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M/26/5'8 [220>175=45Lbs] Weight Loss Journey in 7 Months

Read about a Reddit user's journey from 220 to 175 pounds and their approach to weight loss through diet and exercise.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'8" male showing a weight cut from 220 pounds to 175 pounds. A respectable loss of 45 pounds.
A before and after photo of a 5'8" male showing a weight cut from 220 pounds to 175 pounds. A respectable loss of 45 pounds.
M/26/5'8 [220>175=45lbs] (7 Months) Weight Loss Progress
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


A Reddit user, Weightloss4121, shares their story about losing 45 pounds in 7 months, from 220 to 175 pounds. This article reports on their journey and how they achieved their weight loss goals through a combination of diet and exercise.

Their Approach

Weightloss4121 shares that they started by going to the gym and running three times a week in the beginning. However, they haven't been as consistent with their gym routine lately. Instead, they've focused on completely changing their diet. They eat more lean proteins and vegetables, smaller meals throughout the day, and have cut out junk food. Although they have had difficulty maintaining their diet, they recognize that it's essential for them to keep the weight off.

Results and BMI

The progress pictures shared in the Reddit post show a noticeable difference in Weightloss4121's physical appearance. They lost 45 pounds, which is an average of 1.5 pounds a week. According to the ProgressPics Bot's comment on the post, their current BMI of 26.6 is still considered overweight, with a healthy BMI range between 18.5 and 24.9.

Final Thoughts

Weightloss4121's story is inspiring for anyone who is struggling with weight loss. Their dedication to changing the way they eat and lead a healthy lifestyle has paid off in significant results. Although they have experienced setbacks and difficulty maintaining their diet, they are committed to keeping the weight off and continuing living healthily. The most important takeaway from their journey is that consistency is key to achieving weight loss goals, and finding what works for you is crucial.


Weightloss4121's story is proof that weight loss is achievable with the right mindset and approach. By adopting a healthy diet and finding an exercise routine that works for them, they were able to lose a substantial amount of weight in a short amount of time. However, maintaining and keeping the weight off requires constant effort and dedication. This story is a reminder that consistent progress, no matter how small, can lead to significant achievements.

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