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A Weight Journey: a Reddit User's Story

Read about one Reddit user's journey through weight loss and gain, and the lessons learned along the way.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'3" female showing a weight reduction from 150 pounds to 128 pounds. A respectable loss of 22 pounds.
F/26/5’3” [150 > 128 = -32lbs] Two and a half years in the making!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


One Reddit user's weight journey has resonated with many, as it touches on the ups and downs that come with trying to lose weight and keep it off. Though the original post has been deleted, insights from other Reddit users suggest that this journey involved a significant weight loss followed by weight gain, and a hard fought battle to get back on track. Read on to learn more about the experience and what lessons can be gleaned for anyone else on a weight loss journey.

Initial Success

The Reddit user in question experienced a noticeable weight loss, with before and after pictures showing a considerable difference. However, as many can attest, keeping the weight off proved to be a challenge. After 'reverting' back to old habits, the user gained a substantial amount of weight back. This is a common issue faced by many, as finding a sustainable balance is no easy feat.

Struggles and Lessons

The post is filled with candid self-reflection, noting the emotional and physical toll this journey has taken. But amidst these struggles are important lessons that can be applied to anyone looking to make a lasting change. Building a support system, setting achievable goals, and finding ways to hold oneself accountable are just a few ways to stay on track. It's also essential to embrace slip-ups and not give up altogether. As this Reddit user notes, 'failure is not the end, it's just a setback.'

Small Changes Make a Big Difference

Another takeaway from this user's journey is the power of small changes. Focusing on one aspect of one's lifestyle, such as incorporating more fruits and vegetables, can lead to big improvements. It's not necessary to completely overhaul one's life to see progress. Making small, sustainable changes over time is often the key to lasting weight loss success.


The Reddit user's weight journey is a relatable one, highlighting the difficulties that come with making a significant change. However, it also serves as a reminder that it's never too late to try again, and that success is not always linear. By focusing on small changes, building support systems, and embracing setbacks, anyone can make strides towards a healthier lifestyle.

Madeleine Smith

Content Lead at

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