Donna's Weight Loss Blog
April 05, 2011
Down 32.5 pounds this week! I'm so proud of what I've done so far and can't wait to do more. I miss the rapid success of my early weeks where I was losing 4 or 5 pounds a week, but I know I'm still doing well and on track to keep losing and get to a goal weight. I've committed to the Sensa* program and I'm going to stick with it.
I did it!!!!!!!!!! I hit 30 pounds! I’m so proud! I have worked so hard and long for this, and it feels fantastic to have pulled it off. I know I have a long way to go to get to an ideal, healthy weight, but I think this is an amazing start. But starting Sensa* has kick started a completely different way of living for me, and I’m really seeing results. Onward to the next 30!
Well, not having the best week at the moment. I've gained a pound, which doesn't seem like much overall, but when I've had the kind of success I've had so far, it's a little disappointing. I definitely cheated a bit on food this week and got a fast food burger, which I know is a big no-no, but I've just been distracted lately with quite a few things outside the Sensa* plan. But I am determined to pull it together for these last three weeks and get to the 30 pounds goal and beyond!
28.6 pounds!!! I am so close to my initial goal of 30 pounds, and it's very exciting. I've really changed my diet with Sensa* and am so proud of myself. The only thing still giving me trouble is the workouts. I'm always sore afterwards, so motivation is a little hard to maintain sometimes. But I am able to keep up with the pace like never before, and that's encouraging me to keep trying and losing!
Well, even with skipping the weigh in last week and being a little unsure, my overall dedication has paid off: I am down 25.8 pounds! I feel fantastic, my clothes are looser and I’m going to need to go shopping soon! I’ve being doing some additional workouts at home, which I think helps add to my momentum. I’ve completely committed to the diet plan, workouts, and Sensa*, and it has been paying off like no other weight loss plan I’ve been on. The more I lose, the more I know I’ve made a change for the better, and one that’s going to be permanent.
I'm not sure how much I'm down this week because I missed the weigh in due to some personal business. Work has also gotten very busy this month, but I’m realizing that work and personal things can't be distractions from using Sensa* and following the diet. It's important to stay disciplined, and I think, even with all the busy things happening in my life, I've done a good job of sticking to the program. In the meantime, I'm gearing up for the last few weeks and doing my best to keep losing as much as I can. I've got my eyes on a target loss, and I think I can get there, even with distractions.
I have crossed the 20 pound mark! I am at 20.8 pounds and feel fantastic, which is good because the workouts are getting harder and really challenging me. It's great to have the motivation from the trainer to push harder, in addition to all the diet changes I’ve made. We only have a few weeks left and I'm excited about where I will end up on the scale. My only concern is keeping up the momentum after the challenge is done and the accountability is gone. But I’ve come so far and worked so hard, I don’t see myself going back to old habits.
I am down .6 lbs this week, which isn't huge, but it’s still a step in the right direction! Even though I was convinced I had gone overboard and eaten too much, Sensa* definitely worked! I realized just how much using Sensa and the diet and exercise plan have changed my body and altered my metabolism for the better. Sprinkling the Sensa helped keep portions in check, and I kept up good habits like exercising in my off time. So it's nice to know that with Sensa, I can go off track a little and be able to jump right back in.
Vacation has been fun this week, but I’m a little nervous. I’ve been dining out a lot, and even though I’ve been sprinkling Sensa*, I’m concerned that I went overboard and my weigh in next week won’t be what I usually mange. Even though I’ve eaten out a lot, I feel like my portion sizes have been a little smaller than usual. But, I did exercise a lot this week, which will hopefully counterbalance some of my indulgences. We’ll see what happens at the weigh in next week.
I'm down another 5.4 lbs this week! I'm really proud of my continued success and can't wait to keep on losing. Which is why my biggest concern for the week is that I'll be on vacation. I'll be missing the regular work outs and eating out a lot with friends and family. It's going to be a major challenge and a real test of my commitment to sticking with Sensa* when I'm at a buffet line and all I'll see are pancakes, waffles, cinnamon buns, and so on. But I plan on trying my hardest and picking the best options possible and keeping my portions down with Sensa. I've come a long way and I don't want to backtrack now.
Committing to the Sensa* plan and new life style change is really paying off. I’m down another 4.2 lbs this week! The more I work on the program, the more I realize how many changes I’m making for the better, like incorporating more vegetables into my diet. In the past, I’ve done other weigh loss programs that restricted my diet, or didn’t have foods that I enjoyed in them. But on Sensa, I can tailor it to healthy foods that I enjoy, sprinkle Sensa on them, and still have fun with what I’m eating. I’ve been cooking more at home, trying new veggies and fruits, and enjoying every bite.
I've also been excited by doing the work outs. Of course it's hard in the middle with sweat pouring down my face, but I find that I actually look forward to getting in there with Sean and doing all the different moves. I have more energy and generally feel better overall.
Looking forward to week 4!
We had our weigh-in before our exercise class on Monday… and I lost 6.4 pounds!
Tuesday, I went out to dinner with a friend. Still on my weight loss high, I thought I'd be able to resist temptation and just order a chicken salad or something light. Unfortunately I was WRONG. I ordered my "usual" two item combo which I am normally able to inhale. This time however, I was actually full after about 15 bites. But I still kept shoving food in my mouth, I think just out of habit. I left dinner feeling stuffed, uncomfortable and very disappointed in myself.
But Wednesday was a new day. It is difficult to find that delicate balance where I eat enough to feel satisfied but not too much that I feel sick. But I am working hard to find that balance. Sprinkling the Sensa* on my meals really helps me keep track of my calories for the day. It still feels weird to eat salad without ranch dressing, but I am loving the light calorie balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Also fruit tastes better than ever and is really becoming an integral part of my lifestyle.
I really felt our work out yesterday and believe it or not, I am actually looking forward to a good work out today. And this weekend, I am planning a nice hike.
The first two days of the program were the hardest. It was hard to give up caffeine on Monday. My head hurt and I was tired. It was also a challenge to adjust to the restricted calorie diet. I am used to eating large meals without much in between, so I had to keep reminding myself to have the snack. I was nervous about posing in front of the camera for my "before" picture and having my measurements taken. Even though I felt awkward, it was good motivation. After our first workout, I felt really good. This morning when I woke up, I had a lot of energy and was easily able to get up and start my day without any coffee. Today, I am feeling a lot better than I did at first. I still have to remind myself to sprinkle the product on my food and drink all the water I'm supposed to. I am also still getting used to preparing and mapping out all the food I am going to eat ahead of time. Now that I am feeling better, I am looking forward to our work out today and feeling more enthusiastic about the program overall. I am eager to see what the future brings.
*Sensa was provided as a courtesy.