What annoys you about your slimming world class

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  1. babybuffy84

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    Ok have decided we could do with a slimming world rant thread lol !!!

    I love sw and love my consultant but It annoys me that she runs my class completly different to how she runs her other class I know this as my sis goes to the other class

    we don't have raffles or recipe off the week or slimmer of the month we have slimmer of the week though we also don't weigh in using this card system that I hear mentioned whereas at the other class they have all of these things and I bought a countdown and didn't get a free booklet thingy plus am still waiting for my free week after club 10 which I reached in may
    grrrrrrrrrr!!!

    ok rant over feel better now :)
     
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  3. Little Picker

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    Nothing at the moment, I love it :D I find it really supportive and it's a laugh and I don't like weighing and not staying. I much prefer to stay for IMAGE therapy :)

    I will bear this thread in mind though, for when I want to have a moan :p
     
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    That doesn't sound good! There are things about mine which I dislike but I'm trying to change it a bit at a time without being too obvious! We are a really small class which doesn't help but it's not a reason not to try things. We don't have SOTM, I've never seen a Club 10 handed out except when I mentioned it so quite a few other people got theirs too I think. No free weeks have been seen yet though.

    It must be hard for C's to get it just right but as yours runs her other group that way then there's really no excuse. I think you should mention a thing at a time. During IT say you heard about SOTM and is it something you could start because you'd find it really motivating. I can't think of an answer she could come up with other than yes if you say that. I think I'll do the same this week.:) We didn't have any taster session so I asked if we could do one and we did. Not many people bought anything but it was fine.

    I think we should all try to change things if we find out we're missing out but it can be hard to do. The last thing I'd want is to be seen as confrontational in class so it's finding a way to persuade nicely :giggle: . It's our group and our money so we need to get what we feel we deserve which is only the same as other groups because we're worth it.;)
     
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    I assume your C knows your sister and you attend different classes? Do they differ in size much? It may be that the C has more time to do other stuff in your sisters group but as you are in the fortunate position of being in the know that the classes differ, why not give the boat a gentle rock and either show up with your sister one week and look perplexed every time something happens that you are not getting in your class, or simply have a quiet word with your C and suggest that the additional features might help to motivate those in your class more if they were introduced?

    If you put it in a positive way so it doesn't look like you are being critical, you are much more likely to bring about positive changes to your group that bring it in line with the other one!!
     
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  6. missgalaxy

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    I had the odd niggles about our class but overall its ok.

    Our consultant has just qualified and she does tend to stutter and flap a bit and obviously some of the questions she cant answer but that will improve in time and shes a LOVELY person!! (Im certanly NOT critisisng new consultants!)

    We have SOTW and SOTM but ours is also a small class, lots of people come and get weighed but normally only 6-10 people stay for group, which is a shame really!

    I have been going to class since february and we have had 1 taster night of which 3 of us made something and only 5 people stayed (more food for us!!)

    I think our consultant just needs to build confidence and encourage more people to stay, maybe doing recipies, activties etc etc xx

     
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    On the whole I enjoy class, its a small group. the evening groups are much bigger

    One thing that really annoys me, usually a dozen or so people stay for I M but, our C calls out everyones name and weight loss even if they dont stay.

    My view is, if you cant be bothered staying you are not worth a mention and believe me its the same people every week that dont stay

    We dont have taster sessions, the raffle is usually a slimming world carrier bag and a fridge magnet :rolleyes:

    rant over
     
  8. xxtannyxx

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    one thing i do like and she dont do

    anymore(says others dont like it)is

    when she goes through everyones

    weight loss for that week and people see how well you have done

    that gives me so much willpower and makes me proud of what i done but she dont do it anymore i think she cant be arsed more like


    does anyone else enjoy that bit?
     
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    The thing that annoys me is during IT there's one woman that talks over everyone else. I feel like a have to shout to be heard when my C is asking about my week and I'm trying to get help and advice. I find it really rude as everyone is quiet for this lady. I think because she was one of the first members at the group and has got to target she feels that she doesn't need to be polite and listen. It's a little bit intimidating. I suppose the C can't really do anything about it except ask her to be quiet but it's still really annoying. We're quite a big group so IM takes a while and even longer with her putting her nose in everytime!

    That's all, thanks for letting me rant about it.
    We also haven't had a taster week yet which would be really good just to get more inspiration.
     
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    TANNY: I love when they do that. If you've done really well one week you're really proud and want everyone to know. It forces me not to be naughty too because I don't want her to read out one week that I've put on in front of everyone.
    It's really unfair that your C doesn't do that otherwise what are you staying and paying for? I think all classes should be the same. If some people don't like it then they could either leave or ask for their weight loss not to be read out.
     
  11. MadameLaMinx

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    What on earth does your C do in Image Therapy then Tanny? 98% of our image therapy is working through the list and congratulating everyone!
     
  12. xxtannyxx

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    she goes on and on about recipes and thats about it and then she talks about some other random group oh yeah then she makes us do some stupid quiz thing where were split into groups so boring feels like im at school.

    i enjoy when they go through everyone saying wot they lost etc..
     
  13. AmyS

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    My only complaint with my class is that the long standing members do not seem to lose weight!!

    In my first week I remember one lady got her 2st and 2 1/2st awards in the same week! Really motivating but by last night (9 months on) she has now only lost 1st 1/2 a lb!

    There are several others who have been there for years who also hardly lose.

    Makes me worried that I will reach a point where I stop losing and my C will not offer me any kind of support!

    We also have a couple of kids start recently (11 and 13) and they are really annoying! There are some little ones who come in with their mums but they are generally well behaved or play quietly. However these two shout over everyone, interupt conversations when our C is talking privately to someone and don't let their poor nan get a word in edgeways!

    Seem to have rambled a bit there!!

    Anyway generally in terms of SOW, SOM, Raffle etc happy with my class!!

    xx
     
  14. MadameLaMinx

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    I think longer term it is easy to become demotivated and fluctuate a bit, but the people who are still turning up and dont seem to be progressing very far probably get quite demoralised by that and so should still be encouraged to turn up. Every little helps.
     
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    Yeah am defo going to speak to her about it and see if we can liven the class up a bit I love my consultant she is fab k think the reason she doesn't do as much in my class is that it's so small normally only 5-10 people stay whereas at the other class they have 30-40 people stay I love image therapy and try and stay when I cam as I find it really helps me :)
     
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    I really like my class but it's a really big group so sometimes we spend nearly an hour going through everyones losses or gains etc. I know this is really helpful to people but by the time we get to the last few people, other people start gathering their bags and coats, other people just walk out, so i think it's quite demoralising if your one of the last people.

    Did someone mention they get a magnet as a raffle prize? We get all the ingredients for a meal or sometimes 2 meals, we might get picnic cool boxes with some treats inside, all great prizes and i always want to win it lol! Saying that though as our group is large the raffle gets more money for a larger prize I guess.

    Other than that I really love staying to group :)
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  17. hastalavegan

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    I really like the group I go to, we have SOTW prize baskets, SOTM, a raffle and we do the taster sessions. I find our C is pretty good, she's really nice and approachable but I do find it irritating when she's asking people what they're struggling with and she'll only look in the direction of the members on target for suggestions. Makes me feel a bit like my tips aren't worthy because I've not made it yet.

    It's also a big group but not that many people regularly go, there are about 10 'regulars' and the rest are old members who come and go every now and then. A few of the members annoy me too but that's bound to happen with such a big group :D


    See, I quite like the sessions where our C doesn't go through everybody's losses, but our group is quite big so it can drag on. Our C does something different to reading losses every other week or so. We've split into groups and done some group work which I found helpful and got me talking to people, or we chat about tactics for eating out or on our hols, or we have our taster sessions. I think it's nice to mix it up a bit, I would miss her reading out the losses if she never did it though.
     
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    I hate the Image Therapy part because there is about 50 people in my class and it takes way too long. I switch off after a while because it gets boring and often I am in a rush to get back home and the class goes way over an hour.
     
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    It would make a difference to me if other male members stayed to class once in a while.

    I stopped staying to class after a while for a variety of reasons, but one of these is that it's slightly uncomfortable being the only bloke, as conversations in class can get...specialised :eek:

    I don't know how SW or the consultant could do anything about this, but there you are.

    I also would like our class to participate more in the activities and ideas that other classes do. I know my consultant has been doing this for about 20 years now, so I would imagine boredom will have set in some time ago, but I think fresh ideas would invigorate the class and the membership.
     
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    I thoroughly recommend launching into the middle of such conversations with something along the lines of "Oh, I feel your pain, my (insert female relative here) had the most dreadfully heavy periods/painful piles/loose stools and I often had to go buy mattress stuffing/anusol/toilet roll"

    and see if it continues :D
     
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    we dont have SOTM awards, and we dont have newsletters - which i used to get at another SW class......they were great....our C just doesnt seem to do them....we are quite a big group though.

    x
     
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