While Starting Strength has guided my training for the past few months, it's been a while since I've stalled for good on that program. I am satisfied? Yeah, these are my benchmarks and progress:
Back Squat (initial): 95lbs (=43kg)
Back Squat (current) 187lbs (=85kg)
Back squat gain: 92lbs (=42kg)
Deadlift (initial): 115lbs (=52kg)
Deadlift (current): 225lbs (=100kg)
Deadlift gain: 110lbs (=48kg)
Bench press (initial): don't remember but around 80lbs = 36kg
Bench press (current) 121 lbs (=55kg)
BP gain: 41lbs (=19kg)
Note: I was doing dumbbell bench presses before, so I wasn't as far from my max as on the other lifts.
Overhead press (initial): not sure, probably bar only = 45lbs = 20kg
OHP (current): 94lbs (=42.6kg)
OHP gain: 49lbs (=22.6kg)
Power clean: I haven't learned how to do this. This is one of my new goals.
So yeah, overall pretty satisfied with the program. I have been using it on and off for the last 5 months, as I travelled around and went gym-less for long periods of time. I still managed to gain a few more lbs at the lifts while training intermittently, even if I was not programming training as per the method.
I look a little more muscular, although there hasn't been much change to my overall weight. Probably about 1 or 2% of body fat has been replaced with muscle, along with an extra 5lbs of total bodyweight.
Initial weight (approx.): 62kg (137lbs) @ (est.) 13-14% body fat.
Current weight (approx.) 65kg (143lbs) @ (est.) 12-13% body fat.
Weight is measured. Body fat was measured with calipers initially and mirror estimated later. It seems I have put on a few pounds of muscle, although nothing dramatic.
Assuming water % stays constant:
Initial muscle + water mass (est.): 62kg x 86.5% = 54kg
Final muscle + water mass (est.): 65kg x 87.5% = 57kg
I.e., I've gained a whooping 3kg (6.6lbs!) of muscle + water mass in the process. Apparently the body is too efficient at increasing strength without increasing muscle...