This week marks the halfway point of my Project 52! Honestly, I’m amazed at my perseverance--historically my track record for consistent journaling and blog posts has been less than stellar. Then again, as I’ve already mentioned, I’m not exactly the same person I was when I started this, so maybe the fact that I’m still here after six months isn’t all that unbelievable!
That said, I don’t have anything earth-shattering to share this week. I’m still chewing on last week’s revelation that at this point losing weight is less important than my training. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about that and am working on redesigning my goals to accommodate the shift in focus. I’m working on a faster mile now, and am shooting to finish my next 5K in 40 minutes. That’s three and a half minutes faster than the last 5K I ran. So stay tuned to see how that comes out--my next 5K is on July 4th.
My focus on food has shifted from counting calories to maintenance of my current weight. I’m concentrating more on what I’m eating rather than how much I’m eating. When I started this whole weight loss thing I was still eating meat with every meal. Now I might eat meat two or three times a month. Eventually, I believe that number will be zero and I will be a total vegetarian. In fact, I’ll go one further and say that the thought of me being one hundred percent vegan isn’t as unfathomable as it might have been a year ago. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to give up dairy, but I’m starting to understand that it isn’t going to be as hard as I once thought. And after perusing several vegan cookbooks the assumption I had that vegan food would be boring has been proved to be untrue. So, yeah, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be a complete vegan in the near future.