Week 6 - Food Challenge - My "Piece of Cake".....I Mean My "Whole Cake" Food Challenge!As many of you know, I ask my followers to submit ideas for my weekly food challenges. I figure that they will push me far beyond what my own mind can come up with - after all, I'm used to eating spinach shakes as a treat. As I get challenge ideas, sometimes they're "normal" (a Monte Cristo sandwich, In-N-Out), and sometimes they want me to "eat a whole cake". Personally, I think some of you enjoy seeing me suffer through these challenges. Don't deny it - you're secretly hoping I'm still suffering through the KFC grease sweats. And a week after that KFC debacle, you'll get to see the video of me struggling with this one. I dare you to try to eat a whole 9x13 strawberry cake with whipped cream on top. Okay, I really don't dare you - that would be counterintuitive to my journey, but it sounds good, doesn't it? From personal experience, I can tell you that it was - well, at least half of it.
It was the second half that did me in. Things went south in a hurry. The sugar started to get to me, and I started having flashbacks of my donut challenge, which then reminded me of the KFC Battle Royale with the Colonel. In my head, I was thinking, "You're going to choke again like you did with the Krispy Kremes. Accept another failure and avoid getting 1 million hits on Youtube for a video entitled "Watch me enjoy my cake....twice!"
Of course, I couldn't actually give up. It's not in my blood. So I employed a new strategy - the "have a bite, and wander the room until I can handle another bite" approach. To be honest, it helped with the nausea. Either that, or I was just shifting the cake in my system down to the lower extremities, and away from my poor stomach. Plus, I had the guilt of failure from my battle with the Colonel. I couldn't let you down with another poor showing. As I put the last piece of cake in my mouth, I felt a bit of relief for a moment, but that didn't last long. My stomach enjoyed the cake for the next three hours. The phrase "stomach pain" doesn't do it justice. Agony is a better descriptor.
In the end, I ran errands and had too many moments of thinking "the vomiting personal trainer" YouTube video still had a chance to be made. Luckily, I was able to keep it down and finally started to feel better that night - just in time for some dessert. With that being said I don't plan on eating cake again for a long time. I don't even think I could handle a piece of cake right now.
I look forward to your insane ideas for next week's challenge.