posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 09:38 AM
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: HomerinNC
Trust me. I put on a lot of weight since being in the military too, but someone with all those badges. No way.
Oh, sure it does.
One buddy, was an 18D in the 5th. Big guy for a delta. While he was in, Ron married an Italian girl who could cook like no-one's business. He ETS'd,
he started a graphic art company, she started catering, Ron packed on about 100 pounds over the next five years. Still real strong, but definitely Mr
Another was an echo, got out, got an engineering degree, went to work for SAIC as a designer. Bobster was also a big guy, which isn't that odd for an
18E since they wag a lot of heavy crap. But not as big as he got. He's another 300 pounder. He's still affiliated, though, in his time off from SAIC
he has a horse ranch with his wife, and they teach military how to ride and maintain horses. Makes a nice side living off of it.
Another buddy who was an 18B now teaches a survival course in Alaska to businessmen. He isn't as big as Bob or Ron, but he's definitely not the shape
he was by a long shot, maybe 250.
It comes down to a number of things. You don't have to stay in shape anymore. And after a bit, you don't. And you can still eat like a hog when you're
around food, and you do. And then, that ol' age thing creeps up on you, and the metabolism slows, and you're working a desk, and, well, there you
eta: so as not to leave out Navy, we had a bubblehead and a mid 40's SEAL working for us at one point (we do hire Navy...at times) and neither of them
would have been up to a 12 mile run either.
edit on 5-12-2014 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)