Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by Lennie08*, 1 April 2014.

  1. Lennie08*

    Lennie08* Well-Known Member

    Skimming through posts, I am pleased that everyone still seems to enjoy vodka and wine, I know you are meant to count them as syns but on previous S/W journeys I have neglected to always add mine and did always still seem to lose - so fingers crossed this will occur again lol! :rolleyes:
  2. Princess_Stevie

    Princess_Stevie Well-Known Member

    Why would you do that though? You are only cheating yourself.

    Would you consume, cakes, biscuits, chocolate, sweets, etc. and not Syn them?

    It's the same thing...
  3. jennjenn84

    jennjenn84 Well-Known Member

    If you don't syn for it tho, there is nothing stopping you drinking as much as you want. Say you have 1 vodka or wine every night that's 28 syns or 36ish for wine that your not accounting for, and I do think this will definitely slow your losses down eventually.
  4. Lennie08*

    Lennie08* Well-Known Member

    I only really have a drink on a Friday or a Saturday night so maybe as I'd not always had fully 10-15 syns every day is where my saving grace was. Will keep an eye on it this time round!!!! :) x
  5. HarryRu

    HarryRu Well-Known Member

    I normally go out every weekend.. After all, I am only 20 so definitely not giving up my social life. I've managed to lose nearly 2 stone in 11 weeks.

    I tend to not syn as much during the week but always measure my 'pre drinks' before I go clubbing.. That's usually around 40 syns (eeeek). Then may have a few more when I'm out.

    It seems to work for me but everyone is different I suppose. I went out this weekend and didn't stick to what I usually do and drunk A LOT and I don't think I'm going to lose this week so I definitely think watching what you are drinking helps!
  6. Samantha26

    Samantha26 Well-Known Member

    I'm always out socialising at the weekends and have never synned what I'm drinking though I'm super careful through the week to accommodate this
  7. jennjenn84

    jennjenn84 Well-Known Member

    I think that's fine, as you cut back before you go out or after to do some damage limitation. It's when you have your 15 syns every day anyway and then don't count your alcohol that it would start to affect your losses ;)
  8. Samantha26

    Samantha26 Well-Known Member

    yes, I've also changed what I drink as well. I stick to Martini Extra Dry as it is only 2.5 syns per measure and mix with half sugar free pink lemonade and half sugar free strawberry and kiwi so its like a cocktail :)
  9. Lennie08*

    Lennie08* Well-Known Member

    Yes, when I'm at home having a few drinks, I like to add diet pink lemonade or some of the tropical flavoured sparkling waters to my vodka as it does indeed feel like your drinking some exotic kinda cocktail and then when I'm out I alternate between diet coke, soda or diet lemonade (when available). :)
  10. Gwella

    Gwella Well-Known Member

    I think cutting back on alcohol has been one of the key factors in SW working well for me.
    Also, if I had continued to try to fool myself about my alcohol consumption, I would be heading towards real problems around it (psychological and physical). Not saying that applies to everyone but do beware! Alcohol isn't just fattening, it's also a drug, can be dangerous, and is almost entirely empty calories.
    But you can have some and enjoy it, and your tolerance will change over time too.
  11. nicolae40

    nicolae40 Member

    Hi everyone I don't have any sins in the week at all and just use them for vodka on Friday and sat.
  12. jogirl

    jogirl Well-Known Member

    This is how I feel. I still have wine at the weekends (and syn it), but cutting down my overall consumption has been a major factor in my weightloss.
  13. When I aw younger I NEVER synned my alcohol and lost weight no bother. Now I'm nearing 30 and don't drink, can't exercise because of ill health and have the dieted on and off for 15 years I know I'll have to be super careful.

    enjoy your drink while you can! ;)
  14. mumpsimus

    mumpsimus Well-Known Member

    Alcohol is not in my vodkabulary. However, I looked it up on whiskeypedia and learned if you drink too much of it, it's likely tequilya.

  15. mumpsimus

    mumpsimus Well-Known Member

    Seriously though. Personally, I don't syn it but also limit my daily syns to about 3 or 4 (sugar in coffee). I also make sure I don't eat anything while drinking but drink lots of water.
    Whatever works for you.

    I do see bigger losses on low alcohol weeks but I suspect it's due to hangover food.
  16. MagicBeans23

    MagicBeans23 Well-Known Member

    I don't tend to count syns in alcohol, but I just record it as 'LOADS' in my food diary syns section lol. I don't drink every week, or is would go about it differently. I count it as a bad day when I do, as often it's when I'm eating out too, and get back on the wagon (diet, not AA lol) the next day.
  17. Gwella

    Gwella Well-Known Member

    Haha, that word 'LOADS' appears in my diary sometimes too!
  18. red squirrel

    red squirrel Well-Known Member

    ? this made me laugh !!
  19. Tanyalina

    Tanyalina Well-Known Member

    My downfall has been going out at the weekend, as it's what my friends do at the weekend and I feel left out if I don't :/ I've been doing slimming world for four weeks, and only been out drinking twice, last time I drank what I wanted and forgot everything, synned nothing! lots of full fat lemonade with peach schnapps, cocktails and alcopops! and only saw a -0.5lb loss, this week i was more aware drinking only vodka and diet coke (even though i don't like coke! I think it's ridiculous its the only sugar free options in most places) but still had about 11/12 of these so thats 44 SYNS :/ didn't eat any hangover food and it's weigh in tomorrow so we'll see! I need to up my willpower of resisting alcohol, but to put up with the people and places in town you NEED to be drunk haha
  20. red squirrel

    red squirrel Well-Known Member

    Eeeeek is so hard isn't it , but hopefully you have limited the damage by making a better choice x

    A few in my group have no syns at all on the week to allow for a weekend of fun :)

    Good luck x

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