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From 185 to 140 Lbs: a Personal Weight Loss Journey

Follow the weight loss journey of a reddit user, from her initial weight of 185 lbs to her current weight of 140 lbs. She thanks David Goggins for helping her get out of a bad place.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'4" female showing a weight loss from 185 pounds to 140 pounds. A net loss of 45 pounds.
F/20/5’4 [185>140=45lbs]. not sure if you can really tell from the pic, the body dysmorphia b GOIN CRAZY. thanks david goggins, got myself out of a rly bad place bc of him
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Setting the Stage

The reddit user, [deleted], started her weight loss journey at the age of 20, standing at 5 feet 4 inches and weighing 185 pounds. In her post, she shares a picture of herself at both her starting and current weight, emphasizing the changes in her physical appearance.

The Struggle with Body Dysmorphia

The user also opens up about her struggles with body dysmorphia, something that she admits is still prevalent in her journey. She mentions how she finds it hard to see the progress she has made and often fixates on the areas that she still wants to improve.

The Inspiration of David Goggins

The user credits David Goggins, a retired Navy SEAL and ultramarathon runner, for helping her get out of a 'really bad place' and pushing her to work on her physical and mental health. He is known for his extreme self-discipline and has written books and given motivational speeches.

The Importance of a Support System

In her post, the user also emphasizes the importance of having a supportive community around her, both online and offline. She mentions that her family and friends have been encouraging and understanding throughout her journey.

Encouragement to Try Things Out for Yourself

This weight loss journey showcases that with discipline, motivation, and support, it is possible to make progress towards one's health goals. If you are looking to start a similar journey, remember to take it one step at a time and find inspiration that works for you.

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