PETALIA   76,138
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"I'm strong to the finish cause I eats me spinach."
"I'm strong to the finish cause I eats me spinach."



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Member Since: 2/18/2011

SparkPoints: 76,138

Fitness Minutes: 113,360

My Goals:
Okay. Something personal. 10 years of severe health difficulties. Still messed-up but not as much as before. Too many bad meds. General health and metabolism shot. Past: bit too thin, working too hard, not eating. Present goals: learning what and how to eat and how to sleep. Movement and balance again. Straightening out the metabolic disaster. Learning I have a body.

Phase II, 3 months later: General health and metabolism good; a little underweight. Current goals: maintain and improve overall wellness with this new awareness SP has helped me with, continue the struggle for sleep. Gain some more muscles!

My Program:
6.10.11: 17.3% BF. Lower BF to 15% by September.
6.17.11: More underweight still. Gain muscle weight.
7.1.11:15% BF. Same weight.
7.8.11: More underweight still. Stop, please.
7.21.11: Even more underweight. Alas.
9.16.11: Both LBM & overall weight, better.
9.23.11: Gain in both LBM & overall weight. Hurray!!
10.7.11: 14.2% BF.
11.17.11: Gain 3 1/2 lbs LBM!
1.13.12: 11.2% BF & no longer underweight!
2.5.12: 10.9% BF
6.21.12: 11.9% BF
7.8.12: 10.9% BF, 109.6 lbs - highest LBM ever!
4.11.13: 10.6% BF
5.7.13: 10.4% BF
2.24.14: 10.4% BF
4.16.14: 13.4% BF, 103.8 LBM Arrgh!
7.19.14: 11.7% BF

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Member Comments:
7/24/2014 6:26:12 PM

Thank you for your kind message about Bikram and his teacher training. The training was insane.

I picked up Hell Bent at a friend's house while waiting for somebody and then I guess I forgot about it and never got back to it. But I'm sure that the die hard Bikram folks hate it (us rebellious types called them "KoolAids" - meaning they drank the Koolaid that Bikram was handing out and believed he was practically their guru - though Bikrarm is decent enough not to call himself a guru! And believe me, he ain't "decent" about much - so he deserves props for this!)

Bikram says he trains his teachers so hard because he wants us to be "bullet proof". And it really did help to have gone through such a tough training. Students change in the 105 degree heat of the regular classroom (during training it was much much hotter most the time - ambulances came several times to collect the dehydrated people, etc. ). Anyway, the Bikram practice brings up a lot of personality stuff and teachers need to be strong to be able to help everyone.

On the other hand, Bikram is an extremely controversial man. I think that "Hell Bent" probably does a good job of showing that.

I am now doing mostly Vinyasa Flow - at regular room temperature and loving it.

I may be taking a Laughter Yoga training some time in the future. Have you ever tried it? It is just wonderful.

Yoga is so wonderful. I feel that all the kinds I've tried have made my life better and better.

My husband and I both feel that despite everything we are glad we took Bikram's training.

Thanks again for the compliments. emoticon

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6/20/2014 11:08:45 PM

Thanks for sending the video about Kaloakulua. I'm glad she threw it up but I'm sure her insides are still filled with plastics. It's such a huge problem.

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6/12/2014 8:08:57 PM

Thanks for the link. I just signed up and look forward to participating. It was just what I needed after having concern about an environmental issue and finding out there might not be a lot I could do.

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6/8/2014 5:59:21 PM

Thank you for the 23 photos of... link, Petalia. That was really interesting. I wonder where I fall on that list. I should probably log my food to find out.

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6/8/2014 3:23:19 PM

Thank you again for the web link. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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