and from MN. I am a retired RN that worked the night shift (3rd shift) for a total of maybe 32-35 yrs. It works well with family life but I am sure glad to no longer have to work them and try to sleep during the day.
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Hello and welcome to the team. I am also an RN and I work mostly evening shift. There is something about working a shift other than days that plays with the body. I think a lot of it is the disturbed sleep cycle. It is a real challenge. But remember that 24 hours doesn't change, and it doesn't matter when you get your calories in, as long as you stick within your personal range. Best of luck. I look forward to hearing more from you.
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My name is Lori and I'm a 32 year old wife, mother of 2 young children, and an RN in a Birth Center (unfortunately switching to night shift soon). My family and I recently moved from WA to IL and as a result I slid backwards with my health and weight. Now I've regained the weight it took me 6 months to lose, plus 10 more pounds.
I keep putting off the changes I need to make again to head towards a healthier lifestyle but now I am ready to move forward on my journey.
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