I’m sitting here at my screen sipping blue corn syrup fortified with vitamin C. In a little while I’m going to have lunch which will be ramen plus eggs. I’m overweight, pushing forty, and not in good health. I don’t exercise regularly, I don’t eat a balanced diet, and I don’t take a multivitamin. I get sick fairly often (few times a year), although lately I seem to be just fine, knock on wood. I tested high for cholesterol years ago; no idea what I would get now, but I suspect it wouldn’t be good. I don’t sleep well. I have sleep apnea that I think comes from being overweight. I don’t always focus well.
I have a serious caffeine addiction that I feed with energy drinks and sodas. I am extremely cranky and irrational in the morning until I get my 12 oz NOS energy drink. I didn’t used to be this way, not even two years ago. I suspect I’m dependent on the vitamins in the drink.
My grandparents lived into their 90s and kept their mental faculties for most of that time and were even able to live independently and get around until their last few years. They had a long, rich, wonderful rewarding life. I remember they also had a very healthy diet.
At this rate I suspect I will not even come close to that.
I love life. I am the happiest person I know. And I want it to keep going and I want to be healthy enough to enjoy it for pushing a century.
To get that I have got to change the way I treat my body.
In my possession is a 4 meal bag of Soylent 1.5 I bought off of Amazon. Soylent sounds a million times better than ramen and corn syrup with an occasional side of cholesterol. I plan to try this bag next week. If it’s tolerable it might just change my life.
Just owning this bag has changed the way I think. I was in the store last night. At the pharmacy I saw nutrition supplements galore. Krill oil, fish oil. I suspect those would be great for me, but it sounds so inefficient and expensive and confusing. That bag of Soylent has all the omega oils I would probably get from those supplements, plus everything else my body needs.
I woke up hungry this morning, which is unusual. I don’t usually eat breakfast. Just knowing that I have a bag of healthy wholesome goodness, plus being hungry, is making me crave and look forward to trying the stuff. I snacked on a few mixed nuts when I got to work, which is probably the healthiest thing I’ll eat all day, unless you count the vitamin C in my corn syrup drink. When I bought this bag of mixed nuts awhile back, I discovered that I loved Brazil nuts. I read about them and learned they were a high source of selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, and other nutrients. There must be something in there my body and brain need. The mixed nuts are mostly peanuts that I don’t want to eat. Buying just Brazil nuts looks overly expensive. I’m sure everything I need is in that bag of Soylent. It has to be better than ramen.
Next week I find out if there is a better way. I know how to lose weight. I know how to exercise. And now I know how to eat. If the Soylent is good, I’ll start doing all three regularly.