“I took a moment to examine the situation and deduced that I was, get this, taking in more calories than I was expending. The fact that I’m a middle aged woman on the precipice of menopause might also have a little something to do with it, too. Just saying. Still, though, something needed to change.

So, I made the executive decision to go vegan for the month of January. Well, not exactly vegan. More veganish. Vegan with an asterisk, if you will. Vegan* Yeah, like that. Vegan under special circumstances. That’s what I did.”

How To Be Vegan With An Asterisk: I’m Sick and So Are You