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Team Name: Healthy College Students
Members: 142
Location: anywhere, CA 00000


Profile: For any student who goes to a college or university, we can motivate each other to move away from all the fattening junk food that is around us. We can pave the way for a better lifestyle for our futures.

Last posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 1:31 AM

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I am an 18 year old, about ready to go to college to major in English or International Studies. Used to be really into dancing, now trying to work out more at the gym but with not much success.

Im 21 years old, married, going to school, majoring in social work. I would like to lose 30 pounds

I am 5'6" and 21 years of age, I never smoke and only drink socially. I am fit ex cept that I am getting unnecessary fats.

I am a 20 year old college sophomore. I am a dancer and love everything about it. Mostly Jazz and lyrical. I am on my college's dance company which has motivated me to stay away from the unhealthy college lifestyle and get on the path to my dance body.

I'm a Pharmacy student in Toronto with an interest in health and fitness. I've been going to the gym since Fall 2004 and am in pretty good shape, just trying to get into a body shape I'm really happy with and work from there on keeping it!

I love bodybuilding! Not much else to say. I've been "cutting" for the past... since I can remember. No excuses, but I'm not cut. Why? Because I have not learned to control my binge eating.. its a disease, and its destroying me. Especially since I have liver problems already.

College student, full-time student, full-time job, loves to eat dessert, needs to lose serious weight and gain muscle. Wants to feel like the pretty one at the bars not the fat one

i'm 19 years old and i weigh more than i am happy with

I am going to ACC through December to finish prerequisites. In January I will apply to the Sonography/Ultrasound program. I Iook forward to giving and receiving support while we meet our goals.

I'm a grad student at MIT, busy with school and work and friends. I love being outside, but find it tough to motivate myself to work out at the gym, and to find time for myself.

21 year old, senior. Gained about 40 pounds during college. Trying to change things around this year and lose the weight.

About to hit the big 30. I live in NY, work full time, taking some classes at night. very outgoing. I need to make changes- I am working very hard at it.

I am a 19 year old student from san diego, ca. I am currently planning on going to the airforce and need to meet my weight requirment of 220 pounds. I am 6'4'' and currently weigh about 260 LBS.

I am 28 years old and a freelance Graphic Designer. I am finishing up my BA in Visual Communications in June. A book that I illustrated is being released in May.

I am a 23 yo female who grew up in Michigan but moved to Houston for my husband. I am currently studying hard as a nursing student and love it to death. However, the long nights and unhealthy eating has helped me gain the weight (and plus some) i lost before starting school. I really want to get down to a healthy weight so I can get pregnant and have a healthy lifestyle for our family.

I'm a senior at college in boston, and am just under 10pounds overweight according to my BMI which I'm using as a rough gauge to my ideal weight. I've already lost 12 pounds in the past 2-3 months and would like to continue with that, hopefully not just losing 10 more but more that that, even. I'd really like to have lost it by the end of the year, but failing that, then graduation.

I just graduated with my Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Purdue. I would really like to lose 25-30 pounds.

22yr old college student in Canada. From being at a plateau of +20 pounds overweight to suddenly being 50 over, within a year. I've been sporadically going to the gym for the past 5 months, but I give up really easily.

I'm a senior in Wireless Network Engineering at Auburn U. I've gained weight throughout the last three years and it needs to stop now. I'm ready to turn my life around. I'm both getting married and graduating in a year and I owe it to myself and my future wife to be a better person.

Hi, I'm a 5'9" (175cm) 20-yr-old law student from Australia. I'm interested in practically everything: drama and acting, socialising and partying, astrology, volunterring, art and painting, scuba diving (getting certificate now), piano (lessons for 3 years), fashion (I'm a Vogue addict!) travel (in Aus and overseas), films and having fun! In the last 3 years since I graduated from high school, I moved out of home and I've put on 31 pounds (14kg for me), oh my! In the last year I have tried and failed numerous times in my weight loss endeavours and don't want it to happen again! I study hard and party hard, and too much alcohol and carb binges have made bigger than I'm happy with.

I'm a 22 yr old college student. I actually really like working out, but I'm also pretty good at finding other things to do and then noticing the time has just slipped away. I like biking, swimming, running, and especially team sports.

My name is Sarah and I'm 21 years old. I'm a senior at ECSU, majoring in Physical Education. I just moved into my own place on June first. On move in day my boyfriend of five years dumped me. SO I've been feeling the need to go out most nights with my friends instead of staying at home. The only problem with this is that we tend to go to bars and drink. Which isn't very helpful since I want to lose 17 pounds.

My name is Sara, I'm 19 (almost 20), single, and 160 lbs at 5'3''. I've always been fairly active up until my senior year at high school where i slacked off quite a bit. I'm looking to lose 40-45 lbs and be well on my way to reaching my goals before school starts again in september. i'm an english/communications double major looking to get my masters in a film production field. i'm sick of being chubby. I want to feel better about myself, and start living a more healthy and happy life.

At the age of 23 I am starting my second year of graduate school at the University of Maryland College Park. I have been dealing with the stresses of being a fulltime student in a new city and have found it easy to eat/drink whatever I want (NOT GOOD). I am a vegetarian that loves sugar, cheese and drinking. I guess I have a problem with eating too much of the "bad carbs". I starting "running" a little bit in college and would love to complete a half-marathon sometime in the Fall. Unfortunately I don't have an excercise routine so I tend to skip the runs and head straight for the fridge. I need to be pushed toward making reasonable goals (running 5-6 times a week, adding distance each week, skipping the candybars) and and a push to keep striving for them even if I fall.

I live in Montreal with my boyfriend. I work in schools with children with special needs. I am doing a bachelors degree in education to teach English as a second language.

i am almost 21, from a suburb of chicago. i have a lot of time on my hands this summer and access to a great gym because i'm going to summer school and living here but i'm only taking one class and working less than part-time. i really want to focus on getting healthy and just a little skinnier

i am a 3rd year college student in the ateneo

I'm 20 years old, and going into my second year of University for i.t. security. I currently work full time at IBM. It is a desk job and is doing nothing good for my health. I love to get out with buddies and have a few drinks, rock out on guitar, play videogames, watch movies, and hang out and do whatever with my girlfriend.

I am a 21 year old Irish student, Journalism major, studying in Sacremento, CA until Christmas. Love reading, writing and the general outdoors :) I have a passion for outdoor running which I am slowly redeveloping. I am a feisty person, determined and ambitious, but I can be a little scattered. I am hoping that stability in my new healthy lifestyle and an eventual stable weight maintenance will redirect me in other areas of my life.

I am a 21 year old college student living and studying on the East Coast. I have always felt as though I were overweight and can remember going on my first diet in elementary school. I believe that my weight has deeply affected my self-esteem and has kept me from reaching my full potential. The beginning of my senior year is fast approaching and with life after graduation looming in the not too distant future I would like to finally loose weight and keep it off so that I can spend my last year in college having fun and not feeling too self conscious to go out and have a good time.

Im 19 years old attending a University in Northern NJ. I haven't been happy with my weight for about 3 years. I am now 134 and i would like to get down to 120. I would like to feel better about myself and be more confident.

20-yr-old college student. Have problem with stress related bingeing. Quickly gained 10 lbs in my freshmen year. Hope to lose those pounds so I can fit into my skinny jeans again.

HI, I'm 18 and a lifetime vegitarian (sometimes vegan) from boston, although i'm currently living in california, attending UC Santa Cruz I'm 5'3" and unfourtunately take after my grandma (short and round). I love to dance; all kinds (tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contra, salsa.....) and I refuse to run. I'm a UU and a bit of a hippie =P

I'm 21 years old. I really want to lose this weight, and become more healthier. I'm currently in my junior year of college.

I am in my last year of college in beautiful Washington, DC, heading to law school in the fall. I want to enjoy all of the things that I love (including food!) while still living a healthy life style.

I am a junior, and want to lose the freshman that i gained very quickly freshman year and lost summer after freshman year, only to gain right back with more!! I have been yo yo ing with ever since.. right now I am 15 overweight and I am going study abroad to paris in on jan 1and need help to resist delicious french food as well as lose the weight.. I want to be trim in paris so i can enjoy the clothes there, so i would really like to lose my weight!

Start - 6'4 277 Pounds. Very active but i have a problem with portion sizes. Realized that this would be the best time in my life to lose the weight.

I am a college student in the Boston area.

I'm 22 and I put in long hours at school, deal with high levels of stress all the time, and end up eating things that are not good for me. I've had weight issues throughout most of my life, but it got progressively worse as I got into college. I've finally had enough of it and want to spend what time I have left in undergrad enjoying myself.

I'm 21 years old, and a pre-law student at my university (there's been a major change of plans =] ). I'm enrolled in the Honors program and I've managed to maintain a high gpa given my course load. Unfortunately, the stresses of E.C.'s and school have taken their toll on my waistline. I've decided that I need to make a change and stick with it. Long term, my job as an corporate attorney will be demanding, both mentally and physically. So I need to make a few adjustments now.

I'm currently a sophomore at Florida State University living in the suburbs of Chicago fighting the temptations of food in times of silent boredom.

I am a motivated college student. I feel like I am successful in everything except being healthy.

I am a college student with a job and an internship which means I am extremely busy. I always find time to workout because I love being active, however, I also always find time to snack as well!

20 years...

Senior in college; business and spanish major. I'm surrounded by bad habits so it's hard to get motivated sometimes and stick to my plans. Alot of stuff going on around me at all times so it's easy to find excuses.

For about four years now I've been working on maintaing a healthy lifestyle including proper diet and regular exercise, sometimes more ardently than others. Right now, I've been working out consistently at the gym for about 5 months and have lost about 10 pounds. I just recently registered for a half-marathon in April.

I am 5'7", 19 years old. I have gained about 20-25 pounds since I went to college and I want to lose that and then some!

College student who just finished freshmen year. (Phew) I actually lost the freshmen fifteen instead of gaining it.

I'm a 20 year old college student that gained around 30 pounds my first year and a half of college and then lost it my junior year. I've always had a little extra baggage and I'd like to finally loose the rest of it.

20 years old. Attending Suffolk University Looking to lose weight before a trip to India in December 2007. Been overweight about half my life, and I just don't think this was the skin I was supposed to live in. I want to stay excited when I shop, instead of gettin down in the dumps after trying on somehting I love and it not fitting! Ive tried a couple of things that have only left me in extreme debt since the age of18. : (. Trying to do this without telling anybody I know, so I don't have anyone making me feel like I failed, and because I want to surprise everyone with this change. I don't know how to go about doing this so ANY tips will be happily accepted!

22-year-old college student. Lost about 40 pounds since this time last year. I felt good about it for a long time, and worked hard to maintain my weight. The plan has been falling apart as of late, though, but I'm trying to get it back together. href="">

I'm a 22 year old college student

Please help anyone I need motivation to lose weight I feel so uncomfortable I do not like the way my body is structured. I wish not to purchase any new wardrobe until i get back into a size 14/16 in in a 18 now. So I'm looking forward for assistance from any1 with a few good advice on losing the wight fast.

I am a 21 year old college student. I enjoy being with friends and family, running, reading, playing with my dogs, and going out.

I am a 21 year old college student who is very busy with being on yearbook staff and being in a sorority. I have a lot of problems with getting motivated and relying on food for comfort and relieving boredom. I enjoy hanging out with my friends even though a majority of them are cute skinny sorority girls. I am the type of person that, if I don't see results quickly I just quit instead of sticking it out and I need to stop that.

I am 19, living in Florida. Being around the beach sometimes makes me aware of how big i really am. I want to prove to my parents that I can take care of myself. I can do something for me.

I'm a 19 year old full time college student. I'm currently taking summer classes and working. I'm pre-med and I'm also majoring in international business. I hope to loose weight so I can have more confidence in my appearance and to be healthier.

Let's see. I love my new job, and I'm thinking it'll be good for my health. I'm transporting patients at the hospital which forces me to walk on average 5 miles a day.

I am 5'10'' and 155 pounds. I work in the tech industry in Palo Alto Ca. I work out 3-6 days per week, depending on my schedule and how I feel. I'm a vegan (but sometimes make exceptions for vegetarian foods) which is great.. I've never really liked meat/animal products, but making the official switch has made me feel a lot better inside and out. Here's a big problem for me: My work offers free food as a benefit. 3 meals a day, and all days snacks. It's SO hard to say no, but I found that if I stick to vegan and wheat free (I'm wheat intolerant.. but occasionally let it slip) I avoid most all of the bad foods.

I'm currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin studying business. I hope to lose my goal of 2 pounds per week by the end of this schoolyear.

I am a highschool senior who has been trying to loose weight for atleast 6 or 7 years. I have never felt secure about my body and have always been jealous of those who seem to have 100% control over their weight. I am 5'7 1/2 and, as of 10/9/07, I weigh 175lbs... because I am moderately active, I know alot of the extra weight is just muscle but I still could loose a few pounds. I believe the main reason I have not been able to lose the weight is lack of motivation and time to actually workout. I hope this online community will be that extra push that I need. Currently, I am about 175lbs. I hope to be 140lbs by the end of March 2008. That means, I have to lose 35lbs in 20wks. So about 7lbs each month, and 1.75lbs per week. I will have to lose about 875 calories per day. That sounds practical to me! Hope it works. I will do my official first weigh in on 10/14 I will weigh myself every sunday after that.

Sophomore in college who wants to start disciplining myself and feeling better about myself by working out. I want to stop being lazy and get myself to a place where I know I can get to with some work. I also may be starting a new job at Anthropologie (fingers crossed for that 40% off discount) and wanna look good and feel confident while I'm at work.

I am a twenty one year old student who has been diagnosed as eating disordered in the past. I am looking to lose weight, but stay within healthy parameters for living- no hospital visits, no purging, etc. I had gotten down to a healthy (dr. said so) and comfortable (mentally, emotionally) weight last year around valentines, but gained over the summer due to stress, travels, who cares what, it's back. I have the mind set that I've done it once, I'll do it again and am always interested in other people weight stories, problems, questions, pictures, etc.

I'm a first year student at Brandon University, and I'm absolutely terrified of the fabled 'freshman 15'. I'm taking anthropology with a minor in chemistry(at least that's the plan at the moment!)

Hello. My name is Dina and I'll be 21 in December. Every year I tell myself that I will lose weight before my next birthday and so far I only gain weight. I'd like to make lots of excuses and say I'm a busy student (I study engineering, senior year) and there's no time, I don't eat healthy and I dont exercise at all. I do have a time problem, but I hope this group would help me make my way around it

I am a 20 year old college student who is looking to lose some weight or actually some inches. I am trying to get the washboard stomach that I had in high school. In high school I was an all around athlete and never had a problem with weight or fat, but since college I have gained a little weight and find it hard to make time to get back into shape.

I'm a Junior at Rider University. I want to achieve a certain weight loss goal by the end of the spring semester of next year. I'm 5'10 and 185 pounds. I want to lose at least 35 pounds. I want a leaner figure. I'm tall and I don't really look my weight, because It's distributed evenly i guess. I just really don't like my abdominal area and my things and buns could use some work.

freshman in UC. trying to lose weight and get fit. i'd love to go down a size and be ready for summer swimming, but its difficult because I turn to food when I get upset or i'm stressed.

Very busy lifestyle. Full-time student, part-time volunteer, part-time intern, and working on the weekends.

I am a 19 year old college sophomore who has tried every single diet tha exists, and I am finally ready to start a routine for me, that helps me feel the absolute best I can!

I am currently attending college to receive a degree in music (cello performance.) I moved to the us when I was 10, and as I reached 19 I gradually gained weight, due to many things, laziness being the most part I think. At this time I am one insecure guy, self destructive would be a good description, at the moment I am freaking out about school life, my future, and my weight. If I reduce my weight I can then tackle my other obstacles.

I'm a freshman in college and I want to stop submitting to the easier but less healthy living style on my campus.

24 years old. I am married and have a daughter (6 months old). I work M-F 8 - 5. I also go to school in the evenings M - TH 6 - 10. I'm working on my B.S. in Computer Science. I am 6' 11" and weigh around 235 lbs.

I am 18 and a freshman in college.

Im a student at Birmingham University in England in my second year studying English and History of Art. I love everthing to do with art and literature and am also a trave enthusiast. Im 19 years old and have always been unhappy with my weight since I became aware of it. Although I am not very overweight I am slightly bigger than average and recently have gone up to a size 12 from a size 10 (Us sizes 6 and 4) and am even unhappier! Unfortunately alcohol is my downfall and although I am trying to cut down on it I will never be able to cut it out! I am wary of losing too much weight as I struggled with food problems in my younger teens but I am staying positive now and need all the support I can get!

I'm 5'3" and I have an small body build because I'm Asian so with even a little fat I look terrible. I have a history of Eating Disorders including binge eating disorder and bulimia. It sucks but I've been getting help for my problems.

I am 20, going to NEIU, live in the heart of chicago with my boyfriend. Since i have been with him i have gained about 20 pounds. Thats over two years, i would like to get my looks before we met, so i am trying to work out hard to loose that 15-20 pounds for the summer. He workds out all the time, everyday, tryes to encourage me to come too, i would but got damn, i am not spending 300-500$ on a years gym membership. Id rather spend16 bucks on netflix a month and rent different work out videos and movies we wanna watch, while working out in the comfort of my own home. well i guesse in a year netflix come out to be around 200$ but i still think its better this way.

I am a college student, entering my junior year. I am not over weight, but I would like to be more slender. I have struggled with diet my entire life. I am a vegan, but still cannot manage to drop any weight despite my seemingly healthy eating habits.

i'm an 18 year old female living in california. i do enjoy fitness (i'm having personal training sessions twice a week and i go to martial arts class 2-3 times a week) and i eat pretty healthy food, but even so, i've gained a few pounds as a freshman in college :( i want to do some damage control and reverse this and go back to my pre-college weight... plus, i've had sports injuries (knees) before so losing a few pounds would put less impact on my knees.

I am a recent college grad (May 2008) who triple majored and got a masters degree- in 5 years! I enjoyed and exceled academically but I have totally failed at being healthy and fit! I love to have fun and I'm generally people oriented! So I am excited about using peertrainer, meeting and motivating people as well as being motivated as well!

I am a student at Middlebury College and am interning in southern California for the summer. I'm 21, 5'4 and 145 lbs. I played tennis in high school, which kept me pretty fit. I've always eaten to my heart's content and never thought my being slightly overweight was an issue, but it was not until last summer at my internship (and with more time on my hands to read up on fitness and nutrition) that I realized I needed to be more health conscious. I may have been one of the few college students who consumed flaxseed and wheat germ on a regular basis that summer =). Even my 30-40 yr old colleagues were shocked. So I lost about 7lbs last summer with the help of really healthy eating and 24 hr workout classes. After gaining that weight and then some when I went back, I now hope that this summer is the year to really change my habits and change my life-- physically, mentally, academically.

I'm just trying to get back in shape so i can play collegiate soccer again, and get healthy while spending some quality time with the coolest chicks ever :)

I am 21 years old and a graduate student at Hampton University.

I'm 21.. and I've always been overweight. I've had a hard time losing weight in the past. Last year I lost 16 pounds to Weight Watchers and gained it all back. Now, I have been losing weight since June 16th and hope to reach my goal. I love to design, relax, read, cook, and hang out with friends. I love food and trying all different kinds-- not always a good thing!! I'm a full-time college student and will be graduating May 2009 from RIT.

I'm a 21 year old philosophy undergraduate. Asian (chinese), and a recent convert from pescetarianism to vegetarianism. I used to be an athlete (till i was 16). After I stopped training, I went up from 105lbs to a high of 130lbs in about 3 years, due to bad dietary habits (junk food addiction) and a pretty much sedentary lifestyle. Lost 5lbs after I started eating less junk, and another 10lbs from diet (about 1500cals/day)+exercise. Trying to maintain my weight now, and improve my health and fitness in general by eating right and exercising regularly but not excessively. My interests include art (painting especially), movies (the arty farty types), literature (i usually avoid horrors, thrillers, chick-lit... the mainstream stuff) and music (i've been through many phases. but i can say for certain that i'm just incapable of appreciating hip hop, dance and trance music.) I also like supermarket-browsing.

I am a college student that enjoys healthy food.

I am a student finishing up an undergrad degree in Comm/Spanish. Unfortunately, too much travel/stress/studying/work/break up led to about a 20 lb. gain this year...I would love to lose it all!

I'm Kimberly, a freshman at USC, and I want to tone up! None of this freshman 15 nonsense.

Student at the University of Toronto in computer science. I'm 25 years old.

Well i'm a freshman in college and i didn't really think the whole freshman 15 would get to me... but it did. I just want to keep active while adjusting to my new lifestyle and shed the pounds i've gained in the past month.

I am a 22 year old female graduate student. I can totally relate to the lab rat scenario and like most people in this group, I was extremely fit in high school. Currently though, I have about 30 pounds to lose and it is the same 30 pounds I have wanted to lose for a couple of years now. I am hoping the accountability provided by this group will help a lot.

I'm 18 years old. I'm a pre-med major, a.k.a., crazy. I know that my lifestyle contributes to my weight gain, as well as my medical condition.

I am 19 years old in college. A couple summers ago I was a whopping 141 lbs! Once I started college I was walking a lot more, had no money/time for snacks or regular meals and along with that, had a bunch of anxiety. I was then 119 lbs and LOVED IT! I cannot tell you how good it feels to lose weight, go shopping and feel great about yourself. I am now 128 lbs and still gaining weight.. I want to stop my old habits and start a new/healthier lifestyle of a toned body and great food ...not sitting on the couch, eating ice cream.

I'm 18. I love to ski, play tennis, and run. Recently I joined a rugby team. Getting exercise is not a problem for me- I love it- but I need to keep track of what I'm eating because I feel like I'm loosing control.

I'm young, married, no kids and I don't want any, complete animal lover, full-time student, trying to get my life together after a fairly big move to a fairly large city.

Entering my third year of college, and working this summer!

I am 19 and a freshman in college. Going to School to become a Psychologist and studying abroad in about 9 months.

I am currently a Sophomore in College and wanting to lose a bunch of weight. I like to hang with friends and party. My relatives like to make fun of me and about how big I currently am so want to shove it to their faces once I loose the pounds.

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