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My Weight Loss Journey: How I Lost 80Lbs in 8 Months

Read the inspiring story of a Reddit user who lost 80lbs in 8 months through hard work and dedication. Learn about their weight loss journey and the lessons they learned along the way.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 6'1" male showing a weight loss from 280 pounds to 200 pounds. A total loss of 80 pounds.
M/20/6'1" [280lbs > 200lbs = 80lbs] (8 months) I was losing motivation to workout but my face progress reminded me how far I've come
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Losing weight is one of the most challenging things anyone can do. It requires discipline, hard work, and dedication. But, for one Reddit user, the rewards were well worth it. Over eight months, this user managed to drop 80lbs, going from 280lbs to 200lbs.

Starting Out

At the beginning of their weight loss journey, this user struggled to find motivation to work out. However, they refused to give up and instead focused on their progress photos, especially the changes in their face. This reminded them of how far they had come and motivated them to keep going.

The Importance of a Healthy Diet

As the saying goes, weight loss starts in the kitchen. This Reddit user knew this all too well and made changes to their diet. They cut out junk food and started eating healthier, more balanced meals. This change helped them to lose weight quickly and safely.

Staying Motivated

One of the biggest challenges of losing weight is staying motivated. This Reddit user found that setting small goals and celebrating their successes along the way helped them to stay on track. They also found support from their friends and family to be invaluable.


Losing weight is not easy, but it is possible. This Reddit user's journey shows that with hard work and dedication, anyone can achieve their weight loss goals. If you're struggling to lose weight or find motivation, take a page from this user's book and try things out for yourself. Who knows, you could be the next success story.

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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.