Monday, March 19, 2012


After much research and soul-searching, I've decided to take the pledge to be vegan for 30 days.  As I've mentioned before, I was a "mostly vegetarian" for about 10 years, have been an omnivore for the past 8.  I've never been comfortable eating animals, my main reason for taking this leap, improved health benefits and weight loss are just added perks to this lifestyle change.  I hope you'll follow along this journey with me, promise not to jump on my soap box very often!

A disclaimer: at this time, I am only embracing the "food" part of veganism.  I have no intention of tossing out my leather couches (sorry!) or shoes just yet, taking this in baby steps here. 

Any fellow vegans out there, I could sure use some support and guidance! I've already discovered some awesome bloggers out there such as Marty who provided me with the title of this post, and my longtime favorite blogger, Sheryl Yvette who has inspired me in so many ways.

Here goes, wish me luck!

Have a Beauty-Full Day,

P.S. For the next 30 days, all of the sidebar "eye candy" will be of famous vegetarians/vegans. Enjoy!


  1. Don't worry about being "perfect." There is no such thing. Do your best and no, you don't have to throw out your couches if you don't want to. One day you may wish you had never purchased them but I still have things in my life made from animals. I have committed, since being vegan, to not purchase anything new made from animals. I vote with my money one dollar at a time so now I do go to work in vegan shoes and a vegan belt but my old old Blackberry is still, unfortunately, leather. Now I just think of the cow every time it rings instead of being just something I used to give no thought to.

    Best wished on your vegan diet. I'm looking forward to following your progress and if there's anything I can do to support you just let me know.


  2. I made the switch to a vegan diet 5 years ago and I wasn't even vegetarian at the time. If you live somewhere that has lots of vegan foods in local stores and restaurants, you'll find it easy! I live in Australia, so I don't have as many options. And as for weight loss - well you still have to make healthy choices. There are lots of vegan junk foods out there. I wish you the best of luck! And if you're looking for some great vegan meal ideas, I have my favorite recipes listed on my blog, and I also love the Fat Free Vegan blog, it's fabulous. You can find it here:

  3. Thank you, Anna! Heading to your blog now...xoxox

  4. Thank you, Marty. I've been learning so much from your blog and others, am slowly but surely making conscious choices to do better, but perfection is