As I wrote previously, one of my goals is to lose 50 lbs. As part of that effort I decided to join Weight Watchers about a week ago. I have been following the program exactly. Today was my first weight in (online report, not going to meetings). I am happy to report that I lost 4 lbs. in my first week. That puts me at 8% of my goal. I am very happy with my first week's progress.
So far I love the Weight Watchers program. The online version shows me how much I should eat each day and allows me to quickly and easily track my food intake. I can even update from my Blackberry! By using the program I am learning proper portion size and able to make better informed decisions about the foods I choose to eat. There isn't really any restrictions on the type of food I can eat, but instead, restrictions on the total amount of food. So if I choose to eat crap, I can just eat less of it than if I choose to eat good healthy food. For now, I am making healthy decisions.