Congrats on your weightloss! Woohoo! That's wonderful!
I'm an old lady (48) with lots of weight to lose and I wish I would have been diligent in my younger days and lost it then. I congratulate you for doing that while you are still young and able. As far as the 'freshman 15', that's a bit of a tough one. I have a 21 and 23 year old son, both in college and only one of them was successful in not putting on the dreaded 'freshman 15' and that's because he lives at home and commutes. The 21 y/o lives on campus and you've summed it up about the choices available.
My niece has also begun her freshman year at college and she and her friends have a pact to keep off the 'freshman 15' and that's that none of them
will have dessert in the cafeteria unless all of them
get dessert. That way if one of them
doesn't feel like it, then none of them
get to indulge. Their only hope is that at each meal somebody
doesn't want it so no one
can have it!
Do you have a group of friends that are committed like that? That would be helpful.
Jana had some great advice. Even if you can walk to classes that would be a big help on the exercise front. Do you have a TV/VCR in your room? If so, even the walking tapes or Richard Simmons would be something you can do in your room. Maybe an inexpensive set of hand weights or an exercise band for a nice workout. Do you have an opportunity to get to a grocery or fruit market? If so, make sure you stock up on plenty of portable 'good stuff' there. Perhaps you can make a point to drink only water while you're at school. That usually helps with alot of calories.
I hope some of this helps. If you have a fridge in your room, I have several recipes for pudding type stuff that you could make up and keep ready for when the snack devil
comes to call.
Hope some of this helps. I wish you all good things.