Aug 10, 2010

The Big Eat Out

Day 283

It is no secret that I love to eat out. I could eat out almost everyday. I am definitely a burger and fries type of a guy but I really I can eat out anywhere. I am getting hungry just thinking about it.

Unfortunately my body cannot handle eating out as well as it did during my youth. My cholesterol is a bit high (but that shouldn't be too surprising since that does run in the Platis side of the family) and my love handles are no longer handles.

"Yo, Ding Dong, man, Ding Dong!"

One time in high school my friends were hanging out in Logan and we went out to eat. We used to go out and pig out all the time. One of our favorite places to go to was Garcia's and get the all-you-can-eat taco bar and all-you-can-drink daiquiris (fake of course since we were underage). This time we were craving pizza so Little Cesar's was our choice.

And if I did what I did then I am sure that my body would have exploded. My heart being the first organ to self-destruct. Back in the day when you went to Little Cesar's you would buy one pizza get one free. You know when that guy said "Pizza Pizza," he actually meant it. There were four of us, Kelly, Damond and Jester and I so we each got a full medium pizza to eat and a half bag of Crazy Bread. I was full after chowing down a full medium pizza and some Crazy Bread but apparently Kelly and Damond were not. They suggested that we go somewhere else to grab more food. 

So we went to A&W's to get some Big Blue Specials.  I have blogged about these things before, do I really need to remind you about the barfing incident? Big Blue's are HUGE burgers. It has three burger patties, tons of lettuce and sauce. It comes with a ton of curly fries and 2 large glasses of fresh A&W Root Beer.

Jester and I were already feeling stuffed so Jester and I just got a large thing of fries and a large root beer. I could barely fit in all the fries but even back then I could hold my soda do I had a refill of root beer. And I was dying.

"What are you looking at?"
This cat looked how I felt after eating so much food.

But Damond and Kelly were not done.

It was either Kelly or Damond that had coupons for buy-one-get-one-free Big Macs. So we all went to McDonald's and Jester and I watched Kelly and Damond pound a Big Mac away. It was obscene. Just how obscene? By going through some of the nutritional facts I calculated that eating all of this food comes to a whopping (what if they got a Burger King Whopper too?) 3,240 calories.

If you were to walk it off, you would have to walk 32.4 miles or 64,800 steps, assuming you cover one mile in 2,000 steps.

So if I did this today and the food didn't kill me, the walk would have finished the job.  Ah... to be young again.


  1. Ah food, I love you so much! :)

    Your blog reminded me of a time when we had two dinner appointments on my mission: one with a Samoan family and one with a Russian family. Not to be stereotypical but either meal would have fed us for a week ... but we had to eat both of them in the same night or risk offending the families. I literally fell to the floor in our apartment and slept there for hours until I had digested enough to walk.

    Good times! :)

  2. Oh man, all of that food sounded sooo good!! But we're not young anymore and that kind of "food-fest" would kill us, which totally sucks!

  3. I never knew that story-though it doesn't surprise me about Damond-he really could put some food away. Fun times for you guys. (You guys were always doing crazy things like that)