Archives for: January 2008, 09
I went out and bought a new digital scale, since I'd only weighed myself on my mom's scale, and my old one, both of which had questionable accuracy. I used a medical one at the gym, and my new home one gave me the same weight...a few days ago.
Today it gave me a lower weight, by 3 pounds. Wow! Granted, some of the weight was holiday weight, which hasn't been on me long enough to get stuck but this is good. I'm eating well, not hungry, and able to be satisfied with less. When cravings hit, I eat some cottage cheese.
When I first picked up Eat Right 4 Your Type, I didn't know my blood type. Mom's a B, Dad's an O, and I really thought I was a B (I wanted that dairy). I also had digestive trouble after eating chicken, so I was sure that I must be a B. I still don't really love chicken, if it's cooked just right, then it's ok, but I often had to force myself to eat it. After discovering I'm an O, I wondered if somehow some B traits had rubbed off on me. Now I am half B, since Bs and Os can be gatherers. It's a welcome change, and it's effective!
I must have more energy, I've felt like being more active, and I've been able to get more done. I haven't fit in a lot of exercise yet, but lots more housework, garage organizing, playing with the kids, and today lots of snow shoveling. It doesn't wear me out, I still have some energy left over when the day is done. As an added bonus I'm not needing as much sleep...I'll take whatever sleep I can get, but I can get by on less when necessary.
Emotionally, I am slightly softer. I'm not able to cover up my feelings, or lose touch with them, like usual. That's a good thing, as I tend to get a bit callous by January, and lose the ability to express myself. It equates to an increased ability to love and enjoy my family, so I'm enjoying it. I've had the tendency in the past to stifle everything inside, with a hard exterior, but that's not the way I should be. Spirituality and faith are more within reach this way, as well. At the same time, my anxiety levels have decreased. I don't know if that has anything to do with diet, but it is unusual for me, especially at this time of year.
P.S. To answer one of your questions, the genotype forum is located at www.genotypediet.com