Popular comedienne and lawyer, Bose Ogunboye, also known as Lepacious Bose has been on an amazing weight loss journey for over three years.
Previously a size 32, Lepacious Bose lost an outstanding 70kg and currently is a size 14. She recently took to her Instagram page to appreciate herself and weight loss struggle so far. She wrote:
“So I notice I have never gotten into the WCW thing lol…. I finally decided to crush on ME today.
“Don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely in love with myself, I love to take pictures and talk about my weight loss experience but that took over 25 years of my life.
“The devil stole 25 years of my life due to weight and hypothyroidism. I suffered in silence because no one understood my issues, I didn’t even understand myself.
“I hated myself and was constantly suicidal yet I made people laugh (what an irony). I cracked jokes about my weight because it was the only way I knew to look like I didn’t care. Yet I cared!!!
“Countless times I would have a great performance but drive home in tears, it was a crazy, roller coaster feeling. It was not just the weight it was much more but I could not explain it. I was scared. I would be on stage and have a brain fog and forget a joke right in the middle of delivery, just go blank, and have to come up with stuff on the spur of the moment to cover for the lapse, I started to dread performing.
“Trust me I have gotten into my car before and took me about 10mins to remember exactly where I was going, I just sat there, tears of frustration rolling down. (One day I will write it all in a book).
“It’s hard enough to loose weight but to loose weight while having hypothyroidism is almost like fighting demons, I just wanted to sleep and not wake up, why won’t God be kind and do that for me? I could not sleep unless I was heavily sedated with sleeping pills and could not boot in the morning without a strong cup of coffee….
“Am still trying to loose about 20kg, it’s getting harder lol… It’s getting more difficult to say no to things I used to love lol….
“It’s been almost 5 years on this crazy but amazing journey, 5 years of pain, tears, frustration, laughter, joy, and triumph…. 5years of wanting so badly to Bing on a bowl of ice cream or a bag of Maltesers but not giving in. 5 years of dreaming of cheesecake lol…. I might dream for a long time. 5 years and a lifetime to go, because I AM WORTH FIGHTING FOR.
“MY NAME IS LEPACIOUS BOSE AND I AM A THYROID WARRIOR, A SURVIVOR. #stilltoolegittoquit.”
In an interview earlier in the year, Lepacious Bose who is now popularly known for her long weight loss struggle revealed that her target is size 10 but her family wants her to stay at size 12.
“When I get to size 12, I will decide. If I feel good with it, I will stop. If not, I will continue. Everybody feels it is perfect like this,” she said.
While admitting that she has the tendency to be fatter than she was before, the Comedienne also stressed that she doesn’t want to go back to where she is coming from.
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“If I allow myself to let go, that is for sure. But if someone is determined not to go back, you wouldn’t add weight. Too many people are looking up to me, they are inspired by my story, it would be bad to go back. I need to stay strong and healthy, so they can be encouraged to stay strong,” Bose said.