Disillusioned with CDCs locally

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  1. Sez

    Sez has started again!!

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    As you prob know, I didnt see my CDC this week, this is the one who has never weighed me nor called to see how I am doing or even measured me. I accepted the no scales/tape thing, after all I am a big girl (!!) now and if I lie I lie to myself after all. However when she didnt show this week, the camels back broke!

    Following Minimins advice, I emailed her, saying sorry she couldnt make it and thanks for her services, but I now had had to obtain my packs elsewhere. Her reply was that she was at my house, 7.30 on the dot, knocked & rang but no reply, she said no lights and no sound from the house. I am absolutely 110% positive that all four of us were home then. I had just retd from Brownies with my daughter, my 14yr old was home as was DH. I just dont understand what happened. I know in the past she had said that she trouble remembering which house was mine....... I just reiterated my apologies, but have now burnt my bridges in that direction. Feel a bit sick actually, as dont like letting anyone down, and truthfully not sure if I did. (Gut feeling is I didnt)


    Any how, just spoke to new CDC, sounds pleasant but, for me, her timings are a bit tricky. (She works when I dont) She said I can collect my packs from her OH, no problem, whenver she is out, and she is happy to take me on. I asked if she weighs her clients etc and the reply was " OH, I have some scales and a tape measure somewhere about if you want......"

    Rock & a hard place time! Do I effectively go it alone and rely on you fab folks for my counselling and support or do I (as I confess I have just done...) just go back to my old ways, eat what I want , when I want and b***er any diets!

    Am I asking too much of a CDC, to take an interest, weight & otherwise?

    Please help. My slippery slope to decline has really begun, and I :break_diet:know if I cant pull out fast, then I am lost again, and right now I feel thats what I deserve....
     
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  3. Motherhen

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    As counsellors, surely they can't treat you like this- there must be some complaints channel you can use. Part of what you are paying for is the support, weigh in's and advice! My advice for it's worth is stick with the diet and contact CD directly for advice as to what to do with your counsellor.
     
  4. Princess

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    How can these CDCs NOT weigh and measure you??? I thought CDCs logged your progress, well mine does.
    It doesnt matter what weight you are hun they are suppose to be weighing you.
    Seems the CDCs at your neck of the woods are a bit workshy :sigh:
    I would complain xx
     
  5. minilady

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    Don't give up on the diet because of frustration at the CDC's in your area.

    I followed the diet without help from my CDC, I was never weighed, not even on first meeting! Let alone given advise regarding the diet.

    I found the support on Minimins was enough for me, there were people in the same boat as me and counsellors who would answer any questions I had. So my CDC just became my supplier:D

    Stick with CD and if you feel frustrated with your treatment then perhaps a phonecall to Head Office would be appropriate.

    I promise we aren't all like that!

    Tracey
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  6. MandyB2

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    I agree, the CDC's in question are not following the CD code of conduct.. as independent counsellors there are variations in work practice, but weighing and measuring is required. Also CD product cannot be supplied any anyone other than a CDC.. OH's included.
    I'm sorry you're having a difficult time Sez, please contact CD HQ and see if there are any other CDC's in your area.

    xxxxxx
     
  7. Sez

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    Thanks all. Will send her my order for next week and manage as best as I can for this weekend. Actually been invited out for lunch next Mon, so I think I will go and enjoy it (rare event!!!) then focus hard on CD to get my 4 (ish) stone off. I will accept the CDC as a supplier, as suggested, and if I may lean on you all, then I will.

    I very much value all of you and the help you give, thank you so much.
     
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    Lean all you like!!! Hugs xx
     
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    Sorry, messages crossed! I'm interested in the info that her OH cant officially give me the packs! Such a flippin' dilemma......
     
  10. Gen

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    Hiya

    That is absolutely disgraceful the service you are receiving. After all I am sure your CDC would say they do provide a service to you or is it just they provide you with packs?? and if thats the case is it at a reduced cost for the not weighing etc?? I would have expected that AT LEAST the CDC would weigh you... after all that is what you are going to her for is to lose weight... am I wrong???

    I have to say the amount of horror stories of CDC's on here makes me wonder do Cambridge need to reassess their vetting process for CDC's.

    I truly hope you find a CDC who gives you the support you need as I personally think it is a vital part of the plan.

    Keep getting the packs from your CDC and hopefully you will find another that does their job properly.

    Take care

    Gen x
     
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    Just lean on me brother if you need a friend. We all need somebody to leaaaan onnn. Lalalalalalala
     
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