“I’m on a whisky diet. I’ve lost three days already.”
– Tommy Cooper
Dry January, the time of the year where the people by the millions (“and MILLIONS”) try to go without alcohol.
Generally, people cite that the excess of the Christmas period is the reason. But, we all know the real reason…
…Their bank account has been battered beyond belief.
In some cases, people are doing this as an incentive for a charity cause. Case in point, a friend of mine is doing it for Cancer.
In my case though, going dry would not be too hard. I rarely drink often, just when I do, and the self-imposed limits are turned off, I go mad (could make a Heineken meme out of that). Look in the dictionary for the definition of “binge drinker” and I am sure you would see a picture of me.
No, a difficult dry January for me would involve, not eating out…
… as much (can I caveat it like that?)
Generally, I go out for lunch at work (my Instagram usually attests to that). And with Leather Lane, a street food market, within 5 minutes walk from the office there is always something tasty.
Everything from burgers,
to food bowls from various Asian countries.
But tasty food on demand ain’t cheap. These beauties can range anywhere from £5, to £10 depending on extras like extra meat, extra burger patties, extra bacon, extra extra.
Eating out for lunch on a daily basis (including weekends) gets very expensive, very quickly!
So yeah, I’m attempting to cut down on these for the rest of the month. Which means bringing in leftovers from dinner.
That is… if there is anything left over in the first place.
And anyway, it has to be food…
Since I’ve already gone crazy at the bar!