Then, I started to wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and I was always so tired I could barely homeschool my boys. That's pretty much the end of the line for me.
At that point I scheduled the appointment and was diagnosed with diabetes. I went back to being a vegan. My original weight, the first time I went vegan was 260 lbs. I had gotten down to 220lbs. I want to make clear that weight took a long time to come back and only 20 lbs came back. So, I lost 60 lbs, gained 20 of it back, and lost that 20.
Before, my diet had quite a bit of breads and I had not eliminated oil. I do eat nuts, flax, and avocados. Oils that I have eliminated do not happen in nature, man made them that way. I pretty much stopped eating sugar after the first round except on birthdays bread is now the problem because it turns into sugar.
I have been taking b12, plant based omega-3, and a multi-vitamin. (I haven't eaten fish since 14 because I am allergic so I was probably deficient). The result of all this, my blood sugar has dropped drastically, I am now 218 and my clothes are falling off of me. My hair is coming back in. I need to say that I have not eliminated the sugar in fruit. Fruit is so important for the vitamins and nutrients and with normal sugar levels, carbs.
My husband purchased Forks Over Knives cookbook for me. I've gotta say, I love it! I can't even tell you how many vegetarian books I own and they all add egg and well, I'm allergic to egg. Forks Over Knives has no animal product at all and that is fantastic!
On to my own creation... I am a cheesecake addict. It's hard to say no to cheesecake. I truly love Toffuti cream cheese. What you do is grab two tablespoons of powdered Stevia add a little milk of your choice. I use Silk Coconut milk because it has fewer carbs compared to others I have looked at. Add a little vanilla and mix into the Tofutti. I cored some strawberries and even my husband and kids loved it!
You can also make a ground nut and date crust to make a full cheesecake.