Underweight

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  1. USNAco2019hopeful

    USNAco2019hopeful Member

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    Due to my lengthy form and my high metabolism, I am currently 10lbs under the Navy's height/weight minimum. Is this disqualifying or is waiverable? Note I have no other medical issues. Thank you for any input.
     
  2. Pima

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    They will tape you. Don't fret.

    Now if you are still too thin, than time to start eating ice cream by the gallon Eve yday! :shake:
     
  3. Capt MJ

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    This so reminds me of hearing tiny Violet Cowden, one of the Women's Air Service Pilots (WASPS) of WWII, talk about desperately wanting to make the minimum weight of 100 lbs, by eating bananas and drinking whole milk. She tried things with her hair to appear taller. An admitted digression with apology ... But worth wiki'ing or googling to get her story and that of the WASPS, if younger readers aren't familiar.


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  4. USNAco2019hopeful

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    Looks like there's ice cream in my future...
     
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    I'd also recommend PB&J and plenty of it.
     
  6. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    +1 CPTMJ
    Also reminds me of the late USAF Brigadier General Jimmy Stewart. Rejected by the Army Air Corps, he downed milk shakes and worked with a trainer to gain 10 pounds in defiance to MGM studios who did not want their "star" to go in harms way during WWII. He went on to lead 20 combat missions as command pilot of B-24's.


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    fencersmother Founding Member

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    I think I remember that one of my twins was at the minimum body fat %ile and had to drink a lot of ensure. They actually bartered for the chocolate, if my brain is really engaged.

    So, to put on weight:

    your favorite icecream + ensure + whey protein. also, try doing some weight lifting. Muscles are heavy.
     
  8. USNAco2019hopeful

    USNAco2019hopeful Member

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    Thank you for all the weight gaining ideas.
     
  9. sam9080

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    underweight waiver

    My daughter had this situation last month. She is applying for USNA and DoDMERB requested a remedial waiver due to her BMI,. She is 5' 3" and 99pounds. She is a cross country runner and very healthy. They use BMI for the weight standard. Her pediatrician had to write two sentences stating that he read the consultation and that she has no history of eating, endocrine, menstruation or genetic disorder. I faxed this letter to DoDMERB and within two days she was deemed qualified.
    P.S Ice cream is always good to eat!
     

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