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From 240 to 188: a 52 Pound Weight Loss Journey

Read about a Reddit user's inspiring 19-week journey of losing weight and motivating himself to continue towards his goal.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'8" man showing a fat loss from 240 pounds to 188 pounds. A net loss of 52 pounds.
M/21/5'8" [240 > 188 = 52 lbs lost] It's been a long 19 weeks. 40 pounds more to go
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Losing weight is one of the most challenging tasks that people face. It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to keep going. Reddit is a platform where people share their journeys of transformation, including their weight loss journeys. One such journey comes from a deleted Reddit user who shares his 52-pound weight loss journey over 19 weeks.

Motivation to Start

This Reddit user shares that he got motivated after seeing a friend's transformation pictures on social media. These pictures inspired him to embark on his own journey, and he started with a strict diet plan and workout routine. The initial weight loss was a big motivation for him to continue towards his goal.

Challenges along the Way

The user also shares that the journey was not smooth, and there were times when he wanted to quit. He faced challenges in controlling his cravings for unhealthy food and sticking to his workout routine. However, he motivated himself to keep going by reminding himself of his goal and the progress he had made.

Lessons Learned

Through his weight loss journey, the user learned the importance of discipline, consistency, and patience. He learned that losing weight is not an overnight process and that it takes time and effort. He also learned that it is essential to have a support system that motivates you to keep going.


The Reddit user's weight loss journey is an inspiration to anyone who wants to embark on a weight loss journey. His story shows the importance of motivation, discipline, and consistency. If you're looking to lose weight, take inspiration from this story, and start with a plan that suits your lifestyle. Remember that it takes time and effort, but the results are worth it.

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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.