I'VE JOINED SLIMMING WORLD!

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Re: I'VE JOINED SLIMMING WORLD!

Postby earthmaiden » August 12th, 2017, 9:48 am

3lb off this week but not really cause for celebration. I have been going up and down within that 3lb for a few weeks now - I know all the reasons why and am pleased to have stuck within that parameter. Now it's time to move my a**e and get down some more. There should be nothing in the way this week, no visitors, no tea and cake out, just lots of glorious fruit and veg as far as my eye can see ... :lol:.

We had a tasting day at SW yesterday, someone made a very nice bean and pepper dip (for crudites). I am going to try something similar but using Pepperdillos. I think it should be rather good. Several people made those 'pasties' using wraps for pastry which have featured a lot on Facebook recently, they seemed very popular with people who have young families to feed (fill a small wrap with suitable filling of choice, fold over and crimp, brush copiously with egg, bake until golden). They look fabulous but taste like shoe leather. The wrap is so tough it is hard to cut or bite and so stays in the mouth to be chewed after the filling has gone. I shall not be making any.
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Re: I'VE JOINED SLIMMING WORLD!

Postby Grasshopper » August 13th, 2017, 5:39 pm

BIG news this week!
Mum lost a lb while I maintained (dunno what will happen after the b-day celebrations for younger Sis tho), but that's not the big news.

This is:
Last week we had nominations for our group's Woman of the Year.
We are BOTH on the shortlist! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
That has NEVER happened to me! :o
Gosh! :shock:
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Re: I'VE JOINED SLIMMING WORLD!

Postby PatsyMFagan » August 13th, 2017, 5:44 pm

:kneel: :bounce: :tu: :hi5: :hug:
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Postby Seatallan » August 13th, 2017, 6:07 pm

Nice one Grassy and very well deserved in my opinion. :wave: :luv: :tu:
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Re: I'VE JOINED SLIMMING WORLD!

Postby Grasshopper » August 13th, 2017, 6:11 pm

We've been asked to take 'before' and 'after' photos to group on Weds. I don't know about an 'after' photo (the only one I've got is a group shot), but I have a 'before' one which is MOST unflattering! :terrified: I not only look huge, but I also look like I've only got one brain cell! :oops:
It's in a frame on the stairs. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Postby Gruney » August 13th, 2017, 7:40 pm

Whatever you do, don't become pressurised. You don't want to have too much on your plate.
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Re: I'VE JOINED SLIMMING WORLD!

Postby Grasshopper » August 13th, 2017, 8:41 pm

Gruney wrote:You don't want to have too much on your plate.


Well, you don't if you wanna lose weight! ;) :lol:

Have just discovered that there's 3 other nominees as well :o

Will we stand a chance?

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Re: I'VE JOINED SLIMMING WORLD!

Postby earthmaiden » August 13th, 2017, 10:02 pm

Great news Grassy! We had ours this week and the 'before' photos were really inspirational for those who had not been going for so long. We had about 6 contenders, all with their own story which made it hard to choose. The final votes were cast by all the members in the room. There is one lady who comes every week who has been a target member for some time - originally she wanted to lose a stone, that was all she needed to lose and she lost it quite quickly but it meant a lot to her. I was a bit surprised that she was our final winner because although she is nice and I admire her for sticking to target etc we had others who have lost up to 7 stone and been through all kinds of things on the way. You can never tell!

Good luck, you have a good chance! :hug: :hug:
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Postby PatsyMFagan » August 14th, 2017, 9:15 am

earthmaiden wrote:I was a bit surprised that she was our final winner because although she is nice and I admire her for sticking to target etc we had others who have lost up to 7 stone and been through all kinds of things on the way. You can never tell!


She wasn't by any chance surrounded by friends was she ? Cynical; Moi ? ;) :lol:

I left the group once I realised that I was never going to lose that final stone even though I easily lost the first 3.5. I suppose staying at target weight must mean a concerted effort to stick to plan ?

I recall in my SW group when I was attending that groups of friends all sat together ... after the Tuesday morning weigh in they would scuttle across the road to the local garden centre for a full English :rolleyes:
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Postby Grasshopper » August 17th, 2017, 8:09 pm

Erm ......... we didn't win ..... AND we've both gained!
Mum 4 lbs
Moi 1.5 lbs
BUT we have been celebrating Younger Sis's B-day ;)
We'll be taking a couple of weeks off from SW so we'll have plenty of time to get the weight off. Days out coming up & stuff.
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Postby Seatallan » August 18th, 2017, 9:36 am

You was robbed Grassy. :evil:
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Re: I'VE JOINED SLIMMING WORLD!

Postby Grasshopper » August 18th, 2017, 6:57 pm

We was! :x BUT at the end of the day it's just a sash & a photo frame.
We DID get a certificate & a bunch of flowers each as nominees. :tu: ;)

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Re: I'VE JOINED SLIMMING WORLD!

Postby earthmaiden » August 18th, 2017, 7:49 pm

I hope that the winner was very deserving Grassy! It was pretty good to be a runner-up though and nice to have flowers.

Enjoy your 'week off' with a few treats:).

I had to get weighed early this week and that stupid 2lb was back on :evil: :evil: - it comes off one week and goes back the next for no apparent reason. I'm on meagre rations this week and weighing myself every morning as a reminder. I will get off the 2 stone plateau I always seem to hit!
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Re: I'VE JOINED SLIMMING WORLD!

Postby PatsyMFagan » August 18th, 2017, 9:15 pm

earthmaiden wrote:I had to get weighed early this week and that stupid 2lb was back on - it comes off one week and goes back the next for no apparent reason. I'm on meagre rations this week and weighing myself every morning as a reminder. I will get off the 2 stone plateau I always seem to hit!


I am having that problem too :( mind you, not helped by me trying my first attempt at a chicken and mushroom risotto in my Instant Pot .. (only took 10 minutes) and needed to make a tea loaf as the fruit that I soaked in tea last Saturday needed to be used up .. I don't suppose either of these are SW friendly ;)
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Postby earthmaiden » August 19th, 2017, 6:51 pm

No, but a little of what you fancy does you good ;)
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