Diet specifics aside (which is another thread in itself, lol).
Congrats on losing 26 pounds! How did you lose the weight? Diet alone, cardio, any strength training? I'm asking because I would do a circuit of freeweights and calisthenics at this point. Focus on exercises that hit your biggest muscle groups: legs, back, and chest...so things like lunges, pullups, inverted rows, pushups, step ups, squat thrusts (burpees) (I don't know what your current fitness level is, so I am just giving you examples). A few bicep curls or tricep pressdowns are OK, but don't make those the focus of your workouts.
Although I said that I'm not really getting into diet here, put yourself in a small deficit (a lot of people recommend 10-20% below maintanence), and try and drop weight slowly so as not to bring on metabolic adaptation (your metabolic rate slowing down to compensate for the rapid decrease in calories).
Since your are relatively new to working out, you may be able to make progress in adding mass and losing fat simultaneously (or at least gain some strength while losing fat). However, once you become an intermediate / advanced weightlifter, this becomes more and more difficult to achieve.
Congrats on your progress, man! Keep up the good work