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M/29/5'7" Weight Loss Transformation: Shedding 44Lbs in a Year

This article recounts a reddit user's weight loss journey, with insights gathered over 1 year of effort.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'7" woman showing a weight cut from 220 pounds to 176 pounds. A respectable loss of 44 pounds.
F/29/5'7" [220lbs > 176lbs = 44lbs] (1yr)
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


It's never too late to make a change. This is the case for one M/29/5'7" user who documented their weight loss journey on reddit. Read on to find out how they shed 44lbs in 1 year, and the lessons they learned along the way.

The Starting Point

At the beginning of their journey, the reddit user weighed 220lbs. This is considered overweight for their height of 5'7". They recognized that they needed to make a change, and set out a plan to improve their dietary choices and exercise routine. The first step was cutting down on processed foods and sugary drinks.

The Journey

Over the course of a year, the reddit user lost 44lbs, bringing their weight down to 176lbs. They found that the key to success was consistency - sticking to a strict diet and exercise regime, and not giving up when progress seemed slow. They also experimented with various workouts and found that weightlifting and HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) were the most effective for their body type.

The Lessons Learned

The journey was not without its challenges. The reddit user struggled with temptation and setbacks, but they found that being kind to themselves and not dwelling on their mistakes was paramount. They also emphasized the importance of staying accountable, whether it be through sharing progress with friends or tracking their own results. Above all, they urged others to find what works for their own body and lifestyle - there is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss.


The reddit user's weight loss journey serves as a testament to the power of perseverance and consistency. While the journey to shedding 44lbs may seem daunting, it all starts with taking that first step. By making small, sustainable changes to your diet and exercise routine, you too can achieve your weight loss goals. Remember to be kind to yourself, and don't give up - success is possible with dedication and patience.

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