Move group with Countdown??

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  1. flabbybumbum

    flabbybumbum On a mission

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    Hi

    Sorry if there is a thread on this somewhere, but i cant seem to find?
    Does anyone know if you can move groups when you have purchased a countdown??

    Thanks in anticipation!:)
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    Devon Dolce 1lb at a time!

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    Hmmmm not sure. With the new electronic system I guess this would be much easier as your card will say you're on the countdown x
     
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    Yes - with or without being on express weigh - though it makes it easier if both groups are. It may be a little difficult though to go from an express weigh group to a non-express weigh - but non-express weigh groups are becomming fewer and fewer now.

    Assuming both groups are express weigh - nothing stopping you.

    If your current group is not express weigh - and you don't have your countdown vouchers yourself - then you'll need to request these from the consultant you are moving from.

    If you are at an express weigh group and going to a non express weigh group - the two consultants probably need to talk to each other.
     
  5. Lenlu

    Lenlu Just keep slimming....

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    What is a countdown course? Is it just cheaper or do you have to have a target? Is there somewhere I can read all the terms and conditions? Things like holidays etc were never explained to me? Also what difference is it as I ticked the 'shift work' box?
     
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    If you are a shiftworker - then countdowns are not for you.

    Countdowns are there as a commitment to go to group every week - minus any holiday weeks you may have. You pay for 5 and get 6 weeks, or pay for 10 and get 12 weeks - so a small saving there. The idea is that it's an incentive to ensure you go each of those 6/12 weeks and hopefully then an incentive to stick on plan. And it does work - i've done countdowns for all of my 18months - except the last 3 weigh-ins due to being near to target.

    Holidays - you're allowed 6 explained absences (holidays/sick) a year where you don't pay - otherwise a missed week should be paid for as back fees (though if you miss more then 2 in succession - it is cheaper to rejoin - but you do loose all your weight loss history).

    Being a shift worker means you can't make every group due to shifts and as such shouldn't have this taken from yoru holiday entitlement - hence why countdowns aren't designed for shiftworkers.

    Hope that helped.

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    Lenlu Just keep slimming....

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    Thanks ian!! I'm on mat leave at the moment so might try one of these countdowns!! After my holiday next week though!!
     
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    flabbybumbum On a mission

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    :thankyou:Thanks everyone for your replies.
    Yes, I am on the electronic system (Im sorry but I fail to see whats 'express' about it lol...it takes much longer IMO!!)
    Anyway, have told my SW consultant and she has said thats no prob, the group i am moving to is electronic too. So, Im pleased about that coz it means I can move now rather than in 7 weeks time.
    I agree, countdowns are the way to go and have done them always....save almost a tenner each time now so cant be sniffed at.
    Well done evryone on your fantastic weight losses...keep up the good work....here's to SW! :happy096:
     
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