Hi - welcome to SP - this is a great place to get the business done, and also to make friends on the way!
It sounds to me like you may be wanting results RIGHT NOW!!! Well, that isn't how this works. It is best to make gradual changes - only one or two to start with, and allow your mind/body to get used to the changes before adding something else to the mix. This is really the ONLY way that you will make that healthy lifestyle change, a "REST of your life" change!!
This is NOT about deprivation, starvation, excessive work-outs, under-eating etc. It is about portion control MOST of the time, eating ALL of your meals, and eating within the calorie range give MOST of the time. It is about adequate hydration, mostly with water, and an appropriate amount of exercise.
You are best off to aim for a small loss each week, rather than 4-5lb or more. The faster losses go back on just as fast if not quicker, and then some. The bigger losses are also not healthy for our mind/body. You have more chance of the saggy, baggy skin being left.
Make sure that you use the Nutrition Tracker, because only then will you know where your calories are coming form, and give you the ability to tweak your intake as and when necessary.
If you have any questions just ask - hopefully we will be able to answer them, but if not will direct you to where you CAN get the answers.
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