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Finally Progress. 7pounds/2week


#1

After 2 weeks of Stronglifts 5x5 I have gained 7 pounds! Started at 136 and today weighed in at 143. I gained a little more chub on my stomach, but I am happy that I am gaining weight, which hopefully means some muscle and strength.

Simply reading forums and articles here everyday I have tweaked my diet, and overall training methods. At first it was soo hard to eat all this food, now I feel that if I don't eat it, I will fall asleep

SImply THANKS! I know it is small progress, but 7 pounds is a lot for me, since my weight hasn't changed for the last 4 years.

[Water Throughout Day]

7AM-Breakfast
5 Egg whites plus 3 regular eggs
1/2 cup of oatmeal

10AM-Snack 1
1 cup of fat free cottage cheese
1 Whole wheat english muffin with 1Tb spoon of natural peanut butter
1 Protein Scoop + 1% Milk 10oz

12-AMLunch
7 oz of chicken/turkey
1 serving of veggies/Broccli/Spinach

2PM-Preworkout
1/2 Oatmeal + 1 Protein Scoop

3PM-Workout
Jack3d Before + BCAA during

4PM-After workout
1 Banana
1 Protein Scoop + 1% Milk 10oz + Creatine + Fishoil + MultiVitamin

7PM-Dinner
7 oz of chicken/turkey
1 serving of veggies/Broccli/Spinach

10PM-Before Bed
1 Casein Scoop + 1% Milk 12oz

11PM-Sleep
ZMA


#2

Now be consistent about it. You've come this far, now keep truckin along. Nice work!


#3

Great work bro. I have put on 26 pounds this year so far, so I know just how you feel. Keep at it!


#4

Thanks to both of your guys. That is an impressive number also.

Do you think majority of it is muscle or mainly fat? Just wondering what this 7 pounds is actually made of


#5

Well obviously it varies from person to person. With 3.5lbs per week, I bet there is a bit of fat, some water weight, and some lean mass.

My pants still seem to fit the same, except when I am drinking milk. Milk bloats me out, so when I cut it from my diet my pants fit better. Overall, I am very excited, and you should be too. You started a bit lower than me, too. I was 144, now 170. How tall are you?


#6

I try to drink a lot of water, pissing every 30min-1hr is a bitch. Especially waking up after chugging a casein shake before going to sleep ha.
I am 5'10. I plan to do the stronglifts+diet for 12 weeks, right before my MCAT. Then from there I will see.....hoping to shred the fat though, but matters on results.