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Should I mention this?

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SkirkLass Tue 28-Jul-15 22:03:43

I've been going to SW for the past few months, love the plan, love the group however it is really busy and for the past few weeks the volunteers who help at the group operated a system whereby they'd call up the next person to put their card in the machine whilst the person in front is on the scales. I'm really self conscious about my weight and hated this lack of privacy. I plucked up the courage to text my consultant about it this week and she was really nice about it and must have addressed it with them as they didn't do it this week. However today the woman who was behind me in the queue was stood so close behind me when I was getting weighed that she could definitely see the scales, she was almost touching me! It made me feel really uncomfortable, should I say something again to my consultant, I don't want to sound like a moaner? I wish the consultant would put up some kind of sign or marker, one of those please wait behind this point things, I can't understand why some people are either so rude or so oblivious that they come and stand right behind you.

Crouchendmumoftwo Tue 28-Jul-15 23:09:40

I can see how you are stressed about it, Im sure I do the same and get too close but all im doing is thinking about myself and worrying Im not thinking about the person in front of me. Ive never seen a persons weight I dont think you can see it. I think you just need to think that the person behind you is probabaly as anxious as you and stop worrying about the person behind you - they probably are not interested - just get on with it get on the scales quickly and off - job done. Sorry if that isnt helpful!

emmaluvseeyore Wed 29-Jul-15 10:34:21

If I was in your situation, I would just ask if the person would mind moving back a bit to give you some space. But I am quite confident so wouldn't mind directly asking someone. It obviously really matters to you, so you should definitely mention it to your consultant again. It doesn't really matter if your consultant thinks you are a moaner. Your weight is a personal thing, so it is up to you who sees that!

Assumptaann Wed 29-Jul-15 20:32:21

This would annoy me, I hate space invaders and like to keep my personal bubble clear. Why don't you try putting down your handbag or jacket down between you and her while stepping on the scales, with you having left plenty of space between you and the person before you that is weighing. You should then be able to step on freely and keep her back. If nothing else works; this might.

thatstoast Wed 29-Jul-15 20:40:32

In all the classes I've been to there's always been signs about privacy and usually some kind of diy box/screen to hide the display. Like the kind of things you'd get around chip and pin machines. Definitely mention that you still don't think it's private enough and it's off putting. She should be doing everything she can to make her members comfortable and keep coming to group. You're paying for it, she's not doing you a favour!

SkirkLass Thu 30-Jul-15 19:58:53

Thanks for all the advice, I'm going to try the handbag technique and if that doesn't work I'll speak to the consultant. I know not everyone would be bothered by this but it makes me so uncomfortable and like I don't want to go back and it'd be silly to give up on a class I like because of it.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Thu 30-Jul-15 20:01:58

I get where you're coming from. Extremely large Mary Poppins bag is called for, before you brings out the Big Guns....

galison Fri 31-Jul-15 13:53:49

some people have no self awareness. I stand away and unless I am chatting to someone, gaze off into the distance in the opposite direction.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 02-Aug-15 17:08:17

I think you should mention it.
Not even I know my weight. I have my reasons for not wanting to know. I am
What they call weighed blind, so if I don't know, I certainly do not want fellow members knowing

mangoespadrille Tue 04-Aug-15 14:36:52

Could you not just make sure you're always last in the queue?

Midori1999 Tue 04-Aug-15 18:25:07

At our group the bit where people pay is on one table (one of those school lunch type long tables) and the scales are at the end of another table, so there's a gap of about 12ft between paying and weighing. In between that is a sign, about 6ft from the scales asking members to wait there to be called forward for weighing and all groups should have this and AFAIK its SW policy. So do mention it.

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