Thanks for the response, that really helps to clarify. Do you think it is possible to follow WW for free? I am going thru a time period where money is going to be tight for me, for about 9 months. I *think* I can keep my motivation up without the meetings, and tracking, I have found I do best when tracking in a notebook, by hand. I don't necessarily hate counting cals, it just seems so tedious. I like the idea of the PP because it's a smaller amt and it gives you a benefit for eating healthier choices.
I know some have said they don't like how fruits and veggies are free...but I do like that. I love fruit, in the summer time, when it is fresh and ripe and real (not fake raspberries in december - gross!). I refuse to not eat as much fruit as I possibly can in the summer time. I just won't. I can give up other things - but God forbid someone asks me to give up delicious Washington blackberries in August or strawberries in June.
Anyway, I do like the idea of WW...I just don't think I can justify the cost right now. I also really like dairy (milk, mainly) so that is good to hear it is OK on the WW plan; but I prefer 1% over FF.
Do people manage to create "plans within plans" on WW? For example, if you wanted to go gluten free or low carb or vegetarian or dairy free, are there people that do that, and still follow the WW?