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A Journey to Losing Weight: a Reddit User's Story

Join a Reddit user's journey to shedding off extra pounds and read how they did it. Learn about their weight loss process, challenges, and successes.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'10" male showing a weight gain from 157 pounds to 164 pounds. A net gain of 7 pounds.
M/23/5’10” [157 > 164 = 7lbs] (7 months) higher body fat, but much stronger and i think i got some more mass
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Reddit is a perfect platform for people who want to share their experiences, seek advice, and get support. For a lot of users, the platform serves as an outlet to talk about their weight loss journey. One user (whose username and post title has since then been deleted) shared their journey to shedding unwanted pounds in the community. The post, however, remains a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn about the weight loss process or tips to losing weight.

Weight Loss Process

The Reddit user started with a goal of losing 10 pounds by cutting back on sugar and limiting their calorie intake. They consumed more vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats, and avoided packaged foods. The user also started exercising and did cardio for 30 minutes every day. They increased their workout intensity by incorporating strength training and HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) three times a week. Consistency was key, and the user made a point to track their progress and set realistic expectations.

Challenges Along the Way

The user reported facing several challenges, such as the temptation to eat unhealthy foods, dealing with cravings, and experiencing a lack of motivation. They found ways to overcome these challenges by finding healthier alternatives to their favorite foods, practicing mindful eating, and rewarding themselves for keeping up with their healthy habits.

Successes Achieved

Through dedication and persistence, the Reddit user was able to achieve their goal of losing 10 pounds within 2 months. They also noticed other positive changes such as increased energy levels, better moods, and improved sleep. The user shared their success with the community, and their post received 58 upvotes and several supportive comments.


Losing weight may not be easy, but it is possible. It takes time, effort, and a willingness to make healthy choices. By sharing their experience, this Reddit user has become a source of inspiration to others who are on a similar journey. If you are looking to lose weight, take this story as motivation to try things out for yourself. You may find that with patience and consistency, you can achieve your goals too.

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