Married couple loose 400 lbs in weight loss journey.
The couple that loses together, stays together.
This has been the case for married couple Lexi and Danny Reed from Terre Haute, Indiana, who lost a combined 400 lbs together after embarking on a diet and lifestyle overhaul.
The have emphasized the importance of working together as a team to lose the with, and have said that they could not have achieved the amazing feat without each other.
Leix told ABC news:
“Doing this as a couple has helped us in so many ways,”
“On days when we were unmotivated, we pushed each other to go to the gym. We also started meal-prepping together, setting goals, and day by day or pound by pound we grew closer throughout our journey.”
People often cite being in a relationship as a reason for weight gain, but this couple have proved that this doesn’t have to be the case. Motivation is key and Lexi and Danny were both as encouraging towards each other as they were to themselves, this has been the key to their success.
Lexi also commented on how losing the weight has been a window to an entire healthier and happier life, not just a number on the scale.
“When I was 485 pounds, I never cooked,”
“My husband and I would go out to eat for almost every single meal and if we did cook at home, it was frozen pizza or anything else unhealthy.”
Their weight loss journey started in January 2016 when a friend challenged them to see if the could go a whole month without eating out, cheating, drinking alcohol or soda, and working out for 30 minutes five days a week.
As the challenge seemed do-able for 30 days, the Reeds embarked upon their challenge and saw the 30 days pass easier than they thought. It was then that they realised that it was possible for them to totally overhaul their lifestyles and lose the weight that they both needed.
“We were willing to learn every single day of our journey,”
“We found that by meal-prepping instead of relying on fast food, we were able to stick with our goals when we were at work. And by learning to cook our own meals we were in charge of what we were eating. We (…) also started using the gym as therapy instead of food. By changing our minds, habits and emotional triggers, we changed our lives.”
Slow changed, like the ones Lexi and Danny took are the key to weight loss, the weight that has taken years to build up will not evaporate overnight, it needs to be worked off slowly and systematically.
#throwbackthursday to my wedding bra & when they fitted me into a 52F bra. When I married @discoveringdanny on October 3rd, 2015 – I weighed 485lbs. I always wanted to lose weight, but it wasnt until January 2016 I fully committed & then lost 300lbs. Nothing about shopping for a wedding dress at 485lbs was glamorous. Between not being able to find a dress to getting fitted for a bra – nobody knew how to treat a plus size bride. Nobody knew how to make me feel like a bride, and not my size. Thank god I was strong enough to know my worth, and kept searching for my 34W dress even though I questioned if I would ever find one. I debated for a long time about opening my own plus size bridal shop after my experiences dress shopping, but nothing they said to me, and no judgemental looks could make me feel any less. Skinny or heavy I was getting to marry my bestfriend after 10 years. Skinny or heavy I knew I would feel beautiful on my wedding day. Skinny or heavy I knew it was going to be a day i’d never forger & one of the best days of my life. Skinny or heavy – I was worthy of someone who loved me for my heart and not my size. Never make anyone feel any less because they’re not a size 0 or what society says they should be. I CHOSE to get healthy because I loved myself enough to change my life. Not because I was unhappy with who I was before. I’m super proud of the girl who fought to get where i am now. I chose to get healthy for me, not anyone else. Love yourself enough to live your best life – start today! #obesetobeast #dietbet #fatgirlfedup #fedup #sweat #dance #goals #weightloss #gym #weightlossjourney #diet #extremeweightloss #swolemate #fitcouple #instafit #food #lowcarb #countingcalories #progress #plussize #effyourbeautystandards #wedding #selflove #weightlosstransformation #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #fattofit #transformation #fitspo #weightlosstransformation
Together now Lexi and Danny have got their weights down to 182 and 191 lbs respectively.
Lexi’s Instagram page, Fatgirlfedup has gained popularity as she documented the pairs amazing weight loss.
Via The Hearty Soul