Sunday, 10 November 2013


I am going to be honest, this past cheat day was rough. Now I'm sure you are wondering, "how can a day of eating nothing but junk food possible go wrong?". Read on and find out.. I began the day by heading to Christina's Pub with some friends, my goal: consume three linebackers. After downing two no problem last week, I was feeling pretty confident - my first mistake. See, I decided earlier that morning that it would be a good idea to practice for the Oreo speed eating feat I intended to perform later. Unfortunately, consuming two packs of Oreos in rapid succession does in fact have a negative impact on ones ability to devour gratuitous amounts of delicious diner breakfast foods. Remember when I said being confident was my first mistake? Yeah, I lied. I'm pretty sure it was actually the 80 or so odd Oreos..
Three Linebackers - The Breakfast of Champions

Despite this, I was still feeling pretty good; so much so that I planned on filming and putting my attempt my blog/Youtube channel. As you have probably noticed, there is no such video here. This is due in part to my SD card causing the file to be corrupted, and due in part to the fact that I failed. Mostly the SD card though. Anyway, my attempt began well; very well in fact. I downed the first linebacker in just under four minutes, and had put the second away in just over ten. Going into the third I was feeling a tad full, but not too bad on the whole. This changed rapidly. I made it about halfway through the plate when out of no where I hit the wall. I'm sure you know the feeling, that point at which every single bite becomes a struggle, where you are powerless to do anything but chew, and chew, and chew, unable to bring yourself to swallowing it. Yeah, that's where I was at. I managed to force myself to eat another quarter of the plate before throwing in the towel.
Next time...
Looking back on it I didn't do too horribly - I finished: 6/6 pancakes, 6/6 Bacon, 6/6 Eggs, 5/6 Toast, 5/6 Sausage, 5/6 French Toast, and all the Homefries. I still couldn't help but be disappointed, however. After doing some research I discovered a number of other mistakes during my attempt, namely - drinking too much water, letting the food cool, and the order I ate everything in. Basically, if there was a mistake I could have made I made it. So despite this disappointment I am not going to give up on my goal of breaking Furious Pete's Record, and fully intend on coming back once I have some more experience under my belt. You won today Linebackers, but I'll be back. I'll be back... Also, check out that guys face in the photo. It might be just me, but I find his expression hilarious. I'm really not sure what the protocol is for posting pics with people in the background (and drawing attention to them with a red arrow), but it's gonna stay until someone tells me to take it down.

After a nap, and a good cry, I had recovered from my disappointing linebacker showing. Now, to enjoy the rest of my cheat day! As I may have mentioned previously, I absolutely adore pumpkin pie. Now the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard from DQ was delicious, but nothing beats the real thing! I was able to enjoy a piece of the incredible homemade pumpkin pie, pictured below, courtesy of my friend Maryam - who would like me to share with the world how funny she is (though "punny" is probably a more apt description). Apparently this was her and her roommates first ever attempt at baking pumpkin pie, which I find hard to believe - as it was, with no word of hyperbole, one of the best pies I have ever tasted.
Mmmmm... REAL Pumpkin Pie

As has become a sort of tradition on my cheat days I made the trek to my local DQ to partake in their delicious frozen treats. This week I tried two different Blizzards: The Georgia Mud Fudge, pictured to the left, and the Oreo Cheesequake, pictured right. Both were quite good, the pecan and brownie pieces really being the highlight of the Georgia Mud Fudge, while the Cheesecake bits added to what is already a winning combination with the Oreo Blizzard.
I deserve a sponsorship from DQ or something..

When I arrived back in residence it was time for the main event, the moment I had been training for - my record breaking Oreo run! To make things more interesting two of my residents challenged me to see if they, working together, could finish a box before I completed mine. Who won? Check out the video above to find out!

Well, that was my second cheat day! There were certainly some rough patches, but as whole I would still consider a success. I mean, any day in which you can consume a piece of Pumpkin Pie, two Blizzards, and a box of Oreos is a good day in my books. Until next week, thanks for reading!