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My Weight Loss Journey From 261Lbs to 188Lbs

Read the inspiring weight loss journey of a Reddit user who lost 73lbs in a year despite setbacks. Tips and tricks included.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'3" male showing a weight loss from 261 pounds to 188 pounds. A respectable loss of 73 pounds.
M/25/5’3” [261lbs > 188lbs = 73lbs lost] Started last January. Got operated for Diverticulitis in may and june. Couldn’t workout for 4months after that. Alot of setbacks. Not yet where I want to be but closer than where I used to be.
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Starting Point - January 2020

At the start of his weight loss journey, Reddit user ImmediateGur7280 weighed 261lbs with a height of 5'3''. He was determined to make a change and better his health. Despite the setbacks, he kept pushing forward.

Setbacks, an operation and months of no workout

ImmediateGur7280 faced a major setback when he had to get operated for Diverticulitis in May and June of the same year, which meant no workouts for four months. However, he did not give up and was consistent with his diet. He even used the time to research and educate himself on nutrition.

Tips and Tricks for Weight Loss

ImmediateGur7280 slowly but surely lost the weight with some practical changes in his lifestyle. He started by tracking his calorie intake and stayed within his daily limit. He also cut down on sugar and processed food, replacing them with healthier options like lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. Moreover, he started exercising six days a week - mainly cardio and bodyweight training.

Progress and Current Status

Currently weighing 188lbs, ImmediateGur7280 has lost a whopping 73lbs in a year. Although he admits that he is not where he wants to be yet, he is closer than what he used to be. His progress is evident, and he feels more confident, stronger, and healthier than ever. He recommends taking small but consistent steps towards weight loss and advises others to educate themselves on nutrition and stay motivated through the journey.


ImmediateGur7280's weight loss journey is not only inspiring but also a testament to the fact that with the right mindset, knowledge and determination, weight loss is achievable. Consistency, patience and educating oneself on nutrition and exercise play a vital role in shedding the extra pounds.

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