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From 128Lbs to 162Lbs: a Journey to Overcoming Anorexia

Read about a user's weight journey on Reddit. From 128lbs to 162lbs, find out how he overcame anorexia through lifting, eating, and feeling better.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'11" man showing a weight gain from 128 pounds to 162 pounds. A net gain of 34 pounds.
M/23/5'11 [128lbs < 162lbs= + 32lbs] (7 months) Got tired of anorexia so I decided to lift, eat and feel better
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


As a 23-year-old male who stands 5'11", Reddit user Standard_Basis_6945 battled with anorexia. Weighing only 128lbs, he found himself fed up with his condition and decided to take control of his weight journey.

The Transformation

Through constant lifting and eating, the Reddit user gained an incredible 32lbs in 7 months. With the help of his dedication and discipline, he successfully overcame anorexia while also gaining an inch in height through the practice of yoga.

Support from the Community

With 109 upvotes on his post and several comments from fellow Redditors, Standard_Basis_6945 received a lot of encouragement and support from the community. Many were inspired by his progress and transformation, and some even shared their own struggles with eating disorders.

A Lesson in Perseverance

Standard_Basis_6945's journey from anorexia to a healthy weight and lifestyle is an inspiring story of perseverance. Through his discipline and hard work, he was able to turn his life around and achieve his goals.


If you are struggling with an eating disorder or any other health condition, remember that it is always possible to turn your life around. With discipline, dedication, and hard work, you can achieve your goals and overcome any obstacle in your path. As Standard_Basis_6945 said himself, 'Lift, eat, and feel better.' Try it out for yourself and see where it takes you.

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