Newbie Saying Hello :)

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  1. charley24

    charley24 Silver Member

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    Hello :)
    I am Charley aged 35 and I am joining slimming world this Thursday.

    I started Monday however by remembering what I could from years ago and also checking out Minimins !

    I previously did the Cambridge Diet and lost 4 stone in 12 weeks.....unfortunately I have put almost all of it back on in a year.

    I am going to try SW and hopefully learn something from this. I tried SW many many years ago but left after 1 week of ONLY losing 3.5lbs and went back to WW where I had larger loses. Problem is, everytime I do WW I end up binging and I leave after a few months. ** Silly me, 3.5lb is not to be sniffed at !!!!!!!!!!

    Anyways I digress. I have spent the last 15 years going up - to 17 stone at largest and down - 11 stone after CD.

    And yet, still I find myself unable to strike a balance.

    I have a new vigour and I am done with faddy diets......I have 54 weeks until my holiday and I would like to lose 54lbs. (i am guessing my weight Thursday will be around 14 stone 5lbs.

    I am going to take it very slowly, a pound is a pound after all, and try to really involve myself with cooking and SW !

    Already this week I have made Diet Coke Chicken, SW Quiche and Turkey and Mushroom Stroganoff. I am excited about cooking new and exciting meals and also helping the family be more healthy.

    The hubby is also going to slim at home and help me too and I am going to return to swimming which I haven't done since December.

    Anyways I wanted to say a big hello, I am getting over my 'I feel like a failure' issues - you know, lost it all, put it back on.....and now want to think about my goals and also take it slowly so it will stay off !

    I chose Thursday's meeting because it is just round the corner and it's one of my free nights which means I can stay for the Image Therapy and maybe learn more about myself.

    So, that is me in a nutshell :)

    Waving to All !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have a quick question also !!!! I am doing Red again tomorrow, but would like 50g of dried weight brown rice with my turkey. I know I can't use it as a HEX as it isn't on list.......anyone know the syn value ?

    Thank you :)
     
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  3. shell_y

    shell_y Silver Member

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    Welcome and good luck on your jouney.
    I don't know the answer on the rice sorry.
     
  4. *EB*

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    welcome on board - you sound in a great place to start the plan!!! :D

    Rice question - pop a little message in the syn values sub forum - someone will be able to help!!! I would guess 6 syns personally! xxx
     
  5. CAPRICORN

    CAPRICORN Gold Member

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    Hi there

    Rice is 5 syns for 28g (dried weight) - I use 28g and "egg fry" it with lots of veggies to bulk it out ;) -and I find it actually tastes better too :D
     
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    CAPRICORN Gold Member

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    Sorry :eek:
    I meant to say "welcome" and good luck :D...

    Like you I have done allsorts of diets and really didn't think I would get on with SW (Im was a WW girl) -but oh lordy -I love it :p... even though my first few losses weren't as big as I got with WW, I have lost every week and with non of the "feast or famine" I used to do on WW..
    Im sure you will love it on here -everyone is wonderful and really supportive -if you need to know anything all you ahve to do is ask -and somebody will have the answer..
    good luck !!!
     
  7. charley24

    charley24 Silver Member

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    Thnaks Shel, Eli and Capricorn for your welcomes :)

    I think I am focused on the fact that I won't be disappointed with 0.5 or 1lb per week even though I lost 51lbs in 13 weeks on cambridge.

    I wish I had finished CD and joined a class, but hindsight is a wonderful thing......

    As I started Monday and don't join until tomorrow, I am not expecting a large loss like some by next Thursday because I have already begun and I have lost a few pounds this week already.

    The funny thing is I have never started a diet without a HUGE blowout the night before, tonight I could go and have a nibble but I feel very full and content after my lovely bacon, tomatoes, egg and mushrooms (fry lited) !!!! And I am quite happy to be on the journey so I am in a happier place !

    I will post and let you know how I get on tomorrow at my first meeting !

    Thank you :)
     
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    Hello and welcome :wavey: Good luck for tomorrow night and the rest of your weight loss journey.
     
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    Welcome to our lovely family, I try not to look at the slimming world plan as a diet but as a new way of planning and eating my meals.

    I find setting myself small targets rather than large ones is also easier.

    Good luck
     
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    Welcome:D Wishing you lots of luck with your weight loss xx
     
  11. shell_y

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    Having your head in theright place is most of the battle so you are doing fab already!
     
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    Welcome to the forum and lots of luck with Slimming World. You sound so positive :D
     
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    rosinakathleen Big, busty and Blowsy!

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    Welcome!
     
  14. charley24

    charley24 Silver Member

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    Thank you so much for the welcomes :)
    You have all done so well !!!! I love seeing the tickers !
     
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