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60 Pounds Lost in High School, an Inspiring Weight Loss Journey

Witness the inspiring weight loss journey of a high schooler who lost 60 pounds with a 1200 calorie diet, smoothies, and exercise.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'8" woman showing a fat loss from 205 pounds to 145 pounds. A respectable loss of 60 pounds.
F/18/5'8/205 to 145: Lost 60 pounds between junior and senior years of high school!
Originally posted on /r/loseit


Weight loss is a tough journey, but with dedication and effort, it is possible to achieve one's goals. Reddit user kayteekay94, who went from F/18/5'8/205 to 145 shares her inspiring journey that is set to inspire many.

The journey

Kayteekay94's journey was challenging, but she stuck to her diet and exercise regimen. She followed a strict 1200 calorie diet and made smoothies her best friend while exercising at the gym after school. She also took up running, but it was hard on her hip. She was motivated to continue through her journey by pictures of herself, which reminded her of everything she was working hard for.


The journey was not without its challenges. As Kayteekay94 noted, the last few pounds were the hardest, but she kept motivated and stuck with the program. She also emphasized changing things up, adding some calories to her 1200 allowance, taking up running and keeping in mind that perfection is unattainable for sustainably losing the last few pounds.

Lessons learned

Kayteekay94's journey taught her a lot, and she shared the following insights. Firstly, the people one is around make all the difference in achieving one's goals with ease. Secondly, life after college can sometimes make weight loss even harder due to lifestyle changes. Lastly, perfection is unattainable but striving for progress is key.


Kayteekay94's journey is a testament to the fact that hard work pays off. Her journey is also encouraging for those struggling with weight loss. It is possible to achieve one's goals with dedication, effort, and a manageable diet, highlighting the importance of choosing to take actionable steps in achieving healthy weight goals.

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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.