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MISSABBY777's Photo MISSABBY777 Posts: 201
2/23/13 7:30 A

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I try not to eat at work, I drink a Glucerna shake or eat a snack like a fruit. I drink lots of water, and I track it all under an extra meal category named 3RD SHIFT emoticon

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
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STEPHER9's Photo STEPHER9 SparkPoints: (2,087)
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2/19/13 5:13 P

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I have my SparkPeople time settings for my timezone + 12 hours. I work 5pm to 5am, so this way the day changes while I'm sleeping, and am waking up for a new day.

When it comes to actual meals these days, I don't really eat breakfast food. I'm all for a big "breakfast" of whatever I am cooking for my partner's dinner at 4pm, lunch at 11pm, and a small "dinner" at 2am, perfect for my 6am bedtime. :-)

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JANKE1028's Photo JANKE1028 SparkPoints: (26,671)
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2/16/13 12:33 A

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Basically midnight to midnight. That means after 1200am, I track breakfast, lunch when I get home after 7 am, and I track dinner around 6-7pm. I usally get up at 5pm to spend time with my husband and cook dinner before I go to work. I find tracking my meals this way makes it easier and less confusing especially on my days off.

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SANDRALUVSLON's Photo SANDRALUVSLON SparkPoints: (36,084)
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2/5/13 8:49 P

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I have breakfast at first break lunch at our lunch break a snack at 6:30 break and when I get home around 9 and sometimes I have supper if I don't sleep through it. 300 cal breakfast 400 to 500 lunch 200 to 300 snacks and 400 500 cal supper if I have it.

A day at a time and I will reach my goal. I am not perfect but I will forgive myself for the mistakes I make. Life is full of choices and sometimes we don't always make the best ones but that's what makes us human.


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MSMANDYLEE's Photo MSMANDYLEE Posts: 145
2/3/13 5:29 P

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When I work overnights it's 11pm to 7am. I will get up between 8pm and 9pm....workout then have "breakfast" around 11pm...then have a snack around 2am.....lunch around 4am and dinner around 9am. Then off to bed around noon. I have found this works best for me :)

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KTACKEBE's Photo KTACKEBE SparkPoints: (28,378)
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1/24/13 2:17 A

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Basically midnight to midnight. I begin with breakfast at midnight and eat my meals spread out over the entire night. I allow myself 500 calories per meal, when that's gone I go to the next meal to input. Sometimes I'm waiting patiently...not...for midnight because I ate too many calories at home when I should have been sleeping. emoticon

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JANBAUW's Photo JANBAUW Posts: 16
12/22/12 7:07 A

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I track my day starting from getting up at night. Breakfast is after workout (about 10:30 pm) Then follow the day accordingly. Sometimes I dont worry about where in the "meals" the food goes, just add up everything throughout the "go to sleep" to "wake up" schedule.

On my days off I dont really track by meals, just make a long list of foods eaten. I find that the first day off I dont eat very much, but the second day off I eat more.

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AMPAVUK's Photo AMPAVUK SparkPoints: (11,657)
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11/11/12 12:31 A

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Breakfast: 5 p.m.
Lunch: 1:30 a.m.
Dinner: 7 a.m.

Snacks usually go around this time frame as well.

“When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment; I told them they didn't understand life.” -John Lennon


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11/8/12 5:29 A

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Luckily I have a set schedule, but when I wake up in the evenings that is "breakfast". I exercise and then eat, so my eating schedule goes like this:

Breakfast: 7pm
Lunch 10pm
Snack: Midnight
Dinner: 3am
Snack: 5:30am-6
and then I am done, since I don't eat before bed, which for me is around 8:30-9am.

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11/6/12 1:39 P

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Although I work 3rd shift 2-3 times a week my body seems to always be on a first shift schedule.
So on days when I didn't work 3rd the night before I wake up sometime between 6 and 8. I eat breakfast, work out and have my snacks. I'll try to eat lunch around 1 or 2. Then I take a nap and have another snack so that I eat dinner when I am at work & breakfast is around 5am

When I work third I usually wake up around 12pm. I have breakfast around 1 or 2. Then I have a snack and lunch around 7 and dinner while I am at work again.

I know....weird but usually it works for me. However if I don't nap or don't sleep enough I usually eat way too much.

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WILLAMLC's Photo WILLAMLC Posts: 40,670
9/11/12 11:44 A

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I wake up around 10:30 pm, then I start tracking. So, my last meal, around 4 pm (the next day) is dinner... I do not sleep much... LOL

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ASTERYA's Photo ASTERYA Posts: 41
9/10/12 11:25 P

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While I don't actually work the night shift anymore, I have always been and will probably always be a night owl. I wake up around noon most days, and go to bed between 3 and 5am usually.

When I wake up and eat, that is "breakfast" on my tracker. I cook dinner for my parents (both disabled) between 530 and 630 pm, then eat with them and count it "lunch", then have a small meal around 10 or 11 pm, and count it "dinner". My last snack of the day is around 1am or so, and I usually just stick it as "snack" on the next days tally. IMO it averages out, since I do this daily around the same time, and it is usually the same thing (or at least the same calories). Toss in another snack around 3 or 4pm marked as "second snack" and that's pretty much my daily tracker lol.

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9/10/12 11:04 P

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midnight to midnight usually works the best for me.

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9/10/12 9:46 P

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So here is my big question to everyone.....when do you start tracking meals for the day while working on nights. Sometimes "lunch" is at 4 in the morning and breakfast is at 4 pm or 9am when you get home. When do you start your calorie tracker to get the best idea of your caloric intake? Suggestions are welcome :)

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