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Maybe I should go back to class?

S: 11st3.0lb C: 11st7.0lb G: 9st7.0lb BMI: 27.6 Loss: -0st4lb(-2.55%)
I have been going it alone since November and whist I am generally enjoying SW, I'm going through a bit of a rough patch.

My weight loss is slow and I tend to save syns for weekends and binge.

I am loving my new running regime and am pleased with myself for the general healthy eating and whatnot.

But perhaps I need a kick up the bum of a class? The formality of getting weighed by someone and the motivation of a class?


I was hoping to not spend a fiver a week but maybe it would be worth it for the chance at better losses?!
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Silver Member
S: 24st8.5lb C: 22st10lb G: 16st0lb BMI: 56.3 Loss: 1st12.5lb(7.69%)
They way I look at it is, I spend a fiver to socialise and have a coffee with a few friends, and get weighed into the bargain. It keeps me on track. The rough few weeks I've had, if I were going it alone, I'd have given in by now. The fact that I go to class, and end up feeling motivated seeing everyone and their weight loss/gains/stories etc.

I don't mind paying a fiver for a chatty social session. I'd spend more than that in the cafe or pub and also have to fight the urge to eat cake or drink booze LOL

Mrs V

Loves Life!
S: 21st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 9st2lb(42.52%)
Why do you save your syns for the weekend hun? You do know, that even if you went to a class that you will be told that SW do not recommend you save your syns and then have a splurge at the weekend, as you loss will not be guaranteed.
You could potentially be giving away a fiver for exactly the same results, but its your decision.
Yes, you will get the support of a group, so its up to you to decide. Personally, I would change the weekend routine and then see how the losses go before making the commitment.

Take care

S: 13st13lb C: 12st2lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 1st11lb(12.82%)
Everyone's different Hellie, if you feel you need the 'threat' of getting on the scales at class every week then you go for it!, I have always gone to class in the past thinking I needed the support but this time I'm going it alone and my weight losses are just as good as if I went to class so I obviously don't need it (at the moment anyway) but I did make a pact with myself that as soon as I feel my motivation waning I will go back to class.

The reason I decided not to go to class this time was because I have such a busy life and I just feel that I cannot spend the rest of my life going to a slimming world class every week, I have to learn to control my weight myself, I can't keep using the class as an emotional crutch so to speak, I have got to target before, stopped going to class, regained the weight, you've heard it all before, this time I've just made the decision that this is a life change I have to learn to control myself, but everyone's different
S: 18st13lb C: 10st12lb G: 10st13lb BMI: 23.8 Loss: 8st1lb(42.64%)
If you feel the discipline of classes will help, then see the £5 a week as an investment in yourself. It is a small price to pay for help with attaining your goal.

You dererve this!

Good luck
S: 11st3.0lb C: 11st7.0lb G: 9st7.0lb BMI: 27.6 Loss: -0st4lb(-2.55%)
I save syns for weekend so I can relax a bit and have a few glasses of wine and to account for weekends away with friends and stuff.

I do know that weekends are my weak point. I am pretty disciplined during the week and it's harder for me to stay in control at weekends if I'm away. If I'm home it isn't too bad!

My old consultant was in the '105 a week' school. But yeah, perhaps if I can get in control at weekends I wouldn't need the class...

I did always used to enjoy class - the social atmosphere and hearing others successes, and getting tips (like here but in person lol!)

I might go tonight (it's a mile and a half from my house, so I'll walk it for the exercise!) see what the consultant is like and do it for a few weeks to see if I get additional motivation from it. Then bin it if it's not helping!

Eeh by gum, what to do?!


Silver Member
S: 13st9lb C: 12st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 1st6lb(10.47%)
I know from experience that if I'm not getting weighed at class every week I soon fall off the wagon. You can also pick up some good tips from the other members. Staying to class every week gives me the motivation to keep going the following week.
S: 10st10lb C: 10st10lb G: 9st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I am also wondering whether to go to class, this is week 2 but hoping to do it on my own as when I go to a group I take my little girl so can not really stay etc for meetings - I have started a running programme so whilst the scales are not showing that much loss at mo my measurements are already changing,
I am going to carry on by myself (with the help of these boards until easter) if I am not well on my way to target even 0.5lb loss each week by then , i will go back to class!


Full Member
S: 11st9lb G: 10st0lb
I used to think I had to go to class to get results. However I soon found that if I was a bit 'naughty' or if I felt heavy I dreaded going to class and eventually pushed myself off the rails with the pressure. I find it much easier and relaxed weighing in at home - but I didn't always feel like that.
It depends on what you feel is right for you.


No Coffee, No Workee
S: 19st6.5lb C: 19st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 42.9 Loss: 0st6.5lb(2.39%)
But perhaps I need a kick up the bum of a class? The formality of getting weighed by someone and the motivation of a class?

This is the part of going to class that I find I need - the "accountability" part of it. If your WI is only at home with yourself it's somehow harder to get back on track after a bad day, because you have no deadline to work to to get yourself back on track and sort it out, if you see what I mean. Does that make any sense?


Finding inspiration
S: 17st9lb C: 14st5lb G: 12st7lb Loss: 3st4lb(18.62%)
I definitely need the accountability of class. If you go in and have a gain, you talk about it. No hiding from yourself or anyone else. And yet, no one judges you. It's all about encouragement and helping each other out. I couldn't do it without class. No way. I don't have the discipline on my own.

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