Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cheesecake on My Mind

For some reason, work has seemed to go be especially slowly today, which has prompted me to be on Twitter more often than usual. One of my online friends, Margie, is 5 weeks out from her first show, and has been particularly interested in talking about sweet treats today. So of course, being an Enabler, I had to jump into the conversation and contribute my own thoughts of yummy cookies and my favorite Red Velvet cheesecake.

Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake

Before I started competing, I'd barely even heard of The Cheesecake Factory (heretofore referred to as CF), much less had eaten there. (C'mon, I lived out in the middle of Nowhere Town, MT.) It didn't take long for me to realize that fitness competitors have an unnatural obsession with CF. I didn't understand it ... and although I fully participate in discussions about CF and the wonders of cheesecake, I'm still not sure it's my favorite place to go after a show.

Don't get me wrong! Loves me their cheesecake! But honestly? I'd rather have a cookie. *ducking from all the swinging blows aimed at my head from bodybuilders and figure girls.

Elle's Belles - My Favorite Cookies in the Whole Wide World

I don't know where this whole obsession with CF came from, but it's nationwide. At any show anywhere in the US, there's rampant talk about going to CF after the show. And I'll be the first to admit that I fully participate in these discussions ... talking about the food and which flavor of cheesecake I'm gonna get, etc. I don't even know why I do it. Maybe it's like the gang mentality. Everyone else is talking about it, and the food there IS good, so I obsess about it too.

But in reality?? I'd much rather just have a cookie.


  1. I am HUGE cheesecake fan, I think part of the appeal, is the thick creamy sweetness, which I seem to crave wayy more when I have been dieting a while. Maybe I just like cheesecake though. However I am a huge fan of cookies too and cake in general! haha ;)

  2. OH my gosh that picture looks delicious! I LOVE cheesecake!

  3. Hm. I may have to come up with a recipe for cheesecake cookies. Though my mini cheesecakes with a cookie crust might fit the bill ;)

  4. I Love cheesecake!! We just ate at CF in Chicago a couple weeks ago. YUM! That was only the 2nd time I've ever eaten at one though.

  5. hi there..i was wondering what flavor/brand of protein powder you really like...i'm looking for some new ones and asking around!
    thanks! michele

  6. I really like the taste and quality of Gaspari protein powder. Banana Perfection is my current favorite.

  7. Ive recently decided to give figure body building a go and im farrr from you sitting at around 25% body fat, im excited to have found you and am hoping to get some good training and nutrition tips!! :)