Hello all, first post, so here goes.
I'm now 36 years old, and I'm finally tired of being skinny my entire life.
I am married with 2 young children, and have recently had talks of a divorce, after some things that have happened lately.
We are going to counseling now, and things seem to be improving, but it's a work in progress.
Due to all of this, I managed to lose about 13 pounds during the course of about a month. Going to the bathroom all of the time from anxiety and not wanteing to eat much pretty much did it to me.
I was skinny to begin with, so that didn't help things.
I'm about 5' 8" or so.
I'm embarrassed to say that I got down to about 106. Yeah, I know I'm a thin guy, and after seeing that, since I know that 119 was skinny before, I said to myself, this is enough.
I got online, and order some optimum nutrition serious mass 6 lb. vanilla. I wanted to see if I liked the taste first before I got a 12 lb container.
I have plans to go to a local gym (kind of expensive at $43 a month, but I will get reimburred $300 by my employer at the end of the year.
I purchased a pull up bar that has multiple exercises, and a pair of dumbells at walmart.
I have been keeping an eye on what I eat as well. Before, I was a junk food junkie, and I'd drink about 1 or 2 beers a night after dinner, if I felt like it. I cut that out of my diet, since I was put on anxiety meds by my doctor.
I have been buying these things lately, that I had not before:
Peanuts, baby carrots, whole milk, and have cut the snack cakes and junk food completely out. I only drink one pepsi a day now, and drink alot more water.
I am drinking a 24 oz. shake with 3 scoops of ice cream, and fresh berries in the shake every night after dinner, when I work out. I also got some optimum nurtition creatine (the small 300 one) and I've only tried that in one shake the other night.
I can say that I've gained about 6 pounds back so far in a week and a half,and I feel that my arms and shoulders are feeling more solid already. I'm also no longer in the bathroom all of the time, for the past week or so.
I'm looking for some advise on what I should be eating, and any other tips that would help me. I don't want to getting into having to eat a bunch of raw eggs, and what not, but I would like to try to get some fast results, and maintain my personal fitness.
I know getting into a gym would be a huge step.
My ultimate goal has been to weight 150 pounds. I know that's not alot, but for me it is.
Thanks in advance,
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