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The Journey of a Female: Before, During, and After Pregnancy Weight Loss Progress

Witness a woman's astounding weight loss journey from 120lbs to 165lbs and back to 115lbs after pregnancy. Read on for tips on how she achieved it.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'2" woman showing a weight gain from 120 pounds to 165 pounds. A total gain of 45 pounds.
F/28/5'2" [120lbs > 165lbs > 115lbs = 50lbs] (2 years) My before, during, and after pregnancy progress. Bodies are amazing!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


A Reddit user named NattieLight has shared her inspiring journey of gaining and then losing significant weight over the course of two years. Her story also includes her recovery from pregnancy and how she managed to shed the pounds again. Many people struggling with weight loss will find NattieLight's journey inspiring, especially those dealing with pregnancy weight gain.

Description of the Progress

Starting at 120lbs, NattieLight gained up to 165lbs before falling pregnant. Ten days before giving birth, she was at her heaviest with now 115lbs weight loss. Her story is an amazing testament to the power of human body and how it can transform with care and hard work. She also shared the image of her pregnancy bump, which seems unbelievable given her size before and later.

Tips for Weight Loss after Pregnancy

One thing to note from NattieLight's story is that her journey back to her pre-pregnancy weight wasn't straightforward. Every woman's body is different, so there's no general rule that works for everyone. But, for NattieLight, walking the hills by her house while wearing her baby in an Ergo carrier helped her shed the pounds while feeling productive, which means she gets her workout while also comforting her baby. She also recommends checking out Hike It Baby if you want to meet other like-minded people who are working on their fitness goals with their children. She encourages everyone to seek out what works best for them, but healthy eating and exercise are always a great start.


NattieLight's journey is inspiring and encouraging for many people, especially women who have gained weight during pregnancy. It just shows that our bodies and minds are capable of amazing feats, including shedding unwanted pounds. It might take some work and time, but it's always possible through the right choices and support.

Disclaimer: The article is not intended to encourage people to follow a particular weight loss program or visit the linked Reddit thread. Rather, it aims to inspire people to find positive changes they can implement in their lives.

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Madeleine Smith

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Madeleine is passionate about empowering individuals with the information and tools they need to transform their bodies and lives.