I started out doing a lot of research. Of course I was really looking for the easy way out, even though I knew that there is not really any such thing. I read the fat loss fiesta review and all sorts of other things, the whole time knowing fully well that I was not really going to find a shortcut. In fact the first step was just to get in the shape where I could proceed without worrying about injuring myself in the process of working out. If you start out way too hard, then you are very likely to sprain some muscles or pull something. It is not going to be possible to exercise if you are laying in a bed with your foot wrapped up in a bandage. So you have to start out slowly and get in good enough shape to really burn out the appropriate amount of calories.
I actually have found a weight loss partner. I knew the guy casually from about ten years ago, he was married to a woman that I used to work with. I sort of recognized him in the park where I was doing laps on my bike, so one day I started to talk to him. He must have had a good memory, because he said that we had met three or four times over a couple of years. At any rate it seems to be very helpful to have someone to share the thing with. I chose to ride bikes because I was pretty sure that running was going to be too much for my aging knees. It has seemed to work out fairly well to start. I stay in the parks and on the riding trails and I am already doing about thirty miles per day on them.