Couple who weighed 770lbs collectively shed half of their body fat in a year

A formerly obese couple have lost an incredible 300lbs between them in just one year.

Lexi Reed, 26, and her husband Danny, 28, who met ten years ago, began to gain weight as their date nights were centered solely on food.

#transformationtuesday couple style. We started our journey January 1, 2016 as a New Years Resolution. I've lost -234lbs & he's lost -58lbs for a total of 292lbs together! We traded in our lazy nights on the couch, eating terrible foods & binge watching netflix for the gym & healthy meals. Losing weight is hard & even harder when those you love don't support you. I'm one lucky girl to have someone who always loved me no matter what size & saw who I could be. We now have a more adventurous relationship & can do more active things together such as hiking, walking, bike riding, etc. This journey has brought us closer together & we have changed our lives as well as the lives of our children one day. We're looking forward to a much longer future together & are still working hard on our goals daily. Surround yourself with those who see the greatness in you, even when you don't see it yourself. ❤ #fitness #fit #fitfam #swolemate #workout #lift #cardio #transform #gym #inspire #mealprep #eatclean #extremeweightloss #progress #fitnessmotivation #noexcuses #traintogetherstaytogether #fitcouple #eatclean #weightloss #fattofit #obesetobeast #motivation #plussize #weightlossjourney #workout #love #husband #beforeandduring #adventure #life

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‘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,’ Lexi, who works as a receptionist, explained.

‘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.’

At their heaviest, Lexi weighed 34st 6lbs, whilst Danny tipped the scales at 20 stone – but then a challenge from a friend provided the catalyst for the pair to start their weight loss journey.

‘In January 2016 my best friend challenged me to not eat out for 30 days,’ Lexi explained. ‘I wasn’t allowed to eat any junk food and for once I stuck to it, and so did Danny.’

‘From there it was so much easier to keep at it and I said to myself that I would be happy with losing seven stone in the first year.’

The couple started preparing healthier versions of their favourite meal from scratch, and took up exercise, both hitting the gym five or six times a week, and signing up for classes like Zumba.

Their hard work quickly paid off, as just a year later, Danny now weighs 15st 5lbs. Lexi, meanwhile, is down to 17st 7lbs, and has started a motivational Instagram account to share their learnings and inspire others.

1 hour of cardio on crossramp (like elliptical but you change intesity/incline), freeweights & some kettlebell swings. We were super active on our anniversary weekend but we did also treat ourselves, so working it off! Thank you all for your constant support – our story has been getting alot of attention & we are so happy to be able to help inspire others to change their life. If youre interested in reading our story find my new page on facebook: fatgirlfedup. It's easier for me to share the article links there. We love you all! ❤ #weightloss #gym #workout #weightlossjourney #fitfam #exercise #cardio #lift #muscles #legday #kettlebells #strong #fit #fitness #fitfam #news #swolemate #fitcouple #plussize #transform #motivationmonday #fitspo #motivation #progress #nodaysoff #cheatmeal #goals #eatingclean

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‘We want to encourage people that it is possible to change your life with diet and exercise,’ she said.

‘You don’t need a trainer, surgery, to spend tons of money on healthy food or supplements. You just just need yourself and to put forward hard work and determination.’

‘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.’