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How a Reddit User Lost 47 Pounds in 5 Months and Ran Their First 10K Race

Follow the weight loss journey of a Reddit user who lost 47 pounds in 5 months and ran their first 10K race.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'1" woman showing a weight loss from 158 pounds to 111 pounds. A total loss of 47 pounds.
A photo of a 5'1" woman showing a weight loss from 158 pounds to 111 pounds. A total loss of 47 pounds.
F/25/5'1" [158 > 111 = 47] (5 months) Ran my first 10km race yesterday!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Weight loss is a difficult journey, but for one Reddit user, the challenge was worth it. The anonymous user, who goes by the name [deleted], shared their inspiring story on the platform. Over the course of five months, they shed an impressive 47 pounds and ran their first 10K race.

The Journey

According to [deleted], the journey wasn't easy. They started with a calorie deficit and began taking walks. Eventually, they worked up to running and weight lifting. Consistency was key for the user, and they also relied on a support system of friends and family. The progress was slow but steady, and [deleted] started to see changes in their body and overall health.

The Results

After five months, the results were astounding. [Deleted] lost 47 pounds, went from a size 12 to a size 2, and ran their first 10K race. They reported feeling more energized and confident, and even noticed that their mood had improved. The user shared that they no longer needed their anti-depressant medication and could run up a flight of stairs without getting winded.

Tips for Success

For anyone looking to embark on a weight loss journey, [Deleted] had some tips. They emphasized the importance of finding an exercise routine that you enjoy, setting small goals, and having a support system. Additionally, [Deleted] noted that tracking progress and being patient are also key. Weight loss is not easy, but as proven by this Reddit user, it is possible.


In conclusion, the weight loss journey of this anonymous Reddit user is nothing short of inspiring. By making consistent lifestyle changes, they were able to lose 47 pounds and reach their fitness goals. While everyone's journey is unique, [Deleted]'s story serves as a reminder that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

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