I will be signing up tomorrow - I am really excited to get started because...
I joined MWLC in late 1989 and lost about 50 pounds in four months or so. I had plenty to eat and felt well the whole time - lots of energy, etc. Of course, I am over 20 years older so I am not sure how things will work for me now but I am hopeful that this will work for me again. I got married after reaching my goal weight (to a man who ate a lot of junk) so I got off track. I am divorcing him in less than two weeks so I am really ready to start over. I am pretty confident that if I did not have his negative influence (not just in food choices but in attitude,etc.) I would have been able to keep the weight off and incorporate better eating habits into my and my family's lives.
It is kind of a pain to have to buy the nutrients but they are helpful, IMO. They added variety, filled in the gaps when you were hungry and the pudding satisfied my sweet tooth/chocolate cravings. I am sure that there are a lot more choices now than back in '89, too.
I would be willing to "buddy" with you if you wish. I am going to do the Virtual version since I am busy and have done this before. I have support at home - both of my kids are working on weight loss/health improvement, too, so I am hopeful...
Good luck and let me know if you want to buddy up!