SPARKLELA's SparkPeople Blog SPARKLELA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Who Needs Weight Watchers when we have SparkPeople I get it. Track exercise. Track food. Know what you're eating and what's eating you. Then literally work it out. Everyday. I attempted weight loss with Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers only to regain what I loss and then some. Thank you SparkPeople for letting me know it's okay to be a part of the Slowest Losers. Gradual weight loss works. And thank you to the many motivational Sparkies I've met through your pages. Your stories tell me that I can do it too!!! <BR> <BR> It's been ... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:27:17 EST A Spark Ignites a Daddy-Daughter Challenge "Come on dad, let's arm wrestle," I challenge him during a recent visit to my parents' home. I had won a match oh, 20 years ago after he made one too many chauvinistic remarks. Although he's now 82 and I'm a little more than half his age, surely I can easily beat him again I thought. The former Navy man walks five miles every morning, grabs a donut, then sits and meditates (code for "sleeps") for the rest of the day. Snoring's not the best arm muscle building activity I suspect. This shoul... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:57:11 EST Here's My Joy List. What's Yours? What brings me joy? <BR> <BR> 1. Seeing a new day dawn <BR> 2. Hearing my son say good morning or I love you <BR> 3. Watching new roses bloom from my bedroom window <BR> 4. Saying Hello or Good Morning to someone new <BR> 5. Having my family and good friends in my everyday life even if we chat through the walls of Facebook. <BR> <BR> As I reread my joy list, I notice that material items, vacation trips or landing a new job didn't even cross my mind. Nor did the high from completing 60-90 m... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 11:35:42 EST ClubGEL - Week 1/Day 1 Summer 20lb Challenge 2011 6/6/11 -- I let myself physically go for the FINAL time. Now, no more excuses. And no more desserts. It's day one of my 76lb journey and I'm feeling okay. I'll give myself eight months to do it hopefully capping off my transformation by completing the LA Times Marathon on March 18, 2012. After that time I'll figure out the maintenance formula. <BR> <BR> I walked four miles today. Although a little of the way into it I thought I was having a heart attack but the pain was near my right collar... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 19:14:02 EST