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No thank you, Cheesecake.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

There's an ad on SparkPeople that comes up all the time lately from a Factory of some kind (hint hint).

In BIG letter it says:

And I have to laugh because I know she doesn't. My mom doesn't. She was inspired by my weight loss, and The Spark book that I left at her house, and wanting to enjoy herself around her new boyfriend so she ditched the NutriSystem and other unhealthy habits and exercised her way to her goal with healthy foods.

I've only seen her progress through a couple of incidental pictures on Facebook, but I'm sure that she's feeling great. I watched her struggle with her weight all through my childhood, sometimes succeeding at dieting. Mostly miserable with food choices, and unhappy with her body.

I hope that she's happier now. That's all I really want for her.
(But it doesn't include cheesecake, especially not A WHOLE GIGANTIC one for her 1-person household.)

And that's what I want for me, too. Cheesecake, no thank you.
(Anyway, I had a taste of cheesecake at a brunch last weekend- the tip of a small serving they had at a buffet. It really, truly was enough.)

Anyway, I need to post the new Done Girls and then go to work! Enough rambling. Haha.
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    lol at the inappropriate ad. I ate a "cheesecake shooter" at Applebees this weekend. I was sick for hours. My tummy can no longer handle that high fat stuff.
    2124 days ago
  • KRYSTL719
    I thought I was the only one who noticed that. Today there was M&M's on the ads, why, lol. Thanks for blogging it though. I posted my status about it the other day.
    2124 days ago
    Haha - I saw that ad today and thought the same thing! Maybe not the best advertising tactic conceived since it leads to an automatic "nope, nice try." :)
    2125 days ago
    Saw that ad too...NOT for this mom either! My mom passed away from weight-related heath issues. I don't want that to happen to me, and I want to be a good example for my daughter and granddaughter.

    Good for your mom...and for you!
    2125 days ago
    I've never liked their cheesecakes particularly, too gloppy and not very subtle. Now, my own cheesecake? That's a different story, but at this stage in my life I am only making it if I can eat one or two bites and leave the rest of the cake at someone else's house.

    2126 days ago
    Those desserts I used to LOVE and overeat and really go for... are just too sweet for me now. Thank God! Nothing tastes as good as the first bite.. and that's all I have now :D YAY!!
    2126 days ago
    I'm finding it easier and easier to tune out ads like that. I figure they're like crack dealers.

    Annoying that they're on SP (mixed messages, anyone?).
    2127 days ago
    Nah I don't do cheesecake. Alas my mother kinda does.

    She has always been overweight and you cannot tell her anything about nutrition... no matter how sensible. She is from the '70s generation of moms who lived on half a grapefruit and black coffee.

    She has only lost weight twice in her life - the first time via a milkshake meal replacement diet that she said tasted disgusting (1981) and then when she divorced she joined the gym with me and we ate healthy meals together (2001). Unfortunately she mis-remembers the thrice weekly gym visits and healthy food and claims she ate nothing and it must have been the St John's Wort she was taking.

    Right now she has healthy issues - gall bladder - and has been told by her doctor to lose weight. I hae been telling about Spark for years...

    She claims she never eats anything...
    2128 days ago
    I always feel suprised that now i can satisfied with small pcs cake instead of whole bakery-size piece.i think what's important for handling craving is take smaller portion instead of deny yourself completely.that's the baby steps and overtime,you will realized it's easier to say no or eat small bites occasionally what u once crave like crazy :D
    i wish u n mom will continuosly live the healthy,fit lifestyle,supporting each other
    2128 days ago
    Amazing! I am inspired by you! You have done so well!!
    2128 days ago
  • THOMS1
    emoticon I am so happy for you and your mom. emoticon
    2128 days ago
    Just a little taste, which will make you smile, is so much better than a whole cake, which will make you feel bad. Who needs to feel bad about having cheese cake or anything else for that matter. A little taste is all it takes to feel you're not deprived. Hope you're enjoying your new job!!

    2128 days ago
    Yeah. I emoticon cheesecake as much as the next person, but that doesn't mean I want a whole one (not anymore, anyway!) I LIKE the way I look and feel these days, way too much.

    It's kind of cruel and inappropriate, advertising stuff like that on a site like this, I think. But lately the ads on here have been more and more intrusive, so I can't say I'm surprised.


    Glad the PEOPLE here are still enough of a draw to keep me here!
    2128 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    You know, when I was in my 30's, you could get a version of cheesecake at some of the better Italian restaurants that was more cake-like than creamy, and I've never forgotten it. I prefer it, too. So most of THAT RESTAURANT'S desserts are lost on me.

    However, that is not true of Karen Krasne's Extraordinary Desserts which are thankfully not in my budget (money or otherwise) often. But it's not what we do once in awhile that is the problem.

    In any case, good for you and Mom!
    2128 days ago
    What an accomplishment - not only you being successful but getting your Mom on the bandwagon. Kudos to you!!!
    2128 days ago
    Are you serious? Because it is SO taunting me, and I'm not normally a cheesecake kinda gal...
    2128 days ago
    Way to pay your Spark up the family tree! :-)

    2128 days ago
  • KNH771
    You know I hadn't been to that restaurant in years and went there with a friend last summer. I bought a piece of what used to be my favorite cheesecake, and I couldn't eat it at all. WAY too sweet! My tastes have changed too. emoticon
    2128 days ago
    Hehe, I noticed that ad last night. I agree with you, my mom also does NOT want cheesecake! Good to see you!
    2128 days ago
  • ABB698
    That's so awesome you inspired your Mom, Joce! emoticon
    2128 days ago
    I have not see this ad. But I do enjoy the Cheesecake Factory more than Cheesecake itself.
    2128 days ago
    emoticon I've seen that Ad, too, and you are right - Mama Don't want the Whole Cheesecake.
    emoticon But I do enjoy the Small piece or taste of it every so often.
    2128 days ago
  • HHB4181
    2128 days ago
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