Funnily enough, all the reasons I came up with for not wanting one, she addresses in her self-sabotage paragraph. Is it really self-sabotage to not want a Diet Coach? I have been thinking about this since last night and I am still in two minds.
Beck does recommend using an internet community if there is no one in real life to turn to and I do have this blogging community and the Weight Watchers Online community, so do I need a real life, person to person Diet Coach? To be honest, I don't really use the online communities for crisis management. I get incredible inspiration and great ideas from reading blogs and I love the support I get through comments left on my posts, but I don't know if I share enough with this type of community to get feedback that is really going to help me...after all, you all only know what I choose to tell you right?
Having someone real life may be a huge help, someone who knows my personal situation and loves me and wants what is best for me.
I've decided to ask my friend Shelley if she will be my Diet Coach. I know she loves me and would do anything in her power to help me, she also has Type II diabetes so she understands that part of my struggle, she knows my home life and personality, and she struggles with her own weight issues so she can definitely relate to what I'm going through.
If she chooses not to , then I will rethink this.
Today I'm giving myself credit for:
- Thinking through this Diet Coach thing and not just dismissing it right away which was my first response.
- Eating sitting down, slowly and mindfully.
- Tracking everything today.
- Reading my response cards.