i am a 21 year old female. college student. and i believe i am suffering from this.. i am lucky if i hit 600 calories a day.. minus the fact im in the gym 5-6 days a week and do 45min of cardio or 1 hour runs .and ...60-80 min of interval and strength training all in the same day which completely leave me negative in my calories and i am a full time student with a job working 25-30hrs a week and im always on the go.. i weigh 103-104.. im scared to eat sometimes in fear of gaining weight that i have lost.. my story? i was skinny my entire life.. at 5'3" 120lbs i had muscle and played sports like soccer and softball for my high school and outside of schoool..6 days a week. after high school i did NOTHING and my diet erratically changed from balanced what mommy cooked and the occasional fast food (once a week) to UNHEALTHY!! and i ate fast food 3 times a day EVERYDAY no joke.. ice cream 3 times a week.. soda soda soda.. large quantites of everything! AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF.. i sat on my butt and had no type of exercise what so ever.. the most walking i did was to my car from the door..i also started to party and drink a little too.. and i was doing bad in college which was making me more stressed and i was in a terrible relationship with someone over weight and ate as bad as me.. (hence the fact where i picked up the habit).. i did this for 2 1/2 years when i decided i didnt feel like me. and my old size 5 jeans didnt go bast my knees! i weighed in from 120 to 158 in 2 1/2 years... thats 38lbs!!! thats about a solid 2lbs of fat a month.. and it sat in my belly and thighs.. in 5 months of serious dedication to the gym and eating super healthy with the help of my current boyfriend.. i was back down to 122 for my birthday july -> december. now from december to now end of july 2011.. i am terrified of going back.. obesity does not run in my family and the doctor said im overdoing everything!!! i was never obese at 158.. just a little thicker because i had no form of diet and no exercise in my daily life. my question is.. is it possible to keep my body image and weight within 3-5lbs year round (or even keep it the same) if i just keep eating a clean healthy balanced diet with 1 cheat meal a week and 4-5 days at the gym? i want to be focused more on my school than eery calorie i intake.. especially since im in the nursing program. i dont want to let this control my life.. i just want to maintain my body now and maybe tone up even more (yes i know muscle weighs more than fat) but i love all my new clothing and i dont want to "grow out" of everything..
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