i think im missing the point of this…[/quote]
You’re partially right and partially wrong.
Here’s the deal. I’ve always been skinny and I wanted to get my T levels checked. I did lie to my doctor (not something I’m proud of) in order to get my levels checked, NOT to get T. From things I’ve read, I was under the impression that he wouldn’t test me if I didn’t have symptoms that warranted it. Whether he would have or not, I don’t know but that’s the impression I got. Yes, I now realize that was idiotic.
I am eating over 3000+ calories a day (lots of potatos/rice/pasta & steak/chicken/tuna). I just started to keep a detailed log of my calories / protein / fat / carbs about a week ago (though I’ve been eating the same way for 3 weeks or so now). So I know I’m eating enough of the right stuff.
On 10/23/05, I weighed 149. Last Sunday (11/13/05), I was up to 161. My measurements have all gone up except for my waist, which is the same as it was when I started 3 weeks ago. I gained 1" on my chest/back and 1/2" on my arms; all cold measurements.
I’m averaging about 3 lbs / week and I’m happy with that.
I have no interest in roids or getting T if I don’t need it. That’s why I asked about Alpha Male above and said I was going to forgo HRT.
When I decided to get my T levels checked, it was based on my own uninformed guess that my T levels were low. With the doctor telling me that I’m at 605 and everyone here agreeing that that’s a good level, I don’t want HRT.
Hell, my goal weight is 170 - 180. So, it’s not like I’m trying to get huge immediately. I’m happy with gaining 2 - 3 lbs. a week. I just (wrongly) assumed that my T levels were low and wanted to get them checked. If they HAD BEEN low, then I’d have probably opted for the HRT.
I’m not offended by anything you said, because I understand that I’m extremely new to weight training / health and I realize that.