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Brighid45
Friday, October 13, 2006, 12:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Congratulations Mare! Sounds like you're doing great.


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Quoted from Mare_eo
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!!  

When you are ready I recommend that you buy the LR4YT book, particularly when you decide to get your secretor status tested. It will help you take the BTD to the next level.



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Mare eo
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Ooopps!  My bad!  I bought the ER4YT and the diabetes book in August before starting the diet.  I just bought LR4YT and CR4YT.  I didn't proof my post...sorry.  I agree with your recommendation, MoDon, on getting the LR book for anyone who doesn't have it.  I am rereading it now.  I kind of went through it quickly when I borrowed it from the library.  So much to learn!  I'm looking forward to Dr. D's newest offering this coming year!  I've lent my ER4YT out for the second time since starting and had another friend that bought her own copy.  Thanks to everyone for your encouraging posts. Keeping on, keeping on.
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Hello fellow BTDers!  Today is my 3rd Month BirThDay! I've lost another 4 pounds, for a total of 23 since August 12.  Here are some updates on my journey so far...I've found a bison ranch within 30 miles of me that I can purchased bison from.  I've added it as an occasional meat choice. I've tried all the bennie vegetables except  kohlrabi, okra, dandelion and chicory. Kohlrabi is next on the list. Dandelion and chicory(our local variety, not the fancy store kinds) are weeds in my garden so I guess I could go out next spring and grab a handful of young leaves and try them.  I've only had okra fried and will be looking for ways to fix it after growing some next year.  I'm trying to make fish a regular part of my diet but have never been much of a fish eater.  I used to eat some great fish when I lived closer to Chicago markets but it's hard to get fresh fish out here so my choices are frozen and canned.  My DH doesn't like fish so I usually have canned salmon on my salads for lunch or make a frozen fillet in the oven when making something else.  I know this isn't the ideal but as Suzanne Graham (blogger extrodinaire) once blogged, "When I can't do the best, I'll do the best I can do".  I regularly have a sauteed (in ghee) onion, beef and MoDon's collards for breakfast each morning and have not tired of this combo. It really starts my day off right. My favorite snack is a fruit and flax smoothie.  I have this as an evening snack.  I probably eat too many nuts but I don't really eat many grains.  I have come to love my green tea which I drink quite often. I continue to read the blogs and forums and am learning so much from all of you.  Thanks for your participation on this site and your support!
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Oh, Mary, You are doing so great!!  You are an inspiration, and I salute you for really giving this a GO!

Thanks for sharing, and keep up the wonderful lifestyle.  It will keep you up!  



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Let me not pass you by in quest
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that s the spirit, Mary!
good job! )


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WOW Mary,
Your thread is such an inspiration, especially to a newbie like me!!  I can really feel a difference when I follow the BTD, but am still working on my routine to rid my life of the avoids.  My schedule has involved eating out a lot so I am working on making adjustments there.  You provide so many good ideas (as do others on this board).  Thanks for sharing your success!!


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Mare eo
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Happy Holidays to all my fellow BTDers!  My 4th Month BirThDay passed without me posting my progress report so here it is.  I have lost only one pound this month, but I joined the YMCA the third week of November so I believe this may have something to do with the lag in the weight loss (we won't even acknowledge that there were two Thanksgiving dinners).  I get plenty of exercise outside during the Spring and Summer in my garden and yard, but this time of the year in Northern Illinois is not the best for outside labor or exercise.  I still walk (2 and 1/2 miles) with our dog on the days it's nice enough and the snow or ice isn't on the roads.  I am working the weight machine circuit at the Y twice a week and using the treadmill on days I can't walk outside.  I ordered blood type kits for my hubby and stepson and a secretor test for me.  I haven't taken the test yet.  The reason is because I'm trying to get my hubby to take it instead.  It turns out that he is an A+ (not a B like I thought he may be because of his success with Atkins and his tolerance of dairy).  I've told him that the A diet has a bigger difference between the nonnie and secretor diets and I think that it would be wiser for him to take the test.  He hasn't bought-into the whole BTD lifestyle.  He thinks it's great for me, BUT...... (Italybound, I feel your pain!)    Soooo, I'm waiting to see if he'll agree to taking it. My stepson is an AB+(yes, Isa, another royal for your group).  I've been spending alot of time rereading everything to get help with a multi  BT household.  I know that it will be a slow and gradual process to change my hubby's mind and diet but I'm up to the challenge!  

My prayer is that all of you will have a blessed Holiday (whichever one(s) you celebrate) and that if you have loved ones (like I do) that are far away at this time of year, that they will be safe and that you will have peace while missing them.
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Mary,
Blogger Suzanne has some great ideas in her blog for making O / A household combination function smoothly...  Adding the AB will be a bit different because now you have someone who shouldn't eat chicken or corn.

You are doing really well!  Your family's good health will be the reward.


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Mare eo
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ABJoe, Thanks for the recommendation to read Suzanne's blogs, but hers were one of the first archives that I completed!   Little did I know when reading them that I would be in a similiar situation but I shouldn't be surprised by it.  I believe everything happens for a reason.  The AB part will surely be the trickiest.  My 20 year old stepson has Down Syndrome and eats lunches at his Day Services provider Monday-Friday.  He doesn't have any health issues so getting an MD to write a prescription for a change in the menu isn't likely to happen. While their menu is MUCH better than the one they served at his high school, it has alot of the typical cafeteria type stuff on it. He isn't going to say no to chicken since chicken strips/nuggets have always been a favorite of his. I'll have to do my best for the meals he eats at home. I'm just so glad to have the resources of this board and the support of the BTD community.  Holiday Wishes to you!
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scroll down to blogger Chanur.....
she too has a multy BT household and is a great chef!
http://www.dadamo.com/oldblogger.cgi


''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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