What I Bought VS. What I Actually Use

When I was doing research about what to buy before surgery, I found many…..many…….many suggestions. While all of the suggestions are great ones, I wanted to make a blog about all the things I bought, and which ones I actually use. Some of them I definitely bought (accidentally) for no reason. I will be using pics from the internet because it’s easier then gathering up every single thing I bought, but they are the exact products I bought (color, flavor, etc). So here goes.

✔️Nalgene Water Bottle, 32 Oz. Clear #Zts

Nalgene Water Bottle, 32 Oz. Clear- I literally use this every day! 

✔️Laptop Lunches Bento-ware Insulated Dual-Compartment Lunchbox Tote, Black/Blue (C810w-blkblu) by Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SMY2Q6/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_doce

Laptop Lunches Bento-ware Insulated Dual-Compartment Lunchbox Tote, Black/Blue—- Haven’t used yet but I will definitely be using regularly during school and work days (when I have a job eventually). 

✔️Laptop Lunches Bento-ware Bento Lunch Box with BPA-Free, Leak-proof Containers, Black/Pink (L600-blkpnk), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088N2YYG/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_S6CYtb16YGVWS

Laptop Lunches Bento-ware Bento Lunch Box with BPA-Free, Leak-proof Containers, Black/Pink—— Same as above.

✔️Laptop Lunches Bento-ware Bento Buddies, 4 BPA-free Lunchbox Containers with Leak-proof Lids, Pink (B650w-pink), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002VFM7OO/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_x8CYtb1SAP107

Laptop Lunches Bento-ware Bento Buddies, 4 BPA-free Lunchbox Containers with Leak-proof Lids, Pink—– Same as above. 

Portion Control Baggies—- Haven’t bought these yet, but will DEFINITELY be using them for packing snacks to go out. They perfectly measure out how much snacks to bring with you. Holds a cup. 

✔️CLICK Espresso Protein Drink, Mocha (14-Servings), 15.8-Ounce Canister, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002GKEK7G/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_-7CYtb0XHQRSR

CLICK Espresso Protein Drink, Mocha—- Haven’t used yet but will soon. 

✔️Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Isolate - Chocolate - 2lbs

Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Isolate – Chocolate – 2lbs—- It’s very cheap and it tastes okay, just VERY sweet. Too sweet honestly. 

✔️Nature's Best Isopure Unflavored (Zero Carb), 3-Pound Tub, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TG3QPO/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_SaNOtb1Q7NDKA

Nature’s Best Isopure Unflavored (Zero Carb), 3-Pound Tub—- Haven’t tried yet but will. 

✔️Norpro 260 Porcelain Ramekins, Set of 4, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000SSTNLG/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_I7CYtb1JEKMQG

Norpro 260 Porcelain Ramekins—- Use all the time, perfect for measuring out a cup.

Portion help plates

10 Strawberry Street 7.5″ Round Dessert Plates, Set of 12—- Haven’t gotten in the mail yet, but I will be using these ALL the time. MUCH smaller then normal plates. 

✔️To organize all the vitamins

Vitamin Organizer—- Use all the time for vitamins.

✔️Spring Valley Sublingual B12 Microlozenges, 500mcg, 200 count******used for right after surgery when it's hard to swallow hard pills.

Spring Valley Sublingual B12 Microlozenges, 500mcg, 200 count—- I use these all the time but they’re kind of gross. I would recommend just sticking with the swallow ones.

✔️Natures Way Alive Multivitamin Gummies For Children 90 Gummies   Natural Cherry, Grape  Orange Flavors GLUTEN FREE********** used for right after surgery when it's hard to swallow hard pills.

Alive Multivitamin Gummies For Children—- Use these all the time, same as above. They are a little gross so I would stick with the swallowables.

✔️Citracal Calcium Gummies - 60 Count used for right after surgery when it's hard to swallow hard pills.

Citracal Calcium Gummies – 60 Count—- Misheard my nutritionist and bought for no reason. Haven’t/won’t even have one of these probably. 

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Gas-X Extra Strength Chewables—- Used once the day after surgery, haven’t needed them since. Feels a little like an unnecessary purchase, but it might be good to have them around just in case. 

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Pepto Bismol—- Only needed once so far, but Pepto ALWAYS works for me so I’m glad to always have this on hand. 

Instant Milk Powder for Added Calcium—– Haven’t used once. Not really necessary if you can find foods to fill your protein and calcium “quota”. 

✔️ $11--- Bell Plantation PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter and PB2 with Premium Chocolate, 6.5 Ounce (Pack of 2), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0098WV8F2/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_4tOAtb1H93WW0

Bell Plantation PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter and PB2 with Premium Chocolate, 6.5 Ounce (Pack of 2)—– Haven’t used once but definitely will. Just waiting until I think I’m 100% ready for the consistency of peanut butter. 

✔️Carnation Instant Breakfast No Sugar Added, Variety Pack, 8pk - chocolate

Carnation Instant Breakfast No Sugar Added—- Only tried the chocolate and it’s really good! Tastes like chocolate milk. Only problem is I’m not liking sweet drinks very much right now, so I haven’t been using this very much. 

Sweet Drops Artificial Sweetener—- Haven’t used one time. Totally unnecessary purchase. 

✔️Great for getting in electrolytes

Freezer Pops with Electrolytes—- Haven’t tried these yet, but I’m definitely going to. It’s important to get in electrolytes and this is a good way to do that. 

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Popsicle Sticks to Make Frozen Yogurt Pops—- Haven’t done yet, but I’m going to very soon. 

✔️ $11--- BlenderBottle SportMixer, Black/Pink,20 Oz, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008O48OFC/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_xBVAtb1BMZ3CG

BlenderBottle SportMixer, Black/Pink, 20 Oz—- Totally necessary. Perfect for protein shakes. 

BlenderBottle® Classic 20-ounce Black Sundesa http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001KABV52/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_KI93tb12DRYDRY2P

BlenderBottle Classic 20-ounce—- I bought another just in case one is dirty.

✔️ $8--- Good Living Silicone Mini Ice Cube Tray, assorted colors, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CR2NEPW/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_DfiBtb0YJHPDX

Good Living Silicone Mini Ice Cube Tray for Chocolate Protein Drops—- Haven’t used yet but definitely will. 

✔️ $10--- Jokari Healthy Steps Portion Control Pasta Basket, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003Y3B8RO/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_WqOAtb1SDWTRH

Jokari Healthy Steps Portion Control Pasta Basket—– Totally unnecessary. Huge waste of money seeing as I can’t have ANY pasta. And even if I could I wouldn’t even be able to eat half that portion. 

✔️ $12--- Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds, Green - Set of 6, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00395HIOO/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_wgOAtb127QQRZ

Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds, Green – Set of 6 for Protein Popsicles—- Haven’t used yet but definitely will. 

✔️ $16--- Meal Measure - Manage Your Weight, One Portion At a Time - 2 Pack, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007KL7DLQ/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_opOAtb0F7FT8F

Meal Measure Portion Control Plate- Red—- Another gigantic waste of money. Never use and never will. The portions on here are WAY too big for my new stomach. 

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Farberware Single Serve Blender—– Haven’t used but DEFINITELY will. As soon as I’m allowed to have fruit again. 

$26--- Hemingweigh® Extra Thick Foam Exercise Mat, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008I4XFWU/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_eUPLtb1MXHMRA

Hemingweigh Extra Thick Foam Exercise Mat—- Perfect for home workouts, definitely necessary. 

✔️ $30--- Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Resistance Band Carrying Case, http://www.amazon.com/dp/7245456313/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_Y9NAtb0JJBRBV

Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Resistance Band Carrying Case—– Same as above. Glad I bought these!

✔️ $15--- Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004164SRA/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_L2EAtb1Z34NSZ

Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black—- I use this ALL THE TIME to measure out food. Definitely necessary. 

✔️ $30--- EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Lighted Display, 400 lb. Capacity and "Step-On" Technology [2013 VERSION] - 10,000+ Reviews EatSmart Guaranteed Accurate, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001KXZ808/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_lMRAtb1GCDKMA

EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Lighted Display—- Definitely necessary, and I love this one. It’s very nice and has lots of usable features. 

 

If I remember anything I left out on this list, I will come back and add it soon. Hope this helps!

 

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3 thoughts on “What I Bought VS. What I Actually Use

  1. Love the list! I have a similar one, but the same is the mixer with the little blender ball! I have three of the less expensive type and I don’t leave home without it!

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