Two years and 177 lbs later
It was two years ago on 9/27 that I went through my RNY surgery. I can't believe it has flown by so quickly. I had my daughter take a picture of me today but it won't be on here for awhile I imagine because I just emailed it a few minutes ago. I have lost a total of 177 lbs and feel sooooo much better. I would still like to lose another 30 lbs at least and I am still losing about five lbs a month. I have found the best liquid vitamin ever. I could not take the liquid Centrum. It literally gagged me to get it down. So, I just continued with a multivitamin pill for the last two years. I had the feeling, though, that it wasn't really breaking down in my system and sometimes I could see it come through the other end, if you know what I mean, without breaking down. I was also having major problems with constipation, major problems that didn't seem to go away no matter what I was doing. In addition I could never find a calcium citrate that I really liked. All of the chewables tasted so nasty to me. I was also taking glucasomine chondrotin double strength pills for some knee and shoulder pain and it was barely helping. Not like enough though. Add to this the fact that I read the Hallelujah Diet and became convinced that we do not eat enough fruits and vegetables. At least, I was barely eating any fruits and vegetables. The Hallelujah Diet tells us that we should be consuming a supplement from fruits and vegetables. They sell one. I tried it. It also gagged me. Then, a friend told me about a company called Eniva that has a product called Vibe that is a liquid vitamin. They also have a bunch of other liquids such as Flex which is glucasomine chondrotin, calcium, magnesium, boron, chromium and bio-chlor. I have started taking all of these. Vibe is made of fruits and vegetables. i take one ounce in about two ounces of orange juice each morning. I have more energy, am less tired and have better mental clarity. Then I take the Flex that has really been helping my knee and shoulder pain. The calcium is liquid citrate. I take it and then I also take the magnesium. The combination of these helps me sleep really well. The magnesium helps keep me regular. Nothing has worked as well. I take the bio-chlor because it helps with the internal odor. the boron helps process the calcium and magnesium and the chromium is suppsoed to help with hunger. I'm so glad I found out about these vitamins. If you are interested, email me at [email protected] and I'll send you the url to go and look into them. I'm telling you, every surgeon should be recommending these vitamins.
Teresa, Congrats on the weight loss. You are lucky that you're still losing. I have stopped losing but I would love to lose another 5 or 10 lbs. But everyone tells me that I am too skinny. I still feel like I'm fat, but a lot of the excess skin needs to come off. It probalby weighs 10 lbs. My insurance doesn't cover tummy tucks even if medically necessary, so I have to save my money for the TT. Maybe one day. I am glad that you found some vitamins that you like. I take magnesium capsules from Vitamin Shoppe and they really help with my constipation. I take Citracal Chews and I like them. Also I take Centrum Silver chewables. I take a lot of vitamins: Vit B-100, zinc, iron, B-12, Vit C, dry Vit A & D, dry Vit E. All of these are in capsule form except the B-12 and iron. Lynn J., lap RNY 9/29/04 5' 4" 306/146/135
Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment!!! It sure has been a time of fantastic changes these past two years!! I'm glad you found the vitamins you like. I took pills for only a month, fairly early out, and realized immediately that my energy was dwindling! I went back to bariatric vitamins and voila, I felt better right away. I love doing the one-stop-shopping thing at BariatricEating.com for vitamins, protein and of course delicious sugar free foods!!! Ya'll should check it out!