MEOWMEOWGIRL's SparkPeople Blog MEOWMEOWGIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Still Changing I just read that one of my Spark Friends made it to her 1000th day on! Wowzas! <BR> <BR> It just goes to show that you really can do what you want to do if you just put your mind (and hard work) to it! <BR> <BR> That was an inspirational read. <BR> <BR> I recently ended a 6 year relationship with a man who does not care about diet or exercise. His mother passed away from cancer when he was young, and he has resigned himself to cancer instead of trying to prevent it. I went... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:15:40 EST Changes Part II Last night I decided that I should track with the full nutrition tracker. I realize that I'm not always completely honest with myself if I don't write down exactly what I eat during the day. <em>20</em> <BR> I did pretty well, better than I thought really, and didn't cheat on the tracker. Before bedtime, I planned to get up an hour early to exercise. It was tough for the first ten minutes, but as I warmed up for an outdoor run I knew it wouldn't be so bad. <BR> I reached my goal already.... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:33:14 EST So Many Changes I haven't been on SparkPeople in a long while. That's the best part of this program, though, I think-- you can leave and come back in when you feel ready to again. <BR> So much has happened in my life that I got overwhelmed and let my diet go. <BR> The biggest change is that I left my boyfriend of six years. I finally admitted to myself that our relationship was toxic. He likes to drink alcohol. A lot. I like to drink sometimes, but I realized I had been drinking more since we started datin... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:16:42 EST Seriously?? A Half-Marathon??? Me?????? Seriously... I'm thinking of training for a half marathon. <em>40</em> <BR> I've been running for 30 mins. 3 days a week at the gym for two months now. I want to up the ante and start training for a half marathon. I know I'll need to A.) train more often and B.) start running outside on real terrain. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I think I might do it. I found a half marathon that takes place in Athens, OH- about 3 hours from here. I lived in Athens for two years before moving to Cincinnati... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:10:02 EST 19 crunches with 6 lb. medicine ball in one minute I can't decide if that's good or bad. I mean, it is with a 6 lb. weight. Oh wait, I guess it's good that I even did it at all, let alone before noon. <BR> I like exercising in the afternoon better, but Tuesdays and Thursdays I have class from 11am until 3:30pm so I'm getting up early on those days to get a workout done. <BR> This morning I did yoga for 35 minutes, the ab crunches, and a little weight lifting. <BR> <BR> A major downfall for me is the weekends. I sabotage myself by eating ... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:26:31 EST First Day Back To School Today wasn't so bad. I didn't sleep very well because the people that live upstairs from us are noisy and annoying <em>234</em> , and it was really hot in the apartment for some reason. <BR> I got out of bed at 7:30 and was ready to leave by 8:30am. I walk to and from school, which turns out to be a 30 minute walk round trip, so I get some exercise in in the morning. <em>41</em> <BR> I made it through both of my classes. The first day is pretty boring. "Hi my name is blah blah blah. Here ... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:00:58 EST Weekend Update 8/26/2012 Well, today is Sunday. I had a pretty low-key weekend. Friday I went to the dentist for a check-up. I found out I have an abscess so I have to go back next week and get it looked at again. I walked part way home from the office, but it was so hot that I caught a bus the rest of the way home. Friday was a low energy day so I used it as my rest day. <BR> During the week I had bought a yoga mat online. It arrived Friday afternoon. Saturday morning while the BF was playing video games, I took ove... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:10:45 EST First Time Blog So, as I have said in the short summary of myself, my name is Robin. I am a 36-year old student (there has been a LOT of time between high school and college for me!) I live in Cincinnati with my boyfriend and our cat, Henry. He's really my cat; Neil just inherited him when we moved in together. <BR> Anyhow- I've decided that a blog might be the best way for me to think through my feelings or work through my issues or just to have a reason to keep visiting Spark Page. <BR> As I mentioned a... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:45:40 EST