Welcome to FitDay and good for you for starting this journey! Losing 60 lbs in one year sounds very realistic to me, that means you have to lose just a little above one pound per week. 1 pound equals roughly 3500 calories, so you would have to follow a daily calorie restriction of about 500 per day (500 times 7 = 3500), meaning you should burn 500 calories more than you consume. I hope that all makes sense, but it's really not rocket science and totally doable, especially with the help of the forums (you will meet so many great, supportive people on the individual threads!!) and the food diary. Besides caloric restriction it's obviously important what you eat and how you burn what you've eaten. When I first started out I was advised to eat about 45% of carbohydrates, 35% of protein and no more than 20% of fat. I'm still struggling with getting my proteins up, but it's a fairly good guideline.
As far as workout is concerned, one of the best things I found is: whenever you can, take your bike instead of your car!!! And I love swimming - it's such a great all-body-workout and it really tones up your thighs.
Ugh, this has been rather long...
I hope, you don't mind me blurting away and this helps a little.
Best of luck for your journey,
Starting Weight: 130 lbs (04/27/10)
Body Fat: 28.8% (ugh!!!) (10/10/10)
Current Weight: 130 lbs (ugh!!!)
Current Body Fat: ???
Goal Weight: 115 lbs (03/20/11)
Goal Body Fat: 18-20%
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. (Mark Twain)
Last edited by MollySue2; 06-11-2010 at 03:57 PM.