My name is Nancy. I am a married, mother of two incredible boys. I could not have custom ordered better kids. They are GREAT!
Anyway, I am 39 years old. My oldest boy will be 9 in December. Before I got pregnant with him, I was completely vegan. I had adapted to the lifestyle. I loved the way I ate. I felt great about myself. I had tons of energy. I was confident and happy!
When I got pregnant with my first, I started reading all the pregnancy books. They seemed to all point to meat and dairy being the best sources of protein and calcium, and ALL the problems you would have without it. I got SO freaked out, I started eating meat and dairy again. I swelled up (weight gain) in record time. I have not been able to break these nasty habits since, just out of laziness of forgetting how to prepare things, and not knowing how to still feed the entire family what they want while I eat vegan.
Married with children people, if your family is NON-vegan, how do you do it?? I have gone up a lot since I was vegan and I am miserable and have no energy.
Below is a pic of me. On the left is me when I was vegan. On the right, closer to now. It makes me sad.