fatigue & fruit cups

September 3, 2013

Today was another day when I just kept thinking, "holy crap I really did it."  For several years, I've toyed with the idea of gastric bypass.  It was always just an idea that I would talk about with my mom.  We even went to a seminar several years ago, but I never followed up with it.  It's amazing how things change when you are really ready to make a change.

I also keep reading that between two & four weeks post-op I will start to feel fatigue and exhaustion.  I've been feeling really great-  energized, motivated and even more prepared with my food choices.  But today it's as though I can't keep my eyes open.  I'm hoping that it was just the long weekend and sleeping in too late. I don't know that I will be able to handle 2-4 weeks of feeling fatigue!

Another change I'm getting used to is packing a lunch box every morning.  I pack two protein shakes, one for the drive in to work and one for the drive home.  I find that this is the easiest way to get in the majority of my needed protein.  (protein is needed so your hair won't fall out- I DO NOT want my hair to fall out!)  I also pack yogurt, individual fruit cups (OBSESSED with peach), some Milo's Splenda tea, etc... Enough for me to eat several times a day, which honestly is hard to do at work.  Doable, but hard.

Greek yogurt is also another thing I'm getting used to.  I tried the Chobani brand once and it was so sour-bleh!  I couldn't eat it.  So I gave the Yoplait Greek 100 with peaches a try and LOVE it.  The texture does take getting used to, but it's by the far the best one I've tried.

Ben is out of town this week, so I want to see if he thinks I look any different when he comes home.  I've been told several times that my face looks a lot smaller, so yay for that!  As always, just taking it one day at a time.  Got my gym clothes ready and I'm hoping I have at least some energy left for a 30 minute workout! 

SW: 311
CW: 287.5
-23.5 lbs


  1. Girl, try the Oikos brand. I love it the mostesssssst... Also, i just ordered liquid protein you take at night. you may want to consider it. I am 110% behind you and hope you much much success!! xoxox

  2. I HATE Chobani! There is something about it that I just simply DO NOT like. If I want Greek yogurt, I go for Fage blueberry or blueberry acai. The fruit is separate and you can spoon it into the yogurt side. The texture is better than Chobani and I don't feel like I am forcing myself to eat it.

  3. I have only tried Greek yogurt once and ew I didn't like it at all. But you know what? I think it was the Chobani I tried, I'll have to try the Yoplait! When are you going to start posting pictures of yourself so the rest of us can see your progress?? I can't wait!

  4. Oooh I love the yoplait 100 calorie yogurts, they are so delicious! Another one of my faves is the Yoplait Blended Coconut Greek yogurt and I top it with strawberries. YUM. Although honestly I usually buy whatever is on sale for $1 haha.