But it’s not why some may think. I believe I have a “new normal” and every day it’s slightly harder to remember what life was like “before Soylent”.
For the last couple weeks, I find I’m sliding back into my old patterns & rhythms. For instance immediately after starting Soylent, I was what I would call an extreme morning person. Every morning, awake like a shot at between 4 and 6am. And generally ready for bed around 9pm, maybe 10 at the latest. Polar opposite of my routine pre-Soylent. And my afternoon naps were a thing of the past, as I had simple constant pure energy all day long with nary a yawn to be found in the afternoons or evenings.
For the past couple weeks however, I’m finding that my waking time has been sliding. It’s now typically somewhere between 7am and 8am, with my bedtime sliding closer to midnight to 1am, approaching my previous norms. And several times now I’ve found myself yawning and really needing a nap in the mid afternoon, around 3 or 4pm.
I still *feel* great when I wake – no morning groggies at all or anything like that. It’s just that the time has slid. Could that have something to do with the natural adjustment of the sun over the last 2 months? Could be. Could it be related to eating a bit more conventional food recently? That certainly could be too.
I’m tempted to maybe do a few days of forced “Soylent Only” almost as a cleanse of sorts, to see if that puts me at all back on track, or if maybe I’ve just adjusted to the change of Soylent in my life and my body is getting back to a familiar groove.
Other than these observations, everything else is still pretty much status quo. Actually maybe not quite, as my gas levels have increased a bit recently and my Bristol Scale has definitely improved itself I’d say up to a definite 2 to 2.5 on the scale. Otherwise though, mood is still always great, and I love the time savings involved in rarely ever preparing food.
Come to think of it, there’s one other definite change the last couple of weeks, and that’s all the baking I’ve been doing. I’ve now made 3 batches of Soylent brownies and 1 batch of Soylent cookies (hey, I had to use up all 6 eggs I bought in order to make the first brownies! =). So they’ve been pretty much an everyday part of my routine now as well. Maybe the extra sugar, chocolate, etc. has something to do with it too. I’ll have to pay attention after they’re all gone and see if I revert back to my earlier extremes again.