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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A size cringier.....I should be in advertizing!

Ok, I have this random blog entry today. I will forewarn you that the topic comes from the strange Nyquil induced thoughts that wander in my mind while drifting off to sleep.

I know that a very nice blog buddy of mine is on Jenny Craig, and she's lost a good amount of weight already and is only on her 3rd week. I saw a commercial for the company that's been on the last few weeks or so, and until last night, there was something that I couldn't put my finger on about it that bothered me.

Last night about 11:30 as I tossed and turned, hacked, and tried to fall into a blissful sleep, I realized what it was. For all the success that JC has had, why on earth, when using actual clients who lost a lot of weight, don't they ever find the ones who can ACT???

I mean c'mon people, Jenny Craig makes who-knows how much a year from the diet industry? You can't foot the bill for maybe 2 or 3 acting lessons for your big-loss clients so they don't sound so damn unenthusiastic in your commercials? For example, the latest campaign goes something like this:

Valerie Bertinelli is on some rocky ocean side location and talking about how much weight she lost and how she feels so great, etc. She's a size energized!

Real Weight Loser (with a fake smile): Hey. It's. Valeri. ! (her friends don't even turn around to look) I. lost. a . bunch. of. weight. too. I. love. my. consultant.

Valerie B: I know! Mine totally rocks! and the best is --

Valerie B: THE FOOD!!
RWL: The. food. !

Valerei : Race you to the top for a lemon cake !!

RWL: Let's. go. !

Wow, man, I cringe every time I see it. Now see, me, being an overweight person watches that and thinks: That woman does not seem too enthused. Maybe Jenny Craig isn't that great. I guess I won't spend a gazillion dollars and just try my best to lose weight the old-fashioned way.

If that were ME, who has had some acting experience, this is probably how it would go....

Valerie Bertinelli is on some rocky ocean side location and talking about how much weight she lost and how she feels so great, etc. She's a size energized!

Me: Holy crap! Valerie Bertinelli! You look fucking fabulous, lady! Dude, I lost, like 60 pounds! can you fucking believe it??? I swear to god, I have the BEST consultant in ALL of Jenny Craig!

Valerie B: I know! Mine totally rocks! and the best is --

Me & Valerie : THE FOOD!!

Me: Hell yeah! This is the best diet food EVER! SERIOUSLY!! I don't know how I possibly ate in my entire life before the Jenny Craig food!!

Valerie : Race you to the top for a lemon cake !!

Me: You're on, bitch! Bring it! (pushes Valerie out of the way and zooms past her!)

See? now that would sell some people on Jenny Craig....Granted, I know I want to do a diet, and start soon, since we are about 13 months form my sister's wedding...but honestly? I don't think it will be Jenny Craig. I just don't feel the sincerity in the "real clients" testimonies on their commercials. It feels forced. And to me, if it feels wrong, I won't do it....I do hear from my blog buddy though, and I am supper happy that she is off to a fabulous start...maybe SHE will be the one who sells me on this company, because the commercials certainly aren't doing it for me...

But to my blog buddy who is on Jenny's program? I wish you the best, lots of weight loss, and I can't wait to see you at BrittCon!

A size unimpressed,
~Cissa


p.s. As it is Blog Reader Appreciation Week and all, I just want to say THANK YOU TO ALL MY READERS!! ALL 30 OF YOU MAKE ME SMILE EVERYDAY!!

Except the one in Van Nuys, CA who won't ever talk to me through Woopra....that one? Whoever you are, you drive me nuts not letting me know who you are.....and it makes me sad...cause I love visitors.....and I love to know who you all are....

~C

2 flame(s) added to the fire:

Hilly said...

Hahaha, I would not go by what the commercials say but wait to see how much more I lose ;). I was on it before and lost 30 pounds in 2.5 months and the food? It really is that good.

I joined the first time when Kirstie Alley was the spokesperson so yeah, I ignore their lame ads and just focus on the fat.

(But WW is a great program too!)

whall said...

Kirstie Alley is so hot, awesome and beautiful.

Wait, was this post about something else?