The Power of an Anchor

June 8, 2014

I really can’t begin to explain how good it feel’s to be back to my Friday routine. There is something about that weekly meeting that feel’s like so much a part of my week. I need it. I like it. It keep’s me focused. Some meeting’s are much more intense than other’s, but I always take something away from the meeting. Last week we discussed finding an anchor. What could we use as an anchor to keep us motivated? As I sat there thinking about what my anchor would be, I realized it was sitting in my lap! It’s my Weight Watcher’s Notebook with all of my success charms on it!



Each charm was earned and means something specific. The keychain itself, is earned when you reach your 10% weight loss. The 5K charm speaks for itself! The silver round charm represents 25 pounds lost! The copper round charm represents 50 pounds lost! The silver start represents Goal! The gold key represents Lifetime! Lifetime is reached when you have maintained your Goal weight for six weeks!



These charms represent a lot to me. They are the perfect anchor for me! They remind me of the work that I’ve done and how far I have come. They remind me of what I’m capable of. They remind what healthy feels like. They remind what success feels like. They remind me that I can do anything that I set my mind to!

I’m above my goal weight and have been for a while now. I took a break from looking at the number on the scale and now, I’m back at looking at the scale, and it has gone down the last three weeks. This last week, I found myself looking at my anchor’s a lot, and it did help me to stay focused! It feels really good to be back in focus! The Power of an Anchor! It’s real!

Here are Friday’s eats!



Un-Pictured Nonfat Latte and Banana





HyVee Salad Bar

Lot’s of Veggies

topped with a little chicken, a few tablespoons of taco meat

salsa, edamame and a bit of guacamole





One Peach and Grapes




Celery and a Cheese Wedge





Baked Chicken Parmesan


I served this over Zucchini Noodles that I Sautéed with Onion’s and Garlic in Garlic Infused Olive Oil. I used my Veggetti from Walmart to make the zucchini Noodles!



Click HERE for the Baked Chicken Parmesan recipe from! It was soooo very easy and so good!



 Wine with Neighbor’s

13 PPV

Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s


Breakfast = Latte, Banana (3)

Lunch = Salad Bar (9)

Snack = Fruit, Celery and Cheese (1)

Dinner = Chicken Parmesan (8)

Wine with Neighbor’s = White Wine (13)

Total = 34

Exercise = Ran ONE Mile, Walked two Miles

How many glasses of water I drank = 10

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 4

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 41

Alcohol Consumption = 15 oz. White Wine



“love the life you live, live the life you love”