I was in a similar boat not that long ago, we are struggling financially too. We have three kids and I'm not working at the moment
I tried weight watches too and found it really hard to keep going and found it really expensive not only the fees but also how much food costs etc. First time I walked throu the door I was mortified with my-self I was the second biggest there and felt like censored, embarrassed, lonely cause I knew no-one and I couldn't wait to get out of there. I tried going back a few times but I wasn't in a place emotionally to do it. I think weight watches is awesome for some people but not for me at that time.
I started working on my emotions first, researched habits of happy and healthy people and decided that it how I want to live. So I started writing down 10 things I am grateful for each morning, first few times were a real challenge, and each time I did I started to feel a bit better and bit more positive about my day. I then looked into Lite N Easy and at first was in tears at how much it costs, but then I started thinking about how much I spend on my comfort eating and worked out it was a lot. I'd go to the shops for bread and milk and come back with Camembert Cheese, chips, chocolates and biscuits plus a drink for the trip home (wasn't into fizzy drink, but chocolate milk or charlie's traditional lemonade) so my comfort eating was adding up. So I started Lite N Easy and the first week was hard, I think changing any habit is a challenge, and in the last 3.5 weeks I have lost 9.5kg down to 134.7 kg from 144.2 kg, I had a three day bust when my partner when to Rockhampton for a week - but got back on the band wagon. I've also bought my-self a cheap outfit I really like and that I want to fit in to and hung it up in my bedroom on the curtain rail so I see it every morning and every night before going to bed - it helps.
For me I've only just started and I know there are going to be challenges, I know it's not going to be easy - but for the first time I know I am going to be ok. There are times when it is soooo hard, but I stop my-self and ask my-self why - other times in the day I stop for a minute and ask my-self how am I feeling good ok why, bad ok why? There are that many options out there for weight loss and so many people have different opinions about what you should and shouldn't do - I love all the opinions cause it gives me the opportunity to find out what suits me and learn a whole heap more. For me it was working on my emotions and head so to speak which then lead to really being in a place where I want this in a real manageable way. Look for what suits you, there's that much information out there it's just a matter or sorting through it and being comfortable with your choice for a healthier life. I've just started a 12 week challenge today and your more than welcome to join in