Are you built better, worse, or about the same as you were in high school?

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    Aug 04, 2010 11:19 AM GMT
    So, my 15 year high school reunion [sidebar: damn, am I THAT old?? icon_eek.gif] is just a few weeks away and Im still trying to decide if Im going. I pulled out old yearbooks last night to reminisce and shuddered when looking at the old me; I wore these big owl-eye glasses, had a horrible haircut, and was about 100 lbs heavier. So, thankfully, Im in much better shape now, and very few people will recognize me, if I decide to go.

    How do you compare to the high school you--better, worse, or the same?
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    Aug 04, 2010 11:53 AM GMT
    A whole fucking helluvalot better! I never worked out in high school, and I was a medium-fat band geek. My current physique is the best image I've ever seen in the mirror.

    PS. I did my 20 year reunion around this time last year...was still around 40 pounds overweight, but was in better shape than most people in my class except for three. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 04, 2010 12:15 PM GMT
    I was better until fairly recently, when I became overweight. I was underweight in HS, and it took the Army to get me up to 147 lbs at age 20. And then strangely, I stayed the exact same weight until I was 40. As the Army would confirm with annual physicals, that always amused me seeing that 147 figure get recorded time after time. It wasn't anything I intended, I just stayed at that weight, never gaining or losing.

    Plus the Army also go me into much better physical shape overall than I ever was in HS. My body fat ran between 9 and 11%, and I was certainly more muscular. At 37 I was teaching a college PE course (part of my ROTC instructor duties) and could smoke guys on the gym floor who were 20.

    I don't know if my HS will be doing a reunion for our class 45th in 2 years, But if I did attend, aside from wanting to lose these extra pounds first, I think I could hold my own with my classmates in their mid-60s.

    Looks like I'll continue to keep my hair, and I know a lot of those guys will already be bald or severely thinning. And I don't have to color my hair, though that could change by then, because I don't like the idea of being gray. Right now I'm moderately salt and pepper, with mostly white sideburns, but I can live with that.

    And I'm not too wrinkled in the face (yet), a miracle when I consider my years outdoors with the Army, and most of all the extensive motorcycling I've done. Nothing like direct sun AND high wind all day to turn you into a prune.

    Based on your torso pics, and vitals in your profile, I think you'll be a hit at your reunion. Especially if people can't easily recognize you, and have to be told who you are, with your old appearance in their memories. I'll bet you'll make a lot of guys jealous.
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    Aug 04, 2010 12:38 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidA whole fucking helluvalot better! I never worked out in high school, and I was a medium-fat band geek. My current physique is the best image I've ever seen in the mirror.

    PS. I did my 20 year reunion around this time last year...was still around 40 pounds overweight, but was in better shape than most people in my class except for three. icon_lol.gif

    I can confirm for others here that you do look like your photos. Well, the face and not being overweight; I couldn't tell about the physique while dressed for a restaurant. icon_wink.gif

    Whereas I was kinda reluctant to meet you because of my having become so overweight. The only profile pic that's even remotely like me today is the one taken last September with C. by Pompano Bill. All the others are years old now (but so dated in each caption). Even C. lost some of his weight in that photo, while I put on more. icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 04, 2010 12:47 PM GMT
    Oh, way better now! In HS I was really scrawny and weighed barely 100 lbs icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 04, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    Wilton saidI was better until fairly recently, when I became overweight. I was underweight in HS, and it took the Army to get me up to 147 lbs at age 20. And then strangely, I stayed the exact same weight until I was 40. As the Army would confirm with annual physicals, that always amused me seeing that 147 figure get recorded time after time. It wasn't anything I intended, I just stayed at that weight, never gaining or losing.

    Plus the Army also go me into much better physical shape overall than I ever was in HS. My body fat ran between 9 and 11%, and I was certainly more muscular. At 37 I was teaching a college PE course (part of my ROTC instructor duties) and could smoke guys on the gym floor who were 20.

    I don't know if my HS will be doing a reunion for our class 45th in 2 years, But if I did attend, aside from wanting to lose these extra pounds first, I think I could hold my own with my classmates in their mid-60s.

    Looks like I'll continue to keep my hair, and I know a lot of those guys will already be bald or severely thinning. And I don't have to color my hair, though that could change by then, because I don't like the idea of being gray. Right now I'm moderately salt and pepper, with mostly white sideburns, but I can live with that.

    And I'm not too wrinkled in the face (yet), a miracle when I consider my years outdoors with the Army, and most of all the extensive motorcycling I've done. Nothing like direct sun AND high wind all day to turn you into a prune.

    Based on your torso pics, and vitals in your profile, I think you'll be a hit at your reunion. Especially if people can't easily recognize you, and have to be told who you are, with your old appearance in their memories. I'll bet you'll make a lot of guys jealous.


    Based on what Ive seen of old classmates on Facebook, a lot of former jocks and people that laughed at me have apparently settled happily into married life and let themselves go. icon_lol.gif
    So, while I doubt I could ever make anyone jealous, it's nice knowing Ive switched places with some who used to call me 'Moobs' (man-boobs). icon_cool.gif
  • rnch

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    Aug 04, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
    more muscle mass icon_biggrin.gif

    more body fat icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 04, 2010 7:24 PM GMT
    I look WAY hotter now.
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    Aug 04, 2010 8:21 PM GMT
    Way better. icon_cool.gif
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Aug 08, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    hands down better. high school iwas like 120 my freshmen year. now i look healthy and have a great build.
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    Aug 08, 2010 5:06 AM GMT
    better
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    Aug 08, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    Oh please, I look SOO much better now than in high school, lol! I gained 45 lbs of muscle since then. If I decide to go back to my high school reunion, noone would recognize me!
    Looking hot is the best revenge, hahaha! icon_twisted.gif
  • Webster666

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    Aug 08, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    I was a skinny kid, about 140 pounds, with long, shaggy hair...
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    Aug 08, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    I oscillated between between being a fat fuck and skinny fat where my face looked anorexic with a flabby gut. High School memories no thanks please.
  • sumkindoflife

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    Aug 08, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    when i graduated high school i was 5'6" and pushing 220lbs.

    id definitely say that im better. though, there is STILL room for improvement. sigh....
  • calibro

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    Aug 08, 2010 6:13 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidI oscillated between between being a fat fuck and skinny fat where my face looked anorexic with a flabby gut. High School memories no thanks please.


    i heard you made out with a hot dog too
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    Aug 08, 2010 6:13 AM GMT
    I look and feel at least 150% times better than high school.
  • KepaArg

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    Aug 08, 2010 6:17 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidI oscillated between between being a fat fuck and skinny fat where my face looked anorexic with a flabby gut. High School memories no thanks please.


    Circa High School:

    Ciarsolo: do you have this in the next size up?
    Sales lady: Sorry, we only carry sizes 1, 3, and 5. You could try Sears.
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    Aug 08, 2010 6:18 AM GMT
    calibro said
    Ciarsolo saidI oscillated between between being a fat fuck and skinny fat where my face looked anorexic with a flabby gut. High School memories no thanks please.


    i heard you made out with a hot dog too


    Oh I made out with it alright. Then I did it. Then I ate it. Then I ate it's 11 brothers and man was it good.
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    Aug 08, 2010 6:19 AM GMT
    KepaArg said
    Ciarsolo saidI oscillated between between being a fat fuck and skinny fat where my face looked anorexic with a flabby gut. High School memories no thanks please.


    Circa High School:

    Ciarsolo: do you have this in the next size up?
    Sales lady: Sorry, we only carry sizes 1, 3, and 5. You could try Sears.


    They say that you're a homeschooled jungle freak, that's a less hot version of me!
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    Aug 08, 2010 6:19 AM GMT
    KepaArg said
    Ciarsolo saidI oscillated between between being a fat fuck and skinny fat where my face looked anorexic with a flabby gut. High School memories no thanks please.


    Circa High School:

    Ciarsolo: do you have this in the next size up?
    Sales lady: Sorry, we only carry sizes 1, 3, and 5. You could try Sears.


    The only thing sicker than me loving to embody Regina George is that I love the getting fat part and being sent to Sears probably the most.
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    Aug 08, 2010 6:21 AM GMT
    calibro said
    KepaArg said
    Ciarsolo saidI oscillated between between being a fat fuck and skinny fat where my face looked anorexic with a flabby gut. High School memories no thanks please.


    Circa High School:

    Ciarsolo: do you have this in the next size up?
    Sales lady: Sorry, we only carry sizes 1, 3, and 5. You could try Sears.


    They say that you're a homeschooled jungle freak, that's a less hot version of me!


    Is a homeschooled jungle freak a carb? Cuz I want to eat it.
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    Aug 08, 2010 6:21 AM GMT
    I graduated high school at a scrawny buck 35. I'm now about 155 and it's mostly muscle. I'm also cardiovascularly in much better shape than I ever was in high school. Lastly my self esteem is healthier. I doubt that I will ever attend one of my high school reunions.
    Curiously I just met up with my best friend from high school and another classmate happened to be at that bar. She looked every bit 50+ years old. She has also smoked since jr high icon_eek.gif

    You look damn fine to me icon_biggrin.gif
  • calibro

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    Aug 08, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo said
    KepaArg said
    Ciarsolo saidI oscillated between between being a fat fuck and skinny fat where my face looked anorexic with a flabby gut. High School memories no thanks please.


    Circa High School:

    Ciarsolo: do you have this in the next size up?
    Sales lady: Sorry, we only carry sizes 1, 3, and 5. You could try Sears.


    The only thing sicker than me loving to embody Regina George is that I love the getting fat part and being sent to Sears probably the most.


  • KepaArg

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    Aug 08, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    calibro said
    Ciarsolo said
    KepaArg said
    Ciarsolo saidI oscillated between between being a fat fuck and skinny fat where my face looked anorexic with a flabby gut. High School memories no thanks please.


    Circa High School:

    Ciarsolo: do you have this in the next size up?
    Sales lady: Sorry, we only carry sizes 1, 3, and 5. You could try Sears.


    The only thing sicker than me loving to embody Regina George is that I love the getting fat part and being sent to Sears probably the most.




    Haha! icon_biggrin.gif