Anticipation.

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    Sep 29, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    I've started my new job as a collegiate coach at the college I just graduated from last year. I got going to work and now I have no money what so ever, not even for food, since I don't get paid till the end of the month every month. For the past 2-3 weeks, I've had on average 1 meal a day which usually consists of a little bit of eggs or rice or something up in the cupboards.

    Usually one of my friends that attends the college I coach at is nice enough to let me use one of her meals a couple of times during the week, but it's not enough. And since I haven't got food to eat, I've given up on working out for the past couple of weeks because I don't want to overdo it, So that means no swimming, diving, lifting, running, or any sports.

    I'm just anticipating my check coming in on Thursday so I can actually start working out again. Ever since swimming season has ended this past year I've wanted to start lifting and getting bigger. I want to start filling out and having muscle, not only because I want it for myself and to feel healthy, but I want to attract the type of guys of that nature.

    Whatever the outcome of getting bigger, it'll make me feel better and be able to show off the hard work I'm about to put in to the next couple of months-years.

    I just laugh at the fact that I'm so poor that I can't even work out at the fear of passing out due to malnourishment, this coming from a kid that ate 6-7k calories a day back when meals were paid for in college.

    Sorry for the long letter, it's just frustrating to see a goal set in my mind that I really want to achieve, but not able to do anything about it for a couple of weeks.
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    Sep 29, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    Dude I know exactly how you feel. Last Summer I couldn't find a job and I just had enough money to pay for my rent/utilities until school started and financial aid came through. Had to live off donating plasma which you can do twice a week and you get 20 bucks per time. 40 bucks doesn't even cover food let alone gas etc. I feel your pain, you'll get through it!
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    Sep 29, 2010 11:28 AM GMT
    im definetly on the same boat.
    I've never been this motivated to working out but the timing is just so bad, i'm currently unemployed icon_sad.gif its so frustrating arghhhh
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    Sep 29, 2010 11:53 AM GMT
    ...sorry to hear of your plight mate - it is terrible that in a land of plenty you are virtually starving...

    when times get better, buy cheap but good protein in bulk to tide you over the lean times - oats, nuts, lots of cans of italian beans (borlotti, butter etc), chick peas, canned tuna, canned tomatoes, onions - these make really nutritious high protein meals which fill you up and give strength and bulk - check out the web - for recipes - eg

    http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/main-dish/recipe-borlotti-beans-in-tomato-sauce-with-creamy-polenta-073854 good luck with the program



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    Sep 29, 2010 12:23 PM GMT
    For what it's worth, I've been there. It royally sucks! But as long as you can eek by for the moment without doing any damage to your health, many other things, including working on your body & a kitchen full of protein rich yummys, will mean more to you in the end.
    Ive known so many people that take so much for granted that when you are faced with a challenge like this it has the potential to make you a better man, as well as a stronger person. If your Trainer job at the college isn't going to let you manage financially then maybe take this as a sign to look for greener pastures? Good Luck Bud!
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    Sep 29, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    I think being broke is getting to be a rite of passage.

    Money was the topic of discussion this morning here at home.

    I get paid once a month too, it sucks... especially because I get paid toward the beginning of the month, just after all the bills come due =P

    I feel like Ramen is the opposite of what I should be eating... but you can't argue with thirty cents per meal!
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:00 PM GMT
    EccentricStud saidFor what it's worth, I've been there. It royally sucks! But as long as you can eek by for the moment without doing any damage to your health, many other things, including working on your body & a kitchen full of protein rich yummys, will mean more to you in the end.
    Ive known so many people that take so much for granted that when you are faced with a challenge like this it has the potential to make you a better man, as well as a stronger person. If your Trainer job at the college isn't going to let you manage financially then maybe take this as a sign to look for greener pastures? Good Luck Bud!


    Ha! I was lucky to find this job on such short notice. I like it here, I get free rent and utilities, so it's basically the food I need to pay for. I can walk to work too. It's just the timing of the pay checks sucks. My stomach is making noises even as I write this icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 01, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    Welcome to college life.
    I was making ~$30K/year and living with mom through college, but all my disposable income went to flight school and tuition...food was rare, minimal, and barely affordable. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 01, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    Everyone goes through lean and hungry times especially when starting out. Its just a part of life. Its a lesson, unless you are from a wealthy family, but then if you were, you wouldn't learn to appreciate the good times when they come, and recognize the hard times have helped to mold your character into what you will eventually become. Strength, resourcefulness, reaching out, being thankful for what you have and not what you don't. The universe will take care of you when you need it the most. If you have faith.
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    Oct 01, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    Just because someone comes from a wealthy/well off family doesn' t mean they don't know or appreciate the value of a dollar or how to separate the good times from the bad. I come from a pretty well off family and while I am not in the same situations as most I know the feeling from growing up and everyone has felt it during the recession. We had the money while I was growing up but my parents refused to just give it to us and they didn't believe in allowances either.

    Their way of thinking was: "Why should we pay you for something you are going to do anyway? You don't work, you eat for free, have free room and board and have clothes on your back. You have the basic essentials to what you need." Anything else was a want and my folks didn't cater to wants. Anything we wanted we earned by getting jobs and learning how to manage our money. We even paid for rent until we graduated high school as part of the learning experience.

    I think every parent should do that instead of just giving so easily.

    I hope things get better for you though.
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    Oct 02, 2010 5:30 AM GMT
    Desperate times/desperate measures you'll get through. You'll be much stronger too in the end.

    Oh, you should never want to change your body in order to attract someone else. That just shows insecurities. You have to do it for yourself and yourself only.

    I.E) You get the body you want. You get the boy you want. Relationships bring on weight gain, we tend to get lazy. Are you willing to deal with that?
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    Oct 04, 2010 5:32 PM GMT
    This thread makes me sick: stupid stooges of fat cats on here bitching because the fat cats may no longer get special tax cuts and the OP unable to afford food. icon_evil.gif