Stacy's April Journal

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Stacy's April Journal
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Sat, 04-02-2011 - 12:15am

I'm planning to get myself back on track this month despite the challenges of my shiftwork schedule.

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Sat, 04-02-2011 - 11:18am
Hey Stacy - I'm sure you're sleeping by now - hope you're getting some good sleep!

Can you check your work email from home? Maybe he did email you at work.

I found this info on healthy eating for shift workers ... there are some okay tips in here, and thought you might be able to get some ideas ...

http://www.gov.ns.ca/psc/v2/pdf/employeecentre/healthyworkplace/healthyeating/03_16_shiftwork.pdf

http://health.msn.com/health-topics/sleep-disorders/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100050651

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=77354

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Sun, 04-03-2011 - 11:36am

I'm glad I decided to just go to bed when I was tired last night instead of waiting until 8 hours before I needed to be up today, because people have been doing yardwork this morning, so I wouldn't have been sleeping anyway. I got about 5 hours of sleep and then a few more hours of rest this monring so far.

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Sun, 04-03-2011 - 11:40am
Thanks for the links. I'll try avoiding carbs until after my shift to see if that helps me sleep.
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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 9:12am

My first night shift was rough!

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 12:57pm
Awww Stacy - I'm sure it will take a while to get used to that schedule! Hope you can get some good rest today! And I'd be a bit ticked at Brett too - honestly, a quick text even to let you know he received the texts isn't too much to ask. Sheesh.

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 11:16am
Stacy - hopefully you'll adjust quickly to the night shift schedule. then you can work in the exercise and eating right stuff! Hopefully by now you've heard from Brett!


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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 8:07pm
Good Luck adjusting!
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Wed, 04-06-2011 - 10:27am

Still no word from Brett, but I don't expect to hear anything for at least 3 weeks now. He'll be in a super intense military course that probably will not allow him to have contact with anyone until it's over. Even then, I may not hear from him for a while. I have to keep reminding myself that we haven't even had one date, so I can't really have any expectations of communication from him. His job is super intense and even more critical than mine, so I should cut him some slack, despite the fact that my instinct is to be pissed off at him.

My food has been terrible the past 2 days.

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Wed, 04-06-2011 - 11:46am
Hey Stacy!

I've been off the boards for a few weeks and look at all that I miss! I'll have to go back through the journals to see if I can't figure out who this Brett guy is. Honestly - I'm leaning towards not giving him to much slack. I understand the whole job not being able to communicate thing, but not even a text back before he left or anything? I'd be keeping that in the back of my mind while you move forward with him.

Ugh - night shift? Is this temporary? I have no clue how people do night shift. I can barely keep my eyes open past 10pm...lol. It's never even occurred to me how difficult it would be to manage food/workouts on a nightshift schedule.

Sounds like your adjusting though and your food looks good!
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Wed, 04-06-2011 - 3:01pm
Whew! 3 weeks?!?!? Well - hopefully it doesn't take him THAT long to get bank in touch! lol

Did you make your beef stew?

Hope the interview went well and you got the job. Shoot - hope there's no government shut down on Friday!

On the movie recommendations - - - have you thought about renting a television series on dvd? Then you have a whole bunch of hours of time filled up! lol


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