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Today, I have to find a coach. I have thought long and hard about this today. No one wants to be a burden on someone. This is my sabotaging thought, it's hard to ask someone on this site so I looked who could be a good partner with my family members?

My husband, he would be great at discipline but horrible at giving credit and encouragement. He is an awesome problem solver. He is completely disciplined himself. He is almost a food policeman. :-) Sometimes I take his advice. but sometimes I roll my eyes and ignore it (usually he is right) ..so i thought of another.

My sister, she is awesome encourager and so supportive but terribly undisciplined. She struggles with her weight as she is 100 plus pounds overweight. But she is so forgiving and kind, but not so good at giving advice on discipline.... I thought of another.

My Mom, she is obsessed with food. She asks me all the time what I eat for dinner and how much my weight is. She is very thin and practically perfect in every way. She is 81 and walks 7 miles a day. The girl is tough. She lifts weights and is consistently on the move. She is an awesome role model, but she is hard on herself. She doesn't give herself any credit. She doesn't have much confidence in herself either. She might be the best person for the job but doesn't give herself credit for the small things ...

Then I have a childhood best friend who had some eating difficulties. She is tough on herself and does anything to be thin. She is still thin and doesn't struggle at all anymore because she has habitually trained herself not to care about food. But in our 20s she did everything to get herself thin. She never gives herself credit (still to this day) and She used to throw up to be thin. She is dangerous to be my coach because of her obsession with being beautiful and never giving herself credit of being beautiful. She is downright gorgeous and she can't accept compliments. She goes to a therapist so she knows she is hard on herself. She understands that few calories in and expelling more calories equals weight loss and will put herself in pain to do it. , I just decided now not to ask to her. I just talked myself out of it. She might have some great tips, but I don't think she is a good accountable partner.

so, could I use my husband for discipline, my sister for encouragement and credit and my mom for discussing details of my food intake and weight? Could that work? No one knows about this program except for what I tell them though.

Would someone be willing to do this with me on this site as they know about the program and the right questions to ask? Or would it work to have a trio of coaches that can help in different ways and they are already accessible to me so easily and know me so well ?

Which would work better?




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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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4/17/17 4:34 P

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I am coached all over the place. My husband. I report to my trainer. You guys. I've got this covered.

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This is a hard one for me as I don't like to ask for help a lot of times. Will have to think this one over, because I know it will probably help.

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4/16/17 2:28 A

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3/7/17 9:27 A

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I know I am late to day 6, but I have a real problem with this one.

I am not willing to ask someone else to do something I would not be willing to do and I know I would be a terrible coach, so am not willing to be one for anyone else.

That being said, I will just use this group as my coach. I have set a calendar reminder to check in every Saturday when I should have time to write something up.

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3/7/17 12:36 A

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Like many of you I will get lots of support from this team and from fellow Sparkers but I can see the advantages to having a personal diet coach. I thought about asking my hubby to be my diet coach. He is very supportive and is on Spark also. Although I already have my doctor, my husband, my Mom and my two girls in my cheerleading squad I'd really like to add to my support system. I have reached out to someone who is looking for a diet coach also so I'll see where that goes.

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3/6/17 8:31 P

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I started a coaching class in January that will continue through May. And I hope there will be a summer session I can join as well. This class is not Beck based, but is a lifestyle/weight loss coaching class and it seems to fit well with Beck (so far). I am also blogging and doing a journal here on SP to reinforce what I am doing.

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3/6/17 8:26 P

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I enjoyed reading the diet coach ideas and approaches here!

I use this team and the various threads as my diet coach. I have a reminder set to check in every Saturday.

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My wife is my primary diet coach. We've been married for 35 years and she has maintain her physique throughout that time. She's never been on a diet and she's very adept in giving me advice and "constructive" criticism. Additionally, I use SparkPeople, including the people in this group to give me motivation and encouragement.



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Day Six - Find a Diet Coach

Without a doubt, the BEST Coach I have had on this weight loss journey is Spark People. The support and resources are phenomenal and they are there for you 24/7 giving encouragement. As a member of Weight Watchers I felt that the support given by leaders was pretty textbook. My sister (who I could call on a moments notice) also struggles with her weight however when she gets "off plan" I find that it is easier for me to justify doing the same. I am a premium member of Spark People which also includes Spark Coach and I get a lot of motivation and support from teams and Spark Friends.


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My husband is my coach and getting better at it as we learn together.

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On my first Beck round in Oct 2016, I asked an experienced Beckster whose blogs I followed and enjoyed if she would be my Beck coach and she agreed. She was awesome. We have different styles of finding support on Spark. she blogged daily and got her support from comments on her blog and she had a personal Beck coach who commented every day besides her regular blog followers and a half a dozen Becksters who also commented on her blog. She had a blog community. I prefer to get my Spark support from supporting specific teams and team members. She asked me how she could support me as a Beck trek coach and I said, I would send her, via a spark goodie, a weekly recap of my journey and she read it over and commented and encouraged me. Being available in case I had a specific scenario during the week that I needed help with was also part of the deal. And I did use that life line once, and it was great to have it. Sending weekly recaps was good for me both in working through the material and being accountable to someone and therefore staying on track, not falling too far behind, finishing the trek.

On this my second Beck round, I am going to use this thread and two other team threads to summarize what I am doing and get ideas and give support to others on these threads and trek.

Beck Diet Solution (Pink Book) Reading 2017

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DAILY CHECK-IN: A New Part of the To-Do List


plus I will add to my own thread - I posted the days and I will add my new insights from this round to these posts.

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Edited by: JUNEPA at: 3/6/2017 (17:29)
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I consider Sparks my coach. I get support from different Sparkers and different times.

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Despite my hesitation to bother someone, I did ask for a coach this last fall and this has made all the difference for me. Especially at times when I was struggling, knowing that I was going to report weekly to her, kept me focused and prevented me from giving up. Upon reading Day 6, I realize that I should also ask for help when I find myself struggling during the week, to prevent binges.

Every time I read Beck I get some new help and insight, even when I thought I knew every chapter well.

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3/6/17 8:53 A

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I would really like to connect with a fellow Sparker who would be will to be a coach.
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In 2015 I read Beck Diet Solution alone, and my Diet Coach was SP community, friends who read my blogs. Plus I gave my Advantages Response Cards to my husband, explained him what I'm doing and asked him to remind me of these advantages if I struggle (it did not happen, but it was good to know he would support me, and I received many helpful comments on my blogs too.

In 2016 Oct/Nov I read BDS together with members of this team, and paired up with a Spark Friend, and I reported to her weekly on my weight, struggles and successes. I found personal support and accountability more powerful than "just" blogging, and we still exchange emails weekly.

If you prefer email communication over a real life coach, you may check out our team thread to pair up with someone and be diet coach for each other, and I think there are a few open offers!
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Goal weight:
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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1/10/17 3:53 A

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Cat, it is great idea to rely on support of your husband and SP/this team.

Karen, sounds like your friend and you are a good match, I'm sure you both will benefit.

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Goal weight:
58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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1/9/17 8:20 A

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I have a friend who lost 100 lbs with paleo and has struggled with maintenance. I sent her a message about spark people and the beck diet solution. She and I will be a support for one another. I'm not sure she is up and running here yet. This diet coach step is hard for me. I have been a weight watcher member this past year and was never able to get my head in the game. I was mad, ambivalent, and did not follow the program. The leader is the best leader I have ever had and is totally amazing. I have made some really warm and good friends out of this group. I have seen and heard 11 or 12 people hit their lifetime goal. What the... I guess I am really in need of the cognitive therapy piece and personal reflections. I have had some health issues which have been an obstacle and gotten me sidelined as well. When I started back on spark, which this is not my first rodeo either, I said to myself I would track calories and eat a healthy diet without points, to see if I can follow through. I have been thrilled to see if this program will work with any diet. I was just contemplating dropping my membership with weight watchers yesterday and today I'm reading about support groups. Not sure where I'm going with this, so I guess I'll just leave it here.

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1/8/17 2:27 P

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My hubby is a great support ... to any endeavor I take on. I don't want a watch dog ... but I do need moral support.

I would appreciate any support, motivation and kick in the pants y'all can offer.

I want to surround myself with like minded Sparkers.

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Mega credit for using several Beck skills, Monica!
At my first reading SP community was my diet coach too - and it was very helpful.
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I am going to use this team, Beck Diet Solution, as my diet coach.

1. I set an appointment reminder in SparkPeople to post a weigh-in and update every Saturday.
2. I will post daily in the Day 1-42 topic threads.

Today I read my list of reasons to lose weight, I ate everything slowly and mindfully while sitting down. I am giving myself credit for these things:
a. I got off the bus one stop early
b. I took the stairs
c. Opting not to eat the afternoon snack that I brought to work (too rushed). Instead tolerating hunger by waiting until after I arrived home, when I could eat my in a relaxed manner.
d. Tolerating evening hunger; going to bed feeling hungry

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10/14/16 3:26 A

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Nancy, your group of three soinds very supportive and helpful. What a great idea!
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Two friends and I started working on Beck last Fall. Now we meet once a week for coffee and talk about our successes and challenges and text one another when we need support. When one of us misses the meetings, if she can, she calls in on Skype and joins the meeting. I can't tell you how wonderful this support has been for all 3 of us!

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Congrats to you all who have found a coach! This one's a toughie for me. Can I defer this step for awhile? I can't think of anyone in RL I'm excited to have my back on this one, so I'm hoping that, with time, I'll get to know people who are working on the same things as I am, and we can, you know, do some reciprocal coaching, or something.

And here's a shout out to the other introvert(s) here who are working on this one!

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This was an easy task for my as I already have a SP friend in place as a coach!

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Will have to work on this one.

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in my two previous beck journeys my diet coach has been DH and my blogs and the support from others. i'm afraid i am guilty of not wanting to impose, not wanting to be turned down. DH is probably tired of hearing me talk about beck and my weight (maintenance) issues, but he is pretty good about it anyway.

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one day at a time...

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I like the idea of a diet coach, someone to be accountable to and to confer with, that is motivating to me. I asked a Beck Sparkteam member who has a lot of experience, and am thankful the reply was yes. The plan is to email once a week with my scale and non-scale victories and ask for a perspective on some of the Beck directions.

June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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I'm going to report to a buddy of mine to keep myself on track. She's also trying some life changes, so we can support each other as we go along. :)

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Like Kriszta, I have not had a Beck coach. But, unlike Kriszta, I have not completed Beck Pink. I am, however, aware of CBT and have used it successfully for years. What interests me about the Beck Books is how CBT techniques are applied to weight loss.

I do not blog regularly. Much of my thinking, honestly, gets kept to myself. Part of that is time constraints and part of that is the fact that I'm introverted.

Reading the blogs of others, engaging as time permits and as I feel safe to do so has been incredibly helpful to me. I never imagined that engaging in the online community here at SparkPeople could be so supportive.

Honestly, still find it scary sometimes ... emoticon


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For October Beck Reboot I asked a Spark Friend to be my diet coach, planning to report to her weekly and in case of trouble (that is, if I struggle with eating on plan or with completing my daily to do list tasks for whatever reason.

Also you, Beck team members and other Sparkers who read my blogs and leave comments are my supporters.
Sharing my progress (so far) and struggles (sooner or later) helps me to stay motivated, accountable and you can get support and advice from you all.
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Goal weight:
58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Being a diet coach for someone or for each other is good for both parties.
It is really discouraging when diet buddies don't show up - but that is the nature of this journey, many of us start but not everyone goes all the way.
I hope you will find a buddy here in the team or elsewhere on SP, or in Real Life!
If not, I can be your coach via weekly spark mail or email, plus you may post about your progress in several threads of our team: on the Beck Days, or daily check in thread or weekly Beck checks.

I didn't have a real coach, instead I posted SP blogs, in addition asked my DH to be my real life coach in case of emergency. But he didn't have to step in, the support and advice from my SP buddies was sufficient, and sharing my journey held me accountable.



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Goal weight:
58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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This is a tricky one for me. As Judith Beck wrote in the sabotaging thoughts, i do not want to impose on others. Also, from previous experiences, when my diet buddies stopped showing up, i felt let down and my motivation broke.

So i am afraid of asking for help and also afraid to be let down. (life happens, and diet buddies have their own challenges and won't necessarily be there on a regular basis). This is why i actually went back to the Beck team, so that i would not be faced with this problem.

And I had forgotten about " finding a diet coach". Now i do not know what to do.

Feel free to come up with ideas. There is a good and constructive Overeater Anonymous group in my neighbourhood, but i do not adhere enough to the 12 steps philosophy to want to join.

I will continue to think and look. And hope that i can find a solution to my dilemma.




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Hi I am looking for a diet coach. Does anyone have suggestions on resources?

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Sent you Spark Mail!

Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 8/12/2016 (03:23)
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Hi, it is really important to have a diet coach.
I did it in a tricky way: shared my progress here on SP with my friends regularly, and asked my husband to be my real life coach after explaining what I expect of him.
Mostly I just kept with my "coaches" and turned to my husband only 1-2 times, but it was good to have his support.
I wish you success with the program, and I'm here for you if you choose me as your diet coach. did the program in Jan-Feb2015, and still practice.

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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OK... so this is the main reason I didn't join this group a week ago, before I started the Beck plan ... again!

I really do think I should be able to do this on my own. after all, I know EVERYTHING there is to know about dieting. ;-) But after reading and re-reading day six in the workbook and listening to my audio tape, I finally decided that I TRULY want to succeed this time, and I'm asking for help. I need someont to hold me accountable. Someone to help me problem solve when I struggle and celebrate when I am successful.

Is there anybody out there that would be willing to give me a little bit of their time and offer occasional words of advice and encouragement?

"Think you can, or think you can't... either way, you're right." - Mark Twain
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KRISZTA11, I would love for you to be my "Beck check/diet coach". Thank you for the generous offer.

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Hello, it is good you posted here,
and you can also write blog with this title or post on team wall + check the wall if anybody is looking for Beck buddy.
If you wish, I can send out team Spark mail too.

If you wish, I can be your coach : )

Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 7/18/2016 (12:40)
Kriszta

Goal weight:
58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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what's the best way to find a diet coach?

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I am on day 15. I'm taking this slow. We can check in with emails daily or once a week whichever works for you two.

Oh! If it's possible we can set up or locate the daily check in here on Beck.

Up to you two.




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I am on Day 7 today. Putting triggers out of sight and out of mind.
I have done this before. I put snack food in a drawer and stay away from it, or in the freezer.

What day are you on/

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Great; thanks much to you both! Just let me know where you are and if you've already started. Really looking forward to it!

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Yes for sure.

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Kimivee2 three people team is ok with me...it this agreeable to you Bev?

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"TOWANDA!!!" Evelyn Couch ( Fried Green Tomatoes)
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it" Charles Swindoll



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If you and Bev think a third person wouldn't be too much of a challenge, I'd be interested in joining you -- let me know what you think. I totally understand if you think 3 wouldn't work...

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Hey Bev I'll team up with you if you like.
Email here at Sparks would work great. Hope to hear from you.
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"The past is a guidepost not a hitching post" L. Thomas Holdcroft
"Two decades I've lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet" Erma Bombeck
"TOWANDA!!!" Evelyn Couch ( Fried Green Tomatoes)
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it" Charles Swindoll



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I am on Day 6 looking for a diet coach. Is anyone else at this stage?
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The pink book recommends a diet coach. I was blessed to have one. The green book recommends a diet buddy. That seems more comfortable to me. Her new blue book does not suggest either, although she has you discuss a couple specific points with a friend. I suspect that is best of all!


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I have one. A lovely soul from this team. She is busy, but I think I will learn a lot from her.

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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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