November 30, 2009

Gluttony Bowl

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!  We sure did with all our yummy foods including a cranberry relish with berries bought in bulk in Massachusetts and a turkey that was brined and grilled to perfection.  Mmmmmm!  We began throwing the bird on the grill about 3 years ago and I have NEVER looked back!  Mmmmm, Mmmmm.

Besides the food, we have another little tradition in our family...

Gluttony Bowl.  The tradition that puts all our other traditions to shame and the one time out of the year that I throw all those notions of eat healthy, don't binge, share with others less fortunate and don't hoard things right out the window.

Oh, it is as bad as it sounds.  Those participating weigh-in at 9am, eat 'til their gills burst and then weigh-out at 9pm.  Whoever has increased the percentage of their body weight the most WINS!
Some years it is very competitive and we vie for the bathroom once weigh-out has been completed, but this year we all paced ourselves.  We fought the good fight, but actually enjoyed the morsels while doing it.

Bear even got in on the action

After all, he does love to eat
We thought it would be fine for him to compete.  He didn't understand what it was all about anyway.

When all was said and done, we bellied up to the scale and got down to business.  Wouldn't you know, Bear beat us all!  He had gained 1.5 pounds and increased his body weight by 8.1%.  Told you that boy can eat.

Some believe that he won because it is easiest to increase your body percentage when you already have a low weight to begin with.  Others think it was a lucky fluke.

The way I see it, Bear did  "understand what it was all about" and wasn't about to let an eating competition pass him by.  Need I remind you he is a child of mine?  The kicker is that I would have won had he not foiled my efforts.  

Perhaps before next year's weigh-in, I will agree with Bear's naysayers.  With him out of the picture, the trophy would be that much closer.  Or maybe I should just concede since if he's winning now, there's no way I'll one-up him once he reaches his teenage years!


Allison said...

LOVE it! Glad to see he is getting in on your Thanksgiving day traditions!

T.J. said...

Well, we are a competitive family ;)

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