I joined Weight Watchers two Thursdays ago for the first time. I wanted to join an lj WW community, just for that extra support, and I wasn't even thinking of an "alternative lifestyle" specific one, so this is awesome!
In the past, when I've been depressed about my weight, I've tried to explain to people the unique challenges of being a bigger girl in a scene (goth/fetish/alternative) where so much focus is put on looking "sexually/sensually attractive", and not just physically fit/attractive. Corsets, thigh highs, pvc, stilettos, etc. I can't even dance the way I used to at the clubs. It is like a whole extra set of physical and emotional setbacks that "normal" people who are overweight don't have to worry about. I'm glad people here will understand. I hope they will, at any rate. :)
So, my starting weight was 210 lbs. (I'm 5' 8") I want to be 145, at least. A year and a half ago, I went down to 140 on my own, but I'm not sure why, as I didn't really change anything. My second weigh in last Thursday I'd dropped 2.6 lbs, which was a surprise! I'm 35, have two boys, 16 & 12, and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I also have a 23 year old boyfriend who recently moved in with me. Another reason I want to get fit. (I've gained nearly 70 lbs since we started dating 18 months ago!)
Everyone, without exception, that has joined WW before, or knows someone who did, has sung it's praises, so I am hopeful that I will finally learn how to get this fat off and KEEP it off for good! :)