With my previous job, I had to sleep at the hospital all weekend and bring all my food with me, because the cafeteria was not open while I was working/awake except for breakfast, and there are only so many eggs a person can eat! I have relied heavily on Lean Cuisines in the freezer, lol!
In six days, I start a new job that is close enough for me to come home every morning. I will be able to carry my lunch fresh every night! I am looking forward to it!
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current weight: 259.6
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 20 1/19/13 4:23 P
At my last job, I found I was actually better about my eating habits at work than on off days. I usually would eat whatever was around the house when I'd get up at 5pm (on workdays) and pack my lunch with at least a fruit, a yogurt, something crunchy like pretzels or crackers, and either raw almonds or half or a whole peanut butter sandwich on some sort of heavy wheat or multigrain bread. And maybe a piece of chocolate. Around 10 pm or midnight, I'd make sure to shove my sandwich or almonds in my pocket and eat it as I charted for a few minutes, so that I wouldn't get too ravenous if I didn't have time to actually sit down and take a break for a couple more hours. Usually by 2 or 3 am I'd have enough time to eat the rest of my food. On my drive home, I'd eat a granola bar (which would ensure that I didn't cave and stop by Chik fil a!).
Luckily most of my coworkers brought their lunches and we rarely ordered pizza or Chinese. We did, on occasion, have "parties" which sometimes really just meant we ate salt and vinegar chips and gingerale. Since we didn't have any cafes open at the hospital, and the vending machines were 4 floors down and a long walk away, I found, if I packed healthy things to eat, then I'd eat it because I didn't have a choice. Plus it helped keep my blood sugar and energy levels more stable than if I'd just packed junk food. Because I was pretty consistent with it, when we did have special occasion food, I'd partake if I was interested, and wouldn't if it wasn't something I really loved.
Fitness Minutes: (26,051) Posts: 34 1/5/13 11:43 P
Tracking and meeting my daily calorie intake has been an issue for me- especially because lately I have been working one on and one off- making sleeping patterns and eating patterns confusing. I'm trying to go midnight to midnight and make sure that when I'm awake I'm getting the calories I need and then remembering to divide them up over the two days. Seems like I'm eating alot- but in truth, if you look at it over the 2-day span I'm really not.
How about the tracking? How do you track? I go midnight to midnight - that way it's easier to flip to days when I'm off my working nights and at home sleeping nights. It's also how th tracker is set up, so - is that what everyone else does, and does it work well for you?
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Fitness Minutes: (583) Posts: 21 5/27/12 11:19 P
Ok, I am glad that families are greatful, and bring us food, but lately there has been a LOT of goodies in the break room. On top of that, one of our nurses has a husband that works at Tippins!
My strategy: Several of us walk in together, so I ask one of my co-workers to carry my lunch bag into the break room, so I don't even see what is in there. The only time I see to goodies is when I eat lunch, and since there are others in there, I am less likely indulge.
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