General chatter - My boyfriend came home from Iraq and saw the "new me!!"




mkendrick
07-09-2010, 10:27 AM
My wonderful boyfriend has been deployed in Iraq since October. Immediately after he left, I dropped 10lbs. I was sad, stressed, and just in foggy haze after he left and it just caused me to drop weight apparently. That has never happened to me before. I had never actively tried to lose weight (although I had always wanted to), and I had never dropped weight because of a situation like that either. I was surprised at the sudden loss, and decided to keep going. Looking back, my first efforts were fairly pitiful but effective enough. I kind of calorie counted, but I had no idea what I was doing. It worked though, and the more I lost, the more motivated I was, and the more I learned, and the more active I became in the process. Anyways, point being, you all know the rest of the story. I lost over 50lbs since October. And my boyfriend had last seen me when I was 180+lbs.

I told him I was "trying to live a healthier life and losing some weight in the process," but I never told him how much. He never knew my starting numbers or how much I lost. I sent him pictures, of course, but purposefully never sent pictures that clearly showed the significance of the change.

Well, I picked him up from the airport on Wednesday. First of all I ran up the stairs, knocking people out of the way in the process, and jumped on him. I cried, and we hugged for about an hour it seemed like, haha. Everyone else had already gotten their luggage. And finally he pulled away and said "let me look at you!!" He put his hands around my waist and touched all the new curves and bones that didn't used to be there, and he told me I was absolutely beautiful...And then followed by a few choice four-letter exclamations (he is a soldier, afterall, hehe). "Holy f***ing s***, you're TINY!" On the way home (the airport is a two hour drive), we had to find a country road....<wink wink>

But it's been absolutely perfect so far. He's had his hands all over me, which I'm sure he would have if I lost weight or not, but instead of worrying about "oh my gosh, he's touching my tummy" and "ew, I bet he can feel my back roll!" I love it. I WANT him to touch my tummy and I can just enjoy all of it. And he picks me up all the time, I sit on his lap and don't worry about squishing him, and I feel absolutely tiny when he puts his arms around me.

It's been a wonderful few days, and we have about two weeks more of it. I'm on such a happy high right now, I can't hardly stand it, lol. The only reason I'm on the internet at all right now is jet lag finally caught up with him and he's sleeping in.

Oh, and skinny sex is, in a word, awesome.

:D


sweetnlow28
07-09-2010, 10:29 AM
That's great :) I remember you mentioning in another post that your Bf hadn't seen you since he was deployed. I bet that was such a proud moment for you. Have fun ;)

caryesings
07-09-2010, 10:30 AM
Very nice. Don't expect we'll be seeing much of you online the next few weeks...


neveragainbabe
07-09-2010, 10:32 AM
awwww! i'm so happy for you!!

SCraver
07-09-2010, 10:34 AM
Yay!! That is SO wonderful to hear! I am happy for your happiness!

parkedout
07-09-2010, 10:35 AM
That is WONDERFUL!

I remember how weirded out you were when you heard "The girls either get fat or skinny" while their guys were deployed.

You are a success!


So proud!:hug::carrot::carrot::carrot:

chnkymonkey
07-09-2010, 10:37 AM
WOW - so happy for you. Its wonderful.

Enjoy your time with him.

annie175
07-09-2010, 10:39 AM
Wow Wow Wow

jkinboston89
07-09-2010, 10:43 AM
Awww you've been waiting for this for so long and it sounds like it's even better than you'd imagined it would be! I'm SO excited for you and I don't even know you lol!!! YAY! Have fun, girl! ;)

Thighs Be Gone
07-09-2010, 10:44 AM
I love this post! I can tell you are absolutely on Cloud 9. Enjoy this sweet, sweet time and savor every last detail of it. You deserve it. This is so exciting.

p.s. As far as your "skinny sex" comment. Ditto! :)

CanadianCutie
07-09-2010, 10:44 AM
That's awesome!

L R K
07-09-2010, 10:48 AM
That is very sweet :)

You have done a great job!

TJFitnessDiva
07-09-2010, 10:55 AM
How awesome! Enjoy this time with your guy ;)

ennay
07-09-2010, 11:00 AM
See you in 2 weeks! :D

muelle12
07-09-2010, 11:07 AM
I just ran into the post and it absolutely 100% made my day!!!

bnorah
07-09-2010, 11:11 AM
That's so wonderful!! Enjoy your newfound self...and your boyfriend of course!

starfishkitty
07-09-2010, 11:26 AM
That is so awesome!!! :D

My guy lives in another country and we haven't seen each other since Feb... so far I've lost 16lbs since the last time he saw me and I still have 3 months to go.... hehe.... I can't wait!

(And yes, skinny-ER sex has been awesome! ;) )

westernsoutherngirl
07-09-2010, 11:52 AM
Yay! I am sooo happy for you! Your joy is contagious!!!! Made my day too!

sept15lija
07-09-2010, 01:15 PM
That is so awesome!! Have a great time!! :) ;)

TXMary2
07-09-2010, 01:28 PM
Yeah!!! Congrats! Enjoy your time with him :) I am so excited for you!!

Renwomin
07-09-2010, 01:41 PM
I am so happy for you and your boyfriend! I know I don't need to tell you to enjoy every second of your time together. Have a great time!

ddc
07-09-2010, 01:50 PM
What a great story. I'm glad that I read it.

Yay for you both and a thank you to your boyfriend for his service :)

AnnieDrews
07-09-2010, 01:52 PM
AWWWWW! This post almost made me cry! I'm so happy for you both. Enjoy your time together.

misstraveller
07-09-2010, 02:01 PM
Awesomeness! This story totally made my day! Enjoy your time with your man :)

oodlesofnoodles
07-09-2010, 02:32 PM
OMG! How awesome! This sounds so creepy, but I've been waiting to see how he would react ever since you mentioned he was going to be home soon. Wow! Congrats Megan :)

God I can't wait for skinny sex...

thesame7lbs
07-09-2010, 02:35 PM
This post absolutely DID make me cry! It was just 50 weeks ago that I picked my husband up at the airport after his 7-month deployment. When he left, baby #3 was just 4 days old and I was all post-pregnancy lumps and bumps. When he got home, I had lost every # of the baby weight and was still nursing -- so I got lots of wow, wow, wows from him! (I only have boobs when I'm nursing).

Unfortunately, we had 3 kids in the car with us, so no country road. ;)

CONGRATULATIONS to you! Enjoy your two weeks!

ncuneo
07-09-2010, 03:11 PM
Oh sweetie, I've been waiting for this post, I thought you had said he was coming home in July. I'm so so happy for you. Enjoy every minute of it!

saef
07-09-2010, 04:18 PM
I can't believe how GOOD it feels to read about someone who's so happy.

This is beyond validating. This is magical. Transcending. And a treasured memory in the making.

I am so glad you're able to have this moment.

midwife
07-09-2010, 04:36 PM
Fantastic!!! I'm so happy for you both! :D

EZMONEY
07-09-2010, 04:46 PM
I'm always saying we just can't thank our Troops enough....;)

great job :carrot: both of you!

traveling michele
07-09-2010, 04:52 PM
Congratulations!!
Enjoy your time together.

jigglefree
07-09-2010, 04:58 PM
:dance::dance:Happy Dance!!! Thanks for sharing. On a funny note...I'm no where near where I want to be but the loss so far and sex is wonderful so I can only imagine!!!

SEE YOU IN A COUPLE WEEKS!! (wink, wink)!!! Find another country road!!

asharksrevenge
07-09-2010, 05:21 PM
I've been waiting to read this post from you because I knew how excited you were that he was coming back! All that hard work totally paid off in the incredible way he handled your weight loss. Good for you!

And it's great to know that skinny sex is more fun!

rockinrobin
07-09-2010, 06:56 PM
Pretty certain you won't be seeing this post anytime soon, but...

This is the most delightful post I have ever heard here at 3FC! I am so happy for you!

You are clearly enjoying the new you and reaping the benefits in a BIG, BIG, BIG way.

Thanks for taking the time to post and giving everyone who's read it a big smile.

*See ya* in two weeks. :)

junebug41
07-09-2010, 07:05 PM
How wonderful!!!!!!! What a great moment. I get chills just thinking about it!

skygirl
07-09-2010, 07:33 PM
congrats! how fun! your joy is just jumping off the screen! thank you for sharing this, i really needed to hear something like this today. have a wonderful time on your visit! :)

Sweetcaroline
07-09-2010, 07:38 PM
You made my day ! ... I haven't read anything lately that touched me the way your story did.......
I'm lovin it... Enjoy your time together :cloud9:

1bighog
07-09-2010, 09:54 PM
I love this post and I know exactly what you mean by not worrying what he's thinking when he touches you!

LouisaH
07-09-2010, 10:53 PM
Okay, so yeah, yeah, congratulations to you (lol!), but think about how exciting you're making HIS time home. He gets to have a new, hot, sexy girlfriend to enjoy his time with! You have truly done your patriotic duty and made sacrifices for the good of our troops!

Look at us, we're all so proud of you! Thanks for sharing.

SarahD140
07-09-2010, 11:03 PM
OMG!!! What a perfect story! Thank your for sharing!!! I remember reading about your bf coming home. :) live it up girly!!

GradPhase
07-09-2010, 11:45 PM
Seriously the one of probably the top two MOST inspiring stories I've read on 3FC!

redlight
07-10-2010, 12:34 AM
Awesome!

Chels27
07-10-2010, 12:39 AM
congrats and enjoy your time!!! I bet you were so proud!

Alicia87
07-11-2010, 10:32 AM
Woohoo!!!!! I am so excited for you, I've been waiting to hear about him seeing you for the first time!! I'm so happy for you that this all went so well :) :)

Amy9
07-11-2010, 10:39 AM
I loved reading EVERY single word. Your happiness and excitement just pops off the screen! Congrats on your success. You deserve every minute of all this greatness.

Thanks for sharing such a great feeling!!!! I cant wait.

Cali Doll
07-11-2010, 12:38 PM
Congrats! :-) You've worked very hard and deserve this happiness.

Fressca
07-11-2010, 01:26 PM
That was just a fantastic, fantastic post - it actually made me well up - is that wrong?? Enjoy every single moment of your time together (you're off to a great start!)

klambeth82
07-11-2010, 01:33 PM
I am so happy for you!!! I could just feel your happiness while reading this post. Enjoy him (not that you aren't already ;) )

Passionista
07-11-2010, 01:53 PM
:woohoo: :cp: Tearing up here, seriously! I am SO HAPPY for you both!!!

gonnadoitthistime
07-13-2010, 12:06 AM
This is just the sweetest post, I am so happy for you!!!!!!!

Cglasscock1
07-13-2010, 12:11 AM
That is such a great story! How wonderful! Have a great time together!