PETALIA   82,412
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Muscles & Greens

"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: 82,412

Fitness Minutes: 123,154

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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5/12/2014 9:41:03 PM

Thank you for the hula hoop, Petalia. Wheee... haven't seen one in a long time. I've been practicing whirling it around my waist without it falling. I think the trick is to rock it forward and back. Rock on!

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4/23/2014 6:05:46 PM

Thank you for the comments on my blog. I agree that I should enjoy those cherry trees all I can while they are still with us. Have a great day!

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4/2/2014 10:02:09 AM

9-minute straight of burpees does sound exhausting. But what I did was TOTAL 9-minute throughout the day, hehe. Total 18 sets of 5 reps - everytime I pass the living room, do burpees 5x (I pass 13x) and before/after prayer do burpees 5x (I perform 5 prayers a day).

And I usually do 10 burpees in a minute so I estimated 90 burpees equals to 9 minutes.

Comment edited on: 4/2/2014 10:03:45 AM

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3/1/2014 12:02:18 PM

Thanks for the links to the recipes. I actually made the no bake protein bites for our local university tennis team. Only one member of the team is from the U.S. and DH and I have been in loco parentis for the team for over 8 years watching the young men go through the program with wonderful coaches and great success.

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2/19/2014 7:44:20 PM

Hi Petalia. Did you see my blog entry "Hawaii's Surfing Pig"? It's sort of sweet in a home town sort of way.

I hope you're doing well, amica mia.

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