Anyone LOSE WEIGHT in nursing school? :) - page 2

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  1. by   futurecnm
    Overall I have lost. I gained almost 10 lb the first year (2 year program) and so far this year I lost that plus 5 more. i decided that I was NOT going to gain another 10 lb from stress eating. I now exercise when I am stressed and do not eat fast food at all really. I do not snack when I am studying or doing school work. I eat my meals and that is it. No eating after dinner. For me, gaining weight made me feel worse and I was already stressed and busy enough I don't want to have to worry about my health as well. BUt I would say the trend is that a lot gain during school. I know many classmates complain of this. And I have also heard that many people gain when they become a RN. I am hoping this won't happen for me. I have to be prepared to not gain weight. I have to bring my own food everywhere. In clinical, everyone gets meals from the cafeteria (burgers, chips, fries, pizza) and I make myself bring my meal (sandwich, yogurt etc) and as much as the buger looks so good I know I'll feel better after eating what I brought (plus save money). So, it takes some planning but is worth it.
  2. by   Conrad283
    If you have time to exercise, then you're not studying enough!

    I'm about +40 thus far. Thank god this is my last semester.
  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from Conrad283
    If you have time to exercise, then you're not studying enough!
    .

    Hmmm. I wonder how I got that 4.0 then....

    Exercise can be as little as 30 min a day 3x a week.
  4. by   futurecnm
    Quote from Conrad283
    If you have time to exercise, then you're not studying enough!

    I'm about +40 thus far. Thank god this is my last semester.
    I "think" this is a joke right?? I exercise every day that I'm not in clinical for 40-45 minutes. I have clinical every other weekend so I take 3 days off per 2 weeks. I definately do not study all my waking hours, and I have A's so far in nursing school.
  5. by   Seven, RN2b
    Quote from futurecnm
    I "think" this is a joke right?? I exercise every day that I'm not in clinical for 40-45 minutes. I have clinical every other weekend so I take 3 days off per 2 weeks. I definately do not study all my waking hours, and I have A's so far in nursing school.
    This post has nothing to do with the debate on not studying enough or weight loss/gain ... I'm just curious based on the schedule you noted - do you also work? I've been told that you shouldn't work while in school. I'm currently working part-time though.

    Thanks!

    RMB
  6. by   futurecnm
    Quote from RMBnAZ
    This post has nothing to do with the debate on not studying enough or weight loss/gain ... I'm just curious based on the schedule you noted - do you also work? I've been told that you shouldn't work while in school. I'm currently working part-time though.

    Thanks!

    RMB
    No, I do not work (I did work this summer as in intern 32 hr /wk though) but I have two young children and do a lot of volunteer work and extracurricular activities with them. one of my kids is home all day every other day so that is like a job! :spin: The program I am in is a night/weekend option and I'd say at least half if not more, of our class work at least part time. We have many full time workers. And we also have many full time moms and daycare providers also. So, it is for the non traditional student! Works great for working students or those with daycare issues.
  7. by   Seven, RN2b
    Quote from futurecnm
    No, I do not work (I did work this summer as in intern 32 hr /wk though) but I have two young children and do a lot of volunteer work and extracurricular activities with them. one of my kids is home all day every other day so that is like a job! :spin: The program I am in is a night/weekend option and I'd say at least half if not more, of our class work at least part time. We have many full time workers. And we also have many full time moms and daycare providers also. So, it is for the non traditional student! Works great for working students or those with daycare issues.
    I'm impressed! Nice work!!
  8. by   beth66335
    Quote from Conrad283
    If you have time to exercise, then you're not studying enough!

    I'm about +40 thus far. Thank god this is my last semester.
    I walk on a treadmill with a book holder on it, so I study and exercise! Isn't that what we learn as NS; multi-tasking?
  9. by   AMR21
    im down, i have no clue how. i dont let myself snack but i do drink lots of energy drinks and starbucks. i had to buy new, smaller, scrubs too! (sorry, kinda excited)
  10. by   Seven, RN2b
    Quote from AMR21
    i had to buy new, smaller, scrubs too! (sorry, kinda excited)
    How fun!!! Congratulations!
  11. by   laurainri
    lol.... you are tooo funny.... i think that most of the people in our class gained at least 20 ... there are the select few who are not stress eaters and they still look fab. I am not one of them :-)
  12. by   boomer28
    I've lost about 5lbs. so far this quarter. I pan outmy meals and pack a lunch every night before class the next day (full of healthy food) to prevent myself from eating out on campus. On clinical days I barely have time to eat lunch. I guess I've just been so busy that I don't have time to really eat junk (except on weekends and tonight because it's Halloween).
  13. by   Conrad283
    Quote from beth66335
    I walk on a treadmill with a book holder on it, so I study and exercise! Isn't that what we learn as NS; multi-tasking?
    I've tried that too, but I always wound up people watching!

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