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3/5/12 12:07 A

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Hi Jane! Nice to meet a fellow Oncology RN :) I know...my '12' hour shift is really 12.5 with lunch break (yeah right, what is a break, lol!). After giving report, I am lucky to get out by 8 am...

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3/4/12 4:29 P

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Greetings everyone! I'm Jane, an RN/Lead working 12-hour nocs (funny how they get to be 13 hours long, isn't it?), on an Acute Oncology unit in a mid-sized hospital on the frozen north. Also, caregiver to disabled spouse. Woke up one morning awhile ago and realized I didn't like the direction MY health was heading in, so here I am. Very happy to be here, and looking forward to getting to know you all! emoticon

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2/28/12 3:39 P

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Hi, I am Deb and work 12.5 hour shifts (NOC) on an acute oncology unit. I just joined SP and am really motivated to lose 15-20 lbs that I have been carrying around the last couple of years!

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2/22/12 1:41 A

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Hello everyone, I'm Liz, and I just joined SP. I work nights half of the time and afternoons the other half. Often I work a 16 hour shift from 2p-6a. I am finding it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle with the crazy schedule I work. I'm looking forward to meeting new people in this group!

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2/19/12 4:27 A

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I'm back! After being on days for 10.5 months...noc shift begins tomorrow (Sunday) for me again. I have missed being on the team and look forward to being reunited with old friends and meeting new ones :)

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1/25/12 9:15 A

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Hi Everyone,
I am starting back on SP as of today. I am an RN..work 12 1/2 hour shifts as charge nurse on a chemical dependency unit. I feel tired all the time on this shift..just started it about 4 months ago. I'm a single mom of 2 teenage daughters...we are always on the go...Having oatmeal & coffee now...

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1/21/12 1:55 P

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Hello all. I am a float pool nurse who has been in the ER for the past 3 years, but also do critical care. Because of varying needs of the unit, I am daily on a different shift. I left consistancy of a schedule 2 years ago when I took this flex job and it has been difficult to maintain ANY type of "schedule". The flexibility of this job has helped me to be off the days my husband is, but it doesn't help me find a routine. A healthy lifestyle is where I'm trying to keep my focus, but vanity is making me want to lose weight even more. I am very active, but those pounds have crept up a bit. Looking forward to improving with everyone while on this journey of life!

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1/15/12 11:19 A

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Hello everyone!

I am an RN and work as a night time charge nurse on a cardiac care unit. I work 12 hours shifts, and work 4 nights/week. I love my job, my patients, and my coworkers, and now it's time to love MYSELF. I am looking forward to the insight that you all have about balancing working nights, family, exercise, and eating healthy!

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1/9/12 2:02 A

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Hello all! I work 12 hour night shifts in an ICU in a small community hospital and I have 3 young children at home. That pretty much means I take care of everyone except myself and I do it on very little sleep. Time to change that (well can't help the sleep part!!). I have noticed my weight creeping up every few months and I frequently use the excuse of my crazy schedule. NO more excuses, time to do something about it. None of my family nor close friends quite understands the physical exhaustion that comes with working nights. I am hoping to have a place to talk to people who understand this and to maybe get some pointers on eating at the right times, etc. I am sometimes awake for 24 -26 hours straight on my first night back to work, eating 5-6meals during that time, and exercise has become a thing of the past. Looking forward to hearing what others have to say!!

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1/9/12 12:41 A

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Greetings fellow "zombie" nurses! My name is Sue, I've been an RN for 1 1/2 years, and work 12 hr night shifts in a small community hospital that is an hour away from my home. Because we're a small hospital, my Med-Surg floor covers adult and geriatric patients with acute & chronic conditions, as well as Telemetry, Stroke, and Oncology patients. We also have a great many custodial patients who are awaiting nursing home placement. While it's been a great learning experience, sometimes I wish I were at a larger facility that had more specialized floors because I'm never quite sure what will be presented to me when I walk in for a shift and get report! In any case, I let the stress of nursing school (at which time my mom was also diagnosed with cancer), and empty nest syndrome (both of my sons leaving home and moving far away) add to my already chunky figure by using food as an emotional outlet...and out it did as my clothing kept needing replacement to the next larger and larger size. Now it's "me" time to get healthy once again, and as a plus be able to help my patients out there struggling with weight as well.

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12/31/11 2:05 P

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Hi, My name is Deneen and I am a nurse associate at a large scale trauma hospital in Jersey. I have this job to gain experience while going to Nursing school. I have about two years left to have my BSN and I can't wait to start this new adventure! I am not married nor do I have children, but I am looking forward to having all those things when I am finished school. I have an amazing boyfriend who supports me (and if this website helps me, he is signing up :D)
I am so glad to find this group because I am definately struggling with time management and how to add exercise and cooking to my already wacky schedule. I'm sure as all of you know, night shift and making sure there is adaquate sleep is a task in itself.
I have been eating healthier and lost a few pounds when I found this site, so I am new at all of this for now. The site is intense, there is so much information to take in. I am pumped to get started though! If there are any tips that anyone could share I would be very greatful!
Thanks for reading and good luck to all of you :)


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12/30/11 10:27 A

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Hi! Just call me Essie! I'm a Registered Nurse in an critical care step down unit. I recently started working nights because the rotating was killing me. This decision is reinforced when the experience mix on my unit requires that I fill in on a day shift and I'm forced to remember how chaotic it is and how much some of the interns need their hands held. I love my job, I like my schedule... now just to stop the weight ballooning!

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12/28/11 4:19 P

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Hello,

I am DisneyNurse4244. I am a registered nurse here in California. Right now I do full time nights (5 days a week 8 hour shifts), in an orthopedic/surgical unit. I am hoping for helpful pointers, advice and motivation from others here to finally get on a more healthy track and lose those last few pounds I have been meaning to.

Happy to be part of this group!

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11/21/11 10:31 A

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Hello every one , My name is Ruth Ann , I am new to spark people, I am an LPN , I work night shift in a nursing home. and am finding it hard to sleep , loose weight and just plain not feel tired and blah all the time. A freind told me about spark people so I thought i would give it a try . I am 48 years young, A Wife , Mother I have a daughter, 2 step daughters and a step son,, Grandmother, i have a grandsun and grand daughter and 2 step granddaughters and a step grandson. and I have my spoiled rotten cat.

Any way hope to get to know everyone soon

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11/9/11 8:41 P

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Hi. My name is Sue and I am back to SP to try to get back on my program. I lost weight and then let life get in my way and gained back my weight and stopped working out. I now work full-time nights and have had a hard time making time to workout. I work in a community hospital on the south side of Chicago in the ICU. I am the charge nurse. I have been a nurse for 25 years.

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10/28/11 9:08 A

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GIACONC,

I also work on a postpartum unit on nights. It's been a few years so I thought I'd share a few of our unit's tricks (especiaally in light of Halloween! emoticon ) We have measured our unit and the outer perimeter of the hospital. At night, we sometimes have downtime - if there's two of us on duty that are motivated, we walk. We use the time to brainstorm about issues as well as get our 10 minutes (or more if we have time). SP helped me to understand the importance of making small changes. I'm not perfect but I LOVE how I feel after a 15 minute walk at 2 a.m. around the hospital. Try it, you 'll like it!!!! emoticon

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9/27/11 3:05 A

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Hi, I'm Sharmila. I work 3-4 night a weeks for the last year. I've notice it's harder for me to lose weight because I don't get enough sleep on the days that I have to work nights, I eat during the day and at night, and I'm always tired. Guess I found the right team!

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9/8/11 12:47 A

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HI my name is Rachel and I work on a Gyne, GyneOnc and Antepartum unit in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I've been using Sparkpeople since January while I was on mat leave to lose the baby weight after my first child was born. I was really good about tracking my food and fitness up until about May but then kind of let it go when I went back to work. I started up again last week because I'm still not quite where I want to be yet. Since January I've lost 36 pounds and am hoping to lose 10-15 more. It took me a while to get back into a good fitness routine now that I'm back at work and having to care for my son on my days off. I do a mix of 12 hour day and night shifts and am looking for any advice on meal and snack planning for night shifts, especially starting a stretch of nights when I am up during the day before a night shift. I feel like I could have eaten all of my daily goals before even getting to work for a night shift! Any advice would be helpful. Glad I found this group. There are only so many people who understand working nights.

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9/4/11 11:09 A

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Hello all! I've been working nights for 6 years in a busy ER in Oakville, Ontario. I've gone from being healthy and active to overweight and tired. I have about 60lbs to lose. I find fitting in work out time to be a huge challenge when doing 12 hour shifts, I'm just exhausted and want to sleep. I'm glad to find a group that my have the same struggles that I do.

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8/22/11 5:10 A

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My name is Shauna. I've worked the night shift for 2 1/2 years and for the most part I love it. I was never a morning person. I work on Surgical floor in a small town in western Kansas and I generally charge. My BMI classifies me as overweight and I've been this size for years. I may gain or loose a few pounds but the last semester in nursing school I lost 10-15 pounds and I had never felt better about myself before or since. I felt skinny and beautiful and healthy. I would love to be that again.

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8/18/11 2:50 P

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Hi. My name is Emily and I am from Kansas City, MO. I work the night shift on a ICU step-down unit and have been a nurse for almost 2 years. I have been working the night shift for 5 years and I eat so much at night. Part of my problem is that I stay awake before I go to work because I have two small children at home. I always take a full dinner with me because 12 hours is a long time. Looking forward to getting in shape and losing weight!

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8/11/11 5:45 P

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Hello, my name is Mary. I am so glad I found this forum! I am really making an effort to get it together with my eating and exercise. It's a whole different kind of challenge when you work nights. I'm glad I will be able to learn and get ideas from others who are dealing with the very same thing. :)

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8/5/11 8:31 A

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Hi Diana!
Welcome to SP. After 36 years I only work per diem nights now, but found it helped me to add a "work food" category to my nutrition tracker to track stuff I eat while at work and keep an eye on my total tracking for the day. When I first started SP I took a couple of packets of instant oatmeal and a grapefruit to work - WRONG! The oatmeal did nothing to assuage my 2am hunger and it was too busy and messy to try to deal with a grapefruit. After that experience I packed a load of raw veggies and a little nonfat dip to graze on through the night as well as keeping a big bottle of ice water by my computer. A kashi bar with coffee and a small container of cold vegetarian baked beans later in the shift kept me within my calorie counts and because of the high fiber I didn't even need breakfast when I got home. The crunchy munching all night helped keep me away from the brownies, cookies and stuff that others had brought. Hope this has given you some ideas.

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8/5/11 12:07 A

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Hello all.
My name is Diana and I live in Southern Indiana. I am a critical care nurse in Louisville, KY and have worked night shift for 26 years. I found this site a couple of weeks ago but only started the program this week. I have been doing great, but go back to work tonight (friday) after being off for 7 weeks. (I work at a summer camp for cub scouts)
Does anyone have any helpful hints on how to track your food. On my first night, I usually eat when I get up and then again before I go to work, then about 0200, then something before I go to bed. any suggestions?

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7/30/11 1:54 A

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JOY,

WELCOME!...I've been a member of SP since 2007. I recently started the graveyard shift 5 months ago...I seem to have troubles with being a zombie and not functioning on my days off. exercise is scarce in my life right now d/t exhaustion, which is sad b/c I was an every day gym-goer. I still eat okay, but don't feel it helps without energy to exercise. I work in a residential treatment facility with kids aged 8-21, so I have long 10-12 hr shifts with no interaction...I am the only nurse ALL NIGHT LONG. I try to do little exercises that permit here d/t space and equipment. walking and stairs are my only saving grace lately. I wish you success....if you get any good ideas (same for me) lets share! emoticon

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7/30/11 1:46 A

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Name is Kate...started working the graveyard shift 5 months ago...finding it to be quite a challenge to stay fit and eat at normal times! not to mention...I'm queen zombie...blah. any good pointers from anyone would be great. hope everyone has a blessed weekend=)

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7/25/11 8:53 P

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Hi SierraMist! Welcome to SparkPeople. And welcome to nursing! But nights is murder on the thighs, especially when your coworkers bring in yummy things to share or they order out from a nearby deli. I've found both in the past and now with SP, that eating dinner before I go to work, then taking lots of raw veggies and legal "snacks" like nuts, fruit, or a Kashi bar to "graze" on through the night helps me resist the oohy-gooey stuff. I also keep a big water bottle nearby to sip on when I'm charting. AND, I've switched to decaf. coffee. Once I got past the massive "I- want-caffeine" headache, I've found I sleep much better when I get home and don't have to pop TUMS during my stressful ER shift like I used to. Hope these ideas help!

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7/25/11 7:18 P

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Hello, I just joined this website after working a night shift and reading about it in a womens day magazine. I just finished RN school and really packed on the weight and was hoping that it would kind of fall off once I started working and actually doing more than sitting and studying.
I'm really finding it difficult to get a routine down working nights. I never know when to eat or what to eat especially at night so i end of snacking quite a bit.
I'm really looking forward to being part of this group and learning from the teams insight.

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7/21/11 7:48 A

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Hello everyone!

I am in need of some major support and guidance in regard to eating healthy at work. emoticon Fried food, vending machines, pop, coffee and goodies that co-workers bring in have been my meal base for far too long! The hard part is kicking this habit, so I hoping that this group will give me the strength and will power to say NO to the horrible habits I have become accustomed to.

I am looking forward to our progress! emoticon

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7/19/11 8:45 P

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Hello everyone!

I just signed up today for SP and I am kind of apprehensive as to how to go about keeping up with my weight loss goals while working at night. I sleep only several hours a day and by the time the shift is over I have been up approx 20 hours. Any suggestions, support and encouragement are welcome!

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7/15/11 11:44 A

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Hi all!
I just joined SP a few weeks ago and have gotten my husband to sign up and our 11 yr-old daughter to "sorta" cooperate. After a long career in several areas of critical care, I now work per diem in the ER, which often includes 12-14 hr overnight shifts. Needless to say, eating and sleeping is an issue when we work nights and I'm looking forward to commisserating with some of you as we figure this out together.
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6/8/11 5:47 A

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Hi Everyone!
I'm a night shift nurse in Fargo, ND on an inpatient Rehabiliation floor. I love it, but it's difficult to eat well when the cafeteria is closed and coworkers bring goodies in all the time. I've lost about 20 pounds so far, but I have a lot to go so I'm looking for help to stay motivated!

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5/27/11 3:52 A

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I'm new to the board...I'm a night shift nurse in Richmond, VA and i am trying to put my need first...we all know how hard that is sometimes...I'm newlt separated, almost 40, two teens and I'm a little stress.. but that is life...

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Welcome everybody!!!!!!!!

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5/15/11 2:34 A

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Hi OHMGIRL and MOLLY! Glad to see you joined us. Hopefully we will be able to help you all with your goals. If you have any questions just ask!

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5/11/11 7:59 P

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Hello! I am Brandy and I am very excited to have found this team! I am a new graduate nurse, and will be working nights in the NICU when I am finished orientation. I've worked nights in the past, and am hoping that SparkPeople and this SparkTeam can help me stay on track as I've found that living healthy and working nights can be very challenging (at least for me)!

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5/9/11 6:55 P

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Hi I am Darlene and fairly new to SparkPeople and just found this group today, I work 7p-7a on a med-surg floor and have done it for 24 years now. Most of my co-workers are overweight and I am sure part of the reason is our crazy schedule and it's affect on our bodies. That is why I was so excited to find this group--us night-shifters have a unique lifestyle. Anyway I have been tracking my food and exercise pretty faithfully and I am making progress. Looking forward to meeting all of you and working with you all to be as healthy as possible.


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5/5/11 12:40 A

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welcome everyone!!!! and CNM2BE14 be assured that you can exercise and eat anytime...your body is a 24 hour machine!!

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5/4/11 5:04 A

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Hey there. I'm not really new to the group but I haven't been using the site a whole lot. Lately I have been on more often and am really starting to enjoy the benefits. I am 23 years old and am trying to lose about 75 pounds. I would love to be a size 8 or smaller, but these are long term goals. Meaning I hope by my sisters wedding in december I am the smallest bridesmaid! Anyway, I am a yo-yoer for sure. I am trying to make better life decisions now instead of quick fixes. So I am strapping in and holding on! Here goes nothing!

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4/27/11 4:07 A

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Hello! I'm new to the group and new to SparkPeople...just joined tonight! I've been a night shift nurse for a long time. I get frustrated with all the advise about exercising "first thing in the morning" or "don't eat after 6pm" and everything geared toward banker's hours. I'm tired in the mornings and usually want to go straight home and to bed. Do you all find your workouts are not as effective right after work? I hate to get hot and sweaty just before going to work, and carrying hair products/styling tools, makeup and scrubs to the gym isn't fun either. And eating...there's no rhyme or reason to that either! I need motivation and direction. Hope to find some here!

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4/24/11 4:35 A

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I'm soooo happy you finally found us Jen! WOW 100lbs, that's a huge accomplishment! I'm trying to head in that direction....Keep Sparking and KIT!

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4/23/11 8:49 P

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Hi! Been on sparks about 3 months and just found night nurse group! I have worked nights for 20+ years and think I have kinda figured out how to eat on this swing shift! I am a L&D nurse looking to shed these last 10 lbs. I hae lost about 100 over the past 5 years. I had gastric bypass surgery in May 2005. Jen

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4/9/11 10:08 P

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Hi SparkPeople, My name is Raeann and I am a 38 yr.old mother of 4, from the ages of 21-7. I also have 1 very bright grandson. Im happily married to my wonderful husband who supports me in everything, and also enables me in everything LOL.. At one time not too long ago I tried to do it all: work full time, go to school, volunteer for church, sports, clubs, and be the neighborhood mom. Dont get me wrong, I love doing all that great stuff. Im 40 lbs overweight. When I take a BMI test it says Im obese. I hate to look at photos of me now, my clothes are getting smaller and smaller each season, I dont recognize myself in the mirror any more. I dont like who I have become. Thankfully I found SP while searching the web for some kind of help. So far, it has been great motivation, educational, and awesome support system. Right now I am working on controlling my calorie intake, trying to eat healthy clean food.

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Welcome Anadel! Working nights really takes a toll on our bodies emoticon

We are happy you have joined the team! Please share with us how we can support you and help you reach your goal.

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ADPFLORES's Photo ADPFLORES Posts: 27
4/3/11 4:06 A

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Hello my name is Anadel and I work the 7p-7a shift in the emergency department. I have been a night shift nurse for almost 2 years. Working night shift has completely turned my diet and exercise upside down but I'm trying to make the most of it. My quarter century birthday is coming up and I'm wanting to get fit and in shape. I'm currently training for my first half marathon and I'm super excited to see if I can actually follow through! Pleased to meet everyone here!

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3/25/11 8:01 A

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Welcome Stacie! I completely agree, our hours are hard. And then add a little munchkin into it...I have great admiration for you and people like you with small children!!

Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate hearing the compliment emoticon

As for my eating- when I wake up (1700) I eat something light, usually a banana. I will have a snack around 2300 (raisins or protein bar). Around 0100 I have "lunch" (turkey chili, yogurt), and then I have another snack (apple) between 0400 and 0600. When I get home from work I usually have something small (like a serving of peanut butter, although yesterday I ate 2 pieces of leftover pizza).

On the nights that I am not working my eating habits are different. It's usually because I am trying to convert to a normal wake-sleep pattern so that I can enjoy the San Diego sun.

Hope this helps! We look forward to getting to know you!

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3/25/11 2:15 A

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Hello everyone! My name is Stacie, I am living in the Kitsap area in Washington State. I have lived in Texas and Arizona. I am married to Danny and we have 3 children together. I am a caregiver and work the nightshift. I work in a specialized community dealing with Ahlzimers and dimentia. I have also worked involving hospice and other long term care facilities. I love what I do, just the hours are hard. I am interested in knowing eating schedules you all have. I myself am very confused at when and how much I should eat. My sleep is sparatic due to having a 6 month old that thankfully sleeps throughout the night for Daddy but not for Mommy!! I am glad to be apart of this team! You all do such a wonderful thing being nurses!

Stacie

"Yesterday is history,tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift that is why it is called The Present"

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3/22/11 6:17 A

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Welcome Christina! 30lbs! Congrats! You can do it this time too!

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3/21/11 11:31 P

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I'm Christina and I've been working nights about 6 months now. I work on a Postpartum/GYN floor that also just started doing "Couplet Care". I've been a nurse for 2 years now, but only started this new job 6 months ago. I've noticed a lot of weight gain, lack of exercise, and unhealthy eating since I started nights, and I've got to get back on track. I joined Sparkpeople in 2006 and initially dropped 30 lbs and managed to keep them off until now, I would like to lose about 50 now, but I'm more concerned with how I look and feel than how much I weigh. Hope to get to know everyone and get tips/tricks on how to handle the nights :D

Christina

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3/6/11 4:14 A

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And WELCOME!

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