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Gumby
Sunday, January 20, 2008, 11:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Alright.  Here's my problem.  We remeasured this morning after I read all the threads about measuring legs.  With my upper leg kind of stretched out....

Upper leg (15 in) longer than lower leg (14 in)
Teacher

So I change my foot placement so my foot is directly below my knee, and then my upper leg measures equal to my lower leg...

So then we have:
Lower leg (14 in) longer than/equal to upper leg (14 in)
Warrior


I am having a hard time knowing what you mean about your leg measurements...not sure how you are 'stretching your upper leg out' that would change when you 'put your foot below your knee'.  Do you mean that you are stretching your entire leg out at the knee?  If I do that, it makes my upper leg length shorter, not longer, as the knee cap moves up.  So I am a bit confused by what you mean and I just can't get a visual.

In the video, they show that the measuring is done with both the hip and the knee at 90 degrees, so I would go with whichever ratio you get when you are sitting like that.  That would be my guess anyway.  I hope you get it figured out soon so you can get to feeling better.


Embracing my A-ness! (Ok, that is waaaay better in print than it is out loud! )

A+Sec Teacher follwing GT3/SWAMI diet
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Ribbit
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Right.  When I stretch my leg out, it makes my upper leg "longer."  I guess the angle makes the difference, I don't know.  If hip and knee are at right angles, both are 14", and the tie would go to lower leg, making me a Warrior then?


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

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Monday, January 21, 2008, 1:22am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Don't worry Rib, viruses hang on for a few weeks. Don't change your eating too much till you feel better. Have some elderberry tea every day. It kills viruses.
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Ribbit, listen to Mayflowers about the elderberry!!!! It is one marvelous supplement. I have everybody I know believing in elderberry. That is the absolute first (cheap) line of defense against viruses IMO. There are additional things you could take but try the elderberry first. If you are a warrior, I know it won't hurt you because I take it all the time. We can understand your frustration at this point only too well!   I do wish you had some of Dr. D's ARA to take too. That really gives me a tremendous boost - every time. About the elderberry - when people ask me how much to take I tell them I keep taking it until I feel better. Like every two hours or so.
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Monday, January 21, 2008, 11:21am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I really hope you're feeling better soon Rabbit ...I guess it's that time of year...and with little ones too, I know my daughter has the same problem

I've just spend time making myself a list...
And to be honest I can't see that I'm going to have any problems switching to GTD.
Many of the foods that I shouldn't have been eating (btd ) are now black dots...so, that's OK because I knew they were OK for me.
And the ones that are now 'limit' are things I don't eat too often anyway or I know don't agree with me and so never touch!
So...it's business as usual for me...no wonder I feel so well and happy
Anybody else making progress??


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Ribbit
Monday, January 21, 2008, 12:41pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thanks, y'all.  It's off to my little local HFS to get some more elderberry.  I took it when I was sick but stopped when I finished the bottle.  I do know also that this time of year has always been the worst for me in the mood area.  I have to force myself to go outside and be in the sun every day or I get really depressed.  I skipped supper last night and just ate a handful of pecans, and I feel a little better this morning.

I know I'd decided to go with the Teacher diet, but I think I've changed my mind.  After looking at all the evidence again, it just makes more sense for me to try the Warrior diet first.  So I scanned in the lists and printed them out, and I'll keep them on me at all times.


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

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So far it looks like I am a warrior also. My biggest problem to believing this is that when I was young I wasn't very muscular or lean. But when I went through menopause I exploded! So maybe that makes it believable. After the first of the year , with retireing, I decided to concentrate more on getting a healthy mind, body and soul. I also decided to go full-blown vegetarian due to humane issues.This diet will really be a challenge for me. For one thing my bread choices are limited ( I have white lines all over my fingertips ). But this is great in a way because I was eating far to many goodies. Next time I go shopping I will stock up and see how this thing works!...Aani  


Listen, this is what I think: I think we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include. Pere Henri (Chocolat)
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Quoted from Ribbit

I know I'd decided to go with the Teacher diet, but I think I've changed my mind.  After looking at all the evidence again, it just makes more sense for me to try the Warrior diet first.  So I scanned in the lists and printed them out, and I'll keep them on me at all times.


Keep us posted on your progress, OK?



It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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Spring
Monday, January 21, 2008, 7:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Ribbit, have you tried Vitamin D for the winter blues? Omega 3 in all that fish will cheer you up too. I am still taking my usual three caps a day of Omega 3. It is a great mood lifter!!
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Ribbit
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Yessssss.  Less than a full day on the Warrior diet and my bowels are happy.  I've had the biggest, easiest bm in the history of Ribbit-kind.  Thanks to the BTD I no longer was constipated, but it still took longer than I wanted it to, and it certainly wasn't all in one piece.  Which means maybe I was still constipated, but at least I went everyday!  Now.....good things are happening in the Southern regions.  I tried Yerba Mate at lunch and although I can't say I'm crazy about the flavor (I got peach-ginger), I feel pretty good.  Nice and empty down below.  


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

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Ribbit
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Spring,

I'm eating a lot of salmon.  Canned salmon is our usual breakfast, so I get it 3-4 mornings a week.  

I figure I'm getting the Vit. D when I go outside every day.  Maybe I need more.


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

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Rabbit..Canned Salmon for breakfast...what do you do with it?? I'm serious, I only ever have it in a salad!

I agree about the fish oils, I take salmon oil daily and also a Vit D supp with my calcuim but I live in a mostly sunny country so shouldn't be short of Vit D,


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northstar
Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 5:04am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Happy to read I am not the only one trying to decide if
I am a Warrior or Explorer.

My lower leg is slightly longer than my upper leg.
(Lower: 37cm, Upper: 36cm)
My torso is longer than legs.
Sometimes I can tolerate coffee (in small amounts.)
I have a square jaw, broad head, meso...whatever body,
and what I can discern from the fingerprints is 4 out
of five match. I think mainly loop. Index of left hand
is whorl and right hand is loop. All else is I think loop
except for baby fingers (not sure whorls or arches).
Cancer and heart disease, stroke run in the family. Oh,
and my index fingers on both hands are longer.

Haven't taken the PROP test, but I usually do not choose
bitter tastes.

Strength tests  would indicate initially Explorer, but my
lower legs are slightly longer. That would make me a
Warrior.

Still working on this and feel quite frustrated right at the moment.



Out & About in Tokyo...
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Northstar, somebody will be along to help you out like they did me.  I know it's frustrating.

Janet, my children eat salmon straight from the can, but it's taken a while to get them there.  Usually I make salmon patties by stirring an egg and enough flour of some sort (millet or rice works fine) to thicken it a little, then you make little patties out of it and fry in olive oil.  

These are very quick to make.  In fact, it's like our fall-back plan when I've had a really rough day, or if we've been out of the house and only get home at 6:30 pm and we have to eat RIGHT NOW.  They only take a few minutes to whip up, so they're great for hurried suppers or breakfast.  Also, it doesn't take too much longer to double the recipe and stick some in the fridge.  They're really good cold as a snack or for lunch.


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2:06pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thanks for the support!

I retook the measurements, based on watching the video and
what bloggers have been saying. If I measure just outside
the kneecap to the crease, closest to the hip bone, it turns
out my upper leg is slightly longer. Still a little confused
about measuring the legs even after reading the entries in
Measuring your Legs.Sigh.

I just drank a cup of coffee to see what effect it will have on me when I go to bed in 30 minutes. I have had mixed reviews
with coffee. If I drink to much I get heart palipations, but
one cup does not seem to bother me too much. Basically, I have
given up coffee so it will be interesting to see what the results are. Hope I am not up all night.

But reading the entries, I notice that if you are A+ you are
either Teacher or Warrior. Which you are depends on the leg
measurements. Still can't help thinking about the index
fingers which are typical of Explorer.

I am beginning to wonder if I am a nonsecretor. Definitely have
problems with the digestive system when I eat wheat and products with wheat in it.

The BTD was so much easier to figure out.

Well, hopefully someone will read this and I'll have more info
tomorrow.  

P.S. I am not new to the site, just using a different computer
and had trouble logging in. Just northstar here.   Apologies for the confusion.
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The canned salmon thing is a really good suggestion.  I am a Hunter as is (most likely - I'm eyeballing here, but am very good at such things from having to pick out good horses most of my life) DH and daughter.

Daughter is a pain in the butt.  9 years old, skinny, ambitious, active, doesn't like food very much unless it is way off of the BTD/ GTD.  Protein is a real challenge.  She likes hamburgers. Maybe - MAYBE - I can convince her to try a salmon patty.  She'll probably gag and spit it out, but it's worth a try.

Quoted from Ribbit
Northstar, somebody will be along to help you out like they did me.  I know it's frustrating.

Janet, my children eat salmon straight from the can, but it's taken a while to get them there.  Usually I make salmon patties by stirring an egg and enough flour of some sort (millet or rice works fine) to thicken it a little, then you make little patties out of it and fry in olive oil.  

These are very quick to make.  In fact, it's like our fall-back plan when I've had a really rough day, or if we've been out of the house and only get home at 6:30 pm and we have to eat RIGHT NOW.  They only take a few minutes to whip up, so they're great for hurried suppers or breakfast.  Also, it doesn't take too much longer to double the recipe and stick some in the fridge.  They're really good cold as a snack or for lunch.




FRESH START TODAY!!!
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hmmm, the psychological part is not as reliable a the incontrovertible evidence of biometrics. If I had read the BTD without knowing my blood type I would have thought I was an A...for sure!!! I had been a vegetarian for 26 years.....don;t like exercize.....etc.
Same for GTD....if I didn't know my bloodtype I would be lost. Not that biometrics is easy....I find myself barely a gatherer what with one hand hard to measure due to arthritis....
but do the best you can with the measurements......they are the most objective measure,I think.
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Quoted from Ribbit
Spring,

I'm eating a lot of salmon.  Canned salmon is our usual breakfast, so I get it 3-4 mornings a week.  

I figure I'm getting the Vit. D when I go outside every day.  Maybe I need more.

Problem with salmon for Warriors now is that while Alaskan and Sockeye are superfoods, Atlantic is a toxin, and the cans don't seem to differentiate. does anyone know what is in the cans generally?
Jenny




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Quoted from Jenny

Problem with salmon for Warriors now is that while Alaskan and Sockeye are superfoods, Atlantic is a toxin, and the cans don't seem to differentiate. does anyone know what is in the cans generally?
Jenny


I can buy cans of salmon (says Alaska on lid) here but they are from the UK...Spain don't seem to be into canned salmon?? Anyway, it's expensive (imported) and OH!!! I hate those bones and slimy grey skin...takes me ages to separate it all...can't imagine getting that together in a rush!!


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I hate those bones and slimy grey skin...takes me ages to separate it all.


My thoughts exactly!    



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Well, my strength test indicates I should be an Explorer or Teacher, but the lower legs are slightly longer than the upper ones and I am A+, so I guess that makes me a Warrior? Well, I still think I might possibly be an Explorer, but my diet is closer to the Warrior one. I also had to give up wheat because I get gas after eating products with wheat them. Guess what, white lines on my fingers confirm that I need to stay away from
the wheat!

So, just want to connect with fellow Warriors out there.  


Out & About in Tokyo...
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Here I am, The Reluctant, Tentative Worrier.  Warrior.  Whatever it is I am.  I don't fit nicely into any of the categories either, Northstar, which frustrates me, but hey--it's okay.

Why seperate the skin and bones out of the salmon?  They're good for you.  All those oils in the skin, and the calcium in the bones.  When I was little, my siblings and I called the bones "treasures."  We would get very excited when we found a treasure.  Now my children do the same, after I explained to them that these are good bones, not the kind you have to pull out.  Now they collect the treasures out of the patties and save them in a little pile to eat last.


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Ribbit, my youngest son always came along while I was making salmon and ate all the bones right then! I don't think my oldest son would have touched them with a pole! Anyway, some people have a really strong aversion to all that fairly gruesome stuff in canned salmon, so, rather than avoiding it altogether, I think using boneless would be a good choice for them. All the salmon I use list on the can where it came from. I absolutely LOVE salmon!  
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I've only just checked out the foods lists for non-Hunters and you Warriors certainly seem to have drawn the short straw.  No meat and no poultry.  I like fish but not all day every day.  Teachers don't seem to be much better off so, in future, I'll just be grateful for the things I can have!












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