Monday, March 2, 2009

On Land and On Sea

The past week has been rather interseting for me. I contacted an Officer Selection Officer and started talking commission with him. Now that I am in my last year of pre-med, it is time to start getting serious about the prospect of paying for medical school. I have a lot of work to do first, but I really want to go into the Navy.

Seriously? Yes, I do. And I can say that it is all about the financial aspect of going to medical school free of charge. The truth of the matter is that I would do this even if I had to accrue massive amounts of debt. In truth, it is just what I want to do. Is it because John is a veteran or because I like the uniform? It's hard to say. I know I would not prefer to addressed as Lieutenant instead of Doctor. But I am so pro-military, that I can think of no better way to use any training I have or have received than to serve our men and women in uniform. I'm not sure where this feeling came from, but all I know is it is there. Inside of me somewhere.

So what is this work I have to do? Well, I would be going through OCS relatively soon considering I haven't swam since Fall and am completely out of shape. I want to lose a large sum of weight. I will never make weight, I don't think. I am not designed to be petite. Instead, I aiming for the set body composition for my gender and age. I've been watching my intake, have surrendered the addiction to Diet Mountain Dew, and am taking steps to be more active. My diet is consisting of lots of boneless skinless chicken, fresh veggies and fruits, and lots of water. I am sitting here munching on a small salad right now as I am typing this. It's working, because as of today, after less than a week, I have lost 3 inches off of my waist and 1 off of my hips. It is going to be a slow journey because I am more interested in taking the fat away while building lean muscle. This isn't about a crash diet or taking a pill to make it all go away.

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