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From 300 to 182: a Journey to Health and Happiness

Follow the weight loss journey of a Reddit user, from 300 to 182 pounds, and his progress towards his goal.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'10" man showing a fat loss from 300 pounds to 182 pounds. A net loss of 118 pounds.
M/24/5'10 [300>182=118] 7 pounds from my initial goal!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


At 24 years old and 5'10, Reddit user captainoldspice decided to make a change to improve his health and happiness. He shared his progress on the platform, posting his weight loss journey from 300 to 182 pounds, and his goal to reach just 7 pounds more.

Progress and Achievements

The Reddit community cheered captainoldspice on, congratulating him on his progress and achievements. As of his latest post, he was just 7 pounds away from his initial goal. However, captainoldspice even considered pushing his goal back a bit further because of how good he felt. He shared his triumph of feeling better about himself and his health journey.

Words of Encouragement

Reddit is a community that is both supportive and honest. Response from users like worpete encouraged captainoldspice’s progress. While others, like kruemelmonstah, have expressed their opinions on his physical transformation. In turn, captainoldspice replied with humor and spoke of how he felt. This journey is a reminder that everyone's journey of self-improvement is unique.

Importance of Self-Acceptance

Captainoldspice’s journey also showcased the importance of self-acceptance. While the progress he made and the weight he lost is impressive, he was happy even before he reached his goal. Lack of self-confidence may hold people back from making positive changes in their lives, but Captainoldspice learned to love himself for who he is and his journey illustrates that self-acceptance is a vital part of every health journey.


Captainoldspice's journey is one of perseverance, self-acceptance, and self-improvement. It is a reminder that progress takes time, but it is possible. Improving one’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being is not easy, but achievable. This Reddit user serves as an inspiration for anyone who wishes to change their life and this journey encourages others to try things out for themselves.

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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.