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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 Hello ** ** my * SPARKLING * PAL**

    Just strolling by to share a thought with you... Many have been quoted saying...
    ~~THOUGHTS become THINGS, so watch your thoughts~~ so with that in mind I got to THINKing what about the THOUGHTS we send out to others.......hmmmm...

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    so I want to send you these thoughts... emoticon in the hopes that they become things....

    May the Dreams you are thinking become a part of your reality... in your daily life....

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    May you be surrounded by kind thinking, LOVING People to enCOURAGE you on this journey

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    May you find yourself living the LIFE style you have allways imagined yourself living....
    and may you find that you are surrounded by LOVE

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    ~~BLESSings~~ this THOUGHTfilled Thursday~~0:)

    and may you allways find the BLESSings within each day....
    emoticon ~~hugs~~Deby~~


    4319 days ago
  • v -DEBY-
    emoticon **Hello** **my SPARKling PAL***

    Here it is another 4th of July, in honor of our Country's INDEPENDENCE....

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    for Me it is also a reminder of how important each one of US, IS, Independantly ......
    So I thought, I would Share with you a Song that I felt would be appropriate for this
    IndepenDANCE Weekend....


    I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
    You get your fill to eat But always keep that hunger
    May you never take one single breath for granted
    God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
    I hope you still feel small When you stand by the ocean
    Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
    Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

    And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
    I hope you dance - I hope you dance

    I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
    Never settle for the path of least resistance Living might mean taking chances
    But they're worth taking - Lovin' might be a mistake But it's worth making
    - Don't let some hell bent heart Leave you bitter When you come close to selling out
    Reconsider
    Give the heavens above More than just a passing glance

    And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
    I hope you dance

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    I hope you dance AND allways Shine your INdepenDANCE

    Wishing you and your LOVEd ones a Safe and FUNtastic 4th of July Weekend...

    ~~~BLESSings~~~ ALLways~~~
    ~~hugs ~~ Deby~~

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    4325 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    Just a little Saturday night drive-in to wish you a health-filled, fun weekend and ..
    ♥ .•*´¨ ) ..•*¨) -:¦:-
    (. ;.•.♥ Sprinkling you ♥.•*¨)
    ♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥ -:¦:-
    ♥ .•*´¨ ) .with a little summer.•*¨) -:¦:-
    ♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥ -:¦:-
    (. ;.•.♥ positive pixie dust!!!!!!♥.•*¨)
    ♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥ -:¦:-


    4331 days ago
  • v -DEBY-
    Hi emoticon ***My**SPARKling*PAL****

    This morning I got to thinking... I need to present you this SP AWARD.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THIS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~WONDERFUL~~PERSON~~AWARD~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~Is~~PRESENTED~~to~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Y~O~U~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    For Your kindness, thoughtfulness, intellegence, Willingness,
    your Charming personality, For taking the steps to Be the
    Best YOU, that YOU can be... for, Your ability to share who
    you are with others and everything else you do to brighten the
    lives of all around you......

    emoticon I just want you to know, You are always a winner emoticon
    in my book of friendship... just by BEing YOU... and... also....

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    For being my ***SPARK*PAL*** my emoticon

    ~~BLESSings~~ALLWAYS~~hugs~~ emoticon ~~Deby

    4333 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    *´¨)
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ *Sprinkling•:*'*:•-:¦:-
    ¸..•´¨) ¸.•*¨)
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    *some encouragement and motivation
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    .**.(***)..{}.**.
    -:... ¦:-•:*'*:• on your spark page! •:*'*:•-:¦:-
    .(¯`*´¯)
    .`•.¸.•´... ¸.
    (¸.•´ (¸.•Keep up•:*'*:•-:¦:-

    (¨`•.•´¨) the great work•:*'*:•-:¦:-
    `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨)
    (¨`•.•´Keep climbing those mountains--every day--one step at a time!! •:*'*:•-:¦:-
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ *1HAPPYSPIRIT

    4337 days ago
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