Please help bulking- very underweight gained 10 pounds this month
11-24-2012 08:27 AM
It is precisely this kind of black and white food (mis)beliefs that has me worried about your mental state. You said that you "have a great relationship" with food and "just" a poor body image. Having a poor body image is something that deserves attention in and of itself! Moreover, you are OBSESSING over a SINGLE FOOD CHOICE!
Originally Posted by coolguy1993
Please tell me that you have a psychotherapist in addition to AM to discuss these issues with. Until you work on fixing your food beliefs, you will find reaching your (still questionably healthy) body comp goals impossible.
11-24-2012 08:42 AM
Yup hit it on the head. Seems to be some deep issues here. hope the best for ya man we can only help so much
Originally Posted by scherbs
11-24-2012 09:20 AM
Thanks for getting back in touch, I have been seing a pyschotherapist but he hasn't said anything about my food habbits. I do have some confidence issues (i have a lot of facial scarring after I was assaulted) and a form of OCD which may be why I beat myself up over small things- I do it at uni too if I don't get 100%.
But yeah I have been using myfitnesspal its fantastic and eating lots, and lifting.
I think I just need to calm down a bit and stop trying to do everything at once.
Thanks for all the concern and help.
11-24-2012 09:03 PM
Yeah just be patient man it wont happen over night just stay disciplined to your diet and training
11-25-2012 07:07 AM
Ok thank you, I'll post later on in the week and let you know how I'm doing.
11-28-2012 10:39 AM
11-28-2012 04:26 PM
Your still way underweight man but I can definatley see a difference! Keep up what your doing and dont over obsese about the number on the scale its just a number. Gl
11-28-2012 04:56 PM
Awesome thanks! I'll try and keep it going
11-29-2012 08:32 AM
You had the all clear from any doctor bro??
Just incase you have any condition... 113 is thin man, specially for 5'9
Hope things work out well for you.
11-29-2012 09:35 AM
Maybe only weigh yourself once a month.
My new years resolution last year was to not weigh myself, and I might renew it.
Numbers are too psychological. Just try and feel good.
11-29-2012 12:08 PM
Yeah, I'm now 130 pounds, I just have no idea how to change it on my profile, thanks for the concern.
Originally Posted by mumbles12
I'm still very skinny so I'm keeping on bulking but I'm not at any health risks now- which is the most important part.
I have to keep going to a nutrionist who weighs me every week, just to make sure I'm still gaining, but your right I should'nt obsess over how much I gain, as long as I gain.
Thanks guys! I'm feeling pretty awesome now!
11-30-2012 09:54 AM
130 is much better dude, I have to ask though, how old are you?
11-30-2012 10:52 AM
I'm 19, I look really young for my age though, I pass as 14 or 15 quite easily- I've always been very small framed and skinny- I had a lot of illness's until recently too, you can actually see my 2 front ribs stick out really far it looks kind of deformed (altough its not dangerous), I never really developed properly because I was always ill.
I've really enjoyed bulking up though-its been a lot of fun and makes you feel really good.
All the help I've got of you and DocMattic and the other guys has been great
11-30-2012 01:42 PM
A lot of good advice here and it seems like you are on a good path OP. My advice to add would be this, and it has already been mentioned to one degree, try to not focus on the minute. Think of bodybuilding as filling up a bucket with water. Every time you eat a solid bb meal or have a great workout or get a good nights rest you add a single drop of water to the bucket. One drop at a time, day after day, workout after workout, meal after meal, slowly the bucket starts to accumulate water(a full bucket is the end goal and is a constantly changing one for most of us.) Here is my advice: when you do one thing not perfect for bb, such as eating cookies or a donuts, it is not akin to emptying out the whole bucket. You do not need to avoid a cheat meal for a month simply because you ate a cookie. Just go into the gym the next day and enjoy the increased pump and energy you have due to the extra carbs and put another drop in the bucket. IT TAKES FAR MORE THAN A SINGLE CHEAT TO UNDO ALL YOUR HARD WORK. Stressing over any of these minute details will hinder your gains more than anything. Good luck.
11-30-2012 04:09 PM
Wow thanks very much, thats a really good analogy. I'll try and think of that to keep my possitive- consistantly working hard will help me progress.
Originally Posted by pushinweightw
I'll be possitive and look at my targets raather than mistakes in the past- and like you say an occasional cheat won't empty the bucket, it just means I'll have to add an extra big drop of water next time
Thanks for the possitive input-it really helps my confidence!
I'll keep trying and hopefully make progress.
12-05-2012 10:55 AM
Hi just thought I'd give a progress update- I got weighed again and gaine 1 pound (0.5kg) since last week.
I'm extremely pleased as this is the first time I've made a steady gain-usually I either don't gain or gain 4 pounds in a week so I'm pretty happy.
I now weigh 131 pounds (59.6kg)
Overall my strength is a lot better- I'm squatting over 70 kg (155 pounds), leg press is 95kg (210 pounds) and deadlift is just hitting 45kg (100 pounds)
Its still really weak but a massive improvement, so thanks for all the help- I'm not going to change anything for the meantime, the 2 day splits have been pretty awesome, maybe come February if I'm not gaining I'll start fine tuning the workout routine.
In terms of food I still eat lots of fruit, but I'm eating loads of carbs (almost all complex), getting 2 whey protein shakes a day ( 1 scoop morning,2 scoops after workout) and a good amount of meat.
Hopefully everything will keep working-thanks everyone.
12-05-2012 11:30 AM
Cool guy, checkout my progress pic. I started around where you are now. It's all hard work, but can be done.
12-05-2012 11:54 AM
Wow thats really cool! Did you do anything extra to what I'm doing or pretty similar?
I hope I can make progress like that
12-05-2012 12:16 PM
I put on the first 15-20lbs following NNMB by Vince Delmonte, and having access to an all you cam eat cafeteria at school. Great program.
12-05-2012 02:46 PM
Ahh I don't have an all you can eat cafeteria but I will definataely have a look at the program-thanks!
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