In the past, we’ve shared stories about how bad husbands have verbally abused women for being overweight. Some of these men even cheated on their wives because they had gained pounds. We have been happy to report that some of these women divorced those guys and then went on to shed the weight and take their life back. This is not one of those stories. 26-year-old Lexi Reed from Terre Haute, Indiana weighed 485 pounds just two years ago. And her husband Danny topped the scales at 280 pounds. Neither one was happy with their body weight. They wanted to shed the weight together.
After getting married in October 2015, Lexi and Danny committed to their weight loss journey in January 2016. Like thousands of people, their New Year’s resolution was to lose weight. But unlike most of those people, they had a plan.
Until that point, they’d been eating 8,000 calories a day between the two of them. So they fixed their diet and started working out.
Now nearly two years later, they’ve made magnificent progress. Lexi weighs a healthy 182 pounds, and Danny is just 191 pounds.
Together they’ve lost almost 400 pounds.
The journey has been arduous. But as Lexi continued down the path, the gained more than 450,000 Instagram followers who wanted to watch her weight loss journey.
Their weight loss journey first went viral in February. And now that it’s been almost another year, they’ve gained the bodies they always dreamed of having.
Lexi explains in her viral Instagram post that she was committed in 2016 to lose the weight once and for all.
“We didn’t have a meal plan, surgery, personal trainer, but what we did have was each other and the motivation within to work hard every single day,” she wrote. “We wanted to be parents in the future and live a longer life together.”
Lexi had no idea that changing their lifestyle would make them become a “completely different couple.”
“We may have lost the weight, but we have grown closer together. Pound by pound, step by step, day by day — we have transformed our lives and molded our bodies into the people we’ve always wanted to be,” she wrote.
Lexi admits that she could not have done it without her husband by her side. And in a romantic gesture, she told the world how she appreciates him.
“This man has been by my side for the last ten years and treated me no different at 485lbs than he does at 182lbs,” she said. “We all deserve to live a life we are in love with and have people around that make it worth living. We hope others will hear our story & decide not to give up!”
Many people want to know what Lexi told herself the night before she started her weight loss journey. This is the answer she tells her fans.
“Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life. Are you going just to keep talking about losing the weight or are you just going to do it? No more excuses. No more fear.”