My weight is still not going up as much as I'd like. However, I can tell that I have gained some because my abs are becoming a little "softer". And I am starting to be okay with that. I know I can't gain weight and keep my abs. It's either ripped abs with a scrawny body...or... soft abs and a bigger body! I'll take the bigger body! ;) These quads and glutes have GOT to grow. I'll take a pair of those quads, please, thank you.
I've been reading a little about GOMAD. GOMAD=Gallon Of Milk A Day. As in drinking a gallon of milk a day. Whole milk, that is. This strategy of drinking a gallon of milk a day has been used for years and years with bodybuilders and powerlifters as an easy way to put on weight fast.
Okay, so I know that I don't need to drink a whole gallon of milk a day-I need to gain 5 pounds, not 25! But I was thinking that adding in a few glasses a day would be an easy way to get in some extra calories without having to change anything else with my eating. There's only so much chicken and brown rice I can eat!
I'll probably start with having a glass with breakfast, and with my post workout and bedtime protein shakes. I'll try it for a month and see what happens, why not? I know there are some side effects to drinking a lot of milk-acne, bloating, cramping, etc., but I think I can handle it for a month! I don't even like whole milk...but I think that I could tolerate it.....we shall see.
I am also going to have to start tracking my calories. I've been writing down my food and trying to eat a LOT.... but I've been slacking on keeping up with my calories and fat/protein/carb grams, which was the point of tracking it in the first place. So I will start with that tomorrow! I am SO serious about this-I am going to gain those 3 stinkin' pounds in the next month!