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        03-02-2012, 11:49 AM
      #21
    Green Broke
    The army still uses horses, maybe you could join the first of the third?

    The Old Guard - Caisson Platoon

    What a great webpage.....quite nostalgic, and one of the few units with horses in the US military.

    I don't think you said how you intend to start your career, what MOS are you looking at?
         
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        03-02-2012, 11:52 AM
      #22
    Banned
    I had thought about the old guard!!

    I want to be an animal care specialist, but I know it's a very small field.

    I'm probably going to go for a combat medic or wheeled vehicle mechanic.
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        03-02-2012, 01:08 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
    I'd like to encourage you to choose a skill that crosses over into civilian life.

    I know your intentions are to serve 20 years and retire, and so were mine, but in my case it just didn't work out that way.

    I did get a wonderful education in the army, one that drove my career forward in the civilian world, and have no regrets in regard to my service.

    If you choose carefully, should you decide to leave the military, you can bring a skill out with you that will support you and your family.

    I think that it has become much more difficult to stay 20 years, and I run into many people who were forced out before they could retire.

    Do what's best for you, and forget about the "needs of the army".
         
        03-04-2012, 01:18 PM
      #24
    Banned
    I'm going to try like heck to stay in that long.
    I have thought and being a combat medic, reenlisting as an MP and then after that's over, becoming an officer.
    If the officer part doesn't work out, I thought if I had the MP experience, becoming a police officer and have a canine.
    Just a thought.

    And if none of THAT works out, I'm going to use my G.I. Bill to become an equine vet specializing in either dental or chiropractic.
    Maybe have a farrier job on the side.


    Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy working.

    I have lost another 4 pounds though! My work pant that were once skin tight, are now lose! I actually have to pull them up every so often or else I'd probably lose my pants. Lol.
    I've had to take in easy on my exercise because I've been straining my knees too much.
    Since I'm so over weight and out of shape, my knees aren't used to the amount of exercise that I've been doing. And I fell on my knee last night so it's swollen. :(
    But still, 4 more pounds! I'm so excited! :)
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        03-07-2012, 12:18 AM
      #25
    Banned
    I've officially lost 15 pounds since I started. I feel good about that and I actually did a 5 mile workout.


    But here lately, I've been rather depressed.
    I miss my horse and being with horses.
    I want to ride but I don't know anyone how teaches lessons near me and I don't have any tack.
    Not to be a baby about, but it makes me wanna cry. There's a big hole where my horse used to be and I can't fill it. :/
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        03-07-2012, 08:38 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by OkieGal    
    I've officially lost 15 pounds since I started. I feel good about that and I actually did a 5 mile workout.


    But here lately, I've been rather depressed.
    I miss my horse and being with horses.
    I want to ride but I don't know anyone how teaches lessons near me and I don't have any tack.
    Not to be a baby about, but it makes me wanna cry. There's a big hole where my horse used to be and I can't fill it. :/
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    I guess I missed it, what happened to your horse?
         
        03-07-2012, 09:25 PM
      #27
    Banned
    I had to sell him last fall due to my poor financial situation.

    He was my heart horse and it kills me every day not knowing where or how he is.
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        03-08-2012, 08:23 PM
      #28
    Green Broke
    Yea, that sucks....I certainly understand, been there, done that, wore out the tee shirt.

    Work hard, and one of these days there will be another horse waiting for you....and you'll be able to provide the best feed and the best hay for it!
         
        03-18-2012, 11:18 PM
      #29
    Banned
    I know I will! I did what was best for him. :)

    Gosh, I haven't posted in a while...Sorry. I've been so busy that I completely forgot about this journal.
    I've lost 22 pounds so far. I feel so much more confident and happier. I feel so good now. Im a completely different person than I was a few months ago. My weight loss has slowed but I'm still staying positive and happy about. I know I'll get there. All its going to take is hard work and patience.

    Off topic, but I've got guy problems.
    There's this guy I work with that I like and I highly suspect the feelings are mutual. He just has a hard time acting like he likes me. I know he does, he can't hide it that well. To add to that, we've known each other for years. I've finally set aside my judgments of him and turns out I really like him.

    Is it normal for guys to act like they don't like someone in front of their friends? I don't point out that I like him and he's fine with that. Heck when we hang out together, he's really sweet. He is always wants to either go with me somewhere or take me somewhere too, but it never works out. This week is my spring break from school, so we both have the whole week free.
    He asked me to go on a 4 day trip with him, just him and I.
    Im still erked 'cause I couldn't go. I could tell he really wanted me to go so we could spend some needed time together. I just don't know how to deal with his fickleness. One day he's talking to me and being really nice, and other days I don't exist. I don't try to hang around him and bug him, I just let him do his own thing. If he comes around, I talk to him and flirt with him.

    I just don't know what to do!
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        03-19-2012, 04:10 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
    First, congratulation on the 22 pounds. I've started my fitness pal and set a goal to lose 10 pounds. I've been at it a week so far and haven't lost a pound so your certainly ahead of me.

    Ahhhh. Boy problems.....welcome to the world of Venus and Mars.......

    Young men usually act that way, at least at first.

    Let me just say, boys are easy to catch if you use the right bait. First rule of fishing....keep your bait in the water.

    You might ask him to do something for you, like, check the oil in your car.....then you can talk with him while he shows you how manly he is, all while helping a poor....helpless...(not).......young lady.....
         

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