Transparency Thursday

Transparency Thursday

This week has mostly been good aside from some physical pain from my neck and back. I haven’t been to the chiropractor in months so I was way overdue for an adjustment. I tried a new chiropractor that’s close to my work and he was far too rough. I couldn’t turn my head the following day, needless to say, the hunt for a chiropractor near my work is still on. One of the many reasons I want to get this weight off is to experience pain-free days. While my back doesn’t cause me excruciatingly pain everyday, my lower back is almost always tender to the touch, and I know it’s weight related.

Thankfully, the physical pain only made me emotionally eat once this week. It was a trigger food (spaghetti) and I forgave myself immediately after, and ate well the next day. Typically when I’ve emotionally eaten in the past, it takes me a while to bounce back, especially when it’s with something like spaghetti. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a couple months into my journey and I know one day won’t break me. The same goes with eating well, one day isn’t going to make me fit either, it’s the culmination of good days and moderation. I have to say that since counting my calories, I’ve craved spaghetti significantly less. I didn’t go back to confirm but this might’ve been the only time I’ve had spaghetti since starting. Before I would eat spaghetti 1-2x/week and I was eating close to 3-4 servings at a time. Not good.

Cory and I took advantage of YMCA’s free guest passes and visited the two gyms closest to our house this past week. The Y is expensive in comparison to what we’re paying at Planet Fitness, and we actually experienced better customer service at PF. Cory has the Black Card and so I can go for free so long as he’s with me. He’s fine with PF because it fits his needs but I feel uninspired when we go. The biggest lure to the Y for me is the indoor track and indoor pools. Something you may or may not know about me: I can’t swim. I love being in the pool, and over the years I’ve been telling myself “it would be really nice to learn how to swim.” I’m now to the point where I want to learn to swim, especially after watching the Olympic Swimming Trials last night. We’ll see if we can swing the Y in our budget.

I hope you all are having a fantastic week and are reaching your goals. Let me know what you’ve been doing this week in terms of health!


Transparency Thursday is a weekly series about how things are really going whether positive or negative. I want to keep things honest because this is going to be a lifestyle for me, and I do hope I can help someone.

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6 Comments

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    Anita
    June 30, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Sounds like you’re on track with decision making and staying within your “I know what I need” mentality. :-)

    I did 40 minutes on our recumbent bike last night. It IS easier when I load up a YouTube playlist and just pedal along! :-) Looking forward to doing it again tonight.

    Weight Watchers meetings have been great, the app and the Fb page we have for our Saturday members is an awesome way to stay connected. Staying within my points on good days and owning the days I’m not. (You nailed it with “forgive”)

    Have a great weekend!!

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      Pam
      July 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Anita, YAY! for you on the bike! That’s awesome that you’ve found a way to enjoy it for you!

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    Rebecca Jo
    July 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I so badly want to find a nice indoor track.
    Girl – do it – learn to swim! You’ll feel so much more confident in that water :)

    • Reply
      Pam
      July 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      I think our only options in Louisville are the Y and LA Fitness. A friend who used to teach at Urban Active before and after it became LA Fitness said she didn’t recommend that club. So I think our only option is the Y. Heh.

      I want to learn so bad! While I enjoy treading water it’ll be more fun to actually be able to y’know swim.

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    Dorothy Inman
    July 2, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. Spaghetti is a weakness of mine as well. Well any carbs at all. I was hesitant to join the Y as well, but since we’ve joined I will never go anywhere else. They love my kids so much and it has really become a family to me. There are people of all ages and body types. I love taking classes where there are 60-70 something year olds putting me to shame with how well they keep up with the instructor. I love their banter in the locker rooms. Sorry you have had a bad experience when the customer service. We go to the NE Y and they are fabulous. Hopefully if that is where you want to be it will work out. I’ve gotten to the point where all I want to do is take classes instead of exercising individually. And I’m so not that girl. And I am the girl laughing at herself the entire time because of how many times I almost fall over.😂😂😂

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      Pam
      July 7, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      I’m SO glad to hear you all are enjoying the Y. Maybe we just hit them on some off days or they’re just tired of so many kids being in for the summer camps this season. I keep going back to joining despite my experience because they do have what I truly want: a pool and a track. If we do join, I want to take a class with you. We have to finally meet sometime this year. LOL.

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