This is supposed to teach you and change your mind about food and your personal interaction with it - not to berate you and make you feel like less of a person - just ridiculous!!!
My coach said I should do the journal in case down the road I slow down and we can figure out what to change if needed. Has never looked at - but I have it with me each week and place it on the desk (I have never not had a loss- yet). I don't mind keeping it - because it helps me to track my liquids and make sure I take my supplements and only takes a few moments to update. I will note that I made my own journal on a spreadsheet that is easier for me to read and update, but contains all the fields that was on the IP journal.
She says that I am one of her favorite clients because she learns so much from me - because I share what I have learned from everyone on this post!!! - (especially FINN with those great recipies!).
At the end of the day, you are paying them and they should be supportive - that is what a "coach" is, they guide you, support you and motivate you - if you don't feel that - you need to leave and find another coach. My husband and my parents never spoke to me that way, and I'll be d***ed to let someone else even try. - It is just not going to happen.
Please move on from this coach, stay OP and feel good about yourself. This is a great thing you are doing to improve your health - don't give up!