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Posted by: naydies (Guest), Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 8:14pm
Hey Guy,

Just started and I would love to hear some weight loss stories.....  Anyone out there willing to share their journey!?
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 8:15pm; Reply: 1
read some of the testimonials, and see for yourself!! )
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b=storybd
...
Posted by: Don, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 8:52pm; Reply: 2
Hang around the forum and you will read more in the future too.
Posted by: Howard, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 10:04pm; Reply: 3
210 lbs to 201 in 12 days, lost another 2 lbs in the  next 19 days, but it is an inconsistent process, there will be periods of plateauing. In the latter stages of the month I also increased my fruit intake which might have negatively impacted my glycerine levels.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 10:06pm; Reply: 4
you mean glucose levels howard? )

great weight loss, congratulations!
Posted by: mhameline, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 10:36pm; Reply: 5
In May when I started with the BTD I was at 158 - I now fluxuate somewhere between 135-137 or so depending on what part of my cycle I'm in and I'm pretty content with where I'm at now.  The biggest difference I've seen is in how my body shape has changed and become much smaller - I have gone from a size 12 and sometimes size 14 to a size 6 - that has been surprising to me.
Posted by: Laura P, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 10:45pm; Reply: 6
I would be interested to hear if it is only O's that have weight loss or other blood types too- especially A's
Posted by: mhameline, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 10:50pm; Reply: 7
I'm just a little old O - so maybe you won't take my word for it - but my basic understanding of this way of eating and because it is such a balanced way of eating that if a person is eating right for whatever type they are then naturally over time if a person is overweight then they will come down to their ideal weight - just like if a person is underweight and eating right for their type then overtime they will come up to their ideal weight.  Both would be in a slow and healthy way.  For those of you who have been doing this a long time - would that be right?  
Posted by: Laura P, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 10:53pm; Reply: 8
I'm just curious if it is the low carb thing of the o that provides such weight loss and health benefits
Posted by: mhameline, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 11:01pm; Reply: 9
That is probably part of it - but honestly I don't actually count my carbs but I think I eat quite a few more than is probably recommended - like I eat quite a bit of fruit and have added back a fair amount of rice products and occasionally beans and I've been fine and not having a problem maintaining my loss which is the point I'm at now.  I wasn't eating as much of the rice though when I was losing more - but pretty much everything else stayed about the same - including quite a bit of daily fruit consumption.  I think a huge thing for me that helped in my weight loss was getting away from all of the processed junk food I used to eat.  Now my food actually nourishes me instead of just stuffing me and making me feel awful.  
Posted by: ishy (Guest), Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 11:21pm; Reply: 10
I'm not sure plateauing is a bad thing.  It could just be that your body is natrually acclimating itself.  If the weight restarts after a few weeks I wouldn't be too worried about it.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 11:30pm; Reply: 11
we all loose weight if we watch quantities! )
Posted by: Don, Wednesday, September 21, 2005, 3:02am; Reply: 12
And watch the lectins (avoids).
Posted by: tjwisc (Guest), Thursday, September 29, 2005, 1:27pm; Reply: 13
13 pounds in 6 weeks ;D.

I use BTD for what I eat and WW Core Plan for how much and accountability. I have had a "weight problem" since I was 5 and need something like WW to keep me on track. I also realized that I seem to be on a ten year cycle - I lose the weight and eventually gain it back then lose it again every ten years. Haven't figured out why.

I am finding that BTD feels more like a lifestyle change rather than a weight loss plan and hope that I won't be facing another huge loss in ten years.

I still have quite a ways to go, I hope to be there by my next birthday, a year from now.

Now all I have to do is get my mom to stop calling BTD "that crazy diet."
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Thursday, September 29, 2005, 1:56pm; Reply: 14
may I whisper : happy birthday...huuh ::) ??) :K) :K) yep or yip

let ya embrace and squeeze and  all the best tr.y.Isa8)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, September 29, 2005, 11:52pm; Reply: 15
tjwisc,
all right!!!!
give me 5!!!! great job!
your mom is speachless by now, I bet!
Posted by: Susana, Friday, September 30, 2005, 11:58am; Reply: 16
Quoted from tjwisc

Now all I have to do is get my mom to stop calling BTD "that crazy diet."


Last summer, on holiday with my family, my sister and her husband saw me loose 12 pounds in 15 days. They saw how I had copious breakfasts, lunches and dinners. I actually ate more than them and I was not really fat to start with (143 pounds and 5'8 ) so weight loss is harder.

And the weight loss was beautiful. My body was toned, I had no saggy skin, the face looked good... and I was 42. :o

I gave the book to my sister's mother in law and she also lost a lot of weight and her husband got rid of an allergy which kept his nose dripping all day.

Can you believe both my sister and husband are now going to go to a nutritionist which is going to charge them a fortune... ::)

tjwisk, I sugest you continue with what suits you well and others will join or better still, respect you when they are ready.

:K)


Posted by: Howard, Friday, September 30, 2005, 2:03pm; Reply: 17
My wife is unhappy beause she has been gaining weight (she is an A), but does not wish to follow the diet as it would require her to give up her "comfort foods". A pity since she has seen me drop 12 lbs now in the first 6 weeks, and would not require her comfort foods should she follow the diet. Human nature is hard to comprehend at times.
Posted by: Colleen, Friday, September 30, 2005, 4:55pm; Reply: 18
Sorry, I'm another O, but I'm not sad about that !

I lost 9 pounds my first two weeks, then I went on vacation and kind of blew it.  I'm almost totally on again now and plan to weigh-in on Monday.

I ate a lot of the Beneficials and very little of the other allowed foods.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE manna breads...still lost weight with them in my diet !

My cravings disappeared on this way of life and that's a huge bonus for me.

Getting all my foods together and learning what not to eat was the biggest challenge I faced and still face ... looking forward to the pyramid.
Posted by: tjwisc (Guest), Friday, September 30, 2005, 4:56pm; Reply: 19
Howard,

I am going to get on my soap box here regarding "human nature." It is very hard for anyone to overcome the years of the way we have been fed or using food to feed our feelings, where such terms as "comfort food" come from. There's all kinds of emotional entanglements with food and feelings and it is so much easier to keep doing what one "knows." It takes a hardy soul to get pass these things.

I had a couple of weeks of teeth clenching to get over wanting sugar and white bread. Was this want emotional or physical, probably both.

I also found that something someone said on their talk show; "I stayed fat because I didn't think I was worth taking care of,"really hit home with me.

And finally, I had to decide that I was ready. No urging from my spouse would make me change my eating habits.

My husband won't give up his desserts, he won't even tell me his blood type, but I know that he needs to decide if/when he wants to make a change.
Posted by: Debra+, Friday, September 30, 2005, 5:24pm; Reply: 20
I lost 65 lbs. in 2 years which I think was a really good pace. Then plateaued for over a year eating like a secretor. In the spring I gained about 6-8 lbs. Depending on what I ate that day. Started making pizza dough out of spelt and Suzanne's bread she has been dreaming of. (Spelt/Rye). Had the secretor test done a little over a month ago, adjusted the diet again and have lost 10 lbs. now. Have about another 20-30 lbs. to go and I hope to have it off by Samos. Sooner would be nicer. We will have to wait and see. One day at a time. :)

Debra

P. S.  My family knows how well it has worked for me, but do not believe that they have to do it for themselves.    One day I will be able to give them the "I told you so look".  :D
Posted by: Lola, Friday, September 30, 2005, 7:14pm; Reply: 21
debra, wonderfull!!! )
Posted by: Howard, Saturday, October 1, 2005, 1:40pm; Reply: 22
Great news Debra, congratulations.

To the original poster. I am a teacher who is VERY busy at present, our school has decided that there should be a progress report coming out in mid-October and we are still learning the children's names, all 124 that I teach. I am saying this as a means of indicating that I have not been able to find anytime to exercise since late August when the school year started.

I started this diet August 17th, exactly 6 weeks and 4 days ago from today (46 days). This morning my scale indicated 195 lbs, a drop of 15 lbs and no exercise, just diet alone. I wonder what would have happened if I had been exercising. As I stand 6' 4" (190 cms), it is obviously not simply a matter of excess water (as it might be if I weighed over 300 lbs).

What I am trying to say is that, you will read of people dropping 120 lbs in two years, or something like that, which is reasonable, but all depends on your present weight, height and build. Basically, the diet sends you to a level where you are at your ideal, natural body weight. You do not indicate your present height, build (as blessed by genetics), and weight, or more ideally, bodyfat percentage. This is just a point that do not expect to emulate the results of others, some you will never reach, some you will surpass. Simply get on the diet, weigh yourself about every ten days (ideally don't go near your scales as your weight can fluctuate up or down 4 lbs in any given day depending on a number of factors, including water retention), and if you must measure your progress, use your belt on your waist band as a rule of thumb.

I have what is probably a unique way of judging progress, in the bath at night, the tub full, I lie on my back (is there another way?), suck in my gut, and see how high the water rises above my naval, 46 days ago, my stomach mimicked an island, standing above my every attempt to suck in. At present, my stomach sinks 4 cms (1.5 ins)below the water.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 1, 2005, 6:06pm; Reply: 23
howard,
that is a great way to measure your progress!!! ) lol
congratulations on your W loss.
Posted by: Howard, Saturday, October 1, 2005, 7:09pm; Reply: 24
Thank you, lola!
Posted by: greenfields, Saturday, October 1, 2005, 9:08pm; Reply: 25
The O weight loss stories are encouraging indeed, but I, too, would love to hear some A weight loss stories. Also - the waistband doesn't work for everyone. I gained 20 pounds in one year and still fit into my clothes! I now own a scale.

I started the BTD way back in 97ish and it dramatically helped with allergies. I've stuck to some of the basic principles ever since, (like no white flour) but got off track over time.

Last fall I got back on the BTD, wasn't losing any weight, got the secretor test and found out I was a non-secretor and had been munching out on many avoids. Started to follow non-secretor diet and hit the surprise Dr.'s appointment weigh-in moment somewhere around April or May. Found out my thyroid was off, liver needed help, etc. Was put on Armour for thyroid and lost two pounds in one week. Losing more weight has been very slow going. I have only lost a total of 5 pounds in 4-5 months.

Recently, I was diagnosed as being pre-diabetic, got the BTD book on diabetes and really resonated with the info there. I had been intuiting much of what I read (i.e. could only handle stevia and agave, etc.). I have been following this diet for three weeks (and lost one of the five pounds during this time).

The most noticeable differences have been that I no longer have abdominal bloating, my sugar cravings have gone away, and I am crashing less (where I get shaky and weak). So I know good things are happening, and I have ordered the rest of what I don't have for the pre-diabetes protocol, but would love to hear any encouragement, because this feels so slow. I have never had such a hard time losing weight in my life!
Posted by: elizabethlea (Guest), Friday, October 14, 2005, 7:23am; Reply: 26
I have only been on the BTD 2 days, but am using the australian weight watchers points program to keep an eye on portions (one of my biggest problems). I recently achieved lifetime membership at ww, so I don't plan to lose any more weight. But I sure hope it will be easier to keep off. Eating in the 'old way' it took me 8 months to lose just 6 kg (12 pounds). Then for no reason, I regained half of what I lost and had to battle to lose it again. In the last 2 days I have already gone down a pound without trying. So I am happy!  

Most of all, I want to feel healthy.  :)
Posted by: 505 (Guest), Friday, October 14, 2005, 1:54pm; Reply: 27
As you can see I am an A and have lost a substantial amount of weight while on the BTD.  So it is not just the O's.  I see a BTD Naturopath in Eugene OR who has worked with me for the last three years.  Through blood tests I have my own individualized food list which takes all guesswork out of things.  I have found that I must only have one portion a day of grain.  Sometimes hot cereal for breakfast other days brown rice for dinner.  I eat a huge vegetable salad for my lunch and several pieces of fruit throughout the day.  Not only have I lost a lot of weight but I feel great.   Loretta
Posted by: Michelle (Guest), Friday, October 14, 2005, 3:28pm; Reply: 28
good morning and good day to all of you ....I just finished reading this thread (friday, october 14th) and thank you thank you thank you!  ;D  I so desire to lose weight and I've walked 2 miles this AM, ate a deliciously BTDers O (neutral) diet with Ezekial toast ... sipping down my H20 from a crystal goblet and I am ready! to face the world, to face my obstacles and tackle today.  What encouragement from all you.   ;)
~ michelle
Posted by: Howard, Friday, October 14, 2005, 4:10pm; Reply: 29
Went for a run yesterday wearing a pair of sweat pants I had not warn in two months. About 30 secs into the run I noticed something was wrong, my pants were sagging on one side. It was the side where I kept my wallet. Not only was it sagging, but it was quickly apparent that my normally tight sweatpants were now sliding over my hips and I was in danger of losing my pants althogether! I stopped, fumbled with the draw string, which took about 2 minutes to loosen, tightened them, then continued on my run. Embarrassing, yet I felt good about what it indicated.

Buns of Steel, here I come!
Posted by: mhameline, Friday, October 14, 2005, 5:46pm; Reply: 30
Howard - that is a funny story - but shows how far you've come - congratulations!!  It's quite the feeling isn't it?  I always know when it's time to get rid of a pair of my pants when I put them on and I can take them off without unbuttoning or unzipping them at all and they come off very easily.  That has happened with several of my pants.  If only clothes shopping was cheaper - I like that I've shrank out of most of my clothes - but I'm in desparate need of smaller almost everything.  I'd rather have this problem than needing to be buying bigger clothes though.  I've been in that predicament as well and this one is much better!!  Keep up the good work everyone!!  And for you A's my weight came off very slowly too - but I think that's the best way to lose - the slower it comes off the easier it will be to keep off as well.  I think that's because it's become a lifestyle change to get the weight off instead of just another diet.  
Posted by: shawna_marie (Guest), Saturday, October 15, 2005, 1:41am; Reply: 31
Hey everyone!  

I am also curious about those last few pounds.  I am just now starting the diet and would just like to lose about five pounds.  I imagine it takes a while longer.....?

:D
Posted by: pigletmsu (Guest), Saturday, October 15, 2005, 2:18am; Reply: 32
Howard, that is really funny!  I was working out at the Y a few weeks back with a friend of mine.  All of a sudden she busts out laughing and points to the guy on the treadmill in front of us.  His shorts are basically about around his knees at this point.  He pulls them up, runs a few seconds, they fall down.  I laughed and said, "Well, atleast it's working."  I now give my clothes the pre-run test before leaving for the gym.

As for my own weight loss, I have only been about 50% compliant these past 3 weeks, and I have lost 3 lbs.  Granted, I am exercising atleast 3 times a week for an hour, just the food I am struggling with.  I gotta tell you, I seriously think some of those preservatives and chemicals they put in food are secretly addictive juices that make it darn near impossible to kick the habit of eating junk.  

And as for getting your spouse to participate, I left my ER4YT book out on the table yesterday and DH read a bit of it while eating lunch and today he tells me that he thinks he is going to do it with me.  He even went so far as to call the dr to see if his blood type was on file (they were closed for the day already, too bad).  I never suggested to Dh that he should join me in this, I never ask because then if it doesn't work, DH gets flippy at me.  I let me own weight loss do the talking.  Also, it takes some people longer to come to the point that they are ready to put themselves first and get serious about their health.  I didn't get to that point until after having my first kid--I had preeclampsia with him and after studying up on it, learned that my risk of getting heart disease, strokes, etc, are double now.  And then I got it again with my second child, so my risk is even higher.  I want to be around to see my kids grow up, so weight loss is about the best thing I can do to make that happen.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Saturday, October 15, 2005, 2:24am; Reply: 33
What wonderful testimonies!  Keep up the good work from all who have contributed their success stories.  

Alia
Posted by: SheriBerry, Saturday, October 15, 2005, 3:03am; Reply: 34
I still really have to watch my weight.. I'm envious!  Here's my question:  I follow the BTD for o's well, but my downfall is that I am still putting some real sugar in my morning hot tea.. that and some soy milk... I DID give up  coffee, but I notice sugar and soy milk are neutral for o's...

I am small.. 4'10 and about 98 lbs.. I'd like to be between 95 and 98... not from 98 to 101 as I am ( it all shows up when you are short!)

I get TONS of exercise.. I play about 3 hours of singles tennis every day and  use the eliptical trainer...

I  eat a large bowlfull of green salad for lunch with some olive oil and a small piece of steak OR walunts and some fruit...  dinner is much the same...so wonder why I don't loose some???  as I said, is it  the sugar??? pesky  sugar...!
by the way, howard, I LOVE your weight determining  method... giggles... and it works!!  I'm so impressed by all of your stories, too....
Posted by: Melissa_J, Saturday, October 15, 2005, 3:19am; Reply: 35
Hi Sheri-

Sugar in the AM could trigger cravings through the day, but it sounds like you're still controlling your calories well.  If you can track your calories for one day, that might help narrow it down.  I actually gain weight if I reduce my calories below a certain point (somewhere around 1300 calories), so you want to make sure it's in balance for your metabolism and exercise level.  

How long since you were a vegetarian, and how is your health in general? A secretor test can also shed some light on the subject.
Posted by: Don, Saturday, October 15, 2005, 3:46am; Reply: 36
Sheri,  You didn't say what you eat for breakfast.  Hopefully you are not skipping breakfast.  If so, start eating a good protein heavy breakfast and see what happens.
Posted by: Howard, Saturday, October 15, 2005, 5:15am; Reply: 37
mhameline, pigletmsu, et al, thank you for the positive comments. What a team we have here!! Good luck naydies (our original poster), we're not just cheering you on from the sidelines, but running with you all the way.
Posted by: SheriBerry, Saturday, October 15, 2005, 12:29pm; Reply: 38
HI Don and Melissa...

Well, breakfast is Manna Bread with ghee and green tea with sugar and soy milk.. I guess I'm going to  have to bite the bullet and do meat,   protein... and see what happens...

Melissa..   you're right about the calories...I find that if I eat a bit more, my weight is stable...and that when I starve myself.. I seem to hang on or gain... so weird...

As for the vegetarian thing.. I  did that for 16-18 years, but gave it up about 2 years ago for the BTD.... so glad I did that... I did order the secretor test, and I'm a secretor...


Maybe one reason why I don't loose weight is that I'm at a really great weight for me and I have always been a healthy eater... so I  don't have "junk" to clean out of my diet...I never eat between meals.. oh well..  no worries here.. I was just  marveling at all the weight loss stores because I'd have to chisel  the weight off were I to loose some....
Posted by: girly, Saturday, October 15, 2005, 2:45pm; Reply: 39
I love reading stories like these...But I have to admit this " Lifestyle change" does NOT come easy for me...I truely think AB's have a much harder time dropping the weight. I have gained how's that for depressing...with 80 pounds to get into my goal range. Now I do not know my secretor status and I might suspect I might be a non secretor because of my fight and I crave grains big time....God help us all...
Posted by: Don, Saturday, October 15, 2005, 3:44pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from cybrsheri
I did order the secretor test, and I'm a secretor...

You need to change your Avatar so everyone will know you are a secretor and can reply to you appropriately.

Posted by: 505 (Guest), Saturday, October 15, 2005, 3:59pm; Reply: 41
Hello Girly,  Don't give up just keep on the BTD.  I find that I can not deviate or I gain.  I must stay the course slow but steady wins the race.  Loretta
Posted by: ion, Saturday, October 15, 2005, 6:43pm; Reply: 42
Hallo Howard
I agree with lola.
Grate news, nice way to find out.
keep having fun.
ion
Posted by: Michelle (Guest), Sunday, October 16, 2005, 8:58pm; Reply: 43
[quote=cybrsheri] Here's my question:  I follow the BTD for o's well, but my downfall is that I am still putting some real sugar in my morning hot tea.. that and some soy milk... I DID give up  coffee, but I notice sugar and soy milk are neutral for o's...

Dearest Sheri, girlie girl I can understand the sugar thingy! However, I've discovered stevia (all natural sugar substitute ~ haven't checked if it's categorized as an acceptable substitute ... but you might want to try it).  

And, Howard ... oh how you inspire me!  ^5 on your progress!  
Having a sad/tough w/e here .. but will be out there again Monday AM hitting the walking trail ~ yet, again!  have a great week everyone!
~ michelle
Posted by: greenfields, Sunday, October 16, 2005, 9:36pm; Reply: 44
Wow, what a great dialog here - very encouraging stories. I might have to print them out and reread them when I'm getting discouraged! (And thanks to Elizabeth and Loretta for giving me A type of hope. Just how much did you lose, Loretta?)

The encouraging news I heard through this stream, is that it takes time and what's most important is feeling healthy. (Well, and if you're really lucky, you get to accidentally flash people eventually.)   :)

The question I have now is about compliance. I think I am about 90 - 95% compliant on the foods. I'm pretty far off on the amounts (maybe 50% compliant?), but wonder if those little variations in foods or big variation in amounts are setting me off. For example, I use organic Earth Balance Spread occasionally and one of the ingredients listed is palm fruit oil which I'm sure must be bad. Just how anal do you have to be to lose weight? (And the reason I'm off on the amounts is that I'm hungry if I follow them.)

I've got about 30lbs. to go, so I'm thinking the first 10 shouldn't be this hard! I want my sweats to fall off, too!  ;D
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Sunday, October 16, 2005, 10:30pm; Reply: 45
Before BTD, my diet was pathetic lots of fast food always on the go and never enough time to eat. I gained weight and had high cholesterol from processed junk, fortunately though I have always had excellent health. When I decided to try the BTD, I lost 33 pounds, now at 117 and 5'5", I am much thinner than I was, but I also exercize much more now than I used to. My goal was to weigh 124, but I exceeded my expectations and lost much more, I'm not too thin, but I definitely do not want to lose any more weight.
Exercize has been the answer to keeping my weight stable, even if I eat significantly more on some days than others.
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Sunday, October 16, 2005, 10:37pm; Reply: 46
Hi everyone. I'm new to this board and have just recently been introduced to this diet type. I bought a book that is based on D'adamo's theories and I'e been reading extensively. I've also made an Excel sheet with my do's, dont's and neutrals and from now on I am going to take it with me to the supermarket.
The book suggests that I fase out the bad foods instead of going cold turkey. I think I am going to try that cause cold turkey never worked for me. But unknowingly I have been eating some of the better foods for me and without knowing I lost 4 pounds.

This site contains loads of information I can use. Thanks!

I hope that soon I can add my success story.
Posted by: sue_ab, Monday, October 17, 2005, 1:06am; Reply: 47
Welcome Sandra, I am sure you will soon be adding your success story - but how about telling us your story now, then you can see your progress in print.    :)

Oh Howard - for a moment I thought you were going to tell us your wallet was just tooooo heavy...   ::)

Girly - get that secretor test done post haste - does sound like you are a nonnie.
That would make you a member of the "Royal" Green Banner Club   ;)

Fantastic stories, each and everyone of you.   :)

Sue.  
Posted by: zola, Monday, October 17, 2005, 3:10am; Reply: 48
I lost 7 pounds in the last 5 weeks. I hope it keeps up at this rate! :)
Posted by: Lola, Monday, October 17, 2005, 3:13am; Reply: 49
wonderful Zola!! )
Posted by: zola, Monday, October 17, 2005, 3:14am; Reply: 50
People have commented that my face is thinner and I noticed my neck being much slimmer. Having a hard time keeping the pants up. Sans belt quickly becoming an anti-option. Strangely the upper arms are smaller too.

Next for me I think is Cortiguard. If I could keep the stress/cortisol down I bet my weight loss would accelerate.
Posted by: Michelle (Guest), Monday, October 17, 2005, 3:47am; Reply: 51
^5 Zola!  I want to follow your  example.  Thanks for all the advice and support too.
Posted by: Howard, Monday, October 17, 2005, 5:37am; Reply: 52
Congratulations Zola!

Bonnie - If my wallet was heavy it would have been with coins, not dollar bills. How is my lovely Hobart doing these days? I had a lovely time there seeing in the New Year, 2000. Pity my home is such a long way from Australia.
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Monday, October 17, 2005, 1:25pm; Reply: 53
Quoted from bonnie
Welcome Sandra, I am sure you will soon be adding your success story - but how about telling us your story now, then you can see your progress in print.    :)

Oh Howard - for a moment I thought you were going to tell us your wallet was just tooooo heavy...   ::)

Girly - get that secretor test done post haste - does sound like you are a nonnie.
That would make you a member of the "Royal" Green Banner Club   ;)

Fantastic stories, each and everyone of you.   :)

Sue.  


Thank you for the Welcome Sue.

My story? Well my story is that 5 years ago I was really tired and feeling really bad overall. First I thought I just needed a vacation but research showed that I had two nodules on my thyroid. A very hesitant doctor finally put me on thyrax (hormone replacement) and after almost 2 years of research they finally figured out that the nodules had to go, so I was operated. Took me a full year to recover and to finally have my hormone amount in the right balance. The first day I felt like I could face the world again, I fell from a stair and almost broke my knee and ankle. Got stuck in a wheelchair for 2 months and crutches for almost 6 weeks. After that I had a few more strokes of bad luck but a few weeks ago after my last doctors' I decided that I wanted to change things. So I started eating healthy, cut the diet pepsi from my diet and anything else that has aspartame or sucralose in it, and that helped a great deal! I also cut the milk from my diet and replaced it with sojamilk and without knowing it I was doing the right thing.

Then about two weeks ago someone mentioned this bloodtype diet to me and I started looking into it. I then discovered I was already doing a few things right and I felt better about that, so why not go all the way? So I've made my list with the good, the neatral and the ugly. I have lots and lots of pounds to lose. With my thyroid being off for almost 3 years you can imagine I have gained a lot of weight.

I started exercising slowly again (used to be a competitive swimmer), I play tennis once a week again, I bought an orbitrek so I can exercise and get my condition back a little at the time. Nothing strenous because I know that will be bad for me (been there, done that).
Next week I have to go back to the specialist to see what how my blood is. My blood fat was a little high last time, wonder how it will be now.

So as you can see, I know nothing yet about this diet, nothing about secretor or non-secretor, but I am reading and learning. There is so much information on this board, and unfortunately I also have to work.  :P I guess it will take me some time to go through it all.  
Posted by: Lola, Monday, October 17, 2005, 10:36pm; Reply: 54
Sandra,
great testimonial, thanks! )

you definitely are on the right track now!
good luck at your dr s.
Posted by: sue_ab, Tuesday, October 18, 2005, 1:11am; Reply: 55
Thanks for posting your story, Sandra. You certainly have had a tough few years. I am so pleased you have found BTD. You are now ready to go from strength to strength.

It doesn't matter how fast or slowly you make changes it all adds up, nothing worth while in life was done in the blink of an eye.

Sue. :)
Posted by: sue_ab, Tuesday, October 18, 2005, 1:18am; Reply: 56
Hi Howard - sounds like my wallet :D

Hobart, well I havn't been there for a couple of months but then it was magical - a dusting of snow atop Mt. Wellington and we were lucky enough to enjoy some winter sunshine. I live in the north, the last two days spring has arrived. My weeping Japanese cherry trees are out in bloom and there is apple blossom everywhere. I am hoping the wind has left for a little while - the only drawback to living right in the path of the roaring 40's.

Sue. :)
Posted by: elizabethlea (Guest), Tuesday, October 18, 2005, 2:04am; Reply: 57
Sandra, what an amazing story!! Good luck on your journey :D

Personally I have found it 100% easier to lose weight with the BTD. I had been fighting to maintain, much less lose anything before starting. I was on weight watchers, and was eating supposedly healthy food - vegies including good and avoids, beans (kidney beans almost every day), fruit, way too much dairy, red meat or chicken almost every day and a few grains here and there. I thought it was normal to wake up queasy, feeling as if undigested food was stagnating in my system.

I feel so much more in tune with my body on the BTD. That's what has changed the most for me - I can understand what my body is teling me for the first time since I can remember. As a consequence, after about a week, I have stopped gaining, and finally lost that last bit of weight (a couple kilos) that just would not budge before BTD. I still control portions with weight watchers but my choices are type A friendly. Hopefully this good trend will continue ;D

Thankyou BTD!!
Posted by: Howard, Tuesday, October 18, 2005, 4:49am; Reply: 58
Bonnie, are you in Devonport? Connected in any way to TasWolf? Just nosey!
Posted by: Wulf, Tuesday, October 18, 2005, 4:56am; Reply: 59
I'll answer that one for you Howard, Bonnie AKA Sue is my wife of 30 years...and you're not being nosy.

Paul AKA taswolf
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Thursday, October 20, 2005, 5:53pm; Reply: 60
Just to report. I started monday and this morning I had lost 1.5 kilo's (a little more then 6 pounds). And I have the feeling I eat like a pig! :D

Losing weight has never been so easy!!!!

Yippeeee!
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 20, 2005, 8:27pm; Reply: 61
sandra,
you must be thrilled!!
good for you! )
Posted by: shera (Guest), Thursday, October 20, 2005, 9:26pm; Reply: 62
:D
I am not sure how any of this works. I have been on a diabetic diet for a few months now, and I have lost 50 pounds just cutting out sugars and some startches. I only eat whole wheat bread and not much of that. I do eat fruit and lots of vegatables. My big weakness has always been italian food (pizza and spagetti), but I am trying. I do however cheat ::) sometimes. I have a lot of trouble refusing chocolate. have found some good sugar free candy and love sugar free popcycles.[/size]
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 20, 2005, 9:45pm; Reply: 63
shera,
which is your bloodtype?
always read labels and watch out for avoids.
that is a lot of weight you lost there!!
impressive!
this BTD approach will let you choose food wisely and will nourish your body right.

if you'll go up to the top right side of the
page,to Member Center, then to Avatar
Settings on the lower left side of that page,
you can select your blood type click the save
button at the base and you won't
have to keep telling us what it is.

.
Posted by: shera (Guest), Thursday, October 20, 2005, 9:57pm; Reply: 64
My blood type is O positive. I take B-complex, and too many medicines. The doctor has put me on Gucophage for diabetes, High blood pressure med., previcid for Gerd,
premarin, Zoloft. I am so sick of taking meds, I could scream! :'(
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Thursday, October 20, 2005, 10:03pm; Reply: 65
Quoted from shera
My blood type is O positive. I take B-complex, and too many medicines. The doctor has put me on Gucophage for diabetes, High blood pressure med., previcid for Gerd,
premarin, Zoloft. I am so sick of taking meds, I could scream! :'(


Doctor put me on Zoloft once, I got highly aggressive. I stopped after three days and vowed never to put that junk in me again.

Posted by: pigletmsu (Guest), Friday, October 21, 2005, 1:29am; Reply: 66
Something I've noticed with this diet is that in the beginning, the scale didn't move that fast.  But I was losing alot of fat. I started the diet the last week of September.  I had an event to goto that I needed to dress nicely for and couldn't find anything that fit from my prepreg wardrobe.  Like 2 inches before my pants would close not fit.  Well, 2 weeks later I tried on a pair of those pants for the heck of it and they fit just fine and only a little overhang.  I was shocked because I'd only lost like 2 lbs.  You really can't go based just on weight, because alot of times you are losing fat and gaining muscle and they counterbalance eachother.  Definitely follow Howard's belt plan.
Posted by: zola, Friday, October 21, 2005, 3:48am; Reply: 67
piglet - I had a similar experience! Pants that are 2 sizes smaller fit but I didn't lose "that" much weight. A pleasant surprise. This was before I really got serioius about the exercise component.
Posted by: Howard, Friday, October 21, 2005, 12:21pm; Reply: 68
Congratulations Taswolf! You are both a fortunate couple to have found such an insightful, caring and sensitive partner.

Amazing what a series of posts can reveal.
Posted by: 505 (Guest), Friday, October 21, 2005, 5:01pm; Reply: 69
[quote=laurjen]Wow, what a great dialog here - very encouraging stories. I might have to print them out and reread them when I'm getting discouraged! (And thanks to Elizabeth and Loretta for giving me A type of hope. Just how much did you lose, Loretta?)
Laurjen, since you asked, 70# over the last two years on the BTD.  As I said it is a great diet and I feel wonderful!

Posted by: Michelle (Guest), Friday, October 21, 2005, 11:13pm; Reply: 70
Zola, ^5 what great progress ~ how are you feeling?  Curious minds wanna know!

And Sandra, after you've made your excel spreadsheet. Take it to a photocopier, enlarge it about 120% and laminate it ~ then you can you dry erase markers to circle the items you need to buy.  And use a heavy duty magnet which works wonderfully in the shopping carts! It's what I did and do.  And, I like it!!!
Posted by: Michelle (Guest), Friday, October 21, 2005, 11:16pm; Reply: 71
Shera, WOW 50 lbs. removed! Good for you ~ how awesome! Gotta ask, any suggestions, or ideas you wanna share?!!!!
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Saturday, October 22, 2005, 2:09am; Reply: 72
Quoted from Michelle
Zola, ^5 what great progress ~ how are you feeling? Curious minds wanna know!

And Sandra, after you've made your excel spreadsheet. Take it to a photocopier, enlarge it about 120% and laminate it ~ then you can you dry erase markers to circle the items you need to buy. And use a heavy duty magnet which works wonderfully in the shopping carts! It's what I did and do. And, I like it!!!


That is a really good idea Michelle. I now have it in my bag folded so I always have it with me when I go shopping, but I can already tell it's not gonna last very long.
I made the spreadsheet in three colors, green, white and red for the B, N and A.
Yes, going to print it again and then laminate. THANKS!  :K)

Posted by: zola, Saturday, October 22, 2005, 2:43am; Reply: 73
michelle - that IS a fabulous idea. Wish I would've thought it myself

I am feeling pretty darn good. Sleeping better. Energy is up. Enjoying doing yoga and walking. Can tell when I eat something with avoids. Before when I went out to eat I'd often say to myself "Self, you can cook something tastier than this." And now I say, "Self, if you made this at home you'd know you weren't eating any avoids" And I wouldn't have any surprise indigestion or headaches.

It was pretty much impossible for me to eat compliant as an A non-seccie when I was growing up. Then as a pastry chef - fugedah boudid!! Now that I know how to cook and Dr. D has toiled to help as us uninformed folks aware of the things that were making us feel icky and sick I can CHOSE to eat right for my type. How EMPOWERING! Thank you Dr. D from the bottom of my heart and stomach. For that matter my whole body thanks you. Thanking isn't even enough! With deepest gratitutude. thanks for having the guts to stick it out when people pooh-pooh you, say you aren't a "real" doctor and haven't use good science. Shame on them. But even better, the people who have the guts and faith to keep with the diet know the truth. So be it. May everyone see our improving health and ask what our secret is! :)
(Okay, now you know how I really feel - wouldn't want to be ambiguous! :))
Posted by: greenfields, Saturday, October 22, 2005, 2:53am; Reply: 74
This thread just keeps getting better and better! And it has really helped me.

Last week when I last posted I was watching a couple pounds I had worked so hard to get off start to creep back on... but then after reading Loretta's post (wow, congratulations about losing 70#!) about the one serving of grains per day, I realized I had started to get a little happy with the spelt pasta and just might not be tolerating ezekiel bread either. So I stuck to the manna bread which seems to agree with me, had one serving per day and then stopped using the earth balance spread which has an avoid ingredient.

I've been 100% compliant for 5 days and I feel really fabulous and got the 2lbs. right back off. I don't usually lose weight this fast, so I guess I answered my own question about compliance. For me, I'm going to have to be 100% for awhile. This week has motivated me to do so to see if I can finally get beyond the 5 pounds. We'll see what happens! I have hope for the first time in a long time!
Posted by: shera (Guest), Saturday, October 22, 2005, 8:08am; Reply: 75
I have to say, it has to be the diabetic diet I have been on for 5 months. I would like to have lost it a little faster, but my doctor says if I lose it slowly, I have a better chance of keeping it off. I do not eat any white bread, and very little whole wheat. I eat veggies, and fruit. Never drink soft drinks or caffiene( I get crazy on caffiene). So I drink decaf ice tea, and my sweet stuff consists of sugar free pop cycles. They are great! I don't eat a lot of red meat. Love salads, but they tend to go straight through.
I take a B-Complex. I would probably lose faster if I got more excercise, but I have a bad hip. I still have a long way to go, and I do get discouraged sometimes. But it took a while to put this on and will take a while to get it off. Thanks for the encouragment.
this is a great place.
Posted by: RHTeacher, Saturday, October 22, 2005, 8:08pm; Reply: 76
Congratulations on the weight loss!  It sounds like you have things figured out pretty well.  I will let you inspire me to stay away from the grains as I'm sure that will help me to lose the weight that I need to lose.
Posted by: ELCarrier2005 (Guest), Monday, October 24, 2005, 3:29pm; Reply: 77
HI Everyone,
   This has been an encouraging thread to read, I join recently and have been on this plan for a little over 3 months.
    Before I started this plan I had been on Atkins for 5 years, lost 85 lbs the first year but nothing after that, I just stayed on it out of fear because it controlled my blood sugar and my blood pressure. I finall stopped controlling my blood pressure and I went in to try and have gastric by pass surgery. During surgery they found out I had a live problem and were unwilling to do the surgery as planned so fixed a hyernia and left is at that.
   I was really down for a long time, went to ediets and found a couple of people there that were on this plan and they were doing really well.
   For the first time in a really long time I lost weight, 31 lbs so far, I still must lose a lot of weight but feel hopeful again. I haven't lost the last three weeks but see from your posts that that is normal to slow down from time to time.
   I just wanted you all to know it means a lot to me to see that it is possible and all I have to do is keep on.  THANKS for the encouragement.  ;D

   GOD Bless you. :K)
     Elizabeth
Posted by: girly, Monday, October 24, 2005, 5:21pm; Reply: 78
Wow Elizabeth!!!
Have you kept the origonal 85 pounds off as well? plus another 31 pounds? regardless this is truley amazing good for you....what I wouldn't do to drop 31 pounds at least ( I know what a difference this makes) I also have about 88 pounds to lose....any pointers that have kept you motivated ...what is a typical day of food for you...what about exercise???
Posted by: 505 (Guest), Monday, October 24, 2005, 6:18pm; Reply: 79
Hello,  I am thankful for this thread too!  It is so nice to hear of everyone's progress with weight control.  As I have said in an earlier post I have followed the BTD for three years.  It has changed my life!   I have lost a substantial amount of weight by carefully watching portions per week and portion size as per BTD.  I have also been attending Overeaters Anonymous.  This has been most helpful.  You can check their web site and find out about meetings in your local area.  Once we loose this weight we want it off for good.  Keep up the good work everyone!!!   Loretta
http://www.oa.org/index.htm

Posted by: Lola, Monday, October 24, 2005, 7:57pm; Reply: 80
wonderful Elisabeth!
gradually lower your grain intake and up your veggies!!
the weight will start melting off, you ll see. )
Posted by: ELCarrier2005 (Guest), Monday, October 24, 2005, 8:39pm; Reply: 81
HI Girly, Yea I kept my original 85 off for which I am grateful, but when the blood pressure started going up I knew that I had to change something. Even with the 31 more lbs lost I have a long way to go but at least I feel hopeful now with this diet.

Lola, I will give that a try because I seem to have slowed down a little and wondered if I might be getting a little to much bread and cearel. How much grain should I be getting a day is what I get mixec up about. I would love to be able to say I'M MELTING. I'M MELTING :D ;D
(dance)

Loretta, How much have you lost, if it is ok to ask, I would be interested to know. Isn't it nice to find something that works for us.
Posted by: ELCarrier2005 (Guest), Monday, October 24, 2005, 8:52pm; Reply: 82
Girly, Sorry forgot to answer your question, most of my encouragement has come from God and from being around other who are working toward the same goal. I started at ediets after my surgery and they have been a lot of help but I also wanted more people who are on the same diet to be able to get feed back from others that are working on exactly what I am.
  I find not letting myself get to hungrey or to tired helps a lot and I am swimming 3-4 times a week and using my gazzle at home. I can only do 10 on the gazzle because it is hard to be on my feet for long but in the water I am almost up to an hour every time I go.
  For breakfast I like one egg, with tofu, fried in olive oil and soy sauce, oh yea don't forget to use a lot of grilled onions.
  Lunch is often a tuna sandwich with soy milk.
  Dinner is more grilled onions with either a turkey pattiy or vegie patty and plenty of vegies.
  For snacks I love to have a little peanut butter with an apple and sometime popcorn.
  My only problem is I think I get in a rut and might need a little varity. I friend of mine is moving here this next week and says she is going to teach me some new dishes. she has been on this for a few months longer then I and loves to play in the kitchen.
  Hope this was some help.

  Elizabeth
Posted by: 505 (Guest), Monday, October 24, 2005, 8:53pm; Reply: 83
Hi Elizabeth, You are on the right track! Keep up the good work. I have had to cut back to one serving of grain a day to loose the weight. Over the last three years I have lost 70# on the BTD. I feel wonderful.
Do you get regular exercise Elizabeth? I see you are very close to my same age. I walk each day and find it lifts my spirits and helps me loose the pounds. Loretta
Posted by: girly, Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 4:49am; Reply: 84
Hummmm....My girlfriend who lives in Singapore has been begging me to try O.A..she overcame bulemia...I think it's pride in my way...portions are a huge thing for me and I diffinately overeat...and usually avoids or neutrals that are a bad trigger....WHEAT..and SUGAR .I know O.A. believes in no flour or sugar.....this would be good for me. All this weight to lose 88 pounds and depression in the shadows...God give me the will to do it....
Posted by: greenfields, Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 5:15am; Reply: 85
Elizabeth,
Have you found out what your secretor status is? It is possible you could lose more weight if it turned out you are a non-secretor and need to make a few more dietary adjustments. Also, you might check out the latest BTD book on pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypoglycemia and answer the checklist to see if it fits for you - the refinements in there could also help if it turns out that's an issue. Sounds like you've already accomplished soooo much! I've lost 5 and have 30 to go myself. Best of luck to you.

And, girly, maybe someone has already mentioned this, but if it is at all possible to cut out the sugar and really limit the grains for a short period of time (like a week or so) - the cravings really do start to go away.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 12:30pm; Reply: 86
Quoted from ELCarrier2005
 ...I went in to try and have gastric by pass surgery. During surgery they found out I had a live problem and were unwilling to do the surgery as planned so fixed a hyernia and left is at that. Elizabeth

Elizabeth, just wanted to say that, to me, that really seems like a huge blessing in disguise.  I'm SO glad you did not end up getting the gastric bypass surgery.  It is so profoundly much better to approach weight management via diet and exercise than via stomach surgery.  Please take what happened as a blessing and a sign and don't consider that surgery again.  Even if you never lose as much weight as you want to by following any given diet, including the BTD (I'm still working away on my weight and I've been on the diet for years...but I was just thinking today, I wouldn't trade this diet for anything...details momentarily, but I'm in fragmented, run-on sentence mode here *lol*), it is still far preferable to be a little overweight but healthy, whole, and treating your body with respect.  I'm not at my ideal weight, but I'm healthy and even though the weight loss for me is never a linear process, like they say about the stock market, if you just don't panic and you stay the course, it ALWAYS ends up going in the right direction in the long run.  The BTD is all about the long run and not quick fixes that could end up hurting more in the long run, ya know?

I think you were truly blessed by that hernia, girl!!!
:) :K)

Posted by: 505 (Guest), Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 1:51pm; Reply: 87
[And, girly, maybe someone has already mentioned this, but if it is at all possible to cut out the sugar and really limit the grains for a short period of time (like a week or so) - the cravings really do start to go away.] This statement from Laurjen to Elizabeth is very true.  
Take a week off all white flour and white sugar and see if the cravings don't go away.  The bad thing it just takes one bite and you can go right back to the addiction again.  The feeling of a clean mind and body is so much better than the feeling of being out of control.   Loretta
Posted by: ELCarrier2005 (Guest), Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 1:16pm; Reply: 88
HI Girly, They are right, the one thing the Atkins did do for me all those years without carbs was take the cravings away and that means alot, since going on this diet it is even better, I feel more alive and have more energy.
 One thing about OA they don't tell you what to eat, sometimes members start things in their own clicks but OA wants you to find what works for you. I use to go once but the town I was in was to small to support that and I find more support here.

Leaping Greenly, At first I felt very bad about the surgery because I had been on Atkins for so and felt like I was doomed to be so big the rest of my life, but since starting this diet and having some success I am glad that it didn't work out the way it was suppose to. You see I still have more then 200 lbs to lose and I was having trouble moving much. Now that I have found a place to swim again my movement is improving and since starting the BTD my shape is changing. So I will be around for a long time.

Loretta, Yes I exercise by swimming three times a week and using my gazzle inbetween. I think it is important but sometimes I miss. A few have mentioned cutting grains so think I will try that for a bit because I haven't lost any weight for a couple of weeks.

Laurjen, I do not know my sector status and that will have to wait a bit but I am diabetic and have sent for the book, it will be here the day after my birthday next month so I am hoping that will help to, I wish I knew some of the differences now so I could work on them.

Thank you all for you interest it is really a help. ;D

Will come back later, hope you all doing great.

Elizabeth
Posted by: Diane_Hetke (Guest), Thursday, October 27, 2005, 1:50am; Reply: 89
I was on this program about 5 years ago, I went on for health reasons, in 33 days I lost 31lbs, I found that it was hard for me to stick to as I didnt have the support I needed from my family, the more I tried to stick to it the more my husband wanted to eat out, after 3 months I gave up, I have since put the wait back on and feel terrible, now I have decided with or with out the support of my family I will stick to this for my health. I have found a lady in my city that is also on it ,even though she is type O,  I am exited to have someone close for support.
                                                                                 Diane
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Thursday, October 27, 2005, 1:55am; Reply: 90
Quoted from Diane_Hetke
I was on this program about 5 years ago, I went on for health reasons, in 33 days I lost 31lbs, I found that it was hard for me to stick to as I didnt have the support I needed from my family, the more I tried to stick to it the more my husband wanted to eat out, after 3 months I gave up, I have since put the wait back on and feel terrible, now I have decided with or with out the support of my family I will stick to this for my health. I have found a lady in my city that is also on it ,even though she is type O, I am exited to have someone close for support.
Diane



WOW, that's one lb per day! Hope you have the strength to keep on it this time.
Posted by: girly, Thursday, October 27, 2005, 2:17am; Reply: 91
Elizabeth,
You are such an inspiration to me and somehow are giving me the drive to lick my "Obesity"  I really know how you feel I may have a bit less to lose ( 88 pounds) but I feel horrible and the thought is overwhelming.I have been on so many diets and have always failed and then I did a faith based weight loss program called weigh-down and it was great because nothing was of limits...You ate when you felt physical hunger, stopped when you were satisfied and only where allowed diet pop, water black coffee or tea in between hunger sensations....I saw people dropping weight ( 100's of pounds in some cases) This really messed with my mind because I really thought I deserved to eat everything and then I really dove in hunger or not!!
Anyway I really hope you can get the weight off too, keep us posted O.K ?
Posted by: greenfields, Thursday, October 27, 2005, 3:07am; Reply: 92
Elizabeth,
Hey, are you a Scorpio, too? :) Some of the differences off the top of my head...foods that improve insulin metabolism: mushrooms, walnuts, seafood, soy, and pineapple. Also, there are lots of super beneficial foods that really make you feel great like blackberries, blueberries, pineapple, plums, spinach, broccoli, artichokes, salmon, cod, pinto beans... Grains are listed as 1/2 cup dry per day for non-secretors, a bit more for secretors. The beneficial grains are basically amaranth, manna bread (my favorite), rice and rye.

Non-secretors are three times as likely to get diabetes, so I'm thinking that means there's a higher possibility of you being one. Green tea is also a super beneficial. Corn is a new avoid (if you've assumed you're a secretor) and I think the other big weight gain foods are similar to the other books: wheat, dairy, kidney beans, lima beans, and potatoes.

I had a tough time following this 7 days a week at first, so I only followed it about 5 and then found myself on the couch shaking by the weekend when I went off. It motivated me to push through the weekend and I feel awesome! And, my clothes feel just a teeny tiny bit looser - even if the scale's not showing it yet. Best of luck to you. I look forward to hearing your experiences when you get the book.
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Friday, October 28, 2005, 4:56pm; Reply: 93
This morning another 2 pounds gone! YES!
Posted by: greenfields, Saturday, October 29, 2005, 7:43pm; Reply: 94
Way to go, Sandra! So is that 8 pounds in 2 weeks? Wow!

I have a mini-success story, myself. I have been stuck at 180 for months (and sometimes a pound or two above). Then I upped my compliance both on the foods and the amounts. And I added in Tai Chi. I avoided the cheesecake at an event I went to (although I dreamed about it later that night!) and I brought my own lunch to a staff potluck. Those potluck foods lactually ooked painful and undesirable instead of tempting!

So here I am at that time of month when I usually gain two pounds, and instead I lost one and finally get to see the scale not rise up to 180, as I was 179 for two mornings in a row. I must say this ongoing dialog has been most encouraging and inspiring for me. Thanks to all!!!

PS Martian Sunset, what type of exercise do you do?
Posted by: ELCarrier2005 (Guest), Saturday, October 29, 2005, 10:33pm; Reply: 95
HI Everyone,
   I got my book a week and a half early, and you were right about all the changes. The one I was having a hard time with was cutting the grains a little but when I saw that wegies are unlimited I was very happy again, I have always loved wegies so this is a big plus in my book. ;D

   Laurjen - Congranulations on the weight lose, every little bit helps espiecally when you break a hold like that, I stayed over 400 for a long time and when I got to 394 felt like I should have a party so went to the Mohca Jave place down the street and got a large cup with cherry and vanilla and soy cream in it.  :o WOW was that good. I drop a pound this week as well and hope that next week will be better as I make the changes. I still had to bread yesterday but skipped the cereal and rice so that should help.

  I am really going to miss my popcorn on Monday nights with Star Gate SG1, it won't be the same. :(

   Girly - Hang in there I believe that together we can all do this and since I started losing weight again I am sure of it.

    Well, got to go, talk to you all later.

   
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Monday, October 31, 2005, 5:42pm; Reply: 96
Yesterday, my husband and I thought "oh what the heck, one pizza won't kill us" Boy were we sorry. Afterwards we both felt bloated and lousy and tired.
Hubby is not on BTD but he just eats low fat, no sugar, fresh veggies and fruit etc. He does ask me sometime "can I have this?" How should I know?? He's O, I'm A..... So now I have to keep track of two diet type. As if one isn't hard enough. (sigh...)  ;)

Anyway, so yesterday we both felt really bad. Won't be getting pizza any day soon again. It just shows me that what I am doing is good for me. But I still was a pound less then what I weighed yesterday, so I was fortunate the damage was limited.  :)
Posted by: Colleen, Monday, October 31, 2005, 6:08pm; Reply: 97
It's been a while since I've posted but I just wanted to add the since Labour Day this year I've dropped 15 pounds and lost 23 ... I gained some weight when I went on vacation and ate whatever for a few days.  I am now doing a para/candida cleanse and the number of times I eat a day has decreased.  Also, two weeks ago I adopted a 5 y/o yellow lab and we get outdoors to burn it off frequently ... no more excuses for not walking.

I also found out last week that much to my surprise, I am a Secretor, so my diet has changed but mostly to include things that are taboo right now.

Today I'm hungry for some reason???

I am doing a lot more cooking and meal planning!!  
Posted by: ELCarrier2005 (Guest), Monday, October 31, 2005, 8:59pm; Reply: 98
Sandra - I know how you feel, my husband is an O also and so I cook two ways, I know of a lady that has all four blood types in her family and she cooks for all of them so I guess we have it a little easier   ;)   Watch out for those pizzas they'll get you every time.

Colleen - What a great weight lose. Labs are the best dogs if you want a freind on a walk with you, they just love to go go go  ;D  HAve fun.
Posted by: SheriBerry, Monday, October 31, 2005, 10:08pm; Reply: 99
Ok.. it's Halloween here... I've got the candy ( really GOOD chocolate!) all ready for the trick or treaters.. and guess what??? I want to raid that bowl SOO BAD right now..

I'm sitting here eating some dried figs... it's helping.. but I was just about to say, what the heck.. I'll just have the candy... BUT NO!

I logged on and read the thread.. so even if I eat a few too many figs.. it's better than the candy, right??? I'll feel better later, right????

( I hope so! I do love Reeces.. lol)
Ok.. passed through another almost downfall.. went to  a small neighborhood Halloween party... all my old favorite foods were there... Tex Mex dip... halloween cookies with lots of icing... I actually picked up a chip.. though.. "oh well.. it's a holiday".. and then thankfully put it in the trash.. didn't even dip anything on it.. I  don't usually  have such a hard time, but I almost blew it.. glad  I didn't!!!
Posted by: Susana, Monday, October 31, 2005, 10:40pm; Reply: 100
Quoted from Colleen
I also found out last week that much to my surprise, I am a Secretor, so my diet has changed but mostly to include things that are taboo right now.

Today I'm hungry for some reason???



What have you added to your diet? Perhaps more grains? If so there is your answer :o

:K)

Posted by: Colleen, Tuesday, November 1, 2005, 5:47pm; Reply: 101
I found out what the problem was yesterday ... a supplement derived from WHEY !  Oh boy, did it play on me ... cravings and grumpy.  
Posted by: Colleen, Tuesday, November 1, 2005, 5:57pm; Reply: 102
I read somewhere out here yesterday (don't recall date of post) about leptins and how they can make or break your weight loss endeavours.  Can someone direct me to more info on this?  (Not lectins but leptins)  Thanks a bunch!
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 1, 2005, 11:45pm; Reply: 103
Colleen,
scroll and find a post by equipro, double click on her name,
then find all her latest posts in memberc enter.....you will find all the info you need on leptin.
Posted by: Colleen, Thursday, November 3, 2005, 3:25am; Reply: 104
Thanks lola ... much appreciated.
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Tuesday, November 8, 2005, 4:22pm; Reply: 105
Last week I was standing still with the weight loss, but since Sunday I've lost another 2 pounds. I knew it would go on. With other programs, I would have given up if my weight was the same for almost a week. But now I really don't care I feel better and that's really what matters.

I am having an off day today. I'm really tired, a slight headache and a slimy throat. Feels like I'm coming down with something. Could it be detoxing still you think? Or could it be that I had pepper on my food yesterday?
Ah well, this too will pass. Will get me some aloe though, because it helped me in the past to kick a cold.
Posted by: mhameline, Tuesday, November 8, 2005, 5:52pm; Reply: 106
Good job on your weight loss - and I hope you start feeling better soon!!
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 12:46pm; Reply: 107
This morning in comparison to yesterday again almost 1 pound gone. I keep a chart of my weight and ever since sunday morning it's been a straight line down. Sometimes 4 ounces, sometimes 2, sometimes 6 but every day it's less.

You think it's going too fast and that is why I felt so terrible yesterday? Or is my body getting the hang of it?
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 7:16pm; Reply: 108
take it slow and keep hydrated sandra!!
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 7:41pm; Reply: 109
Quoted from lola
take it slow and keep hydrated sandra!!


I am keeping hydrated big time, but I am not doing anything special. I am eating like a pig. My breakfast is twice the amount of what I was eating last week (when I was not losing any weight all week long).
Even my evening meal is quite large (lots of salad).
Should I eat more?

Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 8:57pm; Reply: 110
eat only what you need! )
and eat when you re hungry.
Posted by: Kristy (Guest), Thursday, November 10, 2005, 12:42am; Reply: 111
I'm gaining so far. Still trying to figure out what's good for me. I am also curious about other A's because Dr. D'Adamo says A's diet is a natural weight loss diet. I'm wondering, still, if grains aren't for me. I hope that's not the case because part of the appeal besides major health benefits is getting to eat grains.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 10, 2005, 1:00am; Reply: 112
try eating more compliant protein instead of grains and legumes.....
fish, chicken, turkey........how do you feel with those?
also tofu, tempeh, miso.......
lots of veggies

enjoy your fruit!!
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Thursday, November 10, 2005, 6:36pm; Reply: 113
Quoted from Kristy
I'm gaining so far. Still trying to figure out what's good for me. I am also curious about other A's because Dr. D'Adamo says A's diet is a natural weight loss diet. I'm wondering, still, if grains aren't for me. I hope that's not the case because part of the appeal besides major health benefits is getting to eat grains.


Kristy it's a matter of finding what works for you. I have obviously found what works for me, because at this moment I am losing weight like crazy.

Maybe you should try more smaller meals in the beginning. It's what I did in the beginning. Always had a snack in between meals and the meals were not as big as they are now. Now my meals are quite large and I don't snack in between anymore.

Lost another 2 ounces this morning. That is 6 pounds this week (starting sunday).  :o
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 10, 2005, 10:36pm; Reply: 114
Sandra it s good to hear a success story like yours!! )
Posted by: greenfields, Saturday, November 12, 2005, 7:09pm; Reply: 115
Kristy - As Sandra stated, it is a matter of finding out what works for you. One idea is to replace grains at a meal with your favorite type of acceptable beans (black beans, pinto beans, etc.). This has done wonders for me.

Sandra - I love checking in and reading that you keep losing weight - such an inspiration!

I have kept my recent 1-2 pounds off, but again, it seems to be s l o w, as it has been three weeks at the new weight. My question to all you long timers is... does it keep coming off if you stick to the diet or do you have to do more? I have started to reach the minimum exercise requirements - walking 2x a week and tai chi 2x a week - but I'm going to try to amp the tai chi up more as sometimes I only do 20 minutes. I don't know what else I can do to speed this up. At one pound a month I would reach my goal weight in 2007.

Also, thanks to whomever questioned me in the past about whether my naturopath supported the BTD. The one I saw supported, but didn't necessarily follow or promote. I have since switched to a naturopath who actually puts her patients on the BTD! And, lo and behold, she seems to be an incredible doctor! Good litmus test, I'd say.
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Saturday, November 12, 2005, 9:52pm; Reply: 116
Well now, it seems that eating avoids is really bad for the weight loss. Thursday morning I was in a rush to leave the house so I made the instant oatmeal from Quaker. I figured that since I had been eating it for over two years and never had problems I would not hurt me. However the instant oatmeal has a few avoids (guar gum being one of them). When I have the time I just take natural oatmeal (no additives) add my raisins, nuts, some dark brown sugar and my soy milk and make that. But it takes a little longer then the instant.

Well Friday I had diarrhea and no weight loss. Bummer. And today I actually gained a little weight. Bigger bummer.

So I am back to being compliant and hope next week the weight loss will continue where it left off thursday.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, November 13, 2005, 2:42am; Reply: 117
cross my fingers!)
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Friday, November 25, 2005, 3:41pm; Reply: 118
Thankfully I'm back on track again. All last week my weight was jumping up and down like a jojo. I have no idea why. All in all I only lost 2 ounces in one week.

But since Tuesday things have been going down again and I've lost another 2 pounds as of this morning.

My body is just weird!  ::)
Posted by: greenfields, Saturday, November 26, 2005, 7:06pm; Reply: 119
I've been finding there are little sneaky avoids in foods that I hadn't noticed before. I bought organic turkey slices (no nitrites) yesterday, only to discover there was that carrageenan stuff in them! Carrageenan and guar gum are listed in the BTD diabetes (pre-diabetes, hypoglycemia) book as being bad for blood sugar regulation. I'm finding I wasn't as compliant with the avoids as I thought I was!

But this web site has really helped me in this area!!! Thanks to all. ;D

I've been stuck at 178 for about a month now. This morning I got on the scale and it briefly registered at 176, and my eyes almost popped out of my head! :o I ate way too much dairy last night (albeit compliant dairy), so I was really surprised. Then I remembered that I had actually sprung for an organic pineapple (very expensive) and ate a bunch of it and had gotten rid of lots of "water" throughout the night - much more than usual. I know pineapple is supposed to help with water regulation, so I'm thinking that's where the extra pounds disappeared to! We'll see if it stays, though. Oh, and the scale did sort of creep up to 177 after, but still, any movement downwards makes me happy! :)
Posted by: gorillita (Guest), Monday, November 28, 2005, 12:47am; Reply: 120
Started June 1, probably 70-80% compliant in June and July, then gradually more compliant until my mid-September I was 99% complaint and still am.  66 pounds lost as of today.  34 more to get where I want to be.  All health problems but my ever-present skin issues and an occasional "thick" (mucousy) throat gone (acid reflux, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, lower back pain, sinus).  I'm sold - this is the way I will eat for life.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, November 28, 2005, 2:51am; Reply: 121
great results! )
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, November 28, 2005, 8:36am; Reply: 122
:'( :'( :'( call me miss piggie ;) I gain and gain ..its' terrifique :P
Posted by: Susana, Monday, November 28, 2005, 1:20pm; Reply: 123
Quoted from ISA-MANUELA
:'( :'( :'( call me miss piggie ;) I gain and gain ..its' terrifique :P


:o ??)

ISA  :K)

What are you doing? Are you compliant? With ingredients? With portions? With frequencies? With AB excercise?

:K)
Posted by: Susana, Monday, November 28, 2005, 1:37pm; Reply: 124
On Sundays I generally have lunch at the same restaurant.

One of the waitres has had a weight problem since I starget going 5 years ago.

We have some times talked about diets and she always mentioned how it was imposible to loose weight bla bla bla... the usual. I mentioned BTD over a year ago but she did nothing about it.

Yesterday, She was serving the table beside mine. She was looking sensational :o :o :o

We were sitting in a terrace with with a beautifu sunny day so nothing could be hidden ;D

She seemed so much smaller and tighter. She was walking straight, energetically... Wao! what is she on? i wondered. She even saluted with the most charismatic, happy smiles and tone of voice. ??)

At the end of the meal she questined me very politely why i did not have cauliflower

"Because it does not suit my body" I answered.

She said, " I thought it was something like that. I am on a diet based on the blood type..........."

So this was the reason. I understood inmediately ;D

She has been on BTD for 2 months with the help of a natural Dr. Has not lost too much weight in pounds (I can not remember what she said). She says she is taking it slowly, but the difference is hudge. believe me, I do notice those things. Even my husband observed how good she looked. "Even her mood has improved" he said. She was generaly grumpy when she had to do a little extra work.

She is not doing exercise (other than her job) as it is high season here and work is very demanding with crazy schedules.

I was once again sold on to the BTD ;D 8)

:K)

PS. She is O+
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, November 28, 2005, 10:03pm; Reply: 125
::)  :D ;D fine story ;)
. I am compliant in mostly of all cases but I do have my caf in the morning and
I don't exercise much, yes I agree, ok...... but I didn't changed lots of my portions or intakes..so far, it is even less.... and I can't see any weightloss.... normally one might take notice that it is nornmal to loose weight if you don't eat to much; I never will have
the amounts recommended because if I do so... I'll be quicker a tonnelada whithin weeks.....that don't works with me!!!
and must be honest, all healthparameters have been checked and are more than ok :D
ok pr-menopsy's ::) :X :o  I guess
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Friday, December 9, 2005, 1:40pm; Reply: 126
Tuesday evening I ate a 100% compliant meal, and yesterday as well, I've lost 4 pounds since Tuesday morning.  :o

I also had my fat percentage measured by my ostheopath and in two weeks I lost 0.1 % of fat. Which is good because my fat percentage is 46.5% (oh yeah I know waaaaaaaaaaay too high). And that was even before I had my 100% compliant meal.

Anyway after being at a standstill for a while I am glad things are moving again.
Posted by: Susana, Friday, December 9, 2005, 4:46pm; Reply: 127
Sandra,

You are a true inspiration :K)

Well doen and keep on going 8)

:K)
Posted by: Susana, Friday, December 9, 2005, 4:52pm; Reply: 128
oops! Sorry ISA :B,

I knew I had asked you the question but could not figure where to read your answer.

"Weight loss" thread of course :B

I suppose It is menopause :o You are too young ;D

You have the alternative of exercising more.

Now with your new wings, I mean wheels, you may loose some 8) I am hoping your cortisol levels do not increase. Are AB's like A's with cortisol?

:K)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 9, 2005, 9:28pm; Reply: 129
Sandra,
congratulations! )
there are no secrets......here s what Dr D tells us in lesson 8 of the tutorial on plateaus:
''..............lectins blocking insulin receptors on the surface of cells do not willingly let go. Patience and minimizing the use of  all avoid foods is called for during this healing period.''

well done!!
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/8.htm
Posted by: gorillita (Guest), Friday, December 9, 2005, 9:46pm; Reply: 130
I am sorry some folk don't to hear about Os because we are very proud of our results!  I am an O who has written before.  But the update is I've lost 72 pounds as of today - in about 5 months.  I look great, feel wonderful, have no ailments anymore (had manyt o start) and enjoy the compliments I get.  Clothes are fun for the first time.  I know I have at least 30 more to go, but since this is a lifetime commitment, I trust that when I've reached my ideal weight, my body will stop losing and settle in.  This is beyond awesome.  I'm at the point where I can't imagine not wanting to be compliant.  Comfort foods?  I used to think that way about popcorn, hot bread, mashed potatoes - now I see there's no "comfort" in having ailments and being too heavy to enjoy life.  THIS is comfort!
Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 9, 2005, 9:49pm; Reply: 131
so happy for you! )
Posted by: typebdiet, Saturday, December 10, 2005, 3:07pm; Reply: 132
It seems like a lot of you who have lost weight have had a lot to lose.  I am high normal, in that I am near the top of my weight range for height, but not considered overweight.  I would like to lose 15-20 lbs. ideally, but have not been able to lose anything on this diet unless I am 100% compliant.  If I use avoids, I regain any of the weight I lost.  So I haven't lost much.

Do any of you who are not clinically overweight, but want to lose weight, have this problem?

Gail
Posted by: gorillita (Guest), Saturday, December 10, 2005, 3:39pm; Reply: 133
I think you answered your own question: "but have not been able to lose anything on this diet unless I am 100% compliant.  If I use avoids, I regain any of the weight I lost."

This is not a diet - it's a health plan.  Be 100% compliant and don't eat avoids.  This is a lifetime eating program - not like all the diets where you do it until you lose, then start slowly re-introducing what you weren't eating during the diet.  Avoids cause weight gain - period.  

If you look at this as a health plan and not a diet and commit to eat this way for life, you'll not only lose the weight and keep it off, but you'll get healthier and healthier and have more and more energy.  Best wishes for success . . .
Posted by: 1319 (Guest), Sunday, December 11, 2005, 2:05am; Reply: 134
Hello, I have lost 8 pounds in 4 weeks just by following the Arthritis A diet, not the weight loss diet. I do watch quantities too, but I am rarely hungry inbetween meals anymore, so I only snack on what I need to snack on to get my nutrients, so basically no cravings. I have fallen off a bit, but I have not gained back. Been on the BTD for almost 6 weeks, I lost the 8 pounds in the first 4 and remain steady now.
Posted by: 1319 (Guest), Sunday, December 11, 2005, 2:08am; Reply: 135
Quoted from gorillita

If you look at this as a health plan and not a diet and commit to eat this way for life, you'll not only lose the weight and keep it off, but you'll get healthier and healthier and have more and more energy. Best wishes for success . . .


Very well put and so so true. I started mine as a health plan, but the weight loss was a bonus!

Posted by: typebdiet, Monday, December 12, 2005, 12:52am; Reply: 136
Thanks Gorillita.

Avoiding the avoids is SO hard sometimes.  I actually started the BTD to gain energy, feel better, etc.  The diet has helped, but the weight loss is not working.  I guess I'll have to commit to avoiding all avoids.

Gail
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Monday, December 12, 2005, 4:02am; Reply: 137
If you avoid the avoids your energy levels will be even higher and you will feel even better.
Posted by: Susana, Monday, December 12, 2005, 10:49am; Reply: 138
Quoted from typebdiet

Do any of you who are not clinically overweight, but want to lose weight, have this problem?


There was a thread some time ago with this issue. It was mostly B's that seem to have the problem of loosing the few extra pounds. Do a little search it may still be there.

:K)
Posted by: Susana, Monday, December 12, 2005, 10:59am; Reply: 139
Quoted from gorillita
I am sorry some folk don't to hear about Os because we are very proud of our results! I am an O who has written before. But the update is I've lost 72 pounds as of today - in about 5 months. I look great, feel wonderful, have no ailments anymore (had manyt o start) and enjoy the compliments I get. Clothes are fun for the first time. I know I have at least 30 more to go, but since this is a lifetime commitment, I trust that when I've reached my ideal weight, my body will stop losing and settle in. This is beyond awesome. I'm at the point where I can't imagine not wanting to be compliant. Comfort foods? I used to think that way about popcorn, hot bread, mashed potatoes - now I see there's no "comfort" in having ailments and being too heavy to enjoy life. THIS is comfort!


Gorillita, What a wonderful post. Thanks :K)

Posted by: greenfields, Sunday, December 18, 2005, 7:27pm; Reply: 140
By finally getting rid of the last of the avoids - mostly the gums and carageenan - I have lost another 2 lbs after a month and a half long plateau. Total lost so far is 9 lbs. and the big bonus is that I am now "marginally overweight" instead of "overweight" and am only 11 lbs. away from falling into the upper edge of the "healthy" catagory according to the BMI. I have also upped my compliance of beneficials and am starting to naturally prefer the taste to most neutrals.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, December 18, 2005, 9:54pm; Reply: 141
very nice results obtained by tweaking your diet a notch!!!!
great job!
Posted by: greenfields, Sunday, December 18, 2005, 10:07pm; Reply: 142
Thanks, Lola. :)
It was only because of info I found on this web site that I was able to do so!
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, December 18, 2005, 10:27pm; Reply: 143
;)
wonderful!
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Monday, January 2, 2006, 1:01am; Reply: 144
Okay as of today I have lost 57 pounds in total and approx. 40 of those in the last 2 months on BTD. I still have at times that I don't lose any weight for a week or more and then I lose 6 to 8 pounds in one week. Ah well, as long as it keeps going down. At least now I don't get disappointed when I don't lose any weight and most of the times I know the cause (an avoid  ::) ).

My exercise regime has gone up from 5 minutes 3 months ago to 1 and a half hours today.  :o
Won't do that every day because I simply don't have the time, but it's nice to see so much improvement.

All I have to do now is really get the hang of being a nonnie. Lots of things that were beneficial are now neutral, and I haven't had the time yet to find out exactly what and what I should change.

Only 103 pounds to go and then I'm at the weight I want to be. I'm hoping to be there in September.
Posted by: Red Meat Eater, Monday, January 2, 2006, 1:58am; Reply: 145
Quoted from Susana


Last summer, on holiday with my family, my sister and her husband saw me loose 12 pounds in 15 days. They saw how I had copious breakfasts, lunches and dinners. I actually ate more than them and I was not really fat to start with (143 pounds and 5'8 ) so weight loss is harder.



You must be tiny.  I'm 5'9 and currently about 143 and I'm only a size 4.  

Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 2, 2006, 2:06am; Reply: 146
sandra,
I m glad to hear you re doing so well!! )
Posted by: Susana, Friday, January 6, 2006, 11:03am; Reply: 147
Hi Angie,

Welcome! You will certainly loose weight with this program.

Which book do you have? It is important you follow portion/frequencies and stay low on the grains and legumes.

You may also want to know your secretor status as it will help you refine your diet. Also, if you go to NAP store (home) there is a package available for weight loss.

Stick around and you will get plenty of advice.

Best wishes,

:K)
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, January 7, 2006, 12:28am; Reply: 148
make those meals protein and veggies whenever possible, including breakfast,
forget about the carbs, legumes, grains for a bit, so you begin to see changes in how your clothes fit!)
Posted by: Poly, Saturday, January 7, 2006, 2:32pm; Reply: 149
Hi Angie and wellcome!

Protein you'll find in meat and eggs. It's also found in legumes, but meat is the primary souce for protein for us O's. :)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, January 7, 2006, 3:00pm; Reply: 150
Poly- what about fish?- cod, salmon etc should be good for a O- if she likes fish
Posted by: Poly, Saturday, January 7, 2006, 3:15pm; Reply: 151
Oops my bad - don't know why I forgot that. I love fish (but not salmon, ick! :P)

Thanks for correcting me! :)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, January 7, 2006, 7:17pm; Reply: 152
:-)
Posted by: Angie0308 (Guest), Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 5:47am; Reply: 153
Hi. I started eating 3 good meals and something in between 4 days ago. I noticed a change. I eat 2 hardboiled eggs for breakfast, salad and chicken for lunch, and chicken and salad for dinner. Oh and a banana and v8 for the something in between. For weight loss should I add something else or take something away? Anything for help would be good....drinking only water too....am I going about this the right way? Any tips would be great!! ;(disappointed)(disappointed)
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Thursday, January 26, 2006, 9:41pm; Reply: 154
I have now lost in total 66 pounds (30 kilo's) and my fat percentage went from 46.5% in December to 44.6% today.

So that means I have lost real fat!!!
Posted by: Oonu, Thursday, January 26, 2006, 11:00pm; Reply: 155
I had started on Jan 1/06 and have tried to stick to it, and I have lost 10 lbs. in 3 weeks.

I haven't had any cravings or wanted to stray since I started.  Although over the weekend I did make some red meat, as I was having guest for dinner and I tell you I won't do that again!  My stomach did not like it one bit!  I shall be sticking to my food list!

I'll keep you informed as to any further weight loss!

Cheers!
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 27, 2006, 2:30am; Reply: 156
great results! keep them up....)
how much weight do you still need to loose?
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 27, 2006, 2:33am; Reply: 157
Angie0308,
I just saw your post from the 10th.

how are you doing?
have you lost weight?
Posted by: greenfields, Saturday, February 25, 2006, 9:58pm; Reply: 158
This has been such a fascinating process for me...

I decided that this time I wanted permanent weight loss, so I have only done things that I know I can keep up for the rest of my life. Dr. D wrote something in his book on Diabetes to the effect that the biggest indicator of failure was doing too much too fast (or something like that) - and remembering this has also helped me.

I have been losing weight rather slowly, but consistently. It has been about 9 months since I really focused on the BTD and I have lost a total of 16 lbs. now. Even though that is only about 2 lbs. a month - it really does add up over time!

My blood sugar is regulated, my blood pressure is now normal, I can exercise consistently on a weekly basis, my energy is better, I hardly ever get sick - I just feel so much better overall!!!

I still have 5 more lbs. on the "generous" BMI scale until I hit the upper end of "normal", or 12 lbs. the not-so-generous scale - but now I actually see myself getting there. And I haven't had to suffer to do so. This way of eating is very satisfying.   :)
Posted by: lstreat, Friday, March 3, 2006, 3:55pm; Reply: 159
I'm so glad I found this thread!
I really need to lose 100lb plus and I am struggeling right now. I am trying to follow the BTD doing great during the day but have a hard time in the evening. I love sweets and love my bread but I am really trying to stay off wheat and diary. I have an 8 year old at home so it's hard not to have any avoids in the house. I have an underactive thyroid and have been on meds for over 20 years now. I don't think they are working anymore!  I find my emotional state is all over the place I can get real down on myself cry easily and I could have some really angry outbursts! PMS lets not even talk about it! I love hearing all your success stores it's really modivating. Can the A's out there who have lost weight post menus on what has worked for them. I would love to hear what you are all eating. I don't eat very much during the day, I can get by on grapefruit for breakfast and salad or lentil/bean soup for lunch my problem is when I get home. I start off very good but seem to fall off the wagon all the time. Help!

Keep out the good work everyone it's very encouraging !

Laura
Posted by: Don, Friday, March 3, 2006, 4:16pm; Reply: 160
Laura, Your problem may be that you need to start off your day with a higher protein breakfast. Also breafast should be your biggest meal of the day. Dr. D recommends this in LR4YT for type As.

A higher protein breakfast will help stop your cravings later in the day.
Posted by: lstreat, Friday, March 3, 2006, 5:13pm; Reply: 161
Thanks for your reply Don. You did mention that to me on another post. I have started incorporating some protein at breakfast (peanut butter) and will try to add more animal protein for lunch. I used to be a snacker in between meals but I don't really need anything during the day. I just have a problem in the evening, always have. It's not so much that I'm hungry I think it's emotional eating but that's another story!

Laura
Posted by: greenfields, Monday, March 13, 2006, 5:43am; Reply: 162
Laura,
I was going to say the same thing Don did. I either eat a large bowl of oatmeal with unsweetened soymilk (Eden or Westsoy brand to not have avoids) and walnuts or sometimes I will have an egg with rye toast and ghee. I try to get my animal protein in at lunch and then eat dinner as early as possible. Emotional eating is a challenge (been there), but balancing out sugar levels and eating better really does help even with that.
Best of luck to you on your journey!
Posted by: catlawyer, Monday, March 20, 2006, 5:27pm; Reply: 163
Quoted from laurjen
Elizabeth,
Corn is a new avoid (if you've assumed you're a secretor) and I think the other big weight gain foods are similar to the other books: wheat, dairy, kidney beans, lima beans, and potatoes.


Hi Laurjen - just found this post where you mention that corn is a new avoid for A secretors??  Can you tell me more about that?  Trying to keep up with the avoids and beneficials for us A's ...  ??)
Posted by: KimonoKat, Monday, March 20, 2006, 5:36pm; Reply: 164
laurjen,

If you are dealing with a weight issue, I would highly recommend getting your secretor status tested.  This would be a big step in fine tuning your diet for optimum results. It just may be the key that jump starts some weight loss, and ends those food cravings.

If there are any other health issues you are dealing with, then I'd further recommend picking up an appropriate Health Series book, and following the further refinement of your diet might make the difference you need.

I can only give the example of myself.  After following the Arthritis Program as written since December 17th, I can take a two mile walk joint pain free.  I couldn't even get out of the CAR before that date without pain.  My arthritis virtually disappeared but my weight stayed the same.

When I finally accepted the fact that I have candida, I really have made a concentrated effort to virtually cut out all sugar (even beneficial ones), and the weight is finally starting to come off, combined with a continual exersize plan.

Sometimes we have to take baby steps.  But eventually, those baby steps add up to noticable progress.
Posted by: Drea, Monday, March 20, 2006, 6:27pm; Reply: 165
Quoted from catlawyer


Hi Laurjen - just found this post where you mention that corn is a new avoid for A secretors??  Can you tell me more about that?  Trying to keep up with the avoids and beneficials for us A's ...  ??)


Yeah, I'd be interested to know as well. The TypeBase says it's a Neutral for A secs, and Avoid for everyone else.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Monday, March 20, 2006, 6:40pm; Reply: 166
Corn:

Here's how it stacks up in the Menopause and ALLERGIES Health Series Library Books:

Corn Oil is an avoid for everybody.

Corn becomes a "Neutral Infrequent" for all Type A's.

Cornmeal becomes a "Neutral Infrequent" for A Secretors, and AVOID for every other Type.

So, imho, if you are dealing with a health issue, avoid corn, and corn byproducts.
Posted by: Drea, Monday, March 20, 2006, 6:46pm; Reply: 167
Quoted from KimonoKat
Corn:

Here's how it stacks up in the Menopause and ALLERGIES Health Series Library Books:

Corn Oil is an avoid for everybody.

Corn becomes a "Neutral Infrequent" for all Type A's.

Cornmeal becomes a "Neutral Infrequent" for A Secretors, and AVOID for every other Type.

So, imho, if you are dealing with a health issue, avoid corn, and corn byproducts.


Thanks KimonoKat, and *waaaaaaa* :'(. Pretty soon, Mexican will be out all together. Perhaps I should practice my Spanish enough to be able to say: "can I have the inside of a burrito without the tortilla?"
Posted by: Lola, Monday, March 20, 2006, 6:52pm; Reply: 168
el burrito, sin tortilla porfavor!! lol

on top of lettuce leaves instead = sobre hojas de lechuga!)

Spanish lesson N.I........
Posted by: Drea, Monday, March 20, 2006, 6:53pm; Reply: 169
Quoted from lola
el burrito, sin tortilla porfavor!! lol

on top of lettuce leaves instead = sobre hojas de lechuga!)

Spanish lesson N.I........

Thanks Lola, I knew I could count on you! :K)
Posted by: catlawyer, Monday, March 20, 2006, 7:01pm; Reply: 170
Quoted from outdoordrea


Perhaps I should practice my Spanish enough to be able to say: "can I have the inside of a burrito without the tortilla?"


Oh man that is funny - but also sad for us!  I love mexican food, but so many avoids in it!!  
:'(
Posted by: purdey (Guest), Monday, March 20, 2006, 9:27pm; Reply: 171
Isn't it ironic how we love foods that are Avoids, and then one day somebody said "count your blessings you are an O" if it means being fortunate that we can have meat, I am stumped, I could practically live on veggies - love them to death :-) and trying to avoid cheeses is near impossible for me....but having said that it is the cheeses that make me put on weight - so these are the choices we are faced with :-) :K) :o
Posted by: greenfields, Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 7:58pm; Reply: 172
Quoted Text
Elizabeth,
Corn is a new avoid (if you've assumed you're a secretor) and I think the other big weight gain foods are similar to the other books: wheat, dairy, kidney beans, lima beans, and potatoes.


You know, I don't remember if I posted that and don't have time to go back and check, but I'm guessing that if I did, I meant corn is an avoid for non-secretors, so if you thought you were a secretor and found out you were a non-secretor instead, it would be a new avoid for you. My understanding is that the actual vegetable, corn, is neutral for A secretors and an avoid for non-secretors. As for all other corn products, I think someone else here did a nice job of listing those.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 7:24am; Reply: 173
::) Sandra =wwooooooow....and :K)(clap)(clap)(clap)(clap)(dance)(sunny) super for your weightloss!!!! Congrats :D
Posted by: mikendomsmum, Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 3:01pm; Reply: 174
Quoted from Colleen

My cravings disappeared on this way of life and that's a huge bonus for me.



I know this is an elderly post but my cravings are dissappearing too!  There was pie in the house last night. Pie is one of my favorite foods.  I didn't even want it.  Not even a little bit.  
This is good because I need to lose 15-20 pounds.  I think it's time to start to cut that calories.  
Posted by: drose10276 (Guest), Friday, March 24, 2006, 12:00am; Reply: 175
[b][/b]I started on the BTD Jan of 2004.I went from 287 pounds and at 237 now.I have never had much success with maintaining a weight loss but with the BTD although I am doing it slowly its staying off.I feel better less tired although a hectic caretaker life I have the energy now to deal with the day to day. :)

Posted by: Lola, Friday, March 24, 2006, 12:07am; Reply: 176
drose10276,
....................
welcome!)
get acquainted with the forum and all features
of this website.
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-if you want to add information below your avatar setting, such as Rh +/-, by going to the Profile Information section in the Member Center and typing in the Personal Message box.  You can also create a Signature of any other information you want to share that will go at the bottom of every message you post.
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Posted by: drose10276 (Guest), Friday, March 24, 2006, 12:15am; Reply: 177
TY for the welcome I will get it all set up as I learn!
Posted by: Lola, Friday, March 24, 2006, 12:17am; Reply: 178
great!
ask any question you want.......
all those on line will be happy to help!
congratulations on your weight loss......keep up the good work!
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