Back …for more than a minute this time…

I am back.  My husband being home is interesting.  I was expecting it to be strained (like the last deployment) but things are definitely different.  I am one of the lucky ones this time that had NO ISSUES (knocking on wood…I really don’t need any of the issues that come up with re-deployments) within the first 72 hours.  Thank God!  The last redeployment was terrible for me (that is why pizza and Almond M&M’s were on my list of acceptable foods last week)…my husband obviously wasn’t happy to see us and it didn’t stop for almost two years.  So…I was freaking out.  This time was great…the kids and I met up with him at the reunion…they ran up to him and hugged him to pieces.  I instantly felt the difference.  I guess the 15 months we were separated did make the difference.  He had to grow the Hell up and I had to calm the Hell down.  The extra 3 months gave me a chance to really decide what it is I wanted for me.  The kids were a no-brainer…they will always have him in their lives.   So it was me…could I forgive and move on.  I decided to use my great age and great wisdom and move on from there.  No medications.  No alcohol…just good eating and exercise to help me along.  A good choice for me this time.  I feel and look better than I have ever been.  My husband notices that I no longer walk around slumped at the shoulders AND I have no problem speaking my mind.  So I guess this deployment fixed a couple of wrong things with me as well as with him.
He is looking to get out of the place he working at now.  It means another school…12 weeks…and a desk job.  I have to say that it would be nice to have one of those soldiers that doesn’t go anywhere.  Five deployments is just a bit much for me and the kids.  So…if he gets the school then he will NOT be going away again in 12 months.  It is already planned for his unit to go back…so I am crossing my fingers and toes plus chanting to make sure this all goes through.
I am still converting people over to the Taebo/Low Carb way of life.  My husband has lost 8 pounds so far eating what I eat.  I am working on getting him to do a Taebo workout with me.  I ran into my husband’s CO and his wife last night.  The CO (he lacks a filter…seriously folks) tells me “WOW…you are so skinny since the last time I have seen you!  You look great…I wouldn’t have recognized you at all!  I mean you were SO MUCH BIGGER last time I saw you!”  Just blah, blah, blah while his wife is just GLARING at me.   I finally just said I did Taebo and Atkins.  He looks at his wife…and I look down.  The look on his face was…”See!  She had 15 months and she did something!” Jebus! That was uncomfortable…the woman didn’t say two words to me…but if she could have erased me from the Earth I am sure she would have.  I wanted to tell her I was her last year.  Angry…miserable…and wanting to kill any skinny bitch that I came across.  I understand…I really do.  I just cannot get used to being that “skinny bitch” I used to hate so much so the reactions are upsetting.  I am getting that response from a bunch of the wives.  I did keep to myself this deployment with work, the kids, and my program.  But why the hostility??  I just want to wear a sign that says I DID THIS FOR ME…not to take your man.  🙂   I am definitely giving credit to Billy and Dr. Atkins anytime I can…I want to see everyone succeed and feel like I do.  Taebo empowers you…and Atkins keeps you full.  How wonderful of a feeling is that??  My Daddy and my Momma are doing Taebo…woohoo!  Hopefully if (and that is a BIG IF) we go to New Orleans to see my husband’s family I can convert my sister in laws.
I have been playing a little hooky from work (I have sick leave and I am using some of it) so I am back on track with the exercise and eating.  There is a possible Holiday Ball coming up and the possible trip to see the In-Laws so I want to look my best.  I always do well when I have a goal in mind.  I tend to get really good with my eating when I know I want to look my best for a function.  I actually have a dress in mind…so it will be dates with Billy until then.
I am going to steal some pictures from Kellie and Lou from our trip to Phoenix.  My camera wasn’t acting right so I don’t have any…bummer!
I have a date to keep with Billy so I will be back after that….I think I will follow the schedule he has on his website. I also have to grab my brother and get him moving with me again.  Just because my husband is home doesn’t mean Team Wondertwin is gone…we will just be bigger.  Kellie is already part of the team…it makes sense to add Jorge.  It will be a husband and wife thing…
I missed everyone…it is good to be back!



  1. Robin says:

    I am joining you with the Billy butt kicking as well. I have let my husband coming home and the Holidays make me lazy. I having been the good little low carb trooper that I have been in the past…sigh. Billy awaits! 🙂

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