Oh, the Irony

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time you probably know I complain a lot about the weight I gained from breast cancer treatment. First from the chemotherapy and then from Zoladex injections. And since my hysterectomy – which was indirectly related to the breast cancer – I’m finding it harder and harder to lose weight.

Why am I such a sucker for products with pink ribbons on them? I know in my head most of them are just a sales ploy. Oh, sure they give a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer research. But I still think it’s probably more of a manipulative merchandising tool than anything.

So why did I buy these today? Yet another reason I can blame my weight on breast cancer!


  1. Becky on September 29, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    You have a good and noble reason for buying your chocolate. ;o) Hmmm…maybe I should start doing that, too!

  2. Gretchen on September 29, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Damn right you can! Blame it on the cancer, baby. It’s waaay better than the “I just had a baby” excuse. 🙂 And…you ARE helping out. Not just monetarily, but chocolate is the universal helper IMO.

  3. Sherry Smyth on September 29, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    Jen, you bought these for the same reason I will buy them…they are good for one thing. Second reason, they are for a very worthy cause. Thirdly even though we know that the percentage of profit from the product being donated isn’t nearly enough (100% would be ideal, but that’s me…a dreamer and an idealist!), it is something and that down the road might benefit us. Last reason? We are survivors and we cling to anything that helps us believe that there will one day be a cure. Glad you bought them and I hope you enjoy every morsel..dole them out in moderation which will help you feel better about the weight.

  4. Swishy on September 29, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Ha! I am totally laughing. They are good, that’s why. AND they’re for a good cause 🙂

  5. Travis Erwin on September 29, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Just between me and you I think that evil green harlot M&M is trying to sabotage women all over the world so she can seduce their husbands.

  6. Bookwormom on September 29, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    I saw the pink ribbon on a package of Thomas’ English muffins today. M&Ms and hot peanut butter soaked muffins and coffee and… I think I skipped dinner.

  7. Eileen on September 29, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Never, ever feel guilty about chocolate. It is a good rule, especially when the proceeds go to breast cancer. Plus, it is a proven fact that it is essential for emotional health!!!!! Enjoy it and move on. That is an order.XOXOXO

  8. Carolanne on September 29, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    OK Jennifer, If you email me with your address, I will send you some TimTams that have the pink ribbon on them which makes them strawberry flavoured and delicious! So far we’ve had 2 packets in the house and I’ve only got one from each packet since my son loves them.

  9. Manic Mom on September 30, 2007 at 3:47 am

    You forgot the YOPLAIT!!!This did make me laugh though, and hungry for chocolate!

  10. Jenster on September 30, 2007 at 8:28 am

    Becky – Good and noble? Okay!Gretchen – I’m all about helping the universe.Sherry – You are, of course, right. And I am enjoying the M&Ms. The Kissables are actually for my daughter. So it’s all good.Swishy – I guess it’s a win/win? Except where my butt is concerned.Travis – I think you’re right! I’m taking the Sharpee to her right now!Amanda – You’re making me sad because I ate the last English muffin yesterday! LOLEileen – I must be the rock of emotional stability! :o)Carolanne – Aren’t you sweet!?Manic – I suppose I forgot the Yoplait because it’s healthy. *snort*

  11. Jen on September 30, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Well, you are likely right! Of course, I only bought them because Maya’s favorite color is pink! ::wink, wink::

  12. susan on September 30, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Of course you had to buy them. It was that or the pink frying pan I saw the other day. Hmmm…chocolate or a frying pan? Not really a tough choice!

  13. Jenster on September 30, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    Jen – Whatever you need to tell yourself. :o)Susan – Good point! Though I did buy the pink ribbon kitchen timer the day before.

  14. slackermommy on September 30, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    I like your thinking.

  15. Trish on September 30, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    I’m a sucker for products with chocolate in them! And if they happen to be pink and raising money for a good cause then even better.

  16. April on September 30, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Now Jen, do you buy the peanut M&Ms because Kate can’t have them?….that would mean more for you….LOL You know they don’t have to be pink for me to buy them. I love ’em and have a hard time sharing.

  17. Lainey-Paney on September 30, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    “Damn You Breast Cancer! Leave Jenster alone!”

  18. CindyS on September 30, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    Dangnabbit. Here’s your positive. I haven’t even seen anything up here with the pink ribbon on them. So I will now actively look for pink ribbon foods to help support research (my God they need a cure already!). If I’m going to eat chocolate anyways (which I am) then I need to be helping all women fight for our health! Thanks Jenster!CindyS

  19. creative-type dad on October 1, 2007 at 12:47 am

    Junkfood is good with or without a ribbon on it…!

  20. cubmommy on October 1, 2007 at 10:36 am

    MMMM M&M’s Those look so good. So you are not alone I will go out and buy the M&Ms also. We can enjoy them together!

  21. Daisy on October 2, 2007 at 9:05 am

    If it weren’t for being a diabetic, I’d be all over those M&Ms! I’m licking the screen. Is that okay? LOLAfter my c-section and after my hysterectomy, I craved chocolate. The nurses told me it was normal. :o)

  22. Lynilu on October 2, 2007 at 11:59 am

    The manufacturers make it so difficult, don’t they? I’m saving yogurt seals, and I get so tempted with those pink ribbons on some other products.

  23. Carolanne on October 5, 2007 at 5:40 am

    Well I bought the strawberry Tim Tams waiting for you to send me your address so I could then send them to you but my son opened them and then I had to have one……..

  24. Jodi_Lee on October 6, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    Hahahaha! I laughed out loud at this too!

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