At my Weight Watchers meeting Saturday we talked about the power of anchors. We don’t mean the ones that are used in the ocean, but rather a token or symbol that keeps you on track when faced with something difficult.
It was suggested the best anchors are those that remind us a time when we successfully completed something hard. I could think of three things I did that were very hard and where quitting was an option.
The anchor above is the U.S. Navy Chief’s insignia on my
cover uniform hat. It was hard work to make it through chief’s initiation just like it was hard work to get through boot camp.
The third really hard thing I did was walk a marathon. I don’t want to do that again but do hope to make it through half-marathon training again some time in the future. With all three achievements I persevered, succeeded and will do it again with this weight loss effort.
This week I ate a lot of prepared meals and takeout but always within my daily range.
This was one of my favorite things all week. It is a gluten-free pizza from California Food Company. Who knew frozen pizza could taste so good?
I did eat out for breakfast one morning and ordered gluten-free pancakes. I started eating and about five minutes later the manager came over with another plate. The server had given me the wrong pancakes. They comped my entire meal but that would have been so dangerous for someone with Celiac disease. For me, it gave me some GI issues but impacts my joint pain as well.
Despite those two carb-heavy meals, I was able to hit my desired protein levels most days. It seems to be working because I lost 1.4 pounds. That’s my biggest loss in a couple of months. That brings the total weight loss to:
Needless to say, I was thrilled.
I don’t have any special challenges this week and got groceries yesterday so I have healthy snacks for work as well as planned meals.
How did your week towards great health go?