I started my SENSA Weight Loss journey March 3rd, 2011. I have severe osteoarthritis and I am supposed to exercise in a therapeutic swimming pool, but I hate exercise, so I either procrastinate or avoid it altogether. Before I started SENSA I had a hard time getting out of bed, and could barely roll over. I need a hip replacement and have already had both knees replaced due to my arthritis. I also have major problems with my back and walk using a cane. So, SENSA seemed like the obvious choice for me since I could eat the food I like and didn’t have to exercise.
Before SENSA, I wore a size 20 jeans and 2-3XL top. I am in health care and I live in scrubs. I wore a size XL unisex pant and 2XL top. The scrubs were loose but everything else was too tight and uncomfortable, so I went with comfort over looks. At 5’3 I weighed 214 pounds, I didn’t even want to take my measurements because I didn’t want to know how big I was. After I received my first shipment of SENSA I took my “before” picture and joined the online SENSA Community.
My first week on SENSA, I consciously watched how much I ate, trying to take a little less food than normal. I stopped drinking soda, and started trying to listen to my body so I could stop eating when I was full. But I couldn’t really tell if I was full at first, so giving myself less food made me think about whether I was still hungry or if I just like the taste. A few days later I realized I was satisfied with eating less and after the first week I lost 5 lbs! I was so excited that it made me want to try even harder. I was meeting a lot of people on the community website who encouraged me to keep going, which I desperately needed because I felt all alone in this journey. I started posting everyday looking for that support and encouragement; it fueled me so much that I continued to take smaller portions at meals and control my snacking. The second week I lost about 4 lbs and in week 3 I realized I wasn’t craving sweets! SENSA was helping me to not crave sweets! This was a big deal because before SENSA I was addicted to sweets and chocolate and eating it all day long. At the end of month one I lost 13 lbs, without exercising! Enough weight to get into a size large scrub pant and XL top. The pants were a little snug but not uncomfortable. I decided I would take a monthly picture from then on. As the weeks went by, I started wanting to eat better and started choosing healthier food. I used a smaller plate so it didn’t look like I was eating less. And the weight kept coming off. At one point I realized that SENSA was working so well that I wasn’t eating enough! I had to start making sure I was eating at least 1200 calories a day so I started reading labels and giving myself what was considered a serving. I now eat between 1200-1500 calories a day. This has also helped teach me portion control.
Now about exercising… I really don’t like exercising, but I think I found a way to exercise without thinking about it! Stay tuned for the second part of my blog coming soon….
Avg. weight loss 10 lbs in 3+ months. Compensated for excellent results. Cindy used SENSA® for 11 months.
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