Welcome to Nicole Leaving Plumpville.

This is my very own, personal, blog… that isn’t a honorary degree. I am not a doctor, nutritionist, dietitian, or personal trainer. I didn’t go to medical school, and of all my college credits do not of give me any kind of authority to practice medicine or tell people what they should or shouldn’t do for their own health.

Everything I post on my blog is from my own experiences, personal experience, or opinion. While I love that you read what I have to say, this shouldn’t be an alternative to seeking medical help or taking medical advice from someone who knows (without a doubt) what they’re doing. I really, really, recommend going to a doctor before you make any changes to your diet or exercise regimen.

All photographs and content are the property of Nicole Leaving Plumpville (or my former blog: Diary of a Chunky Chica). If you would like to share any of my posts or photos, I just ask that you please link them back to the original post or my blog.

I love seeing your comments and reading your emails, but please be respectful. I expect a certain degree of backlash from certain people, this is the internet after all, but I reserve the right to delete disrespectful or inappropriate comments or discussions. There are people of all ages, sex, gender, (etc), who visit this blog, so please keep that in mind. While I’ll accept a bit of hating (been there, done that) I don’t want my readers and followers to feel discouraged, attacked, or hated on.

Food Allergy and Recipe Warning

I, personally, don’t have any food allergies or restrictions (unless you count overripe strawberries…or peas. I hate peas) so many of my recipes may contain allergens. If you have a food allergy, please be careful using these. I won’t be posting allergen information with these recipes. Also, a word to all of you out there with particular diets (like vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free chefs) I really encourage you to leave a comment with how you made the dish more friendly to your diet. I’m sure other readers out there would love to know. And I’m a bit curious too!

Thank you so much for visiting!