I just took a pledge from goveg.com to go vegetarian for 30 days. I can’t say I’m super excited…I am a little nervous and hope that I can do this.
Since I became pregnant and diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I have known that I really need to make a major life style change. I felt like I needed to do something more than just eat healthy, and really started researching on a lifestyle change that would significantly lower my chances of getting diabetes in the future. (once you are diagnosed as with gestational diabetes, you are more likely to get it in the future, unless you exercise daily, eat healthily and maintain a weight within BMI standards).
Well, one way to help prevent diabetes (and breast cancer) is to breastfeed. I am exercising daily and working hard to get down to even lower than my pre-pregnancy weight. The most important thing I can do to help prevent diabetes (and other diseases, too!) is to eat less or NOT eat animal protein. So, while having gestational diabetes raised a reg flag for me, there are SO many other benefits of going vegetarian or eating less animal protein that go way beyond myself. (like environmental reasons)
I know some might think I am being a little extreme. haha. But I am extreme person. I do everything to the extreme. It’s a perfect way to describe me, in fact. However, every time I look at my daughter, I am reminded of how much I will do absolutely anything for her.
Naturally, I want to live long enough to see her become a mother. I want to be healthy enough to be able to be a fun and vibrant grandma! I don’t want to have diabetes because I decided NOT to take care of my body. I mean, God only gave me one body. I need to take care of it. And also, I really don’t think God intended his creatures to be slaughtered in the manner that they are today. but, thats another story.
Anyhow, this blog is kind of all over the place. That’s because I am trying to write out a quickie and watch Isabela at the same time.
I am hoping that I be 100 percent committed during these 30 days, and hope that this will be the start of an incredible lifestyle change for me. I know some people may choose to scoff and criticize me, but guess what? You can’t steal my JOY!