So, the average American adult gains on average 1-2 pounds per year from their 20s to their 50s.
How does that compare with you?
For me, when I graduated high school I was 145 pounds. By the time I turned 30 I was 245, an average of 8.3 pounds gained per year.
I started trying to lose weight, watching my calorie intake and working out and over 3 years got down to 195. An average of 16.6 pounds lost per year.
Then a lot of things changed in my life - I went to grad school while working full time, lost a job, went through a deep depression, watched my Mom get sick and pass away, became more depressed, etc. Diet and exercise fell to the wayside.
I just turned 40. I now weigh 286.6 pounds, meaning since I stopped losing weight at 33 I've gained an average of 13.08 pounds per year.
Taking it all together, since high school I've gained an average of 6.43 pounds per year - almost 3x the national average.
That's . . . a depressing thought.
So, what about other people? Taking together what you've gained, what you've lost, periods where you maintained a weight - what's your average change per year since you graduated high school?