Yep. That's me. I've been poppin pills lately. A lot of them. I mean A LOT! My body is turning on me and I just had to try to do something about it. My hair is falling out, I'm EXTREMELY tired all of the time, my skin is breaking out, my nails are brittle, I bruise very easily now, I'm getting dizzy and feeling faint while working out, I have low energy, don't sleep well at night, poor memory, decreased attention span, headaches,..... So now I'm on a strict regimen of vitamins and supplements every day, several times each day. Wanna know what I'm taking? Here goes.....
*Women's One A Day with Calcium, Iron and Zinc...2 times per day
*Omega 3 Fish Oil supplement 1000 mg...3 times per day
*L-Lysine 500 mg...2 times per day
*Biotin 1000 mcg...3-5 times per day
*Vitamin C 5oo mg...1 per day
*B Complex...2 per day
*Garlic and Parsley...2 per day
*Iron...2 per day
*Fluvoxamine 100 mg...1 per day
*Super Hero Gummies multivitamin...1 per day.....Oops, sorry, that's my boys...I got carried away pulling bottles out of the basket!
In case you lost count, that's a minimum of 18 pills per day! Good googa mooga...I could barely remember to take 1 multivitamin each day before! I know it's crazy, right? It seems that the old saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" has changed slightly since I was a kid. Seriously, these are all the supplements that my dr. told me I should start taking since speaking with him about all these things I'm experiencing lately in my body. Well it's worth a shot. But really, Vitamin World should give me some sort of discount. Vitamins are expensive!
Oh, and not to mention I'm supposed to up my intake of protein to 70 grams per day from the original 50 I was supposed to be getting. That's nearly impossible without taking some sort of protein supplement. The protein shakes and I aren't getting along so well lately, so I found these little protein bullet drinks at Vitamin World that pack a powerful punch of 42 whoppin' grams of protein in just 3.4 oz. Works for me. Well, except they are very thick and syruppy and make me wanna gag, even with the delicious grape flavor (insert sarcasm here). So I get them really cold and dilute them in water and as long as I drink all of it, it's still the same as drinking it straight. Whew! I didn't know I was gonna have to go through all of this when I signed up for this surgery!
But I'm still glad I did. I have no regrets.
I can't remember if I've updated my weight loss recently, so I'll tell you that I've lost 38 lbs so far. The weight loss has slowed down considerably in the last 2 months, but that's normal the dr. says. However I am noticing that clothes are continuing to feel looser, so I'm probably gaining some muscle mass from working out. My goal weight loss is 90 lbs, so I've still got a ways to go, but I'm in this for the long haul, so I'm good. Peace out! :-)
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