Yup, I've been impressed by how active this team seems. And I did find the message board to be the biggest help my first time 'round doing Weight Watchers.
I remember so well the first week I lost less than one pound and felt soooo hungry all week (I was actually in tears over being hungry all the time.) That was awful because everyone else on their first week was losing 2-4 pounds. You expect some water loss your first week, so if I had any of that (which I should've), I lost NOTHING after starving all week.
My leader mostly suggested stuff I was already doing (like eat lots of veggies -- although she did have a helpful tip about breakfasts.) I got really good support from their message boards, though. On their advice I changed my diet so I was getting more protein, started weighing/measuring my foods and found out I was eating less than I thought (apparently the opposite of most people.) And I talked my leader into giving me the info on how to calculate exercise points the following week (again, on message board advice.) After that, I was eating 300 - 500 calories/day more than I had the first week, and lost 1-2 pounds/week every week for the next 3 months. So I guess the starvation mode thing is for real :D
| current weight: 150.2