Lexi and Danny Reed vowed to love one another for better, for worse, in sickness, and in health at their wedding. Like many couples, their health did drastically change after speaking those vows.
Fortunately, this change was for the better. When they married, they weighed approximately 765 pounds, collectively.
Danny weighed 280 pounds, and Lexi weighed 485 pounds.
They rarely ate home cooked meals and sat on the couch most nights after working sedentary jobs.
Their unhealthy lifestyle was all about to change on Jan. 1, 2016. Small changes inspired by the new year led to drastic weight loss.
In nearly two years, the couple has lost almost 400 pounds together! Now, Danny weighs 191 pounds, and Lexi weighs 182 pounds.
The results are dramatic, but the couple didn’t resort to dramatic measures in order to lose the weight.
Lexi documented their weight loss journey on her Instagram under the username fatgirlfedup.
They still work their sedentary jobs, but commit to working out for 30 minutes most days.
Meal prepping became their new normal rather than going out to eat. They stopped relying on frozen pizzas and learned to cook healthy meals.
Lexi shared with ABC News, “We were willing to learn every single day of our journey and we also started using the gym as therapy instead of food. By changing our minds, habits and emotional triggers, we changed our lives.”
Lexi shared some wise advice for those desiring to make a similar change on her Fatgirlfedup Facebook page as she reflected back on their wedding vows.
She shared, “We meant those words and we are so happy for this new life we are living. Don’t wait until the New Year to change like we did – start today!”