Weight loss

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by AndUPSER, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    This job can suck big time, but it has truly helped me a lot. I started about 3 years ago as an obese 17 year old high school kid that was on a pathway to heart disease and diabetes. I would just sit around when I got home from school and just stuff my face with food and watch tv, no physical activity activity.

    Now I'm 20 years old, weighing 180 pounds. 80 pounds lost thanks to this job. Also, doing this job encouraged me to eat healthier. I traded the chips for apples and bananas. I feel so much better than I did 3 years, plus I can get girls with ease now. I'm going to be meeting with a recruiter soon about the possibility of joining the National Guard. That is something I had no chance at doing at all 3 years ago. Thanks for working my butt off UPS.
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  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I gain five pounds just by going on vacation. We burn a lot of calories on many of our jobs. Feeders, not so much.
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I love bananas.
  4. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    It works when your young. But, around 40 you gain in the winter. Just never seem to lose it the next yr. I think your body gets use to it then. At 20 I was 210. At 40+ 235. Maybe this yr I can lose a little more. Problem is. I like ice cream too much for lunch
  5. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    There's no fat drivers in our building, but plenty of guys who look like they'd be tubby once they hang it up.
  6. DriverMD

    DriverMD Active Member

    Yeah I gained about 7 pounds on my last week off. Lost it all when I got back to work.
  7. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    When I went into feeders, I lost 40 pounds. Not. Bizarro world!
  8. I lost a good 30 pounds when I started. Dropped from 190 to 160. There was even a period during peak last year where I dropped below that. I lost a little bit when I moved to management, but most of that is muscle loss. I still do about the same amount of steps everyday. This job provides a great workout.
  9. Deemster

    Deemster Member

    I've loaded Dallas Texas for the last 3 years in my hub. I'm headed into my upper 20's and I'm at the point where I have to eat something substantial in the middle of my sort.

    Failure to do so results in me having a blood sugar level crash. Get all shaky, weak, clouds up my mental process. Stuck in the fog.

    I wouldn't be surprised if I burned along the lines of 5000 calories a trailer. Average of 3 trailers a night.

    I bring a minimum of 2 items to eat every 4 hour sort. That's just enough to get me to the end usually.
  10. You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail Active Member

    You'll gain it all back in the National Guard.
  11. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    upsers gain a lot of weight in the form of management constantly on our backs!!!!!! get off my back monkeys!!!
  12. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    congrats. happy for you. keep up the good work.

    there are so many good things that come with weight loss. lower blood pressure, better sleep, better sex, more energy, happier, better skin, your body is cleaner on the inside and out, better job opportunities and on and on.

    in the near future, health insurance rates will be tied in with your weight. life insurance already is.
  13. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    In the two years before I started working at UPS, I had this issue where after standing up, I'd often feel light headed and my body would tingle and feel weak. Sometimes after sitting for a while then standing up, I'd get so weak that I had to sit back down for a moment or I'd fall. My heart would also start racing during those moments. I had no health insurance and couldn't afford to have the problem examined.

    A year after my employment, I was down about 40 pounds. I also no longer had the aforementioned problem. I love the muscle I've gained from this work, too.

    I have a lot to be thankful for from this job. It's the only thing that gets me off my ass and moving.
  14. llamainmypocket

    llamainmypocket Active Member

    Contact your local about retaining your seniority so you may come back after basic training.

    I agree. The weightloss benefit is fantastic. I periodically go on a 1500 calorie diet and after ups i only have to go down to 1750 calories to lose an additional 7 lbs. If you like bodybuilding, 7 lbs is a big difference in terms of definition and shape. I get a little bit hot. I'm like a male gym bunny.
  15. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    I've been a tall, slender guy all my life, and have always had trouble putting on weight. A couple of years into working preload, I decided to do something about it. I increased my protein intake and treated work as my workout (I also have a very physical second job.) Over the past couple of years, I've managed to put on 15 lbs of muscle. Now that I'm driving full time, the work isn't quite as physical as being on preload, so I supplement with bodyweight workouts in my spare time at home.
  16. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    I was about 125 when I started at UPS at the age of 18.

    Fast forward 15 years later, I'm 195.

    I may crack 300 by the time I retire.
  17. llamainmypocket

    llamainmypocket Active Member

    Pro bodybuilders tend to speak pretty highly of bodyweight exercises. Dips, push ups and pull ups are all compound exercises i think. I know i like to get them in my workouts. Throw some heavy books in a backpack and you got a weighted vest.
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  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    OMG......ME TOO!!!!
  19. You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail Active Member

    I was in the best shape of my life when I was doing 100 pushups a day for 2 months straight (and eating a diet free of unnecesary sugars and saturated fats.)

    Unfortunately I always fall back into my addiction to candy and ice cream.
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  20. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Been counting calories the last couple of weeks. There are several apps out there to help you with this. Lost five pounds so far with 20 more to go.
    What amazed me the most was the amount of useless calories I was eating. I just ate what I wanted when I wanted. Not the best thing to do