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Posted by: lucyjean (Guest), Monday, November 15, 2004, 4:21pm
I've only been on BTD a little over a week now and just quite accidentally discovered the book on the internet when I was actually looking for another book.  It made total sense to me from the get-go.  I was the only type O in a family of seven children and the only one who had always had a weight problem.  I yo-yo'd up and down all my life, a few times getting down pretty thin with the help of a hypnotist and other means...but always back up again.  Now I'm 54 , extremely overweight, and have uncontrolled high blood pressure and I'm on the way to diabetes, which runs rampant in my family.  My doctor recently put my on my 5th high blood pressure pill because the other four just weren't cutting it, and he told me I'd better lose weight and start exercising before it was too late.  He recommended Weight Watchers (which I had already tried successfully but as soon as I reached my goal weight it shot right back on when I started eating (normally) again.  I couldn't diet, couldn't exercise...just didn't have the inclination anymore OR the energy.  Then I found this book and tried it.  A few days ago at work I realized with horror that I HAD FORGOTTEN TO TAKE MY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE PILLS for two days!   I immediately popped my pills and put on my handy-dandy wrist blood pressure monitor.  It read 142/70.  Had to be a mistake.  I tried the other wrist.  It was pretty much the same.  This was the lowest my blood pressure had been in more than ten years, even with the medication I was taking.  At first, on the BTD, I thought, "Well, this isn't doing anything."  because I don't think I had lost any weight, but then again I hadn't even been checking because I've had it up to here with scales.  But my legs had stopped swelling, which was pretty cool.  But then when I did this blood pressure thing, I just couldn't wait to tell everyone.  It was so exciting.  Wonder what my doctor will say?
Posted by: Susana, Monday, November 15, 2004, 4:33pm; Reply: 1
And this is just the beginning. ;D

Welcome.  :)

:K) (Spanish kiss on the cheek as a sign of friendliness)
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Tuesday, November 16, 2004, 8:39pm; Reply: 2
Hi Lucyjean,
I am wondering what was the other blood type in your family?  I have 5 children,
4 of them are Os, 1 is a B like his dad.  Sort of interesting to think about.  Good
luck with the diet.  I notice if I stay compliant, that I have less edema, my wedding
ring is looser, etc.  I like it.  Also, intestinal discomfort is so much less away from
wheat.  Best of luck! ;)
Posted by: lucyjean (Guest), Tuesday, November 16, 2004, 8:50pm; Reply: 3
Tell me about it!  I've been telling my doctor for three years that I have irritable bowel syndrome and he just kind of shakes his head and says "That's too bad..."  Nothing I ever tried from internet information sites helped at all.   I'm just hoping this isn't all a fad and I'll get sick of it...but it's really kind of great right now.  I haven't been insatiably hungry like I was when I was grabbing every food in site.  And I used to actually feel guilty before eating meat because I always heard too much was bad for you.  When I eat it now it puts a smile on my face, because I actually LOVE meat so much.  Anyway....everyone else in my family were B's, to answer your question.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Tuesday, November 16, 2004, 9:02pm; Reply: 4
lucyjean,

Welcome to the BTD!  You may want to choose a lovely 'O' avatar for your name setting by going to the upper right corner to the Member Center, so the next time we hear from you, we will know your blood type.
Posted by: Brighid45, Tuesday, November 16, 2004, 9:48pm; Reply: 5
lucyjean--nice to meet you :) It's so cool to hear that you're noticing good changes and benefits already! Keep up the excellent work. I hope you continue to tell us about how the BTD is working for you! And don't worry, this isn't a fad, it's the way to eat and getting better all the time, thanks to Dr. D'Adamo and his continuing research.  
Posted by: Debra+, Tuesday, November 16, 2004, 10:32pm; Reply: 6
Welcome lucyjean to the BTD.  You have noticed a difference in just one week.  Imagine what a lifetime will bring.  :D
Posted by: lucyjean (Guest), Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 2:41pm; Reply: 7
I'm noticing A LOT of differences.  It hasn't been two weeks yet on BTD, and this morning I got on my dusty eliptical machine and did 25 minutes after not using it (or anything) for two years.  Felt great.  I probably weighed 240 when I started and I'm still not going to look at a scale for a long time because they're not a valid indicator of your health.  But lately my muscles have been feeling more alive and today I just felt like giving them a try!
Posted by: CybrtoothTigress, Wednesday, November 24, 2004, 5:46pm; Reply: 8
Your post put a smile on my face!!!  I am so happy for you lucyjean!!  Your excitement is just oozing out of your post!

I had very similar 1st week experience and know how you feel.  Right now... take your right hand and raise it over your head straight up in the air..

I mean it... do it... I'm waiting....

turn your palm backwards... bend at the elbow and pat your back about 3 times....and say "GOOD JOB!!!!"
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Monday, November 29, 2004, 4:26pm; Reply: 9
Lucyjean, it is stories like yours that keep me so passionate about the blood type diet.  I think this is REALLY going to turn around your pre-diabetic state and normalize your blood pressure and weight.  Just like you, I found this diet quieted the insatiable cravings that controlled me previously.  It is all about eating foods compatible with our own "hard-wiring" to keep us centered and balanced, brain-chemistry-wise and every-other-way-wise.  This diet is in a league by itself when it comes to that.


WELCOME to your ideal diet and to the BTD family.  Any questions, concerns, issues, thrills, spills, and/or what-have-you, this is the place to come and share it all.
Posted by: lucyjean (Guest), Monday, November 29, 2004, 5:10pm; Reply: 10
Thanksgiving was a treat this year.  I had always DREADED Thanksgiving in the past because once the meal started....it never stopped.  This year I only ate my allowable foods and didn't get the crazy urge to keep eating and eating.  Once I was full I was totally satisfied and then I didn't feel crummy all the next day from eating so much!  Other years and other diets I had always brought my own "special" food that I could eat, but with that special food I just ended up looking at everyone else's plate and eventually taking the other stuff because my food just made me more hungry.
Posted by: carmen_pacella (Guest), Saturday, September 10, 2005, 10:51pm; Reply: 11
amen:
keep up the good work, as it gets better and better every day
I've been on the BTD type O for 12 months
best analogy i can make is when i quit smoking 30 years ago
this BTD lifestlye helps lose weight-gain energy-exercise more-and total food awareness-food is fuel-eat only what fuels your body
Posted by: carmen_pacella (Guest), Saturday, September 10, 2005, 10:55pm; Reply: 12
:)
Quoted from lucyjean
Thanksgiving was a treat this year.  I had always DREADED Thanksgiving in the past because once the meal started....it never stopped.  This year I only ate my allowable foods and didn't get the crazy urge to keep eating and eating.  Once I was full I was totally satisfied and then I didn't feel crummy all the next day from eating so much!  Other years and other diets I had always brought my own "special" food that I could eat, but with that special food I just ended up looking at everyone else's plate and eventually taking the other stuff because my food just made me more hungry.


Posted by: mikeo, Saturday, September 10, 2005, 11:13pm; Reply: 13
Hello lucyjean...though I don't know you at all...you sound like you have the grace to hold yourself, while others around you fall.(whistle)

good luck
Posted by: Laura P, Saturday, September 10, 2005, 11:15pm; Reply: 14
I want to be a type O :(
Posted by: mikeo, Saturday, September 10, 2005, 11:21pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from lkpetrolino
I want to be a type O :(


what...and give up tofu
Posted by: Laura P, Sunday, September 11, 2005, 12:06am; Reply: 16
I'm allergic to soy buddy, so just stop with the tofu thing.  I used to eat bison and venison and lamb, I hope you all enjoy every juicy, bloody morsel
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, September 11, 2005, 4:13am; Reply: 17
being an A nonnie........
lamb is neutral for you......check typebase and 'be happy'!!!
Posted by: Debra+, Sunday, September 11, 2005, 12:42pm; Reply: 18
lkpetrolino-just think how lucky you are..  If the red meat animals become extinct like the dinosaurs...we O's... are in biiiiiiiiiggggg trouble.   ;) :)   (Better get my dehydrator out and start stocking up)  :)

Debra

P.S.  Off to eat breaky.  (Rest of supper from last night.  Buffalo burger with salad)  ;D  ;)  :)
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