Gained 10 pounds while I was in college

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  1. Roy125

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    It's been six weeks since I've become a college freshman and I've already gained ten pounds. I went from 125 to 135 pounds and this is due to my unlimited access to the buffet-style dining halls.

    Should I be worried about this weight gain though? I'm only 5'6-5'7 and I can still fit into my 28-inch jeans and my even skinnier skinny jeans. I also can run as much as I could before going to college and I still take a long time to get tired when playing tennis.

    Maybe the extra 10 pounds was muscle? :shock:
    But then again, I still feel like I look the same.
     
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  2. NTRPolice

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    Dude... lol.

    I'm about your height and im hardly "fat". I weigh 150 lbs.

    I dont know if you're serious or have some type of body image issue lol.

    It probably is "fat" but even at 135 lbs. you're still a little underweight IMO.
     
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  3. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Take advantage of the unlimited soda refill. It worked for me and I couldn't gain a single pound.
     
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  4. TheCheese

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    You didn't gain 10 pounds of muscle in 6 weeks, man. It's mostly fat, but 135 at 5'6-5'7 is probably about average.
     
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  5. ollinger

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    Hopefully you'll gain more than weight there. "Gained 10 pounds while I WAS in college" is atrocious for someone who got there 6 weeks ago. How about "gained 10 pounds since I've been in college"?
     
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  6. NTRPolice

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    He's from America and hes a male. That's VERY low. lol. In this country, 5'6-5'7 and 135 lbs. would be great for a FEMALE and practically a miracle for a male.

    I'm going to say the "average" American male who is 5'6-5'7 is going to be at least 20 lbs heavier, if not more. I know some guys who are 50+ lbs. heavier, in fact.

    I'm 5'6-5'7 and im 150 lbs. and im definitely not fat at all. I'm not "shredded" either. I'm "muscular", but neither "fat" nor "ripped". When I was into "body building" (if I could ever call it that, lol) I was about 145 lbs and very lean. I looked pretty "huge" at that weight and some people thought I was "175" simply because muscle "looks" a lot heavier than fat.

    Because of all this, im not sure if this guy is trolling.
     
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  7. LeeD

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    Hey Fatso (Roy125)..:)
    Better skip a meal, once a day...or, think of this. When the apocalypse happens, you can live 2 weeks longer than your skinny old self without eating. Still gotta drink thous.
    So do you hit the tennis ball harder? And are the college girls flocking to you? THAT's what is important.
     
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  8. Roy125

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    I know that 135 pounds for my height isn't that bad but still, a ten pound gain in a few weeks is still scary.
     
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  9. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    That's one shot metabolism.
     
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    Needs a dbl shot daily
     
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  11. Migelowsky

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    Your weight isn´t that bad, but the important thing is how much is muscle and how much fat, two people can be the same height and weight and have a complete different body. Maybe you are what is called skinny fat, slim but no muscle.
     
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  12. The Djoker

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    unlimited access to the buffet-style dining halls...more like unlimited access to BEER :) seriously though, if you've started drinking a lot more beer (as i, and most people i know, did upon entering college), that is probably the culprit
     
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  13. Maroon_Tenniskid

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    HAH! Man I'm 5'11" and was 120lbs coming into this year as a college freshman and after 10 weeks, I'm 125lbs. I feel the same too haha. I think it's perfectly normal
     
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  14. ramos77

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    you need to have sex dude
     
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  15. SoBad

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    Six weeks? When did the semester start - end of September?

    I wouldn't worry about the pounds as long as you feel good - there are a lot of factors affecting the measurement.
     
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    Like the airplane who's engines have failed and is diving into the groud, it isn't the current position, but the trend that is disturbing.
     
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  17. TheCheese

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    5'6 135 is middle of the normal BMI range. Maybe being middle of the BMI range is exceptional in America, but that's just goes to say something about the average American. You used to be into body building, you're probably significantly more muscular than the average guy. If a non-muscular guy is 155 at 5'6 he's getting close to being slightly unhealthy, which may be what is considered "average" in America.
     
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  18. WildVolley

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    If your weight keeps going up, start to worry. The buffet style dining halls are good as long as you avoid the junk food and eat a variety of foods including plenty of vegetables.

    Most colleges also have gyms. Start using it a couple of times a week and lift. You should be able to tell if you're getting fat by looking in a mirror.
     
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  19. Sabratha

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    You should look at gaining weight, not losing it.
     
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  20. charliefedererer

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    Question: Are you using the same scale to confirm your weight gain?

    That is, home bathroom scales are notoriously inaccurate by a few pounds.

    Are you comparing your weight at home on a scale to your weight in college on a different scale there?

    If so, you may not have gained as much weight as you think.
     
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  21. Roy125

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    I'm on the quarter system so my classes did begin at the end of September.

    I used a variety of scales at home (my mother's, the doctor's, friend's) and they said that I weighed around 125 pounds. The one in the gym at my school though says that I weigh 135 pounds when I just step on it. It's weird though because there's also a balance-beam scale in the fitness center of my dormitory that says I'm around 123 pounds (but that might be because I don't know how to use one (the beam is never balanced and goes up or down depending on whether or breathing in or out)).
     
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  22. OHBH

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    Sounds like you haven't really gained any weight. Balance beam scales are typically the most accurate, which is why all doctors use them instead of digital. You should relax your breath or hold it for a minute and see if you can get the scale to balance properly.
     
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    The gym scale sounds like the least reliable instrument of the ones you mentioned and its reading seems an outlier in your data set. Enjoy the buffet dining hall…:lol:
     
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  24. Bergboy123

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    Freshman 15 baby, there aint nothing you can do, you still have 5 to go ;)
     
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  25. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I didnt get it.
     
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  26. tyu1314

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    There is a myth call freshmen fifteen, its a belief that most freshman would gain 15lbs in their first term or year.

    The myth is true, i am a freshman myself and i think i gain like 5lbs in the first two three weeks. I later start eating healthier ,by replacing soda with water, oatmeal for breakfast and salad for dinner everyday.
    It is impossible for a freshman not to gain weight, we never have this much freedom to decide on what to eat ,and how many meals we eat.
     
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  27. Headshotterer

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    I am 6 feet and 143, just started my second year of college. I am careful of what I eat. I dont like the oily flavor of french fries or cheeseburgers. I tend to eat well, but still healthy. I only drink water, sometimes I make a good turkey sandwich but in general I am a consicentous diner.
     
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  28. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Yeah, I didnt get it, get it? I didn't get the freshmen 15 -.-...
     
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  29. user92626

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    What's it like with "unlimited access to buffet dining hall"? Is that like Hometown Buffet restaurant?

    My sis only started Freshman this year and bought all the meals. It sounds very brutal to eat buffet style every single day. And I'm a buffet buff. I would rather buy 2 meals / week max and than stock up on salads or whatever carbs from weekend shopping and survive on those for the other 5 days.

    I'm on a virtually complete makeover diet to get rid of a health issue. Man, I couldn't believe how little food it takes to sustain living.
     
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  30. Ronaldo

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    The saucer diet.
     
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  31. user92626

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    What's that?
     
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  32. charliefedererer

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    Bingo.




    Bergboy,

    Even though it seems you haven't gained as much as you thought, are you staying active?

    Depending on your major and closeness to midterms, finals and papers that are due, time constraints often limit the time for exercise.

    That's why for many, just putting on a pair of running shoes and going for a 10 minute run before taking a shower is often the most effective way of staying in reasonable shape.

    Also, take advantage that many campuses have exercise facilities at different sites.
    A weight room in a dorm may not be as fancy as in the athletic complex, but depending on how far you are from the athletic complex, you might be able to get in a quick workout in the time it would take you to get to the athletic center and back (unless you want to get a run in as well.)


    Also don't forget that you are with you eat.
    Eat junk food, and you will be junk.
     
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  33. Ronaldo

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    You get to eat everything that will fit on a saucer each meal. Worked well when the minimum wage was $1.40/hr.
     
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  34. Roy125

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    Update: next quarter, I am going to downgrade from unlimited meals to 14 meals a week so I will only go to the dining halls twice a day to eat. Also, there is a treadmill/stairmaster/strider in the minigym upstairs in my dormitory so I might head there a couple times a week. I've been home for break and I've lost around five pounds from the ten I gained during my first 10 weeks at college, probably because my parents don't make much vegetarian food...
     
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  35. Disgruntled Worker

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    Well, consider yourself lucky if you go to school where it's warm. You'll be able to lose the "flab" in no time. Here on the east coast, sunlight is scarce. Sports are impossible unless you have a gym membership.
     
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