Danny and Lexi Reed managed to lose 308 pounds in one year through diet and exercise. Lexi was 482 pounds and her husband was 280 when they started this weight loss mission. She posted a picture of her and her husband before the start of the mission and captioned it with an incredible story.
“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.”
“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.”
“Danny was really supportive and we started to make everything from scratch at home.
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
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.”