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From 297Lbs to 164Lbs: a Weight Loss Journey

Read about one Reddit user's experience with weight loss, from 297lbs to 164lbs in 24 months, and how it opened up new opportunities for her.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'4" female showing a weight reduction from 297 pounds to 164 pounds. A respectable loss of 133 pounds.
F/34/5'4" [297lbs > 164 = 133] (24 months) I can hike now!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Reddit user [deleted] shared her inspiring journey on the platform where she went from 297 pounds to 164 pounds over the last two years. The post received over a thousand upvotes and several comments in support of her progress.

Initial Steps

After realizing that she was not happy with her body, [deleted] took the first step towards her weight loss journey by cutting off unhealthy food and beverages from her diet such as soda and fast food. She also started incorporating more vegetables and lean proteins in her meals.

Consistency and Hard Work

To lose weight and keep it off, [deleted] acknowledged that it takes consistent effort and discipline. She made sure to stick to her healthy diet and exercise routine, which included daily walks and cardio exercises to help her reach her goal weight.

A Newfound Freedom

After losing 133 pounds and reaching her goal weight of 164 pounds, [deleted] shared that her weight loss journey opened up new opportunities for her. She was able to hike and explore the outdoors, something she couldn't do before because of her weight. This newfound freedom and confidence were the biggest motivators for her to maintain her healthy lifestyle beyond her weight loss goal.


The weight loss journey of [deleted] is a testament to the power of hard work and consistency. If you're looking to lose weight and improve your health, start with small steps such as cutting off unhealthy food and beverages from your diet and incorporating more vegetables and lean proteins. Stay consistent with your efforts and allow yourself to enjoy the new opportunities open to you with a healthier body.

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