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Hello! UK ex-pat hoping to lose with SW :)

S: 102.6kg G: 80kg
Hi everyone!

I'm looking forward to being a part of this great site. In a nutshell I need to lose weight and stay motivated. My biggest downfall is self-sabotage, so I hope by joining this forum I will be accountable and stay away from temptation and sabotaging thoughts.

I'm 39, nearly 40. At my heaviest two years ago I was 120kg (19st). Got down to 80 (12st 8lbs) within a year, using meal replacements and low/no carb evening meals. My avatar is me at my lowest weight. Since then the weight has crept up since and I need to turn it around, as I had promised myself I would never get as big as I had been again.

When I lived in the UK before I had some success with Slimming World, so trying again, but I must admit tht I am not overly optimistic, as weightloss seems slow for many and most people seem to put the weight back on again. Please prove me wrong!! Hoping I can beat the odds, as the SW plan fits in best with family life.

My husband and I are UK ex-pats living in Sweden and working full time, with a 10 year old boy and 3 year old girl. Living here makes SW a bit harder as some of the SW staples such Muller Lights, but have already requested a SW friendly shopping list of mugshots and alpen bars form the city's ex-pat store! Expensive though, so will be mainly sticking to fresh food and synning any Swedish treats that I can't find the equivalents to on the online calculator.

I'm a crafter and love to stitch, crochet and knit etc, so hoping I can keep my hands busy and not in the bread bin!

I hope to find lots of great tips through this website, as well as motivation!
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S: 12st4lb C: 11st12.5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 29.5 Loss: 0st5.5lb(3.2%)
hi Misselphie!

Welcome to minimins!

I joined slimming world 3 weeks ago now and like you say have found the weight loss a little slower than I would have liked.

Hopefully we can all find motivation in the minimins forums we need to keep us on track

Good idea about the crafting as a way to keep hungry hands busy... I think I'll have to invest in some craft materials at the weekend!

Gilly X


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S: 9st2.0lb C: 8st6lb G: 8st0lb BMI: 20.9 Loss: 0st10lb(7.81%)
Hi and welcome :) My weight loss has been a little slow on SW, but then if you read my food diary that's because I'm terrible on the weekends! @My-year2012 lives in Switzerland so she might experience some of the same problems as you with accessing things and could help?

Look forward to seeing you around


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S: 13st6.0lb G: 12st0lb
Hi MissElphine!

Welcome to minimins and to SW.

Like @Heather Monckton said I am living in Switzerland and doing SW, I started last Tuesday so just into my second week.

I find myself barely using my syns asIi lack access to some thing like you said (mullerlights etc). Nonetheless I am determined to do this, I guess lack of access has me exhausting/searching more healthier options to used my sysns on (butter, avocado, nuts).

I look forward to seeing your meals, progress and share meal ideas with you.

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