This Woman’s Story Went Viral After She Lost An Incredible 230 Pounds In A Year
Weighing in at nearly 500 pounds, 25-year-old Lexi Reed knew it was time to change. Her health—and possibly her life—were at risk, so on Jan. 1, 2016, the Indiana native made a New Year’s Resolution.
Lexi and her husband Danny decided to take a weight-loss journey together. Now, one year later, they’ve lost nearly 300 pounds.
“We traded in our lazy nights on the couch, eating terrible foods & binge watching netflix for the gym & healthy meals,” Lexi writes on Instagram. She says in the year since they began their weight-loss journey, they are different people—not just physically, but also mentally. “We are stronger, closer, & will live longer healthier lives together. This journey isn’t always easy, but it’s so worth it.”
It all began by not eating out, partying or having cheat meals for the first 30 days, Lexi told local news station WHTI-TV. After the initial shift, it became more than a resolution and instead her new lifestyle.
After losing the first 100 pounds through diet and exercise, Lexi began to chronicle her journey on Instagram. Her story has since gone viral and @fatgirlfedup now has more than 50,000 followers.
Through photos and videos, Lexi shares her progress, recipes and inspirational tips. It is part of her goal to encourage others who are on the same journey.
“I just hope that if they do come to my page they can find inspiration, they can find somebody to say it’s possible,” she said. “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.”
Lexi says 2016 was one of the greatest years of her life and she has now applied to go back to school for food and nutrition “to help others change their lives the same way I have.”
More than 600 posts later, Lexi’s Instagram continues to serve as an inspiration to anyone struggling to reach their goals. Way to go, Lexi!