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    #1

    graduate to

    "I've been working out a lot and garduated to lifting 80 lbs."

    OR

    "I've been working out a lot and made my way up to lifting 80 lbs."

    Both possible?

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    Re: graduate to

    Yes, both sound OK, although graduated sounds a little odd. I understand that you want to emphasis the "achievement" of it, but as 80lbs isn't really an "end-point" I'm not sure it's the best choice of word - what would you then say when you reach 85lbs?

    I think I might say "I've been working out a lot and worked my way up to lifting 80lbs." rather than "made my way" but then that leaves a rather ugly sentence with two forms of the "work" in it.

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