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From Thin to Fit: a 6 Month Weight Journey From 131Lbs to 160Lbs

This article discusses a Reddit user's journey from being underweight to gaining muscle with a weightlifting program and diet changes.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'9" male showing a weight gain from 131 pounds to 160 pounds. A net gain of 29 pounds.
A picture of a 5'9" male showing a weight gain from 131 pounds to 160 pounds. A net gain of 29 pounds.
M/20/5'9" [131lbs to 160lbs] (6 months) (B: 165lbs; S: 300lbs; D: 330lbs)
Originally posted on /r/Brogress


This article shares a Reddit user's 6-month journey from being underweight to gaining muscle mass through weightlifting and a few lifestyle adjustments. Their stats increased remarkably, and they were able to gain a healthy amount of weight.

Diet Changes

Diet played an essential role in their transformation journey, and the user started incorporating foods like peanut butter and oatmeal in their routine. Additionally, they drank a little over half a gallon of milk each day. The rest of the day, they ate what their mom prepared. However, they learned that it's crucial to not eat too much over their tdee.

Lifting Stats

Their fitness stats were not impressive at the beginning of their weight journey, but they worked hard to increase their weightlifting stats after following a consistent routine. From a 35kg bench press, 60kg deadlift, and 50kg squat at first, their stats now are: 75kg bench press, 135kg squat, and 150kg deadlift.

Challenges Faced

Initially, the user struggled to lift weights and felt less confident in themselves. They also faced challenges with food choices, and it wasn't easy to stick to a healthy eating plan. Additionally, they had to endure some fat gain, but they eventually fixed it by optimizing their diet.


The user's journey is a great inspiration for anyone looking to gain some muscle mass and a healthy amount of weight. They learned that lifting weights consistently and maintaining a healthy diet is key to seeing visible changes. While the journey wasn't easy, the results indicate that with dedication and hard work, anyone can achieve their fitness goals.

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