Once winter rolls around, we are all forced to take a closer look at ourselves. Introspection is a crucial part of the equation this time of year. This is a time when we take stock of ourselves and try to remain as honest as possible. When we refuse to have a period of honest self assessment each year , we are not hurting anyone else except for ourselves.
For a number of people, this topic usually tends to circle back to the idea of weight loss. As we grow older, the pounds tend to become much harder to shed. January is when all of the grandiose promises are made and this is also when the Internet likes to mock those who are not going to stick to their resolutions. When Lexi and her husband decided that it was time to lose weight, they would not allow their resolve to be tested.
They stuck to their guns every step of the way. The couple began the year of 2016 at a combined weight of 765 pounds. Danny was a somewhat manageable 280 pounds and his wife Lexi had allowed herself to balloon to nearly 500 pounds. Over the past two years, they have been able to shed 400 pounds. The before and after pictures are extremely startling.
The couple credits their desire to tackle the process together for allowing them to stick with it. Lexi began the process as a size 28 and has since dwindled to a 10. As for Danny, he has gone down from a 46 pant size to a 32. They cut out all of the fast food gorging that they had grown to rely on and they celebrated their transformation in a very memorable manner.
#transformationtuesday -392👇 since @dannyreed5 & I set a New Years Resolution together 1/1/16. We didnt have a meal plan, surgery, personal trainer, but what we did have was each other & the motivation within to work hard every single day. We wanted to be parents in the future and live a longer life together. We had no idea that in just over a year 6 months we would be 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. This man has been by my side for the last 10 years and treated me no different at 485lbs than he does at 182lbs. 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! ——————————————————————————— Dietbet just started but you can join for 14 days after! Time to get back on track! Thanksgiving is over – dont let Thanksgiving stop your goals! Fedup & ready to change? Time to finish 2017 strong! Time to reset after thanksgiving, win money for christmas & rock those outfits when you see all your family! Lose weight, share tips/recipes, giveaways including fedup tees, lulagems.com $100 wardrobe, @proteinmilkshake protein, & get paid! Link in bio or dietbet.com/fatgirlfedup #goals #motivation #fit #fitfam #obesetobeast #weightloss #weightlossjourney #motivation #fattofit #fitcouple #dietbet #diet #selflove #plussize #effyourbeautystandards #fitspo #countingcalories #motivation #fitness #gym #anytimefitness #fitspo #losingweight #weightlosstransformation #transform #gymlife #fitnessmotivation #diet #thickfit #dietbet #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #extremeweightloss #anytimefitness
#motivationmonday -392lbs 👇 with diet/exercise since 1/1/16. It’s the small things like fitting into a booth with my husband @discoveringdanny without my stomach sitting on the table, not fitting, or requesting a table to avoid the embarassment. It’s the small things like not feeling like a prisoner in my own body or like i’m just existing in my own life. The small things are the things that make me never want to go back to a 485lb life. Never forget how far you’ve come and enjoy all the non scale victories along the way. We may have lost 392lbs but we received a new healthy life. Don’t wait until the New Year to change your life – start today! #weightloss #weightlossjourney #gym #motivation #fitnesssmotivation #fattofit #obesetobeast #fatgirlfedupdietbet #dietbet #fitfam #weightloss #diet #losingweight #weightlossjourney #fitfam #couplegoals #relationshipgoals #swolemates #fitfam #transformation #extremeweightloss #weightlosstransformation
The happy couple shared a very racy selfie on their Instagram account. Lexi and Danny never could have imagined all of the attention that they would get. What started as a harmless way for them to track their weight loss account has since turned into an Instagram account with over a half a million followers. This provided them with a captive audience for their moment in the sun.
#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
At 485lbs I was the girl that hid behind the camera or made a funny face. I was the girl that hid in all black clothing at the gym to look smaller and so others couldn’t see how much I sweat. I was the girl who hid in the bathroom at the gym to take selfies when there were too many people. I was the girl that hid behind many things in life to avoid standing out or being heard. Not because I didnt love myself or my body but because i was always the shy quiet girl that avoided being the center of attention. Not anymore. I was a prisoner in my own body & living as a slave to food for 25 years. I know now I was born to stand out, be heard, and change lives. Losing 303lbs not only saved my life, but the journey helped make me who I am today. 2017 isnt over yet & it’s never too late to be the best version of yourself. Start TODAY! ——————————————————————————— Dietbet starts TODAY but you can join us for 14 days after! Thanksgiving is over – dont let Thanksgiving stop your goals! LAST DIETBET OF 2017 STARTS IN LESS THAN 1 WEEK! Fedup & ready to change? Time to finish 2017 strong! Time to reset after thanksgiving, win money for christmas & rock those outfits when you see all your family! Lose weight, share tips/recipes, giveaways including fedup tees, lulagems.com $100 wardrobe, @proteinmilkshake protein, & get paid! Link in bio or dietbet.com/fatgirlfedup #goals #motivation #fit #fitfam #obesetobeast #weightloss #weightlossjourney #motivation #fattofit #swolemate #fitcouple #dietbet #diet #selflove #plussize #effyourbeautystandards #fitspo #countingcalories #motivation #fitness #gym #anytimefitness #fitspo #losingweight #weightlosstransformation #transform #gymlife #fitnessmotivation #diet #thickfit #gym #dietbet #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #extremeweightloss #anytimefitness
From weighing 765lbs combined to fitting into @discoveringdanny arms. Together we have lost 392lbs but grown closer physically and mentally on a whole new level through our journeys. There are some things that in our 10 years together were never possible & the new feeling of him being able to wrap me up in his arms for the first time in my life will never get old. ❤ #weightloss #weightlossjourney #goals #love #swolemate #swolemates #love #provethemwrong #progress #happy #weightlosstransformation #transform #losingweight #diet #couplegoals #relationshipgoals #fitcouple #health #countingcalories #fitnessmotivation #motivation #dietbet #dress #ootd #gym #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #workout #exercise
The story of Lexi and Danny’s weight loss should serve as the kick in the pants that some of us need to change our ways and shed the unneeded weight. Hopefully, 2018 will bring some more wonderful stories about weight loss transformations that we can share with the rest of the world.
In honor of gaining 10,000+ followers today I thought i’d do something I haven’t done in a long time – an about me! Thank you all for your support in my journey! Here we go: . – My real name is Alexis, but you can call me Lexi. I live in Indiana & im 27 years old. I’m a super friendly happy positive person & i’ll always try to push you to believe in yourself! – I’ve lost 303lbs naturally with counting calories and tracking my food on myfitnesspal. I didnt follow a meal plan & tried to eat higher protein less carbs. – I’m left handed. – My hobbies include shopping, working out, hiking, traveling, theme parks, hanging out with my friends, hosting dietbets to help others lose weight, zumba, writing, couponing, working on my bucket list, and just living life to the fullest. – My favorite place is the beach. Although i’ve only ever seen the ocean in Florida & recently North Carolina. – My favorite type of music is alternative rock. I love Concerts & went to Warped Tour 7 years in a row. Taking Back Sunday is my favorite band & Good Charlotte was my first concert. – My husband @discoveringdanny was my highschool sweet heart & we’ve been together for 10 years. We started this journey to be parents one day and are still planning Baby Reed in the future! – My favorite cheat meal is Pizza or Chinese food. – My favorite healthy meal is asparagus & blackened Salmon. – I plan on writing a book in 2018 about my journey. – I never planned to have more than 10 friends follow me on instagram and don’t consider myself ‘famous’ or anything like that. I’m just a girl who lost weight & hopes to inspire others to get healthy too. I started my instagram less than 2 years ago & its changed my life. – I love all animals & have 3 dogs 2 cats myself. I feel like there’s so much more I could ramble on, but if there’s anything you want to know leave it below and I’ll use it on my next youtube (fatgirlfedup) Q&A! Welcome everyone I am so overwhelmed with love today and blessed! #weightloss #weightlossjourney #fattofit #aboutme #fitfam #health #life #indiana #dietbet #instagood #instafit #ootd #kohls #ootdfashion #travel #adventure #explore #jacket #outfit #diet #healthylifestyle
#throwbackthursday to 485lbs & @discoveringdanny proposing to me at sunset on Clearwater Beach. He never saw me as my size, asked me to change, or made me feel as anything other than beautiful. He treated me the same way at 485lbs that he does at 182lbs. Love doesn’t have a size or weight limit. He saw the person I was on the inside and supported me while I made that person on the side match my outside. Surround yourself with those who lift you higher and see the greatness in you even when you dont see it yourself! ❤ #weightloss #weightlossjourney #fatgirlfedupdietbet #love #florida #clearwaterbeach #sunset #fitspire #fitcouple #relationshipgoals #couplegoals #fattofit #obesetobeast #beastmode #fitfam #fitspo #inspire #motivation #fitnessmotivation #gym #wedding #engagement #transform #fitspo #diet #extremeweightloss #transformation