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Hollie Barrett  SLIMMING WORLD'S WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2016 8st 8lb down forever With a little inspiration, motivation and determination ANYTHING is possible πŸ’–

E A S Y P E A S Y S P E E D Y

Super quick, zero effort breakfast!

1 x apple and 2 x sataumas (all speed)

I also have a hifi bar in my bag (half hexb) which I'll scoff at some point!

I AM DOING THIS πŸ’ͺ

#slimmingworld #foodoptimising #lovefood #breakfast #ontherun #quickandeasy #eesp #swloser #targetmember #healthyeating #weightlossjourney #changeyourforever #livehappy #ificanyoucan #believe #dreambig #woty2016 #inspirstion #motivation #determination

As always I am starting my day with a large coffee! Milk is taken from my measured skimmed milk (hexa) 1 tsp of sweetener (free) and coffee (free)

1 day at a time πŸ‘Œ

#slimmingworld #foodoptimising #goodmorning #todayistheday #day1 #coffee #caffine #weightlossjourney #changeyourforever #swloser #targetmember #weightlossinspiration #healthyextras #hexa #icanandiwill #woty2016 #inspirstion #motivation #determination

Y O U A R E N O T A L O N E

OK, I have tried for the last 2 days to 100% food optimise and I haven't been completely successful. I am not ashamed to admit this.
EVERYBODY struggles at times. We all joined @slimmingworld and set out on our own personal journey to lose weight. Every single member has different goals, different amounts of weight to lose and will face different bumps in their road. But one thing we ALL have in common is the desire/need to lose weight. Ultimately that is what led us to this point in the first instance.

I know I will ALWAYS have a 'problem' with food. I eat when I'm stressed, anxious, happy and sad. I use food to control my emotions. It's not healthy and it's something I face and deal with on a daily basis. Even now. Even after losing over 8 and a half stone. Even after being a target member for a year. Even after being crowned WOTY.
What I also know is Food Optimising and Image Therapy together WORK. The support from my consultant and fellow members along with my family and friends is what made me successful in losing weight in the first place.

So, with that in mind I am making a plan. I am putting the things in place that I know will work for me. I am taking one day at a time. Tomorrow will be a successful day. I will enjoy lots of delicious food and I won't feel hungry at all. I will flex my will power when I need to and I will photograph and post every single thing that passes my lips. At the end of the day I will go to bed feeling amazing. I won't have lost weight but I will have conquered the first and hardest day.

Don't ever feel like you're the only one struggling. You're never alone. We ALL face hurdles, sometimes we fly over them and sometimes we don't. Its life.
All we need to do is food optimise, never give up. Just keep on keeping on... With a little inspiration, motivation and determination ANYTHING is possible πŸ’–

#slimmingworld #inittogether #touchingheartschanginglives #woty2016 #inspirstion #motivation #determination

We had the most amazing few days away making memories and enjoying the little things in life.
All back to normality now!

My plan wasn't followed quite as I'd hoped - I was a little more (ok, A LOT more) flexible than I had planned... But do you know what? It's fine. I was busy spoiling my smallie and enjoying being away from home.

I know I've had a hefty gain - I can feel it and see it but I'm not panicking. I know EXACTLY what I need to do to see it off!! I'm not going to over compensate, do anything crazy or starve myself. I'm going to food optimise my way back to my happy place ❀ Back to basics. Lots of speed and free foods. 1 HEXA, 1 HEXB and 5-15 syns a day all carefully weighed and measured.

I don't have a time scale because it's just not necessary, I'll face one day at a time and keep on keeping on!
I spent yesterday evening scrolling through and catching up with your amazing and inspirational posts. @mrsmummywright_sw @slimming_world_jsg and @lifeofleahjane_sw are all on mission weight loss too so I'm going to stalk them like a mad woman for lots of meal ideas and inspo!

Have a fab Wednesday guys and gals. Let's smash this 😘

#slimmingworld #foodoptimising #lovefood #holidaygain #beatthebloat #icandothis #letsbeawesome #ificanyoucan #believe #dreambig #youcandothis #weightlossjourney #healthyeating #lifestylenotadiet #noguilt #swuk #swusa #swloser #targetmember #mission #backtobasics #woty2016 #inspirstion #motivation #determination

G E T A W A Y

Our biggest small person is off on an adventure of his own so Tom and I decided to surprise Imogen with a cheeky break away!

We're all super excited to get going πŸ˜ƒ

I am planning on being a "Flexible Felicity" my plan is to enjoy our break along with some extra syns where I'd like them whilst staying in control. I am well prepared to face the scales when we return and I'll work hard to see off any gains asap ❀ I love Slimming World because I have the confidence to do this. I am not scared of a gain purely because I KNOW how to see it off.

Have a fabulous Thursday and enjoy the weekend ahead whatever your plans may be!

#slimmingworld #foodoptimising #flexisyns #swloser #targetmember #healthyeating #lifestylenotadiet #noguilt #getaway #meandmyfamily #makingmemories #summer2017 #surprise #minibreak #enjoy #weightlossjourney #weightlossinspiration #extraeasy #woty2016 #inspirstion #motivation #determination

M O T I V A T I O N

I hear from so many people how much transformation pictures motivate them and I couldn't agree more!

Looking back at my own transformation brings many emotions. But ultimately it shows me just how far I have come and reminds me of a place I never wish to return to!
I also LOVE seeing other people's journeys in pictures. I love seeing how their confidence grows, how their smile widens and notice the sparkle in their eyes as their journey progresses.

I am aware not everyone sees weight loss as such a massive achievement. I have heard people say "big deal, she lost a few lbs" HA! If only that was the case!

Losing weight is a tough battle. It starts with tiny steps, changing the way you eat. But it's so much more than that. It's changing habits of a life time. It's dealing with the things that got you where you were in the first place. It's learning how to nourish your body and not try to deprive it. It's accepting it's fine to indulge in what you fancy sometimes - everything in moderation. It's recognising your triggers and having ways of coping with them. It's a clichè I know, but it truly is a lifestyle change. If I returned to eating how I was before I would very quickly gain all the weight back. Thete are no quick fixes. It takes determination and commitment. It's something to be incredibly proud of every single step along the way.

I am truly, deeply thankful to @slimmingworld my fellow members and both of my AMAZING consultants. Without the tools, knowledge, support and love who knows where I would've been by now... Celebrate yourself today. Be proud of every tiny change you have made. Enjoy the non-scale victories as much as the on-scale ones.
Most importantly, don't give up no matter what! Always keep on keeping on. You will never regret trying but you will inevitably regret not trying.

#slimmingworld #foodoptimising #touchingheartschanginglives #swarmy #swfamily #swinsta #consultants #group #livehappy #findyoursunshine #extraeasy #swmafia #weightlossjourney #changeyourforever #beamazing #inittogether #letsbeawesome #ificanyoucan #believe #dreambig #swuk #swusa #woty2016 #inspirstion #motivation #determination

I N D U L G E
Sometimes you just HAVE to indulge and have what you're craving! The beauty of @slimmingworld is... It CAN still be food optimised!

1 chopped banana (free)
1 tbsp @bellplantation PB2 powder (1 syn) mixed with water
1 tbsp @waldenfarmsinternational chocolate syrup (0.5 syn for 3 tbsp)
2.5 crushed walnut halves (half hexb)

Loaded into a bowl... PASS ME A SPOON 😍😍 #slimmingworld #foodoptimising #lovefood #indulgent #delicious #lifestylenotadiet #noguilt #onplan #lowsyn #peanutbutter #pb2 #treats #passmeaspoon #swuk #swusa #swloser #targetmember #healthyeating #weightlossjourney #changeyourforever #livehappy #ificanyoucan #believe #dreambig #youcandothis #woty2016 #inspirstion #motivation #determination

M I N I B E A S T H U N T E R

Imogen had been lifting rocks and searching through our grass looking for an 'interesting' mini beast.
All she'd found were ants, wood louse and spiders. Feeling a bit deflated (our little tom boy loves all bugs but she wanted something special!) She was stood talking to me and literally couldn't believe her luck when this pretty little gem just hopped onto her arm!

I adore how happy simple pleasures make our girl πŸ’•

#minibeasts #bughunter #notsoslimmingworld #meandmygirl #sundayfunday #itsthelittlethings #makingmemories #pretty #humble #simplepleasures #tomboy

S I M P L E

Keeping it simple and light this morning - a bit of 'just incase' damage control for later!

Apple (speed)
Strawbs (speed)
Quark (free)
1 tbsp @waldenfarmsinternational Chocolate syrup (3 tbsp is 0.5 a syn)

Super yum!

#slimmingworld #foodoptimising #lovefood #weekend #sunday #healthyeating #weightlossjourney #changeyourforever #livehappy #ificanyoucan #believe #dreambig #speedy #eesp #swloser #targetmember #swuk #swusa #woty2016 #inspirstion #motivation #determination

S U N D A Y

Gooooooood morning!! I have woken feeling refreshed πŸ˜ƒ Our littlest smallie slept in till 7!! Imogen is usually a 5am kinda girl so 7 feels like a real treat!
This morning will be spent chilling, having something yum for breakfast and pottering at home.
We've got no small people from lunch time so we're not cooking a roast this afternoon. Tom and I have been invited to friends for dinner... I'm hoping I'll be able to food optimise but either way I'll make the best choices possible. I've decided I'm not going to drink alcohol so will save some syns there!

I hope you all have a fabulous Sunday ❀

#goodmorning #sunday #coffee #slimmingworld #foodoptimising #lovefood #weekend #outfordinner #swuk #swusa #ificanyoucan #believe #dreambig #youcandothis #findyoursunshine #extraeasy #sundayfunday #weightlossjourney #healthyeating #lifestylenotadiet #noguilt #woty2016 #inspirstion #motivation #determination

P I C K Y
After our huge BBQ this afternoon I wasn't overly hungry for dinner.
I have been picking at these goodies whilst watching the World Athletics Championships... Plum, blush pear and apple (all speed)
Quark flavoured with English toffee essence from Cupcake World (free)
3 tbsp @waldenfarmsinternational chocolate syrup (0.5 syn)

I am truly heart broken for Mo πŸ’”πŸ’” #slimmingworld #foodoptimising #lovefood #weekend #saturday #nightin #meandmymr #pickyfood #swloser #targetmember #healthyeating #weightlossjourney #eesp #worldathleticschampionships #athletics #swuk #swusa #ificanyoucan #believe #dreambig #youcandothis #livehappy #woty2016 #inspirstion #motivation #determination

B A R B I E

The weather isn't exactly amazing but we'd planned a BBQ so we're having one regardless!

@slimmingworld burger from @icelandfoods (free)
Pork loin - all visible fat removed (free)
Lots of salad (all speed)
Pickled onions (speed)
Aldi lighter cheese slices (2 syns each)
Onions (speed) fried in @frylighthq (free)

Also done some new pots but I didn't have any as I'm going for an EESP day!

#slimmingworld #foodoptimising #lovefood #weekend #bbq #freefoodfirst #swloser #targetmember #healthyeating #weightlossjourney #changeyourforever #livehappy #summer2017 #meandmyfamily #makingmemories #itsthelittlethings #familyfavourites #delicious #speedy #eesp #woty2016 #inspirstion #motivation #determination

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