Definitely a good idea!!!
I'm in my last year of University and I wanna look good for grad in May!! (See the sig)... I lost a bunch of weight two years ago, and it's been slowly creeping up since. Got to get back on track now! My weight right now is 155 and I would love to be 125-130 for graduation...
I definitely understand the whole "school sucks for people trying to diet" thing. Surrounded by itsy bitsy girls who can eat fries and burgers every day and not go to the gym? Discouraging, to say the least!
I'm not on campus any more so at least I no longer have to deal with the meal plan thing.
My suggestions to those that are:
- Make the salad bar your best friend.
- If your school gives you membership to the gym, USE IT. You'll never get the chance to do it for free anywhere else. If you're self-conscious, get an mp3 player and ignore everyone else. The biggest thing I realized my frosh year was that everyone else is way too absorbed in their own problems to be focusing on your flaws, as hard as that is to believe. No one else cares if you're a little jiggly on the treadmill!
But it'll make you feel so much better afterwards if you can just work up the courage to go!!
- Walk EVERYWHERE.
- For going-out nights: dance your little heart out, but don't drink much... it's not so bad if you just *pretend* to be a little tipsy!
no one else will know.
Most important: make a goal, stick to it, but don't beat yourself up if you slip up once in a while. Everybody does; you just have to accept it, move on, and try to stay on plan for next time!!
I think this thread is an awesome idea... and if you're on this forum, you are making some really great choices already!!