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Fitness Minutes: (4,616) Posts: 7 10/17/12 7:49 P
I work as a certified veterinary technician at a 24/7 emergency/referral hospital. I work 7:00pm-7:00am on Saturdays and 8:00pm-6:00am on Sunday-Tuesday. My husband is extremely supportive; he spends time with our sons (3 and 4) while I sleep on Sundays and after he arrives home from work on Monday and Tuesday. Our sons are both in pre-K and will be in school full day within the next 2-3 years so hopefully I can work during the day then when they're in school.
current weight: 142.6
Fitness Minutes: (192) Posts: 25 10/17/12 6:21 P
I work as a paralegal 40+ hours a week. I am a single mom so my schedule is a little funky but generally 8:30 every morning then 5pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and every other Friday. Wednesdays and Thursdays are my days where my son is with his father so I tend to stay later sometimes and get stuff done.
**Amanda** Taking it one day at a time!
**Goals** 10 Pounds by Christmas 2012 20 Pounds by February 28, 2013 30 Pounds by May 15, 2013 40 Pounds by July 4th 2013 50 Pounds by September 30, 2013
current weight: 199.0
Posts: 211 10/15/12 2:46 P
I work roughly 8-4 every day, usually through lunch. I commute a little more than an hour each way (more if traffic is bad), and have a daycare schedule to contend with - they are only open 6:30-6:30, so I typically drop the kids off at 7 and pick up around 5 or 5:30 (later if I have to stop at the store or something). My husband can sometimes pick the kids up or drop them off, if I have an early or late meeting or something, but his schedule is not very predictable...
current weight: 169.0
Posts: 41 9/13/12 10:10 P
I work at a hospital. I rotate 2 weeks 6am-230pm and 2 weeks noon-830pm each month.
current weight: 179.0
Fitness Minutes: (484) Posts: 46 9/8/12 9:54 A
I work a state job, so my hours are the "norm" I guess. 8-5 with a 1 hour lunch break. I usually get to the office around 7:30 because I get more work done before other people arrive, and I use my lunch break to run errands so I can go straight home after work.
current weight: 160.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,583) Posts: 281 9/4/12 9:03 P
Before I changed jobs, I was working 7/7:30 - 4/4:30, and even took lunch sometimes!
Now I work something like 7/7:30 to 4:30/5 (if I'm lucky) and I'm usually on a call during lunch (and, well, always). I also work at home several days a week, and those days the computer stays up and I work additional "when I feel like it" hours.
I'd like to get back to my original hours, since I would head to the gym after (I'm an evening workout person), but with teams an hour behind my timezone, that's never going to happen. Ugh.
Pounds lost: 1.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,719) Posts: 94 8/21/12 11:17 A
Work hrs have increased as I am training for another job. I love it but it can be taxi ing on family and myself. Have a great week.
Pounds lost: 1.6
Fitness Minutes: (96) Posts: 2 8/6/12 1:03 P
Congrats on the part time job :) Just like everything, it takes time to adjust and get a routine. Hang in there and enjoy each day! God Bless!!!
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 7/31/12 8:16 P
Hello MOM_4_BOYS, I know it is hard to be away from the kids and know you have less time in the day for your workouts and convenience of being at home to make your meals and stay on track, i am in the same situation as you, i also am a mother of 2 boys and have been working full time night shifts believe me it's not that bad. I usually pick out my favorite meals and pre-make them in the begging of the week that way that is one less thing you have to think about and y you know exactly what calories you are consuming. I hope you like apples i use this motto as for snacks " if you are not hungry enough for an apple or any other fruit of veggie then you are not that hungry' it does get you thinking a bit. PLEASE do not skip meals it is not good for you. Just remember we are all not perfect do what you can do and best of all JUST BE HAPPY :) take care
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 7/31/12 8:06 P
Wow that is amazing that you can work that much and still manage to work out, That gives me motivation as well. I have a 6 year old and 11 month old that does not like to sleep as well. I work weird shifts as well as you do mostly nights and double shifts on sundays i know it is hard to find time to get motivated with kids and work. KEEP up the good work!!!! we can do it especially for our children. take care
Posts: 37 7/25/12 10:09 P
I went from working 40+ hours to less than 30.
Pounds lost: 3.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 3 7/24/12 9:32 A
I just started working went from being a stay at home mom to part time work at a local dept store any advice one how to keep every thing on track !!
Pounds lost: 2.5
Fitness Minutes: (23,127) Posts: 924 7/24/12 9:14 A
I work Tuesday through Friday (I have been furloughed for almost 2 years now on Mondays - Sad) 6 am to 1 pm right now and will switch it to 6 am to 2 pm once my son starts kindergarten on the 14th. (Exciting times for our house and he turns 5 tomorrow! Time flies by with kids!)
**** Leslie *****
current weight: 138.5
Fitness Minutes: (189) Posts: 15 5/22/12 4:21 P
I am a manager of a convenience store although luckily not a 24 hour one. Ideally I work 5 am - 2 pm but for the past few months we've been short handed so it's been more 5am - 5pm. I am supposed to work 45 hours usually it's closer to 55-60. I try to get up at 3 in the morning to get exercise and some alone time before work. Our evenings are usually filled with scouts, sports and choir/colorguard. I also have a 13 month old who still doesn't like to go to bed when I do but luckily my husband helps out since he's more of a night owl than me.
current weight: 275.0
Posts: 355 5/22/12 11:53 A
I admire those of you working and going to school at the same time you're raising your kids! OMG, I worked and did my master's and it was DRAINING! If I had to do both w/ my daughter I'd probably fail out.
I'm lucky to have flex hours at my job. I can come in anywhere between 7:30 to 10:30 and leave between 3:30 to whenever. I work from home 1 day a week too. I could make more money elsewhere but the flexibility keeps me here. We have good vacation and sick policies too. I'll probably stay here for a long time since I plan on having another LO in the next 4 or 5 years when my daughter is older (right now she's 17 mo.)
current weight: 181.5
Fitness Minutes: (13,450) Posts: 126 5/17/12 2:26 P
Just wanted to give a shout out to those moms working & going to school! Not easy & don't know if I could do it. I'm impressed. @ Kellys39, I just re-joined pretty recently too & I've found that posting & blogging has helped me stay on track (at least so far)!
current weight: 157.0
Posts: 1 5/17/12 8:51 A
Wow! You all work A LOT! Very inspiring, ladies! I work in a school, so probably average 40 hrs. per week, 7:30-4:30ish. I have to rush home to kids, and have class 2 nights per week. I'm not creating time to work out, and I'm eating terribly. Just re-joined this, and this might actually be my first post?
current weight: 173.0
Fitness Minutes: (13,450) Posts: 126 5/16/12 4:58 P
I start work@ 7:30am; work about 9 - 10 hours a day & usually work through lunch. My commute is another hour each way, so I'm away from home up to 12 hrs. / day; that is if my 4 yr old doesn't have soccer or dance, then its longer.
current weight: 157.0
Posts: 4 5/11/12 4:54 P
I have decided to wake up at 4am and now I have time for my workout :)
God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. Matthew 5:5
current weight: 129.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,278) Posts: 11 5/8/12 12:39 A
I currently work 7am to 430 pm and go to school in the evenings. After getting home, dealing with my wonderful boys, and cleaning it is 10pm. Then it is time for homework before doing it all again tomorrow. I have to find time somewhere in my busy day to work out. Any ideas?
Pounds lost: 4.0
Fitness Minutes: (380) Posts: 2 5/4/12 4:41 P
I work 8-4 Monday-Friday. I'm also a full time student. I have a part time job on the weekend. However, I don't work that job very often due to school. Way to busy for that. Not mentioning that I am a mom....
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 12 5/3/12 5:57 P
I work 9:30am - 8 or 9pm.... whenever we finish with patients at least 3 days a week then i also sit on 2 councils that last from 8am-5pm.. then I do a teen bible study when i can 1 night a week and I belong to a "MOPS" group (mothers of preschoolers) we meet once a month for a couple hours.... I joined about 6 months or so ago... it is amazing.. i highly encourage you to google it and find a group near you.. Great support! Anyway... so we keep pretty busy.. I need to try to team up with another mom of when to switch off babysitting for the kids while each of us work out or get a running double stroller...lol.. I don't know the correct answer.. I will figure something out soon.. also need help trying to eat healthy.. seems like I end up eating a ton once i get home and have given the kids bathes..by that time it could be-9-10pm.. ugh! Should not be eating that late. My husband works nights leaves around 5pm and gets home around 8 am and is also in the airforce reserves.. so he is gone most of the time... Thank God.. we have a great babysitter that will keep them til I get off work but would prefer I drop them off as late as I possibly can I think...whew...sorry about the continuous blabbing.... felt good to vent though
ARISE !!! For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and ACT !! "--Ezra 10:14
"They can because they think they can"--Virgil
"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace @ first."--William Shakespeare
"The biggest weight loss secret? Manage your emotions or they will keep mismanaging you."--Brian Vaszily
"Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork"--English proverb
current weight: 248.4
Fitness Minutes: (630) Posts: 11 5/1/12 8:24 A
I work M-F 8a.m. to 4:15p.m., then I work 3-4 days a week either from midnight until 7a.m. or 2a.m. until 7 a.m. so my typical work week is about 60-70 hours a week. Then I have to do all the cooking, cleaning and running the child to his basketball games/practices. Hubby is away for work all week so only comes back on Saturday for the weekend. Wish I had the energy to go to the gym but it's all I can do to feed the kid!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 229 4/27/12 10:00 A
I work M - F, 8am - 4:30pm
If my husband works, I handle getting the kids. He always takes care of dinner. I just bought Zumba for X-Box to use when I'm home. I also have the Zumba DVD's. I like the game better.
If my husband doesn't work, I'm at the gym right after work. I work at a hospital that provides a 'Wellness Center'. I do Zumba and Cardio there.
Don't sacrifice what you want for a lifetime, for what you want right now.
Pounds lost: 6.0
Posts: 12 4/26/12 3:02 P
I work M-F 7:30 to 4p and try to schedule every other friday off. I commute about a 1/2 to work each day. My husband gets home an hour before I do. We trade cooking and cleaning duties and taking care of our 13 month old son. We have a pretty good system but I am still exhausted every day!
current weight: 133.2
Posts: 12 4/25/12 4:51 P
I work M-F 8am-5pm like 25 mins away from home. Some evenings i pick up the kids other days my husband does. By the time i get home its 5:30-5:40 and I start cooking, then I clean, I wash, take the kids a bath and by the time I know it its 10:00pm. I have no time.
Fitness Minutes: (10,951) Posts: 355 4/23/12 5:04 P
M-F 7a-3:30p. If there is an "emergency" sometimes I have to work late - but I try to nip those in the bud whenever possible, 'cause then EVERYTHING is an emergency!
current weight: 200.0
Posts: 27 4/23/12 3:50 P
I'm not sure...I work about 8-10 hours a week outside of the home but when I'm home...it's all day every day sporadically. Some days it's all day and some days it's barely anything at all.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.-Thomas A. Edison
Pounds lost: 5.5
Fitness Minutes: (655) Posts: 1 4/23/12 11:06 A
I work Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5pm. I am a paralegal, so I sit at a computer all day. My new goal is to start working some stairs in as I get up to my 15th floor office.
current weight: 140.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 16 4/23/12 9:34 A
Monday - Friday 6AM-330PM. I have every other Friday off!
**Ashley** Start weight: 8/17/12: 279 :(
My main goal: I WILL NOT BE FAT AT 30 I WILL BE HAPPY WITH MYSELF
current weight: 276.6
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 4 4/19/12 11:02 P
I am an RN , I work m-f 7-3:30 most of the time I'm on call this week-end and praying ot to have to many call ins. I was off today d/t 16 hour business trip yesterday and back at it agian in the morning, keep your fingers crossed for no call-ins !!! I had a good day today very active and energized. I am prob the worlds worst dancer but today I turned the radio up while doing house work and danced all day, my son thought I was nuts !!! STill pumped and cant sleep yet.
Posts: 595 4/19/12 7:28 P
I currently work 3 days a week, but will be increasing my hours in the fall when my son starts going to school full time. I'm not looking forward to trying to juggle his schedule when I'm working more.
current weight: 170.2
Fitness Minutes: (1,719) Posts: 94 4/19/12 5:50 P
Full-time 6am- 6:30pm or later(usually later) when the work is done. I am an RN. It is suppose to be 3 days a week but I usually pick up more.
Pounds lost: 1.6
Posts: 49 3/30/12 12:37 P
I have a 9-5, M-F type job. Well, more like 9:30 - 5:30-6ish.
Pounds lost: 11.5
Posts: 292 3/12/12 10:42 P
8:30 - 5 most days but I end up skipping lunch a lot and I work a couple hours from home here and there.
Total SparkPoints: 20,236
SparkPoints Level 13
Fitness Minutes: (917) Posts: 65 2/29/12 10:37 A
I'm lucky in that I get great hours at my job --Mon-Friday 11am-5pm :-)
"Baby steps." ~*Kristy~*
Posts: 57 2/13/12 1:15 P
First, let me say hello: this is my first day here. I work M-F 8 AM to 5 or 5:30 PM, but I also go to college. I am taking 6 credits this semester (2 classes). One is online - one is one evening a week. My Husband works about 60 hours a week, and is now beginning to teach two evenings a week! So I am having trouble finding time to take care of myself. And it SHOWS.
I work 6am to 3:30pm M-F. That makes for a 44 hour work week. By the time I get home to make dinner (my husband leaves for work at 6pm) I have barely enough time to spend time with my daughter in her activities before we head off to the bath then to bed. 4am comes very early just to make it to the shower, get ready, drop off daughter at preschool and be at work by 6-6:15am. Trying to find another work opportunity that will cut my hours so I have the time to workout after work before the hectic mom schedule kicks in.
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,445) Posts: 166 2/5/12 11:13 A
I work from 7:30 to 3:45 Monday through Friday, but I am a teacher, so the time is really more like 7:15 to 4:00. I also work 45 minutes from home, so it is another 1 1/2 in the car.
I hate having to work so far away, but in this economy, beggers cannot be choosers. I do the best that I can. I am currently trying to work a gym schedule into the mix, so that I can get my 1 hour in everyday.
It comes down to a simple question: What do you want out of life, and What are you willing to do to get it?
current weight: 184.4
Posts: 44 2/1/12 2:57 P
I am a grad student, not technically working. However, I have classes for roughly 12 hours a week. I have counseling practicum (24 hours this semester) and school psych practicum (110 hours this semester). Each of my five classes has a minimum of 6 hours of additional work outside of class, so that's another 30 hours. Then there are the "big" assignments I ahve to work on each week, so add at least another 5 hours for that.
current weight: 188.0
Posts: 150 2/1/12 2:03 P
I am suppose to work 7:30a to 4pm but lately I have been putting in 6 to 8 hours of OT a week.
Pounds lost: 8.0
Posts: 732 1/30/12 9:38 A
40-45 hrs per week. I work 7:30-4pm.
current weight: 155.4
Posts: 105 1/16/12 9:29 A
I'm a 8-5 Working Mom. And I always take an hr lunch-but lunch hr depends on the person I relive or what day is my turn.-this is always used for errands or simply go home and do some housework. I'm so happy that I have good hrs and live nearby. :)
I stopped drinking Caffeine on July 27, 2011. Started at 156 lbs and down to 110 lbs. Goal!-Update. I set my goal,and now...I'm ready to set another goal wgt at 105 lbs my ideal wgt. I'm ready!!!
current weight: 105.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,583) Posts: 281 1/8/12 10:06 A
Greyboy - I work very similar hours, although I have been able to take a little time to relax at lunch. (But often it's spent in meetings or at my desk.)
I try to work 7:30-4:30. Sometimes I work a little later. It just depends.
Pounds lost: 1.0
Fitness Minutes: (595) Posts: 11 1/8/12 12:59 A
40 hours, 7:30-ish to 4:30-ish, I try to use lunches for workout time but I have been working through them for the past few months.
Fitness Minutes: (3,116) Posts: 56 11/6/11 9:26 P
I work 36 hrs a week, three overnight shifts as a nurse.
172 Days since: skipping exercise
Fitness Minutes: (9,710) Posts: 2,575 11/3/11 6:30 P
i work 40 hours week i work out in the morning before i go to work . 10 -7 shift
current weight: 330.0
Fitness Minutes: (205) Posts: 6 10/31/11 11:50 A
I work 40 hours per week plus an 45min commute to and from work... Doesnt leave much time in the day
" Believe in yourself, trust the process, change forever" --Bob Harper
current weight: 268.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,231) Posts: 9 10/30/11 1:19 P
I work 40 hours per week, 7am-3pm. I sometimes go in for a few hours on Sunday because it quiet and I can catch up on paperwork. I work in health care. Up until my husband went back to school 2 years ago, I worked 32 hours per week and it was so easier to balance home and work. I hope to cut back to 20 per week once hubby graduates in May.
current weight: 137.5
Posts: 136 10/27/11 9:16 A
Hi. New here. ;-) I usually work around 45-50 hours a week. My official schedule is 9-6, but I don't always take a full hour for lunch and I go in early or stay late a few days a week.
Wish I could find something w/ decent pay and not so many hours.
In the hopes of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. ~Albert Schweitzer
Pounds lost: 7.0
Posts: 37 10/26/11 2:31 P
7 to 3 - monday to friday; but it's my 1 hour commute each way that I don't like.
current weight: 383.0
Posts: 132 10/23/11 4:36 P
I work Monday thru Friday 36 to 40+ hours per week!!
All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim; have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” -Orison Swett Marden
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (474) Posts: 2 10/21/11 8:31 P
I work 36 hours (well really more than 40) as an ER nurse but am sooo excited 5 more shifts and I become per diem then i will just work whenever mostly every weekend overnight
Fitness Minutes: (6,362) Posts: 154 10/19/11 3:35 P
I work 8:30-5:30 weekdays, 9-midnight four or five nights a week, and 3-6 hours on the weekend. I am a scientist.
**Wouldn't it be boring if we knew where life would take us ahead of time?**
Pounds lost: 3.8
Posts: 3,471 10/19/11 1:21 P
I work the usual 40 hours. On very rare occasions I might work a few hours more.
Olga ~~~~~~~~~~ It maybe too late to go back and make a new start, but it's not too late to make a new ending.
~~~~~~~~~~ I eat to live. I don't live to eat.
Posts: 380 10/19/11 12:26 P
I work 40+ I work in social service
711 Days since: Soda
Posts: 4,583 10/19/11 6:27 A
I currently work 40-50 hrs. per week
current weight: 19.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (205) Posts: 25 10/18/11 2:37 P
I work a min. of 32 hours a week
I can do all thing through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13
THE WAY YOU THINK DETERMINES THE WAY YOU FEEL AND THE WAY YOU FEEL INFLUENCES THE WAY YOU ACT. -Rick Warren-
Pounds lost: 8.6
Fitness Minutes: (23,665) Posts: 1,486 10/18/11 10:33 A
I work anywhere from 20-38 hours a week. I work in retail.
Fitness Minutes: (23,665) Posts: 1,486 10/18/11 10:32 A
How many hours a week are you currently working?
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