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zola
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People have commented that my face is thinner and I noticed my neck being much slimmer. Having a hard time keeping the pants up. Sans belt quickly becoming an anti-option. Strangely the upper arms are smaller too.

Next for me I think is Cortiguard. If I could keep the stress/cortisol down I bet my weight loss would accelerate.


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Michelle
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^5 Zola!  I want to follow your  example.  Thanks for all the advice and support too.
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Congratulations Zola!

Bonnie - If my wallet was heavy it would have been with coins, not dollar bills. How is my lovely Hobart doing these days? I had a lovely time there seeing in the New Year, 2000. Pity my home is such a long way from Australia.


"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now" - Bob Dylan

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts." - Mark Twain

I'm a Hunter (Geno Type), lead me to the sabre-toothed tigers!

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Welcome Sandra, I am sure you will soon be adding your success story - but how about telling us your story now, then you can see your progress in print.    

Oh Howard - for a moment I thought you were going to tell us your wallet was just tooooo heavy...  

Girly - get that secretor test done post haste - does sound like you are a nonnie.
That would make you a member of the "Royal" Green Banner Club  

Fantastic stories, each and everyone of you.  

Sue.  


Thank you for the Welcome Sue.

My story? Well my story is that 5 years ago I was really tired and feeling really bad overall. First I thought I just needed a vacation but research showed that I had two nodules on my thyroid. A very hesitant doctor finally put me on thyrax (hormone replacement) and after almost 2 years of research they finally figured out that the nodules had to go, so I was operated. Took me a full year to recover and to finally have my hormone amount in the right balance. The first day I felt like I could face the world again, I fell from a stair and almost broke my knee and ankle. Got stuck in a wheelchair for 2 months and crutches for almost 6 weeks. After that I had a few more strokes of bad luck but a few weeks ago after my last doctors' I decided that I wanted to change things. So I started eating healthy, cut the diet pepsi from my diet and anything else that has aspartame or sucralose in it, and that helped a great deal! I also cut the milk from my diet and replaced it with sojamilk and without knowing it I was doing the right thing.

Then about two weeks ago someone mentioned this bloodtype diet to me and I started looking into it. I then discovered I was already doing a few things right and I felt better about that, so why not go all the way? So I've made my list with the good, the neatral and the ugly. I have lots and lots of pounds to lose. With my thyroid being off for almost 3 years you can imagine I have gained a lot of weight.

I started exercising slowly again (used to be a competitive swimmer), I play tennis once a week again, I bought an orbitrek so I can exercise and get my condition back a little at the time. Nothing strenous because I know that will be bad for me (been there, done that).
Next week I have to go back to the specialist to see what how my blood is. My blood fat was a little high last time, wonder how it will be now.

So as you can see, I know nothing yet about this diet, nothing about secretor or non-secretor, but I am reading and learning. There is so much information on this board, and unfortunately I also have to work.   I guess it will take me some time to go through it all.  
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Sandra,
great testimonial, thanks! )

you definitely are on the right track now!
good luck at your dr s.


''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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Thanks for posting your story, Sandra. You certainly have had a tough few years. I am so pleased you have found BTD. You are now ready to go from strength to strength.

It doesn't matter how fast or slowly you make changes it all adds up, nothing worth while in life was done in the blink of an eye.

Sue.


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Hi Howard - sounds like my wallet

Hobart, well I havn't been there for a couple of months but then it was magical - a dusting of snow atop Mt. Wellington and we were lucky enough to enjoy some winter sunshine. I live in the north, the last two days spring has arrived. My weeping Japanese cherry trees are out in bloom and there is apple blossom everywhere. I am hoping the wind has left for a little while - the only drawback to living right in the path of the roaring 40's.

Sue.


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Sandra, what an amazing story!! Good luck on your journey

Personally I have found it 100% easier to lose weight with the BTD. I had been fighting to maintain, much less lose anything before starting. I was on weight watchers, and was eating supposedly healthy food - vegies including good and avoids, beans (kidney beans almost every day), fruit, way too much dairy, red meat or chicken almost every day and a few grains here and there. I thought it was normal to wake up queasy, feeling as if undigested food was stagnating in my system.

I feel so much more in tune with my body on the BTD. That's what has changed the most for me - I can understand what my body is teling me for the first time since I can remember. As a consequence, after about a week, I have stopped gaining, and finally lost that last bit of weight (a couple kilos) that just would not budge before BTD. I still control portions with weight watchers but my choices are type A friendly. Hopefully this good trend will continue

Thankyou BTD!!
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Howard
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Bonnie, are you in Devonport? Connected in any way to TasWolf? Just nosey!


"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now" - Bob Dylan

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts." - Mark Twain

I'm a Hunter (Geno Type), lead me to the sabre-toothed tigers!
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I'll answer that one for you Howard, Bonnie AKA Sue is my wife of 30 years...and you're not being nosy.

Paul AKA taswolf
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Sandra_Aruba
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Just to report. I started monday and this morning I had lost 1.5 kilo's (a little more then 6 pounds). And I have the feeling I eat like a pig!

Losing weight has never been so easy!!!!

Yippeeee!

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sandra,
you must be thrilled!!
good for you! )


''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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I am not sure how any of this works. I have been on a diabetic diet for a few months now, and I have lost 50 pounds just cutting out sugars and some startches. I only eat whole wheat bread and not much of that. I do eat fruit and lots of vegatables. My big weakness has always been italian food (pizza and spagetti), but I am trying. I do however cheat sometimes. I have a lot of trouble refusing chocolate. have found some good sugar free candy and love sugar free popcycles.[/size]
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Lola
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shera,
which is your bloodtype?
always read labels and watch out for avoids.
that is a lot of weight you lost there!!
impressive!
this BTD approach will let you choose food wisely and will nourish your body right.

if you'll go up to the top right side of the
page,to Member Center, then to Avatar
Settings on the lower left side of that page,
you can select your blood type click the save
button at the base and you won't
have to keep telling us what it is.

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''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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shera
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My blood type is O positive. I take B-complex, and too many medicines. The doctor has put me on Gucophage for diabetes, High blood pressure med., previcid for Gerd,
premarin, Zoloft. I am so sick of taking meds, I could scream!
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My blood type is O positive. I take B-complex, and too many medicines. The doctor has put me on Gucophage for diabetes, High blood pressure med., previcid for Gerd,
premarin, Zoloft. I am so sick of taking meds, I could scream!


Doctor put me on Zoloft once, I got highly aggressive. I stopped after three days and vowed never to put that junk in me again.

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Something I've noticed with this diet is that in the beginning, the scale didn't move that fast.  But I was losing alot of fat. I started the diet the last week of September.  I had an event to goto that I needed to dress nicely for and couldn't find anything that fit from my prepreg wardrobe.  Like 2 inches before my pants would close not fit.  Well, 2 weeks later I tried on a pair of those pants for the heck of it and they fit just fine and only a little overhang.  I was shocked because I'd only lost like 2 lbs.  You really can't go based just on weight, because alot of times you are losing fat and gaining muscle and they counterbalance eachother.  Definitely follow Howard's belt plan.
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zola
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piglet - I had a similar experience! Pants that are 2 sizes smaller fit but I didn't lose "that" much weight. A pleasant surprise. This was before I really got serioius about the exercise component.


It is so pleasant to explore nature & oneself at the same time, doing violence neither to her nor to one's own spirit, but bringing both into balance in gentle, mutual interaction.

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Howard
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Congratulations Taswolf! You are both a fortunate couple to have found such an insightful, caring and sensitive partner.

Amazing what a series of posts can reveal.


"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now" - Bob Dylan

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts." - Mark Twain

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[quote=laurjen]Wow, what a great dialog here - very encouraging stories. I might have to print them out and reread them when I'm getting discouraged! (And thanks to Elizabeth and Loretta for giving me A type of hope. Just how much did you lose, Loretta?)
Laurjen, since you asked, 70# over the last two years on the BTD.  As I said it is a great diet and I feel wonderful!

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Michelle
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Zola, ^5 what great progress ~ how are you feeling?  Curious minds wanna know!

And Sandra, after you've made your excel spreadsheet. Take it to a photocopier, enlarge it about 120% and laminate it ~ then you can you dry erase markers to circle the items you need to buy.  And use a heavy duty magnet which works wonderfully in the shopping carts! It's what I did and do.  And, I like it!!!
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Michelle
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Shera, WOW 50 lbs. removed! Good for you ~ how awesome! Gotta ask, any suggestions, or ideas you wanna share?!!!!
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Zola, ^5 what great progress ~ how are you feeling? Curious minds wanna know!

And Sandra, after you've made your excel spreadsheet. Take it to a photocopier, enlarge it about 120% and laminate it ~ then you can you dry erase markers to circle the items you need to buy. And use a heavy duty magnet which works wonderfully in the shopping carts! It's what I did and do. And, I like it!!!


That is a really good idea Michelle. I now have it in my bag folded so I always have it with me when I go shopping, but I can already tell it's not gonna last very long.
I made the spreadsheet in three colors, green, white and red for the B, N and A.
Yes, going to print it again and then laminate. THANKS!  

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zola
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michelle - that IS a fabulous idea. Wish I would've thought it myself

I am feeling pretty darn good. Sleeping better. Energy is up. Enjoying doing yoga and walking. Can tell when I eat something with avoids. Before when I went out to eat I'd often say to myself "Self, you can cook something tastier than this." And now I say, "Self, if you made this at home you'd know you weren't eating any avoids" And I wouldn't have any surprise indigestion or headaches.

It was pretty much impossible for me to eat compliant as an A non-seccie when I was growing up. Then as a pastry chef - fugedah boudid!! Now that I know how to cook and Dr. D has toiled to help as us uninformed folks aware of the things that were making us feel icky and sick I can CHOSE to eat right for my type. How EMPOWERING! Thank you Dr. D from the bottom of my heart and stomach. For that matter my whole body thanks you. Thanking isn't even enough! With deepest gratitutude. thanks for having the guts to stick it out when people pooh-pooh you, say you aren't a "real" doctor and haven't use good science. Shame on them. But even better, the people who have the guts and faith to keep with the diet know the truth. So be it. May everyone see our improving health and ask what our secret is!
(Okay, now you know how I really feel - wouldn't want to be ambiguous! )


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This thread just keeps getting better and better! And it has really helped me.

Last week when I last posted I was watching a couple pounds I had worked so hard to get off start to creep back on... but then after reading Loretta's post (wow, congratulations about losing 70#!) about the one serving of grains per day, I realized I had started to get a little happy with the spelt pasta and just might not be tolerating ezekiel bread either. So I stuck to the manna bread which seems to agree with me, had one serving per day and then stopped using the earth balance spread which has an avoid ingredient.

I've been 100% compliant for 5 days and I feel really fabulous and got the 2lbs. right back off. I don't usually lose weight this fast, so I guess I answered my own question about compliance. For me, I'm going to have to be 100% for awhile. This week has motivated me to do so to see if I can finally get beyond the 5 pounds. We'll see what happens! I have hope for the first time in a long time!
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