Okay, so I'm one of those guys who has a real hard time keeping weight on. I'm 6,1 and my normal weight (while not lifting) is about 150 lbs. I've managed to put on about 10 lbs with the help of a supplement called elite mass in the past 2 months. I'm not exactly a beginner. I've trained myself up to about 180 lbs before, then lost it all from a pulmonary surgery I had on my ribcage and sternum. I've attempted once before to start putting the weight back on, then relapsed. I'm trying again and this time I think I'm in for the long haul again. One thing that's been holding me back is that due to my chest I no longer squat. The doctor said I have no restrictions, however, I don't think he ever imagined I would be lifting as hard as I do because it just doesn't feel right. I can still deadlift, which has become the foundation of my routine (used to be squats). Anybody know any good substitutions for standard squats??
Anyway back to the point. Last night I trained very hard and got out of the gym at about 8 pm. I got a "half-chicken meal" from Boston Market with marcaroni & cheese, mashed potatos, and, well, a half chicken. Then throughout the course of the night I had 2 quarter servings of elite mass with whole milk and ended the night with a small portion of teriyaki noodles. I fell asleep at 3am, then woke up at 9am and had a quarter serving shake, fell back asleep until 2:45, had another quarter serving, and then started studying for a math test. Out of desperation for calories I ate a single pulled pork slider from White Castle and one more shake while studying. That was at about 3:30 pm. I haven't had anything else to eat until just now when I started to write this.
So I know Whitecastle is certainly not the way to go. Not so sure about Bostonmarket either, but regardless, have I wasted my workout by depriving myself of calories for too long? I realized at just about the time I ate that whitecastle burger (which was about 30 mins after I actually got it), that I only had protein shake in my system and it was well into the afternoon. If I have, I'll just have to make up for it, but is it possible to not lose the effort I put forth last night by eating a TON at this moment? Or has the damage already been done at this point.
Silly question I know, but I feel like at least someone will have some words of wisdom for me.