Well I've been able to lose about 60lbs (that I gained having a child in nursing school
) so far since graduating and working night shifts so I consider myself pretty successful at it. I am now at a healthy weight, but would like to lose another 20lbs or so until I feel better about myself. I try to group my night shifts together, so I do as little switching back and forth as possible. I will either go to the gym on the way home from work, if I'm not too tired, or if I'm tired I will go home sleep, get up half an hour early and run a few miles on the treadmill before work. Also on the day before I go into work I make food for the time I will be there. Usually, nothing fancy, just grilling either chicken breasts or some fish. I usually leave it pretty plain and then season it differently when I package it into portions. I then make a large portion of brown rice and divide that into portions with my protein and then cook a large bag of broccolli in the microwave, or prepare a simple salad and put croutons in baggies and dressing in measured containers. I buy pre-packaged fruit, or else make a large fruit salad and individually portion that. I also buy the 100 calorie puddings as I find those make an excellent dessert. Then when I'm ready to leave to work I just choose one from each category, pudding, whole grain/protein, veggie, fruit and I'm good to go. Honestly everyone at work is jealous of my seemingly "gourmet" meals I pull out night after night but as long as I'm prepared it is really easy. I will occasionally eat food at work if I pick up an extra shift but limit myself to soup/salad and the weight watcher's crabcakes they all to rarely have on nights. :redpinkhe When I am not at work I do try to work out everyday, I've also been trying to take my son for hour plus long bike rides, which definitely helps burn some calories while having fun and he actually will take a nap.
Good luck! It can be done!!