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Posted by: Missy, Tuesday, August 30, 2005, 10:36pm
About 2 weekends ago, one of my three sisters came to visit with her daughter. We spent a few hours talking about the BTD and how it has worked for me. So we started talking about what she should / should not eat as a Type A. I lent her my LR4YT book and she read this before going to bed. Then in the morning before she left to travel to my mothers, I gave her my ER4YT book. I mentioned that the ER did not have as much detail but thought it would be a good start for her.

Today my sister called me, which is not something she would do in the middle of the workday, to tell me that BTD was working for her.

To know my sister is to know that she has always had constipation issues. Her potty problem got so bad that she ended up with surgery and was put on medication to keep her regular. Today she called and told me that she has NOT taken the medication for a couple of days and she is successfully going on her own, not ONCE but THREE times a day. She was so excited because this has never happened for her during her entire life on earth. There are some years behind that too.

I was so excited to hear this that I was about to drop everything to send this note to all but needed to take some phone calls that were related to getting a job. Ahhh, I think that was important too.  ;D

Thanks Dr. D.! You have made a couple of happy people in my family.  :K)
Posted by: Ellie, Tuesday, August 30, 2005, 11:04pm; Reply: 1
That's fantastic Missy!

;D
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, August 30, 2005, 11:39pm; Reply: 2
great report!)
Posted by: mhameline, Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 8:15pm; Reply: 3
Very good news about your sister Missy - I am hoping that once my parents see the results I've had from the BTD that my dad may at least think about trying it himself.  He's an O like me so I could definately help him to get started.  I'm not going to be pushy about it but I think it could help him in so many ways - we carry our stress so much the same - from headaches to stomach issues when we're stressed and packing on the pounds.  I haven't seen them in a few months and I've lost almost all the weight I've wanted to so I think they'll be surprised.  I'm going to take some baked goods with me that I've made with gluten free flours - I've only made blueberry muffins so far, but they turned out surprisingly well and I think he'll be surprised that they don't have any wheat or dairy in them and they tast decent too.  But I've had such good success with the muffins I'm totally ready to try making some other things.  

I have also met my first person in real life and not just on this web site that follows the BTD so that has been neat to talk with her and understand what each other is talking about.  She's also an O, but she still uses dairy products and she still has quite a few issues - I didn't tell her she should cut out the dairy, but I bet if she did she'd see even more results.  It makes a big difference in how I feel when I don't have dairy.  

Sorry I got carried away with myself there - but I'm glad to hear your news Missy....from the other Missy:)

Missy
Posted by: lisajones2275 (Guest), Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 10:25pm; Reply: 4
My parents and are doing the BTD and we are all O's.  My mother recently lost a lot of weight because she was drinking protein drinks for food mostly.  She say's that she is starting to gain weight but I think that they are using the "Wheat" alternatives like rice stuff as more of a staple.  Is this why she is gaining weight?  I think this plan is very benifical and I don't want her to quit because she is gaining weight.  
By the way what to you all eat for breakfast.  I was a cereal, oatmeal, typical breakfast kind of person and now it is harder to eat breakfast. :-/
Posted by: mhameline, Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 11:21pm; Reply: 5
I have added rice back into my diet and eat it quite frequently and I have continued to lose weight - slowly but surely - but I would think that it depends on the person and any grain consumption could slow weight loss or cause gains if it's really a lot of rice.  How is she doing with fruit and veggie consumption.  

For breakfast sometimes I fry up a couple of eggs with turkey sausage or turkey bacon if I have time.  And then mid morning I have a banana with some almonds.  Or I've been doing more fruit smoothies - with a couple different kinds of fruits and some rice milk and I bring it with me to work.  That's worked well for me.  

Missy
Posted by: lisajones2275 (Guest), Thursday, September 1, 2005, 12:53pm; Reply: 6
I don't know if how much of it they are eating.  I think that they are doing good on the fruits and veggies but that is a great thought.  Thanks for your reply.  I didn't even think about turkey sausage or bacon.  Wow what a great idea.  Maybe for my Mom she is just eating more total calories than she used to because the shakes where like 150 a piece.  I told her it's not about the weight it is about being healthy. You can be skinny and not be healthy.  You guys are so helpful!!!! ;D
Posted by: Missy, Thursday, September 1, 2005, 2:42pm; Reply: 7
lisa22,

Since adding rice to their diet have they also ensured that they are keeping the protein in the diet? It is important for us O's to have protein.

I eat rice but not on a regular basis. I do my best to have protein with every meal, along with a green vegetable that is on the beneficial list.

I loose at least one pound every week and I am never hungry. Last week I lost close to 2 pounds.

In the morning, I may sometimes have an egg omelet with spinach or onions or some other vegetable that is on the beneficial list. Some mornings I have the protein blend with juice and fruit. Other mornings it's a rice cake with almond butter and jam. The jam is something that I need to work on, as it has avoid sugars for me as a non-secretor. I just have to figure out where to get jam that is made with agave nectar.  ::)
Posted by: Missy, Thursday, September 1, 2005, 2:47pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from mhameline
I haven't seen them in a few months and I've lost almost all the weight I've wanted to so I think they'll be surprised.  I'm going to take some baked goods with me that I've made with gluten free flours - I've only made blueberry muffins so far, but they turned out surprisingly well and I think he'll be surprised that they don't have any wheat or dairy in them and they tast decent too.  But I've had such good success with the muffins I'm totally ready to try making some other things.  


Hello "the other Missy"  ;D

I use to love the gluten free blueberry muffins. There is a health food store near me that sells all sorts of gluten free goodies (but all avoids for me as a non-secretor) and they sure were tasty. I was like a kid in a candy shop when she first brought these into her store. Now I have to close my eyes when I walk past the table.

Enjoy your baked goods but don't over do it. I gained five pounds when I first got my hands on them. It had been so long since I had sweets that tasted like gluten sweets and I tended to go overboard in one week.  :o YIKES!
Posted by: mhameline, Thursday, September 1, 2005, 3:45pm; Reply: 9
That's a good reminder Missy not to over-do it on the baked goods.  I'm glad I've been able to make them at home - that way no avoids in them.  It's also good that I plan on taking them with me this weekend to share because I froze half of them to take with me so I'm not tempted too much by all of them.  

Missy
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