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jj
Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 7:00pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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So often we are writing with our problems and concerns...I wanted to start a thread where people might post "evidence" or their success...pounds lost, before & after pics, whatever you consider proof to inspire others, working on this slow & steady thing.
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Great idea- I can´t offer you  any proof about my own sucess- since it mainly are inside stuff- I still need to loose 20-30  pounds
But here a small story from a friend: She had premature twins 3 months ago- babies was very tiny: girl abot 600 grams and boy about 800 gram- they came home a few weeks ago- boy has been on the erge of dying several times, he has problems with his bowels etc- but girl has been doing fine even though she was much smaller and sicker when they were born. It turns out that girl is B and boy is O- surprise surprise she could handle formula much better than baby boy: Inspired of LRT- my friend has managed to get her boobs working and now even though she wasn´t breastfeeding at the hospital both babies are feeding well- and much healthier than a few weeks ago- when they were bottlefed- so I´m sure they will be brought up the BTD way- I ordered a extra babybook when I ordered one for another friend... I don´t know if there is something in the water but everybody is having twins around me....


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This is the one thing that's kept me going even when the going gets tough sometimes.

The other day I was in the bathroom putting away some items I'd bought at the store. I turned to leave and caught a glimpse of my reflection in the mirror. I stopped and stared at it in shock. (You have to understand I don't do mirrors. At all. I never look into them unless it's absolutely necessary.)

I read an article written by a formerly obese woman who used a 12-step program to regain her health and lose weight. In it she said that when she started to drop dress sizes, she also began to come into focus.

That is what is happening with me. I have cheekbones now, and dimples at the corner of my mouth (dimples? I have dimples? was my first thought, *chuckle*). My face is narrower, my skin glowing and clear. I hadn't even noticed--too busy changing my life (and cooking! *lol*) to see what the BTD and a little exercise every day has brought about.

I feel as if someone is coming forward to meet me after being buried under fat and ill health all these years. It's a good feeling, exciting and full of promise.



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Lovely story about the babies!

I'm still making changes to my diet after a year on the diet (trying new foods, and have recently started drinking only decaf coffee), I think if I ate less wheat I would probably lose weight! but main thing for me is not waking up every day feeling nauseous, stomach does not get so awfully hard and bloated and I feel more hopeful about my health - no longer am I wandering around in a fog of misunderstanding trying to eat a so-called 'healthy' diet (and not understanding why eating those things made me feel worse,,!). This diet is a true inspiration to me - and I love the learning that goes with it. Nothing has helped me healthwiseas much as this diet and I ain't finished yet!


8 feb 2008:Weight Loss on GTD so far (without trying): 4 kilos (about 8 lbs - half a stone)
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What a great story about the babies! Throughout my life (9 - 32) I took allergy shots and used an inhaler for my asthma - I always got bronchitis and the coughing usually lingered for 2-3 months....I ate cheese, wheat & drank milk (tons of dairy & wheat)

And when I gave it up 7 years ago - all the allergys & asthma complications disappeared - I haven't had to take any medication in 7 years - now I know why!

And Ellie - I know what you mean about the fog.... I have been eating low to no carbs for about 8 years - but when I did eat them - I thought I was making the healthy choice by going with wheat!  I'm so glad I found manna bread & ezekiel!


Congrats Brighed45!  What a great feeling.

I have lost a few lbs & have more energy in the short 2 weeks or so I've been doing the BTD.... I'm very excited - I think I have FINALLY found my way - in my quest for good health!  I'm so glad I found this site - I have soooooo much to learn!

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What wonderful stories.  Congrats to all of you.
I have the opposite problem to most of you. I'm skinny.  I mean skinny.
I know I'm AB what can I expect except that for the first time in my life (now 50)
I don't have to weigh myself to make sure I'm not losing too much weight.
Thanks to BTD it has regulated my weight loss and I have so much more energy.

Do you think we should have a monthly update on our progress?

Positive vibes from around the world help whatever our problems.

Love to you all.  


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ISA-MANUELA
Wednesday, December 8, 2004, 9:35am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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hi you all,this is the schwiss non-sechi schpeaking

oh----jeeeeeeeeeeeee

no loss of kg's but gaining------------but great feeling of and proudly of every little
fat-cell--------jjjjjjjjaaaaaaaaaaooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

now into my 47th year (ouäääääääääääääääääää)beginning with pré-menops?
being since years completely unregular with periode-so far also annemique, some
little 9 on the scale- but not worrieng for that............ only if I want to do some sports and so far nor more O2 in my lungs hust-hust and feeling terrible then.
Much better energylevels-much clearer in my mind,no more clouds in my head,
taking some supps.............. and must say my age and beginning wrinkels (super-
little-ones ...) ouch süüüüüüüüüüüüüüssssssss,
we can't get our lifespan back---------- all dears on the board but it must be our aim to prolonge and feel healthier and better on BTD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yaaaaaooooouuuuuuu
tooooooooooooooooo

amicalement yours ISA

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Hi Isa,
Sorry not sure if I read right but are you like me "petite".
When you said you were proud of the little fat cells I thought maybe you were.
Me toooo!!!!!  I should have said I have gained a few kilos.
As for them there wrinkles and getting towards mid-life

It's Great!!!!!

I have never felt better and when 50 came along I thought:

Hey I'm no longer young  ergo  don't have to compete with the kids anymore but I'm not old so if I feel like that extra cuppa and want to read another chapter of my book

I Will !!!!

Does wonders for the soul.

Love your posts Isa.  When Paul & I come to France to see the Tour de France we will have to make a detour to Switzerland.

Oh dreams you have got to have them          


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Oh good, we're going to Le Tour
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Dream on Wolfman    


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whoo!    AB's, ya gotta watch 'em every minute, believe me I know after eight years' experience I don't plan to repeat.






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salute bonnie,
sorry must dispoint you,I am 1,80 meters high but dear hey all are wellcome to us for visiting " es Schwitzerländli"

No what I wanted to point out that I love my "little fatcells-because they are to be found eveywhere-hi-hi-hi jaou-that was partiellement also my problem,lost a lot of pounds and went into a sacré depression,wouw I thought ok that it was.................
It made now some two years- I had some 60Kg's and I saw-oups loosing-loosing-
and than "rage"came over me-bonnie it was crazy, trembeling alltimes alltnights
shakings and I couldn't really act against because of my stubborness!!!

Ok-I'll stop now-hey, I am déjä very glad to see you soon,Taswolf all BTD-ler are welcome here,if I know when-so I may do little arrangements,if whished for sure,
and lets have a good time together.
Must say something-I am not that what it seems to be (oua piere-hihihi)
but I learnt something intimes when I was more than calme or very nice,so nobody
did recognize-or even listen-because I want to make BTD much more known ,so
I must play the game with sauceyness (even when it's not my style)thats what I
had to learn and set up fo being "heared)
amicalement yours ISA

P.S.
ouuuuuuuuuuuu heidi,no-no for AB's (male)anymore?Bad expi...?-oh so sorry but
I gotta O for shortime period(lifespan?!) and I know its hard for both because we
really are very different-or was it because of being toooooooooooooooooooooooooo
similar???---oh jesses, poor Heidi I understand

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  just funning the Tasman Twinned's...    my old AB beau and I are the very best of friends now.  Two good people, one bad combo.  

And in the spirit of inspiration ~  he developed tonsil cancer, went strictly on the BTD, and now is amazingly healthy and looks 10 years younger than he did ten years ago...

 
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Hmm, what is it about O nonnies and ABs that takes two nice people and makes a bad combination? I had that experience with my ex-housemate in PA. She and I are still the very best of friends, but living together was . . . well . . . Anyway, about the only area where we work well as a team is ghostbusting, but that's a story for another thread in Little Fishes, probably.

More inspiration--being able to WALK. I mean for exercise. I truly love to walk for miles every day, and for a long time that has not been at all possible. Yesterday I went out and walked an entire mile for the first time in years. I cried at the end, because it was a joyous occasion, and all down to the BTD.


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hoy Brighid 45,and Heidi,
thats' it wat I really admire for O's,they can go sooooooofar whithout being ex-
hausted,not even tired and after a half mile-me completely kaputt snifflling for
O2,jaou I know this is a question of exercise,and I don't do this because of a lack
of ferrum-but for me it is very amazing looking at those toughy guys;;;;;;;;;;
but,but,but........hi-hi-hi....................

got a very tough education and therefore nobody may stop me in talking..............
even sometimes not only blah-blah- what a surprise..... so this is my equivalent for
not being sportive(only looking as alike-but this is only pour "la frime"!)
amicalement yours ISA
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Hi!

Sorry for the late reaction... but I do not read all posts at once..
Today this inspiration-thread got my attention..
Hey Bonnie, good to see you here as well...  
Well Isa, you have something to prepare when Bonny and Taswolf are on (de)Tour de France...   Well, count me in as well..   I will help you prepare the foods...
We'll have an 2 AB's , 2A's.. Easy to prepare meals for..
Inspiration and BTD. One feeds the other I would say.
This BTD inspired me to listen more to what my body needs.

I did not lose much weight, now more than 5 years on the BTD. Stable now around 74 kg and my height is 1.74 m. As far as exercice is concerned, I do admire the 'always going to the limits of their ability'-Otypes... Goodness, when I am halfway I am exhausted... Now I know its my A-body telling me to stop, and I always listen to my body ...   and no feelings of being 'physically inferior' to those O-types  

Hey, this BTD has given faith and reassurance in how my body functions..  

So far so good... as happy I can be on this gorgeous BTD...
Cocky
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ehhhhhh what for- no tour de France- Tour de l'Europe!!!!!!!!!!
oups-sorry thisone is in France,too à Mulhouse............

claro, Ive told everybody is welcome here ins Schwidzerlandli. Now a little cold, we
have had white christmas-hä- not everywhere but here-jaou-jaou.

And next step- auffi to Canada--------- a new resort to be entered!!!!!!!!!

Bonnie, a little question, did I took this for right(sometimes my eyes are lying...)
didn't you eat any meat for some little times of 25years????
Is that ok for us AB-ler? I know-little meat-better fish but just nothing ouch...

see you soon, kind regards-ISA
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Hi Isa, Just saw your post.  No your eyes are not lying I haven't eaten any meat for 25 years.  Until 15years ago I ate some fish and seafood in general but when we went to Tassy and I had more time to prepare our food we both stopped eating fish.  When BTD came along I was ready to bribe the pathology department in case my results came back as an O. (no offence meant here all you wonderfull O's but I didn't know how I would cope).  But I thought AB was OK.  

A vegetarian being AB, no Isa not great I suppose but I am in better health since BTD than ever before.  I have many food intollerances and a lot of beneficials are my personal avoids but I have as many beneficials each day as I can (except a bit naughty on neutrals this xmas) so I hope it makes up for it.

I intend following BTD for the rest of my life so as a vegetarian AB maybe I can be a sort of test case?  What do you think Isa?

Regards    



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my bonnie is over the ocean, my bonnie is over the sea (hi-hiiiii )

saluti dear, claro if you feel ok than its ok, but I tought a little of fish (also for wolfsman
goody-goody) may not harm at all? because of Omega 3 fatty acides?!

so you'd sent your B hometown and ciao..ciaou I never tryed it, should give a try?!

no, for sure now, I think if you both feel good  so it may be good,perhaps you'd
augmente your aminoacids?

amicalement yours ISA    
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Hi again Isa,  Thanks for you concern and help.  I see your point.  We both have freshly ground flax seed every morning, I think that helps with the omega 3 fatty acids?  We both take a practitioner strength multi vitamin-mineral supp.  It's got too
many things in it to list.  I also make sure that within the BTD guidelines I use my old vegetarian knowledge to make sure we have sufficient grains, beans/lentils, tofu and vegetables within a 24 hour cycle to obtain enough amino acids and protein builder blocks.  

Love your new smiley faces

Our love to you  


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I've followed the BTD for eight years loosely and have refined my diet to adhere quite well to my type A guidelines.  I feel awesome.  I'm a parent of a 13 month old girl and am thankful that this diet gives me so much energy to enjoy her.  
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Just found this thread today. Cheered me up. Been home from work for two days with a strained muscle in neck/back. On the mend and going back to work tomorrow. Want the rest of the ghostbusters story ,please, Brighid45... Diane


Non-secretors have to work twice as hard to get half as far...SusieD
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I've only been on for 1 week... but... stand taller, tummy tucked in more, worked like Paul Bunion in the yard. Please Me, stay on this diet!


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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What a fantastic start...I hope you stay with this diet tooooo  



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It's been almost a week for my husband and I on the diet and I have to say that i feel better about what i eat and I have a little more energy. I know as the weeks to come that will improve. I have not really had any carbs which for us is weird. We have both had one bad day but for the more part we are doing better. Im almost off the caffine as well. need one caffinatied drink a day then i drink the herbal teas for the rest of the day. I'm very pleased with what we have done in a short period of time. I hope that it will last.  
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