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From 242 Lbs to 174 Lbs – a Weight Journey

Read about a reddit user's journey from 242 lbs to 174 lbs in 9 months. Learn about the methods used and the results achieved in this inspiring weight loss journey

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'7" woman showing a fat loss from 242 pounds to 174 pounds. A total loss of 68 pounds.
F/29/5'7 [242 lbs > 174 lbs = 68 lbs] (9 months) Feeling absolutely wonderful about my progress so far ☀️
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Losing weight can be a challenging and taxing journey, but the rewards are immense. A reddit user, thimblekings, shares her inspiring story of moving from a weight of 242 lbs to 174 lbs in just nine months. She shares her story to inspire and encourage others who are struggling to lose weight.

The Journey

Thimblekings did not follow a complicated or sophisticated weight loss program. Instead, she relied on a simple technique known as calories in, calories out (CICO). To support this, she went to the gym three times a week, and sometimes four when she had the time. Additionally, she ensured that she walked at least 10k steps per day.

The Results

The transformation was incredible. After nine months, she lost a staggering 68lbs, which is equivalent to 31 kgs. In her post, she reflects on feeling absolutely amazing and clean from inside out. Not only does she look fantastic, but she says that her mental clarity and overall well-being have significantly improved.

The Power of Support

During her weight loss journey, Thimblekings received a lot of positive encouragement from her reddit community. Many people who commented on her post congratulated her and expressed their appreciation for her transformation. The support and encouragement that she received fueled her to continue on her journey, even when progress was slow.

Encouragement & Inspiration

Thimblekings' weight loss journey proves that there is no single path to weight loss. A disciplined approach to food intake and exercise can bring about significant changes in body weight and overall well-being. Her journey inspires and encourages others to make their own path. Her story is a great reminder that, with persistence and dedication, achieving one's weight loss goal is indeed possible.

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Madeleine Smith

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