RunBabyRN 3,677 Posts Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience. Dec 6, 2014 It happened to me, too. I gained about 15 lbs each year of school, though managed to lose the 15 plus a little more over the summer in between. I didn't lose the other 15 after I graduated- still working on that.A few things that did help me to keep things at bat were packing healthy foods, squeezing in workouts wherever I could and utilizing the gym on campus. Keep mindless munching at bay. If you eat to stay awake (let's face it, it happens), choose air popped pop corn, grapes, cherry tomatoes, things like that. I would also prop my laptop on my treadmill and walk at an incline while reading my e-books or studying the PowerPoints.