Post # 16
Nope, i was the same size from high school until my early 30s when i did ivf a few times. I’m about 10 lbs heavier now with no other changes in lifestyle or diet so i really think it was all the hormones. Either that or it was a huge coincidence and I’m may getting old and metabolism is slowing. Working to lose that weight though.
Post # 17
Maybe 5lb. I still wear the same size. I actually reused a black cocktail dress that I wore in high school to a wedding in september.
Post # 18
lamington: Yes. I am 25 now and when I graduated from university at 24 I was about 30 lbs more… which is way too much for me. Since graduating in the spring I am down 20 lbs, so 10 lbs more than high school. I was a high performance athlete in high scool and for a couple years after, so it would be impossible to have that same body unless I went back to training twice a day.. no thanks! I’m happy with my more womanly looking body now, even if there are some squishy areas that I wouldn’t mind getting rid of. I am going to try and lose a few pounds for my wedding in September.
Post # 19
Yes I have but in HS I was a swimmer and swimming 2hrs/6 nights a weeks. I was in fantastic shape! Now (at 25) I am by no means in bad shape but I could stand to lose 10lbs and tone up a bit (especially my arms, ugh) I’ve been going to the gym more and I did get a Jawbone Up2 which helps see whats I’ve done for the day. It’s difficult when you have a desk job!
Post # 20
MrsLerca2be: I think we may have similar body types. I’m 5’6. I weighed ~125-130 in HS at 17. When I finished college I was ~135 at 21. I weighed ~145ish after I started working and for the next 4 years. I felt healthy at 140-145. Size 6.
Then I got pregnant and got up to a little over 150 when I MC’d at 12 weeks. It took another year to get pregnant again and I never got below 150 in that year. Luckily now that I’m 13 weeks pregnant again, I haven’t gained a pound yet (instead of gaining another 10 like I did last time). Sitting happily at 153. Hoping I don’t gain too much, I think it’ll be really hard for me to lose it after the pregnancy. We’ll see .
Post # 21
Short answer: hellllllll yes!
Although I never gained the Freshman15 when I went to college a couple years later; I actually lost about 10 pounds because I didn’t have Mommy around cooking me lovely meals anymore! lol, then I discovered kraft dinner with hot dogs and it was all downhill from there. LOL
Post # 22
I was always pretty underweight in high school, got to a healthy weight just out of high school, and in early college (when I was with a self-esteem killing boyfriend) I gained 20lbs. I dumped him, mysteriously lost the weight (I think my emotional state had something to do with it!), started dating my FH, and I’ve been 125lbs for the past 5 years.
Post # 23
Yes! Thank you stress-eating during university (insert eye-roll). I went from around 150 during high school to around 170 post-university. I carry it well but…. arghhh. Working full-time and volunteering/private tutoring takes its toll.
Post # 24
MechEBee: oh yeah, I feel you girl, I think I’m 155 right now.. And it’s definitely been harder to lose it now than when I was 140. No kids yet, our wedding is next year, so I want to lose weight and get used to maintaining it and eating healthy, which I totally suck at. I did realize that eating is what makes the big difference for me, even my body feels so light weight when I eat healthier.. So hopefully I can focus and drop those 10 pounds by March!
Post # 25
rubyrane: katza: I feel like you two know my struggle – I was a national level cyclist and was very lean. It’s hard to decide on what weight I should be aiming for now that I’m a normal human…I think maybe 10 lbs more than I was in HS might be a good compromise for me.
Post # 26
Yep! I gained about 40 lbs. I was an athlete in high school, continued to workout in college, then got a desk job. Ugh. And then went through some rocky times and a divorce. BUT I’ve lost 25 of the 40 lbs. so far! Just have about 15 lbs to get back to a normal and healthy weight.
I gained all of it in my mid-20’s. I just turned 30 on Saturday, and am hoping to continue with my healthier patterns!
Post # 27
I gained about 20 lbs between the ages 18-25. Im almost 30 and have gained another 45-ish lbs due to sedentary lifestyle and poor diet I assume. So 65-ish total in almost 12 years. :-/
Post # 28
MrsLerca2be: Good luck with meeting your goal, you can do it! I’ve been trying to lose a few of my pounds to, it’s taken me almost 2 months to lose 6 lbs haha…slowly but surely I guess.
Post # 29
- Wedding: A restaurant on the beach
I gained 20 pounds between highschool and college. When I was 18 I weight 85 pounds and by time I finished College I was 105. The biggest difference between then and now is that I’m happier. When I’m happy I eat.But I’m honestly Ok with my weight now although some family members do call me fat. I would like to temporarily loose 10 pounds before my wedding just to ensure I look ok on my wedding day.
Post # 30
lamington: thank you! I normally push really hard when I want to, so hopefully I’ll get there! When is your wedding? If it’s a few months away, 19 pounds may be a decent goal.
MechEBee: just wanted to add that: I was underweight until I was 19-20, at 20 I went to 125 or so and at 21 I started gaining weight slowly slowly until now, I’ll be 25 at the end of this month, so it’s been 4 years almost going up and down on weight.