Well I know I have not posted in months and months and that is just wrong! I had a lot going on in my life and it has been a whirl wind of craziness!

Lets see.. to start with My hubby was to deploy and start training in Nov - well he went on Rear D and though he was staying his job was phased out so he became unemployed for 3 months! He had another job lined up with a Unit on Post but was A. waiting for the Commander of his old Unit to sign off and B. waiting for the guy he was replacing to leave! In all of that time we fought and fought (and are still fighting actually) with Unemployment to get paid - to Date we still have not received any monies and his last day of work was Oct 21st

I really put my nose to the grindstone and with hubby;s help worked my Kiosk at Ft Carson and with the help of a dear Friend Jenn B got my Website http://CharmsnThings.com up and running!

Well On Jan 7th we got a call from the S4 of his "old" Unit stating that 3 E7's had failed their physicals and that SURPRISE he was now going to deploy! Well he went that weekend and did his physical (and passed of course) and the whirl wind began .. he drilled 9th & 10th - at 1am on the 10th/ 11th we left for ID to go see his family for a few days .. got home on the 15th and packing and check lists came flying out! He left Monday Jan 18th to start training in Denver - was able to come home that night to pack personal belongings in a container that would be going forward and then headed back to Denver again. They had Sat/ Sun off (well sorta) There was a Farewell/ Moving of the colors Ceremony on Sunday that we all attended and then back home.. Will asked if I had any big things going on for the week and since i only had a few minor things outside of the house we decided I would go to Denver and spend his last week together! It was great getting to spend the extra time with him even though he was training every day and so we just got a few hrs in the evening to have dinner and spend time together.

Well he left on Feb 2nd to head to TX for additional Training - it was a very early morning and a VERY long drive home from Denver alone that day :( Not the greatest pic but here is a quick snapshot from the day he left:

Well the next few weeks were a little strained and crazy .. I had a Booth at Ft Carson the 8th - 14th and did very well! Had some friends from AZ get stationed here so we went out to the American Legion on Friday the 12th and had a great time singing Karaoke! The next week I got sick :( in addition I had a week packed with Massage Clients! On Friday the 19th we went to the American Legion again for a Benefit dinner for a member that had a Kidney Transplant and again had a great time doing Karaoke and hanging with good friends!

Well On to the amazing news .. I made a pact with myself to lose 10 lbs before i get to see Will on a 4 day pass .. well I ended up weighing in on Feb 5th for my starting point .. as of today Feb 22nd I have lost 5.8 lbs!!! I am SO excited .. I thought for sure I had gained weight from all of the stresses but I am headed in the right direction! I started taking SlimQuick and did a Gentle Cleanse from 2/12 - 2/19 and then started on the weight loss pills on the 21st (I was a lil hungover on the 20th so decided to wait) I am very excited and I think I am headed in the right direction! Stay tuned for more updates :)


BBPartyGirl said...

Deb, I am so happy for you! You are such a strong woman! I am so blessed to call you my friend! Thank you for all the sacrifices that you and your family have to make! Awesome job on the transformation! I am still working on mine as well! WooHoo! You are going to reach your 10lb goal!


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