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. :\
Originally Posted by Tejas
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. http://jennisfoodjournal.wordpress.com/