So I'm a little past 3 months out...just got my labwork results back and everything is normal! That is good news. I really thought I would come up deficient in some vitamins or minerals, since I have not been always perfect with taking my supplements.
The hardest thing to remember is to take the vitamins at night, since I have to take them 2x daily. Since my hair started falling out in huge clumps, I have been better about that second dose!
My official loss at the surgeon's office is 47 pounds at 13 weeks post op. That's about 3 1/2 pounds a week on average! The surgeon and PA were quite impressed with my progress and told me to keep doing what I'm doing...
The only problem I'm having is massive hair loss and really erratic periods and spotting...Both of these problems, the surgeon assured me were normal and part of hormonal issues due to rapid weight loss. Unfortunately, not much can be done except to wait it out, when the weight loss slows down or stops, things should get back to normal....Although the PA didn't give much hope on getting my thick hair back, she said sometimes it doesn't come back the same, but they both assured me I won't go bald....I sure hope not!
Here's what I typically eat daily...
8 oz Coffee w/ cream
6 oz Chobani yogurt
8 oz Protein shake (either fruit or choc/peanutbutter)
1 String Cheese
3 oz Tuna salad w/ 2-3 crackers
2 oz Chicken or Turkey w/ 2 bites of mashed potato
My exercise schedule is....
2-3x week strength training w/ trainer
2x week cardio (usually walk on treadmill or outside)