Saturday, January 1, 2011

Oh Hai! Happy New Year!

Hello, stranger! Ok, so I'm the stranger round these parts. Where have you been? You may be wondering. Either that or you didn't notice that I haven't blogged since last July.

Well, a lot of things have happened, and not very much has happened at all, if that makes sense. I grew increasingly uninspired by my sartorial options as my body ballooned. I decided around my one year wedding anniversary that enough is enough! And I started to get in shame. (Ok, I admit that I was also inspired by Jackie Warner's Thintervention on Bravo. What? I love Jackie's style, especially when she wore a Debbie Harry T to the 'getting your sexy back' themed episode. She has that kind of moto/tom-boy style that I've always loved, but I was really too short and chubby to replicate it and feel comfortable/attractive.

Long story short, I buy her book, realize I've been addicted to refined sugar and processed foods for the last, oh, 28 years, so I changed my diet, started working out, and I've lost 19 pounds.

I read a couple of other books while getting my health groove on, one of which was Skinny Bitch. I picked it up thinking I'm just going to look for ideas, I'm not going to go vegan or anything crazy.

Except that Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin really made a lot of sense. And after I'd started to 'eat clean' I had fewer meat/dairy cravings.

Then I read Slaughterhouse by Gail A. Eisnitz. Then I watched Earthlings.

I came out of the closet, as a vegan.

Yep. So needless to say, I didn't get that Marc by Marc Jacobs bag I last posted about.


Emily said...

so... does this mean you're back? please?

Nicole said...

Maybe: I'm thinking about changing the focus a bit to be a bit wider, to get an idea of loveliness inside and out. I don't know, we'll see.

Ok, really I just want to share my oatmeal creations with people.