Well, I finished my first year of college with a success. Pretty decent GPA, lots of friends, and a larger person(In a good way). I went into college at 258 and ended up coming out at 250.
Everyone always told me to watch out for the freshman 15 and I was careful, until around thanksgiving. I went crazy with my food and got pretty hefty. Finding out my ex-girlfriend cheated on me and ended up dumping her didn't help either. I went from 258-280, ouch that wasn't good at all. Freshman 15? more like freshman 22..haha.
About 2 weeks after i broke up with my ex, i lost about 15 pounds, which put me at 265. At that point I hit a wall with just eating less and decided to start weight lifting. With that, i quickly dropped down to 244, losing 16 pounds in another 3 weeks or so. I was pretty happy, but my shirts really didn't seem to fit much better and I was not satisfied.
I decided to keep weight lifting, but i also started playing sports like basketball, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, and speedball on a regular basis. I noticed a lot of my stuff then started to fit a LOT better, but I was gaining weight. I jumped back up to 260 in a matter of 2 weeks and was confused. At this point it was right after spring break and I just kept at it.
One week, I lost 8 pounds in water weight magically and I was at 252 right before finals and then managed to drop 2 pounds and I ended my college career at 250. I came in there wearing 3XL shirts, and they were getting tight on me. I come out being able to fit in a L, which was decently tight on me but I could pull it off. My jeans..i was barley able to squeeze into 40's and now they're all really loose on me, so I can probably get into 38's and even 36's.
I have a few pictures to show my progress so far.
Comparison Picture 1
Comparison Picture 2(lol i look miserable
August 09(Right Before College)
May 2010(Wearing one of those 3xl shirts)
So yeah, I got bigger..but in muscle and I'm fine with that. :P
May 2010, These clothes used to be skin tight on me