Free Birthday Goods and Services Part Two: Final Tally

Just like last year, I decided to honor my birthday by eating as much free food as I could get from local merchants. This journey took place over four days and the results are…not pretty. Here’s the breakdown on what I ate (or shared because this is a LOT of food) and how unhealthy it was for me.


IHOP – Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘n Fruity Pancakes
Calories 660
Fat 16 g

IHOP Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity Pancakes

Arby’s – Beef ‘n Cheddar Sandwich
Calories 450 x 2 = 900
Fat 20 g x 2 = 40g

Arby's Beef 'n Cheddar

Dairy Queen – Oreo Blizzard (Medium)
Calories 680 x 2 = 1360
Fat 25 g x 2 = 50g

DQ Blizzards

Friday Total
Calories 2920
Fat 106 g


Denny’s – Original Grand Slam
Calories 950
Fat 55 g

Denny's Grand Slam

A&W – A&w Root Beer Float
Calories 330
Fat 5 g

A&W Root Beer Float

Saturday Total
Calories 1280
Fat 60 g


Starbucks – Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino
Calories 490
Fat 18 g

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino


Booster Juice – Raspberry Rapture
Calories 300
Fat 3.2 g

Booster Juice Raspberry Rapture

Marble Slab Creamery

Chocolate Swiss Ice Cream
Calories 180
Fat 10 g

Coffee Ice Cream
Calories 180
Fat 11 g

Marble Slab Ice Cream

Monday Total
Calories 660
Fat 24.2

Friday to Monday Total
Calories 5350
Fat 208.2

Even though I don’t like doing things like heavy lifting or math, I’m going to break things down a little further. I was averaging around 1400 calories a day and you should get approximately 25% of your calories from fat. I looked up a bunch of complicated fat calculations and at 1400 calories, you should be eating 38 grams of fat, I was at 52 grams. 52 is higher than 38. So while the calories count wasn’t too bad, the fat count was not.

Conclusion: I CAN’T live on breakfast foods and ice cream if I want to maintain my robust physique. But it’s not really my fault, if the portion sizes had been more realistic I wouldn’t be struggling to breath as I type this!

Appropriate Sized Birthday Sundae

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