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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
    Sending you warm wishes and many blessings on this beautiful summer day! Hope you are still with the program! Haven't heard from you in awhile!
    4440 days ago
  • v CHIRORENGO
    emoticon - Hope all is well. Sorry if I have disappeared but back in school and working full time. I haven't forgotten you. Keep up the great job with your daily goals.

    United We Shed - The Weight Motivational Message:

    If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?-- Rob Bremer

    Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self-contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity.If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way. Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish. We all deserve to be loved, start by loving yourself today.


    Health, Love & Happiness
    Anastasia & Cindy
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    4443 days ago
  • v -DEBY-
    hi emoticon *** *** My SPARKling Pal***

    Just strolling by to let you know...... that....

    If I could... I would... Send you...

    10 FLOWERS to make you SMILE emoticon
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    10 Comedians to make you laugh emoticon
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    10 Hugs to let you Know that you have friends who care emoticon
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    10 Hearts to remind you that you are never alone and that you are LOVEd emoticon
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    AND.... 10,000,000,000,000,000 ANGELS
    to watch over you every moment of your life emoticon
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    These are the things I would send you if I could for now I send you the Thought and my friendship from me to you **MY *SPARKling* FRIEND**

    ~BLESSings~ this FUNtastic Friday and Weekend ~~0:)

    ~~DEBY~~

    4446 days ago
  • v -DEBY-
    Hi emoticon ****my SPARKling Pal********
    I am Just Strolling through to let you know I have been thinking
    about you and to offer offer you some Weekend Suggestions***
    May I suggest, that this WEEK end You Make some time to............

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    DO the HAPPY DANCE as much as possible, Alone or in the company of
    your LOVEd ones... Happy Happy Joy Joy....

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    AND...
    take a trip to BURGER KING, they have salads.... get yourself one of those
    crowns, and throughout your weekend put it right on your head,
    to remind YOURself YOU are THE BEST YOU,
    You can be right now AS IS.... You are just making some alterations thats all...

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    and Last but NOT Least.... LAUGH OUT LOUD when ever possible...
    watch a good comedy ... better yet, Get out and see a comedy, a movie...
    whatever makes you laugh and... laugh with your family and friends....

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    ~BLESSings~ this FUNtastic Friday ~~0:)
    ~~Hugs~~Deby~~
    4453 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2009 3:08:36 PM
  • v CHIRORENGO
    emoticon Hope you are progressing well. I'm sorry I haven't been able to send messages as often as I used to. It has been quite challenging to get to a computer in between everything, but just know that I am always available and you are in my thoughts. I LOVE this team emoticon . To me, it really is more of a family.

    United We Shed- The Weight Motivational Message:

    Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.-- Wayne Dyer

    Close your eyes and imagine that everything you have and everything you are is enough. You don’t need to be better or different -- you’re great just as you are. Can you experience the peace and contentment that owning that perspective brings?

    Moving into such total acceptance does not mean that we stop growing. It means that we accept who we are and do not criticize and put ourselves down. We can make outwardly changes towards our goals, as we love ourselves on the inside. Eating right, exercising and making healthy lifestyle changes is your way of loving yourself and your body.

    When we can accept who we are now, we open the doors to our own inspiration to do and be even more!

    Have a SPARKtastic day and week.

    Health, Love & Happiness
    Anastasia & Cindy
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    4457 days ago
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