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  • Introduce yourself

    Posted by Michelle Goldner on 16/01/2023 at 22:31

    Tell us about yourself, and share whatever you feel comfortable with.

    • How much weight do you want to lose?
    • Besides your weight loss goals, what other Non-Scale Victories would you hope to achieve through the sprezzatura programme?
    • Where are you from?
    • Do you have kids?
    • What is your age?
    • What’s on your bucket list?
    • Anything you want to share…

    We would love to know about you, share away and tell us who you are.

    Genevieve Van Der Walt replied 5 days, 22 hours ago 18 Members · 27 Replies
  • 27 Replies
  • Velicia du Plessis

    17/01/2023 at 12:01

    Hello everyone!

    I am Velicia Du Plessis, living in the Gauteng area, and desperately wishing to lose weight that I have gained over the years!

    Looking forward to meeting amazing peeps!! xx

    • Jestine Enslin

      20/01/2023 at 09:15

      Hello Velicia, welcome to the Sprezzatura programme!! We are looking forward to having you on this exciting journey.

  • Mellissa Collins

    20/01/2023 at 12:11

    Hi there! I’m Mellissa from Pretoria. I’m a single mother and have a full time job at a big company.

    I selected the second plan because I want to lose about 20kg before I turn 45 at the end of the year. Because I have so much on my plate, I struggle to eat balanced meals and often just get whatever is easier. I also don’t have the energy at night to fight with my daugther about eating her veggies.

    I’m really hoping this works.


  • Cathrine Gerber

    25/01/2023 at 09:10

    Hi everyone! I am Cathrine, from Vereeniging. I am 55 years old with 3 beautifully grown up boys, but more to myself, I would really like to lose about 20kgs.<div>I have tried losing weight in the past year, but only shed about 1kg! So here I am! </div>

    My goal is to lose at least 10kg this year, but hopefully with Sprezzatura I can add a bigger dent into my goal and surpass it! I really want to feel young again. I have entered my menupauses, and have some health problems. So I really believe I need to look better after myself, and check my food choices!

  • Dayabree Govender

    27/01/2023 at 08:35

    Hi Guys

    So excited to start my Journey. I live in Durban, Mount Edgecombe. I’m 45 and a mum of a 16 year old girl 🙄…keeps me busy. I also have a very hectic and changing schedule as i work as an Radiographer in a public hospital with a big emergency unit. I often eat so badly due to my schedule. It also very depressing sometimes to see the cases coming in. But I am generally a happy person by nature. I need to lose 7 kilos and have been of fast diets belore and always put it all ll back on. A friend mentioned this programme and I really hope to finally get to my goal weight.

  • Marina Eloff

    17/04/2023 at 16:42

    Hallo Everyone

    I am Marina from Pretoria. I am 47 and struggling the last few years to lose weight. I want to loose the 25kg I gained since I turned 40. I don’t have kids. I have a very stressful job and that doesn’t help me to lose weight. I want to be the self confident more energetic person I used to be.

    I am looking forward to this new journey to lose weight and find myself again.

    • Jestine Enslin

      20/04/2023 at 10:46

      Welcome! We are so glad you are here!!

    • Bronwen Jacobs

      10/06/2023 at 08:36

      Hi Marina 😊

  • Bronwen Jacobs

    10/06/2023 at 08:46

    Hi – I am from Pretoria. I am 49 years old, and I have 3 grown up sons. I guess I have decided to take this year to reach some goals before I turn 50!

    My partner is much younger than me, so I’ve become conscious of our age gap, not that he makes it an issue at all, but it is a real thing so I want to look after myself as much as possible. We are going to Japan in October to celebrate my birthday. I have made my skin hair and body and my self a priority this year.

    I have 7-10 kegs to loose. I want to do something that’s sustainable. As I’ve aged I’ve realised it gets more and more difficult to keep your body in shape. I’m not overly overweight but I’m not happy with, my body. I used to be able to run for a few weeks to lose those extra kilos, but it’s doesn’t work that way any more.

    I am in the first week of the program. I love it so far. I love that I’m eating healthy balanced meals. I already see the results and I think it’s sustainable eating.

    Happy to be here!

    • Jestine Enslin

      12/06/2023 at 09:51

      Oh wow! Welcome Bronwen, this is going to be your year!! I’m so excited for you, if you have any questions or need a boost in motivation then just reach out. We are all here to support each other in our journeys

    • Hlengiwe Moeng

      21/06/2023 at 18:26

      Wow all the best in this Journey

  • Cwayita Qutu

    13/06/2023 at 15:00

    Good be part of this all the best to everyone

  • Bronwen Jacobs

    26/06/2023 at 21:53

    What is going on with the app – some pages aren’t working or loading properly? Is anyone else having difficulty with the weight tracker under tools?

    • Jestine Enslin

      27/06/2023 at 09:25

      Hello Bronwen, thank you for the update, we are busy working on the back end with upgrades. We will have this fixed a.s.a.p.

  • Judine Hanekom

    27/06/2023 at 10:02

    App working just fine now. I also had some issues, but all back to normal. Thanks Jestine for sorting this out.

  • Shannon Pillay

    07/07/2023 at 12:23

    Hi everyone, I’m starting with Sprezzatura on Monday but thought I’d say hi for now. I thought I had a chest cold but was diagnosed with swine flu last week, and the first few days reminded me of having COVID. My husband didn’t catch it at all, despite me spluttering all over. I should finish my meds on Saturday. This was a bit of a wake up call for me – I’ve been doing some crash dieting (very very low calorie) and hard exercise and it looks like I’ve weakened my immune system, and didn’t even lose much weight to show for it. It’s been a reminder that being skinny isn’t everything!

    I’m 34 and went on my first diet at 8 years old so I’m a veteran! By the time I was in Grade 4, I weighed more than 90kg. In my varsity days, I dropped down to around 65kg from a peak of 110kg in high school by running a lot and hardly eating. I couldn’t shake that “fat girl” feeling, even though looking back, I was in good shape, and always felt big, heavy and unworthy. My weight stabilized in my first few work years but I picked up close to 20kg again during the work-from-home COVID transition.

    My focus now is to be healthy and to improve my relationship with food and with my body, and I’m hoping that the structure and support from Sprezzatura will help to keep me on track. I’ve realised that I have binge eating tendencies and self-sabotage often, and I’m working on journalling and learning about neuro linguistic programming to support the mental side of my journey to a more sustainable and positive lifestyle. We’re also going on holiday to Europe in October (by chance, in about 12 weeks!) and it would be great to feel comfortable and confident, and be able to walk and walk without feeling blobby and tired!

    • Jestine Enslin

      10/07/2023 at 09:40

      Hello Shannon, Thank you for sharing your story with us, and to allow yourself to be vulnerable to this process. It’s so important that one understands and fully discovers where the root cause of emotional eating or food addiction comes from. Please stay in touch, I would love to hear how you transform on this amazing journey. Jestine xx

  • Christine February

    08/07/2023 at 10:49


    My name is Tina and I am from Cape Town. Looking forward to the new lifestyle and losing weight and feeling “more normal”. Thank you it is great being here . Today is my first day and I am feeling positive and more so do not have cravings and feeling energetic !

    • Jestine Enslin

      10/07/2023 at 09:32

      Hello Tina!! What wonderful news!! I’m super excited to be a part of your amazing transformation. Please connect with me if you need any help. Jestine xx

  • Meg Wilson

    10/07/2023 at 18:51

    Hello 🌸 I’m Meg. I’m 36 years young and a mother to two beautiful but busy kids (8 yo and 2 yo).

    I’m getting married in October and need to lose 7kg to feel my best 🫣

    I hope to benefit from the energy gain – I am usually too exhausted to properly play with my kids.

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by  Meg Wilson.
    • Jestine Enslin

      25/07/2023 at 05:54

      Hello Meg!!
      And congratulations!! I’m sure all the wedding preparations are strong on the way. Please do share some pictures with us. What plan are you on, and how is it going so far? Much love Jestine x

  • Aqlemah Reddy Higgs

    24/12/2023 at 12:30

    Hi everyone

    I have started Sprezzatura as I have been dieting non stop for the last 4 years and my weight has yo yo’ed. I want to lose 29 kg however I am realising that I need to develop discipline in order to meet my goal.

    I will be turning 45 in September and I would like to be at least half way towards my right size body.

    Hope to chat to you, listen to your success stories as well as offer and receive support on this journey.

    • Jestine Enslin

      04/01/2024 at 11:04

      Hello Aqlemah!!! Welcome, you can reach out to me anytime. Please also make time and read the resources in the resource library, these are crucial to your success and will empower you to reach your ultimate weight loss goal! Best Jestine

  • Bontie Mannell

    25/02/2024 at 09:33

    Hi everyone, nice e-meeting you all.

    My name is Bontie Mannell from Gaborone, Botswana. Sweet 41years with two beautiful daughters. I’ve wanted to lose weight for a while after packing in 12.5kg more since I got married 5 years ago. Tried a few things, but I lacked motivation and time.

    Now on day 6 of Sprezzatura Core program, and wanting to shed all 12.5kgs gained… I’m hoping this program will also help me to curb my snacking habits, and teach me good food discipline to improve my health score.


    • Lorato Mangadi

      26/02/2024 at 19:04

      Hi Bontie, my name is Dr Lorato Mangadi. I am also in Gaborone Botswana and I own a medical spa by the name Anue Medical Spa in CBD (@anuemedispa_bw on Instagram). I supply the Sprezzatura and I am also on the program with a few of my clients. I am having a great time on the program and I have lost just over 6kg since I started the program on 01/01/2024. Let’s link up.

  • Genevieve Van Der Walt

    13/05/2024 at 08:29

    Hi, My name is Genevieve.

    I am 38 years old. I have no kids. I live in Cape Town.

    Besides wanting to lose some weight, I would also like to improve my fitness level and develop is healthy mindset around food.

    Weight loss has always been a challenge for me because I have PCOS and endometriosis.

    Based on the recommendation I have chosen the Intense Plan.

    I started today so fingers crossed that all goes well.


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