I joined WW July 9th and it's finally started to work for me this week, two months later and after a 6 lb. gain ON the program.
This is what I was doing that didn't work for me:
Eating too many carbs (and counting the points)
Drinking alcohol (and counting the points)
Eating ALL my exercise and plus points each week. My gym workout can burn 8 points and that is a lot for me to have been eating/drinking back
Not attending meetings because I hadn't found a leader I liked
This is what is working:
I've dropped most bread/pasta, switching in fruit and vegetables
I haven't had any alcohol all week
I have just been eating my daily points, not the plus points
I FINALLY found a leader I really like
I weigh in in two days, but by my home scale I've lost 5 lbs. I know that is not a healthy rate and I plan to normalize over the upcoming weeks to 1-2 lbs. a week.
So I guess what I learned is that nothing works the same for everyone, that I had to adjust the plan a little to be able to lose on it. And also, I learned that if you stick with it and keep trying, you can make it work for you.