So why am I doing this? Why am I giving up bagels with cream cheese, hot buttered toast, pizza? ( I lied. When I contemplate the lack of pizza in my life I wail disconsolately, and there is teeth gnashing)
The reason is simple - pure vanity. I would like to claim nobler reasons - a profound interest in nutrition, or to overcome some horrific medical condition, but that would be a lie. No, my reason is shameful vanity. I want to look good naked.
My impetus for this is due to my Almost Husband (fiancÚ just sticks in the throat and I'm never sure where the accent goes, or in which direction). AH is fit and toned, with a physique that younger men would weep to see. He looks *fantastic* naked! And although I am secure enough in his affections to know that he loves me now for who and what I am, I want to make an effort to improve my own body in turn.
Also I want to look *awesome* in my wedding photos.
So not only am I a very ordinary apple, I am a shallow and vain apple who is doing this for no higher reason than vanity. I can live with that :-)