I am so glad to hear from you once again. 8 months old? Wow. He must be adorable and keeping you good and busy. I'm so happy for you.
Originally Posted by Lifeguard
But I just can't seem to get the dedication there. It was SO hard to lose those 70lbs. I fought for every single pound. I persevered through months of plateauing. I just don't know if I have the gumption to do it again.
If it wasn't for the health aspect I would just throw in the towel. Accept that I am just fat & that is the way it is going to stay. But that's not an option.
Well there you have it. It IS for the health aspect. You are no longer only responsible for yourself. You've got a precious little boy who needs a strong and healthy mama.
It's hard. Okay. Lots and lots of things that are worthwhile ARE hard. We've got to accept that. Got to. Got to. Got to. Is it easy getting up in the middle of the night to care for your son? Was it easy being pregnant and then giving birth? Do you think it will be a piece of cake (ooh didn't mean to bring cake into this) raising that boy? No - it's HARD.
HARD - but worth it. In a big, huge, gigantic way. The rewards far, far, far outweigh the so called *sacrfices*. You give up one thing in RETURN for SOOOOOO much more.
And you want to really talk about hard - diabetes, which unfortunately seems to be a big definite threat for you - now THAT'S hard. Thank G-d you are given the opportunity, through wise decisions and careful monitoring to control this debilitating disease.
If G-d forbid, your son was told he had to eat a specific *diet* to keep him at his utmost healthiest, you would not hesitate for a second to make sure he ate in that manner. Not for a second. You'd do everything and anything in your power to make sure he succeeded and had the right foods on hand. ALWAYS. You are no different. You are a very important member of your family. And you have a special need. Make a plan, map it out, commit to it, find lovely, delicious foods to eat that are healthy so you won't miss the un
healthy ones. Make your health a number one priority. Do it for you son, for yourself and for your future.