| | Healthy Calorie Consumption?
First off, I just want y'all to know that I feel like such a loser writing this, but it is my goal to feel comfortable in my own skin for once...
With that said, allow me to explain my situation. I am 19 years old, about working as a graphic arts designer for a mapping company in Pennsylvania. I have met the most amazing man and we've been together for 4 amazing years, who I am now engaged to.
The one thing holding me back: I weigh 220 pounds and am only 5' 5". I know that is INCREDIBLY unhealthy, my BMI is at 29. My whole life has been nothing but harrassment from other people my age and I basically live my life through my bubbling personality.
But tonight, I have decided that's got to change. I don't want to be ugly on my wedding day, hence the reason why it has since been pushed back from being next spring to Fall 2008 (or later).
My real question is: would it be "healthy" for me to be on a 1,000 calorie intake/day diet? I have done a lot of research, and my calculations come out that a person of my size should aim to lose 15 pounds a month, leaving me with 1,045 calories a day. Also, along with it, moderate exercise for at least an hour a day. Correct?
Sorry to make that so long, I just am at my wits end with my weight... Please help!