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3/19/10 11:04 P

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emoticon MarchKid23 ... emoticon to Spark People and the Spark North Dakota team. It's nice to meet you!

My name is Terrie. I'm retired now but I worked shift work all 24 years of my air force career and for the 14 years I worked at the police department as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher. I know how hard it can be to stay in track, with both food and exercise, when working shift work. One thing that I found helpful was packing my "lunch" and eating only the foods I packed for work. I'd try to keep myself on a routine of eating before going to work, about half way through my shift and again when I got home. I didn't go straight to bed when I got home because I didn't want to get up 8 - 10 hours before going to work. That makes for a long shift. I always figured people who work "normal" hours don't come home and go to bed then get up at midnight or 1:00A to go to work at 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning, so why should I get up at 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon to go to work at midnight?

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3/19/10 12:02 P

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Thanks for the welcome and your support. We have a wwii also but I haven't been on it lately. Do you just have the wwii fit ? We have the wwii fit and wwii fit plus. I recently picked up the cardio workout. Haven't tried it yet. My daughter and I usually do it together and that helps me alot. But I will start today! I have been finding it hard to eat all of the food they say I need to eat. Drinking the water is another thing hard for me. I never was much of a water drinker. But I'm working on it. I can usually drink about four of the eight glasses. I wasn't feeling well the last night I worked so I haven't been doing what I should, But I'm starting again today. Thanks again. emoticon

3/19/10 8:55 A

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Welccome Welcome Welcome to the group.....

I work days and still find it hard to stay on track, but I have been giving it my all and using my new Wii system almost nightly and it is helping.....

I use to work 12 hour nights 5 days a week and I know how hard it is to eat correctly not to mention get in the exercise.... THAT IS when I put on all my extra weight, now I have to try to get it off.....

Good Luck and remember we are all here to help

See you on the lighter side


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3/18/10 5:25 P

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Hi, welcome to Sparks! It seems like 33 lbs can be as hard as 100 to get rid of...they just like the comfort of being where they're at I guess. My youngest daughter (who is single) is a CNA on an evening shift, so I can imagine how hectic your life is trying to raise kids yet too.Good luck on your journey and give a holler...if I can help, I sure will.

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3/18/10 4:58 P

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Hi! I'm Marchkid23 - I am a CNA, I work in a Nursing home. And love the work I do. I work nights and find it hard to eat right. I just want to lose 33 pounds. Doesn't sound like much and it shouldn't be that hard. But with my schedule I find it hard to stay on track. I have the proud Mother of four wonderful kids, there ages range from 23 down to 11.
I'll still not used to this site and trying to find my way around, and trying to find the time. So I may not be on message boards too much.

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