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Susie's 2020 action plan

tipperary

Gold Member
S: 84.2kg C: 82kg G: 68kg BMI: 36 Loss: 2.2kg(2.59%)
I cant even book May off until our leave sheet opens in April.
Have you travel plans for xmas?
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st8lb C: 24st8lb G: 20st0lb BMI: 60.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Have you travel plans for xmas?
Yep, off home to NZ for three weeks :). And I am treating myself and going business - after roughly 12 flights there over the years, I swore last time I'd never go economy again! Too hard on old menopausal bods LOL. And it's been six years since I last went home, so it's worth it.

Not going to make it to SW tonight, the boss has just told us we've got to have a late meeting. Not to worry, I'll stagger through to Saturday and then do some batch cooking so I'm following the plan as best I can for now.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st8lb C: 24st8lb G: 20st0lb BMI: 60.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
ALL CHANGE!

Had lunch with a work mate and she was telling me about how WW has changed, plus it's cheaper - so I've signed up and feel much happier and positive about it - it addresses portion control much better than SW.

I got £25 off for 6 months, and it says I should follow the blue plan - it has been years since I tried WW, so will investigate tonight properly. Mate and I will buddy up for a Saturday morning class, and the woman who takes it is a proper counsellor, which should help.

And GaGirl - no more clapping! :D.

Later - just checked the WW section here on Minis, but no one has posted for ages, which i thought was odd. Or maybe we're just uber chatty :D.
 
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ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st8lb C: 24st8lb G: 20st0lb BMI: 60.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Morning all!

Another day, another addition to the Susie stable of weight loss tools - trialling Slimpod for 10 days for free. Never tried anything like it before but like everything it seems to be down to how regularly you listen to it - but I do like the idea of trying to unravel all the old bad eating habits - so I shall keep you posted! If i find it's going ok, it's then £99 to buy it outright - which is a lot, but if it works, I'm in!

Food today
B - cheese and ham bloomer toastie, coffee
L - low cal chicken hotpot I found in the freezer
D - not sure, might just do skinny pasta with veg

Have a good one!
 

Mary2020

Gold Member
S: 11st2lb C: 9st2lb BMI: 22.7 Loss: 2st0lb(17.95%)
It's been a long time since Slimpod has been mentioned on here. Have you got the one from Sandra? A group of us tried it on here back in about 2015.Put it in search and you will find the threads on it.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st8lb C: 24st8lb G: 20st0lb BMI: 60.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Yes hun it's the Sandra/Thinking Slimmer one. I checked the search but couldn't find a thread, someone reported it had been deleted. I've DM'd Pierce and Mini to ask if I could start another one. How did you find it?

I guess my view is, nothing ventured, nothing gained, eh? It doesn't matter how many diets I try or how many clubs I join, it keeps coming back to finding successful ways not to fall off the wagon, and people have reported great successes with the plan.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st8lb C: 24st8lb G: 20st0lb BMI: 60.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Morning all

Thick fog and ice here today, and 0 degrees brrr - think we might cop some of the snow that's forecast for next week!

Listened to the first Slimpod podcast last night and I think it's really interesting - a very easy voice to listen to, repetitions of a few key phrases, but not so many that it just sounds all the same - and the one that has stayed with me is "taking back control" - so I'll keep on doing it for the 10 days and make a decision then about buying the pack. I do like the convenience of it, so think it will probably be a yes.

And off to WW tomorrow - still can't get my head round it, have to remember that not everything is "free" any more like SW - but the consultant Becky is going to take me through it in detail tomorrow.

And it will be really good for me to get up early on a Saturday for the workshop, means I don't waste half the day sleeping!
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st8lb C: 24st8lb G: 20st0lb BMI: 60.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Well girls/ladies - I've changed my mind about WW. I just can't get my head round it - too far away from SW, and I felt nothing but dread overnight and today about the thought of starting yet another plan when I wasn't committed - and when it doesn't tackle my general eating issues. The minute I made the decision, I felt a lot happier, which says it all really. And at least I am determined to keep looking for something that will work best for me, so i guess that's a win.

I do however think that Slimpod will help. All day today I kept thinking about taking back control, and it is really resonating with me - so will keep listening for the next week and see how I get on. Will also follow the SW plan, with CCing, and just try not to fret about the bad meals, as/when they happen.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st8lb C: 24st8lb G: 20st0lb BMI: 60.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Afternoon all

Must have had my head in the sand for the last decade but I've only just discovered that MFP has a barcode scanner! I feel this could revolutionise my life :D. Well maybe not that drastic but it will certainly make life easier working out cals.

I've had enough of following plans and buying special food, am just going to make it as simple as possible for myself and hopefully make that conversion to seeing food as fuel, rather than thinking about it all day every day!
 

Mary2020

Gold Member
S: 11st2lb C: 9st2lb BMI: 22.7 Loss: 2st0lb(17.95%)
I'm sure there was a Slimpod thread. I know it is mentioned in some members threads.

I use food as fuel and don't really follow any plans. I think being on sw or ww you feel as if you have to have breakfast and eat to get your syns in or use your points up. I get up at 6 am have a cup of tea then a coffee an hour later and don't think of food until about 11 ish when I get back home. I don't really feel hungry but know I have to eat.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st8lb C: 24st8lb G: 20st0lb BMI: 60.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
That's really good to know, Craftermary, and very encouraging, thank you :).

And you're right, many days I can quite happily go without food until 11am too!
 

GaGirl

Silver Member
S: 11st7lb C: 10st11lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 28.5 Loss: 0st10lb(6.21%)
Nice again no darn updates had to search you out on watched threads.

I’ve just been on Pinterest and saved a few sw recipes as giving it a bash when home next week. I won’t be going to group though, I can clap myself if I lose weight 😁

Go you flying upper and I don’t blame you economy must be tough on a journey that long. We plan to go there one year along with oz and a few other places thrown in.
 

snowbryneich

Gold Member
S: 29st12lb C: 25st9lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 51.5 Loss: 4st3lb(14.11%)
I thought weight watchers had a plan that was very like slimming world these days - I do have to give them credit that the last time I tried them their online only plan was about 2.50 a week unlike with slimming world where they wanted the same money for online as going too the meetings which is a swizz.

Bless you - I love the barcode scanner on my fitness pal.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st8lb C: 24st8lb G: 20st0lb BMI: 60.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Morning all

WW does have something similar to SW, and yes it is cheaper - but it just all became too much, contemplating yet another club.

So it's Day One of the new LONGTERM plan woohoo :). Plugged details into about four different cal calculators for slow and steady losses and it has averaged out at 1477 a day, and reset all my stats.

B - ham and cheese sandwich (zapped) and coffee
L - chicken salad, honeycrunch apple, yogurt
D - chicken marinated in chilli and ginger, with cauli rice and greens
S - rye cakes with banana and choc shot

Total - 1,324.

Also well happy that I sold a small sofa and two armchairs on FB Marketplace within two hours of advertising them last night, and for the price I paid for them, so been thinking of using some of the money (as long as the show up tomorrow night!) on a yogurt maker. I love home made yogurt, so am pretty sure it would get lots of use... :classic_roll_eyes: .
 

snowbryneich

Gold Member
S: 29st12lb C: 25st9lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 51.5 Loss: 4st3lb(14.11%)
I sometimes think it is best to try different plans anyway - stop your body getting complacent or you getting sick, slimming world (at home based on my own knowledge) is my back up plan if low carbs starts to fail me. No more meetings. Anyway virtually every plan is aiming for cutting calories isn't it - it just differs in how you get there so if you can do it without a plan then why not.

I have only ever made yogurt using hugh fearnley whittingshall's recipe which doesnt involve a gadget but it was nice. I think i would prefer a yogurt maker (his recipe involves leaving milk with yogurt as a starter in the airing cupboard which is a little dubious)
 

tipperary

Gold Member
S: 84.2kg C: 82kg G: 68kg BMI: 36 Loss: 2.2kg(2.59%)
Morning Susie, well lots of changes with you as usual👍. I thinking planning is the key, not the club, not the app, not the clapping, just proper and methodical planning. Make a plan, buy and cook the food and stick to it. Im not saying that its easy, that regular life, late days, eating on the move doesnt get in the way...it does. And thats were we all fall down.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st8lb C: 24st8lb G: 20st0lb BMI: 60.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Yep you're right Tipp, it's just a case of keeping going, isn't it! I've decided to focus less on doing lots of batch cooking to avoid overeating and just keep things sinple.

Morning all - jeez it's blowing a gale out there today, and snow is forecast...hope you're all nice and warm! My work building is right on the coast and it sounds as if it's a pirate ship creaking away and making very odd noises!

Had a nice SWI this morning, 5lbs down - I'm sure it's just water weight or whatever, but a good boost nonetheless :).

B - toast with cheese, ham and lettuce, coffee
L - Asda sweet potato and chilli soup, red grapefruit, green salad
D - chicken korma with cauli rice

Total - 1,379
 

snowbryneich

Gold Member
S: 29st12lb C: 25st9lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 51.5 Loss: 4st3lb(14.11%)
Woo well done water weight is still weight you are no longer slogging around. I'm suddenly wondering if grape fruit is low carb enough to fit in low carb/keto. It's not sweet so maybe. It's meant to be an excellent fat burner etc.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st8lb C: 24st8lb G: 20st0lb BMI: 60.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
It's meant to be an excellent fat burner etc.
Yes! And one needs all the help one can get LOL. I'm even back on the ACV which is in my squash and water.

I was a bit surprised by the scales actually because I scoffed a load of (non logged) chocolate, but maybe it was balanced out from the load of salad I had too :).
 




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