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Weight gain? - page 3

This may seem like a dumb/trivial question, but how many of you gained or lost weight from the stress or busyness of nursing school? I worked my butt off to lose 55 pounds a few years ago, and I'm... Read More

  1. Visit  FLmed profile page
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    I was sooo cute before nursing school. Nursing school aged me and I put on 15 pounds. I was determined to lose it after my BSN. Now I'm working full time and in a masters program. I just finished my first semester towards my MSN, and it ended up being too much. I had to drop a few classes. I'm determined to get this 15 pounds off. I was a runner before nursing school, and I'm committed to shutting my pie hole and getting on a treadmill! I'll get my swag back.
    Last edit by FLmed on Dec 22, '12
  2. Visit  malenurse354 profile page
    #27 0
    Enrolling in a nursing school made me lose my weight because I found our activities really stressful because after duty, I still need to do a lot of paper works ( NCP's, reports and etc)!
  3. Visit  rubato profile page
    #28 0
    Well, I can report that after my first semester I managed to gain 16 lbs. Never thought it could happen to me but it did. Why? Clinicals made me tired but didn't burn off any calories. And, my hubby just cannot cook healthy meals. Everyone in the family gained weight. We're all taking it off now, and I will spend the last week before the semester starts cooking and freezing meals. It will not happen again!
  4. Visit  BloomNurseRN profile page
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    Ugh. I wish I had been smarter and able to keep the weight off but 3 semesters in (only 1 to go!) I've gained the 30 lbs I worked so hard to lose before starting the program. I am trying to work really hard to watch my intake and absolutely increase my exercise so I can look cute in all the graduation pics coming up. LOL. Gotta have something for motivation right?!
  5. Visit  Sadala profile page
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    I think a lot of it has to do with how you deal with stress. There is a lot of time that has to be devoted to studying. I know some students who tend to do more nervous eating during those times. As for me, I tend to be more unable to eat when I'm stressed, so I've lost weight. Really though, you do want to try to eat correctly and do some exercise in order to stay healthy, de-stress and keep up your strength. So its not at all an optimal way of losing weight.
  6. Visit  staceym profile page
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    I'm definitely a stress eater. And of course, I can't focus on my readings or studying when my stomach is grumbling. I think the eating part will be tough to get rid of but eating healthier foods will help with the calories. I also need to make more time for exercising daily. It seriously helps my stress levels too.
  7. Visit  Sadala profile page
    #32 0
    It is really easy (even for someone old enough to know better like me) to get into bad habits in nursing school. You're simply short on time ALL the time. Organization is really important (and when someone figures out how to make that work, get back to me so I can learn)
  8. Visit  melizerd profile page
    #33 0
    I busted my butt losing 85 lbs in the last 2 years, I hate to admit that I gained almost 30 back in the first two semesters. I've gotten it under control again and forcing myself to allow myself 30-45 min of exercise time 6 days a week NO MATTER what. It sucks though and it's been harder than when I originally started. I plan out my meals a month at a time now. It sucks but it's the only way I can stay on track in school.
  9. Visit  nekozuki profile page
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    Everyone gained weight in our program. EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. So, about halfway through the program, one of the women there started power walking during out break between exams and class. It was only about twenty minutes, but then others started joining in. It helped work off nerves/stress, and by the end, most of us were joining in. She ended up losing somewhere upwards of 30 lbs.
  10. Visit  i♥words profile page
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    Quote from Sadala
    I think a lot of it has to do with how you deal with stress. There is a lot of time that has to be devoted to studying. I know some students who tend to do more nervous eating during those times. As for me, I tend to be more unable to eat when I'm stressed, so I've lost weight. Really though, you do want to try to eat correctly and do some exercise in order to stay healthy, de-stress and keep up your strength. So its not at all an optimal way of losing weight.
    Me too. When I am stressed, I'm not hungry. I lose weight every semester.
  11. Visit  Compassion_x profile page
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    My weight stays pretty constant. I've only had one semester of nursing so far but I've had plenty of time for non-nursing stuff like working out lol. Plus I've worked as a (very busy) CNA for 24 hours a week the past year and a half now. Although, I do always gain about 5 pounds or so in the winter, no matter what, and I always lose it in the summer.
  12. Visit  rubato profile page
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    Quote from rubato
    Well, I can report that after my first semester I managed to gain 16 lbs. Never thought it could happen to me but it did. Why? Clinicals made me tired but didn't burn off any calories. And, my hubby just cannot cook healthy meals. Everyone in the family gained weight. We're all taking it off now, and I will spend the last week before the semester starts cooking and freezing meals. It will not happen again!
    Lost 5 pounds already and hoping for 5 more before January 14th!
  13. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from rubato

    Lost 5 pounds already and hoping for 5 more before January 14th!
    That's awesome! Congrats!

    Since I took up running last semester I didn't gain any weight, but I also didn't lose any, which was disappointing. Our school has such shoddy hours we spent way too much time studying in restaurants; combine that with the fact that my husband also can't cook healthily, and I worked my booty off for nothing :-/

    Any ideas how you're going to combat the weight gain next semester? I'm trying to lose about 20lbs so I really need to cut back calories on the food end of things. But school is just so hectic!

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