Thursday, May 1, 2014

Elvina Ibru Speaks On Weight Loss, Former Marriage & Son

One of the daughters of billionaire businessman, Olorongun Michael Ibru in a new interview with The Nation has expressed how she lost tremendous weight and the true meaning of her son's name, Elisha and how she has been coping with his father, ever since they separated. Quite interesting.

How is your son?

He is good; he is the best thing that as ever happened to me. His name is Elisha and there are so many things attached to that name. The literary meaning of his name Elisha in Hebrew means ‘my God my salvation.’ So he’ll grow up never to forget that without God he is nothing. Then there is the story in the Bible about the great prophet Elijah who God was going to take into heaven. God told him that his time would soon come. He gave him a message for Elisha that asked Elisha what he wanted and Elisha said that he wanted double anointing. So if Elijah was a great prophet and Elisha now had double, you can imagine how great Elisha turned out! So I think for my son, the sky is the limit. Continue after the cut.

Remember what God said, that Elisha had to be there when Elijah was leaving before he could get the anointing. You know what that meant; Elisha placed Elijah on permanent watch. He was usually there 24/7, close to Elijah so that he didn’t miss the opportunity. The name shows a man of determination, which tells me that there is nothing that you want to do, if you really put your mind on it and the thing is good, you will achieve it.

Also, the name has a lot of meaning to me because before I had him, I had a miscarriage that I went through before I eventually had him. I was pregnant with twins, which meant double. So when he arrived, it was like God had given me double anointing back. You know God doesn’t cheat anybody. He gives you what you really need at the time you need it.

How about his dad?

His dad is fine. He is in Port Harcourt. We are not together anymore. But we are very good friends; in fact he got married last December to a very nice girl. So Elisha has a very beautiful, lovely step mom that I am very close to. We are trying so hard to be a unit, even though I am in Lagos and he is in Port Harcourt. But Elisha comes first. He is a good dad.

You won an international beauty pageant because of your big size, why are you slimming down?

I think Gloria, my elder sister, started it. Initially, she was the biggest amongst us all. She started losing weight first. Then I was getting bigger by the day. So two years ago, after Gloria inspired me with her gradual weight loss, I started telling myself that I could do it too. I guess what eventually triggered it off was that I had been big all my life but I never had any sickness or illness. It got to a point when I was beginning to feel sluggish. I felt I was suddenly trapped in my own body. There were some things that I had always loved to do, but my body was just not responding.

So I was asking myself, what was happening in my body? Also I was feeling little ache at my back, and I just had a little son. So I asked myself how I was going to be enjoying and playing with my little son when I could not even lift my body. So it was not really about being prettier or being more beautiful that I lost weight. It was more about my health. Though I never had health challenges attached to my former weight.

At my biggest, I weighed 210 kg and I am 5 feet 11. That is a very large person! But I didn’t have ailments like diabetes, cholesterol or hypertension except for the small ache at my back. I didn’t want a situation where I had to get to where I became unhealthy. So I had to nip in the bud, the overweight. I cannot now talk about my diet because I am not through yet. I still want to go down 16-20 more kg. That is the size I feel I should keep, not because that is what health experts say, but what I feel I want.

But do you mean that you are still intending to reduce further than this?

Yeah, but people are asking me why I want to do that, because my size as it is now is quite attractive. I feel better now though; I was weighing 210 kg then. Presently it is 115. So I have lost about 95kg. If I can get to 100kg or 95kg, then I will be very happy. When I get to that point yeah, I can share my diet recipe and perhaps help some other people who are in such situation that I have been. All my life, I have been struggling with weight. It is not easy.

24 comments:

  1. Nice one fatty, anyone who doesn't want you to slim doesn't want good for you. DERA MI

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  2. I'm happy for her. Keep it up!

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  3. I can't wait 2 see the diet recipe she used. Omg she did a great job from 210kg to 115.

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    1. Surgery, trust me on this.

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  4. The prettiest of the singing ibru sisters

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  5. But why is she not talking about the bypass? That's wha you did na! Bypass surgery!

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  6. Ladun, I don't know if its laziness or not..
    Y put up dis post if u r not going 2 put an 'after' pic??
    Shudnt we see d end result of her weightloss??
    *rme*
    Billie jean

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  7. But her friends said it was gastric bypass na

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  8. She is so full of life and down to earth

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  9. I wonder why some people are so nasty. Even if she had a by pass who are you to judge her. She said she has struggled with her weight all her life and she decided to do something about it. Good for her, encourage her to lose the 15kg she still wants to loose, don't call her names like fatty; that is downright nasty.

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  10. I am sure her ex husband left her because of her weight.Keep the weight loss going and you will see the outcome.Watch the movie why did i get married by tyler perry.Focus more on sheila's role and you will see what i mean

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    1. #one eye closed#M.U.M.U

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  11. Fine mulatto

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  12. I can feel her pain

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  13. All the best dearie

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  14. good job, hoping to see her present pix

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  15. God is on your side Elvina

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  16. Orobo to bad

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  17. Where's her present pix

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  18. Elisha.What a name

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  19. U GUYS ARE FREAKIN MEAN N STUPID DO U KNOW HOW ABUSIVE IT IS TO CALL SOMEONE FAT??? ITS DEMEANIN.. ITS JUST LIKE SOMEONE SAYIN URE STUPID..DATS A STUPID THIN ABOUT BLOGS....DEY SAY WAT STUPID FOOL LIKE NEED TO HEAR AND LEAVE D RECIPIENT IN THE DITCH.... WELLL... DATS Y U JOBLESS GUYS REMAIN JOBLESS AND INSIGNIFICANT

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