With my busy lifestyle, I tend to DVR my favorite shows, one of them being SNL (Saturday Night Live). Yesterday, I found a few spare minutes to start watching SNL. The host, Charles Barkley delivered the obligatory opening monologue. While watching Mr. Barkley trip over his lines, I noticed that he dropped a few pounds. Well, according to Sir Charles, he joined the growing numbers of celebrities attempting to lose weight via commercial weight loss programs.
Okay, now comes the part where I piss you off!
I AM a member of Weight Watchers (WW) and you know what? WW let me down:-( They resorted to the cheap tactic of using celebrities to peddle their program. One of the main reasons I joined WW in the first place, the success stories of REAL PEOPLE, not CELEBRITIES.
For me, a celebrity does nothing in the way of persuading me to try a weight loss program or product! First of all, a celebrity possesses the resource to obtain far more weight loss support than an individual with less disposable funds. Case in point, most celebrities procure a personal trainer, chef, personal grocery store shopper, etc.
Let's be honest, the whole point of celebrity endorsements serves as an effort to encourage average people like you and me to join the program. But, how likely is the average person to join a weight loss program, which is more than likely not affordable?
Truth be told, in order for me to sustain my WW membership I do without other amenities. As a single mom, I know the true meaning of the phrase, "Necessity is the mother of all invention." Put simply, difficult situations inspire ingenuous solutions. So instead of paying for a gym membership that I know will go to waste, I use that money to fund my WW membership.
So without a gym membership, how do I exercise? I find ingenious solutions. For instance I plan to strip away the pounds with my 3 pole dancing classes I purchased for $19 from Groupon. For me, 2012 is the year of the GROUPON! I plan to GROUPON my sexy back.
I digressed. Needless to say, these celebrity endorsements leave much to be desired. I am by no means motivated. The only thing JH motivates me to do...jump up and turn off the TV. If I hear "It's a New Day" one more time, I just may find the nearest cliff and jump. For those of you motivated by JH, more power to you and I applaud you for wanting to make a change.
Do you want to know what motivated me to want to change my lifestyle? It wasn't JH, Charles Barkley, Mariah Carey, Kirstie Alley, Valerie Bertinelli, Sara Rue, Marie Osmand, Janet Jackson, Carrie Fisher, Carnie Wilson... the list goes on...
The following picture motivated me to rejoin WW once again:
*Jumps of soapbox* I spoke my piece. Once again, please refrain from getting your panties in a wad. I truly believe these celebrities look fabulous with their new found weight loss and I am sure some frustrated individual may take solace and relate to the weight loss trials and tribulations of the aforementioned celebs.
But you know what if the price is right I'd sell my own children to the highest bidder to hawk a weight loss program or product. ANY TAKERS?!
Has a celebrity endorsement ever motivated you to buy a product