Friday, May 16, 2008

Bananas!

My father-in-law and I both have gout. We occasionally find home remedies for each other. He called earlier this week to say that if you ate 10 bananas in a day, it would help, and if I would do it, he would do it. I told him, "Bring it!" I went to the store, bought 10 medium-large bananas, and waited for them to ripen.

Today was the day. I solicited my team at work to support me. I wouldn't let them eat any of the bananas to help though. Here's how it went...

#1 - eaten on the walk to the bus. Not too bad. I like bananas.

#2 - eaten with peanut butter. Ugh. I feel sick. Looking at the bananas sitting on my desk makes me feel sicker.

#3 - with peanut butter. Okay, this isn't so bad. It tastes pretty good, actually. Time to email a status.

Me: 10AM. 3 bananas down. 7 to go.

His response: I think you had enough for the day...

#4 - with peanut butter. Am I crazy? If I unintentionally throw up, does it still count?

#5 - with peanut butter. Celebrated the halfway point by putting a banana sticker on my cheek. Left it there until the end of the day, forgot about it when I had to talk to a manager, and got a little embarrassed when I realized. Didn't bother explaining.

#6 - with peanut butter. I feel so sick. All I've eaten today is bananas, a tiny bit of peanut butter, and a few dry cheerios. I didn't bother packing lunch. I figured the bananas would keep me full.

#7 - got some vanilla ice cream and sliced up two bananas. The ice cream brings new hope.

#7 1/2 - what was I thinking? Now I have to cram down ice cream on TOP of all these bananas.

#8 - I feel like my esophagus is filled with bananas. I'm never going to make it.

Started chugging ice water to get the taste out of my mouth. Took a several hour break from bananas and decided to finish them at home.

9PM. Now that I'm not so full from dinner, let's finish these.

#9 & 10 - threw them in the blender with about 1 cup of milk and a splash of vanilla. Poured it in a big glass and chugged.

SUCCESS! Called my father-in-law to tell him he needed to buy bananas because it's his turn. I can tell he's absolutely thrilled.

I don't think I can touch another banana for weeks.

6 comments:

Amy said...

That's hilarious - I don't think I could do it. Can't wait to hear if your father-in-law can manage it.

Anonymous said...

I was planning on stocking up on bananas, so that when my favorite Utah daughter came to visit, she could take BUNCHES of them back home. Guess I'll forget that idea.

A spoonful of pb makes the banana go down, in the most delightful way.

Danna said...

I like bananas but 10, WOW! Do you think he'll get them down? Crazy!!

Jaime said...

Oh my gosh, that is crazy! But really funny! Did you poop bananas?

~Michelle~ said...

And yet, although hilarious, I still couldn't do this. Just another thing that makes you completely unique! :p

Oh, did I say WOW?


Michelle

ginalm said...

Oh. My. Goodness. 10 bananas. (Just the thought makes me nauseated right now. But, so many things do...) So, did your herculean effort improve your health?