Several of us on the 2010 WIN Challenge thread have read Judith Beck's book, which contains a lot of very useful information. The reminder cards, which we resisted at first, are especially helpful. (Congrats also on the clean eating. Much more satisfying than over-processed foods.)
Since some of us are contrarians, we also resisted the idea of a diet coach, since we're trying to recover from yoyo dieting and "dieter's mentality". Then, we decided that we would use the group participating in 2010 WIN as our coach. It's working beautifully, and we have developed a strong bond within the group. Check it out.
If you decide you want to, you and anyone else on the team can join us at any time, by introducing yourself and posting your goals. You choose your own weekly goals and change them as you see fit. Our only rule is that we check in at least ONCE a week (on Fridays or Saturdays) to let everyone know how things are going. Most of us are there daily. A weigh-in is OK, but not required, since many of our goals have to do with behavior changes.
Your idea is good. We find the support of people who understand invaluable. One of the participants also goes to a nutritionist, for additional help. We talk about anything and everything, like friends do.
Another book that we've found helpful is MARTHA Beck's "Four-Day Win". Have you read that one? Martha works as a life/career coach (you may have read her column in Oprah's O Magazine).
I was sick of reading diet books for a while, too, ANN. I do like these two.
Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 4/11/2010 (14:43)
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