So on Saturday, jumoke hits me up on BBM, and the conversation goes this way…
Jumoke: Hi dear
Me: Hey Wasup?
Jumoke: So I need to confirm if you are coming on Monday and what you would be bringing and who you might bring with you, etc.
Me: I’m not bringing anyone. I might bring bananas, biscuits, or groundnut.
Jumoke: Ok. Biscuits please.
Me: Hmm. You k now I’m into healthy eating, so biscuits were actually my last option (devil smiley). Can’t I bring garden egg and broccoli?
Jumoke: ABEG OK. BIKO! EJO! NOOOOOOOOO!
Me: (ROTFL smiley) Ok. Cauliflower nko? We need to eat healthy.
Lamide: Atilola this is Lamide (boxing smiley)
Apparent, Jumoke had given the phone to Lamide, her sister, to talk sense into my head.
Me: You pipu want to be eating marshmallows? And be getting fat? Lamide
Lamide: No try am o
Me: I thought you said you want to lose weight
Lamide: Ehn not in one day
Me: I’m helping you achieve your dreams na. You should be thanking me.
Lamide: Monday is a day cheat o
Me: (devil smiley, mischief smiley)
Lamide: No try am
Me: Ok then, let me bring agbo jedi to balance out the sugar. As you don’t want to accept my fruits and vegetables
Jumoke: Back to Jumoke. Erm see I don’t mind biscuits. I’m not even picky, even crackers are fine. But hob nobs are better, and chocolate chip cookies. (grinning smiley)
Me: No! Digestive biscuit. It is whole meal, so it is healthy (ROTFL smiley). No chocolate o (Tongue out smiley)
Jumoke: Digestive ke? You don’t plan on eating rice ba? Or chicken?
Me: I am eating rice o. I am not on a diet.
See, my issue with these two ladies is that they always talk about how they want to lose weight. Lamide is very slim, while Jumoke is slightly bigger. They both aren’t what you will call fat, though Jumoke is bigger.
As for me as a person, I’m not the kind of person that would buy cake and ice-cream or any other of those things for myself or to an event. I eat them once in a blue moon if I come across them, but I wouldn’t buy them. So why would I buy them to an event when they are
- More expensive?
- Less healthy?
I find ways to incorporate fruits and veggies into all my meals. I don’t joke with my fibre at all. The fact that I hardly eat out makes it easy for me. In fact as we speak, I am fully stock with banana, orange, potato, plantain, avocado, garden egg, carrot, etc. And trust me, I am not a diet. If I try dieting at all, I will just disappear in 5 minutes.
You might say that the event is not about me or what I want, but what others would enjoy, but remember that others will most likely be bringing all the sweet unhealthy stuff, so I am allowed to tilt the balance a bit, abi. Plus all these ladies always talk about how they want to lose weight.
So here is my grouse. I strongly believe 80% of the ladies at that event, including Lamide and Jumoke, always talk about how they want to lose weight, but when I offer them the way to achieve this dream of theirs, they turn around and throw my offer back in my face.
Abi did I do wrong?
Anyway, I will be taking biscuit to the event, and it will be whole meal digestive. I am doing it out of love, lol. They will thank me when they are 70 years old, and still competing with Usain Bolt.