Total lack of sympathy for inability to gain weight

  • rf_dal

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    May 19, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    I found out my scale at home was off by about 6 pounds in the positive direction, and now I feel like I instantly lost 6 pounds of muslce after months of work, and having gained very little at all. I think I'm resigned that it just won't happen for me, but can't say that to anyone because you just get the "oh boo hoo you're skinny" answer. :/ Just saying really, I'll keep trying! At least there's plenty of inspiration around here. ;)
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    May 19, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    I'm stuck at 130-133 for the last 5 months.
    I can sit and play Civ on my PC and lose 2 pounds.
    I can eat 2500-2800 calories a day for days on end, gain a few pounds, only to lose it after a weekend at work (where I do plenty of walking, not by choice).

    Even though I've gained muscle and strength (my bench went from a feeble 65 pounds to a slightly less feeble 110 pounds), my weight is just not budging.
  • rf_dal

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    May 19, 2011 9:04 PM GMT
    Hugs, I feel your pain lol
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    May 19, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    Now that I've gotten rid of most of my fat (was 60 lbs fatter), I'm finding it a good challenge to build mass. However, unlike so many other trying to get bigger, I'm in no hurry. As long as I see a 0.2 lb weekly average of increase, I know I'm doing it right.

    Patience is the key. icon_wink.gif
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    May 19, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    You're exactly how I was at your age back then so don't consign you're to saying it's never going to happen or it won't. It will happen but it takes an excruciating long time. My dream was always to one day hit 200 lbs and that took I perhaps maybe 4 years of up and down, up and down and I had to eat a lot including "junk" . Of course some bodyfat came with it but not much , not that I became fat since muscle was also buildling up as well, but I had to to get over that same psychological roadblock that I was trapped into being forever skinny. I can still drop weight seemingly overnight if I don't eat enough and it's still very difficult for me to put any on. I vary from 193-200 pounds every few days it seems and I have a very accurate scale.. so I don't really pay much attention to it anymore. Just keep eating and don't obsess over eating the wrong stuff as much if you're not concerned about keeping yourself absolutely ripped for now and just want to bulk up.. You can fix that later, it's that roadblock in your mind you have to crush first I think.

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    May 20, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
    eat more, much more. ;)