|Me in high school -- look at that twig of an arm!!|
But let's fast forward a few more years. Let's take a skinny, suburban girl and plop her smack dab in the middle of NYC at the ripe old age of 18, with no one (ahem, Mom) sitting across from her at meals giving that warning look that says, "One more roll and you won't be able to fit into your prom dress."
I WAS FREE!!!
Free to eat whatever and as much as I wanted. And I did. So, here were the main culprits in my Freshman 15...
Broadway Bagels. That beacon of carbs and dairy that flashed at me every time I left the sketchy building my school called "dorms". Toasting my everything bagel to perfection and then slathering it with enough full-fat cream cheese to choke the damn cow it came from. Oh, and don't forget those newfangled Starbucks' bottled Frappucinos they displayed so prominently in the refrigerated case. Breakfast. Of. Champions.
Coronet Pizza. For those days when my classes started a little later in the day, giving me time to stop for lunch on the way. I needed to break up that mile-long walk somehow, didn't I? Yes, I did. And the best way to do it was with the largest slice of pizza known to man. Like, ever. Here, do this...put your elbows right up against your hips. Now lift them so they form a triangle out in front of you. That's the size of the slice of pizza I had several times a week for lunch. With a Diet Coke, of course! I'm not a total glutton!
Apple Tree Deli. Now this was for those looooong days when I had, like, 3 or 4 classes. I know, exhausting, right? I certainly could have gone to the Mitzi Newhouse Pavillion (that was our school's cafeteria) and gotten a salad, but why do that when I could go just across the street and have a giant chocolate chip muffin for lunch?? You see my point, right? In the battle of Salad vs. Muffin, Muffin always wins.
|Me with the extra 30, though I think it mostly went to my boobs. I still have a twiggy arm!|
So, there you have it. My Freshman 15. Geez, okay! 30!!!
Now it's your turn. Did you go food crazy like I did the second you got out from under your parents' roof? What were your weaknesses??