Hello everyone. New user here. I'm a 38 year old male, I'm about 5'11" and started 2.0 yesterday. I have no serious health issues to note other than my weight. Even at my size, exercising is something I can do without physical problems. To start I will add 20 minutes/ day on my bowflex treadclimber and work my way up as my body gets used to the added activity. I have a rather sedentary lifestyle at the moment which I want to gradually change as well.
Jumped on the scale yesterday and was terrified to look as I know I'm very obese. Weighed myself on a digital scale and the result was 359.4. Did not exercise but I will start this today.
I'm starting out very hardcore for week 1 of doing nothing but 2.0 and water or tea to drink. Day 1 only had 3 bottles of 2.0 (1200 calories) which is well below what I normally take or would need. Drank about 120 oz. of water. Years ago I had a personal trainer/ nutritionist help me with weight loss (which I gained back since then plus some). Weight about 300 lbs at that time. He told me that at my size and combines with water loss from exercising, I should be drinking about 1 gallon of water/ day. Sounds like a lot but it really isn't relative to my size.
Day 2 under way. Jumped on the scale this morning and my weight was 354 (lost 5 lbs). I've been through the ups and downs of weight loss my entire life. At my size I realize weight can fluctuate daily by several lbs. I'm sure most all of that 1 day, 5 lb loss is water weight and my body flushing out all of that high sodium I typically consume. I do not plan to weigh everyday. I plan to only weigh once per week from here on out. (On Sunday)
As I said, week 1 will be hard core. I just want to shock my system with low calories, lots of fluids and soylent only, just to rip the band-aid off so to speak. Week 2, I'll increase my calorie intake with some healthy proteins and introduce some high protein solid food into my daily routine.
More to come. Thanks for all of you who have been posting. Been reading through and am learning a lot from you all.