Extra Easy Group Meetings and taking something for the slimmer of the week basket!

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by dietmad, 4 February 2014.

  1. dietmad

    dietmad Well-Known Member

    Our group leader didn't explain this to me when I joined but did notice others popping in a tin or packet of something, into a basket when paying, and I quickly caught on lol

    So, what kinds of things do you put in the basket?

    Wonder if someone has won the slimmer of the week and what was in yours?

    Ideas for this appreciated , thanks
  2. MrsSOS

    MrsSOS Well-Known Member

    Only my 2nd meeting and I didn't realise either.

    Today, the person who won had a basket of mainly fruit but also ... a skipping rope! :giggle:
  3. dietmad

    dietmad Well-Known Member

    oo how good!!
  4. RM07

    RM07 Well-Known Member

    Ohhh I'm going to steal the skipping rope idea!

    I've popped in:

    Tin tomatoes
    Options hot chocolate sachets
    Pack of Hi Fi bars
    Mug Shots
    Muller Lights
    Can of diet pop

    The £1 section in Asda is always a good for ideas. Things like measuring spoons, egg poachers etc
  5. daydreamer25

    daydreamer25 Well-Known Member

    I would usually stick fruit or mugshots in, I had got fruit, mugshot, ryvita minis bag, chopped tomatoes, passata and diet coke in mine possibly there was a mullerlight too.
  6. Berryred

    Berryred Well-Known Member

    I like to put in fruit, the fancy £1 pot fruit from asda! It's mainly super free in ours, I was thinking about putting in a liner for the oven (mesh one for doing SW chips!) but wasn't sure how this would go down!

    I have received tins of tomatoes, beans and spaghetti in my SOW basket!
  7. Beautyxx

    Beautyxx Well-Known Member

    In our group we are always told that it should be fruit and nothing else really. When the consultants get monitored which happens every now and again they check to make sure that the basket should only have fruit in it. So not sure why other groups have so much variety. When I won SOW just the other day it was all fruit except just a couple of carrots which is still in keeping sort of.
  8. RM07

    RM07 Well-Known Member

    Why should it only be fruit? There are lots of things out there that are 'free' on the plan and I think the beauty of the basket is that sometimes there are things you wouldn't usually buy yourself. I've never been told that the SotW basket should only have fruit in it... at any of the groups (and it's a few!) I've been to.

    I think the liner thing for the chips would be another good idea. I spotted them in Asda the other day and meant to pick one up but forgot (how you forget when it's right in front of you I don't know but I'll blame the toddler!)
  9. I have put fruit or vegetables in - sometimes something a bit unusual. Also tinned items which are free. One member used to bring vegetables from her allotment, and fruit from her trees.

    One lady used to bring bunches of lovely flowers from her garden - they were always popular.

    Nothing perishable, especially in hot weather. Consultants should do a quick check of the basket, to make sure that everything in it is appropriate.
  10. Browsie

    Browsie Well-Known Member

    Our cons tells us it should be something free or very low in syns, not just friut. I tend to just grab something out of the friut bowl, or a yogurt out of the fridge. Sometimes I take a mug shot or packet of savoury rice.
  11. dietmad

    dietmad Well-Known Member

  12. *EB*

    *EB* Well-Known Member

    I always put in stock cubes/pots as I find them useful, and they can be picked up in all shops and suit all the plans! if there is a new HEXB I have found then I would put that in and mark it as such with a little post it note.

    In ours we tend to get fruit, rice/mugshots, and various tins of foods. It is quite a rubbish SOTW basket if I am honest - everyone 'forgets'.....

  13. LisaIris

    LisaIris Well-Known Member

    We were told free or super free foods.
    I've put in mug shots, oxo cubes, small tins of salmon or sweet corn.
  14. Willbeslimjen

    Willbeslimjen Well-Known Member

    I always put in a mini chocolate bar so that kind of goes against what has just been said. We can put anything sw friendly in ours
  15. Janey2014

    Janey2014 Well-Known Member

    We are told it's just fruit or veg at ours, although I have been to other classes where anything free is ok
  16. PatchworkPuss

    PatchworkPuss Well-Known Member

    There was one memorable week when I got the a low fat supernoodles - an open pack with another bag stuffed over the end to stop them falling out, a fajita mix (5 syns) and four tins of tomatoes lol
  17. dietmad

    dietmad Well-Known Member

    O my dayz thats awful lol
  18. alibalibee

    alibalibee gym bunny

    I usually put in tomatoes ( although never 4 of them lol), our basket usually has fruit, veg, and mug shots :)
  19. rootsfran

    rootsfran Well-Known Member

    We have been told fruit only nothing else allowed and our consultant said this is a head office rule, we get some right manky stuff put in too!
  20. green eyed monster

    green eyed monster Well-Known Member

    the class i used to attend , people would always put the mankiest brown narna, bruised apples and crusty dry oranges.

    it just seemed an excuse to dump your dead froots.


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