Originally Posted by wj4
You should test it out to see if it's muscle or not. Can you do more push ups, pull ups, sit ups, etc. than before? Can you lift more weight than before?
You are what you eat. IMO it's 80% eating the right stuff and 20% working out. I know plenty of people who's been going to the gym for years with not so good results. This is due to their eating style and alcohol consumption.
Yeah I can do more weight. I feel more fit now as well. Case in point: I went snowboarding before I started going back to the gym and I was exhausted after a few runs. The last few times I went riding I rode for 5-6 hours and felt fine (not tired at all).
As for food, I eat whatever is available at home (usually rice and toppings- chicken, beef, vegetables, etc.). Losing weight is such a task.