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Mare eo
Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 7:44pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hello everyone! I'm celebrating my BirThDay today! It's been a month since I started my new lifestyle and I'm wanting to share it with all of you! I've been reading the board and enjoying the comraderie for most of the past month. I haven't posted anything because I was just trying to absorb as much as possible of the ancient, modern and current history available here. The archives are soooo full of great stuff that I find time passing so quickly that the next thing I know hours (which I need to spend doing something else!) have passed! Today I wanted to post to say THANK YOU! Thank you Dr. D for "taking the ball and running with it"! You have given so much to so many. Thank you bloggers for sharing your lives with us. Thank you moderaters for keeping an eye on this important way for us to share our experiences. Thank you posters for making me laugh, cry, think, research and enjoy my BTD. My questions have been answered and hopes raised by reading your tales here. I, myself, only had one "problem" when I started the BTD. It was an "I" problem. I wanted to eat what I wanted when I wanted and I didn't want to gain any weight or suffer any physical damage from it. Well, we all know how that goes! I will turn 50 by the end of this year. My Dad and younger brother have Type II diabetes. I refuse to join in that party! I have lost 14 pounds in the past month. I feel great and can honestly say that I can see myself living this for the rest of my life. Thanks again to all of you! You have been a terrific help and I appreciate it!!!
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Congratulations Mare eo

Enjoy your new life..

Cheers,
Yaman


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Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 8:02pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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A great big Welcome to you, Mary!  And a very Happy Birthday!!!

You've made so much progress in only one month!!  I applaud you for looking after your own health.  
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 8:07pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Mare eo..welcome...welcome...welcome...and Thanx to U for joining here and congrats for your weightloss and thanx for your fine statement above and  I don't think  that you might join the diabetic league
if you'll continue on btd...no risk at all
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 8:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Mare eo,

Welcome and congratulations!

Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes on this wonderful lifestyle.

I look forward to reading more from you.


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Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 8:49pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Mary,
14 pounds in a month!  I'm impressed.  Welcome to our community and it is a real community of caring individuals that give a lot of themselves and share their experiences and their wisdom.
Jane
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 9:01pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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A Big Bravo to you Mare eo!!!!

And thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I wish you much health and happiness on your blood type diet journey!

And yes... welcome aboard!!!!




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Mare eo
Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 9:48pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Yes, the weight loss was a big surprise to me as well! I had hoped to lose but didn't expect it to come off so quickly! I think it is because I'm an all-or-nothing sort of girl and jumped in head first! I had been on Atkins in the past and so giving up grains wasn't hard for me. I've had the stray rice cake w/ almond butter and banana and oatmeal once, but have aschewed grains for the most part. The dairy was harder. I LOVE, CRAVE, DESIRE.......ice cream and cheese. I haven't had but the smallest amount of feta on a salad and a little mozzarella on some baked zucchini. I have to admit to having a small, small scoop of chocolate ice cream once a week for the first three weeks as a reward for not eating any other avoids. Now I'm beyond the "break in" and will only eat avoids if I'm in a situation where I have no other choices. I've grow to love my big beef breakfast and don't know how I did without it in the past. Thanks again for all the support, info, encouragment and help. Now to get the hubby and the rest of the family to believe!!
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with your positive example, you ll have no problem getting the rest of the family to follow!! )
good luck!
and congratulations!


''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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Alia Vo
Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 1:14am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome to the forum Mare eo.

A most Happy Birthday wish to you today; may you have many more healthy years ahead of you. This is just the beginning of a great lifestyle.

Alia


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Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 7:12am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome and congratulations!  
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Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 9:27am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Mare eo-congratulations on your weight loss success and welcome to the BTD way of life.  Happy BirThDay to you.   I love your 'Beef.  It's what for breakfast.'  

Debra


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Mare eo,
You are a great example of what can happen in a person's life when they sincerely give something a 100% chance.  You reap what you sow.  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
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Saturday, September 30, 2006, 1:03pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Congratulations Mare eo on your recent success! and Happy Birthday!
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TracyAnn
Saturday, September 30, 2006, 1:29pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Happy Saturday Mare eo !

I'm new, came across this, curious what your "beef breakfast" consists of. I too am an O and just started this lifestyle and am lovin' it! Congrats on your awesome month!
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Just popping in to say a quick welcome to the forum and BTD to Mare eo and TracyAnn. Mare eo has already had quite an 'experience' this past month!   And with more to come.  



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TracyAnn
Sunday, October 1, 2006, 1:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thanks Italybound!!  Discovered BTD by an iridologist in Greenville SC while there visiting. I'm completely engrossed in the books! Just started, but already feel a tremendous difference. Makes you want to share this with everyone! Is this a return trip to Italy? Sounds fun!
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Mare eo
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TracyAnn,  I have found that I need to have my beef at breakfast to get my day going in the right direction.  Any fruit or starches have me looking for other similiar items by mid-morning.  I have an onion sauteed in olive oil for breakfast just about everyday.  I love onions and these come from my garden so they're cheap!  I add some beef to that.  I use any left-overs if there are any, otherwise I plan my meals in advance for the week.  For example,  I might make a roast when I have my oven on for something else.  I divide the roast into approx. 3-4 oz. serving sizes. I don't have a scale, I just estimate the portions based on the raw weight of the roast.  I used to put this on a bed of raw spinach....but... no spinach in the stores lately, so I have experimented with adding kale to the onion, using a bed of romaine lettuce and making a batch of collards one evening and adding them to the onion and beef for the next few days.  I have 4 oz. ground beef patties in the freezer that I use if there isn't something else in the fridge.  I have varied the seasoning by using sea salt, red cayenne pepper, curry powder or garlic powder(only on days I'm not going to work!! ).  I get up at 6 A.M., have a 16 oz. glass of water (sometimes with lemon, sometimes not).  I eat about an hour later and then I only drink water until lunch at 12:30 or 1:00.  I don't feel hungry when I follow this routine and starting the day with beneficials seems to be the answer for me.  
I am extremely happy to be part of this great community of BTDers!  I hope to see your future postings about your own progress!!
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. . I get up at 6 A.M., have a 16 oz. glass of water (sometimes with lemon, sometimes not).  I eat about an hour later and then I only drink water until lunch at 12:30 or 1:00.  I don't feel hungry when I follow this routine and starting the day with beneficials seems to be the answer for me.  


I can really relate to this.  I used to be a big grazer, and nibbled all day.  This was in my pre-BTD days, when I started the day with a high carb meal.  I'm often surprised to look at the clock and realize that I haven't eaten anything in hours and feel no cravings.  I try and eat at roughly the same time every day, because otherwise, I tend to forget to eat.  There is no low blood sugar to make me feel like I'm starving!

And I always start my day with a glass of water too.  First thing.!!



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
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TracyAnn
Monday, October 2, 2006, 10:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hey Mare e o and Victoria,

Thanks for sharing. I never thought of beef for breakfast before now, really, but I like how you say it gets the day going for energy. I drink water every morning and all day long - no problem there, not even missing coffee yet, and I LOVED it!! Green tea is helping me thru. Now, to get my fun-loving husband on this, that will be the challenge.  He is an A and probably couldn't even spell vegetarian. But, he loves sushi, so that will be my angle!!  Thanks for the encouragement. I'll keep you posted. Smiles,    
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Beef for breakfast - I'm finally discovering it - along with onions and kale and some fresh garlic - and I've had a great day eating wise.  Hopefully that will continue into the evening - that's my time for struggling since my hubby really doesn't follow the BTD.  

Congratulations Mare eo on your success!!


Blessings,
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Jordan Alexandra - born 5/12/08
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Mare eo
Friday, October 13, 2006, 12:54am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hello All,  I'm celebrating my second month BirThDay today and I thought I'd give an update.  My weight continues to go down but at a slower rate.  I've lost 5 more pounds for a total of 19 in two months.  I've been eating some neutral grains this second month while trying some compliant recipes.  I believe this may be the reason for the slowing of the weight loss, but that's OK.  I think the first month's loss was losing too quickly and think the 1 pound or so a week is about right.  I purchased by own copies of ER4YT and CR4YT so I can make any notes and tag important pages without messing up the library's copy!  Things are going great and I'm so happy with this lifestyle.  Still need to get the DH blood-typed and my own secretor status checked.  Moving forward!!  
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Thanks for the update!

A pound a week is a great rate...very comfortable, and it adds up fast.  When I first tried BTD I too was shocked at my initial weightloss, especially since everything I had ever tried up until then hadn't worked.

Congratulations!


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Mary,
great!! )


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Great thread, Mary!  I'm glad you are doing so well with the BTD and it seems you are creative and smart in the kitchen, so your success should continue unabated.  Keep up the good work!


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