I'm a graduate student that definitely spends too much time in the lab / in front of the computer and not enough time thinking about what I'm eating or if I'm exercising. I gained the freshman 15 and kept going... Hit a weight gain plateau of 200lbs for a solid 6 months, but recently I've started gaining weight again. I figured it's time to start taking this seriously.
I'm usually on campus for 10-11 hours a day, which means I eat a lot of junk food - obviously that's out now!!
I also have patellofemoral pain syndrome, or "runner's knee". I've been told I will have to live with this for the rest of my life, but losing weight will help lessen the pain. The problem is I can't do any kind of exercise that requires me to stress my knees (so running or doing any jumping motions are bad). I've tried swimming and walking, but I can't stick with it.
In short, the last time I felt comfortable with my weight I was in high school and 150 lbs. I'm aiming for 180, which means 30 pounds.
Any hints/tips/comments/suggestions are greatly appreciated. If anyone wants to be my weight loss buddy and keep me accountable, I'm up for that too!