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Focusing on Nutrition Helped User to Lose 30 Pounds in 17 Months

Read about a Reddit user's weight loss journey where she lost 30 pounds in 17 months and maintained it after focusing on nutrition instead of running.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'6" female showing a weight reduction from 160 pounds to 130 pounds. A respectable loss of 30 pounds.
F/32/5'6 [160lbs > 130lbs = 30lbs] (17 months) 3 months later and I've still kept the weight off. Haven't been running much because of winter weather. Focusing on the nutrition instead and luckily have been able to maintain without much exercise.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Losing weight is a challenging task, and maintaining the weight loss can be even more difficult. A Reddit user named Oceanababe shared her weight loss journey in a post. The post reveals that the user lost 30 pounds in 17 months and still maintaining it, even without much exercise. The user focuses on her nutrition, and that made a significant impact on her weight loss journey.

The Journey

Oceanababe started her weight loss journey with walks and then speed walking, jogs, and speed walking. It took her about two years to reach her weight loss goal. In the process, she gradually increased her distance and time running. She started with running 2km straight and now runs 8km in 53 minutes, 4-5 days a week. During the winter, she runs 2-3 times a week and 3-4 days a week in the summer.

The Nutrition

Oceanababe focused on her nutrition during her weight loss journey. Her diet included fasting in the morning, having a light salad, soup, or smoothie for lunch, and dinner contained a small portion, whatever she wanted, but with only meat once a week and fish twice a week. She focused on maintaining her portion size and avoided snacking. The user revealed in her post that the complete lifestyle change, including the diet changes, helped her maintain her weight even without much exercise.

Encouragement for Others

The story of Oceanababe is a motivating one for people who are trying to lose weight. The road to weight loss is not always easy, but it is essential to be consistent and to follow a healthy and sustainable diet and exercise routine. The user's focus on nutrition instead of running during winters can also motivate others to do the same. In conclusion, with discipline, determination, and hard work, reaching the weight loss goal can be possible.


Oceanababe's weight loss journey is a source of inspiration and motivation for those who are trying to lose weight. Her journey was not only about weight loss but also about embracing an overall healthy lifestyle. The user showed it is possible to lose weight and maintain the weight loss without exercise by focusing on nutrition. It is important to remember that everyone is unique and might experience different outcomes, but with discipline, determination, and hardwork, losing weight and maintaining it can be possible.

Congratulations 🍾

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.