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DIANAHALLOCK
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2/18/13 9:14 P

Make water the break between every activity. Glass of water when you get up, another before your leave for work, before lunch, before going home, arriving at home. When I go to a party I have a glass of water in a wine glass between every glass of wine. No one notices I'm not "drinking" and I just can't eat or drink as much of the bad stuff 'cause I full of the good stuff!



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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2/18/13 4:40 P

If you click on my Trackers at the top of the page and go to Nutrition, you can track the food you're eating there and compare it to your recommended calorie and nutrient ranges. That would be a great place to start.

Coach Jen



PKTRUCKDRIVER
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2/18/13 4:10 P

Hi Patrick

The good news is that when it comes to weight loss, the majority of your progress is going to come from diet, not exercise. So even if you can't exercise right now (which it sounds like you should not be doing, given your medical condition), you can still lose weight if you are consistently tracking your food and staying in your recommended calorie and nutrient ranges.

What is your recommended calorie range and how many calories do you consume (on average) per day?

Coach Jen


Okay please tell me howw, or tell who can tell me how. I wwould love to know more aout this, at 420 sosmething, I need to drop and 20-40lbs quickly if I can, without starving, brrugs or excersise, due to my medical conditon, but I can walk and eat. ok enough.

Patiently wiating, and will ask a few otherr place too, thank you

patrick



SHUPER5
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2/15/13 3:31 P

Do not give up!You will beat this,it takes time! emoticon



SPARK_COACH_JEN
Posts: 54,957
2/15/13 1:45 P

Hi Patrick

The good news is that when it comes to weight loss, the majority of your progress is going to come from diet, not exercise. So even if you can't exercise right now (which it sounds like you should not be doing, given your medical condition), you can still lose weight if you are consistently tracking your food and staying in your recommended calorie and nutrient ranges.

What is your recommended calorie range and how many calories do you consume (on average) per day?

Coach Jen



BLUESMAN1
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2/15/13 8:41 A

Hey PKTRUCKDRIVER, don't give up. Believe me, I understand the lack of money and the health problems. My wife and I are both members here and can only hope to have the success you've had already. To be where you are now, coming from where you were is no small feat. We have two children, a daughter (13) and a son (2). We depend on my income. I spent 18 years in factories and had made my way into management, but as I get older I seem to have inherited the same problems with my lower back, knees, ankles and feet that all the males on my dad's side of the family has. I am a proud man and have always been the type of leader that jumped in and got my hands dirty right along with my team. When it became clear I could no longer "keep up", I walked away. I had to make a career change. I now am in training to become a manager in a convenience store chain. That sounds good but it has been a hell of a pay cut from where I was. My wife has very bad health. Her conditions are more serious than mine, (i.e. severe asthma, sleep apnea, high blood pressure). Her problems stem directly from her weight, and she counts on me to provide for her. And then add to that my children. I know it can be overwhelming, to say the least.

Probably 2/3 of the business I do at the store is with truckers. One thing you guys all seem to have in common is your determination. You guys are faced every day with what, to me, seems like impossible tasks. You guys are given loads that may or may not be loaded correctly. You are, if driving a company truck, given a truck that may or may not be running right. All the while, you have to deal with crazy deadlines, companies that want to fight you on repairs, enough paperwork to keep a secretary employed full time and so many rules I don't know how you guys keep them straight. Still you get the job done! Truckers are the backbone of our economy. Every man made thing we can lay our eyes on has been hauled buy truckers like you, who are some of the hardest working and most dedicated people I've ever had the pleasure to know. I know that's a lot to say, but truckers do not get the recognition they deserve and you sound as though you needed to here that.

I know this may be hard, but have you checked into medicaid. Accepting help from Uncle Sam can be difficult. But look at it like this. How many years have you busted your back side, paying taxes like everyone else, so that others can have help. Don't you deserve a little help. It doesn't have to be permanent. You need to get this surgery. My wife recently had her gall bladder removed. The doctor said that her gall bladder was one of the worst he had ever seen short of bursting. What she didn't know was how much this had been affecting the rest of her life. Now that its done, she has been more active in the last month than I've seen her in years. It is in part, what inspired me to get my act together. My weight is not what is causing my trouble, but it sure makes it worse.

Keep searching, don't give up! You can do this just like you have done everything else I said. The load you have to worry about now is your life. Your ultimate deadline is the same for all of us. How close or far that deadline is depends on how well you navigate the road. Keep on trucking. You can do this. A problem like this could not be placed in more capable hands than those of a trucker.

Edited by: BLUESMAN1 at: 2/15/2013 (08:46)


DRAGONCHILDE
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2/15/13 7:47 A

YOu shouldn't be exercising at all; if you do, you risk death or at the very least, extremely painful injury.

Focus on your diet, and that is how you're going to lose weight.



MISSRUTH
Posts: 3,273
2/15/13 4:38 A

If I remember correctly, you've posted about something similar to this before....

I did a quick google search for free health clinics in Daytona Beach and a bunch of stuff comes up. Sometimes when we're faced with a difficult situation, we need to rise up and do whatever it takes. Surely there is a bus or a friend or a church member or something, who would give you a ride. Even in the little bitty town I live in, there are places (a local low-income assistant place that does food and help with bills, plus area churches) that will give you a bit of money for transportation to receive medical help. Most of the churches are aware of what other programs are available in the area, so even if they don't do something, they can point you toward a place that will help you.

Have you TRULY given whatever resources you have available, your BEST shot?

Also, your Nutrition Tracker is not public so it's hard to make any suggestions. I know I'm probably sounding a little bit harsh here, but...



PKTRUCKDRIVER
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2/14/13 10:08 P

Yep , I guess blogs here are not really read, or so they say, and I was told to try this in the message boards, so here goes.

I have lost alot , but have been stuck for over a month and have yet to meet my most important #1 goal yet, after almost 5 months of some hard work, so hard I have aggravated a dormant hernia, thus creating another issue to stress me out. While surgery is needed now,I have no insurance and thus can not afford it, I need about 5500 more to have the surgery, even after my tax refund, so basically I must wait for it to totally burst and then have emergency surgery, this is EXTREMELY STRESSFUL if I can say so.

Recap

Stuck at 415 + or - 5lbs for over a month, = frustration , disappointment , pissed off

Goal #1 Not reaching it, is frustrating to me personally, the main reason I started this journey was TO REACH THIS GOAL, not only literally , but physically too

Aggravating my dormant Hernia is really got me freakin out, as Hospitals and Dr;s scare me and now I need both soon, and been told putting it off is dangerous, but what do I do , go rob a bank, OF COURSE I WON'T, BUT....NO MONEY is stressful

Working out and trying t avoid further injury is very stressful too, but then so is not working out too, a damned if you do and damned if you don't

Okay enough there is a few more , but let me see if I can find help.

I could find no one near me when I searched for my area, Daytona Beach, but we'll see what this post will produce

Thanks all
Patrick





 
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