At the beginning of my marriage I was subconsciously aware of everything except my body. I was trying to understand my husbands culture and lifestyle that I neglected my eating habits. I just ate and ate and ate. Did I tell you guys that we socialize every weekend? So of course that didn’t help.
I am pescetarian which means the only meat I eat is fish. It is very hard for me when I’m invited to my friends houses and the only option is cake for a dish without meat. Africans eat a fish dish at almost every event. And who don’t like Jollof rice? So I’m always able to make a plate of food with multiple items to eat when I go out with him.
I didn’t realize I’d gain a lot of weight until everyone started asking if I was pregnant. And if I was I would have been 4 to 5 months with the weight I gained. Almost 20 pounds in a short period of time. Mind you I was already 15 pounds over my BMI (body mass index).
When your happy you stop worrying about anything and just enjoy marriage. This is how I ate Africa, the whole of Africa. I didn’t care that I ate because I kept eating at every event.
Sometimes you can be so blind when it comes to how you look at yourself. When I would ask my husband did he think I was fat? He replied to me that I look good. A friend said that all African men like something to hold on to when it comes to their wives. I remember being told that some African tribes like for their wives to be big. It represent that they have the means to provide for their wives.
In my delusion about my weight I jump on the scale thinking that nothing had change. The airport was at it most turbulence after realizing I gain 18 pounds. I then decided that I would go on these crazy diets. Which drove my husband crazy. After two weeks of not cooking, and eating less my husband was done. And in his case it meant I was done. So now we have gym days. My husband decided that we can both do it together.
All in all my husband felt that me being me what every size I am was more important to him. So now we have a gym bill I never through gyms were so expensive. Also I was spending to much money on new clothes which probably help him with decision in the first place. You guys have to realize I have a his and her closet just for me. It’s way more cheaper to buy a gym membership. Lol! After one or two shopping trips my husband is like we’re going to the gym. I now lost about 7 pounds which means more shopping. What! That’s an accomplishment and you guys know me by now.
I would also like to take the time out to thank the many people who showed love on my last blog. Some of you guys really love the Airport living so I am going to call you guys travelers. Thanks again for all of your support. See you next week travelers.