Day 6: The First Saturday

My two boys woke up to the smell of bacon. I got to watch it sizzle in the pan. Small spots of bacon grease speckle the lenses of my glasses. My oldest likes it medium. Not too crispy. The youngest had a warm Pop-Tart.

I had Soylent Cafe Coffiest… It was over in 2 minutes.

Today was the first non-workday on my Soylent diet. It really threw me off my game more than I expected. From the beginning of the day, the boys were just hell on wheels. So we made a trip to the Mall to play and walk off some energy. Our usual weekend routine is to hit up the zoo. But 30 degree weather stopped that real quick.

Now, it’s been a while since I’ve been to the Mall. So, I had no idea how seeing the stuffed slice at the pizza place was going to make me completely regret my decision to start this Soylent experiment. As we passed the glass sneeze guard, I leaned a little closer. As if getting a closer smell of that greasy goodness was going to satisfy some urge. Yea… we had to get out of there.

So we stopped by the candy store. Got yelled at because John Michael ate a gummy worm without paying for it, and Maverick grabbed a chocolate turtle. I can’t control these kids. They acted a fool, showed out, and tested every nerve I had today.

By the time I knew it, it was almost lunch time and I was across town. I completely forgot to grab a Soylent before we left.

“You’re 6 days in, John. Suck it up and wait until you get home to ‘eat’. Do not. I repeat, DO NOT eff this up,” I said to myself.

“What did you say, daddy?” -John Michael. He hears everything.

When we finally made it home, it was nap time and I cured what ailed me by chugging the Soylent Cacao. Boy did it feel good.


My new case of Soylent has arrived! Guys. I’m so ready for this! Tomorrow starts a full Soylent diet and I’m about to kill this challenge I’ve set before me!

I had baked balsamic chicken for dinner. An old recipe I had saved but couldn’t find, so I winged it. DELICIOUS!

All-in-all, I think tomorrow I’ll plan better. Today was almost catastrophic and I can’t let it get that close to being in jeopardy again.

Anyhow… this kid needs to get to bed:


See you all tomorrow!

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