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Home from deployment

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

So my husband returns tonight from military deployment and this hopefully was his last. YAHHH! He has served in the military for 22 years and will be retiring this fall. I have been through 14.5 years of deployments and single parenting my kids so I look forward to what civilian life will bring. Though I am a little scared for my husband as he will have to start looking over the summer for a new job. Hopefully all will go well and he will transition into civilian life easily.

My fear: Well my husband has had to maintain his weight for his career but he was always on the boarderline of being kicked out for his weight. I worry now that he does not have to maintain his weight he will just stop trying. He has horrible eatting habits and I am scared he will completely stop trying once he retires. But that is my secret fear so SHUSHHHHH!

I have last chance workout tomorrow for my Biggest Loser Challenge on Working Mom's Feeling Guilty. I am hoping to lose 1.5 pounds but I doubt it. I have worked out all week but my eating has not been the best. I guess you could say I stress eat and I have been nervious about my husbands return. So if I lose a 1/2 pound I will be happy this week, sadly. Next week I should be right on as I have a three day weekend to really burn some calories and I am off tomorrow as well. I just have to remember when my husband wants to go out to eat to order wisely and do the research.

I hope everyone has a happy Wednesday!
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    Thank you to your husband, your kids and yourself for your sacrafices to keep all of us safe. I hope he transitions easy!!! I am sure your entire family will enjoy having him home!
    3009 days ago
    Just keep cooking healthy (don't let him take over, well, maybe just once in a while) and perhaps he'll catch your healthy habits. See if you can get him to join the bandwagon too. emoticon
    3009 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Here's hoping the scale is good too you. Don't let the stress of the unknown get to you, you can only deal with the here and now. Take each day as it comes and do your best with what you have.

    Hugs and good luck.
    3009 days ago
    I am glad that your husband is returning home tonight and I thank him for his service! I hope the transition into civilian life is easy for him. Maybe he'll exercise with you. Good luck with eating out tomorrow.
    3009 days ago
    We were Army and in for 22 years as well. We retired from the military in 1998 though.
    Initially, since my DH was in communications in the military, he looked for a job in that line of work and it was terrible!!!
    I talked him into changing his direction to "administration" since he also had a real knack for that - BINGO!!!
    So, my advice, even though he will go through "transitional help" as he out processes, check in with a temp agency that could test him for "civilian" possibilities.

    GOOD LUCK and emoticon to civilian life
    3009 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    Yes, eating out has its challenges so choose wisely. What a nice time for hubby to come home. I tip my water glass to you losing the 1.5 lbs. emoticon
    3009 days ago
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