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Rob T.'s Comment
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Im down about 8 pounds in 2 weeks. My DOT physical is coming up so i can see what the real numbers are compared to the scales at a truck stop.

Great job, keep it up! Any tips for those of us trying to drop some weight?

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Im down about 8 pounds in 2 weeks. My DOT physical is coming up so i can see what the real numbers are compared to the scales at a truck stop.

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Great job, keep it up! Any tips for those of us trying to drop some weight?

I have some solid advice: Quit starches, sugar, (no bread, potatoes, French fries, pasta, soda, etc.) Eat meat & frozen veggies. Eat fish. Use pure Stevia as a sweetener. Cheese is okay. Don't eat fast food or processed food. Go online and learn how to read and evaluate food ingredient labels to avoid the bad stuff.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Wishing you the best of luck and thinking of you every day.smile.gif

Marc Lee's Comment
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Wow wow wow.... and thank you. i never expected to get that kind of response. I still havent sorted through my emails.

hugs and kisses to you all.

Truth is, i may be moving to springfield and getting an in house job. I feel really fat and need to spend as much time as possible losing weight. So i changed my diet completely and am walking as much as possible. i have been searching for apartments and trying to talk my mom into moving out there too She is 80 and stubborn.

A friend told me to YouTube my weight loss so that I held myself accountable with that..... but I recorded some trucking videos first lol

Truckin Along with Kearsey

im sure you will get some laughs!

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I subscribed to ya and hit that bell to be notified of new videos. 😜

Me too!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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I enjoyed that video very much.

Just wondering... who is that Kearsey chick and what has she done with our Rainy?

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As for the weight loss thing... I decided that before I go OTR I needed to lose some weight (fear of OSA diagnosis) and develop some good diet and exercise habits. Time will tell if I can keep it up, but I think I made some important decisions.

I purchased portable exercise equipment. I find it easier to use when it is "right there". (I made the one "missing piece" I needed).

I bought (and ride) a folding bicycle (and travel bag for it).

As for diet... I eliminated or greatly reduced carbs. I eat when hungry ONLY! Not really fasting but if not really hungry I don't eat! Then I eat small healthy snacks. Down to only one real meal per day, and that is about 1/2 or less than what I used to call a meal. I choose healthy foods over garbage (fruits and veggies mostly). I cut WAY DOWN ON MEAT, especially red meat. A couple of weeks ago I thought "a BLT would be good". I was out of tomatoes but had the rest of the ingredients. Instead I made a salad and put bacon on top. Less bacon, no mayo, no bread. Healthier choice and I still ate the bacon!

Then I grilled 2 chicken beasts, one normal, one huge. Ate the small one with veggies and fruit for dinner. Instead of a big ass piece of chicken and a bunch of starches I used 1/2 of the large breast and made a salad with apple, almonds, grapes, mayo, on a bed of Kale. Having washed fruits and veggies (and nuts) "at hand" makes grabbing a healthy snack as easy as grabbing a garbage snack.

Bottom line is I do what works for me. I eat to live. I don't live to eat. And I don't get the things I don't need or abuse. (Hold the chips). Leave the (even healthy things) I abuse at the store. (Veggie rice cakes I eat like popcorn). I'll probably toss the spinach artichoke dip I used to dip them in... followed by many more plain. Tossed the wild caught salmon lox so I don't eat the bagel with cream cheese part of that one...

Here are my numbers (I find sharing with friends and relatives helps keep me accountable) :

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Best of luck to you. We are all pulling for you.

Keep on truckin'!

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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.

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.

Jeremy's Comment
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Paleo

Rick S.'s Comment
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Paleo

Weight loss is and has always been one of those great mysteries - despite tons of $$ and decades of science behind it.

Diet sodas have recently been found to contribute to weight gain, and the sweeteners are pure poison.

Cut out breads, sugars, pasta (all the things we love).

Weight loss is about CALORIC DEFICIT. Pure and simple. The body requires a certain amount of calories to function - even just sitting on the couch and not moving. This is called BASAL METABOLIC RATE. Add exercise the body needs more calories. Consume over the needs of your metabolism and the body stores the excess as FAT. Consume LESS - and the body BURNS FAT to meet its fuel requirements. Add ACTIVITY to your base rate, and you burn more calories.

It's a simple numbers game - how you accomplish it and maintain the necessary nutrients for health is the game.

So for example - at 5'5"/200lbs - my BMR is around 1,600 calories. Consume more - gain weight, consume less - lose it. If I stay around 1,200 calories I consistently lose. Which is not as easy as it sounds - when you consider how fast "normal foods" add up. Also - the more you have to lose (the heavier you are), the higher your BMR is - the faster you lose, because maintaining a constant caloric intake means a higher caloric deficit.

Intermittent fasting (also called cleansing) can be beneficial also. It basically puts your body into starvation mode - where it goes RIGHT FOR THE FAT, to meet its caloric requirements. You can't do it for more than 48 hours though - because it goes into survival mode and starts going after lean muscle tissue also. You should also drink LOTS OF WATER THROUGHOUT (1/2 your body weight in ounces), because as fat is released and burned the toxins that are stored in fat (environmental and found in foods) are released into your system and you need lots of water to help your liver and kidneys process and pass it.

I do a program called Isagenix (which like all others, isn't cheap and has gotten mixed reviews). I can't do calorie counting and portion control - so the combination of meal replacement shakes and bars, and the snacks on the program allow me to have the proper balance of nutritional value, while controlling my urge to eat poorly.

But it's still a BATTLE. At my height/weight I am still considered on the upper scale of obese. OTOH - my (cough cough) "optimum weight" is like 160 - and chances are I will NEVER SEE THAT AGAIN. Getting the large bulk of the weight (70 lbs this time) has helped my health immensely - but I;m frustrated as hell that I cannot break the "plateau"and get another 20 lbs off (at least).

If I weren't so LAZY and got out to the gym and added another 5-700 calories of "burn", I could probably pull it off.

The other KEY - is not going back to "normal eating habits" once you get to target weight.

GETTING OLD SUCKS

Rick

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bullitt_VW's Comment
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Rainy:

You have been a great asset to TT. You have given us your time, wisdom and support to those starting out in this trucking lifestyle.

As you begin your healthier lifestyle, we in return will give you the support and encouragement you deserve.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Rainy:

You have been a great asset to TT. You have given us your time, wisdom and support to those starting out in this trucking lifestyle.

As you begin your healthier lifestyle, we in return will give you the support and encouragement you deserve.

Aawwww thats so sweet. Thank you. Its embarrassing for me to talk about though. Men get older and gain weight the hair turns gray and they look distinguished. Women just look old and fat!!!! it sucks

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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You look quite distinguished on your first YT video!smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

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