Woman Who Used To Weigh Almost 500 lbs Recreates Her Old Photos, And It’s Hard To Believe It’s The Same Person

Woman Who Used To Weigh Almost 500 lbs Recreates Her Old Photos, And It’s Hard To Believe It’s The Same Person

Fat loss has long been a goal of most people. Unless you’re a professional bodybuilder at the upper echelon of the ‘sport’ then most people could do with losing some body fat and gaining some muscle. And that is precisely what this couple did. Lexi Reed and her husband, Danny, were both overweight, but after a year and a half the incredible couple was able to go through a massive weight loss and they documented their journey on Instagram!


Since then, Lexi has started her own Instagram account and has amassed thousands of followers who were inspired by her journey.


And now, with hindsight, she can look back at her old photos and attempt to recreate them with her brand new body.

Lexi is from Terre Haute, Indiana, and at her heaviest in 2016 she weighed 485 pounds! Her husband, Danny, tipped the scales at over 280 pounds.

More than 18 months later, the incredible couple was able to lose a combined 400 pounds!

On her Instagram, which has amassed more than half a million followers since her weight loss journey, she wrote: ‘we didn’t have a meal plan, surgery, personal trainer, but what we did have was each other and the motivation within to work hard every single day.’

She continued: ‘we wanted to be parents in the future and live a long life together.’

The happy (and now fit) couple got married back in 2015 and during that time, the two of them would eat nearly 8000 calories per day. To put that into perspective, a 250-pound professional bodybuilder at very low levels of body fat would have 4000 calories a day AT MOST!

Since that time, the couple began preparing home cooked meals and stopped eating junk food.

They signed up for a gym (and Zumba classes) and began meticulously training five to six times a week.

Within a year, Lexi and Danny were both able to get rid of more than half their body weight!

On Instagram, Lexi wrote: ‘get comfortable with being uncomfortable & always push yourself to step out of your comfort zone!’

The New Year’s resolution that this incredible couple made back in 2016 paid off and now they are able to look back at their magnificent transformation.

She motivated herself by saying: ‘you don’t have to live this way for the rest of your life, Lexi. You are in charge of your future so go in that gym and show every single person that stares or doubts you what you’re made of.’

Her inspiring and motivating words have helped many people begin their own journey and she hopes to continue spreading this positive message.

‘Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life. Are you going to just keep talking about losing the weight or are you just going to do it? No more excuses. No more fear.’

And of course, she had to acknowledge her husband for going through this tough mental, physical and spiritual journey with her.

‘This man has been by my side for the last 10 years and treated me no different at 485lbs than he does at 182lbs. He never saw me as my size, asked me to change, or made me feel as anything other than beautiful.’

Lexi continued: ‘Love doesn’t have a size or weight limit. Surround yourself with those who lift you higher and see the greatness in you even when you don’t see it.’