Did the 'Freshman 15' happen to you?

United States
January 22, 2007 11:10am CST
My daughter is busily preparing for college in the fall. I was telling her about my college experiences and mentioned the 'Freshman 15.' She laughed and said, "There is no such thing, you are making that up." I told her that it was a real thing and that she should 'google it.' She later did and came to me and said, "I thought for sure you were kidding." Did the 'Freshman 15' happen to you? Do you think it will become the 'Freshman 25' in years to come with the poorer diet of today?
2 responses
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I did experience this. I was really thin, probably too thin, when I graduated high school. Then I went to college and was going out all of the time, drinking and going to eat Krystal burgers at all hours of the night. It took a long long time to get back to a good weight. And then I had a child and I've never been thin again! But that's another story... I am cautiously optimistic that the increased awareness of the dangers of supersizing and transfats will help some young people avoid getting fat.
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yes, I too, am cautiously optomistic with the increased awareness of obesity and healthy diet. The campuses today have so many choices today that I didn't have. I would have probably gained 35 lbs with the choices that are out there today on college campuses!
@nsksmurs (31)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
Well I gained a sweet freshman 20lbs. But I needed to add that weight I was 6"1' and only 150 pounds so that extra 20 made me look normal.
• United States
23 Jan 07
Ha! Well I'm glad you are now normal! I sure wish I could handle 20 extra pounds so gracefully!