- Publish Date
- Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:42PM
Lexi Reed, 26, tipped the scales at 218kg when she married husband Danny, 28 (who at his heaviest weighed 127kg).
The couple from Indiana gorged on over 8,000 calories a day, dining on fried food and Chinese takeaways.
But last January, Lexi and Danny decided to ditch their fast food lifestyle.
And the inspirational couple has managed to stick to their resolution, having now lost 163kg between them in 18 months.
Lexi, a receptionist, said: '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 349kg.
'We never ate vegetables and never tried to be healthy, everything we ate would either be fried or from a fast food restaurant.
'Every year I would make the same New Year's resolution and would never stick to it, but January 2016 was different and we stuck to it.
'When we started dating we put on a lot of weight together.
'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.
'My size controlled my life and it was also affecting my health, I had difficulty breathing and I'm pretty sure I was pre-diabetic, people don't understand how hard it is to be over weight.
'I was once turned away at a theme park because I was too big to fit on the rollercoasters, it was humiliating.
'But once we put our mind to it the weight quickly started to fall off.
'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.'
As well as dieting, the couple attended the gym five-six times a week and Lexi regularly attended Zumba classes.
'I now try to eat 1,500 calories a day, but of course Danny's intake is a little higher than mine, and I sometimes struggle to fill those calories.
'I started an Instagram page to document our journey and people have been so supportive, it really helped me to stay focused.
'We want to encourage people that it is possible to change your life with diet and exercise.
'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.
'Small changes are going to add up to big results.'
Their diet before:
Breakfast - nothing
Lunch - Chinese buffet 3-4 plates
Dinner - large family pizza meal deal
Snacks - mountain dew, sweets, chocolate, crisps
Their diet now:
Breakfast - eggs and turkey bacon
Lunch - salmon with vegetables
Dinner - chicken with vegetables
Snacks - cheese stick, nuts, low calorie ice cream
This article was first published on dailymail.co.uk and is republished here with permission.