So this weekend marks six weeks since I have started documenting this transition, and it also happened to be Jay’s brother’s graduation from college. You may wonder what one has to do with the other, but this created an opportunity for the most authentic test of how much my mindset has changed. You see, when we are with family we tend to eat out and go a little crazy with the food consumption… We are feasting after all. I was curious to see how I would do as far as staying faithful to my vegetarianism, when I could easily say it was a rare occasion and opt to eat whatever. But it seems that a switch truly has been flipped in my brain. It was not even that difficult to look for the vegetarian options. The hardest experience was the first night at Olive Garden. I have never, I repeat NEVER, eaten vegetarian at Olive Garden. But once l made that decision, it became easier all weekend. While I still have a ways to go on dairy, I am incredibly pleased! And I still had an awesome time eating with everyone, not to mention that my sister-in-law, Olivia, and Jay are also vegetarian. And the coolest part was that I felt like I was in camaraderie with my husband. Everything I was eating, he could eat too. So the verdict is, I think I can do this. Whether it is total veganism or minimalism, it suddenly seems more possible. All it took was a little online accountability. I have included a snapshot of a few delicious meals from this weekend for your viewing pleasure.