This week, the blog takes a slight diversion while I experiment with soylent, a liquid food substitute. At the end of each day, I’ll write a brief post telling you how it went. Below is my update for Wednesday. The Thursday Rant returns next week.
Before we get to today’s update, here are my stats:
- Sunday night: 168.2
- Monday night: 168.0
- Tuesday night: 166.6
- Wednesday night: 166.0
- #1: Still crazy neon yellow.
- #2: First thing in the morning and then another afternoon movement.
Other important information
- Hungry?: No
- Lust after real food?: No. I made Mrs. 1500 put all the delicious food out of sight.
- Does it still taste disgusting?: Yes, but getting better.
- Convinced Mrs. 1500 to try it?: Nope.
Hot sauce is not the answer
By now, you know that my DIY soylent is gross. It has a sickly, sweet taste to it. It’s like the worst vanilla protein shake you ever had, but left behind the couch for a month or two. I can barely tolerate it. As a result, I’ve been experimenting with the recipe a bit.
In a severe lapse of judgement (the magnitude of this lapse cannot be understated), I added hot sauce to the crap-coction. This was not a good idea. Just when you couldn’t think it would get any worse, it got worse. A lot worse. I was too lazy to make another batch, so I held my nose and choked it down.
I did find some ways to make it a little better though. I get it super cold and also thin it out as much as possible. Drinking it is much better that eating with a spoon as I had been doing. Michelle, from Shop My Closet Project also suggested cinnamon which did wonders.
Other random observations
- My weight: I am eating 2000 calories a day, but my pounds are melting off. I am gifted with a fast metabolism, but I am still surprised by just how fast the weight is coming down. However, it’s only been 3 days and I expect that I would plateau at some point.
- General well being: After work yesterday and today, I went outside to do some carpentry on the house (hello porch swings). I felt full of energy, carrying and nailing boards for a couple hours. Perhaps this is an anomaly. I’ll be working out at the health club tomorrow. I’m curious to see how I’ll feel then.
Mrs. 1500 lobs another grenade
Mrs. 1500 has put the
death star crock pot back in the cabinet. Whatever she was making with it has been moved to the refrigerator. The banana bread has been moved to the freezer. Just when I thought everything was better, she uttered this in the most sarcastic voice she could muster:
What would you like for dinner tonight? Oh, I forgot, you’re doing the soylent tonight. Never mind then…
I hope the soylent experiment isn’t the end of our marriage. A dinosaur custody battle would surely be long and painful.
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My father-in-law always sabotages my mother-in-law’s diet. And she really should lose some weight. But he just comes to her every evening saying: “Do you want some cookies?”, or “Hey, here’s some cheese”, or “Have some chocolate bonbons”. She can’t resist. It’s not nice of him.
If you really want to and need to lose some weight, then I would suggest that you talk to Mrs. 1500 about how she can support you. It might help you stick to it.
If he’s anything like me when the conversation goes:
“I’ll bet i could do that.”
“That is ridiculous! Your full of poo!”
“Uh, no, that’s totally doable. I read all these articles.”
“Yah… ok…, you clearly aren’t gonna do it.”
And I always win =P
Unfortunately when one plays with the spouse one plays for “I told you so.” points. I have about an 80% win rate on rock paper scissor for the record.
“Your still full of poo! I win.”
Nice one. Yep, we are pretty much the same. I have this blog to keep me honest too.
Are you the kind of person that will die in a game of chicken, rather than be the first to quit? Cuz right now, it’s looking like you are the crazy guy in the car going over the cliff. 😉
Ha yeah, I am the crazy guy over the cliff. The Mrs. and I are both stubborn. And holy cow, you should meet our older kid. Mule x 100!
Mr. Frugalwoods says
OK, I admit to snorting when I saw the title in my feed reader.
The human body has an amazing ability to adapt to changes in environment and inputs. I bet you’ll continue to hate it less the longer you stick with it.
Have you tried making it sweet? Maybe adding some stevia, vanilla extract, and nutmeg?
Have you tried adding bacon? 😉
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Brilliant!! If bacon can’t fix the situation just go ahead and kill yourself now.
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Frugal Buckeye says
Keep up the good work. You can’t let the Mrs. stand in the way of science!
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I have to say I really enjoy reading these soylent updates. 🙂
I’m with Mrs. Frugalwoods, try adding bacon. Bacon makes everything tastes better.
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This is perhaps the one thing that is even beyond the power of bacon.
LOL at the Death Start and crock pot analogy – sorry Mr. 1500, but I’d probably do the same as the Mrs. Just because you’re cray enough to go through this, doesn’t mean she can’t make delicious meals for the fam. 🙂 Whatever is in the Soylent is also in my prenatals, because I observe the same pee conditions – twinsies!! j/k Good luck with the rest of the week!
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Ha, pee twinsies! Hilarious!
Thanks for the encouragement!
Nom Nom!! Are you doing this until Sunday?
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Hell no! Soylent ends today!