup! Ooops maybe need to have bottled diet coke from now on! <BR> <em>222</em> <BR> <BR> # If you have fish shop battered fish it is 28 syns! Take all the batter off (how its the best bit?!) and it is syn free on extra easy and red days.. <em>492</em> <BR> <BR> # This doesn't work for Kentucky Fried Chicken t... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 07:05:43 EST I need a virtual Slimming World Group I'm obese, British and I live in the USA. <BR> <BR> I reached my highest weight ever about 6 months ago and I needed to change. I lost 20lbs before Christmas mostly through calories counting, got stuck, and have not been very successful since. <BR> <BR> I've done SW before and since my main problem at the moment is my need to comfort eat I think I'm going to go back to SW and rejoice in the free food! I've tried not comfort eating and I can sometimes do it during the week but then kill it... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 16:08:46 EST What body magic have you done this today? Yesterday I helped my hubbie to build the roof for my dad's garage and boy it was 6 hours hard labour! At least it kept me away from eating. Sometimes avoidance is a good thing! What about you? <BR> <em>243</em> Sun, 28 Mar 2010 15:06:50 EST Do you go to a class? Do you go to class or just follow the plan on your own? <BR> If you go to class do you think it helps with your weight loss? Thu, 4 Mar 2010 08:51:10 EST cholesterol just a little warning. i had my cholesterol checked a couple of weeks ago after my dad passed away due to a heart attack. <BR> my cholesterol was 5.9 (it should be below 5 preffered around 2) i am 30yr old 5ft 7 and 10st 10lb. <BR> My doctor told me that the sw diet will have contributed to this greatly due to large allowances of unrefined pasta and rice and red meat. x Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:01:00 EST recipe request doe anyone have a good sw friendly recipe for ratatouille? Sat, 9 Jan 2010 12:56:41 EST Fat Bin 2010 This is where we can put our loses for the year - no taking out of the bin once you've put in!!!!! <BR> <BR> My loss..... <BR> Total loss of team....... <BR> <BR> we can so do this <BR> <BR> Judith Thu, 31 Dec 2009 17:55:10 EST How many points did you get on the wheel today? <em>15</em> Thu, 31 Dec 2009 17:53:25 EST Food Favourites Here's a place to post what your food favourites are...... maybe things that are free or worth the syns or things you would never leave out of your food plan.... do tell us all! Wed, 30 Dec 2009 17:57:40 EST Syn value requests This is a place to request syn values on those foods you've been looking at...... only one request per post please! Wed, 30 Dec 2009 17:56:09 EST Extra Easy Recipes This is the thread to put your Extra Easy Day recipes! Wed, 30 Dec 2009 17:54:36 EST Green Recipes This is the thread to put all your tried and tested green recipes Wed, 30 Dec 2009 17:53:11 EST Red Recipes This is the thread to put your tried and tested red recipes. Wed, 30 Dec 2009 17:52:05 EST new to SW and the team but not to spark So I saw that pickle mentioned this on her sig so I figured i'd join as i have just yesterday joined my loacal SW group. I lost 23lbs before the summer but fell of the wagon since and have just sat steady so I have rebooted my self this week and I am determined to get back on track and as SW seems to work on my wave length I have joined my local group. So when I saw this team it seems logical to join here too. <BR> <BR> SO hi pleased to meet you all. <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:46:41 EST Plans? Ideas wanted! <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a safe and healthy Christmas and are looking forward to 2010. <BR> <BR> What plans do you have for 2010? What goals for January? <BR> <BR> Maybe we could incorpate some of them into team goals and help us all on the way to be fitter, leaner and healthier. <BR> <BR> What sort of direction do you want this team to take? No-one appeared to want to take over as leader but I am sure many of you ha... Sat, 26 Dec 2009 12:23:34 EST Happy Christmas <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Christmas to all my friends here on this team... <BR> <BR> I hope you have many jolly times <BR> <BR> and using the flexible plan to the max! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to seeing us all losing in 2010 <BR> <BR> Judith & Pickle <BR> <BR> <em>447</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> Fri, 25 Dec 2009 16:12:27 EST December '09 Chat Room Are you ready for Christmas? <BR> <BR> Do you know your stratagy for any coming events? <BR> <BR> The time to celebrate is NOW! <BR> <BR> Judith Mon, 30 Nov 2009 17:00:04 EST Ideas wanted for End of '09 challenge Let the fun begin.... <BR> <BR> what would you like our team goal to be for the rest of the year? <BR> <BR> All imput welcomed! <BR> <BR> Judith Sun, 22 Nov 2009 17:02:05 EST Loadsa housework!! Today i am firing through lots and lots of housework and feeling the burn and loving it!! <em>244</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 09:27:34 EST Let's Welcome MILARKY to the team! Hi I'm Judith and so glad you have found us. <BR> <BR> Feel free to post often about anything that is important to you as we make this jounrey together! <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Nov 2009 16:38:47 EST SW Buddies Would you like a SW Buddy? <BR> <BR> Introduce yourself on this thread and lets see what happens. <BR> <BR> Hopefully you will make a friend or two who you can discuss how your SW journey is going and will understand what you mean by HE's, Syns, and EE! <BR> <BR> Lets give and receive support with smiles! <BR> <BR> JUdith Sat, 14 Nov 2009 18:19:51 EST ideas for the Team This is a place where you can put forward your ideas as to what you would like to see incorporated into the team. <BR> <BR> If you are shy you can always e-mail me! <BR> <BR> All ideas will be considered. <BR> <BR> Don't hesitate to post a new thread - there are no wrong posts here! <BR> <BR> This is YOUR team so lets have fun and find support here! Sat, 14 Nov 2009 18:15:23 EST Roll Call Lets have a roll call to see who's about! <BR> <BR> Just post an emoticon if you want or a hello... <BR> <BR> Lets wake this team up! <BR> <BR> Judith Sat, 14 Nov 2009 16:50:14 EST Let's welcome MRSFOSTER2 to the team! <em>235</em> <em>199</em> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the team.... <BR> <BR> good to see you here..... I hope you will find motivation, fun, friendship and support here. Any questions or comments just holler! <BR> <BR> Don't be a stranger! <BR> <BR> Judith Sat, 14 Nov 2009 16:48:11 EST BETTYBOOP681 - Welcome <em>235</em> <em>199</em> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome BettyBoop - we look forward to getting to know you and walk with you on your journey! <BR> <BR> Enjoy Sparks <BR> <BR> Enjoy Slimming World! <BR> <BR> Judith Mon, 2 Nov 2009 16:47:43 EST New and Old - Lets introduce ourselves to the team This is where we all - new and old - can introduce ourselves to the team. <BR> <BR> if you care to record your goals we can cheer you on as you get to goals! Sat, 31 Oct 2009 18:25:11 EST Body Magic Bronze - November '09 Challenge Chat This is where we can record our fitness minutes for November - everyone who posts 45 minutes in three sessions or more gets a SparkGoodie for the week - and if you do this for the whole of November you get a bigger SparkGoodie for the end of the month! Sat, 31 Oct 2009 18:13:58 EST Glugg that Water - Nov '09 Challenge Chat This is where we can either post or boast or how hard it is to get that 2 litres of water in a day! Sat, 31 Oct 2009 18:11:02 EST November '09 Chat Room feel free to post here all the chit chat and questions that don't seem appropriate elsewhere! <BR> <BR> Lets make November our month Sat, 31 Oct 2009 18:07:18 EST Ideas wanted for November Challenge This is your place to put down what you would like to see in November challenge..... nothing is too mundane.... nothing is too wild... <BR> <BR> wouldn't it be good to do what you wanted to do? Sat, 17 Oct 2009 17:04:37 EST How can I find the week one motivation? I've been "Optimising" for very nearly two years now and for the last year have bimbled about and not really lost weight at all. I can make excuses with the best - busy work schedule, crappy relationship - but I guess that leaves self respect pretty low. If anyone has any good suggestions as to how I can find the same motivation that I had when I first started and how to stop beating myself up about my failure to get any closer to my target (still 2.5 stones short after losing 3 stones) I wou... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 17:26:35 EST Welcome DSJB <em>229</em> <em>199</em> <em>229</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the team DSJB, <BR> <BR> WE look forward to getting to know you and for walking with you as you travel this Slimming World Journey! <BR> <BR> Any questions... just ask. <BR> <BR> Post often and have fun! <BR> <BR> Judith Tue, 13 Oct 2009 15:56:18 EST Lets welcome Becki and Pasito to the team! <em>235</em> <em>199</em> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the team.... <BR> <BR> I hope you have a good journey with Slimming World and Sparks - its a wonderful combination. <BR> <BR> Do let us know how we can help you in your endevours.... and let us get to know you as well. <BR> <BR> Together we can so do this! Fri, 9 Oct 2009 08:06:18 EST October Chat Room Where is this year going? <BR> <BR> This is the place to come and chat as to how life is treating you.... and how you are getting on. Don't forget to come by and say "hi" Fri, 9 Oct 2009 07:59:03 EST September 09 Daily Chat Room Well now September has arrived lets hope we get some better weather, in the south west it has been really wet today. <BR> My SW weigh in tomorrow, so I am keeping my fingers crossed for a good one. <BR> Polyanna <BR> Wed, 2 Sep 2009 15:20:38 EST This time its for good! No I mean it! What can I say been there done that must of lost 90 stone in my time and yet am back again! <BR> <BR> Very disapointing really but I am being positive as being negative really gets you no where at least being positive there is a chance of success! <BR> <BR> This time it really has to be for good no quick unsustainable fixes. As I spend a lot of time on the net and being a woman I can chat I thought this would be a good way of chatting, supporting and keeping my hands busy so I cant eat. <B... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 17:08:51 EST lets welcome SQUIDGY4 to the team! <em>235</em> <em>199</em> <em>235</em> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 15:31:32 EST Let's welcome SallyAnnie & Foxy888 to the team! <em>235</em> <em>199</em> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the team.... <BR> <BR> feel free to introduce yourselves and jump right in... <BR> <BR> Do tell us all about you and how we can help in any way.... <BR> <BR> the only thing we bite is food! <BR> <BR> JUdith Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:18:52 EST syns had - August '09 challenge This is a space where we can chat about trying to get out 5 - 15 syns in a day for losing weight... <BR> <BR> how hard or easy is this for us to achieve? How does it even out throughout the week? <BR> <BR> Let's chat! Fri, 31 Jul 2009 16:15:55 EST unusual minutes - August '09 challenge This is a space where we are chat about trying to get in the extra fitness minutes for all those unusual activites we are trying. Fri, 31 Jul 2009 16:13:12 EST glug that water - August '09 challenge Lets chat here about the success or difficulties we have in having 8 glasses of water a day. Fri, 31 Jul 2009 16:11:24 EST ***August '09 daily chat room*** This is where August happenings are to be found! Fri, 31 Jul 2009 09:24:47 EST Slimming World and SparkPeople I think we all use the resources here at Sparks differently as we try to lose weight or maintain that which we have lost. <BR> <BR> How do you merge Slimming World way of eating with Sparks? How do you use the best of both to get you where you want to be? <BR> <BR> I use Sparks for motivation and tracking my exercise etc., but slimming world for my eating plan..... do you do similar? Or entirely different? <BR> <BR> I'd love to know *smile* Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:00:25 EST Newbie Hey, <BR> <BR> I joined Spark People today on a friend's recommendation. I have been a member of Slimming World since January but I have been a member on and off for the last 10 years. I think that as a resource Spark People is great. I am not sure how I am going to use it to compliment Slimming World. I don't want it to interfere with the SW way of eating because I like it. <BR> <BR> Any advice, tips or ideas as to how SW and Spark People can be successfully combined please let me know! <... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 18:06:07 EST july '09 come by and say hi!!!!!!!! pop by and let us know how your doing with sw <BR> you may be doing great struggling etc or just to chat in general about any thing ! <em>247</em> Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:14:17 EST How many syns did you have today? Thought I would make a place where we can come by and tell each other how many syns we had each day .... not so we can judge each other but more so we can spur each other on. <BR> <BR> 5-15 is the recommended amount and some people do better with more... some less. Anything over 15 and we'll just call it flexi! <em>100</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:44:42 EST wine and weight loss I have msn messanger and when I sign in I get the homepage... and today there was an article entitled "10 reasons you're still fat" and one of them went on about depriving yourself of drink. Thought I would cut and paste it here for your delight and sight! <BR> <BR> <BR> ********** <BR> <BR> Many people will cut alcohol out of their diet completely in a bid to lose weight, but what if we told you that this could actually increase your chance of putting pounds on? <BR> <BR> Recent research... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 16:39:06 EST When did people start to notice? When did people start to notice that you had lost some weight? <BR> <BR> Did you do anything to help them to notice? Could be say something or wear some different clothing? <BR> <BR> When did you start noticing? Mon, 8 Jun 2009 16:45:22 EST june sp& fitness minutes leader board JUST TO SAY WELL DONE EVERY ONE <BR> SP POINTS 1st mum2 pickles well done judith <em>243</em> <em>242</em> <BR> 2nd Kitharg . <em>244</em> <em>235</em> 2the team <BR> 3rd SCRUMPIOUSK <em>250</em> <BR> 4TH MYSELF MUST TRY HARDER! <BR> 5TH DIET COKE'68 <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> HERES THE FIT NES S MINS <BR> 1ST MUM TO PICKLES WELL DONE ON 1ST FOR BOTH <BR> DOING GREAT WITH BODY MAGIC <em>205</em> <BR> 2NDSCRUMTIOUS K <BR> 3RD DIET COKE <BR> 4TH CHIPBUTTY <BR> 5TH A... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 05:27:10 EST Food diary? Do you keep a food diary? <BR> <BR> if so how? and where? What does your food diary look like? Do you put down what meals you have and snacks? Or just do like a SW diary sheet? <BR> <BR> What works best for you? <BR> <BR> Care to share? I'm always on the lookouts for suggestions and inspiration! Wed, 3 Jun 2009 16:23:09 EST June '09 come by and say hi come by and let us know how things are going with your sw journey . your highs and lows ,you may need support .we are here for you we all need support at times.even if it is just to say hi!. Sat, 30 May 2009 13:08:08 EST Hi there, I am new to this team but not to SP or Slimming World, I am a lapsed target member. At my heaviest I was 13st mangaged to get down to 10.7 and declared target, I have not gone to class for a while (big mistake) and have put on a bit again so working hard at getting it off again. <BR> Polyanna Wed, 27 May 2009 12:08:43 EST Judith's back! Hi... <BR> <BR> I'm back! Beware! <BR> <BR> I used to have a dog called Patience and was quite active on this team. Then I fell by the wayside and everything and cancelled my mebership of Sparks. <BR> <BR> I now have a puppy called Pickle and am getting back on track. I am using all the support and motivation I can muster. <BR> <BR> I have been doing this on my own... went to group years ago but that has now closed. However I am thinking of going to a new group that is starting on 2nd Jun... Wed, 20 May 2009 16:17:53 EST food highlight of the day care to share with us what you had to eat today that you really enjoyed? <BR> <BR> tell us if you made it or brought it ready made.... <BR> <BR> maybe tell us why it was worth any syn-value it might have had... <BR> <BR> inspire us all to enjoy our food! <BR> <BR> Judith Tue, 19 May 2009 17:46:36 EST show how you feel today with an emoticon <em>15</em> Tue, 19 May 2009 17:44:06 EST Which plan did you follow today? Lets record here what plan we followed today.... <BR> <BR> was it a red day? a green day? MIx to max? Success Express? Flexi? <BR> <BR> Judith Tue, 19 May 2009 17:43:01 EST SW Mag? Do you read the mag every issue? <BR> <BR> Whats is your favourite part of the magazine? <BR> <BR> What don't you like about it? <BR> <BR> Do you ever try the recipes? <BR> <BR> Do the stories inspire you? Would you be one? Have you ever been one? <BR> <BR> Judith Sun, 17 May 2009 14:00:58 EST Question re EE I was reading about someone who is doing the vegetarian Extra Easy plan.... in another forum. <BR> <BR> Can someone tell me how this works as surely all this would be would be a green day with one HEB less? Or is my thinking warped? <BR> <BR> I am hoping to get back to group at the beginning of June but until then I will ask questions and be nosey! <BR> <BR> Wondered how/if it works? <BR> <BR> Judith *who is quizzical about anything to do with EE* Sat, 16 May 2009 13:45:18 EST Do you go to group? Do you go to group? <BR> <BR> why?/why not? <BR> <BR> where do you get your most support from? <BR> <BR> where would you like to get your support from? <BR> <BR> Judith Sat, 16 May 2009 13:41:14 EST Body Magic Are you working towards a Body Magic award? <BR> <BR> what do you do to move that body? Do you enjoy it? <BR> <BR> What are your tips for making it fun? <BR> <BR> Judith Sat, 16 May 2009 13:38:20 EST Red? or Green? or eXtra Easy? Just wondering what plan you are doing? <BR> <BR> Do you change each day? week? whatever? <BR> <BR> Which do you like the best and which do you have best weight loss with? <BR> <BR> and why? <BR> <BR> Judith Sat, 16 May 2009 13:35:53 EST oops i think these got posted in the wrong place sorry, i think these got posted in the wrong place,i have loads of recipes, i will try again to get them in the right place, sorry guys Thu, 7 May 2009 07:39:10 EST slimming world cream (free) 250 grm pot of quark, 125 grm fat free fromage frais, 3 tbsps splenda, mix all together,store in sealed plastic container in fridge, this is really good and great on sugar free jelly etc <BR> <BR> SLIMMING WORLD CREAM (FREE) Thu, 7 May 2009 07:36:53 EST slimming world free icecream one tub fat free quark, two pots any flavour mullerlight,splenda to sweeten to own taste. Mix all together, put in freezer. Take out after half hour, give it a good beating to remove large ice crystals, leave another half hour, beat again, leave to freeze. <BR> <BR> SLIMMING WORLD ICECREAM (FREE) <em>4</em> Thu, 7 May 2009 07:33:23 EST hi everyone hi everyone, ive been going to slimming world classes for a year now and ive lost two stones,( i am one of the scenic route slimmers not the fast motorway type! lol). Im struggling a bit now, ive still three stones to lose , so ive joined spark for a bit of extra help., looking forward to being thinner with you all, loz Thu, 7 May 2009 07:22:08 EST New to the team. Hi, <BR> <BR> I am actually just trying to decide weather to go back to group or not, haven't been for a while as i had a baby but just cant seem to loose the weight with out going. The problem is that i always end up giving up as i get worried about going, just don't think that i try it for long enough, also need to find a little more staying power! Even so last time it did the diet i lost a stone, just wish that i had stayed and lost the rest. I just find it hard restricting myself thou... Thu, 7 May 2009 02:42:21 EST may 09 Come bye and say hi**** Welcome to the new members ,just got back frombeen away eaten too much of what I shouldnt and not exercised much so back on the plan today before any damage is done lols,pop by and let us know how things are going Tue, 5 May 2009 08:10:49 EST Hey im a newbie Hello everyone really need to return to SW way of eating. <BR> <BR> Tried to ditch it in favour of calorie counting as I felt ashamed at how much I filled my plate but have ended up putting it on - SW really is the way forward even with a plateful!!! <BR> <BR> I lost 2 stone on it in a matter of months last time so know I can lose what I've put back on. <BR> <BR> xx <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 May 2009 05:35:19 EST April come by and say hi What am I like just realised ,still posting in march <BR> pop by and let us know ,how your going! <BR> im doing ok still maanaging to maintain its tough! Thu, 9 Apr 2009 15:32:05 EST Newbie Hi, i'm new to this team, i joint a few weeks ago but just started to inter act with the team. I'm not a member of slimming world in my town yet, but thinking of joining this week, i've got all the books from last time i was a member. I will find out when the classes are tomorrow....... <BR> By the way my names karen, from south wales.... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:14:40 EST Loving EE Love the EE plan, sooo doesn't feel like a diet! I'm also addicted to rice pudding at the mo -with my HEa of course LOL! <BR> x Wed, 25 Mar 2009 19:18:49 EST Trouble with my B box choices :( Hello All - well GemmaJo, lol <BR> I'm doing really well on the EE plan, but I am finding it really hard to use up my b box! You see I can't just have 1 or 2 slices of bread - I love it sooo much, if I have a little, I just want more and more, I don't really care for cereal, so I'm stuck! <BR> If you have any ideas or know of any alternatives, give me a shout. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:39:42 EST Happy Healthy Mothers Day Girls! Happy Mothers Day. <BR> When do the clocks go forward? Sat, 21 Mar 2009 15:50:36 EST the recipe sections post yours 'ere ITHOUGHT we could share recipes here post them here or if you would like one ask to see if any one <BR> has one you would like ie soup,meals etc desserts <BR> the list is endless lets get posting <em>4</em> <em>488</em> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>492</em> Thu, 19 Mar 2009 19:56:56 EST do you do the extra easy plan come this way!.. if you go to group you wil be familar with the plan <BR> if not here is info and a sample plan well come on <BR> its sooo easy peasy! <BR> <BR> THE EXTRA EASY PLAN <BR> cHOOSE YOUR FOOD,ANYTHING that is free on red or green days, <BR> ie:pasta,rice,potatoes, lean meat , poultry&fish <BR> and all the superfree foods are free on ee! <BR> so you can have unlimited meat,pots ,&veg & fish,slimming world chips,&mushy peas and chicken curry&rice <BR> with no weighing,or counting sounds f... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 19:48:50 EST How do you reward yourself? When you reach a goal, when that pound you've been trying to shift for weeks FINALLY decides to melt away <em>244</em> <em>30</em> <BR> What treat do you give yourself? Do you have that bar of chocolate or a glass of wine - or 2, lol or 3! <BR> Me? I got a tattoo when I lost my first 7lbs, when I get my Stone, I'mm having a back massage - I can't wait! Wed, 18 Mar 2009 19:21:09 EST 39 members, 39 posts Can we get a full house on this one?? Just pop in and say hi, let us know how you're getting on. Have you been good <em>43</em> ? Have you been bad <em>18</em> ? <BR> Whichever the answer it'll be great to hear from you <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Mar 2009 18:59:53 EST I'm proud of myself this week because... What have you done this week that has made you stand back and think <em>244</em> I did it <em>30</em> <BR> Doesn't matter how big or small the acheivement, let us know and share your success. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Take care you, Lulu. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 18:49:17 EST Lulu+2 is now *Lulu** Same person, just a different name, chat to you all soon, have a good day. <BR> <BR> take care you, Lulu x Fri, 13 Mar 2009 06:24:42 EST March - ' How did you do this week'' not done to bad still maintaining which I am ok <BR> with havent exercised as much has would have liked to as been a busy week <em>198</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2009 12:42:11 EST Hello just joined today. Hello all, <BR> Have just joined SPARK today and have attended SW classes late last year. Only attended for a few weeks with some success and really liked the plan. Bought one of the recipe books and found the variety fantastic. <BR> <BR> Can honestly say I loved the group of people at the classes, they were fun and enthusiastic, but the group leader was really bizarre. As a result, I dwindled from the programme as I found listening to her unbearable and she wasted away our sessions every... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 18:30:11 EST back to the basics of the sw plan! at times we all lose our way on the sw journey <BR> I OFTEN DO myself sure you all do? <BR> when on the plan awhile measuring often lapses it <BR> does with me if you go to group or used to we tend not to use our books at all or they get put <BR> away in adraw ,cupboard etc DONT THEY! I CAN PUT my hands up to it . <BR> WE dont tend to stick to the plan 100% ,when you 1st start out things go really well after awhile the novelty wears off like when you have your first <BR>... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:45:21 EST march 09 come by and say hi <em>211</em> general chat what you been up to <BR> doesnt have to be sw plan what youve been up to <BR> could be exercising or chat about anything <BR> its gr8 to keep in touch! Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:09:48 EST march HOW Did you do thiswk let the team know how your week has gone for eg <BR> if you go to group how your weigh-in went! <em>30</em> Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:04:25 EST First Time with slimming world...... Hi everyone. <BR> Although Iv been with spark for a while, At my Dr's,My practice nurse told me about how now they offer joining a slimming group on prescription sort of, well free anyway. which I think is fab. <BR> <BR> So Iv chosen slimming world as it looks like it is more suited to me. <BR> <BR> I havent yet been to a meeting as I have to waite for the vouchers and info to come through, but I have spoke to the lady who runs the one Im going to attend. She was very nice and gave me all t... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 06:47:30 EST february -How Did you do this week did ok till today gave in to my cravings arrrrrh! <em>46</em> been doing amix of ee and green plans this wk! Fri, 6 Feb 2009 16:19:11 EST february 'o9 come by and say hi! come by and say hi let the team know how things are going your highs and lows Fri, 6 Feb 2009 16:10:04 EST sw booster plans!!!! just out of interest has anyone ever tryed <BR> any of these I have when struggling ie: <BR> fast farward super express which speed up weight <BR> loss Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:40:32 EST to anyone still around Hi. if anyone is still active in this team could you please put your mark on this little list. As you all know theres not a lot of activity or organisation since Judith has gone and it seems such a shame for her hard work to have been for nothig. <BR> Lets try to shake this team up a bit. Any suggestions <BR> lou <em>247</em> Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:40:38 EST Just Hi, I am currently going to SW and have started using the 'Extra Easy' plan and have lost 2lb so far. I am only just getting my head round this site - I will persevere !! Margaret (Wolverhampton) Wed, 21 Jan 2009 20:27:50 EST january - how well did you do this week just thought id post this little thread so that everyone could come by and let everyone know how well there doing and get a pat on the back or a little sympathy as weve all been there, x Wed, 21 Jan 2009 06:22:18 EST the new plan for '09extra easy HAS ANYONE tryed the new plan extra easy if so what <BR> do you think about it if not and want more info <BR> let me know and will post it Tue, 20 Jan 2009 13:55:16 EST january 09 come by and say hi! as at present we have no team leader it would be great to keep this team going as sw is agood diet <BR> if anyone wants to post or create new posts with the sw plan feel free it would be great to get the team going again !any one any suggestions from time 2 time I pop by incase anyone has posted! Tue, 20 Jan 2009 13:44:10 EST Hiya to you all........ Hi i am fairly new to here and just want to let you all know i am following the plan with success of losing 8st 11lb still got another 3st to go to target but with this plan i know it will be gone by april. I am also a consultant with the best slimming organisation in the universe. <BR> <BR> Glad to meet you all Wed, 26 Nov 2008 18:08:13 EST november ,share the journey with friends has this team finished nobody posting these days! <BR> judith not been on line for 2months of what <BR> I know of hopes shes ok last message had from her was sp mail begining oct saying she soon be back <BR> this wk had mail asking if heard from her her spark page has gone this team no longer got aleader if your out there judith plz get in toouch <BR> were worried about YOU!!!!!! Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:28:33 EST Oct. 08 Chat.... share the journey with friends Hi... <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a brilliant October! I've never eaten pumpkin... although I love roasted butternut squash ... and marrows remind me of harvest suppers! <BR> <BR> I haven't started this month out that well ... I'll be glad when the week is over.... <BR> <BR> be good to hear how you all are doing.... <BR> <BR> Judith Wed, 1 Oct 2008 16:37:07 EST hi, new to this spark hi everyone, ive been doing slimming world for a while now, ive lost one and a half stone, and need to lose at least another three and a half ( depressing isnt it?!!LOL). im really looking forward to sharing recipes and tips, and spurring each other on <em>213</em> . im addicted to syn free chips heheh Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:35:14 EST Hi im new Hey there im new here <BR> my names claire im 22 f from kent uk.Looking to loose weight i have always been over weight i dont relly know what else to say but its nice to meet you all xxx Tue, 16 Sep 2008 08:30:17 EST Syns Hi all, just wondering how many syns you use daily and what do you prefre to use them on? <BR> <BR> I usually have 14 or 15, and like to use them on a chocolate bar in the evening or sometimes sauces and small treat size bar Thu, 11 Sep 2008 16:42:11 EST Sept. '08 Chat ... do visit often and say hi Chat for September '08. <BR> <BR> Be good tohear from all of you.... <BR> <BR> we are here for the bad times a well as the good times.... <BR> <BR> Let's share <BR> <BR> Judith Sun, 31 Aug 2008 14:57:15 EST New Here My name is Michelle, I am 42 (nearly 42) and am morbidly obese. <BR> <BR> I am a member of Slimming World in Northampton, England and have over 7 stone (98+ pounds) to lose. <BR> <BR> I am married, for 19.5 yrs, and we have a 7 yr old disabled son, he was born at 28 weeks and weighed 2lb 1 oz. He was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when he was just 1 yr old. He has limited movement, cannot walk but boy oh boy he certainly makes up for it with the speed of his commando crawling. He didn't sp... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 07:18:57 EST Tracking Food Hello, I'm new and was wondering how you monitor what you eat? Do you use the Tracker in SP or in Slimming World or both? I've been a member of SP for 2 Weeks and have lost 3lbs but I'm finding it tough tracking my food. I have previously lost weight with Slimming World after having my children but it's all piled back on when I wasn't looking! LOL! I used to like having 'Free Food' and not having to 'worry' about the calories . Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks. x Mon, 25 Aug 2008 13:27:09 EST emoticon how you are dong today <em>15</em> <em>39</em> <em>15</em> Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:41:04 EST body magic thread 20/27aug this is where we log our daily body magic <BR> can log from 7am - 1amTHEFOLLOWING DAY if miss a day can bunch <BR> them up however you dont get bonus and same day <BR> bonus point s have agr8 wk all!!!! here's an eg: <BR> <BR> 20/8 <BR> day1 <BR> body magic ( walking 60 mins ) 20pts <BR> SDP: YES! (10) <BR> BONUS (10) <BR> DAY1 TOT: 40PTS <BR> <BR> WORK toward silver award for wk and see who is the <BR> winner I will take part but not in running to win <BR> as I exercise ... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 13:33:46 EST body magic challenge for w/b 20/8-27/8/08 body magic challenge 20/8 - 27/8/08 <BR> here's achallenge for 1 wk <BR> you need to do 45 mins per wk to acheive bronze <BR> do as much as you like over the wk and maintain it <BR> for amonth <BR> <BR> silver: 6x15 mins or 3x30mins per wk m/t 4 4wks <BR> <BR> GOLD 10X15 MINS/OR 5X30 MINS PER WK M/T FOR 8 WKS <BR> PLATINUM LIFELONG BODY MAGIC <BR> <BR> ITS ONLY FOR FUN and to motivate us why not give it ago!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> wk 1 work for silver <BR> which is 90 mins ... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 10:59:17 EST Hi....just joined, need kick up bum! Hi, just joined sp today and have been trying to find if anyone is following the SW plan, and here you all are!!! Can I join you please. I'm not going to meetings because it is too expensive, I have wasted LOADS of money there in the past hoping that the weekly weigh ins would shame me to stick to the plan, but it didnt! I know I can lose weight on the plan, I just need inspiration and focus, which I seem to lack. Off to cook a bolognese, lots of pasta, not much meat! Hopefully I will keep up... Sat, 16 Aug 2008 12:56:49 EST What are your Top 5? What are your top 5 foods/meals? Thought this would be a good idea to see what every1 else is eating, and incase you get stuck eating the same foods! I'll go 1st, <BR> Breakfasts <BR> 1. scrambled eggs,bacon and 2 nimble <BR> 2. fruit,yoghurt and 1or2 weetabix <BR> 3. quorn sausages, scrambled eggs, 2nimble <BR> 4. omelette made with ham/quorn saus and onion etc <BR> 5. 2nimble and low cal jam and bananna <BR> <BR> Lunches <BR> 1. chicken/prawn/beef stirfry with passata and maybe some curry ... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 19:00:02 EST Weekly or Daily Goals .. wb 11/8/08 Here is a place for you to tell us your goals for the coming week ... they can be for the day... or for the week... this gives us all a chance to cheer you on .. and help you get fit, healthy and happy.... <BR> <BR> Goals can be to do with anything you would find on Sparks! (so anything goes!) <BR> <BR> Judith Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:08:48 EST Weights & Measures (numbers optional) We could all do with some extra support and motivation ... and we are working towards a healthy weight (getting there and when there maintaining) ... <BR> <BR> so I thought it might be a good idea if we all put down in this thread just the day ... date of the month ... whatever... when you weigh and measure. <BR> <BR> Some people weigh weekly.... some monthly ... some ditch the scales and just set aside a day each month to measure themselves ... some go to a doctors office ... but most of... Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:07:00 EST Buddies? I know that some of us have put on our SparkPage that we are looking for a buddy ... but I thought we could have a thread where we put down that we would like a (1:1)buddy ... someone who knows about Healthy Extras and Syns..... <BR> <BR> Then if you are looking for a buddy you can SparkMail anyone on this list <BR> <BR> Lets Spark <BR> <BR> Judith Sat, 9 Aug 2008 14:51:32 EST Hello im from the UK and need help!! i have joined slimming world 3 times!!! each time i lost weight which is better than other things i have tried but i found going to group unhelpful and embaressing as well as stressful. i have loads of books which i bought when i was a member (not that long ago) and would like to start again. Could we organise a specific day or thread that we all log on once a week to say our progress? i dont know about anyone else but i need some repitition and well needed support. i could just start managin... Fri, 8 Aug 2008 19:44:12 EST Im new here... Hello.. if its okay ill join here..even though i live in florida. Im following this plan again on day 4.. I did the slimming world plan over 10 years ago now and still find it one of the most effective plans out im back on it. I live in florida with my hubby and my 5 year old daughter. Im an art teacher at a school and last year i walked a marathon which was a huge achievement for me. This november im going to do it again so im in 'training'. <BR> <BR> Thanks for having me... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 09:07:33 EST Syn Dilemma I'm stuck tonight! I'm doing 5 syns a day and I'm torn between having a bag of iced gems (5 syns) with a cup of tea later on, or having an Iceland mini-milk (3syns) with black forest fruits as a dessert! I just can't make my mind up. What do you think? Mon, 4 Aug 2008 12:52:30 EST August '08 Chat - come on in & say hi Come on by and tell us how you've been .... <BR> <BR> Lets make August a time when we are so hot we are cool <BR> <BR> Judith Thu, 31 Jul 2008 17:00:05 EST Today's Victory This is the place to share with us all your victorys... big or small ... to do with anything... <BR> <BR> let's focus on the positive ... and then the positive will happen <BR> <BR> JUdith Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:00:03 EST July '08 Chat Thread ... Come by and say Hi Here is where you can come and tell us how it is for you ... it doesn't have to be about the food ... a place where you can come and unload ... ask for support ... or tell us the secret of doing well... <BR> <BR> You are welcome here.... <BR> <BR> Judith Sun, 20 Jul 2008 17:28:41 EST Exercise DvD's Do you have a favourite exercise dvd that you use? One you would recommend? <BR> <BR> I get mine from Amazon ... but Ihaven't got a clue what to get .... bear in mind I want fun, something for beginners with two left feet and not a lot of room.... <BR> <BR> I don't ask for much, do I????!!!!! <BR> <BR> Judith Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:58:22 EST Challenges? Do you want challenges in this team? <BR> <BR> They could be individual or group challenges.... <BR> <BR> they could be daily ... weekend .... weekly .... monthly ... whatever <BR> <BR> geared to food, exercisesand/or positive thinking.... <BR> <BR> what do you want? Please let me know... I'm not a mind reader *smile* <BR> <BR> Judit Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:20:39 EST Team Goals? Are there any team goals you would like me to set up for you? <BR> <BR> It could be drinking water ... encouraging one another.... doing some exercise ... keeping a food diary ... its up to you.... <BR> <BR> Let me know what you think <BR> <BR> Judith <BR> Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:18:07 EST hey, just joined team Hey everyone, just found this team and im so glad as i've started following slimming world (again). I'm not going to class, following it from home as I have all the books etc. I think I will start blogging my food diary, that way hopefully some of you will keep me right on my syn counting! Lol xxx Mon, 14 Jul 2008 16:47:33 EST 7 weeks so far I'm Becky, mother to six and pregnant with my seventh (and last) baby. My weight has gone up a lot over the years, and I have over 100 pounds to lose. I started at Slimming World 7 weeks ago. So far, while pregnant, I have lost 20.5 pounds. I still have 20 weeks of pregnancy to go, and my mini goal is to lose 15 more pounds before I have the baby. I do not follow the Slimming World plan exactly, but I let it be a sort-of guide for me. My husband joined 5 weeks ago, and he has lost over a sto... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 02:31:16 EST Is there anybody out there? Hi, I'm Sam, 22, living in Bolton but moving to Crawley at the end of June. Having lost 2 1/2 stone on Spark calorie counting I've now hit a plateau and lost motivation so my mother and I are starting Slimming World this week. We're not going to the groups but we're following the diet. She has all the books and info as she used to be treasurer for our local group when she attended. Sun, 15 Jun 2008 19:47:43 EST Buddy anyone? Anyone wants a buddy? <BR> <BR> I am struggling ... but willing to give as well as get support. I love to smile and my shoulder can be cried upon. I am overwhelmed by what I want to lose ... lets have fun <BR> <BR> Judith Wed, 28 May 2008 17:32:40 EST new here ...but not to slimming world <BR> <BR> I managed to lose 70+lb (5 stone to us Brits) <BR> three years ago <BR> <BR> then I gave up smoking and needed to start some medications and I have put weight back on 35lb to be precise - why I let it happen I really dont know <BR> <BR> but this is the next chapter of my life <BR> <BR> I will be following the slimming world principles and also trying to log on this site - (most likely means I will have to weigh most things - how boring) Fri, 23 May 2008 05:00:47 EST new here sorry I was so keen to join somehow I posted twice <BR> <BR> Fri, 23 May 2008 04:54:08 EST Body Magic? what have you done today? <BR> <BR> how long did you do it? <BR> <BR> how much did you enjoy it? <BR> <BR> Judith Fri, 16 May 2008 10:39:25 EST Original or Green? which are you doing today? <BR> <BR> or are you mix2max? <BR> <BR> J Fri, 16 May 2008 10:37:56 EST Hi ... how are you? Just stopping by to see how you are doing? <BR> <BR> Is anyone active here or am I talking to myself (again)? <BR> <BR> Would you like a challenge? Chat? and/or chips? <BR> <BR> I'm willing if you are :-) <BR> <BR> Judith <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 May 2008 18:29:07 EST Where is everyone? Hi how is everyone. Its always so quiet on here. <BR> Well i am now 29 weeks pregnant and ive put on 1st 4lbs. not too bad as i put on 4stone with my first. I think still attending meetings has helped me keep my weight down this time and my midwife think my slimming world eating plan is great. Anyway enough about me how is everyone else? Thu, 1 May 2008 13:44:49 EST chat just thought i'd put a new chat thread on as nobdy seems to have been around for a long time. Well i'm currently 16 weeks pregant and sticking with slimmingworld right through. I only put 2lb on so far. Not bad eh! Sun, 3 Feb 2008 14:25:46 EST New recipes Wel i just thought that if anyone was still around we could share some new recipes. <BR> I tried Slimmingwrds beef burrito cups with salsa the oterday and really enjoyed them it didnt take long to make' there was plenty for the amily and they were 6.5 sins on both green and original. Has anyone else tried anythig new? Sun, 3 Feb 2008 14:22:32 EST Hi there Hi there, i'm not new to sparkpeople but i am new to slimmingwold as of yesterday. I noticed that no one has posted recently in this team and just wondered if it is still active? If not does anyone know of any other slimmingworld teams on spark? <BR> Thanks x Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:29:46 EST Bored I have been with Slimming World for two years now and am starting to get bored with it all. <BR> <BR> I'm vegetarian and do green days all the time. I am decided wether to go vegan... maybe shake up what I am eating. <BR> <BR> I am also trying to count calories as well which would give me some idea of portion control. <BR> <BR> Any other suggestions to get me out of this ruit? <BR> <BR> judith Mon, 28 May 2007 10:03:22 EST How are YOU doing? Just thought I woulod peep in and see how you are doing. <BR> <BR> I am struggling sticking with Slimming World. I tedn to binge at the begining of the week and restrict at the end of the week. Perhaps I need to count calories. <BR> <BR> Exercise is something I have difficulty as well with.... <BR> <BR> but I don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. <BR> <BR> Motivate me and tell me what it is like for you! <BR> <BR> judith Sat, 19 May 2007 15:11:57 EST Slimming World Chips Hello, I am hoping that someone will check in and answer this! <BR> I make the slimming world chips which are free on a green day - how do I go about putting them in the food tracker? There doesn't seem to be any option. I have tried putting it in as a recipe but again, apart from raw potatoes there is no equivalent. <BR> Any help would be most appreciated, thanks, Helen. Fri, 9 Feb 2007 12:40:37 EST Hi, I'm new and I have a query? Hi, I'm relatively new to SP but have been following Slimming world (on and off) for about 18 months. It was the first time in my life that I started to eat healthily and it has taught me how to cook! <BR> I lost one and a half stone but stopped going to classes last May when I was half a stone away from target. I had hit a plateau and got really unmotivated. <BR> Since christmas I have started following it at home but not going to classes. I am losing weight (yeah!) and I am exercising more... Sun, 28 Jan 2007 15:49:37 EST 2007 = Success!!! I've been back on track for 3 days now and my motivation is through the roof! 3 days was all I needed to be reminded how great it feels eat healthy - already, I feel less bloated and have more energy and... I've weighed myself in just these 3 days I've lost 4 lbs of water weight (no wonder I felt so heavy and bloated!!) I never did find those Sharwoods instant noodles, but I will keep looking for healthy alternatives to keep me on track. What about you guys? How are you doing? Mon, 15 Jan 2007 17:07:43 EST New Here <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone. Just thought I would announce my arrival on this team. I'm glad there is some of us doing Slimming World here. <BR> <BR> I have been doing Slimming World since May 05 and have lost just over 4.5 stone. I have another 3.5 stone to go to I hit my target I have set myself. I do all green days as I'm vegetarian. <BR> <BR> I am struggling at the moment. I am trying to be good but am putting on half a pound here and there. This has got to stop. I hope that wit... Thu, 11 Jan 2007 18:33:08 EST Where is everyone Back after 3 weeks and no sign of anyone. <BR> Have you all reached target and left <em>9</em> <BR> Mags Sat, 9 Dec 2006 04:54:03 EST Back home Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I got back home yesterday. It has been a really sad time for my family. Roselea was such a beautiful young woman, it is such a waste. <BR> <BR> Have been eating sandwiches and cups of tea for the last 3 weeks, daren't get weighed but don't feel as if I have gained much, so fingers crossed. I am getting back on the straight and narrow today so will maybe not get weighed for a week. <BR> <BR> Mags Sun, 3 Dec 2006 06:42:35 EST Motivation at Christmas? Hi Everyone! Theres hasnt been any posts on our team forum for a good couple of weeks, including from myself, which Im sorry for as I wouldnt want you all to think Ive abandoned you when we still have so far to go to reach our goals. How are you all coping with the festive season? Are you sticking to your slimming world plan or is it on hold for Christmas? Anyone lost any weight since your last post? I have to admit I havent been sticking 100%, mostly because there have been too many meals ou... Sat, 2 Dec 2006 09:21:50 EST update Sadly my neice Roselea died yesterday. DH and I are flying back to UK on Thursday so don't know when I will be back. <BR> <BR> Mags Tue, 7 Nov 2006 03:44:22 EST Christmas is on its way!!! I thought it would be fun to exchange Christmas cards so if you would like to join in, just send me your full name and address via personal spark message and I will send mine back to you!!! <em>233</em> Sun, 5 Nov 2006 10:36:29 EST Sorry........ I have not been around. HAd some dreadful news beginning of the week. <BR> My neice, who has Cystic Fibrosis, went to Australia 3 weeks ago for a holiday of a lifetime. She was taken ill with a chest infection and has ended up in intensive care in Sydney. She is nov very seriously ill and the only way she can get any better is to have a lung transplant. they have told us she is top of the list and just has to wait, she is on a life support machine. My sister has flown over there to be with he... Sun, 5 Nov 2006 03:21:37 EST Plateau Busters? Help!!! This is the 3rd week in a row I have not lost anything. I know my diet hasnt changed, and when I do let myself have a treat I make sure to do extra time at the gym on my next visit. Dont worry,I am not at all discouraged but Im just looking for a solution. I know because of school theres no way I can increase the times that I do go to the gym, especially with my exams coming up in less than a month now..Im just going to try to be extra strict with myself and log my food on here again till Im ... Sat, 4 Nov 2006 04:36:48 EST I am back!!!! well my holiday was wonderful <BR> lots of walking on the beach with the dogs and time to chill out with good friends - all miles away from other people <BR> <BR> I had a fantastic time but a bit of a shock when I got up on friday to find my eye (well the white of it) completely red <BR> turns out I have very high blood pressure so will need to see my own doc <BR> <BR> didnt do slimming world all week <BR> in stead I ate cakes and chips etc but it was a holiday <BR> almost scared to weigh... Sun, 29 Oct 2006 11:49:22 EST goal you want by christmas has anyone got a goal for christmas i would love to be 9st that means i need to lose 7lb i am starting in earnest this morming <em>249</em> will post next sunday and let you all know how i get on the first week !!!!! anyone with me <em>213</em> korkychad xxxx Sun, 29 Oct 2006 05:04:35 EST Saying Hello! Thank you for letting me join your group. I hope you don't mind having a Yankee in your midst! My mother camd from England (London) so I'm half English, ok? Anyway, I'm Marion, from New York. I have 25 pounds to lose. Just how does the Slimming World plan work? What I do is watch my calories and portions. Hope to meet all of you soon. Sat, 28 Oct 2006 20:32:26 EST Mags Food diary Saturday <BR> <BR> 250ml semi skimmed milk for coffee (HE a) <BR> <BR> 2 slices wholemeal bread (HE b) <BR> 1/2 tin Baked beans <BR> <BR> 71gms dried apricots and prunes (HE b) <BR> <BR> Vegetable and lentil chilli (home made, no fat) <BR> 2 baked potatoes <BR> <BR> Banana and 4oz vanilla ice cream (SINS ??) <BR> 2 hi fi bars (SINS) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mags <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Oct 2006 12:34:17 EST Anyone join me for a walk? I am trying to get into walking. <BR> With my excess weight I stuggle to get above 3500 steps, so from tomorrow I am going to post how may steps I have done. <BR> Mags <BR> Sat, 28 Oct 2006 12:14:48 EST Committing to this team Hi everyone <BR> first I want to apologise for not posting, I have been really p****d off the last couple of weeks. I just cannot believe how motivated I was a month ago and at the moment I just can't seem to get back into it. Put 2lbs back on this week so ........... Monday is a fresh start. DH and son are going back to England for 10 days so Sarah (Daughter in Law)and I are planning a really healthy eating week., no booze at all (just can't seem to stop at 2 glasses of wine)Hopefully it wil... Sat, 28 Oct 2006 12:11:35 EST Where has everyone gone?!!! Ive been quite ill for the past week with flu so havent really been on here, but I've just realised no one else has really been on here either!! Where have you all gone? I hope everyone is still sticking to plan and havent lost any motivation <em>9</em> Despite being ill and not going to the gym for a whole week I've still managed to lose another 3 lbs by adjusting my portion is everyone else doing? Sat, 21 Oct 2006 08:12:15 EST holiday I am going away for ten days as from tomorrow <BR> I really need this break as I have been feeling rather overwhelmed <BR> <BR> I will be staying on a farm in the middle of nowhere with no internet access and my mobile phone will only work in one room :) Thu, 19 Oct 2006 15:45:19 EST