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How Theexoticmachinist Shed More Than 75 Pounds in 31 Months

Read about TheExoticMachinist's impressive weight loss journey of 76 pounds using a unique calorie counting approach and strength training exercises.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'9" man showing a weight cut from 325 pounds to 249 pounds. A respectable loss of 76 pounds.
M/32/5'9"(175.26cm)( [325lbs > 249lbs = 76lbs] (31 months) Took 9 months to take off, and Ive held steady since. Definately want to see the scale below 200lbs for the first time since middle school, soon enough.
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No Plan, Just Changed Habits

At the beginning of his journey, TheExoticMachinist did not have a concrete plan. He simply changed his eating habits after his fiancé stopped buying junk food. He focused on eating foods he enjoyed and within three months, he had lost 20 pounds.

Calorie Counting and Strength Training

Once he saw progress, TheExoticMachinist decided to keep going. He began to keep track of his calorie intake using a BMR calculator and started strength training as his preferred workout method. He lost 76 pounds in 31 months and has maintained that weight for the last 22 months.

Self-Motivation Was Key

TheExoticMachinist's story shows how self-motivation can be more powerful than any specific program or plan. He relied on inner strength to achieve his weight loss goal while doing something that worked for him. He has been consistent and determined, and it has paid off.

Plateauing to Ensure Long-Term Success

To ensure his success was lasting, TheExoticMachinist purposely plateaued himself. He chose to maintain his weight for a while to make sure the weight loss stayed off. Now, he is ready to continue his journey to his ultimate goal of weighing less than 200 pounds, which he has not achieved since middle school.

Try Things That Work for You

TheExoticMachinist's weight loss journey shows that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to losing weight. He found something that worked for him and stuck with it. If you are struggling with weight loss, try different approaches until you find one that works best for you.

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