If I Eat This Scone

April 5, 2013 | By | COMMENTS

Why oh why did I buy this scone while sitting here at Proof Bakery in Atwater Village where the pastries are tempting and the cakes are alluring and I came for a sandwich but now I want coffee and while ordering coffee I heard my mouth say, “I’ll have a scone too” and the woman said, “It’s cherry” and I said, “Ooooh” and she said, “I’ll give you an extra big one” and I was like, in my head, “Nooo, don’t, because I’m supposed to go to the gym later!” and I know if I eat this scone I probably won’t go to the gym later which is faulty logic seeing as eating the scone should make me want to go to the gym more because there’s more to burn but, in fact, it makes me want to go to the gym less because I’ve already blown it, health-wise, so what’s the point as I stare at this scone in front of me and question whether I should eat it at all or just take it home to reward myself with later.

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  • Rhonda


  • http://twitter.com/backyardbite Amy T. Shuster

    Ha-ha! It’s so true. The internal torment every food blogger goes through when we know we “shouldn’t” but we do anyway. Yesterday, it was me vs. deep dish pizza. The pizza won.

  • Katie Rose

    I do the same thing! Once I eat one bad thing I chalk the whole day up to a “fat day” and just gorge. Those are my favorite days. Also, I ate a bagel and schmear for breakfast so…

  • Fivetissimo

    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/a-guide-to-flexible-dieting This book helped me have a better attitude about such situations and ultimately make better progress on my diet. I realize this sounds like a spambot comment, but it’s not. Hope that scone was tasty. :)

  • Meredith

    You’re my favorite right now.

  • tony

    that was so unexpected and funny!

  • Amrita Roy

    This is basically my inner monologue when confronted with large scones.

  • vicky c

    hey adam, this is a great post. just wanted to let you know i love the new direction you’re headed with these little fun/less formal posts interspersed with the bigger elaborate recipe posts. keep it up!

  • Barham Turner

    Great post. Hey, you left a little of that scone! Can I have it?

  • Dena Cherenson

    I am always weak when it comes to scones. There is an amazing bakery around the block from my apt. and I pretend they are always cloased

  • Lynn Maxwell

    I would totally eat the scone. I”m glad you did. :)

  • Laura

    Here’s the funny, original, voice-inside-all-of-our-heads Adam I’ve been missing! Welcome back!

  • witloof

    The sad thing is that even if you go to the gym and work out as hard as you can, you probably won’t burn as many calories as are in that scone.

    That was really funny, thanks!

  • NancyRing

    How great for us you did and we benefit with this delightful post!

  • Carole

    Well that answers that.

  • http://wee-eats.com/ natalie @ wee eats

    I’m always all, “oh I’ll just have a couple bites” then “well just half then” and then i hang my head in shame when all I’m left with is an empty plate in front of me… WHY DO I HAVE NO SELF CONTROL???

  • Sara McMurray

    Why did you eat one scone? Did they not have two?

  • Mike

    LOL….this was great, Adam! Perfect post…before and after pics with your inner thoughts threaded in between.

  • Miss Kim

    LOL..sounds like me!

  • Val Stephens

    Agree! It is lovely having the real Adam back!!! :)

  • http://twitter.com/Life_on_Food Emily Morris

    Somehow these predicaments happen to me way too often.

  • C

    The photo after the jump made me laugh out loud–I needed that. Thank you!

  • http://otm-inthegalley.blogspot.com/ SeattleDee

    Can you see this as another comic strip – Adam with a diet devil on one shoulder and a diet angel on the other, each one battling for indulgence vs. will power, foodie fans cheering him on.

  • Craig

    Ahh, great to see you living and sharing the moments we all seem to more or less encounter. Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/mewinebrenner Maria Tadic

    And the scone won!

  • Craig

    Sometimes, all you want is a small cake. But then all the cakes are huge…