It's a LITTLE early to share but I'm going for it anyay, I'm pregnant! It's very exciting news, this is baby number two and most likely the last baby I will have. It's weird to think I have one, even, so two really blows my mind. There is a lot to think about now, a lot of planning to do. It's a little overwhelming and scary but we'll just take it as it comes.
What does this mean for my eating? Well, a couple of things. Eating a well-balanced diet is always important during pregnancy (or all the time really) but especially important because I ALMOST had gestational diabetes last pregnancy. Now, I weigh less this time around so that might help but it's still something I have to keep my eye on. And to be honest, it's a great way to eat generally so I'll do my best to follow the diabetic diet regardless.
My last pregnancy went wonderfully. I was exercising and eating well. I didn't gain one pound and after the baby was born I was down 36 lbs. I have gained most of that back and I am down about 15 lbs from the first time I got pregnant. But I had the motivation of having borderline gestational diabetes.
It was very scary and nervewracking because I didn't actually have gestational diabetes so I didn't get the benefit of the education they would have provided me so I had to figure it out on my own. The doc's advice was "just have a sandwich with half the bread and no mayo". Oh, so simple. Yeah right.
So this means that I need to get back into testing my blood sugar, eating 5 small meals a day, eating the right amount of carbs, having a small protein snack right before I go to bed and limiting my sugar BIG TIME.
SO, how do I feel about making these changes in my diet? Ugh. That's about it. I like the idea of it but it brings up the whole deprivation issue that drives the binge-diet cycle. I like sugar, I don't like having to give it up. I also don't like being told (even though it's my own body telling me) that I can't have something. I will do some belief work on this and post later. I'm sure I will have a lot to say about this over the next...7 months, 3 weeks and 3 days.