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So, which is it since you started school? I have gained a good 10 to 12 lbs. and it is driving me mad. It's almost impossible to eat right when your school is out of town, you do so much homework that you totally forget to make a lunch before you head out the door:rolleyes: The alternative: starve or eat fast food. I choose the latter. It's seems comforting when I am stressed out, which is all the darn time. *shakes head* Pathetic, I tell you.:p

lisamc1RN, LPN

Specializes in LTC/Behavioral/ Hospice. Has 4 years experience.

Gaining.:o I'm a stress eater and boy have I been stressing! I had lost 80 lbs and reached my goals but now I'm up about 20 lbs, 15 of it gained since school began. I really thought that I had learned to control my eating but it is very obvious now that I still have much to work on.

Aneroo, LPN

Specializes in Cath Lab, OR, CPHN/SN, ER.

GAINED! Blah :crying2: I lost a little weight, gained at least 40 back (in a few months!). At least when I graduate, I'll be too busy working to eat. :)

NewEnglandRN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Psych. Has 4 years experience.

I've gained too. It's so hard for me to eat well because it's much faster to pick up take-out for the kids. DH normally is not home for dinner, so I take the easy way out. I would say I've gained about 10-15 pounds since starting school in September :imbar

Any ideason how to lose it??? I know it's just going to get worse with the holidays around the corner.

I have about 40 lbs to lose. We just had our Nutrition module with a teacher who is very fit. She was very insulting about "fat" people and said they have no business wearing a bathing suit in public. Boy, was she on some people's sh*t list.

manna, BSN, RN

Has 6 years experience.

Gained! I'm a stress eater too! Add to that commuting and feeding 2 little kids, and you can see why eating convenience/fast foods has become a larger part of our diet. I hate myself for that, but it's either my sanity or my waistline that has to give right now... Ugh. :o

I don't weigh myself (I care more about % fat vs. muscle usually) but I think I am gaining. I just FEEL fat even if the numbers do not change.

I find it is more I don't have time to exercise any more! This "semester" (i.e. 5 weeks for me because I am in an accelrated BSN) is better, just two classes, no clinicals...so I have more time.

It's so difficult when we sit on our butts all day in class, butt in the car, but in the library! :o

abundantjoy07, RN

Specializes in ER, Medicine.

I gained about 25 pounds during my first 3 years of school. This year I am losing weight. I learned from the mistakes I made...and now my weight is s l o w l y but surely going down to where it should be.

Imafloat, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

So, which is it since you started school? I have gained a good 10 to 12 lbs. and it is driving me mad. It's almost impossible to eat right when your school is out of town, you do so much homework that you totally forget to make a lunch before you head out the door:rolleyes: The alternative: starve or eat fast food. I choose the latter. It's seems comforting when I am stressed out, which is all the darn time. *shakes head* Pathetic, I tell you.:p

I have gained about 15 lbs since I started school last year. I am working hard at taking it off. I am a 'mature' student and I eat like the 20 year olds. I am also a big stress eater. I just made it through finals week without eating too much.:rotfl: :rotfl:

Imafloat, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

I gained about 25 pounds during my first 3 years of school. This year I am losing weight. I learned from the mistakes I made...and now my weight is s l o w l y but surely going down to where it should be.

What are you doing to get that weight going down?

gaining.....for sure. I was doing WW and lost about 15 lbs before school started...now I've gained it all back plus about 5. It's tough but I'm trying to buckle down and start eating right and workin out some.

I lose weight when I'm studying and stressed, and gain during the breaks -- so far that's been a net gain of about 2lbs this past year. Just started a health kick today actually! Even though the weight gain hasn't been that bad, I've seriously lost condition - that's from lack of time to exercise :-(

RainDreamer, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 13 years experience.

When I first started school I gained weight. I would eat when I was stressed out too and because I didn't have much time to fix anything healthy to eat.

But in my second year I took a walk/jog/run class for a required PE credit. Best thing I ever did! Now when I get stressed out I go running. And it's been a dang stressful semester, so I've been running a lot lol. I finally got a treadmill and that's saving me time, instead of having to find a decent hour to go running at the school.

I've lost about 12 pounds since the fall semester started. Mainly because I don't have time to eat! I do eat breakfast, for lunch I usually have Slimfast, and sometimes a sandwich for dinner, sometimes nothing....

So, which is it since you started school? I have gained a good 10 to 12 lbs. and it is driving me mad. It's almost impossible to eat right when your school is out of town, you do so much homework that you totally forget to make a lunch before you head out the door:rolleyes: The alternative: starve or eat fast food. I choose the latter. It's seems comforting when I am stressed out, which is all the darn time. *shakes head* Pathetic, I tell you.:p

Sigh...the bane of my existance is sandwiches! So easy to grab but so many carbs. I've definatlely gained a little.

kahumai, RN

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry.

But in my second year I took a walk/jog/run class for a required PE credit. Best thing I ever did! Now when I get stressed out I go running. And it's been a dang stressful semester, so I've been running a lot lol. I finally got a treadmill and that's saving me time, instead of having to find a decent hour to go running at the school.

I know someone who purposely signed up for a gym class that counted as college credit because she said that she would only work out if she was getting a grade for it! I think she's onto something and that they should make yoga, pilates, or 'treadmill' a nursing school elective! :chuckle

For me, though, I have really good metabolism, so I would say I've *maybe* gained a pound or two. (That's all lattes and Frappucinos, though! :rolleyes: ) I tend to get more of a breakout thing! :angryfire

RainDreamer, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 13 years experience.

I think she's onto something and that they should make yoga, pilates, or 'treadmill' a nursing school elective! :chuckle

Definitely! We have to have 3 PE classes, they are required for graduation. For 1 of my credits I took a yoga class just this past summer. I loved it! It'd be great for all nursing students to do, I really enjoyed it. And I got credit for it, even better! I probably never would have taken a yoga class, even though I'd been interested in it somewhat, if I wasn't required to get the credit. I just need that extra push lol.

I gained 20 pounds since starting nursing school.

I used to hear people say things like that and wonder "how do they gain so much weight so fast? Don't they know they are gaining with the first 5 pounds?" the answer, I learned sadly, is yes, I knew the first 5 pounds went on, and I didn't care. then the rest just kinda surprised me one day.

I am actually at the point where I work out a couple of times a week, but I still can't bring myself to care enough to lose the weight. I JUST WANT TO FINISH SCHOOL. thats all i can seem to care about these days. passing. GETTING A JOB. UUURRRGGGHHHH. I hate, hate, hate school.

I graduate in MAY!!!!!

perfectbluebuildings, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics.

Well the scale says I am the same, but I know I'm out of shape. I don't feel like I have as much time to exercise, and when I do get some down time I just want to RELAX and chill. I don't eat that great at all this year though, and I can tell looking at my skin- it's blotchy and I am breaking out a lot easier. ICK!

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