Hey I am on the nightshift also and work the same
hours as you do.I just simply treat the evening when I get up as any morning and eat accordingly.My first
meal I drink coffee when I get to work and have fruit and what I would normally eat for lunch with
a huge glass of ice water then I am off to do medication and sick call.I spend the next two to three hours doing that and drink ice water the whole time.I keep it on my med cart even.Its about eleven pm when I have dinner and around seven thirty or so that I have breakfast.I know its mixed up but I try to have the lightest meal not long before I know I am going to sleep.I walk alot on my job but I am trying to work in using the treadmill maybe when I wake about four and have a shower.Its hard when the
shifts are twelves and you have to sleep at least seven or eight hours.That doesn't give much personel time if you have a commute.Fortunately my commute is
only ten minutes now.I hope this helps you.
Just some thoughts but on my weekend off I try to stay up as long as I can that day and sleep normal night hours.I may take an hour or two nap but then
am up and sleep Friday night so I can enjoy a regular family life for the weekend.I then take a nap before work on the Monday and I am off to the races by that night.
I wanted to share that I bring a piece of fruit and some nuts for a snack break and allow my self one
diet drink a night if I drink it.I love crystal light and ice tea so I sometimes opt for that.
Edited by: KAPLANITE at: 8/25/2007 (09:49)
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