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F/16/5'5 Weight Loss Journey: From 200Lbs to 160Lbs in 6 Months

Follow this inspiring weight loss journey of a 16-year-old female who managed to lose 40lbs in six months. Discover how she improved her lifestyle and learned to love herself more.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'5" female showing a weight loss from 200 pounds to 160 pounds. A net loss of 40 pounds.
F/16/5'5 [200lbs > 160lbs = 40lbs] (6 months) I feel so much better about myself
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Losing weight can be a daunting task, but it becomes even more complicated when you are only 16 years old. However, one Reddit user has proved that with dedication and discipline, weight loss goals can be achieved. This inspiring individual managed to shed 40lbs in just six months and is now sharing her journey with the world.

The Start of the Journey

According to the Reddit post from the anonymous user, she started at 200lbs and was determined to make a change to live a healthier lifestyle. She started by watching what she ate and drinking more water. By monitoring her calorie intake, she lost an impressive 10lbs in just two weeks. This gave her the motivation to continue and to challenge herself further.

Exercising for the Win

One of the key elements of this journey was to engage in physical activity consistently. Initially, she started with brisk walking for 30 minutes each day, and then gradually increased it to running for 45 minutes. Later, she added weightlifting and high-intensity interval training to her routine. By combining her diet and exercise habits, she lost an additional 30lbs, making her total weight loss 40lbs!

Learning to Love Herself More

Aside from the physical benefits, this weight loss journey allowed the user to learn to love herself more. By acknowledging the effort she put into her work, she felt better and was more confident. As cited in the post, she wrote, "I've learned that my size doesn't define me, but the way I view and judge myself can be toxic." She became more accepting of her body and learned that balance and moderation are key.


This weight loss journey inspires us to take control of our lifestyle habits and make changes for the better. With a positive mindset and discipline, goals can be achieved. But, it is essential to remember that the journey towards a healthy lifestyle is not only about losing weight. It is about increasing confidence and helping us feel better about ourselves. Try it out for yourself; who knows, you might inspire someone else along the way.

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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.