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Anyone had an unsupportive consultant?
Just wondering if anyone has experienced a consultant who isn't helpful, doesn't give very good advice and generally isn't supportive?
Hiya, I think there was a thread a couple of weeks ago from someone who changed class as they didn't find their consultant very good. Might be worth a read if you can find it?
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I've yet to find one that has time to help everyone
But minimins is ace for extra support
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Diet: Slimming World
Start Date: 7/1/14
Start Weight: 17st8.5lb
Current Weight: 13st1.5lb
Goal Weight: 12st0lb
Start BMI: 35.4
Current BMI: 26.3
Goal BMI: 24.1
Total Weight Loss: 4st7lb
Weight to Lose: 1st1.5lb
% Lost 25.56%
I joined one group which I only actually stayed at for a couple of months. Like WasMicci, she didn't contact me first week and kept forgetting to mention me in image therapy because she couldn't remember my name. I also tried to call her a couple of times for help and left messages but she didn't call me back. The only time I got a card sent was about 5 months after I stopped going to say she "missed me"..
I must say that is the only bad experience I've had. I've been to a few other different groups and the consultants were lovely.
"Nothing tastes as good as losing weight feels"
"Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard. Choose your hard"
"I'm not losing weight, I'm getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again"
"Nobody can make you do this for them, you have to want to do it for yourself"
OMG Sammie - SO rude! You can be super 110% on Sw and get a 1lb loss, thats a good loss, surely your C knows that! outrageous!
Originally Posted by Sammie1984
Keep going, 15lb in 6 weeks is incredible chick! Dont let her spoil your good work, maybe try the new group as she doesnt sound like a person id want to be paying each week! xx
I would definitely switch to another group, she sounds like a right cow. Even if you had gained, she should be more supportive and be trying to give you pointers on how to improve, but a loss is a loss and it sounds like you've done great so far with very little help...
I would report her to head office. She should not be putting you down for loseing! It is supposed to be a supportive enviroment not intimidating!
Definitely report any rubbish Consultants to Head Office.
I started SW a few tears ago with my ex as he wanted to lose weight as well. The consultant at that group was awful, quite rude if you weren't in her 'favourites' clique and useless when it came to motivating people or updating you on syns/HE info. It got to the point that I didn't want to go and I certainly didn't want to stay for the whole thing so I used to just go and weigh and then leave again. She was just always really negative and sarcastic towards me, even if I'd done really well. Being a man, my ex usually lost more than me each week and she always used to make spiteful comments about me clearly needing to try as hard as he was, when I'd been 100% on plan and he'd been cheating! Not to mention men usually lose faster and he had far more to lose than me! I went on my own one week as he was working away and she was just so horrid that I weighed and left, and only just made it out of the function room door in the leisure centre before dissolving into tears... Why on earth would anyone pay to be treated like that?!
When I split with my ex and moved I changed group which was ok, but the consultant left after my 2nd week. The new consultant was ok and he was certainly more encouraging than the other 2 but still didn't feel I was getting all that much support or benefit from going so I left. It was literally a case of weighing and then him going round everyone to say how much they had lost, and that was pretty much it. But at least he was pleasant and polite!
I'm now doing online and have to say, I don't feel as though I am missing out by not going to a physical meeting. I can get all the updates and info online and support on here!
I know a lot of people here have very good things to say about their groups, but I have joined and rejoined so many SW groups over the years, and all of them have been quite boring. I think the whole Image Therapy thing, of going round the group, and discussing everyone's personal journey is very tedious. Maybe it's me who has the problem, but now I'm at target, I'm happy to get weighed and go once a month.
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Start Date: 22 April 2014
Start Weight: 14st3lb
Current Weight: 12st5.5lb
Goal Weight: 11st7lb
Start BMI: 35.2
Current BMI: 30.7
Goal BMI: 28.5
Total Weight Loss: 1st11.5lb
Weight to Lose: 0st12.5lb
% Lost 12.81%
That is so refreshing to hear, I thought I was an oddball. I hate the sessions tried them a few times previously and they make me feel so uncomfortable, the whole sitting in a ring thing talking through your gains or losses. It never inspired me just made me feel like 'run' - just goes to show we are all individual and some people need less in your face support and others need that arena. Doing mine at home now and 14 weeks still on course longest I have ever done.
Originally Posted by lardylady
I know one of our local consultants is more of a sales person she passes round Avon and anything else she can think of to drive more pennies out of people.
I highlighted this because this is not what SW - or the NHS - recommends! A healthy weight-loss is at 1-2lbs a week which you managed. If you lose quicker than this, you are possibly not giving your body what it needs and run the risk of losing muscle not fat. Obviously, it doesn't matter if you lose more than a couple of pounds occasionally - it's the overall trend which counts.
Originally Posted by Sammie1984
I would change my consultant for this reason alone - let alone all the other reasons (rudeness etc.)
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