I need to lose some weight so last Wednesday I joined Weight Watchers. The program is based on food Points--every food has a Point value assigned to it. From what I understand now, fresh fruits and vegetables are 0 points. The more fat and calories, the higher the points. Depending on your current height and weight you have a daily allowance of points. My daily points allowance is 26. Exercise has a negative point value depending on the intensity and duration. This is just like managing your checkbook -- can't go over your Daily Points. The best part of it is the online Tools and Tracker. I can do this. I weigh in once a week (Wednesday) and then attend a brief meeting. The group leader, Myra, lost 81 lb in 1996 and has kept her weight off; she is very knowledgeable and interested in helping.
OK, last Wednesday I weighed 174.6 lb. (Ack!!) I will weigh in next Wednesday and post here any changes. Wish me luck!!