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Enrollment standard with Sleep Apnea

Jarnhamar

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I sent you a PM on how to loose weight, it'll get you to 200lbs no problem.
 

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Bit of an update... still waiting to hear back from the sleep clinic and the ENT specialist. More Hurry Up And Wait! LOL  Good thing I'm a relatively patient person!

I started on the Paleo diet, and am doing pretty good.  Already down 6 lbs to 229.  I'd probably be further, but between work and having my son around, I haven't had a chance to workout much since I started it.
 

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A bit annoyed at my doctor.  I understand they were moving offices and such, but you think he could have sent out the specialist referral at some point before he went on holidays?  Too much to ask?  By the time he gets back, I'll have been waiting 6 weeks for nothing.  I know, I know... hurry up and wait, but jeez I'm a little frustrated. [END RANT]

Paleo diet is going well and have been ramping up my exercise routine. Hope all is going well with everyone else!

Enjoy the last bit of summer!
 

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On the subject of weight loss, I can't say enough about Weight Watchers.  The program works!  And it's not that difficult.  It just takes a little thought and planning.  No special foods.  No restrictions on the kinds of foods you can eat.  No feeling hungry.  No whacked out regime of any sort.

I know a guy who lost over 50 lbs in six months, while still eating waffles and cheeseburgers (just not in the same sitting).  It's all about making better choices and living healthier.  It's not about deprivation.  Add a good exercise regime that fits conveniently with your lifestyle and the pounds will just fall off.
 

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Pusser said:
On the subject of weight loss, I can't say enough about Weight Watchers.  The program works!  And it's not that difficult.  It just takes a little thought and planning.  No special foods.  No restrictions on the kinds of foods you can eat.  No feeling hungry.  No whacked out regime of any sort.

I know a guy who lost over 50 lbs in six months, while still eating waffles and cheeseburgers (just not in the same sitting).  It's all about making better choices and living healthier.  It's not about deprivation.  Add a good exercise regime that fits conveniently with your lifestyle and the pounds will just fall off.

I figured you for a Sweating to the Oldies type of fellow.

 

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I figured you for a Sweating to the Oldies type of fellow.

No.  I can't say as I see eye to eye with Richard Simmons (he's a lot shorter than I am).  I still have nightmares of a time back in the 80s when the Base Commander in Halifax ordered all personnel to attend weekly aerobics sessions.  The sight of 300 hairybags doing their version of the "20 Minute Workout" on the gym floor at Stad is burned in my memory far too deeply for any amount of therapy to erase.  Thank you for bringing it up.  Now I need to struggle to get back to my happy place.

Who says I'm talking about me anyway?  I said it was "a guy I know."
 

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No.  I can't say as I see eye to eye with Richard Simmons (he's a lot shorter than I am).  I still have nightmares of a time back in the 80s when the Base Commander in Halifax ordered all personnel to attend weekly aerobics sessions.  The sight of 300 hairybags doing their version of the "20 Minute Workout" on the gym floor at Stad is burned in my memory far too deeply for any amount of therapy to erase.  Thank you for bringing it up.  Now I need to struggle to get back to my happy place.

Ah, so you've met?

Who says I'm talking about me anyway?  I said it was "a guy I know."

Pusser said:
On the subject of weight loss, I can't say enough about Weight Watchers.  The program works!  And it's not that difficult.  It just takes a little thought and planning.  No special foods.  No restrictions on the kinds of foods you can eat.  No feeling hungry.  No whacked out regime of any sort.
 

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Gotta love all the weight-loss support in a military forum  :)

Never forget that they say weight loss is 70% diet, 30% exercise.  But no two people are the same; you need to know what kind of diet/plan will work best for your body and your personality.  I spent about 5 years trying to lose a chunk of weight with NO success (and not for lack of effort), then I found the right plan, and the weight melted off (30lbs) fast enough that everyone noticed. Hopefully the Paleo diet works for you, but if it doesn't, don't give up, try something else.

One other point, I was told directly from DRDC Toronto that there is a hard limit on max pilot weight. I don't remember exactly what it was, but I'd say 107kg is pretty close to it.  Hopefully the weight loss will help with the sleep apnea, but either way, I'd keep working hard on getting your BF% down.
 

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I know there are other weight-loss threads in here, but I'll just chime in quickly with a recommendation for the Glycemic Index "diet" as one possibility, especially if you have a taste for carbs.  My MO recommended this one to me.  It identifies sugars that are processed too quickly, so you can replace them with better ones.  Also some recipes, snack ideas, etc.  It's been helpful, & easy to incorporate one idea at a time, if you don't need a whole overhaul. 

Alternatively, I recently had strep throat and lost about 8 lbs in 3 days...  not recommended.   

Good luck with the apnea.  :nod:
 

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"On the subject of weight loss, I can't say enough about Weight Watchers.  The program works!  And it's not that difficult.  It just takes a little thought and planning.  No special foods.  No restrictions on the kinds of foods you can eat.  No feeling hungry.  No whacked out regime of any sort."


All that says is that I've seen the results of the efforts of "a guy I know."  I admit to nothing else and that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 

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Thanks for the replies and the support guys!

I'm really liking the Paleo diet.  Have cut most of my carbs (not ALL... still allow myself a few treats), but I've found that I'm eating less, but its not impacting my energy levels - Most of what I'm eating is fruit, veg and lean meat.  I find I've been feeling less sluggish, actually. One thing I switched to was grinding up nuts in morning for cereal.  Been eating that with almond milk and honey.  SO GOOD!

Just hurrying and waiting for the day after Labor Day, so I can give my doctor a bit of a nudge to get things rolling.  I'm on mission here! LOL

@ PWN - Well, I'm a good 6-7 pounds below that weight now.  I was at 244 about 3-4 months ago.  Thanks for that info!


 

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@ PWN - Well, I'm a good 6-7 pounds below that weight now.  I was at 244 about 3-4 months ago.  Thanks for that info!

Awesome! It's not easy. Congrats and keep it up.
 

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I admit to nothing else and that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

:prancing:

 

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Pusser said:
"On the subject of weight loss, I can't say enough about Weight Watchers.  The program works!  And it's not that difficult.  It just takes a little thought and planning.  No special foods.  No restrictions on the kinds of foods you can eat.  No feeling hungry.  No whacked out regime of any sort."


All that says is that I've seen the results of the efforts of "a guy I know."  I admit to nothing else and that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Having done the program, I can definitely attest to it's success. However, I can also attest to the need to keep at it after reaching your goal.
 

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I also did weight watchers as well as support to friend getting married one fall. I loved the point systems and their program guides which make portioning easy to remember and follow- ie a deck of card is a portion of meat, a half a tennis ball is a serving of rice/cereal ect. You could also earn back points with exercise too.  They had a whole food program too that you could eat any amount of certain foods. (i never did this program so i don't really know how it works.) I know when I did a year of nursing, it was one of the support groups we could go to so that we could see what it was like and possibly have as a recommendation for patients/clients ect.

The only thing that I didn't care with Weight Watchers or perhaps it was the group I was in- the group was interested it seemed in food that was low points but it was also full of chemicals and crap to it! I am sorry if you are going to eat ice cream- do a small bowl of it- use your bonus points..don't suffer though crap because you want something low points!

I can't afford it now so I am using a web site called myfitnesspal.com which is similar in tracking food and exercise- your exercise buys back calories. I have so far lost 7 bls on it.  I tried Spark people which is a great site over all but I found it a bit complex for what I needed.  I also use a website for tracking my exercise called fitocracy!

I hope that weight lost/ treatments  helps you or at least buy you time to have a career in the Canadian forces. Good luck!
 

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antigone33 said:
I can't afford it now so I am using a web site called myfitnesspal.com which is similar in tracking food and exercise- your exercise buys back calories. I have so far lost 7 bls on it.  I tried Spark people which is a great site over all but I found it a bit complex for what I needed.  I also use a website for tracking my exercise called fitocracy!

Thanks for suggesting some low-cost/no-cost options.. that's helpful.  :nod:  I'll be checking those out.  Currently paying $33 every two weeks for a membership to Goodlife that I hardly use... time to make a decision on that. 
 

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I really liked the program (although I agree the cost was a factor in the end), and the online tools were great. The groups were not too bad when I started, as we had a very good leader, but she left and the replacements were just glorified cheerleaders.
 

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Hey everyone!  Thanks for all the really positive posts.  Now for one of my own.  Got my sleep study and specialist consult booked!  ;D  Appears that some things went astray during my doctor's move, but I'm happy it hasn't cost THAT much extra time. Doing the sleep test next week on Thursday and seeing the specialist 3 weeks later.  Keep your fingers crossed, and I'll tell more when I know more!
 

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Well, I saw the specialist the other day. Will be getting tonsils out and both him and my family doctor would like to see me lose another 20-25 pounds. Once I get the surgery done, I'll get the apnea reevaluated. At most, could be another 6 months... grrrr. But I'm on the cancellation list, so it could happen sooner.  "Hurry up and wait" has become my mantra! Seriously! LOL
 
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