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I think I put on about 5 stone. Just guessing though.
The weight loss in the first two years was probably due to being in halls and the food being appalling. I ate three meals a day (lunch and dinner being three courses most of the time) and lost a couple of stone. I was always hungry.
After that the weight gain was partly cooking for myself, the fact that I've always eaten fairly poorly/been greedy/been lazy and no longer being 19 years old.
I'm going through all my clothes. About 50% are at least a size too small (the best ones). Which is really annoying.
it was ridiculous
I think I put on about a stone each year. Looked at some pictures from first year yesterday and I'm wearing some ridiculous playsuit thing and have no boobs.
I didn't eat ridiculously bad, pretty decent for a first year uni, I did more exercise then I ever did at home and I didn't drink a huge amount
i'd say 2+ stone in the last year. heavy drinking, heavy sleeping and heavy working meant i did fuck all else and cooked nothing. i must've given the chippy next door £30 per week. i kept telling myself it was ok as i was studying and i'd sort it out after i finished. took me about 2 years to lose it.
The food we had in halls was rubbish - chips and beans with everything, and we had no facilities to cook our own (and why would we, if we'd paid for meals already). And then I guess that there's the increased alcohol consumption for most people (I've never really drunk so it didn't make too much difference to me).
I actually lost weight though. I essentially stopped doing exercise and I started eating a lot less than before. I tended to gain wait when I was active and lose it when I was sedentary. That's not quite the case now.
and the halls I lived in were right next to where all the lectures and main university buildings are so I didn't even really walk.
started doing long distance running and playing football for hours some weekends. living in the middle of nowhere.
second/third, was at different halls without the rural footpaths or an all-weather football pitch. plus, town centre, near takeaways. so I put on a little and fluctuated back when I could be bothered to run.
and then undid all my hardwork in about 18 months.
Buying 90% of my food from a petrol station was probably why.
Didn't ever errr feel like eating
did you lose the weight again after university?
must have been drinking because I don't very much
I think I've lost some of that since but some still remains. I was pretty skinny before uni though and I find clothes tend to fit me better now.
My friend went the opposite way and lost loads of weight by just not eating. I don't understand that when you have constant easy access to pizza.
maybe about a stone or so, my belly at least looked healthier and more plumb. My diet changed massively, I actually discovered food outside of english breakfast crap and fish and chips/pizza. I now eat really alarmingly healthy compared. I've just finished third year and am now.... 9 stone exactly. I'm a 21 year old with a fat beard. I'm on my feet most days of the week though as I work in a split level pub.
but i'm really not sure, i don't keep track of my weight. i need to gain weight by putting on muscle, that's my problem.
I eat plenty most the time, I think it's just all the stress. That and I don't sleep.
this was Evil Sean Adams doing
I was an athlete
now I look a bit pregnant, Im grey and wrinkled.
I didn't mean that :(
Don't take this the wrong way but I think you're v. handsome
you are very lovely (thought that even before I saw a photo of you)
I had a gf that I liked lot, and she didn't believe in sex before marriage (although it later turned out, that she did (with someone else, I might have been very pretty, but It seems i didnt have much sex appeal, I needed to get a bit of bastardness before I got that))
I think there were personal reasons for this however, and I probably would have done the same had I been living at home. Mostly cos I kinda got a bit depressed about something and stopped caring what I looked like.
You work yourself into more of a rut. You obviously DO care about your appearance, especially when you say 'you don't care'. Otherwise, I'm a bit worried. Doesn't music inspire you to play your guitar and reel in the indie gals with your mystique?
would like to go back because im pretty round since coming home
10 stone 7lbs when I finished.
Probably about 10 stone 10lbs now at the age of 24, which given I'm 5'11'' is pretty much standard.
and in actual terms, it probably didn't. But every time I see pictures of me taken at uni, I'm surprised by either how scrawny I look at the start, how tubby (relatively) I got and then how scrawny I ended up again somehow.
second year hovered around that level
third year lost between 2-3 stone, not in a good way though.
fourth year put a bit back on. Now around the 14mark which is ok but gonna endeavour to drop a stone before the year's out.
I really had no idea how to cook and living in central London having been given a lump sum for the first time ever my first invariably my first thought was *Fuck this, let's go to Chinatown*
Third year I was at home and rugby captain so I lost a fair bit, but mostly undone by the fact that due to the vagaries of my university I'd already got a 2:1 by the end of my second year so I just did whatever I wanted to.
That was then all undone by the fact I spent the year after uni eating chips and watching cricket.
I really wish I'd have the life skills I have now at uni. I would've spent a hell of a lot less money and I wouldn't now be 28 and having to absolutely punish myself 4 times a week in the gym
I remember feeling wonderfully smug with myself after buying all base ingrediants I needed for chow mein at leicester market and then cooking them and eating my meal on my own with a drink in my room and feeling terribly grown up and sophisticated.
It fascinated me to imagine what it would be like being a student without the internet, or with limited internet. I had to explain to my dad why I have never used a law library. I'd probably have read a lot more cases if I had to go through big books to find them on paper rather than just skim reading a pdf. Genuinely wouldn't be able to do my degree.
I ate pretty well in hall for three years. Barely did a lick of cooking until I'd left and started living by myself.
Halls kitchen was tiny and everyone in my second year house hated each other and avoided communal areas. I'm an okay cook now though.
Was terribly scrawny when I went, I ate okay at home but munched on a fair bit of junk, but still managed to be one of those people who never puts on weight. After the first year I uni I was considerably fuller-faced though. A combination of things I suppose, drinking beer every day, eating two big, cheap meals in halls every day, and constant snacking on junk food. It was fairly imperceptible at the time, but I would guess I put on at least three stone, which has never really been shifted, although I'm eating better now that I have done for years so should see a bit of it go.
The food was terrible quality. I used to have a fried breakfast, a massive buffet lunch, and a fried dinner. Every single day.
On top of this, I was drinking about 30 pints a week and having about 4 large kebabs a week.
You can guess the rest.
My weight went up and down constantly. Probably to do with the amount of weed I was smoking.
second and third year respectively.
Mainly because I ate crap and drank too much, but I put down most of it to the fact that our college doctor 'persuaded' all of the women to go on the contraceptive injection, which turned everyone into little porkers. When I took up sports properly in 2nd year I lost it all again.
70kg now but with a smaller waist than when i was at uni...yeah buddy!
First year: Lost a few stone through being too scared to use the oven. I would only eat twice a day and it would always be pasta/noodles or a microwave meal.
Second/Third year: Found a guy to cook for me so put the weight on again. So much for studying away from home increasing your independence...
Crap food, too much booze. People who don't go to uni probably still put on weight between 18-21 anyway. I definitely put on a few stone, before I could drive at 17 I used to cycle everywhere and played 5-a-side and tennis. After learning to drive I did less exercise travelling but still kept quite active. Went to uni, drank and ate utter shite, did no sports at all and sat on my arse most of the time. I did have a period of possibly depression-led IBS which helped though, but got over that. It took a real effort years later after another increase in weight to shift it all off.
Put on a bit when I finished and moved in with my gf coz she was GOOD at cooking. Then she went on Weight Watchers and even though I was eating much bigger portions than her (and was still skinny as a rake) I lost a couple of inches. Mental. Then I put it back on again. Fuck knows how much I weigh now but I'm still dead skinny. idk
my first two years at university and didn't really put on any weight, just maintained it. Once I moved into my own place, I lost about 10 pounds because I was cooking for myself instead of surviving on nothing but pizza and whatever junk food was available in the campus shop.
was a bit of a chubster when i started.