Hi loz, sure you will make it!, I'm a extreme newbie too, just a couple days on this forum and a month and a half into fat loss. At first I thought I'd drop it fast but as the days passed, realized this is going to be a pretty long term thing.
Stick with it, it will happen. I must admit last week I hit a plateau and was very let down not seeing any drop in fat, not even a ounce for a while! But it's back on track with a little coaxing.