absolutelypathetic Posted September 30, 2008 Share Posted September 30, 2008 Hello everyone. I'll tell it like it is : I am a 35 year old male 5'6," and I weigh in at 120.4 lbs. ( That .4 is important ! ) I have horrible genetics. Everyone in my family besides my parents and I eats meat ( and lots of it ) , yet everone is skinny as toothpicks. The number one problem that I face is ( ...well my face. As the saying goes, no amount of excercise can fix ugly.) ( I have been told that I look like a cross between a monkey and the kid that played Spanky on the Little Rascals movie. ) Other than this problem, I was also born with scholiosis ( twisted spine ) and since the bones in my neck are fused, it looks like I have no neck. I have what a doctor refered to as 'webneck', and one side of my body is slightly asymetrical. Still, I'd like to try and work out because it feeds the part of my ego that has to overcompensate for my shortcomings. I look in the mirror and part of me says " damn that looks pretty good ! ", Then reality sets in and slaps me silly. I think the mirror lies. What I have to trust is the scale. When I look at other folks my height that are 30-40 lbs heavier than me, yet look skinny, I know I must look horrible. But to me I look normal. In the last month, I have begun to try and eat more than usual and lift some dumbells that my neighbor gave me when he moved. Since I am old and my metabalism has slowed, I thought I'd give a weight gain a try. I have been forcing myself to eat more, and I now eat between 2,500 to over 6,000 calories per day, yet I have not seen any change in my weight. How long does it usually take to see a change in weight when eating like this ? My diet consists of two veggie patties and a medium avacado ( approx. 600 calories combined ) for breakfast, One cup of MaltO'Meal with three cups of soy milk twice a week ( over 2,470 calories ) Half a box of pasta for lunch along with another avacado and a package of some junk food crackers ( 1,487 calories ) several glasses of no sugar fruit juice ( over 600 calories ) and for supper two veggie burgers with more chips ( over 1000 calories. ) I work at as a stocker at a store, and I am constanty on the move lifting and pulling, as well as walking ( a fast walk ) from one side of the store to the other ( around a football fields length ) Am I just burning more calories than I consume ? I notice that now when I get off of work, I am tired ( sleepy ) whereas before when I only ate 800 - 1200 calories a day I was not. Is this normal ? Thanks ! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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