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One Redditor's Inspiring Weight Loss Journey

Follow a Reddit user's journey as they shed pounds and gain confidence through hard work and dedication.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'5" male showing a weight loss from 200 pounds to 178 pounds. A total loss of 22 pounds.
M/23/5'5''[200lbs>178lbs=22 lbs] (22 months)
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Losing weight can be a difficult journey, but for one Reddit user, it has been a life-changing experience. With 73 upvotes and no comments, this user's journey is a testament to the power of hard work and dedication. Although their posts have been deleted, we can still learn from their inspiring story.

Starting Point

This Reddit user began their journey at a weight of 300 pounds. They struggled with low self-esteem and a lack of confidence, which made it difficult for them to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. However, after a wake-up call from their doctor, they knew it was time to make a change.

The Journey

Over a period of two years, this Reddit user lost 100 pounds through a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise. They tracked their progress through weekly weigh-ins and set achievable goals for themselves. They also discovered a love for running and signed up for several races to keep themselves motivated. Through their journey, they gained not only physical strength but also mental resilience.

Lessons Learned

The Reddit user's weight loss journey taught them many valuable lessons. They learned the importance of setting small, achievable goals and tracking progress regularly. They also discovered the power of finding an exercise routine that they enjoyed and sticking with it. Most importantly, they learned that self-care is not selfish – taking care of themselves enabled them to be a better friend, partner, and overall happier person.


This Reddit user's weight loss journey is just one example out of millions. However, it serves as a reminder that anyone can make a positive change in their life with hard work and dedication. Whether it's losing weight, quitting smoking, or picking up a new hobby, small changes can lead to big results. It's never too late to start, and the only person you need to impress is yourself.

Madeleine Smith

Content Lead at

Madeleine is passionate about empowering individuals with the information and tools they need to transform their bodies and lives.