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Weight Journey: From 423Lbs to 285Lbs in 10 Months

Read about a user's amazing weight loss journey, losing 138lbs in 10 months. Learn how to stay motivated during the holidays, even through the challenges.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 6'0" male showing a weight loss from 423 pounds to 285 pounds. A total loss of 138 pounds.
M/33/6’0” [423lbs > 285lbs = 138lbs] (10 months) still losing. But still have a long way to go. Its getting harder and harder especially through the holidays.
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Weight loss is a challenging journey that requires immense dedication and perseverance, and for one Reddit user, doubleav88, it had become a matter of life and death. With a starting weight of 423lbs, this user successfully managed to lose 138lbs in just 10 months. However, even after achieving such an impressive weight loss, the road ahead is still long, especially during the holiday season.

Overcoming Bad Habits

For doubleav88, weight loss was not just a matter of shedding a few pounds, but it was about breaking free from bad habits and choosing to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life. As the user puts it, being fat was not something they were born with but rather a series of bad choices. The mindset shift was the key to their success.

Challenges During Holidays

The holiday season brings with it an endless array of tempting treats and feasts, making it difficult for anyone to stick to their weight loss routine. However, by breaking down the challenge into smaller goals, as suggested by BadHeartDave, it becomes easier to navigate this challenging time. For doubleav88, meal prepping for the week and allowing oneself some slack on the weekend before getting back to the routine is proving to be a helpful strategy.

Support and Inspiration

The weight loss journey can be long and strenuous, and it is easy to become demotivated along the way. But the unconditional support and inspiration from the Reddit community, as seen in the comments, can be a game-changer. Whether it is effusive compliments, supportive advice or words of encouragement, every little bit helps.


Doubleav88's weight loss journey is an inspiration for anyone who wants to make a change in their life. Their experience highlights the importance of persevering through the challenges, breaking down the journey into smaller goals, and finding support in the community. Although the weight loss journey is unique for every individual, the determination, and mindset shift that resulted in doubleav88's success can be implemented by anybody. So, buckle up, set those goals, and become the hero of your own weight loss journey!

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.