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mummyneedinganswers Sat 06-Dec-14 22:50:35

Well I stepped on the scales the other day at my consultants office and weighed 17.4 stone. I near cried literally. I knew I had been putting on weight but didn't realize how much. I'm ready to lose weight now and well in honesty I have to as well as I'm weight for major surgery on my spine and they won't go forward with it until I lose at least 5 stone. I've considered slimming world for a while as I have failed on all the fad diets imaginable. I'm wanting ur opinions on slimming world and recommendations and also some of you stories as well please thanks

Corneliusmurphy Sat 06-Dec-14 23:00:52

Love it - am two pounds away from 7 stone loss - joined in January.
I eat loads, feel great, found jillian micheals, a stone to go.
I would say you need to be a fan of cooking, liking vegetables and fruit is a huge help, also eggs - I rely on them a lot.
I tried to stop going to weigh-ins as ita all straight forward and I wasn't staying for group anyway but I found I personally need the weekly deadline of weigh-in to aim for, so I am now staying for the meetings to get my 'money's worth' and find them a boost.

mummyneedinganswers Sat 06-Dec-14 23:16:44

That's fantastic well done and oh we love cooking and we eat healthy as partners a diabetic but my problem is eating in a routine instead of eating only at night and portion control as well. Do the weigh ins be in front of everyone or in private as that's one of my concerns ?xxx

Corneliusmurphy Sat 06-Dec-14 23:28:19

The weigh-ins are off to one side and they're very strict about no one looking over your shoulder - your weight is never read out - they write it down in your book and you can read it on the scales, but it's between you, the lady monitoring the scales and the leader.
They do say how many pounds you've lost in group but never how much if you've gained.
In fact this week a woman got her club 10 (lost 10%) and a certificate for her next half stone and the lead wouldn't say what loss the certificate was for in case anyone could calculate her starting weight.
Its never humiliating, the whole thing is positive and friendly (and discrete!)
The recipes tend to be very generous portion wise and I snack lots but have swapped cakes and biscuits for fruit, veg, seafood sticks, fat free yoghurts. I think the only thing I measure/weigh is cheese.

mummyneedinganswers Sat 06-Dec-14 23:33:45

Oh that's brilliant was so scared they would be in front of everyone and that's gd. Oh god cheese is a massive downfall for me. But I love fruit and veg by the bucket load and not a fan of youghurts tbh but no harm in trying xx

mummyneedinganswers Sat 06-Dec-14 23:34:32

When I join do they fully explain it all and the process and wat happens if you do ga one week ? xx

Corneliusmurphy Sun 07-Dec-14 01:53:58

Yep it's all explained, you get the book with the details and access to the website as well.
Nothing happens but at meeting they ask how your week was and if there is a gain, whether you know why or whether you were surprised and need anything clarified - absolutely no pressure smile
I have struggled with cheese before but with slimming world I have my 30g - I always have my 30g - and I don't crave it. Think where I usually go on diets and cut it out completely it becomes forbidden and therefore extra delicious....
Their magazine's good - might give you some idea of whether it will suit you.

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lizandlulu Sun 07-Dec-14 21:26:38

Hey it's great! I was 17-2 when I joined. I've been doing it for 2 and half years, I've lost 3 stone. I'm slower than some but the plan does work without feeling hungry .

Planning and cooking from scratch is quite important but once you get the hang of it it becomes second nature.

I'm not a very good cook but I do have 3-4 meals I can have, within 30 mins from stuff I've got in the freezer to have with sw chips.

I hope you join and find it good x

Imnotaslimjim Sun 07-Dec-14 21:39:23

I love SW. I have a real issue with food which means its taken me 6 months to lose a stone, but my consultant has been there for me every step of the way. If you can find a good consultant you'll find it much easier.

CrumblyMumbly Mon 08-Dec-14 11:26:47

Go for it! I've lost 3 and a half stone since mid June and feel so much better.

mummyneedinganswers Mon 08-Dec-14 23:16:14

Thanks for your advice that's brilliant defo gna join now smile xx

happygelfling Mon 08-Dec-14 23:40:55

Go for it!
I am a slimming world member and recently reached my target (hoorah!). I've done it twice now, each time after having a baby, 3 stone each time.
It works for me because (a) I never have to feel hungry, and (b) I can still have (a limited amount of) chocolate and red wine.
You do need to plan ahead (mostly snacks, for me, but also meals), and it did take me a couple of weeks to get into it and adjust my shopping list and cupboard contents.
I always stay to group after the weigh-in and I find that really helps with my motivation as well as with practical ideas.
Now I am in control of my weight.

piggychops Mon 08-Dec-14 23:54:27

Does anyone do the online thing? I would struggle to get to meetings.

CrumblyMumbly Tue 09-Dec-14 13:34:18

It's worth going to meeting at least initially to get the welcome pack which explains everything and you also get entry to website with loads of useful stuff on. I need the discipline (shame) of weekly weigh in but don't stay to meeting as it's tedious!

peggyblackett Sat 27-Dec-14 17:03:28

Can someone please explain syns to me? I've just joined online - and then have found that there's three different plans. Which do I follow please?!

Rockchick1984 Sun 28-Dec-14 05:00:28

Peggy the extra easy (orange) is probably the best one for you to start with - I couldn't get my head around red and green days but my consultant said the EE is the main one used now. You have between 5 and 15 syns a day to use plus all your free food, and 1/3 of your food needs to be superfree.

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