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One Year Weight Loss Journey From Reddit User Msjmf

Learn from MSJMF's weight loss journey: from 197lbs to 124lbs in one year with one year of maintaining. Tips on how she did it and maintained it.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'4" female showing a weight reduction from 197 pounds to 124 pounds. A net loss of 73 pounds.
F/24/5'4" [197>124=73lbs (one year loss with one year maintaining) this is my co-workers "transformation tuesday" I thought you guys would be as proud of her as I am!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

MSJMF's Weight Loss Journey Overview

MSJMF shares on Reddit her co-worker's one-year weight loss journey, from 197lbs to 124lbs, and another year of maintaining the weight loss. Her progress is inspiring many people online, and you can learn from her experience.

Maintaining vs Weight Loss

Maintaining requires a different approach from weight loss. MSJMF explained that maintaining means eating the amount of calories needed to sustain a person's total daily energy expenditure plus any exercise, by no longer eating at a deficit. This allows one to remain fit but neither lose nor gain weight.

How to lose weight?

To lose weight, MSJMF's co-worker cut meat out of her diet, restricted calories, and began using P90X training, which allowed her to lose weight immediately. When she reached her goal, she increased her calorie intake but still went to the gym and lifted or ran 4-5 times a week, doing cardio and dieting to maintain the loss.

Tips for Successful Weight Loss

Based on MSJMF's co-worker's journey, the following tips are effective for weight loss: cutting out meat from the diet, restricting calorie intake, regularly exercising with P90X, and sticking to cardio and dieting for maintenance once the goal has been reached.


MSJMF's co-worker's transformation is inspiring, and others can learn from her experience. Losing weight requires discipline, commitment, and perseverance, but it can be done. Try incorporating these tips into your own routine and see if it works for you!

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