Originally Posted by SoBad
The gym scale sounds like the least reliable instrument of the ones you mentioned and its reading seems an outlier in your data set. Enjoy the buffet dining hall…
Even though it seems you haven't gained as much as you thought, are you staying active?
Depending on your major and closeness to midterms, finals and papers that are due, time constraints often limit the time for exercise.
That's why for many, just putting on a pair of running shoes and going for a 10 minute run before taking a shower is often the most effective way of staying in reasonable shape.
Also, take advantage that many campuses have exercise facilities at different sites.
A weight room in a dorm may not be as fancy as in the athletic complex, but depending on how far you are from the athletic complex, you might be able to get in a quick workout in the time it would take you to get to the athletic center and back (unless you want to get a run in as well.)
Also don't forget that you are with you eat.
Eat junk food, and you will be junk.