My opinion would be to give it a go...you've got nothing to lose...well...except weight of course! Maybe give WW a go if this doesn't work or if hubby gives up??
Have you guys tried using Calorie King? Its a brilliant free website that tells you how many calories you should have, how many are in each food, etc. LOTS of us use it - i guess it's the same sort of idea as WW...??
Good luck - let us know how you get on!
SW - 75.9
CW - 68
Happy weight - 68 (I MADE IT!!!)
GW - 65 (for now - and until I conceive!)