RE: Suits - I'm confused
Try the suit on without talc first, in the unlikely event that you want to send it back and get a smaller one, or the highly likely event that you want to send it back for a bigger one... (Resist that temptation too - You should fit into it eventually).
I'm not sure when I'm gonna start competing... My problem is partly that I dunno where to compete (living in the UK, training in a student gym makes these things less accesible) and partly because I've been stuck in education for far too long where I couldn't train as often or as well as I wish I could, so I'm having to play catch-up with other people my age/weight and I want to be able to lift more than I do now before I start. (19 yo, 158lb - 440lb squat, 264lb bench, 484lb d/l lifting raw except for a belt. I've got a lot of work to do...)