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Six weeks on the Sensa diet

I started my Sensa diet with no expectations all in the name of shedding the excess kilos I put on over Christmas and New Year.  On a whim while at Costco I thought I’d go check out the diet products to “cheat” my way into weight loss.

You can imagine my surprise when I dropped a couple of kilos in a week and then another one the week after.  A girlfriend was in town and saw for herself how my appetite was curbed so I was eating much less but still enjoying great food.  I even fit into my dress that was seemingly miles too tight for the Golden Globes.  Life was good.

Last week I reported that I hated those take-anywhere satchels so that was getting in the way of my sprinkling which caused me to put a kilo on.  I bought the normal packs again and it’s much easier to deal with again.

I’ve taken the kilo back off (most of it) but I find I’m eating more again.  My meal sizes are gradually getting bigger so my hunger (or brain trying to tell me to stop eating because I’m full) is not subsiding.  That’s a problem if this diet works on the assumption of smaller servings.

During the week a friend sent me an article saying Sensa has had to give a number of people their money back (which I had heard) and many people are saying the side-effects of this diet is fairly in the hip pocket.  I’ve tossed it up and I’m keeping the faith.

This week I’m going to drink the drinks they provide mid afternoon instead of snacking and I’m going to be more aware of my meal sizes and see if I can’t cut them down.  And I’m going to do a little more exercise.  (Now I have to because I’ve said it out loud–and in public–gulp).

So, back to taking it more seriously (instead of treating it like a miracle cure) and hopefully next week I can report that I’ve lost another kilo.

My mate Pete Evans would die if he was reading this.  I do think it’s setting a bad example that the only real way to lose weight is through eating well & exercise.  But I’m happy to keep cheating a while longer (& trying to eat better at the same time).

Before I go, here’s the progress shot.  I’ve changed outfit so it’s hard to get continuity.  I played tennis this morning (see, told you: more exercise!).

Sensa Diet

Week six of my Sensa Diet

Enjoy your week and keep smiling.

xx It Started in LA xx

For more information on Sensa go to www.sensa.com

The best way I’ve found to buy here in the US is via Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sensa

 

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Sensa Diet Week 5

How is it that you can go off the rails with the easiest diet in the world?  That’s a really good question and I wish I had the answer.

Actually I do have the answer.  I keep forgetting to sprinkle.  And it’s because I made a fatal mistake when buying “month two” on Amazon.  As you may recall the idea behind Sensa is you change each month, this is to stop you getting used to the taste and your body being accustomed to it–in other words you’re supposed to keep losing weight.

I accidentally bought the “on-the-go” packets instead of the shakers (well I was pretty sure it wasn’t an accident but clearly in hindsight it was).  You see there are “handy” “on-the-go” satchels that you take out but they’re not–they’re a pain in the backside (you know I’ve become localised because I didn’t say arse).  It is so much easier to bring the sprinkle container with you and sprinkle on everything you eat rather than opening a little packet and getting it everywhere.  Worse still they’re little so you can’t find it in your bag.

Sensa packets

Sensa packets

That pic is a little useless actually because it only shows how I could order the wrong thing not actually what the little packs are like but if you imagine a small sugar pack then you’re on the right track.

So my advice to you is don’t buy the little packets, sprinkle on everything and the world will be a better place.  (And you’ll be miraculously skinny).  I’ve hopped back onto Amazon bought what I should have bought in the first place and we’ll proceed as normal.

I also tried to contact the people at Sensa and let them know I was blogging my progress.  Unfortunately they only replied about where to buy their product (they recommend their website which is more expensive than on Amazon) and ignored the bit about my blog.  So I’ll have to continue un-sponsored.

Anyway here I am this week, not much of a change from last week I don’t think.  Let’s hope next week sees me back on track.

Sensa Wk 5

Sensa Wk 5

 

Looking for a number?  I’ve put on a kilo. Ouch!  (I do think it can be put down to that time of the month rather than real weight gain so let’s see how we go next week.)

xx It Started In LA xx

For more information on Sensa go to www.sensa.com

The best way I’ve found to buy here in the US is via Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sensa

 

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Sensa Diet Week 4

Today marks four weeks since I’ve been sprinkling Sensa on everything I eat.  Overall I’m feeling lighter and my tummy is not as bloated and has most definitely shrunk.  It’s a bit of a bugger I didn’t take my measurements really.  (Note to self: I probably still can now).

Anyway, I’m not going to bore you with a long prose except to say I’m still finding the diet so easy.  I had a slight hiccup on Sunday where I forgot to sprinkle but other than that the Sensa pack comes with me everywhere I go.

Sensa Diet Week 4

Sensa Diet Week 4

This week’s verdict? I’ve lost another 0.2 kilos making it a total of about three kilos since I stacked on the holiday weight in Mexico & San Francisco.  About to switch to month two so we’ll see if that kick starts it again.  Around three kilos to go …

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xx It Started In LA xx

 

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My BMW is messing with me

It’s Friday and it’s my favourite day of the week: it starts with tennis, turns into lunch and ends with drinks. What could be better?  Friday just keeps on giving because then you’ve got the rest of the weekend of more of the same (except the tennis bit).  Yay!

This Friday started with a hitch.  First up tennis and I’m on time (just).  I have to hang two things on the clothesline then I’m in the car on the way.  Here’s where the hitch comes in.

I opened the car, popped my bag, phone (that I usually always carry separately) and tennis racket on the front passenger seat and (must’ve) shut the door.  I popped my things on the line and went to get into the driver seat.

Locked.

I went around to the passenger side.

Locked.

How on earth is it locked when I opened it to get my things in there?  And how is it locked when I didn’t lock it?  (OMG I just said earth and not an expletive–what’s happening to me?)

The answer, my friends, is that (unbeknownst to me–clearly) BMW must have this nifty security function where it’s smart enough to think, “oh wait, my owner has left her keys in the car.  I should lock the doors for her so no one steals me.  I’m so helpful. Smiley face.”

Nice one clever BMW but perhaps before you get all smart and start thinking like a husband you should send me the memo telling me you’re going to do that so I don’t close the door with my keys and phone in the car.

I’ve spent the day trying to work out where it went wrong this morning.  My friends and coach at tennis (once I got to tennis) looked at me (rightly so) with confused looks going, “you know, cars don’t just lock themselves, what did YOU do?”

The answer my friends is that BMW X5s apparently DO lock themselves, there’s no gremlins there and I’m not going bonkers.

But, because it all started in LA and I live in lalaland I just called BMW Assist and after answering a few tricky questions voila! the car door is automatically open.  Like a Hollywood movie there’s a happy ending and off to tennis I drive.

xx It Started in LA xx

NOTE: I’m sure other countries have remote open but really, seriously, isn’t that such an LA thing to look up to the sky and say, please open my car … and it does?

NOTE2: I’m not sponsored by BMW but if it–or Range Rover or Audi–would like to sponsor me for a new 7-seater SUV I’d be happy to blog about it.

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