Really quite easily to be honest. It’s just impossible for me to be able to keep up the rigidity of the meal plan when I’m off the ward. For one thing, I require a hell of a lot of support in order to nourish myself - though I stayed with a very close friend on Saturday, and my boyfriend on Sunday, as incredible both these sources of support were, neither can perform miracles. In the ‘real world’ there just simply isn’t the time or money or opportunity to be able to commit to sitting down to eat something multiple times a day with someone - not many people, at least not those who I spend time with, force themselves to have three meals, two heavy puddings, and three food AND drink snacks per day… it’s unrealistic with my lifestyle. Perhaps spending all night dancing on Saturday night wasn’t a particularly sensible idea whilst trying to hold onto weight, nor going to my boyfriend’s with neither of us in a financial position to be able to afford a thing pretty much, but there you go. Life’s a bitch sometimes. I might not have eaten half as much as I would here (even if I’d wanted to or could make myself I couldn’t afford to in all honesty) but at least I had an amazingly nourishing first weekend in the ways that matter most to me. Thank you, you’re very kind xxx
Can I just say that Mimi was with me for a lot of leave and despite eating a normal amount of meals, we did a lot of dancing (not to lose weight, but just to have fun) and due to this fun she might have happened to lose weight … but it wasn’t purposeful - and if anyone is to blame it is me because I took her out dancing; I chose to do that. So it’s definitely not her fault. Mimi had a mentally nourishing weekend, so to be honest - that was the most important. And I take full responsibility because I wanted to go out boogying :D.