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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.


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

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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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