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1/31/14 5:17 P

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Hey there,
I can understand your sacrifices, I have done the same with my four kids I worked straight nights for the last 15 years and this year it is time for change.
I do appreciate the goodies that people bring and I thank them and then offer it to others. I try to have a piece of gum or sugar-free candy around so I can pop it into my mouth if I am really tempted. Or sometimes its time for a quick snack so I might have a cheese stick, or some almonds or a bite of a protein bar. I hope that helps

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1/28/14 5:33 A

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emoticon Lisa!
Glad you are here. LOL about the snacks... our dayshift usually gobbles them up for us. It was challenging during the holidays though, SO many goodies. My strategy for dealing with problem food is to put it out of my eyesight so I won't nibble everytime I pass the tray. Also, I will offer the food to anyone who visits my unit. Usually we have security, medical records, the nursing supervisor, lab, RT, Pharmacy and random employees from other units coming by. I encourage coworkers to "take some of that home" to their family members,too. Although the food is made with love, you are not loving your body right now if you are eating it. emoticon

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LISA968KS Posts: 2
1/28/14 3:37 A

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Hi. I'm new to SparkPeople and new to the group. Still trying to figure out how all this works. I'm lisa from Kansas and work varying shifts, usually 7P-7A, but sometimes 3-11, sometimes 11-7, and a little part-time stuff during the day. I promised myself that I would get healthy after finishing school and getting my kids raised. Chose to sacrifice my health for my kids, my career, and my education. So here it is, time to get real and start taking care of myself.

Today's big challenge? You know all those wonderful people who bring candies, cookies, and treats for all the nurses? Now that the entire day shift is dieting, all that good stuff is sitting in my face all night long. I can't escape the onslaught of fresh, homemade cookies, breads, desserts. And . . . being a former poverty mom (I cried when I got my first food stamps because we weren't going to starve) . . . I can't stand to see food go in the trash, especially food made with so much love. Anybody else fighting this one or is it my small-town hospitality that provides me with so much carb-loving?

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