Trying to lose weight can be an extremely difficult task. One couple proved how determination can really pay off and their results are incredible!
Obesity in the U.S. is out of control. Millions of people struggle with their weight, and many Americans are even in the dangerous number range. If they don’t act now, their weight is literally going to kill them. But most people struggle finding the will to do something about it. One couple, though, said enough was enough. They decided to take control of their weight issues, and the results are unbelievably inspiring.
Two years ago, the Reeds didn’t look like much. They were both overweight and didn’t seem to mind because they were both happy. Danny fell in love with Lexi because of who she was. They were together for ten years when Danny asked Lexi if she would be his wife. She was ecstatic about it! Unfortunately, being 485 pounds and getting married wasn’t the easiest thing to handle, and that was just the beginning of it.
They may have been happy, but their weight was always challenging for them. They couldn’t do typical couple things because of it. No romantic strolls along the beach, no bike rides. They even had a difficult time going out for a dinner and a movie. Weight can really hold a person back. Eventually, Danny and Lexi became aware of their condition. Because of their weight, the couple became complacent, and the medical complications were horrifying.
Even though the love they had for one another was amazing, something began to weigh down Lexi. Because she was so big, she was having a really difficult time planning a wedding. She was battling with everyday things. Every time she went to a venue, or a supplier, she felt like she was doing a chore. Most people enjoy planning their wedding, but Lexi felt like a prisoner. Eventually, the wedding dress came and Lexi was sent into a depression.
Lexi was 485 pounds, so she definitely had her work cut out for her. Not only did she need to find a dress that fit her, but she had to find one that she loved. It’s a dream for every bride to have their fairy tale dress. This wasn’t an easy task for Lexi. Her massive size began to make her depressed. Even if it wasn’t a dream come true, Lexi knew the wedding had to go on.
The couple exchanged their vows without any problems. They had a blast at their ceremony and made the best of it all. Lexi’s weight was constantly sitting in the back of her mind, though. Even though she married the man of her dreams, how long would it last? A year later, Lexi and her husband entered a dangerous rut. Television and fast food put her in some serious jeopardy. And then the seed was planted.
Lexi loved her husband, but she wanted more. She always dreamed about traveling, but thanks to her size, she couldn’t fit on an airplane seat. She wanted to visit Orlando, and see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Unfortunately, because she was so big, there was no way to get there. Lexi thought it was hopeless. She decided to make a drastic change.
Even though Lexi’s dreams were slipping out of her hands, she still had one thing left: the unconditional love of her husband Danny. He provided Lexi with an unlimited amount of support. No matter what, Danny would always love and care for Lexi. Unfortunately, his caring became a problem. He cared so much for Lexi that it actually began to kill her.
Danny didn’t mean to harm Lexi, but his support wasn’t the right kind. He would sit by, without saying a word, while Lexi binge watched TV and overindulged in food. He didn’t think her eating habits were a problem. They continued to eat processed food and Lexi became worse. Every day she was eating take-out, and since no one would intervene, she was on a downward spiral. That was when the couple received heartbreaking news.
Lexi received horrible news. She had always wanted to be a mother, but because of her size, she would most likely never conceive. Lexi became depressed. That’s all she ever wanted, but unfortunately, her weight was a risk to herself and to a child. Lexi knew she had to do something. She decided to make a change, and it was so incredible, the entire world became inspired.
Lexi suddenly got the overwhelming urge to get healthy. She was finally motivated to get up and go, and it truly paid off. Eighteen months down the road and nobody could recognize Lexi and Danny. The couple kicked themselves into high gear and the results were phenomenal. Their quality of life was now healthier and much lighter. Unbelievably, their story inspired millions of people. But they didn’t have it easy. Their progress almost stopped because of a huge problem.
At first, Danny wasn’t on board with everything. He didn’t really want to work out as intensely as Lexi wanted to, but thanks to his love and devotion to Lexi, he made it happen. Lexi inspired Danny to get off the couch and join her. The couple made incredible strides and their progress was unbelievable. Even some of their friends made a little bet between the two of them.
The couple’s friends made a bet on the two of them. They said that the couple wouldn’t even make it a month. Lexi decided to raise the stakes. She said that they would train five days a week for half an hour. She also said that she wouldn’t order take-out or drink alcohol. Because of her commitment, she lost weight at a rapid speed, and all thanks to a little bet between friends.
Millions of people have been inspired by this couple, and it was all because they were determined. Because of Lexi’s pregnancy scare, they now lead healthy lives. They inspired so many people that they became an Internet sensation. Lexi was even honored by the Loreal Paris and TNT Drama. She was actually invited to attend the 2018 Actors Guild Awards. They declared her to be an inspirational woman, and she continued to do so to this day.
It only took eighteen months for Lexi to dramatically change her life. This goes to show what a little bit of determination can do. The couple still train together, too! They eat delicious healthy foods, and lead a predominantly healthy lifestyle. They are truly an inspiration and should be admired by all. If they can make such drastic changes, everyone else can too!