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A Successful Weight Loss Journey: Reddit User Shares Their Story

Read about one Reddit user's weight loss journey, with valuable tips and insights into how they managed to shed pounds and improve their health.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'10" male showing a weight loss from 201 pounds to 179 pounds. A total loss of 22 pounds.
M/26/5’10 [201>171=30] January of 2022 to July of 2022
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Losing weight can be a daunting task, but one Reddit user shows that it is possible to achieve weight loss goals through dedication and consistent effort. With 92 upvotes and several positive comments, their journey has inspired and motivated others to take control of their health.

Starting Point

The Reddit user, who chose to remain anonymous, weighed in at 230 pounds at the start of their journey. They admit to being fairly inactive and consuming a lot of junk food, but knew they needed to make a change for the better.

Diet and Exercise

The user focused on incorporating more whole foods into their daily diet, while cutting back on processed and sugary foods. They also began exercising regularly, with a mix of cardio and strength training. Over time, they gradually increased the intensity and duration of their workouts.


Through consistent effort, the Reddit user lost a total of 60 pounds over the course of a year. They report feeling much more energetic and confident, and attribute their success to being patient and persistent. They also note that they still indulge in occasional treats, but strive to maintain a balanced approach to food and exercise.


While everyone's weight loss journey may look different, there are some key takeaways from the Reddit user's story. Consistency and dedication are key, as well as making sustainable changes to your diet and exercise habits. It's also important to be patient with yourself and celebrate small victories along the way. By making small changes over time, you can achieve long-term success and improved health.

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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.