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To be sick of my colleague pushing slimming world on me?

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CatchTheRainbow Sat 21-Jan-17 20:06:46

She keeps telling me how good it is and how she'll bring in all the recipes for me.

I have no interest in slimming world at all. All I hear all day are two women behind me talking about how many sins this or that is.

I don't want to spend my life counting sins!

None of them in the office that bang on about it ever look like they lose weight to me.

LindyHemming Sat 21-Jan-17 20:09:04

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bigtapdancingpimp Sat 21-Jan-17 20:13:35

Go all Marjorie Dawes on them and declare dust has no syns.

I have a friend who insists on calling it 'Slimmers World'. Winds me right up that does angry

loveulotslikejellytots Sat 21-Jan-17 20:13:38

Cheeky fuckers! If turn round and ask if they think you need to lose weight!

I hate January in the office. Everyone is munching on salad, and I'm 'being naughty' for having a normal lunch (soup or sandwich) hmm

BarbaraofSeville Sat 21-Jan-17 20:52:30

Don't the salad munchers have any imagination? It's fucking January and it's freezing. There are dozens of ways to lose weight that don't involve miserable cold salad.

specialsubject Sat 21-Jan-17 20:56:13

Tell her that you are an adult and that the concept of naughty food is infantile. That diet clubs work as a business because they don't work as a concept.

And then slap her for suggesting that you need it.

GiantHulkHands Sat 21-Jan-17 20:57:44

How rude of her! Yanbu. Maybe tell her that, as usual, you are not interested. If you want to be cheeky, ask her if she's on commission. Perhaps step it up a gear, if those don't work, and say nothing, but hold up a sign which reads, DON'T FUCKING MENTION SLIMMING WORLD TO ME AGAIN, next time she tries it.

BobbieDog Sat 21-Jan-17 20:58:04

Slimming world is a boring, restrictive, time consuming, aspartame filled diet!

harderandharder2breathe Sat 21-Jan-17 21:08:48

It's January, half my office is trying to lose weight. It's an annoying but normal annual phenomenon. They'll have given up by the end of February, if not before.

I'm doing slimming world. I had lunch today with a bunch of people and didn't feel the need to blabber on about the virtues of speed food while they eat their crisps. I even had a biscuit and didn't feel the need to announce the number of syns it contained.

A key selling point of SW is that you won't feel like you're on a diet. So I don't know why everyone in the office needs to hear about you being on a diet!

HecateAntaia Sat 21-Jan-17 21:44:14

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Bumblebee2302 Sat 21-Jan-17 22:08:02

No experience of Slimming World but one thing I can't stand is people in work not taking sweet because they are "being good" or being asked if I'm "being good" if I turn down a slice of birthday cake - as if having the sweet or the cake means being naughty. I don't know why it bugs me so much but I must hear it at least once a day in my office.

Creatureofthenight Sat 21-Jan-17 22:13:16

Oh God someone I work with is on SW and shes always going on about syns.
However I am overweight and she's never been so rude to suggest that I should give SW a try!

SanitysSake Sat 21-Jan-17 22:16:52

Just say you'd rather eat your own flesh...

FV45 Sat 21-Jan-17 22:39:08

Urg...glad I work on my own at home.
I hated people remarking on what was passing my lips - usually from people who had their own issues.

No, I'm not being naughty, I'm eating a kit Kat

dcrxcm Sat 21-Jan-17 22:58:35

It's bloody tedious being in an office this side of Christmas. I am a "Slimmers" World wink member but I take great pride in having kept that a total secret from my colleagues for over a year!

VioletRoar Sat 21-Jan-17 23:01:58

Argh, there's nothing worse. It's like a cult.
(I say this as a slimming world-goer. Once you start you leave, pile it on then more, then have to start again. It's horrendous).

CatchTheRainbow Sat 21-Jan-17 23:26:35

I have mentioned I want to lose weight and said I may start doing 5 low carb days and 2 (healthy) carb days a week and I would probably have to use protein shakes. I was told that no this is wrong and slimming world is amazing.

One woman started work at the same time as me and had gained weight and then started SW and for the last year she seems to have just stay the same weight.

I just want to eat the occasional chocolate bar and not give a crap if it's 589 syns.

Talluahlu Sat 21-Jan-17 23:35:14

It's a cult. It's totally a cult.

dollydaydream114 Sat 21-Jan-17 23:39:20

I've done Slimming World and to be fair it was great for me - but I would never in a million years try and push it (or any diet) on someone else. I couldn't give a flying fuck what other people eat or how much they weigh and I can't imagine why anyone else would - assuming, of course, that you haven't been expressing a wish to lose weight.

Could these women on some sort of commission, do you think?!

TalkinPeace Sat 21-Jan-17 23:43:26

"are you on commission"
"when your BMI is 21 come back and convince me"

that should give you a few months peace ;-)

downwardfacingdog Sun 22-Jan-17 00:00:47

Yanbu. I've done SW 3 times - tells you everything you need to know. Yes I lose weight, but put it all back on again. It totally feels like a diet and has never solved my issues with food (binge eating disorder basically) It's also low fat and pretty high carb for most people, which isn't even a particularly healthy way to eat.

BillThePony Sun 22-Jan-17 00:49:07

Try working with zero carb lady.

Every lunchtime she says "I would never eat that" I would love to tell her to piss off.

IMissGrannyW Sun 22-Jan-17 01:02:59

You're all so lucky.

I have an amazing line manager who I adore, but she does Forever Living on the side (and because she's so amazing, she'd doing brilliantly with that too... has had holidays, a new car, has equalled her salary) and she's always slipping FL into everything. I'm 3 stone overweight and eat crisps. We'll never be BFFs outside work. <sighs>

VelvetSpoon Sun 22-Jan-17 01:06:26

SW is such a crock of shot, YANBU.

It encourages you to stuff yourself with food, hence why everyone puts the weight back on, because it doesn't teach anything about portion control. Some of the recipes are ok, but there's loads of shit - disgusting quiches made from cottage cheese that smell like sick, sauces for chicken made of of Fanta, bloody 'fakeaways'. Not to mention the yoghurts (I hate yoghurt) and the scan bran, which basically tastes like grated chipboard... Let's say I'm not a fan!

LucklessMonster Sun 22-Jan-17 18:28:02

You poor thing. This is really rude of them and I hope you can nip it in the bud.

I'm sick of having to keep my mouth firmly shut while the woman next to me talks about her 600-kcal a day diet.

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