We put on our Nancy Drew cap after reading this post on The Onion about the Army’s fat recruiting problem (they’ve had to reject 48,000 would-be recruits since 2005 for being over the weight limit) to find out what the requirements are in order to join up. As one of our friends said, it’s closer to a Weight Watchers chart than what we’d expect to see from the Army — so it seems they don’t really want you to be ALL you can be.
Or maybe we just have a skewed idea of what’s a normal weight for a guy. So we decided to create a virtual model using the maximum numbers they gave for a 6-foot-tall male in his mid-20s — 203 pounds. That’s our borderline fatty hanging out in his undies below. One more Krispy Kreme glazed, and he can kiss that tour of Iraq goodbye.