Former AM LIVE’s pretty presenter Sheila Mwanyigah has revealed how she struggled with her weight to a point of questioning God. The beautiful singer cum business woman recently decided to share how she managed to maintain her weight and it was a direct response to Njoki Chege who attacked plus-size women.
Here is what Sheila Mwanyigah had to say responding to Njoki Chege’s ‘criticism.’
Loose it...Go to the gym...It's about what's eating you...Work out... I hear you...
Another human variable, just like money. Sometimes you got it, sometimes you don't. But this is the hot topic de jour. My friend Pat Lulu Mbela typed an honest response online over the weekend on the matter. And everyone has an opinion on the same- then again, it is a human variable after all, but the 'elephant in the room' still remains. So can we talk?
I don't believe any human being on the planet chooses to wake up every morning exhausted, unable to wear trendy itsy-bitsy outfits that show off toned bits and pieces, struggle to walk up the stairs should the lifts be out of service, have no energy across the day, be the subject of public ridicule, and then suffer lifestyle diseases as a result of excess weight. Say what you will, but I honestly refuse to believe, that this would be the choice that anyone would willingly pick as their best, highest,and truest expression of themselves. Ever.
I call the elephant in the room, the truth. It is the answer to the question why was I made like this? Why? Why? WHY?
I've been so many different sizes, and been the subject of enough 'she's too fat/ she's too thin' tirades. But peace at last, peace at last, thank God peace at last, finally came to me when I asked my Maker: WHY? My friends and family didn't have the truth for me, and in hindsight, I really was wasting my time asking them. None of them created me. Not even my Mama. She carried me, yes, but she didn't create me. I'm not going to give you a long story about a silent voice, or flashes of lightning, but here was my answer.
Even before any of us was growing in mummy's womb, or lining up at a fast food joint, we had already been formed. The Maker found no fault in us and made us just so. Wonderfully and fearfully. What the world would condemn and consider as a flaw or weakness, He placed in us for His glory. So that His greatness would be made manifest. As far as I know, there are no mess-ups that have ever left His workshop, or been recalled. Everything that is here, was meant to be here.
Everything serves His purpose, otherwise it would not be in existence. From the flowers in the field, to the very hairs on your head! Yes. He is concerned with the minute details, and if this is so, then He is just as concerned with stretch marks, thick thighs, the sound of your voice, what makes you laugh, the twinkle in your eye, how you sob when you cry, and even the sound of your heart beat. Imagine then, how much more concerned He is, with the integrity of your character, the sincerity of your spirit, the tireless commitment of your labour, the dedication of your skill, and your unwavering faith and trust in Him?
If our collective human purpose was about how perfect we all looked, then we would all be exact carbon copies of ----- (insert your dream-body owner's name here). Each one the same one. But thankfully, we are not, and never will be. So as this weight storm dies down- till the next tempest, remember that all of us fall far short. Our thoughts, our desires, our deeds in fact our very nature too, are not perfect, but the body that He created for each and every one of us for our brief sojourn on earth, is a masterpiece on perfection.