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Hi All:

I don't like my clothing! So the best thing to do is to change the way that I feel and LOSE WEIGHT!

I'm happy to be back in a community that lifts you up, shows your progress and meet people that share the same or similar concerns as you do. I allowed my sweet tooth to get the best of me and now I'm in control.

I am in the process of starting my w/o program over. I need to build up to the level that I was at previously. I accept all forms of support and encouragement.

Thank you, Sparkpeople, for giving me hope, the courage to push thru and the perseverance to go the mile. I am still looking for a w/o buddy and if you're interested, please let me know.




INCREASE MOTIVATION

1. Consequences - Never use threats. They�ll turn people against you. But making people aware of the negative consequences of not getting results (for everyone involved) can have a big impact. This one is also big for self motivation. If you don�t get your act together, will you ever get what you want?

2. Pleasure - This is the old carrot on a stick technique. Providing pleasurable rewards creates eager and productive people.

3. Performance incentives - Appeal to people�s selfish nature. Give them the opportunity to earn more for themselves by earning more for you.

4. Detailed instructions - If you want a specific result, give specific instructions. People work better when they know exactly what�s expected.



5. Short and long term goals - Use both short and long term goals to guide the action process and create an overall philosophy.

6. Kindness - Get people on your side and they�ll want to help you. Piss them off and they�ll do everything they can to screw you over.

7. Deadlines - Many people are most productive right before a big deadline. They also have a hard time focusing until that deadline is looming overhead. Use this to your advantage by setting up a series of mini-deadlines building up to an end result.

8. Team Spirit - Create an environment of camaraderie. People work more effectively when they feel like part of team � they don�t want to let others down.

10. Recognize achievement - Make a point to recognize achievements one-on-one and also in group settings. People like to see that their work isn�t being ignored.

11. Personal stake - Think about the personal stake of others. What do they need? By understanding this you�ll be able to keep people happy and productive.

12. Concentrate on outcomes - No one likes to work with someone standing over their shoulder. Focus on outcomes � make it clear what you want and cut people loose to get it done on their own.

13. Trust and Respect - Give people the trust and respect they deserve and they�ll respond to requests much more favorably.

14. Create challenges - People are happy when they�re progressing towards a goal. Give them the opportunity to face new and difficult problems and they�ll be more enthusiastic.

15. Let people be creative - Don�t expect everyone to do things your way. Allowing people to be creative creates a more optimistic environment and can lead to awesome new ideas.

16. Constructive criticism - Often people don�t realize what they�re doing wrong. Let them know. Most people want to improve and will make an effort once they know how to do it.

17. Demand improvement - Don�t let people stagnate. Each time someone advances raise the bar a little higher (especially for yourself).

18. Make it fun - Work is most enjoyable when it doesn�t feel like work at all. Let people have fun and the positive environment will lead to better results.

19. Create opportunities - Give people the opportunity to advance. Let them know that hard work will pay off.

20. Communication - Keep the communication channels open. By being aware of potential problems you can fix them before a serious dispute arises.

21. Make it stimulating - Mix it up. Don�t ask people to do the same boring tasks all the time. A stimulating environment creates enthusiasm and the opportunity for �big picture� thinking.

Master these key points and you�ll increase motivation with a bit of hard work.




Member Since: 8/10/2007

Fitness Minutes: 5,802

My Goals:
15lbs = New W/O outfit
20lbs = New dress
30lbs = slip into my fav jeans

40lbs = put on my fav summer dress

60lbs = Photograph a new beginning

70lbs = Put in my application for fitness instructor

80lbs = Renew my maintenance program


My Program:
Wii My Fitness Coach
Power Walking
Weight Lifting
Turbo Jam
Hip Hop Abs
Yoga Booty Ballet



Personal Information:
Fitness Freak
Carrot Nut
Yogurt Lover


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"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."
Bruce Barton




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  • v -DEBY-
    emoticon **HI** ** my SPARKling Pal**

    I just wanted to stroll over and share with you a Quote I found on one of my Quote expeditions....

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    The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk
    away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. ~Author Unknown

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    Thank You My Spark Friend for sitting on the SPARKPEOPLE's Porch with me...

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    I am blessed to be able to call you a Spark Friend and Pal....
    I hope you have a FUNtastic Weekend

    ~~BLESSings ALLways~~

    emoticon ~~EarthAngel~~hugs ~~Deby~~



    4282 days ago
  • v -DEBY-
    emoticon **Hello** **my SPARKling Pal**

    I came up with some ways to help BeFriend myself....
    I thought I would Stroll on over and share Some with you, my Sparkling Friend and Pal....
    emoticon Honor your own inner rhythm: *Make time throughout the day to just Listen to your inner - self and hearts desires*
    emoticon BALANCE * Of course we may have to get out and Work...just remember to bring into balance some Play time throughout your day in your own way..*
    emoticon Get out in nature: *Allow its beauty and naturally calming effect to soothe you and heal any disruptions that may be going on within you*
    emoticon Nurture your body: *Pamper it with massage and leisurely baths. Honor your body and accept the things you like and the parts you don't like so much.*
    emoticon Eat healthfully: *Make sure you add plenty fresh fruits and vegetables to your daily diet and when you do treat yourself to a goodie, choose moderately.*
    emoticon Move: *Stretch, walk, exercise, dance, hike, do anything that rids your body of stress and tension.*
    emoticon Soothe your mind: *Turn off the TV, meditate, read inspirational literature, listen to music, spend some time just doing or thinking about something you Love.*
    emoticon Laugh: *Mingle with friends who inspire, relax, encourage you and Just Accept you As you are. Watch a good comedy,*

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    By doing the above You not only BEfriend yourself....
    YOU will come to LOVE and ACCEPT yourself WHOLE heartedly......
    which will make it possible to even give more of yourself to those you LOVE....
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    ~~BLESSings~~ ALLways~~ my SPARKling~Pal ~~0:)
    ~~angel hugs~~ Deby


    4289 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    I haven't heard from you in awhile-----I a hoping all is well!

    Just a Friday drive-by to wish you a health-filled, fun weekend and ..
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    4289 days ago
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    4299 days ago
  • v -DEBY-
    emoticon **HI** ** my SPARKling PAL**

    I am strolling over to share with you some Exercising tips I put together for friends

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon *EXERCISES**in*the*Art*of*FRIENDSHIP* emoticon emoticon emoticon

    emoticon when a friend is down... emoticon Roll over, whenever you can to help that friend.... emoticon Extend to them... emoticon a part of yourself... emoticon Keep your balance... emoticon So that you can Just Be there With them... emoticon Listen whole heartedly to your friend... emoticon dont just lay there motionless... reach for the strength... emoticon to crunch out any of their doubts... emoticon that you will do back bends emoticon to help them Hold their head up high... emoticon

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    emoticon my SPARKling Pal for exercising with me as a emoticon I appreciate YOU.


    ~~BLESSings ~ALLways~~Deby~~


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    4303 days ago
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