Ok so I was making some progress by upping my calories. I gained about 4lbs with another 4 lbs or so of fluctuating water weight. Now I’m starting to lose the solid 4 lbs after a week and a half.
My current diet is something like this:
6:30 am workout
8:30-9:30am (pwo): 12 oz 2% milk, 4 jumbo eggs, 2 pieces of 12 grain bread, 1/2 cup dry oatmeal, 1/2 tblspn brown sugar
11:50am - 1:30pm (at a leisurely pace): tuna fish sandwich with 1 tblspn mayo, 2 pieces of 12 grain bread, 1 cup organic yogurt, 1 cup 2% cottage cheese, 1 banana, 1 apple, 1 cup applesauce, 2 cups baby carrots
3:00pm: 1 cup walnuts
5:00pm: another apple, sometimes changed for a grapefruit
7:00pm 1/2 lb extra lean ground beef, 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice mixed with wild rice (about 1/3 wild 2/3 brown), and 2 cups frozen mixed veggies.
I usually enter it all on fitday.com and it says I’m totaling about 4200 calories and this is a typical day for me.
When I gained the weight, my training was like this:
Day 1:back press 3x10, upright row with DB 3x10, dips 3x10, tricep pushdown 3x10, supported d.b. row, 1 arm row, rear delt fly, b.o. row (all 3x10), planks, wood chop, and TYWUI’s 3x8
Day 2:back squat, Romanian Deadlift, calf raise, B.O. row, pullovers, ez bar curls (all 3x10) and TYWUI’s 3x8
Day 3: off
Day 4: same as day 1
Day 5: same as day 2
Days 6 and 7: off
I just switched to a different program which I’m thinking might be my problem but I want to keep at it for a little to see how it goes.
Day 1: Deadlifts, back squat, lunges, lat pulldown behind the neck, B.O. row, back extension, hammer curls, ez bar curls (all 3x10) (TYWUI’s 3x8)
Day 2: Off
Day 3: Feet elevated push up, pull overs, lateral raises, external rotations lying down, dips, tricep extension (lying down, knee chops, knee raises all (3x10) TYWUI’s (3x8)
I was wondering if my problem was with my diet or with my program. At only 150 I’m obviously trying to gain weight - can’t really afford much in the way of supplements/protein so I’ve been working to get it from food sources - hopefully this summer when I go back to work I can afford some protein to throw in.
Comments and criticisms appreciated.