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Drop a size in time for the Christmas partying!!

18th October 2017

YOU ask, we listen! Following a great discussion in our Facebook Slimpod Club community last week, we’ll be launching on October 30th a 30-day drive to Drop a Size In Time For The Christmas Partying!

In Slimpod Club between now and October 30th I’ll be suggesting several new healthy habits on which you can focus for just 30 days. Easy!

The 30-day challenge is for men and women and will be really simple. All you need to do is choose just two things to focus on and then commit to doing them every day during November. We will run special groups to enable you to hold each other accountable.

Here are some thoughts, but please add your suggestions to the comments below, too, because this is all about your journey and implementing small changes in your life.

With your Slimpod helping you, committing to a couple of the suggestions below will be very easy!

* Reduce the sugar and refined carbs in your daily diet.

* Reduce alcohol.

* Do a certain number of steps every day.

* Do squats every day.

* If you suffer from stress, practise mindfulness or meditation every day.

* Do the Pioppi or Blood Sugar diet for 30 days (and before you scream at me – they’re not really diets, they’re recipes based on proper food with no sugar or refined carbs and are really, really good for you!)

* Drink more water each day.

Naturally we will also be asking you to listen to your pods every day. I’ll be pitching in with a video here and there giving you support and advice.

So let’s get this moving and be all set for October 30th! I’m thinking it would be a great idea for you to identify an outfit you’d like to feel comfortable in for Christmas and have that as a goal.  What do you think?!

Weight loss is not a one size fits all – we can all choose our individual path and then work together to achieve it!

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151 Comments

Ann Stirrup

Sounds great – I’m up for that!

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Go for it!

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Tina Fothergill

Im all set. Bring it on.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Great!

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patricia burns

Sounds great, would love to do this.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Perfect!

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patricia burns

Have a slight problem as unable to do squats, due to having knee replacement surgery on both knees, do you have any alternative suggestions?

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Alison

I’m in, do I join the Facebook group as I haven’t yet, definitely cut down on refined carbs and sugars, something nice with a cup of tea is my downfall, so that would be a good goal for me

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Wilma

Sounds fantastic! Just what I need to be able to get into my lovely dress!

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Go for it Wilma!

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Sue

Yes I am definitely on board for that

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Great Sue!

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Diane

Sounds wonderful – I’m in! Thank you

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Welcome Diane!

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Steve ODonoghue

Yes I’m in – any excuse to try and shift some weight

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Great Steve!

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Wendy

Great idea. I’m in.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Well done Wendy!

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Annmarie Thompson

Yes I’m up for that as it’s just in time for my Xmas holidays in Australia and I need to be kick started again

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Good stuff Annmarie! Try combining your Slimpod with the Blood Sugar or 5:2. Some people at the hospital are doing this for a few weeks. Intermittent fasting is clinically proven it’s just that people get too hungry and can’t stick to it. Slimpod makes it possible because you’re not so hungry. Worth a try perhaps?!

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Frances Ryan

I’m in. Will need lots of support tho 😕

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

You’ll get plenty of support in Slimpod Club Frances. 😉

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Joseph

Hi, I haven’t done squats for years and yesterday was the first time I did a few, I’m going to try and incorporate this exercise daily along with my steps and crunch’s, hopefully this with some common sense eating will help to achieve the target by xmas

Regards,
Joe

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Great plan Joe!

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Precious

Bring it on!!. I have got my slimboots on. Looking forward to starting the challenge.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

😁

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Penny

Yes sounds great… count me in…x

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Great news Penny!

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Heather Jones

Yes please….wonderful idea. Xx

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

😁

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Sue Chesney

My dress is called Audrey I’m looking forward to wearing her I’ve had her for 3 years ( January sales !!)

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

You CAN get into Audrey! Make sure you post a pic when you do!

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Juliet

A good idea, I need some motivation.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

😁

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carol hayden

Yes great idea don’t know what to focus on though all of the above I genuinely do all the time anyway , always eat clean have done for a few years now walk every day yes I could do more steps I’m doin 3 20 minute hit sessions a week have done for the last 3 weeks if I want sweet I usually have fruit and nuts ( handful almonds ) or couple of squares of dark chocolate , I’m definitely noticed changes with slimpod ie leaving food wen full feeling more motivated feeling confident and loving not being on a diet BUT still not lost weight and that’s not weighing because I hate the sad step but in my clothes and measurements it’s just not moving 😳 which I do think is strange anyway yes I’m up for the challenge xx

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

You can get there Carol!

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carol hayden

Yep I know eventually , looked into the hormone imbalance definitely going to do that as well , thank you x

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Kim larkham

Sounds just what i need – count me in –

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Fab!

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Sally

I’m in!
(I’ve had to add this as a dialogue box said my message was too short…….
I’m still in!)

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Sally Topley

I’m in!
(I’ve had to add this as a dialogue box said my message was too short…….
I’m still in!)

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

💪🏼💪🏼

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Janet Leveson

Great idea. Definitely will give it a go.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Great stuff Janet!

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Bridget ilsley

I already do those things except for squats which i can’t as i have M.E.

Hope it works for others

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Do you walk Bridget?

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Bridget ilsley

Hi sandra yes on the treadmill. I find the handles help me balance & the belt helps me keep going whereas on normal ground i really struggle & have a stick or a wheelchair. It also helps if you don’t come flying off as i did a few weeks ago 😂

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Ella Weatherhead

Sounds great!! Definitely what I need.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

😁

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Sheila

Sounds really good timing as I am in need of motivation.

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Liz Riley

I’m in for it. Definitely worth having a go. Desperate to get a dress size down

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Great Liz.

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Liz Riley

Looking forward to the challenge kick starting me. Always feel doing it as a group makes you commit.Liz

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Susie Tucker

Sounds great. Count me in. Thanks! x

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Welcome Susie 💪🏼

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Nicci

Sounds great. I’ve had my slimpod materials sitting unlistened to for a month waiting for the ‘right’ moment. This is a reasonable and realistic challenge. Thanks for kick starting me!

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Welcome 😁

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Elaine

Hi Sandra, I thought the blood sugar diet was a VLCD with only 800 calories a day and almost guaranteed to make you feel hungry a lot of the time. It seems the very antithesis of the Slimpod way.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Hey Elaine, thanks so much for your comment. The Slimpod is a very versatile tool and you can use it on its own or to complement other things. Because you notice yourself wanting less food and being far less hungry when you’re on a Slimpod – it makes it far easier to follow the recipes and guidance in Michael Moseley’s Blood Sugar and/or 5:2 systems. Listening to the Slimpod means you don’t need willpower and you shouldn’t be hungry. I know people who have done the two things with great success. Obviously this is just one of the suggestions I’m making for people who might like to give it a try. When it comes to losing weight – nothing is going to suit everyone so we’re giving suggestions on things you can do as an individual to enhance your chances of dropping a size in 30days. If you would prefer not to follow the suggestions in the blog then that’s absolutely fine – we’d love you to add more to the list. Hope that helps. Sx

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Liz Lambert

Sounds good but I will stick with a cousin of the Bloods Sugar Diet , the Clever Gut approach (same author – Michael Mosley) which also cuts out sugar and includes loads of fresh veg and fruit. I take a little more low GI carbs on the days I do a HIIT session (ie alternate days, the other days I do resistance training that also builds muscle in upper body as my shoulders and arms are looking a little untoned).

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Perfect Liz! I will put that up as a suggestion in the poll we’re creating! Thank you!

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Linda

That’s a fab idea Thankyou for the support

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

No probs Linda! 😁

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Freda

Yes, I’m in please

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Go for it Freda 😁

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Ann

Please include me, I need some motivation and support to get back on-track !

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Enjoy the journey!

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Carol Metcalfe

Brilliant I’m in

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

😁

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Tonie Jascourt

Great plan- I’d really like to try this please 😀

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Go for it Tonie!

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Louisa

God yes, dress size for Xmas would be fab!

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

😁👍🏻

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Rupinderjit

Sounds like a great idea. Would love to join in. Great!!

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

👏🏻😁

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Lindsey Butler

Sounds a great idea and will give me something to focus on. I am going to try to reduce sugar and carbs for 30 days and see if I notice a difference.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Definitely do this Lindsey. You will definitely see a difference!

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Lindsey Butler

Sounds a great idea and will give me something to focus on!

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Sheila

A really great idea, I will join in, need a lot of motivation.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Great!

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Karla Rutherford

I would love to join this challenge. Sign me up please.

Is there anyone in the Lincoln City Oregon area?

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Jules

I’m in! (Or at least, I will be once I’ve signed up to the FB group 🙂🙃🙂….)

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Cool!

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Freda

Me, me , please

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Fab!

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Sallie Redmond

Hi
I think this is a great idea . The special outfit goal is perfect. However, I really struggle with dieting as I have a demanding job so despite trying to get 8 hrs sleep. I always resort to eating sweets and chops for comfort. I don’t know how to stop. I turned 63 in September , I would liove to lose a stone as this would help my tiredness and overall health. Do you have any ideas that would help me with stopping my comfort eating? Please. I do listen to my pods but this is not enough when I am so tired.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Sounds like you need to look after yourself Sallie. If stress and the busyness of life is making you comfort eat, look at ways you can cut down on the stress. In turn you’ll end the comfort eating…

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Moira Mackenzie

Great idea….I think I’m better when I have to be accountable as discovered that with Lisa’s squat challenge!

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Yes I love being accountable too!

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Ver

I will join in too. Keeps me motivated

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Fab!

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Sarah leedham

I’m in I’m starting strength training three times a week plus my 10000 steps a day can’t wait thank you .

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Welcome! Great stuff!

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Carol Clark

Great idea . Just the input I need at this time of the year.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Go for it!

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Tara Rowland

Yes I need this !!!!

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Great!

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Celeste

Yes, I’m in. How to start?

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

You can be part of the FB community or simply do it yourself by making one or two small changes each day.

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Sylvia Fernie

Yes, this sounds really good to me. I don’t have much weight to lose but I would like it gone before Christmas! I already do 10,000 steps a day and don’t drink alcohol, but sadly I have had a chocolate raisin binge this evening and am feeling very remorseful so I think reducing sugar and refined carbs and squats will be the way forward for me.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Great! Well done!

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Martina Coulding

I commit to reduce alcohol, drink more water & increase activity!

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

We’ll done Martina! Great idea!

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Bonnie

Any to follow along for those of us who aren’t on Facebook?

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

You can incorporate these small changes into your life Bonnie. No need to be on FB

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Catherine

Great idea. I do need some motivation, I’ll try to increase my activities asI must admit to being a bit lazy with exercise.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Look at your eating too Catherine. How about limiting your refined carbs for 30 days?

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Catherine

Yes, I’ll give it a try Sandra.

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Mandy New

Yes I am on board for this.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

😁

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Lisa

I love it Sandra….. Ireally really want to achieve this.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Go for it Lisa!

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Helen

Great idea. But can we have exercises which also take into account that some of us post menopausal ladies can’t do crunches etc due to pelvic floor weaknesses like cystocels etc.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Make a commitment to yourself to do those special exercises three times a week at a certain time of the day…

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Helen

Sorry which exercises are you referring to?

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

There’s quite a lot of exercise you can do. Squats, hiit, walking etc

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Helen

Thank you for your reply

Rhona Light

Great just what I need to reboot!

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

😁

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sally reed

great idea, just what I need . would love to do this

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

👍🏻👍🏻

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Fiona Cumming

Yes I would like to try that. Perhaps cutting right back on refined sugar and trying to get a mindfulness practice in each day in November. Sounds great.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Great plan Fiona!

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Lee Freeman

Me too! What a good idea . . . .

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Go for it Lee!

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Pat

Brilliant idea Sandra

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

😁

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Sheila Benns

I think this is a great idea and would love to join in with this and drop a size for Christmas. However I am not on facebook!? I have a couple of lovely evening dresses that I would like to fit into again so lets go for it!!!!

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

No need to be on FB. Easy peasy. Just choose something you want to focus on and do it every day for 30 days

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Maureen Anderson

Sounds good. The one thing I have to focus on is continuing. I miss a day and this thats it, wont work now. My pointers would be listen every day, walk a little bit more and organise my meals.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Fab. Set an alarm to listen every day.

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CASSIE BELL

Yes please count me in.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

😁

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Sally Topley

I’m in! X
Oops…. it says my comment is too short to post so I’ll add this meaningless sentence,…

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Rupinderjit

Let’s do it, I’ll all ready and eager! 🙂

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Well done! Go for it!

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Sheila

I’m in, I really need to do this.

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Adele

I’m in and going to get some skinny jeans a size smaller

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Go you!

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Mandy New

I aim to do squats every day and to drink more water.

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Well done you!

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Penny

Yes need to drink more water and do the daily squats…

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Karen Burton

These are good suggestions. I’m on board! I’m not familiar with the Pioppi or Blood Sugar diet but I will research it because they will especially help me.

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Jo

I’m on the verge of joining but reading through the blog comments people are still talking about “dieting”. I’ve just read the e-book that suggests dieting is the root cause of the problem. Please clarify.
Thank you

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Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Hi Jo, there is no eating plan when you’re on a Slimpod Programme. Your brain is gently retrained and nudged towards healthy food so you choose this in preference to the unhealthy food. We do give some healthy eating advice within the programme but that’s it. There’s no dieting involved. Slimpod is very versatile though and some people discover it’s useful with some healthy eating plans and SW etc but that’s up to them because all we care about really is you getting results as an individual. No two people are the same. Hope that helps.

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Alison

I’m in, do I join the Facebook group as I haven’t yet, definitely cut down on refined carbs and sugars, something nice with a cup of tea is my downfall, so that would be a good goal for me

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Hazel Thwaite

Fab idea – I really need to reign my sweet tooth in and try and ditch the chocolate so I may approach November a bit like lent and try and cut out the chocolate.

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Madeleine

Please send me the info ?
Would love to try the 30day challenge

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Barbara Hayes

What are the Pioppi or blood sugar diets

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Arlene Roque

Am I too late to join ?

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