hey Lynn, i live in port lavaca, TX and I'm a chemical process operator for Dow chemical. the kind of shift work i do really kills my metabolism. its actually where i gained most of my weight. 3 yrs ago i weighed 240. and Ive been doing shift for 3 yrs now
Originally Posted by Lynn
this is how my shift falls work 4 nights. off 3. work 3 days. off 1. work 3 nights. off 3. work 4 days. off 7. then repeat.
so basically i only work 14 days a month. but its just such an erratic schedule that its wreaks havoc on my mind and body. lol you would be surprised how hungry a person gets working a 12 hour night shift. i feel for your wife. 12 hr nights are hard.
its going to be difficult to get my metabolism under control but im up for the challenge. my weight has become an issue not just of health but also in my daily life. i love to kayak, hike, mountain bike, rock climb and things of that nature. as heavy as i am now it makes these things very difficult and im really starting to miss out on them. im a big guy by nature (6"6' size 15 boot) but i just need to shed some pounds to get back to being just a stout guy instead of a fat one
thanks for starting up this thread. its some pretty helpful motivation
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