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July 7th, 2013


Sunday, July 07, 2013



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I work 12 hour shifts approximately one hour from my home...I did so the past two days. I am responsible for little babies making it out of their mommies safely and at times it can be quite stressful. Last year I made it a point to exercise even if I was tired. I am going to have to make it a point to commit to the "10 minutes of exercise daily" on those days when I feel like I have been run over by a big rig.

I tend to eat pretty crappy on those work days as well...and I bring my own food to work because there is no way I will pay big bucks for cafeteria food. So, again I will need to go back to my OA days and plan what I am going to eat for the next 24 hours the day before.

On a positive note...I did actually exercise this week. Keep on trucking...the motto I have taken from my teenager.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/9/2013 2:52PM

    I sometimes worked supervision in a small hospital and really enjoyed seeing the little ones come into the world. During one 12 hours shift we had 8 babies born - very stressful. I'm sure at place like Barnes it's nothing. LOL.

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LIVERGIVER 7/7/2013 12:18PM

    It's been a long time since I did shift work, but I do remember that just the schedule was stressful - regardless of the work itself! Back when I did that kind of work my body was much more resilient than it is now. I got away with horrible eating and sleeping habits.

Today, I know it would take a lot of good planning to stay healthy on that kind of schedule, for both eating and exercising. Best wishes on our journey!

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WOUBBIE 7/7/2013 11:52AM

    Planning really is critical. Throwing things together as we're hustling to get out the door to get to work does not usually result in great food choices! I'm packing lunch because of the budget as much as the food choices, and those weeks when I didn't devote the time to planning I got burned double - paying three times as much money for food that's less than half the quality that I would have made.

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MEGAMOM134 7/7/2013 10:00AM

    I worked 15 years 7p to 7a so I hear you. I worked on a busy cardiac floor. I recently moved to the infusion center, much quieter and 3 - 11 so my meal breaks are possible but I feel like I am not moving as much or as fast. I can so relate to spending money at work to eat, I always pack my own. That way I do pretty good except when my patients bring us treats, happens a lot more on this floor then my last floor. Keep plugging away.

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