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7/26/13 11:40 P

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SAMI................... emoticon emoticon emoticon

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.
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7/26/13 10:38 P

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Excellent efforts!

We all have to find our way and our own unique strategies...woo hoo to YOU!

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7/26/13 10:14 P

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Great!! You will eventually fall into your own pattern of eating and I can tell it will be on the healthy side. Good going!!

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7/26/13 7:56 A

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Thanks everyone! I've noticed it's the 2am, tones go off, go on a call hunger cravings that are the worst! It's twice as hard because we aren't really supposed to keep food in the ambulance, for sanitary issues. BUT! I am working to fix that around here, and I am hoping that I can keep a small cooler in the front of the truck so I can keep fresh snacks with me during the shift. Another issue I have found is that it is really hard to sit at a restaurant when everyone is eating, so I have started carrying food inside the places everyone else goes and when they eat, I eat...For the past few days it has been working... emoticon

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7/25/13 8:15 A

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Although I don't have any experience along these kind of work hours, I think you might find my strategies helpful: big batch cooking during any stretch of time off from work to have quick, easy meal prep ready for yourself. Also have lots of freggie choices handy for quick, grab 'n go eating that is still healthy.

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7/24/13 10:16 P

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There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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7/24/13 9:17 P

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Sami, I can tell you a little since I was on 12 hr. overnight shifts. On your 24 hrs. try to maintain as normal of an eating pattern as you can. I know sleep isn't a lot or of quality so you are trying to change your body's biorhythms. Then you go into your 48 hrs. off. Again keep the eating patterns as similar as you can. I didn't do that. I came home, ate my breakfast, went to bed. Got up and fixed dinner for the family, eating with them. Off the work and during the night, about mid shift, I took time to have a chef salad or some proteins. (a lite lunch). On my days off I tried to keep to the bkft, lunch and dinner schedule.
Certainly go to the message board and see what is suggested by the coaches. Good luck in finding something that will work for you!

Eileen

Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

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7/24/13 6:41 P

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sorry, can't help.

Have a TERRIFIC day!
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7/24/13 6:06 P

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A good site on which to post your nutrition issues and questions is the SP Message Board under the section labeled "Diet and Nutrition." The SP nutritionists frequently review that site for members' questions:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb
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7/24/13 5:50 P

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Hello Everyone!
I am a full time paramedic that works a 24 hour on and 48 hour off schedule. Is there anyone out there at works like this? Anyone with any advice on what's the easiest way to make a healthy diet work on such a strenuous schedule?

Thanks!
Samantha

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