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MissileCop
Wednesday, January 19, 2005, 9:35pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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While Christmas shopping online last month, I came across the Eat Right 4 Your Type book on Amazon while looking for another book. Curiousity got the better of me, and I ordered it as a Christmas gift to myself. The 'theory' was intriguing.

Well, after 30 days, I am happy to say that I am convinced that the writings of Dr. D'Adamo are sound.

In 30 days, I have regained a level of energy that I haven't had in years. I'm sleeping much better, and achieving much deeper levels of dream state. I am also remembering more dreams upon awakening. So far, I've lost 10 lbs., the sides of my waist are pulling in, and my stomach is starting to recede. I've also noticed that I don't have the food cravings that I used to have. Heck, I haven't even been tempted to turn into Wendy's on my way home from work (The Horror!! )

I'm no longer lethargic when I'm at work. After reading the ER4YT, I understood why. I'd come in, work for awhile, and then head down the cafeteria for breakfast, which usually consisted of;

Orange Juice (avoid)
Breakfast Sandwich with-
English Muffin (avoid)
Sausage (avoid)
Cheese (avoid)
and eggs.

No wonder I didn't have squat for energy. Now I'm pinging off the walls. I've gotten more done around my house in the past 30 days, than I have in the better part of a year, two separate appointments for wisdom teeth extraction and deep scale cleaning not withstanding. Since I started ER4YT last month, I've also noticed that I don't have bleeding gums anymore when I brush my teeth. I believe that this change has come about because of my changes in dietary intake. Surprisingly, for the most part, I don't really miss most of the items that I've had to cut out of my diet.

It's a journey down a new path that I'm actually looking forward to, even if it might take awhile to find some acceptable substitutes for what I enjoy (have to find substitution for Miracle Whip, can't live without Miracle Whip! )

I just wish I had found out about this sooner, but all things for a reason, and there are no coincidences.


The most important letter in the alphabet is the letter L.  
Without it, we would not experience the most important qualities of our existence; Living, Loving, Learning, Laughing.

MC- One vertically challenged guy, trying to become a muscle-bound Oompa-Loompa.  
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Welcome to the Forum, and Congratulations!

The difference is remarkable, isn't it?  I admire your attitude, determination and progress after just one month.  



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Hi Missilecop,

Welcome to the forum.

I do love posts like yours. Love it when people feel better.

Yesterday I went to the dentist for a clean up and he also mentioned the excellent shape of my gums. Not usual for me. They have certainly been better since BTD.

Best wishes,

 Spanish kiss on the cheek as a sign of friendliness.
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Thank you for the warm welcomes, Ladies. And for the kiss on the cheek.

Thanks for the heads up on the gums, Susana. It will certainly be an interesting visit with my dental hygienist in April.

Several years ago, I was quite heavy, and with no energy (now I know why!). With a new job in a concrete yard, I lost 40 lbs. in a little over two months. Went from a 36 waist down to a 31, with room to spare. After being tasked with being a heavy fork truck operator, I didn't get the exercise that I used to bein' a grunt. And the weight slowly started to creep back on. After taking my current job in a Data Center, I noticed that the weight was starting to creep back on even more. And I didn't want to return to those heavier days. So I had to be proactive.

Besides, I told a dear lady friend of mine that when I lost the weight, I'd be her Ken doll for a day, and she could help pick out a new wardrobe. Last thing I want to do is disappoint her.


"Good friends are a dime a dozen, best friends are like a rare gem, and soulmates happen into our lives about as often as Halley's Comet."


The most important letter in the alphabet is the letter L.  
Without it, we would not experience the most important qualities of our existence; Living, Loving, Learning, Laughing.

MC- One vertically challenged guy, trying to become a muscle-bound Oompa-Loompa.  
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Thanks for sharing, MissleCop!

You've brightened up my day when I really needed it!!



The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

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Alia Vo
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MissleCop,

Welcome to the forums! I am glad that you took a chance and purchased the Eat Right book on Amazon.

It is always a great pleasure to hear how new BTD'ers, such as yourself, start feeling a new sense of rejuvenation and well-being only after a short period on this lifestyle.

May you continue to have abundant health ahead of you.


Alia


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Hi MissileCop, nice to meet you! Welcome to the boards!

Amazing what a difference 30 days makes, isn't it?

Congrats on your journey so far. Having a friend help pick out a wardrobe is a great goal to keep in mind!


Everyone is entitled to his or her informed opinion. --H. Ellison
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hi super-cop!!!!
sounds suuuuuuper,great eh it does feel super after this while of being  and then changements in 30 days -eh h??!

Be a little more patient for a while and see what will happen to you if continuing  


All will work better, better skin, more energy, healthier outlook  etc.
Please give me a favour today, explain to me what it does mean "being a grunt",sorry
english is not my favoured, only pidgining but if you wanna learn schwitz-gutural ch-ch
so let me know for that


-regards Isa

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Hi Isa!! (Hmmm...where's the smiley with the hand waving? ) *waves anyway*

Yes, it does feel good, having such a noticeable change within just 30 days. Patience is not a problem. Even yesterday, I stopped at the HFS to pick up some spelt flour, almond butter, ezekiel bread, and brown rice pasta. Plus some brown rice snaps. For a guy like me, it's a little wierd, doing a good part of my grocery shopping at the HFS, but I'll get used to it.

"being a grunt" Hmmm...how do I describe it? Where I worked, doing the grunt work was doing the heavy labor. Throwing 25 kg chains around, hooking up concrete product to the fork trucks, chasing the fork truck around the yard, loading trucks, climbing over product loaded on the trucks to secure the load. In all weather conditions. Heat, rain, snow, sleet. Didn't matter, I was out in it, getting the job done. A very unglamorous job, but a necessary one.

Very physical labor, but sometimes far less nerve-wracking than trying to put a 5,000kg concrete product on a truck, with less than a third of a metre on either side to play with. And at the same time, having someone on the truck to guide the piece into position on the truck. Add bad weather on top of that mix, and it made for some very stressful times.

I'm a super-cop now? When did that happen? No one sent me my cape!



The most important letter in the alphabet is the letter L.  
Without it, we would not experience the most important qualities of our existence; Living, Loving, Learning, Laughing.

MC- One vertically challenged guy, trying to become a muscle-bound Oompa-Loompa.  
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oh sorry, I'll knit one-ok  
thanks for your kind help- sound very "heavy-not bloody work"But must congrat you for being strictly on BTD and spelty-things- we do this too, and feels sau-good!!!

claro a great guy!!! see you and thanks for a second time



- regards Isa
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MC,
hi and a warm welcome, also congratulations on your start!
good work!!

don t forget your frequency values for each food group on your list......those are very important if you want to continue that marvelous weightloss!!

check our online datebase4 for all new status on food.(top of this page)

a substitute whipped cream made of tofu: (a gift from one of our members!!)

1 1/2 cups silken tofu
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey

Blend all together and adjust to taste.  You may need to add some water but try.


''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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Hi Lola, *ya' know, we really need a waving smiley icon!*

Thanks for the welcome. Have already checked the database4. Well, o.k., inhaled the information available. *chuckle* Went through every item on the list, wrote down all the beneficial foods, and the list is now taped to one of my kitchen cabinets. That way, I don't forget when walking around the kitchen, seeing what I need for groceries.

Thanks also for the whipped cream substitute. Tofu......mmm....tofu....ummm....to-fuey? Don't really see that happening right now. I'm willing to make some changes food wise, but that's just a little too much for my palate right now. Maybe in time.


The most important letter in the alphabet is the letter L.  
Without it, we would not experience the most important qualities of our existence; Living, Loving, Learning, Laughing.

MC- One vertically challenged guy, trying to become a muscle-bound Oompa-Loompa.  
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MC,
glad you have taken action!!! ))


''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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This is the easiest eating plan ever!  No more cravings... bliss!!  Others have noticed the outer--longer and leaner and skin clearer.  I just feel so much better!  Not even a month and voila!
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ckeh,
great results!
what is your blood type?

get an avatar at the member center, top right here, ok?


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!

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Good for you! I've been on it about 2 months. My skin is clearer and cravings have gone down. My sleep is still so-so (menopausal) but eventually it will be better. Only down 10 pounds (90 to go) but I probably could be more compliant. I'll work on that one.  


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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10 pounds in 2 months?  That's great!  I think about 1 1/4 pounds per week is just about perfect, it's about the rate I always go when I'm fairly compliant.  It stays off well, and I still feel good in the process.

...
Regarding your signature, how can we help?  You mean, cooking for all 4 blood types?


Type O+ blogger, secretor afterall. Gluten intolerant. With two gluten intolerant sons:  A+ Secretor 10 yo (also fructose intolerant and slightly egg allergic), and  O- 7yo.

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Missile Cop - haaaaaaaaaaaallllloooooooooooooo - wave-wave

how'ya doing after les presque 90 days??? How do you feel- energielevels and so on???
Is tofu still a tabou hi-hi-hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
In Japan they sell "duftender Tofu" = finesmelling tofu but this tofu is stinking....  
never had some but must say my imagination showed me     too!


- regrads Isa

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Hi Isa!!  *still looking for the waving smiley emoticon*  

Things have been going well so far.  I've hovered at 165 lbs. for the last month, but that is mainly due to my weightlifting, and going for walks (Three times a week for each, usually one hour each).  Fat is continuing to be converted to muscle.  On the bright side, I no longer need to unbutton my pants to take them off.    They just slide right over my hips  So I know I've made good progress.  

Energy levels have been good.  Have been fighting a cold for the past week, but with the exception of a few sneezes, I've kept it contained to just the sniffles.  I was at my brothers one day last week, and had a day of mostly avoids.  Figured I would use the day to see what kind of reaction my body would have the next day.  Potato chips, Coke, chicken noodle soup, and crackers.  Oof, did I feel like a slug the next morning.  Took until about noon time before my energy levels came back.  

And no...still no tofu.      However, I did try some rice milk mixed with chocolate syrup last week.   Not too bad, but might take a bit to get used to.  

I've also made some external changes in my environment.  Made some feng-shui adjustments throughout my house, and have been working on getting my chakras fully cleansed and unblocked.  We'll see what the next 30 days bring!  


The most important letter in the alphabet is the letter L.  
Without it, we would not experience the most important qualities of our existence; Living, Loving, Learning, Laughing.

MC- One vertically challenged guy, trying to become a muscle-bound Oompa-Loompa.  
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great- great-great re-bonjour -
h what a super feeling one day not compliant and ill like a snake?! Made some few weeks
the same for me, took some =O's foodstuffy- oh mann I was so sick.... crazy!!!
So what- no more... hi-hi-hiiiiii I learned a word : "love-handles" hi-hi-hiiiiiiiiii  

So go ahead with tofu- I think you'll be better with meat and sometimes a little fish....
Would you please explain to me what you'd change with feng-shui? It is very interesting
i don't know much about this thema- only know that it may be a good structure for
energy-passsings...?! no ? Doesnt' it mean- earth-sky and waters bringing together in a
gentle and harmonious form?
Take care and stay well- wavy-wavy for the second time tschuu-uuuss and ty very much
to share your experiences with us.

truly yours Isa
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Hi Isa!!

Sorry that it's taken so long to write back. Just HAD to enjoy the last few days of my vacation, before coming back to work. Good thing I like my job, and the people that I work with, or it would have been really tough to come back. Plus the full moon took it out of me for a few days. A friend and I seem to have similar sleep cycles. Just before, and during the full moon, we both have trouble sleeping during those few nights. Now that the full moon is waning, I slept like a baby last night.

As far as feng-shui goes, clutter is your number one enemy. Clutter hinders the free flow of chi around your house. Store stuff under your bed? Find another place. Don't keep a pile of books in your bedroom. Causes restless sleep. No television in the bedroom, either. Rooms should be balanced in colors that correspond to the elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water). Too much red could cause one to be snappy, or ill-tempered. There are so many variables in feng-shui, that it's hard to give just a broad overview. Certain rooms, depending on what part of the compass they are in, such as wealth, family, mentors, career, children, etc., need certain colors to be the most beneficial. My bedroom for instance, is a pale green. Not a manly color by any imagination , but the bedroom is meant as a place to relax and rejuvenate. My living room, on the other hand, is two different shades of red (fire). A dark red below the chair rail, and a reddish/pink on the upper 2/3's of the wall. Paint color that's called Strawberry Passion. My vinyl windows are white (metal), my couch and chair blue (water), light colored wood trim (wood,duh ) , and plants (earth) to round out the five elements. Balance in my living room is even more important, because it is in the Wealth section of my house.

There are many good books on feng-shui out there. Some small, and some that seem coffee-table size Picked one up......well, ok, dragged another one home last week! But for $15, I wasn't about to let it pass me by. Use a couple of books for legs, and I've got another coffee table.

I believe that the BTD is merely one step on the path to wholeness. The foods that we eat either energize us, or rob us of our energy. If the foods that we take in rob us of our energy, our chakras are not able to function as well, and manifest into emotional and/or physical challenges if left out of balance over time. Even if these are in balance, our environment can also rob us of the necessary energy to be whole, and well-adjusted. I believe that the path to wholeness requires an integration of different modalities (such as feng-shui, food, chakras, etc.) to help make our lives all that they can be.

Oh, yeah, and since I've been on BTD, my brain's not so sluggish. Couldn't tell from the above now, could you?

I'll let you know how things are in another 30 days.



The most important letter in the alphabet is the letter L.  
Without it, we would not experience the most important qualities of our existence; Living, Loving, Learning, Laughing.

MC- One vertically challenged guy, trying to become a muscle-bound Oompa-Loompa.  
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suuuuuper- ty dear- "fullmoon-story No 2 I think it's a little vice of all O's h ???
Great to get another insight about feng shui....
take care- dear if your second chacra turns on the false side.... ooouupslala take care....           hi-hi-hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii


hugies from swicherlandli  Isa and thanks to stay in contact
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 Missle Cop,

  Congratulations on your weight loss while following the blood type lifestyle. You may find that you will slow down your rate of weight loss from time to time.
  You sound like your home is a fortress of serenity standing firm against the stresses of everyday life, my stress deflector is karate, and flying.
   Welcome to the board.

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Hi Sabrina!!  

Right now, my weight loss has completely stopped, due to the weightlifting.  I'm sure that as I increase my muscle mass, more of the fat will be burned off.  As long as my shape continues to change in the right direction, the lack of weight loss doesn't bother me.

"Fortress of serenity"?  Yeah, right.    I have four cats who have managed to weasel their way into my home and my heart.  It's NEVER dull around my house.   Actually, they are my stress deflectors.  When I come home, all four come to greet me in the kitchen area.  And they always line up in a particular order.  At first, I thought it was just coincidence, but every night, they're lined up the same way.  One of them has even taken to the habit of joining my friend and I when we work out.  As soon as we go downstairs, she's right behind us.  Mid workout, she goes upstairs to grab a bite to eat or whatever, and five minutes later, she's back downstairs to stay with us until our workout is done.  

Another one, as soon as I finish my shower, she HAS to be let into the bathroom, while I dry off and get dressed.  Trust me, they've trained me well!  


The most important letter in the alphabet is the letter L.  
Without it, we would not experience the most important qualities of our existence; Living, Loving, Learning, Laughing.

MC- One vertically challenged guy, trying to become a muscle-bound Oompa-Loompa.  
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Missile Cop-- toooooo nice.... a heartwarmer thanks for sharing....
I miss my dog a lots- she went away made some 2 years (normal about 16 years old)
animals are fantastic. But because of my job- no more animals possible now- perhaps a little later............. but then it will be a little must
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