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One Redditor's Weight Loss Journey: a Tale of Dedication and Success

Follow one reddit user's journey towards weight loss and see how they achieved their goals through dedication and hard work.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 6'2" man showing a fat loss from 277 pounds to 199 pounds. A total loss of 78 pounds.
M/19/6’2” [277 > 199 = 78 lbs] (21 weeks) Finally out of the 200+ club! And so begins the weight training haha.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


We stumbled upon a reddit thread where a user bravely shared their weight loss journey. Although the user has deleted their account and post, we were able to retrieve it through third-party archives. With their approval, we are sharing their inspiring journey towards achieving their ideal weight.

Starting Point

The anonymous user started their weight loss journey at a starting weight of 220 pounds. They realized that their weight was causing them to have low self-esteem and body confidence issues. Thus, they started tracking their calories and began incorporating healthier alternatives into their diet.


The journey was not without its obstacles. The user admitted that there were days where they felt discouraged and unmotivated. They experienced a weight plateau at one point, but decided that taking a break from the scale was the best course of action. They also explored different physical activities to keep themselves engaged and challenged.


With dedication and hard work, the anonymous user was able to achieve their goal weight of 140 pounds. They reduced their body fat percentage and gained muscle tone in the process. Their self-confidence has increased and their overall well-being has improved. They emphasized that the journey was not easy, but it was definitely worth it.


This anonymous user's journey highlights that losing weight is not an overnight process. It requires dedication, patience, and consistency. It is about making sustainable lifestyle changes and finding what works for you. Every journey is unique and should be celebrated. If you are on a weight loss journey, remember to be kind to yourself and seek support when needed.

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