It's a losing battle...
Many of my friends have taken up smoking from the pressures of law school. I too have put on about 12. Still, I think that eating a little too much is better than filling your lungs with toxins. I have managed to drop much of the weight during the break. A little cardio (hard cardio for 20-30 minutes 4 times a week) and try to make a big salad at least one meal per day. with chicken or turkey
I feel your pain. Hopefully by the end of this, my pockets will stick out further than my belly!!!!
Thanks all for the advice. I just got a gym membership and will plan to use the elliptical 3-4 times a week for 30-40 minutes. I figure this burns about 300 calories and also speeds up metabolism for the whole day. I have heard, as someone mentioned here, that merely decreasing calories doesn't work because your body adjusts- but I have also heard of people losing weight on Weight Watchers through calorie control alone. I guess I'll have to experiment with a few things- and stop spending so much time going to class.