Thursday, February 27, 2014

Back from my "honeymoon!"

Well, I'm resurfacing from finally getting my deployed hubby back home after another year in Afghanistan.  Its been SO GREAT to have him home.  But can I tell you he wreaks havoc on my eating and will power! 

I was surprised at how hard its been for me not to snack incessantly which is what I used to do before he left...I thought old habits were gone, but his return seems to have brought them back full force.  The good news is that I haven't gained...I seem to be maintaining, but thats ALSO not what I want.  I want to LOSE. 

198 pounds is a heck of a lot less than I started out at, but I'm ready to see 180's then 170's and so on...I got restarted in Zumba last week too...that will help...time to remember why I stopped doing the same old things and why a new lifestyle is required for me to keep feeling as good and as healthy as I do today!

But...its all worth it.  I love having him home.

And my favorite comment from him was, "I saw you walking toward me and it took me a minute to realize that you were my wife!"

I LOVE looking THAT different!


  1. Good luck to all of you as you continue the transition.

  2. Yay! I've been wondering how you were doing. Hadn't seen you on here or the forum. It's great that you've maintained. And how exciting that your hubby had to do a double take!

  3. I have missed you! But I knew exactly where you were. :) Soooooo glad that he's home! And yes...what an amazing comment/compliment from him!

    You'll get back into the groove before you know it. It's awesome that you've maintained though.

    So happy you've "resurfaced"!!

  4. What a wonderful "welcome back" post. And don't be hard on yourself for the small would have been impossible to keep your mind on all things at once.

    The photo you've posted is just amazing....touches my heart.

    The Lapband Chronicles, aka Parisshel

  5. I am so glad he is back home with you!

  6. Yay!! Glad you're back. I always miss your updates when you get preoccupied with life. So proud of you and your great progress to date. Rock on!!

  7. I'm so happy your hubs is safely home! I understand the snacking thing though - they say ANY change is stressful you know, even if it is "good change" - like promotions, getting married, having a baby, etc. etc. just is a huge life adjustment to add hubs back into the family dynamic. My husband and I used to both tour doing theater and would have to come in and out of each other's lives, and it was very stressful transitioning back and forth, and I'd feel really guilty if I'd fight with him when we got back together (we were newlyweds then, too) but it was just awkward figuring the dumbest things out like cooking meals, etc...and that was BEFORE kids! Anyway, what a lovely compliment his recognition of your hard work/weight loss, and hope things settle in soon to a happy healthy comfortable routine! xo And good for you with the Zumba - great choice!