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One Reddit User's Weight Loss Journey: How He Lost over 50 Pounds

Follow one Reddit user's weight loss journey from 225lbs to under 170lbs. Learn how he achieved his goals through a healthier lifestyle.

Article by Madeleine Smith

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Many people struggle with losing weight, and it can be difficult to know where to start or what to do. One Reddit user, who goes by the username Wonkofthenorth, decided to share his weight loss journey on the site. At 6'5" and 225 pounds, he began his journey with a goal of losing 50 pounds.

Starting Out

To kick off his weight loss journey, Wonkofthenorth made some major lifestyle changes. He started tracking his calories and cut out junk food, soda, and other unhealthy snacks. Instead, he focused on eating whole, nutrient-dense foods, like fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats. He also began exercising regularly, starting with low-impact cardio and eventually incorporating weight lifting and strength training.

Progress and Setbacks

As Wonkofthenorth continued on his weight loss journey, he saw progress and setbacks along the way. There were times when he hit a plateau and felt discouraged, but he didn't let that stop him. He continued to stay motivated and adjust his approach as needed. He also found support from the Reddit community, which provided encouragement and helpful tips and tricks.

Reaching His Goal

After months of hard work and dedication, Wonkofthenorth finally reached his goal weight of under 170 pounds. But his journey didn't end there. He continued to maintain his healthy habits and lifestyle, enjoying the benefits of improved health and well-being. Along the way, he learned the importance of consistency and patience, as well as the power of community and support.


Anyone can achieve their weight loss goals with the right mindset and approach. By focusing on healthy habits and making sustainable changes, like Wonkofthenorth did, you can transform your lifestyle and reap the benefits of improved health and well-being. Whether you seek support from online communities or from loved ones, remember that you are not alone in your journey.

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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.