Friday 23 June 2017

Couple who lost an incredible 20st in one year share images of their amazing transformation

Danny and Lexi pictured in January 2016 before their incredible transformation.
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Danny and Lexi pictured in January 2016 before their incredible transformation. @fatgirlfedup
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

A woman who once weighed more than 35st (222kg) has said her dramatic weight loss has helped strengthen her relationship with her husband.

Lexi Reed (25), from Indiana, USA, shed almost 17st (107kg) in just one year after making a resolution to be healthier in January 2016.

With her husband Danny, Lexi began a healthy eating regime determined to regain control of her weight, which had begun to affect every aspect of her life.

"I just didn’t feel satisfied with the life I was living, I didn’t feel as happy," Lexi told WTHI-TV.

"There were so many reasons that I wanted to lose weight."

"To be healthier, to save my life basically, just to be able to ride a roller coaster, just so many different things I couldn't do, to wear the clothes I wanted and not have to shop in the plus size section."

Danny and Lexi have transformed their bodies since January 2016. Lexi one weighed more than 35st. @fatgirlfedup
Danny and Lexi have transformed their bodies since January 2016. Lexi one weighed more than 35st. @fatgirlfedup

Lexi and her husband said their transformation began by transforming their diet and embarking on a strict eating plan for the month of January.

"The first 30 days we didn't eat out, we didn't party with our friends or anything anymore, we didn’t have cheat meals, we just were constantly healthy.

"I think after that first 30 days it just became so much easier because we had learned what we couldn’t eat and from there on it wasn’t a resolution anymore, it just became our lifestyle."

Since last year, Lexi has lost more than 16st (101kg) while her husband Danny has shed more than 4st (25kg). The couple said their new lifestyle has brought them closer together.

"We’re able to do a lot more stuff together, I think it’s brought us closer."

"We are a lot more active. We do go hiking, we go ride our bikes, we go walking all the time and it's not just us watching TV and not talking. I think it’s been really good for our relationship and has brought us closer."

After shedding her first 7st (44kg), Lexi began to document her journey on social media by setting up an Instagram account, FatGirlFedUp.

"I just hope that if they do come to my page they can find inspiration, they can find somebody to say it’s possible.

"You don’t have to have surgery, you don’t have to pay crazy amounts of money just to eat healthy or to have a trainer. Just move, start walking, all those things are just going to make a difference."

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