Cheaters actually do sometimes win.

on February 19, 2010 in Get Fit with 17 comments by

Confessions of a Get Fit Challenge Star: I cheated.

A few days ago, I was at Lyndsay and Lauren’s house. Strangely enough, someone had delivered a King Cake to their place. Now, these girls are from Chicago, so they really haven’t experienced a true Southern Lent Season Kickoff [also known as Mardi Gras]. The basics, like what a King Cake is and what is inside the King Cake [small plastic baby] were things that the girls didn’t know.

Me being faithful to the Get Fit Challenge and all, I was not intending to have even a bite of the King Cake. Because hello CHEATERS NEVER WIN. And I want to win.

But then, the girls left me alone in the kitchen. With the forks. With the King Cake. A talking King Cake that says things like, “You are so pretty. Eat one bite.” and “No big deal, Annie, you exercised today.” and “Look me in the face and say you aren’t in love with me.”

What’s a girl to do, I ask you. I’m not superwoman. I can’t be expected to be stronger than a PASTRY COVERED IN ICING!

I pulled out a fork, and making a solemn vow to never mention this cheating moment, I scooped out a little cake and a LOT bit of icing.

[I’m betting you can guess what happened next….]

I put the fork in my mouth, savoring every high calorie moment, quickly and quietly so the girls don’t know. Until I bit down. On something hard.


I mean, seriously, y’all. What are the chances that I sneak ONE BITE and it is the ONE BITE containing the baby?!?

I had some options:

  1. I could rinse the baby off and return it to the cake, no harm no foul.
  2. I could throw the baby in the trash can [or maybe swallow it because shame knows no boundaries]. The girls don’t know anyways.
  3. I could confess to my friends, have to not only explain WHY there is a plastic baby in my mouth but also what that means and how I now have to purchase the 2011 King Cake.

You know me well enough to know that I would THROW UP if I tried to swallow that plastic baby with its legs and arms all flailed about. So I confessed.

And they laughed. A lot.

Then took a picture.

[My face in this picture says, “I’ll take this picture because it’s funny. But more than funny, I’m mortified. Amen.”]

Y’all have a great weekend. And please. Be strong against high pressure pastries. Or this could be you.


  1. posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 7:03 AM  |  reply

    What are the chances? I’d say pretty good. That is hilarious!

  2. posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:59 AM  |  reply

    I’d say that was a sign from God!

  3. posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 9:17 AM  |  reply

    That rocks.

    And I’ll let you in on a very strange phenomenon about myself. I HATE King Cake. I actually hate every pastry of every kind known to man. Blech.

    Now, I’ll fight you for a Snickers. But pastries? You can have them.

  4. posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:11 AM  |  reply

    I’m laughing so hard that I’m crying. Classic. I just love you.

  5. posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:13 AM  |  reply

    This sounds about right from what I’ve gotten to know about you!! 🙂

  6. Barbalicious
    posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:57 AM  |  reply

    Anya- look at those super cute nailsies of yours. I want you to know that everyone on my hall at work has read this post now because I laughed so loud at the swallow the baby predicament.

  7. posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:07 AM  |  reply

    Oh Annie, You make me smile! I’ve done the same thing. And not just with cake, but with shoes and handbags…. they all call out to me and tell me I’m pretty. How can I ignore them? 🙂 I’m praying for you!

  8. posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:22 AM  |  reply

    God’s sense of humor is funny.

  9. posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 1:05 PM  |  reply

    Those talking cakes will get you EVERY time!


  10. CarolineB
    posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 1:10 PM  |  reply

    Laughing out loud. At D&C. This kind of loud, long laughter is not heard much up in here (this time of year).

  11. Heidi S
    posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 2:42 PM  |  reply

    haha…this is awesome! thanks for sharing, annie!

  12. posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 4:21 PM  |  reply


  13. posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 7:13 PM  |  reply

    I have no resistance against cake. NONE. If you put a cake in front of my face, my face will planted in said cake faster than you can say “buttercream bliss”. Cuz I like cake. A lot.

    I feel your pain, girl. I really do.

  14. ali
    posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 9:53 PM  |  reply

    King Cake is the devil (especially Strawberry Cream Cheese King Cake) and I fall to temptation EVERY. FLIPPIN. TIME.

  15. posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:30 PM  |  reply

    Oh, how you crack me up, crazy girl.

  16. posted on Feb 20, 2010 at 12:27 AM  |  reply

    Yep, that sounds about right. (I would have put it back in the cake!)

  17. carolinw
    posted on Feb 22, 2010 at 11:45 PM  |  reply

    annie…u light up my life!!! bahhhh! looove u friend! love your raw honesty! praying and proud of ya!

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