Through diet and exercise, Danny and Lexi Reed were able to lose a combined 308 pounds in one year. When they started their weight loss journey, Lexi weighed in at 482 pounds and her husband tipped the scale at 280. After years of trouble breathing and pre-diabetic troubles, Lexi decided that enough was enough. She started an Instagram account to chronicle their weight-loss journey – and people can’t get enough of their story.
Lexi posted a picture of her, and her husband before they started a health conscious lifestyle. She captioned the photo with the incredible story and heart behind her intention, written below. Prepare to be inspired.
“I was always terrified of breaking furniture when eating out, people would stare at us and it’s no real surprise as we weighed a combined 55 stone. We never ate vegetables and never tried to be healthy, everything we ate would either be fried or from a fast food restaurant.”
“We were easily eating 4,000 calories a day each, we didn’t know where to stop. Every year I would make the same New Year’s resolution and would never stick to it, but January 2016 was different and we stuck to it. When we started dating we put on a lot of weight together, we spent most nights revolving our dates around going for dinner.”
“It’s what our relationship revolved around, most days we would go to a Chinese buffet and eat three-four plates each before getting home and ordering takeaway.
My size controlled my life and it was also affecting my health, I had difficulty breathing and I’m pretty sure I was pre-diabetic, people don’t understand how hard it is to be overweight. I was once turned away at a theme park because I was too big to fit on the roller coasters, it was humiliating.”
Remembering how far i've come tonight. Once upon a time one of my favorite instagram friends @beast_underneath challenged me to a side plank & at 400+lbs I did it. I didn't do a perfect plank by any means — but I was trying. Looking back i'm so happy that I decided to test my limits, try new things, amd change my life. Always push yourself & be proud of how far you've come during your journey. Your only limit is you. Also for those of you asking yes that is also my husband @dannyreed5 cheering me on even then! ❤ #weightloss #fit #fitness #fitspo #strong #fitspiration #fitspo #gym #anytimefitness #plussize #noexcuses #nodaysoff #cleaneating #cardio #plank #mealprep #weightlossjourney #transform #transformation #starttoday #provethemwrong #selflove #believe #inspire #motivation #fitnessmotivation #fattofit #obesetobeast #gymlife #progress #weightlosstransformation
“Once we put our mind to it, the weight quickly started to fall off. I have since lost nearly 238lbs and Danny has lost 72lbs. Danny and I are still working hard every day, our journey isn’t over yet, but never in a million years did we think we could get where we are today, it’s incredible.”
Round 2 for the day with @dannyreed5! 1 hour of cardio on the crossramp total for the day. Weigh in Saturday & hopefully i'll be closer to the 100lb mark — ONDERLAND IM COMING FOR YOU. ? PS started a blog for all of our summer adventures today! Fatgirlfedup.com if you'd like to follow all the things we can do now on our bucklist summer! #weightloss #2aday #gym #workout #gymlife #blog #blogging #blogger #adventure #swolemate #fitcouple #fit #fitfam #bucketlist #travel #fattofit #obesetobeast #dietbet #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #motivation #weightlossjourney #anytimefitness
“Danny was really supportive and we started to make everything from scratch at home.
We found alternatives ways of eating food that we loved, so we would still eat pizza but it would be a healthy option. I think that’s what made it easier, we didn’t feel like we were depriving ourselves of our favorite foods.”
Sunday funday 3 mile hike with @dannyreed5! It's a beautiful day in Indiana so we hit up #turkeyrun. It always amazes me every time I go with how much more capable my body is. I'm able to climb the stairs without being so out of breath, or stopping, jump across rocks in the creek, run, and so many more things. So happy we are able to be a fit/active couple. #weightloss #weightlossjourney #fit #fitfam #cardio #fitcouple #swolemate #indiana #stairs #workout #exercise #extremeweightloss #fattofit #obesetobeast
Lexi and Danny still have a long way to go in their weightloss journey, but they have taken huge strides in a happy and healthy life together. Let their story motivate you towards your goals in life! There is no time like today to make your dreams come true!
Rasplove and spread a smile!