It was fun, but I don't think my leader did a great job of explaining everything to us newbies. I think I was the only real NEW person there...everyone else was just re-committing.
At any rate, I signed up for the 18 weeks program. My health insurance covers all but $15 of it, so hopefully after the meetings, I can just do the monthly pass or eTools or something (or go it alone!). My goal is to lose 2 pounds each week, for 18 weeks. That seems a LOT more manageable than "36 pounds!"
In the Spring, my family is going to Hawaii, so hopefully by then I'll be back in shape!