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I would like to start off by saying ‘sorry’ for not blogging for a while. My weekly routine has changed somewhat in the last few months and my thoughts have been on other things/people/places (whether they be important or not is a whole other subject). It’s not to say I have put the BTD aside, but rather it’s become second nature to me now…part of my daily routine. I’m not saying I’m the BTD diet guru or 100% Compliant Man (0% Lectin Boy), but rather I’m become comfortable with it. “Comfortable”’ is a word I hate to use in any sentence because I consider the word to be synonymous with “stagnate”. Has this state of being comfortable with the diet, stagnated my blogging? I can’t answer that for sure but I know that I have not stopped my fascination and wonder with the science behind the diet. I just registered to go down to the Ifhi 2005 conference this April where I am going to attempt to get myself certified as a BTD educator. I already consider myself to be one of sorts but the letters…FIFHI… beside my name would give me a lot more credibility.
I come across many people in my daily life that I know would benefit from the diet if they chose to try it. My dad has GERD (apparently runs in the family…his father had it and so on) He refuses to try anything… other than Tums… to relieve himself of the pain and discomfort. I have made many suggestions (protocols and such) and attempted to get him to stop eating some avoids but he refuses to change. I joke with him that the GERD is going to skip a generation or rather end with him for his second son, Mike, will less likely ever feel the discomfort of stomach acid running up and burning his esophagus after a meal.
I have friends and loved ones with Lupus, high blood pressure, Cancer and Arthritis…many co-workers with Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, weight problems…many right now at home suffering from the flu. Many people set in their daily eating ways whom I’m sure would love to feel more energetic and have a better sense of well being.
What kind of responsibility do I have for their well being? I have been struggling with this question ever since I picked up the book two years ago. I’ve come to a conclusion...I’m only responsible for my own well being and growth and hopefully people close to me can see it and will genuinely want to know the ‘how’ or ‘why’.
Hopefully going to Arizona will better prepare myself for this eventuality (people asking me how or why) if and when it presents itself.
Side note...I’m also going to Arizona because I have this liking for taking photos of cacti.