Mini-Goals - Size 26 to size 16!

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03-07-2011, 10:24 AM
I'm not even sure at this point when I was a size 26. All I know is that I have 26 pants and I was wearing them. They have been loose for a while, but I bought them at some point because I had to. Then for a while I was wearing 24... a long while I think.

Last summer I lost 20 lbs and could squeeze into 22 and a few pairs of 20s, but not very well. Then this past month and half I lost another 26 lbs and have been fitting into a bunch of 18s and 20s my mom's friend gave me... and they've been baggy.

This past weekend I went to Macy's to look for a sports bra and just for the **** of it I tried on a pair of 16 pants... and they fit! They fit perfectly! I was so excited that I took a picture of myself right in the dressing room. And then I started crying! Lol. I haven't been that size in like 7 years. Needless to say I had to buy the pants.

I'm not at my computer so I don't have any before pics to show the difference, but I'm sure you can imagine... there's a big difference. Lol

03-07-2011, 10:30 AM
How Wonderful !

You did Great!
:balloons: :encore: :woo:

03-07-2011, 10:56 AM
That's awesome congratulations!

03-07-2011, 11:19 AM
Congratulations! You look wonderful!

03-07-2011, 11:24 AM

For me to drop from a size 26 to a size 16, I would have to lose a lot more than you have. I wore a size 16 in 1980 and I weighed 170 lbs. So, I will have to drop 100 lbs in order to wear size 16s again based on how my body was back then.

Keep up the good-no great- work!

03-07-2011, 11:34 AM
I am right there with you. I've gone from a size 26/28 to a 16. It's nice to see results and keeps me motivated to keep working at it. Congrats!

03-07-2011, 11:34 AM
Congratulations! That is wonderful...keep up the good work!

03-07-2011, 12:21 PM
Wow! great job. and nice jeans :)

03-07-2011, 12:44 PM
First, congratulations on your success and your new jeans.

But, you lost 26 pounds in 6 weeks? An average of over 4 pounds a week?

That seems extreme. What did you do?

03-07-2011, 12:46 PM
Fabulous!!!! :):):)

03-07-2011, 12:59 PM
Great Job Runic!:cp:

pamatga,it has alot to do with Runic's height and build.I just started to wear 16's comfortably so..

03-07-2011, 06:38 PM
What a major accomplishment! :celebrate:

03-08-2011, 03:09 AM
Thanks ladies! It's so nice to be able to share with people who get it. :)

As for being size 16, I'm very short. My friend who's taller than me is bigger than a size 16 and looks much thinner. It's really hard to compare different body type I think. :\

First, congratulations on your success and your new jeans.

But, you lost 26 pounds in 6 weeks? An average of over 4 pounds a week?

That seems extreme. What did you do?

No, nothing extreme. I eat 1600 calories a day and do about an hour of cardio a day, maybe 5 times a week. A few days I've done as much as 2 hours of cardio (broken up into 2 session) but that hasn't been frequent. I'm not doing anything that I don't plan to do for the rest of my life in terms of food or exercise. I feel great and have more energy than ever before... and I still manage to work ice cream and pizza into my calories once in a while.

Most of the weight I lost was in the first week (11 lbs). I think the reason I've been able to lose so much so fast is because I've never combined exercise and eating right. I realize now that I used to drink too much milk and eat too much cheese. I also used to eat a lot of starches and pasta and I switched to whole grains. I have PCOS and had no idea that it could affect weight so much and so I think changing my eating habits helped with that a lot.

If you're curious about the details, I started a blog that lists everything I've eaten and done for exercise.

03-08-2011, 12:39 PM
Congratulations!! You are looking good!!

03-08-2011, 02:17 PM
Thanks, Runic. It must be the one hour of cardio a day that provides the extra boost. That's a lot, but keep up the good suits you. Again, congrats.