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MissileCop
Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 2:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I haven't tried to 'convert' anyone, but I will present the information, and give a quick history of my own journey on ER4YT.  What they do with that information is up to them.

It might be the right time for them to hear the information, but not yet the right time for them to implement it into their own lives.  We all have our own paths to follow, and certain things will only happen when that person is ready to experience those things.  The best I can do is plant the seed, and hope to see it sprout somewhere down the road.


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Without it, we would not experience the most important qualities of our existence; Living, Loving, Learning, Laughing.

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ruthie
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Well I guess I have converted another person.  If anyone has seen the recent threads with the name Adam Floro--he is my son, and I am very proud of him.
namaste
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Don
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Ruthie, Congratulations. I wish Adam great success with the BTD. And yes, I did notice some of his posts.


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Lola
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great job!! )

and by the way......you ll be invited for lunch, soon!!!! lol


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I try not to proselytize, but since I've lost 84 pounds, it's obvious I"m doing something and people ask.  I mainly tell them I did it originally to clear up a lot of icky health problems and that all those problems went away by the end of the first month.  I have several friends following the plan - two for health reasons, others for weight loss.

There are always those who start arguing before you're even finished explaining - "Oh, I could never give up _____" or "What kind of diet won't let you eat _____?"  I always say that it's not a diet to me, its a health plan.  And I just figure those folk aren't ready to take care of themselves at this time because they're still turning excuses into reasons.
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I think the greatest tool for proselytization is a person's own personal experience and change. I was actually talking to my sister about my diet change and the change in how i feel and work out, and she actually decided to try it out too!
I think people are influenced by changes in the lives of people they know, even if they refuse to read a book or listen to someone they don't know.  
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Tuesday, March 28, 2006, 4:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I haven't really tried to convert anyone. But most people (there are a few knuckleheads that tease me ) want to know what I am so excited about & how I am so healthy. When I was first introduced to the BTD, it made so much sense to me personally. I swear I heard bells ring & angels sing. As A little girl, I would cry when my momma would serve up beef hamburgers or a roast....but mommy I just want pasta & green beans...I would say. It made sense about why milk & too much dairy made me so stuffy, congested & multiple ear infections. I introduced it to my partner & he was kind of skeptical until I went through the list of foods with him, as my signature says "I am happy to be in love with a fellow A positive..." Trust me I am. It made as much sense to him as it did to me. Why he loved loved loved pinneaples & why red meat packed on the pounds for him. He recently accepted that OJ was no longer his friend when he kept vommiting it for the umpteenth time... I think it is a really beautiful thing when things make sense. For me personaly, I am always looking for logic & justice in everthing (don't always see it but when I do, I am pleased. I stopped being as diligent when school kicked into high gear several months before graduation. When I found out I was pregnant, I was elated! But became horribly ill. I missed several days of school & almost had to drop out 3 months before graduation. I was drinking pop, eating Mc donalds sandwiches, canned ravioli....you name it. I was so ill. Once I started back towards the food my body needed, I could tell a change in my health. I got to see foods direct effect on my total health.
The point of this long post, is the best convert I ever aquired was me. And man am I thankful!

Peace,
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mikendomsmum
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I haven't converted anyone yet but I'd love to convert my Mom.  She has fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, low thyroid, overweight, bordering obese, no energy, rage problems, sleep problems, etc., etc.  The poor woman could use a decent meal.  She's an O.


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the best convert I ever aquired was me. And man am I thankful!


You said it all, BethySue.
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I haven't converted anyone yet but I'd love to convert my Mom.  She has fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, low thyroid, overweight, bordering obese, no energy, rage problems, sleep problems, etc., etc.  The poor woman could use a decent meal.  She's an O.


So sorry to hear about your mum. Mine is an O too that had similar problems. What got her on a more compliant O diet was when she saw how much weight she lost switchng to a higher protien & veggie diet. Then moving away from bread & whole wheat.
I do wish you the best with you momma.


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Quoted from mikendomsmum
I haven't converted anyone yet but I'd love to convert my Mom.  She has fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, low thyroid, overweight, bordering obese, no energy, rage problems, sleep problems, etc., etc.  The poor woman could use a decent meal.  She's an O.


And wow, WHAT a decent meal would do for her, huh? Good luck with getting your mom to see the good in BTD. Sounds all to familiar in my "camp".
I've been "working on" my brothers, as well as others.             My one brother, Mike, and I were talking about wheat this morning. He says he really wants to give it up, he sees what it does to him. I mentioned some of the current threads on wheat and told him he should join us and read for himself, basically. He told me to send him the website and info, so ..... we have him all ready to rock and roll. I'm so glad for him that he's open to eating right because he will only reap the benefits. He already sees the difference when he stays away from wheat. Says he won't give up the coffee tho. BRAT. (To Mikey - LYMI)  I know he'll be reading this.    
I did mention to him that when he starts reading around the different threads, he'll see that coffee is one of the hardest things for O's to give up. His name here will be "freedom".  Hope we see him a lot, for his sake. HA!!  Can we have a big BTD welcome for Mike, aka  freedom.......     I'm SO excited for him!!  Might help ME stay more compliant also.  Ahhhhh, the ulterior motive - it's all about me.  
Getting ready right now to send him and my other family members Rhiannon 's recipe for Maple Baked Custard.  Great breakfast or dessert item!  I just made a quadruple batch, but added some salt and mixed cinnamon in the egg mixture as well as on top.  



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Thank you, Bethysue.  She was actually a vegetarian for 12 years while I was growing up.  When she got falopian tube cancer she decided that being a veggie wasn't benefitting her.  She eats mostly grains as far as I can see, but she does eat a lot of veggies too.  I think she still thinks meat is the enemy.  


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Good News!

Mom got another sinus infection, (that's not the good news) about the 4th or 5th in a year, and wanted information on what I'm doing to stay healthy (that's the good news).  I sent her the link for BTD Getting Started page.  I'm hoping she even reads it.  I also sent her some links to some posts about sinus problems and wheat.  


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People are really into blood types here, but mainly to try to guess your character. It is easy to bring up the topic. I have lost weight and have more energy, so many of my colleagues ask me about it. And of course I introduce them to BTD! Many have asked about translations of Dr. D's book. A few of his books have been translated into Japanese so, I print out copies of Amazon site showing the cover of the books.

Anyway, becoming more popular!


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keep up the good example!! )


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Yup, I converted my hubby and my 2.5 year old daughter (of course that didn't take much effort at all since I do most of the shopping and cooking ). My mom and dad have started adding beneficials for their types that they normally didn't eat before but they still have some work to do as far as the avoids. My dad is a B and he absolutely refuses to give up his chicken. . Hopefully, they will see the light one of these days and decide to change their ways.
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slow wins the race! )


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
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I "kind of" converted a friend.  I told her about the diet and she got the book from the library and read it.  She's an A and while she doesn't follow BTD religiously she does try to eat beneficials or neutrals for her type instead of avoids.  It has made a difference to her but she never has been a red meat eater and has always eaten pretty close to her type anyway.  


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These people exasperate me actually.  Years ago in college my body fat was a whopping 30%, even though I exercised constantly.  I have no doubt it was because of the amount of dairy foods I ate.  This last spring I joined a gym.  My body fat was 18%, probably from following the diet fairly strictly.  I had not exercised in years when I went in.  The "naturally thin" argument is a bunch of bull.  

I say leave these argumentative idiots alone with their avoids and let them face the consequences of their beliefs.  People believe what they want to.
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Two brothers and my DH are partially on board. While my DH would never TELL you so, yes he is, partially.   My brother w/ kids, has been talking to them about it. I am currently discussing it w/ my boss who has never been receptive. We had a pretty lengthy conversation today (10 min w/ him today on the subject is considered lengthy)   All other times, he has pretty much poo-poo'd it w/o actually saying so.    Hope lives on!!!



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