So I moved out about a month ago for college, and I think I packed on the dreaded "freshman 15." In my case, this was a bit more than 15...
Last September I started off at 120 pounds. I just got a weigh-in today at the doctors and I'm 175. I was so ashamed to walk off the scale, thinking how could I possibly gain 50 pounds in almost a year? So now I really want to change what I'm doing, but kind of need a shove and some advice on how to start my weight loss.
Things that I'm doing:
- Taking my bike to school (est. 15-20 minutes to get there on bike with up and down hills)
- Eating ONLY at home with groceries, no fast food
- No soda or sugar-packed juice
- Trying to snack every 2-3 hours (ex: half a poptart, a pear, etc)
However I'm so used to eating big meals for dinner that by the time it rolls around, I want to eat like I've been starving for days. If I don't eat until I'm full, I wake up around 3-4 in the morning being hungry and groggy.
But do my small changes seem good enough to start losing weight? I haven't calorie counted or anything yet but I'm trying, and if anyone has advice on what else I can do to kickstart weightloss or give some support it'd be much appreciated