Popular comedienne, Bose Ogunboye aka Lepacious Bose, has revealed the dark side of being slim.
According to the once fat single lady, she made more money when she was overweight than when she became slim.
Bose said this at a news conference to mark the 2nd anniversary of Herbal Pro’s flagship product, EZ Slim and the Unveiling of Nigeria’s First Online Health and Wellness Newsletter in Lagos.
“I was obese for 25-years. I was never happy being fat and I had health challenges like my thyroids were aggravating, I was depressed, for two years I was not menstruating. I was so emotional and each time I visited the hospital, they will ask me to go and lose weight.
“Though, I was making a lot of money because it was easy cracking jokes about my being fat. Now that I am slimming down, I do not make so much money anymore.
“Above all, my weight loss has been an incredible journey and I am proud of the progress I have made and I don’t intend to stop.
“I am also proud of the fact that my weight loss is an inspiration to others. I am happier, healthier and more confident thanks to EZ Slim product.
“Presently, I am now a size 16. Two years ago, I was obese with a weight of 198kg.”
On her experience as a fat-turned-trim lady to the journey she embarked upon five years ago and the many doubting Thomases who thought she would not succeed at it, she wrote on Instagram on her birthday, April 15:
“I sat across from the doctor, he asked me a simple question.
What will happen if you don’t lose weight in the next one year; I looked at him straight in the eye, I didn’t skip a beat, didn’t blink, didn’t hesitate when I replied him and said WON’T MAKE IT TO ONE YEAR; I WILL PROBABLY BE DEAD. Not because I had a sickness or disease but because I had lost the will to live and the energy to fight.
Today am grateful! !!!!! I have heard sooooooo many negative things about my journey ; at first it hurt so much, but now I laugh. I laugh because I am the one that walked/walking this road. I know the pains and the tears, the fears, the struggle, the hopelessness; I knew what was at stake. I had them before me daily. Na only me know as e dey do me ooo what this weight had robbed me of; I knew my WHY.
YOU have to know your why! You have to keep the picture of your why constantly, because when the going gets tough only the tough gets going.
People who give up on this journey probably had nothing to lose; I had everything to lose. I stayed with it cos it was the only option I had. It was this weight or my life; I chose life!!! I said yes to life!” (sic)