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10/13/18 4:06 A

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Hi... New to the team. Anyone still here?

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Hi, I'm Sharon I work on a med surg floor from 11pm to 7pm. I need to lose 40 lbs by next summer. I cannot do another summer with thunder thighs, I'm looking for support and sugestions on when and what to eat for breakfast because when I get home in the morning I just want to eat anything that's easy - you know a handful of cookies no water. I go to bed dehydrated and hungry. Am I lazy in the mornings - yes!!!! Am I disgusted with myself? Yes! Am I ready for a change? Hellllll yea. All sugestions welcome

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7/23/15 1:21 A

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Hi everyone:
I am new to this team--I am an ER nurse in a community hospital and work 7pm-7am--I have worked nights in some fashion since 1998. This group seems to be supportive and a good group to participate in. The differences between night nurses and day nurses seems universal--which is reassuring--we all provide the same standard of care to our patients that is agreed but I find dealing with administrations perception of those of us that work nights the most frustrating---our night differentials are minimal--we have no cafeteria access or availability--nor if there is a celebration of any kind are there ever any provisions given to nights--we tend to feel like 2nd class citizens--anybody else have same experiences???
I love my night crew--we are able to collaborate with acute care and ICU along with OB as well as xray and lab--we do function as a whole unit versus being separate entities. Now my question is on nights as you all know there are less staff--so the required 30 min lunch we all get charged for does not really happen as we are on deck the whole time--we can not leave the unit for the mysterious 30 minute lunch--so when we punch out no lunch then administration reprimands us -- anybody else have this??? I think it comes down to people making rules who have never walked in our shoes--if one has never worked nights they just don't get it--scheduling mandatory meetings that occur in the middle of our sleep cycles and getting dinged if you miss them. Does anyone have any ideas on how to approach the higher ups to help them see things from a night person's perspective????

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6/8/15 4:40 A

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I'm not new to the team, but re-newed. I've been working psych for the past 10 years. Getting tired of nocs. I asked my boss to switch me to pm's 6 months ago, but so far nothing. I'm just so tired in the morning, I can barely drive home. Sometimes I take a nap in my car before the drive home. Doesn't help that traffic sucks and that I'm not really liking my job.

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6/2/15 5:10 P

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Hi, I am a CNA in an assisted living facility, I will be switching to the night shift in a couple of weeks. I am trying to avoid gaining weight as I know this is a possibility. Any suggestion are greatly appreciated

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5/12/15 9:23 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Whitnie and I work almost straight nights in the ED. To add insult to injury I've been diagnosed with Celiac Disease in the last year. My biggest problem is snacking on chips etc. that we all bring in and drinking far too much Coca Cola! At 43 I need to lose 50 lbs to remain healthy as I get older. Eating when you do mostly nights is so difficult.

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2/22/15 12:02 A

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Hi! My name is Nichole. I work 7p to 7a at a psychiatric unit in a hospital. I've done this shift for 3 years and have put on 25 lbs because of it. Put on an additional 85 with my daughter, who is now 3. I have problems finding time to exercise. Only thing that is open at nights is McDonald's. So... I eat there alot. Probably 4x a week. Lots of lifestyle changes needed here!

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Hi! I am thrilled to see so many other night nurses here! I work in a cardiac hospital, 7p-7a, two nights a week. I am also completing the RN-to-BSN program at my local university, after being a nurse for 17 years. I honestly believe that all the hours sitting in front of a computer studying have been one of the main factors in my most recent weight gain (although not completely responsible). Working in a cardiac hospital forces me to see the realities of poor lifestyle choices, and there is no time like now to make changes in my personal life and joining Spark has been the first step for me.

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12/9/14 12:06 A

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Hi all....I am an ICU nurse, work 6 p to 6 a, three nights per week. Have been doing that since 1997, and am fairly pleased with my position and this shift. However, lately I've had fatigue and have a hard time staying awake, especially if things are "slow." Prefer to be busy! Anyways, I've joined SPARK people to help me to get fit, lose approx. 50 pounds and avoid diabetes. I am 50-something and live in NH, where it's WICKED cold right now! I'm hoping to gain some tips from others re: flexing meals for nights, fitting in activity (while NOT sacrificing sleep!) and other tips.
Hope to hear from others, and have a great week!
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7/27/14 1:19 A

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Good morning!
I lost 40lbs with sparkpeople 3 years ago. I foolishly stopped using sparkpeople after some time of maintenance.
When I worked strait nights, I found it easy to maintain my weight and stay healthy/make good choices.
BUT, now I'm a job where I rotate, sometimes multiple times a week. AND, I'm a house supervisor, so there is a whole new kind of stress.
When I worked strait nights I could stay consistent with workouts and planning and everything, but now I'm all turned around. I am having a hard time knowing when to eat, when to sleep, and how to function. HELP! My weight has steadily climbed over the last 6 months, and I don't feel good. I've struggled to keep working out, and done an okay job, but I have problems with insomnia now as well as eating right.
I'll take anything you can give me right now!

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5/6/14 8:51 A

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I'm so happy I found this group. I have been a night nurse for 27 years and have developed a lot of bad habits over the years that aided my weight gain quite well. Now, I am slowly developing new habits and new coping mechanisms. I would often stop and get breakfast on the way home because I either felt I deserved it or that I was starving and would just die if I didn't eat. Now, I save some fruit from my lunch to eat on the way home. I'm still working on getting adequate sleep, I do a lot of eating when I am tired.

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4/13/14 11:10 A

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Hi there,
I am so happy to find this group! I am really starting to get a handle on things and have some really healthy routines in place and then I start on my night shift rotation! Sleeping in the daytime and feeling tired all the time really takes a toll on my body...not to mention all the late night snacking...or early morning snacking, however you look at it. I am so happy to find a group of people who know what it is like.
Lisa

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4/2/14 7:17 P

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HI. and Welcome. It's nice to have a team where we all deal with the same thing- nights and weight gain :-).
Hopefully we can share how it's going and keep each other motivated and happy!!


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4/2/14 12:35 P

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Hi everyone! I am of course a night shifter who needs and wants to get some weight off. I think one of my biggest struggles right now it balancing sleep, family, life in general. I have a horrible habits that I have picked up and all the excuses to keep them up!

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11/15/13 12:10 A

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Hi, THINNER!. You're the first person to respond to me from this team. I was starting to think I was the only one here.

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11/14/13 7:56 A

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Hello,
Im a part time night shift nurse too and I take synthroid too!

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11/8/13 12:24 A

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Hi, y'all! I'm an RN working full-time 7p-7a in an ever-expanding hospital. Background is ER/Trauma, LTAC management, and IV Therapy. Trauma is my first and truest love in nursing.

I just found this team, and I'm so glad I did! It's nice to team up with other ppl who understand and appreciate the special challenges you face with your health and fitness when you live your life after dark. Those who have never worked graveyards can't fully understand just how different it is for us--when your body itself is in a different rhythm from most everyone else.

Glad you're all here, glad I'm here, and I look forward to taking back my life, my health, and my body--all with the help and support of my fellow spark people and a little synthroid. ;-)

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11/4/13 8:23 A

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Hi I'm a part time 12 hour shift night nurse too. Keep sparking!!

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10/23/13 3:43 A

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Welcome to the team, and welcome back to Spark People!

I used to be a traveler back in the 1990's (oh, yes I feel old now!) I loved it. Never made it out to California though. Are they still paying pretty good?

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9/13/13 9:16 A

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Hi all..Not sure I'm doing this right, as I am computer illiterate. I have been an RN for 32 years, and am just coming back to SparkPeople.. I was a member back in 2007 but faded away as was involved in debilitating car accident. I am now a traveling RN and, although my home is Ky, I am currently in California.. Looking forwards to losing the weight again and meeting new people with same issures..

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9/5/13 4:37 A

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Welcome Sue, Amanda, Cheri and Lynn. It's kinda quiet here -, like all the patients have had an ambien and a percocet emoticon . I've just recently come back to spark people. Want to wake this board up a little!

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8/20/13 11:52 P

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Hi my name is Lynn, I work 12 hour night shifts 7-7. The struggle for me is balancing my family life and sleeping. Like a lot of night shifters I end up changing back and forth my sleep schedule when working and on days off. I sleep at night on days off and then my first day back I end up waking up in the morning and staying up till I get off the next morning. My last night at work I try and stay up when I get home because I'm going to be off that night. I have three little boys ages 9 7 5. My sister stays with me and she watches the boys during the day while I sleep on days I work. My kids and sister try to let me sleep but I always end up waking up every hour or two hearing them talk or being asked a question. I always feel guilty about sleeping because my family is awake and needing me to do things or just spend time with them. I feel sluggish so much. Most of my time at home is spent in pj's and I have a hard time even getting dressed and leaving my house on my first day off. By the time I get rested up it's time to start my next shift. I look forward to seeing how other people incorporate family and work on this shift.

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7/31/13 9:44 A

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I my name is Cheri. I have been a RN for 22 years. The last 12 have been strictly night shift 12 hours on inpatient Rehab...strokes, head injuries, ortho. I think night shift is tough given how we are going against our natural sleeping cycle and when tired or stressed we get tempted to eat stuff we shouldn't. I have been here at spark this time since June and have lost weight and gained it back for many years. I want to find a balance in my life where I can exercise and eat right with having some foods in moderation without beating myself up. Glad to be here.
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7/27/13 6:41 A

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My name is Amanda and I work 7on/7off nightshift in an NICU. I am really hoping that this will be the time I take the weight off for good. I've been struggling with it for so long. I'm tired of always being worried about my weight.

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7/24/13 9:58 P

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Hi. My name is Sue and I work full-time nights.(Five 8 hr nights per week). I am the charge nurse in a ICU at a community hospital in the suburbs of Chicago. I had joined Sparkpeople about 2 years ago and was very active but stopped about 8 months ago and now I am back. I turn 50 this year and would like to be at least near my weight goal and working out regularly. I do good for awhile and then I get side tracked plus I am a stress eater so when I don't sleep well or have a bad night, I get off track. Hoping that checking in here will make me more accountable. I think working nights you have to really make sure that you are eating and sleeping enough and making time for exercise.

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7/6/13 8:21 P

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Sam, Welcome to the group. We look forward to helping on this journey to better health.

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6/23/13 12:44 P

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Hi I'm Sam a night shift nurse from Australia primarily working in in-patient psych but also in sub acute medical, sleep studies and then agency work when I have the time. Night nursing has been in my life on and off for over 10 years as most of the time I love it but it has contributed to my weight issues. I've just started on this serious attempt at a weight loss journey

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2/8/13 4:54 P

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Welcome to the group Jen. Don't be afraid to ask others questions, as I know they have great ideas or are working through some of the same questions you are.

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2/7/13 12:36 A

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Hi all!
My name is Jen. I work 12 hour nights at a heart hospital. I LOVE working nights, but I do have trouble getting into the groove of working out and eating right sometimes.. Looking forward to getting to know you all and hearing any tips you all have!

"Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're going to fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don't then who will?" Marilyn Monroe

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2/1/13 6:55 P

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Welcome to the group Crystal. Working nights and a somewhat sedentary job is hard. I have never worked such a combination, but have worked in positions with each of these characteristics. Feel free to reach out to your team members for suggestions. (FYI-I currently do not work night shift, actually looking to make the change to days, but the group needed a more active leader & I loved working nights & the colleagues I worked with.)

Wishing you only the best.

Blessings,
Amanda, RN

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1/30/13 7:14 A

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Hi...I am Crystal....I have been a RN for almost 2 years....I just started a new job (which I really love)....I haven't worked nights in about 15 years...I want to learn how to balance my work days with off days and keep my healthy lifestyle to transition. I also will have a more sedentary position now....so I really need to add more movement so that I can compensate the new positions differences.

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1/19/13 10:50 P

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Welcome to the group Elizabeth. Each unit and faciliity do have slightly different characteristics. I hope this one is a better fit for you.

FYI-I am also right at the 5 ft mark. Unfortunately, I weigh nearly 2X what I should. The important thing is to work from where ever you are at in building & maintaining a healthy life.

Blessings,
Amanda, RN

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1/19/13 3:52 P

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Hi, I'm Elizabeth, age 27, RN. I just started a new nursing job on one of the busiest Labor and Delivery floors in the country. I am still on orientation, but soon I'll be on nights full-time. I worked nights before, on a telemetry unit. I was pretty miserable, but I think (and hope!) it was more because of the hospital and not just because it was nightshift. I like working at night, but keeping motivation and focus on my off days is SO hard! I am 5'0 and I've done well to stay in a comfortable and healthy weight for me (so I'm small), but delivering babies does require some strength (especially if I don't want to injure my back!). I love seeing this community that understands the challenges and triumphs that come with nursing and with nights, and who can be supportive along the way!

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1/9/13 12:28 A

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Welcome to the group Kaley. I am Amanda your team leader and look forward to getting to know you though the message boards & such. I do encourage you to create a personal page when you get a chance, as this will lead to additional ways for your teammates to cheer you on.

I can appreciate how easy those grab & go type snacks from the vending machine are. Would it be possible to have some cut up fruits or veggies with you at work to nibble on?

I not only look forward to cheering you on in your journey to becoming a nurse. You are already a valuable part of the nursing care that your clients need. We appreciate your wanting to join the greatest professional on earth.

Blessings,
Amanda, RN

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Hi all, I'm Kaley. I work the night shift 10p to 6a at an assisted living 5 days a week as a resident aide. I'm not a nurse yet but I am going to be applying for the nursing program on February 4th, 2013. **crossing my fingers that I can get in** I joined this group in hopes to learn some pointers on fitness/exercise while doing the night shift since it is such an odd shift to work. I am noticing it is really hard to sit down and eat an actual meal on the night shift rather than just pick up a bag of chips from the vending machine and snack on them while I run around doing my checks or cleaning.

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1/7/13 4:11 A

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Hey I am DeAnna a RN. I have worked night shift since I was 21. I find work to be the place where I have the hardest time with my over eating. So I joined spark for the great nutrition and fitness tracker.

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Hi, my name is Angie. I am a LPN workibg third shift and also on my BSN I do not at the moment have children but, we are trying to adopt so we have a busy full life at the moment. I know it is going to be completely worth it though. Nice to meet you all.

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Welcome to the group Lisa. It sounds like you have great goals in life. Stick to them. We are here to encourage you along the way.

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12/28/12 10:29 A

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Hi my name is Lisa. I am an Lpn working 11-7 shift fulltime. I go to school fulltime during the day working on my BSN. I have three children 18,17,and 12. My husband is brain injured and is very much considered my third child. I am often exausted from taking care of everyone but myself. I have let my body go balloning to 371 lbs. I now have hypothyroidism, gerd, lymphedema as well as high cholesterol. It hurts me so much that I cant be physically active with my kids. Especially my youngest who is twelve. When im not physically active it slows him down and he has put on weight also. I know the physical and emotional pain that it caused me as a child. I dont want that for my children.

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11/8/12 11:24 A

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I am a night shift home care nurse..I go to Curves after work...a 30 minute workout and burn 350 to 380 cal a day. I need motivation....to keep on track..and need to find healthy snacks that will fill me up...I find that I eat snacks and a meal during the night...I am 53 and have been a nurse for 33 years..

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I'm not a nurse but I work with surgical nurses all the time. I'm a certified instrument technician I work in the SPD department I deliver instruments to the OR and I am in constant communications with the night nurses.
In the Fall of 2013 I will be entering the nursing program to train as a RN.
One of my fears is to NOT get too huge do to the lack of sleep and poor eating habits while working nights. One other fear is lack of sleep..sometimes to compensate 'night sludge' is to eat carbs..or crap. I'm just happy that the hospital that I'm working at doesn't have a late night cafe..unlike my last job. That is a blessing. I am new to sparkpeople and I hope to get the encouragement and the inspiration that will send a spark into my soul. Good luck to all of you.

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11/2/12 4:25 A

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Hi there, I am Amanda. I am a LPN, working overnights 3 nights a week. I have 5 children, so when I get off work, I head home to be sure my oldest 3 (14, 13 and 11) get off to school in time and then am home with my youngest two, 3 1/2 year old twins. So, I really struggle with getting any sleep on those days after working, meaning I struggle with staying on track with eating and getting to the gym. I'm hoping to find some helpful tips and information in this group! I really am in some serious need of help!! Oh, and to top off my already full plate, I will be begining to take 2 online courses this month, getting ready to work on my associates degree once my twins start kindergarten....a glutten for punishment! emoticon

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9/20/12 3:49 A

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Hello team. I'm RE-introducing myself since it's been a very long time since I've been a regular visitor to the site. I've finished my RN year but have yet to gather the funds to take my NCLEX. I put my fitness goals on hold while I was back in school. Unhealthy eating and a total lack of regular exercise have left me feeling terrible about myself and my body. It's time to get back on track....

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9/10/12 3:28 A

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My name is Jess, 27, from Oklahoma City. I graduated nursing school in December 2011 and have since been working in Labor & Delivery (which encompasses all aspects of pregnancy from antepartum to postpartum) at a large urban hospital. Before becoming an RN I worked as a unit clerk in an ICU at a smaller suburban hospital.

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6/20/12 7:20 P

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Hi, my name is Sarah. I'm not a nurse, but I am a graveyard registrar in the ER. I'm not sure how other hospitals works, but I'm running from room to room all night, arriving medics, spending time in the blissful craziness that is the hospital just the same as the nurses do. I am excited to find a group tailored to night-shifters, and not just that, but to hospital night-shifters. I have been working nights for three years now, so of course I am over the worst of the zombie-queen side effects. However, it's almost impossible to keep any sort of routine whether it's a sleep schedule, eating schedule, or exercise schedule. Like most of you, I don't work a standard 5-day work week. I work Mon,Tues,Weds and every other weekend. So sometimes I have 2 nights off (which, let's be honest, only counts as one since you spend the first day sleeping), and sometimes 4 nights off. It's hard to switch from days to nights and keep on a schedule. I'm hoping to get tips from people who have gotten it down to a science. Thanks!

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6/11/12 4:46 P

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Hello everyone! So I am a New Grad and get to start night shift for the next 6 weeks as part of a new grad program, I just finished up 6 great weeks on Surg/trauma (days). I do believe that I will be starting my career as an RN on night shift and it's a little scary to me, It has been a long time since I worked night shift, I was single and had no kids at the time. I an starting back on getting some weight off and don't want night shift to throw me off, any suggestions would be great!!!

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5/16/12 7:47 P

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Hello!

I am a night shift nurse, and I LOVE it! This June will be 25 years as an RN. I am what I call a half and half, I worked Pediatric ICU on dayshift for the first half, and have worked nights in a level III NICU this second half.

I will turn 50 this year, so will have been an RN half of my life.

I have been a yo-yo loser, I have lost 50, gained 80, lost 80 gained 100....
I am married with two grown stepsons, three dogs, four cats, and five birds.

I am so glad that I found Sparkpeople, I am ready to make a change, and there is so much to do on this website!!!

Pam

One cannot discover new lands without consenting to lose site of the shore....

Andre Gide


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4/28/12 10:00 P

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Hey y'all,

Just wanted to write and say hello to all!! I'm a night shift nurse working 12.5 hour shifts on a telemetry unit. I enjoy the night shift and need to add some exercise and healthy foods into my diet. My wife just had gastric bypass and I need to lose weight to keep pace with her so we can both be healthy and accountable to each other involving our choices. Nice to meet y'all and I hope to hear from you all soon!!!

Sincerely,
Kenny

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4/17/12 3:35 P

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Welcome to the team! I love going for walks with my youngest, or taking him on bike rides! Anything I can do with him!

Phillipians 4:13: l can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.


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4/17/12 2:49 P

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Hi everyone! I'm Audrey a pediatric hem/Onc nurse of 5 years in Indy. Love my job, love my family (I have an almost 2 year old and awesome hubby), and love my weekend option nights! When am I going to make a lifestyle change to love myself??? I would really appreciate info from moms on how to deal with the guilt of taking time away from the family to workout. When do you do it and how with a 2 yr old on your hip? If I do it when hubby comes home I won't see him ever. I'm thinking naptime which means I will have to workout only at home so what workouts do you do at home? I can use my treadmill for cardio at least. :). Ok enough questions for now! Nice to meetcha!
-Odd

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3/18/12 1:58 A

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Hi, I'm Bonnie, a friend and coworker of Jane (aka Tundralodger) who introduced me to this SparkTeam. I am a 12 hour oncology night shift RN. I switched from all days to all nights last summer to have more time with my family. So far it is working out pretty well for me, and I do see my family more during normal waking hours. I have 3 boys at home, ages 11, 8 and 4, so it can be pretty hectic at times! I joined SP in January looking to make some healthy lifestyle changes, and it has already made a BIG difference!! I am always recommending SP to friends and family!! I love it!!! Other oncology nurses out there, we did start a Spark Team for Oncology Nurses called OncStars, check it out!! Pretty small so far, but we would love to get more members!!

Phillipians 4:13: l can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.


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