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06-07-10, 04:20 AM #271
06-09-10, 05:07 AM #272
The most I've weighed is 220 pounds, through jan to may 28th. I lost 16 pounds through correct dieting, and a bit of exercise. My original plan was to join the army, on feb 13th I went to their recruiting station and took a demo asvab test. then I left, with intending to come back. I'd be in the army right now if it wasn't for this one yahoo article that i read about two months ago.
it detailed that the army was using video games to train it's recruits. now by 'video game' I'm sure they meant 'simulation' but... honestly... is there really a difference? Either way, I was heart broken, and angered. A simulation is not the same as practicing, if I wanted to 'simulate' a warzone I'd play modern warfare 2 or halo or something like that. So I decided to sign up for the Marines... again. Originally after I graduated high school a year ago I had planned to take an entire year off before signing up for 'the army or the Marine Corps' I gained a helluva lot of weight during my senior year in high school so I was hoping to take the easy road and join the Army, after that article though my mind changed. I went to the Marine recruiting depot here and told them I wanted to sign up, course they recognized me, they did the regular stuff took my height and weight, weighed at 203 pounds told me I had 2 weeks to lose 7 pounds. the first week my family tried hard to fatten me up, taking me out to eat dinner and eat fast foods and all that, with exercising I managed to keep from gaining weight. The last week though I told em to screw off and after that I stopped eating all the bad ****, started my own diet and work out regimen.
I lost the 7 pounds that week, although since I weighed 197 1/2 on the day we went to sign up my recruiter gave me some laxatives and told me to go to the sauna when I got at the hotel. Well the sauna wasn't really helping, and the laxatives didn't work, so I got on the treadmill to start running and didn't drink anything before they weighed me, I came out alright at 196. Glorious.
My diet is an 800 caloric to a 1000 caloric diet. my workouts ensure that I burn more calories than I intake each day. This next three months I expect to drop 45 pounds and come out at 150 pounds. hoping then to drop another 10 to 15 pounds before they ship me out to basic.
two weeks ago I was very pessimistic, my mind has altered to, 'you can't' to 'train harder and you can'
06-09-10, 05:16 AM #273
Weighed in a little over 310 pounds back in Sep 09.
Currently at 215.
Grew up in NY and had a somewhat active lifestyle, but working in an ambulance and not eating right led me to get so fat.
Well making a choice to change my life and my career, I decided to join the Marines.
A few months back I recently moved to California, and I am currently attending local Poolee functions in Lancaster.
06-09-10, 05:22 AM #274
06-09-10, 05:27 AM #275
Correct, 1000 calories a day, 2 separate meals with all the apples I can eat if I felt hungry at night...lol
Gym was 2 hours a day Monday- Fri, all cardio. Gave myself a break on Sat and Sun.
After I lost the required weight to Dep in, I started weight training.
I lost alot of muscle during my diet.
06-09-10, 07:20 AM #276
My diet usually consists of 1 egg (scrambled and microwaved), 1 round bread, 1 medium potato, 1 banana, 1/2 an apple, 1/2 an orange, and 1 cup of white rice. then I divide all of this into 4 meals, one in the morning, one at noon, one in the evening, and a free one where I can either snack on or have when ever I damn well please.
Also I used to be a real soda-holic type of person I used to drink 6-8 cans of diet pepsi a day, I switched from that to diet tea (diet green tea lipton) 0 calories and a fourth caffeine of diet pepsi. I usually have 3-5 of those a day, and a gallon of water, for hydration. Then I have my work out regimen, I do my upper body on Monday, and then do my lower body on Tuesday (includes running), Upper body on Wednesday, and lower body on Thursday, and so on, though Sunday is my free day.
A recruiter moved another poolee's ship out date to the same as mine, he previously stated that he thought that the poolee was going to have a rough time in basic, I think he expects me to help him out during basic. I also think that the poolee will not be ready by Dec 6. Not physically, but mentally, or maybe both. He's a bit of a I'm going to try to talk him out of it of course, soon as I get the chance, not because I don't like the poolee, but because I don't think he'll be prepared by then.
Edit: Oh and don't be afraid to workout while dieting, you'll have a higher metabolism when you workout and diet, you'll also burn whatever it was you eat while working out, so even if you do gain muscle mass you'll still be losing weight. You also will probably be less hungry throughout the day, causing you to not take a snack or two that you chose for your diet.
06-09-10, 12:03 PM #277
I don't think anyone can be mentally prepared for boot camp
06-09-10, 03:22 PM #278
Its not that I was afraid to work out while dieting, I just simply couldn't do it.
While I was dieting I was also working full time, a total of 55-70 hours a week, and I didn't want to kill myself so I made a choice, to only do Cardio based workouts till I make weight and till I move to California where I wouldnt be working full time and I would be basically waiting to ship out, this woul give me an advantage.
Well I made weight, and I moved to Cali, so I still do cardio at PT with the rest of the poolee's, but Now I joined the local gym and have been a member for a couple months now, adjusted my diet with more protien, and its been good so far.
06-09-10, 03:27 PM #279
True, but watching real life Boot camp Movies help, like " Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click " I bought the DVD not too long ago, and I think its the best documentary of USMC boot camp out there, gives you a raw heads up of whats comming.
While I still think I am going to get a shock when I hit those yellow steps, Its good to learn as much as you can this way you dont go nuts in boot
06-09-10, 03:49 PM #280
But glad to hear you have more time to work out, just think, if you become a Marine, you'll get to workout all the time! Also I just started trying Cardio, we'll see if it helps when I run tomorrow. I can't really call my cardio workout upper body or lower body since it's mostly helping me heart and me lungs. So I'm just going to do it on my upper body workout regimen days.
06-09-10, 04:03 PM #281
06-17-10, 03:10 AM #282
06-17-10, 06:11 PM #283
06-22-10, 12:57 PM #284
That is awesome man. I do not get though how people can let their weight get out of hand and not do anything about it. Obesity is an epidemic of lazyness.
06-23-10, 04:25 AM #285
For me it was my line of work, working in an ambulance does not promote healthy eating habbits, and during the winter when your stuck inside waiting for a call only thing to keep bizzy was to read and eat lol
Of course that is no excuse, no one held a gun to my head, but I know I was man enough to say enough is enough, and I put myself on the right track. I went from a Size 44-46 to a 34.
I leave for Boot July 26th, so I am hoping to be even thinner and in far better shape when I graduate.
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