Originally Posted by samssf
Thanks a lot everyone. There's a lot of good advice and positive responses here. I hadn't calculated proper calorie intake to be 4000; it was just a guess based on all the "hardgainer" articles I've read.
To start I'm going to commit to a proper routine with 2500 calories and then I can ramp up from there. Right now I'm weak and don't exercise much so it'll probably have a big impact over time.
A lot of "hard gainers" are really unaware of just how little they actually eat. Before jumping to any arbitrary number, it's best to figure out how much you actually eat now and then just ramp things up until you start gaining weight. Your plan sounds pretty safe in that regard.