Man Reaches Halfway Mark In His Quest To Eat A Zinger Box Every Day For 100 Days
Seamus Murphy has reached a massive milestone in his quest to raise awareness for men's mental health.
The Australian carpenter from Phillip Island decided he would eat a KFC Zinger Box every day for 100 days and has been posting his accomplishments on TikTok.
Incredibly, he's managed to reach the glorious halfway mark and has celebrated day 50 by - you guessed it - eating a Zinger Box.
But for this epic milestone, Seamus decided to switch things up by putting all the food into a blender. He added a bit of Solo to make all the ingredients mix and then whacked it down his gob.
Sure enough, it didn't look like it tasted nice.
Speaking to 7News, the Victorian bloke admits that it's been one hell of a culinary journey so far, but he's glad that his message about men speaking up about their feelings is getting through.
"I thought it's really important to let blokes know there is support out there," he said. "It could be one bloke who sends one message which could really help. You can come to your mates."
When asked what it's been like to eat the same fast food meal every day for a month and a half, Seamus said it hasn't been that bad.
"The blokes similar age to me all get around it and are pretty supportive," he said. "And then you get the people worried about health and health risks. I'm not worried.
"The Zingerbox is only the really bad meal I eat throughout the day. I have like a keto diet at home. Last night I had salmon and steamed veggies. It's not like I'm eating absolute garbage 24/7."
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For the uninitiated, a Zinger Box comes with a KFC Zinger burger, a portion of chips, a soft drink, some Wicked Wings and a pot of potato and gravy.
All up, the meal is 4,865 kilojoules, which is casually around half the recommended daily intake for the average Australian bloke.
If he is to go on and complete the full challenge - let's remember he is only just halfway to the goal - he'll have to eat down 486,000 kilojoules' worth of KFC food. Admittedly, it's spread over 100 days, but still.
Just to keep things interesting, he also sometimes varies his order by having a large meal, or getting some bacon and cheese added to it, which pushes those intake values up even more.
After five days at it, he revealed he weighed 66.5 kilograms, but on day 19 he said he'd gained a kilogram. Since then, he says he's only put on a 'small' amount of weight.
Seamus is encouraging fans to donate cash to the Black Dog Institute, which is Australia's only medical research institute dedicated to the study of mental health.
"I don't want people sending me money for food when there's people out there that need money for food more than I do," he said.
"My good mate Dools has a Black Dog Institute page set up for his mullet he's growing. If you donate to there, take a screenshot, send me a private message with whatever you want.
"F***ing shove a drumstick up your a**e, whatever your f***ing request is, we'll go through it. If it's appropriate, I'll do it. If not, f*** it, you donated to a good cause."
Here's to another 50 days.
Featured Image Credit: Seamus Murphy/TikTok