I actually lost weight when I started college. Why? more exercise, I had no car so I walked/biked everywhere, and although dorm food is not typically the best place to make healthy choices we had a salad bar and I used that more than the other food available, and I didn't keep food very often in my dorm room. (not to say I didn't snack, just not as much as I did at home) In any case, I think it is doable, just remember those healthy habits that go you to maintenance, and keep exercising if you can. Walking around campus is a good way to keep up some activity and not fall off the exercise wagon.
Good luck to all you students!
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Hello, just met my goal today- yay! I am also a full-time student about to go back- in 3 days. I have 2 daughters, husband, dog, and whatever else comes with all of that. I am about to test whether maintenance + college = possible. I joined this team to make this happen.
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I think so. I will be testing it with you. I am going back to school at 37 (almost 38) on top of working full time and training for a 1/2 in October. I think it is all in what we have learned and keeping out brains too busy for our hands to snack.
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yes I agree with all the previous posts, for me maintaining the routine and eating plans that worked for me in the weight loss phase has been important, allow for a couple of "bad" days without getting discouraged...just do extra exercise the next day or return back to your good eating pattern. The other important thing is to weigh yourself regularly...say twice a week so you can act quickly as soon as you weight starts to creep up, which is fairly easy to fix before it becomes a much bigger problem...
I think Michelle said it all - maintaining weight is really a question of maintaining habits. Stick to whatever lo-cal treats sustained you during weight loss phase, keep drinking water, emphasize fresh veggies and fruit, build up a barrier to people saying "oh, just have one, it's really delicious" and avoid anyone who tries to embarrass or tease you about your healthy eating habits. If you have to stay up late studying, don't try to keep yourself awake with food - better to sleep for an hour or two and get up early to finish the assignment. (these are hints from what I remember of my undergraduate days in the last century LOL)
I think the key to success is your habits. Hopefully in losing the weight you have developed healthy habits. If you can continue to live that way, with the occasional splurge for things like your birthday, then you can maintain your weight loss. You'll need to watch out for things like too much drinking, eating fast food, etc.
My name is lizzie and I've just met my summer goal of 145! Although I'm super amped, I'm really freaked out about maintaining this weight throughout the school year (especially since my 20th birthday is coming up in a week and a half!!)
I'd love to hear some suggestions and strategies from everyone.
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