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Posted by: Rex, Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 1:23pm
I used to think of food as my "Foe"...it's only purpose was to make me fat...but now, I welcome food as my "Friend".  I'm healthier than I have ever been and in spite of the fact than I am eating more than ever (compliant foods of course) I have not gained an ounce and my energy level is over the top. Just want to share my good news.
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 1:40pm; Reply: 1
You are so right Rex and I am so glad that there is this forum with all these wonderful people who share this with us.  More and more people are 'getting it' everyday.  

When people start to 'dis' this way of life I look them straight in the eye and ask them 'Do you know anyone with food allergies?' and so far, all of them have said 'yes'.  I reply 'Then why do you think this diet is so far fetched?'  Most of them don't have an answer.  Some try to say that it can't be all that easy.  I reply 'Read the book, do the work(from somebody famous ;))...and don't knock it until you have done  it.'  And I mean actually done it...not just sort of.  ;)

Debra :)
Posted by: Vicki, Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 2:53pm; Reply: 2
Rex, right on!

More food, more energy, more health...
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 8:00pm; Reply: 3
You're my inspiration, Rex!  (sunny)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 3:46am; Reply: 4
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When people start to 'dis' this way of life I look them straight in the eye and ask them....

...-do you know REX-!!! ;D ;D(dance)(clap)
JUST YOU WAIT!!!! ;)
Posted by: Possum, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 6:32am; Reply: 5
Ditto 5x!!!! Way to go Rex!!
Posted by: Rex, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 7:45pm; Reply: 6
OMG...You guys are so kind...You inspire me too.  Maintaining good health is extremely important and I am willing to go to great lengths to stay at the high level that I'm at now.  During Christmas week, I was invited to a breakfast party...I brought a few of my own SR4YT tea bags (the host supplied me with hot water & a cup) and I had one of my NAP protein bars to go with my tea.  I even brought a few bars to offer as my contribution to the goodie table.  I didn't see anyone reach to try one while I was there but perhaps after I left someone was curious enough to taste one.  They know me as the one who "doesn't eat"...but they're so wrong...I do eat...I just don't eat the usual "junk" food that everyone else goes for.  I heard a few guests talk about the meds that they take for various ailments...I don't take any meds at all...compliant foods are all the "meds" that I need.  I never succumb to temptation or pressure from any outside source no matter how hard they pressure me by saying, "just take a taste" or "just a little bite won't hurt you"...I love being sociable and my friends for the most part have learned to accept me just as I am.  I even bring my own tea to restaurants, because most only serve Lipton Orange Pecoe.  My DH will make an exception at parties but as I've already said...he's really doing so well...once I get him back home...it's back to being compliant...all of his own choice...I don't impose this on him...he wants me to help him.
Posted by: SoulfulLori, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 7:49pm; Reply: 7
Wow Rex!  I'm so inspired.  Question...how long have you been doing this and do you ever slip or feel like it is hard to be around others and the noncompliant foods?
Posted by: Golfzilla, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 7:59pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from Debra+
You are so right Rex and I am so glad that there is this forum with all these wonderful people who share this with us.  More and more people are 'getting it' everyday.  

When people start to 'dis' this way of life I look them straight in the eye and ask them 'Do you know anyone with food allergies?' and so far, all of them have said 'yes'.  I reply 'Then why do you think this diet is so far fetched?'  Most of them don't have an answer.  Some try to say that it can't be all that easy.  I reply 'Read the book, do the work(from somebody famous ;))...and don't knock it until you have done  it.'  And I mean actually done it...not just sort of.  ;)

Debra :)


That is really a great way to get someone thinking D+ - great job!
Posted by: Rex, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 8:09pm; Reply: 9
SoufulLori...In answer to your questions:  I started here in May 2007. No, I never slip and I never feel like it's hard to be around others and the noncompliant foods.  I just use my strong will-power and my strong resolve not to fail.  
Posted by: SoulfulLori, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 8:18pm; Reply: 10
Bravo Rex! :)
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 8:30pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Rex
No, I never slip and I never feel like it's hard to be around others and the noncompliant foods.  I just use my strong will-power and my strong resolve not to fail.  


I fully support you in this attitude, Rex.  I think maybe you (and myself, too) have lived long enough to see what it feels like to have our health begin to slip away.  There is no quality of life without good health!  

It is easy to stay compliant, when we understand that the quality of our life is in our own hands.  period.
Posted by: SoulfulLori, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 8:40pm; Reply: 12
Well said Victoria.  I can honestly say that in the past I've been very guilty of trying "not to offend a host" and eating with the crowd.  In the end, I always went home feeling sullied and in the morning I was sluggish and not on my game.  Maybe other people can get away with poor choices but I know without a doubt I cannot and it isn't worth it.  Last night my hubby brought home a box of candy a parent gave him for the holidays and I looked at it and for once was truly repulsed.  I physically shuddered.  My hubby asked me what was wrong and I said that "the candy box represents depression and fatigue to me and I finally have had enough of that".  It totally turned me off.

Thanks ladies, you are helping me make this concrete in my mind.
Posted by: Rex, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 9:00pm; Reply: 13
SoufulLori...Just "believe" that you can do it and you will...it may take a bit of trying but you can do it if you set your mind to it.  Just keep your guard up & when you recognize the saboteur...you should be able to resist.  I set-up a new fax/phone today.  This was a difficult because I'm not very good at it but just like I do here...I "believed" that I could do it...I tried hard...it took me almost two hours to get it set-up correctly but the bottom line is that I got the job done...& I feel good about myself for having accomplished it.  Belief, resolve, don't quit...my motto.
Posted by: SoulfulLori, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 9:09pm; Reply: 14
Thanks Rex...I BELIEVE!  Hee....

Seriously, yes, I do believe really.  When the pain gets bad enough I move and well, I've reached that point.  I used to do pretty well by myself but since I've gotten married and had instant family with 2 step-kids, I got caught up in focusing on everyone else and stopped believing anything made a difference.  Now I see clearly what a difference my resolve or lack there of makes.

Congrats on the phone thingy.  Really dislike doing that sort of thing myself but when you gotta get it done you gotta do it.  

Now go fax your heart out.  :)
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 10:45pm; Reply: 15
Next conference in 2011, I, we, all of us,  really do want to meet you Rex.  Like I said for the last one...you don't have to actually go...although, believe me, that is an energizing experience in itself.   Ask Mayflowers, she came for one day.  :D

And Bill too.  ;)

Debra :)
Posted by: kittykar1, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 10:54pm; Reply: 16
Yah Rex!!! You go!!! :D
Posted by: Rex, Thursday, January 7, 2010, 11:45pm; Reply: 17
If I'm not off somewhere on the high seas cruising around when the next conference is called for, I'll try to make it.  A main reason that I want to stay in shape is because when we cruise, I'm the only deck hand that my "Captain" has onboard & I need to be in tip-top shape to handle the lines.  I love boating.

I'd like to meet you guys too.  We've been forum friends for so long now, it's past time for a big group hug.   It warms my heart to see so many new faces here...the word must be getting around.
Posted by: Sharon, Friday, January 8, 2010, 12:19am; Reply: 18
I've been noticing that the word is getting around. There is a buzz in the air about Dr. D's work!
Posted by: Possum, Friday, January 8, 2010, 9:40am; Reply: 19
Quoted from Sharon
I've been noticing that the word is getting around. There is a buzz in the air about Dr. D's work!
Sounds like my husband's office staff are all getting interested... I can't take all the credit ;)
My dear man even finally got blood tests for a few things done today, including blood type... CANNOT WAIT to get the results... 8) ;)

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