PETALIA   102,308
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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: 102,308

Fitness Minutes: 160,622

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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12/31/2015 12:40:36 PM

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12/8/2015 8:34:37 AM

I just realised in the goodie i sent i said I'd write via email, but I changed my mind and just put it all in the goodie forgetting to delete that first line, apologies for any confusion!

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12/7/2015 6:13:29 AM

Hi Petalia,
I first dried things from my garden ... oregano, wild oregano, rosemary, sliced calamansi lime. Success! Since then I dried some dill weed from the farmers' market, a couple of apples, more wild oregano, and the peel from a giant tangerine -- washed and cut into thin slices, which I plan to use in tea. When the peel was dried like that it became very sweet. Love having the dehydrator. Even more useful than I imagined. I got a Nesco-American Harvest brand one; much less costly than Excalibur. Found it at a local Bed, Bath & Beyond (cheaper than Amazon) and was able to use a 20% off coupon. Now I'm sounding like an advertisement.

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11/3/2015 3:48:54 PM

Thanks for comments on my blog about SAD. Just Google, lights and SAD and you will find lots of options. You don't have to spend a lot. I sit it beside my computer when I am answering email, etc. for about 30 minutes in the morning.
I also do yoga daily and try to get outside as much as I can on sunny days.

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11/3/2015 5:45:24 AM

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