I was always the skinniest one

Not a skinny girl, or a slim girl, but easily the scrawniest-looking amongst my friends. Small eyes set in a big head, I had great looking albeit ‘K’ legs and I honestly enjoyed being skinny

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Baby Mosquito, Rake.. were a few of the less-insulting nicknames I was given and during my 18month job at SGBN (Societê Generale Bank of Nigeria), a colleague went from bemoaning my height cos she felt I had the anorexic look and bones fit for a model (??‍♀️) to she calling me Somalian refugee and ogbanje (abiku) when we had a falling out

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As a kid, I didn’t like food. Or more accurately, I was terrified of eating….my siblings would surely roll their eyes if they standing behind me as I typed this. Because this is putting it mildly.

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Fast forward decades later…I stood at my recorded heaviest at over 110kg (220 pounds) and one day I had just had enough. I was always in pain, out of breath, had weight-induced eyesight issues, seriously hated my appearance, hated to go out…… the list was endless.

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And so I decided to ‘help myself’. From early morning and late evening walks, to cutting out sugar and fizzy drinks for over 6 months, to having almost no carbs and drinking veggie smoothies…. the weight began to drop.

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And one day, I weighed in at 78kg. It was amazing. I felt special, indomitable, sexy and even more importantly, my memory was better, migraines were less, sleep was getting better and I genuinely loved walks and jogs and once participated in a 22km walk.

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But here I am about 2 years later, weighing about 100kg with a myriad of health issues. And so I’m going it for the long term. It will be interesting to see how the reviews play a part in this journey, don’t you think?

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Anyway…. that’s all for now. I’ll upload my full statistics (weight, height, medical conditions etc) within the week. Do check back.

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