Sounds like you jumped right in! :) Forget about getting your feet wet! Heehee.
There's no one way, it is definitely as individual as our unique body shapes! Congrats on getting such a great start.
Now build some streaks - like your soda record, and you'll start seeing results. Maybe track your food and exercise (if you aren't) and see how the numbers add up.. Make small adjustments and tweaks to find what YOUR body needs. Make sure you'er getting enough nutrients.
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There's not necessarily a right or wrong way to get started. The most important thing is that you just start making healthy changes and then gradually build on those changes over time.
For me, the very first thing I started doing was simply eating less. I didn't excercise and I didn't change the quality of my food right up front. I just simply cut down on my portions and that was enough of a kick start to help me lose my first 20 lbs. From there I started improving the quality of my food (eating less processed junk, drinking more water, incorporating fruits and veggies into my day) while still being mindful of portions. Then I lost a little more weight and finally included physical activity into my daily routine. Started off walking a few times a week, then I added some low impact aerobics dvds, then eventually I went for jogs and did strength training and kickboxing.
My way isn't the only way that works. Weight loss routines have to be customized to your personal needs and daily routines. Just keep it simple and as uncomplicated as possible as there's no secret method that will yield the best results. The bottom line is to eat less, eat better and move more. Take baby steps and keep pushing past any setbacks you may encounter along the way. It sounds like you've already made some great changes to your lifestyle and are on the right path. Over time if your weight loss progress stalls then you can re-evaluate what you're doing and see where else you can make other changes.
Best of luck!
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well what exactly are you wanting and by when? If it is pounds then how many have you lost. How long have you been doing it? You tracker says 20 days with out soda and that is great. I imagine you have been doing these things for 20 days then. Keep in mind you gained weight in much more than 20 days it will require much more than 20days to take it off. But just keep going. Put one foot in front of the other one day at a time. Not just literally but figuratively also. If you took on too much and you feel like you are burning out take a bit of time off of the hard cardio. Eating is 80% of weight loss after all. Exercise is very important too BUT if you are getting discouraged so badly it is better to back off a little than to quit completely because took on too much too fast.
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