SparkPeople Losing Weight for the Military Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=22232 Need to lose weight to join the Army? Air Force? Coast Guard? Marines? Navy? Then join this group and get that extra fellow future soldiers help! SparkPeople Losing Weight for the Military Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=22232 So yeah... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x56108146 My name is Bekah (Bex). I'm 22 years old and I want to join the military. I won't lie I'm WAY over weight. I have been over weight since I was probably 7 years old. I'm hoping to get all the weight off and be military fit by June 30, 2015. I'm in school for Criminal Justice and it would be nice if I could go to OCS after I finish College. Or be in good enough shape to be accepted into the American Military Universities for Masters in Criminal Justice. So Yeah. While I'm giving myself ... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:32:23 EST 100 Pounds until the Military! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x55901008 Hey guys my names Austin i weigh 270 my goal is 160 i started p90x 3 weeks ago i have already lost 10 pounds! Wish me luck! Sat, 7 Dec 2013 18:39:06 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x55712815 Hi! Not sure how active this group is but will intro anyway! I'm 25, an LPN, I am aiming to join either Army or Air Force next year (still narrowing it down). I actually went through AF BMT in 2007 but received an ELS the week of graduation and have felt a pull to rejoin ever since. Goal is to lose 50lbs and get all around back into shape to join in around a year. Would love some buddies with similar goals to help motivate! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:52:19 EST Just started my journey. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x54988139 I have just started on my journey to join the Marine corps. I am 26, 5'6" and 290lbs. In order to enlist I need to be down to 175. That is a total weight lose of 115lbs. My goal is to be able to enlist by May of next year. I know that is a big goal. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips that would be helpful? I currently started dieting and I joined a gym. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 23:07:30 EST New here- anyone still active on the group? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x54080351 Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to join either the Army or Air Force (still doing research). At this point I have a bit of weight to lose before I can get the process going. I'm 26 years old, so I would also be a little older than my peers. Hoping to lose the weight and be on my way to MEPS by the end of the year or by my birthday in February! Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:12:56 EST British Army! Fingers Crossed! - Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x54062413 Hello Im new to the team. I am currently trying to get fit to join the the British army a few years ago I failed to get into the RAF due to fitness and I refuse to go the same way with this application!! <BR> <BR> Happy to motivate others and help out where I can! any advice/ tips would be gratefully received especially for improving press ups!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading and good luck with your journeys! <BR> C x Tue, 9 Jul 2013 14:58:08 EST This Girl is Here to Hook You Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x53250022 Hey fellas! So I'm not in as great shape as I was out of boot camp and working to get it back. I see a lot of post on here about some of you peps trying to get in shape for basic training. I've been in the Marines for a little bit now and will answer anything you want to know about this branch and the other branches training and what workouts are good to have down to a science! Tips on climbing a rope would of been a good thing to know before taking the plung. what ever you need to know I'll ... Tue, 7 May 2013 04:00:46 EST Weekly Meetings Using Google Hangout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x50335180 Hey everyone. I had this idea that maybe we could host weekly meetings via google hangout. I think it'd be a great way for everyone to connect and get the group feel. It'd be an easy way to talk things over with our goals and try to track eachothers progress. <BR> <BR> Let me know if anyone's interested. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:19:08 EST Marine here to help others. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x49981519 Hello, <BR> <BR> I joined this team to help all people interested in the military. I am a Marine Veteran, and can assist you with workouts you will surely be doing at Parris Island or San Diego. Message me if you'd like. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:15:04 EST Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x49633794 I have committed to working out 5 days a week and even at this (very early) stage in preparing for Basic Training, I am trying to structure those workouts around the Physical Fitness Training standards and things we will have to do in Basic. I learned that in Basic we will start with a 4 mile road march and move up to six before it's over. So today for my workout I walked 3.5 miles. It was a challenge, and I wasn't even wearing a pack. I will do this once a week. Probably on Sundays. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 13:40:12 EST Army Brat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x49607235 My Dad was in the army from the time I was 2 to 12. It was the best 10 years of my life. We lived on base, and then Germany for two years, we had multiple travel opportunities. I looked into it when I was a young woman, but I was always overweight and never got in gear to lose it and join, then I had 2 kids and it got put on the back burner. <BR> <BR> College was great, loved it, but the aftermath isn't what I expected. I got a decent job right out of school, but I'm the sole breadwinner f... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:39:52 EST Almost Died In Zumba, Navy Basic Really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x49599605 Greetings fellow team members! <BR> <BR> Last week, I visited my local Navy recruitment office after months and months of deliberation. As nerve wracking as the experience was, I walked into the office with a simple set of four objectives neatly typed out in order of importance and addressed each concern pertaining to how life in the Navy will satisfy those objectives (I will blog my objectives on my Sparkpage if you are interested in what my personal goals are and what the recruiter told m... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 02:34:02 EST Losing it Challenge- Daily Exercise and Nutrirtion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8768x22232x48367062 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> It doesnt seem like this page has been very active over the last year and I would like to see if anyone else from this team would like to join me in a summer challenge. <BR> <BR> If so please reply to my message and once we get 5+ members lets start cranking on losing the weight. I have lost over 30 lbs and I need to lose 18 more to join the Navy reserves. Motivation and peer support really helps me... maybe it can help you?? <BR> <BR> We will have weekly posts with w... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:55:35 EST The beginning of the end. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x47733274 Hey guys, <BR> My name is Jessica and I live in Japan.(I'm brazilian tho) <BR> I met my boyfriend on new years eve in Tokyo. When we started dating I knew it wouldn't take long for him to go back to the US but I still accepted the challenge. <BR> 2 weeks after it, he went back to the states and we decided that we could make it work. He joined the Army and he's starting his BC training in south carolina today. <BR> We've been talking to each other thru Skype every single day and calling each o... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:04:52 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x46609324 Hey guys! I'm Spencer! <BR> <BR> I'm in nursing school for the next two to three years, and when I get my degree I plan on joining either the Army or USMC as an officer! So I have time, but I'm definitely not procrastinating! I need to lose at least 86lbs (I'd rather make it 90lbs to give myself some wiggle room), and cut my mile run speed in half! I've tried to talk myself out of this for YEARS, and I've finally realised at 23, that the reason I feel guilty every time I see a soldier, sailo... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 02:16:49 EST ASVAB SCORES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x46074721 How did everyone score on the ASVAB? (If you've taken it.) <BR> <BR> I only got 63. I keep seeing people in the 80's and 90's. <BR> which sucks because I am trying to be a Cryptologist: Interpretive (CTI) and you need high scores for that. I am hoping that if it isn't high enough to get the job I can retake it. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you got a high score, what did you use to study for that ASVAB? <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:19:49 EST Howdy from San Diego! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x42652861 Hey all! My name is Britt and I am trying to loose weight in order to join the military. I am looking at AF and Army right now but first I've got to get down to an acceptable weight. I am currently in school for Domestic Security Management with a minor in Chinese. Since Chinese classes don't start till next year I am learning Spanish this year! So, I am looking to get down to my goal fitness level two years from now. <BR> Any advice from current or prospective military personnel would be mo... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 18:13:33 EST Anyone here a P90X or INSANITY, etc. Fan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x42641552 Have any of you used P90X, INSANITY or other Beachbody program to improve your fitness level or lose weight? <BR> <BR> Well, I was at a whopping 215 lbs in 2009 and I used ChaLEAN EXtreme, P90X (twice) and INSANITY to drop 40 lbs and I am not done yet!! During this journey, I realized that I wanted to "pay it forward" and help others.. and I don't regret it a bit!! <BR> <BR> Just recently, Beachbody has decided to take the next step to pay it forward to our troops, but offering the Coaching... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 00:49:25 EST CF hopeful!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x42498156 Hi there! <BR> I've decided that I would love to join the CF, so now is the time to get up off my butt and learn to run 5k already! I'm going to start the couch to 5k running program as soon as it stops raining, and I'm going to lose some weight before I start the application process so that I'm starting out in a healthier state. I'm really excited thinking about it. Any tips for a beginning runner?? Sat, 18 Jun 2011 10:29:18 EST Losing lbs for the Navy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x41585851 Hey there....i'm in the process of losing weight so that I can join the Navy. I have lost 20 lbs already and have 30 lbs to go. Phew! Long process but well worth it!! Mon, 2 May 2011 21:06:24 EST Hello from Las Vegas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x41400178 My name's Ryan. My weight loss journey started a bit over a year ago. I started at almost 250 lbs and I'm proud to say I've cut down to below 200 since then! I cannot honestly remember a time that I thought "this is too hard." I did what was necessary to get what I wanted and it worked. I've still got a ways to go to my ideal weight and look, but I'm getting there. <BR> <BR> I'm in the process of trying to join the Air Force, whether active or reserve, I'm not 100% decided just yet. Sat, 23 Apr 2011 15:41:38 EST BCT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x40951507 Anyone heading into the Army? I head out this June, would be awesome to talk to someone heading out too. <BR> <BR> Also my MOS is a 68W! Medics keep it together! <BR> <BR> <BR> Hooah! Sat, 2 Apr 2011 00:33:51 EST ..G'day all!...any SC folks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x40748298 Just wanted to stop in and say hello! Obviously I'm here because I want to join the military but have this weight that's holding me back. I'm really determined to lose it now because the military is definitely where I want to be. If there is anyone on this board that is in the Columbia, SC area please reach out to me. It'd be awesome to get the weight off together! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone's day is going great! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:13:19 EST Hello all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x40446500 Hi, I am looking to get into the military. I was considering the Navy and was set and things were going well, and then things fell apart and I was not able to lose weight. I am now also considering the Army as well. For my age those are the two that will take me. Right now my fiancé is deployed as an Army Reservist on Active orders. So the Army would be the easiest for him to find locations along with me. I have two sons and would love for them to look up to me as an inspiration. Right... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 12:09:26 EST Wish me Luck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x40255102 I'm headed off to MEPS today, to take my ASVAB and do my physical and stuff. I'm kinda nervous and not about joining I'm just nervous about the test and getting blood work done. I'll keep everyone up dated when I know more. Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:13:32 EST Training myself for Army OCS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x40207077 Hello everyone! I'm new to the team, but I've been on Sparkpeople for a few weeks now with good results so far. I'm training to get fit for the physical testing part before I can qualify for OCS, which will then lead me to BT. I'm very determined and I'm not talking myself down or out of this any more. I only have more 18lbs to lose (bare minimum mind you) to reach their weight goal, but I'm really struggling to meet the two mile time. Today I am finding the location of the cheapest gym in to... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:04:46 EST I'm in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x39970875 After so, SO long and so much mucking around, I just passed my fitness test for the Royal Australian Air Force. I've fought long and hard for this so i'm more than a little bit thrilled. WOO HOO!!! Wed, 16 Feb 2011 21:33:57 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x39475511 Hi! I'm in my 20's and I am aiming to join the Marine Corps!! I have a lot of work to do... but it's not so far out of my reach. Hopefully some people will have some good advice for me :) Wed, 26 Jan 2011 21:43:53 EST Might be helpful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x39411632 Found this on FB Navy Women Redefined <BR> <BR> KNOW the 11 General orders. <BR> &#8232;KNOW all of the details pertaining to rate/rank recognition. <BR> &#8232;Learn how to make a rack (bed) with 45 degree corners.&#8232; <BR> Practice ironing military creases in a long sleeve, button down, collared shirt (which would be similar to the Utility shirts issued in Boot Camp)&#8232; <BR> I strongly suggest reading the Bluejacket's Manual. <BR> Pay particular attention to Damage Control, Seamans... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:34:35 EST Couch to 5k - running plan - week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8768x22232x39136731 Week 2 <BR> <BR> Day 1 - 5 min walk, 3 min jog, 5 min walk, 3 min jog, <BR> Day 2 - relax <BR> Day 3 - 5 min walk, 4 min jog, 5 min walk, 4 min jog <BR> Day 4 - relax <BR> Day 5 - 5 min walk, 5 min jog, 5 min walk, 5 min jog <BR> Day 6 - relax <BR> Day 7 - relax Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:19:02 EST I'm Coop lol ;P http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x38997936 Hey I'm Rebekah I go by Cooper. I'm currently 19 but April 23 I will be 20. I am 277lbs. I need to lose around 100lbs. My husband is in the National guard and gets deployed in March. My goal is to lose the weight while he is gone because we are having a vow renewal with the big white wedding and I want to look smashing also my life goal is to be able to join a US military branch and do my duty for the country I love. So I'm Cooper I have 100 lbs to lose and I'm here to accomplish it. <BR> Sat, 8 Jan 2011 21:06:59 EST Finally in the Air Force!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x38990574 Hi everyone. My name is Paul, I' 23 yrs old, married to my beautiful high school sweetheart and have a lovely little girl who will turn 2 in march. <BR> <BR> I am trying to get back in shape before I head out to basic. I'm in the Air Force DEP right now, but should be matched up with a job by the end of this month. After that, it will be about 3-4 months left until basic. Both my wife and I are exercising and motivating eachother to stay fit now. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 15:13:36 EST Eyes on the Navy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x38787297 Check out my sparks page. I am looking for sparks friends who want to genuinely support each other. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:55:24 EST Couch to 5k - running plan - week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8768x22232x38787190 I am not a runner. If fact I hate it. But obviously with the military this is an activity I need to learn to enjoy or at least tolerate. So for anyone else who would like to join me I will be following the couch to 5k running plan. <BR> <BR> WEEK 1 - 20 minute interval training <BR> Day 1 - 5 min walk, 2 min jog, 5 min walk <BR> Day 2 - relax <BR> Day 3 - 5 min walk, 2 min jog, 5 min walk <BR> Day 4 - relax <BR> Day 5 - 5 min walk, 3 min jog, 5 min walk <BR> Day 6 -relax <BR> Day 7 -relax Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:52:25 EST Hello Everyone.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x38493619 My Name is Abigail, <BR> I'm working towards joining the United States Navy. I went to a recruiting office and the CO told me that in order to in-list I would need to loose 40lbs. I'm 5'6" I currently weigh 190lbs, I have already lost 20lbs since Aug 2010. My goal is to in-list some time in Feb. or Mar. of 2011. I need to up my exercise, and it would be awesome to have someone to talk to along the way. <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:12:53 EST how many pushups, situps, etc. can you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x38477007 how many pushups, situps, and chin ups can you do? Tue, 14 Dec 2010 17:45:51 EST 16% to go until Navy...i apoligize if its long... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x38221809 AH! lol I'm feeling so stuck right now. I hadn't really introduced my self so...Hi I'm Sam! :) I've been considering joining the navy for a while now. I just graduated college this past May and said that if i hadn't been able to get a full time job by february that I'd join for sure. I was let down quite a bit by a recuiter that said I had to lose 62 lbs to join because that was WAY over my head. I kinda gave up after that and slowly dieted and exercised from 227 to 212-214 depending on the ... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 09:57:13 EST It's Finally Happening! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x38073689 I just got a call from my recruiter. I'm headed to MEPS in about 24 hrs. It will take a week for the over-40 results, but I've been working toward this for 3 years now. It's so nice to finally have some progress! Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:35:16 EST Officially in the Army!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x37973874 Well I was 5 pounds under my max weight and now I have sworn in to the Army!! I go to Basic on the 25th of April! Hooah!! Tue, 16 Nov 2010 23:14:11 EST On my way to MEPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x37955740 HI all!! Well I am on my way to MEPS and hopefully enlisting today. I have lost the weight they said I needed to loose!! I am so excited!! Tue, 16 Nov 2010 04:59:48 EST So close... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x37660957 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Joining this team to loose weight for the Army. I was at MEPS last week and was .5 pounds over weight and .05 over on the tape test.. I go back on the 12 of November hopefully to make weight and the nurse at MEPS insists she has to measure over my belly flab, from having a baby, instead of under it for my hip measurement and that added 2 inches to my hips... i tried to explain to her that where she was measuring was not my hips but there is only so much you can do to argue... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:33:23 EST Losing weight for the Air Force http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x37601705 Hi :) <BR> <BR> I'm Myana. I'm 19 years old. Almost 20. I'm new to this site, and I'm trying to lose wight for the air force, and I figured this would be a good way to get serious about it. Is this group still fairly active? Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:07:20 EST From Milwaukee to Air Force http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x37539769 I'm Josh, obviously lol. I'm new to this. Starting my Paleo diet Monday 11/01/10 which gives me exactly four months to lose as much weight and look my best for my March 1st trip to Puerto Rico. Coupled with a CrossFit exercise program, I hope to tone up and lose as much flab as possible. The hardest part of this for me will be eating Paleo and maintaining discipline. I want to eventually lose enough weight to join the Air Force. We'll see how it goes. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 03:26:09 EST Calf stretches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x37498145 I have noticed that my calves are tightening up even after I do a five minute brisk walk to warm up and then stretching. I have tried three different calf stretches and they don't seem to be working. I noticed on Wednesday (during a couch to 5k interval) that during jog 6 they got tight and when I started walking again they loosened back up and didn't give me any more trouble that night. This is something I have been "fighting" for a few weeks now. I do listen to my body and try not to push m... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 03:57:50 EST The Air Force is my goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x36776542 Hello all. My name is Candice and while I am the daughter of a Marine I am aiming to join the Air Force. I have a 40 lbs to lose before I am in the target weight range for my height. I know this is something that I can do, I am shooting for this weight loss by mid to late January. Any help or advice that you have for me will be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> Candice Sat, 18 Sep 2010 22:45:13 EST Progressive Strength and Stamina Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8768x22232x36618035 Progressive Strength and Stamina Challenge <BR> <BR> This challenge involves 3 different exercises and a progression to accomplishing more. We start off by completing 25 full sit-up (not crunches), 25 push-ups, and 25 jumping jacks daily (Monday through Saturday, Sunday is our Rest Day). After two weeks we increase by 25 (doing 50 each), then two weeks later another 25 (75 each), and two weeks later we increase another 25 (100 each). It is ok if you need to break them up starting out into 2 ... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 08:44:39 EST Running From Within-- Interval Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8768x22232x36617581 Running From Within—Interval Challenge <BR> <BR> I am reading a book called “Running From Within,” it suggests for people that want to run that you start out running intervals two to three times per week in progression. This is the schedule outlined by the book, using a one hour session, walk 5 minutes for a warm-up then complete 10 five minute intervals and then walk 5 minutes for a cool down, as follows: <BR> <BR> Weeks 1-3 = intervals 1:4 (running one minute and walking four) <BR> Weeks ... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 08:05:37 EST 100 push ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8768x22232x36473101 I think this would be a good challenge. One of all of our goals is to improve our running, push ups and sit ups to pass the physical fitness test. there is a website that I have seen passed around called 100 push ups and it does a good job helping to add push ups to your count. <BR> here is the link: <BR> <BR> http://hundredpushups.com/week1.html <BR> <BR> I will be starting this, this week. It would be great if anyone else wants to join, we could motivate each other, I will keep you update... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 22:22:39 EST Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x36472906 So does anyone know how to run faster. my time for the 1.5 is ridiculous, I don't even want to post it we'll just say it isn't close yet. The first problem is I can't run it all straight, I am just starting really but I have never really been athletic; still I would need to almost cut my time in half to pass the PT. How fast does your time improve? I need to be ready for field training next summer so I need to pass my PT soon and get in killer shape. <em>24</em> Fri, 3 Sep 2010 22:12:21 EST Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x36457088 What is a good Pre-PT breakfast. I have been skipping and waiting but I feel like I might drop aka I am very hungry by the end. <BR> <BR> What does everyone else do? Fri, 3 Sep 2010 07:17:47 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x36450748 So what some of the goals you all are working for? <BR> I am in the ROTC I just joined as a AS250 which means I am combining the first two years together, and I am suppose to go to FT in the summer of 2011, if I can get a spot. So I am trying to work on my PT test exercises like push ups and sit ups and running. I like running but I am really slow. Thu, 2 Sep 2010 20:55:07 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x36397581 So what kind of challenges are we interested in? I want to start a new challenge for us. It would be great to see people getting excited to be on the team. What kind of personal goals are you all working on? Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:41:56 EST Hi, every one I am fat, I feel angry all the time, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x36342222 I want to get back in shape and enjoy running again, I tend to loose and gain weight depending on my mood, I want to join the marines because my mood will not matter, the mission will come first. Maybe take the back sit for a while that would be nice. I am 30 pounds over my ideal weight and maybe some encouragement outside my regular friends would be nice. Sat, 28 Aug 2010 23:31:10 EST Getting in shape for the Air Force http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x36139979 As you can tell by my name I want to join the USAF. Its been my dream since I was 12 to become an Air Force Photographer. The only thing holding me back? My stupid weight. Now I have a bit more to loose then the adverage joe but I have until I'm 24(?) to join so hopefully I can get my act together and loose some weight/get in shape muscle wise for BMT. My best friend joined up a year ago, and I miss her a lot. "you're living my life" I always tell her. <BR> <BR> I would love to hear some suc... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 21:39:01 EST Losing weight for the Army http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x35967573 Hi my name is Rob and I am trying to drop some weight so I can join the Army. I am looking for ideas on how to do this and just people who are doing it too to keep me accountable and motivated...I hope this site is active. Right now I am running 2 miles a day and trying to do so weight lifting but it seems I have stalled out btwn dieting and working out so I am here to get some help and help others. <BR> Thanks! Tue, 10 Aug 2010 18:38:23 EST Breifing Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x35562470 I thought it might make it easier to get this team a little more active, if we had somewhere to just chit chat... Tell each other where we are in our weight loss process, where we need to go... where we are having issues... when we need confirmation, that pizza is good and we can have a slice or two, but not the whole large pizza!!! <BR> <BR> Give me your thoughts, and lets resurrect this other wise floudering team!!! Thu, 22 Jul 2010 08:42:09 EST From CF Reserves; Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x35471031 Hey everyone,I am a member of the Canadian Forces Army Reserves and since joining and training last summer I let some of the "coffee courses" get the best of me. I am off to CFB Borden in 3 weeks and am aiming and getting myself competitive and back into the game. I have started to run again, and do the body exercises routine again. <BR> Any help or advice anyone has in order to get me off my ass, just shoot and let me hear it. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all and if anyone needs any help or moti... Sun, 18 Jul 2010 01:13:35 EST Goal for AF reserves: Jun 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x35356335 Lets see, Hi my name is Becky. I am 32 and in a transition in my life. I am reciently seperated from my husband of 6 years. I have two beautiful dogs that I love. I was on track for an Officer in the Army when I was in college, due to an injury I was unable to complete the program. I am back full force. I have some weight to lose, but have talked with the AF reserves and they have informed me they see no reason to deny my entry other than the weight. I am excited. All of the men in my fa... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:24:06 EST Why do You want to join the military? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x35296597 Why do You want to join the military? <BR> <BR> Is this your first time around or are you prior service? Fri, 9 Jul 2010 09:20:43 EST Getting in shape to join the Air Force reserves! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x35238614 Hello all! I'm 21 and the mother of a 9 month old little man. I had originally planned to join the Navy in high school, but alas, circumstances made it near impossible. So, I researched everything and made the choice to join the Air Force reserves. My goal is June 2011 [we are moving in the spring, I want my family to be settled by then!]. My fiance is retired Navy, my grandfather is retired Air Force, and my younger brother is currently in boot camp for the army. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to se... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 14:47:05 EST Chasing my Dream! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x34771912 Greetings my Brothers and Sisters! I am a 38 yr. old Mother of one who is finally following her dream of serving my country. I plan on enlisting next January in the Army. I currently weigh 170lbs. and have lost 35 lbs. in the past 3 months, but I am working on getting to 128 lbs by then. I was following my own fitness program up to this point, but I have downloaded the Army's PT Handbook form GoArmy.com and am starting that program as of tomorrow. I am also on Chantix and have set my quit dat... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 13:05:18 EST Is this team still active? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x34629916 I noticed that there wasn't a leader and that nobody has huddled for a while. Sun, 6 Jun 2010 19:39:22 EST As fast as I can... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x34228741 I'm Brandi. I'm 21 and I recently decided that I want to join the army as a linguist. I plan on going into the reserves while I am doing ROTC during college so I can become and officer for intelligence. <BR> <BR> I have a long way to go. My plan is to be able to join up in December, but I'll see where it goes. My mom has been helping me along with diet and exercise. I have been running at least 1 mile per day, and as much cardio as I can handle. <BR> <BR> I am drinking only water, no fried ... Tue, 18 May 2010 16:06:51 EST Getting Ready for the Navy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x32587447 Well, here I am in technically the second week of getting ready for the Navy. I did well and went from 240 to 235.6. It is hard going and I get discouraged now and then. Running, push-ups, and sit-ups are hard for me right now. But for the first time I was able to do 5 push ups (on my knees) and 2 actual sit ups. Running is hard just due to my weight, and if I run with my guy it is harder. I feel bad for making him run slow, but hell I can't run fast yet. I did finally go swimming, jus... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 13:22:28 EST Air Force hopeful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x32354239 I'm 20 years old and I've been wanting to join the Air Force for a year or so now. I gave it a lot of thought! I've even begun the enlistment process, although I may decide to go with my original plan to join the ROTC since it looks like I may be able to fund my way through college after all. :) <BR> <BR> Only thing is, I'm 180 lbs. and the highest weight allowed is 165. I figure if I'm active on this website, I'll be more likely to hold myself accountable for my actions (i.e. what I eat, wh... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 19:00:22 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x31907051 My name is Janice. I'm looking into joining the army. Two things are hindering me. One is the fact my husband is already deployed so I can't do much until he gets home... and the other is my weight. I'm hoping to loose it and be able to pass the PT tests and weight and tape. <BR> Unfortunatly I have motivation issues. I work out alone and I have been going through this process alone. I hope this group helps at least a little. Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:08:27 EST Made It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x31318713 Hooah! <BR> <BR> Just checked my BF%, and I am now within regs. For the first time in years, I can be considered "in shape." I still want to get stronger and leaner, but my weight is no longer standing in my way. I can't believe it! Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:50:17 EST Hitting the ground running! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x30987285 Hello SP team. <BR> <BR> My name is Richard and I'm a 23 year old softy who has taken stock of his life and has decided to not only make my life better, but to serve my country and protect that which is dear to me. <BR> <BR> I hope to drop some weight in order to join the U.S ARMY. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:30:01 EST Woo hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x29728399 Well it's been quiet in here, so hopefully I'll get things moving again *chuckle*. <BR> I went for my aptitude testing yesterday and I passed for the jobs that I wanted as well as a few other things that I didn't think I'd do well enough for! I passed for pilot which suprised me. It was only recently changed that females could be combat pilots and I never thought I'd be able to do it! I still won't, my maths isn't good enough no matter what that test says. But it's ok because that's not the j... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 21:44:24 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x29322104 Hey everyone. I'm currently working on getting my weight down to enlist in the guard. Almost down enough to make tape, but I'd rather be in shape enough for BCT too. Hoping to get in early next year as a band member. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 15:04:24 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x29174038 My name is Kellie and I am currently waiting to go to Navy bootcamp in May 2010. I am here to lose more weight before I go and get my strength and endurance up so while I am in Basic I can keep up easier. I am going in to be a CTI so anyone with any info on that field would be greatly appreciated as well. Good luck guys! :) Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:57:35 EST What.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x29138823 What drives you to join the military? For me its a mix of wanting to follow in my grandfather's footsteps and educational opportunities as well as serving my country Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:04:03 EST I DID IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x29123403 I went to MEPS for the first time today and weighed in at 154.5 lbs - 1.5 lbs under the max!!! My recruiter had me take a bath in Epsom salts the night before as well as drink Magnesium Citrate (laxative). I don't know what did it, all I know is that I will be shipping out 20100324 and am signed up for AECF for my job. I am REALLY excited and can't wait to ship out! Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:53:41 EST Hi There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x29076302 Hello everybody. I'm new to the site here, but eager to get started. I've been losing weight on my own for about a year, and so far I've lost 125 lbs. I'm trying to get down to 189 to join the Army as a chaplain. I think this site will help me more than the other places I've looked. Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:05:28 EST Baby and Air Force ROTC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x28991115 I was in my second ROTC class when i became pregnant. It was actually the day before my physical when i took the home pregnancy test. <BR> I recently had a wonderful 8lbs 12oz baby boy Aug 3. Unfortunately only 10lbs came off so far of the 40lbs i gained while pregnant. <BR> I have 6 months from Aug to get under 165lbs to return to ROTC. I was on this site years ago and i help then so i am back again. Sat, 10 Oct 2009 22:20:15 EST Enlisting Marines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x28952243 ok i went to see my recruiter today and i have to drop 45 pounds by Jan 1, 2010 my friend is training me now with pt and he leaves this month how can i do this and keep the weight off so i am able to enlist in Jan. <link>www.marines.com </link> Thu, 8 Oct 2009 21:04:39 EST First trip to the Navy Recruiter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x28949787 So today was my first trip into the recruiter. I was kind of nervous but I think it went ok. Strangely the first thing he asked me even before "hello" was asking where I got the notebook I was writing in. It was a notebook that my grandfather gave me a long time ago. Apparently it was distinguishable some how but he just said that they weren't very common. I had a bunch of questions and he answered them but kind of gave me the "these are simple/stupid questions." I got to talk to a coupl... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 18:52:20 EST RE: **CHRIS** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x28921525 Hey, I got your comment but I can't reply to you via the spark pages. Your also not clickable on the team page. I'd love to stay in touch though so send me a mail or something =) <BR> <BR> Aemok Wed, 7 Oct 2009 13:46:30 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x28737162 Hi, <BR> I am an AF veteran who was discharged after 18 years of honorable service for being overweight. I don't want sympathy, I take full responsibility for my situation. I want to lose the weight and finish up my 20 yr obligation to get my retirement and I hope to find motivation and support on this team. <em>652</em> Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:49:08 EST HELP for MEPS weight loss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x28700303 I am currently trying to get into the Navy and am right now at 160lbs (my ht is 5'4" and I need to be at 156lbs). I am doing cardio, sit-ups, and watching what I eat and I have cut out everything except 1% milk and water to drink. I am hoping to go to MEPS on 10/5 however my recruiter wants me down by 10/1. I would really appreciate anyone's ideas on how I can accomplish this. Thanks in advance for all responses <em>30</em> Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:27:35 EST Losing Weight to join the Air Force http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x28591180 Hello, my name is Michael. I want to join the USAF sometime in the beginning of next year, but I need to get into shape and get myself physically prepared. <BR> <BR> Is it possible to lose 60-80 pounds in 6-7 months? Any suggestions on a 5 day workout routine? <BR> <BR> Any tips or suggestions would be great. Tue, 22 Sep 2009 20:00:20 EST Another attempt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x28416902 I'm going to try and attempt to lose weight again, i lost 20lbs kept it off but just gave up after awhile. This is probably the 3rd time im trying to lose weight, Im really hoping to stick with it this time. I know i want the weight off asap, i wanted to be gone or at least enlist before the end of the year. I guess what im trying to say its been hard for me to find and keep motivation, i hate where i live and dont have many friends or support in the area. I've been flip flopping branches i w... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 03:16:55 EST Thank you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x27931038 I just wanted to tell this story. Tonite I was talking to my mother on the phone. She is the type of person that makes me NOT afraid of what the TI's will say or do to me because she has probably said or done anything they could come up with to me before. Well, I was on the phone with her tonite and telling her about the 3 pounds I need to lose before MEPS. She says to me "Well maybe you should take this as a sign. Your not Air Force material!" Ugh! I got upset, but then I thought about the p... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 21:29:44 EST Anyone AF Reserve? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x27854303 I am currently in the AF and I am looking to go into the reserve to finish my school and do what it is that I REALLY want to do with my life. I love being military but I think it is time to do something different. I want to stay military and I even want to keep my job, but I think the reserves is what is next. Problem is that recruiter here is like a car sales man. I am already sold on the AF I want the truth! Can anyone help? Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:08:21 EST Introducing myself :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x27820922 Hello! My name is Laura. My husband is in the USAF and I will be joining the Air Force as well. I have been working out for a couple of weeks starting my pre-bmt fitness training. I visited with my recruiter today and he wants me to lose 3-5 pounds before he will even send me to MEPS. I was a bit upset since I have started back with my workout routine, I actually gained weight since I had seen the recruiter last, ugh! I thought for sure I'd be getting my MEPS appointment today. My recruiter s... Wed, 19 Aug 2009 20:56:14 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x27737260 Hi, I am currently working to lose some weight for the Air Force so I can go down to MEPS and swear in. I will also be retaking the ASVAB soon, do any of you have some tips? Sun, 16 Aug 2009 11:21:37 EST Made it through Meps and swore in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x27723593 Hey everybody! Im new here, ive been working really hard over the past couple weeks and on Tuesday I made it through MEPS. I didnt even have to get tapped-I was one lb under what i had to be. I sprained my ankle bad running about a week ago so ive been taking it real easy but as soon as its healed Im going to be back to running. I leave Nov 4th for ft leonard wood MO for army MP....WOOHOO Sat, 15 Aug 2009 15:42:46 EST losing weight fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x27563371 On wednesday of last week, i went to see my recruiter. I am going to be enlisting in the air force. He requested that i lose 20 pounds in three weeks! any ideas on how to help me drop the weight fast? Sat, 8 Aug 2009 11:29:29 EST Anyone afraid to pass MEPS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x27560490 Hi everyone! I am new and hoping this group is active on the boards! I have wanted to get into the Air Force for 2 years, and I am currently an Air Force wife so I know what I'm getting myself into! <BR> Anyway over 10 years ago I had a compound fracture to my left ankle and had to have hardware inserted (metal plate and 8 screws)...it doesn't bother me in the slightest...but my recruiter thinks I'm going to fail my pre-screen for MEPS. I have worked so hard and lost over 30 lbs already for t... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 08:46:39 EST hi, I am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x27187211 hi, I am Hannah <BR> <BR> I am new here. I need to loose weight and get fit so I can pass the RANPFT so I can join the Royal Australian Navy. <BR> <BR> Email me: clifton.hannah@gmail.com <BR> <BR> P.S. does it matter that I am not American? Wed, 22 Jul 2009 21:38:34 EST made Tape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x26943090 Hi everyone. I am 40 and am commisioning as a chaplain canidate in the national guard. No prior service so I had to have a stricter physical and I new my weight would be an issue. THey are hard on you if you are older. Even though I train religiously for my 5k races and triathlons I am still over weight by military standards but I am still losing. <BR> <BR> Anyway I went for my physical last week. I had to where a little tag so everyone new I was over 40 and needed extra test. It was v... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 13:10:28 EST Hey :) New to SP and just swore in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x26478647 Okay so I'm a little late to this group, but I just found out about SP today! I lost 41 lbs in 4 months and passed MEPS on 6/11/09. There's a good point, though, in joining this team! Okay, two. One, I still need to lose a little more to safely pass the weight on my ship date. Two, I can tell you from experience, you have to work hard, but it is SO worth it. I feel happier, healthier, and more determined than ever. I swore in that thursday and felt like a million bucks! It's such a fe... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 19:04:34 EST Halfway Mark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x25830260 I have lost 20lbs and only have 19lbs left to go! I finally hit the halfway mark :). It now just feels like these last pounds are going to take forever. Tue, 26 May 2009 17:14:39 EST Anybody? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x25704543 Is there anyone here anymore? What happened to this team? We need to start getting involved again! I hope everyone is doing well on their journey! <em>24</em> Thu, 21 May 2009 06:24:34 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x25601987 Hello Everyone <em>213</em> Im new to the group, hope this group is active for those needing advice. Sun, 17 May 2009 12:20:07 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x25380198 ok so i'm new here...i'm 20 n my recruiter says i need 2 lose about 27 more pounds b4 i can join...its kinda hard but i'm startin 2 feel very motivated again since joinin here...i'm determined 2 join Fri, 8 May 2009 11:32:23 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x25105770 Hi everyone, my name is Kim, I'm 25 and I want to join the Air Force. <BR> I need to lose another 5 pounds in order to be at the max weight for my height (165 @ 65inches) <BR> I want to ultimately lose way more, but one goal at a time! :) <BR> I've been lurking for sometime, and finally decided to post. Its great to see so many people here achieving success! Tue, 28 Apr 2009 17:54:39 EST 1%! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x23997295 So I'm not down to the weight max/my goal, but I am 1% away from making body fat!!! I have a meeting with my recruiter on Friday so she can check my measurements and make sure there aren't any discrepancies between her measuring and mine. I wish that I could lose that 1% by Friday, but I don't really know how plausible that is. Any ideas on how to get this one percent off? I still have work to do after that and won't give up by any means, but I'm anxious to get the ball rolling! <BR> <BR... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 12:36:07 EST Howdy fron Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x23307320 Hi my name is Bre.I am from San Antonio, Tx currently pursing my pre-reqs for nursing. I am looking to lose about 135 lbs so that I can join the Air Force. I know it won't be easy but I'm hoping with motivation and support I can get back on the bandwagon again with reaching my goal. My sister has already lost her required 30 lbs to join the Navy so she has inspired me to keep working towards my goal. <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 10:20:21 EST Ready to Cross Over!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x23158630 hi everyone one I am here because I need motivation!! I just aced the ASVAB for the Army but i cant officially sign my contract until i drop 10 inches or 10LBS..I need help!!!!! <BR> <BR> Go Army <BR> Ft. Jackson 09 <BR> HOOAH <BR> Sun, 22 Feb 2009 22:01:25 EST Need a buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x22972018 I am one of the most unmotivated people i know to be blunt, everything came easy for me. But weight loss isn't and i find myself down in the dumps. I dont have much support from family or friends where I live. Maybe 2 people tops. I'm just looking for someone who wants to be friends, maybe help motivate each other and give each other support. Mon, 16 Feb 2009 20:40:09 EST Intro - Hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x22964226 Yey, Im so stoked to have found this group. My name is Lettie, 23, planning to join the Air Force as soon as possible. Ive taken all the necessary steps to get in, so far so good, now all that's holding me back it the physical component. But I am determined to make this work, I just hope it doesn't take too long. Ive been wanting this for a long time now, and what better than to improve my life even before I join up. Hope everyone's goals are going well. I'd love to hear from anyone who has l... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:08:59 EST Howdy from Idaho! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x22745557 Hi guys! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Sarah, I live in Idaho, and I have about 25lbs. left to lose! I want to enlist in the Navy, but in order to do that I have to meet a weight max or make a certain percent body fat. When I started this journey, back in July, I had 60lbs. to lose, so I've done really well so far. I just heard about this website and thought it would be a great place to keep me motivated one those days that I'm down. Well, even on those days that I feel GREAT!... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:22:54 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x22552014 Hey everyone my name is Nicole and I need to loose weight to join the Air Force. This is probably the first time in my life I am not physically fit and having weight problems due to medication and having a baby. I have to loose about 28lbs(lost about 10 already) and I'm looking for all the support and friends I can get. Hope to get to know you all :) Tue, 3 Feb 2009 14:44:55 EST Diver Screening Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x22338883 I talked with some recruiters yesterday and have narrowed down that if i do enlist, it'll be in the Navy. I also found out what the fitness screen for the diver program is. <BR> <BR> * 500-yard swim using Breast- and/or Sidestroke in under 14 Minutes. (Rest 10 Minutes) <BR> * 42 Push-ups in 2 Minutes (Rest 2 Minutes) <BR> * 50 Sit-ups in 2 Minutes (Rest 2 Minutes) <BR> * 6 Pull-ups (Rest 10 Minutes) <BR> * 1.5 Mile run under 12 Minutes. <BR> <BR> Anybody want to try it with me? HA HA HA <BR... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:00:59 EST The team is going quiet again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x22135008 This team is going quiet again! What topics can we bring up to get this all rolling again? I hope everyone is doing well! Keep up the hard work! <em>38</em> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:16:57 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x22121159 Hello everyone. My name is Matt, and I'm planning on enlisting in the PA Guard. My ultimate goal is to get into NG SF, but that's a few years off yet. The more immediate goal is to drop weight, and get my PST scores up to 270. <BR> <BR> If there's anyone in the Philadelphia area who's interested in PT'ing together or going for a Ruck march, let me know. <BR> <BR> Matt out Wed, 21 Jan 2009 18:50:12 EST signed up to take my test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x22097791 well wish me luck as i take my asvab again after all this time. i need all the well wishes i can get. Wed, 21 Jan 2009 08:05:55 EST Hey there. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x21953661 Hey, what's up. My names Rachel and when I first started trying to loose weight for the Army, my dream was FAR from close. Now it's close and I need help staying motivated and I need to get across that line. I've lost 28 pounds since I've started and I want to keep going! <BR> <BR> I've already been to MEPS and the only thing holding me back is my weight, so lets do this! I need some support and am willing to give it back ten fold! Hooah! Fri, 16 Jan 2009 22:15:00 EST Something helpful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x21927574 I think that I might have posted this once before but I can't find it. I found something that might be helpful for everyone that is trying to do more push ups and sit ups. There is a website called onehundredpushups.com and another one for sit ups. I think it's 200situps.com or something. Anyway, if anyone is interested in them and I didn't put the websites down right just let me know and I can send you the link. Once again, sorry if I already told you guys about this...I don't have a mem... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 09:01:15 EST hey i'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x21847435 My names Patricia wadsworth n i am trying to join up in the army i need help getting to my goal of 121 lbs <BR> i wana make sure i get my goal before i head off to bct any sujestions would help. Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:12:39 EST Where is everyone?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x21570364 Where did everyone go? <BR> <em>39</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 08:07:39 EST My intro.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x21399930 I am prior service Army(active duty) and want to go back in as Reserve. I am a mother of a wonderful 5 yr. old who will anyone on their toes. <em>198</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2009 20:50:07 EST If I can do it, you can too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x21106392 Hey all just wanted to stop in and say hi! I made it through basic, really wasn't as bad as I thought, and am now in tech school. If I can drop 50 lbs to join and kick serious butt, anyone can. Good luck! <BR> <BR> T Sun, 21 Dec 2008 23:38:14 EST Preventing the Jingle Bell Jiggle Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8768x22232x21090112 rules for contest from 12/21 - 12/27 <BR> <BR> 10 pts = under top cal goal <BR> 0 pts = +1-+25cal over cal goal <BR> -15 pts = 26 or more over top cal goal <BR> <BR> bonus <BR> 5pts = 8 + glasses of water <BR> 1 pt/cal burned (per spark fitness) <BR> Sun, 21 Dec 2008 08:31:23 EST Found something useful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x21027275 Hey everyone! Well, I was nosing around Sparkpeople and I found another team called One Hundred Push ups. So, I went and looked in and decided that I thought it would helpful for me. I am thinking that one of all of our main goals is to do the push ups and situps needed for the Physical Fitness test right? Well, if so then just go to this website and give it a try. I think it would help all of us out greatly. I am using the same outline for my situps also. I hope that you all enjoy and f... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 04:28:46 EST Challenge for December 14th-20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x20966463 Here is a clean thread for all the information for this weeks challenge. <BR> <BR> Team A <BR> MAH712RN <BR> CIVPRO1 <BR> <BR> Team B <BR> HNOTTINGHAM <BR> NOTASHAMED <BR> MANDILIZZY <BR> <BR> Goal: To beat the other team by getting the most total workout time! <BR> <BR> Each member of the team with the lowest amount of workout time has to send each member of the winning team a spark goodie. <BR> <BR> I think I've covered everything. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:51:29 EST Sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x20921088 I just wanted to apologize to everyone who has joined the team since I have been inactive. I have been very sick these last few months and am no longer joining the military at this time. I do however thank the people who took the initiative to get things going again. I do give up my spot and apologize once more. Good luck to everyone Sat, 13 Dec 2008 16:30:08 EST December 14-20 Challenge Team B http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8768x22232x20889925 Thanks for participating in our first team challenge. <BR> <BR> Team B will enter their daily workout minutes in this topic. The winning team will receive a spark goodie from the losing team. <BR> <BR> Good luck and have fun. Fri, 12 Dec 2008 07:10:39 EST December 14-20 Challenge Team A http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8768x22232x20889913 Thanks for participating in our first team challenge. <BR> <BR> Team A will enter their daily workout minutes in this topic. The winning team will receive a spark goodie from the losing team. <BR> <BR> Good luck and have fun. Fri, 12 Dec 2008 07:10:08 EST Anybody up for a Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x20766201 Is there anybody up for a challenge? Still thinking about what kind of challenge. Guess it just depends on how many people would be interested. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 17:53:51 EST QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x20710930 IS ANYONE ELSE DOING THE RUN AT LEAST 2 DAYS A WEEK? WHEN YOU GO TO TRACK IT ON YOUR GOAL PAGE, WHAT ARE YOU PUTTING IN WHEN IT ASKS YOU HOW MUCH? DO YOU PUT IN HOW FAR YOU RAN OR HOW LONG YOU RAN? JUST KIND OF CONFUSED! <em>24</em> Fri, 5 Dec 2008 09:03:26 EST Awful Quiet Around Here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x20704487 How's everyone doing? It's been awful quiet around here. Anybody getting close to your goals? Thu, 4 Dec 2008 23:16:24 EST Team Leader... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x20673863 Whos gonna be the team leader??? We gotta keep this team together... Nothings more motivating then knowing that your not alone in trying to reach a goal... <em>184</em> Wed, 3 Dec 2008 20:24:44 EST Hows it goin??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x20395405 Its been pretty quiet in here lately... I hope everyone is doing well, and better than I am as far as the diet goes <em>15</em> ... I want to join the military soo bad and I can't believe the only thing that is stopping me from fulfilling my goal is my inability to stop stuffing my face... Oh well... todays a new day... I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving... Fri, 21 Nov 2008 17:30:51 EST How's everyone doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x19491034 Just checking in, wondering how everyone is doing on their push to reach their goal. Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:36:51 EST Joining Navy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x18763941 Any future sailors? <BR> I'm hoping to go into the Religious Programs Specialist billet. <BR> Got to lose the weight first! Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:17:34 EST What's your routine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x18633303 I'm just starting to get in shape to join the Marines, so I was curious what everyone else is doing. What is your weekly routine like? <BR> <BR> I'm heading into my third week of a running program I found and I'm going to be shooting for running 4 minutes at a time. I'm also adding in crunches and push-ups this coming week. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 19:32:47 EST Hey Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x18452592 My name is Samantha. I'm currently 5'4, 205lbs. I'm going to join the Marine Corps, OCS. My goal is to be 150ish by March, before I contact a recruiter. I started PT last week, using a running program I found online that should get me running for 30 minutes straight in 2-3 months. I used to use Sparkpeople a lot, and lost about 10 pounds, but I got lazy and stopped. Now that I have a goal that I feel passionate about, I'm going to be more dedicated to doing what I need to do to reach th... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 18:40:44 EST Here we go... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x18199289 So glad to have found this group! My name's Christina; I'm 22 and planning and hoping and praying to enter Navy just as soon as possible. I've found it so easy to make this commitment; which is a sure sign that it's right for me... (I'm usually very indecisive) <BR> Now the hard work begins, backing up my word with my works... Can't wait to start sweating! <BR> Thu, 4 Sep 2008 00:15:14 EST Hey Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x17706355 My name is Lacie and i'm trying to lose weight so that I can join the Air Force. I'm kinda just starting to get the hang of this website... I love it...I think I have about 20 lbs to lose until I get to max weight to get in, but I want to lose about 50 to 60 more pounds beyond that. I've lost almost a hundred so far... Its nice to know that there are other people out there with the same goals... Its very motivating to see people that have reached there goals and are getting to enlist... Maybe... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:50:40 EST Team Challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x17700642 Hey all, I was noticing there aren't any posted challenges for the team, aside from the goals of drinking water and running. Is that something you all would be interested in? I've been in an endless series of seasonal challenges and team challenges and they help me to do more than I might do on my own. Just a thought! <BR> T <BR> <BR> Also a weekly weigh in/tape-measuring is a great motivator/reward for hard work! Fri, 15 Aug 2008 13:35:19 EST Hey All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x17607652 Hey, <BR> in in the Canadian Navy...and i used to be in killer shape...ive started puttin on the pounds and now i need to get rid of it..let me kno if you have any suggestions..im not much of a runner..i mean, i had to do it in the beginning..but im not a fan unless i have someone else with me. Tue, 12 Aug 2008 11:46:50 EST How tall are you? Whats your goal weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x17188933 I'm 5'7 <BR> <BR> Getting to 175 for the airforce. Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:51:17 EST Howdyy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x17188887 Hi I'm Michelle and I'm going into the airforce this fall!!!! <BR> <BR> Ive lost 30.5 lbs so far and have about 20 something to AF standards and then another 20 to my highschool weight. which im doing!!! I'll have this off!!! WOOT! <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone!!! Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:49:49 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22232x17144917 Sorry, duplicate... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 17:48:12 EST Joining Army http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x16679286 Hello! I'm Lesle from Atlanta. I'm new to SP. <BR> <BR> I'm losing weight because I'm joining the Army. I started in May at 218 lbs. I'm now down to 199 lbs, 19 lbs gone forever! I have 29 lbs left to lose. I'm aiming to be in the Army by September 1st or sooner. Mon, 14 Jul 2008 08:47:44 EST Joining the Air Force http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22232x15342400 I am Melanie and i created this team because i think it will help fellow military wanna bes to encourage each other. I want to be in the air force and i have about 25 pounds left to lose. So any comments or updates on your goals and workouts are very welcome! and good luck to everyone Thu, 29 May 2008 18:36:50 EST