Congratulations, Kat!!! ❤️❤️❤️ In a world of marketing, disinformation and high emotions, the one thing that gives me hope is the facts are so clearly on the side of whole foods, plant-based diets.
From everyday people like you and I, and their family physicians, the stories are almost always the same but are so shocking they sound made up: blood pressure normalizes in a week, cholesterol in two, and Type II diabetes and your meds are gone in a month. The risk of heart attack drops to near zero. By 3 months in, like you, the results are shocking and more powerful than any drug combo.
Where it goes wrong in the cases I'm familiar with is when the refined foods remain in the diet — sugar, oils, white flour. Those can be hard for people to cut out, I understand. I think your decision to not cheat is wise because your taste buds adapt in time and, like smoking, it's easy to regress because Oreos and Doritos are seriously delicious.
After a few years of starting, 13 years ago, I despaired because so many people were so emotional about it. Vegans are superior, they judge. You don't enjoy life. I've heard of people who had health problems when they went vegan. It's extreme.
But now with the flood of facts coming out and millions of experiences like yours, I have great hope again. Just take your B12. We live in such a sterile world now, we don't get the bacteria from feces contamination that we always did that produce B12.