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Accord
05-11-06, 07:29 PM
I was beyond just a typical fat body... I used to be "THAT GUY" that you'd see and just think to yourself "man, look at that disgusting whale... how was he able to let himself go like that? Why isn't he doing anything about it?"

Well I did do something about it and did so for the sole purpose of becoming a MARINE.

My mom found a great "before" picture of me that was taken only about a year and a half ago and I want to share it with you guys, I knew I was extremely fat but didn't realize I was THAT fat until I saw this picture of myself. I also just took an "after" picture of myself today for comparison.

This first picture is pretty embarassing, but I want to show it to you guys, especially those of you trying to lose weight right now to be able to join, you'll be able to see the transformation I made in only 5 months and hopefully you can use it as motivation for yourselves because it CAN be done and i'm living proof of it.

Here are the pictures:

*BEFORE*
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/Accord32/johnbeforeOMGHUGE1-blackout.jpg



*AFTER*
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/Accord32/DSC01353after-blackout.jpg

SmokeyBandit
05-11-06, 07:35 PM
Good Job! Keep up the good work! And Good Luck in your future to becoming a MARINE!

jinelson
05-11-06, 07:39 PM
Outstanding John, this Im sure will very be motivating for those who have weight problems. It can be done.

thedrifter
05-11-06, 07:44 PM
Outstanding....

Countinue on the path and strive for Your goal...

Ellie

22DevilPup87
05-11-06, 08:08 PM
Awesome job! Way to go!

Tallboot
05-11-06, 09:18 PM
OUTSTANDING, you are one dedicated ... You will be one PT stud Congratulations seriously

Smalcom
05-11-06, 10:03 PM
Fu***** spectacular, great job.

003XXMarineDAD
05-11-06, 10:36 PM
Great job John, keep it up and earn that EGA.

TopFlight
05-11-06, 11:10 PM
Excellent job!!!! What type of diet plan did you use?

mortar-E-4
05-12-06, 01:32 AM
kick'in ass bro!!! :usmc: keep it up!

outlaw3179
05-12-06, 08:26 AM
Great Job Poolee...Keep it up and in no time youll be able to claim the title United States Marine !

Parker-0321
05-12-06, 08:57 AM
Hell Yea!! Thats motivating for me and I don't need to lose weight! Good job Bro!! Keep it up man!

Future-USMC-LT
05-12-06, 08:59 AM
DAMN GOOD JOB MAN!! That's motivation and dedication all rollled into one right there.

jgorosco
05-12-06, 09:19 AM
The before pic you had some pu**y all over you. But since you lost weight you can't even get them in the same room with you.


Good job on the weight lose. Keep up the hard work cause it only gets harder!

quillhill
05-12-06, 01:05 PM
That is motivating. Poolee Accord, that is one hell of an accomplishment, and you should be proud of yourself. I have this gut feeling that the determination and perserverance you've displayed will help make you a darn fine Marine. I look forward to seeing you come back here (probably December, huh?) looking sharp in the uniform with your EGA.

Congratulations and keep up the good work.

Osotogary
05-12-06, 01:21 PM
Good work, Accord. Very inspirational. Great body but you're still goin' to have to do something with that face. LOL
Keep up the good work. I'm sure that this weight loss meant a whole lifestyle change that wasn't easy. You apparently have chosen a path for yourself that will reap benefits beyond your immediate comprehension. One step at a time. Go get 'em.

Jsphsl4204
05-12-06, 06:30 PM
That, Accord, is one hell of a transformation.
NOTHING can stop you on your journey to the United States Marine Corps, NOTHING.
Keep up the inspirational and motivational work.

Accord
10-12-06, 04:39 PM
There have been several weight loss threads recently, so i'm bumping this up.

And here is specific information on how I did it:

I went on a hardcore weight loss diet consisting of all clean foods and very little carbs at the beginning... egg whites, lot's of veggies, cottage cheese, beans, salads, whey protein powder, flax seed oil, etc. and I ate 5 meals per day. About every month I had to change up my diet and substitute foods to prevent myself from hitting a plateau. Some of the foods are nasty and tough to eat day in and day out, so I used 'I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray' on almost everything I ate. My diet was nothing special, I merely followed the 10 calories for every 1 pound you weigh rule and 1.5g of protein for every 1 pound you weigh rule. If you're 280 pounds and you want to lose weight, then you should be taking in 2,800 calories per day, every 10 pounds that you lose you should adjust your calories accordingly. Protein is a big factor because if you're not taking in enough protein you'll lose a lot of lean body mass. I used the glycemic index and chose my foods wisely and picked the foods with the the lowest GI, then just broke it up into 5 daily meals and I was good to go and consistently lost fat every week. I highly recommend doing a google search for the "Glycemic Index" and choosing the foods on your diet based on those with the lowest GI rating.

I did weight training 3x a week on Monday/Wednesday/Friday and I did intense cardio on Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday with Saturday being an off day. My weight training routine basically consisted of just your standard legs/chest/arms/back/etc. 3 day split routine. Muscle is one of the best fat burners out there, the more muscle you have the more fat you'll burn and the higher your metabolic rate will be. It's also important to lift heavy (none of this ***** low weight high reps sh/t, that won't build muscle) so you can keep as much LBM as possible and don't end up looking like a twig with bags of loose skin when you do in fact lose all the weight you need to lose. Tons of people who end up losing a lot of weight end up going from big and fat to skinny and fat, lifting heavy from the beginning will prevent this. Do not worry about gaining weight by weight lifting, because you won't, gaining weight by lifting is entirely dependant on your diet and your calories, to gain weight you need to have a surplus of calories and that just won't happen on a weight loss diet. You'll get stronger and you'll get leaner by lifting weights, but you WON'T get bigger or heavier, so don't worry about that. I cannot stress how important weight lifting is!

For cardio I did HIIT on the eliptical machine Tuesdays and Thursdays with a long run usually 3+ miles on Sundays, mind you I wasn't physically capable of doing this when I first started. HIIT is high intensity interval training, it's basically where you'll go balls out for 1 minute, rest for 1 minute, etc. and do this for 30 minutes. Your metabolic rate will be in overdrive after a good session of HIIT. When I FIRST started I wasn't able to do HIIT and I wasn't able to even run at all, so at the beginning I started doing 20 minutes of just straight cardio on the eliptical machine at the gym at a good pace eventually working my way up to 30 minutes which took a few weeks. After about 1 month is when I started doing HIIT on the eliptical machine and I started at 15 minutes of doing 30 seconds fast, 1 minute slow and then worked my way up to 30 minutes of 1 minute fast and 30 seconds slow which was very intense. When I started doing HIIT I was finally able to run half a mile so every Sunday I would run half a mile and just keep pushing myself, after a few weeks of running half a mile I was eventually able to run 3/4 of a mile, and then one day I just pushed myself to 1 mile which was a huge moral victory for me and a big mental barrier that I finally crossed because never in my life have I ever ran 1 mile, in gym class during those mile runs I was such a fat piece of crap that it took me the entire 1 hour class just to walk the mile, so actually running 1 mile for the first time felt amazing for me. I kept doing my HIIT on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on Sunday I would run 1 mile, I eventually worked my way up to 1.5 miles, 2 miles, 2.5 miles, and 3 miles which was my ultimate goal because that is the distance I have to run for the PFT. Once I was able to run 3 miles, I then began focusing on getting my time down, I went from 3 miles in 34 minutes to 3 miles in 19:45. A few days ago I was doing speed work and ran 1 mile in 5:30, never in a million years did I think I would be able to run a sub-6 minute mile, let alone a 5:30 mile. Also last night I did a situp test and got 101 situps in 2 minutes, for the past few weeks I was hovering from the low to mid 90's, a few months ago I was just barely in the low 70's, and now last night i'm at 101.

A complete weight loss program needs ALL of the three elements to work and work well: 1) Diet, 2) Weight training, 3) Cardio. If you're only doing 2 of these 3 things, your program will not work, you must have all 3 elements.

If you've been the same weight for several weeks, then you're doing something seriously wrong. Most people can do the necessary cardio and weight lifting without any problems, but their diets are all f/cked up and that's why they don't see results, and I can almost guarantee that anytime someone plateau's or stops losing weight, it's their DIET! I already mentioned it, but it's so important that it's worth repeating: The most common weight loss myth is to eat less and that is simply not true. You need to keep your metabolism going in overdrive around the clock 24/7, you need to be following the 10 calorie per pound of bodyweight method I posted above and then split those calories up into 5 or 6 meals throughout the day so you're basically eating every 3 hours.

You NEED to be lifting weights, and i'm not talking about doing 50 bicep curls. You need to be hitting the large and major muscle groups and you need to be lifting heavy. There are no if's, and's, or but's about it, you must be lifting weights right now or your progress will be stale.

There is no reason in the world why you won't be able to achieve the same results as me. If I can do it, then anyone with a little bit of willpower and motivation should be able to do it as well.

Good luck and if you have any questions I will be glad to answer them.

And while i'm at it, here is another "after" picture of me taken about 2 weeks ago in Washington, D.C. at the World War 2 memorial, as you can see, the difference between my "before" picture and now is extremely dramatic:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j37/Accord32222/johnWW2memorial.jpg

Kildars
10-12-06, 04:55 PM
Anyways, congratulations. You can do anything you put your mind to. Don't let anyone tell you it can not be done.

quillhill
10-12-06, 06:02 PM
Congrats, again, Accord. I am very impressed and I agree completely, diet is crucial.

I have one question, though. It says in your profile that you were supposed to ship 20060822. Am I reading this wrong? If you've posted this elsewhere, I apologize. I'm just curious when you're leaving. It appears as though you are good to go.

Accord
10-12-06, 06:14 PM
Congrats, again, Accord. I am very impressed and I agree completely, diet is crucial.

I have one question, though. It says in your profile that you were supposed to ship 20060822. Am I reading this wrong? If you've posted this elsewhere, I apologize. I'm just curious when you're leaving. It appears as though you are good to go.
I changed my contract to UZ, so my ship date changed. I just haven't updated my profile yet.

Accord
10-12-06, 06:19 PM
Why did you blur your face out?

Anyways, congratulations. You can do anything you put your mind to. Don't let anyone tell you it can not be done.
Because I posted this on other websites that aren't exactly as close knit as Leatherneck.com, so I don't want my face all over the internet.

GriT
10-12-06, 06:26 PM
OUTSTANDING ACCORD

Amazing change and Very motivating! UZ..what would that be?

Poskew
10-12-06, 06:32 PM
Awsome job bud Im not trying to rain on your parade either but I know exactly what you have gone through.. I used to weigh 290 and am now down to 215. Lost it all in about 6 months .. Should be leaving for PI sometime this month.

Accord
10-12-06, 06:38 PM
OUTSTANDING ACCORD

Amazing change and Very motivating! UZ..what would that be?
Infantry with the recon indoc option.

Accord
10-12-06, 06:40 PM
Awsome job bud Im not trying to rain on your parade either but I know exactly what you have gone through.. I used to weigh 290 and am now down to 215. Lost it all in about 6 months .. Should be leaving for PI sometime this month.
Great job.

Poskew
10-12-06, 06:43 PM
Pullups are my enemy and have slowed down my trip to PI. Just not good at them but am doing everything to get them up. I will get to PI sometime soon.

DaveXIII90
10-12-06, 07:19 PM
DAMMMMMMn accord, thats some amazing shiat youve accomplished. GREAT work.

ps- Poskew, dont even worry about how many pullups you can do at the moment; instead, just focus on goin all out every tme you hit that pullup bar- Ive noticed that when Im PT'ng, whether it be pullups or something else, it really screws my set up if i set a goal for the set, count up to it, and prepare to drop everything the second i hit the goal- Instead, I set a goal, count the first few, and when I am about four to three reps away from the goal im reaching for, i stop counting, forget about the goal, and just go nuts- by goin nuts I meen just doin it until i ABSOLUTELY cant do another rep... by doing that, youve counted up to around the last few reps, and during that time, while you are aware of what number your on, you are able to keep doing that "Cmon, one more...ok, one more....alright cmon another, you can do this.." thing........ doing this gets you through the beggining and middle of the excersise, leaving the rest of your mind free for that "All out" part at the end, when you just forget about it all and reach for the sky. This may sound weird to you, but trust me- as weird as i thought i was, and as much as i thought my plan wouldnt help me get stronger....it DOES work- earlier this year, about 3 months ago, I coulkd only do about 4 pullups MAX- right now, by usin the method i use, i am up to 13 pullups, and can do 2 to 3 more sets of 11 pullups right after the max set, waiting only 2 minutes between. So, whatever you choose as your method, just remember to GO NUTS at the end of your set.

Echo_Four_Bravo
10-12-06, 09:14 PM
My guess is that it is because many people don't want to put identifying information on the internet, which is a wise idea.

Achped
10-12-06, 09:37 PM
John, dude, HOLY CRAP.

Seriously, why not post this on GPN? How can you sit there and listen to those nasty fat bodies insult you when you went from #1 to #2?????

Echo_Four_Bravo
10-12-06, 09:59 PM
What is GPN?

Achped
10-12-06, 10:26 PM
Just another internet forum full of preteen I-hate-Bush'ers.

Poskew
10-12-06, 11:07 PM
... ???

Accord
10-14-06, 12:31 PM
My guess is that it is because many people don't want to put identifying information on the internet, which is a wise idea.
Exactly. But I will be glad to show the original non-blacked out versions to any Marine on here or anyone I personally know (Ach).

Poskew
10-14-06, 12:55 PM
GAHHH I just got back from a poolee function crucial work out ..

Accord
10-22-06, 05:52 PM
Here are some pics I just took about 5 minutes ago, you can kind of see the loose skin around my stomach area, it sucks but it's better than being a fat body.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j37/Accord32222/DSC02814-noface.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j37/Accord32222/DSC02804-noface.jpg

Accord
10-22-06, 05:54 PM
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j37/Accord32222/DSC02813-noface.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j37/Accord32222/DSC02811-noface.jpg

Achped
10-22-06, 09:33 PM
Damn dude, look at those WINGS!

You sure you can only do 10 pullups? You look like you should be doing around seventy five!

Good job John.

Echo_Four_Bravo
10-22-06, 09:53 PM
Yeah, the lats on that boy are pretty freaking huge. Looks like a pull up monster.

Accord
10-23-06, 08:04 PM
To be honest, I have not done a pullup test in over a MONTH. No, it's not because i'm slacking off, it's because of my training program.

I basically found this awesome strength program on a rock climbing website which is geared mainly towards pullups, to summarzine it up... the trick is doing pyramids and NEVER going to muscle failure, the key is that you're able to easily do 100+ pullups in a single workout without ever going to failure. The goal is to do a massive volume of reps, and the best way to do that is pyramids and by never going to failure. If you're doing 100+ pullups in a single workout you're going to see huge gains and I have seen just that.

When I would just get on the pullup bar and do pullups until muscle failure, I hit long plateaus and my results were very stale... on this new program i've seen huge gains and it's been awesome.

We're going to be running an IST this Saturday at my RS and I expect that i'll be up at AT LEAST 15 pullups.

Accord
11-11-06, 11:13 PM
Bump for the fat bodies to get motivated!

cplbrooks
11-12-06, 11:13 AM
Accord, I would like to use the before and after as a testimonial in my own recruiting efforts. Is there any way you can post them without the face blocked out so that it has more credibility?

Accord
11-12-06, 11:25 AM
Accord, I would like to use the before and after as a testimonial in my own recruiting efforts. Is there any way you can post them without the face blocked out so that it has more credibility?
Absolutely Cpl. Brooks. I don't really want to post my face on the the internet, but I would be glad to e-mail them to you. If you don't mind, could you please send me a private message with your e-mail and i'll get them right out to you.

cplbrooks
11-12-06, 11:28 AM
done

Accord
11-12-06, 12:46 PM
done
E-mail out.

I also included some additional pictures.

Thanks

crzyredneck
11-12-06, 11:51 PM
That is motivating... I moved to missouri and weighed 225 when i was in texas i talked to the Marine corp recruiter and he basically said i was to big to be a Marine. It shot me down. But i moved up here and thought that if i want it, not to let anyone stop me from having it. So in about 2 months i dropped down to 203, which is my max for my height. I got to be 190 by Jan 3rd, which i am not a self motivated person. Which has hurt me, cause i stopped even doing the little bit of work out i was doing, and now i weigh 205.. But thanks to that pic i have actually started runnign more and putting myself on a training plan. though my weight lost isnt as Significant as yours probably was, i thank you for posting it and Sharing to motivate others like myself. And know i am a little more motivated to achieve my weight and be under so i can do my best in Basic. Also i would be glad if you know anything else that could possibly help motivate me a little more. Like i said im not a Self Motivator, though my recruiter helps since i have enlisted...

Accord
11-12-06, 11:56 PM
Also i would be glad if you know anything else that could possibly help motivate me a little more. Like i said im not a Self Motivator
If earning the title of United States Marine does not motivate you, then nothing will.

crzyredneck
11-13-06, 12:03 AM
I think that is the only reason i have come this far.... I mean i have always been told i could never do it... But that title is what has made me go as far as i have, and i still have along way to go, but i do understand that, and i think that is why i continue preparing myself slowly but surly... I havent given up on working on 100% i just slowed the process down when theres not time to. The truth be The title of United States Marine is what has brung me this far. I was just wondering if there were any other tips on how you did it, besides the ultimate goal of earning the Title of Marine

Accord
11-13-06, 12:08 AM
I think that is the only reason i have come this far.... I mean i have always been told i could never do it... But that title is what has made me go as far as i have, and i still have along way to go, but i do understand that, and i think that is why i continue preparing myself slowly but surly... I havent given up on working on 100% i just slowed the process down when theres not time to. The truth be The title of United States Marine is what has brung me this far. I was just wondering if there were any other tips on how you did it, besides the ultimate goal of earning the Title of Marine
Everything I did is outlined in this thread. If you do everything I said in this thread exactly how I said it and you stick to the program, you'll have the same results.

crzyredneck
11-13-06, 12:11 AM
ok cool, the only problem i forsee is the weight training, not that its a problem its just i do not have acess to get on the base which is bout a 45 minute drive away, and there is no gyms ne where near where i live, though i have taken a natural weight training modification. I live out in the middle of no where where farming is big, so i help buy moving hay bails, cutting logs, moving huge logs, and different farm things, which is a good way to work out, i feel if you dont have access to a gym

Accord
11-13-06, 12:23 AM
ok cool, the only problem i forsee is the weight training, not that its a problem its just i do not have acess to get on the base which is bout a 45 minute drive away, and there is no gyms ne where near where i live, though i have taken a natural weight training modification. I live out in the middle of no where where farming is big, so i help buy moving hay bails, cutting logs, moving huge logs, and different farm things, which is a good way to work out, i feel if you dont have access to a gym
Most compound exercises require nothing more than a barbell and some plates. with a simply olympic size barbell, plates, and a bench you can do all variations of squats, upright rows, bent rows, clean and jerks, t-bar row, military press, curls, bench press, shrugs, close grip bench press, etc. etc. etc. the list is endless. You just need to make sure you're doing the exercises correctly, if you're doing them with ****ty form you won't benefit from it, you won't target the correct muscles, and you can easily injure yourself.

Just do that, and buy/make a pullup bar/dip station and you'll be set.

crzyredneck
11-13-06, 12:39 AM
yeh i got a pull up bar... I am an amature boxer, and my boxing instructor gave me one before i moved to missouri.. that is how i started getting out of shape. I am still in shape to a point, but i havent been boxing in bout 3 months so i have been in and out of the being in shape part... but thanks for the advise, and again thanks for the motivation

Accord
12-25-06, 03:13 PM
Here is a pic of me that I took last night, I didn't even realize how big my arms or chest were until I walked by the mirror and was like "DAMN!!!!" so I ran and got my camera and took a pic, haha.

I can't wait until I get my first set of official Marine Corps digital cammies and get to wear them with the rolled up sleeves.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m134/kingstonholster/DSC03450-blacked.jpg

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m134/kingstonholster/DSC03454-blacked.jpg

When I go back and look at my "before" pictures I can't even believe that I was the same person. The ultimate "after" picture will be me in my dress blues, can't friggen wait!

SkilletsUSMC
12-25-06, 03:21 PM
Accord...

That is TRULY OUTSTANDING!!! I think Im going to go on a run now!!!

Echo_Four_Bravo
12-25-06, 05:06 PM
I especially like the surprise behind your hip.

You have done an outstanding job getting yourself ready. This thread will serve as an inspiritation for poolees for years to come.

Accord
12-25-06, 05:25 PM
Thanks. I hope this thread will inspire some poolee's, I know there are some fat bodies out there wanting to join who need to lose a lot of weight, are too embarassed to walk into a recruiters office in their current state, etc., and I really hope this thread serves to inspire some of them.

It's a Springfield 1911 TRP Stainless being carried in a Milt Sparks VM2, it's such a comfortable carry rig, I love 1911's. There's also a S&W 642 J-Frame in my front right pocket in an Uncle Mikes pocket holster.

LeonardLawrence
12-30-06, 03:35 PM
:marine: Motivating, Accord! Great work!:marine:

Ceya
12-30-06, 03:52 PM
I was 300 got to 209 to leave, grad Boot Camp at 178.

I maintained 200-220 during my time except my two knee surgeries.

You keep it up and motivated me even more.

S/F,
CEYA!

Accord
12-31-06, 02:34 PM
:marine: Motivating, Accord! Great work!:marine:
Thanks.

Echo_Four_Bravo
01-06-07, 01:41 AM
Bump back to front page

Accord
01-06-07, 10:29 AM
My next *after* picture that you will see will be me in a set of well earned dress blues.

jinelson
01-06-07, 02:06 PM
With John leaving for recruit training I decided to make this thread a sticky one. It will stand as testament and motivation for those who follow here in the recuit forums. No obsticle is to big to overcome if you want to be a Marine with all your heart.

Jim

devildoghopeful
01-07-07, 04:49 AM
Well said SSgt!

Alex

JIPeterson
01-07-07, 02:28 PM
I wish I had found these forums sooner. His advice is very true and it does work, especially the HITT program. That alone has helped me maintain if not lose a little extra weight on the side. I know Accord will earn the title because he's determined. Thank you for stickying this topic SSgt.

ItzAlex
01-10-07, 05:48 AM
I got two questions for you.
1. How did you do it.
2. How come your after pictures dont have any stretch marks? I lost almost 50 pounds and i have stretch marks around my whole waist, my back, my arm, and my legs. I would really like to know how you got rid of them.

fraser
01-10-07, 06:47 AM
I got two questions for you.
1. How did you do it.
2. How come your after pictures dont have any stretch marks? I lost almost 50 pounds and i have stretch marks around my whole waist, my back, my arm, and my legs. I would really like to know how you got rid of them.i lost 70lbs and i also have the same problem

agravlin
01-13-07, 01:16 AM
If earning the title of United States Marine does not motivate you, then nothing will.

That reward alone is motivating me beyond belief. My problem is that I have no previous workout experience, so I have no idea how to design a workout plan (I don't even know any specific weight techniques or what muscle groups they work), and I also don't have any weightlifting equipment.

Where can I get help with creating a strong workout and healthy, efficient eating plan, and where can I use weight equipment without dishing out hundreds of dollars for gym membership (definitely can't afford that at the moment, and I don't know anyone with the gear)?

Also, Accord mentioned fat bodies who are too embarrassed by their current condition to even walk into the recruiting office. I fall under that category. What's the solution - go ahead and walk in, or just wait until I'm in shape to start the whole recruiting process?

Thank you!

Robertsjay
01-13-07, 02:09 AM
As for an eating plan, I have no idea. Google it :) As for working out, just run do situps, pushups, and pullups. You dontneed any equipment for any of this. The only thing that requires anything at all is pullups and I just use the stairs outside my apartment for that. You will be amazed at the strength pushups can give you too. I dont need weights when I have 180 pounds of flesh I can push up and down :P. A good thing is to do 1 pullup, 10 pushups, 2 pullups, 10 pushups, 3 , 10 , 2, 10, 1, 10. You will increase your pull-ups and push-ups quick that way. You may not be able to do all the pullups however, so do what you can and for the rest do negatives (get help up there and by yourself slowing come down).

As for running, start out walking 1.5-2 minutes with 90-120 seconds of jogging. Alternating that is. Cover 2 miles. Never less. As you get more used to it, run more walk less and cover farther distances.

A good thing for situps would be like 15-20 reps x 2. About a 10 second break in between. Do that like 2-3 times a day.

Stretch before and after always. And dont take a day off for soreness. That is the worst thing you an do.
Lets see, also dont confuse pushups and pullups. They work different muscle groups. Situps will not help your pullups near as much as a pullup itself will.

All of this information is a click away from goodle :P Some ofit out of my Marine Corps handbook.

Anyways good luck to you. I apologize for improper seplling and incoherency of this post. It is very early.

JIPeterson
01-13-07, 10:33 PM
Those are some great tips Robertsjay. I'll go and try that pullup,pushup workout.

Motorola07
01-13-07, 11:34 PM
That reward alone is motivating me beyond belief. My problem is that I have no previous workout experience, so I have no idea how to design a workout plan (I don't even know any specific weight techniques or what muscle groups they work), and I also don't have any weightlifting equipment.

Where can I get help with creating a strong workout and healthy, efficient eating plan, and where can I use weight equipment without dishing out hundreds of dollars for gym membership (definitely can't afford that at the moment, and I don't know anyone with the gear)?

Also, Accord mentioned fat bodies who are too embarrassed by their current condition to even walk into the recruiting office. I fall under that category. What's the solution - go ahead and walk in, or just wait until I'm in shape to start the whole recruiting process?

Thank you!

The recruiter wont go up to you and talk. I'm sorry for one to say that, but from what my recruiter tells me, is that he will not go up to anyone that looks overweight. When you go into the RS he/she is going to let you know, if you are overweight, and do look overweight that "you will not pass the IST, Or MEPS will not let you DEP in." Some words that I hear from him, from time to time. Basicly he wont talk to a fat body because it takes time to lose weight. Accord did lose that weight, but it took time.

My recruiter can't do anything about somoene that is overweight so he wont spend time on them. But its best to go ahead and go in there see what the recruiter says. He/she will take your weight and height and put it together see if you meet the requirements. But even if your not close to the requirements, go up there talk to him/her. See if they will let you go to the Pool Functions. TALK TO THEM... only way you will get anywhere.

dmk
02-11-07, 04:24 AM
Accord,

Thank you for posting this message.

I am a 27 year old guy who has been thinking about joining the military for a long time. I am recently divorced, so now I really have the opportunity to go after this dream before I get too old. However, the thing that is holding me back now is my weight. I'm 5'9 and weigh 240 - which means I need to lose around 60 pounds. After reading this post I now have a plan and am going to start hardcore with my diet and exercise. Thank you!

David

kenny256544
02-13-07, 07:25 PM
No recovery period? what about for curling and benching. I do pullups and pushups every day though.

Andy Mire
02-13-07, 08:08 PM
I was a skinny runt when I went to boot camp in 1976 5'2" 116#, came out at 5'4" 136#, I gained weight in boot camp. Now my son unlike me has always been a big kid, as a Junior in high school he was 5'10" 256# and a hell of an offense lineman. He had always wanted to be a Marine and went to see the recruiter they said he had to get to 220# to sign up. So he started cutting back on his eats, no 2nds and not eatting late, plus working out alot with the football team. I can remember his football coach telling him to stop loosing weigh for the girls and asked him if he was sick or something. (offensive lineman need weight) Any way he made the weight and signed up. Then he put back on some of the weight and had an outstanding senior year. What he forgot to tell us was that he needed to get to 217# at 5'11" to go to boot camp. So when he went to report in a week before he was suppose to go to boot came he was 247#, 30# over weight. He went on a crash diet fruits vegs, no food and plenty of PT. He didnt make his ship date, but by 5 weeks he did make it with 2# to spare. so he went to boot camp at 215#. That made him a fat body, so for the first half of boot he caught hell, but once he got under his weight limit it was smooth sailing. He graduated Jan.12 at 185#, he is now a Marine! I'm so proud of him, he is in the best shape of his life!

sempi fi :flag:

JohnWayne
02-22-07, 01:48 AM
The blackened out face makes it look like you were snacking on house pets... and if that was the case, cutting back seems to have worked. :p Good job though, I'm really impressed.

TheBiggness
03-11-07, 04:49 PM
The recruiter wont go up to you and talk. I'm sorry for one to say that, but from what my recruiter tells me, is that he will not go up to anyone that looks overweight. When you go into the RS he/she is going to let you know, if you are overweight, and do look overweight that "you will not pass the IST, Or MEPS will not let you DEP in." Some words that I hear from him, from time to time. Basicly he wont talk to a fat body because it takes time to lose weight. Accord did lose that weight, but it took time.

My recruiter can't do anything about somoene that is overweight so he wont spend time on them. But its best to go ahead and go in there see what the recruiter says. He/she will take your weight and height and put it together see if you meet the requirements. But even if your not close to the requirements, go up there talk to him/her. See if they will let you go to the Pool Functions. TALK TO THEM... only way you will get anywhere.

I agree with going to talk to them if your overweight, but you mentioned that your recruiter can't do anything about a fatbody and won't spend time on them.
My recruiter handed me a workout book and invited me to workout with him and a few Marines he knew every wednsday. He does the same with his poolees too. Another guy who was there said that this recruiter has had kids who were 100 or so pounds over their weight class become Marines So they will help you.

Vdog
03-28-07, 12:21 PM
Thanks man thats really motivating


i want/need to loose about 50lbs

ElDiablo
03-28-07, 12:24 PM
Very moto...

thezero
03-28-07, 12:39 PM
That reward alone is motivating me beyond belief. My problem is that I have no previous workout experience, so I have no idea how to design a workout plan (I don't even know any specific weight techniques or what muscle groups they work), and I also don't have any weightlifting equipment.


Go to your local gym, buy a membership and make a few friends there who can help you. I recently bought a membership to the local gym I go with about 2-5 friends. The people there are nice and supportive and can help you with ideas on what to lift, how much, etc. start off light until your muscles get used to it, then start liftin heavier and heavier. And start running that will help alot to.

ElDiablo
03-28-07, 01:04 PM
Ahhh...but what if you don't have time to go to a gym? Then you have to do what I do...get a weight bench (you can normally find them cheap at yard sales) and lift at home. Do sit-ups, chin-ups, etc. Basically anything you can to build muscle. If you don't know how, go on google and look it up. You can find a lot of good stuff on there.

Marine84
04-06-07, 09:36 AM
Doesn't Accord graduate today?????? I can't wait til he checks in!

jinelson
04-06-07, 09:41 AM
Yep and I am planning special welcome home for him here.

Jim

Marine84
04-06-07, 01:03 PM
Yep and I am planning special welcome home for him here.

Jim

:scared: I would be scared!


I sent him a "party in a card" last week, he should have gotten it the first part of this week - HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I didn't put too much confetti in his (like I did with the WMs) so hopefully he didn't feel it and opened it up correctly :banana: . I only got 2 or 3 of the WMs with it - after that if the rest of them noticed it was a card from me they opened them up over trashcans!

jinelson
04-06-07, 10:38 PM
Poor John his drill instructors will love that lol.

Jim

Accord
04-07-07, 02:39 PM
:scared: I would be scared!


I sent him a "party in a card" last week, he should have gotten it the first part of this week - HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I didn't put too much confetti in his (like I did with the WMs) so hopefully he didn't feel it and opened it up correctly :banana: . I only got 2 or 3 of the WMs with it - after that if the rest of them noticed it was a card from me they opened them up over trashcans!
I was opening my mail in my rack at 0200 the night before the Bn Commanders inspection and that confetti went ALL over the place, I spent at least 30 minutes with my moonbeam trying to get all of it up haha.

Semper Fi

Marine84
04-07-07, 08:37 PM
I was opening my mail in my rack at 0200 the night before the Bn Commanders inspection and that confetti went ALL over the place, I spent at least 30 minutes with my moonbeam trying to get all of it up haha.

Semper Fi


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That's funny as hell! Glad you're home - see, I knew to send it towards the end. If you had opened it in front of a DI, it wouldn't have bothered you so much to get yelled at for it cause you're used to it by then.

ItzAlex
04-08-07, 12:57 PM
Accord, didnt you say the next pic we'll see of you here is in a set of dress blues? Lets see it!

Achped
04-08-07, 03:08 PM
He said we will see it Tuesday when he gets his pics.

Accord
04-08-07, 10:12 PM
He said we will see it Tuesday when he gets his pics.
Actually the pics of me on Tuesday will be in my charlies since that's what we wore for grad and the emblem ceremony, however these pictures were taken today..........

Accord
04-09-07, 12:27 AM
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u2/accord322222/dressblues1.jpg

jinelson
04-09-07, 08:41 AM
OUTSTANDING OORAH!!!


:marine:

Jim

Echo_Four_Bravo
04-10-07, 03:22 AM
That is outstanding Marine. Clicking between this and the first pictures you posted here should be enough to motivate anyone that needs to drop a few pounds.

USNCorpsman
05-22-07, 01:06 AM
PFC Accord, one hell of a motivation you got there! I am simply amazed seeing the before pics to the after pics and the dress blues pics. Semper Fi! and good luck out there!

"Doc" Reyes

Kurby494
05-23-07, 09:50 PM
I'm in a similar position. I started out in April of 06 at 5ft 11in, 322 lbs, and alot of motiviation. Now a little over a year later and I'm at 242 lbs (80 lbs lighter and within 21 lbs of my max weight). It's encouraging to see someone whos done what I've done wearing the Marines Uniform.

Kurby494
05-23-07, 10:03 PM
I'm in a similar position. I started out in April of 06 at 5ft 11in, 322 lbs, and alot of motiviation. Now a little over a year later and I'm at 242 lbs (80 lbs lighter and within 21 lbs of my max weight). It's encouraging to see someone whos lost a similar amount of weight wearing the Marines Uniform.


Thanks for the moto boost. And heres mine.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f317/Kurby494/beforeafter1.jpg

I'm still quite the fat body but not nearly as much as I used to be. My max weight is 221 so I'm 21 pounds over right now but my goal is to drop at least another 25-30 befor ei try and go to basic training. But regardless within the next few months I should finally be getting my name from guest to poolee at the recruiting station.

jimrod83
05-27-07, 12:53 AM
Needless to say, this is great inspiration on top of going after the title 'Marine'(like my father), to see that somebodies actually done it. I'm definitely what you consider a fat body, and in the process of trying to get down in weight to enlist.

I just had a few questions, as for the diet. The formula you used of 10calories/lb, and 1.5g protein/lb, is that from current body weight, or projected bodyweight? I'm 315 now, and know I need to be down to near 200 before I even talk to a recruiter. So should I be starting at 3100calories +/- and 470g protein?(that seems like a LOT of both) Also, did you do a cardio warmup on your strength training days, or just stretching and then lifting?

HurricaneRJ
05-27-07, 11:07 AM
Well 3,500 calories is a pound.

With you being over 250lbs. Burning fat is a hell of a lot easier if you stick to it. The only way to burn calories is just to run. one miles worth of running is 150+ calories. With an hours worth of carido you could loose well into 600+. Plus when we sleep are bodies are still burning calories and we tend too burn another 600 there.
http://www.lowfatlifestyle.com/calories.htm

That website helped me reduce my calorie intake by a lot and I lost weight very fast following this and having a steady diet, but change diets once in a while, if you continue eating the same thing your body will adjust in someway to make the diet ineffective.

Also from now on just drink water, soda is very bad for, its generally used for cleaning blood off the streets and walls. It cleans car batteries off, its really not good for you unless you drink diet sodas.
Water is the main thing you should be drinking, keep hydrating even if your not running, because being hydrated causes us too burn more and it makes loosing weight easier with all the bad toxins out fo your body. You should be ****ing clear urine and just keep at it and burning the fat comes easier.

Now for muscle training. I suggest you don't start now, because your way over your max DEP in weight. Get down first then start concentrating, but you can do 150 crunches and help loose your belly, and just doing Push-ups won't hurt.

jimrod83
05-27-07, 11:14 AM
I already drink about 150oz. of water a day. I was just curious as to how much protein I should be taking in on a daily, so that I won't lose the muscles I've already developed. Thank you though, for the input.

HurricaneRJ
05-27-07, 11:17 AM
Let me go look up online and when I'll find the anwser I'll PM you.

editied: Just thought about it, when I played football, we were encouraged to take creatine and we lost weight and gained mucsle. Hope that helps as well.

jimrod83
05-27-07, 08:17 PM
Thanks. I was actually just reading through some of the stories on here, and got so moto'ed, that I decided to do a pyramid workout, that involved 88 situps(*using the ablounger, because I didn't have anything to brace my feet under), and 36 pushups(yes, most of them were girlystyle, but I'd rather go lower, and have proper form, then my full weight on my pecs and only be able to do a couple in proper form). Not much, but it's a start. I think I'll be doing cardio tomorrow. I'm moto'd, and I'm not going to give up on it. I WILL be a Marine, and my goal is to be inshape and ready to ship to boot by tomorrow of next year, if not sooner.

TheBiggness
05-28-07, 09:07 AM
Run and do cardio like tae bo. Start walking, go 3 miles then work on 5, 8, 12, 15 and wear shoes the fit good so you feet don't rub. Since summer is here bring water with you.

Kurby494
05-28-07, 10:35 AM
Keep up the moto for sure man but moto cant do it all. You have got to run! Nothing will burn fat like running. Also even though you are so heavy i would still recomend doing at least some light weight training or resistance training. It may seem counter productive because muscle weighs more than fat but muscle is also an excellent fat burner as well, plus when u do reach that goal you'll have to be ready for those pull ups,push ups,fireman carries,and all the gear you have to hump with so it will pay off in the end to have added strength while you subtracted weight. Also dont be so quick to jump to supplements, protein is a must but alot of fat loss products are just hyped up cafien and power of suggestion. Try to go natural at first to judge your level of ability and build ur endurance so you can A. Know if you even need to spend the money on supps, or B. Know that you can handle their effects; both good and bad. Thats all I can type out on my phone while I'm up here scanning these gym members in.

jimrod83
05-28-07, 02:10 PM
Thanks for the advice. I've come across supplements in the past, and the only things I plan on using are 1.My multivitamin system, and 2.Whey protein. I'm going to be adding resistance work in this week(All my workout equipment is at a friend's house, and I'll be seeing him tomorrow, so I'll get my resistance bands from him then). I'll be using them for Upper Arms, Deltoids, Traps/Rhombs, and maybe even some Lat work, if I can find a good exercise that hits that group. I'm thinking Running/Jogging 2-3days a week, Resistance work 2 days a week, abs 5+ days a week, and eating properly everyday of the week.

PIJuly23rd
05-29-07, 09:49 AM
Good Job! Keep up the good work! And Good Luck in your future to becoming a MARINE!

I just have a question and i hope it ain't stupid, but if it did that to him and i'm only 128 (5'11) am i going to be extra skinny after bootcamp?:scared:

Kurby494
05-30-07, 05:07 PM
Thanks for the advice. I've come across supplements in the past, and the only things I plan on using are 1.My multivitamin system, and 2.Whey protein. I'm going to be adding resistance work in this week(All my workout equipment is at a friend's house, and I'll be seeing him tomorrow, so I'll get my resistance bands from him then). I'll be using them for Upper Arms, Deltoids, Traps/Rhombs, and maybe even some Lat work, if I can find a good exercise that hits that group. I'm thinking Running/Jogging 2-3days a week, Resistance work 2 days a week, abs 5+ days a week, and eating properly everyday of the week.

Yes, do those resistance excercises and maybe even put some light weight training in to because those pull ups wont come easy. As far as lat workouts go you should get some weights and do standing rows, t-bar rows, or bending rows, and of course Close grip pull downs or wide bar pull downs (look here for lat workouts http://www.myfit.ca/exercisedatabase/search.asp?muscle=latissimus ). Also you really wanna bump the running to 4/5 days a week with only 2/3 resting days and resistance work at least 3/4 days a week (just remember not to over work any particualr muscle group and to make sure you work each out equally). And honestly Abs are like the only muscle group that you can safely work out almost every day of the week because you need them for so much including running and pull ups.

jimrod83
05-30-07, 06:05 PM
If I get a membership with the local gym, like I'm planning on(with the money I'll be saving from quitting smoking), then I'll have access to all the equipment I need. On top of that, they have the rubber/foamy type track(like highschools do)supposedly, which will save my knees, which is the only real reason I won't run everyday(320lbs. impactings for 2+miles on concrete/asphalt=Barely able to walk the next day)

Kurby494
05-30-07, 11:20 PM
If I get a membership with the local gym, like I'm planning on(with the money I'll be saving from quitting smoking), then I'll have access to all the equipment I need. On top of that, they have the rubber/foamy type track(like highschools do)supposedly, which will save my knees, which is the only real reason I won't run everyday(320lbs. impactings for 2+miles on concrete/asphalt=Barely able to walk the next day)

i hear you, i started running when i weighed 322, but the trick is if you can't run than get your cardio another way. I used to go play pick up games of b-ball from 10pm till 2am 4 nights a week. It was good cardio and lots of fun so it kept me going for long periods of time. Also because my knees couldnt take the weight i did alot of eliptical work because an eliptical allows you to do the same type of movement as running just alot more smoothly and with little to no impact on your knees. And of course there is allways biking. But whatever the case may be just get that cardio in 4 to 5 days a week.

Oh and definatley quit smoking. I was smoking about a pack every 2 days and that was definatey the first thing to go. No hate to the smokers out there but when you've got to do the level of cardio necessary to loose this amount of weight smoking just isnt an option.

You sound like you've been thinking this through so just keep it up and stay focused and I'm sure you'll be allright. Just remember to put it all out there and give it your best, no cheating or quitting. Remember you can't fool yourself when it comes to effort so as long as you know you pushed yourself to the breaking point you will do fine.

jimrod83
05-30-07, 11:28 PM
I walked/jogged somewhere around a mile tonight, followed by abs. Interestingly enough, besides my knee that was already sore from a long day, it was down near my ankles that got really tight tonight. And yes, I stretched beforehand. I might try and find a stationery bike, at a yard sale or something, because I can bike for hours(Have, in the past, even), but that still leaves the problem of not having a pull-up bar, etc.(which is half the reason I want to get a gym membership, is because most gyms nowadays have that assist system, for when you can't actually pull your own weight, etc.)

Kurby494
05-30-07, 11:40 PM
The pain by your ankle, was it in your shins or actually on your ankle?

If it was your shins than you probably got some shin splints, that happens when you're overweight and you do alot of bouncing and pounding on your legs. If it was your ankle then i'd recomend some tighter shoes or an ankle wrap just because your joints (just like muscles) have to become used to movements. Also if you're not alergic to shell fish (like i am) you might want to take some glucosamine or fish oil. It's really good for joint support and lubrication.

You also don't have to buy a stationary bike, it would be cheaper and probably alot more entertaining (which will keep you on it alot longer) to get a real bike and start going on bike rides. Plus that will acclimate you to doing PT outside. And as far as pull up bars just go to a monkey bar set at a park and do semi-seated pull ups like on the Stew Smith page. http://www.mili tary.com/NewContent/0,13190,Smith_033004,00.html
And of course the pull downs and push ups. Because I've noticed the assisted pull up machine at my job isn't all that great and it doesn;t really feel like I get what i want from it. All in all it's just better to find a real bar and start hanging from it. I still can't do pull ups so i do back excercises and flexed arm hangs and even a few negative pull ups all night just to build the muscle group. I'm pretty close to getting 1 pull up thanks to that and the weight loss.

jimrod83
05-31-07, 02:51 AM
no, it's not in my shins, it's in the muscle up past my achilles. I keep my ankles semi-rigid, especially when running on concrete, but it takes it's toll is how far I can go with any speed.

Kurby494
05-31-07, 02:54 AM
no, it's not in my shins, it's in the muscle up past my achilles. I keep my ankles semi-rigid, especially when running on concrete, but it takes it's toll is how far I can go with any speed.

it's in your lower calf then. I say you do some calf stretches, by pulling your toes up towards your shin.

TheBiggness
05-31-07, 09:24 AM
I'm telling you boys go walk. It don't sound like much but it does more than you think. It realy helps steady your metabolism. Go 2 or 3 miles, just do what you can, then keep working on more miles. You burn over 700 calories going 3 miles. Cardio does help with running even though I still can't run worth a damn and do the Daily 16 stretches everyday.

I'm like you guys, I was 300lbs when I started. I was at a little over 280 last time I checked about 3 weeks ago. Remeber don't go by the scales because your going to put on muscle mass for good while.

Kurby494
05-31-07, 10:21 AM
Yeah you just gotta find the excercise that gets you started. For biggness it was walking and for me it was basketball. After that it gets easier and easier as time goes by. But it will take time. A year ago i was 322+ and now Im at 239 running at least a mile and a half 4-5 days a week and going to the gym for 2 to 3 hours a night for at least 4 days a week. It's been a little bit easier for me because I work front desk over night (10pm-7am) at a 24 hour fitness so i have unlimited access to gym equipment, but you can do it. If you want it and you stay moto.

And of course you have to watch what you eat. All the work outs in the world wont help you if you still eat the wrong foods and you don't control your postion sizes.

Integrity57
05-31-07, 11:36 AM
What I did was just get off my a** and go to the gym. I started lifting weights and running, my running really sucked at first because I was still smoking then. Eventually my run got better and better, now I can bust out a mile and a half pretty easy, now I'm just trying to get it under 13:30. I took some advice from one of Accord's posts where he mentioned lifting max weight with low reps and it's helped burn alot of fat and build muscle mass. But don't let building mass be your main concern because like alot of Marines have said in threads like this, that you're not going to need alot of muscle in Boot. The main goal should only be losing weight and striving towards that perfect IST and/or PFT. Since I started working out reguarly in January I've gone from about 240 to 213 and I'm still trying to drop as much weight as I can before I enlist. But my biggest problem has been my running, because I've never been a good runner and I'm trying to get past a mile and a half without killing myself. And pull ups, I have definetly never been good at those and have been trying to build up the muscle groups I need to do them.

CantWaitToSign
05-31-07, 03:04 PM
i lost 70lbs and i also have the same problem

Another thing I find odd is that he blacks out the face...I think if I just lost 80 pounds in five months I would proudly show my face. The skin tone is different as well. Sorry to say this but I think this is a fake.

Marine84
05-31-07, 03:45 PM
Another thing I find odd is that he blacks out the face...I think if I just lost 80 pounds in five months I would proudly show my face. The skin tone is different as well. Sorry to say this but I think this is a fake.

Trust me......................THAT'S him!

jimrod83
05-31-07, 07:00 PM
Well then, I guess I'll start walking miles, as opposed to trying to jog. That's not much of a problem for me, it's the speed that kills me(I used to walk 2-3 miles a day, just to get to work and back). I know it makes me sound stupid, but what are the daily 16 stretches?

TheBiggness
05-31-07, 07:59 PM
Well then, I guess I'll start walking miles, as opposed to trying to jog. That's not much of a problem for me, it's the speed that kills me(I used to walk 2-3 miles a day, just to get to work and back). I know it makes me sound stupid, but what are the daily 16 stretches?

Still gotta run though. Run mon, wed, friday. and walk tue, thur, sat. or something. Some people overlook that we will have to hump 15 miles or more in bootcamp. Look up the USMC daily 16.

jimrod83
05-31-07, 08:05 PM
Ok, I'll look em up.

Kurby494
05-31-07, 10:57 PM
b. Dynamic Stretching Exercises
(1) Upper Back Stretch. Starting position is standing with feet shoulder width apart. Extend the arms and clasp
the hands in front of the chest. Push the arms forward rounding the shoulders and upper back. Hold the position for
10 seconds and breath naturally. The stretch should be felt over the upper back.
(2) Chest Stretch. Starting position is standing with feet shoulder width apart. Clasp hands together behind the
lower back, palms up. Pull the arms up toward the head. Hold the position for 10 seconds and breath naturally. The
stretch should be felt in the front of the chest and shoulders.
(3) Modified Hurdler Stretch. Starting position is in the sitting position. Extend the left leg out while tucking
the right leg in front of the hips with the knee pointing outward. Bend the torso forward toward the left knee. The
stretching should be felt over the back of the left thigh. Hold the position for 10 seconds and breath naturally.
Switch sides and repeat.
(4) Hip and Back Stretch. Starting position is in the sitting position. Extend the right leg straight out and cross
the left leg over the right leg by bending the left knee and placing the left foot on the ground next to the right knee.
Turn the upper torso to the left pushing the left knee to the right with the right elbow. Hold the position for 10
seconds and breath naturally. The stretch should be felt over the lower back and left hip. Switch sides and repeat.
(5) Groin Stretch. Starting position is in the sitting position with both knees bent and the bottoms of the feet
together. Grasp the feet and gently push the knees with the elbows toward the ground. Hold the position for 10
seconds and breath naturally. The stretch should be felt over the inside of both thighs.
(6) Calf Stretch. Starting position is standing with arms at the sides. Place the left foot approximately 2 feet
forward and slightly bend the right knee. Lean forward toward the left foot pointing the left toes up to the sky. Hold
the position for 10 seconds and breath naturally. Grabbing the left foot and gently pulling it towards you can
increase the level of intensity. The stretch should be felt over the left calf. Switch sides and repeat.
(7) Iliotibial Band (ITB) Stretch. Starting position is standing with arms at the sides. Place the left foot behind
and a few inches to the right of the right foot. Bring the left arm over the head. Place your body weight on the left
leg and bend at the waist to the right. Hold the position for 10 seconds and breath naturally. The stretch should be
felt over the left hip. Switch sides and repeat.
(8) Hamstring Stretch. Starting position is lying down with the back flat against the ground. Bring the left
knee toward the chest grasping the left leg just below the knee. Gently straighten the left knee and hold for the
count. The right leg should remain on the ground. Hold the position for 10 seconds and breath naturally. The
stretch should be felt on the back of the left thigh. Switch sides and repeat.
(9) Neck Stretch. Starting position is standing with feet shoulder width apart. Move both arms behind the back
and grasp the left wrist with the right hand. Tilt the head to the right and pull the left arm to the right. Hold the
position for 10 seconds and breath naturally. The stretch should be felt over the left shoulder and left side of the
neck. Switch sides and repeat.
(10) Triceps Stretch. Starting position is standing, arms at the sides. Bend the left elbow and bring the left arm
up and back placing the left hand between the shoulder blades. Gently pull the left elbow with the right hand behind
the head. Hold the position for 10 seconds and breath naturally. The stretch should be felt over the back of the upper
arm. Switch sides and repeat.
(11) Quadriceps Stretch. Starting position is lying down on the left side. Bend the left hip and knee to 90
degrees. Grasp the right ankle with the right hand and pull the right knee straight back. Do not hyperextend the
lower back. Hold the position for 10 seconds and breath naturally. The stretch should be felt over the front of the
right thigh. Switch sides and repeat.
(12) Lying Down ITB Stretch. Starting position is lying down on the ground. Bring the left leg with the knee
straight across the body. Hold the position for 10 seconds and breath naturally. The stretch should be felt over the
left hip. Switch sides and repeat.
(13) Posterior Shoulder Stretch. Starting position is standing with feet shoulder width apart, arms at the sides.
Bend the left elbow and bring the left arm across the chest. Give a gentle pull with the right hand. Hold the position
for 10 seconds and breath naturally. The stretch should be felt over the posterior left shoulder. Switch sides and
repeat.
(14) Hip Flexor Stretch. Starting position is standing, hands on hips. Step the left foot forward 3 to 4 feet.
Place the right knee on the ground. Gently move the left knee forward. Hold the position for 10 seconds and breath
naturally. The stretch should be felt over the front of the right thigh and hip. Switch sides and repeat.
(15) Single-Leg Lower Back Stretch. Starting position is lying with the back flat against the ground. Bring the
right knee toward the chest grasping the right knee. Gently pull the knee tight into the chest. The left leg should
remain on the ground. Hold the position for 10 seconds and breath naturally. The stretch should be felt along the
lower back to the right buttock. Switch sides and repeat.
(16) Prone Abdominal Stretch. Starting position is lying on the stomach with the hands placed near the
shoulders as if in the down position of a pushup. Slowly raise the upper body, keeping the waist on the ground. Hold
the position for 10 seconds and breath naturally. The stretch should be felt over the abdomen.

jimrod83
06-01-07, 08:35 PM
oh, ok, I recognize alot of these, use several of them, guess I'll start utilizing the whole list.

killtoilie
06-14-07, 03:10 PM
Good job on losing the Body fat now the hard part is losing the Body hair Keep up the good work PFC

HurricaneRJ
08-03-07, 08:47 PM
April
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/Hurricane0311/Ramon/DSC_0049.jpg

June
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/Hurricane0311/DSC_0018.jpg

August
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/Hurricane0311/DSCF2036.jpg

I don't have a picture of when i was my biggest. When your 310lbs you tend to run away from Cameras. I still got to loose another 13lbs to make ship weight.

Kurby494
08-03-07, 09:00 PM
Thats good stuff RJ. You've come this far so this last bit of weight will be no sweat. Keep it up.

HurricaneRJ
08-03-07, 09:02 PM
Yeah, the information from here, and my brother sticking with me, stopping me from joining the Guard. Yeah, I owe alot of people, but I'm at a level where I can take it from here. MY ship-date is in November and the exact date in Nov. is undeided. I'm going back to school, and won't finish until October 28th.

dabigeddie1
08-22-07, 01:49 AM
Wow! Amazing! I respect you so much!...I myself am a fat body right now, met up with a recruiter, put me on a diet, ive lost 40 lbs in a month...Still have a long way to go but this is so motivational, I am eager to lose the weight so I can go to boot camp and earn that Eagle, Globe, and Anchor

Rbatteate
08-22-07, 03:11 AM
Dam bro, nice.
thats alot of work and dedication right there.

Iron Mike
09-09-07, 06:43 PM
Talk about following Rule 76: "No excuses, play like a champion"

If there was any doubt as to whether a fattie like me (5' 8" @ 170 lbs but with pathetic PT stats) could get into the shape needed for OCS by December when I graduate...... it is gone now.

I've adopted a routine similar to Accord's in hopes I can mimick some of his results:

Diet of: light breakfast of cereal, milk, and fruits in the morning; sandwiches with fruit at lunch; and sandwich with salad and no dressing at dinner.

PT routine of 1 hour on treadmill/elliptical MWF with rigorous strength training on TTh with a 3 mile run around campus on Sunday morning followed by some heavy lifting.


I've been sitting on the fence about joining for many months now and I think stumbling across this forum and the enthusiasm of its members for being Marines has pushed me over the edge. With luck and dreams of that EGA, I shouldn't have a problem shaping up by December.

HurricaneRJ
09-09-07, 07:13 PM
You shouldn't. I'm DEP qualified, and physically able to start training but the Marines want me to loose 25lbs. I'm shipping out in December for Boot Camp. It's not that hard, get someone to join and tag along. I work out with another Poolee and were in the gym everyday hitting it hard. It's alot easier and motivation comes from the both of you trying to improve. Everyday it's like a competition between us to do everything better. In the end, we both push each other and get better.

Ub3rmike
09-09-07, 07:36 PM
We have a poster on the wall to the back entrance of the USMC recruiting office. Something along the lines of best physical fitness club. My referral had lost about 14 pounds to meet the height/weight standards in the course of 2 weeks to the point of being DEPd in. He doesn't have any special exercise equipment, nor a gym membership, he just comes into the recruiting office several times a week because we're fortunate to have a Corporal, Sergeants, and Staff Sergeants who are willing to give that extra help to those who need it aside from the regular weekly PT. I would come in more times per week but normally PT is held at 10 AM during the non-weekly days so I'll have to arrange something to come in on other days.

However, I can say that 4 weeks of PT with the recruiters and just following the guide given in the welcome aboard package has placed me at the most physically fit state I've ever been in. The barf inducing, stuff that makes those of a lesser resolve pass out training has truly shaped us who attend PT weekly into some of the most physically and mentally powerful people. Running around all the bleachers around the nearby high school's track seemed like an impossible task but now a run of any distance seems like a simple walk in the park.

If anyone needed to get fit, I wouldn't even think of telling them to get a gym membership, or buy any fancy equipment, I'd just tell them to train with the Marine Corps recruiters. They'll make you run in blazing hot weather with sweats on and keep PTing you until you lose that weight for your scheduled MEPS date. Right now the larger guys who show up at PT every week could easily sweep the floor with anyone who seem more fit or lean appearance wise.

The real challenge is for us guys who were relieved to find out that they beat the minimum weight requirements and need to bulk up. ;)

HurricaneRJ
09-09-07, 08:20 PM
http://ezinearticles.com/?10-Snacks-That-Burn-Fat&id=113053

10 snacks that burn fat.

dabigeddie1
09-12-07, 02:15 PM
http://ezinearticles.com/?10-Snacks-That-Burn-Fat&id=113053

10 snacks that burn fat.


Thanks for the link. It has been helpful, I'm still on the 3 day diet, but on the other 4 days I've made sure to incorporate these snacks along with PT'ing more!

Whitey
09-16-07, 11:37 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/tattooshroom/Prom/Justincropped.jpg
Thats my picture from Sr Prom(I didn't go stag lol) at 275

http://a773.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/81/l_9624f6d15fc8f3630ca8793415b047b4.jpg
Taken in November 06, I weighed 165

http://a194.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/108/l_a496aa359d1bfb066ffa1e85889a2e91.jpg
Last month when I went to NOPI New England, 180. Notice its not fat. I had just quit working at Lowe's(my original shipdate was 2 weeks away)

My diet and exercise regime? you really don't wanna know but lets just say Ulcer, E.Coli, Protonix and Working at Lowe's. I got lucky I guess.

BigD609
10-02-07, 08:50 PM
I get a lot of motivation form reading all your guys posts. Hopefully someday soon I can post my before and after pictures. Any tips would be great.

HurricaneRJ
10-03-07, 06:00 AM
Hey BigD. Just saw that your from GA and I know I got to represent my great state. Anyway man some of us where in the 300+ lbs market (Me). I took the time and lost the weight. Totally changed my eating habits, and started working out. Lost an avergae of 10lbs a month and in no time I was able to get there. There are other threads for motivation.

Now since your still 300+ a pull-up bar in your room, will automatically break. But I do suggest investing in the Perfect Push-Up. I've been using it for three weeks now and not only have the fat on my arms have burned away, but my arms are tightend up, got veins popping up my arm now. I have increased my pull-ups from 4-7 this month, and I hope I can get more.

Keep at it. Being 250+ plus means you will burn a ****-load of calories.
http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54002
head to that topic to get some key facts and that should change your eating habits.

Another thing that is fun and that is excersice is "Ultimate Frisby" (learned to play yesterday). We had quite a few big guys out there, they all been playing and their all losing weight quickly.
Get some family and friends to join in too. I convinced my mom to walk with me. She is loosing wieght as well. Trust me, loosing weight will feel great. No longer will it hurt going up stairs, no longer will you get those blood pressure spikes, and no longer will you be short of breath. I have total faith in you, I really do believe you can accomplish this. This is just an obstacle towards becoming a Marine.

Stay Motivated, Beware, and never GIVE IN!

dabigeddie1
10-03-07, 11:48 PM
Try to get a pull up bar anyways...im at 300 right now and it doesnt break lol...but yea push ups is a good alternative


Hey BigD. Just saw that your from GA and I know I got to represent my great state. Anyway man some of us where in the 300+ lbs market (Me). I took the time and lost the weight. Totally changed my eating habits, and started working out. Lost an avergae of 10lbs a month and in no time I was able to get there. There are other threads for motivation.

Now since your still 300+ a pull-up bar in your room, will automatically break. But I do suggest investing in the Perfect Push-Up. I've been using it for three weeks now and not only have the fat on my arms have burned away, but my arms are tightend up, got veins popping up my arm now. I have increased my pull-ups from 4-7 this month, and I hope I can get more.

Keep at it. Being 250+ plus means you will burn a ****-load of calories.
http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54002
head to that topic to get some key facts and that should change your eating habits.

Another thing that is fun and that is excersice is "Ultimate Frisby" (learned to play yesterday). We had quite a few big guys out there, they all been playing and their all losing weight quickly.
Get some family and friends to join in too. I convinced my mom to walk with me. She is loosing wieght as well. Trust me, loosing weight will feel great. No longer will it hurt going up stairs, no longer will you get those blood pressure spikes, and no longer will you be short of breath. I have total faith in you, I really do believe you can accomplish this. This is just an obstacle towards becoming a Marine.

Stay Motivated, Beware, and never GIVE IN!

CamK
12-02-07, 01:54 PM
Thank you for the Moviation, I've wanted to earn the title Marine since my Dad told me about stories from his days in the Corps (Desert Storm.) For the last 5 years or so I've struggled with my weight, and just couldn't figure out how to get my butt in action and lose weight and get in shape. After really deciding wanting to be a Marine, I've lost 10lbs (But gained back because I slacked off.), I'm now back on track, and working out and losing more weight than ever. It feels damn good, and I hope to accomplish my goal of becoming a Marine.

Thanks,
Cam

CamK
12-05-07, 02:31 PM
Figured I may as well ask in here....

I've been following Hurricanes "diet tips", and have been eating alot better and working out. I've lost almost 10 pounds in about the 10 day period I've been working out and dieting. I know sometimes it's usual to lose alot of weight at the beginning, due to losing water weight, etc. I'm currently have 240 now.

So, for osmeone who is 240, and about 5'9, how many calories should I be getting a day to be healthy and still lose weight at a good pace? At this moment, I'm probably getting an intake of 800-1000 a day, some days more than others. I've been trying to balance out my meals to make them smaller throughout the day, so my metabolism is faster.

Thanks for the help.

Cam

WheelerLT
12-05-07, 05:33 PM
I'm no nutritionist, but I'd say about 1000-1500/day.

Also, I've learned that it's best to PT before breakfast. Here's why. When you eat dinner (around 1600-1800), you roughly go without food for about 12 hours during sleep. When you wake up, a lot of that food energy has been used, so the only thing your body can use as an energy source is your fat cells when you PT. Eat a healthy breakfast (none of that McDougla's ****), because after you've PT'd, your body's metabolism is up, and burning that breakfast more efficiently. Not to mention you feel better throughout the day. Make it your routine, and it should work. No miracles, no fads. Just honest exercise and watching what you eat.

Echo_Four_Bravo
12-05-07, 05:38 PM
I wouldn't every drop below 1250 calories (or so) per day just because you don't want to crash your metabolism too badly. Honestly, at your weight I'd be closer to 1500-1750 at the bottom end.

Doing cardio in the morning is a great idea. You can burn some serious fat in the fasting condition. However, you need to eat before you lift. Your body needs fuel to get the most benefit from a strength program.

CamK
12-05-07, 06:19 PM
Thanks guys. The reason I'm trying to stay under 1,000 is because I have NO idea how much I burn in a day, and I feel like im making progress, and I don't want to mess that up.

At this moment, I'm doing 100 sit ups, 50 arm presses (You hold your body over an object such as a bed, and push yourself up, sort of like a backwards push up....sorta.), and running .70 of a mile, but stopping about twice and going to a fast walk, working on that, I do a full mile if I can get a ride to the gym.

Football conditioning starts in January for next season, so this should help out ALOT. Weight lifiting is first, then cardio, etc. I'm hoping this really helps.

Thanks for the info guys, it's much apperciated.

Much respect,
Cam

CamK
01-02-08, 03:27 PM
Just a little update,

I was down to about 238 or so for awhile, and was feeling damn good and moviated, running everynight, drinking a gallon of water everyday, etc, but then the holidays rolled around with traveling and visiting family and such so I got abit lazy and gained some back, putting me at 241lbs on January 2nd. I wish I had stayed on track, because I know I could have done atleast 15 pounds, if not more. I've been getting in the gym and lifting some too in preperation for football conditioning (starts next week.) so some of this weight could be muscle, but who knows.

I do feel like I made progress though. I have more endurance, and im stronger, so that's something to be happy about.

As of now, im just trying to stay moviated and determined, and trying to get back on track.

Thanks for reading.

Cam

JIPeterson
01-04-08, 02:51 PM
Keep going poolees, I've come to realize that many tough obstacle are just in your head so stay motivated.

D-MO
01-09-08, 02:56 AM
That's outstanding but I can clearly tell that you are sucking your stomach my friend.

CamK
01-09-08, 07:06 PM
Yeah....it's amazing that he can pull off such an illusion by just sucking in his stomach!

:p

mincj
01-20-08, 12:55 AM
I did the opposite...I gained 20 lbs. after I joined the Marine Corps.

Pezzle
01-31-08, 11:48 AM
What inspiration! I have to lose over 100 lbs, not just for sake of joining the Marine Corps, but for my own personal health and well being as well! Thank you so much.

Camper51
01-31-08, 02:28 PM
Just a little update,

I was down to about 238 or so for awhile, and was feeling damn good and moviated, running everynight, drinking a gallon of water everyday, etc, but then the holidays rolled around with traveling and visiting family and such so I got abit lazy and gained some back, putting me at 241lbs on January 2nd. I wish I had stayed on track, because I know I could have done atleast 15 pounds, if not more. I've been getting in the gym and lifting some too in preperation for football conditioning (starts next week.) so some of this weight could be muscle, but who knows.

I do feel like I made progress though. I have more endurance, and im stronger, so that's something to be happy about.

As of now, im just trying to stay moviated and determined, and trying to get back on track.

Thanks for reading.

Cam

Do not ever think that a journey (LONG Travel) won't contain both "up's" and "downs" as any journey does, it will contain both. Just remember that the goal is to make it to the END of the journey.

Good luck and make those goals but be sensible about it. The weight did not appear overnight and will not disappear overnight. It takes time...

CamK
03-04-08, 08:33 PM
Quick question......

I'm currently doing football conditoning at my High School for next season (We'll condition/practice for the rest of this school year, all summer, and then through the season.)

We do weight lifting, agility and running. Now, I'm back at 245lbs, but I feel like im getting in better shape, and my form looks better, and I've gotten compliments from people saying I look like I've lost some weight, but the weight is still there, is this due to fat being turned to muscle? I've been told Muscle weighs more than fat, but my primary goal of playing football is to get under 200lbs, but it seems like I'm just keeping weight? I've been eating better, and I'm usually eating at around 1,300 and 1500 calories, which I know isnt alot, but the weight isnt wanting to move, any suggestions?

Thanks.

SEANstaah
03-04-08, 10:11 PM
CamK, I just finished running in your shoes.

I was a high school football player for four years, just finished my fourth season. You sound like a lineman (your picture shows otherwise), which I was as well. I played defensive end, starting at 190 lb.

I learned that football workouts are totally different that what I expect at boot camp. Football is putting it all out every down, with rest in between. At boot camp, I'm expecting, is more stamina than explosion (football). You may be 'well conditioned' to football standards, being able to play both ways, every down, on a Friday night, but boot camp is going to require you to put out 100% all day.

I would advise you to join wrestling and track. That's what I did/am doing. I did wrestling to get conditioned; be able to run several miles without an issue. Track will train you how to run, and all that good stuff.

Football --> wrestling --> track. It's a workout plan that can't fail. I started at 193 pounds, and now I'm at 157. I used to run one lap around the track, and I would be done. I can now run 3+ miles without an issue. I started at zero pull ups 3 months ago, now I'm at ten. I run the 1.5 mile in 10:20, and do 84 crunches. It's not much, but I have come a long way, and I'm still going.

You should be fine as long as you stay driven and participate in sports, as well as supplement it with your own workouts.

HurricaneRJ
03-04-08, 10:37 PM
SEANstaah plan is a great idea. Wrestling and track is good for getting in shape, but you don't have to join a wrestling team or track team to get into shape. Keep your cardio up by running 2-3 miles every other day. Doesn't have to be timed, just a nice slow run did the trick for me. Now on off days, I would do sprints and that would help you get faster.

In Boot Camp, PT always was sprints for 880 yards or 50 yards sprints x5. Doesn't matter how strong you are in boot camp, if you don't want to suffer, have a good cardio going for you.

"Down, Up" over and over again takes it toll, especially screaming
"SPIRIT, DISCIPLINE!"

They told us that screaming strengthens your lungs and heart, obviously it worked, being quarterdecked at first sucked, but by the end, your D.I. will get bored because he created this awesome PT machine, and then they find something more fun to do.

gnarkill04
03-04-08, 10:47 PM
Great advice hurricane. Congrats on graduating. Can't wait to be in your place!

Whigwam
03-06-08, 08:39 AM
Quick question......

I'm currently doing football conditoning at my High School for next season (We'll condition/practice for the rest of this school year, all summer, and then through the season.)

We do weight lifting, agility and running. Now, I'm back at 245lbs, but I feel like im getting in better shape, and my form looks better, and I've gotten compliments from people saying I look like I've lost some weight, but the weight is still there, is this due to fat being turned to muscle? I've been told Muscle weighs more than fat, but my primary goal of playing football is to get under 200lbs, but it seems like I'm just keeping weight? I've been eating better, and I'm usually eating at around 1,300 and 1500 calories, which I know isnt alot, but the weight isnt wanting to move, any suggestions?

Thanks.

Here's some inspiration for ya. four years ago i weighed in at around 400 lbs. i wore a 5XL shirt(yes thats FIVE) with a waist size of 56. i found the Marines height weight and age requirements and worked on finding the right diet for ME. not atkins or people in south beach (tried but didnt work) at my weight back then i couldn't work out like a normal person could so i figured i would have to bring my weight down other ways. i cycled my diet (cutting different parts of my diet out during different cycles) maintained the highest possible metabolism (while still being safe) and did very light water aerobics training. i now weigh 159 lbs (ten of which i put on in the last two weeks of weight training) at 6'4" and am a poolee leaving for SD on 20080324. im not the vision of muscular fitness but hey...im there now. Dont worry about what others think is working for them, Find out what works for YOU. think outside the box.:thumbup:

SlingerDun
03-15-08, 10:29 PM
How did you guys and gals top off around 300+ pounds? I'd like to know.

--->Dave

Pezzle
03-15-08, 10:52 PM
How did you guys and gals top off around 300+ pounds? I'd like to know.

--->Dave


Compulsive eating throughout my formative childhood years (7-16) to cope with an alcoholic single mother, severe lonliness, and a father over 1000 miles away. The stretched stomach and appetite stuck. Basically that means the boredom and lonliness of sitting in my room for 5 hours kicked in and I'd grab a handful of cookies or bad snacky food etc to take my mind off of it. The taste and filling sensation was enough. I've since replaced that urge with a hobby, Taijiquan, 5 Element Qi Gong and exercise.

Also, Mom overcompensated throughout my whole life for her terrible childhood by putting huge portions of food on my plate, which I felt obligated to eat.

Turns into something cyclical and sinister, not unlike a smoking addiction.

I topped off at 280.

Brandon1
03-15-08, 11:01 PM
Compulsive eating throughout my formative childhood years (7-16) to cope with an alcoholic single mother, severe lonliness, and a father over 1000 miles away. The stretched stomach and appetite stuck. Basically that means the boredom and lonliness of sitting in my room for 5 hours kicked in and I'd grab a handful of cookies or bad snacky food etc to take my mind off of it. The taste and filling sensation was enough. I've since replaced that urge with a hobby, Taijiquan, 5 Element Qi Gong and exercise.

Also, Mom overcompensated throughout my whole life for her terrible childhood by putting huge portions of food on my plate, which I felt obligated to eat.

Turns into something cyclical and sinister, not unlike a smoking addiction.

I topped off at 280. Dont feel obligated to do anything. I never did, thats why people hate me lol.

Whigwam
03-16-08, 08:36 AM
a mixture of overeating and a drastic drop in my excercise day for me. i immigrated from india a few years ago and i was a powerlifter there. when i used to work out three hours a day, eating 3000+ calories was fine. when u workout 0 hours a day for a coupla years and eat the same....you know...lol..aint that lardass anymore tho.i topped out at over 400 lbs at one point. 162 lbs this morning.

edwardo4561
03-23-08, 09:48 PM
OUT STANDING DEVIL DOG!:evilgrin:

chaostheroy
04-16-08, 11:52 AM
I'm really late to this thread, but let me say what an excellent job you have done. Your MY inspiration. I need to lose 30lbs in 5 months, and after seeing your success I know its more than possible for me to do so.

Congratulations on becoming a Marine. I hope to earn the title myself.

JoeInVille
04-16-08, 12:02 PM
Congrats on the 80! I know how tough he road is to lose that weight. I was at 304 pounds at 15 almost 16 and gradually over 2 years I lost around 115 pounds and now I am at 189. You have to switch from eating bags of chips and oreos to eating fruits and salads if you want to lose that weight. The main thing is just getting out there and working your ass off. Losing weight is a long and tough road but when you reach your goal size its the best feeling in the world. I am also late to this thread but I wanted to talk about my individual success also and to everyone that has to shed that weight, just stick with it and dont give up. There were times when I plateud and was working my ass off and got discouraged but I stuck with it like I am sure you did. Oh and I got so big because of sheer laziness and the fact I didnt really care about anything or how I looked or felt.

phantasm
04-16-08, 01:03 PM
Definately a good thread... I myself need to drop about 30-40lbs. Most of you are to young to know, so i'll give you a warning. When your wife gets pregnant, dont eat when she does. lol.

Camper51
04-16-08, 01:31 PM
a mixture of overeating and a drastic drop in my excercise day for me. i immigrated from india a few years ago and i was a powerlifter there. when i used to work out three hours a day, eating 3000+ calories was fine. when u workout 0 hours a day for a coupla years and eat the same....you know...lol..aint that lardass anymore tho.i topped out at over 400 lbs at one point. 162 lbs this morning.

Well you should be in bootcamp by now. I would sure love to see before and after pics. That would be some great moto.

You work hard with a goal and you can do the "impossible"...

Hendrix
04-16-08, 11:07 PM
Over the past 3 years, I have had a lot of problems with my parents, and got pretty big from being so damn lazy. After working out a lot, watching what I eat, and drinking tons of water I have lost 20 lbs, along with lowering my body fat percentage from 26.6% to 19.3%, gone from 1 to 4 pull-ups, and lowered my 3-mile run from 24:00 to 22:00. I know I still suck, but I hope to keep it up and get to where I want to be (still have 15 lbs and 3 pull-ups to go)

hawbaker
05-28-08, 02:50 PM
before...fat and disgusting by the way. haha i love drill instructors
http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v197/105/115/1192711517/n1192711517_30621349_8681.jpg
After boot camp..i lost 30lbs at boot camp and 15 in the dep program
http://photos-088.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v287/247/74/550930088/n550930088_3079894_568.jpghttp://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v287/247/74/550930088/n550930088_3062458_8953.jpg

TypeOrange
05-28-08, 05:52 PM
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/1337Orange/b4.jpg

Me in October about a week or two after i entered the Delayed Entry Program. Then me April 20.

Went from 242 lbs to 205 lbs.

I now weigh under 200 at 198 and i am 6'1.

I ship to MCRD SD 20080804

poolee0200
06-24-08, 07:26 PM
Congratulations to you. I recently underwent my own weight loss. When I was the fattest I ever was, I was 287 lbs. Now, after six months of hard PT, I'm at 170 lbs. and dropping (I started off at 242 lbs. when I first entered the recruiter's office). The second picture was taken a few days ago (I've been on the road the last few days, so I probably gained back a couple of pounds but I'm PTing every day until I ship). :banana:

poolee0200
07-20-08, 04:51 PM
UPDATE: Down to 155 as of yesterday (that's 87 lbs!). Still losing it. 5.5 mile run without stopping and six pull-ups. MOTIVATED! DEDICATED! TO THE CORPS!!!

Hendrix
07-20-08, 05:43 PM
Little Update For Me:

I have gone down to 5'8'', 152 pounds. I have a 20:48 3-mile run (timed yesterday), 7 pull-ups, and 75 crunches. My body fat has also gone down from 19.3% to 13.1%. However, I still need to do better on my pull-ups to meet my goal

SGT7477
07-20-08, 08:10 PM
Weight training is what needs to be done.

Hendrix
07-20-08, 10:30 PM
I have been doing weight training, and it is working wonders. I used to not be able to do a pull-up

Travbabble
07-28-08, 12:04 PM
Just saw this thread, I lost 100 pounds, from 260 to 165 before boot camp. Here's a before and after shot!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Travbabble/travsofat.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Travbabble/034f3781.jpg

Draco771
07-31-08, 12:13 PM
I was beyond just a typical fat body... I used to be "THAT GUY" that you'd see and just think to yourself "man, look at that disgusting whale... how was he able to let himself go like that? Why isn't he doing anything about it?"

Well I did do something about it and did so for the sole purpose of becoming a MARINE.

My mom found a great "before" picture of me that was taken only about a year and a half ago and I want to share it with you guys, I knew I was extremely fat but didn't realize I was THAT fat until I saw this picture of myself. I also just took an "after" picture of myself today for comparison.

This first picture is pretty embarassing, but I want to show it to you guys, especially those of you trying to lose weight right now to be able to join, you'll be able to see the transformation I made in only 5 months and hopefully you can use it as motivation for yourselves because it CAN be done and i'm living proof of it.

Here are the pictures:

*BEFORE*
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/Accord32/johnbeforeOMGHUGE1-blackout.jpg



*AFTER*
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/Accord32/DSC01353after-blackout.jpg

I here you on that...

368.2lbs - 284lbs<<<< (Lowest)

But I've bulked up since then, and am comfortably at 315lbs (I have 25-26 BMI currently)

And yes, I can do a pull-up...

Draco771
07-31-08, 12:19 PM
Before 368.2lbs
<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm301/garrett_leonard/100_0060.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

After/currently (bulked up from 284 - 315)

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm301/garrett_leonard/l_1e174831730263332159ed6e424670-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm301/garrett_leonard/l_338215cfdfedee16be99bd549e1e8c-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Petz
07-31-08, 12:31 PM
Just saw this thread, I lost 100 pounds, from 260 to 165 before boot camp. Here's a before and after shot!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Travbabble/travsofat.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Travbabble/034f3781.jpg


are you even the same kid! wholly crap-zilla robin......

congratulations on the goal achievement Marine.

Petz
07-31-08, 12:33 PM
Before 368.2lbs
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm301/garrett_leonard/100_0060.jpg (http://photobucket.com)

After/currently (bulked up from 284 - 315)

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm301/garrett_leonard/l_1e174831730263332159ed6e424670-1.jpg (http://photobucket.com)

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm301/garrett_leonard/l_338215cfdfedee16be99bd549e1e8c-1.jpg (http://photobucket.com)

how tall are you 'cause I'd say you still have a layer of fat surrounding your entire person... including your heart and liver... you should maintain the weight lifting but don't quite the cardio... you need to keep a thin waist kid.

Draco771
07-31-08, 01:15 PM
how tall are you 'cause I'd say you still have a layer of fat surrounding your entire person... including your heart and liver... you should maintain the weight lifting but don't quite the cardio... you need to keep a thin waist kid.

6'4''

And yeah, I know I've got some fat... (25-26 BMI) Still dropping the body FAT, but weight itself I don't care about, it's the inches I care about...

(I've got quite a bit of muscle........ lol)

Petz
07-31-08, 02:06 PM
muscle means only a little now that the combat fitness test is being implemented... you need 3 mile speed and pull-ups.

keep up the good work, if losing is what you're going for.

sscjoe
07-31-08, 02:09 PM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=6 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=thead style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 12px">http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/images_ln/misc/images_ln/quote_l.gif Quote:</TD></TR><TR><TD>Originally Posted by Accord http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/images_ln/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?p=168656#post168656)
I was beyond just a typical fat body... I used to be "THAT GUY" that you'd see and just think to yourself "man, look at that disgusting whale... how was he able to let himself go like that? Why isn't he doing anything about it?"

Well I did do something about it and did so for the sole purpose of becoming a MARINE.

My mom found a great "before" picture of me that was taken only about a year and a half ago and I want to share it with you guys, I knew I was extremely fat but didn't realize I was THAT fat until I saw this picture of myself. I also just took an "after" picture of myself today for comparison.

This first picture is pretty embarassing, but I want to show it to you guys, especially those of you trying to lose weight right now to be able to join, you'll be able to see the transformation I made in only 5 months and hopefully you can use it as motivation for yourselves because it CAN be done and i'm living proof of it.

Here are the pictures:

*BEFORE*
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/Accord32/johnbeforeOMGHUGE1-blackout.jpg
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Congrats, now go out and pet some human p--sy.

Draco771
07-31-08, 05:42 PM
muscle means only a little now that the combat fitness test is being implemented... you need 3 mile speed and pull-ups.

keep up the good work, if losing is what you're going for.

I plan on working on a four mile run plan...

And yes, I plan on dropping as much body fat as possible...

Travbabble
07-31-08, 08:07 PM
are you even the same kid! wholly crap-zilla robin......

congratulations on the goal achievement Marine. Thanks SSgt!

mrmorency
08-06-08, 09:36 AM
this is me on the far right... @ 295lbs

http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v154/232/89/534655552/n534655552_1641996_1928.jpg

this is me again after enlisting and @ 240lbs
http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v264/232/89/534655552/n534655552_3713393_5567.jpg

Petz
08-06-08, 09:37 AM
how close are you now?

and congratulations so far!!!!

mrmorency
08-06-08, 09:41 AM
As of right now, my ship date is 20081027 for Cryptologic Linguist. That's not official since I don't take the DLAB until next week.

I have to be @ 225lb to ship... so i still have to lose approx. 20lbs in 81 days.

Petz
08-06-08, 09:52 AM
you're 6'4"?

mrmorency
08-06-08, 09:54 AM
6'2'' Why?

Petz
08-06-08, 10:24 AM
your max weight for your height is going to be 214

just wanted you to know that so you can set your goal for under that instead of just the ship weight..

had a chuncker come to boot camp a little over weight and he left 5 pounds under his weight... so yeah, just trying to make you as successful as possible. After looking at the loses you have achieved so far I don't think you'll have a problem making 214 in 81 days.

mrmorency
08-06-08, 11:02 AM
Well, I am shooting for less than my ship weight. That's for the simple fact I don't want to go in there and be in the Pork Chop Platoon. As my running gets better and I do more of it, the weight falling off easier. I'm not overly concerned about the weight because I know the two go hand in hand with each other. The more I run, the better I get at it and the weight falls off as well.

Petz
08-06-08, 11:12 AM
again, good luck. I know you can do it.

mrmorency
08-06-08, 11:39 AM
Thank you Staff Sergeant.

rockkornfan
08-06-08, 05:16 PM
Congrats and losing all the weight and receiving your EGA. Keep up the good work man!

mrmorency
08-06-08, 07:12 PM
No EGA here yet, buddy.

Petz
08-07-08, 12:33 AM
hahaha

sshrader
08-07-08, 08:53 AM
I think he was meaning probably accord, probably didnt read the whole post since its 13 pages lol, but good luck mr morency, you can do it i lost 20 lbs in a month and half, just ran every night atleast a mile n drank about 96 oz of water a day.

Petz
08-07-08, 09:05 AM
he should have quoted the post then... there is no excuse for stupidity....

congratulations on the massive loss of weight shrader.

sshrader
08-07-08, 09:33 AM
thanks Sgt, ive been running for the past month and there is a drastic change. First time I ran around the circle (almost exactly .4miles) I thought i was about to die now i can run around it about 5 or 6 times fairly easy, but the hill sucks bad cause one side is all down the other is all up haha. but usually i can do one lap in about 3min flat last night i pushed my self and busted a 2:30. I still have a long way to go, cant wait for this Arkansas humidity to go away and for the early fall to come a long!

Petz
08-07-08, 10:05 AM
first this isn't the Army, I'm not Sarge... I'm a SSgt.

Second... if you really want to improve your run time, you should sprint for as long as you can until you feel like you're going to quit running all together... then maintain a moderate pace until you catch your breath again... then do it all over again... it's really fun, and I can promise you pain and misery.

sshrader
08-07-08, 10:27 AM
Sorry SSgt, I didnt see your rank ensignia i just remembered your name my fault! but yeah that has been what i have been doing some what ill try to go hard for a mile but them hills really get to burning so on the circle ill usually run for about 6 minutes then kinda do a nice cool down jog/walk to help with my breathing havent ran in 4 years since highschool. But after running them 5 laps last night i was a little winded but in a minute or 2 i felt like i could go for another lap or 2

Petz
08-07-08, 12:49 PM
never drop to a walk... it'll cramp you up.

on those hills... you should lean forward as much as you can without falling on your face and damn near lift your knees to your chest.. this will speed your climb and build thigh muscle that you'll need. On the way down I would recommend you keep you knees bent 'cause if you lock them, you break them... and land on the balls of your feet going down.. there's too much shock if you hit with your heel.

sshrader
08-07-08, 01:28 PM
Thanks again SSgt, yeah after the 5 laps my knee was a little sore, that could be it now i think about it when going down the hill i would land on my heel, and I need a new pair of go fasters mine are about worn out. But I will put these tips into effect tonight, Thanks so much sometimes I also get to where im exhausted and want to slow down and walk when im going up the hill, but I just think of some Marine stuff that mottos me. So far I know for the IST I could pass the Crunches the other day i did 50 in 1 minute so im sure i could crank off another 30 in the last minute, but im gonna get to where I get 100, and I ran a mile half in about 12 minutes the other day. Only thing is pull ups, few years ago I was up to 15 and now after being in hibernation for a few years im down to like 3. But im going to keep motto to do some everday usually when I leave for work, when I get home and before PT. Thanks tho for the advice SSgt!

Streeter
09-22-08, 06:03 PM
this motivates me even more to join, soon as high school is done USMC here i come! :banana:

BfieldBravest
12-17-08, 10:24 PM
Hello Marines. I am new to the boards and i don't mean to bring up a month old topic but i don't want to start a brand new one when i can most likely get my answer here.

I would like to know if you who lost a ton of weight to get into the Marine Corps also had to drop blood pressure? And if you did, was it done strictly by running and working out or did you do something specific to target that? I am 5'7 203 right now so i do not need to drop a ton of weight but my blood pressure is very high. I am not on any medication for it and never have been. Has anyone else had this problem prior to enlisting and if you did, how did you get it down? Thanks

NoRemorse
12-17-08, 10:35 PM
Hello Marines. I am new to the boards and i don't mean to bring up a month old topic but i don't want to start a brand new one when i can most likely get my answer here.

I would like to know if you who lost a ton of weight to get into the Marine Corps also had to drop blood pressure? And if you did, was it done strictly by running and working out or did you do something specific to target that? I am 5'7 203 right now so i do not need to drop a ton of weight but my blood pressure is very high. I am not on any medication for it and never have been. Has anyone else had this problem prior to enlisting and if you did, how did you get it down? Thanks

Had a family history. I was borderline hypertensive myself. That stopped when I cut weight prior to boot.

When it comes to your heart... see a doctor. See a cardiologist if you have to. You'll get screened at MEPS and they'll give you a couple of tries when they take your vitals.

If you have a heart problem or family history you'd better do everything you can now to find out. Cutting weight and adjusting your diet can help.

Answer all that: family history? weight history? level of physical activity? chronic illnesses? IV drug use? all the good stuff.

Keep that trash private; talk to a doctor about it.

BfieldBravest
12-17-08, 10:59 PM
Thank you for the speedy reply

ThundaFromUnda
01-30-09, 08:34 PM
That is bloody amazing mate, very motivating indeed because I'm a tad overweight myself. Great job mate.

Hendrix
01-31-09, 08:46 AM
Little Update For Me:

I have gone down to 5'8'', 152 pounds. I have a 20:48 3-mile run (timed yesterday), 7 pull-ups, and 75 crunches. My body fat has also gone down from 19.3% to 13.1%. However, I still need to do better on my pull-ups to meet my goal

Another Update:

I am down to 140 pounds (from 181), with 12.1% body fat. I do not want to lose anymore weight, just gain more muscle and do better on the PFT. I did a whole PFT for myself yesterday

3 Mile Run- 19:21
Pull Ups- 15
Sit Ups- 83

In addition, I did a short 10 mile hike last week with a 40 pound ALICE ruck, just to see how I would do. Got a little tired haha ;)

Hendrix
03-01-09, 09:35 PM
Nevermind, wrong topic

lthunder
03-02-09, 12:07 AM
I always went for the steak, but never seen it like that....

lthunder
03-02-09, 12:09 AM
I always went for the steak, but never seen it like that....

It's the steak that kills...

Theboyintrainin
03-05-09, 11:57 PM
I know the man who originally posted this topic has long since answered the call and become a Marine (and is probably long gone from this section of the forum, if not the forum entirely), but I'd like to thank him for posting this topic.

I was at 200 pounds last June and hit 175 sometime between then and now. With two months to Boot (I ship on the 18th of May and am working on getting my status changed from Friend to Poolee), I feel more than confident about the work I have to do on my strength and speed to meet (and exceed) the physical requirements.

Again, thank you, sir.

manelle
03-09-09, 10:14 PM
wow u are an inspiration to me can you help me out on a few questions? if u have aim mine is bmsma121212 or message me here keep it up GL!

sjfobbe
03-10-09, 11:46 PM
I have 30lbs to lose before I can PT at with the recruiter; I've lost 15lbs so far. This thread is very motivating!

agwilliams
03-11-09, 04:48 PM
When I talked to my recruiter about 2 weeks ago I was finally told how much weight I must drop to be able to enlist. At that time I had to drop 94 lbs. I have already lost 10lbs since then. Being a female I carry my weight different and lose it differently than the males do. But I am super motivated.

Here are my current pft results
3 mile--couldnt run the whole distance but finished it in 55 minutes required is 32 min
situps---30 in 2 minutes required is 45
flexed arm hang---working on it required is 12 seconds

If anyone has suggestions specific to females losing weight to join, I would be happy to hear them

NRQ
03-16-09, 10:08 AM
wow thats great!!, i came from 296 to 235, i owe it all to my recruiter though he helped me all the way...good job man

SGT7477
03-16-09, 10:13 AM
wow thats great!!, i came from 296 to 235, i owe it all to my recruiter though he helped me all the way...good job man
Profile up.:evilgrin:

iq666
03-17-09, 08:41 AM
Accord: Congratulations. I realize I am late to this thread, but I have just read all 15 pages to this point to catch up. I have to say that I am truly amazed at your accomplisment, and by what others have shared about themselves as well!

I am hoping to overcome a similar situation. When I began to change my lifestyle 8 months ago, I topped out at 285lbs. Since then I have lost 40 lbs through diet and exercise. Recently, I feel like I have hit a plateau, and I have been stuck in a rut the last 2 months. As a result, I was starting to lose heart. I had thought I was in a unique situation, and that perhaps others were just born lucky.

You have all proved to me that with the right ammount of determination, I can overcome this. Others have faced this same uphill climb, and become Marines.

Thanks to you all, I have a whole bevy of ideas to try. I have seen the results you all have acchieved, and I know I can lose the next 60lbs. The boost in my determination you've all given me is immeasurable. Thank you to Accord, and all who have contributed!

Theboyintrainin
03-18-09, 10:41 AM
Something I think is really motivating is looking in the mirror after I've been working out for three weeks (I started working out a week before I enlisted), and seeing that everything's tighter and...well...I've actually sorta got pecs now.

RyanFling
03-18-09, 02:12 PM
agwilliams: The best thing I can tell you to do in order to get your 3 mile time up is run, run, run and run. When I started out and decided I wanted to join the Marine Corps. I weighed 250 pounds and I needed to weigh 214, as I'm 75 inches tall... But don't lose faith. Just put your Ipod on, go outside and start running. I'm not yet a poolee only because I dont have a car and the nearest recruiter is 45 miles away. But if you do that then you will see the improvement you need. And watch your diet. After a good work out for me, which lasts an hour and a half maybe two hours I'll have a chicken breast for its protein levels... I hope this advice helps you like it did to me.
Theboyintrainin: I noticed in your sig that you can't do any pull-ups yet. Well if you can go to a gym then do lateral presses with as much weight as you can handle for as many reps as you can handle safely. I guarantee in a few weeks you'll have those numbers up to at least meet IST standards.
Also, if my profile is not complete enough let me know.

agwilliams
03-18-09, 04:58 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone. I am curious about something though. I heard that males in bootcamp eat meats and pastas...and the females are only offered diet stuff like salads and fruits. Is this true?
Also..anyone have any advice on what I should be doing to build up strength to be able to do a flexed arm hang?

Theboyintrainin
03-19-09, 03:40 PM
As far as I know, they only make you go 'diet' if you're overweight or pushing it when you show up.

TemporalWolf
03-22-09, 02:49 AM
Theboyintrainin, I was in your position with zero pull ups about two months ago.

What helped immensely was to buy one of those $20 door-frame pull up bars and put it in my computer room door. Every time I went in or out I would start on the heels of my feet (to stop myself from hopping up) and go up and then drop down. This is a lot easier compared to a dead hang pull up and it works the top half of your pull, which IMHO is the hardest part. After a week of that I was able to go up, come half way down and go back up again... when I was able to do 3 top half pull ups I rested a day and went down and banged out a pull up and a half. Two days later I had two pull ups, three a week after that.

I'm now shipping with 5 (almost 6) pull ups and I can do 2 any time I wasn't just on the bar.

Once you get that first pull up you will WANT to be on that bar... it's a really strange feeling to be honest :D

Palomba
03-23-09, 12:57 AM
I was about 185lbs in January. I have never been in shape in my life, always wanted to but to dumb to put in the work. Decided in November to get off my rear and do something with my life. The Marines were the best of the best so i refused to settle for less. :usmc: I went to a recruiter and went to pool functions through November until i turned 18 November 30th. I enlisted early December.


I bought a membership to a gym, work out 7 days a week now. I went from 1 pull up to 8 in just a few months. I ship August 3rd right now so i hope to be doing 15 by time i leave. I run the 1.5 miles in 10 mins, and can do 80 crunches. Long way from perfection but im working as hard as i can to reach my goal. This is embarasing but il post em.

January:
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff126/Palombax/before.jpg

March:
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff126/Palombax/after-2.jpg

boblasek
03-23-09, 11:10 AM
Hey Palomba, we ship the same day. I only assume you are going to MCRD San Diego because you are in Texas. Right now my weight is at 180lbs :( I gained a little from MEPS but I am starting a work out routine and having my somewhat fitter buddies help me with the running part. Can't wait to see you there.

Rick M

agwilliams
03-24-09, 11:59 AM
awesome guys...i notice a difference now in how my clothes are starting to fit me...ill be needing some new running shorts in a few weeks!!!

TEXr28
04-06-09, 10:48 AM
how in the hell did you lose that

Palomba
04-11-09, 10:24 PM
going to the gym 7 days a week and running a crapton, Eating right, cut out sodas and crap and replaced it with water, minimum of a gallon a day.

mpellie
04-12-09, 12:25 AM
I used to be really heavy..im 70 inches and i used to weigh 220lbs...now I wiegh 158lbs...Proper eating and exercise..although reading most posts I see some are motivated to lose weight and I applaud them for that but please consult your physicians before starting any weight loss program..and talk to a certified personal trainer to learn proper techniques...Gold standard for personal training is ACSM or NSCA anything else is worthless..... here are some pics

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2641/228/67/165900050/n165900050_30018617_7871714.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30018637&id=165900050)




recent pic..still want to lose 15 more pounds..and im benching 180lbs and curling 60lbs
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs032.snc1/3226_502650004860_165900050_30018637_2882948_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30017485&id=165900050)

Palomba
04-12-09, 12:43 AM
I dont need a Doc to tell me how to eat right, or anyone to tell me how to work out. Im doing just fine. Went from 2 pullups in December to 11 by April. Id say thats some good improvement. A good friend of mine is a lcpl on reserve, So i pt with him every day to get in shape since he can out do everything i can its good motivation to keep going.

Volcom1117
04-12-09, 01:25 AM
I hope your still making possitive progress, Great Job!!

agwilliams
04-12-09, 11:26 AM
every 2 days i do an hour of cardio and then go run/jog/walk(in that order) for 30 minutes and at the end of all that i cool down with 10 pushups and 20 situps. this is the most i can do as my job has me in a moving vehicle for 48 hours straight then 24 hours off. i have been limiting my caloric intake to 1500 per day. my doctor says anywhere from 1200-1500 per day is good for losing 10lbs a month. ive lost 20lbs since february 16th when i first went to the dr to get advice. my daily menu is roughly this.
Breakfast 0600hrs ---------------------------Mid-Morning Snack 0900hrs
1 Sausage Mc Muffin ------------------------1 Bottled water
1 cup of scrambled eggs ---------------------1 Tablespoon peanut butter(right off the spoon)
1 bottled water
Calories=450 ----------------------------------Calories=95

Lunch 1200hrs ------------------------------Mid-afternoon Snack 1500hrs
2 pieces multi-grain wheat bread -------------1 Serving plain baked Lays(15 chips)
2 tablespoons of peanut butter ---------------1 Bottled Water
1 packet of McDonalds Strawberry Jelly
1 serving of plain baked lays(15 chips)
1 bottled water
Calories=400 ------------------------------------Calories=80

Dinner 1800hrs After---------------------------- Dinner Snack 2300hrs
Spicy Chicken Soft Taco ------------------------1 small bag beef jerky
Beef Soft Taco ----------------------------------1 Bottled Water
1 Bottled Water
Calories=370 -------------------------------------Calories=110

Grand Total is 1505. That menu is pretty close to what I eat every day. I have a truckers lifestyle and fast food is pretty much the only option as I dont have a fridge in my van. Peanut Butter gives me good energy and doesnt have to be refridgerated.
When I am filling up at a gas station, i walk laps around the van, so that I am atleast burning some calories.

bekster2008
04-12-09, 11:45 AM
the only thing with that diet AGwilliams is that you have a LOT of sodium and salt intake...try drinking more water and limiting your daily sodium intake to about 2000-2300 miligrams of sodium a day. This will guarantee less water weight retention and allow you to lose weight faster.

Streeter
05-03-09, 05:40 PM
If anyone is interested in loosing weight fast AND cutting your calorie intake big time then continue reading.

- Instead of eating 3 BIG meals eat 4-6 small ones, this way your body is constantly metabolizing.

- If you don't workout START WORKING OUT!!!, you can burn calories fairly easy just by doing yard work or running, go to a gym if you can.

- Eat pre-sized meals so you don't over eat, extra calories do not help. Eat healthy and STOP drinking soda, drink water instead.

If you need to cut calories and want food fast I have a solution and it WORKS. (it really does) If you go to your supermarket such as Cosco, Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, etc look for "Green Giant" frozen veggies. They are fairly small and keep you full, they don't taste half bad either. I eat 3 a day with a Gronola bar inbetween breakfeast and lunch and lunch and dinner. That comes out to about 278 Calories. Now if you do some major weight liftning and Cardio you can easily burn 400-800 Calories a DAY.

1 Pound = 3,500 Calories

3,500 x 7 = 24500 Calories a week (or 7 pounds)

3,500 x 365 = 1,277,500 Calories a year (or 365 pounds)

Cut your daily Calorie intake under 800 a day and you can loose weight no problem. (while exercising !!!)

278 x 7 = 1946 Calories a week (or 0.57 pounds)

278 x 365 = 101470 Calories a year (or 29 pounds)

At the Beginning of my Sophmore year i weighed around 275-290 and now I weigh 240.6. Now that I have a gym membership and school is almost out I can really focus on excercise and burning fat. Hopefully by September I will hit 180 and then I can level my diet out and when I turn 18 enlist.

boblasek
05-03-09, 07:55 PM
I don't think having 1900 calories a week is very healthy when that's supposed to be your low daily caloric intake. But if your in a pinch to loose weight i'd see that as a last resort.

Myriah
05-03-09, 08:17 PM
278 calories a day? that isn't healthy in the least bit!

Streeter
05-04-09, 01:59 PM
278 calories a day? that isn't healthy in the least bit!

I'm still alive :)

Twitchell
05-05-09, 09:13 PM
I'm still alive :)
Attention Poolee's Disreguard what streeter just said! Pay attention closely.

Streeter.... I can see the way you are trying to go. However, "starving yourself is not the answer".:thumbdown You in fact need to eat to lose weight. If you are only eating that many calories a day that is very bad. Even if you are trying to lose major weight, you should still be eating 2000 calories a day. EAT HEALTHY, but eat 2000 calories a day. Starving your self and even doing lighter exercise actually has the reverse effect. You will actually retain fat and lose muscle. Your performance level will hit rock bottom. Not to mention permanent health problems if you do it for very long. I'm not trying to critisize you, but doing that, is pretty much the same as being bulimic.
Do me, and esspecially yourself a favor. Start eating normal. You said you have a jym membership. Have a personal trainer help you. I KNOW your recruiters have PT sessions. GO WITH THEM. They will all sort you out. Trust me. Even right now as a Senior Wildland Firefighter, and have the responsabilty to train and condition rookies the CORRECT way. Not to mention do extreme PT almost every day. Even the Diet Recruits in boot camp eat more than 2000 calories a day. Why? Because they need it. My rack mate in Boot Camp lost 68 bls. throughout the 13 weeks. Not to mention he gained muscle wich ways more than fat.

I understand what your trying to do. BUT STOP IT! Seriously. You should believe me, but if you don't, ask your Recruiter, your family doctor, or personal trainer. They will say the same thing.

As you were, carry on.....

RyanFling
05-07-09, 02:15 AM
If I told my recruiter I was doing that he would probably PT the hell out of me. He's helped us set up a diet plan, a work out plan, everything. Talk to your recruiter, Streeter, they have a wealth of knowledge (And tricks if you need to lose weight fast that doesnt endanger your health or life.)

ronin tel2
05-29-09, 09:27 PM
My recruiter, Ssgt. Brown, challenged me to loosing 20lbs in 2 weeks. For any of my fellow Poolees, here is what i did.

diet
keep it to salad and celery
chicken on the salad for protein
and peanut butter on the celery for the same reason

PT
swimming laps- its low intensity, high burn
crunches- burning fat from one's stomach is easier when using those muscles
(i can do 300 crunches now because of that 2 week period)
running- its fun and you need to be doing this anyway
pull ups-I'm not going to lie chicks dig the arms

I went from 5'8" 210lbs to 180lbs

I won the challenge

Lisa 23
05-30-09, 01:32 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone. I am curious about something though. I heard that males in bootcamp eat meats and pastas...and the females are only offered diet stuff like salads and fruits. Is this true?
Also..anyone have any advice on what I should be doing to build up strength to be able to do a flexed arm hang?

I had to watch my weight during all of Boot Camp and I ate a lot of fruit and salad (I had my Sr. DI's permission to do so). I graduated Boot Camp right at my max weight of 132 lbs.....I'm only 5'3".
As for advise on building up strength for the flexed arm hang.....you would need to build some upper body strength. I was only able to hang for about 12-15 seconds when I left for Boot Camp, but all during Boot Camp at night during free time, with permission from our DI's, my bunkie and I would spend some time doing off wall push ups. It helped a great deal. I then went to hanging around 30 seconds, and before you know it, I was doing the flexed arm hang with no problem. Those off the wall push ups helped a great deal......and when you're up there hanging, try to focus on something in the distance and start singing something to yourself in your head. That helps also! I know it helped me!

Good Luck! :thumbup:

C Thompson
06-05-09, 01:01 AM
That is 100% amazing, I to have lost massive wieght, When I first walked into the Marine Recruiting Office, I weighed 223 lbs. and my ist was 0 - pull ups, 28 - crunches, 17:00+ - run. Im curentaly weigh 168, 8 - pull ups, 100+ crunches, and a 12:03 - run. Keep up the great work.

30seconds
06-08-09, 10:57 AM
Good luck man

WarrFacee
06-09-09, 11:10 PM
That is 100% amazing, I to have lost massive wieght, When I first walked into the Marine Recruiting Office, I weighed 223 lbs. and my ist was 0 - pull ups, 28 - crunches, 17:00+ - run. Im curentaly weigh 168, 8 - pull ups, 100+ crunches, and a 12:03 - run. Keep up the great work.

Wow to me that is some Motivation from you to me man... because that was almost exactly how i was, but im not at 8 pulls up yet. I'm going to hit the gym in a little bit.

DIUSMC
06-18-09, 03:03 PM
I have no idea what you are currently doing or when you are scheduled to go to recruit training. If you are currently enjoying this nutritional plan I would advise you to stop and get serious with this. I will be willing to assist if you are serious, but what I am reading here I don't see it.

kimosabi1988
06-19-09, 04:26 PM
I am a fat bodied man, 5'6, 205 lbs, I want to join and I have to lose about 30 pounds. I have been trying to lose the weight but dont have money for a gym membership and I would like to hear the program you used Accord, Congradulations on achieving your goal. I would appreciate any diet advice as well as some good exercises. Thanks

kimosabi1988
06-19-09, 04:30 PM
I know it will be hard but I am motivated, Any help will be greatly appreciated, All I want is to earn the title of Marine

SmokeyZach
06-19-09, 05:25 PM
When I was fourteen, I weighed 234 lbs and stood only at 5'7''. Your pictures reminded me of how I used to look but also how good it feels now, 11 months and 78 lbs later. I also want to join the Marines, which is what motivates me.

Barr
07-18-09, 02:15 AM
I think I might as well post some of my results in here.

Back in late Nov 2008, I was 5' 11" and roughly 220 lbs.

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v557/101/120/1318080634/n1318080634_30350043_3388.jpg

Starting on the night of Nov 7th, I started doing something about it. About 2 years before, I made the horrible mistake of starting smoking. Until Nov 7th, I smoked a pack a day or so of Parliament Full Flavors, and for you non smokers, those are some pretty rugged smokes. Nov 7th, I took once last big tasty drag out of my cigarette and put it out. I haven't had one since.

Next, I quit drinking soda. Pretty obvious why... It's just horrible for you. Soon after that, I got the old bike out of the back of the garage, fixed it up, and started riding it to work. After that, I started eating a lot healthier. I gave up greasy food and general junk food almost completely. Soon my job moved from 3 miles away to 9, and instead of just driving my car, I decided to continue riding my bike.

Oh yeah, I got a haircut too.

Currently I am still 5' 11" and 165.

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs158.snc1/5888_1118485485173_1318080634_30511458_180457_n.jp g

50+ lbs lighter, feeling good, feeling motivated, and during half of this, I had no idea why I was doing it, I just was. In mid-March, my friend Sam came back from MCRDSD. One night after a couple of beers, we visited the local IHOP and he told me all about being a Marine. That's when I started thinking again about the Corps, and 2 days later, I visited the local RS. And the rest is history...

pooliekey
08-16-09, 11:32 PM
Good job losing that weight OP!

I've lost 150 to get to 200. I'm still trying to come down to about 180 before I ship.

To anyone out there who think that losing weight is what's keeping them from joining the military-- know this: put you're mind too it, and you'll get there.

It's a long tough road, but it works out in the end.

agwilliams
09-06-09, 12:52 AM
Hey people, it has been a long while since I have been on here. I have been very busy with my 10 year high school reunion. I got side tracked a little bit with planning it and all the dinners and lunches and alcoholic beverages I have been ingesting leading up to the reunion put me on a plateau. In February I was at 251 lbs. I am now at 220lbs. Not bad, but not good either. I have to get down to 145. Now that it is over I only have 1 thing to concentrate on, getting to my weight goal. It is the only obstacle between me and MEPS. MEPS will have the final say on wether or not I will be allowed to join based on my ankle/leg injury. I pray that I can get down to my weight goal, and that the doctor at MEPS will say that my leg is good enough. Ill check back in about a month and let you know the progress. I have uploaded an updated photo to track my progress. In a month when I check back in I will upload another. I am really interested in seeing the differences.

Bcove90
12-13-09, 12:37 PM
since February I have been working on my goal of becoming a marine. i used to weigh 323 pounds. I am 6'3" so my goal weight was 220, i am down to 206 as of today all by myself no special diet or anything. just getting off my butt and running every day. or walking when i started because i couldnt run more than like 100 feet haha. Hope its motivating for any fat body to get yourself in shape. If i can do it anyone can do it.
before probably about 315(only pic i could find on my comp at the moment)
http://i45.tinypic.com/vxdpw1.jpg

thanksgiving 2009 212 lbs (im down to 206 as of december 13th)
http://i48.tinypic.com/3fpdu.jpg

USMC Sokol
12-13-09, 03:20 PM
Omg wow! Those are crazy pictures..nice job all of you. lot of respect for u Poolee's and Marines

poolee661
12-14-09, 11:54 PM
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss124/Semperfiusmc661/100_3369.jpg
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss124/Semperfiusmc661/m_97d076044f6048b785a631ab93cfd2ca.jpg
started at 295 down to 215 more to drop with pt