I was asked if the meetings are really worth it or if following online is just as easy.
I started online and lost some weight, I then lost my motivation and climbed to my highest weight ever. I finally started going to meetings and they made such a difference. I am not sure what it is about the meetings but they really keep you on track. I found you lose weight faster when you are attending. I was terribly embarrassed/nervous the first time but I survived. Just make sure the first time that you arrive early and leave time after to set a goal weight and get some start up info from the meeting leader. You won't be disappointed, it isn't just a bunch of fat women sitting around crying.
Try it they really work!