I was pretty much dead. I'm back down to my post deployment weight. Lifting heavier than deployment too. 205 on bench, only 10 pounds heavier. But still. The plate carrier thing is my tribute that I do. I've done it 4 times since my level 4 armor came in, once in boots. 111 floors each time. But I do this for the jobs I have. I owe it to my family and the community i serve to ensure i get home safely. Plus, it makes hunting next year much easier. Undecided between taking my 1903a3 or my garand. Putting in for a multi unit any elk. I work tribal... can confirm they don't look like the movies.