I joined Weight Watchers Online today. I succumbed to the peer pressure from my commenters. I also thought it was a chance to try something new: In the past I always attended meetings. One of my sisters was doing it online and said it was only $65 for the first three months. That seems really reasonable, especially because I'll have access to the mobile tracker with my iPod touch. Plus, I won't have to deal with a whole new set of little booklets, because all of the information is online.
I had a chance to kick the tires a little today. The mobile tracker is OK, but not as slick as my beloved Lose It! application. I wish that Weight Watchers would develop an iPhone app so that I wouldn't need an internet connection to get to my tracker. The regular online tracker is much better and allows you to track your heatlhy habits (fruits and vegetables, water, etc.) along with your points.
One weird thing is that the tracker dips into your Weekly Allowance before using your Activity Points. I always used those points first on the days I exercised and then went to Weekly Allowance as a last resort.
It's going to take me some time to get back into Weight Watching mode. I started in the middle of the day so my breakfast and lunch weren't planned with Weight Watchers in mind. With calorie counting, the whole fat and fiber thing was not as important, and some of my favorite foods like peanut butter are now going to be harder to squeeze into my day.
I have one week to decide if I like it before shelling out the money for the three months. So far, I feel like it's shaking things up for me and making me more conscious of my choices, which can only help in my weight loss efforts.
Any other online users reading? My handle for the message boards, just like on this blog, is toledolefty.