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Overcoming Plateaus: a Journey From 200Lbs to 180Lbs

Read about one woman's weight loss journey on Reddit, including tips for overcoming plateaus and staying motivated. Don't miss out!

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'8" woman showing a weight cut from 200 pounds to 180 pounds. A net loss of 20 pounds.
F/29/5’8” [200lbs>180lbs=20lbs] Been stuck at a plateau the last few weeks and finally mustered the courage to take a second pic. Surprised by the difference!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

The Struggle is Real

Reddit user oz_nordnjarg has shared her journey of weight loss on the platform, detailing the ups and downs of reaching her goal of losing 20 lbs. She began at 200lbs and has now reached the 180lbs mark, an impressive feat on its own.

Beating the Plateau

However, oz_nordnjarg has also experienced the struggles that come with plateaus, a point where weight loss halts and can lead to discouragement. But she found ways to push through and keep going, eventually seeing more progress. This shows that perseverance and determination is key in reaching one's goals, especially during challenging times.

Celebrating Milestones

Despite the difficult points, oz_nordnjarg has found motivation in celebrating her progress, no matter how small it may seem. Taking photos, like the before and after photos she shared on Reddit, can be an effective way to see that progress has indeed been made. This encourages one to keep pushing forward and not lose hope.

Encouragement from Others

Along with personal motivation, oz_nordnjarg has also received support from other Reddit users who have commented on her post, congratulating her on her progress and encouraging her to keep going. This shows that having a support system can boost one's confidence and increase the likelihood of success.

Takeaways for Your Own Journey

If you're on your own weight loss journey, take a page from oz_nordnjarg's book and keep pushing forward, even through the tough times. Celebrate your milestones, no matter how small they may seem, and find support from others to keep you motivated. Remember, everyone's journey is unique, so find what works best for you and don't give up on reaching your 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.