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(Headline News TV)   Guy loses 100 lbs to join the Air Force, could have joined the Navy as is   (hlntv.com) divider line 44
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DAR [TotalFark]
2012-06-21 11:51:30 AM
300 lb dude on a warship @ sea isn't going to happen, even back in my day when the only weight requirement was getting your fat ass thru an emergency escape scuttle!!!!

And yes, I knew a couple of lard ass Chiefs who couldn't do it........k/dar
 
2012-06-21 12:22:02 PM
Oh buoy
 
2012-06-21 12:22:45 PM
My stepfather was over 325 lbs the day he arrived at Parris Island...

They fixed that, pretty quickly.
 
2012-06-21 12:23:26 PM
Well with mints on the pillows at all the AF Bases, he'll be able to pack that back on quickly
 
2012-06-21 12:23:58 PM
Good for him. He should motivate the People of Wal-Mart.
 
2012-06-21 12:24:49 PM
www.militaryphotos.net
 
2012-06-21 12:25:45 PM
Wow, he was so thin I couldn't even see him.

Oh wait, video doesn't work.

Nevermind
 
2012-06-21 12:29:33 PM
you can still buy a gun when your 300 lbs. why not do that and skip the army.
 
2012-06-21 12:35:27 PM
I call BS. There are so many kids wanting to join the military for the training and benefits that they can pick and choose who they take. My son was well within the military height/weight guidelines, had a 3.25 GPA and was a good, clean-cut kid when he graduated from high school, yet he was still turned down by the Air Force, Navy and Marines. Not what he wanted, but he's off to college this fall. Weight has nothing to do with it - this kid had to know somebody with some influence.
 
2012-06-21 12:37:34 PM
A friend of mine lost more than 120lbs to join the Navy, made it into basic, and then was medically discharged close to graduation. Broke his heart!

It's hard to keep your chin up in those circumstances. His dream will forever sit unfulfilled.
 
2012-06-21 12:44:01 PM
You have to be in good shape with ANY of the armed forces. If not, you get ridiculed.

www.moviepilot.de
 
2012-06-21 01:14:05 PM

icasushi: I call BS... Weight has nothing to do with it - this kid had to know somebody with some influence.


Actually, the story is entirely plausible depending on where he is from. Recruiters are given a quota to new recruits per month. If nobody has been beating down the doors at the recruiting office, or they have a large quota due to population density, then it is possible w/o special influences.
 
2012-06-21 01:21:30 PM

icasushi: I call BS. There are so many kids wanting to join the military for the training and benefits that they can pick and choose who they take. My son was well within the military height/weight guidelines, had a 3.25 GPA and was a good, clean-cut kid when he graduated from high school, yet he was still turned down by the Air Force, Navy and Marines. Not what he wanted, but he's off to college this fall. Weight has nothing to do with it - this kid had to know somebody with some influence.


Maybe this kid's ASVAB scores were through the roof. Maybe he went to a recruiter who's running behind his quota. Maybe, maybe, maybe. There are too many variables to say "it had to be X."
 
das
2012-06-21 01:30:38 PM
What a looser!!!!
 
2012-06-21 01:31:24 PM
I'm a soldier in the marine core so I'm getting a kick
 
2012-06-21 01:36:00 PM

DAR: 300 lb dude on a warship @ sea isn't going to happen, even back in my day when the only weight requirement was getting your fat ass thru an emergency escape scuttle!!!!

And yes, I knew a couple of lard ass Chiefs who couldn't do it........k/dar


Lol, same here.
 
2012-06-21 01:40:17 PM
reminds me of this guy: old fark thread

guy lost over half his weight, got laid, then joined the british navy... lolwat
 
2012-06-21 01:41:06 PM
I was a former fattie.

Lost just over 150lbs through portion control, proper nutrition and eventually exercise. I like going to visit old college roommates to see the look of surprise on their face when they see me now. Especially when I tell them I'm training for a half-marathon.

/13.1 or bust!
 
2012-06-21 01:58:43 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: I was a former fattie.

Lost just over 150lbs through portion control, proper nutrition and eventually exercise. I like going to visit old college roommates to see the look of surprise on their face when they see me now. Especially when I tell them I'm training for a half-marathon.

/13.1 or bust!


Just curious, but care to post a before/after pic?
 
2012-06-21 02:15:25 PM

thisiszombocom: I'm a soldier in the marine core so I'm getting a kick


obviously spelling isn't one of the criteria for enlistment
 
2012-06-21 02:16:43 PM
there is absolutely no cannibalism in the modern British Navy!
 
2012-06-21 02:27:02 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: I was a former fattie.

Lost just over 150lbs through portion control, proper nutrition and eventually exercise. I like going to visit old college roommates to see the look of surprise on their face when they see me now. Especially when I tell them I'm training for a half-marathon.

/13.1 or bust!


s3.amazonaws.com

oh noes! exercise and proper diet have defeated me!!
 
2012-06-21 02:27:47 PM

misanthropologist: thisiszombocom: I'm a soldier in the marine core so I'm getting a kick

obviously spelling isn't one of the criteria for enlistment


Now was that necessary?
 
2012-06-21 02:54:02 PM
My buddy Lang did just this. He's one of those guys that was fat, was always fat, and will always be fat, but he took matters into his own hands and started working out like a fiend, and monitoring his diet rigorously. Within a year, he went from 345 to 200 and passed the Air Force physical with flying colors. To this day, he has to work out daily and still has to monitor his diet, because if he doesn't the pounds just come right back on magically. Some people like to blame thyroids or genetics, but, truth is, Lang is a skinny mofo with the genetic tendency to be a fatman, but refuses. He could be like any of those other fatties, he just doesn't let himself anymore.

This is also the guy that, prior to all this, was tired of listening to us smokers biatch about how hard it is to quit, so he became a smoker. A year to the day he tried quitting and found it was just as difficult as we had described. It took him another 3 months to fully kick the habit, and he admits he can't imagine how hard it would be to quit had he been smoking during since teen years. He still enjoys a cigar every now and again, though.
 
2012-06-21 03:07:10 PM

misanthropologist: thisiszombocom: I'm a soldier in the marine core so I'm getting a kick

obviously spelling isn't one of the criteria for enlistment


You must be new here
 
2012-06-21 03:14:52 PM
As an Air Force Vet, and having a nephew in flight school in the Air Force, I'm getting a kick.
ASVAB scores are the most important qualifier for the AF. Back in '81, I only missed 3 questions on the whole thing and the Marine recruiter I took the test under was drooling trying to get me into the Marines. I decided the electronics in the Air Force was more to my liking and the AF recruiter told me to pick a field and it would be mine.

JohnCarter: Well with mints on the pillows at all the AF Bases, he'll be able to pack that back on quickly

No, there weren't mints on our pillows. And we didn't wear pajamas either.
 
2012-06-21 03:26:05 PM
I did the exact opposite.

Went to Lackland @ 145 lbs...

...Kunsan, Edwards, then Lakenheath...

235.
 
2012-06-21 03:29:56 PM

MarkEC:
No, there weren't mints on our pillows.


They were chocolates.
 
2012-06-21 03:38:16 PM

HST's Dead Carcass: This is also the guy that, prior to all this, was tired of listening to us smokers biatch about how hard it is to quit, so he became a smoker. A year to the day he tried quitting and found it was just as difficult as we had described. It took him another 3 months to fully kick the habit, and he admits he can't imagine how hard it would be to quit had he been smoking during since teen years. He still enjoys a cigar every now and again, though.


I admire his dedication to science. Even if I hated my lungs, the expense of cigarettes for a year would be enough to prevent me from ever trying that.
 
2012-06-21 03:57:25 PM

dr.zaeus: I did the exact opposite.

Went to Lackland @ 145 lbs...

...Kunsan, Edwards, then Lakenheath...

235.


Lol, me too. Went to basic at 163...by the end of my enlistment I was about 220...
 
2012-06-21 04:05:24 PM
Me being overweight (only by about 30 lbs) wasn't enough for me to be rejected by the Canadian Forces when I finished high school. I scored too high on the aptitude tests for them to turn me away that easily.
It was the fact that I had profound hearing loss in both ears and am almost blind in my right eye. (Bad genes, on both counts)

So up in smoke went my dream to be in the RCN.

/still a little bitter about it all, but I understand the reasons why
 
2012-06-21 04:16:03 PM
I lost around 60 lbs to join the Air Force. I even aced a pre-ASVAB and got LASIK so I could become a pilot.

Then they told me my tattoo was too big, fark off.
 
2012-06-21 04:30:28 PM
Chair Force
 
2012-06-21 04:41:52 PM

BassTurd: misanthropologist: thisiszombocom: I'm a soldier in the marine core so I'm getting a kick

obviously spelling isn't one of the criteria for enlistment

You must be new here


This.

The other obvious error? There aren't any soldiers in the USMC.
 
2012-06-21 05:06:53 PM
The Navy is using the fitness or lack thereof, rather, as a force shaping tool. Ask any number of the thousands separated by the Perform to Serve (PTS) program. With the wars winding down in afghanistan and iraq, there is no longer the force need of days of yore.
In fact, the physical readiness program dictates that if you have a BMI of 22 or greater as a male, you have failed your readiness test regardless of how well you have scored on the actual physical tests of situps, pushups, and a 1.5 mile run. 3 of those failures in 4 years (they're done 2x per year), and you're processed out via administrative separation.
For me personally, my weigh in in march had my 75 inch tall frame with a BMI of 22. I weighed in last week 26lbs less with a new BMI of 18.
Diet came first, exercise became easier afterwards. Now I have a new goal to lose another 29lbs and be at my ideal 190 lbs by September 16th.

/yes, I'm selection board eligible for Chief
//recommend weight watchers.
 
2012-06-21 05:07:07 PM
My brother walked into the Marine recruiter's office at 315, lost 100lbs with diet &exercise before going to San Diego. Left boot camp at 175.

He's 6'4" and now wavers around 180-200 (depending on if he's been home with mom's cooking and baking...)but he still works out and goes for runs.

He's my motivator.

/10lbs down, LOTS to go
// he's proof that I can't blame genetics
 
2012-06-21 05:13:17 PM

KresentPhresh: I lost around 60 lbs to join the Air Force. I even aced a pre-ASVAB and got LASIK so I could become a pilot.

Then they told me my tattoo was too big, fark off.


Arg, they allow eye surgery correction now?
 
2012-06-21 05:34:11 PM

misanthropologist: thisiszombocom: I'm a soldier in the marine core so I'm getting a kick

obviously spelling isn't one of the criteria for enlistment


Obviously, you're not familiar with The Marines.
 
2012-06-21 06:27:05 PM

Pockafrusta: You have to be in good shape with ANY of the armed forces. If not, you get ridiculed.

[www.moviepilot.de image 426x240]


Never mind that we all use the same height/weight/BMI charts.
 
2012-06-21 06:31:53 PM
At my brother's induction they turned away some kid for being a quarter pound overweight. My brother is not very tall and did some weight training before he joined, so he had to wait 6 months to try and get his neck size to be small enough. And it's not like he was super large or on roids. He is just 5'6" and the BMI just didn't work out, even though he got down to like 160. What I am trying to say here is subby is full of shiat. They Navy can take their pick of people these days and make anyone jump through BMI hoops. Even people like my bro with a master's degree and a perfect ASVAB score.

/he is short and likes enclosed spaces, so they were happy to have him on a sub
//couldn't they have told the other kid to go throw up or take a shiat or something? 1/4 pound!
 
2012-06-21 06:32:21 PM

Jolonco: In fact, the physical readiness program dictates that if you have a BMI of 22 or greater as a male, you have failed your readiness test regardless of how well you have scored on the actual physical tests of situps, pushups, and a 1.5 mile run. 3 of those failures in 4 years (they're done 2x per year), and you're processed out via administrative separation.


Only if someone is a shiatty performer, or their command is a bunch of d*cks.

Had a shipmate who got threatened with adminsep for the above reason: he sent a full body picture through the CMC to NAVPERS and got the decision reversed.

BTW he was a ripped amateur body builder with a neck bigger than my thigh, but came up over BMI every cycle.*

*this was before PTS though (retired in 06) so YMMV
 
2012-06-21 08:17:37 PM

aedude01: HellRaisingHoosier: I was a former fattie.

Lost just over 150lbs through portion control, proper nutrition and eventually exercise. I like going to visit old college roommates to see the look of surprise on their face when they see me now. Especially when I tell them I'm training for a half-marathon.

/13.1 or bust!

Just curious, but care to post a before/after pic?



Sorry, I'd really rather not, as I've seen what happens when people post their pictures on FARK. But if you ever want to get a hold of me in a private email, I'll be more then happy to share pictures and information on how I did it.
 
2012-06-21 09:50:42 PM
Gain 50 and he could be a Chief?
 
2012-06-21 11:17:43 PM
Hell, i gained 30 lbs in boot.
 
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