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Thickburgers and nicknames

By Laura Collins
Published in State News on January 26, 2010 4:21 PM

Jan. 26: Day 9

Weight: 137 again

Today's Menu: Breakfast: Half pound of grits, orange juice.

Lunch: Two 2/3-pound Hardees Thickburgers, fries, drink.

Dinner: Pound and a half of cooked hamburger, pasta, vegetables.

I've just finished two Hardees Thickburgers, fries and a drink. Each cheeseburger weighs 2/3 of a pound. I finished in about seven minutes and feel great. I think the hardest part may be behind me and my body is finally getting used to eating a lot of food quickly. Clink on the link to view the video of lunch today.

It's also been brought to my attention that many of the International Federation of Competitive Eating winners have nicknames, like Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, Sanya "The Black Widow" Thomas and Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti.

A couple nicknames have been suggested including "The Irish Ingestor" and "Tank." I think Laura "Tank" Collins has a nice ring to it. E-mail thoughts or ideas to me at lcollins@newsargus.com.