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50 Pound Weight Loss Journey: a Reddit User's Inspiring Story

Read about how a 25-year old lost 50 pounds in 6 months with the help of a subreddit, and gain inspiration for your own weight loss journey.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'11" man showing a weight cut from 202 pounds to 152 pounds. A net loss of 50 pounds.
M/25/5'11 [202 > 152 = FIFTY pounds lost] 6 months. Thanks to this subreddit for months of inspiration!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Losing weight requires dedication, patience, and self-discipline. For many people, the journey can be long and difficult, but seeing others share their stories and progress can be incredibly inspiring.

The Beginning of a Journey

A Reddit user, 59RoundBadge, took to the platform to share his weight loss accomplishments: a 50-pound weight loss in just 6 months. The 25-year-old, who originally weighed 202 pounds, was able to drop down to 152 pounds through hard work and dedication. He expressed his gratitude towards a subreddit community that provided him with the inspiration he needed to start his journey and keep going through the difficult days.

The Success Strategy

The user's weight loss journey was a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise. His diet plan involved cutting down on sugary drinks, junk food, and processed snacks. He also increased his water intake, consumed a variety of vegetables, fruits, and protein sources, and practiced portion control. His exercise routine consisted of a mix of cardio and strength training, which included cycling, running, and weight lifting.

Motivation is Key

What made this user's journey even more inspiring was his consistent motivation, which he found from the community of like-minded people on the subreddit. Every time he felt like giving up or questioned the effectiveness of his diet and exercise plan, a glimpse at the subreddit would encourage him to stay on track. The power of collective encouragement and support cannot be understated when it comes to weight loss journeys.


If you're on a weight loss journey or thinking about starting one, remember that it's important to have realistic goals and plan for setbacks. It's also crucial to have support and resources. Whether that means joining a subreddit community, talking to friends and family, or working with a healthcare professional, seek out the motivation and accountability you need to continue making progress towards your goals.

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