Confessions of a Fat Girl 89: Envy, Weight and Love!

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24th March, 2010

On the ride back to Lekki from Magodo, after Chidera left for work this morning, it felt so good not to be behind the wheels…for once! I was even able to catch some well needed sleep. Considering I had a bit of a hangover, after last night’s wine binge, it was exactly what I needed.

Driving into the estate, I contemplated stopping at the gym. In an ideal world, that’s exactly what I should have done, as I had at least two hours before Ezioma was expected to arrive for our meeting…but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. My spirit was willing, but my body was oh-so-weak.

Getting home, I went straight for my bed, and slept until I heard the honk of Ezioma’s car horn.

“Na wa oh! You dey really enjoy! Still in bed at 11am?” she exclaimed.

I let out a long whistle when I saw my sister-in-law, who was looking even smaller than she’d been the last time we saw.

“Wow! You look amazing!!!” I screamed, my eyes popping.

“40kg lost!” she smiled, twirling around.

I couldn’t stop the sudden pangs of envy that engulfed me. Before our trip to the East for Christmas, I was the one who’d lost so much weight, while she had been the fat one. Who would have thought that in only a few short months, the tables would flip so fast?! This was my same sister-in-law whose bulges and fat arms marred pretty much everything she wore. Looking at her now, there was hardly an ounce of fat in sight. No, she wasn’t yet Agbani Darego, but compared to how she’d been before, she very well could have been.

“I have another 15kg to go, and I’ll be at my ideal weight of 65kg!” she squealed.

With a deep sigh, I decided to park my envy and get down to business…but not before sharing with her what my cousin, Chidera, is going through. As a woman who’s been married for so long, I knew she’d be able to relate.

“Wow! That’s horrible!” she exclaimed. “He just switched off, just like that?”

“Just like that oh!” I answered sadly.

Ezioma was pensive for a few minutes. “Or could it have been a result of her weight loss? You mentioned she went from a size 18 to a size 8!”

I frowned. “I don’t think so. He seemed to like the fact that she looked so hot…”

“Or is that what she chose to make you believe? From your story, didn’t she say all their issues started around this same time?” she asked.

Hmmm. Ezioma had a point. But could Somto have lost interest in Chidera for something as banal as her weight?!

“Men can be funny, my sister. Her dramatic weight loss might have set him off the wrong way…especially if her original weight was his big attraction. How heavy was she when she met him?” Ezioma asked.

“A size 14 maybe…”

She gave a ‘well, there you go’ shrug.

 

“If that’s the case…aren’t you afraid that your husband might also lose interest? Considering that you’ve lost a lot of weight yourself…and in such a short space of time?” I couldn’t help but ask.

She smiled. “What my hubby and I have transcends anything physical. Our union is spiritual…with God as the anchor of our ship. I could be 500kg today, and 50kg tomorrow…and it wouldn’t make any difference to him. And I think you and JJ have that same type of connection.”

Yep! We most definitely do. Considering my own weight issues in the 21 years JJ and I have been together, and how unflinching his love for me has been, weight could never, ever, be a bone of contention for us…I hope…

I shook my head. “Nah, I don’t think it had anything to do with her weight. I guess he just stopped feeling it…”

Ezioma shrugged. “Perhaps. Poor lady. I can’t even begin to imagine the heartbreak!”

We managed to push away the sadness over Chidera’s situation, to plan our own business. With various school and company summer fun days in the horizon, we’ve decided to stock up for these, and also have enough inventory to cater for random kiddy parties that might come up.

As I have to be in New York for Ogonna’s final fitting on Thursday, April 15th, we decided it would be a good idea to travel a week earlier, on the 8th, to give us enough time to shop for our stock, before I have to meet up with my sisters.

It sounds like a perfect plan!

All too soon, her visit came to an end, and I had to leave for the school run shortly after. By the time I sorted out the children (lunch, siesta, homework), it was already 5.45pm, and I immediately hopped into the car for the drive back to Chidera’s house.

As we maneuvered our way through the rush-hour traffic, especially on Third Mainland Bridge, I marveled at the people who have to do this everyday.

Dey get power oh!

At about 8.30pm (phew!), I finally got to Chidera’s, and she had made us a tantalising meal of fufu and ogbono soup. I looked at the food, at then the clock, and back at the food…and couldn’t believe this kind of set up! Even though I knew I really shouldn’t be eating anything at this time of day, talk less of fufu, it looked and smelt so great, and I didn’t want to hurt my cousin’s feelings…so I’d given in, and eaten the meal with her.

And it was DELICIOUS!!!

 

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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
  78. Confessions of a Fat Girl 78: Miracle Working God
  79. Confessions of a Fat Girl 79: Lumps, Bumps and Jiggles
  80. Confessions of a Fat Girl 80: Oyibo Boyfriend
  81. Confessions of a Fat Girl 81: Wedding Gowns 
  82. Confessions of a Fat Girl 82: My New Friend
  83. Confessions of a Fat Girl 83: Emotional vs Physical Hunger
  84. Confessions of a Fat Girl 84: Look like an Mgbeke
  85. Confessions of a Fat Girl 85: Food Cravings
  86. Confessions of a Fat Girl 86: Who am I?
  87. Confessions of a Fat Girl 87: Separation, Counselling…Divorce
  88. Confessions of a Fat Girl 88: A Man’s World

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