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Here I talk about my issues and my findings, without political correctness. I am not concerned with your issues, or your baggage, or what you may take from this. The title is "My Journey".

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Interesting Approach

As most of you know, when you have a blog you get approached with different things. Some are great (free yogurt and POM come to mind), while others... just are not a fit.

Today I received this:

Hi there,

My name is Amanda and I’m with Rocket XL, a marketing agency based in Los Angeles. Based on your site’s focus on fitness, weight-loss and health, I wanted to extend an invitation to you to join our online review team for Sensa, which is an easy-to-use weight-loss system that can boost your already existing efforts.

We’d love to send you a FREE 3-month Sensa Starter Kit (a $197 value) to review and hope you will share your thoughts and experiences with your readers. We also will give you a unique code that will allow your readers to get a Sensa Trial Kit FREE for 60-days. In addition, we will be running a contest where the site that has the highest number of trials will win some great prizes!

Please let me know if you are interested and I will follow up soon with more details about the campaign and prizing opportunity. We’d love to have your influential voice included. Thanks for taking the time to consider this opportunity – looking forward to hearing back from you!

Take care,
(email removed)

Let me tell you... I was intrigued. So much so that I went online and did some investigating. And this was my response to Amanda:

Hi Amanda,

I took some time and researched the product online before making my decision.

While I appreciate your approach and offering of the opportunity to try Sensa, I will have to decline. My approach to healthy living and weightloss has always been about doing it naturally, using clean eating and moving of my ass. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Good luck in your campaign. I know that there will be many takers.

Highest Regards,

Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

So there you go, folks... I am fighting the good fight. Now, I'm not saying that these products don't work. And I'm not saying I'll judge you for trying them. But for me, it's a no-brainer. All of the "diets" over the years have proven one thing and one thing only in my mind. They don't work long term like changing your lifestyle does.

Vive Le Lifestyle!!



Anonymous said...

To each their own. Sensa (or other options) may totally work for some, but frankly, endorsements like that just aren't you, babe.

Thinking of you.

The Country Tart said...

"doing it naturally, using clean eating and moving of my ass. Nothing more. Nothing less." Says it all. Wow.

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

I got this e-mail today myself. A while ago I received one from POM. I've responded to neither.

antgirl said...

I agree. It was committing to 'forever' changes that worked for me.