Do you often feel too scared to look yourself in the mirror and step on those scales because you just don’t know what you’ll look like or what the scales will read?
Or are you buying all the blood tonics in town or drinking Eggovin just to put on weight? Or trying out all the herbal teas just to lose it?
You, most definitely, are not alone. You have millions of sisters across the world struggling with the same issue.
A few years ago, I was on the other side of the rope – hating and trying to deal with the fact that I was so skinny. I used to be so long and gawky then. I remember looking for all kinds of ways to put on weight. At a point I began to drink Maltina and milk daily (funny, right?) just to put on some flesh as recommended by certain friends. I couldn’t understand why flesh just refused to come to me. I would wake up every morning and be angry to see my collar bones still jutting out. My names ranged from ‘tin-tin‘ in secondary school to ‘lekpa‘ in the university. I hated hearing the names, especially the ‘lekpa‘ – now that I think about it, it’s kind of hilarious but trust me, back then, it WAS NOT!
So fast forwarding a bit, here I am with some bit of flesh in the right places, having the occasional struggle with a bit of excess weight here and there. The thing is, this is an issue that we sisters have to deal with on a regular basis. Some have to deal with being overweight or skinny and this in turn has probably affected our self-esteem at one point or the other.
So sisters, tell me – what side of the rope have you been on and did it do anything to affect the way you felt about yourself? It also might be that it’s something you’re dealing with right now so let’s share.
Does what you weigh affect the way you feel about yourself?