RUNNING122752's SparkPeople Blog RUNNING122752's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Merry Christmas to ALL The hope of Christmas is for all of us - not just those who celebrate it. <BR> <BR> That's why Christmas is my favorite holiday. It's the hope! <BR> <BR> Over the centuries many have written about the wonder of a baby born for a unique purpose. He was specially sent by his father, the God of all, to do what no one else ever could or would. He would grow up to take on a job no one else was qualified to do - bear the penalty of the wrongs of all mankind to provide a way for the wrongdoer... Sat, 24 Dec 2011 09:52:58 EST An Anniversary The day after Thanksgiving, when I was 15, I had an operation on my right knee. It was to correct a problem I had from dislocation of my knee cap. It left a 12 inch scar and required a couple months healing before I could walk without a cast and crutches. <BR> <BR> Little did I know that 33 years later I would have completed 2 10ks and a couple 5ks. And while I may be at the back, that's ok. I'm doing things I never thought possible. Perhaps my world was too small then. <BR> <BR> I hop... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 08:44:38 EST my thoughts on this whole spark thing It has surprised me how good this experience has been. I remember when I signed up I wondered how much help a website could offer. But here I am over a year later still plugging along. I used iLoseIt to help with weight loss, SP has helped me maintain by offering all sorts of alternatives to sitting on the couch. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 06:26:21 EST