Ok im new to this whole dieting thing. Im about 6'2" 260, im pretty muscular but its covered up by fat. I would like to drop about 40 lbs. by march (although the sooner the better). What would be the best way to accomplish this? I already have a bench, free weights, recumbant bike. I need suggestions on routines, and diets. I almost never eat breakfast(which i guess im going to start doing now) and im sure that doesn't help. I also used to drink a lot of soda, which im sure didn't help my cause. I've recently switched to diet(i know probably not the best, but i gotta get my caffiene fix somewhere). Im just wondering what should my daily calorie intake be? Also what would be some good meals that i could eat without hurting the diet? I've been riding the bike about 30 min. everyday, and lifting on alternating days, does it sound like im going in the right direction?