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6/2/12 3:13 P

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I gained and lost freshman year; came out at the end with about 10 lbs gained. Sophomore year is what hit me hard. I gained at least 25 more pounds that year. Bleh. ):

Like others have said, freshman year is pretty easy and stress levels are relatively low. It's when I hit organic chemistry during my sophomore year that late-night snacking and studying became a habit, and thus the weight gain...

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6/1/12 12:54 A

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Well, I've always been around the mid-150s and 160s, even in high school. When you get to college, your stress level changes, and how you handle that elevated stress determines how much weight you lose or gain. I fluctuated between losing weight and gaining weight, so now I'm at a 33 pound weight gain overall, counting the 2 pounds I've already lost. I plan on losing the weight permanently now.

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5/31/12 5:08 P

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I gained 60 in 2 1/2 years. My first year wasn't too bad since that was mostly review classes and prerequisites.

I'm getting back on track now because I can't keep that up. I've got another 2 1/2 years at least (aiming for 2 1/2 more after that) and have to get myself into healthy habits.



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5/22/12 12:56 A

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I'm a freshman in college and I actually gained 8 pounds and it's not even the middle of the school year haha.

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5/20/12 12:41 P

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Like ITSABSURD said, weight flunctuation really is on an individiual basis.

But for me....
Freshman 15?
Try 25!!!

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones”
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5/19/12 9:47 A

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The Freshmen 15 is a myth made up by Seventeen Magazine in the 80's. Some people gain weight their first year of college, some people lose weight, and some people maintain their weight.

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5/16/12 8:44 P

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I haven't heard this but it is definitely believable. During my first 2 years of uni I ended up gaining about 30 lbs. I went from actively playing tennis in high school to doing absolutely nothing but sitting around and studying in college. The thing that probably contributed the most in my opinion are the dining halls and takeout. It was so hard to stick to eating the healthy food because it was hard to come by yet the fried and unhealthy foods were right there waiting for me to eat them :P Atleast now I have realized this and am working on eating healthier and getting in shape!

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5/14/12 2:55 A

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YES! i've been in cosmetology school since september(technically freshman year) and ive gained 35 ahhhh. i was always pretty athletic in high school and small, now i can't get motivation to exercise like i used to.

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10/23/11 3:37 P

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I'm not exactly a freshman, but it is my first year at the university. I was definitely heading toward a freshman 40! If I wouldn't have decided to make a change now, I believe I would have hit it.

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10/21/11 4:20 P

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i gained the freshman 30. I went from playing sports all year round to not playing any and eating like i was when i was playing sports. I wish i was worried about it then so i prevented it. now im a junior and still trying to lose the weight i gained. alcohol calories are the worst! but so much fun lol

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10/1/11 11:49 P

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I put on about 30lbs my freshman year, so yeah I'd say so. The portions are huge, and usually include breads as a side dish instead of vegetables. Plus many of the dinning halls are open late so its super easy to grab a brownie/ice cream/whipped cream dessert almost every night.

My friends and I started asking for vegetables as sides, insisting that we want to try and live healthier lives and they gave it to us (eventually) at no extra charge.

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9/20/11 9:37 P

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A girl I went to high school with gained at least 40 pounds her freshman year. It looks like she gains some weight each year...

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9/18/11 3:15 A

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Actually, research shows that it's more like the freshman 6 or 7.

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9/17/11 5:33 A

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Yeah I'm eating less but drinking more, damn! emoticon

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9/17/11 12:17 A

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Lol, I think that's quite possible. I'm really happy that walking from my dorm room to class involves going up 3 flights of stairs and walking 5 city blocks, each way :P

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9/16/11 10:13 A

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Ahhh don't say that! I was worried enough about the freshman 15, never mind 40 haha. I just started university this week so I'm hoping I can stay healthy. I think its the alcohol that does it though!

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9/14/11 11:24 A

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I've yo-yoed since I started uni last January. I gained a little at first, then lost quite a bit, but packed it all back on (and more) after I moved home at the end of first year. Overall in the last nearly 2 years I'd say I've gained about 35lb..

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9/14/11 2:10 A

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For me, I call it the freshman 15 and then some. It happened to me. Not all in my freshman but most in my second and now third year. I used to be super skinny and now I weigh 140. I gained less than 46 pounds. That's a crazy number and I can't believe I actually put myself through all tha. I am changing for the better though.

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9/14/11 12:04 A

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Someone told me the other day that the Freshman 15 is more like the Freshman 40 nowadays. Has anyone else heard this?

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