The curvaceous Joselyn Dumas is one personality several young ladies look up to in our Ghanaian society. She’s a definition of an industrious,intellectual,virtuous and highly determined woman.
She was very chubby about some 12 years ago but through her determination,Joselyn had lost weight and she’s arguably one of the very bootilicious and curvaceous celebrities in Africa. *One can empty his entire bank accounts should he dare wana have a feel/touch of her curves and highly endowned back..lol*?
This is an unedited piece from www.joselyndumas.tumblr.com on how Joselyn lost weight and has maintained it since then within some few years:
Weight hasn’t been something I’ve struggled with. As far as I can remember I’ve always had a normal body weight since childhood. I started gaining most of my weight in from about 2004, just before giving birth to my daughter. It was so bad I couldn’t really control it. I had a lot of my friends and family sharing their concerns about my weight and even the way I ate. I remember one time I ate so much that my aunty asked me if she had to hide her couch for fear of eating that too lol.
It all seem like a joke that I often laugh off with friends and family but deep down in the comfort and quietude of my thoughts I knew I needed to do something about my weight and fast. I’m talking being over 250 pounds over weight with severe knee and back problem. I just didn’t know how to go about it. You see the weight watchers, calorie counting and Jenny Craigs were just not a way for me to go since at the time it was impossible to be able to afford it.
Tired, I decided to do my own research on affordable ways of shedding the weight. Read a few books on low carb or no carb diets and I decided to look in my kitchen cabinet and use what I have there to make it work for me. I decided to cut back on a lot of things.
You see I didn’t mention that I loved a lot a junk food at the time, lot and lots of it to the extend that the local McDonalds knew my car and my exact order of one big and tasty burger, large fries large coke or large milkshake with mayonnaise dressing and lots of ketchup anytime I got there and I’m talking chowing it down sometimes as late as 11 pm. I needed saving and I needed it fast. I cut back on all the junk and fizzy drinks and replaced it all with water, almonds lots of vegetables, chicken, fish and certain fruits specifically apples and oranges.
Did this for about two months and lost about 40 pounds just by dieting alone. Now remember I said I had no money to afford to pay for any gym membership.
One Saturday afternoon in spring I walked to a gym not far from my house to enquire by faith lol on becoming a part of the family. One of the personal trainers there Mehmet took to me, showed me around and gave me a week free pass which I utilized very well to the extend that Mehmet thought I had signed up for memebership at the gym after my week long trial and working out rigourously with him. In the end I became a member of the gym without paying a penny. Isn’t that cool?? wish I could mention the gym but I don’t want to be sued lol ?
This my dear friends wasn’t just a phase but it became a part of my lifestyle. You can imagine my excitement losing most of the weight from a size 22/24 to a size 8/10.
I have managed to keep most of the weight off for over 8 years now but still struggle with it till today. It hasn’t been an easy journey but it continues to be worth it…..
Ladies,take this inspiring tips from the only “Red Carpet Slayer,superb actress and presenter” Joselyn.