The original #slimmingworldboy -
Slimming World's greatest loser 2012 with a loss of over 17st!
Find me on twitter @matt_briggs
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This rings true for me right now - a few things that are out of my control recently have been revealed and become clear in my mind- but here’s the thing - I chose the direction of my life - and what I think helps me the most is not to dwell on the past - you can’t change it - instead I chose to focus on learning from every day and moving forward to live my own life to the fullest!
This is my version of a rant lol #slimmingworldboy #everythinghappensforareason
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy and final food picture to catch up - meals 13 & 14 and a snack!
Breakfast - 2 @weetabixofficial for my healthy extra b (plus an extra one for 3 syns) with 250ml of @alpro dark chocolate almond milk for my healthy extra a - warmed together in the microwave! Followed by half a sugar melon! Oh and a black coffee!
Lunch - @morrisons 2 syn Fish cakes (4 syns for the two!) with baby sweetcorn “chips” and mixed salad! (And then the other half of the sugar melon lol)
And a snack - off to see @disneyonice #leeds with @thinkijustgotlost and her kids - and so that I don’t get tempted I made this - @alpro go on protein yogurt (1.5 syns) with 3 syns of cocoa power, 3 syns of @pbfit.official powdered peanut butter and a splash of @trkghealthyliving #peanutbuttercup #skinnysyrups - all combined and then frozen cherries stirred through! @lise_sw_weightloss_mission
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy taken out for dinner last night for meal 12 of 21 - always lovely food & service at @luciawinebarandgrill in #york - I chose this dish! Delicious! @lise_sw_weightloss_mission
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#slimmingworld #slimmingworldboy catch up time as @lise_sw_weightloss_mission will be wondering what I’m doing 😂 - don’t worry I’m #Foodoptimising - meals 9, 10 & 11 of 21!
Monday nights dinner - @jdseasonings curry made back in November and defrosted to use this week! Served with rice and followed by a pack of pineapple with 🐯 took interest in!
Tuesday - breakfast - defrosted plums, apples and blackberries mixed with @alpro almond flavoured Soya yogurt (1 syn) and topped with 40g of @grapenuts_uk (healthy extra b) and 1 syn of @sweetfreedomuk #chocshot
Tuesday lunch - @goshfreefrom bakes (2 syns each) with pan fried mushrooms, sliced vine tomatoes and mixed salad!
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Now the question is - does @meganfev remember what she was asking 5 years ago! My motto with the @slimmingworld PR team is #justsayyes - I’ll do whatever I can to help to inspire and motivate others on their weight loss journeys! #SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy time flies when you are still #Foodoptimising and loving your new life with @slimmingworld
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy meal 8 of 21 - @morrisons 2 syn Fish cakes (4 syns for both) simply with some sweet & crunchy salad! Followed by raspberries topped with 1 syn of @alpro almond flavoured Soya yogurt and 1 syn of @sweetfreedomuk #chocshot - nothing fancy - just simple #foodoptimising food! @lise_sw_weightloss_mission
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy back to it this morning - meal 7 of 21 - @weetabixofficial (2 for healthy extra b and another for 3 syns) warmed with @alpro dark chocolate almond milk (250ml for healthy extra a) topped defrosted cherries! Washed down with @nescafeazera espresso!
And whilst the microwave was warming breakfast - I raided the freezer - with the impending holiday I decided to eat what I’ve got in! And I’ve loads lol - so meals are prepped and I just need a few bits from the supermarket!
I’ll pick up what I need after #bodymagic #personaltraining this morning! @lise_sw_weightloss_mission
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy so no posts for meals 5&6 of 21 - because they weren’t great lol - yesterday for some unknown reason I decided to hit the “sod it” button - wish I knew why - but just one of this moments! Will I let it define the direction for the week?? The answer is simple NOPE!! And this image rings true for me today - yesterday has focused me for the week and a bit ahead before my holiday! #everythinghappensforareason is so true! I make sure I use everything that happens in my life as a lesson - I try to learn from every occasion etc!
Woke up this morning feeling a bit “🤢” from yesterday’s choices - so even more determined to get back on track and feel better inside & out! #onwardsanddownwards #nevergiveup
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy an absolutely MASSIVE shoutout to two amazing people that I’m very thankful to call friends! So proud of both of you & your amazing #weightlossjourney - met because of @slimmingworld and through @instagram - #foodoptimising brings people together across all walks of life and all over the world!
Both @mrsmummywright_sw & @davedharamhair_sw are featured in this months @slimmingworld magazine which goes on sale in groups today!
@mrsmummywright_sw is an absolute darling - beautiful & down to earth - I remember her calling me the day of her shoot as she was panicking about it! She didn’t need to be because look how gorgeous she looks!! @davedharamhair_sw also called me the day of his shoot - again no need to worry - look how stunning he looks - that smile speaks volumes! Dave and I have a great laugh - similar sense of humour - and if you see his page you’ll giggle too!
You are both a huge inspirations - love you both! 😘
Read their stories and you’ll realise everyone can change their lives!
If you don’t already follow them make sure you do now!!
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy come and find out what #foodoptimising is all about - eat food and lose weight - 🤪 but true!! All my groups open to new and returning members!
Monday - 5 & 7pm
Strensall Village Hall, Northfields, YO32 5XP
Tuesday - 5 & 7pm
Fulford School (6th form common room), Fulfordgate, YO10 4FY
Thursday - 3.30, 5.30 & 7.30pm
RI Sports & Social Club, New Lane, Holgate, YO24 4LE
Saturday - 7.15, 9.15 & 11.15am
Park Grove School, Park Grove, YO31 8LE
Call Matt on 07449961111 for more details, or just come along to any warm & friendly group!
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Well it looks like 🐯&🐻 have accepted that they are brothers - play fighting all round my room this morning! 🐻 is a feisty little one - especially considering the size difference 😂
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy meal 4 of 21! I woke up this morning and really wanted a croissant - have no idea why - so onto the @slimmingworld app I go to investigate syns - @coopukfood baked instore croissant is 15.5 syns! Deal! So to the shop I venture! Yes in the snow for one croissant 😂 - I’d rather have it and not feel like I’m missing out! Nothing is banned with #foodoptimising - it’s about building things in with #extraeasy
So a croissant, a bowl of mixed melon chunks and grapes (leftover from last nights platter) and a @nescafeazera #espresso coffee with @trkghealthyliving #salteddarkchocolateespresso #skinnysyrups and I’m ready for the day! @lise_sw_weightloss_mission
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy so with a cancelled night out I popped to the shops as I had nothing in that I wanted to eat! So here was meal 3 of 21!
A platter!! So clockwise from top right - @asda sweety drop pepper cous cous (2.5 syns for whole tub), fresh raspberries with 1 syn of @sweetfreedomuk #chocshot , grapes, my healthy extra a allowance of @primula_cheese light, smokey beetroot, carrot batons, honey roast ham and pork loin and 16 olives for 2 syns! 5.5 syns (though I actually didn’t finish the cous cous so probably saved a syn!)
Cocktail! - my fav with a twist #espressomartini - 10 1/2 syns!
50 ml of @hotelchocolat salted caramel cocoa vodka (6), 25ml of @baileysofficial chocolat luxe (4.5) 45ml of @nescafeazera espresso made up with @trkghealthyliving #salteddarkchocolateespresso #skinnysyrups - into a #cocktail shaker with ice and do my best Tom cruise impression 😂! Served with a sprinkle of espresso powder!
And cheers! From going out gear to yoga pants, vest, dressing gown and hair that was meant to be out in the wind & snow 🙌🏻
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy a catch up - starting 1 of 21 meal again as I was confusing myself and others with counting down the meals to my holiday!
After weigh in at group yesterday I had overnight @weetabixofficial - Friday night I put frozen strawberries, blueberries and cherries in the dish, topped with a splash of @teisseireuk grenadine sugar free syrup, 1 syn of @alpro almond flavoured Soya yogurt and two crushed weetabix! All ready for Saturday morning! Coffee made at 5.30am to take to group in thermos! (Morning weigh in - god forbid you eat anything before it 😂😂😂 - though there’s a perk to 7.15 Group!) On the way home from Group I picked up meal 2 of 21 - a @subway salad with chicken and 1 1/2 syns of sweet onion dressing! With a @pepsimax
I was keeping the syns low as was due to go out for dinner and drinks but that unfortunately got cancelled due to the weather - but I made sure I treated myself! Check the next post!
@lise_sw_weightloss_mission is my buddy again!
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy I tried to be good after my wobbles this week and it’s obviously paid off - only 1 1/2lbs gained! I’ll take that as I’m still a target member! But I’m making sure I’m staying back on track - I’ve two more weigh ins until my holiday (one next Saturday and then a couple of days later just before flying!)
Back to posting everything! @lise_sw_weightloss_mission
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy when you open the NEW @slimmingworld magazine - and not only get to see a couple of amazing friends featured (can’t show you til Monday when it goes on sale) but also find your own article from back in July 2012!! (Think it’s time for a reshoot though hint hint 😉😉) Inspired my #facetofacefriday - when I went for the shoot it was March 2012 I think - before I even knew I was going to be #greatestloser2012 nationally for the company! The shoot was amazing - this was before social media had taken off and so I wasn’t a selfie junkie then 😂 - I was so nervous but the whole team there were amazing and I felt at ease! They even got me to smile for the camera!! 😁! My ever changing life and #weightlossjourney has never ended - from day 1 to now - I still continue #foodoptimising and building in #bodymagic and ensure I’m there for #imagetherapy every single week! That’s why I’m still here - just with a bigger smile!! 😃
Some pictures at the bottom show the last 10 years - left to right - my 26th birthday 2008, Christmas Day 2009 (the photo that started everything!), my @slimmingworld #slimmingworldmagazine photo shoot in March 2012 and then finally a couple of weeks ago!
If I can do it - 31st 3 1/2lbs to where I am these days - then so can everyone else! Don’t doubt yourself - believe you can! Don’t be in a rush - changing your life takes time! 8 years and counting for me! A positive outlook to every day will always help! #positivementalattitude #pma #nevergiveup
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy meal 11 of 45 - I made a massive pasta bake yesterday - 1/3 of it here which has my healthy extra A allowance of reduced fat mozzarella on top!
Onion and 5% mince cooked with @jdseasonings #burgerblend, canned cherry tomatoes, passata and fresh basil, mixed with the cooked pasta and covered with the cheese and baked! All #freefood but I know not 1/3 speed food within the dish itself when served so I’ve got some roasted butternut squash slices that were pan fried in a combination of buttery & garlic @frylighthq
Washed down with a pint of @vimto remix and followed by a couple of satsumas!
On this cold and wet day - a meal of orange to made me feel warm inside! @lise_sw_weightloss_mission
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy I got myself some of these @purlpops - looks like popcorn - it’s a crunchy and has a similar texture too but it’s made from #foxnuts - I know I’d never heard of them either! But these were amazing! The big bag was 3.5 syns! The little sample size flavours are 1 syn each! Go and check them out!!
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#SlimmingWorld #slimmingworldboy meal 10 of 45 - breakfast! Softened scan bran mixed with @teisseireuk passion fruit sugar free cordial and 1 syn of @alpro almond flavoured Soya yogurt - then frozen raspberries stirred through!
Washed down with @nescafeazera espresso coffee with @trkghealthyliving #salteddarkchocolateespresso #skinnysyrups
#bodymagic #personaltraining at 10.30, then #t25, then dog walk, then lunch then Group! @lise_sw_weightloss_mission