Great job on the progress for one.
- Lifting weights is always the first option (I forget which article it goes through the hierarchy of importance of physical activity for fat loss but lifting weights is one, then hard cardio is below it, then the other stuff). Good read for a beginner, try to search on it.
2)When you start lifting weights you want to be in the 6-10 rep range usually for a bit. I beleive its because below that screws with your tendons in your joints till they get used to the external resistance…could be wrong, but I think that is fairly accurate. Best bet just grab a beginners program off this site adn get started.
Lifting will not only burn more overall cals than running. But the more muscle you have the easier it is to be lean. there are a lot of people who diet and cardio so hard and all they have to show for it is a frail body (and still no six pack-damn that skinny fat thing…).
Good job so far, keep up the work, and now add in some weights and you will be looking better even faster.