I Have A Confession To Make: Chocolate Cake

No, I didn’t eat chocolate cake. But damn it all to hell… I thought about it. Still. Again. Whatever.

This is how it goes: I’m sitting at my desk, diligently working. Or surfing. Or writing a blog post. Or whatever… just doing something that’s a variation of “minding my own business and not hurting anybody”… when the mass announcement comes through the corporate overlords’ email system:

“Chocolate cake in the main kitchen… Happy Birthday to Brad, Erik, and Tim!”

And before I can stop myself, I actually think, “I could just go have a bite.”


Yes, I could just go have a bite, and the world wouldn’t end. But I don’t really want a bite.

What I really want is to for my outside to reflect the strength and commitment of my inside. To look superfit. And maybe just a little intimidatingly strong.

And I’m not there yet.

And I won’t get there eating a bite of motherf*cking chocolate cake everytime someone puts it within fork’s reach.

So riddle me this, dear friends: How much longer do you think it will be before I stop thinking, “I could just go have a bite.”?


‘Cause I just get sick of the mental battle sometimes, ya know?

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  • Catherine Hart Rebholz says:

    Oh the mental battles…the private world that is a source of humor when I'm lucky but torture most of time…the private world I still can't blog about…but maybe I should…oh the mental battles.
    Gosh darnit! Mel, I'm proud of you in every way.

  • Littles says:

    It's amazing that you don't "just go have a bite".
    You put the thought out of your head, that's huge!
    I'm a private chef, I cook 4 courses a night for a couple all summer. It's a daily battle for me to not just have a bite of something incredible (so humble). It's fucking hard.
    10 pounds in 26 days are reflecting the self control.
    You look incredible. You're a source of inspiration. It's really great for me to hear that you're human.

  • Melicious says:

    Thank you, ladies. Truly.

    And yes, Littles, I'm SUPER human although not yet Superhuman 😉