I stuck to The 4 Cs for about 99% of the time during January and here is what I learnt. No chocolate was the hardest, I did not realise that I was basically addicted to chocolate and had a “post dinner habit” that was hard to give up. On February the 1st, I had chocolate for breakfast, which tells you how excited I was to be done with the resolutions! I considered switching to dark chocolate going forward but I just love milk chocolate, I won’t be eating it every day anymore and have now decided to “invest” in expensive chocolate so I eat less of it!
http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/london/dining/Scarfes-BarNot buying any clothes was the second hardest resolution to stick to, I was horrified to realise how much time (not so much the money) I spent in shops, on websites filling baskets with things I never intended on buying and yet I am not the most stylish or well dressed person. Again, like after dinner chocolate, it was more of a habit than anything. It also made me realise I need more hobbies to fill the time, the other thing I realised was how conducive loving in London is to consumerism. During a weekend in France I disconnected from London life and relished in not going to any shops, thinking about buying things etc.
No cocktails (or any other alcohol for that matter) was reassuringly not that hard except towars the end when I went to a girls dinner and missed out on champagne 😦 I never drink alone anyway so it wasn’t that hard but it really is a shame to go to a great bar ( such as my new favourite Scarfes bar at the Rosewood hotel)
Drinking diet coke somewhere that nice is just not RIGHT, nor is having a girlie dinner without wine or a being spoilt with Ottolenghi food and not being able to drink the accompanying champagne and wine.
so yes, I am a social drinker and intend on keeping it like that.
The last one was no cake, this was the easiest but the only one I failed at! Indeed I had some “galette des rois” on day 6 😦
January told me one last thing….the downside of having a blog…
Indeed when you have a blog and go for dinner with someone who reads your blog and you tell them something, they respond with “I know, I read that on your blog” so no, I’m going to write about what I did this weekend!
2 thoughts on “What January taught me…”
I know what you mean about missing out on drinking socially, I mostly did dry January (one tiny slip) and an evening drinking lime and soda is not the same as wine.
The blogger problem solution is to not tell anyone you have a blog, mine is my little secret!
Your secret is safe with me 🙂 thanks for leaving a comment!