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Monday, March 03, 2008

The night girl quit... put in her 2 week notice last week... we knew it was coming...and i knew that i was the one going to night why did it suprise me when the boss calls me into the office to tell me exactly that??? cause i guess i was hoping with all hope that something else would come up and i wouldn't have to *pout* and what really stinks, is cause i am home, i have to take daughter to school...i hate fighting that crowd... and soooo early in the morning....and then for my "lunch" i get to go pick her up from school...gggrrrrr... the good thing is, is that it does give mom a break from having to come get her... and.... this one i really like...i get the morning to me...all me..tehe... i am really going to have to concentrate on my eating habits... since i won't be able to eat at the same times... dinner will be on the fly... and that night eating..uhg... that is one of the reasons i got so big in the first place was cause of working the night shift and eating right before bed... i am determined to find a way around it this time...but it will get interesting just the same... since the only break i will get now is when i go to pick daughter up from school... but think of the excercise i will be getting as i do the happy dance each morning after the last kid is out of the car...tehe...
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    You'll work it out. We know you will. The bright side is that you have a job to go to. I'm sure you will adjust if you take those hints from the ones who have done or are doing night shift. I did it a few times, but only in a oinch, and it sas a double shifr from 3-11:30 and then 11 to 7. .
    3667 days ago
    Hang in there, night shift is not the easiest, but it is manageable. I have been on midnights for quite some time. I understand the eating right before bed thing, I struggle with this too. This is the toughest part of the day for me. I'm so hungry when I get off of work. What I found works well is to eat a piece of fruit or something very light like a slice of toast or yogurt. I can't go to sleep with my stomach growling, so I eat just enough to stop the hunger pains. I have about a 30 min. commute home, so often, instead of eating when I get home, I will pack an apple or granola bar to eat on the way. That way when I get home my mind is not focused on the quickest thing I can get in my tummy. I wish you the best of luck, I'm sure you will do fine. Oh, and enjoy your happy dance every morning!!!!
    3668 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/6/2008 10:14:05 AM
    Kitty, we all know that you are a night owl, so this can't be so bad after all. You need lots of planning and adjusting at first, then you'll slip into it and wonder how you did morning shifts before. Don't eat "normal" meals. Have dinner with your family before you got to work, then have a healthy "lunch" in the middle of the night, thus cutting your night snacking. When you get home, you can have breakfast, and you should be asleep through normal lunch anyways. I hope it works out for you. Good luck, sweetie!
    3668 days ago
    Hiya Kitty!! First time I've been to your page though I've read so much from you in OPOD. I'm a night shifter too, and a single mom, it is rough. It's also where I packed on the last probably 50 or so pounds after I had my son. It's rough, but you have all of us to support you. WE CAN DO IT!!! huggggggz
    3668 days ago
    Your positive attitude is wonderful. Nothing gets you down!

    You do so very much for so many people - be sure and take care are you!
    Hugs and blessings - Jen
    3669 days ago
    hehehe, I love night shift, I am a night owl forced into dayshift for the sake of my kids! If I could figure out how to do it all, I would work nights! But since it doesn't look like that is a good alternative, I will continue to burn the candle at both ends! Good luck to you on this shift Kitty!
    3669 days ago
    Oh kitty:) I was concerned when you posted a bit depressing on our team's thread. Yaay! Ray and I were right - nothing depresses you! You are so flexible, accommodating, adjustible to any circumstance. Repeat after me, I am inspired, I am remarkable AND I am powerful! You can do it my dear JoDee, we will help! I wish you lived close to me - would be so happy to make sure you ate healthy!!! Here's one question though, why do they not replace the position and keep you day time? Love and hugs, Nita
    3670 days ago
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