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  1. mongoosed

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    I'm going to spring clean my cupboards today... if its not SW friendly, its going in the bin. Time to be ruthless!
     
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    I did that the first time I did sw- everything bad went!

    I found it very useful, both motivating and removing future temptation.
     
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    Label up what's left with the syn values then you know how many syns it is when you need to grab something
     
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    Hey I love labeling syns on everything - cupboards fridge and freezer too and I have a syn count on my wall that I tick off everytime I have any. Not fool proof but goods habits help to stay on track!
     
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    thanks for the tips... marker pen at the ready!!
     
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    two shock discoveries so far:

    Nescafe skinny mocha = 4 syns per drink :cry:

    Gold syrup flavoured porridge = 11.5 syns :eek:


    The porridge is going straight in the bin..... the mocha drinks I can ration out!!
     
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    I know.... On my first ever week on SW I had the Golden Syrup Porridge every morning thinking it was my HeB... Clearly not! :( Shame, cos I lovvvee that porridge! :D
     
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    I love oatso simple too! I have a whole box of Golden Syrup flavour in my cupboard - luckily my 8 yr old loves it too....guess what he's having for brekky this week!
     
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    Great tips, thanks! Need to get a proper marker and labels. I moved all the non-SW-food into a separate cupboard, food left from Xmas (like gingerbread, chocolate). I don't really want to throw it away, hate to waste food, therefore I take it into the office for everybody to enjoy.
    Have loads of these fridge magnets with funny things on them so I'm keeping with this one "G- if you cannot make me thin, make my friends fat" :p
     
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    I didn't chuck anything, as I didn't have much processed stuff in to start with and I'll still use non-SW-friendly ingredients, either cooking for others or synned in recipes. What I did do was put any raw ingredients that might tempt me - chocolate for cooking, cake decorations etc - onto the highest shelf on the pantry. To get to it I'd either have to get OH to grab it down for me, or move the freezer, get a step... nah, easier to eat something healthier. But I labelled everything too :D I used freezer stickers from the pound shop.

    Although oddly enough I have never been tempted. We still seem to end up with masses of chocolate all over this house, but it's like I just tune it out as background noise. Weird, no?

    Far more likely to tempt me is the oil during cooking. Sometimes frylight just doesn't cut it. I mean, I don't pour it over everything, Jamie Oliver style, but occasionally a recipe just seems to need a little proper oil. I still use it, I just syn it. To reduce the temptation I converted to carotino oil, which is allegedly healthier, but more to the point, if you use more than about a teaspoon, it makes whatever you cook in it orange coloured. So if I use it I can't conveniently 'forget' that it's there. Stupid, really, and I'm not sure I'd really be tempted if I was using a different oil anyway, but there you go.
     
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    In the end I didn't throw too much away, just bits and bobs of half used crackers, cereal etc.

    Found a couple of tins with best before dates in 2009 which shocked me - we moved June 2010 so I'm surprised I didn't bin them then!?
     
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    Coincidentally I just cleaned out our 'goodies' cupboard yesterday and labelled all the treats etc that went back in. Now, like Kristel, I plan on 'fattening' up everyone at the office! lol
     
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    I havent kicked anything out yet but my cupboards arnt too bad normally, I do have chocs left over from christmas that I keep meaning to take into work, a box of thorntons, celebrations and a tin of QS. I feel proud that I havent touched them in 5 1/2 weeks! time they went though!
     
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    This post is a great idea. I just invited my son around and told him to help himself. My cuboards are now bare except for Weight Watchers items, fruit, and salad. I even emptied out the chest freezer and gave it all away.
     
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    I did something similar - having to replace things with light or extra-light versions became 2nd nature. The snack/syn cupboard is full of HIFI Bars, snack-a-jacks, Ryvita Minis, Walker Lights,etc.

    I did a similar thing with my wardrobe too! - Now all the XL stuff has gone and replace with M (M for magic lol).

    It set me free!
     
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    I am very much looking forward to that part!! I have very few clothes to slim into, so will have some shopping to do this year ;)
     
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    I had a dig through mine on Sat, nothing to chuck out, as before xmas was following exante:p

    My dd loves the Alpen bars and special K snacks, so lucky there! Yes theres some bits I won't eat, like biscuits, but I only buy ones I don't like haha!

    Although today, dd has made the cutest heart cookies with icing and pink hearts:) (she is 6!). Any idea on how I can syn them?
     
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    There are a couple of web sites that will let you add the ingredients and the serving size and it will you a calorific value that you can work out syns for, I use myfitnesspal.
     
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    Great fun - if expensive. I went from XL to M - I bypassed L until my clothing looked like charlie Chaplin (without the tash or cain) - had to spend then lol.

    Worst thing I had to lose was a supply of Lurpak!
     
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    I've not missed butter.... until you just mentioned it :)
     
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