I don't mean to stereotype college students, but I'd say I have a fairly average lifestyle as a college student. I wake up late in the morning and eat a big breakfast, usually whatever the dorm food is (eggs, bacon, sausage, or some days I'll go with just cereal, OJ, and a muffin). For lunch and dinner it's just more dorm food since I have no money to buy my own food. And then since I go to bed rather late I usually eat a snack late at night as well (which I know is quite bad, but I'm hungry) I drink alcohol. Sometimes casually, sometimes in ridiculous excess. I'll have anywhere from 20-40 drinks over the course of 4 days (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday period). It's usually just two days of the week, but depending on my courseload and the time I have to do work, I may drink all 4 nights. I go to the gym every day. I lift for a half hour and run for a half hour. As far as athletics, not all that much besides intramural sports once a week. I don't quite have a gut. Actually I have kind of a weird body. I look fairly muscular and defined everywhere but my gut. I know 6'1, 170 lbs sounds pretty slim, but I have a bit of a tummy coming along. I'm going to go ahead and say that my problems are dorm food and the alcohol I drink. I'm going to try to cut down on alcohol a few weeks before finals and then I'll probably cut it out entirely over summer since I'm back home. As far as dorm food, I really can't do that much about it. Having yogurt and cereal for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and soup for dinner is just not even close to enough or satisfying at all. So do I just suck it up and say, "Fuck it, the first two years of college I'll put on 10 or 15 lbs and then lose it my next two years"?
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4/21/08 at 3:56pm