I was going to counter by saying the closer you get to the shore the more cooties, then I realized that the worst people down the shore come from North Jerz.
Monkeysee, how many carbs do you eat NOW? Average CW it is 300+. If you cut down to under 100 or even under 50 if you can do it you will lose weight. So very little bread/pasta/rice etc - and I'd recommend NO wheat if you can achieve it on a college diet. If you have pizza, for example, eat the topping and not the base, or at least not all of it.
I'd also suggest walking the long way to everything, make yourself exercise more in your everyday routine. Use stairs, not elevators, and if you can have a pre-brakfast or after supper walk - even if it is only 1 mile it is extra to what you do now - it will impact on your body. When you do have time, do some hard workouts (your sprints & lift heavy things occasionally from the PB) and see how you go.
While I appreciate the sentiments of those telling you to get a grip on yourself, it's somewhat counterprouctive, you have to work with what you have. Good luck with it.
I lost weight probably mostly muscle and sure some fat from calorie restriction alone. In my early to mid 30s I maintained the weight loss through eating close to bmr with a lot of protein, mostly fish, and no wheat or dairy, few grains etc.
I love cardio, personally. That's where the "relaxation" part of exercise comes in for me. I get into a rhythm and let my mind wander. If I'm frustrated or angry about something I increase the resistance or speed - you get the idea. It's great for me. I hate strength training though. I made a schedule a couple semesters ago that included strength training 3 days a week of 20-30 minutes each session and I positively hated it. Like I said, I strength train anyway so it's not like I can't push myself.
I'm pretty sure I am sending mixed messages about time and exercise, so to clarify: I have a beautiful schedule laid out with "my time" viewable in chunks from 5:00 in the morning to 9:00 in the evening. That is a 16-hour day and an 8-hour night. It's a great set-up but it's not reality. As I'm sure everyone knows, things come up that must be completed whether they are scheduled for an hour or not. One of those things is falling asleep. I have chronic insomnia - I lay in bed awake for 5 hours, too mentally exhausted to study and too physically exhausted to exercise and yet completely unable to fall asleep. It really sucks. Falling asleep by 9:00 is just a suggestion - I might not fall asleep until 2 AM. Once asleep, however, my body will go through all the sleep cycles and right through my alarm. I have done everything to stop this cycle. Prescription sleeping pills didn't stop the 5-hour-lay-in-bed problem either. I just stay awake (even without caffeine). So all that to say, I may or may not be up at 5 AM like I want to be. If I am, I can workout at 6 AM. If I am not, that means I have to get all my assignments done by 6 PM so I can exercise, shower, have a bedtime routine, try to fall asleep by 9 PM. Getting everything done by 6 PM is crazy and impossible. I don't think I have ever done that. My classes are over by 2 PM so that's only 4 hours to do calculus, organic chemistry, endocrinology, physics... In order to make room for exercise I have to make room for sleep. In order to make room for sleep, I have to set my schedule back to 6 PM. If I set my schedule back, I am no longer focusing on schoolwork, which is the whole reason why I have a gym in the first place.
I don't drink, I don't party, I don't do drugs, I have no social life (literally - the only time I "get together with friends" is Sunday morning church). The only reason I have time for Mark's Daily Apple is because it is scheduled into my calendar as my "coffee hour" first thing in the morning. Otherwise, I have no time for it.