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Bobbier
Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 8:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I am new to BTD and this community. I officially started on Friday and on Monday evening I weighed myself. I CAN NOT believe what the scale said.... A six pound weight loss!!! I got off the scale and back on again about four times yesterday and I did it again twice today. WOW, is all I can say... I am not an expert at this way of living yet (still new to learning it) but I am happy about the results so far. I had not exercised at all during this time however, today I start back to doing an intense workout called "insanity".  Any thoughts as to how I lost that amount of weight so quickly when I had been trying to lose weight being a raw vegan for two years? I am now 169 pounds. I WAS 175 exactly.


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Vivian,
As a fellow type A I strongly advise baby steps with exercise...slowly adding more and varied walking, cycling and free weights...or dance around to music. At the same time follow your bloodtype or genotype diet as closely as possible! You will lose without really trying!
I believe type A needs a balance of diet and exercise to lose AND maintain a healthy weight.
Yoga is wonderful but we A's ALSO need to get the cardio in a few times a week.
(If you need motivation and like to dance I suggest joining Jazzercise classes. I've gone for 20+ years and its always new and fun!)  


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Oh, I forgot to mention the tea!
I noticed when I began to drink extra (hot)black tea in the am and hot chamomile just before bed..ALONG with more (cold) homemade sun tea (green with acai) throughout the day, I lost weight steadily. Just be sure to drink plain water often, too.


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Although O's need exercise, I have never exercised.  I hope to make that change in the future but I'm not making ALL the changes at once.  I do find I am more active with the diet and weight loss.  I've been on the diet, first BTD and then SWAMI for 3 months and I have lost 25 pounds.  

I have about 70 to 75 pounds to go.
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Vivian
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Cajun,

As a matter of fact I LOVE dancing...all kinds of dancing, especially latin salsa.  After my two sons were born (19 & 20 yrs ago), I was able to lose my pregnancy weight (70 lbs), in 9 months.  My exercise at that time was going back to ballet classes twice per week & reducing portion sizes in food.  It was great.  I was sweating & toning up.  I felt wonderful and kept the weight off for several years until I became pregnant with my daughter 10 yrs. ago.  Since then it has been more challenging to focus on myself.

I like this idea of dancing for exercise & was playing around with the notion of going to bellydancing classses.  I am too heavy right now to go back to ballet...maybe after I have lost some weight. Jazzercise might be fun too.  I like yoga too & have a local place I can go.  But you are right, we A's need our cardio also.  

For right now, I am recovering from rotator cuff surgery & cannot lift my arm above my head yet or hold my arm behind my back.  So dancing & yoga will have to wait 2 - 3 more months.  I was able to ride my bicycle yesterday for 30 min.  If the weather holds out, I will do some light walking today...I am too sore to ride my bike again today.  I will take your advice to go slow with the exercise.
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Vivian
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Cajun, about the tea...  Yes, I like the tea idea...it helps me get my daily H2O.  I have been drinking green tea & ginger tea...they are diamonds on my Swami.  I might order some of Dr. D's type A tea online to sample.  I will try to drink more plain water too.   Thanks for your thoughts.  
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Quoted from Bobbier
Any thoughts as to how I lost that amount of weight so quickly when I had been trying to lose weight being a raw vegan for two years?

The body is an amazing machine that can tolerate many abuses, and usually the reason for anything is a very complex mix of reasons, but fixing a little here and a little there can make a huge difference.

Here are two possible scenarios - or parts to the puzzle...  

Your body was starving for meat, as such, it was holding onto everything as it didn't know when the next proper meal was going to come...

Without the meat your body may have not been able to process the foods and eliminate the waste properly, so it was storing it until the cells were properly energized to clean the waste out...



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Bobbier,

Welcome to the BTD community! Glad you have found this sustainable way of losing weight.

Our type doesn't process grains and carbs very well... especially wheat- and corn-based food, and esp if you are a non-secretor or a Hunter like me   In time you might want to find out more by doing the secretor test and reading the Genotype book. For now, just enjoy the continuous weight loss and a new way of eating and living  




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Good job with the cycling and walking, Vivian! I do both of those about 3 days per week. That will keep you going until you can add the yoga and dancing.  
Good luck and good health!


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Thanks Cajun.  I have been on the GTD for one week and I feel very good.  Gently getting back into exercising.  The forum is very helpful, informational, supportive & motivating.  

Thanks to all...  
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What about calories? In the book it says that A nonnies shouldn't be on a low calorie diet. If you are not eating any of the avoid foods, should you still need to keep an eye on calorie intake?


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only if you think you might just plain be eating too much...or too little.


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Quoted from Victoria
OK, a B, here, San j!  

It's about food for me, and not the amount of exercise I do. I keep a good balance between movement and resting, work, tai chi, restorative yoga, work, walking, meditation.  I have not increased my activity level and neither am I inactive.  I am definitely not a "heavy" exerciser.


ditto
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I used to be a yoga / cycling devotee - not for weight, but for relaxation, flexibility and the commute.

Now; unhappy, unbalanced, unmotivated without a morning walk, swim & jog at minimum every day in summer, less so as the weather temp drops and winter sets in (more Pilates then - love it.) The sun shines and I need to be in it.

Weight has never been an issue, have always wished for more filling out in some places, but learning to love muscle building and tone - Jogging / lunging on sand is giving me an iron butt and thigh.  

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sounds like you are on the right track, so get your motivation back asap!!

visualize!!!!


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Bobbier... I LOVE Insanity...I've done it four times already...it's amazing for stress. I have also done p90 x and both systems combined. I love weights and working out until I can't move (I'm an O after all...lol). Unfortunately once my thyroid and adrenals started giving me problems I eventually had to stop...well, I didn't right away...I just stopped about three weeks ago. Now I'm only doing the p90x yoga video and some other pilates videos I own (I've done pilates for over ten years too, and I love it, although I do prefer to BRING IT! And work out like crazy, lol. My dr said insanity was stressing out my body and that if I wanted to lose weight I'd have to stop for a while...he was right!


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yeah, me too... dieting works better than exercise for weight loss. in fact, the muscles i get from exercising are making me denser, and you know nomads already have quite a high percentage of muscle  
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Exactly. I get really muscular too. When I started P90X I went up a whole pant size because my legs get so buff. I hate it. One week after I stopped it I fit into my regular smaller jeans. It's crazy. I think it has to do with how much testosterone you have...is that a nomad thing too?


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I am afraid to say as Hunter that I do not need the exercise to lose weight. Actually, when I exercise I become very hungry so if I am not careful with my portions I get very big muscles. I can become very big. Last year I lost 27lb, and maintained the weigh for a year, without any exercise other than some walks.

I want to get back to some vigorous exercise for the feeling of well being but I want to make sure my diet is well under control so I do not succumb to the hunger especially since it drove me toward bad food choices in the past.



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Interesting topic.

I have to admit, all my time on the BTD I haven't really made any effort to exercise but the weight still comes off somehow. My normal exercise is running and I am too heavy for that now so I just do yoga and pilates occasionally but not often enough to count as regular exercise.

Hmm, Dr. D. could market these diets as *exercise free*. Hahah, not that he ever would,.. I'm just sayin'...  
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