Weight Loss Is Possible!

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Brian M.'s Comment
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Okay so let me start this by saying last year when I entered this profession I had a huge weight problem. When I recieved my permit my license said 5'9" 279 pounds what a slap in the face. Sleep Apnea machine was a given when I was hired. With hard work and healthy habits I am happy to report ( drum roll please) 219 pounds down 60 pounds since I started. Yes weight loss is possible driving for a living. I still need to lose 45 pounds but I am driven now more than ever.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Guzinta's Comment
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Okay so let me start this by saying last year when I entered this profession I had a huge weight problem. When I recieved my permit my license said 5'9" 279 pounds what a slap in the face. Sleep Apnea machine was a given when I was hired. With hard work and healthy habits I am happy to report ( drum roll please) 219 pounds down 60 pounds since I started. Yes weight loss is possible driving for a living. I still need to lose 45 pounds but I am driven now more than ever.

Nice job! Would you mind sharing your formula?

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Fire-Man's Comment
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Okay so let me start this by saying last year when I entered this profession I had a huge weight problem. When I recieved my permit my license said 5'9" 279 pounds what a slap in the face. Sleep Apnea machine was a given when I was hired. With hard work and healthy habits I am happy to report ( drum roll please) 219 pounds down 60 pounds since I started. Yes weight loss is possible driving for a living. I still need to lose 45 pounds but I am driven now more than ever.

Congratulations Brian!

Share your secrets man!

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Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Phox's Comment
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Yeah tell us what you did... I need to lose about 120lbs here. I'm 6' and 315 lbs. funny thing is most people can't come close to guessing my weight because people in my family carry our weight in our thighs... so our stomach doesn't get nearly as big as our legs do but when people guess your weight they almost always look at your stomach and try to guess off that...

I have been working on a healthier diet, I just need to exercise more.

SamTon's Comment
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You GOTTA share what you are doing.. can't just say this and leave us all wondering confused.gifconfused.gif We are looking to start by April and looking at what type of foods to stock up on or NOT. Congrats on the loss!!!

Brian M.'s Comment
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Hi guys thanks for the praise. I understand completely how you all feel. First thing I said to myself is this wasn't going to be a diet but a life style change. After I finish my shift tonight I will start going through some of the changes I've made so it may help others. Motivation was the key, and believe me sometimes it's really hard to be motivated. At Prime we have the good fortune of having a nutrition and exercise expert that works with drivers. I myself didn't use him since I already knew what I should do I just needed to do it. So tonight I will share what has helped me achieve my goals.

Sean O.'s Comment
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I did a 7 day diet, and only lost 7 days'

I too at one time weighed 285 LBS. at 5'10 inches tall and over 60 years old...Had very high blood pressure. Until one day a good friend who is a doctor of mine for over 20 yrs. Said "Sean, Your going to die in 7 years!" He always joked with me...So I asked him are you serious! his facial expression and answer told me he was not kidding. The sad thing is, .I used to teach Judo, & Jujitsu (Ketsugo Jujitsu). and I was very actives before I drove over the road.

Feeling depressed, I was home for a week, another martial arts friend and Florida Sheriff Officer, invited me to a demonstration for teen juvenile hall. What happened ended up making me feel helpless and embarrassed to say the least.

My partner and I were doing a simulated knife fight ( 50, 000 volt Taser Knife) I was the attacker...he was to take the knife away and do a simple hip throw...well I went flying in the air upside down...I knew how to roll on the mat...but I had so hard like an elephant hitting the floor... I sounded like a load boom. embarrassing thing was I could not get back up on my or stand up- not that I was hurt from the fall...I was just to fat to stand back up...it took three other classmates to help me up.

What was the most embarrassing was when my best friend introduced me to the young teens... As Now Sensei Sean ( a 3rd sho don Black Belt) will demonstrate street fighting and a knife defense--- someone in the crowd shouted...how can he defend himself when he is so fat he cant get up off the floor? So I made me think. I how could I defend my family and friends in the event of a mugging or home invasion...I m not for guns unless it is against one.

I made the commitment to change the way I eat...No Carbs for 28 days...I ate 6 small protein meals everyday...with a 8 ounce Protein drink in the morning...I started walking 1/2 a mile. then 1 mile then 2 miles...Whenever I could I went to Anytime Fitness, using the eucalyptus stepper for 30 to 40 minutes 3 times a week...did weight training.

it came off...I now weigh 192 Lbs...My wife looks at me with passionate eyes...I see women sneaking a look at me now and some just flirt with me out right. I love my wife and have no reason to cheat on her..So I take It all in and smile...hey I am 60 yrs old and most think I am 45 yrs old in the best shape of my life. All you have to do is stop the happy brain food (Carbs) and Mixing Protein with Carbs converts it into sugar then into fat.

Knock of the Fritos and potato chips...eat fruit, (Banana's will actually lower your blood pressure) You can add a small amount of carbs after the first 28 days of eating high protein...but do not mix them together with your meals...go for a walk, do sit ups in the sleeper, pushups and drink lots of water...stay away from to much coffee Sugar, Candy or any junk food...you will lose weight.!

Okay so let me start this by saying last year when I entered this profession I had a huge weight problem. When I received my permit my license said 5'9" 279 pounds what a slap in the face. Sleep Apnea machine was a given when I was hired. With hard work and healthy habits I am happy to report ( drum roll please) 219 pounds down 60 pounds since I started. Yes weight loss is possible driving for a living. I still need to lose 45 pounds but I am driven now more than ever.

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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.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

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