I’ve been trying to gain weight for as long as I can remember; when I realized that body size and boob size were directly proportional but alas till date I am yet to win that battle to increase my fat deposit.
I was 45kg at Junior School (1992), 52kg at Senior School(1995), okay one time in 2000 while on a Ghanian diet of Banku and Fufu I blew up to..gasp 58kg. (You need to try Ghana Fufu. It’s a pounded combo of unripe plantain and cassava highly recommended).
As of this morning 2010, I weighed 56.5kg. This after 4 months of consistent and balanced meals with a healthy amount of rest (Blogging isn’t work right?).
Okay, I know y’all probably think I should quit complaining but hey, it’s not only big sized people that have issues with their body size thank you.
I have done the appetite drugs – Vit Bs, Supradine, Complan as a supplement, I nearly tried the pill in the Uni cos I heard it makes you gain weight. (Guess the fear of cancer was bigger than my need to gain weight).
Then I tried the over-eating on junk food – pastries, cocoa late at night- all I got was humongous acne and a portly tummy.
So here I am still a size 6/8 UK
Size 0/4 in the US
Size 28 in China
PROS of being Slim
History: I got to act a female lead in high School “Wedlock of the gods” cos of my size. The male lead confided that I was easier to carry than the other cast.
Once in a blue moon, I get to own lovely clothes by default cos they are too small for every other person
I get to wear ultra pretty bras haha. They are not doing any overt support work..so they might as well look pretty
I get all the yummy food passed on to me cos everyone thinks I’m malnourished
I get to receive constant compliments about my slim size by other people. You should model…gag. On the good side, that’s the reason I haven’t committed suicide or signed up to be a guinea pig for lipoinjection exercises.
I am usually a welcome addition to the pool car cos I don’t take up space or deflate tires
I get to keep my FEW lovely clothes to myself cos potential green eyed friends/nieces/cousins can’t fit into them. Yay!
I hate that I don’t fill out clothes properly. I suffer from acute buxom envy.
Shopping for clothes is a most unfulfilling exercise. Lagos dress shops prefer to stock up for plus size women 14-22. (Nigerian women have generous sizes you see).
I miss out on freebie clothes from my sisters.
Marge’s idea of shopping for clothing for me is buying size 12 clothing. Hear her, ‘Ginger, you are an adult and you need to start wearing adult sizes’. It’s a psychology thing. She wants to believe the new size 12 clothes would inspire me to gain weight so I can fit into them. It never worked.
Db and SV are sweethearts. She knows to shop in the kiddies/teen dept where my size abounds. Lol. She has actually recommended Singapore to me for shopping. Said there, size 6s and 8s are the norm J.
I blame my size for my unmarried state. Men either think I’m underage or they think I would constitute some high maintenance cost trying to feed me into a more acceptable shape/size.
To be honest, I am mostly grateful that I am fit but once in a while when I miss out on some luscious outfit cos Slim doesn't do it justice, I wish I wish…….
p.s. you'll do know why I used Audrey Hepburn's pix right? She's one elegant TWIG!