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Cassie details her ‘depressing’ postpartum weight loss journey

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American singer, Cassie has narrated how she had a “depressing and confusing” time trying to lose the 60 pounds she gained during pregnancy.

The singer who is married to a personal trainer, said she was able to lose the first 30 pounds gradually over the following weeks after welcoming her daughter in December 2019.

She wrote; 

“I lost 20lbs within the first couple of weeks which I was told was normal and then another 10 gradually over the next 2-3 weeks. 

“I started to workout when I had a goal of 30lbs to go and when my doctor cleared me to. I went pretty hard at first. By mid March I was down another 15 and feeling pretty good. I had a bit of unexplained anxiety, but I was able to work through it…”

In her blog post titled “What Healthy Looks Like To Me”,  the 33-year-old “Me & U” singer said she eventually got a diagnosis from a doctor who told her an underlying complication with her thyroid was to blame for her inability to shed the remaining pounds.

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Cassie admitted that she was overwhelmed with emotions following the diagnosis, writing, “I had completely lost my mind, but I’m glad that I did. I needed to understand what was happening with my body.”

Having learned about her body, Cassie began to pay closer attention to her diet which still yielded frustrating results.

Cassie details her ?depressing?  postpartum weight loss journey

She added; 

“After a few weeks of bloodwork I found out that I had something called postpartum thyroiditis.

“Basically my thyroid was hyper for a short period (hence the anxiety and weight loss) and then slowed down causing me to gain weight back. From what my doctor told me it’s not super common. About 5-10% of women experience it within the first year after childbirth.

“The next 3 months following were confusing and depressing to say the least. I changed my diet paying attention to things that I reacted negatively to (ie, bloating). I actually started roughly following an autoimmune diet (AIP) in fear that my thyroiditis would turn into Hashimoto’s Disease (an autoimmune disorder).

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“I had completely lost my mind, but I’m glad that I did. I needed to understand what was happening with my body.

“I went from creating and bringing life into this world to trying whatever I could to get back to feeling like myself again. It wasn’t about my weight anymore, it was about being happy, feeling good and not developing a disorder I’ve never heard of.

“It was discouraging. Once I started to become more consistent, I started to see and feel the results very slowly but it was happening,” she shared. “I know a lot of people think, well she’s married to a personal trainer, it shouldn’t be hard for her or she should be in shape she has no excuse, but I was unhappy with myself. S— happens, I’m human.”

She credited her fitness trainer husband for helping her stay focused “because he wanted me to be happy again.”

Cassie wrote; 

“I wanted to share my story because I want it to be a reminder that no two weight loss/get fit stories are the same. Gaining that much weight in pregnancy had many negative physical effects on my body. 

“Once I was able to rebuild my core strength a lot of my pain went away. Consistency was key. The program that Alex designed for me was the best gift he could have given me besides Frankie, of course.”

The singer concluded by writing; 

“It wasn’t easy in the beginning, but it was worth it and I’m so glad I didn’t give up.”

“Today I’m in better shape than I was before the baby. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been in this good of shape. Working out has given me a place to get rid of any negative energy and emotions that I might have, boost my serotonin and practice discipline. Every day that I workout isn’t perfect, but I show up and I push myself.

“Whatever your goals are, choose to be healthy. For me, this is what it looks like when I’m taking care of myself. This is what healthy looks like for me.”

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“If you’re rich, do not marry the poor” Author Praise George warns

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A writer named Praise George has said it is a “monumental mistake” for people from different social classes to get married.

 

He pointed out that rich people and poor people think and act differently towards money and marriages between the rich and the poor usually ends over money issues.

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He further stated that there are problems love cannot solve

 

He wrote:

 

If you are rich, do not marry the poor. It would be a monumental mistake.

Money will be an issue.
The poor think scarcity.
The rich think abundance.
The poor have zero money making habits.
There are problems love cannot solve. This is one of them.

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He added: “90% of all the marriages between the rich and the poor are destroyed by money issues.

“If you both are on the same level, you will handle the marriage better than when one partner has all the resources. It usually breeds resentment, envy and anger.”

 

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Nigerian lady’s attempt to shoot her shot ends in ‘tears’

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Shoot your shot, they say, but no one prepares you for how it feels when it doesn’t end well.

 

A Twitter user who attempted shooting her shot at a male Twitter user ended up getting an unfavourable answer following her attempt.

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She reacted to a photo of the man by saying she hopes the ring on his finger is not a wedding band. He responded, saying it’s not.

 

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The woman then took it further by shooting her shot but the man replied, asking her to keep it moving.

 

“Are you looking for someone to send you good morning and goodnight messages? Or should I keep scrolling?” the woman asked.

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“Keep scrolling my dear!” the man responded.

 

The woman took it in her stride, writing: “Ok dear.”

 

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Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo-Okoye release photos of their son to celebrate him as he turns 12

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Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo-Okoye’s son, Cameron Okoye turns 12 today and his parents took to Instagram to celebrate him.

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The proud parents released some old and new photos of their son as they showered him with encomium.

 

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Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo-Okoye release photos of their son to celebrate him as he turns 12

Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo-Okoye release photos of their son to celebrate him as he turns 12

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Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo-Okoye release photos of their son to celebrate him as he turns 12

Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo-Okoye release photos of their son to celebrate him as he turns 12

Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo-Okoye release photos of their son to celebrate him as he turns 12

Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo-Okoye release photos of their son to celebrate him as he turns 12

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