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Losing Weight as a Woman: Overcoming the Chest Struggle

Follow one woman's motivational journey of losing 50lbs over the course of one year with tips for overcoming the challenge of losing weight in the chest area.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'2" female showing a weight reduction from 200 pounds to 150 pounds. A net loss of 50 pounds.
F/25/5’2” [200lbs>150lbs=50lbs] (1 year) feel amazing. just wish it was easier to lose the chest. :/ But I am proud of myself. :)
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Losing weight is a challenging journey and becomes more daunting for women when it comes to the chest area. One woman's inspiring story of losing 50lbs will motivate women to achieve their weight goals.

Obstacles in Losing Chest Fat

The weight journey of Reddit user bluexxxmoon reveals how difficult it can be to lose fat in the breast area. Despite losing 50lbs, her chest size remained the same. Women with glandular tissue in the chest area face this difficulty and are often unable to lose chest fat even after shedding a substantial amount of weight.

Tips for Overcoming Chest Struggle

Lowering the percentage of body fat can help to decrease the size of the chest. Women can perform exercises focusing on the chest muscles, such as push-ups and chest presses, to reduce breast fat. Additionally, women can seek advice from a surgeon for a surgical reduction, which bluexxxmoon accomplished with satisfying results.

Persistence and the Right Mindset

Despite the difficulty in losing fat in the breast area, it is not impossible. It took a year for bluexxxmoon to lose 50lbs, which required persistence and patience. Besides, the comments on her post are full of support and show you are not alone in your journey.


Losing weight can be a challenging journey, but it is possible. Women should be mindful of the challenges in losing chest fat and maintain a healthy mindset. Bluexxxmoon's story encourages women to try exercises and surgical reduction for achieving their weight goals.

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.