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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/11/2005 9:07:00 AM EDT
....keep in shape after you've been out for a while?

I've been out since '94, but I still try to get in at least a couple of miles a day running. I do this for a couple of reasons:

1. Because I hunt elk every year, and hiking at 10,000 feet with all that gear is brutal.
2. Because I don't like to watch what I eat

I get a kick out of seeing some of my friends from high school that were athletes back then, and are big as a house now

Don't get me wrong, I could still stand to drop ten or fifteen pounds, but I could still smoke just about anyone I know.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:25:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:50:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I run regularly and have completely cut out sweets, cokes, alcohol, and junk food from my diet. I think I'm too skinny but the height / weight chart says I'm exactly where I need to be.


Try bulking up with weight training if you think you're too scrawny. It's what I've always done, with my height to prevent the "basketball player" physique.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 5:08:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I run regularly and have completely cut out sweets, cokes, alcohol, and junk food from my diet. I think I'm too skinny but the height / weight chart says I'm exactly where I need to be. hr


I want to know who made that damn chart, you cut out all that stuff! Did you know that shooting AR's also makes you gain weight and I don't care about the weight so just send them to me.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:32:06 PM EDT
It's a point of pride for me that I can still fit into my alphas, to say nothing about my utilities.

I won't let myself turn into a, pardon the term, fat f***.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 7:00:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:10:24 AM EDT
I'll be waiting by the mailbox
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:56:14 AM EDT
I am in better shape now compared to when I was in the Gun Club.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:09:33 PM EDT
im fat!......
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:42:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By R0ME0:
im fat!......



+1. I just got back into the gym after a four year absence. I look like four toothpicks stuck in a wad of chewed bubble gum.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:08:48 PM EDT
I'm workin' on gettin in better shape for my retirement. I figure, since I have to completly change my lifestyle (new, job, location, and being a civi again) I should be able to work eatin' a little healthier and more exercise into my life. It will help that I will be leavin' the 100 + degree temp behind me. More hikin'/bikin' in the outdoors.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 4:48:12 AM EDT
The second half of my career I struggled with my weight. I had a stout build to begin with. If I had made my "ideal" weight according to those %@#*&%!!! charts I would have looked like Karen Carpenter.

I'll confess that when I retired I decided that if I wanted a Twinkie I was going to track it, corner it, kill it, and eat it. I relaxed, probably a bit more than I should have. I spent a couple years living a sedentary, self-indulgent lifestyle.

Now the novelty has worn off. I'm eating better, cutting back on the wrong foods, and getting some exercise. Things I took for granted at 25 take a lot more effort in my mid-40s.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:20:54 PM EDT
I'm fighting a retrograde action against the ravages of time and junk food.
It's been mostly uphill lately.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 7:32:30 AM EDT
I had kind of a hard time meeting the "ideal" weight on that damn chart too. I'm kind of stocky, and usually had to get measured for body fat content.

I was artillery though, and it's funny that anytime we were humping (boxed) 105 rounds from the ammo trucks, some of the "ideal weight" guys had to take a few more breaks than us "overweight" guys.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 5:46:40 AM EDT
I'm 5'10" and weighed 170 lbs when I was in the Corps. Back then I kept my body fat around 10%. I've never been a runner by nature, but I usually ran a 20-21 minute 3 mile and was able to knock out 20/80 on the pull ups and sit ups.

Now I weigh 190 lbs and had to give up running because of bad knees and lower back problems. So I cycle instead. I also lift weights a lot more than I did when I was in. My body fat is now around 14%, but I'm a lot stronger. I don't have the stamina like I used to, but I also don't plan on going on too many 20 something mile humps with a full combat load either.

I'm in my early 30's and every day I have to force myself into the gym. As much as I wish it was easy, it's an up hill battle. I would like to be back down around 10% body fat again, but at this point I just take what I can get.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 4:16:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By METT-T:

Originally Posted By R0ME0:
im fat!......



+1. I just got back into the gym after a four year absence. I look like four toothpicks stuck in a wad of chewed bubble gum.




Nice to know I'm not alone....
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 1:08:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By METT-T:

Originally Posted By R0ME0:
im fat!......



+1. I just got back into the gym after a four year absence. I look like four toothpicks stuck in a wad of chewed bubble gum.




Nice to know I'm not alone....



Im back trying to get under 200, I went in at 169, got out at 189, 2 months ago I was 220, and now Im at 204....Wont stop till I get 185.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:12:43 AM EDT
I'm a fat lazy body.I weigh about 25 lbs more since I got out in '88.What was really friggin sad was I ran across my field jacket and "tried" to put it on.I couldn't even zip the friggin thing up.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:15:55 AM EDT
Oh hell, I stay in shape for the Womenz...
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:27:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:06:23 AM EDT
When I got out in '91, I was 200 lbs over the next 14 years I ballooned up to 290. Started excercising and eating right 41/2 months ago. I am down to 240 now and my goal is to get down to 210-200. I was disgusted at being a fat ass and who was on the way to being a land manatee.

I went from getting out of breathe walking to the kitchen to running a 10 minute mile right now, working on getting it even lower.

I weight train 3 days aweek, and run 3 miles on weight days and 5 miles on non weight days.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:25:35 AM EDT
Got off active duty in 93 (Bco 1/509 PIR) weighing about 190. I'm now about 220 and running a lot more than I used to. Being married with kids has taken it's toll.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 5:28:34 AM EDT
5'-10" - Went in at 203 - got out at 165 - am currently at 175 (age 49)
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 2:04:05 PM EDT
I'm in better shape now at 39 than I was when I was in. I work out five days a week. I do a lot of tech diving and need to stay in shape. Eating good is a big part of the oveall program.
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