(Closed) Did you gain weight in your 20's after high school?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 91
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I am 26 now. I was always around ~135-145 in high school and college. Didn’t feel 100% comfortable with my body, but felt like I was an “acceptable” weight (for myself).  Now, I am 170 LBS!!!!! UGH!!!!! I gained 25 lbs in the past year– law school stress, a lot of pizza. Trying to get back to at least 145 for the wedding. Ideally, I’d like to be 135-140 by the time I get married!

My Fiance has gained around the same, too. We were in such better shape when we first met. We’re making it our project to lose weight together.

Post # 92
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

For me it was the exact opposite. I weighed 135lbs when I graduated high school and now (thankfully) I’m at a healthy 124lbs which for someone who is 5’2″ is a big deal. I’m still trying to get to 122lbs but I won’t complain about my weight. I was much heavier in high school because of the poor eating habits I had. Cafeteria food is terrible, fried everything! When I wasn’t eating burgers and French fries, it was tacos or a huge peanut butter cookie and flavored water. (makes me sick just thinking of it) *Yuck!*

now I work out and eat as healthy as I can. SO and I work very hard to eat right and get the proper exercuse that we need and we are very happy now. 

Post # 93
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Yup. Gained 50 pounds after high school. I’m 5’7″ and weighed 135 lbs max in HS. Lost a good amount, my weight kind of fluctuates between 137-140 lately. Still hoping to lose the last 5 pounds soon. It really does sneak up on you!

Post # 94
246 posts
Helper bee

I weighed my heaviest in highschool, I’m about 30lbs less now – but it seems most of my friends, especially females, put on a few pounds after highschool. I don’t think it’s realisitic to remain the same weight you were as a teenager, generally speaking. 

Post # 95
527 posts
Busy bee

Um, yes. Thank you nursing school. . .I’m halfway done and realizing that all my clothes are getting tight. I’m trying to get into a regular exercise program and stop mindlessly eating while studying. It’s hard though. 

Post # 96
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

YES 🙁 I stepped on the scale for the first time in 2-3 years around the beginning of january, and I was horrified. Ive gained about 25 lbs since high school. I would like to lose a total of 30 lbs (ive lost 2 so far) by september…. We’ll see how that goes. lol

Post # 97
688 posts
Busy bee

lamington:  Yes 🙁 I gained about 10 pounds in undergrad and then for whatever reason I gained about 15 more in dental school!!

Post # 98
4689 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I dieted throughout high school and was in retrospect, too thin then. I gained almost immediately when I was in college – about 25 pounds in total. I was at a good happy weight when I graduated. just before I got engaged, I had an injury and gained another 20. I have since fluctuated between happy weight and 20 over. 

Post # 99
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

lamington:  I actually lost weight after high school and in my 20’s, I wasn’t chubby really but I guess I lost all of the puppy chub. Then I turned 31 and I gained about 20lbs 🙁

Post # 100
237 posts
Helper bee

Currently 4 years out of high school and I was around 100 lbs before. Gained about 12 pounds in a span of 1 year. Right now I dropped some weight and I’m 107. Definitely not as toned as I used to be but still X-small. I keep a close eye on my weight and I do have the luxury of eating what I want and not gaining much weight. I’ll admit though, I eat like a bird and frequently through out the day which helps keep my weight down. 

Post # 101
223 posts
Helper bee

Yes. I was super, super skinny is high school due to being on Adderall. Because of that, I thought I could eat anything and get away with it. I was so very wrong! Between the ages of 19 and 23, I ended up gaining a whopping 45lbs! 

Thankfully, it tapered off when I was around 24/25, and I got back down to a healthy weight. Still, even at a healthy weight, I will never be as tiny as I was in highschool, mostly because even with the weight off, my body changed just due to age.

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