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Old May 17th, 2016, 14:44 PM   1
lau86
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Slimming world group


I'm off on Mat leave at the moment so I was wondering if a group might be better, does any one have experience of it? Are they friendly and useful? I *only* have about two stone to lose so I don't want to turn up and people think... What the hell is she doing here? (I'm a size 14 at the moment) but I feel flabby. Thanks



 
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Old May 19th, 2016, 08:38 AM   2
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Hi, I joined slimming world last January and lost over 3 stone in 10.5 months. I really enjoyed it and our leader was fab. I've heard of others who haven't gelled with their leader but there might be a few groups in the area so you could always change if that happens.

Everyone is really helpful and supportive, there are people there who I wouldn't have thought needed to lose weight but they're struggling with maybe a stone they want to lose. I wouldn't worry about only needing to lose two stone.

I reached target 6 months ago and still go at least twice a month. I'm now 13 weeks pregnant and have put on 8lbs so out of target again! It's free for me to keep going though so I intend to go regularly. I enjoy the social side of it and I want to keep reminding myself about eating healthily!

Good luck!



 
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 05:17 AM   3
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Wow well done on your weight loss! Is it ok to take the baby? She's normally pretty good



 
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 06:21 AM   4
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I went to the groups twice, personally I didn't find them helpful, the group leader was lovely but I prefer to go along my own way. I'm a similar size to you (12/14) and there were much larger people there but also some people who REALLY didn't look like they had anything to lose and tbh I feel like they maybe had an eating disorder - they were 8 stone and not using their syns and only taking half an A and B choice a week. Personally I felt like that should have been flagged up by the leader rather than them being praised for losing weight!

I found some aspects of the group to be offputting, like the 2lb of fat they slap around the place and having to talk about what went wrong, our group was big and it took ages to get around everyone!

We also had a facebook group which I found far more helpful to share ideas.

I think I'm going to do online membership.



 
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 11:17 AM   5
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Oh. That doesn't sound good!!! Maybe I'll do it online instead. I just need some new ideas I don't need the social aspect



 
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 11:27 AM   6
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£60?! Are you kidding me?!! That's expensive!



 
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 12:19 PM   7
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Its so expensive!! There's a few slimming world groups on here. Have you done slimming world before?



 
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 05:21 AM   8
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I joined sw last week and have lost 5lbs this week. I'm not overly keen on the "X has lost 1lb let's give her a massive round of applause" for EVERY person!! However paying to weigh in is what motivates me and the diet seems to be working so far. I take my baby with me and the leader is fine with that x



 
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 05:22 AM   9
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Ps I also don't have a massive amount to lose but there are people there in similar circumstances so I don't feel out of place x



 
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 08:40 AM   10
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I've never done it before and it sounds quite complicated? I might just do what I usually do and try and cut out crisps/ chocolate/ obvious offenders and see how I get on before I commit to something else



 
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