to track or not to track

Monday, April 18, 2011

i work midnight shifts 4 nights a week so i am not to sure when i should track my food do i track them for the day i go in to work or the day when i leave work ( i start thursday night at 11 and finish work friday at 7am just to kinda give you a picture) i pack some snacks and a meal so do i track the meal for tursday or for friday.

i walk to work most of the time witch is a 3k walk i do it in 30-40mins witch i think is a good time then i am on my feet the whole 8 hours i get 3 10 min brakes at work 2 out of 3 of the breakes i walk up and down the stairs or walk up and down the hall way then after work i walk the 3k home a little slower due to the fact that i am tired and sore.

on the 3 days i am off work
i walk a lot ( i dont drive yet soon i hope)
go for bike rides with my child
i try to do some jogging
do some workout dvds

thats just some of the things i do i just thought i would share just in case some one get a tip out of this

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    I would base breakfast on when you wake up. And I would track, it really has helped me see the big picture :)
    3601 days ago
    are u a server...sounds like u r?? yeah i work long hrs..but not like u do...i probably am finishing up just as u r starting...keep up the good work...
    3601 days ago
    I agree with Stiper. Base the start of your day with when you wake up. Sounds like you are doing great with fitness so far! Keep it up :)
    3601 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    SparkPeople runs on the 24-hour clock, but you can adjust it if you want. Either the day when you go to work or the day when you return should be fine, as long as you do it the same time every day. IMHO.
    3601 days ago
  • STIPER23
    I would track your food and exercise for YOUR day. Breakfast is the first meal you have after you wake up from your longest sleep (whenever that is) and the other meals should follow that pattern. Your breakfast may be in the late afternoon, but that is what your day looks like.

    I struggle with the same thing with SP, but for the weeks not days. I count Sunday as a weekend day, not the first day of a new week. My fitness tracker gets wacky sometimes.
    3601 days ago
    Good keep up the good work. emoticon
    3601 days ago
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