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CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (53,045)
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4/29/12 6:38 P

I saw that too! I was like... mmmmm cheesecake...

I checked it out, saw a single cheesecake was almost $60 and then it didn't look so good to me.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,700
4/29/12 5:54 P

I have found that I can have cheesecake in moderation. Just a small portion. And the real kind, "not" the sugar free or diet variety.

And Ad Block is wonderful if these things really bother you

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,109
4/29/12 1:29 P

If you send an email to adreport@sparkpeople.com, they can check it out and remove it if they think that's necessary.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

HOLISTICDETOXER SparkPoints: (32,314)
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4/29/12 1:07 P

So browse the internet using Firefox and install the AdBlock add-on. I haven't seen an ad on the internet in years.

AILEBBELIA SparkPoints: (13,410)
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4/29/12 12:40 P

Keeping this site trigger free would not help you in dealing with triggers in life.


Triggers are all around us- you need to develop strategies for dealing with them.

I've been to Overeater's Anonymous, A.A, individual and group therapy-they all components on how to deal with triggers and setbacks.

What helped me out was making a list of potential triggers and situations where they could occur and then I practiced using coping strategies for dealing with them.

good luck!!





ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (101,143)
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4/29/12 12:03 P

No reason why you can't have that cheesecake...just a reasonable portion.

The difference with food and alcohol is that alcoholics cannot have one little bit, and with your argument, yes, booze ads on a site dedicated to rehab would be highly inappropriate.

Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 4/29/2012 (12:38)
DUSK-2-DAWN Posts: 377
4/29/12 11:57 A

On my Nutritional Tracker page, (and it often appears on others, as well) right next to Track Your Food and right above Add A Food, is an advertisement for the Cheesecake Factory, complete with photo of a multi-layered vanilla and chocolate cheesecake. It says MOM WANTS CHEESECAKE, and there is a button to link to the site.

I like SP, and think it has a lot of helpful info and useful things. But I find this a particularly insulting and offensive ad to have on a site where people are trying to control their urges about food.

It's like having ads for vodka and wine on a rehab site......

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