Hey, get your mind out of the gutter! (Or was that just me?! :))
As part of this new lifestyle, I’m back on the vitamin bandwagon. I’m going to be taking these supplements for the rest of my life, so I might as well get used to them, right? Kaiser Bariatrics put together a list of vitamins that could be purchased at Costco, which really helps to cut down the cost. So yesterday my wonderful dad took me along for his Costco run so I could get “a few things”:
(The Biotin is supposed to promote healthy hair, nails, and skin. This isn’t on the Kaiser list, but in all of the weight loss surgery forums and blogs, Biotin is recommended to prevent/diminish hair loss. Losing that much weight so quickly seems to do a number on most people’s hair. I’ve said many times that I have enough hair for 3 people, but even so, I want to do everything I can to make sure it stays that way!!)
The nice thing about buying these vitamins at Costco is that I won’t need to repurchase most of them for 3-6 months. So while the initial output of cash is fairly high, the overall cost per month is really very low.
But with all these different vitamins that I take a different times, I needed a way to keep it all organized, especially when school is in. I went on Amazon (where I find EVERYTHING!) and found this great pill organizer. I really liked that it had room for lots of pills and that it had the separation of AM/PM as well as days of the week. Plus, I can pull out each day’s compartment and slip it into my purse or lunchbag.
And just to give you an idea of exactly how many pills I have to swallow, here are today’s supplements all laid out. Sixteen pills! The small pink pill near the bottom of the photo is the sublingual B12, which I take twice a week, so on the days I don’t have that I “only” have to take 15 pills.
But if these pills keep me healthy, I’ll take them. Once my diet consists of only consuming between 600-900 calories a day, it’s going to be vital that I take these in order to maintain healthy levels. It’s a lot better than the alternative of being on lots of different medications, right?
What’s your take on vitamins? Do you take them?