Me on Friday! Oh wait…..
Today we’re discussing socialising without food and drink. Can you think of a time you last socialised which didn’t involve eating or drinking? Thought not. Because it is absolutely pivotal to day to day life. Going for a walk? You’d get a coffee, maybe a cake! Seeing a friend? Drink, dinner? Having a movie night – what snacks? I could go on and on…
Last night I took on the mighty challenge of a night out in London town…. on liquid shakes and water. OH MY GOD THE WILLPOWER! Our night started with the standard pre drinking process at the flat – I poured my shake into a glass and used the ‘fun straws’ (coined by my flatmate) to get the night going. My main concern was getting hungry, so after some debate, I popped a carton in my clutch bag.
When we arrived at the first bar, we were greeted by a complimentary cocktail. Excellent..! I took the glass and held it as we chatted. Before I knew it, I was lifting the glass to my lips – it was milliseconds before I was going to take a sip I realised I couldn’t drink. Call me an alcoholic/food addict, but I can’t see that feeling going away any time soon. Retraining your brain to not expect food and drink at certain times of the day or at specific social events feels impossible.
This baby was cracked open around 11pm, whilst the girls tucked into their second bottle of wine.
Not drinking on a night out is NEVER something I would usually do – especially when we’re going onto a club. I mean, you just kind of need it don’t you? To not be bothered by the pushing, and the slippery floor, the disgusting toilets and the London bar prices (not that I was buying anything!) Despite all this – I was on top form.
Let’s talk about Sunday’s – the usual day for big breakfast and a Sunday roast. Today I had to find a good food free activity – which turned out to be exploring the London parks. Whilst I would have enjoyed it more with a Starbucks in hand – I have to admit, there are other things to do apart from eat. (There, I said it!)
And something miraculous happened this weekend – I was symptom free for a whole 24 hours. And that makes it all worth it. (Currently mental mantra!)