Losing weight while in school - page 4

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  1. by   NurseRose84
    I quit smoking in 2011, and went from around 150-155(I'm 5'8"), to 180ish... Since I started my tech job in march, I've dropped 15 pounds, and I was taking my final pre-reqs this semester. I haven't really altered my diet any, and my caloric intake isn't any lower, but my activity level has increased dramatically. I'm hoping that once my nursing classes start in August, I'll be able to drop even more!!!
  2. by   amberella123
    how long did it take for you to start losing weight after you started working out?
  3. by   amberella123
    how much do you run? Like once a day?
  4. by   chelseah0pe
    before I started nursing school, I lost around 20 pounds when I started working in a pharmacy. 8 hour days on your feet running around with barely any time to eat works your body pretty hard. now that i'm in nursing school, sometimes I go to work right after school, so i'm still running around with barely any time to eat, and I've lost even more weight. I was never overweight to begin with! I recommend protein bars & drinking a lot of water... even though I prefer soda
  5. by   NicuRN628
    This will be my ninth week of nursing school (an accelerated program), the first semester just finished, and I've lost a little over five pounds. I have always been an active person, but have been determined to fit in more workouts during the week than normal to relieve stress. I am not overweight, but wouldn't mind losing twenty pounds or so.
  6. by   KimberlyRN89
    My last yr in nursing school I lost 40 lbs Stay away from the junk food is the best advice I can give..
  7. by   kecchs2014
    4 weeks for you to notice 8 weeks for you friends and family to notice and 12 weeks for the whole world to notice!!!
  8. by   kecchs2014
    so far I have lost 15 lbs I am hoping to lose 35 more. So hopefully nursing school will help!!1
  9. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Lord, I would love to forget to eat! Well, maybe not because then I would probably be dead and that would suck very much bad....... Kudos to you all who have lost weight, I just don't want to have to have someone cut me out of my house so I can make it to graduation!
  10. by   RunBabyRN
    I tend to gain weight each semester. I'd lost 116 lbs before I started, and I'm currently up by about 10, so not TERRIBLE this semester, considering the holidays!
    I tend to eat to stay awake while studying, so THAT is a major issue.
    I do stay active, though, and that helps. I've found that reading while walking at an incline on the treadmill works REALLY well for me. Keeps me awake, the blood flowing, I remember stuff well, and I'm not EATING.
  11. by   WhitneyRene
    I have lost roughly 20lbs since starting nursing school. I was quickly reminded how I managed to stay so thin in high school and college the first go-round. Stress+anxiety+fear+GI issues=IBS overdrive. Test days are most exciting, there have been mornings I was sure I was going to be late to my exam no matter how early I got up to prepare.
  12. by   JewellWheeler
    When I was in school, I was very obese. To lose weight, we need to stay away from oily and junk food.
    Last edit by Esme12 on May 24, '17 : Reason: TOS
  13. by   Miiki
    I ended nursing school a full 25 pounds lighter than when I started. I have since regained about half of that.