SENSA is my secret weapon to the battle of the new Mom bulge and I’m ready to tell the world! I am wearing my old clothes again after losing weight from pregnancy number THREE and I couldn’t be happier. I learned so much from my experience of weight loss with SENSA and I am proud to share my journey and the results.
I first discovered SENSA late one night on a shopping channel back in January 2009. Thank Goodness for post partum insomnia! While I watched Dayna Devon rave about this stuff called, “SENSA” I was reminded of the state I was in. I was carrying an extra 15 pounds of baby weight and was still “overweight” by BMI standards…even after losing 20 pounds from (dreaded word coming up here)..DIETING! I was so frustrated with my weight loss. I was hungry all the time, missing carbs like no other and having out of control sugar cravings. To top it off, I stopped losing! I stalled out and didn’t lose one stinking ounce for over a month. Can anyone relate to this? I knew from everything I read written by “experts” on weight loss that to begin losing again after hitting a weight loss plateau, I had to “cut the portions and move more.” I thought to myself, “Sure, okay, sign me up for that because exercising at an expensive gym while I’m an exhausted, raging and hungry lunatic sounds like a great plan that fits into my roll of “Mom” to a new baby and a rambunctious toddler! I took a HUGE leap of faith and bought this “magic” powder and just knew that I’d take a rash of heat for buying such a silly thing to lose weight. I even sprinkled in secret for months!
Well, those that know me well know that I lost those extra 15 pounds and then some. SENSA took me to places I never thought I’d go. I lost a total of 33 pounds and got down to a size 2. Sometimes I even wore a size 0! So what does a gal do when she’s rocking skinny jeans, loving life and family???? Have another baby of course! Baby number 3 was a beautiful blessing and a surprise for my husband and me and after the excitement of welcoming our new bundle of joy, adjusting to new motherhood again and making sure I was healthy enough for weight loss; I decided to call on my old friend, SENSA to help me lose the baby weight once again.
My first couple of weeks sprinkling was really funny. Let’s not forget, the first time I used SENSA, I already dieted my first 20 pounds away but had also lost a lot of muscle mass and hair too! This time around, my weight loss efforts were only with SENSA. I was so pleasantly surprised that my cravings for sugar filled treats were diminishing! Those sweet treats were always my weakness during pregnancy and the period immediately following. I didn’t even want my sweet, cream filled coffee anymore, which had helped me through so many of those early morning drives to my daughter’s school with a screaming infant in the backseat and my little 3 year old wanting her breakfast! I was inspired to start partaking in healthier alternatives like green tea and fruits (even those once “off limits” super sweet ones like watermelon and bananas!) Coffee started tasting awful to me and so did wine, oddly enough. I knew that this is how SENSA worked for me the first time I lost the weight with it so I was very pleased that I was having the same success the second time around. I lost 8 pounds in the first two weeks and a total of 11 for the first month. Not bad! My grand total was 32 pounds in six months and I am happy to report that I’m not missing a thing. My new motto is, “If I don’t crave it, I don’t need to eat it.” I CAN though, if I want, and that is what is awesome about losing weight the SENSA way. Sprinkling taught me to really listen to my hunger cues. Some days, I’d eat more than other days or I’d partake insnacks at a party or something. I was guilty of thinking that I wasn’t going to lose or that I’d perhaps stall my weight loss efforts. Instead, I would still lose! I cannot tell people enough how liberating this was for me! The idea that just because I “can” eat it doesn’t mean I “should” really took shape and here I am again. I’m fitting back into my old dresses again without the ill effects of traditional dieting that I experienced the first couple of times I lost baby weight. I have even taken up walking again and even a little running too… when I have time! Between my 6 year old, my 3 year old and my sweet little baby sometimes I have to cut myself some slack and not stress about the fact that I’m not exercising like other women in my same predicament. That’s good news though, right? Using SENSA means you don’t have to exercise for hours like a crazy person!
I feel privileged to share my story because I really have three different ways that I lost weight with each of my children. To me, SENSA is the clear winner. The experts are right. To lose weight we as humans need to cut portions and move more. Why not let SENSA take the sting out of doing that? There is no shame in accepting help. We as Moms are busy enough without adding the burdens of guilt, repression, hunger and exhaustion to the equation. I am no longer sprinkling in private. I am proud that my little white secret is out! If my experience can help another fellow Mom or ANYONE for that matter, than I will feel even more successful than I already do with my weight loss.