Confessions of a Fat Girl 71: Oatmeal, Blueberry and Banana Pancakes!

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February 25th, 2010

The important lesson that I’ve taken away from this season is that I can still have a really good time, enjoy plenty of tasty food and wine, without going all out and overboard. My attitude adjustment and new, healthy habits haven’t gone out the window, in fact they’ve been whispering in my ear the entire time, keeping my demons and my waistline pretty much in check.

This week, it’s been so far, so good. I’ve been keeping very closely to my exercise goals, and I feel really good, if just a bit sore from this morning’s training session.

JJ felt like staying home today, so, even though he didn’t accompany me to the gym, we had some quality time at home. He said he felt like having some pancakes. At first, I wanted to roll my eyes, and go ‘Yeah, right! Pancakes indeed!’, but it got me thinking about actually trying a healthy version. I do have some oatmeal flour, after all!

And so, my bobo and I set out to make healthy pancakes oh! I was worried that the oatmeal flour wouldn’t work, but I couldn’t have been more wrong! The pancakes turned out so light and fluffy! I brought a lot of canned fruits with me, from my last trip, so I added a bag of organic blueberries, that were so fat and plump and juicy, which not only made the pancakes even more delicious, they raised the nutrition factor even higher. We had the pancakes with a very light drizzle of natural honey, and garnished with banana slices…but the pancakes were so nice on their own, they really didn’t need much tarting up.

I have realised that eating healthy and losing weight can include your favorite things, if you plan for them thoughtfully. Later in the evening, when the kids were settled after school, JJ and I took a walk, to burn off the pancake calories. And I felt really, really good!

Of course, pancakes are not an everyday sometin…but once in a while…you know na! But at 245 calories, not bad at all!

 

February 26th, 2010

Imagine my husband and I, waking up to gossip, first thing in the morning. We both found ourselves awake at 5am, and proceeded to pray and read Scripture together. That’s how Ogonna’s gist started. I was shocked with JJ’s declaration that he doesn’t think Ifeanyi is a bad guy. Even after I added salt and pepper to all the gist about his rudeness and arrogance, my husband still insists that the guy is a cool guy! Imagine!

I now asked him which of the two men he thinks is best for Ogonna. And my husband said something very very profound.

“If Ogonna was really in love with Chiemela, she would not have fallen for Ifeanyi.”

Wow! Such a simple statement, but it really put things in perspective for me. JJ is so right! If Chiemela had truly captured Ogonna’s heart from the start, Ifeanyi would have had a harder task wooing her away. Could it be that Ogonna had merely been mildly excited about Chiemela…a long lost friend who had resurfaced out of the blue, and who was, by all perspectives, a very eligible bachelor indeed! Age appropriate, never married, good job…she might have been more in love with the thought of him, than the actual man himself.

Thinking about that made me more accepting of the outcome of things. Yes, Chiemela is a great guy, and I will definitely give him a call the next time I’m in New York, but Ogonna most likely had never loved him in the first place.

And then JJ proceeded to crack me up, by remarking about Ifeanyi’s resemblance to the Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie. At first, I had a good laugh about the outrageousness of it! But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that, once again, my husband had a point. Ifeanyi does look like Yul Edochie…a fresher, finer version though…LOL!

Yeah, you can tell that I’m in very high spirits today! Looking forward to a great weekend ahead!

Cheers!

 

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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 Girl 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 a Fat Girl 22: Keeping In Touch
  23. Confessions of a 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: 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 Sisters
  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 57: The Reconciliation
  58. Confessions of a Fat Girl 58: Staying Back
  59. Confessions of a Fat Girl 59: Friends & Marriage Proposals
  60. Confessions of a Fat Girl 60: Colourful and Happy
  61. Confessions of a Fat Girl 61: Sweet Potato & Chicken Salad
  62. Confessions of a Fat Girl 62: Miss Amerikana
  63. Confessions of a Fat Girl 63: Tragi-Romantic
  64. Confessions of a Fat Girl 64: Dead to me
  65. Confessions of a Fat Girl 65: Love Triangle
  66. Confessions of a Fat Girl 66: Forever my lady
  67. Confessions of a Fat Girl 67: Fight to the death
  68. Confessions of a Fat Girl 68: Hard choice to make
  69. Confessions of a Fat Girl 69: Back to reality
  70. Confessions of a Fat Girl 70: Life Reflections

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