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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: 70,314

Fitness Minutes: 104,330

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, 109.67 LBM
4.16.14: 13.4% BF, 103.8 LBM Arrgh!

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Member Comments:
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.

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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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2/8/2014 10:31:35 PM

That story was so meaningful to me, too. Thank you for telling me Nicholas Winton was 104 years old now. Somehow that passed right over me. Yes, what an amazing man.

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