Hey Suzy - welcome to FS. Can I ask - are you an 'on campus' college student??? or do you live at home and commute to school ???
YOU CAN do this!!! And you can do it AND keep it off! Considering your age, and the fact that you only have aprox 25 lbs to lose... Atkins might not be right for you.
You'd have to obviously make some really diligent LIFESTYLE changes to your eating habits! Permanently.
But Keld is right. The tracking of your 'foods' - will tell you what's up! Sure, you'll need to cut back on some of the 'yummies' - and you'll need to make some changes to 'portions' perhaps... but a slight change in lowering your calories...and a slight change to 'increase' your activity... and you are on your way, girl~
Make this new year...YOURS!!! Find a friend to do this with you! GO FOR IT... and don't look back. (you'll thank yourself). Consider it a second semester project... and don't let yourself off the hook! Think how great you'll feel come June!
RUN after your goals!!! (not literally, unless you like to run!) But do what you need to do...in a healthy way.) The body will come around and adapt...and you will start losing.
So start tracking!!!
Live, Love, Laugh ...make each day memorable and enjoy the journey.
The bar noted below, does not tell the entire story!