Confessions of a Fat Girl 78: Miracle Working God!

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9th March, 2010

Finally, finally, my runaway sister, Akwaugo, finally returned my calls.

“Na wa oh! Are we fighting?!” I exclaimed, when I answered the call. “You just left me and my 100 plus calls hanging in the air like that!”

“Babe, no vex! It’s work that has gotten so crazy!” Akwaugo said, apologetic. “I leave the house so early, and by the time I get home, and sort out the kids, I barely have time to take off my clothes before I fall asleep!”

“How come this your job has suddenly become so hot?” I asked. “I thought you said not much was expected from you as a Paralegal? You barely used to go to work 3 times a week sef, because you complained the salary was meagre.”

“Well, if I’m serious about moving up the ladder, I have to work harder. I’ve even finally decided to take the Bar exams. I don’t want to be a Paralegal forever. I also want to aspire to make Partner in a good law firm one day!” Akwaugo answered.

Eeeehn?! This was not my sister talking. My sister, who had become satisfied with living off her husband’s money when they were married, and off the very comfortable alimony she has been getting since the divorce. I had never heard her so ambitious.

“Wow. I’m impressed. Very impressed…and proud of you! You go girl!” I praised her. It was definitely a step in the right direction.

“Speaking of Kel…” I soon added.

“We weren’t speaking of Kel!” Akwaugo interjected.

Oh, my bad.

“Ogonna tells me he’s trying to get back with you. In fact, she says he even started that conversation with you before you came to Nigeria! Why didn’t you say anything?”

Akwaugo hissed. “Since when is Kel’s topic important? Why should I be excited that my ex-husband wants to come back to me, after spending 3 years sleeping with a woman young enough to be his daughter?!”

“Akwaugo, you have spent the last 3 years crying and pining for him…”

“Okay, since you want to know!” she interjected. “Yes, he reached out to me before I travelled. At the time he did, I was too caught up with the trip, so I told him we’d talk when I returned. I didn’t tell you because there was really nothing to say. I hadn’t yet decided if I was going to give him audience or not!”

“And after you got back?” I asked.

“I re-evaluated my life, and Kel didn’t fit in there. I can’t put myself through what I endured in that marriage ever again! Going back to him would be like going back to lick my own vomit! And I would never do that!”

Hian! Okay oh!

I switched the conversation to my thoughts about Legachi and Marizu moving in with me, and she was surprisingly encouraging. A few short months…or even weeks…ago, my sister would have balked at the mere mention of their names. Now, she is on board with them moving in with me. And the bigger surprise was her declaration that she has plans to move our Dad to New York, if only for a few months. Our God is truly a miracle working God.

“Oh, and Chidera e-mailed me the other day oh. She said you are still boning for her.” Akwaugo said. “Na wa for you oh, Ihunna. Is she not your besto?”

I hissed. “Her behavior in Enugu was out of line…”

“Babe! It’s not that serious, biko! Call her. It’s very unlike you to be keeping malice…least of all with your 5 and 6!”

Much as I hated to admit it, she was right. It is unheard of for Chidera and I not to have spoken in almost a month, which is what it has been since she left Enugu in a huff. But I’m not sure I’m ready to forgive her yet…

Akwaugo and I ended the conversation with me pleading with her to be available for Ogonna’s wedding gown appointment at Kleinfeld, this coming Monday. She lamely agreed to ‘try to make it’, and I just had to be satisfied with that.

On a side note, as I juiced some carrots this afternoon, I couldn’t help but wonder why they have such a bad reputation. They are a staple in my fridge. They go into most of my smoothies, and I eat them for snacks almost every day. Even though they have a seemingly high glycemic index, carrots actually have a low glycemic load. The carbohydrate in a carrot has a high GI, but there isn’t a lot of it, so a carrot’s glycemic load is relatively low. Not only are they not super carby, the beta-carotene they contain can actually help reduce the risk of getting diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer, and they also promote eye health, lung health, colon health, etc.

I better stop, before I start sounding like a carrot advertisement.

For being able to finally talk with my sister, and eat healthy, I’d say today was a good day!

 

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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
  71. Confessions of a Fat Girl 71: Oatmeal, Blueberry & Banana Pancakes
  72. Confessions of a Fat Girl 72: The Engagement
  73. Confessions of a Fat Girl 73: Pillow Talk
  74. Confessions of a Fat Girl 74: Secretive Sister
  75. Confessions of a Fat Girl 75: Homemade Soup
  76. Confessions of a Fat Girl 76: Nna Men!
  77. Confessions of a Fat Girl 77: Comfort Food…Healthy Food

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