Vlogger Maureen Waititu was vigorously body-shamed at the same time she was silently suffering from depression.
Maureen disclosed that she started adding weight and that despite going to the gym and working out there was no positives.
Maureen cited that at the same time she was battling severe depression and anxiety from the body shaming aimed at her from fellow women.
“The body shaming didn’t help either where people mostly women felt the need to keep commenting really negative things about my body. As some of you may know, I was also treating severe depression and anxiety for some time and the medication I was taking would often leave me not feeling like myself.
“Thus I’d look for comfort through constant snacking and eating – but I thank God that’s behind me now as I am fully healed and the happiest I’ve been in the longest time. Please stop body shaming people when you don’t know what’s going on with them,” she said.
The sultry vlogger further disclosed that she was forced to undergo a weight loss procedure to shed off excess weight.
She underwent Intragastric balloon placement which helped her lose 22 kilos.
“Four months ago, during one of my lowest I moments, I walked into @nairobibariatric at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life. They held my hand helping me lose 22kgs so far through their advanced gastric balloon technology and now I am ready to share with you my journey with my followers,” Maureen said.
“My body has gone through so much in the last few years and at some point it just couldn’t take care of me – I did everything I could to stay fit and healthy. But no matter how many times I worked out or how little I ate, I kept piling on the kilos. My asthma got so bad, my back hurt and my ankles couldn’t support me making me sedentary most of the time and consequently gaining more weight,” she added.