I have always been slender since childhood and through my days in the university, and not for once did it cross my mind that I will ever struggle with weight gain. After graduating, I awaited youth service for some months, and then I went to camp. The claims that people lose weight as a result of drilling in the camp is a fallacy. I literarily came back fat, within 3 weeks of camping I had already added another dress size! Blame it on the variety of foods, snacks, drinks, and peppersoup bowls all available at the camp ground. That was literarily all I thought of during the boring nerve- wrecking lectures that took place for hours! Mami – market was like my happy space.
After the three weeks camp was over, I resumed work at my PPA and later went home for Christmas. During Christmas, there was lots to eat and drink, swallow was not exempted. When my family and I go to visit our family friends, we were served food all in the name of “compliment of the season”. I kept adding more and more weight! I tried exercising early in the morning before the days’ activity but harmattan will not let me be great! I always chose the second option, which is adjusting myself in my duvet and sleeping for more hours. “I cannot come and die” that’s what I do tell myself.
By the time it was January, I was already looking like a “big fitness exercise ball”! The only difference is that there was nothing fit about the way I looked. My face was now well rounded and a double- chin was beginning to surface, I died in my heart every time I looked in the mirror. I was so sad. I didn’t know what to do. My jeans were now so tight, I started sweating a lot more than normal, my make-up started looking weird; in fact I was literarily losing my “cool”.
I started searching the internet frantically for what I could use to lose this weight that came crashing on my world. At the end of February, I had visited all the malls in my area and bought all their available diet teas and pills that claim to help one lose weight. I use different teas from different brand online as well yet my weight held on to me like a soldier ant holds on to its target. This fat was here to stay. I had to fix this; I could not go on like this. Whenever I sit down, the folds from my back fat sits with me. It was an eye sour.
One day, I went to see my aunty that sells clothes at Balogun market to pick up materials for my mum. We all fondly call her “Iya mi leko”, this was because she loved partying and looking her best all day, every day. Her shakara was top notch, she is what I described as a modern day “old mama youngi”. On getting to her shop, she screamed at the very sight of me. She was appalled at my tremendous weight gain. And she said, “you are not even married and you are this fat, how are we going to ever find you a good suitor in time for marriage?” I just foolishly stared down at my feet, as if the answers to her question were encrypted on my toes while wondering what my weight had to do with getting married and if marriage was a gate fee to growing fat.
She hurriedly pulled me into her shop and brought out what I thought was another bout of slimming teas and pills, and I said, “aunty me am tired of drinking pill upandan o”! And she made a frown and said “this is not a pill or diet tea, it’s a Slim Patch, all I simply do is paste it on my body morning and night for three to four hours again and it helps me shed unwanted weight. I was like “really aunty”! My eyes lit up with excitement as I grabbed the pack and looked at it and whined her to get another one for herself while I tried this one out. The rest was history. Till today am thankful to my aunt for letting me in on the secret slimming patch that turned my life around.
Whenever I look in the mirror I smile cause I look so hot and confident…. Since then I have been ordering the product by myself back to back to help maintain my new figure. I am so happy they offer payment on delivery on like other companies, so there is no fear of being scammed.