After 4 months 3-4 days a week someone finally noticed I was bigger that didn't know I'd been working out. I imagine just about everyone on here has had that moment. Feels pretty good.
I started out 5,9 tall -156lbs. I'm now at 174. My original goal weight was 20lbs increase but I think I'm just going to keep going and see where I get. I know I'm going to hit a wall soon where I'm no longer enjoying beginner gains but I don't think that will slow me down.
What I'm doing:
1) listening to advice people post here
2) Proper routine. Using free weights, cables, and a few machines
4) eating more. If I would have normally ordered the 6 inch at subway I have the foot long, pop turns into a liter of milk etc.
Now I'm off to the gym.