National Words Matter Week on March, 2025: national guard basic training?

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national guard basic training?

First of all, ignore the idiots and their ignorant views of the Guard/Reserves. Your Training Instructors will NOT be treating you any differently because of that, and neither will most of your Active Duty colleagues (especially when it matters most).

Ultimately, entering into military service is a choice that only you can make (with some constructive feedback of course). If you decide to join, I'm not going to lie to you: It will probably take some personal adjustment during those ten weeks. You will miss your fiancee and it will be first (you will survive).

You will deal with harassment and even some compassion from some of the Training Instructors (in my experience, the compassion came from some of the TIs that deployed a lot/had families and knew firsthand how tough it was to be away from loved ones). Trust me, the TIs will keep you more than busy, but most likely during your down time it will hit you....just do your best to hang in there and concentrate on the training. You will be learning some important and interesting things.

The best advice I can give you is: Concentrate on getting through BCT (use the positive motivation of your fiancee as a source of strength to help get through it); write/talk to her often if you are able to; and get to know other trainees with families/fiancees/wives (you will all be a great support network for each other while you are there).

Just keep thinking and remembering: When you get through everything, you graduate, and you see your fiancee for the first time when you are in uniform....words just can't describe how you are going to feel overall....

I wish you all the best on everything.

National Guard MEPS question?

National Guard MEPS question?

The thing about waivers right now is that they don't need to give YOU a waiver if they can get someone else to come in clean off the street.

Lots of people are coming in clean off the street.

They're looking for people with neurological problems - not people who's mommies were worried.

If you admit to this, you will be DQ'd and you probably won't get a waiver. Why? Because they're going to think something might be wrong with you neurologically. The thing about that is that its very hard and expensive to PROVE there isn't an underlying neurological problem. Depending on the Doctor at MEPS and your Service Waiver Authority, a note may not be enough.

My advice? Keep your mouth shut.


I was looking at your last question and this one and thinking some more, so I want to make this abundantly clear for you. The questions on the medical form are related to disqualifiers. They are things that are going to disqualify you. It's very black and white. "Did you have headaches requiring medication?" "Yes." "You're disqualified." The end. It's not going to be a matter of "Well, its okay if you only had a few or only took meds for a little while." And look at you: "which I don't even get often" you're admitting the condition STILL exists!

You're trying to fairy dance into some kind of imaginary gray area that doesn't exist and they for sure aren't going to give you a waiver for AN ONGOING CONDITION.

It's all about the wording... and in this case, you need to use no words at all. Or don't bother going to ROTC. Either is good.

No matter what i do I cant lose weight plz help wit nutrition advice!?

No matter what i do I cant lose weight plz help wit nutrition advice!?

Stop taking supplements. Stop believing rumor and advertising. Follow science. Use only good sources of information.

Whether you want to gain weight, lose weight, add muscle, or maintain, you should use the same diet. In other words, everyone should be eating essentially the same macro nutrients (carbs, fats, protein), micro nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.) barring special health or medical considerations because we all have essentially the same physiognomy and there is only one version of peak health. Here is how we should all eat according to the US National Institute of Health who are among the best health professionals in the world and the people doctors listens to in the US.


Eat varied, wholesome, and high quality foods such that your daily caloric intake is about equal to your daily caloric burn while keeping your macro nutrient ratios at about 55/25/20 (%calories from carbs/fats/protein). Only slight changes should be made in the macro nutrient ratios to accommodate the extreme demands of special activities such as extreme athletics or inactivity due to illness.

Note: Here are the details in case you're interested:

You get to make the food choices (no supplements without a doctor's recommendation) based on your location, culture, available foods, personal preferences, personal resources, food allergies, etc. However, the words "varied", "wholesome", and "high quality" are important. And, you should consume your food in 4-6 daily meals with healthy snacks between such that you're nourishing yourself every two hours when awake.

VARIED means a variety of foods including fruits, dairy, meats, vegetables, grains, nuts, etc.

WHOLESOME means as unprocessed, unrefined, nutritious as is practical.

HIGH QUALITY means using the best ingredients, the least contaminants or fillers or unnecessary chemicals, etc.

•FAT LOSS: If you want to lose fat, simply adjust your portion size (the amount you take in at meals and snacks) down such that your daily caloric intake is about equal to your BMR. If you eat your BMR in calories daily, you will have plenty of nutrition and food choices and all of your activity will go toward burning fat. Most people can lose one pound per week averaged over the term of the diet by eating their BMR. You can calculate your BMR here --->

•MAINTENANCE: If you want to maintain your weight just keep your portion size at a comfortable level which you can determine simply by weighing yourself once per week and checking your clothing fit and reflection in the mirror to ensure you're at or close to your ideal body weight.


Nutrient tracking is necessary to ensure you have the optimal caloric intake and macro nutrient balance. For most people, tracking is only required for fat loss because of the difficulty in cutting intake and nutrients while maintaining digestive and appetite satisfaction. Tracking makes it necessary to read labels, look up food nutrients, record data, plan meals and recipes, etc. And, as annoying as it may be to have to track, it is easier to do today than ever before with the help of website such as My Fitness Pal ---> . And, once the fat loss dieter reaches goal weight, tracking my be discontinued. Here's my tracking as an example -->

Tracking will also force you to make good food choices because bad ones will either drive your caloric intake over the limit or create periods of hunger in waking hours. Ideally you want all your hunger to be while you're sleeping.

Another benefit of tracking is planning "cheats". When you track, if you have to cheat you will know how much damage you did. If you cheat a little you may still lose some fat. Cheat a little more and you still may not gain any fat. Cheat a little more and you may have gained the equivalent of a few ounces of fat that day. The numbers will let you know. You can also "bank" calories simply by adding up all the calories you've saved over the past week and then indulging yourself by that much excess without interfering with your fat loss. Cool huh? Of course, cheats and banks should be you used sparingly so as to not interfere with the loss rate.

I can't stress the importance of tracking enough. Trying to control your body composition without tracking is like driving blindfolded. You know where you want to go but you can't see the hazards so you will eventually run into trouble.

Good luck and good health!!

PS: Here are some good websites you may find useful.



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