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M/22's 6Lb Weight Loss Journey: the Efficacy of Perseverance

Read about this user's minor weight loss but huge confidence gains journey to inspire your own weight loss journey.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'7" man showing a weight cut from 195 pounds to 189 pounds. A total loss of 6 pounds.
M/22/5'7" [195lbs > 189lbs = 6lbs] (3.5 months) Minor loss but huge confidence gains
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Weight loss journeys are a testament to the human spirit's perseverance, which offers great benefits beyond just physical wellbeing. This M/22's weight loss journey is a perfect example of how even a small weight loss can give confidence.

The Journey

Otaat, the user, shares his story of his rough year and how he was near 200lbs, which could have been devastating. Fortunately, his roommate, who is a gym bro, talked him into going seriously with him. After a few months, he lost 6 pounds. Though it may not seem much, it gave him much more confidence.

The Best Thing He Ever Did

Truly, the best thing Otaat ever did was to take his weight loss journey seriously. He started running when the weather was nice, which is a hobby he has always loved. Now, he looks and feels better.

Never Give Up

Otaat's biggest learning is to never give up. He says that even if you fall off the horse, it is never too late to get back on it. Whether you skip a day or fall off the path for a week or a month, you should never quit. Your mental and physical health and well-being will thank you.


Weight loss journeys may look daunting, but Otaat's story shows us that even small weight loss can offer huge confidence gains. We should do it for our mental and physical health and never give up even if we fell off the path. It might mean the difference between a rough day or a rough year and a great year.

Madeleine Smith

Content Lead at

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