Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum, and as you may have guessed I'm looking for a little help.
I've always been a big (READ: fat) guy, for as long as I can remember. Anyways, in February, I finally made the choice to lose some weight. When I started out, I was 6'3" and weighed in at 340lbs of muscle-less wonder.
So, with some help and a little guidance from my best buddy, I cut out all the stuff that was doing me in. I quit boozing (cold turkey) and I just quit eating bad food. I only drank water, skim milk, juice, and occasionally coffee. Because I was somewhat ignorant at first, I was only taking in around 1200 calories a day. I know that sounds extreme, and it is, but I somehow did that for about a month. After some more in-depth reading, I realized I needed to take in more. Typically, I'll take down around 1500-2000 calories a day now.
On top of the diet changes, I also began using the dusty old treadmill in the basement.
As of today, I run 4 miles every day (7 days a week), I'm still taking in around 1500-2000 calories a day and I've lost 120lbs in 7 months.
Now I weigh in at 220lbs, and I'm kind of torn as to what I should do next. I want to put on muscle, but nothing crazy, just toned and non-flabby for now. Should I continue my cut for another 20lbs or so then hit the weights? or should I hit the weights now?
Should I be looking at any supplements?
Whenever I do hit the weights, what would be a good routine? I'm pretty damn weak in my upper body, but my legs are pretty solid from carrying around so much weight.
Any help/guidance you guys could provide would be much appreciated. Sorry about the novel, and I appologize if I left any details out that you'd need to know to help me better, and if I did forget anything, just let me know and I'll post it up.