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4/18/15 5:58 P

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I don't like the word "diet coach"...I have a diet buddy..we talk about food and food related things almost every day.
I also have a few other people that I can call at any time about food related things...I'm thankful for these people being a rock for me when I need them.

I am also grateful for AnitaJJ who has graciously chosen to start the same time as I have, it's good to know that someone else is working on the same thing as you are!!

Thanks Ani

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4/18/15 11:23 A

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Day 6: Choose a diet coach
I'm fortunate to have lots of coaches, beginning with Dr. Beck, herself
Plus... this whole Beck team at Spark
and .... specifically, Rose, thanks for walking thru Beck from the beginning (again) with me.
and ... an awesome group of Beck coaches over at 3FC... where I check in every day.

Lots of coaches.
A great program
Life is good.

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3/19/15 11:44 A

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Hi everyone! I'm just wondering if there is anyone here who would like to be my diet coach when I start The Beck Diet Solution (pink book) on Sat 28th March?

Naturally I'm happy to be a diet coach too if anyone needs one! :-)

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2/25/15 10:16 A

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Hello, Leanie64 - Are you loving the Beck book like I do? I am a few weeks ahead of you but have gained so much from it. I don't have a "real life" coach either and use this group as a coach and I think it works well. I hope you enjoyed that time on the recumbent bike. My exercise of choice is walking, outdoors when I can but on the treadmill listening to an audible book when weather is bad or time gets in the way.
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2/25/15 10:15 A

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Hello, Leanie64 - Are you loving the Beck book like I do? I am a few weeks ahead of you but have gained so much from it. I don't have a "real life" coach either and use this group as a coach and I think it works well. I hope you enjoyed that time on the recumbent bike. My exercise of choice is walking, outdoors when I can but on the treadmill listening to an audible book when weather is bad or time gets in the way.
The daily check-in thread gets more traffic so please come join us there.
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Hi...I am on day 6 of Beck..I have pondered thorough out the day..who could be my coach. I have many excuses why so and so can't ..and why another wouldn't..and well, I have run out of options..Or so I thought. Till I read some of your responses and had this light go on..You all can be my Beck coaches. I don't feel intimidated, or ashamed by speaking about my trials for the day..or successes. I feel comfortable sharing my inter most feelings..since I struggle with similar challenges , as you do. So ..welcome to my world.
Today I have read my response cards (2x's), consciously ate slower, stayed within my calorie range (1200), and I am just getting ready to do my 45 min. on the recumbent bike. I have done good!
I do like how each day is planned and explains how to accomplish the plan..along with sabotaging thoughts and then the helpful responses..Boy do those help.
Hope you are all doing well and getting healthier..I'm off to the recumbent bike.
I will check in tomorrow ..



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Diet Coach, check.

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I'm happy to be a diet coach if anyone wants one. I have buddied up with several people for WeightWatchers etc. I see a diet coach (haven't got to day 6 yet!) as just someone to encourage us? Someone you can contact if things get hard? Hubby is super supportive.

As for people leaving their husbands when they lose weight... well I suppose Lisa-120's hubby may have got that from the fact that maybe when people leave their husbands they lose weight, so it's kinda upside down thinking if you see what I mean?..... I certainly will not be leaving mine! Part of the reason I'm losing weight is so I can have a longer healthier more active enjoyable life with him! :-)

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Day 6 is the first challenging day for me. I am leaning to using this team or a spark buddy for a diet coach. My thoughts are that my DH would be awesome IF he was willing to do it. It might help him not encourage me to have another specialty coffee or go out for dinner. We already have a challenge of his belief that people who lose weight leave their spouses. My mom is super supportive, but I doubt she would hold me accountable. My sister has lost a substantial amount of weight with WW, but she isn't active and is already super busy with her family. I have had a friend offer before, but she is a little opinionated and I think she would be upset if I didn't do things her way.

I would love to hear the experiences of people who have done this already with their diet coach. What worked? What didn't?

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I have found a diet coach on team 55+ladies. We are discussing the book there too.
Most of them are using the spark coach but I don't have that. I am rereading and reading this book because I didn't do everything to start with so on day 6 in one team and day 18 on the other. I have made my response cards bigger this time on neon index cards...so they are in my face all the time.


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I am looking for a diet coach/buddy. Anybody out there just starting out on Beck?

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Periwinkle if that works then work it. I'd never use my hubbie. LOL. Well hear goes after being at spark what I have learned about trying to get exercise/diet buddies???????????????? Many folk work and I am a SAHM been that way for years by choice! I can get on the computer in the early morning and late at night when the kids are gone to school. Now in the summer that is a struggle. Now most 52 most in my neighborhood of color don't exercise diabetic or not. I see many none minority exercise. They work I don't. In the beginning of joining spark I thought I had to have a spark workout buddy. Others have more issues then I do and end up quitting. But after many attempts it did not work for me. Some are not committed to exercise. Yep i am still working on my eating. I'd love to have a workout buddy. But being some are not committed that has made me reconsider trying to find one. I am a lone wolf when it comes to exercise. I do not talk while working it is distracting to have some talking all the time. It slows me down. Probably sounds mean but when I workout I want all my energies focused on getting the job done. Ladies at the gym talk so much I do not see how they get anything done.????????????? So I have decided to use this team for supports. I probably could go to the help line more though.....................lone wolf gotta learn new trick especially when I need help.

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I am going to use my husband as my coach. He is usually very supportive and encouraging, but also willing to hold me accountable. I say usually because I suggested we get a treadmill and he totally blanched and told me that it would be a waste of money b/c I'd never use it! I think that's more reflective of his penny-pinching than his lack of support for me. In general, he's very interested to hear about my weigh-ins, has helped me put together my vision collage, gets my exercise accoutrements ready before I need to work out and always reminds me to keep positive. This was an easy choice!

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emoticon just dug it up to start this later.

BRETHEREN, I COUNT NOT MYSELF TO HAVE APPREHENDED BUT THIS ONE THING, I DO FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND, REACHING FORTH UNTO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEFORE ME I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.

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BUT HE ANSWERED AND SAID, IT IS WRITTEN, MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.

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My problem is that I'm usually the coach but...find it hard to be accountable to others. It took me a long time to admit that I binge. I admited to it in one of the forums I started and only recently admited to real friends that I have a problem. Including friends that have known me for years.

I think I will continue to use the teams in peertrainer that I belong to as there are several people on the same sort of diet as me and there is one team member that is working through the Beck solution book.

I am going to use you guys as you seem great and have been very helpful and motivating.

I might use my 17 year old daughter if she agrees. My main concern is for her not to have hang ups or food issues. She is slim and eats sensibly. She can have chocolate lying around her room for days on end and it won't tempt her.

I started out with Atkins almost a year ago so I have a group that is still active although a lot of us moved on to other diets and we remain accountable. Mention our "cheats" according to Atkins and encourage each other. I am going to continue using that group as my sounding board.

I am following a primal template diet as my main diet and what the dietitian recommended as a backup plan.



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I agree with you! The best part about this site is that there is always someone or an article or a blog or something....to help provide support when you need it. Glad to hear this time around you realized what wasn't working for you in the past and you are making changes.

All the best.

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This is where I fell down when I did Beck before. I couldn't find any support so went to first Weightwatchers and then Slimming World for support. Neither worked because I don't work well with either diet. On Spark I have found buddies and spark friends who have really encouraged me. And I love that I can get on here whenever I like for as long as I like. And encouraging other people helps me too. I don't think any of my buddies eat and exercise anything like I do, we're all different, but we can all be there for each other. And there are so many ways to encourage and be encouraged. Emails, comments, likes, topic posts etc etc.

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1/2/12 9:46 P

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I am feeling great! I have dedicated some extra time today & I have completed day 4,5,6.

So, my hubby & I had a dispute during my first couple of days about going out to eat together for fast food. Despie my argument, he has agreed to be my diet coach. He has promised me to be supportive & helpful in my journey to a happier, healthier ME.

For my own sanity, I am also using the W8Watchers Forums & Sparkpeople as my backup diet coaches. I think hearing what other people have gone through is helping me stay focused & not lose sight of the big picture.

I feel like such a lucky girl tonight.

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I'm a certified life coach and have my coach, an awesome network of coaching support, and this wonderful Beck Diet Solution team! How blessed can one girl be?

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A commited Diet Coach can be hard to find!

I have a good support system in my family even though they do not understand the highs and lows or stuggles people that have had WLS have.

I also have a Site that is very supportive and encouraging that I consider to be my WLS Family, they are not familar with TBDS though.

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Me too!

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Just want to say that I am LOVING my diet coach. It's nice to have someone to check in with everyday... so I encourage everyone to find someone!

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That's awesome!

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Another spark member reached out to me for this and this group will be my coach emoticon

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Working on it :)

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I have a support group I touch base with almost daily. I've told them about my new plan and asked for accountability

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I am going to use this board as my diet coach as well! I thought about using my boyfriend, but I have no problem telling him to buzz off when it comes to eating something outside of my plan! emoticon

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I'm using my husband and this board as diet coaches!

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Yay! One of my coworkers has agreed to be my Diet Coach!

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I actually have a coach through my insurance. She will be checking in with me every month of coursse, I will be checking in on this team daily chat!

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So, this is a fun step for me because I am super social anyhow. I will of course be checking in with this team everyday so that is a big help. I now have a spark buddy that I will be emailing back and forth once a week....at least for the first few months and hopefully longer :) I have my mom who also wants to lose weight but I don't think she can really be my coach. We are kinda bad for each other....when we eat together it is always like some crazy overeatting....and Lord knows we don't need to go to food shopping together! But, I think that if we can both get commited to this then maybe we can start helping each other. I am also going to be joining a Weight Watchers meeting here so I am sure I will meet some people there. YAY for setting up a support team!

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right now this forum is my diet coach; and i am so glad it is such a great and active and friendly team
i will continue to enter the days as i progress

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I got a coach! A bit of a different approach, I've bought a packet of training sessions from a personal trainer who does everything from weight loss coaching to bodybuilding competitions. While I'm not looking for the latter, I truly believe that strength training is SOOOOOO important to weight loss and fitness - and I'm excited to have the "coach" be about "building fitness" instead of "weight loss". My first session in June 6th - and just having that scheduled has energized my motivation to stay on track with my eating plans
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for some reason, this is a tough one for me -- I don't feel like telling anyone about my re-focusing for weight loss. but you guys know so maybe that's enough, eh?

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Hi Elly. This is a great group for support. I'm going through Beck for the first time and KNOW I wouldn't be as faithful to the program as I am without all these great folks cheering me along and offering guidance and accountability. Welcome and Best Wishes for Success!!!!


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Hello Sparks!

I am new to spark people and new to Beck. Today is my Day 6. Everything is making sense so far, not easier to change habits and to make myself sit down / eat mindfully etc - BUT I'm trying and I will get there.

I don't really have anyone who could be my diet coach so I'm hoping people in this group will hold me accountable and give me a kick up the bum when needed.

Have a lovely day. x



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I have not looked intently for a SparkBuddy, and I don't yet have one. The SparkPeople group is helping me a lot, though. The Teams have taught me so much that I am piecing into my lifestyle. The articles are great.

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I talked to my husband this morning and explained what I will need from my Diet Coach, and he accepted the challenge. I think he was surprised (and even a little pleased) that I asked him. I know that I can depend on him to support my efforts and call me out on my mistakes. He is a really special guy!



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I've got a friend starting the same thing and will support her and hope she supports me.

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I will use the support here on SparkPeople and on my blog to fill my coaching needs.

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Hi all!

I'm starting the Beck Solution again. I'm going to count on my spark friends to keep me accountable.

Today, I compare myself to one other person: me yesterday.


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I have two diet coaches: (1) my Spark friends and the Beck Spark Team for immediate and daily needs, and (2) a Health Coach through my employer's Wellness Program. She and I check in every two weeks.

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I decided to ask my sister to be my diet coach.
She knows me better than anyone else. She said she should be the person to do it because if I needed to talk to anyone I would go to her anyway. She is right.
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Yesterday was not perfect, but good enough I am moving on to Day 6.
I do not see a diet coach in sight.
I am very close to my sister and she is next door and available. She is overweight, but dieting is not a priority for her a this time.
My husband knows just enough about nutrition to set me off. He is more of a food police than a diet coach.
This has hurt my feelings and caused me to overeat in the past. I am not going there.
I love him very much; but I do not want a food police!!!
I have said all that to say this:
I NEED A DIET COACH BUDDY!!!!!!!!
I use the nutritional tracker.
My menu is made for the day.
I follow my menu and if things change, I revise my nutritional tracker.
I am 70 years old.
I need to lose 30 pounds.
I sometimes eat emotionally.
I enjoy eating what I consider a healthy diet; with a few less healthy food choices.
(Bacon,Butter,etc in moderation and counted)
I am sugar free now for 81 days because I am a sugar addict. The only bite I can control is the first bite.
I have decided I must cut my calorie intake.
My menu total for today is 1236 (less than usual)
Contact me, if you think we can work together.



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My hubby and this group are my coaches and support. I'm so grateful I have both!

Edited by: HEALTHYCHARLENE at: 8/15/2010 (18:59)
Warmly,
Charlene

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My son lives with me and has agreed to help with the coaching. He has OCD and tends to get too involved (obsessively). So I will be depending on this team to help me out some of the time.

Carole from Ohio


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I'm going to have to ponder this one. When I tried this before I asked my best friend. At the time she was very busy traveling for work so it was a chore to check in with her.

I am going to use my husband and my mom. They are both supportive and both easily accessed.

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back again :-) Looking for a diet coach. My goal is to lose 5-7 lbs/month from July til December. I've lost 7 lbs so far. Want to lose 35 lbs. Hoping to find someone to check in with. I'm busy, and I know other people are too. Send me a personal message if you're interested.

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Hi Liz - consider yourself followed! I'm always looking for an accountability partner in this journey! Glad you guys posted - it was a good reminder to check in myself!

Elisabeth

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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CW: 158
GW 1: -16 lbs (142)
Final GW: 125



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I'm 29, trying to lose at least 50lbs, I know that's more than you're trying to loes but if that doesn't bother you, I'd be more than happy to buddy up with you!

PS: I like your blog!

Edited by: XTREMEMNCOWGIRL at: 6/23/2010 (09:15)
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Hey, does anyone want to be Beck Diet buddies/coaches with me?

I'm 29, and I'd like to lose about 20lbs. I started a blog to keep me on track ( lizzy-beckdietsolution.blogspot.com/ ), but it would probably be more effective if someone actually read it!

Anyone with similar goals?

- Liz

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