I am losing weight. My jeans fit better. My tummy looks funny, it looks like it's just deflating. Today I had a few more carbs than I should, mainly because I was feeling sorry for my O-NonSecretor self; partly because I was out of the house, and partly because I went to a health food store, which can be hard for a carb craving O in the wrong frame of mind. I'm sure I overdid it, but now I'm back on track.
When I got home I had some organic chicken sausage for lunch with sauteed spinach on the side. I still haven't had enough protein, but that meal felt like I was getting back on track. The HFS had kind of a disappointing selection of meat this time, and no wild salmon. They used to have lamb, ostrich, buffalo...you name it. A new HFS is opening up in town, I'm excited to see what they bring in.
Dried calmyrna figs taste great! Especially when you haven't had a treat for a while. I used to love Fig Newtons, but the real thing is better. Uglier, but better. I tried a rice dream bar, but it wasn't worth the avoids in it, I enjoyed the figs much more. I did try rooibos tea for the first time, it was good, I can't wait to try Sip Right. It has rooibos and licorice, and now those are my favorites. I'm avoiding green tea for now, until my heart rhythm gets back on track, I've had premature heartbeats since my pregnancy. They've tested it twice and there's nothing wrong with me that they can find, and it's not dangerous, but it bugs me to no end. It's been improving since I started the diet, but today it's annoying again after a poor night's sleep.
No stew today, but hopefully tomorrow. I wonder how many weird vegetables I can fit in the crock-pot and still end up with a good stew...
If you didn't notice the two new databases on the website, take a look at the news section. RECIPbase is back on, and they've added a Blood Type and Disease database as well as a Health Protocols database. I really like all the recent changes to the website, it seems more approachable, yet I could spend hours reading it all.
Today I didn't want to eat meat. I'm up against a wall where I've become tired of it already. The salmon yesterday was a nice change, and I ate as much as I could of the rest of it for breakfast. Maybe I should freeze my leftovers instead of eating them the next day, that way I won't grow tired of everything. It could just be a temporary hurdle, though. I've also been craving milk. Rice milk tastes better than I remember it, so I had a little of that. It's pretty good mixed with pineapple/papaya juice, in small amounts. I ate a little more fruit, to lighten everything up, and the usual vegetables. I just need to figure out how to mix things up a bit. Maybe if I turn my leftovers into other dishes, like omelets, or add some spices or peppers to it. I'll try a few things. Of course, I'm all out of leftovers now, so I need to cook some more. I bought some organic stew meat, and some turnips, beets, beet greens, carrots, etc. I'll see what kind of stew I end up with tomorrow. I'm hoping a larger variety of vegetables will help. Now that I think about it I'm craving an artichoke...any good artichoke recipes out there? I'll search the recipe database now that it's working again.
I'm happy, I ate dinner an hour ago and my stomach feels great. I'd usually be burping by now. I took some DGL Licorice and drank sparkling water 15-20 minutes before eating. Then I ate some nice salmon. (I can't find wild salmon yet, but I found some Norwegian that doesn't have antibiotics, hormones or color added, it probably still has some extra contaminates, but I don't eat fish very often and will find wild stuff before my next fish meal).
It's so smoggy here the last few days, I can't wait until it clears out. That's the worst thing about winters here. I have to stay indoors, and even then, it makes me cough a little. At least we have a good humidifier.
I'm not having to nap as often or as long as I used to. That's great, since I need all the time and energy I can get for my son and my work. Today my son didn't get a bottle, he got a cup, so no more bottles for him. I've almost forgotten why I weaned him from breastmilk to a bottle, that just means we had to go through it twice (it was because he was a barracuda but I wanted him to keep drinking lots of formula because he's so small). I was worried that the bottle wasn't good for his ears even though I kept his head elevated while he drank from it. Soy baby formula has coconut oil in it, I hope that's okay, I don't suppose that babies have to watch their cholesterol. He only wants Soymilk Silk Nog from a cup, but I'm gradually diluting it with formula to increase the fat, lower the sugar, and to prepare for the day that our supply of silk nog runs out.
I still eagerly await the ARA so I can start supplementing his immunity a bit more. He's on antibiotics now, and the best dairy free probiotic I could find in these parts. He seems to be feeling better, talking more, and progressing on his walking. He's always been so healthy, I'm optimistic that we can get past the ear infection problem.
While you may think you could never give up that favorite food, wheat for O's, chicken for B's, red meat for A's, etc. Ask yourself this, Can I give it up for a week or two? I think anyone can give up a favorite food for a week or two. Then, after that, go ahead, taste it again. See if you still love it, or if it's just not worth eating. In my case anyway, with wheat, a week or two was all it took. Wheat was doing bad things to me, it made me irritable, tired, achy, depressed, gave me stomachaches of all varieties, contributed to chronic inflammation problems, I could go on..
While the "authorities" chant that there are no bad foods, only bad diets, I'd have to agree with Dr. D'Adamo, there there are bad fits between a person's biochemistry and certain foods. Of course, I think there are some bad foods too. I'm exercising my freedom of speech, There Are Bad Foods! Am I famous enough to get a veggie libel suit against me? no, but I won't name too many particulars just in case :-) (Funny that they call it veggie libel, when most criticisms aren't directed at real veggies.)
I'm still having some pangs for dairy, I always loved the stuff. But every day without it, is a day further from the memory, or a day closer to cheating and finding out, as I always do, that Blood Type Theory really has something to it, it really applies to me. It isn't a diet that works for some, but not me, or that works for me until I cheat a few times. It works for me, myself, and the benefits don't suddenly evaporate when I get off track.
Good diet day today, free-range meatloaf any-O-ne? Now I'm picturing little squares of meatloaf growing in a field of tall grass, it must be time to get some rest. It was a very happy meatloaf...
Today I invited my family and friends to visit my blog, I figure it's an unobtrusive way to broadcast how great I think the blood type diet is. And, the more people checking in on me, the more I'll have to stick with it... Welcome!
Of course, by no means am I the most interesting thing on the site... it's very information-dense. They have a section on supplements that I've been absorbing today:
particularly the article on ARA6, a safe and effective immune-balancing fiber, and the article on Catechol, a type of antidepressant/stress formula. I've taken both of them in the past with good results.
Diet went pretty well today, I had a nice meal at a relative's that didn't break my diet. I'm slightly less compliant when eating out or at friends/relatives, I try not to stress about it. I did have two bites of dessert, but nothing like what I used to eat, because I'm not as hungry for unhealthy foods anymore. Bananas taste better than they ever have before (I usually can't finish a whole banana). I didn't eat much for lunch because my son decided he loved the chicken I was going to eat, and I let him have a big portion of it. He needs it more than I do, of course, as he's small for his age. I'm happy to find anything he'll eat. He's never really been interested in food.