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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

1 Year Labs & a BIG girl fill

I got my 1 year post op labs back this week.  Comparing with my 6 month post op labs (April 2010):

The Good:
  • Triglycerides are down from 235 to 166
  • A1C is at 5.1 (down from 5.8)
  • All vitamin levels are in the normal range, except...
The Not So Good:
  • Vitamin B1 is very low at a "2".  Normal is 8+.  This is a common deficiency with those who do Atkins (high protein/low carb)....I don't really do low carb eating...i think?
So I ordered some B1 sublingual from vitalady.com.  No way am I going to attempt to choke down these huge pills I bought yesterday from the hippie skippie healthy vitamins store....not sure what I was thinking.

I also got a BIG girl fill today....I went in to the fill appt with the thought that I needed .2 or .3 cc at the most.  Well, the water went down so well, that I ended up getting .5 ccs.  We will see how it goes.  Maybe this is what I need to kick those last few pounds to the curb.

Weigh in day tomorrow!

PS: thanks for posting what you eat on your blogs and commenting in the post below.  Lots of great ideas for bandster meals!


  1. These are true NSVs!!!! This shows how healthy you are and are a testament to your new health status!!!!

    WooHoo. You have gained so much health wise and ultimately that is the most important. Aside from looking "gorgeous" of course =)

    Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  2. I'm with Rachel! WooHooooo!! On those levels going down, down, down!! That's what it's all about - getting yourself healthier! You're doing a great job, and look absolutely beautiful! Keep up the good work!

  3. Oh that is kick ass news! With the fill, hopefully getting rid of those last pounds will be cake.

  4. Wow, those are great changes!! Let us know how the sublingual B vitamins work. I'm taking gummy B-12s, but I'd love to try a sublingual B-complex when I run out. :D