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From 245 to 185 in 4 Years: a Steady Weight Loss Journey

A Reddit user shares their weight loss journey of losing 60 pounds over 4 years, and the importance of steady progress over rapid weight loss.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'11" man showing a weight cut from 245 pounds to 185 pounds. A respectable loss of 60 pounds.
A little more time then most but still proud of myself! M/24/5'11" [245 > 185] down 60 lbs over a course of 4 years.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Losing weight can be a challenging and sometimes frustrating journey, but every person's journey is different. For Reddit user dman026, it took four years to lose 60 pounds, but the steady weight loss was something they were proud of.

Longer timeline, steadier progress

While some may be discouraged by their progress over several years, dman026 celebrates their journey. Slow but continuous progress leads to lasting results, and gradual changes are more likely to become a part of a person's lifestyle.

Natural body changes

Some Reddit users may wonder whether dman026 made additional cosmetic changes to their face, specifically their eyebrows, but the user clarifies they made no changes, the body naturally changes. It's important to remember weight loss journeys look different for everyone.

Encouragement from the community

In the Reddit post, dman026 received positive feedback from the community, with other users leaving supportive comments. Many agreed that lifestyle changes that last are most important above rapid weight loss.


While some people may be discouraged by their slower rate of progress, dman026's journey illustrates a weight loss journey that lasts as a product of steady change. His weight loss journey is proof that slow and steady progress with authentic effort and lifestyle changes is key to sustainable weight loss.

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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.