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M/42/5'10" Lost 70Lbs in 9 Months: a Journey to Healthier Living

This Reddit user lost 70lbs in 9 months using MyFitnessPal and running. Learn about the methods and benefits of his journey to healthier living.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'10" male showing a weight loss from 276 pounds to 206 pounds. A net loss of 70 pounds.
M/42/5'10" [276 lbs > 206lbs = 70lbs] (9 months) so far so good
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


When Reddit user mattack73 decided to take control of his life and embark on a weight loss journey, he never expected to lose 70lbs in just 9 months.

The Method

Mattack73's journey to health involved using MyFitnessPal and running. He completed the C25K program in October, followed by a 10k trainer program in December, and is now training for a half marathon. By keeping track of his calories and pushing himself with running, he was able to shed the weight.

The Benefits

Not only did mattack73 significantly reduce his weight, but the health benefits that accompanied the weight loss were also noteworthy. By losing weight, he improved his BMI, which is vital in guaranteeing healthy living. Additionally, his risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and type-2 diabetes was also reduced.

Achieving Success

Mattack73's success serves as inspiration for anyone looking to make a positive change in their life. By using his simple method of consistent exercise and monitoring his caloric intake, he's managed to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Similarly, anyone else can take similar steps and realize similar success.


Although mattack73's journey was his alone, it shows that taking control of one's life is the first and most vital step to achieving anything. His success is a lesson for all looking to make a positive change in their lifestyle, and by consistently putting in quality effort everyone can achieve similar success.

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