Why I decided to change Slimming world groups


About a month or so ago me and my mum decided to join a new slimming world group, leaving our old group of almost a 2 years! I’m sure most of you are thinking, “why, you’ve been there so long, what’s changed” well quite a lot to be honest, not just with the group, but in myself.

Same old same…

I kinda felt like I had outgrown my group, it was the same old stuff each and every week. I knew what was gonna happen and when and that made me switch off and stop listening. It was like autopilot because I’d heard it all before which wasn’t a good thing at all. The size of the group was also growing extremely fast and, now this might seem petty but the whole signing in, paying and then getting weighed was taking foreverrrrrr! I hated it, just standing there waiting for ages isn’t my idea of fun, especially if you know (or expecting) you’ve had a bad week.

It wasn’t all bad don’t get me wrong I lost 5 stone with that group, granted I put a stone on over Christmas and new year while I was stil
l with that group, but the major weight loss is still a credit to my old group.

Time to kick arse!

Moving on to my new group, it’s great, nice and small, very cosy almost. Despite it being just another slimming world class it is really different; the layout, the atmosphere, all the people and the way the leader delivers the information is really fresh and has given me a new spurt of enthusiasm. I’m gonna be honest since December my interest levels have been slipping a little here and there and that has cost me with some weight gains, it’s no one’s fault but my own, but I’m not gonna dwell…that does nothing but cause more damage, am I right?

I’m really happy and excited to have this revved up feeling again for slimming world and losing more weight again and its all down to changing class!

Has anyone else done the same?

Darran Mansfield

Hi! I'm Darran Mansfield, I've been on the Slimming World diet for about 10 months, and I've lost 5 and a half stone (74lbs/34kgs), I'm by no means a weight loss expert, but I do have first hand experience, and that's what I'm here to share with you. I'm looking for a healthy, sustainable lifestyle that's enjoyable yet maintainable in today's modern life. If that's what you want, you should stick around, I'm sure you'll find something helpful and don't forget to say hi to me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram.

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Hi Darren – So good to hear of your weight loss, I am an ‘old hand’ at slimming clubs, I have tried a few over the years but I have experienced the same issues as you, the boredom especially, paying £5 or so every week to sit around in some draughty church hall or conference room, having to applaud about 20 people individually. I know that sounds ungrateful but it doesn’t really help me, I don’t feel any real affinity with the other members so how can I possibly feel supported or that I am supporting them ? Have decided to ‘go it alone’ now….cheaper and will probably be more interesting x

    Darran Mansfield

    Debby I couldn’t have worded it better myself! I find it painstaking going around each and every member talking about 1/2 a pound, I think that the leader should look at the stats for the weigh ins that night and then take, say the top 2 or 3 biggest gainers and losers and talk to them in detail with the group, respectfully of course. That way the people that have gained (no on needs to know how much) get the help and support when they need it and the ones that have lost the most that week get to share their “secrets” if you like, that we could all put into practice the following week.

    Make sure you keep in touch Debby 🙂


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