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Cristina
Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:20am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Subtle changes:
I made some changes to SwamiXpress personal medical history remembering that I had a duodenal ulcer in my early twenties (I ticked digestive problems) although it got fixed then and its been fine since; also considering the blood result with the slightly elevated liver enzymes, I also ticked the appropriate box.  After these changes I reset the corresponding calculating fields to allow Swami to define the best diet report.

The result produced some subtle changes with more cheeses, vegies like Pepper Bell moving from superfood to the Avoids list, Yogurt although still a SF is not a diamond any more, but the cheeses are. And my suggested supplements stayed the same.  

Interesting ...
Wonderful to have the doctor at home!!




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Today I decided to update Swami with new values.  My weight has been in the low 87kg the whole week, today 87.0 so I decided it was time to record this progress.  OK, the weight is not moving fast, but I do not think I want that at this stage, with the level of activity I am doing (I probably need to increase that a bit - did anyone say something about As having it hard to focus on exercise?) and not taking any supplements yet.
The tape measurements are keeping me very happy though.  I do not know what is going on, but I lost 3 more centimetres off the waist and 2cm from the hips. I am very, very happy ...

Hopefully my supplements will get here today, that may help to safely speed up things a bit.

Since I recorded my medical history in SwamiX, the GT% values changed a bit compare to my earlier report here:  41% for non secretor and 44% for secretor.  Still both very good associations.

Have you noticed my Avatar is still showing Sec? I am living it there even though I do not know what I am.  I will have to change it later, so why bother now?  I am sort of doing the nonnie diet though, go with the hunch.

Today I had a one-two punch antioxidant breakfast full of color and rextures: yogurt, strawberries, kiwi fruit, dates, grated apple,gojiberries, flaxseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and honey.

I have just taken the flaxseed foccacia of the oven (thanks Lola for the tip) and I will have that with DH with a cup of steaming black organic coffee (freshly ground).





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Christina,

I had an ulcer in my twenties also, so I am placing a bet that you are a nonnie!      
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A bit of an update here:

Pathlab does the Secretor tests for saliva and blood.  So I completed them both.  For the blood specimen I had to go to the local QML lab and get them to juice me up and then I posted both the saliva and blood speciments back to Path Lab.  That was about two days ago, so I will have another 2 weeks or maybe less to wait for the results.  
Yes Shell, I bet myself to being a noni too, that is the Swami choice I am following now.

I received my supps last week and I am starting to use half the recommended dosages, thinking of increasing as I lose more weight.

Teachers 3 pack, Protein Blend A, Deflect A and Proberry are in my patry now.  3 pack and Deflect, I take daily.  Protein blend depending on the kind of day I have, it is now part of my emergency kit and Proberry is on stand by for when needed if at all.

My DD has arranged for me to have easy access to her gym club, getting me a good promo.  I have started doing the resistance work recommended by Swami increasing my level of activity to 5-6 days a week of good workouts.  I had a screening session done which showed me as being pretty flexible, except for my pectorials and some hidden areas at my upper back.  No surprises here, the result of doing IT work for so many years.  I have been doing pilates twice a week and walking for over two months, but two session of this PT resistance training (doing squats and floor ball work) left me this weekend discovering muscles (in a painful way) that I did not know I had.   But, the experts reckon that is good, it means the muscles are getting a work out!!  
I think I should be pleased, although the scales showed a bit of an up trend from last week.  Gaining muscle mass?




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All this personality talking on the forum, I decided to try different test. I am posting my results somewhere else too, but I want to record this in here to keep record of my Swami journey.

Well!!  Surprise!!!  I took the 'similarminds.com' test recommeded by Jeanb and Dgale in some other thread and it gives me the following values:

Actual and preferred as ESFJ

My previous Swami Briggs was ISFJ, by just changing the I to E it changes my diet completely and now makes me a 41% Warrior!!  Before I was a 41% Teacher!!

So, the million dollar question is: I am an Introvert or an Extrovert?  How do you people perceive me?

The curious thing is that in looking at both diet lists, although the Teacher diet list is a lot more diverse than the Warrior one, my food choices since I started in the Teacher journey had been suitable to both.  A couple of cheeses and fruit items, plus honey that I have been eating in the Teacher diet are now either avoids or black dots in the Warrior one. And, even though I have the Teacher supplements something inside me has told me to go easy on them ... Ummmm

I started the GT journey as a Warrior, remember? Had measurements wrong then ...  Is something else going to take me back there?

I still have the Secretor saliva and blood tests results to get.  That may also decide the swaying to one way or another.

In the meantime, I keep doing what I am doing, but I will type those Warrior lists on my handy spreadsheet just in case ...




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In answer to your question, I experience you as a wonderful Extravert my dear. You keep sharing and sharing in a really open way, and even make long distance phone calls to colleagues to keep in touch. But I am also sure that the final scientific measurements that you are waiting for will be the main touchstone, and will help you get settled. As I have said to J., you will not be a Teacher or a Warrior, you will be you.



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Cristina,

Your results provide insights into how sensitive Swami is to personality type. I just completed the test and I am now discovering that my ISTP has changed to something different in the mean time. As I have been administering these tests for about two decades now, I would suggest that you take more time with them and also do them repeatedly before ascertaining your type. Have your close friend or someone who knows you for very long time (not those who have not met you physically but only via internet) or spouse assess you on the same questionnaire and this will give you better results. A personality test involves a lot of subjectivism and there are chances of errors. Also please note that, our inner prefences are often opposite of what we appear doing. For example, an introvert now and then mixes with people and even becomes the centre of the party but she will only be able to energize herself with quiet moments of reflection after such parties; whereas an extrovert would energize herself by simply involving in the party and would now and then go for alonness, this alonness does not energize her. And so on.



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Thanks for your appreciation Jenny and excellent explanations Kumar.  Much appreciated both of you.  I will have to do some soul searching to determine if this open extrovert is hidding a real Introvert.  




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Having just finished inputting my own info into the SWAMI software (even though I've had the log-in instructions for months -- long story), I'm now semi-confident that my status is correct. A lot of foods that used to be avoids have migrated into the neutral category (yay!). A few neutrals are now avoids (sniff).


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Cristina,

Your results provide insights into how sensitive Swami is to personality type. I just completed the test and I am now discovering that my ISTP has changed to something different in the mean time.


That's interesting, because as soon as I read this post, I typed myself into the Swami software and went from a Warrior to a Teacher! I so identify with a Warrior that I'm wondering if my Myers-Briggs results might possibly be off, rather than my Genotype...so very interesting....it's all about our point of reference, isn't it?



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This time I took a test that I found using Google http://www.humanmetrics.com, and I tried to be as truthful as possible -- meaning I answered as quickly as possible without thinking -- and I came up with ENFJ, and that put me squarely back in the Warrior camp. Very, very, interesting.


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Well, well, I have got the secretor blood tests results and they are:

A Rh(D) Positive  A-B+ M+N+

All that or at least part of it, makes me a Secretor.

(I have been living as a Non Sec for a couple of months ... wrong hunch)!

I have entered these results in SwamiX since I do not think that the saliva tests results I am waiting for will change anything.  My secretor status is confirmed with the Lewis results, very unlikely saliva results will change that.

Now back to the personality types deciding factor:

I have done the personality test from 'similarminds' and I get the ESFJ all the time
Done the one posted here from 'humanmetrics' and I get ENFJ, so I have decided I am an extrovert after all which gives me the same genotype all the time.  It is only when I type as an Introvert that I get Teacher Genotype, and that was when I did the shorter tests.

So, after all that, SwamiX makes me a GT5 - Warrior!!  44% as an ESFJ and 46% as an ENFJ.  So I am going to give the Warrior type a try.  Going back to my first impulsive assessment for a GT, when I measured myself as a Warrior....

PS: if my tendons are not visible, I get 49% warrior!! But I will not go there, I am convinced to try Warrior lifestyle ..





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Welcome to Warrior-hood Miss Cristina!  



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Hi Jenny, and thanks.  I am quite happy with my food lists:

I lost the red meats, but I have not had them at all while in the teacher diet.

No SF in poultry, Turkey, ostrich and Emu are now neutral: have not eaten them at all either.  Bough Turkey the other night but it is in the freezer untouched.

Fish, long list as Teacher, may be changes there but no problems, ok.

Dairy, lost a few cheeses but only one I have been eating a bit lately: Gouda, the rest I tried them here and there not much anyway.  I still have Parmesan, Romano and Peccolino, and lost Feta to the neutrals where is joining newly addition Riccota.  Kefir joined Yogurt and the soft Paneer, Farmers and Quark are new to my SFs.  Quite happy with all this.

Lost wheat all varieties (makes sense with the white lines), so my bulk supplies will have to be converted into wheat grass which I believe is OK for everyone to have?

Gain Amaranth, Barley, my Quinoa which I have had almost every morning for breaky is still a SF and I cannot remember what else changed here.

The live food group removed my Tomato from SF but kindly kept tomatillo in neutral, so if desperate, I can use that with some red beets to give the look of red tomato sauce.  OK here, lots of vegies to choose.

Fruit, I am very happy with too, all my favourites are there.  Lost mango which is going to be hard with my mango trees showing baby shoots of mango at the moment, given a couple of months they should be right size to eat.  Maybe Mango juice maybe OK, have to check that.

On the subject of juice, although grapes are no, grape juice appeared in SFs and coffee of course is there too.

Spices and condiments, well somewhere there is chocolate!! And I thought I lost it.  Carob of course is there too.

Warrior lifestyle, I have not read it yet. Do that after dinner.

I am happy with the options and for the first time in a while I have a sense of relief that I now know a lot more about myself and how to provide nourishment for best health.  




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A Rh(D) Positive  A-B+ M+N+

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Something else I gained in my food lists is Yerba Mate, as a SF.  This is the traditional drink where I come from and grew up drinking it.  I have not tried that for the last 15 years or so.  Where I am in Australia, you cannot get it.  I think I may have to order it from Sydney or Melbourne.  

Jenny, Jumari is that something you can get in Camberra, Sydney, if you know of any good suppliers let me know.

I believe these days you can get them in tea bags, but we used to drink them in these special gourds with a metal (silver) straw.  I suppose we were getting then a double health boost: the goodness of the Yerba tea and the benefits of silver (I think there is info in the net about silver being good).  I still have both the gourd and metal straw.  It will be nice using them again, walking the ancestral path...

And Lola, thanks for the lesson on blood grouping nomenclature, fixed info under shield ...




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Wonderful Cristina! My hunch for the last couple of weeks also was tilted towards you being a Warrior, due to the fact that you have carried on so much of weight on your body. My experience shows that Teachers do have lesser problem managing the weight than warriors. So I am sure you must be an extrovert significantly. In personality tests, the dimension (among the four dimensions) that often resists change is the introvert-extrovert dimension. I also sense that this particular dimension is more objectively measured than the other dimensions.

You once mentioned your Swami giving you cow milk as neutral or so? I am still curious on this and want to know whether it is due to some programming bug?



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Quoted from Kumar
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You once mentioned your Swami giving you cow milk as neutral or so? I am still curious on this and want to know whether it is due to some programming bug?


Thanks for your comments regarding my personality traits, tests, Kumar.

The cow milk issue was a bug I was reporting in the Bugs thread.  The 'Meal Planner' program in Swami was picking up foods from the avoid lists.  I noticed today that Dr D posted a reply in the Updates thread, stating that this has now been fixed.  Swami lists were always right, milk has always been an avoid and I knew that.  I remember Dr D then stressing that the foodlists have priority over anything else in Swami, the food lists are the ruling factor.  I hope this answers your question.  Thanks again.  




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My mind can rest now, Thanks a lot.



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I have recently found Yerba Mate in teabags at my HFS in Griffith, ACT. They also have loose 'mate' tea which the owner says is the same. The teabags are rather expensive, the loose reasonably cheap.



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This time I took a test that I found using Google http://www.humanmetrics.com, and I tried to be as truthful as possible -- meaning I answered as quickly as possible without thinking -- and I came up with ENFJ, and that put me squarely back in the Warrior camp. Very, very, interesting.


I think that's a good point that you don't think too much about it. It's good to be relaxed and clear minded. When I took the full Myers-Briggs test, I was instructed to skip any question I couldn't answer right away, then go back to them and try again without spending much time. For that test, questions could be skipped altogether if it was difficult to answer them without thinking much.

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Thanks for your reply on Yerba Mate Jenny.  On Wednesday 21st I have to go to Brissie to pick up my son from the airport, returning from his Las Vegas trip!!

I will be traveling from the north (sunny coast) anyone recommends any good HFS along the way that may source Yerba Mate?




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Try the great Ironwood Cottage in Sandgate.  It's not far off the M1 and you could enjoy a walk around the lagoon near there too and enjoy the quaint shops, not far from the nice foreshore there too.  http://www.startlocal.com.au/retail/healthfood/qld_brisbane/Ironwood_Cottage_1424799.html

They have wholesale flours (1/2 price compared to supermarket!), dried fruits (including preservative free), baked breads, free-range organic hormone-free meats, free-range fruit and veg.  Biggest range of orgran products I've seen.  
Big range of healthy snacks and lots of things I've never seen before.  Helpful staff too, you could give them a call and find out if they've got Yerba Mate.  I bet they have!


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