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2/10/04 10:06 PM
Well, I was stuck home today with a not-so-sick kid. I gave her some herbs yesterday. Her fever went up to 103.5, but was normal by bedtime. I have rule that real fevers demand an extra day home in bed, and that’s what today way. Fortunately, she was feeling bright-eyed and bushy tailed. Unfortunately, she was feeling bright-eyed and bushy tailed – if you know what I mean. I am really feeling that herbs are the way to go for health. Using the BTD, good chiropractic care and herbs seems to be keeping my daughter and myself healthier this year. I won’t go into my husband’s health. That’s a whole other story.
I had some people wonder how the addition of starch back into my diet was working for me. I can only say this, I feel wonderful. I haven’t weighed myself in 10 days, so I can’t tell on the weight-loss side. I think that I am holding at this size, which is fine. I always plateau regularly. I took off nearly 30 pounds in a little over 3 months. It is quite normal for me to stay in a same weight for a few weeks. I’ll probably weigh myself this week and I’ll let you know.
There was also some confusion about the portions that I mentioned. The difference between what is written in the books and what I had posted here was that I converted the DRY food into COOKED food. In other words, you can have up to 3 cups of beans in the type O plan. Well, that translates into 12 or so ½-cup cooked servings. Please keep that in mind. In my mind, a serving of starch is ½-cup of COOKED beans or grains or 1 slice of bread. That’s not how Dr. D’Adamo lists it. Be careful of the conversions. Keep in mind, too, that I am the size of a man. I think that more “normal” sized women might have problems with so much starch. I only say that, however, because I have been brainwashed into thinking that I must suffer in order to lose weight and be healthy. Only time will really tell, and I’ll keep my results posted here.
I will say this: sugar really doesn’t work well for me. If I eat refined sugar – like chocolate or something similar, it does several things. The first thing is that it really drops my energy and makes me downright sleepy. The second is that it sets off a series of cravings that are hard to control. I got back into eating sugar the past few days, but have been off of it today. I feel MUCH better when I don’t eat it. Eating the allowed starches certainly helps control the sugar thing. I would guess that I will always have somewhat of a sweet tooth, but the BTD seems to keep it at bay in general.
Well, I am off to bed. I need to get up early and get moving, and I am finding that I just plain need more sleep than I would like. I do best if I am in bed by 10:30 and asleep by 11. When I do this, getting up at 6:30 isn’t quite so horrible. I really do best getting to sleep by 11 and getting up at 7:30 or 8, but that just doesn’t happen very much. You know what is really interesting? Those are the same hours that worked for me as a kid. I remember always falling asleep around 11 and always naturally waking up around 7:30.
Things don’t change that much, do they?