So I have realised that as I am now 31, and given most of my family have died before 70, I am to all intents and purposes about halfway through my life.
The last 6 years have seen me contented with my lot and contentment has brought with it the expansion of my waistline and the knowledge that if I am pissed off I can eat a six pack of Walkers crisps in one sitting.
I have decided enough is enough and I am going to start eating healthily. Ok so part of this is a bid to regain some the energy I had at 19 when I could drink 8 vodka's, dance for hours on end and still go to work at 6am having had 4 hours sleep. I have been blessed with skin that is holding it's age well, no wrinkles yet, but I have the health of a delapitated old bag. In any event the shock that I am approaching middle age is scary. I would like to make it 70 just for the hell of it!
So I am going to make a big effort. I've decided to go with the Mckeith plan, after all you are what you eat. Should be a challenge as I am a vegetarian who does not like any veg except for peas, lettuce, cucumber and potatoes and Dr Gillian is big on veg!
So from Monday I am a new woman. It's out with the pot noodles, pasta and Walkers and in with sesame seeds, veggies and fish. Sounds bloody wonderful. Not!
Och well we'll see how it goes. I may even decide it's time to give up the evil weed, but all in good time. I'll be so bloody stressed eating green food I will need a ciggy to keep me sane.
I will let you know how it goes.