I started lifting about three months ago. I started at about 125 lbs, and now I'm about 140. My lifts have gone up, but they are still pretty pathetic. What can I expect in terms of beginner gains? I haven't been eating nearly as much as I should, but it is extremely hard at my university and with my current schedule and financial situation. Hypothetically, if I had eaten enough since I started lifting, how much weight could I have put on?
Also, I've recently increased my protein intake to about 200g per day. If I really buckle down and force myself to eat as much as I can, will I gain weight to make up for what I should have gained, or will it still start to slow down? Finally, am I completely wrong about this whole idea?
Sorry for all the newbie questions, but I'm trying to figure out where I am right now compared to where I should/could be. Thanks in advance.