Well, all too soon, we have come to the end of this wonderful little book. I am going to go a different route on putting this all together. If you have read the blog, you know a great deal about how Sensa works and what it can do for you if you let it. I want to tell you what it has done for me.
I am 47 years old, actually, I am two weeks from my 48th birthday. At the beginning of 2009, I weighed 159 pounds. My normal weight is 115. I was absolutely disgusted with myself. Every time I went to a store and saw myself in those try-on mirrors, I would cringe. All I could see what this fat stomach, these huge thighs, jiggly arms, huge butt and I just wanted to cry, rant and rave. I was constantly putting myself down – “you did this to yourself”, “how could you let yourself go like that”, “you’re fat”, “you’re ugly” and on and on it went. My self-esteen was shot. I had gone from a size 3 to a size 14. I hurt all the time and was always sick. Thank God my husband loves me. He never made me feel the way I felt about myself. He always makes me feel like I am the most beautiful woman in the world.
I had tried every diet there was – the points, the meals sent to you, the other meals sent to you, the dangerous carb diet, the no-eat, just drink diet, cabbage soup, juice, and even the pills that make you too humilated to leave your home. I would drop a few pounds and then just feel so deprived that I just “went back” to the way I had always ate.
Over the years I have been diagnosed with diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. I also have a fused ankle that has always prevented me from doing any strenuous exercise.
Last March my doctor told me that if I didn’t get my A1C under control (this is the blood test that doctors use to determine your blood sugar), that I would have to go on medication and if I didn’t get my cholestrol lowered from over 200, I would have to double my statin dose. I was just so depressed and I didn’t know what to do or what to try next. I was trying to eat healthier, but I couldn’t get the cravings under control. I was a grazer and I ate sweets all day long. In April, I was opening up my e-mail and I saw a sidebar ad for Sensa. I had seen Sensa previously on one of the morning news shows and had always wanted to try it, but was afraid that it was just another “scam”. When my eyes went to this ad, I thought “what do I have to lose”. I figured I tried everything else, I’d try this too.
I ordered it right then and there and then joined the online community the same day. I was immediately enfolded in this cocoon of love, support and encouragement. While I waited for my Sensa to arrive, I browsed the message boards, “talked” to other people on the message boards and just learned as much as I could.
When my Sensa arrived, I tore open that box. I had a sucker in my mouth that I took out and sprinkled. When I stuck it back in my mouth, I felt this IMMEDIATE sensation of fullness. I thought “no way, it just can’t be that easy”. That night, I sprinkled my dinner and only ate half of what was on my plate. By the third day, I noticed that I wasn’t eating between meals and within about a week, my cravings for sweets had disappeared.
I won’t go through my whole six month journey – suffice it to say, I’ve had ups, I’ve had downs. I hit a plateau that left me so frustrated that had it not been for my friends on the forum, I probably would have just thrown up my hands. But by sticking it out and listening to the moderators and other members on the Sensa forums, I realized that I was not eating ENOUGH food to facilitiate weight loss. I was basically putting my body in starvation mode. Once I hit upon the magic number of calories to eat, I have had a consistent weight loss weekly..
Now this is what Sensa has done for me in 6 months: My starting weight when I began Sensa was 150 – I have lost 10 pounds. I have lost 22 1/2 inches. I have gone from asize 14 to a size 8 (and these are now loose),my A1C is normal for the first time in 5 years (a 5.8) and even though I will always be a diabetic, my blood sugars are normal just like a non-diabetic; my cholesterol is 8 points from being normal and I anticipate that at my next appointment in June, although I will stay on the medication, I have not had to double my dose. I also exercise on a fairly regular basis. I have found that even though I have some discomfort in exercise, I can do most exercise in moderation. I have a Wii and I buy a lot of fun Wii Fitness Games that keeps me entertained and moving. I am also discovering yoga because I love the way I can stretch my muscles. And the best thing that Sensa has done for me is given me back myself. I no longer have the self-defeating thoughts and attitude in my head. I have learned to love myself, flaws and all. I can look in a mirror now and not be filled with self-loathing. I still have an additional 15 pounds that I want to lose and I am committed to doing that with Sensa.
Yes, all of these changes in me are due to a sprinkle. Sensa really does work – and it is really that easy – I sprinkle everything I eat and I eat anything I want. I just don’t want a lot of it. That is the beauty of Sensa – no special diets, no special exercise, no special foods – you live your life and eat your food – but as you grow in the program and learn from others - you will start realizing that it is better to eat fruit than cake; you’ll learn to love quiona instead of rice or potatoes and your body will actually start to crave vegetables instead of pizza. And who knows, you may just want to exercise too!!!
Now, put it all together, pick up that phone or log in and be on your way to a SENSA-tional new you.