Yea the proteins were getting boring and sickening actually after a while! I felt for awhile I was running out of options and choices, but it got better! I literally had to try every brand and flavor of Greek Yogurt, and guess what; I actually found a few that I enjoyed, even though most I thought were pretty terrible. I was surprised I actually liked Blueberry Greek Yogurt, especially since I don’t normally even like Blueberries, but it sure is a difference in taste from brand to brand, it’s just such an easy protein option! I’m still sick of cottage cheese, lunch meats, etc. Lunch Meat still feels like is sticks in my pouch! I’ve even tried drinking a glass of plain old milk now and then to get in some Protein, and buying little bags of unsalted nuts. I could not stand any of the Protein Drinks, had a ton of samples and all of them turned me off. The bars were equally terrible I thought. I did buy some South Beach Bars I keep in my desk drawer in case I need in a pinch! I’m 11 months post-op, I really seem to now enjoy salad bars, it’s easy way to get a variety…loading up the veggies and piling on the meats/cheese on top….I love the fact I can go to my local supermarket for lunch and hit up their salad bar….I only need the little container and my lunch is usually under 2 bucks and I still can’t fini**** Today I did go to a pizza buffet for lunch, dangerous?? Hmmm, not really….I could not even imagine how pizza crust would feel in my pouch!! Ouch! I scrapped off the topping on a few pieces of vegetable pizza and picked at some salad/cottage cheese off salad bar. It is getting easier with time; I’m no longer “testing the waters” so to speak and finding more and more protein options. I love the fact its summer, and doing LOTS of experimenting on the grill! I also got into the habit of making my entire family fruit/protein smoothies….I already burned out 2 blenders and a “Magic” Bullet….I buy those frozen bags of mixed fruit, frozen berries, I use milk for liquid, Plain Greek Yogurt or whatever is on hand, and whatever fruit I have in the fridge (you know where it’s a bit over ripped to eat, but not exactly bad yet, great way to get rid of produce before it goes bad). We have a lot of fun making our own Protein smoothies, you can also use cottage cheese in there, I also use lots of frozen rhubarb (I HATE rhubarb but you can’t taste it and it had lots and lots of fiber) Kids don’t even know it’s in there either! I just keep experimenting and there are even a ton of smoothie recipes online, but I like to use what I have on hand. My secret seems to be to include the family and especially if you have kids……otherwise kind of hard to make a little fruit protein smoothie for myself. My blood sugars have been great and I’m down 132 lbs since Sept of 2011. Here are my rambling random thoughts on Protein! Haha Good Luck!