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Posted by: Kati (Guest), Thursday, September 1, 2005, 6:53pm
I am 24, female, and at one time diabetic. I gained 105lbs in 5 years. I went from 123 to 229 (on a 5'4' frame). Two years ago, I became adult onset type 2 diabetic. I quickly learned the diabetic diet, and lost quite a bit of weight.
I am happy to say I am at 163lbs today.

I first found out about the Blood Type Diet of Aug. 19, 2005 (just by surfing the web). Just then, I weighed 173 (174). That day, I wrote down all the foods on 3 different pieces of paper, "Beneficial", "Okay- but try to avoid", and "Avoid".
As you can see, I went from 173ish to 163 since the 19th of August. That's fantastic!
I was stuck in a rut before that.
I also did my usual 3 hour walks almost daily, and vigorous activities.
I am not going to lie, I had custard on one Saturday night, but all in all, I am doing really well.

My boyfriend (of 8 years and 8 months) fell on the floor laughing, when I told him I couldn't eat wheat bread. I have been eating it for years for the "health benefits"- and had been trying to get him to eat it.

I did not follow the book, because someone was late returning it to the Library. I walked to pick it up today!

I also noticed that I was really tired being on it, but I rewarded myself with a nap, knowing that I have exercised for the day. Being sleepy in the afternoon didn't bother me. I am sure I might read something about it in the book.

On a plus side... I noticed that my skin (that has been oily since I was 9 years old) hardly has any traces of oil on it! I love it!

The only things left to do are:
find out if I am a secretor, and read my book!

I read alot on here.
You all are so wonderful!
I hope to give more wonderful updates!

I also want to add that I was going to assume my boyfriend was an "O+", just because his brother (of the same mother and father) is.
But his mother thinks she is an "A", "B" or "AB".
Her sister [his Aunt](sharing the same mother and father) is an "A".
So it would be wrong for me to assume his blood type.

Thanks again guys!

I want to also add that this has also kept my sugar stable. When I did the diabetic diet, my sugars went from really high, to really low within the past 2 years. If you ran my 3 month test, you wouldn't have any clue that I was diabetic!

Posted by: Susana, Thursday, September 1, 2005, 7:02pm; Reply: 1
Hi Kati,

Welcome! and thanks for sharing :K)

I am glad you have found this wonderful way of working towards great health. You have just begun. I you are like most people, wait and see ;D you will be delighted with the surprises 8)

best wishes,

Posted by: Jane, Thursday, September 1, 2005, 7:28pm; Reply: 2
Welcome and congratulations on how well you've already done.  You'll learn a lot here.   This is a very caring group of people that have a lot of knowledge to share.
Some of us have been on this road together for a lot of years and helped each other deal with more than just what we eat.
Again, welcome to the BTD community.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, September 1, 2005, 9:56pm; Reply: 3
get your boyfriend tested assap!! )

you are a true inspiration to all!!
Posted by: Debra+, Friday, September 2, 2005, 3:15am; Reply: 4
Congrats Kati on your BTD success.  Since you are diabetic, I would suggest that you do get your secretor test as soon as you can.  I had been on the diet for three years before I tested for mine(which was sent out in July).    As I am finding out this past week I need to do some more adjusting and knowing your secretor status can be a big benefit.  Only one adjustment if you are tested from the beginning. :)

You may as well get the boyfriend tested too.

Posted by: zola, Friday, September 2, 2005, 3:56am; Reply: 5
wow Katie! That is really fascinating about your sugars being so stable on ER4YT but not on the diabetic diet! That really says something :)
Posted by: lisajones2275 (Guest), Friday, September 2, 2005, 1:31pm; Reply: 6
That is so good.  I have noticed my skin being less oily too.  I am doing a lower carb version of this for now because we have a weight loss contest going at work.  The pot is  $1400.  I could really use that for Christmas for my Family.  We have had 4 major surgeries in the last year and wow those medical bills!!! :o
  We have untill the 14th of November and it started the 1st of August.  I want to loose 70-82 lbs.  I know if may not happen by then but i should be well on my way.  
  After the contest if over i will continue with the total BTD with no modifys.  I still don't eat any pork.  
I am really happy on this new eating from BTD and i don't know it just has been easier than i exspected!!!  
I am really happy that i am treating my body better.  I want to do the liver cleanse in the future.  I was just shocked about all the toxins that could be in your body.   :o
Posted by: Missy, Friday, September 2, 2005, 6:46pm; Reply: 7

Awesome news! Thanks so much for sharing with us your positive results in such a short time. This truly inspires me and hopefully others.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, September 2, 2005, 8:13pm; Reply: 8

good luck and keep up the good work!

you ll definately win!! )
Posted by: lisajones2275 (Guest), Friday, September 2, 2005, 10:11pm; Reply: 9
I'll keep y'all posted  ;D  
I have lost about 10# so far  yipee!!!(dance)
Posted by: Howard, Saturday, September 3, 2005, 11:30am; Reply: 10
Congratulations on your progress, Lisa22 and Kati, well done!!
I started 17 days ago and dropped 9 lbs in the first 12 days following primarily the tier 2 diet selections. In the last 5 days I have lost no more weight, and overall I feel only a minor rise in energy (probably due to the fact that I was already on a diet that was lactose free and mostly wheat free), but I know I am making progress. Most noticeable to me is that my eyes seem much clearer, like cleaning a window, everything seems sharper and more distinct. I am patient, however, just as years of debt is not eradicated by a couple of paychecks, so abuse to the body by eating the wrong foods will not be repaired over night.
One thing I find amusing is that under FAQs, there is a statement that after two weeks or so on the diet one can expect to start to lose weight. Yet repeatedly I see testimonials suggesting that weight loss is virtually instantaneous and then we reach a plateau after 10-14 days. Chacun a son gout!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, September 3, 2005, 3:37pm; Reply: 11
de quel gout parles-tu???  Fais-moi savoire.... :D..................::)
Posted by: Howard, Saturday, September 3, 2005, 4:21pm; Reply: 12
Gagne immediatement, hier si possible, ou lentement! C'est la meme rue, la meme direction, et la meme but; mais quelgues personnes sont trop presse!

Excuse, mais c'est evident que je ne suis pas bilangue :'(
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, September 4, 2005, 12:07am; Reply: 13
great results!!
keep it up!
Posted by: Mickey, Tuesday, September 6, 2005, 7:48pm; Reply: 14
For all you newbie O's-
Katie, Lisa and Howard,

I'm betting that you are non-secretors.  The reason i say this is that you all have had quick weight loss.  In general us o-nonnies have a much harder time losing weight.  I have been on the BTD for 5 1/2 years.  I haven't lost much weight but i have definitely seen alot of improvement in how i feel and look.  I know when i eat avoids i feel fatigued, bloated and don't look well.  When i eat right i feel great and look great.

Good Luck to you all!!!! ;)
Posted by: lisajones2275 (Guest), Tuesday, September 6, 2005, 8:41pm; Reply: 15
I don't know if i am an sec or non.  I am assuming that i am a sec because that is what the book says to do.  
I think i am loosing a lot of weight because i have a lot to loose.  cutting out your breads and pastas and sugars including dairy make a huge diffrence.  I am also pairing the BTD with Low Carb.  
Keep you up to date only have 10 weeks left in the compitition.  :D
Posted by: Howard, Wednesday, September 7, 2005, 12:42am; Reply: 16
Thanks Mickey, I'll know in a few days whether or not I am a nonnie. Some things I have experienced make me think I am a nonnie, but then some contradict my suspicions. I also feel it may be too early to tell and I should not be looking for trends too early on. Cheers, Howard
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