Saturday, February 23, 2008

Doggone blog ads!

I looked at my blog this morning and saw a BlogHer ad for Weight Watchers. Sigh-h-h.

At work announcements are made over the P.A. saying "The weight loss group for really fat employees who want to humiliate themselves will be meeting in the cafeteria at 11:30. New members are welcome to attend." Ack-k-k.

The grocery store has magazines at the check-out lane with headlines saying "How celebrities swallow cotton balls and drink water to lose weight and stay fit". Or "How this lady lost 167 lbs and kept it off for 3 decades by eating only guppies and cream cheese!!!" Arg-g-g.

I get emails "Do you want to lose weight fast?" "Do you want to lose weight now?" "Do you want to lose weight and still eat all you want?" "Do you want to be more attractive to that woman in your life?" HUH? Gr-r-r.

Of course I take all of those things personally and LOUDLY ask "What are you saying?????"

So yeah. This morning I clicked on an ad on my own blog and joined Weight Watchers. I know that most people who do it have success with it. I dabbled in it about 7 years ago and it was working for me until something happened that put a damper on it for me and I stopped. But I need help.

Going to my doctor and yelling at him, telling him "I'm tired, have no energy and am gaining weight in leaps and bounds and I want you to FIX IT!!!!" hasn't worked. Doing it on my own hasn't worked. Thyroid meds? Nope. I thought Nutrisystem would be the answer but it wasn't. Diet tea? Uh uh. Diet pills from the doctor? Nah. And no I won't try that oily stool stuff 'Alli'.

Weight Watchers. I hope to be a success story.

Do you think I'll get paid for clicking on the ad on my own blog? I mean, I did join!


Robin Marie said...

My mom and I have both found it to be incredibly effective! I hope you do too!

BetteJo said...

Oh yay! Thanks, I hope so too!

Dani said...

Does this mean that I get to do it too, like when you did nutrisystem? =D Ok... I guess it would be hard from Macomb... Booo. But sounds like fun, lemmee know how it goes. Also, will you be blogging an update on our pyrophilic feline?



BetteJo said...

Honey I'm doing WW online. You will never see me go to any weigh-ins! We can talk. :)

Is that a word? pyrophilic? I will definitely keep you up to date about the boy cat. Love you~

Mollyfa said...

My brother loves Weight Watchers! Good luck, we are all pulling for your success story.

I knew your daughter must be in Macomb! That's where we lived for 3 years while my husband taught there. Small world.

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren BetteJo,

Peaceful greetings from Jamaica.

Hope the WW journey is a success for you. Also hope you don't get into problems for clicking on your own blog's ads.

Here is what happened to me, even tho I NEVER clicked on my own ads.

That is why my blog is now AD-FREE.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

Jenk said...

Welcome to the club, dear. I go to weigh-ins... my bathroom. :)

Good Luck!

Oh, and I get support here:

Lara said...

best of luck! i've heard lots of WW success stories. and if you ever need cheerleaders to support you, i happily volunteer! :)

BetteJo said...

Mollyfa - I'm glad I made you smile!

Lady Roots - thank you for coming by and I appreciate your story about the ads!

Jen - I didn't know you were a member - but I DO not it's just about the most successful way to lose weight and keep it off. I bookmarked that site, thanks!

Lara - thanks much! I have a feeling you will get that chance as I go through the process. I appreciate the support!

LadyBanana said...

Good luck, let us know how you get on!

BetteJo said...

If I post about it - it will keep me honest. I'm hoping! Thanks LB.

Pawhealer said...

Its that first, I know its hard...

Chronic fatigue is probably Speen Qi Vacuity...that's TCM talk.

Good luck with the plan...its all about determination..right?

BetteJo said...

That sure is TCM talk! I have no idea what you just said. :)

Yeah, it's determination I have been lacking so I need to change the way I eat and I need exercise. Period. The main reason being my health.

Joy Keaton said...

I'm a WW Lifetime member. Twice. Long story - started when I was 11. But the last time I did it was 4 years ago, lost 50 lbs and have kept it off ever since. So yes, it's a good plan and YOU can do it. :)

The bad Liz said...

Another beader on WW!? Small world. Mine is also at work - fortunately, it doesn't announce that "Liz with beaders butt needs to come to the meeting now"

Thank all the gods for that!!!!

BetteJo said...

Beaders butt! Lol! So THAT'S what caused it!

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Bettejo,
Healing Paws' use of the acronym TCM stands for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Sistren The Bad Liz,
Have you submitted your painfully descriptive phrase "beader's butt" to wikipedia yet? I thought I was the only one with it and I didn't even know it had a name!

Bless Up,
Lady Roots