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Did You Gain the Freshman 15?

College dorms and dining halls all around the country are opening their doors to incoming freshmen. But all the excitement, stress, and lack of home-cooked meals can result in the freshman 15. I am wondering if your first year of college life affected your weight.

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iheartkerning iheartkerning 7 years
I was heavy going into college, and my campus (Michigan State) is huge, so between walking everywhere and the stress of adjusting, I lost over 40 pounds. there's been a little yo-yoing between now and then (five years) but I'm still doing great and overall have kept the weight off.
amandaaa amandaaa 7 years
i went to community college for the first two years and when i transferred in, i actually lost some weight.
cg130 cg130 7 years
I was unhappy with my weight in high school, so about half-way through my freshman year, I went on a diet and started exercising consistently (I hadn't gained any weight that year, but was already unhappy with my current weight), and I lost 10 pounds! Some of my friends gained weight though.
jamiejane jamiejane 7 years
it was more or less the stress that made me lose weight.
equestriennechic equestriennechic 7 years
I guess I did, but I started college at 17 and was still developing at that point!!
Montauk7 Montauk7 7 years
I lost 40 pounds my freshman year. Holla.
laellavita laellavita 7 years
I actually lost weight whereas many of my friends and roommates gained it. They were constantly drinking, eating meals of pizza with a side of fries dipped in barbecue sauce, and just lying around and hanging out, whereas I made a conscious effort to choose the salad bar and went to the gym every single day. I was by no means a gym rat, and actually entered college rather overweight, so it was like going in opposite directions. I hated going to the gym but now I love it, and the day somebody said I was "really skinny" halfway through sophomore year, I was shocked before I realized that I actually came really far.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 7 years
I gained about 15 pounds from living in a private dorm with an unlimited meal plan. In other words, all you can eat, all day, everyday. Plus, 2-3 parties a week will also get you. I'm starting my senior year now, and I've lost those 15 pounds.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
Yes, definitely gained 15 due to lack of exercise and eating a ton of junk in the cafeteria. But I eventually lost a ton of weight in law school thanks to making most of my own meals and hitting the gym regularly
Spectra Spectra 7 years
The first semester of my freshman year, I gained 35 lbs. By the time finals were coming up, I couldn't fit in any of my clothes at all. I gained it by living on cheeseburgers, fries, and ice cream all semester and I realized that if I kept it up, I'd probably weigh close to 300 lbs by the time I graduated (I didn't go into college being thin, either). So at the beginning of second semester, I started eating healthy foods and biking to classes and by the time I finished freshman year, I was about 10 lbs lighter than I was when I started...I continued to lose weight until I got down to a weight that was right for me at about halfway through my sophomore year. And I've kept it off ever since!
Alithyra Alithyra 7 years
I lost a bunch of weight my second quarter because I got very sick. My doc put me on a steroid to clear up the ulcers and I gained it all back, plus some. No matter what I've done it's still all here 5/6 years later. I'd love to go back to my first quarter weight .....
bonchicbongenre bonchicbongenre 7 years
I was actually at my thinnest my freshman year of college. I gained a little bit of weight my junior and senior year, but it was needed since I was slightly underweight. I did gain about eight pounds my first year out of college since I was sitting in a cubicle forty hours a week. Sigh. But for the most part, I am happy with my current weight.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
more like the junior and senior 40. I was a swimmer and water polo player at my community college for fresh and sophmore years, and then gained the weight when I moved to university. I wasn't on any sports teams, so all the food and drinking and not working out built up. I am now down 30 lbs. I want to get rid of the last 10, and I did, briefly, but it came back :\ Grrrrr.
zabrow zabrow 7 years
i gained 35 lbs my freshman year of college. it was all beer & late night (& early morning, early afternoon, late afternoon, etc.) trips to the cafeteria. lost it all my sophomore year when i lived off campus & cut back on the drinking.
Subie Subie 7 years
I stayed pretty fit until I studied abroad in eastern Europe. My host family kept me really well-fed and everything there is starch-based!
DivaDivine DivaDivine 7 years
and the sophomore 15, and the junior 15....
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I lost weight. I walked a lot to my classes, and there was a free gym in the ground floor of my dorm, so I had no excuse not to work out, and anyone who says that you can't eat healthy in college wasn't looking hard enough.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I lost a few pounds my first year of college. It helped that I didn't move out of my mom's house, I maintained my eating habits, and when I get stress I usually loss weight. Lets see how my junior year goes. I transfer to a new college, which is bigger. I let you know next week when I start, which me luck!
Alyssa9986 Alyssa9986 7 years
Ugh. I honestly *cringe* with utter embarrassment when I reflect on how much weight I put on by the end of my freshman year. I think a variety of factors including the end of my first major relationship, being so far away from my parents, and feeling "lost" for the very first time in my life DEFINITELY took a toll on my drinking/eating habits. All I remember is the look of horror on my mother's face when she came to pick me up the day before summer vacation. Let's just say I spent that summer on diet overload and managed to shed 20 pounds and then some. I'd rather be forced to live in a vat of bugs than to EVER relive that awful experience again. It was, I must say, quite humbling.
imLissy imLissy 7 years
I lost almost 40 pounds my freshman year and I've gained a little weight since, but, but I think it's all muscle since my clothes fit the same.
2muchtv 2muchtv 7 years
My weight remained steady because I lived in the dorm farthest from campus and that dorm was on top of a hill. Second year I lost weight because I began going to the gym (and gave up eggs = pretty much all junk food)
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I did not gain weight in college until I entered grad school. Undergraduate was very hilly (PennState)and I lived off campus and had to walk probably 3/4 of mile just to reach the edge of campus from the student parking, and then it could be another 20 minutes to get to the other side of campus. Grad School was another story - I was in my grad office for probably 16 hours a day, it was stocked with a fridge and when I wasn't doing lab work, I was eating to make up for lack of sleep and such long days. I only gained about 5 pounds, but still, my diet and exercise went out the window for those two years!
EcoGirl EcoGirl 7 years
i had no id there was a rule, but yeah i gained n more!
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