"I had always been athletic in high school. I had even gained about ten pounds during high school.
I thought I was "average" build, but I never thought twice when I put on a two-piece.
I was very comfortable with my body and the way I looked.
When I was going to start my freshman year, I told myself that I would go to the gym as much as possible
and eat as healthy as I can. You can always tell yourself these things, but if you do not do it,
then nothing will come from it.
Once I was in the dorms, food was so hard to resist! All you can eat in the dining halls,
and unhealthy fast food on-campus were my favorite things. With a meal plan it would be the only things I would eat.
Since I was on my own it seemed so easy to eat whatever I wanted, sodas and snacks were also my enemy.
And also my drinking was a factor.
By winter break, I did not notice a considerable weight gain, and no one else did either.
However, by the end of my freshman year, I had gained ten pounds and I could notice it.
My face was larger, and I had seem to lose the muscle I had since I did not work out a lot my freshman year.
And I wasn't the same size anymore in clothing.
I told myself I would do better my sophomore year, but I was about the same.
Moving out of the dorms kept me away from the unhealthy on-campus food,
but there are also temptations to eat out at sit-down or fast food restaurants being the college kid on-the-go.
And then I realized that I did not like the way I looked, and only I can change that.
I have begun to change the way that I eat, and politely decline to eat out if I do not want to.
The only thing left is the gym, which I am working on.
To all you incoming Freshman,
don't just eat and forget about your body. Eat healthy, exercise, and don't forget drinking will also add on to weight gain.
Hope this story helps! Remember you are not alone!!! "
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