It doesn't matter what exercise you do, really, for weight loss. Weight loss is 80% nutriton. If your diet sucks, you won't lose weight. As for cardio v. strength training, while you burn more ccalories while doing cardio, ST burns calories after the workout, plus it helps you to preserve muscle mass while losing weight, so they are equally important.
I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!
| current weight: 136.0