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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: 91,127

Fitness Minutes: 136,964

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:
9/5/2014 5:41:39 PM

Hi Petalia!

Thank you so much for your lovely thank you note accompanying my new yoga mat! How did you know that I need one? Perfect gift!

I wish you didn't have eye trouble. That must be really hard to handle - especially in the summer time.

I'm so glad to be getting to know you. I love your drawings. That's your art isn't it? Wonderful! But as you are an artist, I am doubly sorry about your eyes.

And I also love the "I'm strong to the finish 'cause I eats my spinach" statement describing yourself. Cool!!!!

Have a lovely weekend. Rosalie

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8/11/2014 5:39:08 AM

Hey Petalia,

Thanks for the blog comment and I totally agree with you, I've held thoughts for a while now that my digestive issues are more than likely something to do with SIBO and I'm really keen to try fermented foods and probiotic drinks (homemade as I hear sodium is an issue in storebought feremented things).

The minute I get home I am going to start, order some brewing jars, get some instructions and have a go. I'm still in Lincoln and won't be going home till the end of AUG so will have to wait before I can add this to my life as I don't think I'd risk taking glass jars cross country back to London.

I'm excited to try it as I really do believe the Hippocrates quote, all illness begins in the gut!!

Hope you had a great weekend and wishing you a health filled week. emoticon

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8/7/2014 3:42:21 AM

When I said tomorrow, I meant my tomorrow. Correcting for time it will be evening of today for you. Aloha~

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8/6/2014 3:23:21 PM

Thanks Petalia! I've actually tacked on another day since today just started out all kinds of wrong and didn't feel right to me so guess it's a 31 day fast now emoticon

Enjoy the day emoticon

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8/5/2014 10:59:22 AM

Yes you're absolutely right, I normally post my blogs the following morning just in case I have some midnight binge etc I wanted them to be accurate etc so wanted to make sure the day was done and dusted so I could be open and honest with everything in it. I actually quite liked doing it that way.

But anyways YES it is day 30, 4pm and I am in the final stretch, I already have my breakfast sorted out for tomorrow, I'm so excited, freshly hand picked blackberries from my mums friends garden.

I didn't even think the jigsaw was making my brain limber but I bet you are absolutely right it helped to limber up that ole brain to memorise the keyboard without even trying. Thanks for all your support Petlia have enjoyed sharing my journey with you!

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