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How much weight have you gained since college?

Old 12-04-11, 08:39 AM
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How much weight have you gained since college?

I'm always shocked to hear how much weight some folks say they've gained since college. Like double their bodyweight, in a lot of cases.

I exercise a fair amount, but I don't diet. My dad would be considered 'fat', and I definitelky have his large-boned genetics, but I'm still no heavier than 15lbs over college weight, and that's probably all muscle, as I'm faster and stronger than I was then. (Am near 40 now).

How much weight have you gained since college?
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Old 12-04-11, 08:43 AM
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Really embarrassing but I'm currently 30 lbs over my average weight when in college. That said I'm 40 lbs down from the highest weight I have been. Currently 215...max was around 255-260...college weight was around 185.
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None. Still 135-140 at age 58. Been that weight since high school. My father weighed about 350 before he stroked out.

If you weigh more and the extra weight is muscle, then your pants waist size should be no larger than before.
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I'm actually about 175 pounds lighter since my first go around in college.
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Originally Posted by DaveSSS View Post
None. Still 135-140 at age 58. Been that weight since high school. My father weighed about 350 before he stroked out.

If you weigh more and the extra weight is muscle, then your pants waist size should be no larger than before.
Pants size smaller than before by 1 inch. =)

WTF do some of the folks do to go from 140 to 230 in a decade?!
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None, but I'm only 24. But I lost 5
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Old 12-04-11, 08:54 AM
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I don't even want to think about it. I went into college as a D-1 Swimmer. I gave that up after my freshmen year (injuries and burn-out), and I packed the weight on over the next 10 years. I've dropped about half of what I gained (got back into swimming and biking), but I really doubt I will ever get back under 10% body fat.
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I'm like 40 lbs now over my college weight, but I was too skinny in early college - too active, couldn't gain weight for nothing despite a prodigious appetite. I worked in the college cafeteria one year and ate at least 5 times a day but still only managed to gain 5 lbs to 170 . . . once I left that job I promptly fell right back to my standard 165.

I'm about 210 now which is a good weight for me at 6'5". I have no desire or need to be college skinny ever again.
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Originally Posted by hhnngg1 View Post
Pants size smaller than before by 1 inch. =)

WTF do some of the folks do to go from 140 to 230 in a decade?!
nothing, hence the weight gain.
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Old 12-04-11, 09:29 AM
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I'm like 30-35 more but I'm 6'1" and graduated at 162 in 1980. Still I'd like to drop about 15 but my wife is a superb cook, .........and we like to drink wine...a lot
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College was 17 years ago and I've only gained about 5 pounds. But the college me could kick the present me's ass.
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Old 12-04-11, 09:49 AM
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I took up cycling to lose weight that I gained in college.
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But the college me could kick the present me's ass.
I don't know, my "college me" usually had a pretty good buzz going, and probably would have had a pretty slow reaction time.
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Was around 145lbs back then. Hit a max of 206 'round '05. ~ 150-155 at present @ 5'11".
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i gained about 17lbs. used to be only 120 lbs. i gotta say though, im in better shape now since i never really exercised back then.
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35 now. I was about 175 in college and now weigh 147 (145 during the season).
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I don't know, my "college me" usually had a pretty good buzz going, and probably would have had a pretty slow reaction time.
But the booze increases confidence and pain tolerance. My money is still on the college you.
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I'm up 50 lbs.

I did 2 years of junior college before joining the Navy. When I enlisted, the Navy had to do a weight waiver on me for being underweight. I was 6'1", 135 lbs.

Over the next 10 years, I gradually put on enough weight to look normal. I think I weighed @ 175 at age 29, when I left the Navy. After 18 months of smashing ass in a desk job, I noticed the beginnings of a pot belly and a general loss of muscle tone. I started running again and joined a gym at age 32.

By the time I was 35, I had bulked up to 197- which is heavy on my skinny frame. I loved the strength, but hated the fact I was straining against a 34" waistline. I backed off the heavy lifting, increased the cardio, and was back down to 180 in about 8 weeks.

I'm turning 43 this month, am working on improving my overall fitness (bike, bike, bike!), and I stay between 182-185 while comfortably maintaining my 33" waist. So, I'm one of those guys who can honestly say that my post-college weight gain of 50 lbs was a good thing.
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i was 120 back then, and now 135lb -5"8.
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-10 kilos. Down to 69 from 79 kg.

edit: i'm still zaftig at 69kg and 174cm. oh well

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I was 175 in college, got down to 165 racing into my early 30's. The late 30's showed signs of a stressful career, expense accounts, extensive travel and family demands on time and I shot up to 200. Mid 40's time demands diminished, cycling increased and at 52, I am back down to a nice stable 175.
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graduated high school in 2009 weighing 235 and was relatively buff. Dropped 10lbs that summer which was probably mostly muscle mass. Then Over the course of the next two years, I jumped up to 280. Now, thanks to cycling I'm back down do 245 and have regained most of my muscle by getting back in the gym. Not too much college left to go, but by the time I graduate, I think I will be under high school weight and won't have any trouble keeping the weight off.

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Weighed 170 lbs in college back in mid-80's. Was nearly a starving student, working two jobs to make ends meet, most of the time (wrote a few bad rent checks in those days). Only way I survived was girlfriend managed a pizza place and would bring over pizza to me and roommates after midnight almost every night.

Graduated, got a good paying job, married girlfriend, and weight slowly went over the years to 250 lbs. Thanks to a lot of miles on the bike commuting back and forth to work and watching what I eat these last few years have dropped down to 185 lbs. As long as I stay away from pizza, I'll get back to 170 next year.
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Originally Posted by hhnngg1 View Post
WTF do some of the folks do to go from 140 to 230 in a decade?!
Contrary to Botto's nothing I was actually somewhat active. Competitive volleyball 3 nights a week, several years of playing golf (always walking the course) 3-5 times a week. But too much sitting around at work and at home when not active and WAY too much eating.

Originally Posted by danvuquoc View Post
I took up cycling to lose weight that I gained in college.
See I took up cycling about 7 years ago to loose the weight I gained since college.
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I'm currently about 170 pounds which is 30 pounds less than I was in school about ten years ago but about 20 pounds more than when I was in school 3 years ago.
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