basically, why are you lifting and dieting? what do you hope to accomplish? is there a weight youre trying to hit for an exercise bench,squat,deadlift, etc.? do you lift to help you with another activity or sport? just looking to see what peoples various goals and reasons for lifting are. personally i just lift to lift. i just keep learning new techniques,exercises, etc. and put them to use. my short term goal for now to put on around 10lbs of muscle, i dont know exactly how long this will take as theres a lot variables to take into account, but i just plan to eat a ton and lift a lot. ill get into more detail if anyone has any questions about diet, routine, supplements, etc.