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RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
2/18/14 9:23 P

I count a day from when I wake up for breakfast, till when I go to bed. So if I worked till 2 a.m., and had a snack or meal at 2:30, I would count it at the end of my day.

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
2/18/14 8:37 P

I had trouble scheduling things like this, too.
What I've finally done - since I'm a 25+ year veteran of the night shift, is that my "day" is wake-up to go-to-bed. So, my first meal, at whatever hour, is "breakfast". Lunch is middle of that time period. "Dinner" is when I get home. The time isn't relevant for me.

The trouble is getting the SP schedule to comply. I don't know how to address that part.
I've added a "late lunch", a "snack" , and a "TID" (this one is because I list all my meds) on my Tracker, which sometimes substitutes for meals off the typical 24-hour schedule. So far, that's working for me. At least, when I track this way, my entries compile into that "typical" (for other people) time frame.

If you find a better method, I'd love to hear about it, too!


SUSAN727 Posts: 1,863
2/18/14 6:05 P

I would record everything eaten after midnight and before midnight the next day in the same day if that makes sense.

TARA_90 SparkPoints: (1,550)
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2/18/14 11:50 A

When I used to work night shifts I would track from the time I woke up until the time I went to bed as a "day". So if I woke up on the 18th at 5pm, I would track everything I ate until I went to bed on the 18th. As long as you have a system and are consistent about tracking the same everyday, it really doesn't matter.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
2/18/14 11:31 A

It doesn't matter. I don't track on spark but assume it works the same as other diet tracker apps. I track a 24-hour day from midnight to midnight, so a 2 a.m. snack for me would be tracked in breakfast the next day.

RACEWIFE Posts: 753
2/18/14 11:26 A

I track anything after midnight on the next day...totally up to you though...just be honest with yourself

NIRERIN Posts: 14,102
2/18/14 7:21 A

it doesn't matter so long as you are consistent in how you choose to track it. a 24 hour period is a 24 hour period, whether you start it at midnight or 3 pm or 9 am.

THERUBYINME SparkPoints: (1,616)
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2/18/14 4:49 A

So i work a light night shift, 10pm to 2am and tonight we had to stay till 2:40. I was starving when i got home. I originally planned to eat a yogurt at 11, but we were too busy for that so I'm eatting it now (2:48am) for tracking purposes, does that count towards 2/17/2014 or 2/18/2014???

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