SparkPeople College Survival Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=592 This is a team about surviving college from avoiding the freshmen 15 to learning how to fit exercise in our busy schedules! SparkPeople College Survival Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=592 INTRODUCE YOURSELF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x49210207 GOOD MORNING ALL!!..I'M LORI, ALTHOUGH I AM 44 YEARS OLD, I ATTEND EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY. I WAITED UNTIL MY 5 CHILDREN WERE GROWN AND MOVED T GO BACK TO SCHOOL. I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING MORE PEOPLE THROUGH SPARK..MY FIANCE AND I ARE GOING ON OUR 60 MINUET WALK RIGHT NOW, I JUST WANTED TO POP IN AND SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE. Sun, 29 Jul 2012 14:49:53 EST Imagine me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x49109759 College student in pursuit of happiness, self-expression, and health. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 02:45:37 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x48979512 Hi everyone! I am not new to Sparks People, but I am new to this group. I am 22 years old and getting my second degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, and though I love the city, the new lifestyle hasn't been good for me! I went from 136 pounds last August to 152 on May. On top of that, I still had to lose some more pounds, but I'm taking it one step at a time. I have lost 7 pounds since May, and I am trying to lower my body fat percentage to at least 24%. I hope I can keep up ... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:23:45 EST I'm a new student AND a new SparkPerson! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x48974795 I'm Marionette, it's nice to meet you all! I'm going to be a freshman in a month and a half. I'm a psychology major and pursuing one other degree -- either a certificate program in queer studies or a self-designed program in animal behavior and management. I'm very excited and hoping you all can be helpful for my survival! Sat, 14 Jul 2012 02:38:50 EST "New" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x47100058 I have had this account for awhile, but have not really used it. Now I need to lose weight for a wedding. Just wanted to introduce myself and would love any advice people have about the site or anything in general!! Thanks! Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:32:33 EST gym membership crazy idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x46998775 Hi all. I just got this crazy idea and am wondering if it is possible to pull off or just plain unhygenic. <BR> <BR> So my gym is right next to all of my classes. However I live a mile away from here. I'm thinking about renting a lockre for the rest of the semester and stashing a bunch of gym clothes in the locker, along with all of my shampoo, conditioner, and shaving materials. This way I'll be REQUIRED to go to the gym every day! <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 00:35:01 EST I am new to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x46727401 Hey! I am new to SparkPeople and just learning about the site. I learned about this site from a lady I work with in the university library. I hope this will be a program that works for me! Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:47:05 EST Healthy Eating in the Dining Hall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x46669223 How do yo eat right in the dining hall when all the options are so unhealthy? <BR> I will admit that I am picky; but still the dining hall presents so many unhealthy options that its hard. There is always fries and pizza which don't create a good meal. I try to eat a salad at every meal or at least once a day but its hard to commit to it when everyone else is basically eating junk... <BR> Any suggestions on what to eat or how to keep dining hall meals healthy? Sun, 19 Feb 2012 23:46:00 EST Hello, It appears i'm new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x46317069 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm from Australia so we call it university here but it's the same thing. I just started a double degree and i work full time and I'm looking for tips on how the hell to fit in exercise as well. I work at the family fun factory McDonalds and my uni doesn't really have anything to offer in the way of healthy food either, having only a bar and a cafe serving mostly chips and gravy because they always run out of healthy food in the breakfast/early-morning rush. It's also in the m... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:31:22 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x45989528 Uhm, Hi. <BR> The name's Jay, and I'm currently going to Highline Community College in WA for Running Start. My weight has gotten out of control, so I decided to finally take it seriously. So... Here I am. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:52:47 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x44840017 Hello ! <BR> I'm a girl from Belgium and I discovered sparkpeople a week ago. I love it :) <BR> I just started with a strict diet this week so a little support is always great. <BR> I love being skinny. But I'm not skinny anymore ! <BR> I'm not really fat either, but I want to lose about 10 kg to be really fit and as thin as I was. <BR> College wasn't the greatest place so far to support a healthy lifestyle :) cocktails, beer, an unregular sleep,-and eating rythm, dinnerparties, ...Those thi... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 21:03:03 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x44761114 Hi my name is Alicia! I am a 30 year young mother of a 7 1/2 year old and a 22 month old with 1-2 foster/adopt girls in the near future!!! I am in my 2nd year at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ! Early Childhood Education is my degree! Any one my area??? Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:51:08 EST OMG how do you find time to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x44760835 HELP PLEASE! I am a full time college student and a full time employee. I have so much trouble finding time to work out without impeding on my studies. How do yall find time to stay fit and get good grades? Sometimes I feel lucky to be able to sleep. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:26:27 EST eating healthy in your apartment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x44703546 what foods do you keep in your dorm/apartment to help you stay on a healthy-eating-track (and help prevent binge eating) Fri, 21 Oct 2011 23:18:36 EST Hi I'm Emily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x44563018 Hi I'm Emily I'm a sophomore transfer student at SUNY Purchase. I'm totally stuck in a rut as far as my weight goes now that I'm in a new school so I'm open to any suggestions for getting through the next couple semesters :) Wed, 12 Oct 2011 22:48:58 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x43059702 Hi everyone, I'm new here. My names Corinne and I am currently a junior in college and just switched my major. It's hard to handle school and stay healthy with all of the stress and unhealthy foods available. I'm looking for ways to handle the stress so I can maintain my health if anyone has any suggestions! Thanks! Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:40:28 EST Hi, I'm Angel. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x42842986 I'm new on here. I need to lose about 40 pounds. I would love any kind of motivation you guys can offer. I know that I'll need a lot of help. I have a job, a son, a husband, and I'm going to school in about a month. I've been trying to lose weight for a really long time, seems like my whole life. Hopefully this site will help me get the job done. :) Wed, 6 Jul 2011 22:01:04 EST HELLO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x41178522 Hi Everyone. My name is Ashley Washington, and Im from San Diego, California, and recently I have decieded to change my life and live a healthy life. It has definitly been a challange and I fight everyday. I have lost 24lbs since January to April 05, 2011, my goal is to loose 100lbs in either a year or a little more than that. Ive come to realize that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH GOD. Amen! Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:21:55 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x40981675 Hi everyone, I'm vanessa! Just wanted to introduce myself here, just looking for motivation; only have a small amount of weight to lose, but I am ready for it to be gone! Sun, 3 Apr 2011 15:46:34 EST Weekday Theme Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x38845426 Sometimes it is easier to focus on one goal each day. Here is a theme for each day! <BR> <BR> Muscle Monday <BR> Tummy Tuesday <BR> Weigh-in Wednesday <BR> Thirsty Thursday <BR> Fruity (or veggie) Friday <BR> Sit-it-out Saturday <BR> Run Sunday Mon, 3 Jan 2011 15:22:46 EST Winter Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x38845309 What are you doing on winter break? <BR> <BR> I am basically trying to not die of boredom. It's sure a nice change of pace. I realize I have NO hobbies besides working out, work and school. <em>334</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 15:18:21 EST Southern College Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x38688198 Hi everyone! I'm a senior at Ole Miss, finishing up my B.A. degree then hopefully I'll be headed off to grad school. I'm a small girl without any real weight to lose, but I am hoping to get into a 5 day a week workout routine and healthy eating plan by spring break. I have the usual hectic schedule and part-time job like most college students that seem to make being healthy all the more challenging, but I also have a few medical problems to contend with as well: chronic migraines, GERD, IB... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 00:53:15 EST What did you get for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x38664735 Pepper spray <BR> Magazine subscription <BR> In Plain Sight, Season Two Sun, 26 Dec 2010 19:32:02 EST When are your finals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x38342508 I thought we're all going through this stressful time together, so why not share our dates/ deadlines and help carry each other's burdens? <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> Wednesday the 8th: Psychology <BR> Monday the 13th: Physiology <BR> Wednesday the 15th: Statistics <BR> Thursday the 16th: Nutrition <BR> <BR> Good luck to all of you. Study hard and you WILL reap the benefits <em>104</em> Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:23:34 EST Today, I am thankful for--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x37839579 My health. <BR> My family. <BR> My friends. <BR> Laughter. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Nov 2010 22:31:03 EST My goal for today is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x37750924 To walk with my friend. <BR> To meet with my counselor. <BR> To try out spinning. <BR> To ST. <BR> <BR> What is your goal/s for the day? Fri, 5 Nov 2010 11:39:47 EST So I had my very first college break down today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x37579509 Now, this is my first semester in college, and it is going relatively well. When I was in High School I was in the Theatre program, and so I was used to hell week once a semester, and yes I would have a break down since my teachers always seemed to give homework that week, and we got excused from classes on day that week for an inschool. But anyways, I would have emotional breakdowns. <BR> <BR> But now I have my first college breakdown. Basically, I am the only one working on a group project... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 22:08:29 EST Someone you’ve drifted away from http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37467040 why and what can YOU do to rekindle the friendship? Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:53:33 EST Something you’re looking forward to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37467024 What is it and why? Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:52:53 EST Your dream vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37467014 Tell me ALL ABOUT IT! And links too if you want! Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:52:12 EST A deceased person you wish you could talk to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37466997 Who is it? Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:51:20 EST Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37466979 Why don't you? Maybe use this as an opportunity to start a conversation! Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:50:26 EST Someone you wish you could meet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37466948 Past, present, anyone! Who is it? Why? Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:49:06 EST Your favorite friend you've never met http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37466931 who is it? How did you "meet" them? Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:48:15 EST Your job http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37461055 Do you do anything besides school? <BR> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:17:37 EST Someone who inspires you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37461050 who and why? <BR> <BR> But here is the kicker - you need to go tell them! Believe me, they will appreciate it! <BR> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:17:13 EST Your dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37461036 Not only what are they, but have they changed in the last year or so? Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:16:34 EST Your siblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37461028 Do you have any? How many? Older or younger? Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:16:05 EST Your parents http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37461017 Tell me about them. Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:15:35 EST Your vices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37461006 what are they? Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:15:10 EST 10 Minutes of Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37441424 What 10 minutes of fitness did you do today? <BR> <BR> Come on guys and gals.. <em>306</em> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 23:36:16 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x37432031 Hello, my name is Molly. I just joined this SparkTeam! I am a junior theatre major and history minor. I am always super busy with theatre and all the other clubs I'm a part of. I am a very caring and compassionate person, which leads to very little me time in my life. <BR> <BR> I decided to join SparkPeople quite a while ago, but have been so busy stage managing and such in the theatre. I finally decided I needed to do something for me, so I'm trying to become more active in my daily life an... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:42:27 EST Just another college student http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x37216840 Hello :) I am 19 years old, currently taking a break from PCC and going to PSU next year for a biology degree. I love camping/ hiking/ the great outdoors but unfortunately don't get to enjoy them too often. Maybe if I find a weight loss buddy on here I will start getting outside more! Other activities I like are running, biking, and swimming. Hobbies are reading, drawing, and sometimes writing. I have been trying to lose weight on and off since I was about 15 and I am good at getting lots of ... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 22:35:30 EST I need a student team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x37087465 Hi team! I'm a returning university student. After joining and having consistent activity since January this year, I was overwhelmed by a ton of things that happened in my life and took a 2 month break from spark (such a bad move - just in case somebody's considering). I'm back now, because I need spark and sparkers in my life! I hope to encourage and be encouraged by this team! Sun, 3 Oct 2010 20:58:56 EST Favorite fitness classes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x37033768 I'm a fan of group fitness more than any other kind of exercise. I'm super proud and also super competitive, having people there "watching" me work out makes me push myself far harder than I do when I workout on my own. <BR> <BR> What are your favorite kinds of exercise that involve groups, large or small? What works best? <BR> <BR> :D Fri, 1 Oct 2010 02:32:49 EST October 1st - Best Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x37019429 Who is your best friend and why? Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:11:53 EST What do you do on your study breaks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x36933296 Experts say when you study, you should have breaks. What do you do on yours? Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:12:08 EST October: 30 Topics in 30 Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x36918693 Has anyone been following NANSMOMMY's blogs? She has been doing a challenge called the 30 Day Blog Challenge. Every day there is a new topic. <BR> <BR> I thought it would be a fun way to get the team active for October but... on the message boards! Keep your eyes open starting on October 1st! <BR> <BR> As a heads up, here are the topics! <BR> <BR> Day 1 - Your best friend <BR> Day 2 — Your vices <BR> Day 3 — Your parents <BR> Day 4 —Your siblings <BR> Day 5 — Your dreams <BR> Day 6 — S... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 19:54:12 EST Trick or Treat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x36882343 Two questions: What are some tricks for the caf'? How do you occasionally treat yourself at the caf'? <BR> <BR> My "trick" is to have one cup of orange juice and fill the rest with water. <BR> <BR> Depending on the day, my "treat" is a cookie, or ice cream. Yesterday it was a Root Beer Float. <em>76</em> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:36:06 EST September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x36711035 This month (being that it is already half way through) is a fitness challenge. I challenge each of you to schedule in at least one fitness time per day. Make it a priority just like you would one of your classes. Share here what your plan is and at the end of the month we will see how everyone did! Wed, 15 Sep 2010 15:24:28 EST Challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16656x592x36711001 I was just wondering what everyone was thinking on the line of challenges. <BR> <BR> I am going to start a challenge now, but if you have other ideas, please reply here! I am all for ideas! Wed, 15 Sep 2010 15:22:57 EST What do you love about your body? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x36699031 I am very proud of my calves! Miles and miles of walking! Wed, 15 Sep 2010 00:33:53 EST Exericse today - plan for tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x36698980 What exercise did you do today? What do you have planned for tomorrow? Wed, 15 Sep 2010 00:29:13 EST What classes are you taking this semester? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x36698953 Medical Terminology <BR> Human Structure and Function (like Biology A & P) <BR> Intro HHP Majors and Minors <BR> Self-Defense <BR> Abnormal Psychology Wed, 15 Sep 2010 00:26:19 EST Its me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x36691405 I'm Betsy. I am a non-traditional college student, but a student none the less. =) If you want to know more, visit my spark page! Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:20:19 EST Frustrated with the caf' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x36630905 Hi all! I have been going to college for a few years but just recently added the meal plan. In the last couple weeks, I have struggled to find healthy selections in the caf'. I am hoping you guys would have creative ideas for me! I look forward to meeting you all! Sat, 11 Sep 2010 22:02:20 EST Ready to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x35847161 I am new to Sparkpeople and I really can't wait to lsoe weight. Freshman year at college killed my good eating habits and I really want to get into them before I go back to school. Good luck everyone Wed, 4 Aug 2010 21:09:50 EST Cookbook Recomendation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x35740338 It's a vegan cookbook specifically geared to college students. A lot of the food you can get cheap or free and nothing takes more than a microwave to cook. This things has saved me. I'd use it even if I wasn't a vegan, that's how tasty it can be. <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/PETAs-Vegan-College-C<BR>ookbook-Delicious/dp/1402218850 </link> <BR> <BR> **Note, there are some scarily high-cal recipes in here that are sometimes too easy to make and too hard to say no to, so I'd plug the rec... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 22:25:07 EST I'm ready to shed em' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x35535741 Hi, I'm Jessica. I've gained weight since college and I'm happy to be slowly but surely losing it. I've been on Sparks for awhile but I'm taking it to next level and getting involved to stay motivated. <BR> <BR> Goodluck everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>253</em> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 00:34:57 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x34860376 Well, this is my first time on sparkpeople. I gained the freshman 15 and am not very happy about it. Like many, I was always able to eat whatever I want, and now that I can't, it's hard to get on the healthy track. We'll see how this goes. (: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:32:43 EST ^_^ Ah, 15lbs . . . I doth I express my love for u http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x33647528 Well,I'm new to the group, not really sparkpeople, haha. But I'm really motivated this time around to lose the weight, but a little encouragement couldn't hurt :3 <BR> That's what I'm hoping to find and hoping to give as well. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:11:27 EST brand new!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x33016699 hey guys, i finally decided to actually join a group bc i've had enough of wallowing. So i started grad school this year and gained 25lbs. I went from 125 to 150...its scary i'm determined to lose 20lbs in the next 4 months, so that i can feel like myself again and stop hiding in baggy clothes (and then i plan to lose the last 5 within the first month of summer). <BR> <BR> wish me luck! <BR> <BR> B Sun, 28 Mar 2010 00:35:50 EST \m/, ^.^ ,\m/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x31100164 Hullo! <BR> <BR> I'm Kay and, while I haven't gained 15 lbs during this (my freshmen) year of college, I have gotten into some wicked bad habits. Ever since sophomore year of high school, I've had weight issues, and I feel that now is as good of a time as ever to fix them. <BR> <BR> My biggest problems are figuring out what to eat - the food in my school is sub-par at best, and I have no way of cooking my own. I'm assuming y'all face this, too. What do you do to eat healthy? I don't think I... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:57:57 EST Hey guys Im new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x27386861 Hey everyone! My names Sam I will be a sophmore in college this year and I went from 155 to 185 over the course of my freshman year... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 17:39:22 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x25945364 Hello Guys! <BR> My names Amanda and I gained the freshman 15. I am looking forward to loosing the weight that I put on. Good luck to all of you. <em>30</em> Sun, 31 May 2009 10:36:59 EST A new break after spring break! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x23887772 Now that the weather is getting nicer, I feel a certain motivation to tone up and eat healtheir. However, as we all know living in a dorm hall and eating in a cafeteria can present a few obstacels. So I want to know what your motivation is to start a new, what activities or exercises you do at college, and what foods you keep on hand that are statisfying and healthy? Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:56:46 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x22458885 Hi! My name is Stephanie, and I'm a freshman. I actually haven't gained 15 pounds this year (more like 10), but I'd like to lose what I have gained and more besides - I was heavy coming in to college. I can't wait to meet all of you! Sat, 31 Jan 2009 21:11:07 EST HEY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x22371105 Hello! I am Bridget. I'm a sophmore in college. My freshman year I lived in dorms and managed to put on a ton of weight ontop of what I already had. Now that I've transferred school and am living off campus my goal is to loose all I've put on in the past year and half plus some more! Thu, 29 Jan 2009 01:23:06 EST What do you do when you feel like it isn't ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x22295906 What do you do when it feels like it isn't happening fast enough? <BR> <BR> I've been on here 2 weeks and lost 6lbs and I know that its pretty good but I just want to be thin already!!! Anyone else know how I feel? What keeps you going? How do you stop from being bored? How do you keep the courage not to give up? <BR> <BR> I keep on thinking of how confident I'll feel in a bikini this summer. I want to wow my old friends. Has anyone ever avoided hanging out with old friends because you got ... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 23:31:48 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x21823039 Hello all! <BR> I'm Kristin. I put on my freshman 15 about 4 years ago and my weight has been a roller coaster ride since then. Up and down, up and down... I'd really like to just get to a healthy and CONSTANT weight. I work AND go to school full time and, as I'm sure your aware, that makes it hard to be healthy. I'm looking foward to making positive changes in my life and MAKING time for me! Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:21:25 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x20302944 Hello everyone. My name is Erin, and i am 21 years old. Im not new to SP (this is my second time around) but im def new to this group. I live in Phoenix, and go to the art institute. Nice to meet everyone! :) Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:27:47 EST new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x17701565 Hi there...I gained the freshman 25. eek! I've lost 10 pounds and am aiming to drop another ten to reach my goal weight of 125. The hardest part is finding time/energy for exercise during the school year. Fri, 15 Aug 2008 14:10:32 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x14449347 I'm Kayla. I'm about to finish my first year at college and I want to lose the Freshman 15, plus some weight that I put on over the past several years. Mon, 28 Apr 2008 17:22:52 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x14449338 I'm Kayla. I'm about to finish my first year at college and I want to lose the Freshman 15, plus some weight that I put on over the past several years. Mon, 28 Apr 2008 17:22:38 EST Just like everyone else... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x14436740 Whats up all!! I am new to this as well, except i am just now joining a team. I have already lost three pounds. I work out 3-5 days a week and eat what is on my eating plan. If anyone needs a buddy i would be glad to help! <em>30</em> Mon, 28 Apr 2008 11:09:36 EST Help, my daughter needs encouragement & tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x14259089 My daughter is new to spark and she isn't losing (yet) she is a little discouraged and a little anxious about it all. My husband and I are sparking with her. In the fall she leaves for college for the first time and she needs to develop GOOD EATING HABITS because Dorm Food is the DEVIL. Please stop by her page and give her encouragement! Thanks! <BR> Her sparkname is: Peanut317 <BR> <BR> Sandy <em>4</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:20:32 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x14186340 Hey, <BR> Not only am I new to this group, but I'm also new to the whole college scene. I will be a college freshman in the coming fall and I have seen what the freshman 15 has done to my friends. I'm hoping to prevent that from happening to me next year. <BR> It would be really great to hear advice from you guys <BR> thanks <BR> -Layla Sun, 20 Apr 2008 00:43:32 EST Hi I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x13917298 Hello everyone <BR> I stop smoking 3 weeks ago and since then I have pick up about 15lbs. It seems like all I want to do since I quit smoking is eating. I been waking up just to eat in the middle of the night. I do not want to go back to smoking but I don't want to go back to 213 lbs either. That was my weight 9 months ago have always been a small person until my doctor change my medicine and it made me eat and gain all that weight. Please if anyone can help me please do so. Thanks <em>9</em>... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 22:27:08 EST hi, i'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x11497178 Hi all, I'm new here. I'm not really trying to lose the freshman fifteen, but rather the sophomore-junior-senior thirty. I'd already lost 15 pounds before joining sparkpeople a week or two ago, but I think these resources are going to be a lot better for me. I'm a senior graduating in may and I'd love to reach my goal by then! Sun, 20 Jan 2008 18:49:00 EST I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x8523115 Hi, guys I'm katie. I'm not exactly a college student. I am 19 and i just finished cosmetology school. I have gained 15 lbs since i graduated from high school which i equivilate to the freshmen 15. i am now working fulltime as a hairdresser and at my church as a youth pastor (aka- i'm really busy). i am eager to meet people and start this whole spark thing! Sat, 25 Aug 2007 23:06:31 EST new girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x592x7581806 hey <BR> im new to this group & new to this site... <BR> its really great so far!! <BR> -D <em>67</em> Mon, 9 Jul 2007 16:04:32 EST lemon juice / syrup diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x7522205 has anyone ever tried this detox diet? results? Fri, 6 Jul 2007 12:29:52 EST Eating at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x6377303 Hi everyone! This is a great team to have by the way...but, I'm just wondering how everyone plans to stay on track once they go home for the summer. At school, in the cafeteria I can manage pretty well with counting calories and eating salad and grilled chicken and whatnot, but once I get home, my eating just gets out of control because there aren't as many options, the options are less healthy, more difficult to keep track of, etc...I'm pretty nervous for summer...so if anyone has any tips... Sat, 5 May 2007 21:11:34 EST cramps??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x6006385 When I run I get a really intense cramping sensation in my right shoulder ish area. It goes from about the mid of my neck on the right side to almost the shoulder. When this pain happens it becomes harder to breath. Any help??? Sun, 15 Apr 2007 22:02:13 EST Keeping in Touch -- How's your day been? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x5885909 Post your challenge for the day..such as a exams or wanting that snicker's bar really bad. Then, put a positive spin on it! <BR> <BR> Mine for today: Major quiz tomorrow over skull bones that I really don't want to study for! But, after tomorrow, it will be over and I'm sure I will do great. Mon, 9 Apr 2007 16:59:39 EST cafeteria food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x4986812 I don't know about you all, but the worst thing for me is walking into the cafeteria. I will tell myself that I will get a grilled chicken salad or something healthy, but as soon as my friends reach for a cookie, I'm right behind them. When I see everyone around me enjoying the fatty foods, I want to as well. Any tips on staying strong when the sight of the food tempts me? Mon, 19 Feb 2007 21:11:55 EST Midterms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x4803972 I don't know about all of you, but exams usually mean I eat terribly and sleep hardly ever. My midterms coming up later this month will be the first set I've done since starting on Spark. Anyone have any good ideas of how to stay on track despite all the stress? Thu, 8 Feb 2007 09:41:03 EST Seniors Losing the Frosh 15? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x4268833 I feel like the college lifestyle has finally caught up with me and I need to get my eating in check now before I need to lose even more! Anyone else in the same boat? Sun, 7 Jan 2007 16:41:58 EST Eastern Michigan University http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x3500073 Anyone attend EMU? If so, I just started a new group for us! We could provide local support to eachother and possibly meet potential work-out buddies. <BR> <BR> :)Jenn Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:29:58 EST Freshman 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x3500013 Ok, so maybe I don't belong in this group... I gained the freshamn 40!! Anyone else in the same boat? Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:21:20 EST College Kids Losing The Freshman Fifteen Group For http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x592x1917347 This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "College Kids Losing The Freshman Fifteen" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> I think the title kind of explains it. This is a group for anyone wanting to drop the weight they gained when they went to college. Tue, 4 Apr 2006 12:56:30 EST