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Lola
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 8:57pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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you re on the right track now!
enjoy your gradual changes and individuality!
thanks for sharing your journey, which is now beginning.
alternate nostril breathing to the rescue!


''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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Ali
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 9:37pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I have enjoyed reading what all the A's have said. Can relate to the A's being shy. Just ordered my secetor test. Look forward to posting and getting to know everyone here.
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Hi Kateland

I am glad to hear that you made an effort to change your stressful situation. You will see, as soon as you see the ER4YT eating plan as a lifestyle, it will be easier to stick to, I mean, I even eat take-away once a week, I just try to make it A friendly with maybe ONE thing that is not right for my diet per meal. It keeps me sane. Makes it feel more natural.

I have learned to cook in less than 30min even before the ER4YT diet. I have now combined it all and if you would like some easy and fast meals, let me know, I can give you guys some tips. I can remember when I still worked until late and can sympathize.
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Lola
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Taan,
do add all the recipes you want to our new recipe base!
you will love it!
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipes.htm

just make sure to let us know if and when you post one,ok?


''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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Taan
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I placed a recipe on the recipe base. It is quick and easy and can be done beforehand and frozen. Just make sure when you freeze this, that you place it in a plastic ziplock bag to help ensure the foil does not pierce.

"Fish and Veggie Pockets"

I got the idea from BBC Food watching Jamie Oliver and it has worked wonders for me.
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Lola
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thanks for sharing that recipe!


''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 started just over a week ago.  I gave up my half & half in my coffee and replaced with organic non sweetened soy milk which I thought would be difficult, but wasn't.  Yesterday I told a co-worker that I was willing my half & half in the refrigerator to him.    I fixed black eye peas last week which I absolutely love and have been eating them this week.  Have I mentioned I love black eye peas?  

After a compliant meal I feel better.  I don' get that bloated or stuffed feeling I get after eating anymore.  I go to the bathroom easier (sorry but it's true).  

I weighed on Monday and by Wednesday I had lost 1.5 lbs.  When I weighed again on Friday I was down another 1.5 lbs.  I've even had pineapple with a small amount of frozen yogurt on top twice this week after supper to get rid of the sweet tooth I was having.  I've have been struggling with the weight I've put on over the past two years and hopefully I will continue to lose weight if I stick with this.  I don't expect to lose 3 lbs every week but would be happy with 1-2 lbs a week.

I got my secretor test in the mail yesterday and will be doing that this weekend.  My best friend (she's a B) who reminded me about the BTD (I've had the book for over 10 years) says just hearing me talk has got her all hyped up.  I've told several co-workers and gave them links to the sites here.  

I've typed up my food list and color coded the foods in Beneficial blue, Neutral black and Avoid in red.     I'll keep a copy in my car and I've sent a copy of my list to work so I'll have one there too.  

So, wish me continued success.
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Wish I could report something dramatic...
I was already a vegetarian when discovering DrD's book at the library.  
I was also into Ayurveda, and was pleasantly surprised that he advocated some of same herbs.
The fact I could still indulge in red wine and coffee...well...
I had also recently returned from India spending most of my time in a commune learning to meditate.
So when DrD says that meditation is the route for A's rather than excessive exercise...I thought he had been looking over my shoulder instructing me before I read his books.
Now my diet includes turkey and fish.
I am not even remotely shy...just a lousy typist.
namaste
ruthie


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great 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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I am obviously not an A, but I do need encouragement today, and I received it when reading your posts.  It is so easy to over eat and eat avoids when crisis comes!  It may feel good for the moment, but then I feel sluggish and guilty at the same time.  

For the moment I can do better knowing that others are doing better too.


Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.  Blessings, meribelle
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Another A success here!  This lifestyle, combined with naturopathic care, has been life-alteringly successful for me.      It's been over a year, so I don't really remember everything that it fixed , but I do know that I went cold turkey and have never looked back.  

Yes I do have the odd avoid now, but it is a rare occasion for me.  I continue to tweak, making changes as I go as to what works best for me.  

from what I remember:
-instant reduction in pain and inflammation in all body systems
-I SLEEP now!
-some weight loss and easy maintenance
-increased energy

I know there are more, but that is a pretty awesome list!  


Embracing my A-ness!    (Ok, that is waaaay better in print than it is out loud!      )

A+Sec Teacher follwing GT3/SWAMI diet
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it sure is!


''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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You must remember that there are fewer A's on the planet than O's!

With that out of the way-

I have been following the BTD for about 2 years. I found it after a six month stint with chemo to rid myself of a huge (8") Hodgkin's tumor. I've got to say- it has been amazing!!

The biggest deal is that the radiation zapped my thyroid and over 18 months it's function decreased to a point where the Dr. said I'd have to start synthetic thyroid by my next visit... miracle- my thyroid function is now up to normal (yes NORMAL).

The other benefits: I haven't been "in bed" sick for 2 years, my skin is clear unless I eat some avoids, my energy is much improved. Clear PET scans- YEAH!! It is amazing how toxic the avoids are when you have eliminated them and then "sneak" some. Instant headache!

I still suffer from congestion. I also struggle with avoiding vinegar- perhaps that is the root of the congestion.
Today I am on a quest for salad dressings without vinegar, and saw the call for "A" stories.

Joedee
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Joedee,
amazing results!


I bet you are a secretor if those are the guidelines you ve been following and they ve worked so well!

A1 or A2?
MN?
that might be worth looking into.


''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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WOW!  Thank you all who replied!   . Being an "A" also, I can be quiet too...I guess it's in the blood! ! My son's are a B and O so you can imagine what dinner is like at my house.
I've been trying to follow the diet since 2004 (and was lurking in the forum) off and on. I was starting yet another diet and I realized I was eating like "A"'s are supposed to eat. (duh) It's really hard to give up wheat, and dairy. Did you know they found an addictive substance like a narcotic in wheat and that's why people are so addicted? scary.  Anyone with anemia know's, it's because of wheat and dairy. I had been anemic quite a few times in my life.  

I'm trying to get back on the wagon again. I really appreciate the responses because I need some motivation. bad. I need to get this weight off...25 pounds worth.. Thanks!  
  
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WOW!  Thank you all who replied!   . Being an "A" also, I can be quiet too...I guess it's in the blood! ! My son's are a B and O so you can imagine what dinner is like at my house.


Well, there are 4 As and an O, so one could theorize that dinner time (when they are actually ALL at home) would be quiet. No, negative, nien. More like a very loud 3 ring circus. The rather overwhelmed O actually likes it when they all leave the dinner table and the noise/confusion exits with them.
May have to do with their gender (males), age (over 5), or just sheer numbers!!

Yeah, it is definitely tougher trying to go only with the beneficials / neutrals  this time of year.
Just remember how GOOD you feel with the beneficials / neutrals and how BAD you feel with the avoids, despite their attraction. (Easy to say, tough to do)

Hugs
Andrew



Lefty! Environmental Allergies (Mold, Grasses, Trees, Weeds especially ragweed), Food Intolerance (Gluten and Dairy)
(Y-Chrom R1b1 M343) (Father's mtChrom A)

Exploring a new, epigenetic, frontier - one meal at a time!
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I just started again and my sister sends me...cheesecake pettifours.
She doesn't believe in the blood type diet..She's the same type as me.   Soooo, I cheated. Again. The Holidays are the toughest for me!  I was doing so well not eating wheat!
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-so glad you are here with us.
I hope you enjoyed the cheesecake  

I know its frustrating - try hard to not let it get to you.
Just keep going. One meal at a time.

You might like to join the FS (fresh start) thread. Lots of encouragement there to counteract the negative pople.
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jump right back on the wagon whenever you can!


''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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''Just follow the book, and don't look for magic fixes that are going
to get you off the hook. Do the work.''
P. D'Adamo, Jan '98

Boy if that statement isn't me. I've been looking for a quick fix..nothing worked for long. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to join the Fresh Start thread.
The cheesecake pettifours were soo good.
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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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can you please give me the link for the Fresh Start thread.
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It's under the "Off Topic" Forum area
look for "Sky Saw"

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Are you on the Active discussion page?

Look at the top right corner
Look for "List Hottest Threads"

This is what you are looking for:   "FS 12/10 through 12/16"
tomorrow it will change to "FS 12/17 through 12/23"

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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
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I've just started back on the BTD. Before menopause I was on the Fit for Life Diet. I got pretty healthy on that. However my ankles were always swollen. This was due to the large amounts of flour I would eat. During menopause I stopped that diet and gained over 100 lbs sadly to say. I started the BTD but was only able to stay compliant on it for about two weeks. But have always believed in it. I get on the board off and on. Now I am trying the GTD. I feel it is similar. I'm not 100% but I am going to give it a better shot. I've lost a few pounds but I've only been on it a short time. My asthma is still bad but hopefully that will change. I'm on a cortico steroid inhaler. However the biggest thing I've noticed is how soft my skin is feeling. I don't use anti ageing creams because they break me out. I just use glyceren soap. I retired at the first of the year and have more time to work on myself now. Hopefully I will have a better testimonial come summer...Aani  


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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