my friend is in college, about to graduate, has run xc/track since high school, and is dirt poor. he lives in a pretty expensive part of california in a family that doesn't have a lot of money. he has to pay all his car expenses, gas, cell phone bill, tuition, gym membership, and something else. he tells me this leaves him absolutely no money to even buy food with hardly. what he does is borrows meal plan meals from people on his team and goes there from time to time.
anything other than that and he is only able to eat what his family brings home which is cheap crap, because he's living with a married sister and her husband, mom and dad, daughter who is having lots of expenses on her cuz she's sick a lot, 2 cats, and i think even a grandma (not sure on that one). Anyways, I'm just curious, you always hear the if there's a will there's a way, but I just don't see how someone in that situation can do much besides wait for after college in hopes that eventually once all is paid off he can finally get some decent security behind him financially so he can start to buy a decent amount of food.
sure it could be said that he could just load up in the kitchen hall, but as anyone who has been in this long enough knows, stealing milk here and there, nuts, and maybe some bread isn't going to cut it.
i realize he's gona keep running and doesn't care to get big like i do, but i'm just curious how someone like that could even go about getting bigger.
just to keep in perspective for all that sometimes it's not as easy as it sounds.