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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: 96,422

Fitness Minutes: 147,156

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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11/1/2014 4:26:17 AM

Hope you had a good Halloween and happy November!

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10/25/2014 4:54:12 PM

Hey petalia, thanks for the message! I am so happy I decided to come here, I bought a bunch of clothes just for here so I don't bring any bugs with me which was the reason I didn't come sooner. Will message you soon as I get computer access!Stay well

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10/16/2014 11:21:45 PM

Thanks for the funny video, Petalia. Yes, that's just what we looked like!!!

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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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