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2017 Soylent Logs – Donation and After Thoughts   Leave a comment

First, below is the pic showing my donation:

Food Bank Donation

I’ve been trying to stick to my new whole plant based diet. It’s tough. Habits die hard, and apparently I forgot to shoot the head, so their shuffling corpses have arisen to drag me down. Part of me misses the simplicity of Soylent, and wants to go back. But I know it isn’t mentally healthy to live so restricted.

I think I just need to exercise some discipline. I don’t even want the junk food; it is pure bad habit causing me to eat it. Maybe I’ll hire someone to slap me every time I buy and eat junk.

Hopefully I can nip this in the bud before I gain back everything I lost. If not, I may be posting here in a few months with an even more extreme challenge/goal/punishment.

Wish me luck,


Posted 04/12/2017 by Shaman in 2017 Soylent Logs, Soylent

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2017 Soylent Logs – Intro   Leave a comment

A while back I did a challenge where I ate nothing but Soylent for 3 weeks. It was supposed to be four weeks, but I broke and couldn’t recover. I tracked it in this blog, but didn’t ever finish it out.

If you don’t know me in person, then you wouldn’t know I tried the same challenge again for a whole month in August, and only broke 6 times.

I lost 25 pounds and felt great. Because of how great ended up buying more of their side product, Coffiest, in the belief I would add it to my daily routine.

Four months and two too many shipments (I forgot to cancel my subscription) later, I have way too much of this stuff. Sixty six bottles of Coffiest, 12 bags of powder, and 20 bars. I also have half a box of their new Cacao flavor. That’s a lot of space food to go through.

So, in the name of amateur science and self-inflicted suffering, I am going on another Soylent binge.

The rules are as follows:

– Any calories I intake have to come from Soylent based sources.
– I am allowed to drink water, herbal tea, decaf coffee, and other non-sweetened or non-caffeinated beverages.
– I have keep going until I shamefully admit I’m a quitter, or run out of stuff to eat.

The rules are similar to my first attempt. But one thing lacking from that attempt was consequences. When I broke, nothing forced me to keep going. For my second attempt in August, I had to donate $5 to a cause I hated. It was a very effective deterrent.

So, for every non-Soylent meal I eat, I will be donating $5 to Ken Ham’s organization, Answers in Genesis.

But I want to potentially put some good into the world as well. So for every serving I of Soylent I do eat, I will donate a dollar to the Utah Food Bank.

I started this morning. My current totals are below.

Servings eaten: 4

Times broken: 0

Amount left: 132 servings

Today’s weight: 283 lbs

I will be posting a daily count of the above, and will post weekly updates. I may also post poems and other rants as I feel like it, as I know most people follow me for the poetry.

Am I crazy? Probably. Wish me luck. 🙂

Thanks for reading,


Posted 02/01/2017 by Shaman in 2017 Soylent Logs

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