So I finally broke down and went today to the doctor for a complete physical. I explained to her my frustration about even though I've been working out 3 times a week at the gym, eating my BMR calories, drinking 3 L of water a day, I've actually gained almost 30 lbs since Jan! And lost no inches. Ugh!!!! She said she's heard this a lot from people who work night shift. They drew a lot of blood to check for everything under the sun, and she wants me to have a sleep study done. I feel so defeated. I work nights so I don't have to put my kids in daycare (dh works days) and earn enough to pay off some of our debt (we got hit hard when the market collapsed in 2008). Short of going to day shift, which would take a small miracle, what else can I do? Any other night shift workers out there with advice? I work 7pm-7:30am.
on Jul. 11, 2013 at 5:09 PM