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Post: #21
RE: Weight Loss & treatment changes
(09-24-2014 11:45 PM)Peter_C Wrote:  
(09-24-2014 07:03 PM)Galactus Wrote:  
(09-24-2014 01:07 PM)Peter_C Wrote:  (can you fit in a booth at Taco bell yet? I just barely can ... now.

My desire is rather simple for my weight loss, I just wanna fit in clothing sold at Wally world. It's that simple.

Taco Bell..... at our weights do we really need Taco Bell? I can hardly eat there and even semi stay on my diet, and yah I miss that place. I never liked booths and then stopped fitting in them. I am just about back to a booth comfortably but I still don't like them.

Congrads on the weight loss really though to all of us, we know how damned hard it is.

And Wally world goes up to 5x I can always find something that fits me there. And no I am not posting my weight but I was worse than you.... You should be able to find stuff there now, no?

And I'm sure I shall take a lot of crap for saying this here, but it is the truth, and I'm not going to lie about it. It is a pain in the azz to have that machine everywhere where you are going to be and to have to go get it and pack it up. I also run around at times, and when I do I will go a day or two without it if I must. I usually sleep in a chair, so that my apnea is better, and sometimes I just don't sleep at all. I can go a day or two with no sleep, not the end of the world. This is not to say I am not serious about my treatment because I am, but you know we are living people, and just like any other disease and treatments a day of cheating every once in a while is not going to kill anyone. Just my opinion, for what it's worth.

*Only* certain things at Wally world - I wanna fit into most anything there, not just certain brands, etc...

Taco Bell - sorry, quality of life demands Taco Bell at least monthly Smile

As for me and my dream machine - yes, it IS a pain to move it around, but I am serious about not even napping without it. Camping is a real issue for me (not car camping), but trike/camping - I do not have a good solution for multi-day trike/camping trips yet. So I don't sleep much then. But anywhere with power, my dream machine goes - I am that bad.

Even the clothes in the ladies tiny intimates department? Laugh-a-lot

I know how you feel on Taco Bell too. It's hard for me to drive by, I have to stop.

How about a battery and a solar panel?

(09-25-2014 12:30 PM)Peter_C Wrote:  Wal-Mart big store that sells most anything.

Trike - as in recumbent trike - pedal power this is my last trip of 200 odd miles:
[Image: 2013-05-15GAP_Trip_05-2013013_zpse88f9a38.jpg]

So adding the weight of both a CPAP and battery would be a bit of a pain. You've got the booth idea - being able to squeeze into places 'normal' people don't even think about.

Nice bike, nice setup, bet it makes losing weight easier to. Very nice.

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09-25-2014 03:53 PM
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Post: #22
RE: Weight Loss & treatment changes
Batteries aren't the issue, it's a solar panel that will do a full recharge while moving into and out of shade, etc. At this point, need some big bucks to solve this issue, that I don't have.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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09-25-2014 06:10 PM
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Post: #23
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(09-25-2014 06:10 PM)Peter_C Wrote:  Batteries aren't the issue, it's a solar panel that will do a full recharge while moving into and out of shade, etc. At this point, need some big bucks to solve this issue, that I don't have.

Hey have you considered a pedal generator?

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Post: #24
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(09-24-2014 04:57 AM)archangle Wrote:  Lose the weight if you need to. You'll probably be healthier if you do.

However, don't assume it will get you off of CPAP. Many apneacs find it's no cure and there are plenty of thin apneacs.

There are probably a lot more thin apneacs than we know because the doctors tend to not consider apnea for their thin patients. We sort of have fat blindness in terms of apnea.

I completely agree! I cannot even Begin to tell you how many people have told me that if my hubby and I were to lose weight we would not have sleep apnea any more. NOT! My hubby has substantial Central Nervous System apneas and I have some CNS as well; weight will not change CNS.

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10-09-2014 09:05 PM
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(09-25-2014 12:30 PM)Peter_C Wrote:  Wal-Mart big store that sells most anything.

Trike - as in recumbent trike - pedal power this is my last trip of 200 odd miles:
[Image: 2013-05-15GAP_Trip_05-2013013_zpse88f9a38.jpg]

So adding the weight of both a CPAP and battery would be a bit of a pain. You've got the booth idea - being able to squeeze into places 'normal' people don't even think about.

Oh I LIKE that trike! Good for you!

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Post: #26
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First of all: really cool trike. And enough luggage to really travel.

Wally World - seriously? I might have to check that out.

Does anyone still make bike generators? I think I had one on my Raleigh 3-speed back around 1970. Horribly ineffective then, and impossible for me to say what modern technology (if any) has been applied since then.

One might hope that the combination of a solar panel + modern bike generator + occasional A/C recharging would be sufficient for the needs of a biking tourist. Engineers on this board, what say you?
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