The Freshman Fifteen...And Then Some

This is where it started.

Denny Chimes - University of Alabama
Like most people during their Freshman year of college I gained those dreaded fifteen pounds and pretty quickly. 

If you hadn't realized you gained weight before returning home for the holidays, your mom made sure you knew it. After returning from Christmas break my friends and I jumped on the work-out wagon and hit the gym. We HAD to lose that weight. 

After a couple of months I realized I was still gaining weight while all of my friends were watching it melt away. I was thoroughly confused. I've always been bigger, but I didn't know why if I was working out as much as my roommates and eating the exact same food why I wasn't losing weight too?!

The Freshman Fifteen hit my scale like a ton of bricks and by April it was screaming at me. I had somehow gained 35 pounds. It hurts to say. Seriously, I just vomited a little thinking about it. My self-esteem was quickly plummeting. Not only was I gaining weight consistently, I was finding myself sick by 2 pm every day and hadn't had a period in several months.

Do you think I was pregnant? Well I wasn't, thank you very much. 

I swallowed my pride and headed for the doctor's office. Low and behold it turned out I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome {PCOS}. I was horrified and relieved at the same time. At least now I knew what I had, but it's one of those things that can be hard to treat and to live with on a day-to-day basis. On top of all of that, my doctor said with my medical history I only had a 2-5 percent chance of having my own children (more about this another time).

So why am I bringing this up now?

Because I've decided not to let my weight continue to take control. Weight Watchers is in my near future friends! 

Follow me on this journey? Help me to stay motivated? I could use it!

Come back later this week for more to my weight gain and loss story!


  1. Hi-a! I'm your newest follower over here from the blog toddle!

    I love love love your little comic picture there. I can really relate- I hate exercise. hahaha

  2. Good Luck on your newest journey. :)

    Came over from Toddle Along Tuesday!

  3. im your newest follower, found you on the Toddle Tuesday blog hop! Hope you will come on over and follow back! I have some great giveaways coming up! thanks!


  4. Following you now! I have been blogging about weight loss too. Story of my life!

  5. Go mags!!

    Newest follower...found on toddle. Wait, that's not true.

  6. Following along from TAT! I'd love for you to follow back!

    p.s. After having Thad I found out I have PCOS as well. (I blogged about finding out.) It really explained a lot of things for me and I feel like I'm better prepared to deal with it. I worry about getting pregnant next time, but I hope for the best!

  7. I too was diagnosed with PCOS, then un-diagnosed...then told maybe I did have was a roller coaster of emotions! Glad to hear that they were able to find out what was going on with you! I struggle with weight too. I you want to lose weight, you go girl! You can do it!!!! Keep us update on your progress! I will be cheering you on!!!

  8. Good for you, you can do it!! I am eager to here more :)

  9. WOW! Thanks for all of your support!!! We are officially out of town for the weekend. I'm getting some Weight Watchers recipes from my MIL and we start on Tuesday when we get back home. Hoping for the best!

    Also, a big thanks to all the new followers!


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