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Old 05-05-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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So I've been lurking for a while now, and I finally decided to post
My whole life I've been wanting to gain weight, although up until ~2 years ago I've been underweight. Now at 6ft and 170 I'm actually on track. My goal is to reach 250-300. The questions I have for anyone interested are such:

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How fast is "too fast"? I've been going about 1500 calories per day over (according to MYFITNESSPAL) and I know that's above most dietary reccomendations.
Anyone here in Texas?
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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Where in Texas ? I'm from Oklahoma. But there are quite a few from Texas
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #3
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I'm from Texas
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I recall reading on body building websites that eating 500-1000 calories over the recommended daily amount is about right.

I would probably start with just an extra 500 calories over and see if you get any results.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #5
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I recall reading on body building websites that eating 500-1000 calories over the recommended daily amount is about right.

I would probably start with just an extra 500 calories over and see if you get any results.
This is correct. Eating 500kcal above your BMR (basal metabolic rate) or REE (resting energy expenditure) will lead to a weight gain of about 1lb per week.

1lb of fat contains ~3500kcal.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:13 AM   #6
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I'm in Arlington.
Oh, and after about 5 weeks of 4000+ calories per day, nothing. Nada. No difference. What gives?
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:58 AM   #7
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There are soo many things to factor in lifestyle your metabolism.
We are all different so it might take you longer or shorter to gain.
No set rule as to just how many calories a day it will take you to gain X amount of weight.
No magic pill or weight gain super powder.
Gaining takes time and is a slow process, just eat what you want and increase your portions everyday and you should see your weight go up.
Just take your time and don't expect too much too quickly.

The what gives part you mentioned is at this time your body is trying to decide what its going to do with all those extra calories.
Once your metabolism adjusts to the extra calories then you will see a change.
Its not rocket science eat more= gain weight.Just not too rapidly for some people.
It took me 7 years to gain 250 lbs +so I do know what I am talking about.
At first I started binge eating and drinking those weight gain shakes which were awful to say the least.
It was six months and I saw very little weight gain maybe 5-6 lbs.I was going to give up trying.
I just kept over eating and with in a couple of months I saw the pounds sticking to me.
So best thing I can say is don't give up if you see no change right away just stick with it.

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Old 05-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #8
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One cool thing you can do is take lots of pics to document your gain.
We all love to look at WG pics.I do at least.
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #9
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How do I post a picture?
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #10
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When you open the reply box click on the paperclip icon on the top row.
That will open a window and you can choose a pic off your PC.
Click browse find you pic the click upload easy as that

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Old 05-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #11
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Here I did it.
If it declines a transfer due to size go to edit and click pixels the in the box type in 300 and the bottom number will change then click save.
Go back and the transfer should be fine.Hope that helps.

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Old 05-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #12
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Your gain is looking very nice Traci.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:04 PM   #13
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Thanks but I'm on the losing train right now and and maybe close or a little thinner than that right now.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:51 PM   #14
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I see no peperclip... DX but I have a link to where I'm at now
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-M...Wx0dFN4X0ppZ0E
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