I agree - new shoes, weight watchers and zumba three times a week works for me.
Another thing that makes women different for men (maybe, maybe not) is hormones - anyone else notice that? Isn't it true that it is harder to lose weight the older you get? And then when/if you do lose the weight, your skin takes a good 2-3 years to shrink back if you are over 40 because of less estrogen. Weight loss is hard on women physically and mentally. At least once a week in Zumba before or after class we sit around and compare flab stories.
I'm all for eating what I want so that's why WW worked for me. Everything started falling off when I started exercising. But I still drink Dr. Pepper, whole milk, eat butter and use heavy whip cream when I cook - and I love ranch dressing. I WILL NOT give up that stuff - so I just make changes to everything else to fit those in. LOL!
I don't know about you all but if I gave up everything I loved, I would surely fail. It took baby steps and lots of time for me - I wasn't super heavy, but I started WW in/around 2004, managed it ok - got pregnant - had a baby and didn't get back to where I wanted to be until just this year. It might take years and that's ok! But a support group of friends is such a BIG help...either with dieting or exercising - if I didn't have girlfriends to share weight war stories with, I'd never have gotten this far.