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From Slacking to Progress: a 2 Year Weight Journey

A Reddit user's weight journey as seen in their 2-year progress picture, from 130lbs to 155lbs, serves as motivation for their continued progress.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'11" man showing a muscle gain from 130 pounds to 155 pounds. A total gain of 25 pounds.
Been slacking recently so I made this 2 year progress pic to keep me motivated. M/20/5'11'' [130 > 155]
Originally posted on /r/gainit


For many people looking to embark on a weight loss or muscle-building journey, the hardest part is getting started. However, staying motivated and consistent is equally important. This is why many individuals, like this Reddit user, turn to progress pictures to keep themselves going.

The Journey

This Reddit user, who wishes to remain anonymous, shared a 2-year progress picture showcasing how far they've come in their weight journey. Starting at 130lbs, the user is now at 155lbs, a significant increase in muscle mass. While the picture represents a monumental accomplishment, the user is not yet where they want to be, hence the need for motivation to continue forward.

The Importance of Tracking Progress

This Reddit user's progress picture highlights the importance of tracking one's progress. The picture serves as a visual reminder of how far they've come and how far they still want to go. It is not uncommon for individuals to become discouraged when they hit a plateau or when progress seems minimal. However, a progress picture can help individuals remember that progress is not always linear and that every small step counts.

Motivation for Others

This Reddit user's story serves as motivation for anyone looking to start or continue their weight journey. It can be challenging to stay committed to something that requires consistent effort and time. Therefore, progress pictures and personal stories can provide the motivation needed to stay the course.


The weight journey is not an easy one, but it is worth it. This Reddit user's progress picture showcases the importance of tracking progress and the motivation that such progress can provide. Every individual's weight journey is unique, but by staying motivated and consistent, anyone can achieve their goals. Take inspiration from this story, and start your own progress journey today!

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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.