Rant time !!

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by Brightonrosie, 25 January 2010 Social URL.

  1. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

    Posts:
    1,981
    Likes Received:
    90
    Start Weight:
    11st8lb
    Current Weight:
    11st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8lb(4.94%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    More and more on here, people say they are doing slimming world but then do their own thing. SW can be confusing enough to beginnners so don't let us make it even harder for them. Many times on here people say they are not loosing or staying the same and it makes me wonder if they have taken advice from someone who says " I've always done it this way and it has never done me any harm" I am sure this will not sit well with a some folks but I am finding myself getting irritated with people not following the plan and telling others how it has worked for them. You may as well follow a calorie counted diet or some other GRRRRRR Spare a thought for the newcomers .Rant over !!!!
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

    Posts:
    10,819
    Likes Received:
    380
    Here here!!

    so many people do their "tweaked" version of SW!
     
  4. sugar_lipswales

    sugar_lipswales Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,242
    Likes Received:
    34
    Start Weight:
    21st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    7st10lb(36.73%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Bear in mind that not every consultant is as wonderful as some, we sometimes get wrong advice so it's not always our fault lol
     
    Mini likes this.
  5. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

    Posts:
    10,819
    Likes Received:
    380
    Very true, I always turn to the website for the most up to date info re HEX's and the "plan". I email them too to get the official line.

    I think the website isn't used as much as it should be really.
     
  6. evanesco

    evanesco I'm the tortoise.

    Posts:
    806
    Likes Received:
    24
    Start Weight:
    10st1lb
    Current Weight:
    9st7.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st8lb
    Lost(%):
    0st7.5lb(5.32%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers ProPoints
    I agree with you, the one thing I disagree with is medicines. SW state that medicines should be synned in order to guarantee a loss at WI. MY felling on this is that medicines should not be synned if you are taking them for medicinal purposes, and that your long term health should come before a one off weight loss. (I'm reffering to things like Lemsip and Soothers etc)
     
  7. GracieMai

    GracieMai Full Member

    Posts:
    412
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    11st8.5lb
    Current Weight:
    11st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st8.5lb
    Lost(%):
    0st7.5lb(4.62%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Totally agree with you on that one evanesco! I know when I'm poorly I want the bloomin medicine, I dont care about the syn value, just want to get better!!! xx
     
  8. HellieCopter

    HellieCopter Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,770
    Likes Received:
    219
    Start Weight:
    13st2.5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st10lb
    Lost(%):
    2st7.5lb(19.24%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I don't mind people bending/breaking the rules...or using old SW guidelines that still work for them, and I don't see a huge problem with them sharing that with 'the group'! However, I do think you should learn the plan by the rules before you bend/break them!

    I would always encourage a newbie with questions to learn, learn, learn the plan. Learn by doing, follow it to the letter...and then start tweaking it if things aren't working.

    I can see where your rant has come from though, it can cause a great deal of confusion, I'd imagine :)
     
  9. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

    Posts:
    10,819
    Likes Received:
    380
    Oooh, just realised I'm "tweaking" at the moment - I'm doing SE and that doesn't exist anymore :)
     
  10. Taz

    Taz Spam Hunter

    Posts:
    22,705
    Likes Received:
    355
    Start Weight:
    17st12lb
    Current Weight:
    12st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    5st6lb(30.4%)
    Diet:
    HGB
    I think that we all have the right to interperet the plan how we like, the beauty of SW is that it can easily be fitted into ANY lifestyle. As we all have different lifestyles we will all find different ways to make the plan work for us whilst still losing weight. We all also have the right to share our stories here. BUT I do agree that people should only give advice as per the SW guidelines. Also a good point made that not all consultants are consistent which means advice given will vary greatly.
     
  11. muppetgirly

    muppetgirly Loser!

    Posts:
    460
    Likes Received:
    6
    Start Weight:
    13st1lb
    Current Weight:
    11st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st2lb(8.74%)
    Diet:
    Lighter Life Lite
    what was SE?!? :confused:
     
  12. Taz

    Taz Spam Hunter

    Posts:
    22,705
    Likes Received:
    355
    Start Weight:
    17st12lb
    Current Weight:
    12st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    5st6lb(30.4%)
    Diet:
    HGB
    Success express
     
  13. Starlight

    Starlight Gold Member

    Posts:
    37,910
    Likes Received:
    1,128
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers
    Totally with you on this one. Someone on WW is asking for help as theyve hit a plateau so someone else is suggesting basically ignoring their points and eating what they like. Miles under points one day, miles over another. While its working for them in the short term its NOT following the plan and it makes me SO angry seeing it given as 'adivice'
     
  14. suepat10

    suepat10 I am one of the 63336

    Posts:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    88
    Start Weight:
    20st3lb
    Current Weight:
    20st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Here here to this. I know I don't stick to it 100% but wouldn't encourage anyone to follow 'my' plan
     
    Taz likes this.
  15. GailyT

    GailyT Full Member

    Posts:
    56
    Likes Received:
    1
    Perhaps if people are posting with slight worries or concerns, it could just be seen as people trying to be helpful which is never a bad thing.

    I thought the whole point of SW is to help establish eating habits that can last a lifetime; following something to the absolute letter is is not realistic for many people and isn't something that is easy to maintain for long periods. I have rarely seen people telling others to disregard the rules, but merely making suggestions and offering help to those seeking it anyway.
     
    Taz likes this.
  16. Taz

    Taz Spam Hunter

    Posts:
    22,705
    Likes Received:
    355
    Start Weight:
    17st12lb
    Current Weight:
    12st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    5st6lb(30.4%)
    Diet:
    HGB
    I have to agree totally with this. I think that as long as people say that it's just what they do and not part of the plan, it's then the responsibility of the individual whether or not they want to try someone elses method
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...