Friday, July 25, 2008

The Great Watermelon Challenge

Everyone has goals. One of my goals that I have failed at for the last 2 years has been to eat an entire watermelon by myself. My downfall has been buying watermelons that were just too big and eating it over to long a period of time. This year, this year I conquered the melon of water. Not only did I defeat it I did it all in one sitting. I just finished eating an entire 10lb watermelon within one hour, by myself.

When I got home tonight I was a bit hungry. I was going to eat a couple of eggs but then decide to instead start on the melon. (Quick note: Last year I met a nutritionist at a party who told me all the reasons why eating an entire watermelon by myself was a terrible idea. I can't remember what she said though) "I can eat half of this thing no problem" I told myself. I was pretty full after 50% but no, I must defeat the melon. I will not fail again. 75%, aw I feel sick, I may throw up. "Keep going" I told myself. It was like one of those movies where fill in the blank sports team is motivated the inspirational coach. I was both the team and the coach. The last two slices were rather difficult but I powered on through. The key is to just eat, eat fast and don't think. It's almost 1am so I'm not sure how I will feel in the morning. My stomach is making strange sounds. At least I don't feel like I'm going to puke anymore. The feeling has moved south. My stomach is rock hard. I didn't even realize the my body could physically hold an entire watermelon. Oh well, I WIN!!!
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5 comments:

Steve said...

Dan...

I'm really at a loss for words. I don't think I've ever met anyone who has eaten an entire watermelon in one sitting.

I don't know what else to say. I'm flabbergasted. And I'm going to poke you in the stomach.

melanie said...

Did you slosh when you sat down or walked around.

I really am sickened by this, yet strangely interested...

DanThoms said...

Ok, so I didn't get sick. I did get up to pee 3 or 4 times last night. My stomach has felt strange all day. It just kind of gurgles. After I ate it my stomach was noticeably bigger and rock hard.

Ryan Detzel said...

You didn't even eat the rind you wuss.

Oh my gosh my stomach hurts just thinking about this.

Laurie said...

Did you eat the seeds?