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365Lbs to 192Lbs: a Weight Loss Journey of 17 Months

Read the inspiring story of Turo9992000 who lost 173 lbs, from his own Reddit thread. Discover how he lost weight and the challenges he faced.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'6" man showing a weight cut from 365 pounds to 192 pounds. A respectable loss of 173 pounds.
M/30/5'6" [365lbs > 192lbs = 173lbs] (17 months) I found a picture of my old self wearing a suit and for the first time I now think of myself as the guy on the right not the guy on the left. New suit needs pressed.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Turo9992000's weight loss journey is an inspiring story that many people can learn from. In just 17 months, he managed to lose 173 lbs, going from 365lbs to 192lbs. The journey was not easy, but his hard work and dedication paid off. In this article, we will explore how he achieved this amazing feat and the obstacles he encountered along the way.

The Challenges

Turo9992000 had several challenges to overcome in his weight loss journey. One of the biggest challenges was giving up his favorite fast food and soft drinks. He also struggled with finding a workout that he enjoyed and could stick with. He discovered DDP Yoga, P90X, and lifting weights at the gym. Another challenge was sticking to his diet when he was tempted by unhealthy foods. But he kept motivated by tracking everything he ate on MyFitnessPal.

The Journey

Turo9992000 started his journey in May 2013 when he discovered /r/loseit. He was inspired by the success stories of others who had lost weight. He then discovered /r/progresspics and /r/fitness. He started by giving up soft drinks for a week, followed by giving up all fast food. He then started tracking everything he ate on MyFitnessPal. He did DDP Yoga for two months, P90X for six months, and started lifting weights at the gym. He is now training for a half marathon.

The Results

Turo9992000 lost 173 lbs in just 17 months. He achieved this by mainly eating unprocessed foods and staying within his calorie limit on MyFitnessPal. His staple foods were skinless chicken breasts and water. He also monitored his protein intake, with 180 grams of protein, 90 grams of carbs, and the rest fats. While he lost about 80 lbs doing P90X, lifting weights has helped him build muscle and improve his metabolism. Despite his success, he still aims to lose another 20-30 lbs.


Turo9992000's story is a testament to the power of hard work and dedication. While his journey was not easy, he managed to lose 173 lbs in just 17 months by consistently tracking his food intake, finding workouts he enjoyed, and incorporating weightlifting in his routine. His story can serve as a motivation to anyone struggling with weight loss. It is never too late to start working towards your goals, and with determination and perseverance, anything is possible.

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