I chose to join Weight Watchers for several reasons. First, I know it works. I joined Weight Watchers when I was in high school. I can't remember exactly how much weight I lost, I want to say somewhere around 40 pounds and I never met my goal, but it worked while I was doing it. I also have a close friend who joined three months before I did in January and her success proved to me that Weight Watchers still does work.
Plus, I knew I needed the accountability that Weight Watchers offers. I need people to weigh me each week and to be able to encourage me when I do poorly and celebrate with me when I do great. Also, since I had a friend going to meetings, I knew we could hold each other accountable and we have.
I also wanted to do something that I felt was healthy. I knew deep down that I did not need surgery or medicine to lose weight, I just needed to be healthier. I have always known what I needed to eat and that I needed to exercise, I just never did it. I understand that everyone's circumstances are different, but I feel strongly (and I'm sure this may offend people, which I am not intending to do, I am only voicing my beliefs) that most people can lose weight without the help of surgery or medication.