Thanksgiving: The Marathon Of A Meal
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Thanksgiving: The Marathon Of A Meal

Overeating to realize we're thankful.

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Thanksgiving: The Marathon Of A Meal

Thanksgiving is probably one of the weirdest holidays ever. We basically make multiple dishes,and overeat multiple meals just to think about how thankful we are. It is a marathon of eating, and probably goes a little something like this:

1. Not eating breakfast trying to save room for the large meal

Thanksgiving often starts off as a normal day, waking up and going downstairs to eat breakfast. However, you probably don’t end up eating breakfast thinking about all of the food you are about to consume later on in the day. I mean, after all, it’s not Thanksgiving if you don't eat your body weight in food.


2. A hungover breakfast

Like most people you also probably went out to the city last night and took the 1:50 home. Following your choice to not eat breakfast, you then realize you’re deathly hungover and all you want is a bagel. So obviously, you eat the bagel.


3. Wearing jeans (mistake number 1)

Next, you probably get dressed in your cutest outfit that you’ve most likely been saving, even though the only people you see on thanksgiving are your distant family members. Forgetting about the meal you’re about to consume, you most likely put on jeans, not realizing that you’re not fitting in them after this meal.


4. The appetizers (one button opens)

After anxiously waiting for food and people to come over, the appetizers finally come out. And after telling yourself to have a little and pace yourself this evening, you most likely eat half of them. Good. One button is undone on your jeans.


5. The awkward in between

After eating too much of the appetizers, you awkwardly sit there waiting for your meal. This is when you begin to reconnect with the distant family members or family friends you barely know, and when the only question ever asked is “How is school going? Do you know what your major is?” and you probably respond with a “No, I don’t know what I'm doing with my life thank you.” So now you're full, bored, uncomfortable and realize you have no idea what you’re doing with your life either.


6. The main course

Finally you’re freed from the awkward conversations and can take your seats at the dinner table. The main course is here. You decide to take a little bit of everything because what’s Thanksgiving without your favorites, and if you take a little it will be totally fine


7. Overeating again (another button down)

So you were wrong about being fine when you take a little bit of everything. Obviously you overate. Obviously you ate what could probably feed a third world country. And obviously your pants don’t fit, so there goes another button.


8. Digesting for Dessert

After eating not one, but two meals, you realize how tired you are. Who knew eating could make someone this tired? Jeez, this meal is actually a marathon.


9. Dessert

After hiding out in your room or the basement and laying down for a little, dessert is finally ready. By now you’re probably telling yourself that you’re going to have one slice of pie and some fruit. WRONG. Obviously, you’re having one slice of every type of pie, a cookie, some fruit and probably some ice cream. OK—it's time to either change into sweatpants or actually unzip your pants.


10. A thankful food coma

The marathon of a meal is finally over and you’re finally home back in bed, still full even 3 hours later. But you lay in bed and realize how thankful you are for food, family, friends, your dog and everything more, especially the leftovers you’ll be eating tomorrow.

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