>So, I have discovered that in terms of motivating others to do something, it really only works if the person also has something in them that “wants” to be motivated. I’m talking about fitness or achieving weight loss goals. You can have the cheerleaderish cheerleader around with all kinds of advice about what to do, healthy cooked meals, access to a fitness center, etc, but if the person doesn’t want it bad enough, it just ain’t going to happen! And boy, is it frustrating for the cheerleader!!!!!! I just have to remember that this is not about me. If and when someone wants to change, they will start making the change. I just need patience in the meantime!!!