Yes, exactly. Only you know how it affects you. And your mood in the gym is going to impact your gains. Many times I have a habit of trying to read between the lines. Ranger, you said like to smoke week a lot so I'm assuming that a lot means a lot, you know? And I ALWAYS say look at the BIG PICTURE first. The big picture is how it affects you actual mood, your efforts in the gym, all that. Estrogen is one tree....the other stuff is the forest.
I don't mean to offend even though I might come on strong. Every thing I say, is meant as a sincere effort to help, not to just criticize. So Ranger, I'm sorry for offending you, but my answer was honestly meant to help from a perspective gaining standpoint. If it didn't it didn't but that is how it was meant. And good job moderating Huntor