What is your experience with Medifast? The good, the bad, and the ugly.?

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First question I have is What is your experience with Medifast? The good, the bad, and the ugly.? Many thanks for any answer or 2. Second question of mine... A mini-rant, if I may, then a plea for advice. lol.

I work nightshift (10p-6a) Mon-Thur, am off Fri & Sat nights, then work 2nd shift Sunday. So I'm home just after 10p on Sundays and usually sleep all night...and then Monday bites me in the butt. I'm usually awake all day then have to be back at work at 10p. I'd give my left ovary to be able to sleep all day like I try to do the rest of the work week, but for many reasons it's just not possible. As one can imagine, this schedule also makes it difficult to have a "normal" eating routine...Mondays and Fridays are usually really messed up. Plus, I'm often just totally wiped out physically, and it's hard to even think about eating when I'm that tired.

I'm stuck for the time being. Yes, I hate it, but I have to live with it and make it work for now..

So...are there any other MFers who work odd hours, or have roughly the same time issues? And if so, how do you stay OP on those long days? For that matter, if you're as tired as I am on Mondays, how do you even find the willpower to eat all we're supposed to?.

I need a nap......

Comments (6)

I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I discover an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..

Comment #1

I'd LOVE to work four 10hr nights and be able to give up that Sunday shift altogether. I've asked about it and they just hem and haw and I never get an answer. It just throws my whole week off kilter..

I'll admit I'm glad I don't do 12hr shifts anymore. That nearly killed me...I was supremely grumpy for the last 4 hours of every night. lol..

Comment #2

Normally I love it... but I'm used to night shifts in big hospitals where you have backup and you can take breaks and so on.....

Now I'm in a really small hospital. Some nights it's not much to do, but nights you get slammed... you get slammed. And it's hell. And I have a pissy little 23 year old coworker playing passive aggressive crap which makes it even harder...

Comment #3

I also work 12 hour night shifts, so am constantly trying to keep up! It's not easy and it does affect my weight loss!..

Comment #4

Well, y'all have it worse than I do, but I'm stuck on a 3am-12pm shift for the next three weeks. I'm not a medical personnel though, I'm a system administrator supporting a training class that's being held in Germany, but I'm here at home with the servers in Virginia. Right now I'm just trying to eat like I would when I'm on my usual schedule, just a few hours earlier. But it's hard because usually I'll eat breakfast at 6:30 am, but now I'm taking four of my Medifast meals to work and eating breakfast after I get to work so I can get up a little later. I've been at work since 3:00 am but am only just now (4:45 am) finishing breakfast (MF scrambled eggs). Also I'm finding that I'm too hungry after eating all but my L&G and evening Medifast snack so it's really hard to hold off until dinner (L&G). I'm going to bed at 7:00 pm, but I can't get to sleep for a while! I give you ladies a *lot* of credit for being able to work your weird shifts all the time plus raise a family!..

Comment #5

Wow, Christine, that schedule would make me totally bonkers. I thought overnight was bad. I don't know if I could even think about getting to work at 3am...

Comment #6

Crazy schedule here, too! I'm a paramedic, and work 24 on - 48 off. Sometimes the food schedule works out for me...other times I'm left a little hypoglycemic..

One thing that works for me is to always have plenty of ready to eat meals available. That way, if I'm trapped on the ambulance, and can't get back to the station to make a shake, or soup, or whatever....I can have a bag of puffs or a crunch bar, etc.....

The hardest thing about my first day off, is I sometimes sleep much of it away, and have a hard time getting all my water and Medifast meals in......

Comment #7

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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