I just got back from 1st year university and gained what many call the "freshman 15" although in my case it was the freshman twenty. I don't fit into half the clothes I used to and this distresses me!!
My goal before I left was to lose ten pounds and so this puts my new goal at thirty (although even losing twenty would be great right now!)
I have three months of summer left and I don't know if it's possible to lose thirty pounds in three months (10 pounds/ month?)
Sometimes, I am tempted to make myself throw up, especially when I give in to temptation and eat a bowl of ice cream or a big chocolate bar. I work out seriously three times a week with a trainer and have lost a total of three pounds in the last month, which is kind of discouraging because my dad tells me his weight is constantly fluctuating by this amount!
Honestly, I am discouraged and I don't know what to do. I guess I'm just looking for some support? I don't feel comfortable with myself right now, and that makes me unhappy.
I know how terrible it feels to be uncomfortable with yourself. :(
But don't get discouraged. You can beat this! Weight loss is a process
One food won't make or break you. There are no bad foods...only bad patterns.
A chocolate bar or bowl of ice cream isn't bad...but eating either regularly is a bad pattern and leads to consuming excess calories.
When it comes to losing weight, calories matter
. You need to understand that it takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose one pound of body fat
. Read more about weight loss here
Specific information about freshman weight gain can be found here
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