The worst part about not drinking is having to tell people you don't drink.
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Managing Editor of Lifehacker, Mark Serrels, has probably put more oats into his body than should be physically possible. He swears by the stuff. I always thought that the preparation time was just a little too much for me. However, after reading this guide, I am beginning to consider oats as great breakfast option.
Sunday morning, September 29. I step on the scales. 65.5kg. It's been four weeks since the end of my juice fast. For an entire week I consumed nothing but juice and water. A hellacious, strange task. I lost 5kgs in the process.
It was a stunning realisation and it came to me like a repressed flashback. I must have read the word 'underpants' combined with the word 'shopping' somewhere -- perhaps on Twitter or Facebook -- and like an involuntary reflex I asked myself: when was the last time you bought yourself a pair of underpants.
I've never felt such relief. Laying my head on the pillow, bracing myself for a full, guiltless sleep. Bliss. My polyphasic sleep experiment had ended. I could enter back into normal society as a fully rested, fully functional human being. At that precise moment my mind was empty, scattered, exhausted. Only later, after 13 hours of sleep, did I attempt take stock and ask myself: what went wrong? What could I have done better? Was my experiment a complete and utter failure?
There's a difference between an experiment and practical use. And there's a difference between proving a point and doing something of value. If I've learned nothing else during the Olive Toil challenge, I have learned that.