Archives for: August 2005, 14
We have lots of cute movies of our children when they were little. I hear all the time about how video tape deteriorates, and I've been especially worried about my son's baby pictures that are now more than 20 years old.
Some friends bought equipment to transfer video tape to DVDs, and they offered to let me borrow it. So all weekend I have been reliving my children's baby and toddler years. I've laughed, I've cried, and I've been amazed at how quickly they have grown up.
There are lots of pictures of me on the tapes. I didn't realize until I started watching how much I have changed on the Blood Type Diet. These pictures were taken when I was in my early and mid 30s. Except for my hair color I look older then than I do now.
I had always thought I looked pretty good as a 5'6" size 12. I didn't look bad, but my muscle tone is better now, my posture is better, and my legs and hips are trimmer. I have not worked hard for these changes; I've just lived life on the BTD. I don't spend a lot of time thinking about my weight, I just think about eating beneficial food and avoiding avoid foods.
We now have DVDs that not only record how our children have gotten bigger, but how their mom has gotten smaller.
My body brushing trial ended on August 1. After two months, I cannot see any difference in the leg that I diligently brushed and the leg that I ignored. At the end of the first month I was noticing a change in the size of the visible veins in my legs. I was not sure whether that was related to the body brushing or to two supplements I had started taking (stoneroot drops and horsetail capsules)
In the second month, I continued to notice slow subtle improvements in my veins, but the improvements seemed to be equal in both legs. I will continue taking stoneroot and horsetail. I may body brush for fun and relaxation, but I see no evidence that it helps cellulite.