You know I love a challenge. In January I lived without sugar, in June I was vegan. October I am not eating out and I am not buying lunch. This is more an attempt to save some money to stock my winter wardrobe (new boots and coat are needed) than a ‘new way of eating’.
Just browsing around the blog you can see that I eat out quite a bit. Most weekends we will eat out. Sometimes it is unplanned and we end up going somewhere not so special which annoys me a little because if I am going to spend the money I want it to be on something delicious but also somewhere with a bit more atmosphere then your run of the mill chain.
The buying lunch at work situation has become pretty bad. Mainly from a lack of organisation. Scary to think that it is not too hard to spend £5 pretty easily when you grab a sandwich and snack from Pret or Eat. Doing that even two times a week adds up.
I am allowing myself coffee dates (as it gets increasingly difficult to meet people in winter without that) and the occasional sandwich option for a meal on the weekend or evening if circumstances make it difficult to take something out.
We’ll see how it goes and maybe November will scrap coffee dates and sandwiches too.
Do you have any tips for meeting up with people that don’t involve food?