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….
Cindy lost 85 lbs in 11 months. Responders avg. weight loss using SENSA® was 9.5 lbs in 6 months. Weight lost with SENSA®. Compensated for excellent results.
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