I've been running Stronglifts 5x5 + accessory work for about 5 months now and still am not seeing much results.
I gained about 9 pounds in those months (went from 140 lbs to 149 lbs), but I'm worried that it's all body fat.
Pictures of me below (I made a mistake by not taking pictures in November/December when I started lifting):
My mom says that I'm getting fat, and it's really worrying me. Why am I not gaining muscle? I spent a few weeks in January tracking my calories, but I stopped because I was spending so much time counting and obsessing over every little detail.
My plan is to resume tracking. For a while, I thought that I could make progress just by stuffing myself like crazy. "After all, I was skinny," I told myself. However, I gained 1.4 lbs this past week and it made me think, "Maybe I'm going overboard."
Right now my stats are: 25-years old, 5'9, 149 lbs. My skinfold caliper keeps giving me different results depending on the part of the skinfold that I measure, so I don't know my exact body fat, but you can probably estimate it just from the photos.
According to https://tdeecalculator.net/
I should be eating 2500 calories a day if I want to bulk.
So I put my goal of 2500 calories into MFP and set my macro percentages to 45% carbs, 30% fat, and 25% protein, which came up to: 281 carbs, 83 fat, and 156 protein.
Am I on the right track?