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...
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
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.
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!
current weight: 161.0
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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.
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
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.
current weight: 130.0
Fitness Minutes: (40,919) Posts: 5,092 9/20/11 9:37 P
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..
current weight: 158.0
Fitness Minutes: (840) Posts: 128 9/14/11 2:10 A
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.
current weight: 153.6
Fitness Minutes: (37) Posts: 9 9/14/11 12:04 A
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