Everyone is so supportive in the online program. I do not feel that I am missing out on anything by not attending the meetings.
The price is cheap (especially compared to the price of the meetings program).
It is simple and quick to use. There is also 24/7 chat which is very helpful.
The on-line version is better priced than the meetings if you don't have time to make it to the centres. I have done both the online and the meeting version and I find I miss the leaders talks and the one to one support and the accountability of the meetings. The program does work if you follow it and you can find support from the on-line communities. I think it depends on your motivation and what kind of environment works best for your weight loss efforts.
I have been a weight watcher member for just over 6 weeks now and I have lost 16 pounds. I am really happy with my results and can see this being a means to an end of the never ending diets that I feel like I have been on for way too long. I enjoy going to the meetings on Saturday mornings and my leader helps to keep me motivated through the week! For once I am looking forward to thinking about summer clothes!!
I started on Weight Watchers on March 31st, 2008 because I knew in order to lose weight I needed a program that would tell me what to do, because what I was doing on my own was certainly not working. I opted to do the online program, instead of going to meetings - I knew I'd never work those meetings into my schedule. Since I started, I have lost 66 pounds (as of December 9th, 2008) with the help of this program and walking. It was much easier than I ever thought it could be. Basically, you keep track of everything you put in your mouth and stay within your daily allotment of points - and with the online tools, it's very simple to keep track of everything! There are also great message boards and tips and recipes online as well to provide you with help/motivation. This program was definitely just what I needed...and if it could work for me, it can work for you!
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