TRAILBLAZER6's SparkPeople Blog TRAILBLAZER6's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community What do we do when we fall down? I was reminded today of an incident that happened when visiting my son and family. My grandson was about 18 months...running and working on his command of the English language. He fell down and my son said, "What do you do when you fall down?" To which my grandson said, "Get back up!" I looked at my son and said, "Batman!" He shook his head. <BR> <BR> In the movie the son falls down the well and his father asks, "Why do we fall down? So we can learn to get back up." <BR> <BR> This jou... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:57:39 EST See The Race to the End "Where does the strength come from to see the race to its end? It comes from within." <BR> <BR> Chariots of Fire Sat, 4 Apr 2015 00:49:00 EST Supportive Family We returned yesterday from a week long visit with our son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. I was a little worried about completing my exercises and eating healthily. I shouldn't have worried. <BR> <BR> Our kids live right next to a hospital with a 1-mile track around it. I was able to walk that just about every day. I met some old friends at the local enclosed mall and walked around in the mall before meeting them. I used the Spark videos to complete the strength-training exercises... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 16:26:37 EST The World of If... As I was getting out of my car today at the park to take my walk, I saw a lady ahead of me. I thought, "If only I could walk that fast." In about 5 minutes another lady came towards me and again I thought, "I'd even be glad if I could walk THAT fast." I began to think about all the "ifs" I've had in my head. I seem to have my feet in the World of If lately. It's not a good world. <BR> <BR> I thought about the old journalism adage, "Your story should always have the Who, What, Why, Whe... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:18:44 EST B12 Started taking B12 2 days ago and I think it is helping my energy. Hoping it will help with hair loss as well Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:30:06 EST Spark Solution I chose to try Spark Solution because it appeared to be so well organized...and it was! Everything I needed was in the book with lots of additional information. <BR> <BR> The results the first week were very surprising. I was never hungry or had cravings. I moved much better by the end of the week both in flexibility and walking. <BR> <BR> The online support was something I liked a great deal. Not only did I get help from the coaches but from others involved in the program right along w... Sun, 19 May 2013 19:42:17 EST Begin Anew <em>40</em> <BR> I chose this emoticon because I am feeling so unsure. I have made a choice to buy the Spark Solution book and join the 2-week challenge team. I have had difficult time lately trying to keep motivated. I think it's because I have been feeling so bad about myself lately. Because of a thyroid condition and thyroid meds, I have lost a lot of hair on the top of my head. Because of this I have been called "Sir" many times lately. It's very discouraging. Along with the ne... Fri, 10 May 2013 17:09:03 EST Look Who's Talking! I was walking the mile track at a local park this morning and I was thinking about how my knees were complaining…”She can’t do this to us.” “This is too much.” “Did you hear the noise I made when she was getting up from her chair?” (From inside my head I hear a distant tapping.) The next thing I know the spine is chiming in. “Well, if you two are going to give up why should I keep working.” I realized I was already slumping. (Darn it! That tapping is turning into an irritating and muc... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:52:00 EST