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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Being in a military relationship is a lot like weight loss.

Time feels like forever before you see results (or your significant other). You have these awesome high's and these challenging lows. You work really hard to keep your mind busy so you are not thinking about food (or your love). You often feel like the start of the journey is unsurmountable and that you will never make it, but knowing that you will have a moment where you will look back and say that you did it. There are times you want to cry. There are times you eagerly await good news or the fruits of your labor. There are other people who know your struggle, feel your pain, support you and empathize with you.

My, my, my. My weight loss journey runs pretty parallel to the journey I am on right now with my guy. I know these feelings. I've had these feelings about a hundred times over in my life and I have to remind myself that I have made it through each and every one of them!!!

I got a call on Sunday night. Being that it was a really trying weekend and work has been unforgiving, I started crying the minute I heard his voice. Just that instantaneous comfort that washed over me once I heard him say "Hi Angel" just shook me to my core and I couldn't keep it together. Immediately he started consoling me and tried to figure out why I was so upset the minute we connected, but in all reality, I just needed and wanted to hear his voice. It was exactly what I needed and I wasnt crying because I was sad, rather because it was the best part of my day/weekend/week.

This is not a path I would have chosen (being in the military) but I have chosen to walk the path with an unbelievable man who has made a committment to both me and our country.

Nothing good comes without great sacrifice. In losing weight and in love.

Peace and Love all!!!
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