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Man Loses 73 Pounds in Two Years, Shares Old Picture Surprise on Reddit

A man on Reddit shares his weight-loss journey of losing 73 pounds in two years, inspiring others to make healthy lifestyle and dietary changes.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 6'0" male showing a weight reduction from 265 pounds to 192 pounds. A total loss of 73 pounds.
M/27/6'0 [265lb - 192lb = 73lb] (2 years) looking through old pictures and completely forgot about these ones. I didn't like pictures taken of me, so old pictures are rare. I can't believe how far I've come!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

The Journey

After looking through old pictures, Reddit user hobbes011 shares his surprise at how much weight he had lost - 73 pounds in two years. He admits that he didn't like taking pictures, so old ones were rare. However, he was now happy with the person he had become. Hobbes011 started with 2,000 calories a day and worked to improve his exercise routine while getting his diet on track for better weight loss.

Stretch Marks and Loose Skin

When asked about loose skin, Hobbes011 acknowledged a little bit of underarm loose skin and stretch marks but often thought he would have more. It's important to remember everyone is different, and losing weight is a journey, making it necessary to embrace and appreciate the progress.

Inspiring Others

In the Reddit thread, Hobbes011 states that he's eager to hit his goal of 185 pounds and start bulking up. He also encourages others to be patient and take it one day at a time, acknowledging how challenging the last few pounds can be. SympleSyde, another Reddit user, shares his almost identical journey to inspire others.

Progress Takes Time

Hobbes011 reminds others that progress takes time, and as with most journeys, there will be ups and downs. Celebrities and social media often make weight loss look easy, but in reality, it takes dedication, a good support system, and consistency.

Take Home Message

Hobbes011 proves that with patience and determination, losing weight is possible. Everyone's journey is different, but Hobbes011's journey can inspire others to make healthy dietary changes and add exercise to their routine. Remember that progress takes time, so staying persistent, having a good support system, and consistency are key. Making healthy choices instead of depriving oneself can lead to significant weight loss, making it a life-changing decision.

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