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Halfway to Goal Weight: a Journey to Lose 20Lbs

Read about a Reddit user's journey to lose 20lbs and gain motivation for your own weight loss journey.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'2" woman showing a weight cut from 169 pounds to 149 pounds. A total loss of 20 pounds.
F/18/5'2 [169 > 149 = 20lbs] Finally halfway to my goal weight! Posting for motivation to get the last 20 lbs off!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


One Reddit user, an 18-year-old female standing at 5’2” tall, recently shared a post on her weight-loss journey. She had originally weighed in at 169lbs and had succeeded in achieving a 20lb weight loss. Halfway to her goal weight, she mentioned feeling motivated to continue with her journey and shared her story to inspire others.

Lifestyle Changes

The Reddit user went on to explain that her weight loss was achieved primarily through lifestyle changes. She made changes to her diet, cutting back on sugar and processed foods, and avoiding fast food. She also created a workout routine consisting of running and strength-training exercises.

Challenges and Motivation

The journey to weight loss was not without its challenges. The user mentioned dealing with self-doubt and anxiety, as well as facing temptations to indulge in unhealthy foods. However, through support from family and friends, as well as by reminding herself of her progress, she pushed forward.

Tips for Others

The Reddit user ended her post by sharing tips for others embarking on a weight-loss journey. She advised others to take it one day at a time, to make small, sustainable changes to their lifestyle, and to be kind to themselves throughout the process.


The Reddit user’s weight-loss journey is a testament to the effectiveness of healthy lifestyle changes in achieving weight loss goals. By making small, manageable changes to her diet and exercise routine and staying motivated in the face of challenges, she was able to achieve a 20lb weight loss. Her story can serve as a source of motivation for others on a weight-loss journey, reminding them that success is possible through patience, hard work, and self-care.

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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.