I’ve been on the weight loss journey for as long as I can remember but to no avail.
My mum tells me stories of how I was the sweetest baby ever. In fact they called me ‘ismile’ because I was always smiling – the trick was to make sure I was well fed. O yes! I am still sweet and I still smile a lot… Ok not a lot but I try; I’m a happy child and food makes me happier. 👯👯👯👯
As a baby I was chubby and loved by all; but of course who doesn’t love a chubby looking baby girl. Like DJ Khaled will say, food was the ‘major key’ 🔑🔑🔑 to my silence. When I started feeding myself, I ate with both hands – I still catch myself eating with both hands sometimes. True story bro! This girl like food no be today and like they say old habits never die.
I’ve been called a ‘chubby girl’ all my life. 😅🙄😊 #sigh someone even went as far as googling that chubby girl that blogs from Dubai. This killed me!
Food is not the only problem to be honest because we all have that friend that can literally eat an elephant and not add even 1kg of fat ☹😕😒😏. This is totally unfair! anyway, this will be a discussion between me and God later.
The genes… the fatty genes. Both parents were really slim before they got married then ‘marriage effect’ happened. You know how newly wed couples adds weight in the name of marriage abi? Yes… that’s the marriage effect. My mum takes pride in being very skinny as a young girl she says she had figure 8… no doubts! That her roomies in uni loved her body and will always ask her to catwalk and spin around for them to see #osheybodygoals… yeah yeah she rubs it on my face, heard this story a million and one times.😂😂😔😔
Apparently, they have the fatty genes that they passed on to the children. Not like we’re complaining but you know???? Scratch that! I’m complaining. 😐😑😐😑
Believe me when I say I have tried it all but my love for food always get in the way and my slow metabolism doesn’t help either. I have the knowledge of a weight loss coach. No jokes!!! With all my years of research I can help you lose weight. However, I’m like a marriage counsellor that cannot save his/her marriage – That’s my life right there.
Good thing is I know the problem(s).
✔ Fatty genes
✔ Slow Metabolism
✔ Lack of motivation
✔ Self confidence
✔ Food again…
Like they say, the first step is identifying the problem which I have done.
The next step is finding a solution to the problem which I haven’t found. This is a struggle and I know there are others out there facing the same struggle, some have overcome and I want to know how? They say find a motivation but honestly I have none. Another problem is the fact that I’m comfortable in my own skin… when I see my pictures I’m like damn!!! She finnnneeee lol
Now that is a problem!
Just yesterday my mum AGAIN said she knows what she’ll do. She will look for one man for me 😃😃 (you see how she taunts with marriage and weight loss) that men motivates women to do things. Biko, is that true? And Morris (aka my defender of the universe..not all the time though) said what if the man likes her chubby 😎😎😍😍 of course she wouldn’t go about asking the ‘supposed’ man if he likes chubby or slim girls or if he can motivate her daughter to lose weight. But you never know… never underestimate an African mother. I just left them to continue arguing over my matter. Is it their weight loss?
I have tried counting calories, counting micro nutrients, military diet, the master cleanse that lasted only a few hours, I have spent money buying meal plans and joining weight lose challenges from fitness pages on Instagram (finally, this people are scammers), I have done fruit diet, I have done vegetables diet, I drink 3 different slimming tea, I have bought green world slimming tea, garcinia cambogia pills, ketone raspberry… just to mention a few and oh, I have paid for gym memberships so it’s safe to say I have done it all.
How can I forget this, I have even gone as far as praying to God to spiritually suck all my unwanted fat away. At this point, you’re probably saying Tega just let Jesus take the wheel in your life.
My latest is the Keto diet. In all honesty it works; I lost 6kg in 2weeks when I was serious my motivation then was I was going to Nigeria after almost 3 years and I was going to celebrate my birthday. You know how Naija people can’t mind their business 😤😤😒😒, I wasn’t ready to hear ‘Tega you’ve added so much weight, bla la bla’. To my surprise, I did get good compliments; everybody was like weldone Tega, you look great, you’ve lost weight, and what did you do 😳😳. Ahn ahh! You can imagine how my head was swelling up. Thankfully it didn’t burst. 😂😂🤣🤣
I just realised I’ve written 751 words already…o boy! Hope You ain’t bored already??
The only good thing about falling off and on the weight loss bandwagon is that I’ve been able to maintain my weight… but tbh, I’m a few kg’s above my ‘safe weight’ and it has become worrisome to me. This is a real life struggle! I really do need help. An intervention maybe? 😫😫😩😩
Crazy thing is I have introduced my colleague, my friend, my brother, my mum, my cousin to keto diet and they’ve all been successful but not me which brings me to the question of the day.
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Apart from dieting, are there other weight loss alternatives?
Please don’t mention surgery because I cannot afford it.. lol If I had money Dr. Miami straight. No time! 😬😬😬😬
Honestly guys, what do you suggest? How do I get motivated?
I told the fam that they need to take me to a weight loss boot camp. Maybe that will help. what do you think? Kinda like a rehab where I have only access to healthy food and I have to work my ass out.
Funny thing is they’re all on keto in my house but I manage to find something (not keto compliant) to eat and there’s this vending machine downstairs that literally calls my name. I am seriously considering writing a letter to the management stating 10 reasons why we shouldn’t have a vending machine.
So you also struggle with weigh loss? Have you been successful? if yes what motivated you and what weight loss method did you do?