This year, however, I've made a personal commitment to improving some aspects of my personal life. The most obvious one is my health. When I lived in Milan I walked a lot and I probably ate a lot better. Sure, I wasn't exactly watching every calorie, but when it's so easy to get your hands on good quality fresh fruit and vegetables etc., it's hard not to eat reasonably well without even trying.
These days I live in a country that has embraced the concept of the breakfast roll!
I don't walk much and spend most of my day in front of a computer screen.
End result is that I've been putting on weight for the last few years and it's simply got to stop.
I'll never be one of those rakishly thin or superfit people. I should, however, be a lot slimmer than I currently am and let's face it - the choice of tshirts in XXXL isn't exactly stellar!
So this week I started a new diet and general regime. Since I'm a bit of a geek I'll be blogging about my experiences and my progress (or complete lack of it), though I won't be doing it here. If you're bored you can read about my efforts to switch to a better diet and drop a few kilos over here.
So far I've chosen a diet from Tesco's online dieting service and my kitchen is currently packed full of fresh vegetables and fruit. (On a sidenote, this means that I'll really have to spend a couple of hours later today re-organising the fridge and cupboards, as the current chaos is too much even for me).
One of the biggest challenges will be maintaining a good diet when I'm travelling. I honestly can't see how I'll be able to stick religiously to the Tesco diet when I'm "on the road". Breakfasts in most of the hotels I stay in won't be a problem, as they all offer good healthy options that slobs like me usually avoid.
But what about lunch and dinner? This is going to be an interesting challenge.
So farewell breakfast rolls!