Confessions of a Fat Girl 213: Frenzied

December 02, 2010

102kg.

I wasn’t too happy with that number, if I’m to be very honest. Yes, I know I didn’t do anything to deliberately aid my weight loss journey whilst in NYC, save for trying (emphasis on TRYING) to avoid all the usual sweet treats I would have indulged in. But I was still hoping to have at least dropped out of the 100’s.

But anyways. God dey!

With that number in mind, I hit the gym hard on Tuesday…and I mean HARD!!! My trainer was glad to see me back, and spared no mercy at all. I somehow managed to do 50 minutes straight on the treadmill (far from my all-time best of almost 90 minutes), but laudable, considering I haven’t hit the machine in a while. I also did a few other heavy cardio workouts, and by the time I left the gym, I was aching in places I didn’t even know existed.

But it felt gooooood! If I keep this up, I just might be able to look nice and lean by the time we travel to the east in a few weeks.

Speaking of which…

I woke up in a panic attack yesterday (Wednesday), and it wasn’t even because of gym anxiety. I suddenly realized we are in the month of December, and it almost feels like nothing has been done in preparation of Akwaugo and Chiemela’s traditional wedding. I know how frenzied we were for Ogonna’s, and it almost feels like we’ve been faffing around, doing nothing. So, I called Aunty Caroline in a panic, but she reassured me that everything is going according to plan. She assured me that, as it is planned to be a much smaller wedding than Ogonna’s was, there will be less high-drama involved.

But just to be on the safe side, I intend to get to the east by December 20th, at the very latest, to make sure there are no stories. Akwaugo is expected on the 23rd, a little under a week before the big day. Hopefully, Ifeanyi will ensure that his wife, Ogonna, will not arrive till the day before. Thankfully, she would have entered her 2nd trimester by then…but no need to tempt fate abeg!

Anyways, I met up with my gym buddy, Wonu yesterday evening. We ran into each other at the gym in the morning, and invited me for ‘tea’ at her house later on. As I drove to her place on the other side of the estate, I was initially worried she would end up like my Power Walking ‘buddy’, Loretta, who had turned out to be a glorified beggar and social climber. But getting to Wonu’s gorgeous town house, and as she received me warmly, I found myself relaxing.

As we sat in her garden, drinking some Spicy Green Tea she’d bought in Thailand, we chatted and I found myself so drawn to her. We have so much in common, most paramount is the desire to remain as fit as we can possibly manage. She suggested I join her for the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) program she’s just joined at our gym. I made no commitments, as I’m truly not sure I have the stamina or capacity for it, but it’s something to contemplate. When I suggested Zumba, she giggled and told me that was so yesterday. I couldn’t help but laugh myself. Well, it can be old but it’s darned well effective…especially if this HIIT doesn’t work for me.

Operation Lose-Weight-Before-Traveling-To-The-East commences! Just about 18 days to go!

 

 

Catch up on Ihunna’s story here:

  1. Confessions of a Fat Girl 1: Grubbido
  2. Confessions of a Fat Girl 2: Fragile
  3. Confessions of a Fat Girl 3: Defiant
  4. Confessions of a Fat Girl 4: Progress
  5. Confessions of a Fat Girl 5: The Gym
  6. Confessions of a Fat Girl 6: Killjoy
  7. Confessions of a Fat Girl 7: Pain
  8. Confessions of a Fat Girl 8: Frenemies
  9. Confessions of a Fat 9: Exhilarated
  10. Confessions of a Fat Girl 10: Popcorn
  11. Confessions of a Fat Girl 11: Free-Fall
  12. Confessions of a Fat Girl 12: Sunday Morning 
  13. Confessions of a Fat Girl 13: Mission Reactivated
  14. Confessions of a Fat Girl 14: New Things
  15. Confessions of a Fat girl 15: Bad Business
  16. Confessions of a Fat girl 16: Luxury Items
  17. Confessions of a Fat Girl 17: The Solution
  18. Confessions of a Fat Girl 18: Magic Formula
  19. Confessions of a Fat Girl 19: Date Night
  20. Confessions of a Fat Girl 20: Quinoa
  21. Confessions of a Fat Girl 21: Perfect Fit
  22. Confessions of Fat Girl 22: Keeping In Touch
  23. Confessions of Fat Girl 23: Delete
  24. Confessions of a Fat Girl 24: Philosophical
  25. Confessions of a Fat Girl 25: Keep it Moving
  26. Confessions of a Fat Girl 26: My Co-Wife
  27. Confessions of a Fat Girl 27: Old Jeans & Old Friends
  28. Confessions of a Fat Girl 28: Prawn Stir Fry
  29. Confessions of a Fat Girl 29: Facebook Tagging
  30. Confessions of a Fat Girl 30: Detox Part 2
  31. Confessions of a Fat Girl 31: Abs & Crunches
  32. Confessions of a Fat Girl 32: Making Notes
  33. Confessions of a Fat Girl 33: The Christmas Party
  34. Confessions of a Fat Girl 34: Ashiedu
  35. Confessions of a Fat Girl 35: Willpower
  36. Confessions of a Fat Girl 36: Packing…and TV
  37. Confessions of a Fat Girl 37: Last Minute
  38. Confessions of a Fat Girl 38: Body Image
  39. Confessions of a Fat Girl 39: Christmas Trip
  40. Confessions of a Fat Girl 40: Christmas In the Village
  41. Confessions of a Fat Girl 41: Daddy’s Girl
  42. Confessions of a Fat Girl 42: 2010
  43. Confessions of a Fat Girl 43: Uzoamaka
  44. Confessions of a Fat Girl 44: Sugar Binge
  45. Confessions of a Fat Girl 45: The E-mail
  46. Confessions of a Fat Girl 46: She whose name must not be repeated
  47. Confessions of a Fat Girl 47: Smokescreen
  48. Confessions of a Fat Girl 48: Running away
  49. Confessions of a Fat Girl 49: Fry-Up
  50. Confessions of a Fat Girl 50: The Only Solution
  51. Confessions of a Fat Girl 51: The Intervention
  52. Confessions of a Fat Girl 52: Tri-state Sister
  53. Confessions of a Fat Girl 53: Manhattan
  54. Confessions of a Fat Girl 54: Daddy’s Girls
  55. Confessions of a Fat Girl 55: Stunned Silence
  56. Confessions of a Fat Girl 56: Bereavement
  57. Confessions of a Fat Girl 58: Reconciliation
  58. Confessions of a Fat Girl 59: Staying Back
  59. Confessions of a Fat Girl 60: Friends & Marriage Proposals
  60. Confessions of a Fat Girl 61: Colourful and Happy
  61. Confessions of a Fat Girl 62: Sweet Potato and Chicken Salad
  62. Confessions of a Fat Girl 63: Miss Americana
  63. Confessions of a Fat Girl 64: Tragi-Romantic
  64. Confessions of a Fat Girl 65: Dead to me
  65. Confessions of a Fat Girl 66: Love Triangle
  66. Confessions of a Fat Girl 67: Forever my Lady!
  67. Confessions of a Fat Girl 68: Fight to the death
  68. Confessions of a Fat Girl 69: Hard choice to make
  69. Confessions of a Fat Girl 70: Back to reality
  70. Confessions of a Fat Girl 71: Life Reflections
  71. Confessions of a Fat Girl 72: Oatmeal, Blueberries & Banana Pancakes
  72. Confessions of a Fat Girl 73: The Engagement
  73. Confessions of a Fat Girl 74: Pillow Talk
  74. Confessions of a Fat Girl 75: Secretive Sister
  75. Confessions of a Fat Girl 76: Homemade Soup
  76. Confessions of a Fat Girl 77: Nna men!
  77. Confessions of a Fat Girl 78: Comfort Food…Healthy Food
  78. Confessions of a Fat Girl 79: Miracle Working God
  79. Confessions of a Fat Girl 80: Lumps, Bumps and Jiggles
  80. Confessions of a Fat Girl 81: Oyibo Boyfriend
  81. Confessions of a Fat Girl 82: Wedding Gowns
  82. Confessions of a Fat Girl 83: My New Friend 
  83. Confessions of a Fat Girl 84: Emotional versus Physical Hunger
  84. Confessions of a Fat Girl 85: Look like an Mgbeke
  85. Confessions of a Fat Girl 86: Food Cravings
  86. Confessions of a Fat Girl 87: Who am I?
  87. Confessions of a Fat Girl 88: Separation…Counseling…Divorce
  88. Confessions of a Fat Girl 89: A Man’s World
  89. Confessions of a Fat Girl 90: Envy, Weight and Love
  90. Confessions of a Fat Girl 91: Regret
  91. Confessions of a Fat Girl 92: Time to move on
  92. Confessions of a Fat Girl 93: Have some fruit
  93. Confessions of a Fat Girl 94: Family Easter
  94. Confessions of a Fat Girl 95: Sister Reunion
  95. Confessions of a Fat Girl 96: Perfect Fit; Perfect Surprise
  96. Confessions of a Fat Girl 97: The Love Story
  97. Confessions of a Fat Girl 98: Caught in the middle
  98. Confessions of a Fat Girl 99: Kisses…and Blood
  99. Confessions of a Fat Girl 100: Past…or Present Tense
  100. Confessions of a Fat Girl 101: Jewel
  101. Confessions of a Fat Girl 102: “Ill find you…and I’ll kill you”
  102. Confessions of a Fat Girl 103: Homecoming
  103. Confessions of a Fat Girl 104: Fever Pitch
  104. Confessions of a Fat Girl 105: Whodunit!
  105. Confessions of a Fat Girl 106: The Hypocrite
  106. Confessions of a Fat Girl 107: Message from Mom
  107. Confessions of a Fat Girl 108: Accountability and Responsibility
  108. Confessions of a Fat Girl 109: It’s for the best
  109. Confessions of a Fat Girl 110: Port Harcourt
  110. Confessions of a Fat Girl 111: While you were away
  111. Confessions of a Fat Girl 112: Planning…and a little bit of Salmon
  112. Confessions of a Fat Girl 113: Putting yourself first!
  113. Confessions of a Fat Girl 114: Fruit Crumble
  114. Confessions of a Fat Girl 115: Resting Heart Rate
  115. Confessions of a Fat Girl 116: Shishi, he no get!
  116. Confessions of a Fat Girl 117: The truth hurts
  117. Confessions of a Fat Girl 118: Veggie Burger
  118. Confessions of a Fat Girl 119: Weight Watchers Porn
  119. Confessions of a Fat Girl 120: The worst that can happen
  120. Confessions of a Fat Girl 121: Baby Daddy
  121. Confessions o a Fat Girl 122: Not a Player
  122. Confessions of a Fat Girl 123: Fat versus Fit Brain
  123. Confessions of a Fat Girl 124: Aunty Caroline
  124. Confessions of a Fat Girl 125: Delete his number
  125. Confessions of a Fat Girl 126: Meal Planning
  126. Confessions of a Fat Girl 127: Food Shopping
  127. Confessions of a Fat Girl 128: The Baby Bump
  128. Confessions of a Fat Girl 129: Cavorting, Prevention & Spunk
  129. Confessions of a Fat Girl 130: The secret is out
  130. Confessions of a Fat Girl 131: Postpone the inevitable
  131. Confessions of a Fat Girl 132: Queen of Wishful Thinking
  132. Confessions of a Fat Girl 133: Fat Prison
  133. Confessions of a Fat Girl 134: Some time away
  134. Confessions of a Fat Girl 135: Taking life too seriously
  135. Confessions of a Fat Girl 136: Is this really me?
  136. Confessions of a Fat Girl 137: Soothing
  137. Confessions of a Fat Girl 138: Welcome to the Real World
  138. Confessions of a Fat Girl 139: The Storm
  139. Confessions of a Fat Girl 140: Heads Up
  140. Confessions of a Fat Girl 141: Half-Year Check
  141. Confessions of a Fat Girl 142: Leave him for his wife
  142. Confessions of a Fat Girl 143: The Plan
  143. Confessions of a Fat Girl 144: Leave of Absence
  144. Confessions of a Fat Girl 145: A Convenient Life
  145. Confessions of a Fat Girl 146: Sensible Snacking
  146. Confessions of a Fat Girl 147: Choices
  147. Confessions of a Fat Girl 148: Probing Questions
  148. Confessions of a Fat Girl 149: Travel Arrangements
  149. Confessions of a Fat Girl 150: The best feeling ever!
  150. Confessions of a Fat Girl 151: Not happy
  151. Confessions of a Fat Girl 152: Still Married
  152. Confessions of a Fat Girl 153: Heartbreak
  153. Confessions of a Fat Girl 154: You complete me
  154. Confessions of a Fat Girl 155: Make it work
  155. Confessions of a Fat Girl 156: Love Weight
  156. Confessions of a Fat Girl 157: Pretty Girl
  157. Confessions of a Fat Girl 158: Juice Fast Prep
  158. Confessions of a Fat Girl 159: Better this way
  159. Confessions of a Fat Girl 160: Eat the doughnut!
  160. Confessions of a Fat Girl 161: The Stroke
  161. Confessions of a Fat Girl 162: The hardest part
  162. Confessions of a Fat Girl 163: Blame Game
  163. Confessions of a Fat Girl 164: Cerebral Affair
  164. Confessions of a Fat Girl 165: An Epiphany
  165. Confessions of a Fat Girl 166: Regret—Healing
  166. Confessions of a Fat Girl 167: The Old Man’s Talisman
  167. Confessions of a Fat Girl 168: Party in the mouth
  168. Confessions of a Fat Girl 169: The last piece of the puzzle
  169. Confessions of a Fat Girl 170: Ogonna’s Plan
  170. Confessions of a Fat Girl 171: Casual Bystander
  171. Confessions of a Fat Girl 172: My own two eyes
  172. Confessions of a Fat Girl 173: Leading Lady
  173. Confessions of a Fat Girl 174: Longtime Boyfriend
  174. Confessions of a Fat Girl 175: Bone Dry
  175. Confessions of a Fat Girl 176: Divorcing
  176. Confessions of a Fat Girl 177: Looking out for myself
  177. Confessions of a Fat Girl 178: Dispassionate
  178. Confessions of a Fat Girl 179: Making Amends
  179. Confessions of a Fat Girl 180: You showed your hands!
  180. Confessions of a Fat Girl 181: Winter Wonderland
  181. Confessions of a Fat Girl 182: Love conquers all
  182. Confessions of a Fat Girl 183: Business Head
  183. Confessions of a Fat Girl 184: This one won’t hurt
  184. Confessions of a Fat Girl 185: Risqué
  185. Confessions of a Fat Girl 186: Root Canal
  186. Confessions of a Fat Girl 187: No more excuses
  187. Confessions of a Fat Girl 188: Back on the wagon
  188. Confessions of a Fat Girl 189: Big Girls Club
  189. Confessions of a Fat Girl 190: Tired of being pregnant!
  190. Confessions of a Fat Girl 191: Beef Stroganoff
  191. Confessions of a Fat Girl 192: Scared…Excited
  192. Confessions of a Fat Girl 193: An Older Man
  193. Confessions of a Fat Girl 194: Futility
  194. Confessions of a Fat Girl 195: Fluke Pregnancy
  195. Confessions of a Fat Girl 196: Naïve
  196. Confessions of a Fat Girl 197: Nowhere to hide
  197. Confessions of a Fat Girl 198: The Snob
  198. Confessions of a Fat Girl 199: Sweet Freedom
  199. Confessions of a Fat Girl 200: The Bribe
  200. Confessions of a Fat Girl 201: Humour Transplant
  201. Confessions of a Fat Girl 202: The Pressure
  202. Confessions of a Fat Girl 203: Tame the Beast
  203. Confessions of a Fat Girl 204: Underaged Birthday Boo
  204. Confessions of a Fat Girl 205: Blame it on the attitude!
  205. Confessions of a Fat Girl 206: The Gown…The Groom
  206. Confessions of a Fat Girl 207: Aborted Appointment
  207. Confessions of a Fat Girl 208: Sugar Fix
  208. Confessions of a Fat Girl 209: Residual Bleeding
  209. Confessions of a Fat Girl 210: Catching Feelings
  210. Confessions of a Fat Girl 211: Thanksgiving
  211. Confessions of a Fat Girl 212: Wonder Woman

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