Throughout this year I have been steadily gaining, climbing from about 175 to my current 200. This is the most I have ever weighed, so it is new territory for my body.
I have stalled at 200lbs for the past two weeks. Now I've definitely stayed at a weight for a few weeks before, only to jump again the following week; however, what concerns me this time is for the first time my appetite is dropping. Whenever I force feed the extra calories in, it just seems to translate into more time on the john.
At this point, I'm wondering if it might not be such a bad thing to hang out at 200 for a little bit (especially since I have added 25 lbs already in 8 months), and try to establish a new "set point." After all, in my last two weeks of training I have PRed essentially every session on most every lift, so progress in the strength department is steady.
So the feed back I'm looking for is where to go from here. Should I hold this weight until strength gains slow down, then attack gaining again with a jump in calories, or should I push the weight up right now? What should I do about this drop in appetite? My best thought is to take in some more liquid calories by adding a few protein shakes. My diet is primarily whole foods atm.
For the most part my plan is to get up to something like 230 over the next 12 months and then hold that weight for a year before I even think about cutting down again. Fitness modeling is actually in the back of my head for a few years down the road, and, yes, I know I need to put on ALOT of mass.