My feed

to access all these features

Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. You may wish to speak to a medical professional before starting any diet.

Slimming World

1st time

147 replies

Jingleyflashyballs · 28/12/2014 13:43

I've never done slimming world before, I'm going to join next week, I want to lose 2 stone, anyone want to be my buddy on here?

OP posts:
ROARmeow · 28/12/2014 19:32


I'm still at the stage of reading through the MN weightloss section for ideas and experiences.

Haven't fully decided on Slimming World in real life, as I'm struggling to accept that I have weight to lose Sad

Have you joined a Slimming World group in real life, OP? What is your goal?

pinkbear82 · 28/12/2014 19:46

I'm just looking into this too. Thinking of joining online and giving my arse a good kick and getting things going.

Never done slimming world before, hoping it works well for me.

Have you done online of are you going to groups?

flashyballs · 29/12/2014 15:10

I'm going to go to a group, joining online is so expensive, plus womans magazine have a voucher to join for free?

I've done weight watchers but it was too easy to just buy their meals, where as this means I have to cook from scratch.

I want to lose my baby weight, so about 2 and a half stone, it can be done judging by the pics of others on a facebook group x

thobblywighs · 29/12/2014 15:12

Me! Am rejoining tomorrow after a break which has led to an additional 2 stone. I'm going back to my old group so bit embarrassed but it has to be done. I'm sure that I won't be the first to return...

flashyballs · 29/12/2014 15:16
flashyballs · 29/12/2014 15:18

Oh thobbly I'm sure you won't be, my friend said it was packed today, I'm joining next monday, hoping to lose a couple of pounds by then as I have gained, but it is period week too, dd2 is 6 months old and my weight has stopped at a certain weight x

pinkbear82 · 29/12/2014 19:43

A group scares me! is that silly? I have baby weight to loose (she's 18 months now) but after a horendous year and comfort eating I am far bigger than when pregnant Sad
I have to cook from scratch as can't have wheat or dairy, so used to that, and need to stick to that better than I have been. Blush

Bloody wish I didn't comfort eat, it's no comfort now!

flashyballs · 29/12/2014 23:37

Aww pink, the thought scares me too, but I can't afford the online fee so it's better this way. If your near me we could go together. I'm Northamptonshire x

pinkbear82 · 30/12/2014 06:50

aw flashy thank you - sadly I'm way down in Devon.
Maybe I'll look at local groups again. I could ask my mum to have dd while I went (only me and dd) hmm things to consider!

thobblywighs · 30/12/2014 07:19

I have to be honest, I find the announcement to the room when you have lost weight (and subsequent cheers) a bit embarrassing but I can see how they are motivating for some. Far more motivating for me would be if someone announced my weight gain! That might help me when I am contemplating my third mince pie! It is however a great place to get ideas for food and I do feel motivated when I leave, mostly due to the lady who leads the group. I have done it online and with a group and lost far more weight with the group as it's easier to cheat yourself when you are doing the weighing.

flashyballs · 30/12/2014 08:39

Ahh yes that is a little far lol, my problem is dd2 too, she's only a baby, I wonder if they'd allow me to take her during the day?

Thobbly I found doing it on the app with weight watchers hard, but I do prefer the way sw does it and have seen better results.

pinkbear82 · 30/12/2014 19:35

I did ww online and did ok, but then guess I don't have the group experience to compare it too.

I'm a single mum, so would need to arrange with mum to have dd if I were to go to a meeting, and wonder if for that reason online works better for me. Mum is fab and had dd when I work so I always feel bad asking any extra on top. Pros and cons always round.

flashyballs · 31/12/2014 09:34

Maybe it will be then pink, I know how hard it is as a single parent.

Got the magazine yesterday for the free join up for the group which I'm very happy about as we're totally skint.

ThinkIveBeenHacked · 31/12/2014 09:56

Hi im off to my first class this Saturday, am imagining it will be heaving! Will buy Woman mag today to get the free membership, great tip.

I had DS 10 weeks ago but was still carrying extra weight from DD who was born three years ago and I was easily a stone overweight when I fell pregnant with her. So in all I could do with losing 3st.

littleladybird14 · 31/12/2014 16:33

I'm considering joining on Monday! Never done before, tried weight watchers but have up quite easily! Hoping to lose about 2 stone - baby weight plus a bit of over indulgence in past 6 months! I have a terrible habit of eating my DS leftovers! Must curb this!

Do you need to contact the leader before going or do you just turn up? does anyone know the sign up fee / if there's any offers on at the moment?

VioletVelvet · 31/12/2014 18:54

Just posted on another SW thread but posting here too. I'm also looking to lose baby weight plus a bit extra, about 2.5- 3 in total. I'm actually looking forward to getting started after stuffing myself silly over Christmas! I have a list of groups near me and I want to join one but I usually hate that kind of thing (announcing weight loss to the room etc) and I don't want to dread going each week. Maybe online would be better for me.

ThinkIveBeenHacked · 31/12/2014 19:44

Ive just picked up a Woman magazine which has a free membership coupon in it, worth it for the cost of the mag.

I picked up some weetabix today as I saw a recipe for Weetabix breakfast muffins - 2x Bix, an egg, 6tsps of Sweetner and a half a tub of muller light yoghurt. Mix and bake. Hoping it will make breakfasts easier. As I understand cheese/milk is seriously limited so I want to avoid milk so I can have cheese.

violet Im not a "class" person, and am a bit shy (mixed with a bit of not wanting to mix tbh), but I figured the public shaming may help me Grin

VioletVelvet · 31/12/2014 20:23

That makes sense - as much as I'd dread the classes, the thought of a room full of people finding out I'd gained weight that week would probably be enough to make me stick with the diet! That breakfast idea sounds good - are muller light yoghurts 'free'?

ThinkIveBeenHacked · 01/01/2015 00:16

Yeah, all except the "luxury" ones I beleive

FannyFanakapan · 02/01/2015 11:12

I've joined today. Need to loose about 5st....depressing. feeling completely deflated which is not what you want to feel when you've just started a diet :( What happened to red and green days?

ThinkIveBeenHacked · 02/01/2015 11:19

I think you can still do Red and Green, but they also do Easy Extra which im planning on following - tons of food listed as "free" - eat as much of it as you want. Then one A choice and two B choices. Plus however many Syns you are allowed.

Am I right in thinking they like you to use up all your Syns each day?

MrsLindor · 02/01/2015 12:02

my daughter has always been very welcome at my SW group, you could phone the consultant to check but it's never been a problem, even when people take young babies, always someone happy to hold babies while mum gets weighed :)

LL12 · 02/01/2015 12:14

I went to group for about 6 weeks and now do it on my own at home.
I seem to be doing well at home and only gained half a pound over Christmas and new year when I went off plan.
In the Mirror newspaper each day from tomorrow (Sat) until Tuesday there is a free SW recipe booklet, So I will get that.

One thing I will say if you are starting, you will usually have quite a large weight loss the first week and then normally not so much the following week, this is because you have just completely changed what you are eating and obviously over time your body will get used to that so you may find the loss not quite so large the following weeks, pls don't get disheartened by this.
I have read about so many people getting quite upset about this and not knowing why this has happened and it annoys me that many of the SW consultants don't warn them that this is likely to happen.

Fruityb · 02/01/2015 12:18

I love SW and my group consultant awesome. Not judgemental doesn't make you announce weight loss in front of everyone and is very open about everything.

It amazes me what you can eat on SW. lean mince is my new friend and it's been very easy to adjust to. I've lost a stone on 6 weeks but put a little back on over Christmas lol. Back on it today and just find it easy. I've cut back milk in favour of cheese and stopped sugar in drinks which hasn't been too bad at all.

Go for it. You'll be glad you did :)

Ladyface · 02/01/2015 12:34

I am thinking about joining. I have put on a stone this year and got into some bad snacking habits. I was a stone overweight anyway. Do the recipes rely on a lot of diet versions of stuff and sweeteners as this would put me off tbh?

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.