Health & Fitness Diary

What to expect at first Weight Watchers meeting?

Tonight was my first time attending a Weight Watchers meeting and I didn’t have a clue what to expect. I searched the internet but couldn’t find anything that clearly outlined the event.

I arrived at 6:30pm and was asked to complete a survey. This asked the usual name, address, postcode, email, etc. It also asked why was I attending and what did I hope to achieve from the meetings.

Then I was asked to step onto the scales. Others I noticed had taken their footwear off and wore baggy t-shirt and sweatpants. I removed my shoes and jumper then stepped on the scales. The organiser noted my weight and informed me to wear the same outfit for every meeting moving forward. This would give the more reliable weight on the scales.

Once my shoes and jumper were back on I was handed a load of leaflets which outlined the following weeks and advice on downloading their app.

In one corner a lady sat behind a stall of Weight Watcher products. I went and sat where a half circle of chaired had been laid out. Once everyone had been on the scales – some people just came in and left once their weight was recorded – the organiser came over and gave a talk which lasted around 45 minutes. It followed the path of her own journey and there was an opportunity to ask questions, chat with others attending and get advice on using the app.

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Sean James Cameron

Passionate about gardening and teaching others to gain confidence through the growing of flowers, vegetables, fruit and herbs.


  1. I’ve thought about weight watchers, but wondered ‘if I don’t have the discipline to watch what I eat on my own, why would going to meetings change that?’ Do others see your weight? Is it because you get embarrassed if you don’t lose any weight?

    1. You and the organiser are the only ones that see your weight. I thought the same way as you but am finding that just chatting to others about their journey and learning their tips and tricks really do help. The fact that you have to go each week also helps to keep you “in check” if you are thinking of reaching for another cake.

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