Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Clever Marketing or . . . . .
To what am I referring ? Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal. The clever marketing part - "specially formulated to make you feel full longer"
The actual truth - It is so bad that it actually removes your desire to ever eat again. Yes people - It is that BAD.
This morning I removed it from the microwave (following the package directions exactly) and as I stirred it up - it was like a glue-like substance. I bravely and against my better judgement took a bite. N-O-T good. I picked up the spoon, turned it upside down, shook it a little and it didn't move or fall off. I have another marketing suggestion for the company. . . .
The only accurate part on the packaging was that I didn't want to eat the rest of the morning. That lump remained ever present for hours, effectively removing any desire to eat - - - anything. And there was also a very disturbing coating of the inside of my mouth, even after brushing my teeth. Aaackkkk.
So clearly by now you have figured out this is not a paid endorsement from the Quaker company. Lol
Other than that little experiment, I have stuck to the Weight Watchers plan today. There was a tiny moment of weakness around 3pm but I powered through it without cheating. I'm going to have to bring a piece of fruit or something to work for mid afternoon. I even have a few points left to spare today.
Now - On to more serious business (If anyone is still here reading this foolishness) I need your help
Well, it is one month away and I have nothing. I have a nice new piece of linen and a brand new pack of sharpies but no ideas.
Since I'm crunched for time, it can't be a very detailed rug. Something fairly simple. And just to muddy the water a little more, I have always incorporated hearts into the past 3 rugs. Any ideas ? Suggestions ? Design thoughts ?
Please help me Ladies - This is for a good cause.