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About Gretta

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    San Diego
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Callery
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Miralax takes a while to work. Magnesium citrate will blow it right out of you. Milk of magnesia helps a lot. Many here like smooth move tea.
  2. I'm so glad you're feeling ready! August 7th is right around the corner. So exciting!
  3. Welcome! Put that dying idea out of your head and replace it with excitement about the new life you'll be LIVING. Glad you found us!
  4. Wow, that date got here quickly! The nerves are totally normal, so much so that my surgeon prescribes xanax as a matter of course for all his patients for the two nights before surgery and the day of. You'll do great with either surgery, because making the tool work is up to you, and you can definitely do it. Exciting!
  5. I would just measure once how many ounces the cup you are using holds & keep a tally of the cups.
  6. You're so photogenic! Looking fantastic, as always! Keep up the good fight. You're doing great.
  7. Your attitude is awesome, and you are closer to your goal. Hooray!
  8. Welcome! You've come to the right place for information and support!
  9. Don't feel bad. We're all just doing our best & learning from each other. So glad you thought to ask. I'm excited for the great results that are right around the corner for you. I'll have to pay attention to the length of time in between my eating. I just track everything on the MyFitnessPal app and make sure my protein, fluid, and calorie numbers look good. My nutritionist wants us to eat three meals a day with no snacking. But she also said, if your body is truly hungry, eat. I think she's worried that people who don't track their intake might graze all day and go way over what they should.
  10. Aw, thanks, @Michael_A, you are too kind!
  11. Glad to hear you're doing well!
  12. So glad to hear you're successfully on the other side of surgery! Sending healing vibes.
  13. That's great! First of the day! Can't wait for your update saying everything went great!
  14. I'd definitely cut out the crackers and fruit (especially grapes) to get the weight loss going. I also think your hummus/carrot snack doesn't contain enough protein. I'm flabbergasted at your nutitionist suggesting up to 1300 calories a day. My nutritionist says most sleevers where I am in the weight-loss phase are taking in around 800 calories (I can't seem to get above 700, but I'm trying). I likely won't be able to go over 1100 calories even when I'm in maintenance.
  15. So glad to have you back! I'm sorry about the complications and extended hospital stay. Hoping for smooth sailing from here.