Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Why I do it, Wednesday (and giveaway)

Please head over to Tiffany's blog for a give-away.

On today's "why I do it, Wednesday" I am going to discuss diet! The dreaded word! I have been thinking for several days about what my next "WIDIW" post would be about. And, I know this may sound silly but I actually prayed that God would give me something. Then, this morning while I was getting coffee in the office, it hit me.

I was talking to the counselor who said that at home she is down to only decaf. So, when she got to school she just had to get some "real" coffee. Then I said to her. "When I was pregnant, I only drank decaf and it's all I had at home. One day when my parents came over my mom asked where my coffee was. I said oh, it's right here. (pointing to the decaf). She said "Melody, that's not real coffee."
The counselor and I both laughed and headed our own directions. Then a thought suddenly hit me so hard that I almost said it out loud to the air. (or whomever might be listening)...

When I was pregnant, I had gestational diabetes and I was VERY strict on my diet doing anything and EVERYTHING to make sure my baby would be protected. The "diet" was actually very easy. I got to eat several small meals per day and I didn't get hungry as often. Sure, I wanted sweets sometimes but as long as my sugar was stable I could have a candy bar every now and then. However, as soon as Bailey was born, I went back to my regular diet.


It hit me this morning that it makes NO sense for me to work so hard to protect my baby girl but then NOT protect her mommy after she is born. She needs me as much as I need her. So, why should I not take care of myself now that she is here?

I guess this post is more of a why I don't do it, Wednesday. Still though, it's easier not to diet... But what if I'd said that when I was pregnant?

I am really going to ponder this and work on it this week, month, year...

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

I understand. I have struggled with my weight for years. I was at a place where I was just ready and determined so I started the HCG Diet Monday and it is very strict, but like you said, it is easy when you know you are doing the right thing. Today is Day 5 and I've lost 7.2 lbs so far. Very encouraging. I'm blogging about it...but not posting until after I finish my 40 days. Just in case I fail terribly:)