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My 7 Week Weight Loss Journey: How I Lost 12Lbs in Halfway Through My Cut

Read about a teen's weight loss journey on Reddit, tracking his progress from 195 to 183 pounds in 7 weeks.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 6'0" male showing a fat loss from 195 pounds to 183 pounds. A total loss of 12 pounds.
A picture of a 6'0" male showing a fat loss from 195 pounds to 183 pounds. A total loss of 12 pounds.
M/17/6'0 [195>183=12lbs] (7 Weeks) Halfway through my cut. Love seeing results! Bonus before pic in the album!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


On a popular weight loss subreddit, a Reddit user (M/17/6'0) has been tracking his weight loss journey over the past several weeks. Sharing his progress updates, he recently posted about his success, losing 12lbs in just 7 weeks. The post has since gathered 75 upvotes and comments of encouragement from others seeking weight loss inspiration.

The Journey

The Redditor explains that he's currently halfway through his cut, and is feeling motivated by the visible results he's seeing. He shares a 'before' picture alongside his most recent progress photo, showing his body's noticeable transformation. Accomplishing his weight loss through healthy eating and exercise, he speaks to the importance of consistency and perseverance on the path to success.

Lessons Learned

The 17-year-old credits his success to tracking his macros and daily caloric intake, as well as increasing his activity levels. He shares that he's been practicing intermittent fasting and sticking to a high protein diet, which has helped him stay energized and feeling full throughout the day. Additionally, he has recently started incorporating weight lifting into his routine, building muscle and boosting his metabolism.

Words of Encouragement

While the Reddit user acknowledges that his progress might not be as significant as others, he still finds that the small steps he's taken towards a healthier lifestyle have made a big difference in how he feels overall. He encourages others who might be struggling on their weight loss journey to keep pushing forward and experimenting with different methods until they find what works best for them.


As the Reddit user continues on his weight loss journey, he hopes to inspire others to make sustainable changes in their own lives. Through consistent effort and a commitment to healthy habits, he's been able to see tangible results in just a few short weeks. His story serves as a reminder that small steps towards a healthier lifestyle can lead to big progress in the long run.

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