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  1. Honeyoc

    Honeyoc Is a crunchy mama!

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    Hi guys! Some of you know that I've been doing WW for a few weeks. I always knew it would be a temporary situation. Realistically I knew counting points forever is not something I wanted to do. So anyway during my WW stint I noticed, amongst other things, that I was focused more on my points and less on the quality of food and healthy ingredients and cooking for the family was a little bit stressful, which is why I've been a bit quiet on the lovely food pics board. However, boy did I enjoy the variety and bread! Bagels for breakfast, homemade crusty breads with soup for lunch yum! I lost half a stone fairly comfortably but I'm now ready to complete this weight loss marathon on a SW note. I want to get to goal and maintain on SW so really looking forward to lots of hearty home cooked meals using lovely fresh ingredients and a more balanced, less manic lifestyle.

    The last couple of weeks were a bit crazy as DH and I had friends around and cooking and serving a big group of people at the dinner table on points was a nightmare and I found myself frazzled a lot. So as a result, I ended up guessing points etc (busting out a kitchen scale in the middle of dinner is not the done thing is it? :D ) We also ate out a lot, lots of lavish indulgent dinners etc so as a result I stayed the same 2 weeks in a row. Which is more than I could have asked for really.

    So anyway just wanted to say, back on SW! I'm going to create a shiny new food diary to commemorate my new start. Only 12lbs to get to target, come on!!!!

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    I had recently been thinking about jumping over to the other side, just to boost my loss for a bit, as when I have done weight watchers before I often lose 5lbs in a week, where it is much slower loss with Slimming World.

    However I really can't be bothered with all the working out points etc and just know I will start reaching for the quick unhealthy stuff instead of having to figure out the points for a meal (and I know my points quite well from doing WW before). So decided just to stay with slimming world. My weight may be coming off slowly, but I know slimming world is something I can do long term, as I do not feel deprived at all. I love the plan and it is the first time I feel I can get all my weight off and keep it off this time.

    Sorry went off a bit on one there, but it is good to have you back full time ;)
     
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    Honeyoc Is a crunchy mama!

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    Thanks Britmum, good to be back :D

    Funny I lost at exactly the same rate on WW as I did on SW lol, an average of 1lb or 1.5lb a week. I did really enjoy the breads and things that aren't free or HE on SW. I also *really* enjoy all the maths and concentration involved (my neurotic side lol) but only when I was cooking for myself or DH and I alone. Throw in a few more people and I'm all in a flap!! Plus it's really not feasible longterm. I guess I'm now thinking of goal, maintenance and forever and SW is definitely my preference!
     
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    Bread is definately my weakness, but have recently discovered I can have pumpernickel and flax seed as a HEb (57g) and omg why on earth was I buying the boring plain wholewheat. I do prefer the seeded varieties and although pumpernickel has no seeds so to speak, it is so yummy, especially toasted.
     
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    Honeyoc Is a crunchy mama!

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    Ooooh pumpernickel! I'll definitely give that a try!
     
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    Im coming over to sw from doing ww for years. I was using my points on rubbish and it wasnt in any way shape or form healthy...so here i am :)
     
  8. Honeyoc

    Honeyoc Is a crunchy mama!

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    Hiya CupcakeKatie welcome to SW! Yes I know what you mean about using points on non healthy food on WW. I didn't really eat a lot of unhealthy foods but I did find myself eating more diety things like egg white omelettes which are a bit depressing aren't they... I also wasn't enjoying cooking as much. It was fine cooking grilled chicken and 0 point veggies but when you add in several components like a mixed seafood paella where you have to weigh and point a variety of fish, prawns, scallops, etc then the rice, chorizo arrrrgghhh!!!! So yeah I'm looking forward to enjoying cooking again.

    I think you'll really enjoy SW, just remember that although they use words like unlimited, portions DO matter. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!
     
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    Thats so sweet of you! Thank you for the support....its quite scary doing something totally diffrent to what i know...i will get there i hope. :)
     
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    nice to see you back on here again Honey!!! xxx
     
  11. Honeyoc

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    You'll do fabulous, don't worry. You only need to read SW magazines to see the staggering weight losses to be convinced it WILL work. Just keep at it and don't give up!
     
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    Awww Ellebear!! You made me tear up, that felt like a hug across the wide web! Thanks so much, it's so great to be back!
     
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    Hi I have decided also to return after lots of upheaval and getting over a broken heart! SW for me is defiantly the way forward... I lost 2 stone last time around and hopefully now I am a singleton I will shift what I put back on. I love this site it is so helpful and the people are so friendly and now I don't have to fight for my lap top I can come on here when I like and take in all your knowledge and tips... good luck to everyone.
     
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    Good luck Gill_g! It's terrible splitting up with a loved one, but now you've got your life by the reigns and you can make decisions based solely on your needs. It's a good feeling!!!
     
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    aww bless ya! that hug was a definite cyber huggle x

    i need some more food inspiration, between you and Britmum i am a cooking genius now x
     
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    LOL!! I'm in need of some inspiration myself. Been watching the Barefoot Contessa, love her!
     
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    Thank you Honeyoc what lovely and true words of wisdom i am in control of my own life and it is a good feeling.
     
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    YAY! Go you!
     
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    Barfoot contessa makes me laugh, we always say Uuuuuuuregano, and Euuurbs instead of oregano and herbs....or parmaaaaaaaaajaaaan lol
    Maybe thats just me tho. hehe

    I really love this site too and am very relieved that the slimming world people seem to be as lovely and helpfull as the people i met on the ww part. :)
     
  20. Honeyoc

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    LOL!! I know what you mean Cupcake. Giada is the one who drives me mad, she's a bit OTT with her Italian pronunciations!

    You'll get a lot of help here, not only is it super friendly and supportive, it's also a really active board so there'll always be someone on hand to help out anytime.
     
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    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

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    Great to see you back Honey!!! I still looked at your food diaries when you were on WW, because your food is very inspirational!! But it's going to be much easier to be inspired now I know we're singing from the same hymnsheet!! LOL! Well done on your loss whilst you were on WW and even more well done having stayed the same in a fortnight of indulging!! That's a real acheivement in itself!! Next stop target!!!X
     
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