i’ve been doing weight watchers for about a month, and have lost about 7 lbs. so far. love it. it’s so non-restricting, since you can eat whatever you choose, you just need to watch your portions. it teaches you healthy eating habits, not just “quick fix” techniques. and i really enjoy the group aspect of it–hearing other people’s ideas, having the accountability, feeling the little bit of competitive spirit i have inside me itching to get out! overall, it’s been a very positive experience for me.
i don’t know how the online program compares to the real-live program, but in the real live program, you have to weigh in at least once a month, but you can skip the other three weigh ins if you so choose. i like the weigh ins–it’s one concrete way to keep track of my progress (along with almost all my clothes getting a bit baggier!!).
i also had the problem of sometimes not getting up to my minimun amount of points, which you need to do in order for your body to drop weight (any less than your minimum, and your body will go into “starvation mode,” and hang onto all it’s fat in fear of not getting fed again). i asked about it at one of my meetings, and someone suggested milk, which i thought was brilliant–2 points for 1 cup! also, try to eat your points during the beginning/middle of your day, and then if you are still hungry, fill up on the zero points things.
btw, carrots are NOT zero points, they do count as a point per cup, but, like they say at ww, no one is here because they ate too many carrots! the skinny cow are like a godsend, only two points for a little slice of heaven! the choclolate peanut butter and the mint flavors are deeeeeelicious!
i would so love to be a part of a support group here! like skittles said the more the merrier!