I'm a 25 year old male.

Last week I had to move back to the parents house. Why you may ask?

Well - I am prereq classes for med school. 14 credit hours.

Organic chem, physics and Biology.

I used to have a full time job but with my schedule I'll have to go down to part time working 2 days a week. My income monthly will be $1000 with taxes taken out.

With apartments, car payments, insurance. I'll be left with $250 a month. I am currently in a bulking phase so I have to eat a lot of clean (expensive) food. Whey protein cost $40 a tub which lasts 2 weeks. Basically each month will be a VERY tight budget and I don't know if I can budget it will enough.

I decided to move back to the parents house and feel like such a loser. Anyone else have to go through this?

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Working part time AND going to medschool? 

No. Not a loser.

What you are doing makes sense for what you need right now. Relax, do your work, and move on. :)

For most of human history, you'd live with your parents until you got married. During the last few decades, somebody decided that you have to move out as soon as you're 18.

I say, economic reality trumps social convention every time. Just make sure you help out around the house.

no your not, based on your situation that's a very smart idea

No I am not a professional body builder.  I just want to bulk up and look healthy.  Also if I'm going to be a physician, I'd like to set a good example for the patients.


Granted they say you become out of shape once you get into med school haha


this is the right comment

I second that comment. Moving back in with your parents in order to buy protein powder is a boy's priority, not a man's. A man puts self-sufficency above vanity.

As for "bulking", that is not how the men of old did it, and neither is it how you should do it. The strongmen of old were not big, they were strong instead. Sinewy, not bulky. That's men's way.

I got in the best shape of my adult life in first year med.

When I was in the Navy I was working at a Reserve Center as staff.  I was waiting for housing and my lease on my apartment ended.  I ended up living at the Reserve Center for about 2 months.  It turned out the paperwork had not been submitted by the E7 whose job it was to do this had not submitted it.  So I was homeless due to someone else's negligence.  And yes during those two months I felt like a loser.  However, get over it you're doing it for a future pay-off.

You are a loser because you obviously don't read a newspaper regularly. You're one of many, many young adult Americans. You're normal for 2012.And, gosh, do I have a skewed frame of reference for a rough undergrad class schedule.

Really !!!!! , thats pretty harsh , l haven't read a newspaper properly in ten years with any interest , l find what the papers editors and what l think is newsworthy are two different things , l scour the web for what l deem interesting and worth the read .

I meant "newspaper" figuratively, not necessarily the messy wood-pulp stuff. There's value in getting a regular overview of what professionals think is of general interest. OP's post shows one aspect of that value: You can find out if you're part of a big trend, or an outlier.

I also very obviously meant the whole sentence to be tongue in cheek, because I followed it up with "normal."

It's not an enjoyable situation and it's healthy that you don't enjoy it (as you want independence).

However, you made the right move.  It's good to take your classes, not go into debt, and save a couple bucks. 

Non-related: Not sure 'bulking' should be a priority when things are tight.


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