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F/25/5’4 [220 > 160 = 60 Lbs ⬇️] April 2017 ➡️ January 2022: a Journey of Perseverance and Progress

Read about a Reddit user's impressive 60-pound weight loss journey from April 2017 to January 2022, as she shares her tips and mindset shifts.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'4" woman showing a weight cut from 220 pounds to 160 pounds. A total loss of 60 pounds.
F/25/5’4 [220 > 160 = 60 lbs ⬇️] April 2017 ➡️ January 2022. No where near done! It’s been a slow process with some roller coaster of events but I’m happy with the progress and excited for what else is to come. Friendly reminder to PUSH THROUGH!
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For some people, losing weight seems like an uphill battle. But for Reddit user velizabeth3, it's a testament to what perseverance and hard work can achieve. On a Reddit post that received 1,649 upvotes, she shared her journey of losing 60 pounds in five years, from April 2017 to January 2022.

Consistency Is Key

Throughout her post, velizabeth3 emphasizes that consistency is the key to her success. She explains how she slowly but surely made lifestyle shifts, such as portion control and limiting sugars, logging her food with MyFitnessPal, and adopting a weightlifting routine. These incremental changes, as it turns out, have helped her develop a sustainable lifestyle that she finds fulfilling.

Mindset Shifts Are as Important as Physical Changes

One of the biggest roadblocks people face in their weight loss journey is their own thoughts. velizabeth3, too, struggled to break down her internal walls in her early days. But as she shed the pounds, she realized that her physical transformation is only half the story.

Start Small and Create New Standards for Yourself

According to velizabeth3, a crucial step to embarking on a successful weight loss journey is to start small. A walk around the neighborhood or a workout video on YouTube 3-4 times a week is a great start, she suggests. Above all, it's vital to establish new standards for yourself and push past your limits. velizabeth3 says that breaking down mental barriers makes the physical changes easier.

Ready to Embrace a Healthier Life? Here’s Your Sign.

Reading about velizabeth3's journey of perseverance is inspiring, but the most crucial next step is to create your own plan. While everyone's body type and lifestyle is different, adopting little steps towards a healthier, happier you is always beneficial. Pick up a new habit, create new standards and prioritize yourself, and watch as the pounds shed off – little by little, one action at a time.

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