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F/26 Shares Her Emotionally Loaded 52 Pound Weight Loss Journey (13 Months)

Read about the highs and lows of a F/26's 13-month weight loss journey that resulted in a staggering 52-pound loss.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'5" woman showing a fat loss from 175 pounds to 123 pounds. A total loss of 52 pounds.
F/26/5’5” [175 lbs > 123 lbs = 52 lbs] (13 months). Losing has brought up so many feelings (good and bad), but I’m glad I did it.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Weight loss journeys are never just about losing pounds. As one F/26 shared on Reddit, they also bring up a lot of emotional baggage. In this article, we'll explore the details of her 13-month journey that resulted in a significant 52-pound loss.

Her Journey Towards a Healthier Lifestyle

This Reddit user's transformation began with small, sustainable changes. She started by reducing her portion sizes, being mindful of her calorie intake, and gradually incorporating exercise into her routine. Despite facing challenges, like the temptation to indulge in sweets and feeling self-conscious at the gym, she remained determined and focused on her goal.

The Emotional Toll of Weight Loss

Losing weight can bring up a flurry of emotions, and this individual was no exception. Although proud of her achievements, she also faced moments of insecurity and self-doubt. She found solace in the supportive Reddit community, which helped her stay motivated and accountable. Additionally, she recognized the importance of self-compassion and treating herself with kindness during this trying time.

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

The post-weight loss journey is just as important as the weight loss itself. This individual recognized the value of maintaining her healthy habits by continuing to exercise and nourish her body with nutritious foods. Furthermore, she emphasized the importance of prioritizing mental health and addressing any underlying emotional issues.


This F/26's journey showcases just how complex weight loss journeys can be. It's about more than just losing weight -- it's about tackling emotional baggage and cultivating healthy habits that last a lifetime. Whether you're just starting out on your own weight loss journey or are already on one, remember to be kind to yourself and take things one step at a time.

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.