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Overcoming Weight Gain: a Reddit User's Journey From 322Lbs to 226.4Lbs

Read about EleanorBank's remarkable weight loss journey from 322lbs to 226.4lbs and how she achieved it through a mix of diet and exercise.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'7" woman showing a fat loss from 322 pounds to 226 pounds. A respectable loss of 96 pounds.
F/30/5’7 [322lbs > 226.4lbs = -95.6lbs ] it’s always hard for me to feel like my back has changed.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


EleanorBank, a 30-year-old female who stands at 5’7”, started her weight loss journey after realizing she was tipping the scales at 322lbs. After dedicating herself to a healthy diet and regular exercise she was able to shed an astounding 95.6 lbs. Her journey, which she shared on Reddit, serves as inspiration for those who struggle with weight gain.

Challenging Start

EleanorBank found it difficult to begin her journey due to fear of failure and the daunting task of losing over 100lbs. However, she soon realized that small wins add up, and staying committed was the key to success.

Diet and Exercise

EleanorBank focused on a balanced diet composed of lean protein, whole grains, and vegetables. She initially struggled with portion control but soon developed an understanding of how to measure and track her food intake. Exercise became a regular part of her routine, even if it was just a 30-minute walk each day. As she grew stronger, EleanorBank incorporated weight training into her routine.

Roadblocks and Successes

EleanorBank experienced roadblocks in her journey, such as self-doubt and concerns about plateaus. However, she persevered and soon saw the benefits of her hard work. Each time she hit a new milestone or fitting into a smaller size, it reinforced her motivation to continue. Ultimately, her weight loss positively impacted her health while increasing her confidence and self-esteem.


EleanorBank's story serves as an inspiration for anyone struggling with weight loss. Her journey emphasizes the importance of a balanced diet and consistent exercise routine. Additionally, it demonstrates how consistent effort can result in long-term, sustainable change. As with EleanorBank's journey, results may not come overnight, but taking the initiative to get started and committing to healthy habits will help you achieve your 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.