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Monday, December 19, 2011

Reason 19: To join the Army

(The list of "31 Days of Reasons" is not in any particular order)

First of all, I want to say that I am very thankful to all our service men and women who put their lives on the line for our country.  I have the highest respect for them and this post is not meant to offend, insult, or otherwise reflect negatively on any of our armed forces.

That being said, did you know the army has a weight restriction?  And at the current state I'm in, I can't join the army even if I wanted to.  From Army.com (click on the picture to enlarge):

For my height of 60 inches, I cannot weigh more than 131 lbs.  From what I was reading on the site, if you don't fall into the required weight category, the Army then looks at your body fat % and you probably guessed it... I don't qualify there either... just by 1%.  Very sad that my weight is keeping me from having a choice of serving our country.

I'm on this healthy journey so my weight doesn't hold me back from anything.


BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

That's pretty interesting. I wouldn't have even qualified 10 years ago. Damn that's sad.

That's a good guide to go by though.

Nellie said...

My boyfriend is trying to get his weight down for the army and it is hard! He has to rely on the body fat percentage too and he has just a few percentage points. It's really tough and military people at times have to resort to extreme measures to meet it.

Kyle Gershman said...

I regret not serving in the military...great motivation for yourself...I'm too darned old, now!