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TheLori
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 1:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Early Spring: Awareness, desire.
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Age: 28
I can't begin to say how excited I am about this diet and everything it's done for me!

Let me start off by saying I've been sickly pretty much my entire life. Horrible headaches since I was 5. A very sensitive stomach since I was 7. Chronic fatigue, asthma, anxiety and depression since my teens. I grew up in a family that was all about 'meat and potatoes' and whatever was fast and cheap, so that's what I grew up eating. But the older I got the more stuff started making me sick, I've had such a 'hate-hate' relationship with food since I've been a kid that most people think I have an eating disorder because there's so many things I won't or can't eat. I'd wake up every day thinking 'I'm in my twenties, I should have boundless energy, I should be able to come and go and have fun and have a life'...but I'd be so tired and achy and sick to my stomach it was all I could do to drag out of bed and through my day until I could go back to bed.

About a month ago my youngest sister found out about this diet and sent me some links on it cause she thought it sounded interesting. I'm really big into natural health and all of that, so I figured checking into it certainly wasn't going to hurt me. The more I read though, the more it made total sense to me in terms of the foods that are good and bad for A's. Especially when the foods that I like best are pretty much all good for us, and the stuff that makes me sickest is all 'avoids'. My body already knew what it needed, it just needed me to slow down enough to listen to it.

Now, a month later I've been eating what I should and cutting out all the 'avoids' all I can say is WOW!!! I eat and I don't feel sick afterwards. I actually like to eat now, which is a first for me. I've only had one headache since I started (as opposed to every day like before), I have more energy then I know what to do with so I've been able to start exercising again and most of my anxiety has faded too. Everyone I know has commented on how much I've perked up lately, and how I look much healthier then I have in a very long time!

It's just amazing to think I was never as sick as I thought I was, I was just poisoning myself with my food choices. So yes, another firm convert here, and tons of hugs and love to my sister for finding this and for Dr D for creating this and giving me my life! So THIS is what mid-twenties is supposed to feel like!  
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geminisue
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 1:56am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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So happy for you!
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Lola
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 2:01am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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welcome Lori!
and hugs to your sister!


''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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Lola
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 2:04am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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next step for you is finding out your secretor status, maybe?
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/a.htm


''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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kauaian
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 2:15am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Wonderful!  Welcome too.
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DenverFoodie
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 2:56am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Congratulations on your success so far.  Can you believe it's even going to get better?  Keep us informed as to your progress.  


Every morning create your day.  If you don't, life will for you!

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battle dwarf
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 3:56am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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you think now is great? just wait...it gets better! i was not that bad mostly becuse my family ate pretty well when i was a kid (for Os) the first couple of months my energy spiked so that even my work mates noticed. i emmagen you are underweight from your comment, i was over. after six months the weight started melting off and it is still going. gaining is always easier than lossing so don't get too carried away with that wonderful food.  


nothing to do? who has that!?
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Drea
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 3:59am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hip hip hoorah!


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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TheLori
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 4:21am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Wow...first of all, thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!

Lola: Yes, that'll be one of the next steps for me. I've only just dipped my toes into the lifestyle and everything, I wanted to just try the eating at first to see if it'd even help me but now that it does I'm going to be going further into all of this. And sent your hug to my sister too!

DenverFoodie: Thanks, and I'm excited for where I'll be in six months or a year or so down the line!

battle dwarf: Yeah, one of my biggest problems has been keeping weight on, but I've noticed I've put on a few pounds and am looking better now. But I am being careful with portion control and making sure to exercise and all that too! My family's pretty cool now about a lot of that, they're getting more into natural stuff and organics but this didn't really happen until I was about 15/16 but it's good to see them getting into better choices too.

And thanks again to all of you, so cool to be around friendly and supportive people all going for the same thing I am!
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Thursday, September 9, 2010, 4:38am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Congrats! Glad you're feeling better! I know what you mean, I was sick for a long time too and it's amazing how things have turned around now. Keep up the good work!

P.S. Nice to see another person around my age on here (I'm 22). It's nice to know there others my age that care about their health
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cajun
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 4:49am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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TheLori,

Welcome to a fellow A and wishes for even better health!


 Ao  ISFJ   Taster   Rh+  

"God gave us the gift of life. It is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." Voltaire
"Whisper words of wisdom. Let it be." Sir Paul McCartney
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Maria Giovanna
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 8:44am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome Lori and happy for you and your dear ones ! Implement everything at your pace and you'll have much success !


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Debra+
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 11:47am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome TheLori to the BTD/GTD forum and this way of life.   Wonderful to hear that you are on the mends with this way of eating.  Like DenverFoodie mentioned...wait until you are down the road even more.  It is amazing.  I am with Lola on the secretor status.  It is a big one to find out.  Especially if you are a nonnie.  Keep up the great work and keep us posted.  

Debra


"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." C.G. Jung"

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Andrea AWsec
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 11:56am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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The body is biased towards health.. quote from Dr. D'Adamo. All you needed to do was show it the way.

So glad you found this before you did too much damage.


MIFHI

"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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AKArtlover
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 1:05pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Andrea AWsec
The body is biased towards health.. quote from Dr. D'Adamo. All you needed to do was show it the way.


Great way to state it!

And congrats Lori!


"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13,14
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Goldie
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 1:24pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Yawn.. I have heard all this feeling so much better soo many times.. It's a Yawn.. I have seen types tries so often they are boring -almost..  BUT I am so exited every time someone writes about how great BTD / GENO is.. since I feel just like that.. so congrats..  


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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Stefina
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 2:19pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Good to hear!
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Ekalia
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 5:18pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome TheLori and wonderful to hear how this is working for you. I am excited for you that you feel so much better and in such a short time. No wonder you are so thankful to your sister  


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Monti
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 5:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome and congrats!


A married to an O, with toddlers A daughter and O Son.

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Desiree
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 5:46pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome to life!  Your testimony is so wonderful to read, THANK YOU!  - isn't this fabulous? I have to pinch myself sometimes...who knew???  (Dr. D does, thank goodness!)  
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Jerome
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 6:58pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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And this is how the early 20's are supposed to feel
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TheLori
Friday, September 10, 2010, 2:53am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Early Spring: Awareness, desire.
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Once again thanks to everyone who took the time to make me feel so welcomed!

Heading out in the morning to a conference with my mom in Oregon for a few days, then as we're moving, after that up to Seattle to house-hunt. So we'll see how I do for about a week on fast food and eating out. Figure if worse comes to worse, I can get a salad pretty much everywhere and most hotel breakfasts usually have fruit and oatmeal and such...so we'll see how this goes!
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Congrats to you and your new health.
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