Switching Sides

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Alright, so, I have made a decision.

I know I keep going on about how I don't care how fast the weight is coming off so long as it IS coming off, but the truth is... I'm used to losing weight faster than this.

So I have made a decision. I'm not abandoning SparkPeople. But I'm going to follow Weight Watchers' Points System (and I may regret it, because it wasn't ever Points that I followed - it was Switch/Core/No Count that worked best for me) to see if I can boost my weight loss.

Because to be honest, the amount of exercise I'm getting now - swimming twice a week, a half an hour in the gym two or three times a week - is so much more than I was getting before, and I'm still not losing weight any faster, and I'm not eating any more food than I was eating before, so I'm not exactly sure what's going on inside me.

And, to admit something that I don't think I've ever mentioned here: until two days ago, I had actually been taking Xenical ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xe
) as prescribed by my doctor, and I'd BEEN taking it since last October or so, during which time I actually gained around about 24/26lbs. Now, I know I'm not supposed to be taking diet pills, but trying to tell my Doctor, "these aren't working," and have him understand that, isn't quite working, so when I go in on Thursday, I am going to tell him, "THESE ARE NOT WORKING," more firmly, and ask either to be taken off them or switched to something else. He mentioned a tablet that helps boost metabolism, and so I may be switched to that.

But all in all... I think these decisions are for the best. I suppose we'll see by the time next weekend gets here and I weigh in for the first time since starting to follow Points...
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    There's nothing wrong with Weight Watchers...maybe a pay and weigh will help keep you on track. I wish you the best!
    3317 days ago
    Don't forget that you're also gaining muscle weight while you're losing fat – if the only thing you've got to judge by is the scale, then things are going to seem slower than they actually are. It takes time to get up here, and it takes time to get back down again.

    3317 days ago
    SOmetimes slow weight loss is the most sustainable, so don't get discouraged. I'm glad you're working with your doctor on this. Keep it up!
    3317 days ago
    I think SP & WW can work well together, and I think keeping your doc in the loop is a positive thing. Make sure he's the right fit for you, as well as the other healthy choices you are making! Since this is the most exercise you've included in your program, remember that you are probably also building muscle mass, which weighs more than fat mass! Good luck and keep posting so we know how you're doing!
    3318 days ago
    I think so long as you're working with your Dr. and not looking for a quick fix,you'll be fine with whatever plan you choose to follow. Good luck!
    3319 days ago
  • CHERN009
    I wish you the best!
    3319 days ago
    the best to you .. what ever work for you you will have to let us know how it is going..
    3319 days ago
    Congrats on losing 10.5 lbs so far :D that's the best part of a stone! All good work! emoticon

    Hope points work for you- would you use that system long term?
    3319 days ago
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