By Height By Weight  

A Weight Loss Journey From 240Lbs to 180Lbs: a Reddit User's Story

Read about a Reddit user who lost 60lbs by counting calories and adding physical activities, and how they kept going.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 6'0" male showing a weight loss from 240 pounds to 180 pounds. A net loss of 60 pounds.
M/34/6'0" [240lbs > 180lbs = 60lbs] When I went to college i put on the freshman 15, the sophomore 15, the junior 15, and the senior 15. I finally decided to do something about it and I'm back to my pre-college weight. Pics over a couple years.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

The backstory

Going to college, and the life of a software engineer who likes video games and coding, took its toll on Zor_Zor's physical health. By his mid-30s, he had gained 60lbs to weigh 240lbs. After years of procrastinating, he decided to take control of his weight.

The journey

Zor_Zor started by doing basic calorie counting and worked out for about an hour a day. He incorporated different physical activities into his lifestyle, such as cycling, walking, jogging, or using a treadmill, to make sure he moved every day. Over time, he successfully lost the 60lbs that he had gained and reached his pre-college weight of 180lbs.

The inspiration

Zor_Zor's weight loss journey has inspired many Reddit users, such as leftonconnor, who found motivation in seeing someone with similar weight loss goals successfully shedding pounds. Zor_Zor's routine and approach proved that changes can happen in anyone's life if they set their mind to it.

The method

The foundation of Zor_Zor's method was counting calories, which means watching the number of calories you consume daily and staying within a predetermined limit. This combines with incorporating physical activities can help lose weight by creating a calorie deficit. This method worked great for Zor_Zor, and it might work for others too.

The takeaway

Weight loss is possible by making lifestyle changes, like adjusting your calorie intake and adding exercises, in a sustainable manner. Zor_Zor proved that it is possible to achieve weight loss goals with persistence and commitment. Following a routine that is enjoyable and personalized could be a good starting point for those who are struggling to get started.

No comments found! Be the first!

Madeleine Smith

Content Lead at

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