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A Journey of Weight Loss: From 220Lbs to 145Lbs in a 38 Year Old Male

Read about the journey of a 38-year-old male who lost 75lbs by being honest with himself. Discover the steps he took and how they can inspire you.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'10" man showing a weight cut from 220 pounds to 145 pounds. A respectable loss of 75 pounds.
M/38/5'10" [220lbs > 145lbs = 75lbs] Once I became honest with myself the change became real.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

Facing the Truth

The journey of weight loss starts with being honest with oneself. That’s what the Reddit user, [deleted], claimed to be the key to his transformation. At 220lbs, he couldn't ignore the fact that he needed to take action.

Making the Change Happen

Admitting the truth was only the beginning. As [deleted] began to adopt new habits, the needle on the scale began to move downward. In his post, he mentions portion control and cutting back on high-calorie foods as two significant changes he made.

Discovering an Enjoyable Exercise Routine

It's no secret that exercise plays a vital role in weight loss. However, many people find it difficult to stick with it. That's why it's essential to find something you enjoy doing. For [deleted], that was running. By tracking his progress with a fitness watch, he was able to stay motivated and see results.

The Importance of a Support System

In his post, [deleted] mentions the support he received from his wife as one of the driving factors behind his motivation. Support can come in many forms, be it friends, family or a like-minded community. It provides accountability and encouragement throughout the journey.

The Takeaway

As [deleted] showed us, honing in on portion control, cutting back on high-calorie foods, discovering an enjoyable exercise, and finding support from those around you can lead to successful weight loss. Everyone's journey is unique, but [deleted]'s can inspire others to find what works for them and start the journey to a healthier self.

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Madeleine Smith

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