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First Day


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Last night was my first night working as a CNA. I will be working NOCs. Pretty much as soon as I heard I got the job and knew I'd have to change my sleeping schedule, I started to work on my sleeping schedule. This means I wasn't tired. Tonight will be night two so we will see if I get tired tonight. Last night, I invested in some curtains. Sometime this week I will have to figure out how to get them up.

Tonight, I was thinking I might want to try tracking calories again. But, since I will be basically awake from now on 6 pm to 10 am and working 10 pm to 6 am, I am not sure how I can input it. Maybe I will just be more attentive about the day I am in. It typically automates it to the right day.

Last night, I ran again. I haven't been running the last few weeks. Just been afraid if I got on the treadmill, I would have detrained so much. In the mean time, I have been lifting, walking and other cardio. Today, I did 2.75 than walked .25 with an incline .5% and a speed from 3.8-4.2. In the last few months, I wouldn't have been able to run at that speed on an incline. I think I just might be improving. I think I am running a 5K in August for the non-profit I used to work for.

Have a wonderful day everyday!
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NATPLUMMER 7/19/2014 7:16PM

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HDHAWK 7/19/2014 9:20AM

    I'm in the same place you are. I can't believe how little I can do and that's frustrating. I'm just going to have to start over and build from there. My daughter worked nights as a nurse for several years. Black out curtains were her friend! Good luck!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/19/2014 8:29AM

    Good job on working with the changed sleep schedule. THAT is a huge challenge.

AS for tracking, I plan my menu for a week. I know some might not agree w/this, but if I know I'm not going to be able to track THAT DAY then I will input whatever I need to then go back and change if the eating changes. For me, though, that's the beauty of having my weekly menu plan -- I rarely deviate. I've bought the food to prepare for the menu and simply, that's what I have. Just an idea, if it makes sense to you.

So proud of you! I think you'll like this new chapter in your life! Sounds to me like you are too.

HUGS

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RAPUNZEL53 7/19/2014 8:17AM

  Have a Great Weekend!

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