Apparently, I’m now immune to cake.

I walked into the staff lounge today and saw that, as usual, one of my coworkers had made a bundt cake. It even had a nice frosting. My only thought, “Wasn’t that nice of her!” But I didn’t even consider cutting a slice.

I’m sure a really good chocolate mousse or my mom’s fudge icing would get me going, but general cake no longer holds a thrill. For over a month now, I’ve been seeing the cake pretty much daily, wanting it, and mostly saying “no.”

I wonder if this would work for the other things I’d like to become immune to.

I’d like to be immune to:

  • Stress
  • Worrying about money
  • Wanting more than I need
  • Worrying about my blog
  • Feeling self-conscious
  • Feeling impatient

I wonder if the same thing would work for these: seeing them, acknowledging them, refusing them.

What have you become immune to? What would you like to be more immune to?

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Funny about Money March 31, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Are the five wish-i-was-immunes in the same category as deliciou…uhm, fattening heart-attack-threatening diabetes-enabling cake?

Seriously: Cake is something that sits there giving you the choice of grabbing it or not. Stress is actively inflicted upon you. So, to greater & lesser degrees, are those different issues.

I think maybe they require different kinds of strategies to deal with them. Stress in particular: it takes a lot of work to figure out what’s making you feel stressed, and then even more work to figure out how to deal with the stress-makers. A lot of those are ambiguous: trade-offs, choices, things that are complicated to change.

Cake? Hey, it’s “yes” or “no”…piece o’ cake! πŸ˜€

Mrs. Nathan March 31, 2008 at 9:03 pm

You would be a millionaire if you could create a vaccine for cake-resistance from your immunity. Send some back to us…

Susan March 31, 2008 at 9:04 pm

I heave a sigh and think, “Oh, how I wish I were immune to cake… and cookies, and sweet breads, and pies, and donuts, and….”

Seriously, that’s wonderful! I’m impressed. πŸ™‚

I don’t know that we can become immune to stress, per say, but we can channel that energy into something productive, something that will prevent anxiety. We can learn to change our outlook and attitude so that stress won’t affect us in a negative way.
What do you think?

Shanti @ Antishay March 31, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Wow – we are practically opposite! I never stress or worry about anything… I decided I didn’t want to be a worrier like my mom when I was, like, 10, and have never been one. I’ll take up concern when something genuinely needs my attention, but I don’t worry. I DO, however, always want chocolate. ^____^ I need to work on that.

mrsmicah March 31, 2008 at 9:33 pm

Lol, I should clarify that I’m not immune to chocolate in its purer forms. Just cake. πŸ™‚

@Susan, I’m not really sure. It just seems to me like there should be something similar.

Amanda March 31, 2008 at 9:44 pm

When I worked at the school, I never had to wonder again why so many teachers were round. πŸ™‚ That staff lounge was nearly always full of food of the unhealthy variety. πŸ™‚ I was able to ignore it, usually. And because I had the last lunch, most of the good stuff was gone already!

As for what I’d like to immune to: the whole mommy competitiveness. (“Oh your child crawled at – months? Mine crawled four months earlier than that!” and so forth.) I’m on both ends of that, I’m sure.


Fabulously Broke March 31, 2008 at 10:00 pm

id like to be immune to rejection and junky fast food

*am sorta craving mcdonalds fries*

Meg from All About Appearances March 31, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Chocolate and shoes.

ms. m&p March 31, 2008 at 11:13 pm

i would love to be immune to rude people. particularly those on the metro. and maybe tequila too. you’d think i’d have developed an immunity to tequila by now, but i haven’t.

Working Rachel April 1, 2008 at 12:33 am

– worrying about whether people are upset with me
– procrastination
– colds

I have no desire to become immune to chocolate!

plonkee April 1, 2008 at 2:26 am

On a regular day to day level, I wish I was immune to the siren call of coffee, and worrying about work.

My Daily Dollars April 1, 2008 at 9:43 am

I’ll add annoying co-workers to the list.

Congrats on your cake conquering. Perhaps overexposure is the key. Unfortunately, the idea of totally immersing myself in the world of my annoying colleague for immunity’s sake makes me shudder!

Wooly Woman April 1, 2008 at 11:16 am

Immune to stress and worry would be nice, even better for me than being immune to cake. I used to be immune to cake before being pregnant. Now my entire dessert immunity is at an all time low. Baby love chocolate! And pie and cake….

mark April 1, 2008 at 11:57 am

I wish I was immune to April Fools jokes. I’ve been getting caught a few time today already and the day is young.

I wish I was immune to eating that second helping of good tasting food.

And I too would like to be immune to worrying about my blog.

Living Off Dividends & Passive Income April 1, 2008 at 6:41 pm

I’d like to be immune to weight gain!

Mrs Micah's Mom April 1, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Oh Wooly Woman, eat the chocolate while you can! When MrsMicah was born, she would get a stomach ache if I ate chocolate. I was off chocolate for a whole year!

Brip Blap April 1, 2008 at 10:26 pm

I’m with Living Off Dividends – immunity to weight gain would be an awesome superpower. Superman could probably eat anything he wanted…

1stopmom April 2, 2008 at 7:14 pm

I have become immune to those pesky credit card offers that come in the mail. Both snail mail and email. I used to get all excited thinking about what my limit might be. Now I delete them or if they come through the regular mail I put them into the shred bag. Maybe I am growing up a little πŸ™‚

Mark Krusn April 2, 2008 at 11:10 pm

1stopmom, growing up? Never! It’s not necessary. But getting smart about money? Priceless. πŸ™‚

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