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Sometimes you just feel like you’re on it. Ya know? When the stars align and everything seems to just come together and you have the motivation and self-control you could never conjure before. Like, where does it come from?

I’m just on it. I’m on Day 7 of my 42 Day Challenge right now and I show no signs of stopping. I think it’s a mix of a lot of factors, but also being so knowledgeable and so emotionally invested. I can’t stop.

I’m already down 4.6 pounds so far. That’s fun. Looking in the mirror and seeing new changes every day. And more energy, and sense of well-being. Priceless.

Sometimes when a person who doesn’t eat like me says something like they’d “rather enjoy life”, I wish I could make them see that this is enjoying life. And that I used to argue the same way back before I started getting more vigilant. But you can’t convince those who don’t want to see. So I just stick with those who accept me and what I do.

raw pistachios for a snack

raw pistachios for a snack

Memorial Day weekend was a success. Maybe some of the success comes from how public I am making this thing. I tell everyone I might have food with about it beforehand, so they are well aware. We had friends over on Saturday night, and I had alerted them to the new tons of water, low salt, super healthy kick I was on. And they were totally on board!

The response I usually get from people is that they are totally down to have healthy food. I think most people are trying to get their stuff down pat, that when someone who seems like they have it together offers to cook for them, or take them to a new restaurant, they are totally willing to try it out.

dinner for 4 - salad and burger patties

dinner for 4 – salad and burger patties

So when I made the meal for my friends, it was totally welcome for them. I admit though, I totally hemmed and hawed for the whole week about what I was going to make. I settled on a huge Southwest Salad with avocado and lemon juice as the dressing. My friend wasn’t into avocado though, so I gave him some Caesar dressing I had in the fridge and that was great.

salad food prep

salad food prep

Then I also made some Veggie Burger Patties that I hadn’t had in a while, and those were a hit too. Anyone can choke down some healthy food for a meal, ya know? I don’t ever know how they really feel because they’ll always say it’s good. But I did make their veggie burger patties with oil, and just made mine dry. I ate them with bites of salad and tomato, and they were really delicious.

making the veggie burger patties

making the veggie burger patties

And even me, I’m still not used to the lack of salt. I think everything I make lately is super bland, but I’m trying to enjoy. And what flavor I do taste, I actually do genuinely love. It’s just not enough of it for me at the moment.

the cook and final dinner

the cook and final dinner

I’m only 1 week in. 5 more to go!

I’ve been having success by creating the Kitchen Sink Salad (just whatever is in the fridge) plus whatever new dressing I find. I make a new dressing every 5 days or so, and that keeps me interested. Everything is 100% nutritarian. I haven’t slipped even a tiny bit.