So I debated with myself about posting this but then I thought hey what's the difference between this and a holiday photo in a bikini... My 7 week bulk is coming to an end this weekend. On the right, weighing 72.2kg and and on the left weighing 76.3kg. My body weight fluctuates very little day to day if I just eat when I'm hungry, up to maybe half a kilo, so this 4kg weight gain was tough. My body seems very happy to maintain weight, but to gain or lose weight I have to alter my calorie intake considerably.
This is the first time I've tracked while bulking (rather than just aiming to eat everything in sight). While of course this is more work, I think there are many benefits to it. I began eating 3000 calories a day, thinking this would be enough to gain weight. But when this wasn't working, I had to keep increasing my calorie intake until I noticed some weight gain at 4000 calories.
To hit this target I was frequently eating past the point of full, doubling my breakfast portion, and stuffing food down me just before bed.
Despite this being the heaviest I've ever been, I feel comfortable with how I look, and am surprised at the lack of major differences between the pictures. Here's to hoping that it translates into one big total. - 1 month ago