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BK's Comment
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Friday I went in for a renewal exam. My last fed med was for only 3 months. This time I got a 1 year card. Excellent BP and blood sugar. What I did was to work on my health. Better diet, more exercise. Dropped some weight in the meantime. Doing a mainly veggie diet in the truck for munching on snacks. No carbs, no starches, no sugar. Using Stevia in my coffee and tea. Still eating protean on a regular basis, but only on the 10 hour break.

The standard mantra is " stay safe" We should add "stay healthy"

What do you do to stay healthy?

G-Town's Comment
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Great news Bruce!!!!

I walk a lot, usually at a brisk pace. I don’t overeat and maintain a healthy diet high in protein.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Friday I went in for a renewal exam. My last fed med was for only 3 months. This time I got a 1 year card. Excellent BP and blood sugar. What I did was to work on my health. Better diet, more exercise. Dropped some weight in the meantime. Doing a mainly veggie diet in the truck for munching on snacks. No carbs, no starches, no sugar. Using Stevia in my coffee and tea. Still eating protean on a regular basis, but only on the 10 hour break.

The standard mantra is " stay safe" We should add "stay healthy"

What do you do to stay healthy?

That's AWESOME, Bruce!!

It's a TOUGH job (on me!) to keep Tom on his 2 year card . . . I limit his sweets entirely, reduce carbs. Plenty of protein, leanest possible. He chews gum to keep awake and eats wintergreen life savers...while driving. Sugar free.

ZERO sugar in tea & coffee. That one took awhile, LoL! (I allow a sploosh of milk in his coffee, though!)

I also make him walk the stairs at home (redundantly) for things ... like a cup of ice for me, haha!! He won't ride the Peloton tho; LoL!

When he WAS OTR , I sent resistance bands with him. Used? No clue. He liked to walk the paths beside truck stops, like Chief Brody. He has pix of that in his 'Get Out of the Truck' thread. Him & Turtle got into Geocaching for awhile, too.

Me, personally? Peloton. Still working on my rotator cuff injury (Glimerohumerous/scapula something too.)

Not much; just us!

~ Anne ~

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.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Andrey's Comment
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I have a decent (for 5-6 days) size fridge, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster oven, a George Foreman and a charcoal grill, so I eat on the road in exactly the same way as I do at home - meat, vegetables and grains. I do not drink coke or similar drinks, only tea and water. No snacks, only full meals twice a day. And I do some exercises with 10# and 25# metal. My weigh remains the same which tells me that I do not have to change anything :-)

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

BK's Comment
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Great news Bruce!!!!

I walk a lot, usually at a brisk pace. I don’t overeat and maintain a healthy diet high in protein.

Thanks, G Town

Off topic, but I’m very happy to have you back on TT. You have contributed so much to my education. I appreciate your professionalism and technical knowledge.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I have a decent (for 5-6 days) size fridge, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster oven, a George Foreman and a charcoal grill, so I eat on the road in exactly the same way as I do at home - meat, vegetables and grains. I do not drink coke or similar drinks, only tea and water. No snacks, only full meals twice a day. And I do some exercises with 10# and 25# metal. My weigh remains the same which tells me that I do not have to change anything :-)

Just wondering, Andrey. What metal?!?!? The rebar off your trailer ?!?!?!

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Yessir, that healthy cooking & prep stuff does a world of good. Good on you!

ps: Hope the threads I mentioned might be of help: Turtle's Thread !!

I'm glad G'Town is back as well, Bruce! (Glad YOU are, too!) Now if we can get O/S to show up,haha!

~ Anne ~

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Andrey's Comment
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Just wondering, Andrey. What metal?!?!? The rebar off your trailer ?!?!?!

Sorry, I should have looked up the right word rather than cheat and call it metal :-) It is dumbbells!

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Just wondering, Andrey. What metal?!?!? The rebar off your trailer ?!?!?!

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Sorry, I should have looked up the right word rather than cheat and call it metal :-) It is dumbbells!

Kinda 'figured' so, but . . . . one never knows, haha!!

ps: Call them BARBELLS ... LoLoL ! (Lest more jostling! .. and not me, this time... !) ;)

~ A ~

midnight fox's Comment
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ps: Call them BARBELLS ... LoLoL ! (Lest more jostling! .. and not me, this time... !) ;)

Dumbbells are most likely what he has in a truck though.

Andrey's Comment
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Are barbells the ones that allow adjustment? My don't, they are just... metal :-) OK, here is a picture. What is a right word for it?

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