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...