i keep hearing that you can’t make any significant progress by staying at the same weight. either gain weight and build muscle, or lose weight and lose fat. so i feel like 2 months of staying at the same weight will get me nowhere.[/quote]
You are making no sense. If your goal is to be much bigger, why would you rush to go BACKWARDS? Jumping up in weight and then rushing back down in weight is what will get you nowhere. Gradually increasing weight and allowing your body to adjust at that heavier weight will get you SOMEWHERE.
Beyond that, unless you are close to your goal, why the hell are you dieting down now in the first place? If I had approached my training like that, I would still be 150lbs. I didn’t attempt any sort of diet for the first 4 years of serious training. How long have you even been lifting?
You sound like the same newbies we always get in here who think they will look like magazine cover models in 6 short weeks.