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ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Been with Schneider Bulk for about 1 month on my own. I lost 25 pounds... Is that normal? I am pretty much eating once a day, but I don't feel hungry enough to eat more. Also I am lifting 30 pound hoses and climbing tanker 1-2 times a day.

My fiance is jealous I am losing weight lol. It is encouraging her to go to the gym more. Otherwise nothing new to report. I am learning small things here and there but Schneider's training was very good, I have not really encountered anything dramatically different than training.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Let's see...Your eating once a day, but lifting and hauling 30 lb hoses several times a day as well as climbing up and down tankers a couple of times a day...and you cant understand why you lost 25 lbs?? rofl-3.gif ..Yep..that is to be expected...I would say, you're gonna lose a few more if'n you keep going like you're going...but you will soon level off...try eating smaller meals as the day goes on instead of one larger meal a day..that will keep your energy levels up and keep your blood sugar and insulin from spiking and then dropping..You're new and your energy level is probably getting a boost from the adrenalin and excitement of the new job..

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Yeah the adrenalin is definitely there. Every day is fun an exciting. I have thought about eating two small meals a day instead of one large one. I am a small dude to begin with... so losing 25 pounds only makes me look smaller lol.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, a big AMEN to eating more smaller meals throughout the day. You'll feel much better and it's better for you.

People don't realize that you don't need any exercise to lose weight and be thin. You just need to eat the proper number of calories each day. That's why weight watchers has worked for decades and always will. It's not a diet per se, it's just proper eating. A friend my ma works with lost 160 pounds in 18 months on weight watchers and didn't get 5 minutes of exercise the entire time. Even works a desk job.

Now you do have to exercise to be truly fit and healthy. But you don't need to exercise in order to lose weight. You count calories to lose weight, you exercise to be fit.

Tim L.'s Comment
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I think that is what I am going to shoot for when OTR. Eat small meals with a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables, and less meat and starches. I can eat a cold can of black beans for instance, which actually taste pretty good right out of the can and are one of the best foods you can eat, and feel quite full, but the total calories are less than 400. But the big thing is to stay away from the all you can eat buffets, and sugary drinks and snacks. Hopefully, I will lose weight too. I would love to lose about 50 or 60 pounds.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I still haven't gained any weight ever since I started 8 1/2 months ago. The secret is shopping at walmarts for food, drinking soy milk, Sprouts Farmers Market is the best for fruits and veggies. The rest areas at mountain summits always have a trail. If time allows, park and go for a run down the mountain trail. Portion control is critical especially since every meal is so large from restaraunis.

BuckeyeCowboy's Comment
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I have lost 50 pounds since January just by watching portion sizes and not drinking pop every day.

John B.'s Comment
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Reading this thread is making me hungry.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm Italian. Air makes me hungry smile.gif

RedGator's Comment
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Ive lost about 25lbs this last 10 months. It all went the first 3 months. It levels out.

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