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Old 11-13-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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Talking How I will increase my Tow Vehicle's Payload

By going on a diet. I need to loose about 30lbs. This past year my job relocated, and with it, they took away my standing desk. My stress level went up, and my clean healthy eating got replaced with lots and lots of high fructose corn syrup in the form of Sodas and Energy Drinks. So here is my public accountability of my plan to turn things around.

I'm an early risers, so plan on getting up every morning and walking two miles and cutting out all the soda. Giving myself a realistic timeline of getting it done by March 1st.

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Old 11-13-2014, 10:56 AM   #2
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What a healthy way to increase your towing capacity. I walk the dog after dinner...about a mile. And I don't eat three hours before bed time. I'm also still working off last Thanksgiving dinner If you weigh yourself every morning it would inspire you to eat less during the day. The dog knows what '' McDonalds'' means. I now use sign language for this...it's only a matter of time before this code is cracked as well
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:58 AM   #3
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My wife and I have lost about 12# each, therefore gaining back 24# of overloaded 1/2 ton truck payload-
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Good luck with your resolution, BA! Keep us informed re: your progress!
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I've been working on a standing desk for four years now. There is no way I could ever return to sitting down all day. Good luck.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:45 PM   #6
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I've been working on a standing desk for four years now. There is no way I could ever return to sitting down all day. Good luck.
I still have one at home. That I use on my work from home days, like today.

It's the one challenge I have not figured out about full timing, other than putting my laptop on the truck tail gate. But it's amazing what it does for your mood and posture and productivity.
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I have added 8lbs back to my vehicles payload. Fingers crossed for turkey day, lol.
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An effective and simple way to greatly reduce daily calories is to drink only water with meals, and sip bottled water during the day rather than soft drinks. Sometimes I miss the beer but not the extra pounds.
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I also use a standing desk that I got at IKEA. 50 bucks. I use it most of the time with my laptop but also have the lap top attached to a big screen on my desk. Also an app called "loose it" helps me measure input and output. I move a bike onto a trainer in the winter in front of a tv. Helps with the stress of being in the situation room. Jim


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BA, how is the resolution holding up?
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BA, how is the resolution holding up?
I lost 18lbs and then when Cassie was born I gained 10lbs back. Now that we are officially on the road, the wife and I both have resolved to restart this endeavor. And so far so good as it's a little easier now that life isn't so busy working towards our goals.
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How to increase payload:
Buy a bigger truck!


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MyFitnessPal App

All you need to do is monitor how many calories are going in. I lost 20lbs and stayed there. I slowly learned and understood portion control and that is all it took.

Started hiking with a bag of wood pellets in my backpack when I couldn't take my daughter. Finally got in shape then climbed the Grand Teton with Exum Guides last month, July 22.

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Transitioning to retirement lifestyle twelve years ago lowered our truck's payload as well. Then cancer surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and hernia surgery laid me up some more.

Since then cutting out lots of the sugars (in all its forms bread, noodles, cereals, booze) is getting payload back. Tore down the lake house this year and building a new one by hand helps. Active winter lifestyle in the Southwest does too.
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