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Night Shift

Friday, May 03, 2013

I've mentioned before here that I'm an RN, an RN who works night shift. I've noticed in only one day that it is pretty tricky to track my fitness and food on this type of schedule. Some meals are after midnight, some before... But it's technically my lunch! I have been keeping to the literal times and tracking by days, food I eat May 2nd is on May 2nd's page even though it was really a meal I ate before I went to bed, as I sleep during the day of course. So I'll keep to the literal days for now, see how that works out for me! Good luck to other nurse's who are getting healthy, day or night shift! emoticon

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BETRME100 5/5/2013 6:29PM

    I used to work at a nursing home and sometimes had to go in at 2 am...can't make anything easy, can they?

Good luck with your tracking and your training!

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ARMATTHAEI 5/5/2013 12:58PM

    Thanks for the well wishes. Although I have never worked full time days, I am about to start and see how that works for my weight loss efforts.

As a RN, I was able to lose 15-20 lbs while working the night shif. Unfortunately, I let a visit to my family with Mom's famous baked goods put me in reverse.

Cheering you on.

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    I was on the night shift last year. 12 hour shifts, 6 days a week. I am glad I was not trying to lose weight then. It probably requires more planning. There might be some advantages though so look for them. Welcome to Sparkpeople. I have only been here for about a month now, but I am making progress. I love points. They really are a motivational help.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 5/4/2013 12:11PM

    Best wishes!

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WEARINGTHIN 5/3/2013 6:31AM

    I feel for you working the night shift. Though there is a lot less happening, the sleep schedule can be murderous. I worked as a mental health expert on psych unit for two years on the night shift. It took getting away from it for me to really realize how grueling it was. However, I must admit, though my sleep was better, I didn't do much better as a day shift mental health counselor after that. I'm actually so glad to be reitred. Well, enough rambling. Good night, Glenn

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GHOSTFLAMES 5/3/2013 4:48AM

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