when I started my bulk at the end of may, I'd thought that getting to a BW of 200lb by February would be a reachable, realistic goal. well, now it's mid-October and I've already hit 200, and 210 or even 220 by February seems realistic.
I've been eating everything in sight, all of my meals on training days are challenging to finish (probably roughly 400-600kcal/meal depending on what is available, roughly 3000kcal or more total from P/C alone) and about a month or so ago I started making a concerted effort to eat more on non-training days (mostly at work, sometimes on weekend trips, but likely not 3000kcal), I beat my training log in some way every session and my chest and arm circumferences are going up, shirts are tighter at the shoulders, etc.
I'm noticing fat gain, which I expected, and though I'd much rather be lean, I do want to gain as much size as possible by February. so, I know if I want as much muscle gain as possible I have to keep eating.
I suspect that I have the answer to my own question, but this is uncharted territory for me. 195 is the heaviest I've ever been and I was much weaker and smaller then. I guess I could just use a "keep on truckin', son" affirmation here.