What’s weight got to do with it?

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?

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Well well well!!! It’s absolutely suprising to know you didn’t like the fact you were skinny back then……I could have sworn you were one of the only five prettiest girls I knew back then.

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  2. Posted by Bibiana on July 7, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I’A̶̲̥̅♏ on d ova wt side, wasn’t like diz b4, but in junior school jst started addin wt like agric chicken( dats wot ma mum calls me), I av neva bin bored abt ma wt, cuz I av d right curves, nw A̶̲̥̅♏ a workin class lady, ma mum wldnt let me be, she is alwayz on ma case 2loose wt, sayn its nt gud 4a lady, scares men away, childbirth ℓ☺ℓ, ve bin placed on a compulsory diet, taking herbal tea, enrolled in a gym n wear bdy magic, everybdy can c a lil tiny diff aprt 4m ma mum, but d gud tin I’A̶̲̥̅♏ loving maself d way I’A̶̲̥̅♏ n so proud 2me, which mst ladies lack and I know ma mum wntz d vewi bst 4me.

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    • Posted by Rose on June 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      My dear, same tin is happening to me now, I wnt to add some flesh, I really need to cos am also called lekpa now nd I dnt like it dat much, even if I dnt get fat, atleast, let my coller bones cover.

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  3. Posted by Adeyemi raphael on July 22, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Somethings we consume goes along way in determining how long we leave. Watch what u eat!!! It affects ur diet.

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  4. I am a girl of 18, skinny nd do have frequent weight loss.how do i gain back my weight nd bcm fatter a little bit.

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