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From 217 to 188Lbs: a Reddit User’s Weight Loss Journey

Read about a Reddit user's weight loss journey from 217 to 188lbs in 3 months, including diet and exercise changes.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'9" male showing a snapshot of 217 pounds at a height of 5'9
A picture of a 5'9" male showing a snapshot of 217 pounds at a height of 5'9
Intro: 36/M/5'9/217 (Jan 2-Mar 26)
Originally posted on /r/BTFC


At the beginning of the year, Reddit user [deleted] decided to make a change in their life by setting a weight loss goal. They were 36, 5’9, and weighed 217 lbs. Over a 3 month period from January 2nd to March 26th, they were able to shed 29 lbs and bring their weight down to 188 lbs.

Diet Changes

One of the main changes [deleted] made to their diet was cutting out most processed foods and sweets. They focused on consuming more vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats. They also implemented intermittent fasting, only eating during an 8 hour window each day. On their cheat days, they still tracked their calories but allowed themselves some wiggle room to enjoy some of their favorite foods in moderation.

Exercise Routine

In addition to changing their diet, [deleted] incorporated a regular exercise routine. This included walking and running on a treadmill, as well as strength training with weights. They gradually increased the intensity and duration of their workouts as their fitness level improved.


Throughout their journey, [deleted] found motivation in tracking their progress through weight measurements and using fitness apps to monitor their diet and exercise. They also found inspiration in reading success stories from others who had accomplished similar goals. For them, the key was to stay focused on their end goal and not give up when faced with setbacks.


[Deleted]'s weight loss journey serves as a reminder that with dedication and consistency, anyone can achieve their goals. Healthy eating habits, regular exercise, and motivation all played a crucial role in their weight loss success. If you are looking to make a change in your life, consider making similar changes to your diet and exercise routine. With time and effort, you too can achieve your weight loss goals.

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