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My Inspiring Weight Loss Journey: From 247Lbs to 196Lbs

Read about how Reddit user bo_jangled lost 51lbs on his weight loss journey, with his sights set on reaching his goal of 185lbs by June.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'10" man showing a fat loss from 247 pounds to 196 pounds. A total loss of 51 pounds.
M/32/5'10" [247lbs > 196lbs = 51lbs] down to 196 now my goal was 185 by June and I think I might make it!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

Beginning my journey

After realizing that my weight was causing health issues, I decided to take control of my life and started my weight loss journey. I began tracking my caloric intake and cut out unhealthy foods, while incorporating exercise into my daily routine.

Tracking progress on Reddit

I posted updates on my weight loss journey on Reddit, which not only held me accountable, but also motivated others to embark on their own journey to lead healthier lives. The support from the Reddit community helped me stay on track and made me even more determined to reach my goal.

Staying motivated

Throughout my journey, I faced setbacks and plateaus, but I didn't let them discourage me. Instead, I used them as motivation to push myself harder and find new ways to stay accountable. Small changes, like swapping out sugary drinks for water or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, helped me stay on track.

Sights set on goal

Now that I've reached 196lbs, just shy of my initial goal of 185lbs by June, I'm more committed than ever to continue my journey to achieve my desired weight. My journey has taught me that with a little patience, determination, and support, anything is possible. I encourage anyone looking to embark on their own weight loss journey to make small, sustainable changes and find a support system to cheer you on every step of the way.


In the end, the key to success is perseverance and determination. By making small changes to your daily routine and sticking to them, you can achieve your health and weight loss goals. The Reddit user bo_jangled's weight loss journey is a great example of this, showing that with consistency and community support, significant results can be achieved.

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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.