Read this article, as well as the two articles linked within it on Calorie Partitioning. Be sure to set aside some time.
1 lb/week is completely doable and should be expected. But this is an average. You are likely to get off to a great start, have weight/fat loss stall, accelerate, stall and accelerate a few times.
What's needed is an intelligent approach, adherence to a goal and what's required to reach it.
I'm not an Ellington Darden fan myself, but Martin
has some training ideas that are HIT centric, with maybe a little more volume. Short and intense.
CF is a great way to get hurt if done according to main page. I trust you're smarter than that, and don't mean to criticize you since you said you're opening a box.
Something else that would work fine would be 2-3 hard, full body workouts per week, maybe 2 metabolic sessions, and a ton of NEPA stuff, like.... walking, working in the yard, taking the stairs etc.
You're already doing better than most by looking for more information.