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2 Year Weight Loss Journey M/27/5'8" (215Lbs to 185Lbs)

Follow the inspiring journey of reddit user Mcdonj5 as he loses 30lbs in 7 months by sticking to a 1700 calorie diet and exercise routine. Read more here.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'8" male showing a weight loss from 215 pounds to 185 pounds. A total loss of 30 pounds.
M/27/5'8" [215lbs to 185lbs] (2 Years) + (B:315lbs, S:275lbs, D:405lbs)
Originally posted on /r/Brogress


Mcdonj5, a 27-year-old male standing at 5'8", shares his 2-year weight loss journey on reddit. He started his journey weighing 215lbs and managed to drop down to 185lbs through a combination of diet and exercise.


Mcdonj5's motivation to begin his weight loss journey was sparked by a breakup with his then-girlfriend of 4 years. After seeing himself shirtless in a hot tub, he realized he needed to make a change. He got a gym membership and was hooked ever since.

Diet and Exercise

Mcdonj5 achieved his initial weight loss goal of 160lbs in just 7 months by sticking to a 1700 calorie diet. He even incorporated cheat meals into his routine by offsetting the calories with treadmill workouts. Now he eats at 2400 calories, focusing on meeting his daily protein goals of 200g. He follows a traditional 4-day bro split routine, with chest day being his favorite.

Progress and Future Plans

Mcdonj5's progress in the last 2 years has been impressive, with notable development in his shoulders, traps, and triceps. He plans on entering his first physique show and is working with a coach to help him with his weak areas. His plan is to start contest prep soon, with a strict meal plan and workout routine. He also plans on adding leg day to his routine to improve his squat and deadlift numbers.


Mcdonj5's weight loss journey is a testament to the power of discipline and determination. By sticking to his diet and exercise routine, he was able to achieve his goals and continue working towards new ones. While everyone's journey is different, his story serves as a reminder that progress is achievable with the right mindset and approach.

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