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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-
    Hello my ** emoticon ***my SPARKling PAL ***

    I am Just strolling by to wish you the HAPPIEST of SUMMERS.....
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    These are just a few of the ONEderful things I am wishing for you this Summer....
    I Wish for you, SUNSHINE, to Remind you emoticon of the beautiful light you carry inside...
    I Wish for you, STRENGTH, to get You emoticon through the times that may feel ooooooo soooooo rough.....
    I Wish for you, COURAGE, to help You emoticon when you may feel the fear, that you can not do this yourself....
    I Wish for you, SERENITY, to bring you emoticon inner Peace, when things can seem so chaotic around you....
    I Wish for YOU, SUCCESS emoticon on this Journey to SELF reDISCOVER.... YOU CAN DO it....
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    because My SPARKling PAL... You are NOT ALONE.... you are in the company of others who Truly care.... We CAN DO IT.... Together.....

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    ~~BLESSings~~ This Summer of 2009 and ALLways ~~~0:)
    ~~hugs ~~Deby~~



    4375 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    Just making a brief visit with some words of encouragement and support! Make yourself a priority and you will be doing your heart and joints a favor! You are worth it!

    *****The joy that you give to others...

    is the joy that comes back to you!!!!!*****

    4381 days ago
  • v -DEBY-
    Hello emoticon ** **My SPARKling Pal**

    Just strolling by to share some LOVE and RESPECT to YOU and YOUr Page.
    I also would like to share with you some suggestions for a FUNtastic Weekend....

    *LISTEN* - to Your Spirit (inner self, conscious, instinct etc..) it will never stear you wrong.

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    *LIVE* - Your Life to the Fullest, enJOYing every Moment

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    *LOVE* - With ALL YOUr Heart, Like you have never been hurt.

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    *LAUGH* - When ever you can, as often as you can

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    *LEARN* - from ALL the CHOICEs you have made (whether bad or good)

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    I hope you have a FUNtastically ONEderful Weekend my SPARKling Pal

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


    4384 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    BLESSINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4387 days ago
  • v -DEBY-
    hi emoticon **** My SPARKling Pal***

    I am just strolling by to wish you a SUCCESSful and FUNtastic Jun and Weekend
    I was just thinking about how Serious we all at Spark are with our walking, and Exercising...
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    and how Serious we have been watching what we drink, eat, and the tracking it...
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    and it occurred to me... SHOULDN'T we be just as SERIOUS with our inner exercises... You know exercising some fun from within us... so I came up with some fun inner exercises... I thought I might suggest for the weekend...
    First you will need a mirror emoticon ok you are ready now.... start with.... 10 smiles.... emoticon to warm your heart up...
    Now you are ready for a lil more energetic exercise... 10 giggles emoticon to beautify them wiggles.....
    Now for the real intense exercise.... right from the belly, 10 L.O.L.'s (Laughing Out Loud) emoticon yes thats it ... work that belly ... USE that Funny bone ... You Can doit....

    Now that you have done some SERIOUSly FUN inner Exercises, you are ready to start your weekend well prepared to have a FUNtanstic time.... and remember...
    add these exercises into your regular work outs... if nothing else it will make them fun... emoticon
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    ***Keep SPARKling My SPARK Pal*****

    ~BLESSings~ wishing you a FUNtastic Weekend ~~~0:)
    ~~~~Hugs~~~~Deby


    4391 days ago
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