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.
“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.
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.
“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).
“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.”
“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.”
Harry Styles mocks Candace Owens and others who trolled his Vogue cover where he was wearing a dress
Harry Styles has mocked those who trolled his iconic Vogue cover by eating a banana while wearing a frilly suit.
The 25-year-old sparked controversy by wearing dresses in his shoot for Vogue.
One of those who called him out is right-wing pundit Candace Owens who slammed him for wearing a dress and said it was time to “bring back manly men”.
She tweeted at the time: “There is no society that can survive without strong men.
“The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminisation of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men.”
Harry turned their criticisms around by using it as a caption to a post.
In the post shared to Instagram, the singer wore a powder blue blazer over a white frilled shirt, featuring pleated cuffs, and matching trousers.
Harry ate a banana in the picture, shot by Parker Woods for Variety, and captioned it: “Bring back manly men.”
The picture was part of a shoot to accompany Harry’s interview with Variety, in which he also ate a pomegranate and wore a pale pink silk blouse by Gucci and a pearl necklace.
In the interview, the former One Direction star addressed his style choices and took pride in his Vogue shoot, saying: “To not wear something because it’s female’ clothing, you shut out a whole world of great clothes.
“And I think what’s exciting about right now is you can wear what you like. It does’t have to be X or Y. Those lines are becoming more and more blurred.”
Harry is known for his eclectic and androgynous style, and in his Vogue shoot, he wore skirts and dresses as well as traditionally masculine trousers and shirts.
Admitting he always liked dressing up as a child, Harry said: “Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with. What’s really exciting is that all of these lines are just kind of crumbling away.
“When you take away ‘There’s clothes for men and there’s clothes for women,’ once you remove any barriers, obviously you open up the arena in which you can play. I’ll go in shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women’s clothes thinking they’re amazing.
“It’s like anything—anytime you’re putting barriers up in your own life, you’re just limiting yourself. There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes. I’ve never really thought too much about what it means—it just becomes this extended part of creating something.”
Woman who isn’t engaged boasts about finding ‘perfect’ $20 wedding dress
A woman has left people concerned after she boasted online about finding the perfect dress for her big day then admitted she hasn’t met her future husband.
The woman wowed an online wedding group when she gave details about finding the wedding dress of her dreams in an antique shop for just $20.
The woman wrote on a Facebook group: “Found my future wedding dress today.
“I fell in love with this dress and couldn’t pass it up. It was only $20 and it fits perfectly.”
Facebook users commented after she posted pictures of herself looking wonderful in white. A number of people said they envied her.
But things took a turn after she admitted that she isn’t even engaged even though she has her wedding dress ready.
She came clean after getting some congratulatory messages.
She said she bought the dress in preparation for what might lay ahead, not for any time soon.
She posted: “Thank you for the congratulations! I’m not actually getting married yet, but you know… Someday.”
Someone commented, saying that whoever is dating the woman should “run for the hills.”
One user wrote: “I like the dress for like a simple low budget beach wedding type thing, but to buy a dress without having a wedding planned (or mans for all we know) is odd.”
“Wait…not getting married yet but owns a dress?” questioned another.
One person commented: “Are we just gonna gloss over the fact that she’s not even getting married?”
Another agreed, saying: “This is how you scare away any potential future partner. Man, woman, non binary, all of the above or fluid. Lady, you’re TERRIFYING.”
Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made
A customer who asked a tailor to make her a dress was left disappointed at what was delivered.
The woman shared a photo of the dress she ordered and what was delivered.
She explained that a friend introduced her to the tailor who then sent her 5 dresses to choose from. She chose one and the tailor charged her 70,000 Naira.
She haggled down to 65,000 Naira and made payment for the dress.
However, the dress was not ready on time for her birthday. When it finally came, it was nothing like what she ordered.
The Twitter user was told that she probably ordered an inferior material but she explained that the tailor handled everything, including sourcing the material for the dress.
She went on to share videos to show how the finishing was.
She added that she asked the tailor to keep 25,000 Naira and make a refund of 40,000 and she’ll return the dress, but the tailor refused.
Below are tweets shared by the disappointed customer alongside videos of the dress delivered.