I am beyond thrilled and proud to have reached this major milestone. As many times as I have lost and gained weight I never was as sure as I am this time that it is permanent. Eating a whole foods, plant based diet is not only the easiest way to lose weight, but also the healthiest diet on the planet. The benefits are beyond my wildest dreams!
Diabetes is gone for good! Not only am I no longer diabetic, I am not even pre-diabetic! My doctor is supporting my goal of getting off all medications. No more diabetes drugs, no more statin drugs, and reduced dosage of blood pressure meds. That will continue to come down as my weight continues to come down. I am healthier than I have ever been in my entire life!
The changes in my life are beyond amazing! After not being able to walk more than a few feet for the past 20+ years, I am now walking a mile a day! My goal was to walk 15 minutes. I smashed that goal and keep pushing it further and further! Other little things like being able to cross my legs, going to a store and walking, not using their riding cart. Being able to cook, to do housework and stand up for more than 2 minutes. I am a fully functional person again for the first time since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1997.
Never underestimate the benefits of a plant based, whole foods diet. And never, ever underestimate yourself! The first step is convincing your mind that you CAN then following through. I was never one to be very disciplined but this way of living does not require that much discipline. The food choices are unlimited and the energy and health you receive make it so easy to continue.
If I can go from being in a wheelchair, on oxygen and daily insulin to being healthy, exercising and thriving, SO CAN YOU!