Hello beautiful anon!
First of all YES!!! on going vegan. It is definitely the BEST thing to do not only for yourself but for the earth and animals.
When I first went vegetarian, I did the same thing. I went through the same things. This is all a part of your body detoxing. I broke out, I gained and lost, I almost wanted to eat animal products even more bc I was “restricting myself” from them. You have to make the connection love. The food that we eat nurtures our body and literally becomes our body. I didn’t want to be the remains of a once beautiful, innocent soul. I want to be the beauty in a fresh strawberry, the juiciness of a mango, the sweetness of a banana, and the strength in kale. ^_* KALE YEAH!
Everyone is different. Every journey is different. I didn’t give myself a “time limit” I knew that I was going to be veg for life. It’s a process. Of course things like researching, watching documentaries, and reading vegan books definitely speeds up the process because you do NOT want to participate in the cruelty that is the animal product industry(ies). It’s awesome that you are already choosing cruelty free products for your everyday life!
Remind yourself why you want to be vegan and why you want to stay vegan. Your body will detox. It is inevitable. But once that path is crossed, it’s smooth sailing! Please do not hesitate to ask/vent/talk to me whenever! I wish you the best and I know you will be a proud vegan very soon!