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How Weightlifting Helped This Reddit User Lose 7 Pounds in 16 Weeks

Read the inspiring weight journey of Reddit user AbFab22 as she shares her experience in lifting weights and achieving her weight loss goals.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'6" female showing a weight reduction from 184 pounds to 177 pounds. A respectable loss of 7 pounds.
F/33/5’6” [184lbs > 177lbs = 7lbs] (16 weeks) Weightlifting
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Reddit user AbFab22 shares her weight loss journey involving weightlifting that led to a significant reduction of 7 pounds in just 16 weeks.

Her Routine

AbFab22 shares that she lifts weights five times a week, giving her body some rest on Wednesday and Sunday. However, she still challenges herself by aiming for10K steps each day, which was the hardest part of her routine.

Trainer's Help

AbFab22 admits that she hired a trainer who held her accountable and checked on her several times a week. This helped her stay motivated and form a habit of weightlifting and maintaining her daily steps.

Motivation Comes and Goes

AbFab22 understands that motivation can come and go. This is especially true when financial issues or work schedules clash with weight loss goals. However, she is sending lots of motivation and good luck to Reddit user Mysterious_Arm5969 who is also struggling with life's demands.


AbFab22's consistency and hard work in weightlifting have significantly contributed to her impressive weight loss journey. Her story serves as an inspiration to others who are starting their weight loss journey. While hiring a trainer can help, starting small and developing achievable goals and habits can help anyone achieve their weight loss goals.

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.