After my Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday, my kitchen was in no way prepared for me to start. So Saturday was not my official start day. I know it's cheating, but I sucked on Saturday.
On Sunday I got P out of bed ridiculously early so that we could make a dump run. When we got home, I made us both a healthy breakfast of eggs, toast, and turkey bacon. He had to work all day so I was stuck on my own. I went to the fruit stand and loaded up on freggies. I was going to go to Winco, but it looked insanely packed so I just nixed that idea. Once I was home, I decided that I wanted to make Hungry Girl Bacon 'n Cheese Bell Peppers so I headed out to Albertson's for some fat free shredded cheese. I ended up doing a bit of grocery shopping there and spent entirely too much money on not very much stuff. This is why I shop at Winco. I could have bought double what I bought at Albertson's at Winco. You live and you learn.
Now my house has lots of healthy options for my Weight Watchers plans. I stayed on track yesterday even though I was a point short of missing my Points Plus target. Today, I am on track as of this morning. I even packed myself a morning snack. I am going to try to do this every single day. I need to have a morning and an afternoon snack.
Last year, when I got down to about 187 pounds, I ate breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and sometimes an evening snack. This worked very well for me. But I also spent a lot of time preparing and planning these snacks. I just need to keep my mind on what works best for me and take the time to take care of myself.
I think this is where my problems come in. I do not make myself a priority. I always put other people ahead of myself. For a very short time last year, I made myself my number one priority. Then all Hell broke loose and everyone and everything else started to come first again. I need to get back to where I was and make myself and my health a priority. In the big picture, if I don't take care of myself, I can't be there for the people that I love and care for. And damn it, some of them NEED me to be around.
How do you make yourself a priority?