Can an appointment be revoked for weight?

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  1. Tobes

    Tobes Member

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    Hello all,
    I recieved a letter from USNA saying that I was very close to the admission standards for weight. Im 5'8" and about 127 pounds. Enclosed in the letter was a recommended workout routine. Should I be worried about losing the appointment because of my weight?
     
  2. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    No. Just gain some more weight before June 28 and you should be fine. You have almost four months left, it's doable.
     
  3. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    I was pretty close to the weight limit even though I didn't get a letter. Working out will help, especially if you eat right (plenty of meat and bananas especially :thumb:).
     
  4. Vista123

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    Some tips for weight. My son is 5' 10 1/2 and plays hockey plus is often dual rostered on two hockey teams. He had been getting sick easily (just common colds) and the dr thought he was not keeping up the weight and that was lowering his resistance. It turns out he was right. I work with nutritionists and the ones I work with gave me the following tips that really worked for my son. many seem silly and and insignificant but they added up. It is important to keep up with your workouts when adding weight. Also be sure your cholesterol is ok-or talk to your dr.

    General tips:
    -eat before you drink at each meal
    -no fast food or junk food-AT ALL. (No mcdonalds, no chips etc)

    Breakfast:
    -dense dry cereals like Quaker 100% natural-always whole milk-sprinkle on carnation instant breakfast.
    -waffles with peanut butter, nutela and bananas
    -Layer calories into scrambled eggs by making with half & half, cooking in butter, and adding cheese on top.
    -make ahead breakfast 0custard cup with high cal yougart, granola, sliced bananas. make night before-ready for you in the morning.


    Lunch:
    -Sandwiches: for every sandwich add two more pieces of cheese-and add avacado-add a sliced egg too.
    - Dense Rye/wheat bread better than white bread
    -Egg salad & deviled egg
    -Dip 2 slices of bread into egg and high calorie milk mixture, Add cheese slices to bread, Grill with lots of butter or margarine

    Dinner:
    -cook all meals with butter
    -stay away from broth based soups (ieno chicken noddle-its a volumizer-fills up with less calories)
    -red meat and pork better than chicken

    snacks:
    -stay far away from sodas!
    -Im sure you know this already but the best after work out drink is actually chocolate milk (regardless of weight needs).
    -Peanut butter-all the time!!! You cant have enough
    -home made pudding with whole milk
    -cheesecake
    -Next to the area you do your homework have a BIG box of mixed nuts-always full and always easy access. Eat them constantly while doing homework.
    -Mix approximately equal amounts of creamy peanut butter and powdered milk
    together. Aim for dough-like consistency Sweeten with honey to taste and shape into balls to snack on

    Drinks:
    -high cal milk: Mix 3-oz. whole milk with 1-oz. half & half-flavor with chocolate for a high cal chocolate milk
    -Mix 16-oz. whole milk with Carnation Instant Breakfast (This can also be prepared with the high calorie milk recipe from above.)
    -ORANGE CREAMSICLE SHAKE:Mix orange juice and vanilla ice cream to desired taste and consistency
    -eggnog

    MOST IMPORTANT: Before bed:after you finished eating for the day (important that this is at the end of the day so it is not replacing a meal!!!) have a smoothy that includes highest fat yougart (yoplait custard style) frozen fruit (often more healthy than fresh), whole milk and Whey!!
     
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  5. need2know

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    DS received the same letter. He is 194lbs and 5'10". His body fat is only 16% and Navy standards indicated in letter were under 25% for males. Hopefully he will be fine. We are still hoping for BFE (Principal Nominee and triple q'd) so it was somewhat confusing to get this letter as the last line references, in part, "a challenging and gratifying future through our program".....but still no BFE?! This letter was also, of course, in a TWE. So, not all TWE's are THE TWE. Good luck to all candidates still waiting and congrats to all those receiving appointments.
     
  6. profsparrow

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    My DS had a similar thing happen about 2 mos. ago. He is 6'0' and was around 215 at the time. But VERY little body fat. He was a lineman and linbacker on our HS FB team. He has managed to loose 15 lbs. over the past 6 weeks. At DoDMERB request, he had to have the school nurse fill out a body fat determination form and send it in and his waiver was approved. Sounds like the same issue you have, but we took it in stride and it was waived.

    DS is no longer doing some of the exercises the FB linemen did which bulked up his neck and shoulders, so some of the weight is gone from there. He's also eating a lot fewer carbs, and his exercise program is more balanced and not aimed at bulking him up with heavy muscle in places that he won't be needing to use...That being said, he is absolutely trying to keep his weight at or below 200 lbs. He is solid muscle, he can't even float on his back in fresh water! But he doesn't want to go to BCT with extra weight if he can avoid it.
     
  7. Tobes

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    Thank you for the responses. I am glad to hear that I'm not the only one that got a letter,best of luck to candidates!Vista, thank you, I'll start implementing these guidelines right away!
     
  8. geneyoo

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    I recommend Optimum Nutrition: Serious Mass.
    :D
     
  9. Vista123

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    tobes-I wish you luck!

    The late night shakes are the most important-they will work-I promise. they should be right before bed.! (last thing)-you can get whey anywhere-even walmart.

    and im full of envy---I remember in high school my DH and I drank Joe Weeters Weight Gain-Im in my early 40s but trust me those days are a fond and VERY DISTANT memory.

    let me know the results!
     
  10. Tobes

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    Vista-Thank you very much!

    Currently I am 131 lbs!for the first time in my life I weigh 130 something:smile:

    I still need to gain 4 more pounds to reach my goal,but now I should meet standards;I'm looking to exceed them by a more comfortable margin.

    GO NAVY!BEAT ARMY!
     
  11. kinnem

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    Weigh to go! :thumb:
     
  12. Vista123

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    Great job-what was the easiest/hardest part for you? It sounds like an easy diet shift-but is is sometimes very difficult to maintain.
     
  13. Tobes

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    The on-the fly nature of my schedule makes getting a routine down difficult,there were days that I had to choose between Junk food or no food because I didn't think ahead, but now I can work on those skills before I get to USNA. The easiest part is anything quick.
     
  14. 1964BGO

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    You will be expected to pass an entrance physical on I-Day! Be prepared and if USNA has sent you a weight routine, you should treat it as a serious recommendation.

    Best wishes.
     

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