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Drea
Monday, August 6, 2007, 12:58am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi Valerie, I agree it's hard not to eat what the masses eat. But the benefits outweigh the momentary satisfactions, imo.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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Lola
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you are very brave!
you will see as time goes by, you will not care what people think, they do not have to face the consequences if you eat the wrong foods, they do not care about your health issues....just keep on doing what feels right.......tell everyone you are allergic to this or that....it s the best way out, and they leave you alone.
if you try explaining, most will just make fun of you and will not take you seriously.
been there, done that!!

when I m invited to somebody s house, I make sure I eat before I leave my house....

if I have a get together with close family, they all know I ll be there, but I bring my own lunch!! lol
those who adopt this lifestyle have a goal and are committed and convinced.
I feel so empowered cause deep inside I know I can truly help anyone who wishes to come to me for advice! time is your best friend.


''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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Valerie
Sunday, August 12, 2007, 1:27am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I have accepted things for which they are. I stopped feeling sorry for myself. I bought the book How to cook for our blood types. It is great. I am going to make eating fun again. I was getting really bored with plain jane food. I am starting to make fun recipes to make food fun again. I made the millet/soy/spelt pancakes and put carob chips in it. I made tacos with Dr. D's recipe for tortillas. It was fantastic. I have never felt better. This is a choice that is best and I just needed to turn my atttitude around. I am thrilled to find this diet. I want to thank everyone again. This is a very educational and supportive forum. I have told my family that we have choices and mine is the BTD way. They can eat whatever they want, but to please respect my choices. My littlest daughter is seeing my weight loss and is becoming supportive. She sees how happy I am. I am starting to desire my walking. I did start a excercise tape. I used to have very strong mood swings and I can say I really notice they are gone. I have more energy. Everything is better. Yeah!!! I am excited again. Oh Thank-You Lola!

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Howard
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Good luck with the walking. We live on an island and often walk to the ferry in the morning. Just a 25 minute walk through the woods and country lane but coming in the morning it really helps. I know that whatever else I do the rest of the day I have got some exercise in.

I remember growing up that I would hate to run around the block, but put a hockey stick in my hands and I could go for 8 hours non-stop. I just needed the mental challenge; exercise is all in the head. Find the right exercise routine, make it part of your day, not an extra chore, and everything else falls into place.


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

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Lola
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Valerie I am thrilled over your positive results!


''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 everyone.
I just was giving an update. I have lost 34lbs. I do and go places that I never did before. I have more confidence since I feel and look better. My sister came over last weekend and I was telling her about the BTD diet. She put me down and made fun of it, but I stood up for my beliefs. My youngest daughter said to me after she left. Mom, I admire you. No matter what people say about your diet you don't let them sway your thinking, make you quit or question what your doing is stupid. I told her I believe in this. She said, mom I am proud of you, you do look great. She sees the results and that I am much happier. She is all for my diet. My dad and mom both said wow, this is working for you. My dad was always saying that I needed to do something about my weight for my health. I had a friend not agree with the wheat thing. She said wheat is good for you. I said well, that is what I thought to, but by cutting it out of my diet and corn, I feel so much better. Thank-You Dr. D and to all of you on here. I wanted to quit, but everytime I would come on here and read all the great information and how this has helped everyone. I would get all excited and be strong again.        
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that s the spirit!
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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Cynthia
Saturday, August 25, 2007, 9:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Welcome Valery.  Your testimony sounds so familiar.  This diet was a life saver for me.  It just keeps getting better and better.
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Agreed.


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Valerie
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Here is a new update. I have had a few bumps in the road. I really notice when I have eaten something not on my list. It is amazing how terrible you feel. I have decided that it is not worth it. I have lost 45lbs. I walk 2 miles a day and have recently added a daily excercise tape. I am the happiest when I am excercising. Can you believe that? I used to dread it. (I mean dread.) I look great and feel great. I don't know how many times I can say thank-you to this diet, Dr. D and all of you on here. This diet works. It is the only one that has ever worked for me. All I can say to the newbies who read this, is be patient and kind with yourself. Read the information on this forum. Take one day at a time for change. That was the hardest for me. What ever you do, don't give up. It is the best thing you will ever do for your health, yourself and your family.
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wonderful!


''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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That's quite a testamonial.  Congratulations on your weight loss and your exercise regimen.
Jane
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Valerie Kay
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Hi everyone, This is Valerie. I had to start over on here.
Well, it has been a long time! There has been many changes in my life. I could not afford internet, so I have not been able to be on the forum. I am honestly just plain exhausted and down in the dumps.I did lose 65lbs total. Then I fell off the wagon. I have been doing absolutely terrible for 4mos. I feel terrible. I look terrible. I try everyday to get back a going, but it is not working. It is too cold to walk outside. I joined the gym. What a joke. I do not enjoy that at all. My knees and hips hurt from the treadmill. I'm all confined inside with mirrors, tvs, and people. It is not peaceful or serene at all.I can not wait until I can walk outside again. I am out of the loop and do not know how to find my way back to the BTD. I remember how wonderful I felt. I just fall prey to the bad bad food. One of my problems is I get hungry so I reach for the easiest, fastest thing which is always unhealthy. I am still working at my new job and that is going well, but I did go back to my old job part-time to pay the bills. My husband divorced me. I started going to the bar with a girlfriend and drinking way too much. I do not do that anymore. I did not like it anyway. I just felt lost. I work 7 days a week and I do not know how to change that at this time. I drink free pop all day and eat fast food on the weekends. I catch myself benging, then feel absoutely awlful. I feel hopeless, exhausted and overwhelmed. I feel sick most of the time from what I am eating. The worst part of it all is that, I know better and feel guilty as all heck about not following what I know. All I want is to be back on the BTD and feel great again and walk outside. I do not have enough will power or the commitment. I know I am feeling sorry for myself. I am sorry for being such a downer, but it is the way I feel. Everyone is so positive and uplifting on here. I am glad that I can be on here again. Thank-goodness for Libraries.
Jeepers am I a mess or what?
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Valerie,
welcome!
posting here is a huge step toward recovery!
congratulations!
try taking the same steps you took when you first lost all that weight, you ll be back in no time.....we re here to help!


''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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Valerie, do you have another O friend who would be interested in going on the BTD with you?

It sounds like you're dealing with some food addictions.  I too have those tendencies (sugar!!!) and have found that if I am consistent with absolutely, strictly, religiously avoiding those trigger foods, the cravings really do go away after some time.  If you can make it through, the cravings will subside and you'll realize how much better you feel when you don't eat them.  

There's nothing worse than abandonment if you're overweight.  That was really the last thing you needed, huh?  See if you can find an O friend who needs to lose weight too and maybe y'all can do it together.  Have you thought of trying the GenoType diet?


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Valerie, we will be your cheering squad!  Just take it one day at a time and do what Lola says to take the same steps you did when you lost your weight.  You can do this!!!!

Remember, each day is a brand new day with great resolve to get back on your program.  You're going to feel so much better!!
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Valerie your post was most timely. I read the whole thing today and was soooooooooo proud of you!!! Even when I got to the slip up.  It's okay. On BTD you can slip and get right back up and carry on. No one judges you. We're only here to help each other. I can use the help too. I WANT the 100% compliancy, I'm just having a hard time getting back to it. I just mentioned your thread to another member who is also having a hard time staying on track. So lookee there, even tho you fell off the wagon, you are still helping others in the same boat. You're still inspiring others to do better.  I know there are lots of us out there that have slipped, who want to do better. So let's all inspire one another and do it!!!  You can be our leader, if you'd like.  



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Valerie, I didn't know you when you were posting before, but I'm so glad you're back among friends again. That was a wonderful step you took to do that. Now, everything will be much easier for you if you just keep on posting when you can! You can feel sorry for yourself all you want - we're here to listen! Picking up the pieces won't be nearly as hard as it seems right now. They are much lighter when there are others to help!
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Quoted from 2330
...Picking up the pieces won't be nearly as hard as it seems right now. They are much lighter when there are others to help!


Isn't that the truth!! A nice thought Spring!  



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Mrs T O+
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Welcome Back! We care!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe you can merge your old info with your new postings. I don't know how to do that, so maybe an administrator can help.

I love this board. It sure helped me get thru this long, cold winter which can continue to the end of April.

Love,
Mrs "T"   O+ {We're the ones with huge appetites, but exercise keeps us healthy!}


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My Dearest Valerie ... thanks to Italybound, I read this thread and really glad that I did ... I'm NOT overweight; however, I've had a problem with binge eating starting in my twenties ... probably as a way to cope with stress/tension  AND especially in my dark moments ... that's what probably led to my digestive issues that started three years ago ... constant burping ...  bad digestion ...  irregular bowel movements ... bad taste in the mouth upon awaking ... bouts of constipation and/or diarrhea, anemic and a slew of other problems ... arghhhh

I have amazing periods where I eat VERY healthy ... and then something happens and I go back to my old ways ... I love to eat !! ... especially desserts !! ... and that's my downfall  

I admire u 'cause u have remained urself throughout it all ... read this LOUD and CLEAR: ALL of us here care ... furthermore, we stand by u ... empathize /sympathize  ... we r humain beings doing the best that we can !!!
Please remind urself of this fact  

U r NOT alone in here ... everybody helps one another and nobody is ostracized in this community nor judged ...

Much love and strength and success on getting back on track ... u can do it and u r worthy of being healthy and happy !! ... and if u do fall off the wagon ...
(we've all been there) ... just get back on ASAP whether it be days or months or years .... that's the BEST part of BDT or Genotype; u can get back on at any given time and reap the benefits  


CHEERS  


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Hi Valerie!  You might remember me...way back in 2004?? I left for awhile and came back too.  I had to do research.  
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she is merged!!
check page 1!! lol


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Listen, Valerie, if you can get the Genotype Diet book from the library I really believe it will kickstart you.....it is awesome!!! If you get interested...well its a whole new ballgame!    I'll be checking this thread to see how you are doing.
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I need to check the dates...
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