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SoulfulLori
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Yeah, my hubby and I are doing fine with the Swami meal planner.  The 11 year old girl is an A+ like us but doesn't like a lot of the stuff on my planner.  The 10 yo boy is an O+ and dislikes almost everything...he won't eat eggs or fish or many meats except turkey, chicken or hamburger.  He also won't eat any veggie except broccoli and that he shoves down his throat.  Prior he used to live on cheese and bagels.  I plan on sitting with everyone tonight and discussing how they can help make and plan their own breakfast at least.  My step daughter asked for oatmeal and then turned her nose up at it after I stood there at 6:30 and made it.  My stepson won't touch it and the closest to anything compliant was Rice Chex and turkey sausage with some junky soy milk.  She won't eat that. Sigh.  My husband won't eat in the AM so I make him a protein shake to go and then make his lunch.  He eats sooooo much and is still losing weight very fast.  He is very muscular so I have increased the proteins and fats hoping to calm his eating a bit because I can't afford to feed him and it requires a lot of packing!  I do a lot the night before except last night they all came in late from a therapy session with their mother.

Am I wasting my time when their mother feeds them Cheerios and Splenda filled Tastycakes and tells them that is what they are getting and it is healthy?  They are wanting to resist those thigns on their own.  I do not tell them to do so.  They just see that their daddy looks great after one week and is much calmer and that I have lost nearly 10lbs since December and that I have more energy for them.  They are very observant and I want to honor that but I feel I am in an unfair battle here.  Their mother does not care to speak with me but I coppied some of the book for my step daughter and she shared it with her mom but she said she didn't believe in it.  I'm not criticizing but I'm frustrated.
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Am I wasting my time when their mother feeds them Cheerios and Splenda filled Tastycakes and tells them that is what they are getting and it is healthy?  They are wanting to resist those thigns on their own.  I do not tell them to do so.  They just see that their daddy looks great after one week and is much calmer and that I have lost nearly 10lbs since December and that I have more energy for them.  They are very observant and I want to honor that but I feel I am in an unfair battle here.  Their mother does not care to speak with me but I coppied some of the book for my step daughter and she shared it with her mom but she said she didn't believe in it.  I'm not criticizing but I'm frustrated.

I don't think any good is wasted...  They will benefit from every beneficial that they eat, and every avoid that is replaced.  
It may not be easy, so you may need to explain to them that you are willing to help, but that they need to help you as well.  Cooking this way for them is new to you, and different for them, so the flavors and textures may not be what they are used to and requires them to adjust.  I know that young children, while wanting to feel better, are not always willing to eat different textures and wholesome flavors...  

I think loving discussion is the key here...



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Yes, you are right ABJoe.  I also think I have to much emotionally invested in this for my own good.  My hubby has anger issues that have improved with this diet.  He still has to do some emotional work but this has helped him greatly which in turn helps me.  My step-son has eczema, anxiety and anger issues so bad that his mother cannot deal with him and often we are called at odd hours to help her deal with him.  Then when he is with us he is so strung out that it takes us days to put him back together.  The diet instantly helped him sleep and made him feel as if he had some power in is life.  I try to teach him to breathe and how to empower himself.  I know for a fact that this lifestyle can help them greatly and make living with them more enjoyable and I think that things have gotten so bad for them I'm trying to hard to fix it all.  I'm also doing this selfishly because I have to live here and when they are all full of drama it requires a lot of energy to keep myself centered.  I think I've put too much on myself and as you say a loving discussion is in order to get everyone to pitch in.  I don't want to be a martyr.  Thanks ABJoe for your kindness.
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talk to them, make a plan, have their stuff around for when they do eat with you.

there s only so much you can do, and don t stress out


''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 Lola.

Well, I have to say I'm making huge improvements.  I'M DOING THE WORK.  In the past this sort of stress would have made me tired and eat more.  Not this time.  Instead of trying to avoid what was upsetting me, I sat in a quiet chair and did alternate nostril breathing and just kept thinking, "what am I supposed to learn from this?"  Dr. D mentioned that I should deal with the kids in a way that I have an opportunity to learn something from them.  I didn't understand as they are so out of sorts and needy.  Well, the answer came, I'm out of sorts and needy too!  What is lacking here?  HUMOR!  

So last night the kids were being very moody and complaining about their financial wants and things in life that are not fair.  My first instinct was to get upset because I was busting my butt being a good cook and such that I felt angry.  Then I realized that their silly actions and thought patterns should be matched with such.  I looked at them and just started to laugh and come up with crazy scenarios that matched their requests.  They both stopped in their tracks and started to laugh and admit that they were being off the charts miserable.  We all laughed at ourselves.  At that point we touched on the subject of food and they said again that they really want to make healthy changes and feel better already and that whatever I do is good and they will keep trying.

We packed some things the night before and set up things for the morning and everyone was good to go for the day!  

My life lacked humor.  There you go.
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I'm glad you found it...  Quite often, kids have to hear what they sound like...  This reminds me of when I've been young child sitting and the "sittee" was having a cry-fest.  One day I had tried everything I could think of to make her happy to no avail.  Finally, I thought that I just feel like crying too, so I joined her.  After about 10 seconds, she stopped and looked at me like I was crazy, laid down and went to sleep.  When she woke up about 1/2 hour later, she was a different girl...


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Great story ABJoe!  I love it!
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Have you watched the Jamie Oliver show, that just came out. Might be fun to watch it together as a family.

I think he is pretty cool even if he does not know about this WOL.

Did you read the last chapter of the GT book? I encourage you to read it again, Dr. D tells a great story about planting a tree and the future.   I think that story is at the end of every SWAMI too.


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"Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them." Anatole France

"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo

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WE'll check it out Andrea...I like a good laugh.  I rarely watch TV because it tends to upset me but I love things like Seinfeld or mindless stuff like Friends and now The Big Bang Theory.  This stuff is good to settle my busy mind when I need an outside source of relaxation.

When I get done painting I will go get my GTD book and read it.
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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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Excellent news.  I like the point you make about eating for the right reason....so often people who eat healthy have to defend their Healthy lifestyle.  I think feeling and believing this deeply may take away the need to explain or be swayed to eating what may not be good for you.

I was interested about the secretor test results change.  So were both by Saliva?  Or was the one that was wrong saliva and the correct by blood test?


Gluten/Casein and Yeast sensitivity.
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Lin wrong saliva and correct blood I believe.  Sort of ticks me off a bit if I were to be honest.  This was no joke to me.

Yes, it is making me far less needing to explain myself.  Actually my outer/inner glow is so strong that people are really noticing and ask me how did I do it.  I've had to order so many blood type tests for folks because they all want to know how to do this.  My neighbors are slowly getting into it and believe in it 100%.  I've now done 5 other people!  Also 2 people from a message board I used to be on for cancer survivors have emailed me and asked how I got off some of my meds.  I'M A WALKING AD FOR BTD!
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Quite understand the feeling ticked off, the time wasted on perhaps eating wrong food etc.
So how did you get the blood test done?  Regular doctor?  And what do you ask for?


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Dr. D did it at the clinic.
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ahhh....so the visit is well worth it to get it all right.  
thanks and good luck with the new diet


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The greatest thing that I learned is probably the most simple but hits me the hardest.  I often kvetch that I work so hard at my health via eating properly and such and yet I have little results or so I thought.  Dr. D. pointed out that taking care of one's body is self love and that is done like all true love...UNCONDITIONALLY.   I am not doing this anymore for a specific result.  I'm doing this because it is right.  I think that is just like not stealing from a store.  You don't go in a store saying...well, I'll take this today and tomorrow I'll pay for my items.  You dont steal because it is wrong...period.  I will take care of myself because it is right...period.  This has taken self doubt out of my mind which will serve me greatly when others try to influence my healthy lifestyle or if I'm feeling low.  This is how it is...period.  I can't tell you how the simplicity of that freed me.  Maybe to someone else that doesn't mean much but for me...WOW


Ok so I found this post you wrote, you told me to search you out so I did...hehehe see  I can be a great student...lol.

this is an amazing and profound post. I get that you do stuggle like i do, it is just as hard for you, but that you have choosen to take control back, to see you DO deserve goodness and have decided to take that right back.... I some how need to figure out to make me matter too...to forgive myself for things that are out of my control, and to stop looking back over my shoulder and only focus on in front of me and be at peace with that....PHEW that is a lot....ok I need a cookie!!!! hehehe just kidding ....grabbed some water instead...


��I WILL feed my body NOT my emotions...
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Ps i called to make an apt with with Dr D @ college on a waiting list for May....so fingers are crossed


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seeing is believing, there s no better ad!!!


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Yeah!  Healthy4
"We're off to see the wizard the wonderful wizard of health"

Lori - you're doing so well with all your chhallenges, step by step, getting better every day!  


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This is impressive Healthy4!  I wrestled with the idea of making an appointment for many weeks.  You are right there already.  Bravo!

Aww Symbi...I hope you are feeling better soon too.
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