Re: Needing help with college weight gain
When I started college, I weighed 99 pounds and I too slimmed up for no apparent reason my Junior/Senior year and was about a size 2. My first year in college, I gained nearly 75 pounds and went up to a size 14. I graduated in 2000 and am just now able to get the weight off. It is never too late to lose the weight and yes I yo-yoed for the past 9 years and after marriage and children, I gave up. Then one day, I had my reality check when my brother-in-law lost 20 pounds and weighed exactly what I weigh! I started decreasing my portions and eating more frequently. The day I started this, I also started to walk, work out with weights, and do stretches. I started all of this in June and as of today have lost 37 pounds and am down to a size 8/10. Trust me, if you can find the motivation (I know how hard that is), you can do it. Also, don't forget that it is a very long hard process. I am now in the slow plateau stages and have to remind myself daily that this is okay and is all part of the vicious cycle. My trick for myself is when I hit the next level of 159 or 169, I tell myself aloud, I will NEVER see 170 or 160 again. I also weigh every day to make sure I am not overeating. It is hard to undo these things and college is so hard on us. You can do it, I promise.