Thanks for the response Sarah! I like your idea of starting out with the 1.5mm and graduate to the 2mm once it requires replacing.
As for how I managed to lose weight, originally all it took was eating healthier; i completly changed my eating habits:
- I replaced high gi foods (white bread, potatoes, sugary cereals, etc) with low-gi foods (whole grain bread, red potatoes, healthy whole grain cereals such as Kashi, etc).
- I stopped eating eating fast food as much, limiting my fast food intake to once a week on Saturdays.
- I stopped drinking Soda (this was a big source of my weight gain--I literally used to get all my fluid intake from Pepsi)
- I also incorporating daily exercise (aerobic, 30-45min)
As I got leaner (under 15% bodyfat) I had to get smarter to continue losing fat, at this point I began counting calories in order to learn my daily caloric needs, with which I was able to create a small deficit and continue losing fat.
Now I am pretty much at my body's set point, and it isn't worth it trying to get my body fat under the set point. I continue to eat healthy, do daily exercise and count calories. It really helps me manage my diet. For example, I can eat a nice piece of chocolate cake without the guilt because I know it is still within my daily calorie intake. (As a side note, I also do strength training, but I have been doing this for years, including while I was morbidly obese).
Feel free to ask any questions!
PS Can you roll over visible veins with a 1.5mm/2mm Roller? Like the veins you see on bodybuilders, or very lean muscular people. I have a visible vein near my loose skin and wanted to know if I should be sure to avoid it, or if it would be safe to roll over it. Thanks!