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M/24/5'11": a Weight Loss Journey of 38 Pounds in 11 Months

Follow one man's journey on how he managed to shed 38 pounds in less than a year through dedication and perseverance in his weight loss routine.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'11" man showing a weight reduction from 218 pounds to 180 pounds. A total loss of 38 pounds.
A progress pic of a 5'11" man showing a weight reduction from 218 pounds to 180 pounds. A total loss of 38 pounds.
M/24/5'11"[218-180=38](11 months difference)
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Weight loss can be a challenging undertaking, and it is important to have both the motivation and knowledge necessary to see results. [deleted], a Reddit user, documented his journey towards achieving his goals in a post that has gained over 35 upvotes. He provides valuable insights into the steps that he took to shed 38 pounds over 11 months.

Tracking Progress

One of the key components of weight loss is understanding where you stand in terms of fitness goals. By tracking progress, you can stay motivated and understand how many calories you should aim to consume each day. In [deleted]'s case, he used a food intake tracker to monitor his daily calorie intake and make necessary adjustments. Additionally, he recorded his weight every week to monitor his progress, which helped to keep him motivated.

Dietary Changes

Many people underestimate the role that our diet plays in weight management. [deleted] recognized the importance of making smart nutritional choices to meet his weight loss targets. He started by cutting down on his intake of sugary drinks and processed foods, replacing them with healthier options, such as vegetables, fruits, and lean meats. Additionally, he was committed to staying within his daily calorie goals and avoided late-night snacking.

Exercise Regimen

Apart from diet, exercise is a vital part of weight loss. [deleted] engaged in low-impact cardio exercises, such as walking and cycling, and gradually increased the duration and intensity of his workouts. He also incorporated strength training into his routine to help build muscle, burn fat, and improve his overall physique. Furthermore, he was committed to maintaining an active lifestyle, going for walks and being more mindful of his daily activity levels.


Weight loss is achievable if you have the right mindset and are committed to making long-term changes to your lifestyle. By tracking progress, making smart nutritional choices, and incorporating exercise into your routine, you can see significant improvements in your overall health and well-being. The journey is never easy and requires patience, consistency, and hard work. However, with determination and the right approach, anyone can achieve their weight loss goals.

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