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Mayflowers
Friday, June 6, 2008, 1:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I'm not from England..oops.  My family originated in Ireland, then moved to England intermarried (I also have Scottish blood) with the English and then migrated to the US..a 100 or more years ago..
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lol, close enough  


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Andrea AWsec
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Mayflowers
Friday, June 6, 2008, 5:15pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Dr. D. says fats are good..See his youtube video with Regis. Dr. D mentions Dr. Atkins. I'm allowed as much olive oil as I desire..also flax oil, walnut oil, almond oil to name a few..
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Ribbit
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I eat a pretty high-fat diet, compared to most people.  But it's olive oil and ghee and nuts.  A friend was recently talking about all her children's health issues and I suggested fish oils.  She said, "But that's fat!"  I explained why our brains need fat, especially children, and she said she'd never heard that before.  I told her I eat a fairly high-fat diet, but then I told her what kinds of fat (and almost 0 animal fat, other than ghee).  She couldn't believe we were all so slim!

I'm down to 128 lbs!  Hurray!  I was 180 (9 mos. pregnant) a year ago.  As long as I go easy on dairy and eat very little grains at all (like twice a week at most), I continue to lose.  I feel pretty good about myself, having three children, the youngest only a year old, and here I am weighing what I weighed when we got married.  Thanks, Dr. D.  On this diet I can't have the excuse that my baby made me gain weight and I just couldn't lose it.  And I'm "thrifty" (supposedly)!  I guess I've called the less-thrifty genes up to the microphone and they're speaking loud and clear now at the town meeting.  I still have some areas I'd like to tone up, of course, but now isn't my time in life to be able to work out much.  I bet the longer I'm on this diet and the longer I continue to avoid most of my black dots, the less I'll actually have to work on specific spots.


Thanks for your testimony, Dr. D.  I found myself saying, "Yes..."  "Yes..." as I read your list (except for the ab muscles---hahaha.  I have a one-pack).  I respond better to situations also, and that's with no A "exercise"!


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Mayflowers
Friday, June 6, 2008, 5:24pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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You don't exercise at all Ribbit?  
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a good diet can put you in good stead regarding your health but cannot guarantee you will die peacefully in your sleep....(re: Atkins....let's cut him some slack, though all your points about his diet are good ones)
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Ribbit
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I walk from one end of the house to the other, dozens of times a day, carrying children, toys (not so much anymore because I put 98% of them in the basement!!!!!), laundry, etc.  I do some gardening.  The other evening I told my husband I had to have some silence.  So he put the children to bed while I walked around the block four times.  It was nice, to put it mildly.  But I don't do anything like yoga.  I'd like to, but there's no way under heaven I'm going to get more than 5 minutes of uninterrupted time.  When the baby's older and my husband learns how to give his full attention to babysitting (he's getting there), I can feel comfortable with leaving them and going and taking a tai chi class.  That's my goal.


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

Family: 3 As, 1 B, 1 AB, 1 O
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Mayflowers
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Uh, Miss Chloe..did you post a pic..yet??

I always liked Dr. Atkins..he was the first MD to stand up against the AMA..and took all those years of bashing. Dr. D can be proud..
His last book, Anti Aging was excellent..I had no idea that Dr. Atkins knew so much about supplements and treating disease with them.. That's how I cured my sinus infections..by reading his book. I was deficient in vitamin A and Dr. Atkins wrote that people with chronic sinus infections are usually deficient in vitamin A. I have since been able to lower the dosage ...back to a normal amount..
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Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Have you ever been to a doctor that is overweight and he is busy telling you to lose weight for health reasons? How does that make you feel?

Like he or she just might have been there and knows the struggle, how it feels, and the importance of losing weight for health reasons.  Judge not lest ye be judged.  Perhaps that person has lost weight only to gain it back.  If the person is a Gatherer, do you know how EASY it is to gain and how HARD it is to lose and keep it off?  In short, just because someone is overweight, it doesn't mean they don't know what they are talking about, and haven't walked the walk and continue to walk it.  It just means that weight is a great challenge for them and a lifelong one.  People who don't have that challenge have no idea what it is all about.  Since s/he (that doctor) is overweight, I'd feel maybe s/he does understand.  That is what I would feel, since you ask.



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PT, good job.  


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

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Mayflowers
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Ok Chloe, if you feel you'd rather not post a pic. I'll stop bugging you.  (but when you walk out your front door, you're also "out there, for anyone to see")  
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Leanne,
add your GT to your signature for better understanding of your posts.

Lola,
How do I do this?  I went into my avatar settings but choosing my GTD was not available.  What am I doing wrong?  I'm not really savvy with message boards.
I'm a Hunter, by-the-way, and to give an update...
I've been without spelt now for about 5 days.  The one major difference is that my right shoulder muscle becomes cramped very easily.  Almost to the point of a stiff neck, not as painful but just as annoying. If I sit at the computer for any length of time it cramps up, or if I hold my two month old while walking around it hurts.
However, I've been painless in my shoulder for about 3 days now.  I do know that if I get a hold of wheat, whole wheat, I'll have a stiff neck for many days.  
So spelt and wheat are in the same family it's just that spelt has a slightly milder reaction in my body.  I always thought that too much spelt put on the pounds I never realized that it might be causing little issues.  
Like some others who are doing the GTD I've had a difficult time with deciding to give it a whirl.  I've been so loyal to BTD for so long that I almost felt like a traitor.  However, I'm beginning to think that we're just tweaking what we've already learned.
I told my sister tonight that I hate it when people poo-poo on something they've never tried.  So I'm trying to take my own advice!
Leanne!


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Great testimony, Leanne.  That's awesome that you can feel a change so quickly.  Two months old already?!


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

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Thanks Lola, hopefully I've got it right.

Yup, two months and she's a little pork chop... or should I say beef steak!

Leanne!


My husband Daniel A+ Teacher, me O+ Hunter, DJ O+ Hunter, Abiail O+ Gatherer, Nathaniel O+ Hunter, Israel A+ Teacher, Esther O+ Gatherer, Levi O+ Hunter.
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Quoted from Ribbit
I walk from one end of the house to the other, dozens of times a day, carrying children, toys (not so much anymore because I put 98% of them in the basement!!!!!), laundry, etc.  I do some gardening.  The other evening I told my husband I had to have some silence.  So he put the children to bed while I walked around the block four times.  It was nice, to put it mildly.  But I don't do anything like yoga.  I'd like to, but there's no way under heaven I'm going to get more than 5 minutes of uninterrupted time.  When the baby's older and my husband learns how to give his full attention to babysitting (he's getting there), I can feel comfortable with leaving them and going and taking a tai chi class.  That's my goal.


Ribbit, gardening is great exercise.
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Yes....that reminds me.  I have gardening questions.  I'll have to go dig up that thread I started months ago called "How Does Your Garden Grow?"


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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I'm now cycling 4-8 miles daily. I live in a very hilly area though, so it means more.


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Mayflowers
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What's the matter Dr. D...Chicken? (get it? Chicken? HA!HA!HA!)
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Boy, you were serious when you made the declaration about "stirring things up!" I would just like to see what kind of shape anyone else on this board would be in tomorrow if they attempted to cycle eight miles in hilly country today. BTW, Mayflowers, do you cycle?  
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Mayflowers
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I'm just having fun..with ya'll. Trying to drum up a little playful competition to get people into exercise...

Funny thing is that people talk about that they do it here, and then this forum has tumble weeds blowing through it..(sound of hawk screeching overhead)

It's not so hard cycling in hilly country if you have an expensive bike with 26 speeds on it.    
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I notice you didn't answer my question, Mayflowers!    , the strength in my arm muscles is far beyond what my frame is able to handle. I have never seen another woman any stronger than I am at my age. What makes me happy about this is that I have seen the day that I couldn't even polish a piece of furniture I was so weak in my arms.

YES, we tend to "fight" for the things that have brought our health back to life!!!!!
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wow, spring....what happened to you that you went from wimpy to strong? I would love to be able to say   that too! I am 60...give me some tips, girlfriend!!!!
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Oh, sorry Spring girl. I'm fighting off attacks here..let me put my sword away for a minute..

Wow, you're super-strong! This coworker of mine can lift 60 lb dumb bells she's like 5'1". (an O ) So, did you set out to get strong in your arms deliberately or just happened? I'm no slouch either, but kick boxing might be a challenge for me with my hips..lol.
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