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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 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    `•.¸ (¨ `•.•´¨) Happy Friday! Have an awesome weekend =)
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    4300 days ago
  • v -DEBY-
    emoticon **Hi ****my SPARKling Pal**

    Yesterday, I put together a new team, **EARTH*ANGELS** *Becoming Aware*
    (feel free to check it out if you like, team link is on my page under teams)

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    I got to thinking..... What if... Each one of us is an *EARTH*ANGEL*

    And What if... when we got to Earth we forgot how to fly, because we only carry one wing within us and we need the company of another so that we may fly together.........

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    And... What if... We wear our halo on our Face, also known as a SMILE, and we are to wear that smile every day, as a mirror to remind others of their halo's, when they have Slipt....

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    And ... What if... Our Guardian, A.K.A. Guiding Angel has come disguised in the cloak of Friendship.... to light our way on this Earthly path....

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    Whether you believe in angels or not... Friendship to me is the next best thing its like having a guardian angel, a guiding light sharing this life journey with us... Walking side by side and in spirit hand in hand.... eternal friends sharing their light ....a SPARKling Pal

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    Thank You my EARTH ANGEL friend, my SPARKling Pal for sharing the gift of friendship with me. May you ALLways Be Aware that you are in the Company of ANGELS........
    a.k.a. FRIENDS.....

    ~~BLESSings~~ ALLways ~~0:)
    ~~ANGELhugs~~Deby~~



    4306 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    Just stopping by to give you
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    *Hugs, Motivation...
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    Thanks for always making my day brighter.......


    4308 days ago
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    WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL WEEK!!!!!! KEEP "SPARKING" YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS!!!!!

    4311 days ago
  • v -DEBY-
    emoticon ****hello ** **my SPARKling PAL***


    I thought I would share with you something I put together.....

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    The ABC's of a SPARKling PAL...

    A. ACCEPTS you as you are.... B. BELIEVES in you.... C. CHOOSES you.... D. DOESN'T give up on you... E. EMAILs you.... F. FORGIVES your mistakes.... G. GIVES you support... H. HELPS you when you need it..... I. INSISTS that you continue.... J. JOINS you on your journey.... K KICKS you when you need it.... L. LOVES you ASIS.... M. MAKES you laugh when you need to... N NEVER lets you down.... O. OFFERS you Support.... P. PICKS you up... Q. QUIETS your fears.... R. RESPECTS your Process... S. SUPPORTS your efforts.... T. TELLS you the truth... U. UNDERSTANDS your frustrations.... V. VALUES who you are.... W. WISHES you allways the best.... X. X-TENDS you their friendship.... Z. ZAPS you into Reality when needed....


    I am soooooo BLESSed to Know I am not alone on this journey of self-rediscovery, it brings me HOPE and I HOPE that you know you are never alone... There are many here with you on this journey, if ever you should need us just call......

    SPARK PALs are everywhere.....


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    THANK YOU for being a SPARKling PAL...
    BLESSings ALLways ~~Deby~~

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    4313 days ago
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