Me in the 160s
The Evil Black Sweater
I'm actually here to gain weight. Actually, to gain it back. My personal and work life over the last couple of months has been stressful enough to cause me to shed 10 pounds-10 pounds that I'd worked for almost 10 years to put on. And I want them back.
Background: I've always been tall and thin. When I took my Army entry physical, I was 6'2" and 142 pounds. When I graduated college and got my commission, I was up to 162. A year later, when I shipped out to Germany, after a year of Infantry school training, I was up to the 170s.
And there I stayed, despite eating plenty of starchy, greasy Army food and plenty of work in the weight room, for the better part of a decade.
About 18 months ago, I finally made it into the 180s. And my wife said I looked damn hot. And I was maxing the APFT at the same time, so all was good.
Then the stress hit, I stopped eating and working out, and 10 pounds disappeared. I want them back.
The sweater pic is my motivation. I have 4 months of TDY, in the winter, at Carlisle Barracks, PA, where the duty uniform is Class B. Which means, to stay warm, I have to wear one of those godawful sweaters. I'm tall. I'm skinny. Black is a slimming color. All of which combines to make me look freakishly thin.
#1: to maintain at score of 300 on the APFT
75 push-ups in 2 min
78 sit-ups in 2 min
2 mile run in 13:18
#2: get my weight back over 180, in muscle, not fat
PT! Good for you! Good for me!
33 year old Army officer, assigned to Ft Bragg, consigned by virtue of my specialty to driving a desk in the basement for the next decade or two...
hi i am denise and i was just wondering if you were still in the fayetteville ft bragg area. if so why not stop by the group and let everyon now how you are doing. i am sure we would all love to hear from you. dont be a stranger
2902 days ago
Hope your wife is doing well with her training. Happy New Year!
3097 days ago
Hey there....I chuckled at your comment on my blog....
I hear you re: Movement to Contact...prepping units for mob on a regular enough basis makes it a common acronym. I think I'll take Making the Cut over Movement to Contact any day!
Hope your New Year has begun positively....and that the other half is kicking arse at Ft Lost in the Woods...
(Goddess of Supply, lol)
3098 days ago
Oh yeah, my heart cries for you, buddy! you WANT to find the 10 lbs you lost ... LOOK HERE or THERE or anywhere else on anybody else!!! I know, I know, its harder to gain weight than to lose it, blah, blah, blah.
Really, I hope things are going better for you. Make HEALTHY choices, whether its protein or GOOD fats or whatever and your body will respond positively to you.
Keep us posted & Happy New YOU & 2008~!
3100 days ago
6 of you guys...yupe you guys cleaned the house of meat and more meat and more meat...lmao....
I bet you guys ate salad like two table spoons lol.....
The calories were good though
3104 days ago