Ok, let me just say this.
As of right now my plan is to go to the Navy as an IT. Well this plan is all good I have a few Issues holding me back.
Firstly, is my weight. My current Body fat % is 35 and I need to be 21%~24% in order to join the Navy. No, problem right? I will just work out and eat right and I will loose the weight right? Well, correct. Sort of… See I live with my grandfather in the middle of nowhere. I have lived here for about 2 1/2 months and when I first moved here my plan wasnt to go to the Navy. It was to get a job up here and survive. Well, sure enough when you are in the middle nowhere work is very hard to find. VERY Hard to find. I looked everyday for about a month and a half.
Then the option of the Navy came up. Well it all sounded so great, I have no were to go. I have been homless, twice. And the Navy is pretty much my last resort. Since I never finished school because I started working full time in another city when I lived down south I didn’t have time to do any type of schooling.
One of the requirements for the Navy is to have your High school Diploma or have a GED and 15 college credits. Well since I didn’t have a Diploma I took my GED, and passed. Well now I just have to get my 15 college credits. Simple right? No. See there is only 1 college near me, and its 3 hours away from were I live, and oh… Its full. I cannot enroll.
So crap…. I researched online schools and I finally came across a online college, University of Phoenix. With a degree in IT, i will be able to get a better job in the Navy. I applied for a grant, and I am still awaiting word on whether I get it or not. Oh yeah and the school will cost me 16k for 2 years. Which wont be a problem once I get into the navy. Well, I signed up for the school and everything seems ok. Well my schooling is going fine, and then I find out that my grandpa wants me to loose the weight and get the credits by July… Wow… ok…
So basically I need to do 1 year of college in 2 months and I need to loose 10% body fat in 2 months as well. And he even told me himself that if I dont get it done by that time that I will live in a homeless shelter. (thanks for the inspiration right?)
Well I bust my ass everyday now. I dont want to be homeless, but my weight is really dragging me down. 10% body fat for me is about 40-50 pounds I need to loose. I am a very tall guy, i am 6’8 and I am heavy boned and heavy fat. I have a big build even if I was thin. Well now that worries me because I am working my ass off everyday at the gym, I run 4 miles a day. I am trying to do everything I can to loose this weight. And Its just not going away as fast as I need it to. I have lost 13 pounds, but its taken me 1 month. I need to loose it way faster.
Then I started thinking if I dont loose the weight that going to the school for the IT degree would be pointless, because I will be homeless.
So I am not sure what to do right now.
I bassicly need to complete 1 year of college in 2 months and loose ~50ish pounds in 2 months.
It seems impossible so I have pretty much have given up hope. And Just preparing to be homeless.
I can’t go live with any family because they are all to poor to help me. And I have no idea were my old friends are or anything. I will basically be out on my own in the streets If I do not meet this goal.
Theres a lot more to this story then what I have typed. But it goes a bit more personal and I dont wish to share it on the internet.
Does anyone have any advice? Or am I just doomed to live on the streets.