I'm trying to be acutely aware of how I am feeling- to see if this or that feels weird, to see if all this effort will pay off. One thing that I have noticed is that the flavors of my food are intense. I really notice all of the flavors in the vegetables, and how different combinations of food taste SO good. It gives me hope that I can get used to this.
Did I mention that I figured out what was causing the slime in my mouth? It was the olive oil I was using on my salad. Bleh. So I switched to just lemon, or Braggs Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, and it is great. No more greasy residue problems.