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How many lbs have you gained/lossed during nursing school?

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During school I gained a whopping 31 pounds.

So far have lost 15.:o

I have jeans in several different sizes and still I'm forced to live in sweat pants. I have them in many attractive colors and styles.....

:crying2: Gator

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When I was in nursing school I was in very good shape. I was super busy and worked out A TON to manage the stress. Since I commuted to school I would stay after lecture (from 4pm to 7pm) and workout then study in the library. Kept me fit, kept my grades up and I missed rush hour traffic on the way home. It's all about making a routine and sticking w/ it.

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Last year I went full time doing pre-reqs and lost 10 pounds!! Between classes and work I just did not have time to eat and was not hungry anyway. Probably not a healthy thing but I was thrilled to lose the sizes. Now that I am in the first nursing semester I am just holding steady. I have a very undemanding class schedule this semester though. I am sure once I get more into it with clinicals and everything my stress level will go sky high......I am hoping to lose another 10 and then I will be right where I want to be!!

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My freshman year I gained the obligatory "freshman 15"... in the first semester! I gained 30 pounds that I had lost the previous year during my freshman year and have maintained my 30 pound gain! Now how does that work? I can't maintain a loss, just a gain! My dr told me I was being too supportive of my fellow students in the culinary arts dept!

I try to keep active, but still seem to hold on to the weight. Oh well, my goal is to not add any more during my last 2 years!

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Unfortunately I've lost about 5 lbs. That's from walking to and from the train stop and class/car with heavy books on my back. And to save $$ I'm eating dinner with my parents every night. Dinner is usually a healthy main course (fish, baked chicken, pasta), with a salad (veggies from dad's garden) and fresh local fruit.

Of course when I'm at school I balance it out with some cheetos or whatever they have in the vending machine. haha.

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maire has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Adult Med-Surg and Rehab.

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Gained 15 pounds in a year. Started The Firm and it slowly started to come off. Need to stay away from the school cafeteria, it's killing me.:o

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CseMgr1 has 39 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Case Management, Home Health, UM.

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I lost ten pounds :eek: during my first month in nursing school. I was severely stressed out, going to school full-time, working part-time, and caring for a 9-month-old baby. I literally did not have time to eat, and what little I did eat...went right through me. My husband threw a fit one night, when he arrived home from work and found me on the floor with the baby, doubled over with stomach cramps, and demanded that I quit school. I hollered at him that it had taken me ten years to get into this school, and the ONLY way I was going to quit was if they KICKED me out!

I look back on those three years and wonder how I ever did it...

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Gaining...must be those damn m&m's...:rolleyes:

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I took a year off from nursing to have my son. Before coming back into the program, I was so pleased that I had lost all of my pregnancy weight and then some. When I reentered, I gained about 12 lbs over the course of the next 1.5 years. I have been out of school for 3 months and started the Atkins diet with exercise and lost 14 pounds. I work the night shift, and it is so hard to live healthy on that shift. Lots of coffee and diet Pepsi, not enough water.

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Lost 18 pounds during my first semester ( spring ) and kept it off over the summer. Have lost about 3 since this semester started. My 18 last semester though had to do with my husband leaving me after the first exam and going from there. I hope to keep losing as I am now the size I was when I got pregnant with my daughter almost 6 years ago.

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I'm working really hard to lose my extra pregnancy weight, and I hope to have it off before I start school later on. I honestly dont think I will gain much back in school because I have been learning to eat healthy and I will make the time (lol) to prepare good snacks/meals. You have to tell yourself (and believe) that you are worth the extra time it takes to make something good versus grabbing a burger on the go everyday. Drink that water ladies!!

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