Is she your mother? Issues of weight and infertility

I had a wonderful day with a good friend some months back and we went shopping later on in the day. We went into a shop and she was trying out cloths when another shopper saw our banter smiled and asked my friend who is a year older than me, ‘is she your mother?’. I froze…almost burst into tears, I was sad and became distant and wanted nothing more than to get out of the shop; yea we all smiled at the silly statement from the clueless lady but I did not try any cloths as I didn’t want to undress in front of any of them.

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The picture shows me and my friend who was called my daughter! LoL!!

Loads of other people have commented on my ‘weight’ over the years; my Doctor told me to lose some wight as I was way above BMI, however, I had no issues with my blood sugar, neither was my cholesterol high! According to her, I am as strong and healthy as ever, except for my BMI. The Doctor said the irony was that she just saw a skinny lady before me who had so many complications and would give anything to be as healthy as I was. I give God glory for that, as I do not take this for granted. I went out one day with hubby and someone said,’Alfa ru ijo sanra’, it means the congregation is getting fatter while the Pastor is losing weight’. I laughed it off at the time but it hurt.

Thus I decided to do it, like my friend called it, drop it for life! Yes, as we speak I have reduced my food portions! And I am doing my exercises(though stressful I must say) but  I am moving on without fail, God help me.

This brings me to weight and fertility. I have heard from good sources that for some people actually being over weight can cause infertility issues. So, if you are on the big side, do get your self checked to ascertain of your weight is not the issue here. If you have a BMI of above 28, your chances of getting pregnant is greatly reduced.

A friend told me recently that she was diagnosed with PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome), one of the more common causes of infertility in Nigeria today according to a Gynecologist, this she said was connected to her gaining and subsequently not being able to lose weight. In other words, the very thing that is causing fertility problems for her may also be why she is having trouble losing weight or maintaining a healthy BMI.

I am sure there are other things associated with weight and fertility, feel free to share so everyone can learn. First things first is to calculate your bmi, I use my fitness pal to do this, so you can join here and use there resources – http://www.myfitnesspal.com/tools/bmi-calculator – I can assure you that you will enjoy it.

Don’t get me wrong folks, I still believe that big is sexy and fabulous!!!

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**Picture here is my friend Ayo, the sexy diva!!!

 

 

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TRIBUTE TO EWAR!!!

 

 

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I needed to digress a little for this wonderful person-Adenike Ogungbe. I met this lovely lady in August 2010 when I called her last minute to do my make-up for an important event, being the CEO of Ewar Make-overs, she was so friendly and nice on phone and promised to be at my house pronto on agreed date.

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On my D-day she was on time and I didn’t need to call her and follow up like I do other people, she came herself to my house and she was so pleasant and sweet. She loved everything about me as she kept giving me compliments, so much that all the butterflies I had and tension before the event flew away as we talked and gisted while she worked.

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Needless to say, her finished product as she dolled me up was spectacular and it was and has been my best make up yet as you can see on my profile(she did that make up). She was a very lovely lady in and out. I am privileged to have known her. I find it hard to believe you are gone Nike, you had a golden heart! You didn’t deserve to go now, you left too soon, how I wish you could come back! But in your life, you left a legacy, trained people, loved them, nurtured and was their mentor, a lot of women have a means of livelihood because of you. You are simply an angel!

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I pray God our Healer and Comforter, grant your family grace too bear your loss! You died giving life to your little one at Childbirth, I bet this your little angel will grow up to be like you! Rest in peace dear one. Love you lots!!! Sun re o!!

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